History Franchise / Batman

22nd Mar '17 9:41:10 PM TheDisgaean
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14th Mar '17 1:31:03 PM morenohijazo
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* UrbanHellscape: Modern versions often portray Gotham in this light. Filled with incompetent or corrupt cops, gangs controlling the streets, with the neighboring city of Metropolis being the "pristine" MegaCorp-run sister city. The ultimate example of this in the franchise is the ([[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture at the time]]) future-set ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.
13th Mar '17 10:46:31 AM morenohijazo
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* SuspectExistenceFailure: The Gotham City Police Department once has a prime suspect in a series of brutal killings with a veritable mountain of damning evidence against him, up to and including his going around and bragging to everyone who would listen that he did it all. It turns out that all of the evidence is manipulated or outright fabricated, because the guy is trying to make a name for himself of another's deeds. For reasons [[TooDumbToLive beyond human understanding]], he decided to pick Gotham's most infamous and self-aggrandizing mass-murderer to bite off from -- The Joker. No bonus points for guessing how it ends for him.
11th Mar '17 1:01:24 PM Quanyails
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** ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}]'' sees him appear in cameos, putting some bad guys behind bars for Amanda Waller to pick up for her Task Force X project [[spoiler:and furthering his quest to gather the Justice League in TheStinger.]]

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** ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}]'' Squad|2016}}'' sees him appear in cameos, putting some bad guys behind bars for Amanda Waller to pick up for her Task Force X project [[spoiler:and furthering his quest to gather the Justice League in TheStinger.]]
27th Feb '17 3:45:24 AM Saveelich
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* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. After "[[FanNickname Batman On Ice]]", it was necessary to do a complete [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] of the film continuity, which was a rare occurrence in Hollywood at the time, illustrating just how ''bad'' the fourth film really was. Written and directed by Creator/ChristopherNolan and starring Creator/ChristianBale. Very much AdaptationDistillation.

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. After "[[FanNickname Batman On Ice]]", it was necessary to do a complete [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] of the film continuity, which was a rare occurrence in Hollywood at the time, illustrating just how ''bad'' the fourth film really was. Written and directed by Creator/ChristopherNolan and starring Creator/ChristianBale.Starring Creator/ChristianBale as Batman. Very much AdaptationDistillation.



** ''[[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Suicide Squad]]'' shows him in cameos, putting some bad guys behind bars for Amanda Waller to pick up for her Task Force X project [[spoiler:and furthering his quest to gather the Justice League in TheStinger.]]

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** ''[[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Suicide Squad]]'' shows ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}]'' sees him appear in cameos, putting some bad guys behind bars for Amanda Waller to pick up for her Task Force X project [[spoiler:and furthering his quest to gather the Justice League in TheStinger.]]



* Batman has a supporting role in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie''.
** He got his own spin-off movie, ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie''


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* Batman has a supporting role in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie''.
** He got his own spin-off movie, ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie''
21st Feb '17 10:05:46 PM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'': A new Justice League series where Batman stars as one of the three leads.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'': A new Justice League series where Batman stars as one of the three leads.
19th Feb '17 10:48:39 PM JulianLapostat
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The Batman mythos has expanded into virtually every medium in the decades since the character's debut, and there's a good argument to be made for Batman being the most ''critically'' and ''culturally'' successful superhero in history. To put it simply, [[RuleOfCool he has never gone out of style]] as is evidenced by the wide variety and range of mediums he has been adapted into over 75 years and counting. He has been different things in different times. A pulp-fiction costumed hero modeled on ''The Shadow'' in his early stories, a campy pop-art [[Series/{{Batman}} TV Show]] in TheSixties, a DarkerAndEdgier [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns post-apocalyptic anti-hero]] in the mid-80s, ArtDeco retro GenreThrowback in [[Film/{{Batman}} late eighties]] and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries early-mid 90s]], [[Franchise/TheDarkKnightTrilogy modern neo-noir]] in TheOughties and the [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries ultimate spectacle fighter]] in TheNewTens. Initially, Batman [[CyclicTrope swung between]] a bright, shiny [[TheCape Cape]] and a dark, nightmarish ShadowArchetype and the iconic [[TheCowl Cowl]]. Since TheEighties, the latter has been the main default trend, albeit varying in degree of darkness. Of course, since the character is inherently appealing, versions friendlier to children [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold continue]] to be produced [[Film/TheLegoBatmanMovie and made]] well into the current era, standing alongside the darker take on the character.

