History ComicBook / NightOfTheOwls

6th May '17 4:54:04 PM WillKeaton
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* YouHaveFailedMe: A few of the resurrected Talons have this in their backstory--whether out of sloppiness[[note]]for all of their declared power over Gotham, the Owls ''really'' don't like the prospect of media scrutiny -- such as that caused by outright missing cops instead of dead cops[[/note]], "misguided honor"[[note]]a colonial-era Talon armed his target and demanded that he fight for his life; this Talon ended up being spotted in the course of making this kill, and one of the witnesses he slew was an officer, leading to unwanted scrutiny for the Owls[[/note]], or failing to do a job properly, they were retired early. Often, part of the issue featuring them focuses on their attempts to atone for their mistakes, perceived or otherwise.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Court of Owls is rather prone to doing this, whether to their own Talons, the skilled trainer of said Talons[[note]]once they could resurrect their dead champions, they decided that they didn't need him anymore for training replacements -- hence his death that kickstarts the story arc[[/note]], or to Mr. Freeze (who helped develop the formula that resurrected the Talons in the first place). [[spoiler: Fittingly enough, Lincoln March decides that the Court has outlived ''their'' usefulness at the very end.]]

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* YouHaveFailedMe: A few of the resurrected Talons have this in their backstory--whether out of sloppiness[[note]]for sloppiness,[[note]]for all of their declared power over Gotham, the Owls ''really'' don't like the prospect of media scrutiny -- such as that caused by outright missing cops instead of dead cops[[/note]], cops[[/note]] "misguided honor"[[note]]a honor,"[[note]]a colonial-era Talon armed his target and demanded that he fight for his life; this Talon ended up being spotted in the course of making this kill, and one of the witnesses he slew was an officer, leading to unwanted scrutiny for the Owls[[/note]], Owls[[/note]] or failing to do a job properly, they were retired early. Often, part of the issue featuring them focuses on their attempts to atone for their mistakes, perceived or otherwise.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Court of Owls is rather prone to doing this, whether to their own Talons, the skilled trainer of said Talons[[note]]once Talons,[[note]]once they could resurrect their dead champions, they decided that they didn't need him anymore for training replacements -- hence his death that kickstarts the story arc[[/note]], arc[[/note]] or to Mr. Freeze (who helped develop the formula that resurrected the Talons in the first place). [[spoiler: Fittingly enough, Lincoln March decides that the Court has outlived ''their'' usefulness at the very end.]]
21st Mar '17 11:15:35 PM MadAnthony94
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* CircusOfFear: The Court recruits its assassins from the circus [[spoiler: specifically the circus Dick Grayson grew up in. He was a candidate until Bruce adopted him]].


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* EvilCounterpart: The ultimate villain of the piece is a dark reflection of Bruce. He uses an owl motif to counter a bat, underwent intense training after completely changing his walk of life, is more familiar with Gotham than anyone, and his life took a turn for the worse when the Waynes were killed [[note]] He was in an institution for disabled children that the Wayne family funded; when they died the funding dried up, and the facility was given over to corrupt, abusive staff [[/note]]. And, of course, he claims to be -- may ''actually'' be -- [[spoiler: Bruce's brother]].


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* GreaterScopeVillain: The Court of Owls has controlled Gotham for centuries, and know secrets about it that even Batman doesn't- in fact, they may be the ultimate reason the city's so screwed up. Their backstory ties into everyone's: Bats', Alfred's, even Robin's. And Bruce suspects they may have had a hand in his parents' deaths [[spoiler: although it turns out he's wrong.]]


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* TheRemake: Of a sort. This last half of the story owes a lot to the "Boomerang Killer" story arc that started way back in 1974 in ''World's Finest''.
25th Jan '16 1:24:39 PM HiddenWindshield
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* YouHaveFailedMe: A few of the resurrected Talons have this in their backstory--whether out of sloppiness[[note]]for all of their declared power over Gotham, the Owls ''really'' don't like the prospect of media scrutiny -- such as that caused by outright missing cops instead of dead cops[[/note]], "''misguided honor''"[[note]]a colonial-era Talon armed his target and demanded that he fight for his life; this Talon ended up being spotted in the course of making this kill, and one of the witnesses he slew was an officer, leading to unwanted scrutiny for the Owls[[/note]], or failing to do a job properly, they were retired early. Often, part of the issue featuring them focuses on their attempts to atone for their mistakes, perceived or otherwise.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: A few of the resurrected Talons have this in their backstory--whether out of sloppiness[[note]]for all of their declared power over Gotham, the Owls ''really'' don't like the prospect of media scrutiny -- such as that caused by outright missing cops instead of dead cops[[/note]], "''misguided honor''"[[note]]a "misguided honor"[[note]]a colonial-era Talon armed his target and demanded that he fight for his life; this Talon ended up being spotted in the course of making this kill, and one of the witnesses he slew was an officer, leading to unwanted scrutiny for the Owls[[/note]], or failing to do a job properly, they were retired early. Often, part of the issue featuring them focuses on their attempts to atone for their mistakes, perceived or otherwise.
5th Dec '15 3:56:18 PM Hailfire25
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* SanitySlippage: In ''The Court of Owls'', Batman is dropped into an enormous labyrinth with drugged drinking water and theatrical room constructions for the sake of MindRape. By the end of the ordeal, Batman imagines himself and the Court members turning into grotesque anthropomorphic owls.

