History Film / Batman

11th Nov '17 2:41:03 PM Linda58
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* NoOSHACompliance: The Axis chemical plant is falling to pieces. It's little wonder that Jack Napier fell into a vat of chemicals. The cathedral from the film's climax is falling to pieces by the time Batman manages to get to the top.

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* NoOSHACompliance: The Axis chemical plant is falling to pieces. It's little wonder that Jack Napier fell into a vat of chemicals. Justified: Jack turns on a bunch of the machines and makes them run at unsafe levels to create a diversion for the cops. The vat full of chemicals? You can see it being filled in the background of several shots, as a result of these actions. LaserGuidedKarma indeed.
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The cathedral from the film's climax is falling to pieces by the time Batman manages to get to the top.top. ''Also'' largely as a result of the Joker's actions.
11th Nov '17 2:35:23 PM Linda58
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Joker's murder of Lt. Eckhart, Grissom, Rotelli, and Ricorso.

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Joker's murder of Lt. Eckhart, Grissom, Rotelli, Ricorso, and Ricorso.the other unnamed mob bosses.



* TalkingToTheDead: The Joker does this to Antoine Rotelli's fried corpse shortly after dismissing the mob summit (He was the one who murdered Rotelli with a joy buzzer.), and he apparently is "told" by Rotellei's corpse to "grease" the mob bosses immediately, to which Joker complies and responds "You are a vicious bastard, Rotelli. I'm glad you're dead" before laughing hysterically.

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* TalkingToTheDead: The Joker does this to Antoine Rotelli's fried corpse shortly after dismissing the mob summit (He was the one who murdered Rotelli with a joy buzzer.), and he apparently is "told" by Rotellei's corpse to "grease" the mob bosses immediately, to which Joker complies and responds "You are a vicious bastard, Rotelli. I'm glad you're dead" before laughing hysterically. Whether he's only pretending to "hear" Rotelli speaking back or genuinely believes the corpse is talking to him is unclear. In either case, it effectively shows he's no longer "just", a psychopath and is now completely unhinged.


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* ThrownFromTheZeppelin: The Joker brings in the "mob bosses" (or at least mob lieutenants) of Gotham, and introduces himself as the new big boss and explains his grand plan. Rotelli opts out, and as they shake hands he gets the "joy buzzer" from the Joker, which rather gruesomely kills him, as a lesson to everyone else. Then the Joker goes on to order the deaths of the other bosses.


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** In fact, ''all'' of The Joker's men are supremely loyal.They instantly switch clothing styles to fit his new personality, and help him slaughter all the other mob bosses. Even after he kills Bob, all of his men stay loyal to him and never object.
5th Nov '17 4:32:55 PM HiddenInTheTruth
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***To be fair he didn't kill anyone before learning it was Joker that [[spoiler: killed his parents]](even attempting to save Jack during the Axis chemicals scene near the beginning) after that point, he starts offing goons left and right.
25th Oct '17 7:58:38 AM Clamanath
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* AwardBaitSong: [[http://video.yandex.ru/users/crow-jane/view/10/ Scandalous!]] by Prince may be considered this.

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* AwardBaitSong: [[http://video.yandex.ru/users/crow-jane/view/10/ [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGHcJ_-Hhps Scandalous!]] by Prince may be considered this.
12th Oct '17 6:50:30 PM lalalei2001
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Sequels included: ''Film/BatmanReturns,'' ''Film/BatmanForever,'' and ''Film/BatmanAndRobin.''

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Sequels included: included ''Film/BatmanReturns,'' ''Film/BatmanForever,'' and ''Film/BatmanAndRobin.''


