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12th May '16 2:32:10 AM TitoMosquito
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** [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig Zagged]] withLord Death Man, a villain from Japan in ''Batman, Inc.'' While he is identified with [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Batman_Vol_1_180 the earlier villain "Death Man,"]] he's far more closely based on the version who appeared in the 1960s licensed ''Manga/{{Batman}}'' manga, but had become a BreakoutVillain in the US fandom when selections of the manga were translated into English and published in the US in 2008. At the end of the second issue, after [[spoiler:Jiro has become Batman Japan]], we also see Professor Gorilla, another one of the original villains from the manga. (Who was also loosely based on a one-off villain from [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Detective_Comics_Vol_1_339 an earlier American comic.]])

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** [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig Zagged]] withLord Zig-Zagged]] with Lord Death Man, a villain from Japan in ''Batman, Inc.'' While he is identified with [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Batman_Vol_1_180 the earlier villain "Death Man,"]] he's far more closely based on the version who appeared in the 1960s licensed ''Manga/{{Batman}}'' manga, but had become a BreakoutVillain in the US fandom when selections of the manga were translated into English and published in the US in 2008. At the end of the second issue, after [[spoiler:Jiro has become Batman Japan]], we also see Professor Gorilla, another one of the original villains from the manga. (Who was also loosely based on a one-off villain from [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Detective_Comics_Vol_1_339 an earlier American comic.]])
10th May '16 8:58:11 AM Anicomicgeek
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* HealingSpring: Not only are the Lazarus Pits featured, but so is the Fountain of Life, a fountain in Nanda Parbat that Ra's al Ghul believes to be a prototype version of the Pits. It also helps restore Batman after the Sensei breaks him arm and blinds him.



* HijackedByGanon: Doctor Hurt and Doctor Dedalus have both claimed credit for Professor Pyg's current status as a mad scientist villain.

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* HijackedByGanon: HijackedByGanon:
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Doctor Hurt and Doctor Dedalus have both claimed credit for Professor Pyg's current status as a mad scientist villain.


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* OnlyThePureOfHeart: The Fountaion of Life, which Ra's considers to be the source of the Lazarus Pit is one such artifact, as despite being warned that he can't touch it and his intention to taint it, when he ends up in it during his fight with Batman, he's destroyed while Batman is healed of the injuries the Sensei inflicted on him.
10th May '16 8:45:30 AM Anicomicgeek
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* VictoryByEndurance: During ''The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul'', Batman foguht the Sensei, who had centuries more experience. Despite not landing a blow during the fight, the damage the Sensei did, and Sensei's taunt that he wouldn't last a minute, Batman manages to make the Sensei sweat and outlast him.
10th May '16 8:34:46 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul'' (A BatFamilyCrossover)



* BackFromTheDead: ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul]]'', after Creator/GregRucka killed him off in ''Death and the Maidens''.



* EvilAlbino: Dusan, the White Ghost and an aide to Ra's. [[spoiler: It's his condition that caused Ra's to disown him as he's also Ra's's son.]]



* GrandTheftMe: Since Batman cremated Ra's al Ghul's body after his death in ''Death and the Maiden'', when his spirit comes back, he takes over a few bodies before [[spoiler: settling on Dusan, the son he disowned]].



* RaceLift: There is a trio of obscure female Batman villains from back in the 1960's named Tiger Moth, Silken Spider, and Dragon Fly. In their first (and for several decades, ONLY) appearance, all three women were white. When they finally reappeared 40 years later during ''The Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul'' storyline, Silken Spider was now shown to be black, while Dragon Fly was Asian-American.



* TheReveal: You know what Gravediggers are also referred to in Shakespearean literature? [[spoiler: Clowns.]] Now what is old Oberon's real name again?

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* TheReveal: TheReveal:
** ''The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul'' revealed that the Sensei was Ra's's father.
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You know what Gravediggers are also referred to in Shakespearean literature? [[spoiler: Clowns.]] Now what is old Oberon's real name again?
27th Apr '16 3:24:59 PM Anicomicgeek
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* EnenyMime: Pierrot Lunaire is a villain who dressed like a mime and even remains silent.
26th Apr '16 3:51:38 AM hectogon
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Batman's been buried alive by the Black Glove, who plan to let him suffocate just long enough to leave him brain damaged so they can keep him as a pet. Batman digs himself out within minutes, delivering possibly the greatest monologue in Batman history.
--> '''Batman''': "206 bones, five major organs, 60,000 miles of blood vessels. All it takes is time. Days. Months. Years, spent memorizing the finite ways there are to hurt and break a man. Preparing for all of them. I've escaped from every conceivable deathtrap. Ten times. A dozen times. I can slow my breathing and metabolism to control panic and conserve air. Straitjacket's kindergarden. Locks, too. Benchpressing a pine coffin lid through 600 pounds of loose soil that's filling your mouth, crushing your lungs flat and shredding your dehydrated muscles? That's harder. *Batman bursts out of the ground* But far from impossible."
13th Mar '16 5:19:57 AM moloch
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** "The Three Ghosts of Batman" and "RIP" seem to be a concerted one to the dominant Creator/FrankMiller-inspired interpretation of Batman as just as mad as his enemies, and Bruce Wayne as a mask. Both stories show what a "Batman" without the compassion, determination and restraint of Bruce Wayne would be like, and it's reminiscent of ''Comicbook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' and ''not good for Gotham''.

