Memes / The Dark Knight Trilogy
aka: The Dark Knight Saga

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Dr. Pavel, I'm CIA.Explanation 

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!"
  • "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!) 
  • Crashing this plane... with no survivors!Explanation 
  • Bane just wants a hug.Explanation 
  • "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.
  • Despite being an absolute Tearjerker in the film, Alfred's weeping at Bruce's grave before he learns of his survival has become a popular, very common reaction GIF to use on the Internet.
  • Other Bane Quotes
    • "When Gotham is... ashes, then you will have my permission to die."
    • "Yes. The fire rises."
    • "Your punishment must be more severe."
    • Do you feel in charge?
      • And this gives you powerover me?
    • "You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it."
      • "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, and by then, it was nothing to me but ''blinding!'" People usually substitute in something they're very familiar with when someone else complains about a minor occurrence of it, e.g. lag, rain, etc.
  • "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.
  • BRAVO NOLAN Explanation 

Baneposting

Baneposting is the act of shitposting with quotes of Bane and associated quotes from TDKR, with a particular focus on the opening plane hijacking scene. While technically a subset of TDKR memes, they had grown to such an extent they became a subculture of their own, spawning an entire board on 8chan devoted to talking about it.

Everything about it is so memetic that it's very easy to find someone who can quote all the quotes word for word. "Dr. Pavel, I'm CIA", "Yes. The fire rises", and everything in between has been recited nonstop for five years.

Now an example of The Wiki Rule

  • Memes from the Opening Scene
    • Every line uttered by the 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!"
      • "If I pull that [mask] off, would you die?"
      • "You're a big guy."
      • "Was getting caught part of your plan?"
      • "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!"
      • "The flight plan I just filed with the Agent C lists Smee, Maimen, Dr. Paveleer, Button Lee, Juan of Yu!"
      • 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.
      • "No! This can't be happening! I'm in charge here!"Explanation 
    • Bane gets his fair share of memeworthy dialogue in this scene too.
      • "OR PERHAPS HE'S WONDERING WHY SOMEONE WOULD SHOOT A MAN, BEFORE THROWING HIM OUT OF A PLANE"
      • "OF COURSH!"
      • "CRASHING THIS PRLANE.... WIF NO SURVIVORS!"
      • "JUAN OVASS"
    • "It would be extremely painful...("You're a big guy") for you."
      • "FOR YOU" Explanation 
      • "UUUU"Explanation 
      • His response "For you" is almost more popular than CIA's "You're a big guy". This one was so popular on the image board 4chan that a banner was made based off it.
      • "No one cared who I was until I put on the mask."
      • "NO ONE CARED WHO I WAS UNTIL I PUT ON THE MOSQUE."
      • "...SIR?!?"
    • "The Masketta Man..."Explanation 
      • "The Mosquito Man"
    • Bane/CIA is pretty popular. It even fits the seme/uke tropes.
    • Someone made a song based on the whole scene.
    • CIAss, a cropped image of the backside of the CIA agent from the plane scene has become a meme of its own, spawning many remixes and derivatives.


Alternative Title(s): The Dark Knight Saga

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