"I'm hungry!"
—Stirk to Ethel Peabody[src]

Stirk is a cannibalistic inmate at Arkham Asylum.


Stirk is a monstrous and cannibalistic inmate at Arkham Asylum. When Edward Nygma attempted to escape the facility he was locked up with Stirk as punishment and was only saved by a chain keeping the savage Stirk from getting to him. Edward screamed in terror and begged Ethel Peabody to let him go. Peabody was about to walk away and leave Edward to his probable demise, until he revealed his knowledge about the underground facility Indian Hill and that Jim Gordon was onto them, convincing her to let him out and assist Hugo Strange in dealing with Gordon, Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox.[1]


Season 2


  • In DC Comics, Cornelius Stirk is a well-mannered cannibalistic serial killer with razor-sharp teeth, first appearing in Detective Comics #592 (November 1988) and created by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle. He is delusional and mentally ill, believing he needs to feast on human hearts to survive. He is able to secrete chemicals that allow him to change his physical appearance and disguise himself, by causing everyone around him to hallucinate.


  1. Harper, Jordan (writer) & Bailey, Rob (director) (May 16, 2016). "Wrath of the Villains: A Legion of Horribles". Gotham. Season 2. Episode 21. FOX.
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