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21st Feb '17 12:11:02 AM Gess
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*** We know nothing of her past. Harly Queen combined majoring in psychiatry with acrobatic training, why couldn't Selina?
21st Feb '17 12:06:19 AM Gess
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* Remember the unmasking scene near the end? Batman's mask seems to be made out of soft rubber if he can tear it off so easily. Isn't he worried some crook will accidentally rip it apart during a fight?

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* Remember the unmasking scene near the end? Batman's mask seems to be made out of soft rubber if he can tear it off so easily. Isn't he worried some crook will accidentally rip it apart during a fight?fight?
** He's a ninja. If some mook can lay hands on Batman long enough to rip off his mask, then losing his mask is the least of his problems.
15th Dec '16 12:44:20 PM cdrood
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*** The "in her head" theory doesn't explain her acquiring acrobatic abilities or knowing how to use a whip as an efficient weapon with no training or practice.
15th Nov '16 4:11:30 PM gothelittle
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*** He had more going for him than just his 'gross deformities'; before they got rid of him, he had bitten the doctor's nose off at his birth and killed the family cat as a toddler. He wasn't just deformed. He was violent.
15th Sep '16 12:14:39 PM SuperMagneto
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** It may not have even been a mobster, just someone working for Penguin's campaign. Even if it was, organized crime is (usually) a quiet, stealthy game. Max would probably have a hard time convincing his mob connections to do something big, destructive, and public without risking their operations. On the other hand, the Red Triangle gang is by nature loud, senseless, and disruptive, and they were that way even before Penguin had them rioting to stir up controversy for the campaign.

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** It may not have even been a mobster, just someone working for Penguin's campaign. Even if it was, organized crime is (usually) a quiet, stealthy game. Max would probably have a hard time convincing his mob connections to do something big, destructive, and public without risking their operations. On the other hand, the Red Triangle gang is by nature loud, senseless, and disruptive, and they were that way even before Penguin had them rioting to stir up controversy for the campaign.campaign.
* Remember the unmasking scene near the end? Batman's mask seems to be made out of soft rubber if he can tear it off so easily. Isn't he worried some crook will accidentally rip it apart during a fight?
2nd Aug '16 6:13:26 PM DocStone
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** It's likely they're not all or even mostly his old circus mates. A lot of them are probably street thugs who would be in one gang or another anyway, they just happened to pick the circus-themed one.
2nd Aug '16 6:09:47 PM DocStone
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** It may not have been the entire Red Triangle Gang, just the Penguin himself. But since children began disappearing anywhere the circus went (because he was a part of it), the entire troupe was suspected of kidnap.
9th Jul '16 2:10:34 PM DocStone
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** It may not have even been a mobster, just someone working for Penguin's campaign. Even if it was, organized crime is (usually) a quiet, stealthy game. Max would probably have a hard time convincing his mob connections to do something big, destructive, and public without risking their operations. On the other hand, the Red Triangle gang is by nature loud, senseless, and disruptive, and they were that wa even before Penguin had them rioting to stir up controversy for the campaign.

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** It may not have even been a mobster, just someone working for Penguin's campaign. Even if it was, organized crime is (usually) a quiet, stealthy game. Max would probably have a hard time convincing his mob connections to do something big, destructive, and public without risking their operations. On the other hand, the Red Triangle gang is by nature loud, senseless, and disruptive, and they were that wa way even before Penguin had them rioting to stir up controversy for the campaign.
9th Jul '16 2:10:12 PM DocStone
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* That shady guy Max was whispering to when the Penguin's speech was being sabotaged. He looked really [[TheMafia Mob-y]]. Does Max Shreck have - secretly, of course - underworld connections? If so, why didn't the Cobblepot campaign use ''them'' to create a crime wave throughout the city instead of the Red Triangle Gang? Surely ''someone'' would remember that they'd seen a kid who looked like Oswald in a circus once, and even remember which circus it was. Why give anyone the opportunity to put two and two together?

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* That shady guy Max was whispering to when the Penguin's speech was being sabotaged. He looked really [[TheMafia Mob-y]]. Does Max Shreck have - secretly, of course - underworld connections? If so, why didn't the Cobblepot campaign use ''them'' to create a crime wave throughout the city instead of the Red Triangle Gang? Surely ''someone'' would remember that they'd seen a kid who looked like Oswald in a circus once, and even remember which circus it was. Why give anyone the opportunity to put two and two together?together?
** It may not have even been a mobster, just someone working for Penguin's campaign. Even if it was, organized crime is (usually) a quiet, stealthy game. Max would probably have a hard time convincing his mob connections to do something big, destructive, and public without risking their operations. On the other hand, the Red Triangle gang is by nature loud, senseless, and disruptive, and they were that wa even before Penguin had them rioting to stir up controversy for the campaign.
9th Apr '16 9:38:18 PM 10-13-2
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** For that matter, did it ever occur to them what was in store for them if Cobblepot had actually been elected mayor? Shreck would have gotten his power plant, and Cobblepot would have access to all the fame and riches and women he could ever want...but what would his gang get out of it? Since the Cobblepot campaign was solely on an anti-crime platform, ''at best'' they'd all be arrested and locked up for years or even decades. Or Cobblepot might even decide to have them executed in a "Night of the Long Knives" reenactment. On the other hand, if they got lucky, Cobblepot would seize dictatorial powers and make them his personal death squad - and, let's be honest, that just wouldn't work. What chance would a band of carny sandinistas with ''some'' military-grade weapons have against the National Guard? Or the U.S. Army? Or even a U.N. peacekeeping force, if it had to come to that? Unless the Penguin has been running a secret terrorist cell somewhere, his reign of terror would be a very short one.
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