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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Since Batman needs Poison Ivy to resist [[spoiler:Scarecrow's gas]], Batman willingly kisses her back. She's actually surprised by this.


--> '''Bruce Wayne #7 (looking at giant joker playing card):''' What's that one?
--> '''Bruce Wayne #8:''' You'll find out. We all do.

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--> '''Bruce Wayne #7 #8 (looking at giant joker playing card):''' What's that one?
--> '''Bruce Wayne #8:''' #7:''' You'll find out. We all do.


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** Daybreak is a blonde who wears a purple cloak like Spoiler. Batgirl even says she's SpoiledSweet.

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** Daybreak is a blonde who wears a purple cloak like Spoiler. Batgirl even says she's SpoiledSweet.


* BadassInDistress: When Batman figures out why Gotham is so utopian, the Batfamily capture him because he's defying their way of life and thinking. They leave him in the care Dr. Crane for rehabilitation. This leaves the Batfamily on their own when they also realize the utopian facade.

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* BadassInDistress: When Batman figures out why Gotham is so utopian, the Batfamily capture him because he's defying their way of life and thinking. They leave him in the care of Dr. Crane for rehabilitation. This leaves the Batfamily on their own when they also realize the utopian facade.


** Flying Fox was the name of a Batman expy from ''Young All-Stars'' and a young Bruce Wayne from ''Comicbook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations''.
** Penguin being the Mayor of Gotham City seemed to be a nod to ''Film/BatmanReturns'', only in this world he's viewed as a pretty decent mayor.

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** Flying Fox was the name of a Batman expy from ''Young All-Stars'' and a young Bruce Wayne from a Silver Age ''Adventure Comics'' story and ''Comicbook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations''.
** Penguin being the Mayor of Gotham City seemed to be a nod to ''Film/BatmanReturns'', ''Film/BatmanReturns'' or ''Comicbook/BatmanAdventures'', only in this world he's viewed as a pretty decent mayor.


** In the tie-in short story ''Better Days'', 75 year-old Bruce Wayne steps into the mantle of Batman despite having retired long ago. The first panel of him as Batman is almost identical to the one in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', but he's smiling instead of scowling and describes how much body-destroying pain he's in rather than how freeing it feels.

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** In the tie-in short story ''Better Days'', 75 year-old Bruce Wayne steps into the mantle of Batman despite having retired long ago. The first panel of him as Batman is almost identical to the one in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', but he's smiling instead of scowling and describes how much body-destroying pain he's in rather than how freeing it feels.


'''Gothtopia''' is a ComicBook/{{New 52}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batfamily]] [[BatfamilyCrossover Crossover]] starting in ''Detective Comics'' #27 and ties in ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''Batwing'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', and ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''. It celebrates Batman's 75th anniversary and serves as the GrandFinale to John Layman and Jason Fabok's run on ''Detective Comics''.

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'''Gothtopia''' is a ComicBook/{{New 52}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batfamily]] Franchise/{{Bat|man}}family [[BatfamilyCrossover Crossover]] starting in ''Detective Comics'' #27 and ties in ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl|2011}}'', ''Batwing'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', and ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''. It celebrates Batman's 75th anniversary and serves as the GrandFinale to John Layman and Jason Fabok's run on ''Detective Comics''.



* CreepyCrossdresser: Zsasz "works" as a nurse at Arkham Asylum, which may or may not be a nod to ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and Creator/HeathLedger's role as the Joker.



* VillainousCrossdresser: Zsasz "works" as a nurse at Arkham Asylum, which may or may not be a nod to ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and Heather Ledger's role as the Joker.



** Likewise, Batgirl as Bluebelle seems more willing to accept the new world at the end of her tie-in issue after watching [[spoiler: Mother Mercy get shot by a police sniper.]]

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** Likewise, Batgirl as Bluebelle seems more willing to accept the new world at the end of her tie-in issue after watching [[spoiler: Mother Mercy get shot by a police sniper.]]sniper]].


[[caption-width-right:350:Gotham is the world's happiest and brightest city, the perfect utopia. [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade ...Just don't look too close.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Gotham is the world's happiest and brightest city, the perfect utopia. [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade ...utopia [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade ... Just don't look too close.]]]]


