History VideoGame / BatmanArkhamOrigins

14th Jul '16 8:55:30 PM Anicomicgeek
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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: Par for the course for comic adaptations due to the FloatingTimeline. But 'Origins is even more noticeable than usual because it is a prequel to 'Asylum and 'City and yet technology seems to be more advanced than ever. Barbara Gordon even lampshades this trope at one point by sarcastically asking the cops "What decade do you think we're in?"



* AmbiguousTimePeriod: Par for the course for comic adaptations due to the FloatingTimeline. But 'Origins is even more noticeable than usual because it is a prequel to 'Asylum and 'City and yet technology seems to be more advanced than ever.
** Barbara Gordon even lampshades this trope at one point by sarcastically asking the cops "What decade do you think we're in?"
9th Jul '16 7:12:46 PM TrollMan
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* MerryChristmasInGotham: Averted. Eight of the world's deadliest assassins have descended upon Gotham to kill Batman, hundreds of criminals and dirty cops want to collect the bounty on Batman's head amidst the chaos, bombs and Batman meets the Joker for the first time. Countless millions in property damage and dozens of dead people later, this will be a Christmas no one will forget.

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* MerryChristmasInGotham: Averted. Despite being the TropeNamer, this is averted. Eight of the world's deadliest assassins have descended upon Gotham to kill Batman, hundreds of criminals criminals, mercenaries and dirty cops want are loose on the streets wanting to collect the bounty on Batman's head amidst the chaos, bombs set to blow have been planted all over the city, and Batman meets encounters the Joker for the first time. Countless millions in property damage and dozens of dead people later, this will be a Christmas no one will forget.
3rd Jul '16 11:34:02 AM Etheru
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* ArcWelding: Downplayed. In ''Arkham City'', the Joker asks, in one of his spiels, "How come it all ended in a church?" The intent of the line was most likely [[TakeThat a swipe]] toward ''{{Series/Lost}}'', but Batman and the Joker's final encounter in this game is in a chapel, retroactively turning a simple ShoutOut into a ContinuityNod.
20th Jun '16 7:21:25 PM Gitman
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* GuideDangIt: Reaching Worst Nightmare rank 15 has a bit of this. Unlike previous games, the predator rooms do not reset after they're completed, so you only have a limited number of chances to complete all the challenges. To further complicate things, some of them like "Three with a Single Blow" require a tricky combination of gadgets that may take some trial and error to get right. If you aren't planning your strategy from the very beginning toward completing as many challenges in each room as possible, you won't get them all in one playthrough. Then you'll be stuck trying to finish them in NewGamePlus, when the predator rooms become even more difficult.
19th Jun '16 2:41:13 AM Doug86
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** Similar to the Queen Industries toolbox in the trailer, there is a Queen Industries shipping crate aboard Penguin's ship, as well as a [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Ferris]] shipping crate on one end of the Pioneer's Bridge.

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** Similar to the Queen Industries toolbox in the trailer, there is a Queen Industries shipping crate aboard Penguin's ship, as well as a [[ComicBook/GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern Ferris]] shipping crate on one end of the Pioneer's Bridge.
14th Jun '16 4:46:56 PM Bissek
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** The Joker's line, "This fruitcake is ''fantastic''! *stabs knife into table* Anyone want a piece?" Considering he says this right after [[spoiler:Electrocutioner]] questions him in a disrespectful manner, and is then dealt with in typical Joker fashion, he could be asking the remaining assassins in the room if anyone else wants to question him. He may be referencing himself as an awesome insane man, hence the "fruitcake" is "fantastic", and then asking if anyone wants "a piece" of him by challenging him.

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** The Joker's line, "This fruitcake is ''fantastic''! *stabs knife into table* Anyone want a piece?" Considering he says this right after [[spoiler:Electrocutioner]] questions him in a disrespectful manner, and is then dealt with in typical Joker fashion, he could be asking the remaining assassins in the room if anyone else wants to question him. He may be referencing himself as an awesome insane man, hence the "fruitcake" is "fantastic", and then asking if anyone wants "a piece" of him by challenging him. Or he could very honestly be asking if anyone else in the room wants a slice of fruitcake. With Joker, it's hard to tell.
14th Jun '16 10:12:49 AM MrDeath
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* FanWink:
** The Batsuit is very visually reminiscent of/inspired by the Batsuit in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. Also, Bane's appearance closely resembles the design featured in the final film in that trilogy.
** Batman uses his suit's scallops (the blades on his gauntlets) to break an enemy's sword, ala ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
** Batman's fighting style, as seen in the trailer, has a lot of elements from Keysi Fighting Method, which is what Batman and the League of Shadows use for their fighting style. These elements are also seen as well in the other games in the Arkham series.
