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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })The Dark Knight (2008) is the second entry in Christopher Nolan's Batman film trilogy, The Dark Knight Trilogy.A year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman (Christian Bale), Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) have achieved real success in taking down Gotham's organized crime by hitting the mob where it hurts: their money. The city's mob leaders become so afraid of Batman and what he represents that when a scarred psychopath in clown makeup shows up and offers to kill Batman, they hire him. But once he's backed by the mob, The Joker (Heath Ledger) decides that simply killing Batman won't satisfy him. He aims to destroy Gotham City from the inside out, and part of his "plan" involves attempts to corrupt the city's two heroes (Batman and Harvey Dent) by making their lives hell until they snap...Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })The Dark Knight burst Out of the Ghetto, receiving an overwhelmingly positive critical reception as a serious drama — thanks in large part to the tour de force performances of its cast, notably the late Heath Ledger as The Joker. At its peak, the film was the second-highest-grossing film of all time in the United States (behind Titanic (1997)) and the fourth-highest worldwide (behind Titanic, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest). It also became the first comic book film to win an acting Academy Award when Heath Ledger posthumously won Best Supporting Actor.The title of this film — The Dark Knight — marks the first time a Batman film has not featured the character's name in the title.In 2020, it got inducted into National Film Registry.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })Followed by the third and final part in the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises.
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Artistic License – Gun Safety: This one actually pertains to grenades; the Joker threatens the mob meeting with a coat featuring a bunch of grenades with their pins attached to a string. Grenade pins won't be able to be set off so easily; multiple steps are required in order to successfully pull the pin out, including holding down the safety lever and then releasing it after pulling the pin. Then again, we are talking about the Joker. He could've modified the grenades' pins so that they would come out easier or knew that the appearance of the grenades alone would be enough to scare the mobsters shitless.
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Secret Identity
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Secret Identity: Deconstructed; Batman cannot keep his secret from everyone, which leads to problems. In addition to the ones who found out in Batman Begins, accountant Coleman Reese discovers Where He Gets All Those Wonderful Toys and intends to blackmail Bruce Wayne, but is dissuaded by Lucius Fox. When he tries to sell Batman's Secret Identity, he discovers that the Joker is not happy with the secret being made public. He is saved by Batman and might be ashamed enough to become a Secret Keeper.
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Retired Badass
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Retired Badass: Alfred apparently did some military spec-ops work some time before being Bruce's butler, providing him with anecdotal experience concerning the Joker's MO. The story also goes to hint at a rather dark side to the generally pleasant and amiable sophisticate:
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Tragedy
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Tragedy: Harvey Dent's fall into the Despair Event Horizon, an ending that almost borders on being a downer, heroes performing actions that are questionable - Knight certainly shows traits of this genre, thought its a more hopeful example than most of its ilk.
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Anyone Can Die
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Anyone Can Die: The Dark Knight plays this for all it's worth with the deaths of Rachel and Harvey Dent, AKA Two-Face.
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Gatling Good
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Gatling Good: Bruce Wayne conducts a ballistics test using a Gatling gun with a different kind of bullet in each barrel. There is absolutely no reason to have this other than Rule of Cool and Screw the Rules, I Have Money! which entirely fits Wayne's persona.
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Escort Distraction
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Escort Distraction: A weird variation where the escorted person is the distraction, rather than those who are escorting. Harvey Dent pretends to unmask himself as the Batman and is taken into custody, knowing that the Joker will try to kill him during the transport. This allows the real Batman to go after the Joker and protect Dent long enough for a disguised Lieutenant Gordon to capture the clown before the Batman can be unmasked for real.
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Correlation/Causation Gag
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Correlation/Causation Gag: Two boys are mime-shooting imaginary guns at cars on the street. Suddenly, there's an explosion where they were aiming, making it seem as though they caused it.
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Bloodless Carnage
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Bloodless Carnage: Despite the brutality, there is very little blood (in order to preserve the PG-13 rating). Pencil trick and all.
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Card-Carrying Villain
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Card-Carrying Villain: Played with. Although The Joker never calls himself "evil" or "a villain", he styles himself an "Agent Of Chaos", describes all his heinous acts with a grin & smile, and intentionally positions himself as a foil to the heroic Batman and Dent. Also, he actually has a card.
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Diabolus ex Nihilo
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Diabolus ex Nihilo: The Joker comes out of nowhere. Even the stories he tells about his past completely contradict each other.
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Dragon-in-Chief
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Dragon-in-Chief: The Joker offers to work as The Dragon for the mob to take out Batman, but he really wants to use their resources to bring chaos to the streets and become Batman's archenemy. In fact, he believes Gotham deserves a far better class of criminal than the mob... which is why later on he violently takes over.
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I Will Show You X: During an argument between a witness on the stand and Harvey Dent: Even more, this scene is a nod back to how Two-Face was created in the original comics.
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Trailers Always Spoil: Many people knew Gordon wasn't Killed Off for Real because of the Joker's trailer line of "Good eeeevening, Commissioner." Gordon hadn't yet been made commissioner at the time of his supposed 'death'. Also, we see Gordon smash the Bat-Signal in the final trailer, something that hadn't happened at that time in the film. Although it wasn't exactly guaranteed, it was pretty doubtful that Gordon was going to die before he became Commissioner.
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Crosses the Line Twice
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The Joker blocks a stretch of road with a fire truck...that's on fire. A fire truck, get it? Just another way the Joker Crosses the Line Twice.
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Villain Opening Scene: The movie begins with the Joker and his goons robbing a mob bank. And the Joker ripping off all of his clown accomplices by tricking them into shooting each other.
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Darker and Edgier
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Darker and Edgier: The Dark Knight is arguably the darkest film adaptation of Batman to date, let alone The Dark Knight Trilogy series.
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Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: The Joker explains how he broke Harvey Dent.
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Metallicar Syndrome: Mentioned when Bruce needs to go rescue someone in daylight, and Alfred asks if he'll be taking the Batpod.
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Tempting Fate
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Tempting Fate: During the Lower Wacker Drive section of the car chase, the Joker rakes the armored transport with a machine pistol and a shotgun. Harvey Dent asks the SWAT officer riding in back with him if the vehicle is bulletproof against such hits. The officer replies, "He's going to need something a lot bigger to get through this!" Cue the Joker's henchmen handing their boss a rocket launcher. Maroni saying of the Joker: "Some two-bit whack-job. Wears a cheap purple suit and make-up. He's not the problem. He's a nobody". Hohoho if they only knew back then... "My dogs are hong-gray! Pity there is only one of you..." Commissioner Loeb says, "You're unlikely to discover this for yourself..." before giving Gordon some advice on what it's like to be a police commissioner. Moments later he's dead, whereupon Gordon is made police commissioner.
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Your Mom
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Your Grandma: "If we don't deal with this now..... soon, (motions to Gambol) little... uh, Gambol here won't be able to get a nickel for his grandma."
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A Scar to Remember
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A Scar to Remember: Narrowly averted twice, both concerning the Joker: The Joker poises a knife at the inner cheek of a man who ordered a hit on him, as he recounts (one version of) how he got his own Glasgow Grin. Though we expect to see the man get the same grin cut into him, the slash of the knife somehow simply makes him fall down dead. The Joker recounts another version of his Glasgow Grin backstory to Rachel Dawson, presumably before she gets the same grin cut into her. She kicks him away, however, and sends the Joker on a hammed-up response just long enough for Batman to swoop in and save her...for now.
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Villain Team-Up
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Villain Team-Up: The Joker and Two-Face... ssssssssorta. Harvey hates Joker with a passion, but the Joker is the one who pushes Dent into villainy, and the Joker uses Two-Face to sow extra chaos and divert the Gotham PD's attention long enough to set up his next major "social experiment".
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Right Behind Me: "Don't tell me it's Wayne. The guy's a complete f--"
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Exactly What I Aimed At: The Joker thinks Batman missed during the standoff between the Batpod and the Joker's semi-truck on LaSalle Street when Batman drives away. Then the tow cable Batman attached to the front of the truck flips the whole thing 180 degrees straight up and over.
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Not-So-Harmless Villain
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Maroni saying of the Joker: "Some two-bit whack-job. Wears a cheap purple suit and make-up. He's not the problem. He's a nobody". Hohoho if they only knew back then...
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Sheep in Sheep's Clothing
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Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: Harvey Dent is first presented as a awesome and incorruptible crusader for justice, and is a romantic rival to Bruce Wayne. Especially since everyone knows he becomes Two-Face, the obviously... well, obvious assumption would be that he's hiding a dark, corrupt side to his character. Turns out... he isn't. He really was the great guy he seemed to be (at least until he was Driven to Villainy). In the novelization, Bruce/Batman is shown investigating Dent, believing him to be too good to be true, and all he finds is that Dent hides the fact that he had an unhappy childhood with a cruelly abusive father.
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Genre Shift: The Dark Knight has much more in common with crime dramas and thrillers than with straight-up superhero films, and it abandons the elements of adventure and mysticism that Batman Begins used heavily.
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Poisonous Captive
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Poisonous Captive: The Joker continues to play mind games with the police while in a cell.
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Likewise the use of lightly-irradiated bills to trace money is an old trick, used by the East German Stasi among others, though not used now due to concerns about No OSHA Compliance.
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All There in the Manual
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All There in the Manual: The novel clears up a few details about the movie, such as making it possible to understand Dent's Knight Templar tendencies. Bruce is skeptical that Dent could have a skeleton-free closet, and decides to do some digging. What he finds is that Dent's father was a police officer who abused his mother, and whenever the police were called, they'd look the other way. Eventually, Dent's father killed his mother while he was away at school. This explains Harvey's initial distrust with Gordon at the beginning due to Gordon having dirty cops in his special unit (like Wuertz and Ramirez, to be specific). Bruce eventually realizes he's been digging so hard because he's jealous. Etc. The ARG also fills in a ton of details for what took place between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
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Unreliable Narrator
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Unreliable Narrator: The Joker, naturally.
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Artistic License – Biology
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Artistic License – Biology: Despite what Batman and Maroni believe, a fall from that height could definitely have killed him. Surviving with broken legs is incredibly lucky (in fact he could have been permanently crippled the way he landed), as death was a very real possibility. At the climax, the Joker is thrown off a building to stop him from detonating the bombs in the ferries; Batman, being Batman, saves his laughing ass by using the grappel gun to snatch him. Judging by how fast he was falling, he should've ended up like Gwen Stacy after stopping so fast; at bare minimum, the leg that the grapple gun attaches to should've snapped in half.
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Gone Horribly Right
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Gone Horribly Right: When Harvey Two-Face flips his coin for Gordon's son, Batman tackles him in an effort to subdue him—and succeeds in subduing him permanently with a miscalculation of force, resulting in a fall that seriously injures his leg and kills Harvey. The mob hires the Joker to the tune of half their collective money to get rid of the Batman. While the Joker successfully puts Batman on his heels, it comes at the cost of not just terrorizing the whole city, but also destroying the established mob unit from within, out of Joker's disdain of money being the mob's only motivation for power.
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Never Trust a Trailer
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Never Trust a Trailer: Pre-release material presented the Bat-Pod as one of Batman's newly developed toys. It's actually the Tumbler's emergency ejection system.
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World of Badass
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World of Badass: The film presents a Batman at the height of his power, being able to extract a criminal entrenched inside a skyscraper from halfway across the globe, and a Joker who is very good with weapons and able to at least match Batman with some very crazy stunts. Supporting characters such as Harvey Dent and Jim Gordon are more than capable to hold their own, non-action ones like Alfred and Lucius are very dominating, and even minor characters like the bank manager are deadly.
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Underestimating Badassery
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Underestimating Badassery: Batman underestimates the Joker throughout most of the film, right from the start when he blithely dismisses him with "One man or the entire mob? He can wait." Naturally, this comes back to bite him in the ass. Joker underestimates the resolve of the people of Gotham at the end, and he's not happy about it.
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Scare Chord
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Scare Chord: The Joker's leitmotif, a strident violin piece that feels and sounds almost like the droning of an insect swarm.
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 The Dark Knight / int_1b65dfad
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The Cameo
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The Cameo: US Senator Patrick Leahy shows up (the avowed lifelong fan's third such appearance to date) and defiantly says to the Joker, "we're not intimidated by thugs!" Now that is a campaign platform. He is also in The Dark Knight Rises where his cameo establishes him to be a Wayne Enterprises board member. In-universe, Gordon's daughter (only credited as such) is briefly seen.
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 The Dark Knight / int_1bb7211b
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The Hyena
 The Dark Knight / int_1bb7211b
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The Hyena: The Joker
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 The Dark Knight / int_1c445e86
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Poor Communication Kills
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It's a relatively minor but still tragic instance of Poor Communication Kills: Bruce assumes she was going to leave Harvey for him.
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 The Dark Knight / int_1c4e3202
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The Spook
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The Spook: Both Batman and The Joker.
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Reality Ensues
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Reality Ensues: Batman's actions during the first movie come back with this one. At the beginning, Gotham's criminals pick up on the fact that Batman is only effective through his stealth and surprise. The Chechen realizes this and brings along his dogs to give him an early warning. Batman's tools need money and development, and no matter how carefully you hide it, there will be a paper trail. Coleman Reese, an accountant for Wayne Enterrprises, finds out Bruce is Batman simply by going through files on how Bruce's money is spent, and locating the blueprints for the Tumbler in the company's archives. This knowledge, however, doesn't do him any good because, as Lucius points out, Reese is attempting to blackmail one of the richest men in the world, who is also a ruthless vigilante that puts hardened criminals in the hospital on a near nightly basis; There is no possible way this will end well for Reese, and he concedes. Once the criminals clue in that Batman has rules and find someone scarier than him, Maroni calls out the fact that no one will talk to Batman. Dirty cops just don't spring into being, as exemplified by Ramirez pointing out that her mother's hospital bills are why she turned. The superhero-story trope of "villain makes the hero choose which of two or more people to save" is not original to this film. But usually, the hero finds a way to Take a Third Option and save everyone. Not here.
