History WesternAnimation / BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns

24th May '16 10:07:16 AM ixfd64
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* {{Homage}}: Superman chasing the missile may be a reference to ''Film/SupermanTheMovie''.


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* LivingWeapon: The U.S. government uses Superman as one.


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* VillainyDiscretionShot: The scene with the poisoned children was cut from the video; only the Joker passing out cotton candy is shown.
23rd May '16 7:35:45 PM Anddrix
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A film in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line, based on [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns the comic of the same name]]. Batman has been retired for ten years, alcoholic and consumed with grief after the death of Jason Todd. Comicbook/{{Superman}}, still as young and handsome as ever, has become little more than an icon, answering to the government and trying to stay as neutral as possible. Commissioner Gordon is weeks away from retirement, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has been silently locked away in Arkham for years, and Two-Face is about to be released back into the world with a brand new skin. In Batman's absence, and in the midst of a killer heat wave, Gotham City is overrun with crime, plagued by a monstrously violent gang known as The Mutants. After encountering a Mutant gang in the alley where his parents were murdered, Bruce Wayne resurrects Batman, aided in his renewed crusade by Carrie Kelley, a 13-year-old girl who becomes the new Robin. Defeating the Mutants, though, turns out to be child's play compared to what Batman faces next...

The cast of voice actors includes Creator/PeterWeller (''Franchise/RoboCop'') as Batman, Creator/ArielWinter (''Series/ModernFamily'') as Carrie Kelley, Wade Williams (''Series/PrisonBreak'') as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, David Selby (''Series/DarkShadows'') as Commissioner Gordon, Michael [=McKean=] (''LaverneAndShirley'') as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper, Creator/MichaelEmerson (''Series/{{Lost}}'') as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, and Mark Valley (''Series/HumanTarget'') as Superman. Many of the tropes in the [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns original comic]] apply to the film.

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A film in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line, based on [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns the comic of the same name]]. Batman has been retired for ten years, alcoholic and consumed with grief after the death of Jason Todd. Comicbook/{{Superman}}, still as young and handsome as ever, has become little more than an icon, answering to the government and trying to stay as neutral as possible. Commissioner Gordon is weeks away from retirement, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker has been silently locked away in Arkham for years, and Two-Face is about to be released back into the world with a brand new skin. In Batman's absence, and in the midst of a killer heat wave, Gotham City is overrun with crime, plagued by a monstrously violent gang known as The Mutants. After encountering a Mutant gang in the alley where his parents were murdered, Bruce Wayne resurrects Batman, aided in his renewed crusade by Carrie Kelley, a 13-year-old girl who becomes the new Robin. Defeating the Mutants, though, turns out to be child's play compared to what Batman faces next...

The cast of voice actors includes Creator/PeterWeller (''Franchise/RoboCop'') as Batman, Creator/ArielWinter (''Series/ModernFamily'') as Carrie Kelley, Wade Williams (''Series/PrisonBreak'') as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, David Selby (''Series/DarkShadows'') as Commissioner Gordon, Michael [=McKean=] (''LaverneAndShirley'') as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper, Creator/MichaelEmerson (''Series/{{Lost}}'') as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, and Mark Valley (''Series/HumanTarget'') as Superman. Many of the tropes in the [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns original comic]] apply to the film.



* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Batman would ''not'' be considered a murderer in any stretch of the imagination for killing SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the middle of one of his killing sprees, yet Ellen Yindel and the news media regard him as one.

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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Batman would ''not'' be considered a murderer in any stretch of the imagination for killing SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker in the middle of one of his killing sprees, yet Ellen Yindel and the news media regard him as one.



* TheTag: In the final scene of ''Part 1'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[FromBadToWorse wakes up]].

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* TheTag: In the final scene of ''Part 1'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker [[FromBadToWorse wakes up]].



** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker also hits--and kills--several women in the second part.

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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker also hits--and kills--several women in the second part.
22nd May '16 8:12:56 PM system
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22nd May '16 7:06:09 PM Cakeman
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A film in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line, based on [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns the comic of the same name]]. Batman has been retired for ten years, alcoholic and consumed with grief after the death of Jason Todd. Comicbook/{{Superman}}, still as young and handsome as ever, has become little more than an icon, answering to the government and trying to stay as neutral as possible. Commissioner Gordon is weeks away from retirement, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has been silently locked away in Arkham for years, and Two-Face is about to be released back into the world with a brand new skin. In Batman's absence, and in the midst of a killer heat wave, Gotham City is overrun with crime, plagued by a monstrously violent gang known as The Mutants. After encountering a Mutant gang in the alley where his parents were murdered, Bruce Wayne resurrects Batman, aided in his renewed crusade by Carrie Kelley, a 13-year-old girl who becomes the new Robin. Defeating the Mutants, though, turns out to be child's play compared to what Batman faces next...

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A film in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedly naked Bruce was also left out.
* AdaptationExpansion:
** Batman's climactic fight with Superman in Part 2 is much longer and more epic than in the comic book.
** The Joker's rampage is also given a bit more detail.
* AdaptationalBadass: The film version of Carrie is proficient in acrobatics even before teaming up with Batman. She even attempts an EyeScream on the Mutant leader.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Well, more like Adaptational Not-So-Much-A-Jerkism; the character of [[AwesomeMcCoolname Byron Brassballs]] is still a {{Jerkass}} but is toned dOriginalMovies
line, based on [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns the comic of the same name]]. Batman has been retired for ten years, alcoholic and consumed with grief after the death of Jason Todd. Comicbook/{{Superman}}, still as young and handsome as ever, has become little more than an icon, answering to the government and trying to stay as neutral as possible. Commissioner Gordon is weeks away from retirement, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has been silently locked away in Arkham for years, and Two-Face is about to be released back into the world with a brand new skin. In Batman's absence, and in the midst of a killer heat wave, Gotham City is overrun with crime, plagued by a monstrously violent gang known as The Mutants. After encountering a Mutant gang in the alley where his parents were murdered, Bruce Wayne resurrects Batman, aided in his renewed crusade by Carrie Kelley, a 13-year-old girl who becomes the new Robin. Defeating the Mutants, though, turns out to be child's play compared to what Batman faces next...



** Carrie glomping an injured and completely naked Bruce was also left out.
* AdaptationExpansion:
** Batman's climactic fight with Superman in Part 2 is much longer and more epic than in the comic book.
** The Joker's rampage is also given a bit more detail.
* AdaptationalBadass: The film version of Carrie is proficient in acrobatics even before teaming up with Batman. She even attempts an EyeScream on the Mutant leader.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Well, more like Adaptational Not-So-Much-A-Jerkism; the character of [[AwesomeMcCoolname Byron Brassballs]] is still a {{Jerkass}} but is toned down so that he only ''accidentally'' causes the blind man to fall onto the train tracks, rather than intentionally pushing him as he does in the comic.

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** Carrie glomping an injured and completely naked Bruce was also left out.
* AdaptationExpansion:
** Batman's climactic fight with Superman in Part 2 is much longer and more epic than in the comic book.
** The Joker's rampage is also given a bit more detail.
* AdaptationalBadass: The film version of Carrie is proficient in acrobatics even before teaming up with Batman. She even attempts an EyeScream on the Mutant leader.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Well, more like Adaptational Not-So-Much-A-Jerkism; the character of [[AwesomeMcCoolname Byron Brassballs]] is still a {{Jerkass}} but is toned down
completeown so that he only ''accidentally'' causes the blind man to fall onto the train tracks, rather than intentionally pushing him as he does in the comic.



* EnfantTerrible: Bobby and Mary, Joker's two robotic children minions who assist him in killing everyone when he goes on a talk show.



* EyeScream: As in the comics, Joker gets a batarang lodged in his right eye.

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* EyeScream: As in the comics, Joker gets a batarang lodged in his right eye.eye, though it doesn't impede him in the chase.
5th May '16 2:13:51 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* NoodleIncident: Oliver Queen lost his left arm in unspecified circumstances, but he strongly implies that Superman tore it off, as he [[ItsPersonal wants some payback]] against the "schoolboy". An earlier conversation between Bruce and Clark all but confirms this; Clark claims he didn't want it to go that way, but "[''Oliver'']''... made it necessary''"
5th May '16 9:44:09 AM Willbyr
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** In the comic, there were strong off-handed comments that Bruno was a post op transvestite (though even then it could have just have been an insult from the store owner). Here there is no suggestion.

