History Comicbook / BatmanVampire

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* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Batman goes through this in Crimson Mist after succumbing to SanitySlippage and his vampire nature. As he falls deeper and deeper into corruption, he reflects that he can no longer understand the {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s of Tanya and Selina, now regarding them as foolish actions rather than selfless and noble.


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* TearOffYourFace: In Bloodstorm, Creach rips off the face of one of his victims with his teeth.
11th Apr '17 4:04:55 AM Nintendoman01
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* LegallyDead: At the end of Red Rain, in the wake of Wayne Manor's destruction and Batman being turned by Dracula, Bruce Wayne is declared dead, with one-tenth of his estate being willed to Alfred and the rest given to charity.
10th Apr '17 2:42:45 PM Nintendoman01
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* FightDracula: The plot of Red Rain in a nutshell.



* HalfHumanHybrid: Of a sort. In Red Rain, Tanya bites Batman to infect him with vampirism while not actually drinking from him, thus giving Batman vampire powers while still remaining essentially human. He becomes a full vampire during the final showdown with Dracula.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Of a sort. HalfHumanHybrid:
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In Red Rain, Tanya bites Batman to infect him with vampirism while not actually drinking from him, thus giving Batman vampire powers while still remaining essentially human. He becomes a full vampire during the final showdown with Dracula.Dracula.
** Tanya herself is later {{retcon}}ned to be a half-vampire herself in Crimson Mist.


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** Batman beheads Scarecrow with his own sickle knife.
** Gordon has the roof of the Batcave rigged to explode as part of a DeathTrap to defeat Batman by exposing him to the sun. Unfortunately, Gordon miscalculates the explosive force necessary to blow the roof, and [[spoiler: the resulting rockslide traps him in the cave and crushes him]].
9th Apr '17 5:52:53 AM Nintendoman01
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* CouldntFindAPen:
** In Red Rain, after being slashed across the chest by Dracula, Batman uses it to his advantage to draw the image of a cross on the wall in his own blood. Dracula is left at a stalemate, both drawn to the blood and unable to approach the cross, and is ultimately forced to flee when the sun rises.
** In Crimson Mist, after slaughtering every homicidal inmate in Arkham Asylum, Batman leaves a note to Dr. Arkham in blood. The note reads, "Go home. Your work is done."



* DeathTrap: The Joker sets one up for Batman in the form of a church full of crosses. [[spoiler: Since Batman hasn't drank anybody's blood at that point, [[EpicFail it totally fails to work]].]]

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* DeathTrap: The DeathTrap:
** In Bloodstorm, the
Joker sets one up for Batman in the form of a church full of crosses. [[spoiler: Since Batman hasn't drank anybody's blood at that point, [[EpicFail it totally fails to work]].]]
** In Crimson Mist, Gordon and Alfred, in an EnemyMine with Two-Face's gang, set another one up for Batman in his new lair in the remnants of the Batcave, by planting explosives in the roof with the intention of setting them off and exposing Batman to the sun. [[spoiler:After a struggle that ends in the deaths of Alfred and Two-Face's gang, Batman willingly convinces Gordon to continue with his plan and set off the bombs.
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* FemmeFatalons: Both the vampire Batman and Dracula have razor-sharp talons for nails. Batman uses his in Crimson Mist to rip Victor Zsasz's chest open, leaving the scar meant to represent Zsasz's own death before draining him.
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* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: In Crimson Mist, Batman has gone from being a noble hero and a ''major'' practitioner of ThouShaltNotKill to a monster who eagerly kills his RoguesGallery for their blood. Gordon even acknowledges it, citing it to Alfred as proof that [[ThatManIsDead the Batman they knew is gone]].


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* MakeSureHesDead: Throughout Bloodstorm, Batman comes across vampire victims, and stakes them in the heart to prevent them from rising as vampires themselves. In Crimson Mist, he also beheads his RoguesGallery to ensure they don't rise once more.
9th Apr '17 5:23:35 AM Nintendoman01
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* BreakingAndBloodsucking: A variation occurs in Red Rain. Tanya repeatedly visits Bruce in his sleep and bites him to infect him with vampirism, without actually drinking his blood. As a result, Batman gains vampire powers while still remaining essentially human, giving him the strength to fight Dracula.


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* PsychopathicManchild: Scarecrow has shades of this in Crimson Mist, since his primary victims are former {{Jerk Jock}}s who bullied him in school, which he ''still'' holds a grudge over. When Batman confronts him over it, Scarecrow whines that contrary to Batman's statements, his victims are ''not'' innocent and they tormented and terrified him.


