History NightmareFuel / TheDarkKnight

22nd Apr '17 9:53:18 PM PeaceAndLove
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** As seen in the page picture, the Batman wannabe being hung from the building. It only gets noticed when it swings down from off-screen and [[JumpScare slams into the window]].
** Actually, this has been replaced by [[spoiler:Two-Face]]. [[SarcasmMode Don't worry if you really wanted to see it,]] it's the page picture for NightmareFuel on the DarkKnightTrilogy page. Yes, it is so scary that it is shown to represent the NightmareFuel section of ALL of Nolan's Batman Trilogy. Let that sink in.

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** As seen in the page picture, the The Batman wannabe being hung from the building. It only gets noticed when it swings down from off-screen and [[JumpScare slams into the window]].
window]]. It's the nightmare fuel page picture for ''NightmareFuel/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' as a whole.
** Actually, this has been replaced by [[spoiler:Two-Face]]. [[SarcasmMode Don't worry if you really wanted to see it,]] it's the page picture for NightmareFuel on the DarkKnightTrilogy page. picture. Yes, it is so scary that it is shown to represent the NightmareFuel section of ALL a movie ''full'' of Nolan's Batman Trilogy.nightmare fuel. Let that sink in.



* The Joker pales in comparison to Two-Face's scar-ified half of his face. [[Squick ''What'' is keeping his '''EYEBALL''' in the '''SOCKET!?''']]

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* The Joker pales in comparison to Two-Face's scar-ified half of his face. [[Squick ''What'' ''[[{{Squick}} What]]'' [[{{Squick}} is keeping his '''EYEBALL''' his]] '''[[{{Squick}} EYEBALL]]''' [[{{Squick}} in the '''SOCKET!?''']]the]] '''[[{{Squick}} SOCKET!?]]'''
18th Feb '17 9:56:07 AM jaytix
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*** And when Batman avoids him and is knocked unconscious as he crashes? The Joker turns around, looks bored for a minute, then flicks a switchblade out from his pocket and starts towards him. Thank god [[spoiler:Gordon intervened]] because let's [[FridgeHorror ''not'' think about what the Joker had in mind if he hadn't been stopped.]]

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*** And when Batman avoids him and is knocked unconscious as he crashes? The Joker turns around, looks bored for a minute, then flicks a switchblade out from his pocket and starts towards him. Thank god [[spoiler:Gordon intervened]] because let's ''[[FridgeHorror not]]'' [[FridgeHorror ''not'' think about what the Joker had in mind if he hadn't been stopped.]]
18th Feb '17 9:53:42 AM jaytix
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** One of the most NightmareFuel-filled moments was surprisingly one of the most low-key; when the Joker is videotaping/shooting his nightmare-porn of Brian the Batman Impersonator and orders Brian to "Look at me! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis '''Look! At! Me!'''"]]

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** One of the most NightmareFuel-filled moments was surprisingly one of the most low-key; when the Joker is videotaping/shooting his nightmare-porn of Brian the Batman Impersonator and orders Brian to "Look at me! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis '''Look! Look! At! Me!'''"]]Me!"]]



*** The distorted sounds that are heard just before the tape ends, especially since we can't make out [[NothingIsScarier anything happening in the last bit of footage... ]]

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*** The distorted sounds that are heard just before the tape ends, especially since we can't make out ''[[NothingIsScarier anything]]'' [[NothingIsScarier anything happening in the last bit of footage... ]]



*** The really scary part is it's [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness the ''only'' time Joker loses his cool and stops acting like "The Joker."]]

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*** The really scary part is it's [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness the ''only'' the]] ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness only]]'' [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness time Joker loses his cool and stops acting like "The Joker."]]
18th Feb '17 9:35:45 AM jaytix
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*** The distorted sounds that are heard just before the tape ends, especially since we can't make out [[NothingIsScarier ''anything'' happening in the last bit of footage... ]]

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*** The distorted sounds that are heard just before the tape ends, especially since we can't make out [[NothingIsScarier ''anything'' anything happening in the last bit of footage... ]]
18th Feb '17 9:32:35 AM jaytix
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** A really horrifying scene is where the Joker tells Rachel the second scar story. Something about the whole scene reeks of sexual predation, and to make it even more horrible, [[spoiler:there's the fact [[GroinAttack she knees him in the nuts, ]] and he actually LIKES it!

