History VideoGame / BatmanArkhamOrigins

13th Apr '16 11:09:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: All that Boyle would have had to do in order to avoid everything that happened during "Cold, Cold Heart" is [[spoiler:honor the agreement he made with Fries back when he first hired him]].



* {{Covert Pervert}}s: The boys down in the SWAT division have adjusted their security camera feeds to monitor places of interest -- the holding cells, the bullpen, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick the womens' locker room...]]

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* {{Covert Pervert}}s: CovertPervert: The boys down in the SWAT division have adjusted their security camera feeds to monitor places of interest -- the holding cells, the bullpen, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick the womens' locker room...]]
31st Mar '16 9:29:45 AM TVRulezAgain
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* KidsAreCruel: Discussed when talking about Killer Croc's origins.
-->'''Batman''': Imagine growing up looking like he did. Children are cruel, Alfred.\\
'''Alfred''': So are adults, sir.
14th Mar '16 3:11:44 PM viking1911
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** Barbara Gordon (before she gets shot) even lampshades this trope at one point by sarcastically asking the cops "What decade do you think we're in?"

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** Barbara Gordon (before she gets shot) shot by the Joker and becomes Oracle) even lampshades this trope at one point by sarcastically asking the cops "What decade do you think we're in?"
14th Mar '16 3:10:22 PM viking1911
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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 (before she gets shot) even lampshades this trope at one point by sarcastically asking the cops "What decade do you think we're in?"
11th Mar '16 10:55:05 PM Anicomicgeek
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* AnAsskickingChristmas:
** The game takes place on Christmas Eve. Partway through the game, midnight strikes, so it technically pushes into Christmas itself as well.
** The "Cold, Cold Heart" DLC occurs on New Year's Eve, so the holiday season hasn't even ended yet.



* AsTheGoodBookSays: During the Predator Challenge aboard the Final Offer, Alberto Falcone's bodyguard quotes Matthew 5:5 in saying, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" - insinuating that although the family is currently struggling with running their crime empire, they will arise as the victor in the ongoing turf wars. One of Penguin's goons, not familiar with the proverb, mishears the word "meek" as "weak" and instead thinks he's insulting him.



* AnAsskickingChristmas:
** The game takes place on Christmas Eve. Partway through the game, midnight strikes, so it technically pushes into Christmas itself as well.
** The "Cold, Cold Heart" DLC occurs on New Year's Eve, so the holiday season hasn't even ended yet.



* AsTheGoodBookSays: During the Predator Challenge aboard the Final Offer, Alberto Falcone's bodyguard quotes Matthew 5:5 in saying, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" - insinuating that although the family is currently struggling with running their crime empire, they will arise as the victor in the ongoing turf wars. One of Penguin's goons, not familiar with the proverb, mishears the word "meek" as "weak" and instead thinks he's insulting him.
31st Jan '16 12:46:02 AM Tempus22
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** Batman himself acts like a {{Jerkass}} numerous times in the story, particulary to Alfred who just wants him to be safe, but he correctly points out that ignoring all the assassins would just make them use civilians as hostages to lure him out. Adding to that, Alfred urges him to work with Gordon numerous times in the story, but Batman tells him even if he wanted to, Gordon certainly wouldn't, which he is also right about. It's only after [[spoiler:Firefly's defeat where Batman and Gordon come even close to being civil with each other]].
7th Jan '16 7:39:18 PM spirasen
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** This happens to Commissioner Loeb, when Black Mask [[spoiler:(or rather the Joker)]] decides that the nature of crime is changing, and that he doesn't need his help anymore when it also includes taking down his men.
** [[spoiler:When Joker took over Black Mask's operation, he killed almost a quarter of his men because they wouldn't take orders from him.]]
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: [[spoiler:Happens in the final battle with Bane. After you have shocked him in traps and drained all his energy down to one hit point, you may think this is over when he falls to the ground. Then, just when Batman radios Alfred and says, "Alfred, it's over... I've defeated Bane"... all of a sudden Bane gets up and hits him very hard, and then you realize that the muscleman is not finished yet, and that you need to counter with the Remote Claw to subdue him and defeat him for good.]]
* ZeroEffortBoss: Electrocutioner. After a big, showoffy introduction, he goes down with one kick to the face. Then again, that may also have to do with the fact that his electrified powersuit came into contact with a metal grate and possibly shorted out.

