History Film / TheDarkKnightRises

9th Dec '16 2:21:49 PM Daethalion
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** Batman assisting the Gotham Police against Bane's forces in the final battle is the first time he appears in broad daylight.
4th Dec '16 10:25:38 AM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Selina Kyle wears black outfits in practically all of her scenes
16th Nov '16 2:41:43 AM Andrzej
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* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: To a certain extent, the fusion reactor acting as a bomb. Going by the real life principles behind how actual nuclear fusion reactors work, they can at worst make their containment vessels radioactive and expose people to the radiation - nothing could possibly have exploded. The film seems to implicitly handwave this by implying the device is so advanced and one-of-a-kind that no one in the world besides Dr. Pavel could do this.

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* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: To a certain extent, the fusion reactor acting as a bomb. Going by the real life principles behind how actual nuclear fusion reactors work, they can at worst make their containment vessels radioactive and expose people to the radiation - nothing could possibly have exploded. The film seems to implicitly handwave this by implying the device is so advanced and one-of-a-kind that no one in the world besides Dr. Pavel could do have weaponized it like this.
15th Nov '16 7:20:07 PM Andrzej
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** [[spoiler: In the comics, Ra's al-Ghul's daughter Talia is a gray-shaded character constantly going between AntiHero and AntiVillain, and has sincere feelings for Batman. In the film, Talia is a flat-out villain with none of the moral conflicts she has in the comics, instead being just as much of a KnightTemplar as her father. And her feelings for Batman are revealed to have been all an act: she never loved him, she loved Bane.]]
** Bane himself, possibly, depending on whether you think the version that occasionally verges on NobleDemon but doesn't care about anyone but himself is more or less evil than the nihilistic destroyer with the bomb who [[spoiler: serves the League of Shadows]]

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** [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the comics, Ra's al-Ghul's daughter Talia is a gray-shaded character constantly going between AntiHero and AntiVillain, and has sincere feelings for Batman. In the film, Talia is a flat-out villain with none of the moral conflicts she has in the comics, instead being just as much of a KnightTemplar as her father. And her feelings for Batman are revealed to have been all an act: she never loved him, she loved Bane.]]
** Bane himself, possibly, depending on whether you think the version that occasionally verges on NobleDemon but doesn't care about anyone but himself is more or less evil than the nihilistic destroyer with the bomb who [[spoiler: serves [[spoiler:serves the League of Shadows]]



* TheAlcatraz: The Pit is designed to be inescapable. PlayedWith in that The Pit is actually very easy to escape in the conventional sense; there are no guards, there are no locked cells, and prisoners are free to move about as they wish. There is also no physical barrier keeping them in as the roof is completely open to the outside world. The only thing keeping them in is a vertical climb of at least a hundred feet to get up to the opening at the top. A lot of prisoners have tried and failed to escape (often killing themselves in the process), but the extremely difficult climb IS possible, [[spoiler: as Bane, Bruce, and Talia al Ghul have proven. The safety rope is apparently there as a trick: it may save you from a fatal fall, but it also makes it impossible to make a jump during the climb, which is properly done free-climbing.]]

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* TheAlcatraz: The Pit is designed to be inescapable. PlayedWith in that The Pit is actually very easy to escape in the conventional sense; there are no guards, there are no locked cells, and prisoners are free to move about as they wish. There is also no physical barrier keeping them in as the roof is completely open to the outside world. The only thing keeping them in is a vertical climb of at least a hundred feet to get up to the opening at the top. A lot of prisoners have tried and failed to escape (often killing themselves in the process), but the extremely difficult climb IS possible, [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as Bane, Bruce, and Talia al Ghul have proven. The safety rope is apparently there as a trick: it may save you from a fatal fall, but it also makes it impossible to make a jump during the climb, which is properly done free-climbing.]]



** [[spoiler:A scene of Talia openly taking charge of the League of Shadows to form a convoy to detonate the neutron bomb. She then floods the reactor core and, as in the film, Fox tries to escape, though even the finished scenes of Fox in the film occur earlier in the script version;
** A longer argument between Blake and the Army blockade on Gotham Bridge. Blake argues with the commanding officer, trying to convince him that Batman has returned and battle has broken out in the city streets]].

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** [[spoiler:A scene of Talia openly taking charge of the League of Shadows to form a convoy to detonate the neutron bomb. She then floods the reactor core and, as in the film, Fox tries to escape, though even the finished scenes of Fox in the film occur earlier in the script version;
version.]]
** A longer argument between Blake and the Army blockade on Gotham Bridge. Blake argues with the commanding officer, trying to convince him that Batman has returned and battle has broken out in the city streets]].streets.



* BadassAndChildDuo: [[spoiler: Bane protecting young Talia in the prison. When she grows up, they become the evil version of LadyAndKnight.]]

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* BadassAndChildDuo: [[spoiler: Bane [[spoiler:Bane protecting young Talia in the prison. When she grows up, they become the evil version of LadyAndKnight.]]



---> '''Batman''': WHEN YOU TELL ME WHERE THE TRIGGER IS... ''then'' you have my permission to die!

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---> '''Batman''': --->'''Batman''': WHEN YOU TELL ME WHERE THE TRIGGER IS... ''then'' you have my permission to die!



* BattleCouple: [[spoiler: Bruce and Selina by the end.]]

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* BattleCouple: [[spoiler: Bruce [[spoiler:Bruce and Selina by the end.]]



** [[spoiler: BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: Miranda reveals herself to be Talia al Ghul, aiming to destroy Gotham and avenge her father, whom she ''hates'' Bruce Wayne for killing. Selina reveals herself to be a NobleDemon.]]

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** [[spoiler: BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: [[spoiler:BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: Miranda reveals herself to be Talia al Ghul, aiming to destroy Gotham and avenge her father, whom she ''hates'' Bruce Wayne for killing. Selina reveals herself to be a NobleDemon.]]



* BigBad: Bane is the lead terrorist and carries out the EvilPlan. [[spoiler: In realty, he's either TheDragon or part of a BigBadDuumvirate with Talia al Ghul (it's not clear which), but whatever the case Talia is the mole and Bane is the enforcer. If anything, Talia had the basic concept and Bane does about 99% of the work.]]

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* BigBad: Bane is the lead terrorist and carries out the EvilPlan. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In realty, he's either TheDragon or part of a BigBadDuumvirate with Talia al Ghul (it's not clear which), but whatever the case Talia is the mole and Bane is the enforcer. If anything, Talia had the basic concept and Bane does about 99% of the work.]]



* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: John Daggett schemes to take over Wayne Enterprises and believes Bane to be a mere attack dog for him to accomplish this goal. Bane disposes of him when he is no longer needed.]]
* BigDamnGunship: Though the Bat is more in the lines of a military-model attack helicopter than a gunship, this trope pops up around it several times. [[spoiler: Particularly during the finale, when the cops stand off against Bane's army. It appears to disable the Tumblers.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: The entire final act is one long {{Big Damn Hero|es}} moment for Batman to all of Gotham. [[spoiler: Then he himself is saved by Selina Kyle.]]

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* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: John [[spoiler:John Daggett schemes to take over Wayne Enterprises and believes Bane to be a mere attack dog for him to accomplish this goal. Bane disposes of him when he is no longer needed.]]
* BigDamnGunship: Though the Bat is more in the lines of a military-model attack helicopter than a gunship, this trope pops up around it several times. [[spoiler: Particularly [[spoiler:Particularly during the finale, when the cops stand off against Bane's army. It appears to disable the Tumblers.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: The entire final act is one long {{Big Damn Hero|es}} moment for Batman to all of Gotham. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then he himself is saved by Selina Kyle.]]



--> '''Det. John Blake:''' What does that mean?\\

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--> '''Det.-->'''Det. John Blake:''' What does that mean?\\



* BondVillainStupidity: Played with. [[spoiler: Bane runs with it, dropping Bruce into the pit he and Talia came from. Later, after he returns and Talia reveals her true colors, she tells Bane to let him live so he can die when the city blows up, this time Bane waits until she leaves and attempts to avert it by preparing to kill him with a shotgun... and then Selina arrives to stop him.]]
* BookcasePassage:

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* BondVillainStupidity: Played with. [[spoiler: Bane [[spoiler:Bane runs with it, dropping Bruce into the pit he and Talia came from. Later, after he returns and Talia reveals her true colors, she tells Bane to let him live so he can die when the city blows up, this time Bane waits until she leaves and attempts to avert it by preparing to kill him with a shotgun... and then Selina arrives to stop him.]]
* BookcasePassage: BookcasePassage:



** The beginning and ending of the movie features Gordon at a public ceremony commemorating a fallen hero. The first time is for Harvey Dent and, knowing the truth about Dent's FaceHeelTurn and sickened by the lie he has to tell, Gordon is clearly conflicted and tormented by what he has to do. [[spoiler: At the end, he's at the ceremony unveiling the memorial statue of Batman in City Hall, and seeing the ''real'' hero finally be recognised by the city clearly brings Gordon some peace.]]

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** The beginning and ending of the movie features Gordon at a public ceremony commemorating a fallen hero. The first time is for Harvey Dent and, knowing the truth about Dent's FaceHeelTurn and sickened by the lie he has to tell, Gordon is clearly conflicted and tormented by what he has to do. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end, he's at the ceremony unveiling the memorial statue of Batman in City Hall, and seeing the ''real'' hero finally be recognised by the city clearly brings Gordon some peace.]]



