History YMMV / Batman

30th Jan '18 6:36:16 AM moloch
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* MisaimedFandom: What boy watching this show ''didn't'' want to be Batman when he grew up, taking this incarnation of the Caped Crusader [[DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm absolutely seriously]]?



* {{Narm}}: It's absolutely intentional, but Batman and Robin [[{{Anvilicious}} throw around anvils like there's no tomorrow]] in the narmiest way possible. They include Robin not being allowed to go into a bar because he is underage (even though he needs to go in there to catch a villain) and Batman being very adamant that someone who regularly pays their taxes can't possibly commit a crime.

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* {{Narm}}: NarmCharm: It's absolutely intentional, but intentional. Batman and Robin [[{{Anvilicious}} throw around anvils like there's no tomorrow]] in the narmiest way possible. They include Robin not being allowed to go into a bar because he is underage (even though he needs to go in there to catch a villain) and Batman being very adamant that someone who regularly pays their taxes can't possibly commit a crime.


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* PeripheryDemographic: What kid watching this show ''didn't'' want to be Batman when you grew up, taking this incarnation of the Caped Crusader [[DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm absolutely seriously]]? But at the same time, adult viewers tuned in for the camp absurdity, the jokes that only work because Adam West [[StraightMan plays them absolutely straight]] opposite well-known actors [[LargeHam having the time of their lives playing the villains]]. Creator/GrantMorrison, in his autobiography-cum-superhero-analysis ''Supergods'', says this was the greatest strength of the show, that it deftly split the difference in creating something the whole family could enjoy on different levels.
11th Jan '18 10:58:03 PM DoctorSleep
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* HarsherInHindsight: Batman's entire origin story becomes significantly harsher after the events of the Aurora theater shooting. It's even worse in this adaptation because of the fact that ComicBook/TheJoker was responsible for creating Batman in the Burton/Schmaucher film continuity, since the madman who shot up the Aurora theater based his actions on ComicBook/TheJoker.

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Batman's entire origin story becomes significantly harsher after the events of the Aurora theater shooting. It's even worse in this adaptation because of the fact that ComicBook/TheJoker was responsible for creating Batman in the Burton/Schmaucher film continuity, since the madman who shot up the Aurora theater based his actions on ComicBook/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker.
** Batman saying that his animal motif are "great survivors". [[http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/australia/bats-are-boiling-alive-in-australias-heat-wave.aspx Yeah, about that...]]
11th Jan '18 9:47:15 AM reppuzan
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** Cassandra Cain. Despite rarely appearing at all in crossovers and having her only media exposure being a one-second cameo in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and a [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames crappy video game]], despite getting pushed around and trainwrecked by editorial a lot, despite vanishing entirely in recent days, she still has a dedicated fanbase, and it's not hard to find bits from her solo comic posted on the current Scans Daily to this day, four years after it ended. What's more, she's on par with Barbara Gordon in fanart and fanfiction, even though Barbara [[Series/{{Batman}} has gotten many]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries times as much]] [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman exposure as her.]]

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** Cassandra Cain. Despite rarely appearing at all in crossovers and having her only media exposure being a one-second cameo in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and a [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames crappy video game]], despite getting pushed around and trainwrecked by editorial a lot, despite lot and vanishing entirely in recent days, she still has a dedicated fanbase, and it's not hard to find bits from her solo comic posted on the current Scans Daily to this day, four years after it ended. What's more, she's on par with Barbara Gordon in fanart and fanfiction, even though Barbara [[Series/{{Batman}} has gotten many]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries times as much]] [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman exposure as her.]]



** Comicbook/HarleyQuinn. [[NewerThanTheyThink If you can believe it,]] she's only been an official part of the DC Universe since 1999, but she has arguably the biggest fan following of ''any'' Bat-mythos character other than Batman or Comicbook/TheJoker (and possibly Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}). Not bad for a character who started out as the [[DistaffCounterpart female counterpart]] of ComicBook/TheJoker [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries in a TV show]].

