Oh no! The Joker is at it again, and this time, he has kidnapped somebody VERY CLOSE to Batman. The Joker sent a letter, which read,

enter image description here P.S. That's a fiiiine lady. Heee hee!


Hey Batty,

Ha, ha, ha! I've got you on the ropes this time. I've taken someone veeeery special from you. You want to get him/her back? Too bad. I've only sent this letter just to gloat over your loss.

Ugh, but the damn Riddler keeps on telling me I HAVE TO put in some kind of riddle or something to help Batty out. Fine. Fine. FINE! I'm not putting a riddle, because I'm not the DAMN Riddler, but I'm the Joker. Hee hee hee! Ha ha ha! I love MURDERING PEOPLE OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!! I'm already getting excited!

Anyhow, your precious little friend is quite free, though he/she is... well gagged and bound. He/she also is inside a fire! But hey, there's water nearby!

Bye bye, Joker P.S. (That's a fiiiiine lady)

Can you help the Caped Crusader rescue this person and bring Joker to justice?

  • $\begingroup$ By the way, there us nothing obscene or inappriate about this steganography (especially the PS). $\endgroup$ – Prince North Læraðr Mar 26 '18 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ Could you transcribe the image into text? My internet does have the capability to load images. If the image is as put, an image, then can you tell you what is going on inside of it? $\endgroup$ – Azync Mar 26 '18 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ I will transcribe the image. $\endgroup$ – Prince North Læraðr Mar 26 '18 at 17:34
  • $\begingroup$ You will, however, need the image, so I dont know how I could help you there $\endgroup$ – Prince North Læraðr Mar 26 '18 at 17:38
  • $\begingroup$ I don't need to use Steghide right $\endgroup$ – Azync Mar 26 '18 at 17:39

It's perhaps worth noting that:

A 5 bit LSB decode gives: enter image description here

So it looks like Superman (Or in this case perhaps supergirl, from "Fine lady") is the victim? Unless an inverted logo is another character... I only know that it stands for "Resurrection" in Kryptonian

  • $\begingroup$ It is ressurection! We have a DC fan here. $\endgroup$ – Prince North Læraðr Mar 27 '18 at 15:01
  • $\begingroup$ resurrection matches with "I love MURDERING PEOPLE OVER AND OVER AGAIN" $\endgroup$ – Jordan.J.D Mar 27 '18 at 15:08
  • $\begingroup$ Frustratingly, there is an obscure DC character very linked to resurrection, but it's the location I'm now struggling with... "Inside" a fire, and near water... Inside is an odd way to put it, implying they aren't actually ON fire. $\endgroup$ – Fifth_H0r5eman Mar 27 '18 at 15:11
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    $\begingroup$ Ooooh you guys are getting it! I give you a hint: Joker decided to operate OUTSIDE of Gotham City. Also, its not Ressurection man, if thats who you are thinking about $\endgroup$ – Prince North Læraðr Mar 27 '18 at 16:07
  • $\begingroup$ It also implies a very SPECIFIC location $\endgroup$ – Prince North Læraðr Mar 27 '18 at 16:14

Is the person trapped in

The Statue of Liberty?


- "fiiiiine lady": Lady Liberty
- "quite free": a symbol of freedom
- "gagged and bound": The poem at the base of the statue notes its "silent lips"
- "inside a fire": Perhaps trapped inside the torch? The poem at the base of the statue even calls it the "imprisoned lightning"
- "there's water nearby": the statue is on an island


Another fun fact: There is a DC character named Lady Liberty

edit: about who the person could be:

The Statue of Liberty's poem was written by Emma Lazarus. This reminds me of the Lazarus Pit, so maybe the Joker has kidnapped Talia al Ghul? The Lazarus Pit is used for resurrection as well, like the resurrection symbol found in the LSB decoder.

  • $\begingroup$ Nice job! The Joker has taken the hostage to the Statue of Liberty! $\endgroup$ – Prince North Læraðr Mar 28 '18 at 0:53
  • $\begingroup$ I did NOT know that there was a DC character named Lady Liberty (lol) :) $\endgroup$ – Prince North Læraðr Mar 28 '18 at 0:54
  • $\begingroup$ @North I added a theory of who could be the captive as well! $\endgroup$ – Velvet Carrot Mar 28 '18 at 16:36
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, the theory captive is incorrect! Though that was a very creative guess. $\endgroup$ – Prince North Læraðr Mar 28 '18 at 16:46

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