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** A really horrifying scene is where the Joker tells Rachel the second scar story. Something about the whole scene reeks of sexual predation, and to make it even more horrible, [[spoiler:there's there's the fact [[GroinAttack she knees him in the nuts, ]] and he actually LIKES it!
18th Feb '17 9:31:19 AM jaytix
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*** It only gets worse when you think about the Joker's line, [[NoSell "You have '''''nothing''''', ''nothing'' to threaten me with-nothing, with ''all'' of your strength!"]] [[FridgeHorror Just think about what must have happened to the Joker for that to be true.]]

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*** It only gets worse when you think about the Joker's line, [[NoSell "You have '''''nothing''''', ''nothing'', ''nothing'' to threaten me with-nothing, with ''all'' of your strength!"]] strength!" [[FridgeHorror Just think about what must have happened to the Joker for that to be true.]]
14th Feb '17 5:36:45 PM TooManyIdeasInMyHead
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** A really horrifying scene is where the Joker tells Rachel the second scar story. Something about the whole scene reeks of sexual predation, and to make it even more horrible, [[spoiler:there's the fact [[GroinAttack she knees him in the nuts, ]][[Squick and he actually LIKES it]]!]]

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** A really horrifying scene is where the Joker tells Rachel the second scar story. Something about the whole scene reeks of sexual predation, and to make it even more horrible, [[spoiler:there's the fact [[GroinAttack she knees him in the nuts, ]][[Squick ]] and he actually LIKES it]]!]]it!



** Actually, this has been replaced by [[spoiler:Two-Face]]. [[SarcasmMode Don't worry if you really wanted to see it, it's the page picture for NightmareFuel on the DarkKnightTrilogy page.]] Yes, it is so scary that it is shown to represent the NightmareFuel section of ALL of Nolan's Bateman Trilogy. Let that sink in.

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** Actually, this has been replaced by [[spoiler:Two-Face]]. [[SarcasmMode Don't worry if you really wanted to see it, it,]] it's the page picture for NightmareFuel on the DarkKnightTrilogy page.]] page. Yes, it is so scary that it is shown to represent the NightmareFuel section of ALL of Nolan's Bateman Batman Trilogy. Let that sink in.
14th Feb '17 5:33:23 PM TooManyIdeasInMyHead
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** One of the most terrifying Joker-related scenes comes from when Batman interrogates him [[spoiler:and the Joker reveals he's kidnapped Rachel in addition to Harvey, and they both have mere minutes to live.]] Batman goes berserk and starts trying to beat [[spoiler:their]] location out of the Joker, up to bashing his head against a reinforced glass window so hard the window actually cracks. All Batman's severe beating does to Joker? It only makes him laugh HARDER!
*** It only gets worse when you think about the Joker's line, "You have '''''nothing''''', ''nothing'' to threaten me with-nothing, with ''all'' of your strength!" Just think about what must have happened to the Joker for that to be true.

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** One of the most terrifying Joker-related scenes comes from when Batman interrogates him [[spoiler:and the Joker reveals he's kidnapped Rachel in addition to Harvey, and they both have mere minutes to live.]] Batman [[UnstoppableRage goes berserk berserk]] [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique and starts trying to beat beat]] [[spoiler:their]] location out of the Joker, up to bashing his head against a reinforced glass window so hard the window actually cracks. All Batman's severe beating does to Joker? [[NightmareFetishist It only makes him laugh HARDER!
HARDER!]]
*** It only gets worse when you think about the Joker's line, [[NoSell "You have '''''nothing''''', ''nothing'' to threaten me with-nothing, with ''all'' of your strength!" strength!"]] [[FridgeHorror Just think about what must have happened to the Joker for that to be true.]]