** Harvey Bullock makes an appearance, and -- unlike his introduction in the comics -- is actually one of the less corrupt guys on the force, having a positive working relationship with Gordon and being reluctant to dig up information on him.
** Deathstroke's body armor and costume looking more like what we see in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' and ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', rather than the spandex and scale mail combo that he's traditionally seen in.
** The green toolbox in the reveal trailer has "Queen Industries", the name of the company run by Oliver Queen (who's the ComicBook/GreenArrow), written on it.
** Batman breaking through the floor to incapacitate a thug is very similar to the BarrierBustingBlow that was famously used in ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', including his partner shooting a machine gun into the hole afterwards and being hit from behind.
** This game isn't the first time Batman's used electrically powered gauntlets. In fact, one of the takedowns when using the gloves has Batman electrocute someone, then follow up with a knock out punch.
** Bane's profile states that he's worked with Trogg, Zombie, and Bird, his cronies from the ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' story arc. Bird himself is the main adversary of one of the game's side-missions.
** In the reveal trailer, Batman once looks over a bullet marked "Amertek", a company related to the origin of ComicBook/{{Steel}}.
** Joker's longcoat looks remarkably like his ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' Insurgency alternate. His outfit is also very similar to [[http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/RANDO/Joker_Spread_3.gif the one he wears in]] his self-titled one shot, ''{{ComicBook/Joker}}''.
** At the start of the first battle with Bane, the Joker acts as a LargeHamAnnouncer in saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the death of the Batman!", similar to when the Clown Emperor of Crime announced the same thing before activating the {{Rube Goldberg|Device}} DeathTrap on Batman in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'''s LighterAndSofter AnimatedAdaptation of the comic book ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker''.
** The achievement for [[spoiler:defeating the Joker]] is titled [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke "Perhaps Sooner, Perhaps Later"]]]]. And another titled "Legends of the Dark Knight" features his famous pose from ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.
** The multiplayer achievement for maxing out your level in Joker's Gang is called ComicBook/TheKillingJoke, while the achievement for maxing out with Bane is called [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} Fallen Knight]].
** The achievement for clearing out a whole room using only silent takedowns is [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Silent Knight]]. Bonus for being a Christmas reference as well.
** There's a Koul-Brau brewery on the South Island, which happens to be just one of [[{{Franchise/Superman}} LexCorp's]] many business holdings.
** There's also a warehouse for [[Franchise/WonderWoman Cale-Anderson Pharmaceuticals]] in the Industrial District.
** Among Shiva's known associates on file are David Cain (father of [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]]), [[ComicBook/LadyShiva Richard Dragon]], and Nyssa Raatko, daughter of Ra's al Ghul.
** Inside the Sionis steel mill, you can find a dossier on Cain, as well as ones for Cheshire and Black Spider, all stamped "Rejected", suggesting that [[spoiler:Joker]] considered hiring them for the group of assassins.
** A portion of Bruce's training is given some notice, and it appears to be very similar to that seen in ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
** In TheStinger, [[spoiler:Amanda Waller shows up to recruit Deathstroke to work for her, implied to be for the ComicBook/SuicideSquad]].
** Joker's entire arc: [[spoiler:He robs a mob bank wearing a mask, then escapes on a vehicle that has driven through the wall, but not before [[DramaticUnmask dramatically unmasking]]. Then he starts a campaign to kill Batman, until he witnesses Batman's unwillingness to take a life, which makes him obsessed with the Dark Knight. Joker is captured halfway through, but he escapes again. During the finale, he presents Batman with a SadisticChoice intending to make him break his one rule. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Yeah, that sounds very familiar.]]]]
** Similar to the Queen Industries toolbox in the trailer, there is a Queen Industries shipping crate aboard Penguin's ship, as well as a [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Ferris]] shipping crate on one end of the Pioneer's Bridge.
** During one of the sidequests when you're tracking down Blackgate escapees, one of them brags that the Joker made sure Blackgate won't hold them for long, so Batman says "Then maybe it's time for a better prison. [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum One surrounded by water.]]"
** Alberto Falcone's profile mentions he's got psychological disorders. A callback to ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'' where he's [[spoiler:one of]] the serial killer[[spoiler:s... [[IJustWantToBeSpecial possibly]]]]. The reference is well placed as in the Comic, Alberto's string of murders are the events that eventually lead to the eventual rise of super criminals in Gotham.
** ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}'s magic act, Haly's Circus, and a exhibition of jungle cats by Thomas Blake (a.k.a. [[ComicBook/SecretSix Catman]]) all have advertising posters in Jezebel Plaza.