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The Batman mythos has expanded into virtually every medium in the decades since the character's debut, and there's a good argument to be made for Batman being the most ''critically'' and ''culturally'' successful superhero in history. To put it simply, [[RuleOfCool he has never gone out of style]] as is evidenced by the wide variety and range of mediums he has been adapted into over 75 years and counting. He has been different things in different times. A pulp-fiction costumed hero modeled on ''The Shadow'' in his early stories, a campy pop-art [[Series/{{Batman}} TV Show]] in TheSixties, a DarkerAndEdgier [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns post-apocalyptic anti-hero]] in the mid-80s, ArtDeco retro GenreThrowback in [[Film/{{Batman}} late eighties]] and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries early-mid 90s]], [[Franchise/TheDarkKnightTrilogy [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy modern neo-noir]] in TheOughties and the [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries ultimate spectacle fighter]] in TheNewTens. Initially, Batman [[CyclicTrope swung between]] a bright, shiny [[TheCape Cape]] and a dark, nightmarish ShadowArchetype and the iconic [[TheCowl Cowl]]. Since TheEighties, the latter has been the main default trend, albeit varying in degree of darkness. Of course, since the character is inherently appealing, versions friendlier to children [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold continue]] to be produced [[Film/TheLegoBatmanMovie and made]] well into the current era, standing alongside the darker take on the character.
19th Feb '17 10:43:01 PM JulianLapostat
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* IrislessEyeMaskOfMystery: One of the most notable superheroes to have this trope as part of their design (to the point that he, along with Robin and Batgirl, provide the image for that article). By extension, he has this feature in all other adaptations as well, with the exception of live-action ones. For most Batfamily members, this is explained by the fact that the cowls contain special lenses for Goggles Do Something Unusual purposes. A notable exception in printed media is when Alex Ross portrays him, much because of the artist's realistic style.

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* IrislessEyeMaskOfMystery: One of the most notable superheroes to have this trope as part of their design (to the point that he, along with Robin and Batgirl, provide the image for that article). By extension, he has this feature in all other adaptations as well, with the exception of live-action ones. For most Batfamily members, this is explained by the fact that the cowls contain special lenses for Goggles Do Something Unusual purposes. A notable exception in printed media is when Alex Ross portrays him, much because of the artist's realistic style.
** This carried over well into the animated adaptations. Indeed one particularly famous scene in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' derives much of its effect from the way the Irisless-look brings about a total transformation of the man into the superhero.
** The Live-Action films and TV Shows obviously could not pull off this effect, until the finale of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' where a brief sequence requiring Batman to interact with sonar imagery results in proto-Augmented Reality Goggles covering under his mask. The AR mask became the means by which this was adapted in the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' and has since entered the comics as well. The look returned in the Armored Costume of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.
19th Feb '17 10:33:04 PM JulianLapostat
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The Batman mythos has expanded into virtually every medium in the decades since the character's debut, and there's a good argument to be made for Batman being the most ''critically'' and ''culturally'' successful superhero in history. To put it simply, [[RuleOfCool he has never gone out of style]] as is evidenced by the wide variety and range of mediums he has been adapted into over 75 years and counting. He has been different things in different era. A pulp-fiction costumed hero modeled on ''The Shadow'' in his early stories, a campy pop-art [[Series/{{Batman}} TV Show]] in TheSixties, a DarkerAndEdgier [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns post-apocalyptic anti-hero]] in the mid-80s, ArtDeco retro GenreThrowback in [[Film/{{Batman}} late eighties]] and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries early-mid 90s]], [[Franchise/TheDarkKnightTrilogy modern neo-noir]] in TheOughties and the [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries ultimate spectacle fighter]] in TheNewTens. Initially, Batman [[CyclicTrope swung between]] a bright, shiny [[TheCape Cape]] and a dark, nightmarish ShadowArchetype and the iconic [[TheCowl Cowl]]. Since TheEighties, the latter has been the main default trend, albeit varying in degree of darkness. Of course, since the character is inherently appealing, versions friendlier to children [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold continue]] to be produced [[Film/TheLegoBatmanMovie and made]] well into the current era, standing alongside the darker take on the character.

