- Normally, what happens when Batman lands amid a group of mooks is that they put up their dukes and ready themselves for a fight. But in Amusement Mile in the aftermath of my game, Batman lands amid a large group of them and one chooses to jump over the side of the building into the water instead. Guess the stress of the game's events was just too much for him.
- This exchange in one of the Riddler's Challenge room.
Hostage: Why doesn't he just tell you what he wants?
Batman: [flatly] ...Because he's INSANE.
- Made even funnier by the fact that a few moments earlier, Riddler was talking about how he was NOT insane, since that implied either "mental illness or derangement, and [he] suffered from neither". Of course, Batman didn't have any of it.
- Also, in one of the Riddler's interview tapes, Nigma receives a magnificent Take That from Strange, who is explaining the strategy he used to learn Batman's identity.
Riddler: I know you were lying, Strange. There's no way that you could have figured it out! It's some kind of trick. It must be!
Strange: Oh, I use no tricks, no childish puzzles. I simply created a psychological profile of the man most likely to be the Batman, and then matched it against the most logical candidate. I was right, of course.
Riddler: Well, who is he?!
Strange: Ah, but that would spoil the game for you, wouldn't it?
Riddler: You must tell me! I implore you Strange! I-
Strange: Really, Edward? If I could figure it out, it must be child's play for you.
Riddler: But I... I...
Strange: Interesting. Tell me Edward, how is the Riddler like a blank dictionary?
Strange: You're both at a loss for words.
- In one of the Mad Hatter's interview tapes, he sees what looks like "Alice" and looks wildly while singing his catchy tune: "Alice, come out, don't pout, don't make me shout, Alice, come out, where are you?"
- Batman saves Jack Ryder from some inmates.
Batman: The T.V. reporter.
Jack Ryder: Yeah, you a fan?
- Joker's interview tape with Hugo Strange gives us this gem:
Strange: My name is Professor Hugo Strange. And you are...?
- Preceding the above line:
Joker: (speaking to guard) "Think you're safe behind that mask, do you? Give me a five minutes with you and a can opener and I'll have you whimpering like a schoolgirl! You might like it."
- Two-Face shooting Batman in the courtroom and shouting "Objection... overruled!" Way funnier than the last time he shot Batman...
- "Two guns, bitch!"
- This exchange:
Batman: I figured you could use my help, Selina.
Catwoman: You're right. I think I chipped a nail back there.
- That's funny enough, but much later in the game the lines are reversed between the two after Catwoman helps Batman. Batman delivers it pretty poorly, however, and Catwoman calls him on it.
- Goes into Black Comedy when you realize that in the scenario in which Catwoman didn't save him, he dies and Gotham goes to hell.
- When Batman confronts Penguin at the museum, Penguin accidentally (presumably) hits one of his own Mooks with his umbrella in the crotch.
- Better yet, if you die in that room (and on harder difficulties, you probably will), you get to watch it over and over - and it gets funnier every time.
- This line from the first Riddler Room:
Riddler: Well done
, Dark Knight! You figured out how to open a door
- You can try to unlock the Riddler security boxes before they are activated, and the Riddler will tell you to wait a little while. Try three times, and he'll finally get annoyed enough to tell you piss off until he's activated them.
- When you first try to unlock them.
Riddler: (on the first try) You're getting ahead of yourself, Batman. Those contraptions are of little use to you... for now.
Riddler: (second try) Oh, Dark Knight, you are being impatient. I will reveal the purpose of those when I am good and ready!
Riddler: (third try) Are you really so stupid that you cannot even understand a simple instruction, Batman? Ugh, don't answer that. The childlike gibberish you are bound to spout will just be embarrassing. Let me explain one last time. Ignore those control boxes for now. They are not activated, as in they do not work. They will, but only when I am ready. Was that clear enough? Good...
- Before you enter the Church after Riddler has taken over.
Riddler: (after the first try) I'm waiting for you in the church, Dark Knight, waiting to prove that I am better than you. Come and see me, if you dare...
Riddler: (second try) Oh come on, it won't work! A child could see that! You need to come to the church.
- The first time you encounter Harley, she's cartwheeling and back-flipping down to you. She's actually trying to ATTACK YOU. If you counter her kick, you fling her to the side. If you don't? You get hit in the face, and it seems like you're about to have a fight with Harley...until you take her down in one punch anyway.