** A really horrifying scene is where the Joker tells Rachel the second scar story. Something about the whole scene reeks of sexual predation, and to make it even more horrible, [[spoiler:there's the fact she knees him in the nuts, and he actually LIKES it!]]
** One of the most NightmareFuel-filled moments was surprisingly one of the most low-key; when the Joker is videotaping/shooting his nightmare-porn of Brian the Batman Impersonator and orders Brian to "Look at me! '''Look! At! Me!'''"

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** A really horrifying scene is where the Joker tells Rachel the second scar story. Something about the whole scene reeks of sexual predation, and to make it even more horrible, [[spoiler:there's the fact [[GroinAttack she knees him in the nuts, ]][[Squick and he actually LIKES it!]]
it]]!]]
** One of the most NightmareFuel-filled moments was surprisingly one of the most low-key; when the Joker is videotaping/shooting his nightmare-porn of Brian the Batman Impersonator and orders Brian to "Look at me! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis '''Look! At! Me!'''"Me!'''"]]



*** That scene gets worse when Brian is done delivering the Joker's message and is of no more use to him. The camera cuts out just as Joker descends on the panicked hostage.
*** The distorted sounds that are heard just before the tape ends, especially since we can't make out ''anything'' happening in the last bit of footage...

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*** That scene gets worse when Brian is done delivering the Joker's message [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness and is of no more use to him. him.]] The camera cuts out just as Joker descends on the panicked hostage.
*** The distorted sounds that are heard just before the tape ends, especially since we can't make out [[NothingIsScarier ''anything'' happening in the last bit of footage...footage... ]]



*** The really scary part is it's the ''only'' time Joker loses his cool and stops acting like "The Joker."

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*** The really scary part is it's [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness the ''only'' time Joker loses his cool and stops acting like "The Joker.""]]



** The defining moment for the Joker was standing in the street as the Batpod race towards him muttering "Come on, come on, I want you to do it, I want you to do it." He is utterly prepared to actually die just to corrupt the Batman. After that, you realize that there was really no stopping him.
*** And when Batman avoids him and is knocked unconscious as he crashes? The Joker turns around, looks bored for a minute, then flicks a switchblade out from his pocket and starts towards him. Thank god [[spoiler:Gordon intervened]] because let's ''not'' think about what the Joker had in mind if he hadn't been stopped.

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** The defining moment for the Joker was standing in the street as the Batpod race towards him muttering [[TooKinkyToTorture "Come on, come on, I want you to do it, I want you to do it." "]] He is utterly prepared to actually die just to corrupt the Batman. After that, you realize that there was really no stopping him.
*** And when Batman avoids him and is knocked unconscious as he crashes? The Joker turns around, looks bored for a minute, then flicks a switchblade out from his pocket and starts towards him. Thank god [[spoiler:Gordon intervened]] because let's [[FridgeHorror ''not'' think about what the Joker had in mind if he hadn't been stopped.]]



** The sequence where we see a first person view of Batman's sonar vision and the Joker lunges right in his face. Ledger's Joker, in general, looks like a difficult-to-identify and terrifying stranger who might approach you in a dark forest, and this shot looks like nothing so much as that stranger jumping at you from out of nowhere.
* The Joker pales in comparison to Two-Face's scar-ified half of his face. ''What'' is keeping his '''EYEBALL''' in the '''SOCKET!?'''

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**Actually, this has been replaced by [[spoiler:Two-Face]]. [[SarcasmMode Don't worry if you really wanted to see it, it's the page picture for NightmareFuel on the DarkKnightTrilogy page.]] Yes, it is so scary that it is shown to represent the NightmareFuel section of ALL of Nolan's Bateman Trilogy. Let that sink in.
** [[JumpScare The sequence where we see a first person view of Batman's sonar vision and the Joker lunges right in his face. face.]] Ledger's Joker, in general, looks like a difficult-to-identify and terrifying stranger who might approach you in a dark forest, and this shot looks like nothing so much as that stranger jumping at you from out of nowhere.
* The Joker pales in comparison to Two-Face's scar-ified half of his face. [[Squick ''What'' is keeping his '''EYEBALL''' in the '''SOCKET!?''''''SOCKET!?''']]