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** Comicbook/HarleyQuinn. [[NewerThanTheyThink If you can believe it,]] she's only been an official part of the DC Universe since 1999, but she has arguably the biggest fan following of ''any'' Bat-mythos character other than Batman or Comicbook/TheJoker (and possibly Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}). Since joining the comic continuity, she's had her own starring series, numerous major appearances in spin-offs like ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', and frequent reappearances in adaptations and BatFamilyCrossovers. Not bad for a character who started out as the [[DistaffCounterpart female counterpart]] of ComicBook/TheJoker [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries in a TV show]].
9th Jan '18 12:50:13 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Even TheJoker has become this. He's either a freakishly awesome and funny villain as the ArchEnemy, or he's overused and too competent to the point of being predictable. Writers who use a ''Dark Knight''-esque Joker will either have people applauding it for the same reasons as Heath Ledger's interpretation, or lambasting it for mimicking something that was never supposed to fit into mainstream comics. The New 52 version of The Joker in particular is rather polarizing as either he provides a very creepy and fascinating look into Batman or is a childishly edgy villain.

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** Even TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker has become this. He's either a freakishly awesome and funny villain as the ArchEnemy, or he's overused and too competent to the point of being predictable. Writers who use a ''Dark Knight''-esque Joker will either have people applauding it for the same reasons as Heath Ledger's interpretation, or lambasting it for mimicking something that was never supposed to fit into mainstream comics. The New 52 version of The Joker in particular is rather polarizing as either he provides a very creepy and fascinating look into Batman or is a childishly edgy villain.
9th Jan '18 7:14:07 AM DuckDuckNoose
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** "Joker's Last Laugh" involves the Joker giving his robots an "amber alert", decades before it gained infamy as the term for a kidnapped child. Some TV closed-captioning services merely spell it "alert" instead.


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* VindicatedByHistory: The release of the remastered DVD / BluRay set led to the show picking up a new generation of fans within the comics community and a newfound mainstream appreciation for how ahead of its time it was, as opposed to the embarrassment it became stigmatized as.
8th Jan '18 10:26:57 PM Michael_McManus
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** Using A-list actors for bad guys even if they weren't quite the right fit.
6th Jan '18 7:03:23 PM TitoMosquito
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** Creator/BenAffleck was considered for the role of Robin before he was written out of the later scripts. Paralleling the concept of Dick Grayson as a potential successor to the Dark Knight, Affleck ends up playing Batman in the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse.
21st Dec '17 3:39:11 PM costanton11
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* YMMV/TheDarkKnightSaga

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* YMMV/TheDarkKnightSaga
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26th Nov '17 7:15:10 AM Carliro
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** Batman himself frequently is accused of being this. Not only does DC favor him in regards to non-comic adaptations such as movies and animated shows, a disturbing amount of DC writers favor him to the point of derailing all other characters to make him look better, such as Frank Miller, Doug Moench and the writers for the new animated movies. These displays are generally hated by fans, to much mockery and portrayal of Batman as a corporate sell-out.
3rd Nov '17 11:31:51 PM NWolfman
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Thanks to a writers' strike in the mid 80s forcing TV programmers to air seemingly endless reruns of the show, it became hugely popular in England. It's rumored that this boost in popularity at least partially convinced Warner Bros. to green light [[Film/Batman1989 the 1989 movie]].

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Thanks to a writers' strike in the mid 80s forcing TV programmers to air seemingly endless reruns of the show, it became hugely popular in England. It's rumored that this boost in popularity at least partially convinced Warner Bros. to green light [[Film/Batman1989 [[Film/{{Batman}} the 1989 movie]].


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* SignatureScene: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgCkmUS1IYI Bruce Wayne has a conversation with Batman]], a scene that was frequently shown by fans of the show as proof that Adam West could, in fact, act.
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