** Just down the street is Riley's Bar, owned and operated by the same Irish gangster later murdered by the Sabatino crime family (and whose daughter Peyton will one day become the Ventriloquist).
** The Disruptor device strongly resembles the similar gadget Batman uses in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
** Like the Creator/TimBurton film, Batman and Joker have their final showdown in a church.
** Also, during the final battle, [[spoiler:the Joker takes a glass shard of the window he had been smashed into while doing his MotiveRant and tries to slit Batman's throat with it, similar to how the Clown Prince of Crime killed one of Black Mask's thugs (glass shard) in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', and Dr. Bartholomew Wolpert (broken mug) in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.]]
** One of the escaped Blackgate prisoners says he's being stalked by [[Comicbook/TheFlash a guy with a boomerang who calls himself "Captain"]].
** A potential quote for mooks spotting you grappling away in their peripheral vision: [[{{Franchise/Superman}} "Was that a bird?"]]
** There are two postcards in the Batcave addressed to Bruce from [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Andrea Beaumont]], who [[AlternateContinuity apparently is still searching for the whereabouts of her missing father]].
** Bruce Wayne's "Vigilante" skin is pretty much identical to his training garb from ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
** Look closely at the statues around the Gotham Royal Hotel's terrace. They're [[ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls Talons]]. The familiar old rhyme is also printed in an open storybook inside the bridge.
** The end credits [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman aren't the first time]] [[spoiler:The Joker has sung his own version of a Music/HankWilliams song.]]
** The younger Riddler uses the name "Enigma". In the comics, Enigma was the name used by his alleged daughter.[[note]]Long story.[[/note]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUbNNtupBDg The trailer for]] the "Cold Cold Heart" DLC features the observatory from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
** In the "Cold, Cold Heart" DLC, the opening sequence has a villain and his henchmen besiege Bruce Wayne's residence in the middle of a party, while Bruce sneaks out and is briefly accosted/threatened by a thug before beating the latter down. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Sound familiar?]]
** One of the mook conversations is about why Penguin always carries an umbrella. All of their theories are things that have been done with his various trick umbrellas in the comics/tv shows/movies.
** Anarky apparently was a Batman fan at one point, even offering an alliance. In the comics, there had been plans for Anarky to be the third Robin.
** In the Batcave, an abnormally large bat, dubbed the "King Bat" by Alfred has taken up residence. Whilst the name and size does bring to mind Kirk Langstrom aka Man-Bat, the idea of an especially huge bat living in the Batcave is something that was also present in ''Film/BatmanForever''. [[spoiler: Moreover, it's not Langstrom as ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' shows Batman's first encounter with Man-Bat.]]
** The boss battle with Firefly plays pretty much as a 3D-third-person version of the first boss battle with Killer Moth from the [[VideoGame/BatmanSunsoft first Batman game]] for the [=NES=].
** This game also has the Joker [[spoiler: [[WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood take Black Mask hostage.]]]]


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* MythologyGag:
** The Batsuit is very visually reminiscent of/inspired by the Batsuit in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. Also, Bane's appearance closely resembles the design featured in the final film in that trilogy.
** Batman uses his suit's scallops (the blades on his gauntlets) to break an enemy's sword, ala ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
** Batman's fighting style, as seen in the trailer, has a lot of elements from Keysi Fighting Method, which is what Batman and the League of Shadows use for their fighting style. These elements are also seen as well in the other games in the Arkham series.
** Harvey Bullock makes an appearance, and -- unlike his introduction in the comics -- is actually one of the less corrupt guys on the force, having a positive working relationship with Gordon and being reluctant to dig up information on him.
** Deathstroke's body armor and costume looking more like what we see in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' and ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', rather than the spandex and scale mail combo that he's traditionally seen in.
** The green toolbox in the reveal trailer has "Queen Industries", the name of the company run by Oliver Queen (who's the ComicBook/GreenArrow), written on it.
** Batman breaking through the floor to incapacitate a thug is very similar to the BarrierBustingBlow that was famously used in ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', including his partner shooting a machine gun into the hole afterwards and being hit from behind.
** This game isn't the first time Batman's used electrically powered gauntlets. In fact, one of the takedowns when using the gloves has Batman electrocute someone, then follow up with a knock out punch.
** Bane's profile states that he's worked with Trogg, Zombie, and Bird, his cronies from the ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' story arc. Bird himself is the main adversary of one of the game's side-missions.
** In the reveal trailer, Batman once looks over a bullet marked "Amertek", a company related to the origin of ComicBook/{{Steel}}.