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* PunnyName: Jack Napier is a pun on jack-a-nape, an old term for a rascally person, or in some cases a jester.
12th Oct '17 1:20:42 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* WouldHurtAChild: Jack Napier attempted to murder Bruce Wayne shortly after [[YouKilledMyFather he murdered his parents]]. Although he ultimately didn't go through with it due to his accomplice, the mere fact that he attempted to do so, and gave a nightmarish grin while doing so indicates that Jack Napier had absolutely no problem hurting or murdering children.
** While it's glossed over, a news report mentions ''baby powder'' is one of the products found to contain Smylex

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* WouldHurtAChild: WouldHurtAChild:
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Jack Napier attempted to murder Bruce Wayne shortly after [[YouKilledMyFather he murdered his parents]]. Although he ultimately didn't go through with it due to his accomplice, the mere fact that he attempted to do so, and gave a nightmarish grin while doing so indicates that Jack Napier had absolutely no problem hurting or murdering children.
** While it's glossed over, a A news report mentions ''baby powder'' is one of the products found to contain SmylexSmylex, though it's unlikely that actual babies would receive a second cosmetic required for the lethal combo.



* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Parents]]: ComicBook/TheJoker, while he was still Jack Napier, murdered young Bruce Wayne's parents while he was a child, and came very close to murdering Bruce Wayne himself as well that same time. The experience, just like in the comics (minus the Joker's involvement), turned Bruce Wayne into Batman, and during the final confrontation between himself and the Joker, he flat out tells Joker that Joker murdered his parents, meaning they created each other.

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* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Parents]]: YouKilledMyFather: ComicBook/TheJoker, while he was still Jack Napier, murdered young Bruce Wayne's parents while he was a child, and came very close to murdering Bruce Wayne himself as well that same time. The experience, just like in the comics (minus the Joker's involvement), turned Bruce Wayne into Batman, and during the final confrontation between himself and the Joker, he flat out tells Joker that Joker murdered his parents, meaning they created each other.
12th Oct '17 1:16:29 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Happens in a strange way with this series; the first movie was a dark, serious gothic film that featured a Prince pop number as its soundtrack's main single, apparently because [[ExecutiveMeddling it was the song the executives wanted]]. ''Film/BatmanForever'' and ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', on the other hand, are much, much LighterAndSofter but have songs like U2's "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" and Smashing Pumpkins' "The End is the Beginning is the End" as the major soundtrack songs, both of which sound like they should be on the soundtrack of much darker, deeper, better movies. Indeed, a remixed version of the latter song was on the soundtrack of the ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' movie. (''Film/BatmanReturns'' averts this; see the page for more information.)
** In a straighter example, during TheReveal of the TheJoker during the ThatManIsDead scene, which he starts shooting Grissom, a circus calliope breaks out.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: Happens in a strange way with this series; the first movie was a dark, serious gothic film that featured a Prince pop number as its soundtrack's main single, apparently because [[ExecutiveMeddling it was the song the executives wanted]]. ''Film/BatmanForever'' and ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', on the other hand, are much, much LighterAndSofter but have songs like U2's "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" and Smashing Pumpkins' "The End is the Beginning is the End" as the major soundtrack songs, both of which sound like they should be on the soundtrack of much darker, deeper, better movies. Indeed, a remixed version of the latter song was on the soundtrack of the ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' movie. (''Film/BatmanReturns'' averts this; see the page for more information.)
** In a straighter example, during
During TheReveal of the TheJoker during the ThatManIsDead scene, which he starts shooting Grissom, a circus calliope breaks out.
12th Oct '17 1:09:18 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* FiveBadBand: The Grissom gang in the first part of the movie.
** BigBad: Carl Grissom
** CoDragons: Jack Napier and Eckhardt
** TheBrute: Bob
** EvilGenius: Grissom's accountant [[AllThereInTheScript (named Luce in the script)]] and Vinnie Ricorso [[WrongGenreSavvy {or so he'd like to believe} ]]
** DarkChick: Alicia
12th Oct '17 1:00:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** In 1989 pausing a live broadcast was the sort of thing only the Batcomputer could do.
14th Aug '17 9:51:16 AM Bootlebat
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Than the '60s version by far.
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