History Headscratchers / BatmanArkhamCity

2nd Aug '16 2:22:55 PM SeanRenaud
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**Batman isn't entirely rational when it comes to the Joker. If we look at Batman: Under the Red Hood and his general behavior we can piece together a reason. Batman: Under the Red Hood has a conversation that can be summed up as Batman won't kill Joker because he knows that once he's crossed that line he'll find a way to justify killing the rest of the rogues. If we're being honest depending on the setting there are others who deserve it nearly as much as Joker. It doesn't seem like a stretch to think that Batman looks at every single missed punch, every time he didn't put the pieces together properly instantly and wonders if maybe he didn't slow down because this was what he wanted all along. Of course this is more a theory than backed by the game.
30th Jul '16 3:44:15 PM MMTrigger
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* Is it just me or are Instant Takedowns on Ra's' ninjas not as violent as on thugs ? Why ?

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* Is it just me or are Instant Takedowns on Ra's' ninjas not as violent as on thugs ? Why ?thugs? Why?



** Doesn't Penguin's audio says that she's quite tough ?

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** Doesn't Penguin's audio says that she's quite tough ?tough?
** The game's rating would instantly hit mature if Batman fought women as violently as he does men.


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** Chances are water blocks Detective Mode in large amounts. You couldn't track Croc back in the asylum either.
2nd Jul '16 9:43:08 AM Doug86
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** Or it happened something like in TheDarkKnightRises, and [[spoiler: Bruce managed to get up by himself before too much damage went down]]. Hopefully not too much like it, though, or Gothamites will get pretty damn jaded with [[spoiler: the city being held hostage]].

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** Or it happened something like in TheDarkKnightRises, ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', and [[spoiler: Bruce managed to get up by himself before too much damage went down]]. Hopefully not too much like it, though, or Gothamites will get pretty damn jaded with [[spoiler: the city being held hostage]].
28th Jun '16 5:45:07 PM Doug86
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** Not just in two random cities, either. Metropolis and Keystone. Not only are they a shining example of human achievement and a blue-collar traditional city respectively (and therefore nowhere close to having the mindset of Gotham), they are the homes of {{Superman}} and Franchise/TheFlash. In other words, they want to have an Arkham City in the towns of two of the worlds most powerful and idealistic superheroes, and they don't see this going badly for them.

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** Not just in two random cities, either. Metropolis and Keystone. Not only are they a shining example of human achievement and a blue-collar traditional city respectively (and therefore nowhere close to having the mindset of Gotham), they are the homes of {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/TheFlash. In other words, they want to have an Arkham City in the towns of two of the worlds world's most powerful and idealistic superheroes, and they don't see this going badly for them.
8th Jun '16 4:23:29 PM ShaSam
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* Is R'as really pronounced as ''Raysh''? I always thought you said it like ''Razz'' or ''Roz''

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* Is R'as Ra's really pronounced as ''Raysh''? I always thought you said it like ''Razz'' or ''Roz''


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** Possibly. No one knows the Joker's real origin story, not even the Joker himself. In the interviews with Strange though, it is in fact the Ace Chemicals building.
23rd May '16 6:38:31 PM Anddrix
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** Pretty much this and escalation: As ComicBook/BatmanYearOne and ComicBook/TheLongHalloween demonstrate before Batman came to Gotham the criminal underworld was run primarily by traditional mob families. But once Batman came to town the 'freaks' like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker started popping out of the woodworks. Some gaining power due to the Mob beginning to rely on them to deal with problems.

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** Pretty much this and escalation: As ComicBook/BatmanYearOne and ComicBook/TheLongHalloween demonstrate before Batman came to Gotham the criminal underworld was run primarily by traditional mob families. But once Batman came to town the 'freaks' like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker started popping out of the woodworks. Some gaining power due to the Mob beginning to rely on them to deal with problems.



** Batman is absolutely the type of person to share that kind of information; since when has he ever let psychotic lunatics off the hook just because they are a VillainWithGoodPublicity ? He'd expose him the first chance he got. Itís simply lack of evidence that stops him, though one wonders why he couldn't leak the little he has. The main problem with this premise is that there are multiple witnesses to the fact that ''Batman'' was the one who saved the day- including the Police Commissioner and several Arkham guards-; and, the fact that the breakout happened on Sharpe's watch should kind of affect the idea that he is supposed to have put an end to it, since one would think people would wonder if his negligence was part of the problem in the first place (though, to be fair, Gotham might have realized by then that no amount of security is good enough for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker).

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** Batman is absolutely the type of person to share that kind of information; since when has he ever let psychotic lunatics off the hook just because they are a VillainWithGoodPublicity ? He'd expose him the first chance he got. Itís simply lack of evidence that stops him, though one wonders why he couldn't leak the little he has. The main problem with this premise is that there are multiple witnesses to the fact that ''Batman'' was the one who saved the day- including the Police Commissioner and several Arkham guards-; and, the fact that the breakout happened on Sharpe's watch should kind of affect the idea that he is supposed to have put an end to it, since one would think people would wonder if his negligence was part of the problem in the first place (though, to be fair, Gotham might have realized by then that no amount of security is good enough for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker).ComicBook/TheJoker).
21st Apr '16 5:37:06 PM SubbyP
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** Being abducted by a maniac is scary even if he's not a ''homicidal'' maniac.



** Gotham has a waterfront. When nature calls, or when your personal funk becomes intolerable, you can just grab a buddy and have him stand guard while you take care of business. If you don't ''have'' any friends, yeah, you're screwed, but without friends you won't last long in Arkham City anyway.

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** Gotham has a waterfront. When nature calls, or when your personal funk becomes intolerable, you can just grab a buddy and have him stand guard while you take care of business. There's even plenty of paper lying around in the form of posters and newspapers. The Ratcatcher was running a trade in soap, deodorant, toothpaste, and other hygiene items before Penguin had him shut down, so some of that is still probably floating around, not to mention whatever can be scavenged from abandoned apartments and offices. If you don't ''have'' any friends, yeah, you're screwed, but without friends you won't last long in Arkham City anyway.
21st Apr '16 5:30:44 PM SubbyP
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** Gotham has a waterfront. When nature calls, or when your personal funk becomes intolerable, you can just grab a buddy and have him stand guard while you take care of business. If you don't ''have'' any friends, yeah, you're screwed, but without friends you won't last long in Arkham City anyway.
21st Apr '16 5:21:49 PM SubbyP
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** He's a compulsive competitor with an InferioritySuperiorityComplex. Winning a game against a great thief would be almost as satisfying as winning a game against the World's Greatest Detective. Hell, according to Catwoman's dialogue, it's likely they've faced off before, as she remarks about "not having time for his silly games" in what can only be described as fond-ish exasperation.
10th Feb '16 11:38:03 AM MrDeath
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** A "major player" is not how I would characterize his role in things. Certainly not from what Batman saw of him.
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