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* ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals: The aftermath of Bruce's parents' funeral is shown, along with their headstones. It is raining and black umbrellas are abound.

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* ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals: The aftermath of Bruce's parents' funeral is shown, along with their headstones. It is raining and the traditional black umbrellas are abound.


* StealthHiBye: First subverted as Bruce Wayne stumbles out the window and falls (very painfully) down a stairwell. So he asks Frost to develop his batsuit wings, so he can make a quicker and smoother exit by gliding off rooftops. Once he puts on the suit, he does this flawlessly several times throughout the rest of the movie.

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* StealthHiBye: First subverted as Bruce Wayne stumbles out the window and falls (very painfully) down a stairwell. So he asks Frost Fox to develop his batsuit wings, so he can make a quicker and smoother exit by gliding off rooftops. Once he puts on the suit, he does this flawlessly several times throughout the rest of the movie.


* TheShrink: Dr. Jonathan Crane is a villainous example of the trope.

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* TheShrink: Dr. Jonathan Crane is is, as it turns out, a villainous [[PsychoPsychologist villainous]] example of the trope.


* EscalatingWar: Discussed in the last scene
-->'''Gordon:''' Escalation. We start carrying semiautomatics, they buy automatics. We start wearing Kevlar, they buy armor-piercing rounds.


** All of the features that Fox describes when Bruce is trying out the Tumbler (its use to jump over rivers, and the rampless jump boosters) come in handy during the car chase.
** The secret elevator to the Batcave comes in handy during the climax.



* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Batman has the easiest time against dozens of gangsters and hundreds of cops, a much harder time against a few League of Shadow operatives, and the hardest time against just Ra's.
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the League of Shadows has had the same combat training Batman did, and Ra's is the one who ''taught'' him.

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* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Batman has the easiest time against dozens of gangsters and hundreds of cops, a much harder time against a few League of Shadow operatives, and the hardest time against just Ra's.
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Ra's. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the League of Shadows has had the same combat training Batman did, and Ra's is the one who ''taught'' him.



** A slightly ambiguous example occurs in the first conversation between Jonathan Crane and Carmine Falcone, when the subject of what to do about Rachel Dawes comes up. Crane requests not to know the details, but it's not made clear whether this is due to moral indignation or whether he simply wants to maintain plausible deniability. Falcone seems to believe it's the latter[[note]]which, seeing as Crane is revealed later to be a sadistic torturer who enjoys making people suffer, isn't exactly an unreasonably conclusion to take[[/note]] and is clearly not particularly impressed by what he views as Crane's hypocrisy, thus making it a case of this trope for him as well (since he is, at least, honest throughout the movie about what a huge bastard he is).

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** A slightly ambiguous example occurs in the first conversation between Jonathan Crane and Carmine Falcone, when the subject of what to do about Rachel Dawes comes up. Crane requests not to know the details, but it's not made clear whether this is due to moral indignation or whether he simply wants to maintain plausible deniability. Falcone seems to believe it's the latter[[note]]which, latter (which, seeing as Crane is revealed later to be a sadistic torturer who enjoys making people suffer, isn't exactly an unreasonably conclusion to take[[/note]] take) and is clearly not particularly impressed by what he views as Crane's hypocrisy, thus making it a case of this trope for him as well (since he is, at least, honest throughout the movie about what a huge bastard he is).



* ExpospeakGag: After Lucius Fox finishes explaining exactly how he derived the antidote for Crane's fear toxin:

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* ExpospeakGag: After Lucius Fox finishes explaining exactly how he derived the antidote for Crane's fear toxin:toxin to save Bruce's life:



* FlowerFromTheMountaintop: Inverted. Bruce has to pick a rare blue flower at the base of a mountain and then carry it to the monastery at the top.

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* FlowerFromTheMountaintop: Inverted. Bruce has to pick a rare blue flower at the base of a mountain and then carry it to the monastery at the top. The blue flower is the basis for the League's hallucination.



** The circumstances behind the death of Ducard's wife are revealed in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' - she was [[PrisonRape prison raped]] and murdered.

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** The circumstances behind the death of Ducard's wife are revealed in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' - she was [[PrisonRape prison raped]] and murdered.murdered, and th is was after giving birth to Talia.


-> '''Falcone:''' [[WhatTheHellAreYou What the hell are you?!]]\\

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-> '''Falcone:''' [[WhatTheHellAreYou What the hell are you?!]]\\you?!\\


** "[[Film/{{Batman}} I'm Batman.]]", as delivered to a hapless criminal mook.

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** "[[Film/{{Batman}} "[[Film/Batman1989 I'm Batman.]]", as delivered to a hapless criminal mook.


-->'''Batman''': [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Who said anything about stopping it?]] [...] ''[[IronicEcho You'll never learn to mind your surroundings!]]''

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-->'''Batman''': [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Who said anything about stopping it?]] it? [...] ''[[IronicEcho You'll never learn to mind your surroundings!]]''


** Also, [[spoiler:the attempt on Rachel Dawes' life]] looks awfully similar to rape, as mentioned in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEa_AXZZJUw#t=2m this]] ''CinemaSins'' video

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** Also, [[spoiler:the attempt on Rachel Dawes' life]] looks awfully similar to rape, as mentioned in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEa_AXZZJUw#t=2m this]] ''CinemaSins'' ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' video


* ExpelledFromEveryOtherSchool: Bruce Wayne returns from Princeton to attend the parole hearing for Joe Chill, the man who killed his parents in a botched mugging. Alfred asks Bruce how long he'll be staying, and Bruce says he's not going back because he's been kicked out. [[AllThereInTheManual The visual dictionary]] remarks on this exchange that Bruce has spent the past several years being kicked out of every university in the Ivy League. This is probably meant to establish the adult Bruce as a directionless layabout due to not properly coming to terms with his parents' murder.

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* ExpelledFromEveryOtherSchool: Bruce Wayne returns from Princeton to attend the parole hearing for Joe Chill, the man who killed his parents in a botched mugging. Alfred asks Bruce how long he'll be staying, and Bruce says he's not going back because he's been kicked out. [[AllThereInTheManual The visual dictionary]] remarks on this exchange that Bruce has spent the past several years being kicked out of every university in the Ivy League. This is probably meant to establish the adult Bruce as a directionless layabout due to not properly coming to terms with his parents' murder.

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* SmugglingWithDolls: TheMafia under Carmine Falcone are shown to be using stuffed animals to import street drugs [[spoiler:and the League of Shadows' hallucinogens]], with different types of animals going to different dealers.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: A very successful example of this trope. ''Batman Begins'' was a definite shift away from the previous films; the world of Batman goes from being [[Film/BatmanAndRobin camp and over-the-top]] to dark and gritty. Even the humor is much more toned down.

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* HeroWithBadPublicity: A headline after the battle at Wayne Manor: "Drunken Billionaire Burns Down Home"


* TrainingMontage: "The Will To Act" is downright epic. It helps that Ducard is played by the same actor who played [[Franchise/StarWars Qui-Gon Jinn]].

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* TrainingMontage: "The Will To Act" is downright epic. It helps that Ducard is played by the same actor who played [[Franchise/StarWars Qui-Gon Jinn]].

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