- After she leaves, four of the mooks with her are pointing guns at Batman. The following exchange is priceless.
Mook 1: Just walk away, and everything will end okay.
- And then they start giving Batman ideas:
What do we do? It's not like he breaks out of death traps...oh wait, he does!
*Tutorial: Throw Smoke Pellet.
- Tragically, none of the four thugs in the following predator tutorial are designed to be taken out with an inverted takedown (which hangs them from the ceiling).
- Not designed to be, no. But you can take one of them down this way if you swing to the third gargoyle on the left fast enough.
- If you go to the Iceberg Lounge early, or attempt to enter the front door where Nora Fries is being kept, Batman can knock on the door and a mook will peek out, grumpily asking what you want before realizing who he's talking to.
- This then gets an ironic reprisal when you go back to the Iceberg Lounge after Penguin is defeated. The undercover cop comes to the door angry and then apologizes when he sees it's Batman.
- When Vicki Vale reports on Bruce getting involved with Arkham City, she introduces him as "millionaire Bruce Wayne", only to have him interrupt with "It's billionaire, Vicki. Millionaires are so last year."
- In the epilogue, Catwoman can talk to various villains/characters. A highlight among them is her conversation with Mr. Freeze.
Mr. Freeze: Yes. My beautiful Nora is now safe.
Mr. Freeze: (Deadpan) Leave me with my wife, Catwoman.
- Her exchanges with Ivy before, during, and after her boss fight in Episode 2 are hilarious, but the one commenting on how she's controlling some of the inmates with pheromones takes the cake.
Catwoman: Hey, Pammy, here's an idea! If you want a boyfriend, how about trying the dating route? Beats this voodoo crap.
Catwoman: Well, what do we have here? Weird, out of place plants...check. Mindless, hypnotized henchman...check. The oh so subtle odor of rotten pumpkin...check. Looks like I've found the entrance to Ivy's lair.
- When Batman and Hugo Strange finally meet face to face, Strange tries to break him by talking. Batman simply headbutts him in mid-sentence.
- Any fight with one of the Abramovici twins becomes this if you use the stun gun, which makes enemies flail around with their weapon when hit. Couple this with their size in a room crowded with goons, and Hilarity Ensues.
- After you have captured the Riddler, you can be a jerk by standing in front of him. You can also gag/ungag Harley later in the game to hear humorous results.
- To elaborate more on the latter example, Harley is gagged using a piece of duct tape, and as you can imagine, that stuff hurts to pull off of skin. And you're allowed to put it back on and then rip it off again as many times as you want.
- When the enemies start pulling out sniper rifles, complete with laser sights, upon your return approach to the Steel Mill:
Mook: Nothin's gettin' past me.
Cue Batman sneaking up behind them and knocking them out, or just plain pulling them off the ledge.
- After you rescued Aaron Cash, you can ask him about Protocol 10.
Cash: Is that some kind of hemorrhoid cream?
Batman: I doubt it.
- When you pursue a side mission in the Steel Mill, you come across a powerless elevator with some mooks trapped inside, trying to get it to work. Have fun listening to their panic when you use the Remote Electrical Charge to make the elevator go up and down.
- The Joker phone calls. Especially when he gets mad that you won't pick up.
- When rescuing the 5th Riddler hostage, one of the taunts the Riddler throws is this gem:
Riddler: Oh come now. Surely "the great Batman" can progress without cheating and looking for answers online.
- In a very dark sense, this line from The Joker minutes after killing Talia Al-Ghul:
- Another Black Comedy line:
Joker: He's taking you guys to pieces like a puppy in a blender! PULL YOURSELVES TOGETHER!
- Batman threatening Riddler informants is pretty hilarious. This line, for example:
Batman: Please don't lie to me. I just cleaned the last informant's blood off my face.
- Joker explains to his gang members how he's been cured, but then compares the whole thing to the revelation of the mystery on a TV show. Then he follows that up with, "How come it all ended in a church?"
- Solving Riddles in the game will reward you with little bits of backstory about what took place between Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. One of these stories reveals that Joker and Harley actually escaped before being transferred to Arkham City in an attempt to keep away from it. Instead, they stole a boat, and after being chased by Batman, wound up sinking said boat and having to swim to shore, winding up in Arkham City anyway.
