History Headscratchers / BatmanArkhamCity

10th Aug '17 12:12:32 AM Killerikala
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[[folder:Catwoman's Riddler trophies?]]
* Riddler leaves his riddles around to prove he is smarter than Batman. Why did he create Catwoman a separate set?
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[[folder:Hush' new face]] Hush's face was incomplete and bandaged until the end of his sidequest. Why does everyone say that he looks exactly like Wayne, if he hadn't taken the bandages off yet, or if he had pieces of his face missing?
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19th Jul '17 3:38:38 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Remember that the Joker works by sowing the seeds of chaos. [[spoiler: If he has tainted blood sent to hospitals (and it can be safely assumed that he had it send to a number of different hospitals well-disguised in order to make identifying it difficult, and had key people bribed or blackmailed for their participation as mentioned below), then even if people figure out what's going on before too long then that still means that the blood donation and transfusion is effectively shut down until they can isolate and destroy the tainted packs. So even if it's only people of a certain blood group who are affected (which is unlikely; they'll probably have to analyze and / or destroy the entire supply just to be on the safe side, just in case the Joker thought it would be funny to taint other packs as well), that sill means that there's now a huge supply of blood which has to be tested and / or destroyed just in case. And then that blood needs to be replaced from clean, uncontaminated sources. This takes time. This means that a huge and essential part of the medical system is essentially shut down. That means that there's still a lot of people who may urgently need blood transfusions ''who are now unable to get them.'' It means that people who may die without an immediate transfusion are probably ''going to die'' where they wouldn't have had the Joker not interfered. And, of course, it means that the people who were given the tainted blood before the problem was identified are still dying unless Batman finds the cure. And then there's the natural panic that sets in once word spreads that the Joker's contaminated the blood donation system. Even if only a few people are exposed to the tainted blood, the ripples spread out and engulf Gotham's entire medical system. It's actually quite a clever supervillain plan.]]

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** Remember that the Joker works by sowing the seeds of chaos. [[spoiler: If he has tainted blood sent to hospitals (and it can be safely assumed that he had it send to a number of different hospitals well-disguised in order to make identifying it difficult, and had key people bribed or blackmailed for their participation as mentioned below), then even if people figure out what's going on before too long then that still means that the blood donation and transfusion network is effectively shut down until they can isolate and destroy the tainted packs. So even if it's only people of a certain blood group who are affected (which is unlikely; they'll probably have to analyze and / or destroy the entire supply just to be on the safe side, just in case the Joker thought it would be funny to taint other packs as well), that sill still means that there's now a huge supply of blood which has to be tested and / or destroyed just in case. And then that blood needs to be replaced from clean, uncontaminated sources. This takes time. This means that a huge and essential part of the medical system is essentially shut down. That means that there's still a lot of people who may urgently need blood transfusions ''who are now unable to get them.'' It means that people who may die without an immediate transfusion are probably ''going to die'' where they wouldn't have had the Joker not interfered. And, of course, it means that the people who were given the tainted blood before the problem was identified are still dying unless Batman finds the cure. And then there's the natural panic that sets in once word spreads that the Joker's contaminated the blood donation system. Even if only a few people are exposed to the tainted blood, the ripples spread out and engulf Gotham's entire medical system. It's actually quite a clever supervillain plan.]]
19th Jul '17 3:29:32 AM DoctorNemesis
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19th Jul '17 3:29:30 AM DoctorNemesis
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** IIRC at several points the game (and background information) suggests that Two-Face is both (a) a fairly recent inmate of Arkham City, having only been imprisoned there not long before the events of the game, and (b) fairly low-down on the pecking order of crime bosses and struggling to get any kind of foothold between the Joker and the Penguin, who've carved Arkham City up between them. So Batman likely just assumes that between both of those points he probably wouldn't have any useful information to begin with.
25th Apr '17 9:41:46 PM ToonLink15
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*** I think the point they're trying to make is, when this billionaire pretty boy who people seem to assume has never even been in a fight started doling out moves out of nowhere, those being eerily similar to those used by a certain masked vigilante, how did nobody even START putting the pieces in place to think they were one and the same?
14th Apr '17 2:33:50 PM Xtifr
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** In the animated series, it was pronounced "Raysh" to avoid linking him with any particular nation. Also, that's the version KevinConroy is most familiar with.