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** This happens to Commissioner Loeb, when Black Mask [[spoiler:(or [[spoiler: (or rather the Joker)]] decides that the nature of crime is changing, and that he doesn't need his help anymore anymore, when it also includes taking down his men.
** [[spoiler:When [[spoiler: When Joker took over Black Mask's operation, he killed almost a quarter of his men men, because they wouldn't take orders from him.]]
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: [[spoiler:Happens [[spoiler: Happens in the final battle with Bane. After you have shocked him in traps traps, and drained all his energy down to one hit point, you may think this is over when he falls to the ground. Then, just when Batman radios Alfred and says, says: "Alfred, it's over... I've defeated Bane"... all All of a sudden Bane gets up and hits him very hard, and then you realize that the muscleman is not finished yet, and that you need to counter with the Remote Claw to subdue him him, and defeat him for good.]]
* ZeroEffortBoss: Electrocutioner. After a big, showoffy show-offy introduction, he goes down with one kick to the face. Then again, that may also have to do with the fact fact, that his electrified powersuit came into contact with a metal grate grate, and possibly shorted out.
20th Dec '15 4:13:34 PM Anicomicgeek
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Notably, Rocksteady did not develop the game - [[BTeamSequel instead, WB Montreal (who did the Wii U port for ''Arkham City'') took up the reins]], allowing Rocksteady to focus on making ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''. Similarly, the voice actors for Batman and Joker, Creator/KevinConroy and Creator/MarkHamill, have been [[TheOtherDarrin replaced]] by Creator/RogerCraigSmith and Creator/TroyBaker respectively. Both voice actors do admirable impersonations of their predecessors, reflecting the game's status as a prequel.

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Notably, Rocksteady did not develop the game - [[BTeamSequel instead, WB Montreal (who did the Wii U port for ''Arkham City'') [[BTeamSequel took up the reins]], allowing Rocksteady to focus on making ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''. Similarly, the voice actors for Batman and Joker, Creator/KevinConroy and Creator/MarkHamill, have been [[TheOtherDarrin replaced]] by Creator/RogerCraigSmith and Creator/TroyBaker respectively. Both voice actors do admirable impersonations of their predecessors, reflecting the game's status as a prequel.



* BookEnds: The story begins and ends [[spoiler:at Blackgate Prison]]. And both missions there end with [[spoiler:Gordon having Batman at gunpoint but failing to capture him]]. Series-wise, [[spoiler:this game, which deals with the start of the Batman/Joker feud in the Arkhamverse, ends the same way ''Arkham City'', which saw the end of the feud, did: the Joker singing.]]

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* BookEnds: The story begins and ends [[spoiler:at Blackgate Prison]]. And both missions there end with [[spoiler:Gordon having Batman at gunpoint but failing to capture him]]. Series-wise, [[spoiler:this game, which deals with the start of the Batman/Joker feud in the Arkhamverse, ends the same way ''Arkham City'', which saw the literal end of the feud, did: feud: the Joker singing.]]
17th Dec '15 4:32:22 PM batsyjokes
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* CombatSadomasochist: [[spoiler:The Joker. Especially apparent in the chapel during his and Batman's [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown (very one-sided) fight.]]]]


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*FoeRomanceSubtext: The game alludes to this when [[spoiler:Batman is giving the Joker a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown in the chapel. The Joker is evidently enjoying it, and Batman's suggestive grunts and movements greatly increase the moment's UST.]]
**There's also the scene where [[spoiler:he gets psychoanalyzed by Harley (then Harleen) and begins to describe feelings she interprets as [[FoeYay love,]] which he doesn't deny, and instead uses to manipulate her.]]


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* InLoveWithYourCarnage: [[spoiler:The Joker]] has an obvious fascination with Batman's [[ThouShaltNotKill moral code,]] and is fixated on making him break it, even at the expense of [[spoiler:his own life.]]
5th Dec '15 5:39:10 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Batman has defeated Black Mask and his assassins, ingratiated himself with the police, and managed to make Gotham less of a hellhole, but Black Mask's fall leads to a power vacuum in Gotham's underworld that [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker a certain clown]] steps in to fill, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum and we all know how that goes]].]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Batman has defeated false Black Mask (the Joker) and his assassins, ingratiated himself with the police, and managed to make Gotham less of a hellhole, but true Black Mask's fall leads to a power vacuum in Gotham's underworld that [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker a certain clown]] steps in to fill, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum and we all know how that goes]].]]



** The [[spoiler: real]] Black Mask, after you capture him, points out that he will soon go free, as his resouirces are enough to buy or threaten the officials to release him, the judicial system (at least in Gotham) is a lie, and Batman is the sigh of this. Add Anarky's information and your own knowledge about Gotham City, and it's difficult to disagree with his point.

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** The [[spoiler: real]] Black Mask, after you capture him, him [[spoiler: after the fight in the church]], points out that he will soon go free, as his resouirces resources are enough to buy or threaten the officials to release him, the judicial system (at least in Gotham) is a lie, and Batman is the sigh of this. Add Anarky's information and your own knowledge about Gotham City, and it's difficult to disagree with his point.
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