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Bruce Wayne/Batman

  • The difference between you and the Batman is that HE'S NOT WEARING HOCKEY PADS!!!!!
    • Crane's briefly-seen "you just got told" glance at the Batman impersonator makes this even more priceless.
      • And the copycat's hanging his head in shame at the same time.
    • And just prior to that bit, when Batman tells the impersonator that "I don't need help.":
      Crane: (Deadpan) Not my diagnosis.
    • And before that, when several "Batmen" pop up, with one of them blasting a shotgun:
      Crane: (Deadpan) That's not him.
      The Batmobile crashes through the wall
      Crane: That's more like it.
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    • Later on.
      Bruce: "This isn't what I meant, when I said I wanted to inspire people."
  • The exchange when Alfred finds Bruce stitching up his wounds after his encounter with the Scarecrow and the dogs.
    Alfred: Did you get mauled by a tiger?
    Bruce: It was a dog.
    Alfred: Huh?
    Bruce: It was a big dog!
    • Even funnier, this is almost exactly like something said by Killer Crocnote  in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series, that the closest he ever got to killing Batman was when he threw a rock at him. "It was a big rock."
  • This little exchange:
    Bruce: Today you get to say, "I told you so."
    Alfred: Today, I...I don't want to. (Beat) But I did bloody tell you. I suppose they're going to lock me up as well, as your accomplice.
    Bruce: Accomplice? I'm going to tell them the whole thing was your idea.
  • When the judge and Loeb are being killed, we see Harvey Dent talking with Rachel at Bruce's fundraiser. As he's just mentioning Bruce's name in response to Rachel having someone else in her life, Bruce suddenly walks up from behind, locks him in a sleeper hold, and drags him into another room. He has a reason to do that, but it's still gonna throw people for a loop.
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  • When Bruce is trying to get to his Batsuit at the party:
    Joker's lackey: [to Bruce] Hands up, pretty boy!
    [Bruce swiftly disarms him and takes apart his shotgun without breaking stride]
  • Bruce Wayne reinforcing his image to Gordon after putting his secret identity (and life) at risk with some Car Fu by saying the most oblivious possible thing in the situation:
    Bruce Wayne: Don't you think I should go to the hospital?note 
    Gordon: You don't watch a whole lot of news, do you, Mr. Wayne?
    • And when Gordon points out that what he did was very brave? Confusedly claim that all he did was try to catch the light.
    • When Reese is being led out of the truck, he turns to look at Bruce. The two of them stare at each other in a way that lets Reese know that he was absolutely right about Bruce Wayne being Batman, and there's not a thing he can do about it.
  • Bruce pretending to be a playboy is always good for a few laughs, particularly when he and Harvey are competing over Rachel.
  • When Bruce is visiting Lucius about new gear, the whole scene is great. Highlights include:
    • Bruce asking for a new suit.
      Bruce: I need a new suit.
      Fox: Three buttons is a little 90s', Mr. Wayne.
      Bruce: I'm not talking fashion so much as function. [Bruce hands over diagrams for a new Batsuit]
      Fox: You want to be able to turn your head?
      Bruce: Sure would make backing out of the driveway a lot easier.
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    • Bruce firing the scallops from his arm pads into a metal cabinet without intending to.
    • Bruce and Fox talking (vaguely) about his plan to extract Lau, leading to this gem.
      Fox: I must say, compared to your usual requests, jumping out of an airplane seems pretty straightforward.
      Bruce: What about getting back onto the plane?
      Fox: I recommend a good travel agent.
      Bruce: Without it landing.
      Fox: [sly smile] Now that's more like it, Mr. Wayne.