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** In the animated series, it was pronounced "Raysh" to avoid linking him with any particular nation. Also, that's the version KevinConroy Creator/KevinConroy is most familiar with.
14th Mar '17 10:40:12 AM Vir
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** In Strange's BreakThemByTalking near the end of the game, he also argues that Batman's actions make villains stronger, like a virus that becomes resistant to immunization, which [[YouFailBiologyForever isn't an accurate comparison]], but still.

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** In Strange's BreakThemByTalking near the end of the game, he also argues that Batman's actions make villains stronger, like a virus that becomes resistant to immunization, which [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology isn't an accurate comparison]], but still.
5th Mar '17 8:39:56 PM CKD
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*** Aaron Cash was already in the game; maybe they didn't want two one-handed minor characters?
24th Nov '16 10:08:51 AM nombretomado
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** That idea actually doesn't work, because as shown later in the game, when you see [[spoiler:Clayface Joker]] in combat, he appears [[spoiler:without any bones. So unless he can form bones inside of his shape-shifted body, the best idea here so far is that dying Joker was just waiting there with a rigged heartbeat monitor.]] Maybe Batman's Detective mode only picks up heartbeat levels between a certain value? That way [[spoiler:the Joker could have used either chemicals or relaxation/meditation techniques to keep his heartbeat level low enough?]] Then again, ''that'' doesn't explain how Bats' Detective Mode can pick up unconscious mooks' heartbeats and [[AustinPowers oh no I've]] [[MemeticMutation gone cross-eyed.]]

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** That idea actually doesn't work, because as shown later in the game, when you see [[spoiler:Clayface Joker]] in combat, he appears [[spoiler:without any bones. So unless he can form bones inside of his shape-shifted body, the best idea here so far is that dying Joker was just waiting there with a rigged heartbeat monitor.]] Maybe Batman's Detective mode only picks up heartbeat levels between a certain value? That way [[spoiler:the Joker could have used either chemicals or relaxation/meditation techniques to keep his heartbeat level low enough?]] Then again, ''that'' doesn't explain how Bats' Detective Mode can pick up unconscious mooks' heartbeats and [[AustinPowers [[Film/AustinPowers oh no I've]] [[MemeticMutation gone cross-eyed.]]
26th Oct '16 11:12:11 AM nobodyimportant1
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** Yes, but Strange and Ra's specifically mentioned their intentions to rule the world. You don't take over the planet by becoming a hero to the populace. Becoming a local hero conveys no authority. And even if it did, they only say that they're going to do it in 3 places. No matter how important said places are, 3 places does not equal world domination. Plus, they wouldn't really be able to do something like Arkham city more than a few times. After that if anyone suggested doing it in another population center, they’d be refused <script id="gpt-impl-0.09940968094446872" src="http://partner.googleadservices.com/gpt/pubads_impl_78.js"></script>because everyone would know about how badly that idea had worked the first 3 times. Also Ra's mentioned "wiping the world Clean" which I assume is referring to his usual goal of killing millions of people in order to save those who are left from Eco-disaster. How does setting yourself up as a hero of the people aid you in a quest that will end in the murder of thousands of said innocents?

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** Yes, but Strange and Ra's specifically mentioned their intentions to rule the world. You don't take over the planet by becoming a hero to the populace. Becoming a local hero conveys no authority. And even if it did, they only say that they're going to do it in 3 places. No matter how important said places are, 3 places does not equal world domination. Plus, they wouldn't really be able to do something like Arkham city more than a few times. After that if anyone suggested doing it in another population center, they’d be refused <script id="gpt-impl-0.09940968094446872" src="http://partner.googleadservices.com/gpt/pubads_impl_78.js"></script>because because everyone would know about how badly that idea had worked the first 3 times. Also Ra's mentioned "wiping the world Clean" which I assume is referring to his usual goal of killing millions of people in order to save those who are left from Eco-disaster. How does setting yourself up as a hero of the people aid you in a quest that will end in the murder of thousands of said innocents?
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