** In the tie-in short story ''Better Days'', 75 year-old Bruce Wayne steps into the mantle of Batman despite having retired long ago. The first panel of him as Batman is almost identical to the one in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', but he's smiling instead of scowling and describes how much body-destroying pain he's in rather than how freeing it feels.* NonIndicativeName: The only aspect of Bluebelle's costume that's actually blue is her bat symbol.

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** In the tie-in short story ''Better Days'', 75 year-old Bruce Wayne steps into the mantle of Batman despite having retired long ago. The first panel of him as Batman is almost identical to the one in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', but he's smiling instead of scowling and describes how much body-destroying pain he's in rather than how freeing it feels.feels.
* NonIndicativeName: The only aspect of Bluebelle's costume that's actually blue is her bat symbol.


* NonIndicativeName: The only aspect of Bluebelle's costume that's actually blue is her bat symbol.

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** In the tie-in short story ''Better Days'', 75 year-old Bruce Wayne steps into the mantle of Batman despite having retired long ago. The first panel of him as Batman is almost identical to the one in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', but he's smiling instead of scowling and describes how much body-destroying pain he's in rather than how freeing it feels.* NonIndicativeName: The only aspect of Bluebelle's costume that's actually blue is her bat symbol.symbol.
* NoodleImplements: In the short story ''Twenty-Seven'' there are many glimpses of the worlds of the future Batmen (the giant Talon Mecha fight, the various future Robins, a street chase involving tripod robots, and many various villains that are unnamed), but all of it is left for the reader to interpret and speculate on.
--> '''Bruce Wayne #7 (looking at giant joker playing card):''' What's that one?
--> '''Bruce Wayne #8:''' You'll find out. We all do.


* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:The Scarecrow]] has all of Gotham in a gas-induced hallucination, making them think everything is wonderful while attacking anyone who thinks otherwise.

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:The Scarecrow]] has all of Gotham in a gas-induced hallucination, making them think everything is wonderful while attacking [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade eliminating anyone who thinks otherwise.otherwise]].


'''Gothtopia''' is a ComicBook/{{New 52}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batfamily]] [[BatfamilyCrossover Crossover]] starting in ''Detective Comics'' #27 and ties in ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''Batwing'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', and ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''. It celebrates Batman's 75th anniversary and serves as the GrandFinale to John Layman and Jason Fabok's run on Detective Comics.

Everything is fantastic in Gotham City. The sky is sunny, everyone is happy, crime is the lowest in the country, and what little crime there is is stopped by Gotham's brightly costumed heroes. It is truly a utopia... and no one knows why.

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'''Gothtopia''' is a ComicBook/{{New 52}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batfamily]] [[BatfamilyCrossover Crossover]] starting in ''Detective Comics'' #27 and ties in ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''Batwing'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', and ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''. It celebrates Batman's 75th anniversary and serves as the GrandFinale to John Layman and Jason Fabok's run on Detective Comics.

Everything is fantastic in
''Detective Comics''.

Gotham City. The sky is sunny, City, the world's safest and happiest city, an almost completely crime-free haven where dreams come true, and everyone is happy, crime is leads the lowest in the country, life they want to lead. A place of sunny skies, safe streets, gleaming skyscrapers, and what little crime there is is stopped by Gotham's brightly costumed heroes. It This is Gotham City. This has ''always'' been Gotham City. Looking past the mysterious all-time high suicide rate, it is truly a utopia... and no one knows why.
why. But if you want to survive, you have to believe.


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[[caption-width-right:350:Every day is a beautiful day when you live in Gotham City!]]
'''Gothtopia''' is a ComicBook/{{New 52}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batfamily]] [[BatfamilyCrossover Crossover]] starting in ''Detective Comics'' #27 and ties in ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''Batwing'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', and ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Every day
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[[caption-width-right:350:Gotham
is a beautiful day when you live in Gotham City!]]
the world's happiest and brightest city, the perfect utopia. [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade ...Just don't look too close.]]]]
'''Gothtopia''' is a ComicBook/{{New 52}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batfamily]] [[BatfamilyCrossover Crossover]] starting in ''Detective Comics'' #27 and ties in ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''Batwing'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', and ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''.
''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''. It celebrates Batman's 75th anniversary and serves as the GrandFinale to John Layman and Jason Fabok's run on Detective Comics.

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* OutOfCharacterMoment: In the final issue, Batman succeeds because [[spoiler:he seduces Poison Ivy, something he would never do out of his identity as Bruce Wayne]].

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