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Stealth Pun
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Stealth Pun: The Joker blocks a stretch of road with a fire truck...that's on fire. A fire truck, get it? Just another way the Joker Crosses the Line Twice. By the end of the second act, the Batmobile had lost a wheel (the Batpod), and the Joker got away. During the trip to China: The final dilemma the Joker presents is similar to the Prisoner's Dilemma. One of the parties in the dilemma is a ferry full of convicts. Bruce Wayne drives a Lamborghini Murcielago. Murcielago is Spanish for "Bat".
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High-Altitude Interrogation
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High-Altitude Interrogation: Double Subverted. Maroni points out that the second-story isn't nearly high enough for him to be afraid of dying if dropped. Batman says he knows, then drops Maroni off the fire escape, fracturing Maroni's legs.
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Let Me Tell You a Story
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Let Me Tell You a Story: Bruce Wayne is trying to figure out The Joker's motivations. Alfred tells him this story:
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Prisoner's Dilemma
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The final dilemma the Joker presents is similar to the Prisoner's Dilemma. One of the parties in the dilemma is a ferry full of convicts.
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Deal with the Devil
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Deal with the Devil: Harvey Dent accuses Gordon of this for not getting rid of all the possibly corrupt officers Dent looked into, like Wuertz and Ramirez. The mob's decision to hire the Joker, which comes back to bite them later on. Even near the beginning, when the mobsters are confronting Scarecrow about the bad drugs he has sold them. The Chechen complains that his "customers" are now quivering wrecks, but Scarecrow snarkily points out that he never said his drugs offered pleasant trips.
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 The Dark Knight / int_2044af1
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Faceless Goons
 The Dark Knight / int_2044af1
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Faceless Goons: The Joker's clowns during the bank robbery (Grumpy, Chuckles, Happy, Dopey, and the bus driver) are never seen on-camera without their clown masks on. It's revealed that Gordon faked his death to protect himself from the Joker. He comes back disguised as the SWAT officer who drives the armored truck transporting Harvey Dent. Notice that for the duration of the chase, he has his balaclava raised and his goggles lowered to hide his identity, and he doesn't say a word because doing so would give him away.
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Powerful and Helpless
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Powerful and Helpless: The Joker mocks Batman while on the receiving end of a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to extract information on the location of Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes who have been kidnapped. He rightly points out that Batman can't achieve anything with all of his strength.
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Angry Guard Dog
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Angry Guard Dog: Batman is attacked by the Chechen's dogs twice, and both times has difficulty fending them off. They have been clearly conditioned to be much angrier and hungrier than normal.
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NotWhatISignedUpFor
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Not What I Signed Up For: The SWAT officer riding shotgun in Harvey Dent's armored transport, after the Joker uses a bazooka to take out the pilot car in front of them. Why Maroni helps the cops in tracking the Joker in the end, noting that the "madness" of terror the Joker has gripped all of Gotham in was too much, when all he and the mob wanted was simply Batman out of their way.
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 The Dark Knight / int_21ec9741
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Exploited Trope
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Exploited Trope: Harvey Dent manages to take control of dramatic events at a trial and turn them to his advantage, effectively exploiting Courtroom Antics. An accused gangster tries to shoot him in the middle of the trial - Dent promptly punches and disarms him, stunning the entire court. When the judge calls for a recess, Dent hams it up: "Your honor, I'm not finished!"
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 The Dark Knight / int_21ef4ccd
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Good Is Not Dumb
 The Dark Knight / int_21ef4ccd
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Good Is Not Dumb: Batman is portrayed as such; most of the plot revolves around the Joker trying to get Batman to break his moral code and prove that, deep down, everybody is just like him and that Batman's idealism is misplaced.
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 The Dark Knight / int_222969af
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All There in the Script
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All There in the Script: The identities of the Joker's clowns in the bank heist, whose names you would only know through the script or through watching the scene with subtitles. The robbers are: Dopey: Alarm man (one of the two robbers who enters by rappeling on a cable from a vacant office across the street). Is shot in the back by Happy with a suppressed pistol. Happy: The guy who shoots Dopey, then runs downstairs and drills into the vault. As soon as the vault door unlocks, he is shot by Grumpy. Grumpy: The driver of the station wagon, entering through the lobby with Chuckles and Bozo. He is shot in the shoulder by the bank manager (as Bozo tricks the manager into using his last shotgun pellet). When Happy remarks that he was told to take out the alarm guy, Grumpy remarks that he was told something similar and shoots Happy. He then loads their satchels with money, and Bozo helps him place them by the door. When they're done, Grumpy draws his pistol and aims it at Bozo, believing that the Joker has Bozo to kill him after they load the cash, unaware that Bozo is the Joker. The Joker shrugs and says that actually, he kills the bus driver. Grumpy is confused, until seconds later, when a school bus bursts through the doors and runs over him. Chuckles: He is the guy riding shotgun with Grumpy when they pick up the Joker (as Bozo) on the street corner. When they enter, he announces their arrival by firing a sub-machine gun into the ceiling, then overpowers a guard. He is killed when the bank manager shoots him in the back with a sawed-off shotgun. The Joker (posing as Bozo): Handling crowd control, the Joker sticks primed grenades into the hostages' hands so they will be focused on holding on for dear life. He wounds the bank manager after tricking him into using his last round using a Glock 17 modified to fire full auto. After the school bus arrives, the Joker shoots and kills the driver, and finishes loading the money. As he is about to drive away, the bank manager asks him what he believes in. The Joker momentarily doubles back over to the manager, sticks a gas grenade in his mouth, and unmasks himself to reveal his clown makeup, before driving off. Averted with Bus Driver, as that is his only name in the script.
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 The Dark Knight / int_222dc873
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Black Comedy
 The Dark Knight / int_222dc873
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Black Comedy: Pretty much everything the Joker does means you could treat the movie as something like this. He's that good at it.
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Chekhov's Gun
 The Dark Knight / int_22cf536c
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And Batman's projectile scallops.
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 The Dark Knight / int_237404cc
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Ironic Echo
 The Dark Knight / int_237404cc
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Ironic Echo: Not as frequent as it was in Batman Begins, but there are some considerably impactful ones here. "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." "I am sure a businessman of your stature would understand." Repeated within the same scene. "I make my own luck", which Harvey says when he's about to try Sal Maroni, is echoed by Rachel saying, "you make your own luck" right before the car chase. Harvey's fundraiser is absolutely loaded with them, subtle though they may seem. Both Bruce and the Joker enter the party announcing that they're only just in time; both immediately ask "Where is Harvey Dent?" upon arriving; both spill champagne out of a glass, and so on and so forth.
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 The Dark Knight / int_23781532
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Ironic Name
 The Dark Knight / int_23781532
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Ironic Name: All the clowns in the opening bank robbery have one: "Dopey" is actually a competent alarm cracker, and is more familiar with the Joker than his partner, to the point where it's plausible he expects to be killed upon finishing his part of the job. "Happy" isn't especially jovial, and seems relatively low-key compared to the other robbers. "Chuckles" takes the job very seriously, and does a lot of shouting. "Grumpy" shows more of a sense of humor than the other robbers. "Bozo" is far from dumb, and turns out to be the Joker in disguise.
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 The Dark Knight / int_2473b050
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Fast-Roping
 The Dark Knight / int_2473b050
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Fast-Roping: The SWAT team raid on the Joker's HQ. Batman comes by later, and when he realizes that the hostages and captors have switched clothes, he uses the same rappel lines they used to to tie them up and knock them out.
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 The Dark Knight / int_2504772e
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Walking Spoiler
 The Dark Knight / int_2504772e
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Walking Spoiler: Played with. While Harvey Dent himself isn't this, his alter ego Two-Face more than qualifies.
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 The Dark Knight / int_25524784
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No-Holds-Barred Beatdown
 The Dark Knight / int_25524784
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No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: The last fight between Joker and Batman, with Joker using dogs, construction equipment and crowbars to beat the Dark Knight into the ground.
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Apathetic Citizens
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Apathetic Citizens: As Cracked points out, no one seems to care about the getaway bus crashing out of the bank after the Joker has just robbed it, even with all the bank-dust:
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 The Dark Knight / int_2633c91d
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SteelEardrums
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Steel Eardrums: The first driver of the semi truck has them when the Joker shoots the cop at the roadblock, who is standing by the driver's door, from the passenger's seat, with the bank manager's shotgun, firing no more than a few feet from that driver's ear. The driver is killed later on in the chase by shrapnel from the Tumbler, so we don't know if he was deafened enough to keep doing his job or not. When Harvey Dent is approaching the ambulance Thomas Schiff is in after the shooting at Loeb's eulogy, there is a gunshot from somewhere. You notice that Dent flinches, while all of the officers scatter and immediately grab their weapons, but curiously, the paramedic tending to Schiff's leg doesn't so much as flinch, unless he's got auditory exclusion.
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 The Dark Knight / int_26ac510e
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Mythology Gag
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Mythology Gag: A memorable line from the 1989 Batman movie is the Joker's remark that he wants "his face on the one-dollar bill." In Dark Knight's viral marketing campaign, Joker really did put his face on the one-dollar bill◊! Joker audaciously killing someone at a conference of all the city's biggest mobsters could be another reference to the 89 film (the mobsters are even multicultural). It also serves as a highlight to how different this Joker is from that one, since the means of death is a lot harder to laugh at. As in the 1989 Batman film, Joker once again kills a mobster with a quick impale of a writing utensil, proving once again the pen(cil) is "truly mightier than the sword". The Joker is thrown off a building, but survives this time. The Joker wearing a nurse costume is most likely a nod to a scrapped idea from Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, where the Joker was originally going to be dressed like Madonna. The only reason it wasn't used was because a cross-dressing villain was considered too silly. The Joker begging Batman to run him over with his Bat-Cycle is eerily similar to Jack Nicholson's Joker begging Michael Keaton's Batman to attack him from his Bat-Wing in Tim Burton's Batman (1989). In the film Bruce Wayne resides in a penthouse at Wayne Tower instead of Wayne Manor which is being reconstructed after the events of Batman Begins. Batman operated out of a secret underground bunker in Gotham City instead of the Batcave. In the comics Bruce Wayne left Wayne Manor and lived in a penthouse at the Wayne Foundation building and Batman from a secret sub-basement ("The Batbunker") from the late 60s to the early 80s. One of the most infamous parody nursery rhymes is referenced... The mask The Joker wears at the beginning of the movie. The pattern on it matches the makeup he wore when performing in an opera as a ruse to capture the S.S. Gotham in the old 1960s Adam West adaptation. The attempt to assassinate Dent in court might be a nod to Two-Face's Origin Story, where he was scarred by a mob boss throwing acid on him during a trial. Fox quips that the new Batsuit "should do fine against cats." A possible one to the Adam West Batman TV show: The mask that the Joker wears during the heist in the beginning is reminiscent of the clown mask the Joker wears in an episode where he performs as Pagliacci. The Joker shares the yellow teeth and black around his eyes like his BTAS version. Plus, his use of dogs maybe an allusion to his pet hyenas. The scene where the Joker burns a huge pile of mob money is probably a reference to Batman and Harvey Dent doing the same thing in The Long Halloween. The vigilantes who attack Scarecrow and the Chechen while dressed like Batman himself hearkens to The Dark Knight Returns, in which the Mutant Gang essentially switch sides after Batman defeats their leader and become "the Sons of the Batman".
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Two-Headed Coin
 The Dark Knight / int_27990757
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Two-Headed Coin: Played straight by Harvey; subverted when he becomes Two-Face and the coin gets marked on one side.
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 The Dark Knight / int_27f10418
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Impersonating an Officer
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Impersonating an Officer: How the Joker and a couple of his men get into the funeral procession for Commissioner Loeb to assassinate Mayor Garcia. They kidnap the seven man honor guard that is supposed to do the 21 round salute, tie them up to a column in an apartment overlooking the procession, then steal their uniforms and weapons, then head down for the procession. When Garcia finishes his eulogy, the fake honor guard starts the 21 round salute. Just after the second volley, in a split second Gordon sees the Joker and his men suddenly spin right and aim their rifles at the mayor. He immediately tackles the mayor to the ground just as the Joker fires, the bullet instead hitting Gordon in the chest. The assembled group immediately breaks formation and everyone runs every which way, causing chaos that allows the Joker and all of his men except for Thomas Schiff to escape.
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 The Dark Knight / int_2854b56d
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Uncertain Doom
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Uncertain Doom: Grumpy gets hit by a flying piece of furniture when the school bus smashes the bank entrance. Wether he's killed or knocked out remains unclear. Similarly, we never learn if Maroni survives his car crash. It's stated that Two-Face killed four people, but we only learn of the deaths of two, and even if Maroni were counted, that would only make three.
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 The Dark Knight / int_28e79337
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Stepping Out for a Quick Cup of Coffee
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Stepping Out for a Quick Cup of Coffee: Gordon plays this straight when he lets Batman interrogate the Joker.
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Bilingual Bonus
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Bruce Wayne drives a Lamborghini Murcielago. Murcielago is Spanish for "Bat".
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 The Dark Knight / int_2a02e5c9
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Guile Hero
 The Dark Knight / int_2a02e5c9
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Guile Hero: Harvey Dent because of his political status and indirect, mostly non-violent means. Continues even after he goes on a killing spree, as he consistently manages to use misdirection and quick thinking to get to his targets.
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The Dreaded
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The Dreaded: The Joker is even more feared than Batman. Even when the mob bosses thought he was working for them, they were still too terrified of him to rat him out.
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 The Dark Knight / int_2b32a3a1
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Under the Truck
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Under the Truck: Not a chase scene, since the Joker is coming at Batman head on in a truck, while Batman races towards him on the Batpod in the Loop. However Batman fires two towing cables that hit the truck and then proceeds to weave in and out between the wheels of the trailer to tie it up. Because the Batpod is built low to the ground and the truck is quite high off the ground, he doesn't need to slide, just drive normally.
