History NightmareFuel / Batman

3rd May '16 6:38:06 AM aye_amber
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* Batman's disturbing portrayal of drug dependency in Venom which has a good dose of NightmareFuel and TruthInTelevision thrown in full spades. Part of the Legends of the Dark Knight anthology series (issues 16-20). Batman's reason to turning towards the fictional synthetic drug is because he failed to save one little girl from drowning to death in a cavernous section of the sewer. He ends up working unwillingly with the creator of the very drug [[spoiler: and father of said aforementioned girl, Randolph Porter.]] and begins developing sensational use of the drug. Batman starts undergoing many changes (physically, psychologically and through motor functions). It's hard to read the whole story from beginning to end since we get to see first hand that Batman's reliance and dependency on Venom ends up showing an almost rarely seen human side of him. Begging and pleading for more of the stuff and wallowing in himself inside. And besides being weak, he becomes more highly deranged with occasional roid rages and actually enjoys causing pain and suffering on his foes (surprisingly without nearly killing them!). It's both [[NightmareFuel disturbing]] and [[TearJerker sad]] to see the beloved Dark Knight into a big shambling drug user. And not only does it affect him, but it also nearly destroys the kindled friendships of Commissioner James Gordon and Alfred, with him beginning to question Bruce's health and well being. In order for Bruce to overcome the addiction, he needed to isolate himself for a straight 30 days in his own cave! As you might expect, during his detoxing period. He undergoes various craves and also [[SanitySlippage suffers horrific hallucinations]]. This very arc from beginning to end is just NightmareFuel to begin with. Oh! And if you think just the description itself is bad... [[SchmuckBait Wait till you]] [[http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--MWAkhFlh--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/p0fovodwy70au6ed35fy.png get a]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11112/111121690/3690821-1951947864-batma.jpg load of]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/6/67663/2403056-new_edition.jpg This!]]

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* Batman's disturbing portrayal of drug dependency in Venom which has a good dose of NightmareFuel and TruthInTelevision thrown in full spades. Part of the Legends of the Dark Knight anthology series (issues 16-20). Batman's reason to turning towards the fictional synthetic drug is because he failed to save one little girl from drowning to death in a cavernous section of the sewer. He ends up working unwillingly with the creator of the very drug [[spoiler: and father of said aforementioned girl, Randolph Porter.]] and begins developing sensational use of the drug. Batman starts undergoing many changes (physically, psychologically and through motor functions). It's hard to read the whole story from beginning to end since we get to see first hand that Batman's reliance and dependency on Venom ends up showing an almost rarely seen human side of him. Begging and pleading for more of the stuff and wallowing in himself inside. And besides being weak, he becomes more highly deranged with occasional roid rages and actually enjoys causing pain and suffering on his foes (surprisingly without nearly killing them!). It's both [[NightmareFuel disturbing]] and [[TearJerker sad]] to see the beloved Dark Knight into a big shambling drug user. And not only does it affect him, but it also nearly destroys the kindled friendships of Commissioner James Gordon and Alfred, with him beginning to question Bruce's health and well being. In order for Bruce to overcome the addiction, he needed to isolate himself for a straight 30 days in his own cave! As you might expect, during his detoxing period. He undergoes various craves and also [[SanitySlippage suffers horrific hallucinations]]. This very arc from beginning to end is just NightmareFuel to begin with. Oh! And if you think just the description itself is bad... [[SchmuckBait Wait till you]] [[http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--MWAkhFlh--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/p0fovodwy70au6ed35fy.imgur.com/4RSZD6K.png get a]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11112/111121690/3690821-1951947864-batma.jpg load of]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/6/67663/2403056-new_edition.jpg This!]]
10th Apr '16 6:33:23 PM Hourman
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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the Joker]] and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off cliffhangers on our readers and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...

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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the Joker]] and Catwoman.Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off cliffhangers on our readers and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...
10th Apr '16 6:31:59 PM Hourman
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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off cliffhangers on our readers and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...

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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the Joker]] and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off cliffhangers on our readers and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...
10th Apr '16 6:17:28 PM Hourman
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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off [[Cliffhanger cliffhangers on our readers]] and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...

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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off [[Cliffhanger cliffhangers on our readers]] readers and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...
10th Apr '16 6:15:43 PM Hourman
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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off [[Cliffhangers cliffhangers on our readers]] and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...

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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off [[Cliffhangers [[Cliffhanger cliffhangers on our readers]] and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...
10th Apr '16 6:14:47 PM Hourman
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** An interesting thing to take note on Doctor Death, he was the very first recurring villain to actually tangle with the Batman in the same year as the Cape Crusader made his first appearance in 1939! As the years continued, so did his vile hatred of the Batman and his ungodly experiments and private war against "do gooders" alike.
*** His New 52 incarnation is nothing to laugh at either. Taking place in Batman: Year Zero, Doctor Death creates a serum that would strengthen bones to eradicate 'human weakness'. Let's just say that with his creation of said serum [[spoiler:He tested it on himself first]] also comes high levels of BodyHorror.
* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off [[Cliffhangers cliffhangers on our readers]] and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...
1st Apr '16 9:29:40 PM troodos
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* Doctor Death, a recurring villain for Cassandra Cain, is an arms dealer that specializes in weapons of mass destruction. At one point, he creates a gas that ''turns people into oil'' which would then be sold to help fund a tyrannical regime. Another time, he harvests hundreds of corpses to create a drug called Soul that turns people AxeCrazy. His motivations seem to solely be a combination of money and ForScience.
20th Feb '16 11:56:08 AM AlienPatch
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* NightmareFuel/BatmanForever
20th Feb '16 11:44:40 AM AlienPatch
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* NightmareFuel/BatmanForever
6th Feb '16 1:45:29 AM nightshade1218
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* ComicBook/Catwoman, believe it or not, can be this [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nmSiaEir4A4/UxA_n2j5_hI/AAAAAAAA6qU/ykA29ySkiiU/s1600/p6_8.jpg if she's pushed far enough.]] Just ask [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/4/47635/1180324-catwoman__83_002.jpg Black Mask.]]

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* ComicBook/Catwoman, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}, believe it or not, can be this [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nmSiaEir4A4/UxA_n2j5_hI/AAAAAAAA6qU/ykA29ySkiiU/s1600/p6_8.jpg if she's pushed far enough.]] Just ask [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/4/47635/1180324-catwoman__83_002.jpg Black Mask.]]
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