Memes: The Dark Knight Trilogy

aka: The Dark Knight Saga
Batman was already quite the memetic superhero, but this series took it Up to Eleven. These lines are quite popular on the 4chan imageboard, specifically the /tv/ section.

Batman Begins

  • Nice coat.
  • SWEAR TO ME!!!
    • DO I LOOK LIKE A COP!?
    • Where were the other drugs going?!
  • Also the ever-infamous line: "I'm Batman."Explanation 

The Dark Knight:

The Dark Knight Rises

  • "DESHI! DESHI! BASHARA! BASHARA!"
  • "When Gotham is... ashes, then you will have my permission to die."
  • "Your punishment must be more severe."
  • "No one cared who I was until I put on the mask."
  • "Death or exile?"
    • "DEATH... by EXILE!"
  • "Why so incomprehensible?"
  • Darth ConneryExplanation 
  • "WHERE'S THE TRIGGER!? WHERE IS IT!? WHERE IS IT?! WHERE'S THE TRIGGER?! WHERE IS IT?! WHERE IS IT?!"
  • Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb.Explanation (SPOILER ALERT!) 
  • Do you feel in charge?
    • And this gives you power over me?
  • Crashing this plane... with no survivors!Explanation 
  • Bane just wants a hug.Explanation 
  • "You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it."
  • "It would be extremely painful...("You're a big guy") for you."
    • This one was so popular on the image board 4chan that a banner was made based off it.
  • "SOMEONE GET THIS HOTHEAD OUTTA HERE!" Explanation 
    • This phrase, or variants of it, are also frequently used as a response to those who complain about Baneposting.
  • "So that's what that feels like." Explanation 
  • Miranda/Talia's infamous death scene has inspired a blog of people dying like Marion Cotillard.
  • This isn't a car.
  • BRAVO NOLAN Explanation 
  • "The Masketta Man..."Explanation 
    • "The Mosquito Man"
  • "You merely adopted the X. I was born in it. Molded by it. I didn't see the Y until I was already a man." People usually substitute in something they are very familiar with when someone else complains about a minor occurrence of it, e.g. lag, rain, etc.
  • Every line uttered by unnamed C.I.A. agent qualifies. Some standout examples include...
    • "Dr. Pavel, I'm CIA."
    • "BANE?"
    • "HE DIDN'T FLY SO GOOD"
    • "TELL ME ABOUT BANE! WHY DOES HE WEAR THE MASK? ...A LOT OF LOYALTY FOR A HIRED GUN!"
    • "You're a big guy."
      • "FOR YOU" Explanation 
    • "Was getting caught part of your plan?"
      • "OF COURSH!"
    • "WELL CONGRATULATIONS! YOU GOT YOURSELF CAUGHT! NOW WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP OF YOUR MASTER PLAN?"
    • "DOCTOR PAVELEER."
    • "You don't get to bring any friends."
    • "The flight plan I just filed with the agency lists me, my men, Dr. Pavel here but only one of you!"
    • It's also pretty much fanon that the CIA agent is NAMED CIA, based on how he introduces himself as "Dr. Pavel, I'm CIA."
    • Even the "power pose" (the pose CIA makes, with his hands on his belt buckle and his legs slightly apart) falls into this.
    • Bane/CIA is pretty popular. It even fits the seme/uke tropes.
    • Someone made a song based on the whole scene.
    • See how many examples there are just from that one scene alone? Everything about it is so memetic that it's very easy to find someone who can quote it word for word. "Dr. Pavel, I'm CIA", "Yes. The fire rises", and everything in between has been recited nonstop for three years.
    • The scene in question has actually spawned an entire board on 8chan devoted to talking about it.

Alternative Title(s):

The Dark Knight Saga
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