-->'''Alfred:''' Because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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-->'''Alfred:''' Because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. [[TheUnfettered Some men just want to watch the world burn.]]
26th Dec '16 11:25:45 AM maxwellsilver
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** In most incarnations the Joker is somewhere on the scale between comedic violence (Nicholson) and violent comedy (Romero and Hamill). What made Nolan/Ledger's Joker so scary is that Nolan removed the comedic aspect, but Ledger still played him as if he was doing everything [[ForTheLulz because it amused him]]. It goes beyond psychopathy and borders on BlueAndOrangeMorality.
** If the Joker ever asks if you want to see a [[EyeScream magic trick]], the correct answer is and always will be ''no''. He'll do it anyway, but at least you saw it coming.

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** In most incarnations the Joker is somewhere on the scale between comedic violence (Nicholson) and violent comedy (Romero and Hamill). What made Nolan/Ledger's Joker so scary is that Nolan removed the comedic aspect, but Ledger still played him as if he was doing everything [[ForTheLulz because it amused him]].him. It goes beyond psychopathy and borders on BlueAndOrangeMorality.
** If the Joker ever asks if you want to see a [[EyeScream magic trick]], trick, the correct answer is and always will be ''no''. He'll do it anyway, but at least you saw it coming.



*** It only gets worse when you think about the Joker's line, "You have '''''nothing''''', ''nothing'' to threaten me with-nothing, with ''all'' of your strength!" [[FridgeHorror Just think about what must have happened to the Joker for that to be true]].

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*** It only gets worse when you think about the Joker's line, "You have '''''nothing''''', ''nothing'' to threaten me with-nothing, with ''all'' of your strength!" [[FridgeHorror Just think about what must have happened to the Joker for that to be true]].true.



** A really horrifying scene is where the Joker tells Rachel the second scar story. Something about the whole scene reeks of sexual predation, and to make it even more horrible, [[spoiler:there's the fact [[GroinAttack she knees him in the nuts]], and he actually LIKES it!]]

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** A really horrifying scene is where the Joker tells Rachel the second scar story. Something about the whole scene reeks of sexual predation, and to make it even more horrible, [[spoiler:there's the fact [[GroinAttack she knees him in the nuts]], nuts, and he actually LIKES it!]]



*** That scene gets worse when Brian is done delivering the Joker's message and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness is of no more use to him]]. The camera cuts out just as Joker descends on the panicked hostage.
*** The distorted [[LastNoteNightmare sounds that]] are heard just before the tape ends, especially since [[NothingIsScarier we can't make out]] ''[[NothingIsScarier anything]]'' [[NothingIsScarier happening in the last bit of footage]]...

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*** That scene gets worse when Brian is done delivering the Joker's message and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness is of no more use to him]].him. The camera cuts out just as Joker descends on the panicked hostage.
*** The distorted [[LastNoteNightmare sounds that]] that are heard just before the tape ends, especially since [[NothingIsScarier we can't make out]] ''[[NothingIsScarier anything]]'' [[NothingIsScarier out ''anything'' happening in the last bit of footage]]...footage...



-->'''Alfred:''' Because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. [[ForTheEvulz Some men just want to watch the world burn.]]

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-->'''Alfred:''' Because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. [[ForTheEvulz Some men just want to watch the world burn.]]



* Some premature FridgeHorror here, if that makes sense: as of the end of ''The Dark Knight'', Gotham blames Batman just as much as the Joker for the events of the film, so much so that they are willing to throw Batman to the dogs on the off-chance that the Joker will keep his word and leave Gotham. And now, as of the ''Rises'' trailer, the police department is now willing to forgive Batman of the murders he took credit for if he stops Bane. Not only is this a neat little parallel of the situation before, but more terrifyingly, consider the implications of them wanting to bring back Batman: [[AlwaysABiggerFish there is someone]] [[UpToEleven more terrifying and destructive than]] [[MonsterClown the]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]].
** Actually, Batman told Gordon to keep persecuting him and blaming Batman for the death of Harvey, so that the public won't be vulnerable to the corruption that would ensue.
* A fat lunatic complains of stomach pains and rants that the Joker told him that a light would come from his stomach in this [[PsychopathicManChild high, childish tone]]. [[spoiler:It comes out of his stomach all right...in the form of a bomb the Joker ''implanted inside of him'']].

