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** Sadly by the time of ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond]]'', he's proven right as nothing has changed despite advancements in technology criminals and freaks still terrorize Gotham City.

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** Sadly by the time of ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Batman Beyond]]'', he's proven right as nothing has changed despite advancements in technology criminals and freaks still terrorize Gotham City.

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** Sadly by the time of ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond]]'', he's proven right as nothing has changed despite advancements in technology criminals and freaks still terrorize Gotham City.

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* NotMeThisTime: Batman and Robin intercept Scarecrow after he escaped from Arkham Asylum. However, he reveals while they have him in custody that he wasn't even planning to do any crimes. Actually, he broke out just to get away from Arkham Asylum due to the new security chief (who was extremely abusive to the prisoners).


-->'''Scarecrow:''' Look at me Batman, I'm shaking with fear. '''Me!''' ''The scarecrow!''

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-->'''Scarecrow:''' Look at me Batman, I'm shaking with fear. '''Me!''' ''The scarecrow!'''''''The Scarecrow!'''''

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* InPrisonWithTheRogues: The overzealous Arkham warden is first fired for his methods, then becomes a vigilante, and at the end, goes to Arkham again, this time as an inmate. And is glad he can now once again keep an eye on the criminals.

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood Bolton seems to be incapable of understanding why Batman would show any mercy towards criminals.


** Partially subverted throughout the series. Batman repeatedly gives Commissioner Gordon credit for the work he does, naturally this would have to remain an InformedAttribute as Gordon's successes [[HeroOfAnotherStory would have to happen off-screen]], after all [[WellThisIsNotTHatTrope this isn't a show about ordinary cops arresting normal criminals]]. The fact that [[spoiler: Task Force X exists in the DCAU]] means that Arkham might not be a CardboardPrison after all. The three villains Bolton is shown to have mistreated are Scarecrow, Harley, and the Ventriloquist, while it's unknown what ultimately became of Scarecrow, both Harley and the Ventriloquist ended up reforming, because Batman showed them kindness.


-->'''Scarecrow:''' Look at me Batman, I'm shaking with fear. ''Me! The scarecrow!''

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-->'''Scarecrow:''' Look at me Batman, I'm shaking with fear. ''Me! The '''Me!''' ''The scarecrow!''



* LaserGuidedKarma: The deranged security chief of Arkham Asylum becomes one more costumed criminal terrorizing the streets of Gotham and is placed in Arkham Asylum as an imnate once he's captured. Bolton, on his end, is too crazy to see it as punishment and loves the fact that he can keep an eye on the other inmates.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: The deranged security chief of Arkham Asylum becomes one more costumed criminal terrorizing the streets of Gotham and is placed in Arkham Asylum as an imnate once he's captured. Bolton, on his end, is too crazy to see it as punishment and loves the fact that he can keep an eye on the other inmates.inmates [=24/7=].

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-->'''Scarecrow:''' Look at me Batman, I'm shaking with fear. ''Me! The scarecrow!''


* WardensAreEvil: Lyle Bolton, during his tenure as security chief of Arkham Asylum, applies such extreme brutality to the inmates that the one break-out that we are aware of happened on his watch (the Scarecrow) did it [[HorrifyingTheHorror just to get the hell away from Bolton]] and ''[[NeverGoingBackToPrison nothing]]'' else. As Lock-Up, he places people in a privately-built secret prison with the plan of keeping them there for life (however long that may be).

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* WardensAreEvil: Lyle Bolton, during his tenure as security chief of Arkham Asylum, applies such extreme brutality to the inmates that the one break-out that we are aware of happened on his watch (the Scarecrow) did it [[HorrifyingTheHorror just to get the hell away from Bolton]] and ''[[NeverGoingBackToPrison nothing]]'' else. As Lock-Up, he places people in a privately-built secret prison with the plan of keeping them there for life (however long that may be). By the epilogue, Bolton is so deranged that being placed in Arkham Asylum is not seen by him as punishment, but rather he revels in the fact that he will be able to keep an eye on all of the inmates forever... even if he's bound up Hannibal Lecter-style and placed in a tiny room.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: The deranged security chief of Arkham Asylum becomes one more costumed criminal terrorizing the streets of Gotham and is placed in Arkham Asylum as an imnate once he's captured. Bolton, on his end, is too crazy to see it as punishment and loves the fact that he can keep an eye on the other inmates.

