* ArchivePanic: This arc is ''huge'' in every sense of the word. The bare bones of the arc itself, according to Wiki/{{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, as well as a dozen or so lead-in issues of both ''Batman'' and ''Detective'' that show Batman's fatigue building as well as introducing both Azrael and Bane into the regular cast. 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'' but left out ''Sword of Azrael'' while "Knightquest" only focused on "The Crusade" as Denny O'Neil considers "The Search" as something of an OldShame.
** To put it in perspective, the 2012-version paperbacks of the entire story is easily split up into three books. ''Each one is over 600 pages long.''
* AuthorsSavingThrow: Mr. Freeze was killed off ''Robin II: The Joker's Wild''. Here, he was resurrected during ''Knightquest'' because ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' made him popular.
* 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, ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' and ''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 ComicBook/TheQuestion.[[note]]It must be noted that Bruce was also in a position where Shiva was completely naked, and just threatened to kill him, so his line was assuring her, "Yes, you're hot, but I'm not looking for sex, but instruction, so calm down."[[/note]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: [=The AzBats=] costume, despite basically existing to show that Batman doesn't ''need'' such a suit, remains tremendously popular among fans who simply appreciate its basic design. It may not make for a good Batman, but it makes for an excellent design.
* MisaimedMarketing: Hasbro's ''Legends of Batman'' toyline, which was basically a tie-in toyline for this story outside of the {{Elseworld}} theme of the other figures, was marketed towards children. Thankfully, they showed some restraint by not doing figures based on characters like Zsasz or Abattoir. Still, making three figures of Az-Bats for kids and mentioning the events in quite a few of the figures' bios does enter "WTF" territory.
* OlderThanTheyThink: This is the first time Dick Grayson becomes (temporarily) Batman, during the Prodigal storyline.
** The particular plot of ''Knightfall'' with Batman facing all his Rogues Gallery in a short timespan, was reused in all of the VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries games.
* RootingForTheEmpire: Some readers actually enjoyed seeing Bane break Batman.
* SignatureScene: [[http://cdn.hitfix.com/photos/2008149/Knightfall-1993.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 UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks.
* TheWoobie: Poor, poor Shondra.
* {{Woolseyism}}: In the Mexican Spanish translation of the arc, Bane's famous line ''I will BREAK YOU!'' was translated as ''¡TE DEJARE INVALIDO!'' (I WILL ''CRIPPLE'' YOU!) possibly because a literal translation of the line could sound too ridiculous in Spanish.