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The Batman mythos has expanded into virtually every medium in the decades since the character's debut, and there's a good argument to be made for Batman being the most ''critically'' and ''culturally'' successful superhero in history. To put it simply, [[RuleOfCool he has never gone out of style]] as is evidenced by the wide variety and range of mediums he has been adapted into over 75 years and counting. He has been different things in different era.times. A pulp-fiction costumed hero modeled on ''The Shadow'' in his early stories, a campy pop-art [[Series/{{Batman}} TV Show]] in TheSixties, a DarkerAndEdgier [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns post-apocalyptic anti-hero]] in the mid-80s, ArtDeco retro GenreThrowback in [[Film/{{Batman}} late eighties]] and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries early-mid 90s]], [[Franchise/TheDarkKnightTrilogy modern neo-noir]] in TheOughties and the [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries ultimate spectacle fighter]] in TheNewTens. Initially, Batman [[CyclicTrope swung between]] a bright, shiny [[TheCape Cape]] and a dark, nightmarish ShadowArchetype and the iconic [[TheCowl Cowl]]. Since TheEighties, the latter has been the main default trend, albeit varying in degree of darkness. Of course, since the character is inherently appealing, versions friendlier to children [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold continue]] to be produced [[Film/TheLegoBatmanMovie and made]] well into the current era, standing alongside the darker take on the character.
19th Feb '17 10:23:43 PM JulianLapostat
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The Batman mythos has expanded into virtually every medium in the decades since the character's debut, and there's a good argument to be made for Batman being the most ''critically'' and ''culturally'' successful superhero in history. To put it simply, [[RuleOfCool he has never gone out of style]] as is evidenced by the wide variety and range of mediums he has been adapted into over 75 years and counting. He has been different things in different era. A pulp-fiction costumed hero modeled on ''The Shadow'' in his early stories, a campy pop-art [[Series/{{Batman}} TV Show]] in TheSixties, a DarkerAndEdgier [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns post-apocalyptic anti-hero]] in the mid-80s, ArtDeco retro GenreThrowback in [[Film/{{Batman}} late eighties]] and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries early-mid 90s]], [[Franchise/TheDarkKnightTrilogy modern neo-noir]] in TheOughties and the [[Franchise/BatmanArkhamSeries ultimate spectacle fighter]] in TheNewTens. Initially, Batman [[CyclicTrope swung between]] a bright, shiny [[TheCape Cape]] and a dark, nightmarish ShadowArchetype and the iconic [[TheCowl Cowl]]. Since TheEighties, the latter has been the main default trend, albeit varying in degree of darkness. Of course, since the character is inherently appealing, versions friendlier to children [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold continue]] to be produced [[Film/TheLegoBatmanMovie and made]] well into the current era, alongside the darker variations.

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The Batman mythos has expanded into virtually every medium in the decades since the character's debut, and there's a good argument to be made for Batman being the most ''critically'' and ''culturally'' successful superhero in history. To put it simply, [[RuleOfCool he has never gone out of style]] as is evidenced by the wide variety and range of mediums he has been adapted into over 75 years and counting. He has been different things in different era. A pulp-fiction costumed hero modeled on ''The Shadow'' in his early stories, a campy pop-art [[Series/{{Batman}} TV Show]] in TheSixties, a DarkerAndEdgier [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns post-apocalyptic anti-hero]] in the mid-80s, ArtDeco retro GenreThrowback in [[Film/{{Batman}} late eighties]] and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries early-mid 90s]], [[Franchise/TheDarkKnightTrilogy modern neo-noir]] in TheOughties and the [[Franchise/BatmanArkhamSeries [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries ultimate spectacle fighter]] in TheNewTens. Initially, Batman [[CyclicTrope swung between]] a bright, shiny [[TheCape Cape]] and a dark, nightmarish ShadowArchetype and the iconic [[TheCowl Cowl]]. Since TheEighties, the latter has been the main default trend, albeit varying in degree of darkness. Of course, since the character is inherently appealing, versions friendlier to children [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold continue]] to be produced [[Film/TheLegoBatmanMovie and made]] well into the current era, standing alongside the darker variations.take on the character.
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