History ComicBook / TheLongHalloween

23rd Jul '16 1:28:43 PM SignSeeker7
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* AlcoholHic: The Riddler

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* AlcoholHic: The RiddlerRiddler is pretty drunk when Batman tracks him down and interrogates him in a bar.



* BackForTheDead: Used somewhat in ''The Long Halloween'' - Most of the mobsters from Year One return with the ultimate purpose of being killed, although it's not a straight example due to them being alive for most of the story] ''Dark Victory'' contains far more {{egregious}} examples - Various cop characters from Year One - anyone who was named, and including characters who had retired such as Loeb - return briefly to serve as victims of the Hang Man.

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* BackForTheDead: Used somewhat in ''The Long Halloween'' - Most of the mobsters from Year One return with the ultimate purpose of being killed, although it's not a straight example due to them being alive for most of the story] ''Dark Victory'' contains far more {{egregious}} examples - Various cop characters from Year One - anyone who was named, and including characters who had retired such as Loeb - return briefly to serve as victims of the Hang Man.story.



* BigBadEnsemble: Carmine Falcone and Holiday.

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* BigBadEnsemble: Carmine Falcone is the chief of organized crime in Gotham, and Holiday.Holiday is murdering key members of his outfit, so Batman, Gordon, and Dent are trying to put a stop to both of their activities.



* DatingCatwoman

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* DatingCatwomanDatingCatwoman: Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle have a romantic relationship, but at this point in Batman's career, neither know about the other's secret identity; their Batman and Catwoman personas have a bit of BelligerentSexualTension.



* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Sofia, the moment she sees Harvey Dent, now Two-Face, just having killed Carmine Falcone, goes [[BerserkButton berserk]] and wants to kill him, but Catwoman tries to stop her. During their struggle, Sofia slips and falls down from the skyscraper to her death. Catwoman [[TakeMyHand even tried to save her]]. We don't see Sofia's corpse after that, but the result was quite obvious]].
** Subverted in ''Dark Victory'' when she turns up still alive but paraplegic. [[spoiler:Except not]].

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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Sofia, the moment she sees Harvey Dent, now Two-Face, just having killed Carmine Falcone, goes [[BerserkButton berserk]] and wants to kill him, but Catwoman tries to stop her. During their struggle, Sofia slips and falls down from the skyscraper to her death. Catwoman [[TakeMyHand even tried to save her]]. We don't see Sofia's corpse after that, but the result was quite obvious]].
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obvious]]. [[spoiler: Subverted in ''Dark Victory'' when she turns up still alive but paraplegic. [[spoiler:Except not]]. paraplegic.]]



* FilmNoir
* {{Flanderization}}: The Riddler, as usual for a Jeph Loeb book. Yes, riddles are his thing, but he doesn't speak entirely in them, he can actually hold a normal conversation. And while he's hardly liable to get in a fight, he's not usually portrayed as quite so feeble as when Loeb writes him.
** Likewise, Mad Hatter usually can say things other than lines from ''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.''

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* FilmNoir
FilmNoir: Dark art and tone, presence of the Mafia, and a murder mystery plot give the book this feel.
* {{Flanderization}}: The Riddler, as usual for a Jeph Loeb book. Yes, riddles are his thing, but he doesn't speak entirely in them, he can actually hold a normal conversation. And while he's hardly liable to get in a fight, he's not usually portrayed as quite so feeble as when Loeb writes him.
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him. Likewise, Mad Hatter usually can say things other than lines from ''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.''



* TheGrinch: The Joker
* HandCannon: The Joker threatens Maroni with one in the Christmas chapter.

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* TheGrinch: The Joker
* HandCannon:
HandCannon:
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The Joker threatens Maroni with one in the Christmas chapter.



* HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker

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* HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas: SelfDemonstrating/TheJokerThe Joker pulls this act and even quotes from ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' as he steals a tree and presents from a family, and again later when he shows up in Harvey's home to threaten him.



* TheMafia

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* TheMafiaTheMafia: Falcone's outfit is a part of it.



* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Maroni offers to testify against Falcone, an offer that Harvey, being District Attorney and all, jumps at.

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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: AnOfferYouCantRefuse:
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Maroni offers to testify against Falcone, an offer that Harvey, being District Attorney and all, jumps at.



* TheReveal
* ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma:

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* TheReveal
TheReveal: [[spoiler: A couple different ones that make for an AmbiguousEnding. Initially it's revealed that Alberto Falcone, previously believed to be another victim of Holiday, is actually Holiday himself, and he claims responsibility for all of the murders. However, when Dent is arrested he says that there were two Holidays, and while Batman assumes this refers to Dent killing Falcone on Halloween, Dent's wife Gilda claims in the final pages that ''she'' started the Holiday killings, but that she suspects Dent might have been responsible for some of them, particularly the "killing" of Alberto. Ultimately, which killings were done by which individuals is [[TheUnreveal completely up in the air.]]]]
* ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma:ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma: When Falcone brings in the Riddler in the hopes his perspective can shed some light on the mystery:



* RoguesGalleryShowcase

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* RoguesGalleryShowcaseRoguesGalleryShowcase: Most of Batman's more famous villains manage to work their way briefly into the plot.



* SerialKiller

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* SerialKillerSerialKiller: Holiday, who kills on a holiday every month, leaving behind their gun and a small symbol of the holiday in question.



* SmokingIsCool



* TheVamp: Poison Ivy.