** Batman Begins and Dark Knight Rises both have storylines that revolve around the [[spoiler: Al Ghul family (both pretending to be a side character as well)]] conspiring to destroy Gotham City and end up [[spoiler: dying as a result of WayneTech technology]]. Batman must take up the call and in the process, learn something about himself. While in Begins, Bruce starts his career as Batman, in Rises he[[spoiler: retires and allows Blake to become Gotham's protector]].#

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** Batman Begins and Dark Knight Rises both have storylines that revolve around the [[spoiler: Al [[spoiler:Al Ghul family (both pretending to be a side character as well)]] conspiring to destroy Gotham City and end up [[spoiler: dying [[spoiler:dying as a result of WayneTech technology]]. Batman must take up the call and in the process, learn something about himself. While in Begins, Bruce starts his career as Batman, in Rises he[[spoiler: retires he [[spoiler:retires and allows Blake to become Gotham's protector]].#



* BreakThemByTalking: During their first encounter, Bane mocks Batman's tactics as worthless against a [[EvilCounterpart fellow League of Shadows member]]. He delivers a second while [[spoiler: leaving Bruce in the Pit]], going into detail about how he intends to torture and destroy Gotham, while Batman is ForcedToWatch.
** [[spoiler: Talia delivers a brief one to Batman before leaving to secure the bomb.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Talia''': Don't kill him. I want him to feel the heat. Feel the fire of 12 million souls ''you failed''.]]

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* BreakThemByTalking: During their first encounter, Bane mocks Batman's tactics as worthless against a [[EvilCounterpart fellow League of Shadows member]]. He delivers a second while [[spoiler: leaving [[spoiler:leaving Bruce in the Pit]], going into detail about how he intends to torture and destroy Gotham, while Batman is ForcedToWatch.
** [[spoiler: Talia [[spoiler:Talia delivers a brief one to Batman before leaving to secure the bomb.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Talia''': -->[[spoiler:'''Talia''': Don't kill him. I want him to feel the heat. Feel the fire of 12 million souls ''you failed''.]]



** How does [[spoiler:Blake]] get into the [[spoiler: Batcave]]? Spelunking. You know, cave diving.

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** How does [[spoiler:Blake]] get into the [[spoiler: Batcave]]? [[spoiler:Batcave]]? Spelunking. You know, cave diving.



*** This goes all the way back to the 1989 ''{{Film/Batman}}'', when he asks the Joker "Ever dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight" right before punching the Joker in the face.

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*** This goes all the way back to the 1989 ''{{Film/Batman}}'', ''Film/{{Batman}}'', when he asks the Joker "Ever dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight" right before punching the Joker in the face.



** Near the end, [[spoiler:John Blake]] reveals that [[spoiler:his first name is Robin and follows Bruce's footsteps, showing that he is a CompositeCharacter of several of the {{ComicBook/Robin}}s]]. Ironically, he was originally speculated to be an entirely different Canon Character All Along-one from a book where the Joker stole a little boys pies.
* CapitalismIsBad: Seems to go back and forth with this trope. On one hand, we have some good anti-capitalist zingers from Catwoman, who disapproves of Bruce Wayne's selfish lifestyle. On the other, we have a DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sequence where angry anarchists attack the stock exchange and super-villain Bane's dialogue calls back to the recent "Occupy Wall Street" movement. When the film was released, many decried it as capitalist apologism in defense of the elite. Though it should be noted that Creator/ChristopherNolan [[WordOfGod has officially stated]] that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical no political message was intended]]. In addition, this film [[SnarkBait has been mocked]] as an example of both anti-capitalism and anti-anti-capitalism, with Jonathan Chait writing in ''New York magazine'' that "What passes for a right-wing movie these days is ''The Dark Knight Rises'', which submits the rather modest premise that, irritating though the rich may be, actually killing them and taking all their stuff might be excessive."

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** Near the end, [[spoiler:John Blake]] reveals that [[spoiler:his first name is Robin and follows Bruce's footsteps, showing that he is a CompositeCharacter of several of the {{ComicBook/Robin}}s]].ComicBook/{{Robin}}s]]. Ironically, he was originally speculated to be an entirely different Canon Character All Along-one from a book where the Joker stole a little boys pies.
* CapitalismIsBad: Seems to go back and forth with this trope. On one hand, we have some good anti-capitalist zingers from Catwoman, who disapproves of Bruce Wayne's selfish lifestyle. On the other, we have a DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sequence where angry anarchists attack the stock exchange and super-villain Bane's dialogue calls back to the recent "Occupy Wall Street" movement. When the film was released, many decried it as capitalist apologism in defense of the elite. Though it should be noted that Creator/ChristopherNolan [[WordOfGod has officially stated]] that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical no political message was intended]]. In addition, this film [[SnarkBait has been mocked]] as an example of both anti-capitalism and anti-anti-capitalism, with Jonathan Chait writing in ''New York magazine'' that "What passes for a right-wing movie these days is ''The Dark Knight Rises'', which submits the rather modest premise that, irritating though the rich may be, actually killing them and taking all their stuff might be excessive." "



* CentralTheme: [[DareToBeBadass Anyone can be a hero.]] [[spoiler: This sets up the idea that the Batman is a symbol, [[TakeUpMySword and that anyone can take up the mantle when the time is needed]].]]
* ChangedMyMindKid: [[spoiler: Selina showing back up to save Batman after saying she'd run.]]
* CharacterDevelopment:
** Batman/Bruce Wayne, continues the hero's symbolic journey; over the course of the film descending into darkness [[spoiler:to undergo the same gruelling training which Bane went through before finally "Rising", a resurrected Batman able to defeat the man who broke him]]. His heart is also broken with Alfred's revelation of Rachel's true feelings, and his final admission that [[spoiler: it's time for him to let Gotham go]].
** Selina Kyle: As mentioned above, [[spoiler: she transcends her past as a criminal to become a savior of Gotham and Batman's crime fighting partner.]]
* CharacterTics: Bane has a habit of holding the lapels of his jacket open like a very dapper gentleman, even when he's not wearing lapels or even a jacket.

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* CentralTheme: [[DareToBeBadass Anyone can be a hero.]] [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This sets up the idea that the Batman is a symbol, [[TakeUpMySword and that anyone can take up the mantle when the time is needed]].]]
* ChangedMyMindKid: [[spoiler: Selina [[spoiler:Selina showing back up to save Batman after saying she'd run.]]
* CharacterDevelopment:
CharacterDevelopment:
** Batman/Bruce Wayne, continues the hero's symbolic journey; over the course of the film descending into darkness [[spoiler:to undergo the same gruelling training which Bane went through before finally "Rising", a resurrected Batman able to defeat the man who broke him]]. His heart is also broken with Alfred's revelation of Rachel's true feelings, and his final admission that [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's time for him to let Gotham go]].
** Selina Kyle: As mentioned above, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she transcends her past as a criminal to become a savior of Gotham and Batman's crime fighting partner.]]
* CharacterTics: Bane has a habit of holding the lapels of his jacket open like a very dapper gentleman, even when he's not wearing lapels or even a jacket.



** The Bat has a malfunctioning autopilot. [[spoiler: Which Bruce quietly fixed, a while ago.]]

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** The Bat has a malfunctioning autopilot. [[spoiler: Which [[spoiler:Which Bruce quietly fixed, a while ago.]]



* ChekhovsLecture: [[spoiler: Once trapped in the Pit, Bruce learns that Bane's mask allows him to FeelNoPain. Bruce figures out part of why he lost his first match with Bane, and uses that knowledge to target Bane's mask in their rematch.]]

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* ChekhovsLecture: [[spoiler: Once [[spoiler:Once trapped in the Pit, Bruce learns that Bane's mask allows him to FeelNoPain. Bruce figures out part of why he lost his first match with Bane, and uses that knowledge to target Bane's mask in their rematch.]]



* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Bruce and Selina are shown throughout most of the film in dark clothing, reflecting the difficult circumstances, bleakness and duality of their lives. [[spoiler: At the end of the film in Italy, they are shown in lighter and softer colors, reflecting their mutual contentment.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Bane has no rules in combat. Meaning it's hard to figure out his weakness unless you get sent to the Pit to do hard time.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Bruce and Selina are shown throughout most of the film in dark clothing, reflecting the difficult circumstances, bleakness and duality of their lives. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of the film in Italy, they are shown in lighter and softer colors, reflecting their mutual contentment.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Bane has no rules in combat. Meaning it's hard to figure out his weakness unless you get sent to the Pit to do hard time.



** Despite being [[CanonForeigner an original character for the movies]], John Blake borrows elements from a number of comics' characters. Namely [[spoiler: the first three Robins. His full name is '''Robin''' John Blake, he became a police officer as an adult and is an orphan like Dick Grayson (who also shares "John" as a middle name), his street smarts and being an orphan who had to fend for himself long before meeting Bruce mirror Jason Todd, and he deduces Bruce Wayne is Batman like Tim Drake. Finally, similar to Dick, he takes up the mantle as Gotham's protector after Bruce's "death". Furthermore, he takes some inspiration from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'''s Terry [=McGinnis=], taking up the mantle from an older, limping, retired Bruce, never having been a Robin, and being fed up with some of the secrets in the Bat Family]].

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** Despite being [[CanonForeigner an original character for the movies]], John Blake borrows elements from a number of comics' characters. Namely [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the first three Robins. His full name is '''Robin''' John Blake, he became a police officer as an adult and is an orphan like Dick Grayson (who also shares "John" as a middle name), his street smarts and being an orphan who had to fend for himself long before meeting Bruce mirror Jason Todd, and he deduces Bruce Wayne is Batman like Tim Drake. Finally, similar to Dick, he takes up the mantle as Gotham's protector after Bruce's "death". Furthermore, he takes some inspiration from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'''s Terry [=McGinnis=], taking up the mantle from an older, limping, retired Bruce, never having been a Robin, and being fed up with some of the secrets in the Bat Family]].



** For that matter, [[spoiler: Bane is a composite of himself and Ubu, Ra's al-Ghul's rotating [[TheDragon Dragon]] from the comics. This -- and his exile -- are also from the comics.]]

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** For that matter, [[spoiler: Bane [[spoiler:Bane is a composite of himself and Ubu, Ra's al-Ghul's rotating [[TheDragon Dragon]] from the comics. This -- and his exile -- are also from the comics.]]



** Gordon's still broken bat-signal on the top of the Gotham police station. Which [[spoiler: leads to an awesome moment later when Gordon is seen grinning next to the signal after it's been repaired]].