The Joker

  • From the opening bank robbery:
    • The badass bank manager goes after the clowns in the lobby with his trusty Sawed-Off Shotgun, killing Chuckles while sending Grumpy and the Joker diving for cover.
      Bank Manager: You have any idea of who you're stealing from?! You and your friends are dead!
      Grumpy: [to the Joker] He's out (of ammo), right?
      [The Joker pauses, then nods assuredly)
      [Grumpy pops his head up, and the banker shoots at him, nicking him in the shoulder, then runs out of ammo.]]
      Grumpy: [muffled] What the fuck?!
      [The Joker leaps out of hiding as the manager prepares to reload and guns him down]
      Grumpy: [pops up, pissed] Where did you learn to count?!
    • Grumpy unloading the money bags:
      Happy: They wired this [vault door] thing up, with like, 5,000 volts. What kind of bank does that?
      Grumpy: A mob bank. I guess the Joker's as crazy as they say. Where's the alarm guy?
      Happy: Boss told me when the guy was done, I should take him out. [spins the rotating handle] One less share, right? [The vault opens]
      Grumpy: [draws a pistol] Funny. He told me something similar!
      Happy: [turns around] What, no-no-NO- [Grumpy shoots him dead]
      • "Happy" is wearing his shoes on his hands while cracking the safe, to protect himself from the current. This is after he got a direct taste of those 5,000 volts.
    • Grumpy and the Joker are placing the money bags by the door:
      Grumpy: That's a lot of money. If this Joker guy was so smart, he'd have had us bring a better car.
      [He draws his pistol and points it at the Joker]
      Grumpy: I'm bettin' the Joker told you to kill me as soon as we loaded the cash.
      The Joker: [sighs and checks his watch] No. No, no, no. I kill the bus driver. [edges off to one side]
      Grumpy: [confused] Bus driver? [Bozo glares at him] What bus dri-[The back end of a school bus bursts through the doors, and sends a flying piece of furniture on him]
      Bus Driver: [jumps out the emergency exit door] School's out! Time to go. That guy's not gettin' up, is he? [He and Bozo toss the money bags into the back of the bus] That's a lot of money.
      [He looks around the lobby, noticing none of the other clowns]
      Bus Driver: What happened to the rest of the guys? [The Joker guns him down without looking back, then wraps up loading the money]
  • What the Joker says when he crashes the mobsters' meeting. It says something about the quality of the movie's writing when such a sadistically violent joke can honestly be hilarious.
    The Joker: [fake laughter done in deadpan voice] Ah ha ha ha ha, hahaha, ha, ha, ha, oh, a-hee-hee, ha ha, oh, hee ha, ahaha. [in his normal voice] And I thought my jokes were bad. [Meanwhile, as the Joker walks in, another of Gambol's "boys" gives him a double take and raises a hand to gesture at him, looking at a fellow gangster like "Is this a-hole on drugs or something?"]
    Gambol: Give me one reason why I shouldn't have my boy here pull your head off.
    The Joker: How 'bout a magic trick? [Everyone stares at him. The Joker promptly sticks a HB No. 2 pencil into the table, point first] I'm gonna make this pencil disappear.
    [Gambol's crony stands up and walks over to the Joker. In one swift motion the Joker slams the man's head onto the pencil, forcing the entire pencil through his eye socket; the crony's body collapses to the floor, taking the pencil with him]
    The Joker: TA-DA! It's, ah, it's gone. Oh, and by the way, the suit? It wasn't cheap. You oughta know, you bought it!
    • The way the scene is written out in the screenplay is amusing on its own:
      The PENCIL is gone. MAGIC.
    • Also, the way The Joker twirls his fingers as if to misdirect the audience from the pencil, and continues to do so until right before the guy grabs him, showing how utterly, crazily fearless he is.
    • And the fact that The Chechen seems to find it all Actually Pretty Funny.
  • The Joker is full of edgy humor. Take the next part of this same scene:
    Gambol: [slams fists down on table and stands up] ENOUGH FROM THE CLOWN!
    The Joker: Ah-ta-ta-ta! Let's not blow... [He opens his jacket, revealing five grenades, all with pins attached together by purple elastic bands and a string around his thumb]
    Mobster: [gasps] Holy shit!
