History Recap / BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing

14th Oct '16 9:01:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* JustTryingToHelp: Mayor Hill uses this as his defense when he is confronted by the Clock King.
31st Aug '16 10:29:32 PM Gorank
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* ImplausibleSynchrony: Before his StartOfDarkness, efficiency expert Temple Fugate has four watches.[[note]] Fugate has a chain pocketwatch, a wristwatch, and in his office he has a grandfather clock and another clock at his desk[[/note]] Being as obsessed with time as he is, it's not that implausible that they have the same time.

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* ImplausibleSynchrony: Before his StartOfDarkness, efficiency expert Temple Fugate has four watches.[[note]] Fugate [[note]]Fugate has a chain pocketwatch, a wristwatch, and in his office he has a grandfather clock and another clock at his desk[[/note]] Being as obsessed with time as he is, it's not that implausible that they have the same time.



* MisplacedRetribution: Rather than blaming, say, the person suing him, or the judge who upheld the conviction despite Fugate's tardiness being clearly the result of an accident, Fugate ends up blaming the whole incident on Hill, who's only crime was trying to help him.

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* MisplacedRetribution: Rather than blaming, say, the person suing him, or the judge who upheld the conviction despite Fugate's tardiness being clearly the result of an accident, Fugate ends up blaming the whole incident on Hill, who's whose only crime was trying to help him.
19th Jul '16 8:35:43 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* NeverFoundTheBody: Commissioner Gordon remarks to Batman at the end that his men have been unable to find any trace of Fugate in the rubble after their fight. They're both a bit too genre savvy to write Fugate off as dead (Batman says that if ''he'' could get out, then Fugate could), even though Gordon says he [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat can't imagine how anyone could have survived]] the tower collapse. (Batman is right of course; Fugate returns for a sequel in a later episode.)

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* NeverFoundTheBody: Commissioner Gordon remarks to Batman at the end that his men have been unable to find any trace of Fugate in the rubble after their fight. They're both a bit too genre savvy smart to write Fugate off as dead (Batman says that if ''he'' could get out, then Fugate could), even though Gordon says he [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat can't imagine how anyone could have survived]] the tower collapse. (Batman is right of course; Fugate returns for a sequel in a later episode.)



-->'''Fugate:''' (''on tape'') [[StockPhrases Sorry I couldn't be with you in person, Batman, but I've got a train to catch]]. This box contains a high-speed vacuum pump. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy I know you've got all kind of gas masks, so I'm putting you out of my misery by simply removing all the oxygen from the room]]. [[RaceAgainstTheClock The process will take fifteen minutes...]]\\

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-->'''Fugate:''' (''on tape'') [[StockPhrases Sorry I couldn't be with you in person, Batman, but I've got a train to catch]]. This box contains a high-speed vacuum pump. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy I know you've got all kind of gas masks, so I'm putting you out of my misery by simply removing all the oxygen from the room]].room. [[RaceAgainstTheClock The process will take fifteen minutes...]]\\



'''Fugate:''' [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy ...which is exactly seventeen minutes less than the time it would take you to burn through the door with that oxy-acetylene torch of yours.]]\\

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'''Fugate:''' [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy ...'''Fugate:''' ...which is exactly seventeen minutes less than the time it would take you to burn through the door with that oxy-acetylene torch of yours.]]\\\\



'''Fugate:''' [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Oh, and I don't recommend trying to open the pump's housing. It's rigged with a vibration-sensitive explosive.]] [[YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive Of course, if you want to get blown to bits, that's fine with me. Either way, it's time to say]] ''[[GratuitousFrench adieu,]]'' Batman.

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'''Fugate:''' [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Oh, and I don't recommend trying to open the pump's housing. It's rigged with a vibration-sensitive explosive.]] [[YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive Of course, if you want to get blown to bits, that's fine with me. Either way, it's time to say]] ''[[GratuitousFrench adieu,]]'' Batman.
19th Jul '16 9:38:24 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Even before his StartOfDarkness, Fugate knew the exact place where the subway doors will open. 7 years later, he can go hand-to-hand with Batman just from having studied Batman's tendencies in a fight from news footage about him.