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Analogy Backfire
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Analogy Backfire: When talking about Batman's necessity:
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type
Trespassing to Talk
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comment
Trespassing to Talk: The Joker manages to sneak into a heavily guarded meeting of mob bosses, makes a pencil disappear, and makes an offer to kill Batman for them.
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The Dark Knight / int_2bfabe7
 The Dark Knight / int_2c1f1138
type
He Who Fights Monsters
 The Dark Knight / int_2c1f1138
comment
He Who Fights Monsters: Two-Face lampshades this: "You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." Lucius directly invokes this when Bruce turns Lucius's sonar tech into an eavesdropping tool across the whole city. When Bruce protests this is the best way to capture the Joker, Lucius is unmoved and asks bluntly "At what cost?"
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 The Dark Knight / int_2d4fa515
type
Ax-Crazy
 The Dark Knight / int_2d4fa515
comment
Ax-Crazy: The Joker is the epitome of this. True to his twisted behavior, Joker is a horrific Sadist who's very open to the idea of senseless violence, and frequently kills or tries to kill people over petty excuses or just For the Evulz. When he's searched by the police, they find a whole lot of things that are already knives.
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 The Dark Knight / int_2d6f00e4
type
Psycho for Hire
 The Dark Knight / int_2d6f00e4
comment
Psycho for Hire: The Joker, with the emphasis on "psycho", since he doesn't really stay in the employ of the mob for long. He's definitely in it for the psycho part, though.
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 The Dark Knight / int_2d8da79
type
Clueless Aesop
 The Dark Knight / int_2d8da79
comment
Clueless Aesop: The film ends with Alfred, Bruce, and Gordon all concluding that sometimes a symbol matters more than the man behind the symbol, even if you have to take ethically troublesome steps to protect its power. Alfred's story of the Burmese bandit lampshades the ethically troublesome part. It didn't work out quite as well as they hoped...
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The Dark Knight / int_2d8da79
 The Dark Knight / int_2e8441c9
type
The Bad Guy Wins
 The Dark Knight / int_2e8441c9
comment
The Bad Guy Wins: Even after all that Batman and Commissioner Gordon did to stop the Joker's mayhem, The Joker proves that even the most noble of men (namely Harvey) can be twisted and their moral code turned to evil. A secondary objective of the Joker was to make Batman break his "one rule" (Batman does not kill). In the end, Batman is forced to break that rule by killing Harvey Dent to save Gordon's family.
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The Dark Knight / int_2e8441c9
 The Dark Knight / int_2e8875f0
type
Misplaced Retribution
 The Dark Knight / int_2e8875f0
comment
Misplaced Retribution: Harvey doesn't just give his 50-50 execution judgement to everyone involved in destroying his life, he goes after Gordon, and plans to kill Gordon's son to show the cop how it feels to lose the thing you love most.
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The Dark Knight / int_2e8875f0
 The Dark Knight / int_2ee59bb1
type
Never Be a Hero
 The Dark Knight / int_2ee59bb1
comment
Never Be a Hero: Lampshaded with the Batman copycats.
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The Dark Knight / int_2ee59bb1
 The Dark Knight / int_3036294e
type
Scary Black Man
 The Dark Knight / int_3036294e
comment
Also a inverted version is pulled by the Scary Black Man on the ferry during the finale, when he asks the Warden for the detonator to the other boat.
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The Dark Knight / int_3036294e
 The Dark Knight / int_313e9485
type
Hero with Bad Publicity
 The Dark Knight / int_313e9485
comment
Hero with Bad Publicity: Batman himself at the end of the movie.
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 The Dark Knight / int_316e9da2
type
Memetic Mutation
 The Dark Knight / int_316e9da2
comment
For Bruce, it's any indication Rachel is in danger. When Joker reveals he has not only Harvey hostage, but Rachel too, Batman completely snaps. Bruce proceeds to smash the clown's head straight into a glass window, and then keeps punching him in the face while screaming "WHERE ARE THEY?"
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 The Dark Knight / int_319e4a2f
type
Even Evil Has Standards
 The Dark Knight / int_319e4a2f
comment
Ironically enough, later on Maroni himself gives information about the Joker to Gordon when he believes the Joker is going too far for even his own fear of him to get in the way.
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 The Dark Knight / int_31a2a33c
type
Stuff Blowing Up
 The Dark Knight / int_31a2a33c
comment
Stuff Blowing Up: The Joker really likes building bombs.
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 The Dark Knight / int_31f7c194
type
Super Window Jump
 The Dark Knight / int_31f7c194
comment
Super Window Jump: In Hong Kong, Batman jumps from the top of a skyscraper, glides for dozens of meters and then enters Lau's building smashing through the glass window. Downplayed in the final battle at the unfinished Prewitt Building, where Batman does the same entrance but there is no glass, only a plastic panel.
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The Dark Knight / int_31f7c194
 The Dark Knight / int_326a44a1
type
Create Your Own Villain
 The Dark Knight / int_326a44a1
comment
Create Your Own Villain: Discussed.
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The Dark Knight / int_326a44a1
 The Dark Knight / int_3322dd48
type
Hollywood Law
 The Dark Knight / int_3322dd48
comment
Hollywood Law: Local district attorneys cannot charge RICO offenses. Not even the local US Attorneys can; it has to come directly from the Department of Justice. Dent's mass-trial would also count, but the movie points out that he doesn't expect it to succeed and it's only proceeding because of his local stature. Lau flees to Hong Kong so that he's out of Harvey Dent's jurisdiction and the Chinese won't extradite him. Although it's a moot point since Batman's the one who captures him, Lau is sadly mistaken: Hong Kong has a completely separate legal system from the rest of China and it does have an extradition agreement with the United States. Mainland China will not extradite its own citizens (see Article 8(1) of Extradition Law of the People's Republic of China) but it will try its own citizens for overseas crimes, which can be a bad thing because China has the death penalty and some states don't.
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The Dark Knight / int_3322dd48
 The Dark Knight / int_3346f944
type
Not Worth Killing
 The Dark Knight / int_3346f944
comment
Not Worth Killing: Eventually, the Joker starts thinking this about Batman. Batman himself sees all criminals as this, considering that he has one rule to live by, but he especially believes this about the Joker, who is hellbent on causing him to break that one rule.
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 The Dark Knight / int_3373a2e3
type
 The Dark Knight / int_3373a2e3
comment
"Stop the Hero" Twist: When Batman heads to confront the Joker, he discovers the villain has disguised his goons as prisoners and the prisoners as goons, meaning the SWAT units going in will likely shoot the wrong people. He thus takes a detour to punching out the SWAT cops before they can do any harm.
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 The Dark Knight / int_34dcfc96
type
Kick the Dog
 The Dark Knight / int_34dcfc96
comment
Kick the Dog: Joker gets Dent's face burned and his girlfriend killed. He then shows up to Dent's hospital bed to say "Hey, it's your own damn fault for thinking there's such a thing as Order in the first place" to add insult to injury. And yet, it serves to give Harvey a new reason to live.
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 The Dark Knight / int_36e63b81
type
Rule of Cool
 The Dark Knight / int_36e63b81
comment
Rule of Cool: Despite having half of his face burned off, Harvey Dent doesn't seem to have much trouble speaking, and his facial motions are apparently unaffected.
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The Dark Knight / int_36e63b81
 The Dark Knight / int_37556e5e
type
Death by Transceiver
 The Dark Knight / int_37556e5e
comment
Death by Transceiver: Harvey and Rachel get to share this, with Harvey hearing Rachel's death. Of course, this is the whole reason they had transceivers in the first place.
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The Dark Knight / int_37556e5e
 The Dark Knight / int_381855db
type
Five-Second Foreshadowing
 The Dark Knight / int_381855db
comment
"Is that a...phone?"
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The Dark Knight / int_381855db
 The Dark Knight / int_38d02d44
type
Batman Gambit
 The Dark Knight / int_38d02d44
comment
Batman Gambit: Pulled off more frequently and effectively by The Joker than Batman himself. During the interrogation scene, he pushes Batman's buttons enough by revealing that he's got both Harvey and Rachel stashed away and Batman will have to choose which one to save. In his panic, Batman never even considers that The Joker is lying about who is where. Earlier, The Joker's plan to kill Grumpy required him to be standing at precisely the right spot, at precisely the right time, and the bus to back into the bank just so. Harvey Dent of all people pulls one using the Trope Namer himself: he pretends to be Batman and turns himself in, knowing that Joker's crew would come after him during the prisoner transfer and the real Batman would stop them.
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The Dark Knight / int_38d02d44
 The Dark Knight / int_392372f9
type
Actor Allusion
 The Dark Knight / int_392372f9
comment
Actor Allusion: After what Gambol went through with the Joker, Michael Jai White still hates clowns. Nestor Carbonell who played Mayor Garcia also played Batmanuel in The Tick (2001).
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The Dark Knight / int_392372f9
 The Dark Knight / int_394cc57e
type
You Did the Right Thing
 The Dark Knight / int_394cc57e
comment
You Did the Right Thing: In the dilemma that two ferries leaving Gotham to avoid the Joker's supposed takeover, one filled with prisoners and the other with innocent civilians, have the detonator to blow up the opposite ferry under a time limit where the penalty of indecision would be them both blowing up; Ginty, the prisoner among many prisoners on the prisoner ferry, after demanding that the detonator to the civilian ferry be handed over to him, instead of detonating it primarily to save his own life, he instead throws it out an open window into the water at the expense that the prisoner ferry could not blow up the civilian ferry, and that it could be blown up instead. This shows that he probably believes the lives of the prisoners, including him, is not worth choosing over the lives of innocent civilians.
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The Dark Knight / int_394cc57e
 The Dark Knight / int_3a9eb947
type
SpiritualSequel
 The Dark Knight / int_3a9eb947
comment
Spiritual Sequel: To the John Ford western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. A menacing, outlandishly dressed, extremely violent criminal terrorizes a town/city, with the soul of the community/nation at stake. Can the clean-cut lawyer deal with lawlessness and disorder or is it down to the vigilante to just straight up murder the monster clown?
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The Dark Knight / int_3a9eb947
 The Dark Knight / int_3ae6199a
type
Psychopathic Manchild
 The Dark Knight / int_3ae6199a
comment
Psychopathic Manchild: Just as an accountant was about to give in to one of Joker's earlier threats (reveal the identity of Batman or people die) he goes on TV to announce that he changed his mind, that he decides that a world without Batman would be too boring, and that if said accountant was not killed in less than an hour, that he would blow up a hospital.
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The Dark Knight / int_3ae6199a
 The Dark Knight / int_3b570d13
type
Eyes Are Unbreakable
 The Dark Knight / int_3b570d13
comment
Eyes Are Unbreakable: Despite Harvey having everything around the eye burned off including the eyelid, to the point of exposing the bone at the edge of the eye socket, the eye itself appears entirely undamaged.
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The Dark Knight / int_3b570d13
 The Dark Knight / int_3bc88a7f
type
Foregone Conclusion
 The Dark Knight / int_3bc88a7f
comment
Foregone Conclusion: Harvey Dent has been a major part of the Batman mythos for over 60 years, so the question isn't whether or not he'll become Two-Face, it's if it'll happen in this movie or the next. It happens in this one.
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The Dark Knight / int_3bc88a7f
 The Dark Knight / int_3cb1d38d
type
Bad Boss
 The Dark Knight / int_3cb1d38d
comment
Bad Boss: The Joker will order you killed as soon as you do your part of a robbery, make you kill your friends with a broken pool cue as an "initiation", stick a cell-phone triggered bomb in your stomach, or just burn you alive on top of a pile of money if he thinks it'll be fun.
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 The Dark Knight / int_3d4d3dc9
type
Humans Are Bastards
 The Dark Knight / int_3d4d3dc9
comment
Humans Are Bastards: The Joker believes that, deep down, everyone is just as horrible and ugly as he is, and that when they're pushed far enough, anyone will become a murdering psychopath. He just sees himself as one of the few smart and brave enough not to hide it.
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 The Dark Knight / int_3eee0728
type
Captain Obvious
 The Dark Knight / int_3eee0728
comment
Captain Obvious: The cop in the passenger seat of the paddy wagon has this role. Obviously justified, since the audience would have noticed if Gordon started talking.
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The Dark Knight / int_3eee0728
 The Dark Knight / int_3f267047
type
Voiceover Letter
 The Dark Knight / int_3f267047
comment
Voiceover Letter: Rachel's "Dear John" Letter to Bruce that we see Alfred reading is voiced out by Rachel herself.
 The Dark Knight / int_3f267047
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The Dark Knight / int_3f267047
 The Dark Knight / int_402140eb
type
Why Am I Ticking?
 The Dark Knight / int_402140eb
comment
Why Am I Ticking?: The Joker orchestrates a prison break with a cell-phone bomb, which is sewn inside the body of an inmate very crudely. He did promise the man he'd make the voices go away.
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The Dark Knight / int_402140eb
 The Dark Knight / int_40bb59d0
type
Blatant Lies
 The Dark Knight / int_40bb59d0
comment
Blatant Lies: The scene where Gordon talks to Harvey Dent in Dent's office, and Gordon is trying his best to alleviate any association between himself and Batman: Batman is bouncing the Joker off the walls of his cell. The cops cast a worried look at Gordon.
 The Dark Knight / int_40bb59d0
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The Dark Knight / int_40bb59d0
 The Dark Knight / int_40cc0c7e
type
Bittersweet Ending
 The Dark Knight / int_40cc0c7e
comment
Bittersweet Ending: Bordering on Downer Ending. The good news? The Joker is finally defeated. Unfortunately, both Rachel and Harvey are dead, and Batman is left to take the blame for the murders Harvey committed after he crossed the Despair Event Horizon.
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The Dark Knight / int_40cc0c7e
 The Dark Knight / int_40d15d7a
type
Spoiler Cover
 The Dark Knight / int_40d15d7a
comment
Spoiler Cover: The trilogy collection has Dent as Two Face on the cover. Not really a huge surprise for anyone who is familiar with the comics, but he spends much more of the movie as Harvey Dent than as Two Face.