    The Joker: ...this out of proportion.
    Gambol: You think you can steal from us and just walk away?!
    The Joker: [matter-of-factly] Yeah.
    Gambol: I'm putting the word out: $500 grand for this clown dead, a million alive, so I can teach him some manners first!
    The Joker: (looks as if he's about to say a comeback to Gambol, then changes his mind) So - listen, why don't you all give me a call when you want to start taking things a little more seriously? Here's. My. Card. [He leaves a Joker playing card on the table, and backs out of the room, toying threateningly with the grenade pins]
  • The Joker criticizing Lau for trying to hide overseas:
    The Joker: ...and as for, uh - the television's so-called "plan"? Batman has no jurisdiction. He'll find him, and make him squeal! I know the squealers when I see them, and... [he points at Lau. Lau covers the camera with his hand to signal his departure]
    • Calling Lau 'the television'.
  • The Joker kills Gambol. He tells Gambol's cronies, "So, which of you fine gentlemen would like to join our team? Oh. There's only one spot open right now, so we're gonna have... [breaks the pool cue in half] ...tryouts."
  • When the Joker is crashing Bruce's fundraiser, apparently he was short on clown masks and some of his henchmen thus have to improvise with pantyhose.
  • The Joker dangles Rachel out the window in front of Batman: "Let her go!"
    • "Ooh, very poor choice of words!"
  • The Joker randomly grabbing the prawn sticks and champagne glass, spilling half of the champagne before half-assedly knocking it back, at the party.
    • And as for the prawn stick, he doesn't eat the prawn, just the little decorative flower on top of the stick.
  • The Joker pushes the killed truck driver out of the driver's seat.
    The Joker: Harvey, Harvey, Harvey Dent! Oh, excuse me! I want to drive!
    • The Joker driving the truck, and just going "I like this job...I LIKE it!"
  • Joker stumbling out of the wrecked truck and accidentally letting off a quick burst of negligent fire from his submachine gun, knocking him over.
  • When a mook tries to pull off Batman's mask only to be shocked by its built-in taser, Joker jumps to him laughing, mockingly imitating the man's spasms.
  • The Joker is about to unmask Batman when Gordon, disguised as the driver of the prison transport, suddenly jams a shotgun to his back:
    The Joker: [annoyed groan] Could you please just give me a minute?!
    [Gordon yanks him away]
  • The Joker clapping after Gordon is promoted to commissioner. This was ad-libbed by Heath Ledger.
  • The Joker to Harvey (who had half his face burned off and lost Rachel): "You were a schemer. You had plans. And uh, look where that got ya." (Harvey attacks The Joker)
  • The Joker doing a Your Mom joke by insulting Gambol's grandma.
  • During the Joker's interrogation:
    Gordon: Harvey Dent never made it home.
    The Joker: Of course not.
    Gordon: What have you done with him?
    The Joker: Me? I was right here. [holds up his arms in handcuffs] Who did you leave him with? Your people? Assuming, of course, they are still your people, and not Maroni's. Does it depress you, commissioner? To know just how alone you really are? Does it make you feel responsible for Harvey Dent's current predicament?
    Gordon: Where is he?
    The Joker: What's the time?
    Gordon: What difference does that make?
    The Joker: Well, depending on the time, he may be in one spot...or several.
  • The interrogation scene:
    [Batman slams the Joker's head into the table]
    Joker: [pained sound] Never start with the head! The victim gets all...fuzzy. He can't feel the next—
    [Batman smashes the Joker's hand; the Joker pauses for effect]
    Joker: See?
    • Watch the Joker's face right before Batman slams his head. As soon as the lights turn on, he has an expression that says "...he's behind me, isn't he?" followed immediately by another expression that says "yeah, here comes the pain" before his face meets the table.
  • The Joker enjoys Batman pulling no punches and beating him to a pulp.
    Joker: Look at you go!
  • "I just want my phone call".
    • The first time he says this to a guard, he sounds like a bored-as-hell Hard-Drinking Party Girl.
      The Joker: I phone call, I want it. I want it. I want my phone call.
