History ComicBook / BatmanNoMansLand

2nd May '17 7:53:46 PM Gregzilla
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* CardCarryingVillain: Most of the big villains except [[AntiVillain Two-Face]], including Luthor and everyone's favorite clown. Poison Ivy [[VillainousValor averts it]] with her [[spoiler: Robinson Park orphans]] and the Penguin's more neutral than anything.

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* CardCarryingVillain: Most of the big villains except [[AntiVillain Two-Face]], including Luthor and everyone's favorite clown. Poison Ivy ComicBook/PoisonIvy [[VillainousValor averts it]] with her [[spoiler: Robinson [[spoiler:Robinson Park orphans]] and the Penguin's more neutral than anything.



* NoFEMAResponse

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* NoFEMAResponseNoFEMAResponse: After two outbreaks of a horrific genetically engineered plague virus are followed by a devastating earthquake that smashes Gotham City flat, the government (influenced by covert supervillain activity) decides that any further aid and reconstruction would just be throwing good money after bad and orders the city evacuated and left to rot. Anyone refusing to leave is no longer their problem. Gotham is left to the mercies of the Arkham inmates, criminal organizations, and street gangs for over a year, and the government actually goes so far as to declare Gotham to no longer be part of the American territory ([[ArtisticLisenceLaw something that's not possible under the US Constitution]]) and shot down any attempts to bring relief aid to the people who insisted on staying! And Metropolis, a city that had similarly been extensively damaged by Lex Luthor shortly before, was fixed magically (by ''Gotham native'' ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}) but nothing was done to restore Gotham (until, ironically, Luthor paid for the repairs to get the publicity that got him elected President).
2nd May '17 7:45:06 PM Gregzilla
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* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: In his defeat, [[spoiler:Harvey Dent's defense of Jim Gordon results in him calling ''Two-Face'' to the stand, subsequently talking himself into acquitting Gordon of all charges and allowing himself to be taken into custody]].
26th Mar '17 5:27:33 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: The United States government goes so far as to declare Gotham City is no longer part of their territory (something that is impossible under the US Constitution). [[spoiler: It's readmitted and rebuilt by the end.]]
1st Feb '17 10:58:38 PM MisterCPC
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** The Quakemaster's first appearance in the story has him directly stating that he will "burn Gotham to the ground." This contradicts his later appearances where [[spoiler:he deliberately avoids using any words with the letter "b" in them and pulls a noticeable LastSecondWordSwap whenever he nearly does, because the Ventriloquist always pronounces "b" as "g" instead, and this is how Robin is able to deduce that he is really another puppet that Wesker is using.]]
16th Nov '16 9:53:50 PM Anicomicgeek
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* DeathByAdaptation: The original Tally Man survived the story and even cameoed in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' and Gilda Dent's post-''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'' wasn't shown, though a woman claiming to be her during Dick Grayson's second Batman tenure appeared (but Dick doubt it was her). The novelization depicts Two-Face killing the original Tally Man and mentions Gilda Dent as having died sometime before the story.
1st Sep '16 5:37:15 AM Nintendoman01
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* SecretIdentityApathy: At one point, Batman tries to regain Gordon's trust in him by revealing his identity, but Gordon refuses to look at him after the DramaticUnmask, stating that if he ''wanted'' to know Batman's identity, he could have figured it out years ago, and even cryptically saying, "And for all you know, maybe I did."
9th Aug '16 1:18:11 PM Anicomicgeek
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* CopKiller: [[spoiler: the Joker kills Sarah Essen when he finds him with the babies.]]
28th Jun '16 7:55:47 PM Doug86
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The story also brought to an end the majority of Batman stories throughout TheNineties--notably, the aforementioned ''Contagion'' and ''Cataclysm'' stories, as well as ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' and even ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''. Somewhat surprisingly, the political angle of the story averted any particular anvils being dropped, except when talking about unconstitutionalism (and even then, the characters {{lampshade|Hanging}}d away any possible accusations of silliness). Elsewhere, ''NML'' also gave the comics new characters like [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} Cassandra Cain]] and her father, [[PsychoForHire David]], introduced Franchise/{{DCAU}} characters Comicbook/HarleyQuinn and [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Mercy Graves]] into the DCU, and set up plot points that later books like ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' and even ''{{Superman}}'' would deal with (namely ComicBook/LexLuthor becoming [[PresidentEvil President of these United States]]).