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** Gordon's still broken bat-signal on the top of the Gotham police station. Which [[spoiler: leads [[spoiler:leads to an awesome moment later when Gordon is seen grinning next to the signal after it's been repaired]].



* CurbStompBattle: Bane treats Batman to one in their first fight. Then in their second fight, Bane is on the receiving end [[spoiler: after [[AttackItsWeakPoint having his mask damaged.]]]]

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* CurbStompBattle: Bane treats Batman to one in their first fight. Then in their second fight, Bane is on the receiving end [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after [[AttackItsWeakPoint having his mask damaged.]]]]



* DarkActionGirl: Selina Kyle is a competent fighter and works for the bad guys. [[spoiler: Initially.]]

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* DarkActionGirl: Selina Kyle is a competent fighter and works for the bad guys. [[spoiler: Initially.[[spoiler:Initially.]]



** {{Exploited}}. Bane presents himself as an ominous quasi-messianic figure that would free the people of Gotham from capitalist bondage. [[spoiler: It's all an act. He told Bruce that 'true despair' is impossible without hope so he plans to feed Gotham hope in order to poison it and further break him.]]

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** {{Exploited}}. Bane presents himself as an ominous quasi-messianic figure that would free the people of Gotham from capitalist bondage. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's all an act. He told Bruce that 'true despair' is impossible without hope so he plans to feed Gotham hope in order to poison it and further break him.]]



* DatelessGrave: Thomas and Martha Wayne's graves are near the Wayne mansion, without any dates. [[spoiler: Bruce's DatelessGrave is beside theirs, but to be fair, a date of death would have been [[FakingTheDead inaccurate]].]]
* DatingCatwoman: Batman and Selina, as always, have sexual tension while on opposite sides of the law [[spoiler: but they don't start dating until both of them have retired from their alter egos.]] [[spoiler:Batman/Talia also applies, though in this case, Bruce was attracted to Talia's persona as Miranda without knowing she was Ra's al Ghul's daughter]].

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* DatelessGrave: Thomas and Martha Wayne's graves are near the Wayne mansion, without any dates. [[spoiler: Bruce's [[spoiler:Bruce's DatelessGrave is beside theirs, but to be fair, a date of death would have been [[FakingTheDead inaccurate]].]]
* DatingCatwoman: Batman and Selina, as always, have sexual tension while on opposite sides of the law [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but they don't start dating until both of them have retired from their alter egos.]] [[spoiler:Batman/Talia also applies, though in this case, Bruce was attracted to Talia's persona as Miranda without knowing she was Ra's al Ghul's daughter]].



** Also, the hanging of the bodies of the [[spoiler: Special Forces sent in to gather intel]] might remind one of the 2004 hanging of four Blackwater contractors from a bridge in Fallujah, Iraq.

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** Also, the hanging of the bodies of the [[spoiler: Special [[spoiler:Special Forces sent in to gather intel]] might remind one of the 2004 hanging of four Blackwater contractors from a bridge in Fallujah, Iraq.



* DragonWithAnAgenda: Daggett does not know that even though he's paid a small fortune to Bane, Bane has other goals in mind. As noted by the novelization, he does realize this, but only once it's too late, as the narration notes: ''"Daggett stared in horror at Bane’s grotesque countenance. He had thought that the infamous mercenary was merely another hired gun—somewhat more expensive than most, yet nothing more. But as he peered into the masked man’s pitiless orbs, he finally realized that Bane was working for no one but himself. And he was no mere soldier of fortune."''

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* DragonWithAnAgenda: Daggett does not know that even though he's paid a small fortune to Bane, Bane has other goals in mind. As noted by the novelization, he does realize this, but only once it's too late, as the narration notes: ''"Daggett stared in horror at Bane’s Bane's grotesque countenance. He had thought that the infamous mercenary was merely another hired gun—somewhat more expensive than most, yet nothing more. But as he peered into the masked man’s man's pitiless orbs, he finally realized that Bane was working for no one but himself. And he was no mere soldier of fortune."''



* DressingToDie: At the end, the corrupt [[spoiler: Deputy Commissioner Foley]], who's been focused solely on career advancement and taking Gordon's spot as Commissioner for the first half of the movie and then hiding from danger for most of the second, leads a desperate attempt to take back Gotham City from Bane, The League of Shadows, and the army of crooks they have working for them. He deliberately dresses in full dress uniform, and does die in the course of the fight.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: After Bane's bombs, Blake comandeers an SUV while rushing to the hospital to save Gordon. He drives pretty recklessly through the freshly bombed-out area for one shot. He's forced to use a vehicle without a bubble light or a siren, so he compromises by laying on the horn.

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* DressingToDie: At the end, the corrupt [[spoiler: Deputy [[spoiler:Deputy Commissioner Foley]], who's been focused solely on career advancement and taking Gordon's spot as Commissioner for the first half of the movie and then hiding from danger for most of the second, leads a desperate attempt to take back Gotham City from Bane, The League of Shadows, and the army of crooks they have working for them. He deliberately dresses in full dress uniform, and does die in the course of the fight.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: After Bane's bombs, Blake comandeers an SUV while rushing to the hospital to save Gordon. He drives pretty recklessly through the freshly bombed-out area for one shot. He's forced to use a vehicle without a bubble light or a siren, so he compromises by laying on the horn.



** Bane also counts as this seeing as how he [[spoiler: protected Talia in the prison.]]

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** Bane also counts as this seeing as how he [[spoiler: protected [[spoiler:protected Talia in the prison.]]



* ExactWords: Bane proclaims that the person who [[spoiler:holds the trigger to the bomb]] is a citizen. When Batman confronts Bane on this, as he believes Bane would never give [[spoiler:the trigger]] to an "ordinary citizen," [[spoiler: Miranda Tate is revealed to be the triggerman, and though she's not ordinary, she is ''still'' a citizen of the city.]]

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* ExactWords: Bane proclaims that the person who [[spoiler:holds the trigger to the bomb]] is a citizen. When Batman confronts Bane on this, as he believes Bane would never give [[spoiler:the trigger]] to an "ordinary citizen," [[spoiler: Miranda [[spoiler:Miranda Tate is revealed to be the triggerman, and though she's not ordinary, she is ''still'' a citizen of the city.]]



** [[spoiler: Bane himself was kind enough to protect a child at great personal cost. After the torment he endured for his selflessness, he was ruthless enough to be shunned by Ra's al Ghul himself, and was willing to destroy millions of people, including the child he once protected, to prove he is a worthy student of Ra's.]]

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** [[spoiler: Bane [[spoiler:Bane himself was kind enough to protect a child at great personal cost. After the torment he endured for his selflessness, he was ruthless enough to be shunned by Ra's al Ghul himself, and was willing to destroy millions of people, including the child he once protected, to prove he is a worthy student of Ra's.]]



* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Batman fakes a Heroic Sacrifice at the end so that Bruce Wayne can live life over with a clean slate.]]

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Batman [[spoiler:Batman fakes a Heroic Sacrifice at the end so that Bruce Wayne can live life over with a clean slate.]]



* FamedInStory: [[spoiler: Batman finally gets his good name cleared in this movie. Naturally, it takes him far more work and sacrifice than it reasonably should.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: {{Invoked|Trope}} [[spoiler: and then subverted]].

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* FamedInStory: [[spoiler: Batman [[spoiler:Batman finally gets his good name cleared in this movie. Naturally, it takes him far more work and sacrifice than it reasonably should.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: {{Invoked|Trope}} [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and then subverted]].



** In flashback, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Talia's mother]] suffered this. [[spoiler: If it wasn't for Bane, Talia would have suffered this as well.]]

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** In flashback, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Talia's [[spoiler:Talia's mother]] suffered this. [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If it wasn't for Bane, Talia would have suffered this as well.]]



* FeelNoPain: The effect of Bane's mask is necessary to overcome chronic pain caused by a serious injury early in life. This is what allows him to withstand all of Batman's attacks - it's not that Batman isn't damaging his body, he just doesn't feel it. [[spoiler: Until Batman breaks his mask at the end.]]

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* FeelNoPain: The effect of Bane's mask is necessary to overcome chronic pain caused by a serious injury early in life. This is what allows him to withstand all of Batman's attacks - it's not that Batman isn't damaging his body, he just doesn't feel it. [[spoiler: Until [[spoiler:Until Batman breaks his mask at the end.]]



** [[spoiler: When young Talia escapes from the Pit.]]

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** [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When young Talia escapes from the Pit.]]



--->'''Thomas Wayne:''' Bruce... [[ArcWords why do we fall?"]]

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--->'''Thomas Wayne:''' Bruce... [[ArcWords why do we fall?"]]fall?]]



** Here's one combined with RuleOfSymbolism. [[spoiler: When Bane first fights Batman, in part of his BreakThemByTalking to him Bane says, "Oh, you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man. By then, it was nothing to me but '''blinding!''' The shadows betray you because they belong to me!" This first one-on-one battle takes place in [[DarkIsEvil Bane's barely lit underground base]] beneath Gotham, ending in Bats getting absolutely curb-stomped. Then, near the movie's end when Batman returns the favor and defeats him in a rematch, it happens out [[LightIsGood in broad daylight]] on Gotham's streets.]]
*** [[spoiler: He's also letting us know that he wasn't the child who escaped from the prison, as he was "already a man" when he first saw the light.]]

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** Here's one combined with RuleOfSymbolism. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Bane first fights Batman, in part of his BreakThemByTalking to him Bane says, "Oh, you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man. By then, it was nothing to me but '''blinding!''' The shadows betray you because they belong to me!" This first one-on-one battle takes place in [[DarkIsEvil Bane's barely lit underground base]] beneath Gotham, ending in Bats getting absolutely curb-stomped. Then, near the movie's end when Batman returns the favor and defeats him in a rematch, it happens out [[LightIsGood in broad daylight]] on Gotham's streets.]]
*** [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's also letting us know that he wasn't the child who escaped from the prison, as he was "already a man" when he first saw the light.]]