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The Dark Knight / int_40d15d7a
 The Dark Knight / int_4127eb1
type
Shut Up, Hannibal!
 The Dark Knight / int_4127eb1
comment
Shut Up, Hannibal!: Batman to the Joker.
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The Dark Knight / int_4127eb1
 The Dark Knight / int_4130657a
type
Cincinnatus
 The Dark Knight / int_4130657a
comment
Cincinnatus: Discussed when Harvey Dent compares Batman to the Roman tradition of appointing a dictator in times of crisis.
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 The Dark Knight / int_4160410d
type
Damsel in Distress
 The Dark Knight / int_4160410d
comment
Damsel in Distress: Rachel.
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The Dark Knight / int_4160410d
 The Dark Knight / int_43c77dd9
type
Hellish Copter
 The Dark Knight / int_43c77dd9
comment
Hellish Copter: During the car chase, two of the Joker's clowns crash a police helicopter by launching grappling cables from opposite sides of LaSalle Street, which the chopper's rotors get ensnared in.
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 The Dark Knight / int_443b78cd
type
Tranquil Fury
 The Dark Knight / int_443b78cd
comment
Tranquil Fury: At the end, when his attempt to prove that everyone in Gotham is at core vile and self-centered goes wrong, in contrast to his previous antics the Joker goes very, very still and his voice becomes a low growl.
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 The Dark Knight / int_447d9e50
type
Xanatos Speed Chess
 The Dark Knight / int_447d9e50
comment
Xanatos Speed Chess: Batman has to play an insane game in the film's final minutes. Disguised Hostage Gambit with multiple SWAT teams bursting in all over the place. Batman has to quickly incapacitate SWAT teams so they don't kill the hostages-disguised-as-Joker-thugs, and take out the real Joker thugs at the same time. There are also police snipers targeting the disguised hostages. He ends up having to use his grapple hook in creative ways to knock over hostages to get them out of line of sight while at the same time getting to floors he needs to be on, blow the floor up beneath SWAT teams and thugs with his bomb launcher, and use the SWAT teams' own grapple ropes to tie them together and then suspend them over the side of the building. All this thought up and implemented on the fly within a time span of two minutes.
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The Dark Knight / int_447d9e50
 The Dark Knight / int_44fc28e8
type
Honor Before Reason
 The Dark Knight / int_44fc28e8
comment
Honor Before Reason: As usual, Batman is unwilling to kill the Joker despite the fact that he's a horrible psychopathic monster who hurts and kills people for fun, albeit in an effort to prove that the system works and that not everyone is as terrible as Joker makes them out to be.
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 The Dark Knight / int_454fd2d
type
Bang, Bang, BANG
 The Dark Knight / int_454fd2d
comment
Bang, Bang, BANG: The Joker uses a Glock 18 machine pistol in many of the scenes where he does shoot someone. It's well, except for the fact that the sound effect is actually that of a minigun. However, what is averted is that you do hear the natural clinking noise of shell casings hitting the ground.
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The Dark Knight / int_454fd2d
 The Dark Knight / int_4604fd4d
type
Worthy Opponent
 The Dark Knight / int_4604fd4d
comment
Worthy Opponent: Several observing SWAT give Batman an astonished non-verbal compliment when he takes out a full squad, with their own rappel lines, after being designated to be out the game.
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 The Dark Knight / int_46118dc5
type
Adult Fear
 The Dark Knight / int_46118dc5
comment
Adult Fear: The Joker and Two-Face were frightening enough on their own, but the part that was also creepy was the fact that, even after faking his own death, Commissioner Gordon still can't protect his own children—and Mrs. Gordon's response to the ploy!
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 The Dark Knight / int_469e3e2f
type
In-Universe
 The Dark Knight / int_469e3e2f
comment
An In-Universe one for Harvey Dent. As he lies in the hospital, he finds the lucky coin he gave Rachel the last time he saw her, left by the side of his bed. But his hopes that she's still alive are dashed when he turns the coin over... the other side's been charred by the explosion that killed her.
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The Dark Knight / int_469e3e2f
 The Dark Knight / int_46b80fa7
type
Eyebrow Waggle
 The Dark Knight / int_46b80fa7
comment
Eyebrow Waggle: Near the end of the interrogation sequence, the Joker does a brief one after he tells Batman "[...] you'll have to play my little game if you want to save one of them.", as if to highlight how he knows he's got Batman right where he wants him.
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The Dark Knight / int_46b80fa7
 The Dark Knight / int_46e53efd
type
Screams Like a Little Girl
 The Dark Knight / int_46e53efd
comment
Screams Like a Little Girl: Salvatore Maroni as he's dropped from the second floor by Batman.
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The Dark Knight / int_46e53efd
 The Dark Knight / int_48b01c26
type
Surveillance as the Plot Demands
 The Dark Knight / int_48b01c26
comment
Surveillance as the Plot Demands: The Bat-Cell-Phone-Sonar machine.
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The Dark Knight / int_48b01c26
 The Dark Knight / int_48da376b
type
Game Changer
 The Dark Knight / int_48da376b
comment
Game Changer: The Joker killing the Batman impersonators was cited by Bruce as crossing the line, while Alfred points out that him becoming Batman to begin with is what made the mob so desperate.
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The Dark Knight / int_48da376b
 The Dark Knight / int_49d59be9
type
Scenery Porn
 The Dark Knight / int_49d59be9
comment
Scenery Porn: They seem to show off a lot of downtown Chicago scenery in the car chase
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The Dark Knight / int_49d59be9
 The Dark Knight / int_49f20c6a
type
Gory Discretion Shot
 The Dark Knight / int_49f20c6a
comment
Gory Discretion Shot: When the Joker kills Gambol. From a shot of the the Joker holding a knife in Gambol's cheek, we get a split-second cut to a henchman's horrified expression, then a shot from the other side of the room as the Joker drops Gambol. Actually averted with Joker's disappearing pencil trick, as we get to see the whole thing, albeit a bloodless PG-13 version, though the whole thing happens so fast you probably couldn't have seen anything no matter what. Lau's murder. At the beginning of the scene, the camera focuses on Lau Bound and Gagged while sitting atop a giant pile of money, then the camera pans down, the Joker sets the pile on fire, and the camera never pans back upwards. We also don't hear so much as a scream.
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The Dark Knight / int_49f20c6a
 The Dark Knight / int_4bb6d104
type
Shipping Torpedo
 The Dark Knight / int_4bb6d104
comment
Shipping Torpedo: Bruce Wayne, towards Harvey and Rachel, since this essentially relegates him to Unlucky Childhood Friend status with respect to the woman he's loved for years.
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The Dark Knight / int_4bb6d104
 The Dark Knight / int_4bfcfa7c
type
Kansas City Shuffle
 The Dark Knight / int_4bfcfa7c
comment
Kansas City Shuffle: When The Joker threatens to kill the mayor, both Batman and the police assume that the only way the Joker could succeed is by using a shooter in the buildings overlooking the funeral; the police set up officers to watch the windows, while Batman takes "fingerprints" off a shattered bullet to track one of the Joker's mooks to his home address near the funeral. It turns out that the Joker and his gang were all disguised as the ceremonial honor guard giving the 21 gun salute. While the police were watching the windows and Batman was looking through the mook's apartment, Joker was standing with a loaded rifle mere feet from the mayor. Gordon luckily knew to jump in front of the mayor with a bullet proof vest on.
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 The Dark Knight / int_4cb7f0d8
type
Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome
 The Dark Knight / int_4cb7f0d8
comment
Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Rachel, though not until the end of Act 2. Commissioner Loeb suffers this as well.
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 The Dark Knight / int_4d92da97
type
Get into Jail Free
 The Dark Knight / int_4d92da97
comment
Get into Jail Free: The Joker does this in order to kidnap Lau and make him reveal the location of the mobs' money.
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 The Dark Knight / int_4e52a624
type
Screw the Money, I Have Rules!
 The Dark Knight / int_4e52a624
comment
Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Inverted; the Joker has no rules.
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The Dark Knight / int_4e52a624
 The Dark Knight / int_4e7c4536
type
Wham Line
 The Dark Knight / int_4e7c4536
comment
Wham Line: When Batman is interrogating Joker about Harvey Dent's kidnapping in the MCU lockup and Joker suddenly reveals he's had his men kidnap Rachel as well.
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 The Dark Knight / int_4e7f703c
type
Wham Shot
 The Dark Knight / int_4e7f703c
comment
Wham Shot: The convict doing the right thing by chucking the prisoner ship’s detonator out the window, and thereby removing any chance of them proving the Joker correct. The civilian ship didn’t take it to that extreme. Best of all, Batman had nothing to do with the decisions made by either ship.
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The Dark Knight / int_4e7f703c
 The Dark Knight / int_4f247a69
type
Adaptational Ugliness
 The Dark Knight / int_4f247a69
comment
Adaptational Ugliness: Two-Face was more cartoony-looking in the comics. In the film, the scarred side of his face is given much more detail. The Joker has a clean, cartoon-ish appearance in the comics and some of the other adaptations, but in the film, he gets a dirtier, creepier appearance that gets worse over the course of the film.
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The Dark Knight / int_4f247a69
 The Dark Knight / int_4f84cdef
type
Smug Snake
 The Dark Knight / int_4f84cdef
comment
Smug Snake: Salvatore Maroni.
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The Dark Knight / int_4f84cdef
 The Dark Knight / int_508d91a2
type
Pre-Mortem One-Liner
 The Dark Knight / int_508d91a2
comment
Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Two-Face has one when he kills Maroni's driver and at the very least causes further injury to Maroni, who had already been reduced to walking on a cane following a Bat Interrogation.
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The Dark Knight / int_508d91a2
 The Dark Knight / int_50d2ca43
type
The Coats Are Off
 The Dark Knight / int_50d2ca43
comment
The Coats Are Off: Stephens casts off his sports jacket before giving the Joker the beating he was implicitly begging for.
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The Dark Knight / int_50d2ca43
 The Dark Knight / int_50f66629
type
Crazy-Prepared
 The Dark Knight / int_50f66629
comment
Crazy-Prepared: The Joker actually gives Batman a run for his money, at least when it comes to the "crazy" part: He has pockets full of knives, grenades attached to strings lining his coat, and detonators to strategically placed giant bombs all over town.
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The Dark Knight / int_50f66629
 The Dark Knight / int_524f397c
type
Madden Into Misanthropy
 The Dark Knight / int_524f397c
comment
Madden Into Misanthropy: The Joker pulls an extreme version of this on Harvey Dent.
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 The Dark Knight / int_55501673
type
Crooks Are Better Armed
 The Dark Knight / int_55501673
comment
Crooks Are Better Armed: Downplayed. The Joker's guys have rifles and are more indiscriminate about using them. The police and SWAT have rifles, but they rarely use them. Notably, the Joker surprises them at one point by pulling out a rocket launcher.
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 The Dark Knight / int_556a4863
type
Virtue Is Weakness
 The Dark Knight / int_556a4863
comment
Virtue Is Weakness: Once the mob bosses settled down a truce, they've discussed how Batman doesn't kill the criminals he captures and sees that as a reason not to fear him at all. Batman proves them how wrong they are, by showing how non-lethal but painful a fall can be.
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The Dark Knight / int_556a4863
 The Dark Knight / int_55ca8aa
type
The Mob Boss Is Scarier
 The Dark Knight / int_55ca8aa
comment
The Mob Boss Is Scarier: People definitely see the Joker as being scarier than Batman, and Maroni spells out how no one is going to cross the Joker because they're too afraid of what cruel method he could devise to kill them (and he's personally afraid of a reprisal against the Falcone family should he cross the Joker), whereas all Batman can do is beat them up a bit. Ironically enough, later on Maroni himself gives information about the Joker to Gordon when he believes the Joker is going too far for even his own fear of him to get in the way.
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The Dark Knight / int_55ca8aa
 The Dark Knight / int_56515a39
type
Artistic License – History
 The Dark Knight / int_56515a39
comment
Artistic License – History: When Harvey comments about how the ancient Romans would appoint a dictator (Dent avoids using the term) in times of crisis, Rachel claims that Caesar never gave up the title. This is not accurate, as Julius Caesar was "given" the title of "Dictator for Life" by the Senate after he had more or less conquered Rome in a civil war. Despite his assassination, Julius never had to "give up" his position. Rachel's statement could probably be chalked up to human fallibility.
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The Dark Knight / int_56515a39
 The Dark Knight / int_58b07f3
type
Finale Title Drop
 The Dark Knight / int_58b07f3
comment
Finale Title Drop: The final words spoken are the movie's title, at the end of Commissioner Gordon's monologue.
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The Dark Knight / int_58b07f3
 The Dark Knight / int_5937a87c
type
No Honor Among Thieves
 The Dark Knight / int_5937a87c
comment
No Honor Among Thieves: Of the first group of the Joker's lackey's introduced, the only one who isn't killed as soon as he finishes his part of the job is the Joker himself.
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 The Dark Knight / int_5942bb71
type
Disguised Hostage Gambit
 The Dark Knight / int_5942bb71
comment
Disguised Hostage Gambit: The Joker pulls this in the finale with the people he kidnapped from the hospital, dressing them up as his henchmen while the real henchmen disguise themselves as doctors. This forces Batman to stop the SWAT team from making a fatal mistake.
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 The Dark Knight / int_5963b221
type
Eviler Than Thou
 The Dark Knight / int_5963b221
comment
Eviler Than Thou: The Joker constantly berates small-time crooks and mobsters for being petty and shallow enough to care only about profit while ignoring the loftier ideals of Evil:
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The Dark Knight / int_5963b221
 The Dark Knight / int_599c74ea
type
Zero-Approval Gambit
 The Dark Knight / int_599c74ea
comment
Zero-Approval Gambit: The ending. Batman chooses to take the blame for Dent's murders so his mob convictions won't be overturned and his reputation will remain untarnished.
