History Film / TheDarkKnight

24th Apr '16 1:09:46 AM TrollBrutal
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** Also, the Narrows are said to have been destroyed in the previous film, so they do not appear at all. Although Arkham Asylum is mentioned.

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** Also, the The Narrows are said to have been destroyed in the previous film, so they do not appear at all. Although Arkham Asylum is mentioned.



* AssholeVictim: Too many to count and that's what makes many of Jokers crimes more palatable. In short order: [[spoiler: all the bank robbers who are convinced to murder each other for money, the bank manager himself who was a minion of the mob, Gambol and many of his gangsters (a noteworthy example included a pencil), Lau and Chechen. Ironically Maroni escaped Joker but became an AssholeVictim of Two-face and same goes for Wuertz.]]

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* AssholeVictim: Too many to count and that's what makes many Most of Jokers Joker's victims, which make his crimes more palatable. In short order: [[spoiler: all the bank robbers who are convinced eager to murder each other for money, the bank manager himself who was a minion of the mob, Gambol and many of his gangsters (a noteworthy example included a pencil), Lau and Chechen. Ironically Maroni escaped Joker but became an AssholeVictim of Two-face and same goes for Wuertz.]]
23rd Apr '16 11:34:02 PM caivu
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* ArtShift: Of a sort. [[WordOfGod Christopher Nolan]] stated in an interview that as opposed to the gritty grimy look of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''The Dark Knight'' would be slightly... cleaner, so to speak. Namely, they clean their images up nicely by blowing lots of stuff up.

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Of a sort. [[WordOfGod Christopher Nolan]] stated in an interview that as opposed to the gritty grimy look of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''The Dark Knight'' would be slightly... cleaner, so to speak. Namely, they clean their images up nicely by blowing lots of stuff up.



* AssholeVictim: Too many to count and thats what makes many of Jokers crimes more palatable. In short order: [[spoiler: all the bank robbers who are convinced to murder each other for money, the bank manager himself who was a minion of the mob, Gambol and many of his gangsters (a noteworthy example included a pencil), Lau and Chechen. Ironically Maroni escaped Joker but became an AssholeVictim of Two-face and same goes for Wuertz.]]

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* AssholeVictim: Too many to count and thats that's what makes many of Jokers crimes more palatable. In short order: [[spoiler: all the bank robbers who are convinced to murder each other for money, the bank manager himself who was a minion of the mob, Gambol and many of his gangsters (a noteworthy example included a pencil), Lau and Chechen. Ironically Maroni escaped Joker but became an AssholeVictim of Two-face and same goes for Wuertz.]]



* DeathBySecretIdentity: Subverted. Coleman Reese learns Bruce's identity, but ''doesn't'' end up dead despite the Joker's best efforts. Reese does however decide to keep his mouth shut for good after Bruce saves his life. Maybe he did take Fox's advice to forget about blackmailing Bruce.

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Subverted. Coleman Reese learns Bruce's identity, but ''doesn't'' end up dead despite the Joker's best efforts. Reese does however decide to keep his mouth shut for good after Bruce saves his life. Maybe he did take Fox's advice to forget about blackmailing Bruce.



* DefiantToTheEnd: In the opening scene bank manager wounded by Bozo[[spoiler:/The Joker]] keeps defying him and asking what does he believe in, rather than playing dead to save his life.

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* DefiantToTheEnd: DefiantToTheEnd:
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In the opening scene bank manager wounded by Bozo[[spoiler:/The Joker]] keeps defying him and asking what does he believe in, rather than playing dead to save his life.


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* DiceRollDeath: Two-Face uses a coin toss solely to determine whether those responsible for his kidnapping and disfigurement live or die, and he does take some lives this way.
29th Mar '16 7:42:50 AM pvsage
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* {{Cincinnatus}}: {{Discussed}} when Harvey Dent compares Batman to the Roman tradition of appointing a dictator in times of crisis.
29th Mar '16 7:12:53 AM pvsage
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* NoHonorAmongThieves: Of the first group of the Joker's lackey's introduced, the only one who isn't killed [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness as soon as he finishes his part of the job]] is the Joker himself.
-->'''Lackey #3:''' I'm betting the Joker told you to kill ''me'' as soon as we loaded the cash.\\
'''Lackey #4[[note]]the Joker[[/note]]:''' No, no no no, I kill the bus driver.
28th Mar '16 8:49:29 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* AdultFear: The Joker and Two-Face were frightening enough on their own, but the part that was also creepy was [[spoiler:the fact that, even after faking his own death, Commissioner Gordon still can't protect his own children--and Mrs. Gordon's response to the ploy!]].

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* AdultFear: The Joker and Two-Face were frightening enough on their own, but the part that was also creepy was [[spoiler:the fact that, even after faking his own death, Commissioner Gordon still can't protect his own children--and Mrs. Gordon's response to the ploy!]].ploy!]]
28th Mar '16 8:46:34 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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->''"Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn."''

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->''"Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men [[ForTheEvulz just want to watch the world burn."'']]"''
27th Mar '16 9:27:45 AM Mario1995
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** The gun Wilmer Rossi brings in a courtroom trying (and failing) to assassinate Harvey Dent is made of carbon fiber, and not metal. This is so that the gun could pass through the metal detectors without any trouble, as practically every courthouse in America have metal detectors.

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** The defective gun Wilmer Rossi brings in a courtroom trying (and failing) to assassinate Harvey Dent is made of carbon fiber, and not metal. This is so that the gun could pass through the metal detectors without any trouble, as practically every courthouse in America have metal detectors.
27th Mar '16 9:26:58 AM Mario1995
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** The gun a mafia wiseguy brings in a courtroom trying (and failing) to assassinate Harvey Dent is made of carbon fiber, and not metal. This is so that the gun could pass through the metal detectors without any trouble, as practically every courthouse in America have metal detectors.

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** The gun a mafia wiseguy Wilmer Rossi brings in a courtroom trying (and failing) to assassinate Harvey Dent is made of carbon fiber, and not metal. This is so that the gun could pass through the metal detectors without any trouble, as practically every courthouse in America have metal detectors.
27th Mar '16 9:24:26 AM Mario1995
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** The gun a mafia wiseguy brings in a courtroom trying (and failing) to assassinate Harvey Dent is made of carbon fiber, and not metal. This is so that the gun could pass through the metal detectors without any trouble, as practically every courthouse in America have metal detectors.
26th Mar '16 3:57:32 PM IuraCivium
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* ContinuityNod: A possible one to the Adam West ''Batman'' [=TV=] show: The mask that the Joker wears during the heist in the beginning is reminiscent of the clown mask the Joker wears in an episode where he performs as Pagliacci.
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