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The story also brought to an end the majority of Batman stories throughout TheNineties--notably, the aforementioned ''Contagion'' and ''Cataclysm'' stories, as well as ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' and even ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''. Somewhat surprisingly, the political angle of the story averted any particular anvils being dropped, except when talking about unconstitutionalism (and even then, the characters {{lampshade|Hanging}}d away any possible accusations of silliness). Elsewhere, ''NML'' also gave the comics new characters like [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} Cassandra Cain]] and her father, [[PsychoForHire David]], introduced Franchise/{{DCAU}} characters Comicbook/HarleyQuinn and [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Mercy Graves]] into the DCU, and set up plot points that later books like ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' and even ''{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' would deal with (namely ComicBook/LexLuthor becoming [[PresidentEvil President of these United States]]).



* CardCarryingVillain: Most of the big villains except [[AntiVillain Two-Face]], including Luthor and everyone's favourite clown. Poison Ivy [[VillainousValor averts it]] with her [[spoiler: Robinson Park orphans]] and the Penguin's more neutral than anything.

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* CardCarryingVillain: Most of the big villains except [[AntiVillain Two-Face]], including Luthor and everyone's favourite favorite clown. Poison Ivy [[VillainousValor averts it]] with her [[spoiler: Robinson Park orphans]] and the Penguin's more neutral than anything.



** Chuck Dixon's GeniusBruiser version, who's essentially [[{{Spider-Man}} The Kingpin]] with scaly skin and red eyes.

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** Chuck Dixon's GeniusBruiser version, who's essentially [[{{Spider-Man}} The Kingpin]] ComicBook/TheKingpin with scaly skin and red eyes.



** Freeze also has a fight with Batman in which the latter makes some rather out of character puns ("What are you saying Freeze, that you're a big ''drip''?"). Either Batman was channeling SpiderMan, or the writers were paying homage to ''Film/BatmanAndRobin.''

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** Freeze also has a fight with Batman in which the latter makes some rather out of character puns ("What are you saying Freeze, that you're a big ''drip''?"). Either Batman was channeling SpiderMan, Franchise/SpiderMan, or the writers were paying homage to ''Film/BatmanAndRobin.''



* ShoutOut: Luthor's plan to "acquire some real estate" can remind one of his obsession with real estate in the first {{Superman|Returns}} movie. Luthor gets Bane to work for him by offering the Isle of [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} Santa Prisca]], home of the prison where Bane grew up.

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* ShoutOut: Luthor's plan to "acquire some real estate" can remind one of his obsession with real estate in the first {{Superman|Returns}} Film/{{Superman|TheMovie}} movie. Luthor gets Bane to work for him by offering the Isle of [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} Santa Prisca]], home of the prison where Bane grew up.
25th May '16 8:39:17 AM ACW
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A BatFamilyCrossover that ran through the main ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' titles in 1999. After [[TraumaCongaLine a rash of bad luck]]--superflu/ebola outbreak, another outbreak, and a 7.6 earthquake, two of which were courtesy of [[KnightTemplar Ra's]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans al Ghul]]--the US Government decides Gotham City is too costly to save and instead blows the bridges, effectively cutting the city off from the rest of the world for a year. The inmates of Arkham Asylum are loose, no one's coming to help, there are about a dozen honest cops willing to save the city, and Batman is missing. Worried yet?

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A BatFamilyCrossover that ran through the main ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' titles in 1999. After [[TraumaCongaLine a rash of bad luck]]--superflu/ebola outbreak, another outbreak, and a 7.6 earthquake, two of which were courtesy of [[KnightTemplar Ra's]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans al Ghul]]--the ComicBook/RasAlGhul--the US Government decides Gotham City is too costly to save and instead blows the bridges, effectively cutting the city off from the rest of the world for a year. The inmates of Arkham Asylum are loose, no one's coming to help, there are about a dozen honest cops willing to save the city, and Batman is missing. Worried yet?
23rd May '16 7:06:50 PM Anddrix
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* BigBadEnsemble: But chiefly SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for Batman, and ComicBook/LexLuthor for Bruce Wayne.

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* BigBadEnsemble: But chiefly SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker for Batman, and ComicBook/LexLuthor for Bruce Wayne.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Sarah Essen-Gordon, Commissioner Gordon's second wife, has, remarkably,]] remained dead ever since being murdered by [[spoiler: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker]]. At least so far.

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Sarah Essen-Gordon, Commissioner Gordon's second wife, has, remarkably,]] remained dead ever since being murdered by [[spoiler: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker]].ComicBook/TheJoker]]. At least so far.
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