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The Dark Knight / int_599c74ea
 The Dark Knight / int_5a36f8bc
type
Not His Sled
 The Dark Knight / int_5a36f8bc
comment
Not His Sled: Though Harvey "Two-Face" Dent does get his iconic facial scars, he never joins Batman's Rogues Gallery. Instead, he has a brief stint as a Vigilante Man (only coming into conflict with Batman when he tries to kill Commissioner Gordon's family) and dies just one day after the incident that caused those scars, leaving the vast majority of Gotham's people unaware that he ever went insane. His vigilantism is still ruthless enough for him to qualify as a villain, particularly as he goes after the family of the only truly honest cop in Gotham.
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 The Dark Knight / int_5a40d6a
type
Adaptation Distillation
 The Dark Knight / int_5a40d6a
comment
Adaptation Distillation: Harvey Dent's storyline is, in no small way, based on the Jonathan Nolan Story 'Memento Mori', which was also the basis for Christopher Nolan's Memento. A few of the Joker's speeches are near direct quotes from that story. The Joker's entire motivation seems to be a distillation of The Killing Joke themes, particularly how one bad day could drive anyone to madness — something he claims of himself, and tries to force on Batman, Harvey Dent, and Gotham in general.
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 The Dark Knight / int_5a94cbf6
type
Fake Assassination
 The Dark Knight / int_5a94cbf6
comment
Fake Assassination: Zig-Zagged. The assassination attempt itself is real, as the Joker tries to shoot the Mayor in a Conspicuously Public Assassination and escapes in the fray, only for James Gordon to sacrifice himself by Taking the Bullet. Gordon faked his death with Batman's help so that they could lure the Joker into a trap later on.
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 The Dark Knight / int_5a963d1c
type
False Reassurance
 The Dark Knight / int_5a963d1c
comment
False Reassurance: When Maroni tries to barter the identity of the other Mole in Gordon's unit for his life, Two-Face says it couldn't hurt Maroni's chances. This suggests Dent might actually show some mercy, until it turns out the mobster's survival is based on a 50-50 coin toss. Maroni gets the good heads on that one. His limo driver isn't so lucky. Later, Two-Face takes Gordon's family hostage, and orders him to tell them everything will be fine while he threatens to kill Gordon's son.
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 The Dark Knight / int_5b3c4b05
type
X Must Not Win
 The Dark Knight / int_5b3c4b05
comment
X Must Not Win: Where X in this case refers to the Joker. It's such a major driving force for the good guys, especially for Batman, that at the end of the movie, Batman takes the fall for Dent's murders partly out of refusal to give Joker the satisfaction of wrecking Gotham.
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 The Dark Knight / int_5b565147
type
Meaningful Background Event
 The Dark Knight / int_5b565147
comment
Meaningful Background Event: Two-Face's arm can be seen grabbing Maroni's lackey as Maroni gets in the car, before the reveal.
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 The Dark Knight / int_5b9dcd73
type
Empty Promise
 The Dark Knight / int_5b9dcd73
comment
Empty Promise: Rachel gives one to Harvey.
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 The Dark Knight / int_5bdcc85a
type
Disney Villain Death
 The Dark Knight / int_5bdcc85a
comment
Disney Villain Death: The Joker almost suffers this, but is saved by Batman. Bonus points for adding maniacal laughter to the fall. Done a few minutes later to Harvey Dent.
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 The Dark Knight / int_5bdffefe
type
Jitter Cam
 The Dark Knight / int_5bdffefe
comment
Jitter Cam: The Joker's home movie of him torturing and killing an impostor Batman in what appears to be a meatpacking plant (based on the presence of animal carcasses in the background).
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 The Dark Knight / int_5bf69547
type
Gang of Hats
 The Dark Knight / int_5bf69547
comment
Gang of Hats: The Joker and his goons run a Monster Clown theme, whereas Joker always has makeup and the others wear clown masks or painted tights. This tropes is deviously exploited by the Joker at the climax when he has his hostages wearing said masks, tied standing up, with guns taped into their hands, while the real criminals disguise themselves as the hostages. Thankfully, Batman sees through the trick and manages to make the police understand it before there's needless bloodshed.
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 The Dark Knight / int_5ca80293
type
Pragmatic Villainy
 The Dark Knight / int_5ca80293
comment
Pragmatic Villainy: At the beginning of the film, the Chechen is upset with Dr. Crane for supplying him with fear toxin as a street drug (which has horrific, non-pleasurable effects) because his business needs repeat customers.
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 The Dark Knight / int_5ce2c9c6
type
Suddenly SHOUTING!
 The Dark Knight / int_5ce2c9c6
comment
Suddenly SHOUTING!: More like Suddenly Snarling, but the Joker drops every last trace of Affably Evil with shocking suddenness during the scene where he's terrorizing poor Brian Douglas on video. It's enough to give you a Jump Scare:
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 The Dark Knight / int_5ce7dbb9
type
Central Theme
 The Dark Knight / int_5ce7dbb9
comment
Central Theme: According to Christopher Nolan, the main theme of this film (in contrast to "fear" in the previous one) is "escalation"—personified in the Joker, whose emergence comes as a result of Batman's pressure on the mob, with the stakes only rising it from there. Also Order Versus Chaos (per The Dark Knight Trilogy material associating the word "Chaos" with this film), with Batman and Gordon struggling to maintain order in Gotham against the Joker, naturally the self-styled "agent of chaos".
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 The Dark Knight / int_5d269b12
type
Handy Remote Control
 The Dark Knight / int_5d269b12
comment
Handy Remote Control: The Joker uses one to blow up a hospital.
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 The Dark Knight / int_5dbf364d
type
Would You Like to Hear How They Died?
 The Dark Knight / int_5dbf364d
comment
Would You Like to Hear How They Died?: "Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You can’t savor all of the little... emotions. You see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are. So in a way, I knew your friends better than you ever did... Would you like to know which of them were cowards?"
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 The Dark Knight / int_5f252b8b
type
One Phone Call
 The Dark Knight / int_5f252b8b
comment
One Phone Call: In accordance with procedure as stated above, the Joker is not given his phone call. He goes to some lengths to get it... which he uses to escape from jail by calling a cell phone implanted within one of his gang members, detonating a bomb connected to it and destroying a large portion of the prison.
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 The Dark Knight / int_60194b82
type
Spanner in the Works
 The Dark Knight / int_60194b82
comment
Spanner in the Works: The Joker is a self-proclaimed "Agent of Chaos" - he really doesn't plan, he just sizes up his enemies' plans and attacks the weak point that causes the most chaos.
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 The Dark Knight / int_607d2ef7
type
Mouthing the Profanity
 The Dark Knight / int_607d2ef7
comment
Mouthing the Profanity: Immediately after Batman swerves to avoid hitting the Joker, The Joker can be seen mouthing the word "fuck".
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 The Dark Knight / int_62f9d08e
type
Freeze-Frame Bonus
 The Dark Knight / int_62f9d08e
comment
Freeze-Frame Bonus: How did Two-Face get into Maroni's car? Pay very close attention to the bodyguard who is on the very left side of the screen. Watching the scene frame-by-frame, while none of the other characters present are watching, you'll see Dent's hand suddenly grab him from behind and drag him off-camera in a split second. Earlier, the ballet Harvey and Rachel were planning to go see is shown to be Giselle.
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 The Dark Knight / int_63d861f8
type
Even Evil Has Loved Ones
 The Dark Knight / int_63d861f8
comment
Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Dent threatens to kill Maroni's wife as revenge.
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 The Dark Knight / int_643879c7
type
Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames
 The Dark Knight / int_643879c7
comment
Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: The name "Two-Face" is only uttered once, when Harvey remembers that cops used to call him "Harvey Two-Face" when he worked for internal affairs. Completely averted by the Joker, whose real name is never mentioned.
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 The Dark Knight / int_64dd304c
type
Pre-emptive Declaration
 The Dark Knight / int_64dd304c
comment
Pre-emptive Declaration: Later:
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 The Dark Knight / int_64edb99c
type
Always Save the Girl
 The Dark Knight / int_64edb99c
comment
Always Save the Girl: Played straight when Batman dives out the window of a fifty story building to save Rachel. Then Inverted when The Joker gives Batman a Sadistic Choice where he only had time to save Rachel or Harvey. Batman thought he was saving the girl, but the Joker lied about which hostage was at which address.
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 The Dark Knight / int_652bf890
type
Drone of Dread
 The Dark Knight / int_652bf890
comment
Drone of Dread: The Joker has a particularly effective one for his Leitmotif, almost into Brown Note territory, achieved by sawing a D note on a cello.
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 The Dark Knight / int_67013b78
type
Aluminum Christmas Trees
 The Dark Knight / int_67013b78
comment
RICO cases are all federal cases, meaning even if Harvey and Rachel's gambit to arrest all 549 criminals at once actually worked (which, while incredibly unlikely, is not completely impossible), the case would've been sent out of their jurisdiction almost immediately.
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 The Dark Knight / int_671a3e1
type
Too Kinky to Torture
 The Dark Knight / int_671a3e1
comment
Too Kinky to Torture: The Joker. Detective Stephens, who's in charge of watching him, even lampshades it. Few seconds later, after Joker insult his friends (see Would You Like to Know How They Died?):
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 The Dark Knight / int_679d7cc7
type
Goomba Stomp
 The Dark Knight / int_679d7cc7
comment
Goomba Stomp: In this case, Batman does it to a van.
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 The Dark Knight / int_68068108
type
Evil Laugh
 The Dark Knight / int_68068108
comment
Evil Laugh: The Joker both plays this straight and deliberately mocks it. Which is why he's the Joker. He even gets Mike Engel to read one off cue cards in the Deadline News scene.
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 The Dark Knight / int_680f950
type
Gilligan Cut
 The Dark Knight / int_680f950
comment
Gilligan Cut: Played for Laughs when Bruce is planning his trip to China to capture Lau. And Alfred only wants to know what the Russian translation is for "Apply your own bloody suntan lotion."
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 The Dark Knight / int_69aa26d1
type
Poison Is Corrosive
 The Dark Knight / int_69aa26d1
comment
Poison Is Corrosive: After Commissioner Loeb is poisoned, there's a brief shot of the glass he drank from spilling onto his desk and producing smoke.
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 The Dark Knight / int_69cce3dc
type
Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!
 The Dark Knight / int_69cce3dc
comment
Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: When Loeb asks how the Joker got a sample of his DNA, Gordon explains that someone got into his house to lift it. When he says that they could've gotten it off one of his drinking glasses, he quickly realizes that if they could do that, they could do a lot worse - just as Loeb drinks the acid-laced whiskey.
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The Dark Knight / int_69cce3dc
 The Dark Knight / int_69fb91e8
type
Chewing the Scenery
 The Dark Knight / int_69fb91e8
comment
Chewing the Scenery: The Chechen's DOGS! ARE! HONG-RAY! Or as Rifftrax mocks it, "My Al Pacino impression is TERRIBLE!"
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The Dark Knight / int_69fb91e8
 The Dark Knight / int_6a2486cd
type
Graying Morality
 The Dark Knight / int_6a2486cd
comment
Graying Morality: Harvey Dent. Gordon's final speech even admits that Gotham needed an Ideal Hero like Dent was, but really deserves an Anti-Hero like Batman. Batman himself falls into this, beyond the usual Anti-Hero vigilantism, after he's pushed to his mental limits by the destruction and tragedy left behind by Joker. In the third act, out of desperation, Bruce makes a questionable decision to weaponize Lucius Fox's sonar technology into an audiovisual eavesdropping tool covering telecommunication all over Gotham. Lucius Fox is not pleased and calls out Batman for treading into these waters.
 The Dark Knight / int_6a2486cd
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 The Dark Knight / int_6de71c57
type
Disc-One Final Boss
 The Dark Knight / int_6de71c57
comment
Disc-One Final Boss: For the first part of the film, it seems to the characters in-universe that Salvatore Maroni, new head of the Falcone Family and de facto head of Gotham's organized crime, is gonna be the Big Bad trying to end Batman's influence on the city. Then he hires the Joker, who takes over and plunges the city into utter chaos.
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 The Dark Knight / int_6de890e
type
Shabby Heroes, Well-Dressed Villains
 The Dark Knight / int_6de890e
comment
Shabby Heroes, Well-Dressed Villains: Played with. Batman wears a suit of high-tech armor to contrast the filthiness and poor hygiene of the Joker, which would make this an inversion. However, the Batsuit is designed for utilitarian purposes and it's later confirmed that the Joker had all of his clothing custom-made so that no labels could be traced to him.
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 The Dark Knight / int_6e65655f
type
Rejected Marriage Proposal
 The Dark Knight / int_6e65655f
comment
Rejected Marriage Proposal: Downplayed. Harvey proposes to Rachel and she tells him she "doesn't have an answer" and needs time to think it over. This is due to her also having feelings for childhood friend Bruce Wayne, whom she had previously promised to wait for until he stopped being Batman so they could be together. She eventually tells Harvey she accepts his proposal...shortly before she's killed in an explosion set up by the Joker. Harvey really doesn't take it well. Bruce is left with the impression she was still going to wait for him and Alfred burns a letter from Rachel telling him she's actually going to marry Harvey in an attempt to spare him more pain.
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 The Dark Knight / int_6ec4232f
type
Casting Gag
 The Dark Knight / int_6ec4232f
comment
William Fichtner as the banker with the shotgun in the opening heist was an intentional Casting Gag by Nolan, who built the sequence as an homage to Heat.
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 The Dark Knight / int_6eeaa3c4
type
Bus Full of Innocents
 The Dark Knight / int_6eeaa3c4
comment
Bus Full of Innocents: The Joker's "social experiment."
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 The Dark Knight / int_6eeba1f2
type
 The Dark Knight / int_6eeba1f2
comment
"Shut Up" Kiss: Harvey to Rachel, as he's about to be loaded into the armored car.
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 The Dark Knight / int_6fc21d06
type
Fiction 500
 The Dark Knight / int_6fc21d06
comment
Fiction 500: Bruce not only uses his massive wealth to fund all his activities as Batman, but he's wealthy enough to own the company that maintains the city's cell towers. He can push out an automatic software update for all cell phones in the city; one that just happens to turn them into surveillance devices.
