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YMMV / Batman: The Animated Series E22 "Joker's Favor"

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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Charlie Collins, a white collar worker who was tormented by the Joker, only to turn the tables on him and make him BEG FOR BATMAN.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Compare the Joker's behavior towards Charlie Collins over a minor incident to how modern day internet trolls often stalk, harass and even threaten their targets, which often results from the troll becoming severely offended over a minor issue.
    • Charlie Collin's Heroic Heelization Speech is horribly right, because Batman will not be the one who brings out Joker's demise:
      Charlie Collins: ... I found this blown out of the van. (reveals a Joker bomb) This is how it ends, Joker. No big schemes. No grand fight to the finish with the Dark Knight.
      • "Kinda funny. Ironic, really." Looks like Tim destroyed a man's dream.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In Batman: Arkham Knight, that's how Batman finally "kills" the Joker once and for all — making him a nobody and forgetting him. It's strongly implied that The Joker fears being a nobody to Batman.
  • Memetic Badass: Charlie Collins starts off as a timid Extreme Doormat blackmailed into becoming the Joker's accomplice, before taking a level in badass at the end of the episode. How badass you may ask? Well, in the span of two minutes, he punched the Joker hard enough that he couldn't strike back, scared the hell out of the Joker, made the Joker actually call Batman for help, pranked the Joker and made Batman laugh.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Charlie Collins, the ordinary average joe who terrified the Joker, is highly beloved and the episode is considered one of the greatest Batman and Joker stories.


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