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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Subverted. Jason Bard looks like he's going to become one of these for helping save the city but Vicky Vale makes it clear she's going to expose all of his crimes, including participating in destroying the city's infrastructure as well as framing the Batman as well as Wayne Enterprises for negligence. Bard agrees to collaborate everything she's saying, in effect dooming him to a very lengthy prison term.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Subverted. Jason Bard looks like he's going to become one of these for helping save the city but Vicky Vale makes it clear she's going to expose all of his crimes, including participating in destroying the city's infrastructure as well as framing the Batman as well as Wayne Enterprises for negligence. Bard agrees to collaborate corroborate everything she's saying, in effect dooming him to a very lengthy prison term.]]


* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Really, all [[spoiler: Lincoln March]] had to do to see to it Batman was finally killed was hand out in the background a few more seconds and let [[spoiler: Cluemaster]] just finish him off. But no, he had to invoke TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou.

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* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Really, all [[spoiler: Lincoln March]] had to do to see to it Batman was finally killed was hand hang out in the background a few more seconds and let [[spoiler: Cluemaster]] [[spoiler:Cluemaster]] just finish him off. But no, he had to invoke TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou.

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* KansasCityShuffle: The true EvilPlan revolves around one of these. [[spoiler:Cluemaster, aware that CListFodder like himself were BeneathSuspicion, brought on the likes of others in similar situations such as Lock-Up, Ratcatcher, Prankster, and Signalman to cause relatively low level chaos around Gotham to increase distress, while sending out invitations to A-list villains like Hush, ComicBook/TheRiddler, and ComicBook/RasAlGhul, [[BatmanGambit knowing that everyone, even Batman]], would see those as the more likely causes of the issues over looking at the C-listers right in front of him.]] It actually works up until [[spoiler:Lincoln March gives Cluemaster a SlashedThroat for trying to become more than a "nobody."]]


* BelligerentSexualTension: Since Catwoman's new role as a criminal kingpun seems to refute her and Batman's old school FoeRomanceSubtext and DatingCatwoman status quo, their relationship is more this and FriendlyEnemy; she refuses to take his crap about her new job and explicitly tells him "No more {{Double Entendre}}s" while [[RomanticizedAbuse choking him with her whip]], but helps him find Stephanie Brown.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: Since Catwoman's new role as a criminal kingpun kingpin seems to refute her and Batman's old school FoeRomanceSubtext and DatingCatwoman status quo, their relationship is more this and FriendlyEnemy; she refuses to take his crap about her new job and explicitly tells him "No more {{Double Entendre}}s" while [[RomanticizedAbuse choking him with her whip]], but helps him find Stephanie Brown.


* BelligerentSexualTension: Since Kingpin!Catwoman seems to refute her and Batman's old school FoeRomanceSubtext and DatingCatwoman status quo, their relationship is more this and FriendlyEnemy; she refuses to take his crap about her new job and explicitly tells him "No more {{Double Entendre}}s" while [[RomanticizedAbuse choking him with her whip]], but helps him find Stephanie Brown.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: Since Kingpin!Catwoman Catwoman's new role as a criminal kingpun seems to refute her and Batman's old school FoeRomanceSubtext and DatingCatwoman status quo, their relationship is more this and FriendlyEnemy; she refuses to take his crap about her new job and explicitly tells him "No more {{Double Entendre}}s" while [[RomanticizedAbuse choking him with her whip]], but helps him find Stephanie Brown.



* CListFodder: ExploitedTrope. See TheDogWasTheMastermind and BeneathSuspicion.

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* CListFodder: ExploitedTrope. See TheDogWasTheMastermind and BeneathSuspicion.{{Exploited|Trope}} by [[spoiler: Cluemaster, who relies on his own status as this to escape suspicion]].



* [[DarkerAndEdgier Darker And Crazier]]: [[spoiler:Hush]]'s obsession with Bruce Wayne has gone UpToEleven, as seen in the flashbacks of Issue 26.

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* [[DarkerAndEdgier Darker And Crazier]]: DarkerAndEdgier: [[spoiler:Hush]]'s obsession with Bruce Wayne has gone UpToEleven, as seen in the flashbacks of Issue 26.


* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] and [[DefiedTrope defied]] by [[spoiler:The Riddler]], who didn't accept his "invitation" to Gotham's destruction because he wants to beat Batman when he's at his finest, not when he already has a plethora of other villains going for his throat. Later on, [[spoiler: Ra's al Ghul]] is shown adapting a similar philosophy.

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* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] and [[DefiedTrope defied]] by [[spoiler:The Riddler]], who didn't accept his "invitation" to Gotham's destruction because he wants to beat Batman when he's at his finest, not when he already has a plethora of other villains going for his throat. Later on, [[spoiler: Ra's al Ghul]] is shown adapting adopting a similar philosophy.



** Ra's, when Batman confronts him, explains he's not behind everything since he'd much rather destroy Bruce at his height, rather than breaking him utterly.