** Joker's longcoat looks remarkably like his ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' Insurgency alternate. His outfit is also very similar to [[http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/RANDO/Joker_Spread_3.gif the one he wears in]] his self-titled one shot, ''{{ComicBook/Joker}}''.
** At the start of the first battle with Bane, the Joker acts as a LargeHamAnnouncer in saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the death of the Batman!", similar to when the Clown Emperor of Crime announced the same thing before activating the {{Rube Goldberg|Device}} DeathTrap on Batman in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'''s LighterAndSofter AnimatedAdaptation of the comic book ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker''.
** The achievement for [[spoiler:defeating the Joker]] is titled [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke "Perhaps Sooner, Perhaps Later"]]]]. And another titled "Legends of the Dark Knight" features his famous pose from ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.
** The multiplayer achievement for maxing out your level in Joker's Gang is called ComicBook/TheKillingJoke, while the achievement for maxing out with Bane is called [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} Fallen Knight]].
** The achievement for clearing out a whole room using only silent takedowns is [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Silent Knight]]. Bonus for being a Christmas reference as well.
** There's a Koul-Brau brewery on the South Island, which happens to be just one of [[{{Franchise/Superman}} LexCorp's]] many business holdings.
** There's also a warehouse for [[Franchise/WonderWoman Cale-Anderson Pharmaceuticals]] in the Industrial District.
** Among Shiva's known associates on file are David Cain (father of [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]]), [[ComicBook/LadyShiva Richard Dragon]], and Nyssa Raatko, daughter of Ra's al Ghul.
** Inside the Sionis steel mill, you can find a dossier on Cain, as well as ones for Cheshire and Black Spider, all stamped "Rejected", suggesting that [[spoiler:Joker]] considered hiring them for the group of assassins.
** A portion of Bruce's training is given some notice, and it appears to be very similar to that seen in ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
** In TheStinger, [[spoiler:Amanda Waller shows up to recruit Deathstroke to work for her, implied to be for the ComicBook/SuicideSquad]].
** Joker's entire arc: [[spoiler:He robs a mob bank wearing a mask, then escapes on a vehicle that has driven through the wall, but not before [[DramaticUnmask dramatically unmasking]]. Then he starts a campaign to kill Batman, until he witnesses Batman's unwillingness to take a life, which makes him obsessed with the Dark Knight. Joker is captured halfway through, but he escapes again. During the finale, he presents Batman with a SadisticChoice intending to make him break his one rule. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Yeah, that sounds very familiar.]]]]
** Similar to the Queen Industries toolbox in the trailer, there is a Queen Industries shipping crate aboard Penguin's ship, as well as a [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Ferris]] shipping crate on one end of the Pioneer's Bridge.
** During one of the sidequests when you're tracking down Blackgate escapees, one of them brags that the Joker made sure Blackgate won't hold them for long, so Batman says "Then maybe it's time for a better prison. [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum One surrounded by water.]]"
** Alberto Falcone's profile mentions he's got psychological disorders. A callback to ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'' where he's [[spoiler:one of]] the serial killer[[spoiler:s... [[IJustWantToBeSpecial possibly]]]]. The reference is well placed as in the Comic, Alberto's string of murders are the events that eventually lead to the eventual rise of super criminals in Gotham.
** ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}'s magic act, Haly's Circus, and a exhibition of jungle cats by Thomas Blake (a.k.a. [[ComicBook/SecretSix Catman]]) all have advertising posters in Jezebel Plaza.
** Just down the street is Riley's Bar, owned and operated by the same Irish gangster later murdered by the Sabatino crime family (and whose daughter Peyton will one day become the Ventriloquist).
** The Disruptor device strongly resembles the similar gadget Batman uses in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
** Like the Creator/TimBurton film, Batman and Joker have their final showdown in a church.
** Also, during the final battle, [[spoiler:the Joker takes a glass shard of the window he had been smashed into while doing his MotiveRant and tries to slit Batman's throat with it, similar to how the Clown Prince of Crime killed one of Black Mask's thugs (glass shard) in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', and Dr. Bartholomew Wolpert (broken mug) in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.]]
** One of the escaped Blackgate prisoners says he's being stalked by [[Comicbook/TheFlash a guy with a boomerang who calls himself "Captain"]].
** A potential quote for mooks spotting you grappling away in their peripheral vision: [[{{Franchise/Superman}} "Was that a bird?"]]
** There are two postcards in the Batcave addressed to Bruce from [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Andrea Beaumont]], who [[AlternateContinuity apparently is still searching for the whereabouts of her missing father]].