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* SanitySlippage: In ''The Court of Owls'', Batman is dropped into an enormous labyrinth with drugged drinking water and theatrical room constructions for the sake of MindRape. By the end of the ordeal, Batman imagines himself and the Court members turning into grotesque anthropomorphic owls. Later anytime he meets someone who is a member of the Court, he will see them as part Owl showing he still hasn't fully recovered.
10th Oct '15 9:53:47 AM nombretomado
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''The Court of Owls'' and ''Night of the Owls'' is a major comic book story arc set in the DC Universe following the launch of the {{New 52}}. Written by Creator/ScottSnyder and penciled by Greg Capullo, the arc is a major crossover event, although the main story is told in the ComicBook/{{Batman}} comics. The story pits Batman against an ancient cabal, the Court of Owls, as they attempt to cement their control over Gotham City, which they have been manipulating in secret for centuries. As described by writer Kyle Higgins, the series is the follow up to ''Batman: Gates of Gotham'' and divulges more of the history of Gotham before the turn of the century, with ''Gates of Gotham'' having been originally intended to be a precursor to ''Night of the Owls''. The crossover has been described by writer Scott Snyder as the first story arc of the Batman trilogy that he is planning. According to Snyder, in terms of internal chronology, ''Night of the Owls'' takes place in a single night (although its buildup, ''The Court of Owls'', is at least eight days long).

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''The Court of Owls'' and ''Night of the Owls'' is a major comic book story arc set in the DC Universe following the launch of the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}}. Written by Creator/ScottSnyder and penciled by Greg Capullo, the arc is a major crossover event, although the main story is told in the ComicBook/{{Batman}} comics. The story pits Batman against an ancient cabal, the Court of Owls, as they attempt to cement their control over Gotham City, which they have been manipulating in secret for centuries. As described by writer Kyle Higgins, the series is the follow up to ''Batman: Gates of Gotham'' and divulges more of the history of Gotham before the turn of the century, with ''Gates of Gotham'' having been originally intended to be a precursor to ''Night of the Owls''. The crossover has been described by writer Scott Snyder as the first story arc of the Batman trilogy that he is planning. According to Snyder, in terms of internal chronology, ''Night of the Owls'' takes place in a single night (although its buildup, ''The Court of Owls'', is at least eight days long).
18th Jun '15 4:19:26 PM nombretomado
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* BatFamilyCrossover: In the most literal sense. Every single Bat-book was in the event. The Talon assassins even made a cameo in the JusticeLeague comic.

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* BatFamilyCrossover: In the most literal sense. Every single Bat-book was in the event. The Talon assassins even made a cameo in the JusticeLeague Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} comic.
3rd May '15 4:49:39 PM Alvin
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* AncientConspiracy: The Court of Owls, who claims to have been controlling Gotham for centuries.

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* AncientConspiracy: The Court of Owls, who which claims to have been controlling Gotham for centuries.
3rd Apr '15 8:27:44 PM TrollMan
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* WhatMeasureIsNonHuman: Batman and his allies have no problems killing the Talons, on the logic that they are "already dead", despite the fact that they clearly retain their psyche and are able to speak, and on occasion can be reasoned with.

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* WhatMeasureIsNonHuman: WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Batman and his allies have no problems killing the Talons, on the logic that they are "already dead", despite the fact that they clearly retain their psyche and are able to speak, and on occasion can be reasoned with.
3rd Apr '15 8:27:13 PM TrollMan
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* WhatMeasureIsNonHuman: Batman and his allies have no problems killing the Talons, on the logic that they are "already dead", despite the fact that they clearly retain their psyche and are able to speak, and on occasion can be reasoned with.
7th Oct '14 1:55:43 AM Hailfire25
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** Several of them are seemingly killed when given an injury difficult to heal around, such as [[OffWithHisHead straight up decapitation]] or ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice.

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** Several of them are seemingly killed when given an injury difficult to heal around, such as [[OffWithHisHead straight up decapitation]] decapitation]], [[BoomHeadshot shot point blank in the head]], or ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice.
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