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** Riddler and Ra's, when Batman confronts him, explains he's them, explain they're not behind everything since he'd they'd much rather destroy Bruce at his height, rather than breaking him utterly.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** [[spoiler:Jason Bard]] lost his partner/lover to a Batman wannabe ruining a drug bust. Now, [[spoiler:after working with Hush to become Gotham's police commissioner, Bard]] sets a trap that smashes up the Batmobile. He's delighted...until he sees the cops on the roof glaring at him in disgust and then walking away.
-->[[spoiler:'''Bard''']]: You don't understand, Harvey.
-->'''Harvey Bullock''': Guys like you? I don't want to understand.
** Of course, Batman survives and [[spoiler:Bard]] tries to give him a speech on the damage Batman does...only to have it flipped right back on him.
-->[[spoiler:'''Bard''']]: You go out there and you don't see the effect you have on the world. I see it! I've lived it. There wasn't a single life lost tonight because of what Ió-
-->'''Batman''': Three stabbings. Eight shootings. A young woman was beaten to death by a mugger six blocks away from here. The officers you assigned to this foolish display of force are just getting the calls now. Far too late for ''you'' to do anything!


* EnemyMine: Batman and Killer Croc, as well as Jason Bard, team up to save a little girl named Jade from becoming a HumanSacrifice.

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* EnemyMine: Batman and Killer Croc, as well as Jason Bard, team up to save a little girl named Jade from becoming a HumanSacrifice. Later on, we get ''Alfred and Bane.''

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** There's also the fight between [[CoolVsAwesome Killer Croc and Bane.]] [[spoiler: Croc wins.]]

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** [[spoiler: Killer Croc]] has always been TheBrute, but in this run he's a GeniusBruiser who actually defeats ''[[spoiler:[[OneManArmy Bane]] ]]'' in a fight.


* StreisandEffect: The only reason any of the main characters pay attention to Spoiler's warnings is the $100,000,000 bounty the villains placed on her head to stop her from talking.

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* StreisandEffect: StreisandEffect:[[invoked]] The only reason any of the main characters pay attention to Spoiler's warnings is the $100,000,000 bounty the villains placed on her head to stop her from talking.



* UnexpectedCharacter: Various characters come into play to bring back old elements of the Batman mythos that haven't reappeared in a long time. Key examples are Deacon Blackfire, who was in one story in the '80s and never really came back barring [[ComicBook/BlackestNight one exception]], and [[spoiler:Julia Pennyworth]], who has not been seen since the '80s either.
** During the Arkham incident, a doctor Simon Ecks is seen dealing with a spirit resembling him escaping his body. Merely a cameo, but it's one of the first times in decades, outside of cameos, the ''Dark Detective'' miniseries and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', that Dr. X and his alternate persona Double-X has been seen in comics.


* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted. One of the purposes of this story is to establish new status quos for several books in the Batman line, including ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', ''Arkham Manor'', and ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}}''. [[spoiler: Then invoked at the end of Synder's run as between the end of ''Superheavy'' and ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', Bruce once again has Wayne Manor and his fortune, and is once again in control of Wayne Enterprises, Gordon is restored as Police Commissioner.]]

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted. One of the purposes of this story is to establish new status quos for several books in the Batman line, including ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', ''Arkham Manor'', and ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}}''. [[spoiler: Then invoked at the end of Synder's run as between the end of ''Superheavy'' and ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', Bruce once again has Wayne Manor and his fortune, and is once again in control of Wayne Enterprises, and Gordon is restored as Police Commissioner.]]


* TalkativeLoon: Death Man, much to Ra's Al Ghul's annoyance. Even getting his limbs broken doesn't make him stop, much less call out in pain.

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* StreisandEffect: The only reason any of the main characters pay attention to Spoiler's warnings is the $100,000,000 bounty the villains placed on her head to stop her from talking.
* TalkativeLoon: Lord Death Man, much to Ra's Al Ghul's annoyance. Even getting his limbs broken doesn't make him stop, much less call out in pain.

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* FourLinesAllWaiting: The inevitable result of so many plotlines, creating oddities such as Batwing and Corrigan apparently spending weeks trapped between Arkham Asylum or repeatedly seeing Tim and Harper investigate the nanite infection without any sign of progress.


* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted. One of the purposes of this story is to establish new status quos for several books in the Batman line, including ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', ''Arkham Manor'', and ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}}''. [[spoiler: Then invokes at the end of Synder's run as between the end of ''Superheavy'' and ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', Bruce once again has Wayne Manor and his fortune, and is in control of Wayne Enterprises and ''Superheavy'' ends with Gordon restored as Police Commissioner.]]

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted. One of the purposes of this story is to establish new status quos for several books in the Batman line, including ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', ''Arkham Manor'', and ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}}''. [[spoiler: Then invokes invoked at the end of Synder's run as between the end of ''Superheavy'' and ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', Bruce once again has Wayne Manor and his fortune, and is once again in control of Wayne Enterprises and ''Superheavy'' ends with Enterprises, Gordon is restored as Police Commissioner.]]

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