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** In the comic, there were strong off-handed comments that Bruno was a post op transvestite transgender (though even then it could have just have been an insult from the store owner). Here there is no suggestion.



* DoesntLikeGuns: Batman has gotten over this to the point where he's comfortable launching a barrage of machine gun fire on the Mutants without comment, so long as they're nonlethal rubber bullets. In Part 2, where he's forced to use an actual gun to detonate an explosive, he hesitates, is visibly shaking, and [[spoiler: tells Joker's burning corpse to stop laughing.]]

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* DoesntLikeGuns: Batman has gotten over this to the point where he's comfortable launching a barrage of machine gun fire on the Mutants without comment, so long as they're nonlethal rubber bullets. In Part 2, where he's forced to use an actual gun to detonate an explosive, he hesitates, is visibly shaking, and [[spoiler: tells [[spoiler:tells Joker's burning corpse to stop laughing.]]



-->'''Dad''': What a downer. Seventeen years old.
-->'''Mom''': Macho cops. Just like Chicago. Remember Chicago?
-->'''Dad''': Not really. [[StonersAreFunny I was tripping the whole time.]]

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-->'''Dad''': What a downer. Seventeen years old.
-->'''Mom''':
old.\\
'''Mom''':
Macho cops. Just like Chicago. Remember Chicago?
-->'''Dad''':
Chicago?\\
'''Dad''':
Not really. [[StonersAreFunny I was tripping the whole time.]]



-->'''Rob''': You see, Don? Batman nasty. Leaderís bagging.
-->'''Don''': Leader billy berserk, Rob. He peg Batman, you see.

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-->'''Rob''': You see, Don? Batman nasty. Leaderís bagging.
-->'''Don''':
bagging.\\
'''Don''':
Leader billy berserk, Rob. He peg Batman, you see.



-->'''Joker''': Are you out of your mind!?
-->'''Batman''': I'm through ''playing'', Joker!
-->'''Joker''': Be still, my heart.
* GoThroughMe:
** {{Inverted|Trope}} when the Joker [[ProtectedByAChild takes a kid hostage.]]
--->'''Kid''': You're the Joker, right? Batman's gonna kick your ass!\\

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-->'''Joker''': Are you out of your mind!?
-->'''Batman''':
mind!?\\
'''Batman''':
I'm through ''playing'', Joker!
-->'''Joker''':
Joker!\\
'''Joker''':
Be still, my heart.
* GoThroughMe:
**
GoThroughMe: {{Inverted|Trope}} when the Joker [[ProtectedByAChild takes a kid hostage.]]
--->'''Kid''': -->'''Kid''': You're the Joker, right? Batman's gonna kick your ass!\\



* TheLopsidedArmOfTheLaw: The GCPD (and Mayor's staff) say that they're overwhelmed with crime-to the point of trying to negotiate with The Mutants even after ''one Mayor is killed by their leader''. Batman reappears? They brand him Public Enemy Number One (even deciding that taking him down is a higher priority than ''hunting down TheJoker'') and deploy SWAT teams freely. [[spoiler: And when the Coldbringer nuke explodes and Batman is a mayor factor in stopping Gotham from devolving into the lawlessness that affected the rest of America, the Government sends in Superman (with a hefty amount of National Guard support) to ''kill him, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill collateral damage be damned]]'']].

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* TheLopsidedArmOfTheLaw: The GCPD (and Mayor's staff) say that they're overwhelmed with crime-to crime, to the point of trying to negotiate with The Mutants even after ''one Mayor is killed by their leader''. Batman reappears? They brand him Public Enemy Number One (even deciding that taking him down is a higher priority than ''hunting down TheJoker'') and deploy SWAT teams freely. [[spoiler: And when the Coldbringer nuke explodes and Batman is a mayor factor in stopping Gotham from devolving into the lawlessness that affected the rest of America, the Government sends in Superman (with a hefty amount of National Guard support) to ''kill him, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill collateral damage be damned]]'']].



