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* Let's set aside the fact that young Barbara Lee Gordon was born into a BadassFamily (plus an equally Bad Ass honorary Aunt), and is pretty much the future Batgirl. The child readily assists her mother when she is held hostage and attacks Jeremiah in a futile effort. Other than a small scream after her mother is shot she doesn't let up her attack. She doesn't react at all to Ecco being murdered and defiantly stares down Jeremiah even as he points a gun at her mother. A decade is a long time and many things could have happened. Look at the amount of times Bruce has been involved in a crisis. A child seeing their parent in danger and trying to help is one thing. But what could Barbara Lee have seen in her time to not be even momentarily phased by a murder? Even if it was a violent criminal? Even by handwaving the scenario by saying her parents taught Barbara how to defend herself, her prompt action indicates that this was clearly not her first brush with danger.

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* Let's set aside the fact that young Barbara Lee Gordon was born into a BadassFamily (plus an equally Bad Ass honorary Aunt), and is pretty much the future Batgirl. The child readily assists her mother when she is held hostage and attacks Jeremiah in a futile effort. Other than a small scream after her mother is shot she doesn't let up her attack. She doesn't react at all to Ecco being murdered and defiantly stares down Jeremiah even as he points a gun at her mother. A decade is a long time and many things could have happened. Look at the amount of times Bruce has been involved in a crisis. A child seeing their parent in danger and trying to help is one thing. But what could Barbara Lee have seen in her time to not be even momentarily phased by a murder? Even if it was a violent criminal? Even by handwaving the scenario by saying her parents taught Barbara how to defend herself, her prompt action indicates that this was clearly not her first brush with danger.


* Let's set aside the fact that young Barbara Lee Gordon was born into a BadassFamily (plus an equally Bad Ass honorary Aunt), and is pretty much the future Batgirl. The child readily assists her mother when she is held hostage and attacks Jeremiah in a futile effort. Other than a small scream after her mother is shot she doesn't let up her attack. She doesn't react at all to Ecco being murdered and defiantly stares down Jeremiah even as he points a gun at her mother. A decade is a long time and many things could have happened. Look at the amount of times Bruce has been involved in a crisis. A child seeing their parent in danger and trying to help is one thing. But what could Barbara Lee have seen in her time to not be even momentarily phased by a murder? Even if it it was a violent criminal? Even by handwaving the scenario by saying her parents taught Barbara how to defend herself, her prompt action indicates that this was clearly not her first brush with danger.

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* Let's set aside the fact that young Barbara Lee Gordon was born into a BadassFamily (plus an equally Bad Ass honorary Aunt), and is pretty much the future Batgirl. The child readily assists her mother when she is held hostage and attacks Jeremiah in a futile effort. Other than a small scream after her mother is shot she doesn't let up her attack. She doesn't react at all to Ecco being murdered and defiantly stares down Jeremiah even as he points a gun at her mother. A decade is a long time and many things could have happened. Look at the amount of times Bruce has been involved in a crisis. A child seeing their parent in danger and trying to help is one thing. But what could Barbara Lee have seen in her time to not be even momentarily phased by a murder? Even if it it was a violent criminal? Even by handwaving the scenario by saying her parents taught Barbara how to defend herself, her prompt action indicates that this was clearly not her first brush with danger.

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* At the end of ''That's Entertainment'', when Jeremiah gets sprayed with Jerome's laughing gas, it at first doesn't make sense why he was able to be sprayed directly in the face with it at all, because any sane person would have dropped the box Jerome sent him instinctively the moment a creepy Jack-in-the-box sprung out of it, either because they were startled or because they were actually coulrophobic. However, it makes sense that even before being driven insane, the Joker would be one of the few people in the world who actually ''likes'' creepy clowns, so it stands to reason that he would just be puzzled about being sent a present like that, rather than creeped out. Symbolically, Jeremiah gets sprayed by Jerome's laughing gas and turned into the Joker in part because deep down, he's still more like his brother than he will admit, despite the fact that he spent over a decade trying to be as different from him as possible.

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** Even later in the series after Bruce takes several levels of badass, having his true character known by multiple characters still works, because everyone who knows Bruce well enough to guess at Batman's identity in the series finale likes him enough not to turn him in and/or approves of his unusual career choice. Interestingly true of even the two villains (Selina/Catwoman and Jeremiah/Joker) who were friends with him before he was Batman. They both guess who is behind Batman's mask immediately, even though Bruce's face is covered and they haven't seen him for ten years, and neither of them seem to even consider telling anyone. Justified, since Selina is still Bruce's friend and Jeremiah...[[InsaneTrollLogic at least thinks he is.]]



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* When Jeremiah blows up Wayne Manor, his bombs also demolish Thomas Wayne's hidden room and the end of Jeremiah's tunnel closest to Bruce's home. This probably means that the area surrounding the hidden room was also blown apart, giving Bruce room to expand that smaller hidden office into a larger base of operations that will eventually become the Batcave. This means that ''the Joker'' is indirectly responsible for the construction of the Batcave. Since most of his tunnel appeared to be intact even after the explosion, he also most likely gave Batman a quicker, hidden route directly from the Batcave to Gotham, which will make it easier for Batman to do his job, so [[NiceJobFixingItVillain nice job fixing it, Joker.]]



