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YMMV / The Batman vs. Dracula

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  • Captain Obvious Reveal: Wow, Alucard is Dracula? You don't say.
  • Critical Research Failure: In this movie, Dracula had a bride at one point named Carmilla, which is actually the name of a lesbian vampire.
  • Foe Yay: Four little words…
    Vampire!Joker: Batsy… You complete me.
  • Inferred Holocaust: Vampire Joker and Batman have a brawl in a blood bank, Joker drinking gallons of it and even more being spilled in the process. Considering blood supplies are in short enough supply in the real world, that means hundreds, if not thousands, died because of lack of transfusions.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • This wouldn't be the last time the Joker told Batman "You complete me."
    • It also wouldn't be the last time Batman gives some of his own blood to Joker in order to cure him of a type of virus. Something very similar to that happens in the Batman: Europa comic and Batman: Arkham City.
    • In this film, Peter Stormare voices Dracula, and one of his main goals is to resurrect his dead bride Carmilla. Stormare would later play yet another vampire character named Godbrand in the animated series Castlevania (2017); in which he is (ironically) not only a high-ranking minion serving under Dracula, but is also attracted to another vampiress named Carmilla.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Dracula himself is a dastardly charming creature of the night who seeks to conquer Gotham and resurrect the love of his life, Camilla Karnstein. Immediately turning several people to his zombie slaves upon being accidentally revived, Dracula secretly spreads his army by luring various people into traps that allow him to increase his vampiric zombie numbers. Turning Penguin into a guide and servant, infiltrating an upper class party under the guise of "Dr. Alucard," and decimating an entire squad of police, Dracula bests even Batman in combat near-effortlessly, outdoing the Dark Knight's anti-vampire tactics with ease. After using Joker as a distraction so he can kidnap Vicki Vale as a sacrifice to resurrect Camilla, Dracula hopes once more be united with his lover and together rule over Gotham as a dark king and queen.
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  • Narm: The "reveal" that Alucard spelled backwards is… DRACULA!
  • Older Than They Think: Much, much older. One of the earliest ever Batman villains was actually a vampire called "The Monk", whose debut and storyline was in 1939, soon after Batman's debut, and nearly a year before even The Joker's debut.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: It's hard not to feel bad for Vampire!Joker after Batman brings him back to the Batcave, where he starts going through what basically amounts to withdrawal symptoms due to his compulsive need to feed. Batman feels sorry enough for him to give him a few bags of his own blood to sustain him.
    Vampire!Joker: *pathetically, curled up in a shivering ball on the floor of his cell* Have mercy on a sad clown...
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: While still made for general audiences, the movie is considerably darker and bloodier than the The Batman series its based on. Toonami even mistakenly gave it a TV-Y7 rating during its first airing and only later upgraded it to a (much better fitting) TV-PG.


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