History Recap / BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE40IfYoureSoSmartWhyArentYouRich

28th Sep '17 9:26:11 PM TVRulezAgain
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* AssholeVictim: Mockridge. Denying royalties to the most important programmer because he's under a work-for-hire contract is probably legal, but a dick move. Firing him when he challenges that contract in court is probably illegal. Personally mocking him, as you inform him he's been fired... at that point, you're practically asking him to enact overly complicated revenge on you. Even Batman himself feels little sympathy for him.

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* AssholeVictim: Mockridge. Denying royalties to the most important programmer because he's under a work-for-hire contract is probably legal, but a dick move. Firing him when he challenges that contract in court is probably illegal. Personally mocking him, as you inform him he's been fired... at that point, you're practically asking him to enact overly complicated revenge on you. Even Batman himself feels and Robin feel little sympathy for him.
28th Jun '17 11:22:23 AM Bootlebat
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* AssholeVictim: Mockridge. Denying royalties to the most important programmer because he's under a work-for-hire contract is probably legal, but a dick move. Firing him when he challenges that contract in court is probably illegal. Personally mocking him, as you inform him he's been fired... at that point, you're practically asking him to enact overly complicated revenge on you.

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* AssholeVictim: Mockridge. Denying royalties to the most important programmer because he's under a work-for-hire contract is probably legal, but a dick move. Firing him when he challenges that contract in court is probably illegal. Personally mocking him, as you inform him he's been fired... at that point, you're practically asking him to enact overly complicated revenge on you. Even Batman himself feels little sympathy for him.
5th Jun '17 1:23:04 PM thatother1dude
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* DeadHorseTrope: InUniverse example. Robin is clearly too young to remember ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'' and the Riddler's clue derived from it.



* PacManFever: Let's just say, ''Maze of the Minotaur'''s graphics are less than impressive even for the 16-bit era of console gaming (at the time), though as a computer game it's only mildly behind what Personal Computers were capable of at that time.
** Amusingly, "Maze of the Minotaur" recycles sound effects from VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1.

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* PacManFever: Let's just say, ''Maze of the Minotaur'''s graphics are less than impressive even for the 16-bit era of console gaming (at the time), though as a computer game it's only mildly behind what Personal Computers were capable of at that time.
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time. Amusingly, "Maze of the Minotaur" recycles sound effects from VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1.


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* PopculturalOsmosisFailure: One of the Riddler's clue references the song "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'" from ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'' (talking of a "place that's high as an elephant's eye", where the answer is corn/[[FunWithHomophones maize/maze]]). Robin doesn't get it, and Batman calls it "before [his] time".
4th Mar '17 2:20:55 PM Pren
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* TakeThat: Arguable whether it's actually intentional, but Mockridge cutting Nygma out of the profits for the game because of his contract feels very much like what Bob Kane did to Bill Finger over the creation of Batman.
13th Feb '17 11:54:38 AM Mujaki
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* PacManFever: Let's just say, ''Maze of the Minotaur'''s graphics are less than impressive even for the 16-bit era of console gaming (at the time), though as a computer game it's only mildly behind what PCs were capable of at that time.

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* PacManFever: Let's just say, ''Maze of the Minotaur'''s graphics are less than impressive even for the 16-bit era of console gaming (at the time), though as a computer game it's only mildly behind what PCs Personal Computers were capable of at that time.
13th Feb '17 11:53:48 AM Mujaki
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* PacManFever: Let's just say, ''Maze of the Minotaur'''s graphics are less than impressive.

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* PacManFever: Let's just say, ''Maze of the Minotaur'''s graphics are less than impressive.impressive even for the 16-bit era of console gaming (at the time), though as a computer game it's only mildly behind what PCs were capable of at that time.
** Amusingly, "Maze of the Minotaur" recycles sound effects from VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1.
11th Feb '17 3:17:06 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ThereAreNoCoincidences: Batman states that he doesn't believe in fate.
16th Jul '16 12:38:16 PM MetaFour
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* AssholeVictim: Mockridge. Denying royalties to the most important programmer because he's under a work-for-hire contract is probably legal, but a dick move. Firing him when he challenges that contract in court is probably illegal. Personally mocking him, as you inform him he's been fired... at that point, you're practically asking him to enact overly complicated revenge on you.



* MookBouncer: The Riddler has constructed a maze, complete with mechanical {{Wall Master}}s. Batman uses them to his advantage and rigs it to bring himself straight to the Riddler.

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* MookBouncer: The Riddler has constructed a maze, complete with mechanical {{Wall Master}}s. Batman uses them to his advantage and rigs it one to bring himself straight take him to the Riddler.end of the maze.


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Batman calls the Riddler by his real last name, Riddler decides the Bat is a serious threat who needs to be ''killed''.[[note]]Perhaps it was for the best, though, since Batman was able to save Mockridge specifically because Riddler used him as bait. It Batman hadn't made it personal, Riddler probably would have just killed Mockridge and disappeared.[[/note]]
4th Jun '16 12:41:27 AM JM1982
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* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: Given that he was fired, one has to wonder where Nygma got the money to pay for turning the amusement park maze into a deathtrap, hiring his {{Mook}}s, and whatever he used to hack into Gotham's electrical system.
7th Feb '16 8:51:17 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* OnlyTheKnowledgeableMayPass: How the maze in the video game and the life size version works; the puzzles are all trivia-based.

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* OnlyTheKnowledgeableMayPass: OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass: How the maze in the video game and the life size version works; the puzzles are all trivia-based.
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