** Bruce Wayne's "Vigilante" skin is pretty much identical to his training garb from ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
** Look closely at the statues around the Gotham Royal Hotel's terrace. They're [[ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls Talons]]. The familiar old rhyme is also printed in an open storybook inside the bridge.
** The end credits [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman aren't the first time]] [[spoiler:The Joker has sung his own version of a Music/HankWilliams song.]]
** The younger Riddler uses the name "Enigma". In the comics, Enigma was the name used by his alleged daughter.[[note]]Long story.[[/note]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUbNNtupBDg The trailer for]] the "Cold Cold Heart" DLC features the observatory from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
** In the "Cold, Cold Heart" DLC, the opening sequence has a villain and his henchmen besiege Bruce Wayne's residence in the middle of a party, while Bruce sneaks out and is briefly accosted/threatened by a thug before beating the latter down. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Sound familiar?]]
** One of the mook conversations is about why Penguin always carries an umbrella. All of their theories are things that have been done with his various trick umbrellas in the comics/tv shows/movies.
** Anarky apparently was a Batman fan at one point, even offering an alliance. In the comics, there had been plans for Anarky to be the third Robin.
** In the Batcave, an abnormally large bat, dubbed the "King Bat" by Alfred has taken up residence. Whilst the name and size does bring to mind Kirk Langstrom aka Man-Bat, the idea of an especially huge bat living in the Batcave is something that was also present in ''Film/BatmanForever''. [[spoiler: Moreover, it's not Langstrom as ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' shows Batman's first encounter with Man-Bat.]]
** The boss battle with Firefly plays pretty much as a 3D-third-person version of the first boss battle with Killer Moth from the [[VideoGame/BatmanSunsoft first Batman game]] for the [=NES=].
** This game also has the Joker [[spoiler: [[WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood take Black Mask hostage.]]]]
14th Jun '16 2:37:09 AM Doug86
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*** [[KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur Dark Knight of the Round Table]]
9th Jun '16 9:11:19 PM buttbutt
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* FanWink:
** The Batsuit is very visually reminiscent of/inspired by the Batsuit in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. Also, Bane's appearance closely resembles the design featured in the final film in that trilogy.
** Batman uses his suit's scallops (the blades on his gauntlets) to break an enemy's sword, ala ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
** Batman's fighting style, as seen in the trailer, has a lot of elements from Keysi Fighting Method, which is what Batman and the League of Shadows use for their fighting style. These elements are also seen as well in the other games in the Arkham series.
** Harvey Bullock makes an appearance, and -- unlike his introduction in the comics -- is actually one of the less corrupt guys on the force, having a positive working relationship with Gordon and being reluctant to dig up information on him.
** Deathstroke's body armor and costume looking more like what we see in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' and ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', rather than the spandex and scale mail combo that he's traditionally seen in.
** The green toolbox in the reveal trailer has "Queen Industries", the name of the company run by Oliver Queen (who's the ComicBook/GreenArrow), written on it.
** Batman breaking through the floor to incapacitate a thug is very similar to the BarrierBustingBlow that was famously used in ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', including his partner shooting a machine gun into the hole afterwards and being hit from behind.
** This game isn't the first time Batman's used electrically powered gauntlets. In fact, one of the takedowns when using the gloves has Batman electrocute someone, then follow up with a knock out punch.
** Bane's profile states that he's worked with Trogg, Zombie, and Bird, his cronies from the ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' story arc. Bird himself is the main adversary of one of the game's side-missions.
** In the reveal trailer, Batman once looks over a bullet marked "Amertek", a company related to the origin of ComicBook/{{Steel}}.
** Joker's longcoat looks remarkably like his ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' Insurgency alternate. His outfit is also very similar to [[http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/RANDO/Joker_Spread_3.gif the one he wears in]] his self-titled one shot, ''{{ComicBook/Joker}}''.
** At the start of the first battle with Bane, the Joker acts as a LargeHamAnnouncer in saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the death of the Batman!", similar to when the Clown Emperor of Crime announced the same thing before activating the {{Rube Goldberg|Device}} DeathTrap on Batman in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'''s LighterAndSofter AnimatedAdaptation of the comic book ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker''.
** The achievement for [[spoiler:defeating the Joker]] is titled [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke "Perhaps Sooner, Perhaps Later"]]]]. And another titled "Legends of the Dark Knight" features his famous pose from ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.
** The multiplayer achievement for maxing out your level in Joker's Gang is called ComicBook/TheKillingJoke, while the achievement for maxing out with Bane is called [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} Fallen Knight]].
** The achievement for clearing out a whole room using only silent takedowns is [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Silent Knight]]. Bonus for being a Christmas reference as well.
