History Film / TheDarkKnight

15th Sep '16 5:22:42 AM JackG
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* GatlingGood: Bruce Wayne conducts a ballistics test using a gatling gun.

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* GatlingGood: Bruce Wayne conducts a ballistics test using a gatling gun.Gatling gun with a different kind of bullet in each barrel. There is absolutely no reason to have this other than RuleOfCool and ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney which entirely fits Wayne's persona.



15th Sep '16 5:12:41 AM JackG
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* RankUp: Jim Gordon is promoted to Commissioner after [[spoiler:the Joker's capture]].

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* RankUp: Jim Gordon is promoted to Commissioner after [[spoiler:the Joker's capture]]. Unfortunately he was still a Lieutenant at the start of the movie, making this one hell of an overnight promotion. Perhaps no-one else wanted the position after what happened to the last one...
15th Sep '16 5:03:12 AM JackG
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* HopeSpot: An InUniverse one for Harvey Dent. [[spoiler:As he lies in the hospital, he finds the lucky coin he gave Rachel the last time he saw her, left by the side of his bed. But his hopes that she's still alive are dashed when he turns the coin over... the other side's been charred by the explosion that killed her]].

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* HopeSpot: HopeSpot:
** The Joker has been captured, Harvey Dent has been saved, [[spoiler:Gordon is NotQuiteDead and promoted to commissioner. Then Harvey Dent goes missing...]]
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An InUniverse one for Harvey Dent. [[spoiler:As he lies in the hospital, he finds the lucky coin he gave Rachel the last time he saw her, left by the side of his bed. But his hopes that she's still alive are dashed when he turns the coin over... the other side's been charred by the explosion that killed her]].



** Commissioner Loeb says, "You're unlikely to discover this for yourself..." before giving Gordon some advice on what it's like to be a police commissioner. [[spoiler:Moments later he's poisoned and Gordon is made police commissioner.]]

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** Commissioner Loeb says, "You're unlikely to discover this for yourself..." before giving Gordon some advice on what it's like to be a police commissioner. [[spoiler:Moments later he's poisoned and dead, whereupon Gordon is made police commissioner.]]
13th Sep '16 4:54:13 PM JackG
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** Two Face uses this during his SadisticChoice [[spoiler:to find out which of his hostages Gordon values most. Gordon loses his temper when Two Face points his revolver at his son (as opposed to wife or daughter).]]


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** [[spoiler:Two Face gives Gordon a choice between his wife, daughter or son being executed.]]
12th Sep '16 11:25:40 AM Dirtyblue929
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A year after the events of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Batman (ChristianBale), Lieutenant James Gordon (GaryOldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (AaronEckhart) have achieved real success in taking down Gotham's organized crime by hitting the mob where it hurts: their money. The city's mob leaders become so afraid of Batman and what he represents that when a scarred psychopath in [[MonsterClown clown makeup]] shows up and offers to kill Batman, they hire him. But once he's backed by the mob, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker (Creator/HeathLedger) decides that simply killing Batman won't satisfy him. He aims to destroy Gotham City from the inside out, and part of his "plan" involves attempts to corrupt the city's two heroes (Batman and Harvey Dent) by [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke making their lives hell until they snap...]]

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A year after the events of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Batman (ChristianBale), Lieutenant James Gordon (GaryOldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (AaronEckhart) have achieved real success in taking down Gotham's organized crime by hitting the mob where it hurts: their money. The city's mob leaders become so afraid of Batman and what he represents that when a scarred psychopath in [[MonsterClown clown makeup]] shows up and offers to kill Batman, they hire him. But once he's backed by the mob, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker (Creator/HeathLedger) decides that simply killing Batman won't satisfy him. He aims to destroy Gotham City from the inside out, and part of his "plan" involves attempts to corrupt the city's two heroes (Batman and Harvey Dent) by [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke making their lives hell until they snap...]]
11th Sep '16 8:00:47 PM Geoduck
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** Also Reese in the conversation quoted under Blackmail.
11th Sep '16 11:11:35 AM nighttrainfm
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* ExactWords: A peril both of working with and of confronting the Joker.

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* ExactWords: A peril of both of working with and of confronting the Joker.



** Scarecrow does this as well: He only told the Chechen that the drug he sells (strongly implied to be the Fear toxin from the previous film) takes people places. He never said whether these places were places that the user actually wanted to go to. The Chechen was evidentially not amused by this statement.

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** Scarecrow does this as well: He only told the Chechen that the drug he sells (strongly implied to be the Fear toxin from the previous film) takes people places. He never said whether these places they were places that the user actually wanted to go to. The Chechen was evidentially not amused by this statement.this, as his business relies on ''repeat'' customers.



* FalseReassurance: [[spoiler:When Maroni tries to barter the identity of the other [[TheMole Mole]] in Gordon's unit for his life, Two-Face says it couldn't hurt Maroni's chances. This suggests Dent might actually show some mercy, until it turns out the mobster's survival [[ExactWords is based on a 50-50 coin toss]].]]

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* FalseReassurance: FalseReassurance:
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[[spoiler:When Maroni tries to barter the identity of the other [[TheMole Mole]] in Gordon's unit for his life, Two-Face says it couldn't hurt Maroni's chances. This suggests Dent might actually show some mercy, until it turns out the mobster's survival [[ExactWords is based on a 50-50 coin toss]].]]
10th Sep '16 10:42:46 AM JackG
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** Commissioner Loeb says, "You're unlikely to discover this for yourself..." before giving Gordon some advice on what it's like to be a police commissioner. Moments later he's poisoned and Gordon is made police commissioner.

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** Commissioner Loeb says, "You're unlikely to discover this for yourself..." before giving Gordon some advice on what it's like to be a police commissioner. Moments [[spoiler:Moments later he's poisoned and Gordon is made police commissioner.]]
10th Sep '16 10:35:45 AM JackG
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* NotSoDifferent: The Joker (and Scarecrow in his brief cameo) enjoy suggesting to Batman that he's just as insane as they are.
10th Sep '16 9:45:14 AM JackG
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* ChekhovsGun: The spring-loaded spikes fitted on Batman's gauntlets.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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The spring-loaded spikes fitted on Batman's gauntlets.gauntlets.
** The wire thrower used in the opening bank robbery is later used to take down a police helicopter.
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