    • In context, Joker is also basically saying "I just want to blow something up already. C'mon, c'mon. Just one guy's gonna blow."
  • The Joker's reaction as he escapes jail in a police car. He sticks his head out the window like a dog, cackles, and right before the cut, throws his head back and motorboats.
  • As the mobsters enter, the Joker, standing on a giant pile of money, jumps and slides down the side, sticking the landing with a "TA-DA" wave of his arms.
  • The Joker literally throwing money in Lau's face.
  • The card he stuck on the body of the fake Batman he killed reads, "WILL THE REAL BATMAN PLEASE STAND UP?"
  • The sight of the Joker wearing a nurse's costume. Not the Gotham General nurse uniform, a costume. Not only is the thought of a terrorist keeping such a thing lying around just in case seem funny, but the fact that he managed to fool at least one person with it.
  • When The Joker sits down next to Harvey's hospital bed, grins and says, "Hiii."
    • Especially how awkward the grin is. Like, "Yeah, uh, sorry about that whole 'dead girlfriend' thing, that was my bad...are we cool?"
      • It could also be taken as "Yeah... I'm dressed like a nurse. I know it's weird. Long story."
    • It's also funny because it sounds like he's channeling all of those stereotypically frumpy nurses with grating voices in one word. And he nails it.
  • During his scene at the hospital, there is a moment where Joker can't remember Rachel's name. Dent SCREAMS it at him, and the Joker just jumps in his chair and looks as though Harvey's completely overreacting to this whole murdered-his-fiancée thing.
    The Joker: When you and...uh... R—
    Two-Face: RACHEL!!!
    The Joker: [jumps in his seat] Rachel were being abducted...I was sitting in Gordon's cage.
    • Considering that one of his men at the attempted assassination on the Mayor had "RACHEL DAWES" on his name tag, it's more likely that he did know her name, and is happily bullshitting Harvey here as part of his therapy.
    • This is the first time Joker refers to Rachel by name, referring to her as "Harvey's squeeze" and "his little bunny" up until then.
    • And then Harvey says it was the Joker's men and his plan, his response is hilarious:
      The Joker: Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just, do things.
    • The Joker holding Dent's hand.
  • The Joker's failed attempt at an Unflinching Walk after blowing up the hospital. But the Joker dressed as a nurse, and skipping is already funny enough. It's even funnier when one of the bombs fails to go off, and he stands there hitting the button until it blows up.
    • There's also the fact that he makes a "kaboom" sound when he presses the button, complete with sticking his tongue out.
    • And right before setting off the bombs, the Joker takes the time to stop and apply disinfectant spray from one of those wall-mounted hand pumps ever-so-calmly!
      • Contrary to a popular rumor that has persisted over the years, likely because it would be a fun fact if true, Ledger's reaction to the brief pause in the hospital explosion sequence was not improvised, and the story was made up. The scene was extensively rehearsed because of the potential danger of the scene, and the pause in explosions was, in fact, planned out by Christopher Nolan to give a dramatic beat and also allow some spacing in the explosions.
  • In his message to the media, Joker pointing the camera at himself and saying, "This is how crraaaazy Batman has made Gotham!" It's like he's saying, "I couldn't get away with acting this nuts if it weren't for him!"
    • In the same video, right after unmasking the Batman imitator, he shakes the mask around in front of the camera while laughing in such a cartoonish way, as if to say "look, look, guys, he's not Batman and he's got a funny looking mask!".
    • Also in the same video, when the Joker finds out that the Batman imitator isn't the real Batman, he almost sounds offended that this pudgy punk would dare to attempt to wear the cape and cowl.
    The Joker: [upon being told that no, this guy isn't really Batman] "No? NooOooO?" Then why do ya dress UP like him?
  • When the Joker forces the newsreader to announce the next stage in his reign of terror, he has an Evil Laugh written out on the cue cards.
  • In a darkly hilarious way, the Joker burning millions of dollars because he can.