*** A small one, but when Bane says, "That's a lovely, lovely voice" listening to the boy singing the national anthem at the football game? [[spoiler:It shows that he has a soft spot for kids.]] Did you notice that he also says it after the kid sings the line, "[[MeaningfulEcho And the rocket's red glare / the bombs bursting in air / Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there]]"? Because [[spoiler: how do you think that bomb is going to be disposed of?]]

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*** A small one, but when Bane says, "That's a lovely, lovely voice" listening to the boy singing the national anthem at the football game? [[spoiler:It shows that he has a soft spot for kids.]] Did you notice that he also says it after the kid sings the line, "[[MeaningfulEcho And the rocket's red glare / the bombs bursting in air / Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there]]"? Because [[spoiler: how [[spoiler:how do you think that bomb is going to be disposed of?]]



*** [[spoiler: "I didn't see the light until I was already a man."]]
*** [[spoiler: Whenever they speak of the child, the prisoners use that specific phrase: "the child". Any event which undoubtedly refers to Bane uses his name, and the prisoners never speak of the two as if they're one and the same.]]

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*** [[spoiler: "I [[spoiler:"I didn't see the light until I was already a man."]]
*** [[spoiler: Whenever [[spoiler:Whenever they speak of the child, the prisoners use that specific phrase: "the child". Any event which undoubtedly refers to Bane uses his name, and the prisoners never speak of the two as if they're one and the same.]]



** In the beginning of the film Mayor Anthony Garcia tells the audience gathered around Wayne Manor on Harvey Dent Day, that the Dent Act (which at the time made certain that over 1000 Gotham criminals stayed locked up without parole) won't be repealed as long as he's still around. [[spoiler: He's blown up during the attack on the football stadium, and among the first of Bane's actions afterwards is to expose the truth about Harvey Dent]].

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** In the beginning of the film Mayor Anthony Garcia tells the audience gathered around Wayne Manor on Harvey Dent Day, that the Dent Act (which at the time made certain that over 1000 Gotham criminals stayed locked up without parole) won't be repealed as long as he's still around. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's blown up during the attack on the football stadium, and among the first of Bane's actions afterwards is to expose the truth about Harvey Dent]].



*** To his credit Bane learns from this. [[spoiler: Talia orders him to leave Batman alive until the bomb goes off... But Bane is smart enough to just wait until after she's gone then shoot him in the face.]]
** [[spoiler: Talia al-Ghul taking her time to explain everything to her nemesis instead of, you know, quickly killing him and triggering the bomb is something that Bond villains would be proud of. For an extra bonus, her explanation explains her lust for VillainGloating. Bane appears to recognize this, but Selina takes him out before he can act.]]

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*** To his credit Bane learns from this. [[spoiler: Talia [[spoiler:Talia orders him to leave Batman alive until the bomb goes off... But Bane is smart enough to just wait until after she's gone then shoot him in the face.]]
** [[spoiler: Talia [[spoiler:Talia al-Ghul taking her time to explain everything to her nemesis instead of, you know, quickly killing him and triggering the bomb is something that Bond villains would be proud of. For an extra bonus, her explanation explains her lust for VillainGloating. Bane appears to recognize this, but Selina takes him out before he can act.]]



* GoodScarsEvilScars: [[spoiler: Talia's shoulder scar, the origin of which is never explained and gives audiences a signal that she isn't all that she seems.]]

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* GoodScarsEvilScars: [[spoiler: Talia's [[spoiler:Talia's shoulder scar, the origin of which is never explained and gives audiences a signal that she isn't all that she seems.]]



* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: Talia al Ghul dies with a smile, satisfied that Gotham will be destroyed because the heroes can't reattach the nuke to the reactor.]]

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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: Talia [[spoiler:Talia al Ghul dies with a smile, satisfied that Gotham will be destroyed because the heroes can't reattach the nuke to the reactor.]]



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Selina, true to form, regularly switches from unwitting accomplice of Bane's to Batman's ally. [[spoiler: At the end of the film she soldifies as a face by blowing Bane away with the Batpod cannons.]]
* HellholePrison: Bane's prison. There is a reason the Pit is called the worst Hell on Earth.

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Selina, true to form, regularly switches from unwitting accomplice of Bane's to Batman's ally. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of the film she soldifies as a face by blowing Bane away with the Batpod cannons.]]
* HellholePrison: Bane's prison. There is a reason the Pit is called the worst Hell on Earth.



* HollywoodHealing: Bruce has no cartilage left in his knee and requires a cane or a motorized brace to walk around (the doctor therefore cannot recommend that Bruce [[ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoverStory go heli-skiing]]). Later, he gets his vertebrae dislocated in the first fight with Bane. His spine is popped back into place and [[ThrowingOffTheDisability his knee heals]] while in the pit prison. He also gets over [[spoiler: a severe stab wound]] in pretty short order (this could be a case of IAintGotTimeToBleed).

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* HollywoodHealing: Bruce has no cartilage left in his knee and requires a cane or a motorized brace to walk around (the doctor therefore cannot recommend that Bruce [[ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoverStory go heli-skiing]]). Later, he gets his vertebrae dislocated in the first fight with Bane. His spine is popped back into place and [[ThrowingOffTheDisability his knee heals]] while in the pit prison. He also gets over [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a severe stab wound]] in pretty short order (this could be a case of IAintGotTimeToBleed).



-->'''Gordon:''' No lawyer, no witnesses. What sort of due process is this?
-->'''Dr. Crane:''' More than you gave Harvey's prisoners, Commissioner.

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-->'''Gordon:''' No lawyer, no witnesses. What sort of due process is this?
-->'''Dr.
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'''Dr.
Crane:''' More than you gave Harvey's prisoners, Commissioner.



* ImpoverishedPatrician: Bruce spends a lot of Wayne Enterprises' profits on the reactor project, but what really ruins him is [[spoiler: Bane staging the entire stock exchange robbery to enter worthless futures under his name (which is what the application on the shoeshiner's computer is doing during the robbery and the car chase) and deplete him of his money.]]

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* ImpoverishedPatrician: Bruce spends a lot of Wayne Enterprises' profits on the reactor project, but what really ruins him is [[spoiler: Bane [[spoiler:Bane staging the entire stock exchange robbery to enter worthless futures under his name (which is what the application on the shoeshiner's computer is doing during the robbery and the car chase) and deplete him of his money.]]



** Again with Gordon and Blake; at different points both men have a conversation about Batman's identity. The first time, Blake is [[PullTheThread poking holes]] in the lie that Gordon and Batman built around Harvey Dent and wonders whether Gordon ever tried to find out who Batman was. Gordon wearily replies "I know who he was. He was the Batman." [[spoiler: After Bruce Wayne's memorial, Blake expresses frustration that no one in Gotham truly knows who saved the city. Gordon, knowing that the truth about Batman's heroism has been revealed either way and sounding a lot more satisfied and at peace, replies with "They know. It was the Batman."]]

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** Again with Gordon and Blake; at different points both men have a conversation about Batman's identity. The first time, Blake is [[PullTheThread poking holes]] in the lie that Gordon and Batman built around Harvey Dent and wonders whether Gordon ever tried to find out who Batman was. Gordon wearily replies "I know who he was. He was the Batman." [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Bruce Wayne's memorial, Blake expresses frustration that no one in Gotham truly knows who saved the city. Gordon, knowing that the truth about Batman's heroism has been revealed either way and sounding a lot more satisfied and at peace, replies with "They know. It was the Batman."]]



** [[spoiler: Also, Bruce and Selina just happen to be at the exact cafe that Alfred goes to every year in Florence.]] Although, it's possible they asked around a bit to find that out.
* JanitorImpersonationInfiltration:

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** [[spoiler: Also, [[spoiler:Also, Bruce and Selina just happen to be at the exact cafe that Alfred goes to every year in Florence.]] Although, it's possible they asked around a bit to find that out.
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* JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: JanitorImpersonationInfiltration:



** [[spoiler: Miranda, who turns out to be Talia al Ghul]], expounding about how The League of Shadows ''will'' destroy Gotham this time [[spoiler: after stabbing Bruce.]]
* JustFollowingOrders: The cops guarding the Queensboro Bridge have orders to forbid anyone from crossing [[spoiler: because of Bane's bomb threat. When they continue to insist on their orders after Blake explains that the bomb will go off anyway, he realizes how rules can becomes shackles and quits the force.]]

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** [[spoiler: Miranda, [[spoiler:Miranda, who turns out to be Talia al Ghul]], expounding about how The League of Shadows ''will'' destroy Gotham this time [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after stabbing Bruce.]]
* JustFollowingOrders: The cops guarding the Queensboro Bridge have orders to forbid anyone from crossing [[spoiler: because [[spoiler:because of Bane's bomb threat. When they continue to insist on their orders after Blake explains that the bomb will go off anyway, he realizes how rules can becomes shackles and quits the force.]]



* LawOfConservationOfDetail: Blake gets more screen time than Batman's other allies (Gordon, Lucius, Alfred, etc.), suggesting that he's more than just another police officer. [[spoiler: It's all setting him up to inherit the Batman legacy at the end.]]
* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler: Hinted at in the finale. Bruce Wayne and Batman are both presumed dead, but Robin finds his way into the Batcave while Bruce and Selina move on.]]
* LegendaryInTheSequel: When Bruce makes his return in the cowl, the cops, who are sworn to bring him down, are so awestruck by his return that he walks over to his bike without even sweating, gives a DeathGlare that makes the one cop who shoots at him apologize, gains the entire police force on his tail during the chase scene, and his return earns a double-take from Bane, a little thrill from Selina, and absolute bloody panic on the part of any bad guy he runs into, even if they're members of the League of Shadows.