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* WardensAreEvil: Lyle Bolton, during his tenure as security chief of Arkham Asylum, applies such extreme brutality to the inmates that the one break-out that we are aware of happened on his watch (the Scarecrow) did it [[HorrifyingTheHorror just to get the hell away from Bolton]] and ''[[NeverGoingBackToPrison nothing]]'' else. As Lock-Up, he places people in a privately-built secret prison with the plan of keeping them there for life (however long that may be).


The streets of Gotham aren't big enough for two vigilantes when a new masked crimefighter, Lock-Up, starts showing up and trying to enforce a far tougher punishment in order to counteract Arkham's CardboardPrison tendencies.

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The streets of Gotham aren't big enough for two vigilantes when a new masked crimefighter, Lock-Up, shows up and starts showing up and trying to enforce a far tougher punishment in order to counteract Arkham's CardboardPrison tendencies.



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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Summer Gleeson refers to Poison Ivy as a "villainous vixen of vines".

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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Summer Gleeson refers to Poison Ivy as a "villainous vixen of vines".vines."



* BerserkButton: When the inmates of Arkham expose his terrible acts, he tries to brand them as liars and lashes out at them. Only by a pile-up of six guards and the subtle assistance of Bruce Wayne tripping him up prevented him from attempting to strangle the criminals.

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* BerserkButton: When the inmates of Arkham expose his terrible acts, he Bolton tries to brand them as liars and lashes out at them. Only by a pile-up of six guards and the subtle assistance of Bruce Wayne tripping him up prevented prevents him from attempting to strangle the criminals.



* CardboardPrison: Lampshaded.
* CoolBoat: The USS Halsey, a decomissioned battleship that Lock-Up uses as his base of operations/personal prison.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: The eponymous villain was formerly a guard at Arkham Asylum who got his position due to endorsement and support from Wayne Enterprises. When he goes insane and begins kidnapping the people he blames for the city's problems (the police, bureaucrats and reporters that he says ''cause'' the criminals), Robin snarkily comments "[[Creator/{{PBS}} Another fine villain made possible by a grant from the Wayne Foundation]]." The look Batman shoots him is ''not'' happy.
* DebateAndSwitch: The episode brings up that Arkham is a CardboardPrison, and some of its inmates are murderers or convicted violent thieves. Lock-Up's method's are extreme, but as Robin points out he's a product of Wayne Enterprises. Rather than go into a discussion of alternative solutions to the CardboardPrison, Lock-Up decides to kidnap Summer, Commissioner Gordon, and Bullock.

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* CardboardPrison: Lampshaded.
One of Bolton's biggest hang-ups is how poor a track record Arkham has when it comes to keeping hold of its inmates. During his tenure as security chief, however, Arkham has only ''one'' break-out--though the Scarecrow only escapes to get away from Bolton himself.
* CoolBoat: The USS Halsey, ''Halsey'', a decomissioned decommissioned battleship that Lock-Up uses as his base of operations/personal prison.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: The eponymous villain was formerly a guard at Arkham Asylum who got his position due to endorsement and support from Wayne Enterprises. When he goes insane and begins kidnapping the people he blames for the city's problems (the police, bureaucrats and reporters that he says ''cause'' the criminals), Robin snarkily comments comments, "[[Creator/{{PBS}} Another fine villain made possible by a grant from the Wayne Foundation]]." Foundation.]]" The look Batman shoots him is ''not'' happy.
* DebateAndSwitch: The episode brings up that Arkham is a CardboardPrison, and some of its inmates are murderers or convicted violent thieves. Lock-Up's method's are extreme, but as Robin points out he's a product of Wayne Enterprises. Rather than go into a discussion of alternative solutions to the CardboardPrison, Cardboard Prison, Lock-Up decides to kidnap Summer, Commissioner Gordon, and Bullock.Mayor Hill.



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Lyle Bolton wanted to make sure no supervillain would ever escape from Arkham, but his methods were so brutal and cruel that eventually he ended up an inmate.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: Even the most irredeemable and hardened criminals in Arkham are frightened by Bolton, and refuse to speak out for fear of what punishments he would inflict on them (only when being told not speaking out would mean an extension of his watch over Arkham do they realize it's now or never to expose him). Even Scarecrow, who specializes on manipulating fear and self-proclaimed "god of fear" escapes the asylum just to get away from Bolton.
* InformedAbility: Apparently, Lock-Up is such a horrific guard that he has driven even the already-insane inmates of Arkham insane, paralyzing the Scarecrow, "The God of Fear," with fear. When his offenses against the patients are actually given, however, it is debatable as to whether they are extreme or standard asylum fare, apart from his mental abuse of the Ventriloquist, possibly because the show [[NeverSayDie could not portray anything worse.]]