** There's a Koul-Brau brewery on the South Island, which happens to be just one of [[{{Franchise/Superman}} LexCorp's]] many business holdings.
** There's also a warehouse for [[Franchise/WonderWoman Cale-Anderson Pharmaceuticals]] in the Industrial District.
** Among Shiva's known associates on file are David Cain (father of [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]]), [[ComicBook/LadyShiva Richard Dragon]], and Nyssa Raatko, daughter of Ra's al Ghul.
** Inside the Sionis steel mill, you can find a dossier on Cain, as well as ones for Cheshire and Black Spider, all stamped "Rejected", suggesting that [[spoiler:Joker]] considered hiring them for the group of assassins.
** A portion of Bruce's training is given some notice, and it appears to be very similar to that seen in ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
** In TheStinger, [[spoiler:Amanda Waller shows up to recruit Deathstroke to work for her, implied to be for the ComicBook/SuicideSquad]].
** Joker's entire arc: [[spoiler:He robs a mob bank wearing a mask, then escapes on a vehicle that has driven through the wall, but not before [[DramaticUnmask dramatically unmasking]]. Then he starts a campaign to kill Batman, until he witnesses Batman's unwillingness to take a life, which makes him obsessed with the Dark Knight. Joker is captured halfway through, but he escapes again. During the finale, he presents Batman with a SadisticChoice intending to make him break his one rule. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Yeah, that sounds very familiar.]]]]
** Similar to the Queen Industries toolbox in the trailer, there is a Queen Industries shipping crate aboard Penguin's ship, as well as a [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Ferris]] shipping crate on one end of the Pioneer's Bridge.
** During one of the sidequests when you're tracking down Blackgate escapees, one of them brags that the Joker made sure Blackgate won't hold them for long, so Batman says "Then maybe it's time for a better prison. [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum One surrounded by water.]]"
** Alberto Falcone's profile mentions he's got psychological disorders. A callback to ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'' where he's [[spoiler:one of]] the serial killer[[spoiler:s... [[IJustWantToBeSpecial possibly]]]]. The reference is well placed as in the Comic, Alberto's string of murders are the events that eventually lead to the eventual rise of super criminals in Gotham.
** ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}'s magic act, Haly's Circus, and a exhibition of jungle cats by Thomas Blake (a.k.a. [[ComicBook/SecretSix Catman]]) all have advertising posters in Jezebel Plaza.
** Just down the street is Riley's Bar, owned and operated by the same Irish gangster later murdered by the Sabatino crime family (and whose daughter Peyton will one day become the Ventriloquist).
** The Disruptor device strongly resembles the similar gadget Batman uses in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
** Like the Creator/TimBurton film, Batman and Joker have their final showdown in a church.
** Also, during the final battle, [[spoiler:the Joker takes a glass shard of the window he had been smashed into while doing his MotiveRant and tries to slit Batman's throat with it, similar to how the Clown Prince of Crime killed one of Black Mask's thugs (glass shard) in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', and Dr. Bartholomew Wolpert (broken mug) in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.]]
** One of the escaped Blackgate prisoners says he's being stalked by [[Comicbook/TheFlash a guy with a boomerang who calls himself "Captain"]].
** A potential quote for mooks spotting you grappling away in their peripheral vision: [[{{Franchise/Superman}} "Was that a bird?"]]
** There are two postcards in the Batcave addressed to Bruce from [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Andrea Beaumont]], who [[AlternateContinuity apparently is still searching for the whereabouts of her missing father]].
** Bruce Wayne's "Vigilante" skin is pretty much identical to his training garb from ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
** Look closely at the statues around the Gotham Royal Hotel's terrace. They're [[ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls Talons]]. The familiar old rhyme is also printed in an open storybook inside the bridge.
** The end credits [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman aren't the first time]] [[spoiler:The Joker has sung his own version of a Music/HankWilliams song.]]
** The younger Riddler uses the name "Enigma". In the comics, Enigma was the name used by his alleged daughter.[[note]]Long story.[[/note]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUbNNtupBDg The trailer for]] the "Cold Cold Heart" DLC features the observatory from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
** In the "Cold, Cold Heart" DLC, the opening sequence has a villain and his henchmen besiege Bruce Wayne's residence in the middle of a party, while Bruce sneaks out and is briefly accosted/threatened by a thug before beating the latter down. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Sound familiar?]]
** One of the mook conversations is about why Penguin always carries an umbrella. All of their theories are things that have been done with his various trick umbrellas in the comics/tv shows/movies.
** Anarky apparently was a Batman fan at one point, even offering an alliance. In the comics, there had been plans for Anarky to be the third Robin.
