* ArchivePanic: This arc is ''huge'' in every sense of the word. The bare bones of the arc itself, according to {{Wikipedia}}, comprise of material from ''Batman'', ''Detective Comics'', ''Shadow of the Bat'', ''Legends of the Dark Knight'', ''Robin'', ''Catwoman'', ''Showcase'' and ''Justice League Task Force''. And that's not even getting into the supplementary material like the ''Vengeance of Bane'' special or the ''Sword of Azrael'' mini-series. And there's the two epilogue series, ''Prodigal'' and ''Troika'', which help the story chalk up over ''one hundred issues'' in total. And it wasn't helped by the fact that DC only packaged "Knightfall" and "Knights End" in collected editions, but not either side of "Knightquest", though with the new "Knightfall" collection, it's been rectified somewhat: for some odd reason, "Knightfall" included ''Vengeance of Bane'' for left out ''Sword of Azrael'' while "Knightquest" only focused on "The Crusade" as Denny O'Neil considers "The Search" as something of an OldShame.
* BadassDecay: By the time of his final appearance in the story, Bane has lost a great deal of blood and has degenerated into a raving lunatic.
** After a few appearances where he was badass again, the decay set back in and continued for a while into the comics, as well as into ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', where Bane was portrayed as dumb muscle. Thankfully, ''SecretSix'' and more recently ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' brought him back to his old, awesome self.
* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]]: See [[Awesome/{{Knightfall}} here.]]
* CreatorsPet: In the novelisation by Denny O'Neil, Bruce - during his journey to regain his capacity for violence - describes Lady Shiva as the ''"sexiest woman alive"''. Possibly crosses over with AuthorAppeal given Shiva was one of O'Neil's Pet Characters, fostered since her post-Crisis appearances in TheQuestion.
* OldShame: Perhaps the reason why The Search being left out of trades isn't a matter of executives thinking people won't like it but because Denny O'Neil doesn't seem to be too proud of it.
* OlderThanTheyThink: This is the first time Dick Grayson [[spoiler: takes up the mantle of Batman]] or rather during the Proginal storyline.
* RootingForTheEmpire: Some readers actually enjoyed seeing Bane break Batman.
* SignatureScene: [[http://trinitycomicshop.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Batman-Knightfall-Part-1-Break-You-Bane-Bane-Breaks-Batman-DC-Comics-Trinity-Comics-Review.jpg Guess.]]
* {{Squick}}: The Joker crashes his way into the hideout of fellow escapee Cornelius Stirk (who, believe it or not, is arguably more deranged than Joker is) and demands that Stirk team up with him to terrorize Commissioner Gordon. And all this while Stirk is stirring a pot full of boiling human hearts!
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The MisaimedFandom's reaction; they honestly though Az-Bats was meant to be the new Batman, instead of a TakeThat at TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks.
** They were right. Azbats would have been the new Batman had they reacted positively to it and it sold well enough. The writers were hoping he wouldn't be popular, but they were prepared for the possibility. However, once Azbats started going out of control, culminating in breaking Batman's golden rule, the fans demanded he be put down.

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