Rachel Dawes

  • Right after Harvey comes out of court, she's positively gleeful that someone is attempting to kill Harvey:
    Rachel: We won't be able to link the gun to Maroni, but the fact they're trying to kill you means we're getting to them.
    Harvey: I'm glad you're so pleased Rachel. I'm fine, by the way.
    Rachel: Come on, Harvey. You're Gotham's DA. You're not getting shot at, you're not doing your job right.

Alfred Pennyworth

  • Alfred's comment on the Batman copycats.
    Bruce: More copycats last night, Alfred, with guns.
    Alfred: Why don't you hire them, take the weekend off?
    Bruce: That wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I said I wanted to inspire people.
    • There is some hilarious foreshadowing in here since, in essence (albeit circuitously), The Dark Knight Rises ends exactly with this: Bruce 'hiring' someone to replace him as Batman.
    • And at the very end of the scene:
      Bruce: We both know how much you love to say "I told you so".
      Alfred: On that day, Master Wayne, even I won't want to...probably. (smiles)
    • Later, when Bruce decides to turn himself in:
      Bruce: Well, Alfred... Now's your chance to say 'I told you so.'
      Alfred: Now that it's here, I'm not sure I want to... But I did bloody tell ya. I suppose they're going to lock me up as well, as your accomplice.
      Bruce: Accomplice? I'm gonna tell them the whole thing was your idea!
  • Bruce's seaplane splashing down while Bruce sits on the deck of his boat, with a bunch of tanning Russian ballerinas:
    Alfred: I believe this is your plane, sir!
    Bruce: You look tired, Alfred. Will you be all right without me? [Alfred turns, noticing a ballerina gesturing to him with her sunscreen bottle]
    Alfred: If you can tell me the Russian for "Apply your own bloody suntan lotion."
    • Bruce doesn't; he just heads out on his mission, leaving poor Alfred to give the ballerina a resigned "turn around" with his hand.
  • Alfred commenting that Bruce's mini-gun isn't loud enough when he's firing it to get a ballistic test.
  • This little bit of dialogue between Alfred and Harvey at the fundraiser party:
    Harvey: Any psychotic ex-boyfriends I should be aware of?
    Alfred: Oh, you have no idea.
    [Dent's face afterwards has to be seen.]
  • Just before Bruce heads out to try save Reese's life, Alfred asks which vehicle he'll take.
    Alfred: Will you be taking the Bat Pod, sir?
    Bruce: In the middle of the day, Alfred? Not very subtle.
    Alfred: The Lamborghini then... Much more subtle...

Lieutenant/Commissioner James Gordon

  • After Harvey Dent has experienced Batman's trademark Stealth Hi/Bye routine for the first time:
    Gordon: [shrugging] He does that.
    • Even funnier when you think about it: from where he's standing, Gordon would have had a clear view of Batman booking it, and said nothing just to let that happen to Dent.

Lucius Fox

  • Coleman Reese puts 1 and 1 together to realize that his boss, Bruce Wayne, is Batman, and confronts Lucius Fox about it, Lucius's reaction is classic.
    Lucius Fox: Let Me Get This Straight...: You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands. And your plan is to blackmail this person?]] Good luck.
    • What makes it even better is the "Oh, Crap!, he's right" look that appears on Reese's face while Fox is talking. By blackmailing Batman, he makes himself a target for the most dangerous threat to Gotham's criminals. That's enough to get him to give up on his harebrained scheme. And he doesn't seem to stick around for too long, either.
  • The scene during the board meeting with Lau:
    Lucius Fox: [to Lau] I speak for the rest of the board...and Mr. Wayne, expressing our own excitement.
    [The camera pans to a sleeping and snoring Bruce on his chair]

...and Everyone Else

  • In the beginning courtroom scene, Dent's witness against Maroni tries to take the fall for Maroni's crimes:
    Harvey: Permission to treat the witness as hostile?
    Judge: Granted.
    Witness: Hostile? I'll show you hostile! [The witness tries to pull a gun on Harvey, but it fails to fire. Harvey wrestles with the witness, disarms him, and punches him in the face]
    Harvey: Carbon fiber, .28 caliber. Made in China. If you wanna kill a public servant, Mr. Maroni, I recommend you buy American.
    Judge: [as the bailiffs take the would-be assassin into custody] Get him out of here.
    Harvey: But, Your Honor, I’m not done!

