History Recap / BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing

8th May '17 11:06:40 AM RustyBill
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* SinisterSubway: Gotham citizens first laugh at Mayor Hill when the ceremonial first train to Gotham Central Station doesn't arrive when he announces it. Then they hear Fugate's voice asking them to "clear the platform", and the lights of two trains at one appear. [[OhCrap Everyone panics]].

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* SinisterSubway: Gotham citizens first laugh at Mayor Hill when the ceremonial first train to Gotham Central Station doesn't arrive when he announces it. Then they hear Fugate's voice asking them to "clear the platform", and the lights of two trains at one once appear. [[OhCrap Everyone panics]].
22nd Mar '17 8:14:34 PM Gamermaster
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* FelonyMisdemeanour: Killing a man because he recommended you to relax, which wound up making you late? That's this trope alright; it's even lampshaded:

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* FelonyMisdemeanour: FelonyMisdemeanor: Killing a man because he recommended you to relax, which wound up making you late? That's this trope alright; it's even lampshaded:
22nd Mar '17 8:11:59 PM Gamermaster
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** 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 news footage of Batman fighting.

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** Batman is one of the best martial artists in the world thanks to his training. But Fugate fights him to a standstill, [managing managing to avoid his punches, simply by having extensively studied news footage of Batman fighting.
11th Feb '17 2:53:15 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ExploitedTrope: Temple Fugate is a sociopath whose only interest in the world as a ScheduleFanatic are ''clocks and time'': he timed a TimeBomb with a very expensive ''watch'', has an AbandonedWarehouse with a RoomFullOfCrazy ''Clocks'', and tries a BankRobbery with a ''time lock''. [[spoiler:All those tropes were exploited to get Batman LuredIntoATrap: Fugate knows about his obsession, instead of trying to stop it he uses it against his enemies. The real]] EvilPlan is to use the ''clock hands'' of a ClockTower to crush someone to death.
* FelonyMisdemeanour: Killing a man because he recommended you to relax, which wound up making you late? That's this trope alright; it's even lampshaded:
-->'''Batman:''' Give it up, Fugate. Hill committed no crime against you.\\
'''Clock King:''' He did worse. He made me late!



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Batman uses the tape Fugate left him to escape his DeathTrap.



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat:
** Right before Fugate seems to die as the clock tower starts to collapse:
--->'''Fugate:''' You of all people should know, Batman... There's always a way out!
** When Gordon doubts that Fugate survived, Batman tells him that if ''he'' could have gotten out, then Fugate could have, saying "it's only a matter of time" before he reappears. And it turned out that Batman was right. Fugate did survive, and made a return appearance in a later episode.



* NoSympathy: Temple Fugate arrives late to his hearing and the judge rules against him for being tardy, even when Fugate’s clothes were visibly soaked and torn and he was obviously distressed. You'd think he'd at least want an explanation before making any kind of ruling. Furthermore, the lawyer present just shrugs his shoulders and retires instead of making any kind of objection. Justified because Fugate himself was earlier shown being just as heartless to his employees, this could just be karma coming home to roost.
-->'''Fugate:''' No! You can't! I'll be ruined!!\\
'''Judge:''' Then perhaps this will teach you to be on time for a change.



* NoSympathy: Temple Fugate arrives late to his hearing and the judge rules against him for being tardy, even when Fugate’s clothes were visibly soaked and torn and he was obviously distressed. You'd think he'd at least want an explanation before making any kind of ruling. Furthermore, the lawyer present just shrugs his shoulders and retires instead of making any kind of objection. Justified because Fugate himself was earlier shown being just as heartless to his employees, this could just be karma coming home to roost.
-->'''Fugate:''' No! You can't! I'll be ruined!!\\
'''Judge:''' Then perhaps this will teach you to be on time for a change.


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* UnwantedAssistance: Mayor Hill pleads that he was just trying to help when he is confronted by the Clock King, who had his StartOfDarkness thanks to the mayor.
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.
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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.
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