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


  • Cornelius Stirk first appeared in Detective Comics #592 (November 1988) and was created by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle. He was introduced as a serial killer who thrives on chemicals in the human body caused by fear, and after scaring them to death eats their heart.
  • This is the first live-action incarnation of the character Cornelius Stirk.


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