History Film / TheDarkKnight

9th Apr '18 2:43:30 PM KneadToKnow
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* BottomlessMagazines: Downplayed, but the shotgun-toting teller in the opening bank heist fires six shots before he's out -- when a shotgun that size has a magazine that only holds four. With one in the chamber, he ''should'' have been out when Bozo says he is.

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* BottomlessMagazines: Downplayed, but the shotgun-toting teller bank manager in the opening bank heist fires six shots before he's out -- when a shotgun that size has a magazine that only holds four. With one in the chamber, he ''should'' have been out when Bozo says he is.



--->'''Batman''': [[DeadpanSnarker I'm not wearing hockey pads.]

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--->'''Batman''': [[DeadpanSnarker I'm not wearing hockey pads.]]]
7th Apr '18 11:57:34 PM Kamiguy123
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* CardCarryingVillain: Played with. Although ComicBook/TheJoker never calls himself "evil" or "a villain", he styles himself an "AgentOfChaos", describes all his heinous acts with a grin & smile, and intentionally positions himself as a {{foil}} to the heroic Batman and Dent. Also, he actually has a card.

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* CardCarryingVillain: Played with. Although ComicBook/TheJoker never calls himself "evil" or "a villain", he styles himself an "AgentOfChaos", "Agent Of Chaos", describes all his heinous acts with a grin & smile, and intentionally positions himself as a {{foil}} to the heroic Batman and Dent. Also, he actually has a card.



** And [[DefiedTrope defied]] with the custom suit he wears to the mob meeting.

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** And [[DefiedTrope defied]] {{defied}} with the custom suit he wears to the mob meeting.



--->'''Batman''': [[DeadpanSnarker I'm not wearing hockey pads.]]

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--->'''Batman''': [[DeadpanSnarker I'm not wearing hockey pads.]]]



* ChewingTheScenery: The Chechen's '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis DOGS! ARE! HONG-RAY!]]''' Or as Rifftrax mocks it, "MY Creator/AlPacino impression is terrible!"

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* ChewingTheScenery: The Chechen's '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis DOGS! ARE! HONG-RAY!]]''' Or as Rifftrax mocks it, "MY "My Creator/AlPacino impression is terrible!"TERRIBLE!"



** When Lau is captured by the police, he gives them the names of all his mob clients as a means of avoiding his own incarceration and stealing all the criminals money for himself. Later in the movie, when Lau is freed from his jail cell by the Joker, he quickly gives up the location of the money to avoid being killed... [[KillItWithFire only for the Joker to burn him alive anyway]].

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** When Lau is captured by the police, he gives them the names of all his mob clients as a means of avoiding his own incarceration and stealing all the criminals money for himself. Later in the movie, when Lau is freed from his jail cell by the Joker, he quickly gives up the location of the money to avoid being killed... [[KillItWithFire [[KarmicDeath only for the Joker to to]] [[KillItWithFire burn him alive anyway]].



-->'''Joker''': Look at you go!

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-->'''Joker''': Look at you go!''go''!



* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Rachel.]]

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* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Rachel.]]Rachel.



** but Lucius Fox is still the most obvious example.

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** but But Lucius Fox is still the most obvious example.



* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Two-Face]]. You think I want to escape? There is no escape from ''[[NightmareFace this]]''.

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* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Two-Face]].
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You think I want to escape? There is no escape from ''[[NightmareFace this]]''.this]]''!



'''The Joker:''' TADA! It's.... ah, it's ''gone''..... Oh, and by the way, [[CheapCostume the suit]]? It wasn't cheap. ''[sits down]'' You oughta know, you bought it!

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'''The Joker:''' TADA! It's.... ah, it's ''gone''..... Oh, and by the way, [[CheapCostume the suit]]? [[{{Defied}} It wasn't cheap.cheap]]. ''[sits down]'' You oughta know, you bought it!
22nd Mar '18 10:44:42 AM nabu-san
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* GangOfHats: The Joker and his goon run a KillerClown theme, whereas Joker always has makeup and the others can clown masks or painted tights. This tropes is deviously [[ExploitedTrope exploited]] by the Joker at the climax when he has his hostages wearing clown masks, tied standing up, with guns taped into their hands, while the real criminals disguise themselves as the hostage. Thankfully, Batman sees through the trick and manages to make the police understand it before there's a needless bloodshed.