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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Even before his StartOfDarkness, Fugate knew the exact place where the subway doors will open. 7 years later, open.
** Batman always appears in time to foil the EvilPlan, so he simply enacts it and waits for Batman to appear just so
he can go hand-to-hand ''taunt'' him with a TrainEscape.
**
Batman just from is a GreatDetective, and he manages to easily figure out where Fugate is hiding and what he's planning next. Fugate, anticipating such, deliberately leaves clues that lead Batman to find his hideout, determine his plans, and then, either delay him or put him into one of several {{death trap}}s.
** Batman has a UtilityBelt that is practically a HyperspaceArsenal and surely has a gas mask. So, Fugate gets Batman [[LockedInAFreezer Locked in a Bank Vault]] and makes it a GasChamber with a vacuum sucking all the air out. And it's too thick for him to cut through with any of his utility belt tools before the air is all gone.
** Batman is one of the best martial artists in the world thanks to his training. But Fugate fights him to a standstill, [managing to avoid his punches, simply by
having extensively studied Batman's tendencies in a fight from news footage about him.of Batman fighting.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Fugate knows Batman will use certain tropes, and he takes steps to foil them:
** Batman always appears in time to foil the EvilPlan, so he simply enacts it and waits for Batman to appear just so he can ''taunt'' him with a TrainEscape.
** Batman is a GreatDetective, and he manages to easily figure out where Fugate is hiding and what he's planning next. Fugate, anticipating such, deliberately leaves clues that lead Batman to find his hideout, determine his plans, and then, either delay him or put him into one of several {{death trap}}s.
** Batman has a UtilityBelt that is practically a HyperspaceArsenal and surely has a gas mask. So, Fugate gets Batman [[LockedInAFreezer Locked in a Bank Vault]] and makes it a GasChamber with a vacuum sucking all the air out. And it's too thick for him to cut through with any of his utility belt tools before the air is all gone.
** Batman is one of the best martial artists in the world thanks to his training. But Fugate fights him to a standstill, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis managing to avoid his punches, simply by having extensively studied news footage of Batman fighting]].
24th Jan '16 1:49:25 PM SonicDestroyer12
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*** Interesting to note is that Fugate, known for his LudicrousPrecision, actually got the math ''wrong'' here. Between every two sequential numbers on a clock, there are 4 tick marks, and since a clock takes 60 minutes to go from one number to the next, that means every 12 minutes, the hour hand moves to the next tick mark. So at 3:12, the clock's hour hand would have moved to the next tick mark, and thus '''the hands wouldn't have fully closed together until 3:16. ''The ScheduleFanatic was off by a single minute.''' ''
26th Aug '15 3:07:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* GasChamber: Clock King traps Batman in a bank vault with a vacuum pump that's rapidly sucking in the available air. (Clock King is GenreSavvy enough to point out that he knows Batman [[CrazyPrepared would carry a gas mask with him]], so he's opted to just remove ''everything''). It's also [[TimeBomb wired to blow]] if it's picked up to try and prevent Bats from fiddling with it.

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* GasChamber: Clock King traps Batman in a bank vault with a vacuum pump that's rapidly sucking in the available air. (Clock King is GenreSavvy smart enough to point out that he knows Batman [[CrazyPrepared would carry a gas mask with him]], so he's opted to just remove ''everything''). It's also [[TimeBomb wired to blow]] if it's picked up to try and prevent Bats from fiddling with it.
22nd Feb '15 4:40:16 PM SteveMB
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* MustacheVandalism: One of Fugate's more benign attacks on Hill was to display a giant defaced poster of Hill after drawing a crowd onto the street by sabotaging the traffic signals.
28th Dec '14 10:08:56 PM SilentStranger
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* MeanBoss: Threatening to fire an employee for being five minutes late seems mean to a normal human being, but Fugate is a ScheduleFanatic who only cares for punctuality. If you're a punctual employee, Fugate would be civil to you, but never appreciative.