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* LawOfConservationOfDetail: Blake gets more screen time than Batman's other allies (Gordon, Lucius, Alfred, etc.), suggesting that he's more than just another police officer. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's all setting him up to inherit the Batman legacy at the end.]]
* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler: Hinted [[spoiler:Hinted at in the finale. Bruce Wayne and Batman are both presumed dead, but Robin finds his way into the Batcave while Bruce and Selina move on.]]
* LegendaryInTheSequel: When Bruce makes his return in the cowl, the cops, who are sworn to bring him down, are so awestruck by his return that he walks over to his bike without even sweating, gives a DeathGlare that makes the one cop who shoots at him apologize, gains the entire police force on his tail during the chase scene, and his return earns a double-take from Bane, a little thrill from Selina, and absolute bloody panic on the part of any bad guy he runs into, even if they're members of the League of Shadows.



* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Bane is heavily implied to be Ra's al Ghul's child, until it's revealed to be Talia]].

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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Bane [[spoiler:Bane is heavily implied to be Ra's al Ghul's child, until it's revealed to be Talia]].



* MadeOfIron: Justified. Bane can easily tank Batman's blows without breaking a sweat ''and'' without any armor since [[spoiler: it's really his mask letting him FeelNoPain. Once his [[AttackItsWeakPoint mask is damaged]], all bets are off.]]
* MagicCountdown: Subverted when Batman chases down the data pad that Bane [[spoiler: uses to steal Bruce Wayne's stock money.]] The loading bar says "90 secs remaining" during the chase; when Batman holds up the pad at the end of the chase more than 90 seconds later, the screen says "Application Complete". Meaning that perhaps the progress time may have slowed temporarily.

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* MadeOfIron: Justified. Bane can easily tank Batman's blows without breaking a sweat ''and'' without any armor since [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's really his mask letting him FeelNoPain. Once his [[AttackItsWeakPoint mask is damaged]], all bets are off.]]
* MagicCountdown: Subverted when Batman chases down the data pad that Bane [[spoiler: uses [[spoiler:uses to steal Bruce Wayne's stock money.]] The loading bar says "90 secs remaining" during the chase; when Batman holds up the pad at the end of the chase more than 90 seconds later, the screen says "Application Complete". Meaning that perhaps the progress time may have slowed temporarily.



* MoralityMortalityEquation: The film follows the formula loyally; by the end, [[spoiler: everyone who sides with Bane dead by the end of the film, while the only casualty on Batman's side is the cop who refused to stand against Bane earlier in the film]].

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* MoralityMortalityEquation: The film follows the formula loyally; by the end, [[spoiler: everyone [[spoiler:everyone who sides with Bane dead by the end of the film, while the only casualty on Batman's side is the cop who refused to stand against Bane earlier in the film]].



** Bane taking over leadership of the League of Shadows after Ra’s apparent death and threatening to destroy Gotham with a nuclear device is taken from the graphic novel simply titled ''Bane''.

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** Bane taking over leadership of the League of Shadows after Ra’s Ra's apparent death and threatening to destroy Gotham with a nuclear device is taken from the graphic novel simply titled ''Bane''.



** The Pit bears a resemblance to the Lazarus Pit: used by Ra's al Ghul in the comics to extend his life by several centuries, it has the power to heal the sick and dying, but kill the healthy. The ordinary criminals, who would otherwise be able to live a normal life, will never leave their prison, while Bane, Batman and [[spoiler: Talia]] emerge beyond all hope. In other words, they rise again. [[spoiler: The resurrection metaphor can be extended to Ra's al Ghul himself: he exacts revenge on the warlord who imprisoned his wife and daughter, by revisiting the pit (diving into and re-emerging from it), and thereby his legacy lives on in the form of a daughter who is more than willing to do her father's work.]]
** At the end, [[spoiler: Bruce and Selina are living together as a happy couple]], like their [[spoiler: Pre-Crisis Earth-Two]] counterparts in the comics.
** John Blake: [[spoiler: He's a composite of the first three Robins]].
** There are even minor parallels with ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', [[spoiler: Bane is just TheDragon for a female BigBad. In addition, one scene in B&R has Bane planting bombs, exclaiming "BOOOOMB". each time one is planted. In this film, despite being far more intelligent and competent as a villain, Bane's plan revolves almost entirely around a "BOOOOMB"]]. [[HeroKiller He's significantly more lethal]] and [[GeniusBruiser a lot more intelligent and competent]] in this incarnation.

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** The Pit bears a resemblance to the Lazarus Pit: used by Ra's al Ghul in the comics to extend his life by several centuries, it has the power to heal the sick and dying, but kill the healthy. The ordinary criminals, who would otherwise be able to live a normal life, will never leave their prison, while Bane, Batman and [[spoiler: Talia]] [[spoiler:Talia]] emerge beyond all hope. In other words, they rise again. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The resurrection metaphor can be extended to Ra's al Ghul himself: he exacts revenge on the warlord who imprisoned his wife and daughter, by revisiting the pit (diving into and re-emerging from it), and thereby his legacy lives on in the form of a daughter who is more than willing to do her father's work.]]
** At the end, [[spoiler: Bruce [[spoiler:Bruce and Selina are living together as a happy couple]], like their [[spoiler: Pre-Crisis [[spoiler:Pre-Crisis Earth-Two]] counterparts in the comics.
** John Blake: [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's a composite of the first three Robins]].
** There are even minor parallels with ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', [[spoiler: Bane [[spoiler:Bane is just TheDragon for a female BigBad. In addition, one scene in B&R has Bane planting bombs, exclaiming "BOOOOMB". each time one is planted. In this film, despite being far more intelligent and competent as a villain, Bane's plan revolves almost entirely around a "BOOOOMB"]]. [[HeroKiller He's significantly more lethal]] and [[GeniusBruiser a lot more intelligent and competent]] in this incarnation.



** [[spoiler: The film's ending seems to reference a notorious scene in ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' - Batman just can't get rid of a bomb!]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The film's ending seems to reference a notorious scene in ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' - Batman just can't get rid of a bomb!]]



** Hell, even the title of the film counts as one: it's a reference to "The Dark Knight Falls", the title of the final chapter of ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'' (one of the film's primary inspirations). [[spoiler: Both of them end with Bruce Wayne faking his death and going into seclusion while a successor (an ''army'' of successors in ''Returns''' case) prepares to carry on his work.]]

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** Hell, even the title of the film counts as one: it's a reference to "The Dark Knight Falls", the title of the final chapter of ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'' (one of the film's primary inspirations). [[spoiler: Both [[spoiler:Both of them end with Bruce Wayne faking his death and going into seclusion while a successor (an ''army'' of successors in ''Returns''' case) prepares to carry on his work.]] ]]



** The statue of Batman at the very end has a streamlined neck and shoulders, just like his previous incarnations [[spoiler: and his future one]].

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** The statue of Batman at the very end has a streamlined neck and shoulders, just like his previous incarnations [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and his future one]].



** [[spoiler: Batman's apparent Heroic Sacrifice. Naturally, there wouldn't be anything left of him after being at the center of a nuclear explosion.]]

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** [[spoiler: Batman's [[spoiler:Batman's apparent Heroic Sacrifice. Naturally, there wouldn't be anything left of him after being at the center of a nuclear explosion.]]



** Lucius Fox has been recollecting the Tumbler prototypes and various other tech to Wayne Industries's storeroom to keep them from falling into the wrong hands. [[spoiler: Then again, storing them all in one room makes it very easy to lose them all in a flash, as happens when Bane and his men blow up the floor of Applied Sciences to "acquire" these resources.]]

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** Lucius Fox has been recollecting the Tumbler prototypes and various other tech to Wayne Industries's storeroom to keep them from falling into the wrong hands. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then again, storing them all in one room makes it very easy to lose them all in a flash, as happens when Bane and his men blow up the floor of Applied Sciences to "acquire" these resources.]]



** [[spoiler: Instead of killing him, Bane throws Batman in a pit and puts the TV on so he can watch Bane oppress Gotham, giving him the rage and motivation he needs to get out of the pit. Bane also releases all of Blackgate's inmates, including Selina, who becomes vital to defeating Bane and saving the day]]

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** [[spoiler: Instead [[spoiler:Instead of killing him, Bane throws Batman in a pit and puts the TV on so he can watch Bane oppress Gotham, giving him the rage and motivation he needs to get out of the pit. Bane also releases all of Blackgate's inmates, including Selina, who becomes vital to defeating Bane and saving the day]]



* NonActionBigBad: [[spoiler: Talia]] doesn't engage in any combat after she is revealed as the true BigBad, although she would have had the standard league of shadows training.

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* NonActionBigBad: [[spoiler: Talia]] [[spoiler:Talia]] doesn't engage in any combat after she is revealed as the true BigBad, although she would have had the standard league of shadows training.



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler: How Bruce pulls off FakingTheDead at the end.]]

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler: How [[spoiler:How Bruce pulls off FakingTheDead at the end.]]



--> '''Bane''': [[CallBack Theatricality and deception are powerful agents]]... to the uninitiated! But you and I ''are'' initiated, aren't we, Bruce?

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--> '''Bane''': -->'''Bane''': [[CallBack Theatricality and deception are powerful agents]]... to the uninitiated! But you and I ''are'' initiated, aren't we, Bruce?



* NotHisSled: The basic outline of the story is based on the ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' arc from the comics, but the movie changes a few things up to keep fans of the comics surprised: [[spoiler: Bruce is seriously injured in his fight with Bane but doesn't wind up paralyzed and Bane is eventually revealed to be a pawn of Talia al Ghul]].

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* NotHisSled: The basic outline of the story is based on the ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' arc from the comics, but the movie changes a few things up to keep fans of the comics surprised: [[spoiler: Bruce [[spoiler:Bruce is seriously injured in his fight with Bane but doesn't wind up paralyzed and Bane is eventually revealed to be a pawn of Talia al Ghul]].



** Bane was trained by the League of Shadows, apparently by Ra's al Ghul himself like Bruce/Batman (even proclaimed by the former as he [[CurbStompBattle utterly trashes Batman]]). [[spoiler: Moreover, he had a more heroic streak in him in the beginning by [[FriendToAllChildren helping the young Talia al Ghul]] escape the prison pit.]]