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 The Dark Knight / int_70f7063d
type
Unflinching Walk
 The Dark Knight / int_70f7063d
comment
Unflinching Walk: Lucius Fox as he leaves the control room for the cell phone sonar system as it blows up behind him. Played for laughs with the Joker when he blows up the Gotham General Hospital. He starts walking away without looking back, only to notice the explosions have stopped. Joker turns around and starts fiddling with the detonator, but nothing happens. He fiddles with the detonator some more, until he's startled by a huge explosion. Joker then resumes walking away without looking back... only now he's walking much faster than before.
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 The Dark Knight / int_712c8e6f
type
Phony Newscast
 The Dark Knight / int_712c8e6f
comment
Phony Newscast: There are newscasts during the film reporting on the Joker and the Batman; in the DVD extras you're treated to 4 fake in-depth newscasts about Gotham.
 The Dark Knight / int_712c8e6f
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 The Dark Knight / int_71a223fc
type
Up to Eleven
 The Dark Knight / int_71a223fc
comment
Harvey's fundraiser is absolutely loaded with them, subtle though they may seem. Both Bruce and the Joker enter the party announcing that they're only just in time; both immediately ask "Where is Harvey Dent?" upon arriving; both spill champagne out of a glass, and so on and so forth.
 The Dark Knight / int_71a223fc
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 The Dark Knight / int_71bf37e3
type
Vigilante Militia
 The Dark Knight / int_71bf37e3
comment
Vigilante Militia: Batman's activities have unfortunately inspired several copycat vigilantes to take on the criminal underworld of Gotham. At least some of these are working together, as seen when two or three of them try to take down Scarecrow's operation. Bruce is not happy about this, as these average citizens don't have the same resources he does and are more likely to get themselves killed. Indeed, the Joker starts targeting them in his hunt for the Batman and brutally murders one on camera.
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 The Dark Knight / int_71e8a5c5
type
Trauma Conga Line
 The Dark Knight / int_71e8a5c5
comment
Trauma Conga Line: Harvey Dent loses the love of his life and half of his face in one day. It doesn't take much for The Joker to push him over the edge after that.
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 The Dark Knight / int_72856b70
type
Godzilla Threshold
 The Dark Knight / int_72856b70
comment
Godzilla Threshold: Lampshaded by Alfred. Played straight by Alfred later when Bruce, at the brink of the Despair Event Horizon after Rachel's death, asks Alfred how he caught the jewel thief in the Burmese forest, hoping for an analogous answer on how he could apprehend the Joker while staying within his ideals. Alfred bluntly tells Bruce they burned the forest down. Which then leads Bruce to weaponizing Lucius's sonar tech into a tool to eavesdrop on all telecommunication in the city. Lucius is legitimately awed and terrified at his technology perverted in such a way, a line crossed enough that while he concedes it's the best way to apprehend the Joker in the moment, he tells Bruce it represents Lucius's resignation letter so long as it exists. Once the Joker is captured, Lucius types in a command (his own name) Bruce gave him, which immediately destroys the machine. Maroni only allowed the Chechen to hire the Joker because Lau had been captured. In fact, Maroni hates the Joker as much as the good guys, but he's too scared of a reprisal against the Falcone family to rat out the clown until the DA is missing half his face and the assistant DA is dead.
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 The Dark Knight / int_7293c9af
type
Sick Captive Scam
 The Dark Knight / int_7293c9af
comment
Sick Captive Scam: Subverted. One of the Joker's henchmen claims to have severe stomach pain. The guards initially ignore this, but it eventually becomes clear he has a real problem, to wit: the Joker sewed a bomb into him in order to create a distraction and escape.
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 The Dark Knight / int_72e0023f
type
Invoked Trope
 The Dark Knight / int_72e0023f
comment
An Invoked Trope during the ferry scene.
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 The Dark Knight / int_7464705c
type
Arc Words
 The Dark Knight / int_7464705c
comment
Arc Words: Joker keeps asking "Do you wanna know how I got these scars?". But by the end, Batman doesn't care about his supposed Freudian Excuse.
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 The Dark Knight / int_74b85afd
type
If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten
 The Dark Knight / int_74b85afd
comment
If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: After the Joker kills Gambol and takes control of his organisation, he makes Gambol's cronies duel each other to the death to see who'll be allowed to join his own gang of thugs, after breaking a pool cue.
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 The Dark Knight / int_7518df99
type
The Power of Legacy
 The Dark Knight / int_7518df99
comment
The Power of Legacy: At the end of the film, after Harvey Dent's death, Batman tells Gordon to tell the police force that it was Batman, not Harvey, who was responsible for Harvey's murders, so that Harvey does not lose his white knight reputation.
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 The Dark Knight / int_75c33176
type
Saved by Canon
 The Dark Knight / int_75c33176
comment
Saved by Canon: Anyone familiar with the Batman canon would guess that Gordon's death was faked, as he was only a lieutenant at the time and he's supposed to be "Commissioner Gordon."
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 The Dark Knight / int_76102e79
type
Chaos Is Evil
 The Dark Knight / int_76102e79
comment
Chaos Is Evil: The Joker, an unrepentant sociopath, likes to style himself as an "Agent of Chaos". Chaos as in abandoning all social rules and pretenses of scruples and giving in into darker, boundless impulses.
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 The Dark Knight / int_777c0033
type
Technical Pacifist
 The Dark Knight / int_777c0033
comment
Technical Pacifist: Batman won't outright kill anyone, but he has no qualms dropping Maroni from a fire escape because he probably won't die from the fall.
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 The Dark Knight / int_779009b5
type
Beware the Quiet Ones
 The Dark Knight / int_779009b5
comment
Beware the Quiet Ones: Bozo is curiously mute for the length of the bank robbery. Then, once he kills the bus driver, he reveals himself to be the Joker.
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 The Dark Knight / int_7815ba15
type
N-Word Privileges
 The Dark Knight / int_7815ba15
comment
N-Word Privileges: The Joker can call himself and Batman "freaks", but if anybody else tries it...
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 The Dark Knight / int_786bf97f
type
Real Life Writes the Plot
 The Dark Knight / int_786bf97f
comment
Real Life Writes the Plot: It is possible that the ending of TDK was setting up Joker to return in Rises (he doesn't die, he says they'll be doing this forever, etc)... but then Heath Ledger died. Anyways, the Joker did not appear and was not even mentioned in The Dark Knight Rises, and a lot of people suspect the lack of the Joker in that movie was not part of the original plan (the Joker was mentioned in passing, though, in the novelization).
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 The Dark Knight / int_7870735b
type
From Bad to Worse
 The Dark Knight / int_7870735b
comment
From Bad to Worse: It starts with the DA and his assistant/fiancee kidnapped and strapped to time bombs and just goes downhill from there.
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 The Dark Knight / int_78fdd115
type
Witless Protection Program
 The Dark Knight / int_78fdd115
comment
Witless Protection Program: Batman kidnaps a mob accountant and turns him over to Gotham police, and the accountant agrees to help the police bring the mob down in exchange for amnesty. In response, the mob hires The Joker as a "problem-solver"; Joker proceeds to get himself arrested, blow up the police station with a cellphone bomb, spring the accountant from his cell and execute him by immolating him with gasoline.
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 The Dark Knight / int_7aa858c1
type
Consummate Liar
 The Dark Knight / int_7aa858c1
comment
The Joker poises a knife at the inner cheek of a man who ordered a hit on him, as he recounts (one version of) how he got his own Glasgow Grin. Though we expect to see the man get the same grin cut into him, the slash of the knife somehow simply makes him fall down dead.
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 The Dark Knight / int_7b4240c8
type
Your Little Dismissive Diminutive
 The Dark Knight / int_7b4240c8
comment
Your Little Dismissive Diminutive: This version of the Joker uses a LOT of these.
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 The Dark Knight / int_7b6e47a5
type
Armor-Piercing Question
 The Dark Knight / int_7b6e47a5
comment
Armor-Piercing Question: When Joker's big plan fails at the end Batman taunts him by asking "What were you trying to prove? That deep down everyone's as ugly as you?"
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 The Dark Knight / int_7bed2677
type
Super Cell Reception
 The Dark Knight / int_7bed2677
comment
Super Cell Reception: Sonar-emitting phones. Not to mention one whose reception doesn't falter inside a man's stomach.
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 The Dark Knight / int_7c862b8a
type
Chronic Backstabbing Disorder
 The Dark Knight / int_7c862b8a
comment
When the Joker and his mooks rob a bank, the banker who just watched the gang shooting each other so they'd get more money for themselves points out the apparent decline in the standards local evil holds itself to.
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 The Dark Knight / int_7c9933de
type
Laughably Evil
 The Dark Knight / int_7c9933de
comment
Laughably Evil: Again, the Joker.
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Moment of Silence
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Moment of Silence: Two. After the bombs go off and the Joker escapes at the end of the second act. When Harvey finds his coin and figures out what happened.
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Dating Catwoman
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Fox quips that the new Batsuit "should do fine against cats."
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Reckless Gun Usage
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Reckless Gun Usage: The Joker ignores all basic gun-handling rules, but being that he is the Joker, he probably doesn't care at all if he accidentally shoots someone. Or himself, for that matter. He'd probably think it was hilarious. For example, in the car chase, when he's climbing out of his semi truck after he gets flipped over, he stumbles and the Smith & Wesson M76 sub-machine gun he's carrying accidentally goes off, spraying bullets in a random direction. Harvey Dent is flipping a two-headed coin so he won't purposely shoot someone he was interrogating, but he was still pressing a loaded gun to that man's head. But, again, this is Harvey Two-Face we're talking about.
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Breakout Villain
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Breakout Villain: Heath Ledger's Joker has gone down in history as one of the most iconic villains of cinema. Whether it's at Comic-Con, an Internet forum, or a discussion after school between friends, Heath's Joker is fondly recalled above all else from this movie. Sadly, thanks to the passing of Heath, he was unable to appear in any larger roles after this movie (which Breakout Characters usually get).
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Orbital Shot
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Orbital Shot: The shots involving the Joker and Rachel's confrontation at Harvey Dent's fundraiser keep rotating around the two to add to the scene's tension. A single continuous orbital shot is used when Gordon and Harvey are arguing on the rooftop after a leak in the department allowed the mob to get their money transferred out ahead of time.
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Aspect Ratio Switch
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Aspect Ratio Switch: Some scenes were filmed with IMAX cameras, and in the IMAX and Blu-Ray versions, these scenes are very apparent as they use a 16:9 aspect ratio instead of 2.35:1.
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Bullying a Dragon
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Bullying a Dragon: Coleman Reese figures out Batman's identity and decides to try and blackmail him, until Fox points out to him that a plan to blackmail one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men about the fact that he's secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands is a plan that has multiple flaws.
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Pineapple Surprise
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The Joker questioning why the mob bosses fear getting caught since Batman's arrival: "What happened, did your balls drop off?" Later in the scene, you can also hear someone utter, "Holy shit!" when the Joker reveals all the grenades he has under his coat.
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Establishing Character Moment
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Establishing Character Moment: The heist at the beginning sets the stage for how the Joker works. We see just how well the Joker can "play Mousetrap," (especially the entire use of the school bus), his sadistic sense of humor, and the fact he will not only will dispose of henchmen, he'll plan on doing so and not even think twice about it. Harvey's first scene tells us everything we need to know: he uses his trademark coin to take a case, backs Maroni into a corner, and when the witness then pulls a gun on him, he disarms the guy and punches him straight in the face. He then reads the manufacturing information on the gun to Maroni, essentially telling him to try harder next time, and when the judge orders the witness taken away he tells him "your honor, I'm not done". It not only shows us his character motifs, but that he's brazen and fearless as a public figure, which Joker ruthlessly exploits over the course of the movie.
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Straw Nihilist
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Straw Nihilist: Two-Face, with his talk of random chance being the only true morality in the world. The Joker would be a straw nihilist, except that wouldn't nearly begin to encompass his craziness.
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Large Ham
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Large Ham: Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne had to be a ham, but he does it as Batman as well.) and Heath Ledger's Joker. The Chechen too. My dogs! Are! Hungry! Harvey Dent definitely has his moments. This also extends to his time as Two-Face.
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Worthless Yellow Rocks
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Worthless Yellow Rocks: When analyzing surveillance footage of the Joker, Bruce tells Alfred that the Joker, like any other criminal, has a very simple motive like money or power, only for Alfred to tell him that's not true of every criminal. To illustrate his point, Alfred recalls when he was stationed in Borneo, decades back, that he was tasked with bribing local warlords with jewels, only to learn that the caravans carrying the jewels were being stolen by a bandit. Alfred and his men were sent to look for whoever was trading with the bandit, but nothing came up. Sometime later, he saw a child playing with a large jewel, and Alfred concluded that the bandit had no intention of fencing the loot, he robbed the caravans because he thought it was fun. Later in the film the Joker, after getting Lau back, takes his half of The Mafia money and burns it.
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Artistic License – Law
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Artistic License – Law: There's no way that Batman capturing Lao would fly in real life. For a start, hero or not, Batman is straight up kidnapping him and smuggling him across international borders, and since Lao is a high profile businessman in China and there are plenty of witnesses to the act, it's not going unnoticed. Plus, as soon as it becomes obvious that Lao chartered a plane to China yet didn't charter one back to America, the case against him would instantly fall apart. The movie hand waves this by having Harvey publicly announce that he is unaware of the Batman's involvement in Lao's capture, but there's simply no way that Lao spends more than 12 hours in Gotham PD's custody before the international community comes down on them for kidnapping, human trafficking, and unlawful detention at the absolute minimum. RICO cases are all federal cases, meaning even if Harvey and Rachel's gambit to arrest all 549 criminals at once actually worked (which, while incredibly unlikely, is not completely impossible), the case would've been sent out of their jurisdiction almost immediately. Harvey says that China will never extradite a national under any circumstances. There actually are circumstances where China will do so, but they're deliberately as specific and unlikely to occur as possible so that they don't have to do so as much as other countries do - for all intents and purposes, his statement might as well be accurate. While we know from the beginning that Gordon will eventually take his rightful place as Police Commissioner, the movie has him skipping over the rank of Captain in the process. While he would likely be a city-wide hero after Taking the Bullet for the mayor and helping capture the Joker, explaining why the average police officer wouldn't care, higher-ups would take notice and likely bring him back down to Captain.