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* TheUnreveal: Batman tries to figure out why Catwoman keeps showing up whenever he goes after Falcone, but it's never explained.
* TheVamp: Poison Ivy.Ivy uses her plants to seduce Bruce Wayne and [[spoiler: gets him to get Wayne Enterprise to do dealings with Falcone's business on the latter's behalf]].



* WackyWaysideTribe: The Joker's attempt to spread his poison into Gotham Square on New Year's Eve has remarkably little to do with the overall plot besides giving Batman something to do. RuleOfCool excuses it, though.
** He figures Holiday is "probably" in the crowd and is going to kill him for stealing away Joker's spot as most infamous supervillain in Gotham. It's still a stretch at best but it's also the Joker.

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* WackyWaysideTribe: The Joker's attempt to spread his poison into Gotham Square on New Year's Eve has remarkably little is only tangentially related to do with the overall plot besides giving Batman something to do. RuleOfCool excuses it, though.
** He
-- Joker figures Holiday is "probably" in the crowd and is going to kill him for stealing away Joker's spot as most infamous supervillain in Gotham. It's still a stretch at best but it's also the Joker.Gotham.



* WeaponOfChoice: Holiday's .22 pistol.
** Based off the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruger_MK_II Ruger Mk. II]].

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* WeaponOfChoice: Holiday's .Holiday's custom .22 pistol.
** Based
pistol, based off the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruger_MK_II Ruger Mk. II]].
21st Jul '16 7:15:03 PM TrollMan
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* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: The way the Mad Hatter's [[PaintingTheMedium speech bubbles are written]] suggests this.
-->'''Mad Hatter:''' woUld yOu likE Some moRe teA?
6th May '16 3:06:12 AM alchixinren
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* AdaptationExpansion / OlderThanTheyThink: Many aspects of Harvey Dent's character arc, including an early alliance with Batman and his ParentalAbuse, right down to the disguise Batman wears in the fateful courtroom where he got scarred, were taken from ''Batman Annual 14'' about five or six years earlier.



* ExpandedAdaptation / OlderThanTheyThink: Many aspects of Harvey Dent's character arc, including an early alliance with Batman and his ParentalAbuse, right down to the disguise Batman wears in the fateful courtroom where he got scarred, were taken from ''Batman Annual 14'' about five or six years earlier.
6th May '16 3:05:33 AM alchixinren
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* ExpandedAdaptation / OlderThanTheyThink: Many aspects of Harvey Dent's character arc, including an early alliance with Batman and his ParentalAbuse, right down to the disguise Batman wears in the fateful courtroom where he got scarred, were taken from ''Batman Annual 14'' about five or six years earlier.
23rd Apr '16 12:18:26 PM DrNoPuma
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* FadeAroundTheEyes: Features a sequence like this when crime boss Carmine Falcone sends his goons out after Batman and Catwoman. In one panel, the room is lit up. In the next, Falcone's face is half-shadowed. In the last, everything is black except for one of his eyes, and his scars.
17th Apr '16 8:27:57 PM Westbrook
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* BittersweetEnding: Organized crime in Gotham is in ruins, but through little effectual effort on the part of the heroes. In the process, Dent's life and reputation were completely destroyed. Worse still, this is essentially essentially the beginning of the rise of Batman's more colorful Rouge's Gallery to plague Gotham.

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* BittersweetEnding: Organized crime in Gotham is in ruins, but through little effectual effort on the part of the heroes. In the process, Dent's life and reputation were completely destroyed. Worse still, this is essentially essentially the beginning of the rise of Batman's more colorful Rouge's Rogue's Gallery to plague Gotham.
15th Apr '16 8:02:25 PM AdamC
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* WhenAreYouComingHomeDad: [[spoiler: Carmine might say he loves his son more than anything in the world, but Alberto reveals this is a more accurate portrayal of their relationship. Carmine is overjoyed to see his son is alive again.... but when Alberto asks, he can't even recall his birthday.]]

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* WhenAreYouComingHomeDad: WhenYouComingHomeDad: [[spoiler: Carmine might say he loves his son more than anything in the world, but Alberto reveals this is a more accurate portrayal of their relationship. Carmine is overjoyed to see his son is alive again.... but when Alberto asks, he can't even recall his birthday.]]
15th Apr '16 8:01:04 PM AdamC
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* EvilPowerVacuum: The comic heavily implies that Batman's deconstruction and elimination of "normal" organized crime like mob-bosses and the rise of the insane, colorful, and unpredictable super-villains isn't a coincidence. As Falcone's control over the city weakens, freaks like Scarecrow and Joker become more and more common.




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* WhenAreYouComingHomeDad: [[spoiler: Carmine might say he loves his son more than anything in the world, but Alberto reveals this is a more accurate portrayal of their relationship. Carmine is overjoyed to see his son is alive again.... but when Alberto asks, he can't even recall his birthday.]]
10th Mar '16 5:45:19 PM AdamC
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** One of the minor hit-men working for Carmine has a VerbalTic of saying everything twice, with the nickname "Two Times." A gangster with the same tic and nickname shows up in ''Film/Goodfellas.''

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** One of the minor hit-men working for Carmine has a VerbalTic of saying everything twice, with the nickname "Two Times." A gangster with the same tic and nickname shows up in ''Film/Goodfellas.''Film/{{Goodfellas}}.''
10th Mar '16 5:44:47 PM AdamC
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** One of the minor hit-men working for Carmine has a VerbalTic of saying everything twice, with the nickname "Two Times." A gangster with the same tic and nickname shows up in ''Film/Goodfellas.''
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