** In the Batcave, an abnormally large bat, dubbed the "King Bat" by Alfred has taken up residence. Whilst the name and size does bring to mind Kirk Langstrom aka Man-Bat, the idea of an especially huge bat living in the Batcave is something that was also present in ''Film/BatmanForever''. [[spoiler: Moreover, it's not Langstrom as ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' shows Batman's first encounter with Man-Bat.]]
** The boss battle with Firefly plays pretty much as a 3D-third-person version of the first boss battle with Killer Moth from the [[VideoGame/BatmanSunsoft first Batman game]] for the [=NES=].
** This game also has the Joker [[spoiler: [[WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood take Black Mask hostage.]]]]



* MythologyGag:
** The Batsuit is very visually reminiscent of/inspired by the Batsuit in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. Also, Bane's appearance closely resembles the design featured in the final film in that trilogy.
** Batman uses his suit's scallops (the blades on his gauntlets) to break an enemy's sword, ala ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
** Batman's fighting style, as seen in the trailer, has a lot of elements from Keysi Fighting Method, which is what Batman and the League of Shadows use for their fighting style. These elements are also seen as well in the other games in the Arkham series.
** Harvey Bullock makes an appearance, and -- unlike his introduction in the comics -- is actually one of the less corrupt guys on the force, having a positive working relationship with Gordon and being reluctant to dig up information on him.
** Deathstroke's body armor and costume looking more like what we see in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' and ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', rather than the spandex and scale mail combo that he's traditionally seen in.
** The green toolbox in the reveal trailer has "Queen Industries", the name of the company run by Oliver Queen (who's the ComicBook/GreenArrow), written on it.
** Batman breaking through the floor to incapacitate a thug is very similar to the BarrierBustingBlow that was famously used in ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', including his partner shooting a machine gun into the hole afterwards and being hit from behind.
** This game isn't the first time Batman's used electrically powered gauntlets. In fact, one of the takedowns when using the gloves has Batman electrocute someone, then follow up with a knock out punch.
** Bane's profile states that he's worked with Trogg, Zombie, and Bird, his cronies from the ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' story arc. Bird himself is the main adversary of one of the game's side-missions.
** In the reveal trailer, Batman once looks over a bullet marked "Amertek", a company related to the origin of ComicBook/{{Steel}}.
** Joker's longcoat looks remarkably like his ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' Insurgency alternate. His outfit is also very similar to [[http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/RANDO/Joker_Spread_3.gif the one he wears in]] his self-titled one shot, ''{{ComicBook/Joker}}''.
** At the start of the first battle with Bane, the Joker acts as a LargeHamAnnouncer in saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the death of the Batman!", similar to when the Clown Emperor of Crime announced the same thing before activating the {{Rube Goldberg|Device}} DeathTrap on Batman in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'''s LighterAndSofter AnimatedAdaptation of the comic book ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker''.
** The achievement for [[spoiler:defeating the Joker]] is titled [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke "Perhaps Sooner, Perhaps Later"]]]]. And another titled "Legends of the Dark Knight" features his famous pose from ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.
** The multiplayer achievement for maxing out your level in Joker's Gang is called ComicBook/TheKillingJoke, while the achievement for maxing out with Bane is called [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} Fallen Knight]].
** The achievement for clearing out a whole room using only silent takedowns is [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Silent Knight]]. Bonus for being a Christmas reference as well.
** There's a Koul-Brau brewery on the South Island, which happens to be just one of [[{{Franchise/Superman}} LexCorp's]] many business holdings.
** There's also a warehouse for [[Franchise/WonderWoman Cale-Anderson Pharmaceuticals]] in the Industrial District.
** Among Shiva's known associates on file are David Cain (father of [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]]), [[ComicBook/LadyShiva Richard Dragon]], and Nyssa Raatko, daughter of Ra's al Ghul.
** Inside the Sionis steel mill, you can find a dossier on Cain, as well as ones for Cheshire and Black Spider, all stamped "Rejected", suggesting that [[spoiler:Joker]] considered hiring them for the group of assassins.
** A portion of Bruce's training is given some notice, and it appears to be very similar to that seen in ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
** In TheStinger, [[spoiler:Amanda Waller shows up to recruit Deathstroke to work for her, implied to be for the ComicBook/SuicideSquad]].
** Joker's entire arc: [[spoiler:He robs a mob bank wearing a mask, then escapes on a vehicle that has driven through the wall, but not before [[DramaticUnmask dramatically unmasking]]. Then he starts a campaign to kill Batman, until he witnesses Batman's unwillingness to take a life, which makes him obsessed with the Dark Knight. Joker is captured halfway through, but he escapes again. During the finale, he presents Batman with a SadisticChoice intending to make him break his one rule. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Yeah, that sounds very familiar.]]]]
