->"It is time to kill Too-Face and let happenus come."
-->-- '''Brucce Waine'''

''The Darker Knight'' is a self admitted Franchise/{{Batman}} TrollFic by Cafe Hoax Zest, (revealed at the end to be an anagram of Zacoftheaxes, his common online username.). It starts out with Batman finding out that he's been accused of murder, and teams up with his [[RememberTheNewGuy suddenly appearing]] cousin "[[MarySue Betty Waine]]," aka Batcousin, to find the real culprit, Two-Face (or Too-Face, as he's regularly called in the story). From there the plot steadily becomes more and more insane - [[RuleOfFunny and hilarious]]. Features the appearance of more [[TheCameo random celebrities]] than you can shake a stick at.

The fic itself can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5946206/1/The_bDarker_b_bKnight_b here]], a dramatic reading can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX9Hrpao7jk&playnext=1&list=PL079AB737DB9F21F1 here]]and an AnimatedAdaptation of the first chapter made in {{LEGO}} StopMotion can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLL3BYw0qLY here]]
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!!This fanfic contains examples of:

* AbortedArc: In the very beginning, Batman was accused of crimes that Two-Face committed. This is quickly forgotten about.
* AndThatsTerrible: PlayedForLaughs. A lot of characters love to talk about how "bad" things are.
-->'''Batman:''' "I am coming Cousin and nowe I shall win because good wins because evill isn't good and you are evil right now being. Prepair to fail."
* AnimateInanimateObject: After a news brief on Batcousin's misandrist rampage, ''the TV itself'' suddenly comes to life and joins the good guys.
** Also, a random helicopter can talk.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In Chapter 1, Batman uses the Batarang on Two-Face, and it hits only "nonvital organs"...like his intestines and liver. Also, being stabbed in the shoulder with a fork nearly kills Batman.
* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: Killer Croc kidnaps various celebrities as he leaves a bar at the end of Chapter 2 & start of Chapter 3. This causes a depression ''before everyone else even leaves the bar.''
* BattleButler: Alfred.
* BatDeduction: Well, this ''is'' both a Franchise/{{Batman}} fic and a TrollFic.
-->Batcousin then grabe gun and enoby blade ans say "Riddler means there has zombies coming and now we must go find them because zombies are bad."
* BeigeProse
* BrickJoke: The bomb from Chapter 3 does absolutely nothing until Riddlercousin trips over it in Chapter 9.
* BulletCatch: Played with. The ''Batmobile itself'' is able to deflect bullets by ''kicking them back''.
* TheCameo: LOTS, most of them AsHimself
** Tom Anderson (as "Tom from MySpace")
** Music/JustinBieber
** CannibalCorpse
** MileyCyrus (as HannahMontana)
** [[StarWars Darth Vader]]
** [[TheShawshankRedemption Andy Dufresne]] (as Andy "Dufraine")
** [[Film/FightClub Tyler Durden]]
** [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]] (takes Commissioner Gordon's place)
*** [[Fanfic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences John Freeman]]
*** MorganFreeman
** TheJonasBrothers
** [[Film/CitizenKane Charles Foster Kane]]
** LiamNeeson, who has a [[CastingGag lightsaber]]
** BarackObama
** ComicBook/ThePunisher
** TheQuestion
** [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]]
** WillSmith
** [[Film/TheUsualSuspects Keyser Söze]] (as "Kaiser Soze")
** [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg ...And Zoidberg]]
* CaptainObvious: PlayedForLaughs with a lot of the dialogue.
* ChainmailBikini: Batcousin's Bat Bikini
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After Chapter 6, Tom Anderson goes to the hospital and isn't heard from again after that.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Batcousin gets rid of Killer Croc by ''throwing him into a blender and turning him into ice cream''
** Also, Miley Cyrus's death.
* DeathIsCheap: Villains randomly die and just as randomly come back later. Once in awhile, they'll come back ''undead.''
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: PlayedForLaughs. Not only do the characters repeat themselves at times, the Freeman brothers have a rather...repetitive argument with Killer Croc in Chapter 2 (largely due to it being a parody of [[{{Queen}} Bohemian Rhaspody]]).
-->"I am coming Cousin and nowe I shall win because good wins because evill isn't good and you are evil right now being. Prepair to fail."
