History Franchise / Batman

21st Jul '17 12:05:11 PM BatmanKalEl
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* ''ComicBook/GothamByGaslight''
19th Jul '17 5:49:01 PM ecuvulle6267
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* FlyingFirepower: The villain Firefly is this, possessing a jetpack and an arsenal of incendiary weapons.
16th Jul '17 1:14:15 PM JulianLapostat
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* ChronicVillainy

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* ChronicVillainyChronicVillainy: Gotham's recidivism rate is proportional to the popularity of his RoguesGallery, so it's about 100%.


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* CultOfPersonality: Batman is a pretty classic superhero example and a heroic version. He deliberately made himself into a superhero by pure will and determination, and devotes time, resources, and energy to building and maintaining that legend. This extends to building a costume, building gadgets around his chosen theme and motif, weaponizing propaganda and rumors spread about him. Being simultaneously a world-renowned crimefighter and yet cold, aloof and almost never seen in daylight. The city police likewise illuminates the sky with klieg lights illuminating his logo, and Batman is also ThePatriarch of his own family where he is more or less apart from everyone else, who often derive their sense of self-worth by seeking approval or patronage from him, and the mantle of TheCowl becomes a metonym for him, and a proverbial battle for his replacement in events of his "temporary" death or retirement.
15th Jul '17 12:45:23 PM JulianLapostat
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* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Bruce, his sidekicks, and many of his enemies are animal based.

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* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Bruce, his sidekicks, and many of his enemies are animal based.based, albeit none of them have animal powers at all and the outfit is largely an aesthetic and metaphorical concept based on social connotations. For instance, Batman doesn't have echolocation powers and it refers to him being nocturnal and his cape-and cowl silhouette looking like a giant bat when he goes {{Roofhopping}}. While Selina Kyle is shown to have an affinity with cats in later stories, originally it was a reference to her being a cat burglar, which was a poetic concept (stealthy like a cat) and not a literal one (since cats don't steal), while Robin's red tunic has a resemblance to the red-breasted American Robin, his name was a ShoutOut by his co-creator Creator/BillFinger to Robin Hood. Likewise, Penguin is so-called for wearing the Penguin-suit. It wasn't until much later in fact, in 1970, with Man-Bat that you had an actual animal themed superbeing in the Batman mythos.
14th Jul '17 5:02:27 AM NightShade96
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** In the ''It Takes a Thief'' storyline in ''JLA'', Bruce and Batman are separated into two personlities. Bruce is full of rage, while Batman is a soulless, faceless cypher. Eel O'Brian (PlasticMan's original identity) sums it up:

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** In the ''It Takes a Thief'' storyline in ''JLA'', Bruce and Batman are separated into two personlities. Bruce is full of rage, while Batman is a soulless, faceless cypher. Eel O'Brian (PlasticMan's (ComicBook/PlasticMan's original identity) sums it up:
5th Jul '17 5:14:29 PM JulianLapostat
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* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: On the face of it Batman sounds like a man of the Enlightenment, he's very rational, methodical and even a little cold, extremely well read and intelligent and a master detective, however Batman's stories are purely romantic, complete with criminals who are embodiment of concepts, ideas and general irrationality rather than anything close to the real-world. The idea of madness and insanity is presented as an all-pervasive force, impervious to any rational understanding (cf, Arkham Asylum) and most of Gotham seem to accept and trust the Vigilante to keep order rather than the institutions of municipal, state and federal government. Batman himself is the embodiment of that most Romantic archetype, the ByronicHero complete with giant mansion with subterranean lair for him to brood in.
5th Jul '17 4:07:59 PM WillKeaton
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* {{Panacea}}: Ra's al Ghul's Lazarus pits.
3rd Jul '17 10:06:08 AM AnotherGuy
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* BadassCreed: In ''ComicBook/TheButton'', it's revealed that while exploring caverns that would later become the Batcave, Thomas told Bruce the Wayne motto, which subconsciously had a tremendous effect on Bruce's personality.
-->'''Thomas Wayne:''' Sometimes we fall, son. But always remember, Waynes never stay down. '''We rise.'''
26th Jun '17 1:06:39 PM rafi
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* LoadBearingHero

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* LoadBearingHeroLoadBearingHero:
** Blockbuster does it in a story, holding up a collapsing mine prop long enough for Batman and the miners to escape.
** Also during the ''Cataclysm'' event: a condemned criminal on death-row (who continually proclaims his innocence throughout his arc) keeps rubble from falling on his lawyer and a nun who were there to witness his execution. Earlier in the arc, he'd helped defend them against several escaping inmates, helping add to the reader's sympathies to the character. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when he reveals that he really did commit the crime for which he was condemned, just before he finally passes out and dies when the rubble falls on top of him. Coincidentally right when he was scheduled to be put to death.]]
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