  • Two dealers are talking about some illegal act.
    Standing man: [glances up and sees the bat-signal] No thanks, man. I don't like it tonight. (walks away)
    Man in car: What are you, superstitious? You've got more chance of winning the Powerball than running into him!
  • Batman is trying to catch up to the Joker during the chase scene. The camera cuts to two kids sitting in a car in a parking lot, pretending to shoot dumpsters and scrapped cars in front of them. The cars and the dumpsters explode, and Batman zooms past, leaving the kids awestruck.
  • The part during the chase scene, when the Bat-Cycle and the "(S)LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE" truck play chicken.
    Joker's henchman: He missed!
    One second later: The steel line tightens, ripping out lampposts and flipping the truck
  • For one of the blink-and-you'll-miss-it variety, the Gotham City Police Department's "Batman suspects" bulletin board at the start of the film. These suspects are Elvis Presley, Bigfoot and Abraham Lincoln. Naturally, this appears right after the mayor proclaims how seriously they're taking the hunt for Batman.
  • When the Joker ambushes the convoy, he blocks the road with a fire engine... that is on fire.
  • When the Joker is crashing the penthouse, Bruce makes his way to his bedroom for a costume change, paying no mind to a couple frantically putting their clothes on (on his bed).
    Man: What's going on out there?! Wayne?!
    [Bruce wordlessly moves to the wall and opens a secret entrance]
    Woman: Oh thank God, you have a panic room—
    [door shuts]
    Woman: You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!!
  • One that didn't involve the Joker is when Dent is confronting Maroni in the car:
    Two-Face: [flips his coin for Maroni] You're a lucky man. [flips the coin again] But he's not.
    Sal Maroni: Who?
    Two-Face: [buckles his seatbelt] Your driver. [shoots the driver in the back of the head, sending the car flying off the road]
  • Batman captures Lau in Hong Kong, and as he's being airlifted, we cut to Gordon and Ramirez finding him on the steps of their stationhouse, unconscious. Taped to Lau's chest is a shipping label that reads "Please Deliver to Lieutenant Gordon".
  • Dent has almost the entire mob rounded up, resulting in a scene where Judge Surillo is trying to preside over a packed courtroom.
    Judge Surillo: ...712 counts of extortion, 849 counts racketeering, 246 counts of fraud, 87 counts conspiracy of murder, [flips over a Joker playing card in the paperwork, which would be "one count of foreshadowing"], 527 counts of obstruction of justice... [looks up at a courtroom full of giant mob of indictees] do the defendants plead?
    [Cuts to the courtroom, packed wall-to-wall with mobsters and their attorneys, as all of the attorneys jostle above each other trying to be heard while the stenographer drops his hands with hopeless confusion]
    Judge Surillo: [bangs her gavel] Order in the court!
    • Cut to the mayor chewing Harvey Dent out for his risky move:
    Mayor Anthony Garcia: 549 criminals at once. How did you convince Surillo to hear this farce?
    Harvey Dent: She shares my enthusiasm for justice. After all, she is a judge.
    Mayor Anthony Garcia: Well even if you're able to blow enough smoke to get convictions out of Surillo, you're going to set a new record at appeals for "quickest kick in the ass"!
    Harvey Dent: It won't matter. The head guys make bail, sure... but the mid-level guys, they can't, and they can't afford to be off the streets long enough for trial and appeal. They'll cut deals that include some jail time. Think of all you could do with 18 months of clean streets. [awkward silence]
    Commissioner Gillian Loeb: Mr. Mayor, you can't-
    Mayor Anthony Garcia: Get out. Both of you. [Gordon and Loeb depart] Sit down.
    [Dent sits down]
    Mayor Anthony Garcia: The public likes you. That's the only reason this might fly. But that means it's on you. They're all coming after you now. Not just the mob: politicians. Journalists. Cops. Anyone whose wallet's about to get lighter. Are you up to it? [Dent nods] You better be. They get anything back on you, those criminals will be back on the streets... [he walks over to the window and looks out on the Chicago River] ...followed swiftly by you and me.
    [a dead Batman imposter in Joker makeup, with the sides of his mouth sliced into a grin, bangs into the window, causing the mayor to jump back, startled]
  • Gordon and some officers burst into Loeb's office when they believe the Joker will try to kill him. Loeb calmly says that he's found the solution to such panics a long time ago - and pulls out a bottle of whiskey and a glass.
  • Batman's attempt to interrogate Maroni.
    Maroni: From one professional to another: if you're going to scare somebody, pick a better spot; from this height, the fall wouldn't kill me.