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** Bane was trained by the League of Shadows, apparently by Ra's al Ghul himself like Bruce/Batman (even proclaimed by the former as he [[CurbStompBattle utterly trashes Batman]]). [[spoiler: Moreover, [[spoiler:Moreover, he had a more heroic streak in him in the beginning by [[FriendToAllChildren helping the young Talia al Ghul]] escape the prison pit.]]



** [[spoiler: Talia al Ghul expresses how she is as driven by the death of her father Ra's to complete his destiny of destroying Gotham as per the mandate of the League of Shadows]], in the same way Bruce is driven to fight crime via the death of his parents.

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** [[spoiler: Talia [[spoiler:Talia al Ghul expresses how she is as driven by the death of her father Ra's to complete his destiny of destroying Gotham as per the mandate of the League of Shadows]], in the same way Bruce is driven to fight crime via the death of his parents.



* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: The "safety rope" secured to prisoners attempting to climb the pit is just tied around the waist, with no padding or harness to spread the load. It does nothing to actually slow their descent, just snapping taut to keep them from hitting the ground. The results [[MemeticMutation would be extremely painful... for you]]. They might as well not use the rope at all; death would arguably be preferable to the paralysis that would surely follow from dropping at the choke point. There is no way [[spoiler: Batman]] would be in any fit state to try again after falling once, especially considering [[spoiler: how much damage his spine took already]].

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* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: The "safety rope" secured to prisoners attempting to climb the pit is just tied around the waist, with no padding or harness to spread the load. It does nothing to actually slow their descent, just snapping taut to keep them from hitting the ground. The results [[MemeticMutation would be extremely painful... for you]]. They might as well not use the rope at all; death would arguably be preferable to the paralysis that would surely follow from dropping at the choke point. There is no way [[spoiler: Batman]] [[spoiler:Batman]] would be in any fit state to try again after falling once, especially considering [[spoiler: how [[spoiler:how much damage his spine took already]].



*** Also, just the look in Bane's eyes says it all when [[spoiler: Batman begins to break open the valves in his mask in their second bout]].
*** [[spoiler: Taila, after the fading explosion reveals she is about to crash her vehicle down an underground passage.]]

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*** Also, just the look in Bane's eyes says it all when [[spoiler: Batman [[spoiler:Batman begins to break open the valves in his mask in their second bout]].
*** [[spoiler: Taila, [[spoiler:Taila, after the fading explosion reveals she is about to crash her vehicle down an underground passage.]]



* OlderSidekick: [[spoiler: As stated below.]]

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* OlderSidekick: [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As stated below.]]



* PassingTheTorch: It is [[ImpliedTrope hinted]] that [[spoiler: John Blake inherits the mantle of Batman from Bruce Wayne. His legal first name, "Robin", is an allusion to this]].

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* PassingTheTorch: It is [[ImpliedTrope hinted]] that [[spoiler: John [[spoiler:John Blake inherits the mantle of Batman from Bruce Wayne. His legal first name, "Robin", is an allusion to this]].



** Blake gets one after [[spoiler: the bridge is destroyed.]]
---> (to the external police at the bridge) ''' "YOU IDIOTS! YOU ''SONS OF BITCHES!'''''''

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** Blake gets one after [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the bridge is destroyed.]]
---> (to --->'''Blake:''' ''[to the external police at the bridge) ''' "YOU bridge]'' '''YOU IDIOTS! YOU ''SONS OF BITCHES!'''''''BITCHES!'''''



---> '''Bane:''' You think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see light until I was already a man.

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---> '''Bane:''' --->'''Bane:''' You think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see light until I was already a man.



* ProperlyParanoid: Bruce mothballs a fusion plant because Dr. Pavel figured out how to turn such a device into a weapon. While Fox feels it was foolish, we already know that Bane has kidnapped Dr. Pavel and plans to do just that. [[spoiler: Further justified because Talia, as Miranda, helps pay for the plant so it could be used to destroy Gotham.]]

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* ProperlyParanoid: Bruce mothballs a fusion plant because Dr. Pavel figured out how to turn such a device into a weapon. While Fox feels it was foolish, we already know that Bane has kidnapped Dr. Pavel and plans to do just that. [[spoiler: Further [[spoiler:Further justified because Talia, as Miranda, helps pay for the plant so it could be used to destroy Gotham.]]



** Selina's take on the "no guns" rule. [[spoiler: See, no matter how badass you may be, Bane, no one's survived being shot at point-blank range. With bike cannons that are designed to blow up cars.]]
** [[spoiler: Talia's death. Rather than a big dramatic death sequence, she dies from her injuries in a crash just like any other person whose vehicle had fallen about two stories while not wearing a seatbelt.]] Contrarily, Gordon is just fine although [[spoiler:since he was at the back of the truck, and the front of the truck (with Talia in it) was what took most of the force of the crash, that may be why he survived.]]

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** Selina's take on the "no guns" rule. [[spoiler: See, [[spoiler:See, no matter how badass you may be, Bane, no one's survived being shot at point-blank range. With bike cannons that are designed to blow up cars.]]
** [[spoiler: Talia's [[spoiler:Talia's death. Rather than a big dramatic death sequence, she dies from her injuries in a crash just like any other person whose vehicle had fallen about two stories while not wearing a seatbelt.]] Contrarily, Gordon is just fine although [[spoiler:since he was at the back of the truck, and the front of the truck (with Talia in it) was what took most of the force of the crash, that may be why he survived.]]



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: [[spoiler: In-universe example. In Gotham's eyes, Batman goes from a widely hated madman to the hero who finally gets the respect he deserves.]]

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: [[spoiler: In-universe [[spoiler:In-universe example. In Gotham's eyes, Batman goes from a widely hated madman to the hero who finally gets the respect he deserves.]]



-->'''[[spoiler: Miranda Tate]]:''' And though I'm not ordinary, I'm a ''citizen''.

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-->'''[[spoiler: Miranda -->''' [[spoiler:Miranda Tate]]:''' And though I'm not ordinary, I'm a ''citizen''.



** Taken UpToEleven when you remember that they're both [[spoiler: killing themselves by staying in the city where the bomb is, just to ensure that it will detonate as planned and destroy Bruce's spirit. All to avenge the man who excommunicated Bane.]]

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** Taken UpToEleven when you remember that they're both [[spoiler: killing [[spoiler:killing themselves by staying in the city where the bomb is, just to ensure that it will detonate as planned and destroy Bruce's spirit. All to avenge the man who excommunicated Bane.]]



* RuleOfThree: [[spoiler: Bruce manages to escape the HellholePrison on the third attempt.]]
* RunningGag:

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* RuleOfThree: [[spoiler: Bruce [[spoiler:Bruce manages to escape the HellholePrison on the third attempt.]]
* RunningGag: RunningGag:



* SaveTheDayTurnAway: [[spoiler: Bruce Wayne fakes his and Batman's death so he can start a new life with Selina Kyle, continue funding the orphanage, and give Gotham the hero they deserve.]]
* SayYourPrayers: Blake appears to begin to do this when Bane's men take him hostage after thwarting his attempt to rescue a couple of cops through a sewer manhole cover.

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* SaveTheDayTurnAway: [[spoiler: Bruce [[spoiler:Bruce Wayne fakes his and Batman's death so he can start a new life with Selina Kyle, continue funding the orphanage, and give Gotham the hero they deserve.]]
* SayYourPrayers: Blake appears to begin to do this when Bane's men take him hostage after thwarting his attempt to rescue a couple of cops through a sewer manhole cover.



* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: Gordon goes from keeping the secret of Harvey Dent's death to keeping the secret of Batman's true identity.]]

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* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: Gordon [[spoiler:Gordon goes from keeping the secret of Harvey Dent's death to keeping the secret of Batman's true identity.]]



* ShipperOnDeck: Alfred and Lucius try to persuade Bruce into going after Miranda Tate. Or Selina Kyle. They're not picky. They just want the boy to leave the house. [[spoiler: Ultimately, it's the latter that comes out on top.]]

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* ShipperOnDeck: Alfred and Lucius try to persuade Bruce into going after Miranda Tate. Or Selina Kyle. They're not picky. They just want the boy to leave the house. [[spoiler: Ultimately, [[spoiler:Ultimately, it's the latter that comes out on top.]]



** Bruce discovering [[spoiler: Miranda/Talia's]] betrayal at the moment [[spoiler:she stabs him]] is [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar a couple thousand years old.]]

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** Bruce discovering [[spoiler: Miranda/Talia's]] [[spoiler:Miranda/Talia's]] betrayal at the moment [[spoiler:she stabs him]] is [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar a couple thousand years old.]]



* SickbedSlaying: Tried [[spoiler: and spectacularly failed]] on Gordon, [[spoiler: who gets the jump on Bane's goons right before Blake arrives.]]
-->[[spoiler::"Clear the corners, rookie. ''[Blake looks at Gordon]'' Get my coat, son."]]
* TheSiege: Inverted - the National Guard encircles and quarantines Gotham when it is captured by Bane (who threatens to set off the bomb if anyone makes it out). The siege happens from the inside, therefore.

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* SickbedSlaying: Tried [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and spectacularly failed]] on Gordon, [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who gets the jump on Bane's goons right before Blake arrives.]]
-->[[spoiler::"Clear -->[[spoiler:'''Gordon:''' Clear the corners, rookie. ''[Blake looks at Gordon]'' Get my coat, son."]]
]]
* TheSiege: Inverted - the Inverted. The National Guard encircles and quarantines Gotham when it is captured by Bane (who threatens to set off the bomb if anyone makes it out). The siege happens from the inside, therefore.



** The novelization makes clear that Blake even knows this: ''"Blake just remained silent. Batman wasn’t a danger to Gotham, no matter what people said. He was more worried about the felons who had just pulled off such an ambitious strike on the stock exchange."''

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** The novelization makes clear that Blake even knows this: ''"Blake just remained silent. Batman wasn’t wasn't a danger to Gotham, no matter what people said. He was more worried about the felons who had just pulled off such an ambitious strike on the stock exchange."''



