History Headscratchers / BatmanReturns

30th Jan '16 8:25:01 PM Dravencour
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** They're being led by the Penguin, who is a childlike monster who is effectively working through his anger at his parents by punishing dozens of other children, and treating them to the same thing. It's Penguin's plot all along, after all - his plan in Gotham is merely to use Schreck to gain access to places like the Gotham Hall of Records, take notes on that year's newborn children, and dump them in the sewer when the time came; He restarts this plan when his mayoral run gets derailed.
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** They're being led by the Penguin, who is a childlike monster who is effectively working through his anger at his parents by punishing dozens of other children, and treating them to the same thing. It's Penguin's plot all along, after all - his plan in Gotham is merely to use Schreck Shreck to gain access to places like the Gotham Hall of Records, take notes on that year's newborn children, and dump them in the sewer when the time came; He restarts this plan when his mayoral run gets derailed.
26th Jan '16 11:45:01 AM Kooshmeister
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** What point (if any) that the Penguin makes is that they're not there when their children need them. He's just taunting them.
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** What point (if any) that the Penguin makes is that they're not there when their children need them. He's just taunting them. He's revealed that their sons are all going to be taken, and now he's rubbing it in to increase their pain and misery.
26th Jan '16 11:44:20 AM Kooshmeister
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** What point (if any) that the Penguin makes is that they're not there when their children need them. He's just taunting them.
26th Jan '16 11:42:10 AM Kooshmeister
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** This troper doesn't think the Penguin was being completely literal when he said that, he was just taunting Max and being a sadistic A-Hole in anticipation as his plan neared fruition.
26th Jan '16 11:38:07 AM Kooshmeister
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** I doubt it was a dry run for the Penguin's ultimate plan. Given how the circus members seem to have reacted (I assume the fat clown was simply the only one brave enough to speak up), they were unaware up 'till then of exactly what the Penguin intended to do with those lists of children. This troper's theory is that the screenwriter(s) were conflating some stereotypes about carnies/circus folk/traveling gypsies/other insular nomadic subcultures wherein it was said (however grotesquely inaccurately) that they would steal children. The usual stated purpose was that they adopted them and raised them to add to their own numbers. While the circus members are never explicitly stated to ''be'' in any way like that particular stereotype of traveling performers as child-snatchers, it does seem like this was intended as part of their backstory.
28th Sep '15 12:35:57 AM SuperMagneto
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** He did it in Schreck's office, and we already know Schreck is good at hushing shady things up. He probably threatened or bribed everyone in the office.
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** He did it in Schreck's office, and we already know Schreck is good at hushing shady things up. He probably threatened or bribed everyone in the office.office. * Okay, so the citizens of Gotham immediately turn against Penguin because of an audio recording? Voice recordings can be manipulated and altered. Yes, we the audience know Penguin is a scumbag, but a voice can be imitated. If you heard an audio recording of a senate saying despicable things, would you believe it?
18th Aug '15 2:44:37 PM OxyMoronBR
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* Wouldn't the giant magnifying glasses mounted to the roof of Wayne Manor that catch the light of the Bat-Signal tip people off about Bruce Wayne being Batman?
13th Jul '15 4:20:10 PM komodosp
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** By this point in the series, he wasn't quite regarded as the hero that we the viewer regard him. He hadn't quite reached the level of celebrity that he did in BatmanAndRobin. So he stopped the Joker but is it implied that anyone other than Commissioner Gordon and a few top city officials knows for certain he's one of the Good Guys?
13th Jul '15 4:16:33 PM komodosp
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*** All of her "deaths" are somewhat survivable - at least with [[ArtisticLicenseBiology Movie Biology]], how many times have we seen a character take all but an obviously fatal blow (bullet to the head, decapitation) and survive? e.g. After being pushed by Shreck her fall was broken by several canopies on the way down, etc. (Also cats are known for being able to fall safely from a height). So her deaths are supposed to be a bit metaphorical, rather than actual magic powers on her part...
30th Apr '15 3:35:42 PM HeroofHylia
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***He also did open fire on the crowd, kind'a proving armed, dangerous, and definitely now on the run resisting arrest.
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