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21-Gun Salute
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21-Gun Salute: There is an honor guard of seven officers who fire their rifles three times each at the funeral of Commissioner Loeb. Except, just before they fire the third volley, they suddenly turn their rifles on the mayor and Gordon suddenly notices that the closest one is the Joker sans-makeup, and he immediately tackles the mayor to the ground just as the Joker pulls the trigger. The Joker and his men then melt into the scattering crowd, with Thomas Schiff being tagged in the leg and captured.
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False Roulette
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Dent also makes use of False Roulette to get info out of Thomas Schiff. The man cracks quickly, but as it turns out has no information on the Joker's location either.
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Reality Is Unrealistic
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The SWAT team's tactics when entering the building the Joker's minions have occupied are in fact, the actual procedures a real SWAT team would carry out under the same situation: the officers approach the suspects with weapons drawn and at the ready and identify themselves, demanding that the suspects surrender. Until the suspects present a threat to either the officers or innocents, they have to hold fire. More than one reviewer questioned why SWAT wasn't opening fire, not realizing that this was how they really operate.
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Hopeless Suitor
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Hopeless Suitor: Batman/Bruce Wayne himself, of all people, is actually this as he spends the whole film pining after Rachel Dawes despite the fact that she's clearly moved on with Harvey Dent.
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Broken Pedestal
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Broken Pedestal: When Harvey Dent imprisons 549 criminals at once in a RICO case, the mayor warns him that he has to be very careful not to slip up, or everything will be undone. The Joker spends the rest of the movie trying to bring this about, while Batman tries to stop it. Eventually the pedestal is broken when Harvey loses Rachel, half his face, and eventually his mind. He goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge in which he kills five people, two of them cops. At the end, Batman decides to take the blame for Harvey's crimes, so that his prosecution and image can be upheld.
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Badass Boast
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Badass Boast: The Joker gives a very short one, but it establishes that he's the one doing the bullying and not the other way around.
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Secret Identity Apathy
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Secret Identity Apathy: The Joker starts out demanding Batman remove his mask, but eventually decides that would be boring, and puts a hit out on a man who threatens to reveal Bruce's identity.
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No Communities Were Harmed
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No Communities Were Harmed: If it weren't for all the Gotham City stuff, you'd think the movie was about out of control organized crime in Chicago.
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Cheap Costume
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Cheap Costume: Averted by the Joker. And defied with the custom suit he wears to the mob meeting. Played straight with the amateur Batmen at the start of the film.
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Three-Volley Flinch
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Three-Volley Flinch: Gordon flinches during the three-volley salute at Commissioner Loeb's funeral. Justified in a different way than usual: Gordon is expecting the Joker to strike again using the funeral salute as cover for his sniper. Rightly so, as it turns out: the Joker takes a shot at the mayor and Gordon ends up Taking the Bullet.
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The Paragon
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The Paragon: Harvey Dent. This makes him the target of everybody.
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Bank Robbery
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Bank Robbery: The Joker and some of his clowns rip off a mob bank of $68 million to start the movie.
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Do Wrong, Right
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Do Wrong, Right: During a trial, Harvey prevents the witness (a hired gun) from killing him with a smuggled pistol. He is bemused when he notices that the pistol is Chinese, and snarks at the witness (and would-be killer) that if he wants to assassinate a public servant, then he should use an American gun.
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Mind Rape
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Mind Rape: Of all the Joker's acts of callous villainy and casual disregard for human dignity, none is worse than his turning of Harvey Dent into a vengeful monster by warping his mind during his vulnerable time of grief over Rachel's death. In general, this seems to be a favorite of the Joker, who delights in pressing peoples' berserk buttons until he gets underneath their skins. Case in point: the scene where he intentionally makes light of Stephen's dead friends. Therefore, knowing the Joker will enjoy a beating, Stephens prepares to make sure he himself enjoys it even more. Cut to Murphy hearing a commotion and finding the Joker holding Stephens at knifepoint.
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OriginStory
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The attempt to assassinate Dent in court might be a nod to Two-Face's Origin Story, where he was scarred by a mob boss throwing acid on him during a trial.
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Stalker with a Crush
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Stalker with a Crush: Again, Batman/Bruce Wayne of all people is this towards Rachel.
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Symbolic Mutilation
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Symbolic Mutilation: Here's a fun game: watch The Dark Knight and count how many times people say the word "face" in reference to Harvey Dent, before his accident. By the time you get each instance counted out, Harvey will have lost any interest in playing nice for the public or in prettying up his face, or lack thereof.
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Didn't Think This Through
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Didn't Think This Through: When Wayne Enterprises employee Coleman Reese tries to blackmail Lucius Fox with Batman's identity, Fox replies, "Let me get this straight. You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men on the planet, 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." Reese immediately backs down. Reese falls victim to this again when he attempts to go public with Batman's identity via a talk show, in hopes it will end Joker's rampage on the city by giving the villain what he wants, Batman unmasked. Unfortunately for Reese, Joker decides he doesn't want Batman's identity revealed after all, since it would make Joker's reign in Gotham "boring". Instead, he puts a bounty on Reese's life to silence him, declaring a hospital will be blown up if Reese isn't killed within the hour, forcing Bruce Wayne and the police to thwart immediate assassination attempts on Reese's life.
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Artistic License – Medicine
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Artistic License – Medicine: The fire that turns Harvey Dent into Two-Face has a lot of unrealistic things about it, that are ignored for Rule of Scary: For one thing: the fire completely burns and chars all of the skin on the left side of his face. His left eyelid is completely burned away as well as most of his cheek, exposing his jaw muscles and the inside of his mouth, and also leaving that eyeball very vulnerable. For injuries that deep, you would need more prolonged exposure to heat than what would be provided by a thin layer of fuel on the skin, especially given the fact that Batman was present to pat out the flames. While a person could reasonably survive the burning, you could not possibly have that much muscle and your left eyeball exposed without the tissue becoming highly infected and necrotic, then die off. You would basically need immediate surgery and skin transplantsnote That last one gets a Hand Wave when Gordon mentions that Harvey actually refused the skin grafts, but even then, given Harvey's compromised thinking at the moment, the medical staff would have immediately turned to a surrogate (if one existed) so that they can give consent to the skin grafts; if a surrogate didn't exist, they would've gone to a medical committee, who would almost certainly overrule his wishes and give him the grafts. Additionally, after the burn scene, Harvey speaks much more coherently than he should be able to, and makes facial expressions he shouldn't be able to, since his facial muscles are now so badly damaged. Moreover, people with third degree burns or worse (and Dent appears to have at minimum fifth degree burns) are also highly susceptible to infection. Therefore, they are kept in hospital burn units, where the air they're surrounded with can be temperature regulated. Test audiences apparently found the original, more realistic burns to be horribly disgusting, reportedly becoming violently ill.
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Wham Episode
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Wham Episode: The end of the second act, which starts with Harvey and Rachel getting kidnapped and ends with Rachel's death. None of the protagonists emerge unscathed.
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Asshole Victim
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Most of Joker's seen victims, which make his crimes more palatable. In short order: all the bank robbers who are eager to murder each other for money becomes each other's victim, Gambol and many of his gangsters (a noteworthy example included a pencil), Lau and Chechen. Ironically Maroni would be known as the man who successfully escaped the Joker only to become an Asshole Victim of Two-face joining Wuertz.
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Pin-Pulling Teeth
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Pin-Pulling Teeth: Enforced. The Joker stuffs a hand grenade into the mouth of the nameless banker and ties it to the back of the school bus which he then drives off with. Results in a Fake Kill Scare for the banker as the triggered grenade only produces a puff of smoke.
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Karmic Death
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Karmic Death: Two of the Joker's bank robbers agree to kill another one of the robbers so they can take a bigger cut, and get killed themselves for the same motive.
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Laser-Guided Karma
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Laser-Guided Karma: The Chechen is done in by the very guy he had hired earlier in the film.
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Robbing the Mob Bank
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Robbing the Mob Bank: The opening bank robbery. Unlike other movies exhibiting this trope, the Joker averts it by being knowingly aware that he's stealing mob money. On the other hand, the clowns he hires, then tricks into shooting each other during the job, play the trope straight.
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Art Shift
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Art Shift: Of a sort. Christopher Nolan stated in an interview that as opposed to the gritty grimy look of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight would be slightly... cleaner, so to speak. Namely, they clean their images up nicely by blowing lots of stuff up. The Dark Knight was largely missing Batman Begins' classic Gotham art-deco-influenced skyscrapers. It's also a lot less crowded and a bit brighter in The Dark Knight. Batman Begins had a city block built inside of an aircraft hangar to represent the Narrows, including the destructive monorail sequence. The Dark Knight was entirely filmed within downtown Chicago and the surrounding inner suburbs of the city. The Dark Knight Rises uses Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and New York City, hence the different aesthetics.
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Rule of Symbolism
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Rule of Symbolism: When Harvey and Rachel are kidnapped, Harvey's room is brightly lit, while Rachel is in darkness, foreshadowing who is going to die.
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type
Major Injury Underreaction
 The Dark Knight / int_91cab736
comment
Major Injury Underreaction: Batman starts his interrogation of the Joker by slamming the latter's head forwards into the table before them, leading to this exchange:
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 The Dark Knight / int_928ca2cc
type
You Have Outlived Your Usefulness
 The Dark Knight / int_928ca2cc
comment
You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Pulled in the bank robbery at the beginning, as the Joker has tricked his clowns into shooting each other one by one due to their greed. In the end, he walks away with the whole haul, without having to share the $68 million with his five henchmen... and only needing to kill the bus driver. Dopey is the first one to be offed and is completely unaware, as his is the first task completed. Happy, on the other hand, was not as fortunate: Averted with Chuckles, who gets shot and killed by the bank manager with a loaded shotgun In the Back before any betrayals can be pulled off, unless it was always planned to let his "usefulness" end as a sacrificial pawn. Grumpy figures out the pattern after killing Happy and figures that Bozo, the only other remaining clown, was ordered to kill him as soon as the cash was loaded. While close, he messed up the order (as well as not realizing "Bozo" was always The Joker). And finally, the bus driver is casually and unceremoniously offed with a burst of gunfire from The Joker after he confusedly asks where the rest of the guys are.
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Monster Clown
 The Dark Knight / int_932da128
comment
Monster Clown: Joker, obviously.
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 The Dark Knight / int_93cb144a
type
Unhand Them, Villain!
 The Dark Knight / int_93cb144a
comment
Unhand Them, Villain!: The Joker does this to Rachel when Batman tells him to let her go. She happens to be hanging halfway out a window.
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 The Dark Knight / int_950bbfa7
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Take a Third Option
 The Dark Knight / int_950bbfa7
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Take a Third Option: Subverted with Rachel and Harvey. Played straight during the Prisoner's Dilemma in the film's climax.
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 The Dark Knight / int_957e5fc2
type
Villainous Breakdown
 The Dark Knight / int_957e5fc2
comment
Villainous Breakdown: The Joker has a downplayed one at the end, in contrast to his usual over-the-top theatrics: when the people of Gotham refuse to play his game and reveal themselves to have a core of decency, and it looks like his ultra-nihilistic view of the world might be wrong after all, he goes very, very still...
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Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred
 The Dark Knight / int_95dd3f2a
comment
Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred: A major theme of the Joker's actions in this movie.
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 The Dark Knight / int_9633f14b
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Badass Bystander
 The Dark Knight / int_9633f14b
comment
Badass Bystander: In one of the bank robbery's gags, the mob bank manager sitting in the background is startled when the Joker, Grumpy and Chuckles come in and Chuckles shoots the ceiling. After Chuckles pistol-whips a guard and starts waving his gun menacingly, the bank manager slowly takes off his glasses, picks up a Sawed-Off Shotgun, and fires a single round through the glass window, hitting Chuckles in the back. He pumps the weapon and goes after the Joker and Grumpy. The Joker (as Bozo) tricks the manager into using his last shell to hit Grumpy in the shoulder before taking him out.
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The Dark Knight / int_9633f14b
 The Dark Knight / int_966da803
type
Defiant to the End
 The Dark Knight / int_966da803
comment
Defiant to the End: In the opening scene bank manager wounded by Bozo/The Joker keeps defying him and asking what does he believe in, rather than playing dead to save his life. Averted with one of the fake Batmen, who is captured by The Joker. He says that the real Batman is "a symbol that we don't have to be afraid of scum like you", but in fact, on tape, he is pretty afraid.
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 The Dark Knight / int_96cc4848
type
"Dear John" Letter
 The Dark Knight / int_96cc4848
comment
"Dear John" Letter: Rachel writes Bruce Wayne a letter about how she is going to marry Harvey Dent and that she'll always be with him as a friend. However, after her death, Alfred burns it before Bruce can read it. It's a relatively minor but still tragic instance of Poor Communication Kills: Bruce assumes she was going to leave Harvey for him.
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 The Dark Knight / int_97069d40
type
Harmless Electrocution
 The Dark Knight / int_97069d40
comment
Harmless Electrocution: Happy gets this while cracking the mob bank’s safe, courtesy of 5,000 volts of direct current.
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 The Dark Knight / int_970c790a
type
Big Bad
 The Dark Knight / int_970c790a
comment
Big Bad: The Joker, a criminal who spends the film trying to plunge Gotham City into utter chaos.
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 The Dark Knight / int_9718a22a
type
You Remind Me of X
 The Dark Knight / int_9718a22a
comment
You Remind Me of X: The Joker tells Senator Patrick Leahy that he reminds him of his father after the latter stands up to him.