** Similar to the Queen Industries toolbox in the trailer, there is a Queen Industries shipping crate aboard Penguin's ship, as well as a [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Ferris]] shipping crate on one end of the Pioneer's Bridge.
** During one of the sidequests when you're tracking down Blackgate escapees, one of them brags that the Joker made sure Blackgate won't hold them for long, so Batman says "Then maybe it's time for a better prison. [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum One surrounded by water.]]"
** Alberto Falcone's profile mentions he's got psychological disorders. A callback to ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'' where he's [[spoiler:one of]] the serial killer[[spoiler:s... [[IJustWantToBeSpecial possibly]]]]. The reference is well placed as in the Comic, Alberto's string of murders are the events that eventually lead to the eventual rise of super criminals in Gotham.
** ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}'s magic act, Haly's Circus, and a exhibition of jungle cats by Thomas Blake (a.k.a. [[ComicBook/SecretSix Catman]]) all have advertising posters in Jezebel Plaza.
** Just down the street is Riley's Bar, owned and operated by the same Irish gangster later murdered by the Sabatino crime family (and whose daughter Peyton will one day become the Ventriloquist).
** The Disruptor device strongly resembles the similar gadget Batman uses in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
** Like the Creator/TimBurton film, Batman and Joker have their final showdown in a church.
** Also, during the final battle, [[spoiler:the Joker takes a glass shard of the window he had been smashed into while doing his MotiveRant and tries to slit Batman's throat with it, similar to how the Clown Prince of Crime killed one of Black Mask's thugs (glass shard) in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', and Dr. Bartholomew Wolpert (broken mug) in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.]]
** One of the escaped Blackgate prisoners says he's being stalked by [[Comicbook/TheFlash a guy with a boomerang who calls himself "Captain"]].
** A potential quote for mooks spotting you grappling away in their peripheral vision: [[{{Franchise/Superman}} "Was that a bird?"]]
** There are two postcards in the Batcave addressed to Bruce from [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Andrea Beaumont]], who [[AlternateContinuity apparently is still searching for the whereabouts of her missing father]].
** Bruce Wayne's "Vigilante" skin is pretty much identical to his training garb from ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
** Look closely at the statues around the Gotham Royal Hotel's terrace. They're [[ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls Talons]]. The familiar old rhyme is also printed in an open storybook inside the bridge.
** The end credits [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman aren't the first time]] [[spoiler:The Joker has sung his own version of a Music/HankWilliams song.]]
** The younger Riddler uses the name "Enigma". In the comics, Enigma was the name used by his alleged daughter.[[note]]Long story.[[/note]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUbNNtupBDg The trailer for]] the "Cold Cold Heart" DLC features the observatory from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
** In the "Cold, Cold Heart" DLC, the opening sequence has a villain and his henchmen besiege Bruce Wayne's residence in the middle of a party, while Bruce sneaks out and is briefly accosted/threatened by a thug before beating the latter down. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Sound familiar?]]
** One of the mook conversations is about why Penguin always carries an umbrella. All of their theories are things that have been done with his various trick umbrellas in the comics/tv shows/movies.
** Anarky apparently was a Batman fan at one point, even offering an alliance. In the comics, there had been plans for Anarky to be the third Robin.
** In the Batcave, an abnormally large bat, dubbed the "King Bat" by Alfred has taken up residence. Whilst the name and size does bring to mind Kirk Langstrom aka Man-Bat, the idea of an especially huge bat living in the Batcave is something that was also present in ''Film/BatmanForever''. [[spoiler: Moreover, it's not Langstrom as ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' shows Batman's first encounter with Man-Bat.]]
** The boss battle with Firefly plays pretty much as a 3D-third-person version of the first boss battle with Killer Moth from the [[VideoGame/BatmanSunsoft first Batman game]] for the [=NES=].
** This game also has the Joker [[spoiler: [[WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood take Black Mask hostage.]]]]
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Bane mocks and chides Batman for his use of 'toys' in 'one-on-one combat', all while an army of mooks keeps Batman busy and Bane pumps ever-more powerful steroids into himself.

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Bane mocks and chides Batman for his use of 'toys' in 'one-on-one combat', all while an army of mooks keeps Batman busy and Bane pumps ever-more powerful steroids into himself.


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** Gordon called out Batman for supposedly killing Bane and refuse to work with him despite the fact that he previously shot two mooks trying to kill Warden Joseph.
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