- Batman's dying, surrounded by assassins, but still manages to crack wise when he gets slapped in the face by Talia Al Gul.
- At the conclusion of the "Fragile Alliance" sidequest to destroy the Titan containers with Bane, this happens:
Batman: I've destroyed the containers, Bane.
On the ground, prisoner!
Bane: Help me
, Batman! We must not allow these puppets to take the Titan!
[at least fifteen TYGER guards attack; Bane and Batman take them out in short order.]
Batman: [not even out of breath] As I was saying—
- While you can complete the quest in the Playable Epilogue, it's funnier if you do it before the finale, because it means that Batman is at death's door and still easily kicks the crap out of over a dozen trained guards.
- If you speak with Bane after the quest has been finished (and Bane has been locked up), he will plead for you to let him out. Batman answers with "no", spoken in a tone as if scolding a disobedient child.
- Even after being punched off a balcony and knocked senseless by Batman, Penguin still can't resist gloating as he's thrown at the feet of Mr. Freeze. Victor isn't in the mood to listen.
Penguin: Welllll, look who it is. Mr. Fr...
Penguin: AAAAAAIIIIGH! AAAAIIIIGGHHH!!
- Also, Freeze's boots have spikes for walking on ice.
- Alfred brings his A game in his role of Servile Snarker. Some of his comments are absolute gems.
Batman: I need a route into the Sionis Steel Mill.
Alfred: Have you tried the front door, sir?
Batman: Why didn't I think of that?
Alfred: It was obviously too easy.
- While not in the main game, the Iceberg Lounge VIP Room Challenge Map has Killer Croc in the background, smoking a cigar or delicately handling a drink. See it here.
- During the fight with Joker:
Joker: You remember Mr. Abramovici, don't you? Don't worry, Batman, he's mostly arm'less. Get it?
Joker: Let's give a big hand for Mr. Abramovici. He certainly could use one.
- A scene taken out of the game for being too funny compared to the dark tone: when Batman fights Penguin's shark on the raft, he was originally going to pull out a can of shark-repellent. Said can was going to contain a giant knuckle-duster to beat the shark with.
- "Tell me, Mister Cobblepot, have you ever heard of the expression Napoleon Complex?" "No. What is it?" "It's nothing."
- From a later interview, when Strange brings up Penguin's "monocle."
Strange: Now, one last thing, Mr. Cobblepot. Your face.
- In Riddler's hideout, if you wait long enough in that one spot in the vent you can see Riddler from, he'll start talking to himself about what he needs to do to beat Batman. His spiel ends with this:
- The way Batman uses the Batcomputer, without a word, to track villains while they taunt him about being untraceable. For example, when Zsasz tells Batman that his phone signal has been bounced past so many relays that he's untraceable, Batman immediately begins tracing that signal while he's talking about it. When Riddler talks about his henchmen that are perfectly deep undercover, Batman calls up a database of his known associates and makes a special bright green overlay for them before the Riddler even finishes his paragraph. Etc.
- Mr. Freeze's interview tapes are mostly quite somber, for obvious reasons. However, one moment from the third interview tape stands out:
Freeze: Do you know what it is to love someone? To really love them?
Strange (almost cheerfully)
- Two-Face's speech to his men in the courthouse. His voice continually switches between calm/reasonable and violent/cruel. While it's mostly disturbing, his speech does have its funny moments.
Harvey: (to the mooks) Or you can leave [the courthouse] now.
Two-Face: And we will HUNT YOU DOWN and KILL YOU ALL!
Harvey: (calmly) But let's not dwell on the negative.
- While taking out Joker's goons in a predator sequence, he might comment that it's starting to look like a re-run of last time.
- After Joker reveals that he's poisoned Batman with his own TITAN-tainted blood and shipped more to hospitals in Gotham, Batman immediately assumes that this is Protocol 10. Joker's response-
- After saving Stacey Baker, she and Batman can have the following conversation about Harley.
Stacey: What's wrong with that woman?
Batman: I could write a list, but we don't have that much time.
Stacey: Why does she blame me?
Batman: She's as crazy as her boyfriend.
- That brief moment between Batman punching out Tiny and when it dives back into the water, in which you can practically see the shark thinking that no meal's worth this shit.