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** "The Three Ghosts of Batman" and "RIP" seem to be a concerted one to TakeThat and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of the dominant Creator/FrankMiller-inspired interpretation of Batman as just as mad as his enemies, and Bruce Wayne as a mask. Both stories show what a "Batman" without the compassion, determination and restraint of Bruce Wayne would be like, and it's reminiscent of ''Comicbook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' and ''not good for Gotham''.''Comicbook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder''.
13th Mar '16 5:16:23 AM moloch
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** "The Three Ghosts of Batman" and "RIP" seem to be a concerted one to the dominant Creator/FrankMiller-inspired interpretation of Batman as just as mad as his enemies, and Bruce Wayne as a mask. Both stories show what a "Batman" without the compassion, determination and restraint of Bruce Wayne would be like, and it's reminiscent of ''Comicbook/AllStarBatmanAndRobin'' and ''not good for Gotham''.

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** "The Three Ghosts of Batman" and "RIP" seem to be a concerted one to the dominant Creator/FrankMiller-inspired interpretation of Batman as just as mad as his enemies, and Bruce Wayne as a mask. Both stories show what a "Batman" without the compassion, determination and restraint of Bruce Wayne would be like, and it's reminiscent of ''Comicbook/AllStarBatmanAndRobin'' ''Comicbook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' and ''not good for Gotham''.
13th Mar '16 5:05:00 AM moloch
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* TakeThat: The Red Hood, who is laughably self-conscious about his branding as a Nineties Antihero.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
** "The Three Ghosts of Batman" and "RIP" seem to be a concerted one to the dominant Creator/FrankMiller-inspired interpretation of Batman as just as mad as his enemies, and Bruce Wayne as a mask. Both stories show what a "Batman" without the compassion, determination and restraint of Bruce Wayne would be like, and it's reminiscent of ''Comicbook/AllStarBatmanAndRobin'' and ''not good for Gotham''.
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The Red Hood, who is laughably self-conscious about his branding as a Nineties Antihero.
25th Dec '15 5:41:19 PM nombretomado
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Yet being published in at least one, then two, book(s) continuously for 70 years presents two problems: (1) how to keep the character of Batman interesting and (2) how to keep the character from becoming too esoteric as time goes on. Batman, like most of the DCU, had at least two attempts to reconcile this, by first separating the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Batman from the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Batman and then later by partially rebooting Batman's history with the {{Crisis Crossover}}s of ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' and ''ComicBook/ZeroHour''.

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Yet being published in at least one, then two, book(s) continuously for 70 years presents two problems: (1) how to keep the character of Batman interesting and (2) how to keep the character from becoming too esoteric as time goes on. Batman, like most of the DCU, had at least two attempts to reconcile this, by first separating the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Batman from the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Batman and then later by partially rebooting Batman's history with the {{Crisis Crossover}}s of ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' and ''ComicBook/ZeroHour''.



* ContinuityLockout: The run is famous for liberally referencing the wackiness of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks; however, many of those comics have fallen into obscurity over the years. In an attempt to avert this trope, DC put out ''The Black Casebook'', a collection of several of those Silver Age comics, including the first appearances of the Batmen of All Nations and Bat-Mite.

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* ContinuityLockout: The run is famous for liberally referencing the wackiness of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks; UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks; however, many of those comics have fallen into obscurity over the years. In an attempt to avert this trope, DC put out ''The Black Casebook'', a collection of several of those Silver Age comics, including the first appearances of the Batmen of All Nations and Bat-Mite.



** Hey, remember all those old SilverAge stories where Batman visited other worlds? Well, it turns out those were all true (albeit actually hallucinations brought on by sensory deprivation).

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** Hey, remember all those old SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] stories where Batman visited other worlds? Well, it turns out those were all true (albeit actually hallucinations brought on by sensory deprivation).



* RedHerringShirt: During R.I.P., the "Bat-Radia" which the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh had turned out to have been more important than anyone thought. Previously in the arc, it was just thought as being another call back to the SilverAge.

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* RedHerringShirt: During R.I.P., the "Bat-Radia" which the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh had turned out to have been more important than anyone thought. Previously in the arc, it was just thought as being another call back to the SilverAge.UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}.
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