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* ShutUpHannibal: Batman gives one to Scarecrow when he insists that his victims aren't innocent, and that they tormented and terrified him, while crushing his hand, exposing him to fear gas, and beheading him with his own sickle.
-->'''Batman''': You think you know fear, Crane? You think you know true terror? You know ''NOTHING''!
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* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: In ''Bloodstorm'', Selina Kyle becomes a werecat after being bitten by a vampire in [[{{Animorphism}} the shape of a wolf]]. She transforms during the full moon, but is [[spoiler: killed by a conventional wooden arrow]].



* TragicMonster: Batman eventually becomes as such over the course of Bloodstorm and Crimson Mist. He repeatedly struggles with his bloodlust, and briefly finds solace from it in his relationship with Selina Kyle... until [[spoiler:Joker kills her]]. In a fit of grief and rage, Batman finally succumbs to his bloodlust and drains the Joker's blood; immediately horrified by what he has done, Batman arranges for Gordon and Alfred to stake him so he doesn't commit further murders. Sadly, Gordon and Alfred neglected to [[OffWithHisHead behead him]] after the staking, so Batman was [[AndIMustScream paralyzed in a death-like state, fully conscious and aware of his body's decay and his rampant bloodlust]]. In the midst of a massive crime wave, Alfred becomes desperate enough to remove the stake in an effort to give Gotham a savior once more, but Batman has gone completely insane from the experience, and while he's lucid enough to be tormented by grief and guilt over the monster he has become, he's now nothing more than a slave to his vampire nature.



-->'''Batman''': How long before I can no longer bear the loneliness? How long before I stop [[OffWithHisHead taking their heads]]? How long before I start taking brides? ...Not long.

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-->'''Batman''': How long before I can no longer bear the loneliness? How long before I stop [[OffWithHisHead taking their heads]]? How long before I start taking brides? ...Not long.brides?



* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Near the end of Red Rain, Batman and Alfred sacrifice Wayne Manor and most of the Batcave to ensure the destruction of Dracula's horde and that Batman's SecretIdentity remains a secret.

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Near the end of Red Rain, Batman and Alfred sacrifice Wayne Manor and most of the Batcave to ensure the destruction of Dracula's horde and that Batman's SecretIdentity remains a secret.secret.
* YouFool: Batman's first words to Alfred upon being restored in Crimson Mist.
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* BodyHorror: As a direct result of his body's decay in Crimson Mist, Batman is little more than a walking skeleton with [[RedEyesTakeWarning piercing red eyes]].

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* BodyHorror: BodyHorror:
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As a direct result of his body's decay in Crimson Mist, Batman is little more than a walking skeleton with [[RedEyesTakeWarning piercing red eyes]].eyes]].
** Creach, Joker's [[TheDragon Dragon]] in Bloodstorm, spent a long time crawling out of his grave; as a result, the flesh on his abdomen has decayed, exposing his stomach and intestines.
7th Apr '17 5:48:05 AM Nintendoman01
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* AscendedDemon: As revealed in ''Bloodstorm'', vampires who abstain from drinking human blood are immune to crosses and holy water. Joker finds this out the hard way when he lures Batman into a church filled with crosses.



* IAmAHumanitarian: Killer Croc.

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* IAmAHumanitarian: ImAHumanitarian: Killer Croc.



* MakeAnExampleOfThem: What Batman does to Black Mask and his gang in Crimson Mist; he kills them all, and then mounts their severed heads on the fence of Blackgate Penitentiary as a warning to the prisoners.



* NeckSnap: During their confrontation, Batman punches Joker in the face with enough force to snap his neck, but this doesn't immediately kill him: Bats drains him dry.

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* NeckSnap: During their confrontation, Batman punches Joker in the face with enough force to snap his neck, but this doesn't immediately kill him: him; Bats drains him dry.


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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: In Crimson Mist, Batman ponders over this trope during one of his private monologues, reflecting upon the certainty that he will eventually run out of criminals to kill, and like Dracula before him, he will create his own vampire brood to escape the loneliness of eternity:
-->'''Batman''': How long before I can no longer bear the loneliness? How long before I stop [[OffWithHisHead taking their heads]]? How long before I start taking brides? ...Not long.
7th Mar '17 5:40:13 PM overman2099
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* BittersweetEnding: Batman manages to [[spoiler: put an end to Dracula, his own Rogues Gallery, and the remaining vampires but at the heavy cost of his own life, Selena's life, Gordon's life, and Alfred's life]].
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