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"Not just a friend...a partner!"
  • In a bit of a twisted way, Riddler and Two-Face's Villainous Friendship. The two never turn on each other, barely bicker at all after joining up, and seem to be having the time of their lives whenever they're on screen together. It's not often you see live action villains not only work together successfully, but get along like best buds.
    • More like brothers, with Two-Face in the "big brother" role (teaching the inexperienced Riddler how to steal and deck people), the "game" of Battleship, trick-or-treating: they act like kids having the time of their lives. Murderous, psychopathic kids, but still...
  • When Bruce first meets Edward at Wayne Enterprises, he gives him a chance to prove himself and his invention, and he even takes the time to genuinely listen. This is all in spite of Edward's obvious mental instability and Stickley's insistence that Edward should not proceed with the project. Bruce only turns Edward down after hearing his description of the Box's ability to manipulate brain-waves and becoming concerned of the implications.
    • And even then, the first thing Bruce tells Edward in response to the presentation is to set up an appointment and bring him a full set of technical schematics for the Box. Had Edward not demanded an immediate answer from Bruce, thus forcing him to speak his mind, there is a possibility that something could have been salvaged from the Box had Bruce looked into it further.
  • Bruce telling one of his HR employees to grant full death benefits to Stickley's family, even though Wayne Enterprises' policy denies benefits in cases of suicide.
  • Chase admitting to Batman that she's gotten over her childish crush and has feelings for another. Bruce feigns disappointment as the Bat, but smiles to himself (and the camera) once he turns away.
    • Then there's the moment where she figured out the truth when they kissed while Bruce tries to tell her as he explains his Dark and Troubled Past.
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  • Before Two-Face's death, the way he calls Bruce a friend before flipping his coin almost sounded like his humanity surfacing one final time.
    Batman: Aren't you forgetting something Harvey? Your coin. You were always two minds about everything.
    Two-Face: Yes, of course, you're right Bruce. Emotions always the enemy of true justice. Thank you. You've always been a good friend.
  • Batman finally accepting Dick Grayson as his new sidekick: Robin. The way the whole scene plays out makes it seem like all is finally right with the world.
  • Although it's presented much less effectively across the Burton and Schumacher films as it is in The Dark Knight Trilogy, the relationship between Batman and Commissioner Gordon is at its very best across the four films here; Batman blasting through the Riddler's projection over the Batsignal and giving Gordon a thumbs up to let him know everything will be okay, and Gordon cheering him on as he heads for the final showdown. It's a really brief but awesome payoff to the "He gave us the signal!" moment in the 1989 film.
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  • The Deleted Scene in the Batcave with Bruce finding his father's journal and discovering that he wasn't responsible for his parents' death.
  • "Young men with a mind for revenge need little encouragement; they need guidance." Alfred knows what he's talking about. And he hopes that Bruce, acting as a mentor to this new troubled lad, will give him, if not new responsibilities and priorities that will distract him from his mission as Batman, at least some perspective.
  • Alfred is nothing but encouraging to Dick throughout the movie. When the young Grayson sadly asks Alfred to throw his Flying Grayson costume away, Alfred instead puts it away, telling him that "broken wings mend in time" and that "one day Robin will fly again". The faithful butler also mentions near the end of the film that he took the liberty of making Dick his new Robin suit.
  • Dick calls Alfred 'Al'. This continues in the next movie.