* SmugSnake: Daggett.. This exchange sums up his AssholeVictim status nicely:

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* SmugSnake: Daggett..Daggett. This exchange sums up his AssholeVictim status nicely:



'''Bane''': ''[places hand on Daggett's shoulder]'' Do you ''feel'' in charge?

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'''Bane''': ''[places a hand on Daggett's shoulder]'' Do you ''feel'' in charge?



** [[spoiler: Taila reveals herself to be a pretty tall order case in the climax, thriving on VillainGloating. She even dies smugly doing so, convinced her plans will go through regardless that her overconfidence ultimately got her mortally wounded.]]

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** [[spoiler: Taila [[spoiler:Taila reveals herself to be a pretty tall order case in the climax, thriving on VillainGloating. She even dies smugly doing so, convinced her plans will go through regardless that her overconfidence ultimately got her mortally wounded.]]



** The film closes with [[spoiler: Detective ''Robin'' John Blake swinging into the Batcave with a handheld light, being welcomed by a swarm of bats like Bruce in ''Batman Begins'', and accidentally activating the computer system/launchpads. The visual of Blake being lifted by the platform (i.e. ''rising'') is the last image in the film before the title card.]]

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** The film closes with [[spoiler: Detective [[spoiler:Detective ''Robin'' John Blake swinging into the Batcave with a handheld light, being welcomed by a swarm of bats like Bruce in ''Batman Begins'', and accidentally activating the computer system/launchpads. The visual of Blake being lifted by the platform (i.e. ''rising'') is the last image in the film before the title card.]]



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: Selina shoots Bane with the Batpod's main guns. The same guns that are used to blow up blockades of junked cars and destroy Tumblers.]]

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: Selina [[spoiler:Selina shoots Bane with the Batpod's main guns. The same guns that are used to blow up blockades of junked cars and destroy Tumblers.]]



-->'''Lucius Fox:''' These conversations used to end with an unusual request.
-->'''Bruce Wayne:''' [[TenMinuteRetirement I'm retired.]]
-->'''Lucius Fox:''' Well let me show you some stuff anyway. [[GenreSavvy Just for old times sake.]]

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-->'''Lucius Fox:''' These conversations used to end with an unusual request.
-->'''Bruce
request.\\
'''Bruce
Wayne:''' [[TenMinuteRetirement I'm retired.]]
-->'''Lucius
]]\\
'''Lucius
Fox:''' Well let me show you some stuff anyway. [[GenreSavvy Just for old times sake.]]



** Blake repeatedly takes these throughout the film but particularly so at end, [[spoiler: when he's inherited the Batcave, with the implication that he's going to don the mantle of Batman. It helps that his legal first name is "Robin"]].

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** Blake repeatedly takes these throughout the film but particularly so at end, [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when he's inherited the Batcave, with the implication that he's going to don the mantle of Batman. It helps that his legal first name is "Robin"]].



* TrainingFromHell: In Batman's first encounter with Bane, [[spoiler: Batman's combat performance has clearly suffered from eight years of inaction, and Bane easily [[CurbStompBattle curbstomps him and then breaks his back.]] Bane then drops Batman into a seemingly inescapable prison which is repeatedly referred to in-universe as "Hell on Earth." There Batman gets his back fixed and starts strength training again, and during the final battle, Batman shows Bane how much he appreciated the exercise.]]
* TranquilFury: Bruce when he learns that Alfred had been lying to him about Rachel's feelings all those years.

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* TrainingFromHell: In Batman's first encounter with Bane, [[spoiler: Batman's [[spoiler:Batman's combat performance has clearly suffered from eight years of inaction, and Bane easily [[CurbStompBattle curbstomps him and then breaks his back.]] Bane then drops Batman into a seemingly inescapable prison which is repeatedly referred to in-universe as "Hell on Earth." There Batman gets his back fixed and starts strength training again, and during the final battle, Batman shows Bane how much he appreciated the exercise.]]
* TranquilFury: Bruce when he learns that Alfred had been lying to him about Rachel's feelings all those years.



** [[spoiler: Talia makes the same mistake. Even when her plan is hindered one time, she is insistent Batman will never stop her and to keep him alive to ensure he witnesses his failure. She even dies insisting this after he escapes and mortally wounds her.]]

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** [[spoiler: Talia [[spoiler:Talia makes the same mistake. Even when her plan is hindered one time, she is insistent Batman will never stop her and to keep him alive to ensure he witnesses his failure. She even dies insisting this after he escapes and mortally wounds her.]]



* UnholyMatrimony: Whether or not their relationship crossed ''[[WifeHusbandry that]]'' line, [[spoiler: Bane declared himself as Talia's protector when she was just a child, and their relationship has been one of absolute loyalty and mutual trust ever since.]]

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* UnholyMatrimony: Whether or not their relationship crossed ''[[WifeHusbandry that]]'' line, [[spoiler: Bane [[spoiler:Bane declared himself as Talia's protector when she was just a child, and their relationship has been one of absolute loyalty and mutual trust ever since.]]



** [[spoiler:Talia]] spends a couple of minutes monologuing to Batman about [[spoiler: her childhood]] while holding the detonator instead of pressing it, giving [[spoiler:Gordon enough time to temporarily disable the bomb.]] Batman immediately lampshades this, turning [[spoiler:Talia]]'s words right back and saying that the "slow knife" was, in this case, ''too'' slow.

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** [[spoiler:Talia]] spends a couple of minutes monologuing to Batman about [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her childhood]] while holding the detonator instead of pressing it, giving [[spoiler:Gordon enough time to temporarily disable the bomb.]] Batman immediately lampshades this, turning [[spoiler:Talia]]'s words right back and saying that the "slow knife" was, in this case, ''too'' slow.



---> '''Bane:''' I broke you!

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---> '''Bane:''' --->'''Bane:''' I broke you!



* VisualPun: John Blake is [[spoiler: implied to be the heir to the mantle of the Dark Knight and as he stands on the platform in the Batcave, he ''rises'']].
* WaifFu: Selina Kyle. The disarming front she presents is more psychological than physical, given that Anne Hathaway is 5'9", so it's not so much that she's ''tiny'' as it is her ability to come off as meek.

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* VisualPun: John Blake is [[spoiler: implied [[spoiler:implied to be the heir to the mantle of the Dark Knight and as he stands on the platform in the Batcave, he ''rises'']].
* WaifFu: Selina Kyle. The disarming front she presents is more psychological than physical, given that Anne Hathaway is 5'9", so it's not so much that she's ''tiny'' as it is her ability to come off as meek.



** [[spoiler: Then it is revealed that Miranda Tate, who was seemingly a nice and helpful LoveInterest for Bruce, is actually Talia al Ghul, mastermind of the whole plot. And then it seems that Batman actually dies saving the entire city. This also means that letting Daggett take over Wayne Enterprises was never the plan; Bane ''always'' intended for Talia to be the boss. Daggett was Plan B at best.]]
** Finally, [[spoiler: Bruce faked his own death, ran off with Selina, and seemingly passed the Batman legacy on to Blake.]]

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** [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then it is revealed that Miranda Tate, who was seemingly a nice and helpful LoveInterest for Bruce, is actually Talia al Ghul, mastermind of the whole plot. And then it seems that Batman actually dies saving the entire city. This also means that letting Daggett take over Wayne Enterprises was never the plan; Bane ''always'' intended for Talia to be the boss. Daggett was Plan B at best.]]
** Finally, [[spoiler: Bruce [[spoiler:Bruce faked his own death, ran off with Selina, and seemingly passed the Batman legacy on to Blake.]]



--->'''Batman:''' [''about the Pit''] You think you're the only one who could learn the strength to escape it? Where's the trigger?\\

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--->'''Batman:''' [''about ''[about the Pit''] Pit]'' You think you're the only one who could learn the strength to escape it? Where's the trigger?\\



--->'''Technician''': But, Mr. Fox, [[spoiler: it's already been fixed. Software patch, six months ago.]]
---> '''Lucius Fox''': [[spoiler: Check the ID on the patch?]]
---> '''Technician:''' [[spoiler: ''(checks it)'' Bruce Wayne.]]

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--->'''Technician''': But, Mr. Fox, [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's already been fixed. Software patch, six months ago.]]
--->
]]\\
'''Lucius Fox''': [[spoiler: Check [[spoiler:Check the ID on the patch?]]
--->
patch?]]\\
'''Technician:''' [[spoiler: ''(checks it)'' [[spoiler:''[checks it]'' Bruce Wayne.]]



* WheresTheKaboom: [[spoiler: Relocated out to somewhere in the Atlantic.]]
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: [[HellholePrison The Pit]] is... somewhere hot and sandy. The chanting is Moroccan Arabic, but that's about the only hint we get. For all it's worth, the exteriors of the prison were filmed in India. Maybe it was there, or it could have been in Morocco (which would be more likely the case given that that is Ominous Moroccan Arabic Chanting we hear down there) or even Algeria, given that [[spoiler: Ras and Talia]] seem to be French.

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* WheresTheKaboom: [[spoiler: Relocated [[spoiler:Relocated out to somewhere in the Atlantic.]]
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: [[HellholePrison The Pit]] is... somewhere hot and sandy. The chanting is Moroccan Arabic, but that's about the only hint we get. For all it's worth, the exteriors of the prison were filmed in India. Maybe it was there, or it could have been in Morocco (which would be more likely the case given that that is Ominous Moroccan Arabic Chanting we hear down there) or even Algeria, given that [[spoiler: Ras [[spoiler:Ras and Talia]] seem to be French.



* WifeHusbandry: [[spoiler: Bane and Talia, depending on your interpretation. Talia says that he 'loved her'. ]]

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* WifeHusbandry: [[spoiler: Bane [[spoiler:Bane and Talia, depending on your interpretation. Talia says that he 'loved her'. ]]



* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: It doesn't matter whether via Daggett's takeover operation of Wayne Enterprises with Bane or by helping out Bruce's company in their time of need, Miranda Tate/Talia Al Ghul will get the fusion reactor as her nuclear bomb.]]