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* Some premature FridgeHorror here, if that makes sense: as As of the end of ''The Dark Knight'', Gotham blames Batman just as much as the Joker for the events of the film, so much so that they are willing to throw Batman to the dogs on the off-chance that the Joker will keep his word and leave Gotham. And now, as As of the ''Rises'' trailer, ''The Dark Knight Rises'' the police department is now willing to forgive Batman of the murders he took credit for if he stops Bane. Not only is this a neat little parallel of the situation before, but more terrifyingly, consider the implications of them wanting to bring back Batman: [[AlwaysABiggerFish there is someone]] [[UpToEleven someone more terrifying and destructive than]] [[MonsterClown the]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]].
than ComicBook/TheJoker Joker.
** Actually, Batman told Gordon to keep persecuting him and blaming Batman for the death of Harvey, so that the public won't be vulnerable to the corruption that would ensue.
* A fat lunatic complains of stomach pains and rants that the Joker told him that a light would come from his stomach in this [[PsychopathicManChild high, childish tone]].tone. [[spoiler:It comes out of his stomach all right...in the form of a bomb the Joker ''implanted inside of him'']].



* Harvey Dent screaming in silent agony in the hospital after realizing that [[spoiler: Rachel died]]. From there his SanitySlippage is evident, especially following SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's disturbing HannibalLecture on him.

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* Harvey Dent screaming in silent agony in the hospital after realizing that [[spoiler: Rachel died]]. From there his SanitySlippage is evident, especially following SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's disturbing HannibalLecture on him.



* The Joker aims to destroy Gotham City from the inside out, and part of his "plan" involves corrupting the city's heroes Batman and Harvey Dent by making their lives hell until they snap. Thankfully, he doesn't succeed with Batman. Harvey Dent, however...
* The songs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDLG-pO87Oc&list=PL569070461A648D9D&index=7 A Little Push]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRYKyhof6b4&list=PL569070461A648D9D Watch the World Burn]], which play when Harvey interrogates Thomas Schiff and when he's threatening Gordon's son. The first sounds like something right out of Film/BatmanBegins.

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* The Joker aims to destroy Gotham City from the inside out, and part of his "plan" involves corrupting the city's heroes -- Batman and Harvey Dent -- by making their lives hell until they snap. Thankfully, he doesn't succeed with Batman. Harvey Dent, however...
* The songs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDLG-pO87Oc&list=PL569070461A648D9D&index=7 A Little Push]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRYKyhof6b4&list=PL569070461A648D9D Watch the World Burn]], which play when Harvey interrogates Thomas Schiff and when he's threatening Gordon's son. The first sounds like something right out of Film/BatmanBegins.''Film/BatmanBegins''.



* As scary as Ledger's Joker and Two Face are in the film, [[http://www.flixist.com/never-before-seen-dark-knight-concept-art-is-horrifying-213955.phtml the early concept art]] is [[http://filmsketchr.blogspot.ca/2015/03/see-what-two-face-almost-looked-like-in.html really something else...]]

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* As scary as Ledger's Joker and Two Face are in the film, [[http://www.flixist.com/never-before-seen-dark-knight-concept-art-is-horrifying-213955.phtml the early concept art]] is [[http://filmsketchr.blogspot.ca/2015/03/see-what-two-face-almost-looked-like-in.html really something else...]]]]
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26th Dec '16 11:20:52 AM maxwellsilver
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*** YMMV on this, but this troper considers it an even more scary prospect if '''''nothing''''' happened to the Joker. If he just woke up one morning and decided to do these things for the evulz. In fact, this too is one of the theories of the Joker's origin - he just woke up one morning and everything went wrong in his head.
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