Anarky (Batman)
To all the innocent dead, I say this -- you died for ideals. For politics. For religion. Because somebody told you that your country means more than you do -- that ideas matter more than life. You were cheated! But you have not died in vain. The demise of the elites is at hand. I will show the world where it went wrong!
~ Anarky

Anarky is a super intelligent political activist/terrorist and enemy of Batman.

Anarky was created by Alan Grant and the late Norm Breyfogle.


Lonnie Machin was claimed to be the child of famed Batman villain Joker, and a Vegas show girl. Unable to care for Lonnie, he was given to a orphanage. He was a child prodigy and was adopted very quickly. Unlike most children his age, or adults for that matter, Lonnie took an almost obsessive interest in political and philosophical literature. This worried his adopted father do to the fact that Lonnie seemed to believe in the elimination of government, which he felt was infamously corrupted by multinational corporations.

At age twelve he built a stun baton and several smoke bombs and donned his Anarky costume. He began to kill several corporation chief executive officers, and spray painting the political symbol for Anarchy on their bodies. He was eventually stopped by Batman, who was surprised to see he was just a twelve year old kid. He was sent to a juvenile detention center. Lonnie eventually became an expert computer hacker. Using the screen name of "Moneyspider",and began stealing millions of dollars from corporations and transferring them to third world countries. Robin managed to discover who Moneyspider was and stopped Lonnie yet again. Lonnie would then invent a device that fused to the sides of his brain, giving him super intelligence.

Becoming Anarky once again, Lonnie set out to destroy Batman and Robin. While this happened he discovered he was adopted. This emotionally shattered Lonnie and allowed Batman and Robin to capture him yet again. Despite his generally criminal activities, Lonnie has occasionally helped Robin and the superhero team Young Justice fight villains like Darkseid and Klarion the Witch Boy.


Beware the Batman

Main article: Anarky (Beware the Batman)


Main article: Lonnie Machin (Arrowverse)

Anarky makes his first live-action appearance in Season 4 of Arrow, where he is portrayed by Alexander Calvert.


Batman: Arkham Origins

Anarky (Arkham Origins)

Anarky in Batman: Arkham Origins

Main article: Anarky (Arkhamverse)

Anarky appears as a side villain in Batman: Arkham Origins.

He plants three bombs at different locations around Gotham where corruption is worst. Batman must meet with one of his supporters and reach his bomb in a limited amount of time. He must also defuse the bombs and fight past Anarky's men. After he disables all the bombs Anarky challenges him to fight him in the abandoned Solomon Wayne Courthouse which he secretly made his base. Batman has to defeat his gang and eventually Anarky himself who wields a Taser. After defeating him Batman ties him up and leaves him for the police.

On New Years Eve his supporters start riots at random spots in Gotham and plant a bomb. However Batman stops them.


You think you're a hero, but you're really a symbol of how far this city's fallen. We're better off with out you.
~ Anarky's game over dialogue in Batman Arkham Origins
What's a guy got to do to get a little love? I only tried blowing up the city, I mean half of it.
~ Anarky in the CW show Arrow.



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