History Film / TheDarkKnight

1st Dec '17 7:47:44 PM Kalaong
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* WheresTheKaboom: When the Joker attempts to blow up the hospital and it only partly detonates. There was reportedly a delay in the explosives, and the Joker was supposed to be already on his bus when the hospital fell completely, but Ledger was unaware of this. So not once breaking character, Ledger mashes down on the detonator until demolition resumes.

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* WheresTheKaboom: When [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I-QQDivADE the Joker attempts to blow blows up the hospital and hospital]], it only partly detonates. detonates -- ''at first.'' There was reportedly a delay in the explosives, and explosives; the Joker was supposed to be already on his bus when the hospital fell completely, but having [[UnflinchingWalk casually walked away from the blast]]. Ledger was unaware of this. So not once breaking character, Ledger mashes down on this, but never breaks character; instead, he throws up his hands, then starts fiddling with the detonator and ultimately starts [[PercussiveMaintenance smacking it against his hand]] until demolition resumes.resumes. At that point, he starts ''running.''
1st Dec '17 6:32:47 PM WiseMan23753
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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatOpposition: Discussed between Harvey Dent and Mayor Garcia. The latter says that while Dent (and the Batman, one of his best supporters) have so much power against Gotham's crime problem, they've made many enemies from those who profited from it. The tropes quote sums it up:
--> ''They're all coming after you now. Not just the mob: politicians, journalists, cops. Anyone whose wallet's about to get lighter.''

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatOpposition: Discussed between Harvey Dent and Mayor Garcia. The latter says that while Dent (and for a semi-related case, the Batman, who is one of his best supporters) have greatest contributors) has so much power over against Gotham's crime problem, they've he's made many enemies from out of those who profited from it. The tropes trope's quote sums it all up:
--> ''They're ''"They're all coming after you now. Not just the mob: politicians, journalists, cops. Anyone whose wallet's about to get lighter.''"''
1st Dec '17 6:31:01 PM WiseMan23753
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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatOpposition: Discussed between Harvey Dent and Mayor Garcia. The latter says that while Dent (and the Batman, one of his best supporters) have so much power against Gotham's crime problem, they've made many enemies from those who profited from it. The tropes quote sums it up:
--> ''They're all coming after you now. Not just the mob: politicians, journalists, cops. Anyone whose wallet's about to get lighter.''
15th Nov '17 6:05:13 PM TrollMan
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** In a more literal example, the sawed-off shotgun that the mob banker uses to fend off the Joker and his goons at the beginning is taken by the Joker and used by him throughout the movie.[[note]]He uses it when he crashes Bruce Wayne's party, to kill the cop who walks up to his truck, and to shoot at the SWAT van that Harvey is being transported in.[[/note]]
28th Oct '17 11:20:44 PM DoctorNemesis
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* BullyingADragon: Coleman Reese figures out Batman's identity and decides to try and blackmail him, until Fox points out to him that trying to blackmail one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men about the fact that he's secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands has multiple flaws.

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* BullyingADragon: Coleman Reese figures out Batman's identity and decides to try and blackmail him, until Fox points out to him that trying a plan to blackmail one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men about the fact that he's secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands is a plan that has multiple flaws.
26th Oct '17 11:46:42 AM AutoPilate
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*** Reese ''did'' take the advice, as he wasn't about to announce Batman's identity to blackmail him, but because people were dying.
4th Oct '17 10:03:16 AM appealus
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A year after the events of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Batman (Creator/ChristianBale), Lieutenant James Gordon (Creator/GaryOldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Creator/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, 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...]]w

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A year after the events of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Batman (Creator/ChristianBale), Lieutenant James Gordon (Creator/GaryOldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Creator/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, 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...]]w
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2nd Oct '17 8:06:13 PM Angelus25
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A year after the events of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Batman (Creator/ChristianBale), Lieutenant James Gordon (Creator/GaryOldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Creator/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, 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...]]

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A year after the events of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Batman (Creator/ChristianBale), Lieutenant James Gordon (Creator/GaryOldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Creator/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, 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...]]
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* CanonImmigrant: The Batbunker. Introduced here as the replacement for the Batcave, it's a big white military-style installation built under a Wayne skyscraper. It eventually made its way to the comics when Bruce Wayne was temporarily killed off and replaced by Dick Grayson: Dick decided he wanted his HQ to be in the heart of the city instead of a mansion on a hill, so he moves into a bunker inspired by the film. He keeps using this base even after Bruce returns.

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* CanonImmigrant: The Batbunker. Introduced here as the replacement for the Batcave, it's a big white military-style installation built under a Wayne skyscraper.Enterprises property. It eventually made its way to the comics when Bruce Wayne was temporarily killed off and replaced by Dick Grayson: Dick decided he wanted his HQ to be in the heart of the city instead of a mansion on a hill, so he moves into a bunker inspired by the film. He keeps using this base even after Bruce returns.
24th Sep '17 12:18:11 AM ImSpidey2
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* KnightOfCerebus: While Joker, of course, CrossesTheLineTwice with each scene that he's in, the same cannot be said for [[spoiler:Harvey Dent, post-Two-Face. He hardly has any comedic aspects at that point - nearly every scene he's in is played entirely seriously. As his mental health tanks and his obsession over Rachel's death grows, it gets worse, culminating to the very end where he ''threatens to kill Gordon's family''.]]
17th Sep '17 8:16:19 AM AFreakyDude
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* CardCarryingVillain: Played with. Although ComicBook/TheJoker never calls himself "evil" or "a villain", he styles himself an "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.

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* CardCarryingVillain: Played with. Although ComicBook/TheJoker never calls himself "evil" or "a villain", he styles himself an "Agent of Chaos", "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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