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* Babs names her daughter "Barbara Lee Gordon", so the girl will always know who she can count on. There'll be a ''fourth'' name added to the list of people whom that child can count upon someday, when she takes up the mantle of "Batgirl": a feminized version of that fourth person's name.



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* Let's set aside the fact that young Barbara Lee Gordon was born into a BadassFamily (plus an equally Bad Ass honorary Aunt), and is pretty much the future Batgirl. The child readily assists her mother when she is held hostage and attacks Jeremiah in a futile effort. Other than a small scream after her mother is shot she doesn't let up her attack. She doesn't react at all to Ecco being murdered and defiantly stares down Jeremiah even as he points a gun at her mother. A decade is a long time and many things could have happened. Look at the amount of times Bruce has been involved in a crisis. A child seeing their parent in danger and trying to help is one thing. But what could Barbara Lee have seen in her time to not be even momentarily phased by a murder? Even if it it was a violent criminal? Even by handwaving the scenario by saying her parents taught Barbara how to defend herself, her prompt action indicates that this was clearly not her first brush with danger.


* Gordon's answer to Harvey's "Who is that?" when he and Harvey see Batman for the first time is that he's "A friend." Depending on one's opinion about Jim Gordon realizing who's under the cowl, that comment can be taken very literally.

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* Gordon's answer to Harvey's "Who is that?" he?" when he and Harvey see Batman for the first time is that he's "A friend." Depending on one's opinion about Jim Gordon realizing who's under the cowl, that comment can be taken very literally.


* Gordon's answer to Harvey's "Who is that?" when he and Harvey see Batman for the first time is that "He's a friend." Depending on one's opinion about Jim Gordon realizing who's under the cowl, that comment can be taken very literally.

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* Gordon's answer to Harvey's "Who is that?" when he and Harvey see Batman for the first time is that "He's a he's "A friend." Depending on one's opinion about Jim Gordon realizing who's under the cowl, that comment can be taken very literally.




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\n* Gordon's answer to Harvey's "Who is that?" when he and Harvey see Batman for the first time is that "He's a friend." Depending on one's opinion about Jim Gordon realizing who's under the cowl, that comment can be taken very literally.



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*After [[spoiler: accidentally shooting a fellow officer]] Harvey makes a very subtle change to his M.O. in response. His revolver holds 6 rounds yet, when [[spoiler: he enters a shoot-out with Jim while under Ivy's influence]] he is clearly reloading after 5 shots. Why? Keeping the chamber under the hammer empty isn't an effective a safety trick with modern revolvers having blocks to prevent a negligent discharge - but it means he has an extra half-second or so of thinking time while he consciously cycles the action to bring a live round under the hammer. Gotham is too dangerous to be unarmed - and as a police officer that's not an option - but at the same time a split second of thinking time may prevent a repeat. Harvey is so shaken he's willing to increase the risk to himself to mitigate the risk to others - quite a change from his early characterization.



** It also brings shades of ''Two-Face'''s character into the series, despite ''Gotham'' being set too early to plausibly incorporate that particular Rogue in its Gallery of villains. Harvey Dent is still too low-ranked in the district's legal profession for his StartOfDarkness to be addressed, but making Bruce feel empathy and regret for [[spoiler: Jeremiah's gas-induced descent into insanity]] provides a substitute for Batman's traditional relationship with his disfigured and mentally-ill former friend and DA ally.

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** It also brings shades of ''Two-Face'''s character dramatic motif into the series, despite ''Gotham'' being set too early to plausibly incorporate that particular Rogue in its Gallery of villains. Harvey Dent is still too low-ranked in the district's legal profession for his StartOfDarkness to be addressed, but making Bruce feel empathy and regret for [[spoiler: Jeremiah's gas-induced descent into insanity]] provides a substitute for Batman's traditional relationship with his disfigured and mentally-ill former friend and DA ally.


** It also brings shades of ''Two-Face'''s character into the series, despite ''Gotham'' being set too early to plausibly incorporate that particular Rogue in its Gallery of villains. Harvey Dent is still too low-ranked in the district's legal profession for his StartOfDarkness to be addressed, but making Bruce feel empathy and regret for Jeremiah's condition provides a substitute for Batman's traditional relationship with his disfigured and mentally-ill former friend and DA ally.

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** It also brings shades of ''Two-Face'''s character into the series, despite ''Gotham'' being set too early to plausibly incorporate that particular Rogue in its Gallery of villains. Harvey Dent is still too low-ranked in the district's legal profession for his StartOfDarkness to be addressed, but making Bruce feel empathy and regret for [[spoiler: Jeremiah's condition gas-induced descent into insanity]] provides a substitute for Batman's traditional relationship with his disfigured and mentally-ill former friend and DA ally.



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** It also brings shades of ''Two-Face'''s character into the series, despite ''Gotham'' being set too early to plausibly incorporate that particular Rogue in its Gallery of villains. Harvey Dent is still too low-ranked in the district's legal profession for his StartOfDarkness to be addressed, but making Bruce feel empathy and regret for Jeremiah's condition provides a substitute for Batman's traditional relationship with his disfigured and mentally-ill former friend and DA ally.

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* In a nice touch of Fridge Irony, the Joker is "born" on ''Bruce Wayne's birthday''. Worst. Present. Ever...

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