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Batcousin (she prefers [=RPGs=] instead!)
* DirtyCommunists: "Commissioner" is spelled "Communist" a few times.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: The final story arc.
* {{Gendercide}}: Batcousin and the female villians (plus Music/JustinBieber) decide to do this after rescuing MorganFreeman, Tom Anderson, and various musicians.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Batcousin turns on everybody after MorganFreeman is saved, but then becomes good again after being [[TapOnTheHead bopped on the head by a brick]].
* HeelFaceTurn: Bane (after recovering from having his [[YourHeadASplode head blown off]]) decides to help Batman fight against Batcousin's war on men (and guns).
* HypocriticalHumor: Batcousin declares war on men and guns because she believes that they are to blame for all of the violence and destruction in the world, but women never kill anybody. Cue women trying to kill people. With guns. [[spoiler:And then there's the man with a gun, who Batcousin brings in in Chapter 9.]]
* ILoveTheDead: Zombie Joker/Death Joke is apparently Zombisexual, as well.
* IncendiaryExponent[=/=]SpontaneousHumanCombustion: Batcousin sets the Joker on fire. By kicking him.
* InsaneTrollLogic: The entire fic runs on this, but an in-universe example would be Batcousin's sudden decision to declare war on men.
* JokerImmunity: Played with. The Joker dies 5 times before he comes back to life as a zombie. He isn't a zombie the first four times he comes back to life, so one has to wonder what happened the fifth time.
* LongList: So many people join in the fight against Zombie Joker that the last few chapters are mostly a laundry list of good guys.
* LudicrousGibs: When the Batmobile runs over Riddler Cousin, she explodes all over streetlights and people.
* MadeOfIron: The good guys.
** MadeOfExplodium: The villains! They usually recover, though. Also, a bar explodes, both because everyone inside it was dead and [[ArtisticLicensePhysics because of gravity]]. One would think that if gravity has this effect, it would've exploded already.
* MoreDakka: EVERYBODY, including the TV!
* MostCommonSuperPower: Batcousin has breasts "the size of melons that had vitemin d milk."
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Done literally here, as [[{{Futurama}} Zoidberg]] actually shows up at the final battle (and is always mentioned last)!
* OneHitKill: Happens a lot to the bad guys, sometimes multiple times.
* OneWingedAngel: Two-Face becoming Four-Face.
** Also, Zombie Joker absorbing the other zombies and becoming Death Joke.
* ParodySue: Batcousin
* RandomEventsPlot
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: The Joker decides to help Batman rescue MorganFreeman...before he's randomly gunned down by the cops.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: PlayedForLaughs, including an actual evil circle of satin.
* ShoutOut: Did we mention the immense amount of cameos, yet?
** [[ZeroWing In 2010, war was beggining.]]
** [[FearAndLoathingInLasVegas "We can't stop here." Jokore say. "This is Batman country"]].
** At the end of the story, Batman does his impression of [[CSIMiami Horatio Caine]] complete with music.
** The end of chapter 2 ends with lines lifted from [[{{Queen}} Bohemian Rhaspody]]
* SuitUpOfDestiny: In Chapter 7. It involves Batman putting on another suit, Bane growing another head, the TV playing ''Film/DieHard'' and ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' while grabbing a weapon, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Alfred putting a banana on his head]]
* TakeAThirdOption: Riddler and Riddlercousin try to trick Batman [[KnightsAndKnaves with one only telling lies and ones only telling the truth]]. Batman says they're both lying, and they randomly fall over dead.
* TakeThat: While most of the villians die a random, quick death (and wind up [[BackFromTheDead coming right back]]), MileyCyrus is brutally killed and [[KilledOffForReal stays gone]].
* TrollFic: Admitted at the end.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Bruce Wayne drives the Batmobile to his cousin's house while not in costume.
* WeDidntStartTheBillyJoelParodies: The "Official song of The Darker Knight", posted in the final chapter, is "We Didn't Start the Fire" with new lyrics.
* ZombieApocalypse: Zombie Joker tries to create one.