Batman: Arkham City – Pay Your Respects Easter Egg / Achievement

If you’ve ever seen Batman Begins, watched the various cartoon series, played the Batman: Arkham Asylum, or read a comic book in your life — you know where this is headed. Okay, so it isn’t much of a spoiler to say Bruce Wayne is Batman, and he becomes Batman because his parents were gunned down in Crime Alley. Well, it just so happens Arkham City was built around Crime Alley. It’s time to pay your respect, below you’ll find a short guide telling you where to locate this achievement / trophy, and check off one more easter egg off your Arkham City checklist.

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Pay Your Respects Easter Egg

  • To find Crime Alley, head south from the Church. The alley itself is just below the letters “Restricted Area” on your map. If you’re travelling around, you might find the Monarch Theater. Head around back of the theater.
  • In the alley, look for a lit section of concrete where two fresh chalk outlines have been drawn. Some flowers are laid down, with a note from Hugo Strange, and a tape.
  • Stand near the red rose and interact to kneel at the site of Batman’s parents’ murder. Don’t move for a minute, and you’ll unlock the achievement / trophy.
  • Be sure to take the tape left by Hugo Strange before you leave.

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13 Comments on Batman: Arkham City – Pay Your Respects Easter Egg / Achievement

Sinster Kappa

On October 20, 2011 at 4:50 am

Thanks foor this, really helpfully. I’m glad they’ve done so many references to batman’s back story like this :)


On November 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Possibly a Kingpin reference? I’m going off the Daredevil movie and maybe over-analyzing a little bit but in that he leaves a rose by his victims. Possibly DC paying their respects to the competition? Just a thought.


On November 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm

i payed my respeck’s i feel bad for bruce(Batman)i payed them but it whould not let me pick up the tape im about to start it over so i can


On November 23, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I payed my respeck’s for a 30 min’s.


On November 24, 2011 at 10:00 am

“Daredevil reference” Holy Smokes newbie, I think you need a Dr. Strange lobotomy. YES you are over-analyzing so much that you made yourself look like an idiot. For many years (in comics and movies) batman has left a rose at his parents death-place. SO has Daredevil cornered the market on the use of roses in comic books??? DAMN DUDE, go to bed and take your marvel universe with you.


On December 12, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Holy rob, chill out, he was just posting an idea that was kinda thought provoking, he even said just a thought, why do you feel the need to lash out? I’m sorry he doesn’t suck on dc’s wiener as hard as you obviously do.

Robert L

On December 19, 2011 at 12:25 am

This is all well and good but when I go south of the church I run right into the big wall of the restricted area and I find no theaters to speak of. As far as I can tell it’s a lot of BS!


On January 1, 2012 at 3:30 am

Robert L there description is a bit wierd its in a alley just west of the church just above the restricted area


On January 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm

to ollie. know your comic books. batmans DC daredevil is marvel. it is not kingpin.


On February 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Lil confusing here people. You don’t just knell. You walk away until the option to pay your respect comes up and press x. Clarify this


On August 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm

look, for the idiot who thinks it’s a Kingpin reference… stuff it. Bruce Wayne visits the sight on the anniversary of their murder….every year…and leaves but a single rose. it’s a Batman reference inside a Batman game, what the . who do these people think they are…and well, just noticed someone else already gave you for it. good times.


On January 23, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I feel so sorry for Bruce… I mean, I got all teary because of what happened to his parents… And he was so young, too! It would be so difficult to cope with the loss of your parents… :’(
But, I suppose, if it didn’t happen, Batman wouldn’t exist. Well, the Batman we know and love wouldn’t exist.


On March 8, 2014 at 5:47 pm

I cried at this scene. Several times in fact. This scene was so powerful to me for its simplicity and in what it represents. When I see Batman pay his respects, I see a boy whose parents were taken from him mercilessly and swore vengeance upon the Criminal world