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Lyle Bolton wanted wants to make sure no supervillain would can ever escape from Arkham, but his methods were are so brutal and cruel that eventually he ended ends up an inmate.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: Even the most irredeemable and hardened criminals in Arkham are frightened by Bolton, and refuse to speak out for fear of what punishments he would inflict on them (only when being told not speaking out would mean an extension of his watch over Arkham do they realize it's now or never to expose him). Even Scarecrow, who specializes on manipulating fear and the self-proclaimed "god of fear" who specializes in manipulating terror, escapes the asylum just to get away from Bolton.
* InformedAbility: Apparently, Lock-Up is such a horrific guard that he has driven even the already-insane inmates of Arkham further insane, paralyzing the Scarecrow, "The God of Fear," with fear. When his offenses against the patients are actually given, however, it is debatable as to whether they are extreme or standard asylum fare, apart from his mental abuse of the Ventriloquist, Ventriloquist (threatening to burn the Scarface doll), possibly because the show [[NeverSayDie could not portray anything worse.]]



* KnightTemplar: Lock-Up may be one of the purest examples of this, being a former head of security at Arkham who was fired for brutalizing the inmates, who comes back as a villain trying to imprison forever the "scum" that he feels represent the people that allowed Gotham to get this way (including the head doctor at Arkham, Commisioner Gordon, Mayor Hill, and Summer Gleeson). In true KnightTemplar fashion, he has no idea that he's gone too far (he views Batman as a potential partner, much to the other's disgust).
* LoadBearingBoss: The fight between Batman and Lock-Up causes Bolton's ship base to begin sinking. and by the episode's end the ''Halsey'' has sunk into the depths of Gotham Bay.
* MegaMawManeuver: Lock-Up used a robotic truck to kidnap someone: the back opened up and two claws came out, snatched her car and dragged it inside.
* NotHelpingYourCase: When the Arkham inmates finally speak against Bolton, his furious reaction certainly didn't help.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Lock-Up is a fairly obvious [[StrawmanPolitical GOP pundit]] parody. He constantly says that the "liberal media," "coddling doctors," and "gutless police" are responsible for supercrime in Gotham. He believes that the criminals at Arkham don't deserve privileges or even the most basic humane treatment. Obviously, he's [[UpToEleven hyperbolized,]] but it's still pretty severe for a [[ParentalBonus kids' show.]]
* {{Sadist}}: Lock-Up thinks that criminals deserve to be tortured and clearly enjoys doing it - and when stopped, expands his definition of "criminals" to those who got him fired or condemned his actions, as well as Gordon, the Mayor and Batman because he thinks they are too "soft" on criminals. He is so scary the other Bat-rogues tried to escape Arkham solely to get away from him.

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* KnightTemplar: Lock-Up may be one of the purest examples of this, being a former head of security at Arkham who was fired for brutalizing the inmates, who comes back as a villain trying to imprison forever the "scum" that he feels represent the people that allowed Gotham to get this way (including the head doctor at Arkham, Commisioner Commissioner Gordon, Mayor Hill, and Summer Gleeson). In true KnightTemplar Knight Templar fashion, he has no idea that he's gone too far (he views Batman as a potential partner, much to the other's disgust).
* LoadBearingBoss: The fight between Batman and Lock-Up causes Bolton's ship base to begin sinking. tear itself open on some rocks, and by the episode's end the ''Halsey'' has sunk into the depths of Gotham Bay.
* MegaMawManeuver: Lock-Up used uses a robotic truck to kidnap someone: Summer Gleeson: the back opened opens up and two claws came come out, snatched her snatch up Summer's car and dragged drag it inside.
* NotHelpingYourCase: When the Arkham inmates finally speak against Bolton, his furious reaction certainly didn't doesn't help.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Lock-Up is a fairly obvious [[StrawmanPolitical GOP pundit]] parody. He constantly says that the "liberal media," "coddling doctors," and "gutless police" are responsible for supercrime in Gotham. He believes that the criminals at Arkham don't deserve privileges or even the most basic humane treatment. Obviously, he's [[UpToEleven hyperbolized,]] but it's still pretty severe for a [[ParentalBonus kids' show.]]
show]].
* {{Sadist}}: Lock-Up thinks that criminals deserve to be tortured and clearly enjoys doing it - and it--and when stopped, expands his definition of "criminals" to include those who got him fired or condemned his actions, as well as Gordon, the Mayor and Batman because he thinks they are too "soft" on criminals. He is so scary the other Bat-rogues tried try to escape Arkham solely to get away from him.