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* GangOfHats: The Joker and his goon goons run a KillerClown MonsterClown theme, whereas Joker always has makeup and the others can wear clown masks or painted tights. This tropes is deviously [[ExploitedTrope exploited]] by the Joker at the climax when he has his hostages wearing clown said masks, tied standing up, with guns taped into their hands, while the real criminals disguise themselves as the hostage.hostages. Thankfully, Batman sees through the trick and manages to make the police understand it before there's a needless bloodshed.
22nd Mar '18 10:38:38 AM nabu-san
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* GangOfHats: The Joker and his goon run a KillerClown theme, whereas Joker always has makeup and the others can clown masks or painted tights. This tropes is deviously [[ExploitedTrope exploited]] by the Joker at the climax when he has his hostages wearing clown masks, tied standing up, with guns taped into their hands, while the real criminals disguise themselves as the hostage. Thankfully, Batman sees through the trick and manages to make the police understand it before there's a needless bloodshed.
10th Mar '18 10:03:51 PM MadAnthony94
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** Joker audaciously killing someone at a conference of all the city's biggest mobsters could be another reference to the 89 film (the mobsters are even multicultural). It also serves as a highlight to how different this Joker is from that one, since the means of death is a lot harder to laugh at.
11th Feb '18 11:14:47 AM BlueCaper
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* AScarToRemember: Narrowly averted twice, both concerning the Joker:
** The Joker poises a knife at the inner cheek of a man who ordered a hit on him, as he recounts ([[ConsummateLiar one version of]]) [[EveryScarHasAStory how he got]] ''[[EveryScarHasAStory his own]]'' GlasgowGrin. Though we expect to see the man get the same grin cut into him, the slash of the knife ''[[ReactionShot somehow]]'' simply makes him fall down dead.
** The Joker recounts ''another'' version of his GlasgowGrin backstory to Rachel Dawson, presumably before she gets the same grin cut into her. She [[DefiantCaptive kicks him away]], however, and sends the Joker on a [[EvilIsHammy hammed-up response]] [[JustInTime just long enough]] for Batman to [[TheHero swoop in and save her]]...[[ILetGwenStacyDie for]] [[ItOnlyWorksOnce now]].
7th Feb '18 5:12:38 PM nombretomado
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* BigBadassRig: TheJoker and his [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter "(S)LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE" semi truck]], until Batman uses the Batpod cables to flip it trailer over cab first.

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* BigBadassRig: TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker and his [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter "(S)LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE" semi truck]], until Batman uses the Batpod cables to flip it trailer over cab first.
26th Jan '18 10:48:33 AM DustSnitch
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* SymbolicMutilation: Here's a fun game: watch ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and count how many times people say the word "face" in reference to Harvey Dent, before his accident. By the time you get each instance counted out, Harvey will have lost any interest in playing nice for the public or in prettying up his face, or lack thereof.
23rd Jan '18 4:01:05 AM le_mirage
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-->*SmashCut to Maroni*
* Determinator: Joker is so determined to prove that every man, no matter how good, can turn into a killer if pushed over the edge, [[spoiler: that, at least once, he readily puts his own life at stake for both Batman and Dent to took it. However Batman refuses to run him over (at the cost of his own safety), and Dent gives him the chance of a coin toss (which the Joker wins), reather just kill him outright]].

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-->*SmashCut -->-*SmashCut to Maroni*
* Determinator: Joker is so determined to prove that every man, no matter how good, can turn into a killer if pushed over the edge, [[spoiler: that, at least once, he readily puts his own life at stake for both Batman and Dent to took it. However Batman refuses to run him over (at the cost of his own safety), and Dent gives him the chance of a coin toss (which the Joker wins), reather just kill him outright]].
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23rd Jan '18 3:54:33 AM le_mirage
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* Determinator: Joker is so determined to prove that every man, no matter how good, can turn into a killer if pushed over the edge, [[spoiler: that, at least once, he readily puts his own life at stake for both Batman and Dent to took it. However Batman refuses to run him over (at the cost of his own safety), and Dent gives him the chance of a coin toss (which the Joker wins), reather just kill him outright]].
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