    Batman: I'm counting on it. [drops him]
    • Adding to this is the look on Maroni's face just before he drops.
  • The scene in which Batman tries to get Maroni to rat out the Joker and Maroni, while refusing to spill the beans, lets slip how he really feels about the Joker (i.e. he doesn't like that clown).
    Batman: Where is he?
    Maroni: [shaken and near-delirious] I don't know where he is, he found us.
    Batman: He must have friends.
    Maroni: [genuinely bewildered] Friends? Have you met this guy?
  • In the scene where Maroni and the Joker meet for the first time at the mob meeting that the Joker crashes, Maroni's less than flattering opinion of him is already apparent. In contrast to the Chechen (who seems to be impressed by the Joker's skills), and Gambol (who is just enraged by him), Maroni's opinion seems to be somewhere in the middle, and his expression while he's watching the Joker's antics is that of someone who has found himself in the position of the only sane man humoring a crazy person.
  • Harvey mentioning that he'll be taking Rachel to a ballet.
    Rachel: Harvey's taking me next week.
    Bruce: Oh. (to Harvey) So, you like ballet?
    • Later, Bruce and Alfred are going over plans for Bruce's trip to Hong Kong to capture Lau. Bruce asks if Alfred has an alibi in mind, and Alfred says, "Oh yes." The scene cuts to Harvey and Rachel showing up at the opera house, only to find the box office shuttered. Taped in the ticket window is a newspaper article with a picture of Bruce, headlined "Love Boat: Billionaire Absconds With Entire Russian Ballet."
      • Harvey stares at the headline in disbelief while Rachel just smiles and shakes her head, amused, as if thinking, "Oh, Bruce...."
  • "Do you really think an ordinary citizen would attempt to kill this man?" Cue a crowd of people gunning for Reese.
  • When the booking officer is going over the arsenal of knives in the Joker's possession, he does a double-take upon finding a vegetable peeler.
  • The start of the movie during the deal with the Scarecrow and the Mafia. The Mafia guys bring dogs to detect Batman and they spot one of the impostors dressing as him. That is, until the guy starts shooting.
    Scarecrow: That's not him.
    [The real Batman shows up in the Tumbler]
    Scarecrow: That's more like it.
  • The drug deal scene between the Chechen and Scarecrow has a few, mostly thanks to the dry delivery of Cillian Murphy.
    Chechen: Look what your drugs did to my customers! [Gestures to a victim of the Scarecrow, who is on the ground gibbering in fright]
    Scarecrow: Buyer beware. I told you my compound would take you places. I never said that they'd be places that you wanted to go.
    Chechen: My business is repeat customers!
    Scarecrow: Look, if you don't like what I have to offer, you can buy from someone else. Assuming, of course, that the Batman left anyone else to buy from.
  • Another at the start during the Mafia/Scarecrow scene when the Batmobile busts in. The thugs shoot at it and stop when they get no response. It shifts inside to show its on automatic with the setting on "Loiter" after a minute it switches to "Intimidate" and opens fire on the thugs. Just the way its set up along with the timing is hilarious.
    • Which also suggests that Batman deliberately programmed the Batmobile to do this, for no other reason than to get a kick out of it.
  • Murphy's Law kicking in during the convoy scene when the SWAT cop riding in back with Harvey tells him that the Joker will need something stronger than a machine pistol or a shotgun to stop the armored truck. Cue the Joker pulling out a rocket launcher.
    Shotgun SWAT: [seeing what the Joker is pulling out] What is that, a bazooka?!
    • Most of reactions the SWAT officer riding shotgun has to what's happening. It's like if you put a real person into the kind of crap that happens in Gotham on a routine basis. The awesome is how the driver (Gordon) stays calm and completely silent even when the Joker is raking the truck with a machine pistol and making a perfectly timed move to dodge the Tumbler.
  • When Batman is chasing the Joker on the Batpod, he drives right past a man sitting in a parked car, examining himself in the drivers mirror and flicking out a cigarette. Batman zooms past, shattering the guy's mirror, surprising him.

Meta and Out of Canon

  • In the special features on the Blu-ray they talk about the difficulties of using the very heavy IMAX cameras.
    You don't handhold IMAX and we did this. And the cinematographer will recover, I'm told.
  • The Ballad of the N-Word is a bizzare "masterpiece" of Liam Bilsky which totally mangles the premise of the original movie to flood it with cheap, outdated memes (mentions of Furries, Reddit, Monster Energy, George Bush, LSPD, and of course the N-WORD itself) awful sound and visual quality and other "So Bad, It's Good" qualities.