* VillainHasAPoint: Lock-Up's methods are extreme and inhumane, but Arkham ''is'' a CardboardPrison, especially for the more dangerous criminals like Joker.

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* VillainHasAPoint: VillainHasAPoint:
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Lock-Up's methods are extreme and inhumane, but Arkham ''is'' a CardboardPrison, especially for the more dangerous criminals like Joker.



*** Partially subverted throughout the series. Batman repeatedly gives Commissioner Gordon credit for the work he does, naturally this would have to remain an InformedAttribute as Gordon's successes [[HeroOfAnotherStory would have to happen off-screen]], after all [[WellThisIsNotTHatTrope this isn't a show about ordinary cops arresting normal criminals]]. The fact that [[spoiler: Task Force X exists in the DCAU]] means that Arkham might not be a CardboardPrison after all. The three villains Bolton is shown to have mistreated are Scarecrow, Harley, and the Ventriloquist, while it's unknown what ultimately became of Scarecrow, both Harley and the Ventriloquist ended up reforming, because Batman showed them kindness.

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*** ** Partially subverted throughout the series. Batman repeatedly gives Commissioner Gordon credit for the work he does, naturally this would have to remain an InformedAttribute as Gordon's successes [[HeroOfAnotherStory would have to happen off-screen]], after all [[WellThisIsNotTHatTrope this isn't a show about ordinary cops arresting normal criminals]]. The fact that [[spoiler: Task Force X exists in the DCAU]] means that Arkham might not be a CardboardPrison after all. The three villains Bolton is shown to have mistreated are Scarecrow, Harley, and the Ventriloquist, while it's unknown what ultimately became of Scarecrow, both Harley and the Ventriloquist ended up reforming, because Batman showed them kindness.



* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: Being the security chief for Arkham must have payed beaucoup bucks, because Bolton has at his disposal an arsenal of gadgets and vehicles comparable to the billionaire Bruce Wayne's toy chest. Electrified riot sticks, tire locks capable of immobilizing the Batmobile, even an armored car/prisoner transport van. And let's not forget he amassed all this while ''also'' paying for his [[FriendsRentControl oddly-spacious apartment]] mentioned above.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Lock-Up actually says, "If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem." (Throughout the episode, he also blamed the "liberal media," as well as "gutless police, mindless bureaucrats, and coddling doctors" for society's problems, so he's really more of an outright parody of conservative argumentation.)

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* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: Being the security chief for Arkham must have payed beaucoup bucks, because Bolton has at his disposal an arsenal of gadgets and vehicles comparable to the billionaire Bruce Wayne's toy chest. Electrified riot sticks, tire locks capable of immobilizing the Batmobile, even an armored car/prisoner transport van. And let's not forget he amassed all this while ''also'' paying for his [[FriendsRentControl oddly-spacious oddly spacious apartment]] mentioned above.
above. Wayne exposits that Bolton is an expert in high-tech security, implying that he built all of his wonderful toys himself.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Lock-Up actually says, "If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem." (Throughout the episode, he also blamed blames the "liberal media," as well as "gutless police, mindless bureaucrats, and coddling doctors" for society's problems, so he's really more of an outright parody of conservative argumentation.)


* CreateYourOwnVillain: The eponymous villain was formerly a guard at Arkham Asylum who got his position due to endorsement and support from Wayne Enterprises. When he goes insane and begins kidnapping the people he blames for the city's problems (the police, bureaucrats and reporters that he says ''cause'' the criminals), Robin snarkily comments "[[Creator/{{PBS}} Another fine villain brought to you by the Wayne Foundation]]." The look Batman shoots him is ''not'' happy.

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* CreateYourOwnVillain: The eponymous villain was formerly a guard at Arkham Asylum who got his position due to endorsement and support from Wayne Enterprises. When he goes insane and begins kidnapping the people he blames for the city's problems (the police, bureaucrats and reporters that he says ''cause'' the criminals), Robin snarkily comments "[[Creator/{{PBS}} Another fine villain brought to you made possible by a grant from the Wayne Foundation]]." The look Batman shoots him is ''not'' happy.

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* ShoutOut: When the computer reveals that Bolton was the maximum security chief during Operation Stonegate, Robin says, "Well, blow me down!" which was the catchphrase of ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}.

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