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* MeanBoss: Threatening to fire an employee for being five minutes late not making the copies he wanted by an extremely snug time frame seems mean to a normal human being, but Fugate is a ScheduleFanatic who only cares for punctuality. If you're a punctual employee, Fugate would be civil to you, but never appreciative.



* MisplacedRetribution: Fugate can't blame himself. He could blame the world, but there's no way to revenge himself on that. Instead, he goes after Mayor Hill, a physical entity he can both blame ''and'' revenge upon.

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* MisplacedRetribution: Rather than blaming, say, the person suing him, or the judge who upheld the conviction despite Fugate's tardiness being clearly the result of an accident, Fugate can't blame himself. He could blame ends up blaming the world, but there's no way to revenge himself whole incident on that. Instead, he goes after Mayor Hill, a physical entity he can both blame ''and'' revenge upon.who's only crime was trying to help him.
25th Nov '14 4:15:38 PM fruitstripegum
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* DisasterDominoes: Fugate fears he'll be ruined if he loses his legal hearing. When he breaks his schedule and dares to relax, he gets hit by a ball some children were playing with, a DramaticWind blows up the papers he needs for his hearing, and a playful dog accidentally gets him to fall into a park fountain. While he's physically unscathed by it all, he still ends up late to court and loses.

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* DisasterDominoes: Fugate fears he'll be ruined if he loses his legal hearing. When he breaks his schedule and dares to relax, he gets hit by a ball some children were playing with, a DramaticWind blows up the papers he needs for his hearing, and a playful dog accidentally gets him to fall into a park fountain. While he's physically unscathed by it all, he still ends up late to court and loses. loses.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Killing a man because he recommended you relax, which wound up making you late? That's this trope alright.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Killing a man because he recommended you relax, which wound up making you late? That's this trope alright.



* MythologyGag: Let's admit that "the Clock King" is a AtrociousAlias. So Fugate, who is NotWearingTights, who averts all the tropes under the EvilMakeover and [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse who looks just like everyone else]] [[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames never uses that codename]].

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* MotiveMisidentification: Fugate's MotiveRant seems to blame Hill for ruining his company; instead, he's more upset that Hill ''made him late''.
* MotiveRant: Fugate explains the above to Hill while he's tied up in a DeathTrap.
* MythologyGag: Let's admit that "the Clock King" is a AtrociousAlias. So Fugate, who is NotWearingTights, who averts all the tropes under the EvilMakeover and [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse who looks just like everyone else]] [[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames never uses that codename]].



* MotiveMisidentification: Fugate's MotiveRant seems to blame Hill for ruining his company; instead, he's more upset that Hill ''made him late''.
* MotiveRant: Fugate explains the above to Hill while he's tied up in a DeathTrap.
7th Nov '14 3:11:18 PM TVRulezAgain
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* AmbiguousDisorder: The Clock King seems to possibly have asperger's syndrome.
* AdvantageBall: A middle-aged efficiency expert, fighting Batman? This should have been a CurbStompBattle, but Fugate has studied footage on Batman's fighting, so he knows [[LudicrousPrecision that it takes Batman exactly 1/20 of a second to throw a punch]]. As improbable as it sounds, Fugate manages to fight Batman to a standstill with using BlockingStopsAllDamage, NonchalantDodge and DeadlyDodging

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* AmbiguousDisorder: The Clock King seems to possibly have asperger's syndrome.
* AdvantageBall: A middle-aged efficiency expert, fighting Batman? This should have been a CurbStompBattle, but Fugate has studied footage on Batman's fighting, so he knows [[LudicrousPrecision that it takes Batman exactly 1/20 of a second to throw a punch]]. As improbable as it sounds, Fugate manages to fight Batman to a standstill with using BlockingStopsAllDamage, NonchalantDodge and DeadlyDodging
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