* NoodleIncident: Oliver Queen lost his left arm in unspecified circumstances, but he strongly implies that Superman tore it off because he [[ItsPersonal wants some payback]] against the "schoolboy".
** An earlier conversation between Bruce and Clark all but confirms this; Clark claims he didn't want it to go that way, but "[''Oliver'']''... made it necessary''"

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* NoodleIncident: Oliver Queen lost his left arm in unspecified circumstances, but he strongly implies that Superman tore it off because off, as he [[ItsPersonal wants some payback]] against the "schoolboy".
**
"schoolboy". An earlier conversation between Bruce and Clark all but confirms this; Clark claims he didn't want it to go that way, but "[''Oliver'']''... made it necessary''"



* SeeYouInHell: Just like in the comic book, [[spoiler:the Joker says this right before he [[NeckSnap twists off his own neck in such a way]] that it looks like Batman killed him.]]

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* SeeYouInHell: Just like in the comic book, [[spoiler:the Joker says this right before he [[NeckSnap twists off his own neck in such a way]] that it looks like Batman killed him.]]him]].



** In the beginning when Bruce is on the racetrack, his racing helmet has a very [[Franchise/RoboCop distinctively shaped visor,]] considering he is voiced by Creator/PeterWeller.

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** In the beginning when Bruce is on the racetrack, his racing helmet has a very [[Franchise/RoboCop distinctively shaped visor,]] visor]], considering he is voiced by Creator/PeterWeller.



* SuicideMission: Bruce sees his final fight with Superman as this, [[spoiler: so he makes it a SuicideMission on [[FakingTheDead his own terms]]]].

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* SuicideMission: Bruce sees his final fight with Superman as this, [[spoiler: so [[spoiler:so he makes it a SuicideMission on [[FakingTheDead his own terms]]]].



* TooDumbToLive: The Joker's [[HeelFaceTurn reformation]] is so obviously fake that anyone with half a brain could have seen through it. What do the authorities do? Allow the Joker on a famous television show without any armed escorts near enough to stop him if he tries to kill anyone. [[HilarityEnsues Three guesses as to what happens.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
**
The Joker's [[HeelFaceTurn reformation]] is so obviously fake that anyone with half a brain could have seen through it. What do the authorities do? Allow the Joker on a famous television show without any armed escorts near enough to stop him if he tries to kill anyone. [[HilarityEnsues Three guesses as to what happens.]]
5th May '16 9:12:26 AM Anicomicgeek
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* AdaptationalBadass: The film version of Carrie is proficient in acrobatics even before teaming up with Batman. She even attempts an EyeScream on the Mutant leader.



* AdaptationalHeroism: Well, more like Adaptational Not-So-Much-A-Jerkism; the character of [[AwesomeMcCoolname Byron Brassballs]] is still a {{Jerkass}} but is toned down so that he only ''accidentally'' causes the blind man to fall onto the train tracks, rather than intentionally pushing him as he does in the comic.
* AdaptationalModesty: Bruno is wearing full pants, rather than assless chaps like in the comic.


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* AdaptationalBadass: The film version of Carrie is proficient in acrobatics even before teaming up with Batman. She even attempts an EyeScream on the Mutant leader.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Well, more like Adaptational Not-So-Much-A-Jerkism; the character of [[AwesomeMcCoolname Byron Brassballs]] is still a {{Jerkass}} but is toned down so that he only ''accidentally'' causes the blind man to fall onto the train tracks, rather than intentionally pushing him as he does in the comic.
* AdaptationalModesty: Bruno is wearing full pants, rather than assless chaps like in the comic.
12th Apr '16 12:37:18 AM CrowTR0bot
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Batman would ''not'' be considered a murderer in any stretch of the imagination for killing SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the middle of one of his killing sprees, yet Ellen Yindel and the news media regard him as one.
13th Jan '16 9:18:26 AM aye_amber
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->''"You try to hold me back, but you're weak... you know it in your soul... you're nothing but a hollow shell... a rusty trap... the time has come."''
-->'''-- The Batman'''

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->''"You try to hold me back, but you're weak... you You know it in your soul... you're You're nothing but a hollow shell... a A rusty trap... the The time has come."''
-->'''-- The Batman'''
-->--'''The Batman.'''
17th Dec '15 12:59:13 PM Anicomicgeek
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* CastingGag: Late night talk show host Creator/ConanOBrien voices late night talk show host [[Creator/DavidLetterman David Endochrine]].
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