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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't matter whether via Daggett's takeover operation of Wayne Enterprises with Bane or by helping out Bruce's company in their time of need, Miranda Tate/Talia Al Ghul will get the fusion reactor as her nuclear bomb.]]
15th Nov '16 11:31:44 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** A scene at Wayne Manor where the Congressman tells Foley that he's next in line for the role of Police Commissioner if he does well, giving Foley one more incentive of chasing Batman for the murder of Harvey Dent other than Batman being public enemy number one, ;
** A conversation between the two thugs that capture Commissioner Gordon where they debate killing him before taking him to Bane (giving a direct explanation on how Gordon learned Bane's name)
** A scene at Wayne Enterprises where Miranda warns Lucius Fox that Daggett is trying to take control of the company;
** A longer scene of Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox at the Applied Sciences warehouse in which Fox wants to give Wayne the special leg brace which allows him to walk again;
** Bruce testing the leg brace in the Batcave, explaining to Alfred how it works to match the muscle patterns of his uninjured leg;

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** A scene at Wayne Manor where the Congressman tells Foley that he's next in line for the role of Police Commissioner if he does well, giving Foley one more incentive of chasing Batman for the murder of Harvey Dent other than Batman being public enemy number one, ;
one.
** A conversation between the two thugs that capture Commissioner Gordon where they debate killing him before taking him to Bane (giving a direct explanation on how Gordon learned Bane's name)
name).
** A scene at Wayne Enterprises where Miranda warns Lucius Fox that Daggett is trying to take control of the company;
company.
** A longer scene of Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox at the Applied Sciences warehouse in which Fox wants to give Wayne the special leg brace which allows him to walk again;
again.
** Bruce testing the leg brace in the Batcave, explaining to Alfred how it works to match the muscle patterns of his uninjured leg;leg.



** An argument in the Batcave between Bruce and Alfred revealing that Bruce bought up all the land and homes surrounding Wayne Manor to prevent anyone from seeing him coming and going as Batman;
** An extended, much more heated confrontation between Bruce and Alfred. Alfred threatens to leave Wayne Manor if Bruce continues as Batman and Bruce argues that since Rachel Dawes's death, Batman is his only reason to live. Alfred confesses that he burned Rachel's letter and lied about her choosing to marry Bruce. Bruce accuses Alfred of betrayal before Alfred gives his speech about protecting Bruce's life, which does appear in the final film;
** A longer conversation between Bruce, Miranda & Fox discussing the reactor and Dr. Pavel;

to:

** An argument in the Batcave between Bruce and Alfred revealing that Bruce bought up all the land and homes surrounding Wayne Manor to prevent anyone from seeing him coming and going as Batman;
Batman.
** An extended, much more heated confrontation between Bruce and Alfred. Alfred threatens to leave Wayne Manor if Bruce continues as Batman and Bruce argues that since Rachel Dawes's death, Batman is his only reason to live. Alfred confesses that he burned Rachel's letter and lied about her choosing to marry Bruce. Bruce accuses Alfred of betrayal before Alfred gives his speech about protecting Bruce's life, which does appear in the final film;
film.
** A longer conversation between Bruce, Miranda & Fox discussing the reactor and Dr. Pavel;Pavel.



** A much extended scene of Bane storming Blackgate Prison. Bane burns a picture of Harvey Dent and explains that Dent became the villain Two-Face after his injuries and encourages the city's poor to attack the wealthy and powerful before he destroys Blackgate, releasing all the inmates;
** A brief scene of Selina escaping Blackgate;

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** A much extended scene of Bane storming Blackgate Prison. Bane burns a picture of Harvey Dent and explains that Dent became the villain Two-Face after his injuries and encourages the city's poor to attack the wealthy and powerful before he destroys Blackgate, releasing all the inmates;
inmates.
** A brief scene of Selina escaping Blackgate;Blackgate.



** An extensive flashback sequence after Batman defeats Bane. Bane confesses that his devotion to Ra's Al Guhl stems from the League of Shadows rescuing him from the pit. A flashback scene then shows Ra's Al Guhl training Bane, who he has provided with a crude prototype mask to numb his pain;

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** An extensive flashback sequence after Batman defeats Bane. Bane confesses that his devotion to Ra's Al Guhl stems from the League of Shadows rescuing him from the pit. A flashback scene then shows Ra's Al Guhl training Bane, who he has provided with a crude prototype mask to numb his pain;pain.
15th Nov '16 11:28:44 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheScript: As revealed in the credits, the name of Juno Temple's character in the film is Jen.

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* AllThereInTheScript: As revealed The final shooting script features several deleted/extended scenes not found in the credits, film. Most are "character moments" though some also clarify details of the name plot. They include:
** A scene at Wayne Manor where the Congressman tells Foley that he's next in line for the role
of Juno Temple's character Police Commissioner if he does well, giving Foley one more incentive of chasing Batman for the murder of Harvey Dent other than Batman being public enemy number one, ;
** A conversation between the two thugs that capture Commissioner Gordon where they debate killing him before taking him to Bane (giving a direct explanation on how Gordon learned Bane's name)
** A scene at Wayne Enterprises where Miranda warns Lucius Fox that Daggett is trying to take control of the company;
** A longer scene of Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox at the Applied Sciences warehouse in which Fox wants to give Wayne the special leg brace which allows him to walk again;
** Bruce testing the leg brace in the Batcave, explaining to Alfred how it works to match the muscle patterns of his uninjured leg;
** A longer and slightly different scene outside the stock exchange and a lengthy chase scene between Bane, the police and Batman where they race around Gotham. The script has the stock exchange scenes all occurring in the evening instead of the late afternoon as the film had started at;
** An argument in the Batcave between Bruce and Alfred revealing that Bruce bought up all the land and homes surrounding Wayne Manor to prevent anyone from seeing him coming and going as Batman;
** An extended, much more heated confrontation between Bruce and Alfred. Alfred threatens to leave Wayne Manor if Bruce continues as Batman and Bruce argues that since Rachel Dawes's death, Batman is his only reason to live. Alfred confesses that he burned Rachel's letter and lied about her choosing to marry Bruce. Bruce accuses Alfred of betrayal before Alfred gives his speech about protecting Bruce's life, which does appear in the final film;
** A longer conversation between Bruce, Miranda & Fox discussing the reactor and Dr. Pavel;
** An extended conversation between Bruce & Blake in Blake's care where Blake jokingly gives Bruce cash for cab fare.
** A much extended scene of Bane storming Blackgate Prison. Bane burns a picture of Harvey Dent and explains that Dent became the villain Two-Face after his injuries and encourages the city's poor to attack the wealthy and powerful before he destroys Blackgate, releasing all the inmates;
** A brief scene of Selina escaping Blackgate;
** A series of extended or omitted scenes showing the mercenaries seeing the burning Bat-signal on Gotham Bridge.
** An extensive flashback sequence after Batman defeats Bane. Bane confesses that his devotion to Ra's Al Guhl stems from the League of Shadows rescuing him from the pit. A flashback scene then shows Ra's Al Guhl training Bane, who he has provided with a crude prototype mask to numb his pain;
** [[spoiler:A scene of Talia openly taking charge of the League of Shadows to form a convoy to detonate the neutron bomb. She then floods the reactor core and, as in the film, Fox tries to escape, though even the finished scenes of Fox
in the film is Jen.occur earlier in the script version;
** A longer argument between Blake and the Army blockade on Gotham Bridge. Blake argues with the commanding officer, trying to convince him that Batman has returned and battle has broken out in the city streets]].
** In the script, after Batman harnesses the bomb to The Bat, he's never seen again--The Bat simply flies out to sea and the bomb detonates. The scene of Fox and the technicians examining the autopilot of The Bat then follows, with Fox realizing that Batman had ejected before the bomb detonated, and that Bruce Wayne must have survived the explosion.
20th Oct '16 9:59:06 AM theLibrarian
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* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny: {{Invoked}}. During his "reign", Bane maintains his spiel about "giving power back to the people" while turning Gotham into a horrific dystopia.

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* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny: {{Invoked}}. During his "reign", Bane maintains his spiel about "giving power back to the people" while turning Gotham into a horrific dystopia.dystopia that, rather than being run by the People, is instead led by his mercenaries, common street thugs, and all of the insane criminals that Batman has put away over the years.
19th Oct '16 8:10:15 AM dlchen145
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** Selina's take on the "no guns" rule. [[spoiler: See, no matter how {{Badass}} you may be, Bane, no one's survived being shot at point-blank range. With bike cannons that are designed to blow up cars.]]

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** Selina's take on the "no guns" rule. [[spoiler: See, no matter how {{Badass}} badass you may be, Bane, no one's survived being shot at point-blank range. With bike cannons that are designed to blow up cars.]]
14th Oct '16 4:19:19 PM JackG
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** Given that Bane wouldn't be Bane without his mask, the trope is fulfilled by having him be introduced to the audience as an unimportant FacelessGoon, tied up and hooded. The CIA agent removes the hood when he realises who their prisoner is.

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** Given that Bane wouldn't be Bane without his mask, the trope is fulfilled by having him be introduced to the audience as an unimportant FacelessGoon, one of several FacelessGoons, tied up and hooded. The CIA agent removes the Bane's hood when he realises who their prisoner is.
14th Oct '16 4:18:04 PM JackG
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* DramaticUnmask: Bane unmasking Batman as Bruce Wayne in their first fight. Unlike normal variants, he does this by saying, "Let's not stand on ceremony here.... ''Mr. Wayne.''"

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* DramaticUnmask: DramaticUnmask:
**
Bane unmasking Batman as Bruce Wayne in their first fight. Unlike normal variants, he does this by saying, "Let's not stand on ceremony here.... ''Mr. Wayne.''"''"
** Given that Bane wouldn't be Bane without his mask, the trope is fulfilled by having him be introduced to the audience as an unimportant FacelessGoon, tied up and hooded. The CIA agent removes the hood when he realises who their prisoner is.
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