|Other Aliases|| Killer Croc|
|Depicted By||Vocal Effects (voice)|
|Appeared In||Batman: Gotham Knight|
Waylon Jones was the main antagonist of the Batman: Gotham Knight episode In Darkness Dwells
Origin and Early Life Edit
Born with a rare skin disorder that deformed him to look like a crocodile, Waylon Jones was rumored to have been flushed into the sewers by his mother when she didn't want him as part of her family. He was luckily found by the caring Haley Brothers Circus, who took him in as one of their sideshow freaks, presented to public audiences as "Killer Croc", but later sharpened his teeth to razor points and went on a cannibalistic killing spree. This mental rampage soon landed Croc in Arkham Asylum, where he became an experiment subject for Dr. Jonathan Crane's (later to become known as the Scarecrow) Fear Aversion therapy program. He eventually escaped in the Arkham mass breakout that occurred during the incident in the Narrows orchestrated by the League of Shadows, and fled back into the sewers until his recruitment in a group of Arkham escapees and homeless gathered by the Scarecrow as part of his reforming gang. From there, Scarecrow continued his experiments on Croc by injecting his Fear Toxin into parts of his body, making him a living weapon used for spreading the hallucinogen to any of the gang's specific victims.
Killer Croc was later sent by the Scarecrow to fetch Cardinal O'Fallon from Gotham Cathedral, leaving those who were injured inside the church infected with his master's toxin since his teeth were infected with it at the time. Batman managed to trace Croc's crime down into the crypts, then journeyed into the sewers as he suspected the Scarecrow to be behind these crimes. The vigilante was then ambushed and bitten by Croc, thus being infected by the toxin, but he fought the monster and managed to stick a flash grenade in his mouth. The grenade went off in Croc's mouth and caused him to flee. Batman encountered Killer Croc again shortly after saving O'Fallon, this time capturing him and having the Major Crimes Unit bring him back to Arkham.
Although he no longer lived in the sewers, Killer Croc was nonetheless indirectly referenced by Robin John Blake when explaining to a then-retired Batman that the Gotham City Police Department didn't believe either him or then-recently hospitalized Commissioner Gordon regarding the new League of Shadows led by Bane being headquartered in the sewers, stating that they jokingly claimed that Gordon must think that it was "infested with crocodiles."