History YMMV / Batman

19th May '17 11:48:42 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: How much did Joker want to take over from Carl Grissom? While he did kill the man, he seems to have been motivated by {{revenge}}, with him filling his former boss's shoes as an afterthought. On the other hand, some of his comments as Napier seemed to imply that he wanted to be Grissom's successor.
17th May '17 9:27:18 AM SilverSupernova
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** Kite Man in Tom King's run on the ''Rebirth'' series partially due to how ridiculously petty his crimes are, coupled with [[SmallNameBigEgo just how proud of himself he is while he uses his suit for petty theft]]. King has noticed this and made his appearances something of a running gag.
17th May '17 12:00:00 AM darkemyst
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** Stephanie Brown as Batgirl. Not that we're complaining...
** Dick too. Sometimes he's written as grimly as Bruce, but mostly he's generally happy and friendly. Essentially, he was the FunPersonified character before Steph took that role. Some fans have commented that its a shame the two don't get to interact much.
** This was Tim Drake's characterization before the writers had his father killed off in ''Comicbook/IdentityCrisis''.

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** Stephanie Brown as Batgirl.[[Comicbook/Batgirl2009 Batgirl]]. Not that we're complaining...
** Dick [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick]] too. Sometimes he's written as grimly as Bruce, but mostly he's generally happy and friendly. Essentially, he was the FunPersonified character before Steph took that role. Some fans have commented that its a shame the two don't get to interact much.
** This was [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake's Drake]]'s characterization before the writers had his father killed off in ''Comicbook/IdentityCrisis''.
13th May '17 3:06:37 AM StFan
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: In general, Bats has had more luck with this than most superheroes; his first NES outing by Sunsoft is considered one of the finest NintendoHard-in-a-good-way platformers, his 16-bit games tended to be at least okay (though this is the time period which WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd found the most to object to), and the [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Arkham]] [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Series]] proved that licensed games ''don't'' have to be bad. He has still had some stinkers, though (like a few of the aforementioned 16-bit era games, or the Commodore 64 game, which ''looked'' cool but was a nightmare to actually play). Then there's ''BatmanDarkTomorrow'', which is generally considered to be one of the worst DC Comics- inspired video games ''period''. Other Bat-titles (Batman Begins, ''VideoGame/BatmanVengeance'', and Rise of Sin Tzu) have fallen somewhere in the middle with mixed reception.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: In general, Bats has had more luck with this than most superheroes; his first NES outing by Sunsoft is considered one of the finest NintendoHard-in-a-good-way platformers, his 16-bit games tended to be at least okay (though this is the time period which WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd found the most to object to), and the [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Arkham]] [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Series]] ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' proved that licensed games ''don't'' have to be bad. He has still had some stinkers, though (like a few of the aforementioned 16-bit era games, or the Commodore 64 game, which ''looked'' cool but was a nightmare to actually play). Then there's ''BatmanDarkTomorrow'', ''VideoGame/BatmanDarkTomorrow'', which is generally considered to be one of the worst DC Comics- inspired Comics-inspired video games ''period''. Other Bat-titles (Batman Begins, (''Batman Begins'', ''VideoGame/BatmanVengeance'', and Rise ''Rise of Sin Tzu) Tzu'') have fallen somewhere in the middle with mixed reception.
12th May '17 7:05:30 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously Took the Goofy Show Seriously]]: A truly fascinating example; while other guest villains such as Art Carney and Milton Berle have been criticized for coming on [[WereStillRelevantDammit just because the show was "hip" and giving rather uninspired, insufficiently tongue-in-cheek performances]], Tallulah Bankhead -- a lady who definitely knew the meaning of camp -- went the opposite direction and played everything deadly straight as the Black Widow. As a result, she's the most genuinely threatening villain in show history.
1st May '17 12:14:55 PM darkemyst
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*** While she was initially a replacement for Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown during the post-ComicBook/New52 veto on the characters since they've come back she's been shilled as basically better than either of them as well as the 'uber Robin'. This includes things like being more determined than Steph (who's famously the biggest {{Determinator}} in the franchise in terms of never quitting despite horrible odds) and central to every part of Cass' character development to the point where her whole motivation is now based on Harper. We're frequently told how great she is without any evidence and nobody ever calls her out on any of her frequent {{Jerkass}}-ness. And she's also an uber tech genius that surpasses Tim Drake (''the'' tech guy in the Bat-fam) somehow despite debuting with basic skills based on electronics. Oh, and she becomes an InstantExpert and is able to pull of advanced acrobatics and fighting despite barely being trained. Even in ''ComicBook/DetectiveComicsRebirth'', a series that's basically the Batman {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s in a team book, Harper got more focus than Cassandra Cain for the first two story arcs, and Harper's ''not even in the main cast''.
*** There's also the amount of focus she gets. ''ComicBook/BatmanEternal'' and ''ComicBook/BatmanAndRobinEternal'' were both advertised to feature the return of Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain, respectively (the second was also about the Robins). While they do get their origins and appear, Harper also gets ''extensive'' focus, even overshadowing the two in many people's eyes. It's basically advertising that your comic will feature the return of a fan-favourite character... and it does, but more heavily features your own original character that people don't like.
21st Apr '17 10:15:23 AM MasterHero
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* WTHCostumingDepartment: The armor worn by [[spoiler:James Gordon]] in ''ComicBook/DCYou'', with its ''Film/Chappie'' ears. It was even mocked in-universe.
21st Apr '17 2:28:06 AM rafi
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** Dick/Barbara appears to be the basis for a number of OT3s (or more), the most popular of which seem to include Kory and/or Dinah.

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** Dick/Barbara appears to be the basis for a number of OT3s these (or more), the most popular of which seem to include Kory and/or Dinah.
10th Apr '17 8:37:30 AM Manny20444
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25th Mar '17 8:27:21 AM Killerikala
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** False Face's masks look like cheap plastic, and their mouths cannot even move. If his masks looked like that in-universe, he would have been arrested in the first 15 minutes.
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