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Men Are the Expendable Gender
 The Dark Knight / int_974b47a7
comment
Men Are the Expendable Gender: Of the characters to face Two-Face's coin after he's unleashed from the hospital by The Joker in a Face–Heel Turn, the only survivor before the climax is the female Det. Ramirez, drawing the safe side of the toss (Maroni also received the safe side, but unfortunately for the unbuckled Maroni, his limo driver did not). Ramirez is also given a sympathetic quality lacking for Maroni (mob boss) and Det. Wuertz (working for the mob for money), confessing she only did what she did for the money to care for her ailing mother. For her not-insignificant part in the death of Rachel Dawes, Two-Face settles for simply knocking her unconscious.
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 The Dark Knight / int_9788e2b1
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Black Dude Dies First
 The Dark Knight / int_9788e2b1
comment
Black Dude Dies First: The first cop killed during the Chase Scene is black.
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type
As You Know
 The Dark Knight / int_9843be73
comment
As You Know: Rachel and Harvey discussing what a RICO case is and explaining it to Lieutenant Gordon, mostly for the benefit of the audience. Though also justified since even professionals may not necessarily know all the technicalities of RICO.
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 The Dark Knight / int_987be393
type
Gambit Roulette
 The Dark Knight / int_987be393
comment
Gambit Roulette: During the bank heist, there's no way Joker could have predicted that the one clown would be standing right where the bus was going to come through the wall. There are several other instances of things working out improbably well for him, but that's the most obvious.
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 The Dark Knight / int_98f5de00
type
Let Me Get This Straight...
 The Dark Knight / int_98f5de00
comment
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."
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 The Dark Knight / int_993cf18f
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Not So Different
 The Dark Knight / int_993cf18f
comment
Not So Different: The Joker (and Scarecrow in his brief cameo) enjoy suggesting to Batman that he's just as insane as they are.
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 The Dark Knight / int_99f2522e
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Hit Me, Dammit!
 The Dark Knight / int_99f2522e
comment
Hit Me, Dammit!: Batman is bearing down on the Joker in the Batpod, and the Joker simply stands there, shooting any vehicle that gets in the way, and muttering (eventually shouting) "Come on. Hit me." in order to test Batman's resolve. Naturally he is unable to run down the defenseless Joker and swerves to the side at the last second and crashes. The Joker simply turns around, mildly amused, before advancing on the disabled Batman.
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 The Dark Knight / int_9afa05c7
type
Family-Unfriendly Death
 The Dark Knight / int_9afa05c7
comment
Family-Unfriendly Death: Specifically, the subversion of the Final Speech. The Dark Knight is rated PG-13, probably because Nolan puts the killing blows off-screen. There's also surprisingly little blood in the film. Nevertheless, the amount of sheer menace the movie manages to wring out of its rating makes it arguably more terrifying than many R-rated Gorn-fests.
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 The Dark Knight / int_9c1f758a
type
Kill It with Fire
 The Dark Knight / int_9c1f758a
comment
Lau's murder. At the beginning of the scene, the camera focuses on Lau Bound and Gagged while sitting atop a giant pile of money, then the camera pans down, the Joker sets the pile on fire, and the camera never pans back upwards. We also don't hear so much as a scream.
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 The Dark Knight / int_9ce6492a
type
Taking the Bullet
 The Dark Knight / int_9ce6492a
comment
Taking the Bullet: First, Gordon does this by tackling the mayor to the ground just as the Joker is about to shoot him. Later it's combined with Car Fu when the Batmobile intercepts a rocket grenade that was intended for the armored prison transport carrying Harvey Dent, and again when Bruce Wayne uses the Lamborghini to block a pickup truck from smashing the police SUV.
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 The Dark Knight / int_9d12bbc1
type
Foreshadowing
 The Dark Knight / int_9d12bbc1
comment
When Harvey and Rachel are kidnapped, Harvey's room is brightly lit, while Rachel is in darkness, foreshadowing who is going to die.
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 The Dark Knight / int_9d39440e
type
Right-Hand Attack Dog
 The Dark Knight / int_9d39440e
comment
Right-Hand Attack Dog: The Chechen owns a pack of them. After the Joker apparently feeds The Chechen to his own dogs, he adopts the pooches and uses them against Batman in the final showdown.
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 The Dark Knight / int_9e0c3153
type
Punctuated! For! Emphasis!
 The Dark Knight / int_9e0c3153
comment
Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "Why. So. Serious?" From the same speech: "Not. One. Bit." "LOOK! AT! ME!"
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 The Dark Knight / int_9e0d9594
type
Death by Secret Identity
 The Dark Knight / int_9e0d9594
comment
Death by Secret Identity: Subverted. Coleman Reese learns Bruce's identity, but doesn't end up dead despite the Joker's best efforts. Reese does however decide to keep his mouth shut for good after Bruce saves his life. He isn't going to announce Batman's identity either to blackmail him, or because people are dying. Also subverted with Rachel, since knowing Bruce's identity has little to nothing to do with the circumstances of her demise.
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 The Dark Knight / int_9e622f84
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Stealing from the Till
 The Dark Knight / int_9e622f84
comment
Stealing from the Till: A sympathetic example. Lucius and Bruce are technically embezzling assets from Wayne Enterprises, a public company with shareholders, and they are discovered and blackmailed by an auditor (technically again).
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 The Dark Knight / int_9f1b0b39
type
Counting Bullets
 The Dark Knight / int_9f1b0b39
comment
Counting Bullets: In the bank robbery, the Joker tricks the bank manager into spending the last pellet in his shotgun on Grumpy's shoulder by pretending to have been counting the bullets. Grumpy then exclaims, "Where did you learn to count?!"
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 The Dark Knight / int_9fb2452d
type
Evil Is Not a Toy
 The Dark Knight / int_9fb2452d
comment
Evil Is Not a Toy: The mob was content with using the Joker to advance their own interest. That is until he decides he doesn't want to work with them anymore and starts doing worse to them than Batman ever did.
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 The Dark Knight / int_9fde2eb1
type
Pre-Asskicking One-Liner
 The Dark Knight / int_9fde2eb1
comment
Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: During the fundraising party for Harvey Dent:
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 The Dark Knight / int_9fe35833
type
Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas
 The Dark Knight / int_9fe35833
comment
Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: In Gambol's case, it is his grandmother.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a0a005d1
type
Protagonist Journey to Villain
 The Dark Knight / int_a0a005d1
comment
Protagonist Journey to Villain: Harvey Dent's fall from grace.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a0d9c2f3
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Final Speech
 The Dark Knight / int_a0d9c2f3
comment
Final Speech: Subverted with Rachel, who is Killed Mid-Sentence.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a11f8240
type
Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop
 The Dark Knight / int_a11f8240
comment
Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: Discussed. Even with the legitimate Gordon in charge, the Major Crimes Unit is still made up of mostly corrupt cops - like Wuertz and Ramirez - and there are only maybe a few clean cops - such as Stephens and Murphy. But when Harvey Dent calls the lieutenant on this, Gordon points out that if he refused to work with such cops, he'd be working alone. This eventually comes back to haunt both of them, as Wuertz and Ramirez turn out to both be on Maroni's payroll and eventually kidnap Harvey and Rachel, respectively.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a15a08a7
type
Fingerprinting Air
 The Dark Knight / int_a15a08a7
comment
Fingerprinting Air: Batman pulls a fingerprint from a computer reconstruction of a bullet that had been shot into a wall. Also an example of Artistic License – Physics, as there's no way a fingerprint can survive the explosive heat of the bullet being fired, being run against the rifling of the gun barrel, or the scratches from entering a brick wall. Further, a real bullet wouldn't have fragmented, but pancaked, distorting any pattern beyond usability.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a1bc812
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Smash the Symbol
 The Dark Knight / int_a1bc812
comment
Smash the Symbol: In the montage showing the consequences of Batman taking the blame for Harvey Dent's murders, Gordon is shown smashing the bat-signal he put together at the end of Begins. Subverted, in that Gordon doesn't hate Batman at all, but is just in on the cover-up to protect Harvey's legacy.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a2022cc9
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Killed Mid-Sentence
 The Dark Knight / int_a2022cc9
comment
Killed Mid-Sentence: Rachel Dawes.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a21d8982
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Assassination Attempt
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comment
Assassination Attempt: Harvey Dent dodges assassination attempts throughout the film as a result of his war on the mobs of Gotham, getting by thanks to the intervention of the Batman, Commissioner Gordon and sheer luck. Less focal characters like Commissioner Loeb and Judge Surrillo are less fortunate then Dent, and are taken out as soon as the Joker appears on the scene. Wayne Enterprises employee Coleman Reese also has to survive a wave of these after he goes to the media with the knowledge of Batman's identity, only for the Joker wanting that to stay secret for his own plans, and puts out an ultimatum: kill Reese or a hospital will be blown up. The police and Bruce Wayne have to scramble to protect him as several citizens are more than willing to carry out Joker's orders.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a270b9e5
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Anarchy Is Chaos
 The Dark Knight / int_a270b9e5
comment
Anarchy Is Chaos: The Joker clearly links chaos and anarchy together in his speech to Harvey Dent/Two-Face when he tells him, "Introduce a little anarchy, you upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos."
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 The Dark Knight / int_a2b38d3b
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Eye Scream
 The Dark Knight / int_a2b38d3b
comment
Actually averted with Joker's disappearing pencil trick, as we get to see the whole thing, albeit a bloodless PG-13 version, though the whole thing happens so fast you probably couldn't have seen anything no matter what.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a2bad7b2
type
Plot Immunity
 The Dark Knight / int_a2bad7b2
comment
Although it wasn't exactly guaranteed, it was pretty doubtful that Gordon was going to die before he became Commissioner.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a353507
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Saved for the Sequel
 The Dark Knight / int_a353507
comment
Saved for the Sequel: Surprisingly averted with Two-Face. He's Killed Off for Real less than half an hour after he gets his iconic scars. However, Harvey Dent's representation as a symbol of true justice is destroyed by Bane in the next movie.
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Drinking on Duty
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comment
Drinking on Duty: Commissioner Loeb drinks Clyburn whiskey, and clearly someone working for the Joker has spiked his tumbler with acid.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a426ae28
type
Multiple-Choice Past
 The Dark Knight / int_a426ae28
comment
Joker later does this again to Gambol during the famous 'Why so serious?' scene. He holds Gambol's face still as he threatens him with a knife and again tells the origin story of his scars.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a4b3fe1c
type
Twisted Echo Cut
 The Dark Knight / int_a4b3fe1c
comment
Twisted Echo Cut: Rachel tells Harvey her answer to his marriage proposal is "Yes." Batman then kicks down the door...to where Harvey is imprisoned, causing him to shout, "NO! NO! NO!" because he knows Rachel is going to die.
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Joker Immunity
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And why doesn't anyone shoot the Joker? Because the good guys know that If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him, and when the bad guys are in the same room as him he's covered in Dead Man Switch grenades.
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Rule of Three
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Rule of Three: The Joker's third "scar story" is subverted by Batman. Subverted... by Batman. Played straight... by the movie itself. And double subverted...due to both. We never hear the Joker's third story but Batman giving him scars makes the movie itself a third story. As a result somehow manages to fit all three.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a771f727
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Multi-Take Cut
 The Dark Knight / int_a771f727
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Multi-Take Cut: Downplayed in the hospital explosion. As shown here, Nolan filmed the explosion from several angles, but decided to put only two in the finished movie.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a7850fbf
type
Only Known by Their Nickname
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Only Known by Their Nickname: The Joker, if "nickname" is a good word for it.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a9667a3b
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Hero Insurance
 The Dark Knight / int_a9667a3b
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Hero Insurance: Batman doesn't have it, but Gordon does: The car chase results in a very high body count among the police escorts (see Hellish Copter for instance), but they do arrest the Joker at the end of it, so Gordon gets promoted to Commissioner. And he isn't even demoted back once it turns out the Joker planned to get arrested and breaks out.
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 The Dark Knight / int_a9b10a62
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Think Nothing of It
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Think Nothing of It: After Batman saves Gordon's son, in a Call-Back to the epilogue of Batman Begins.
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 The Dark Knight / int_aaa35901
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My Card
 The Dark Knight / int_aaa35901
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My Card: The Joker. Naturally, it's a joker playing card.
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 The Dark Knight / int_aaf19fae
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Doesn't Like Guns
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Doesn't Like Guns: Batman. Also, while the Joker certainly isn't averse to using guns, he prefers knives because he thinks guns are too quick, and he would much prefer to savor all the little emotions because in their last moments, they show you who they really are.
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 The Dark Knight / int_ab5eea65
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Dramatic Irony
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Dramatic Irony: Dent believes that the police and Batman decided to save him instead of Rachel, when in reality, the Joker set it up such that they'd be saving the person they hadn't intended to save. Bruce's comments at the fundraiser also count for those familiar with Two-Face from the comics.
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 The Dark Knight / int_abe1e24e
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Good Cannot Comprehend Evil
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Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: What Bruce's attempts to understand and find motivations behind The Joker are ultimately a result of. Alfred had to clue him to the fact that people like The Joker can't be explained— they simply are.
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Near-Villain Victory
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Near-Villain Victory: The only thing that keeps The Joker from winning is Batman's decision to take the heat for the murders Harvey, safeguarding Harvey's image and the stability of Gotham with it. And Batman's projectile scallops.
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Should Have Thought of That Before X
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Should Have Thought of That Before X:
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 The Dark Knight / int_ad1c3459
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Big Badass Rig
 The Dark Knight / int_ad1c3459
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Big Badass Rig: The Joker and his "(S)LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE" semi truck, until Batman uses the Batpod cables to flip it trailer over cab first.
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Oh, Crap!
 The Dark Knight / int_ad1db87c
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Oh, Crap!: When Gordon gets to Loeb's office having learned about the Joker's death threat on him: "Is that a...phone?" Also Reese in the conversation quoted under Blackmail. Batman and Gordon, when Joker revealed that he kidnapped both Harvey and Rachel. Gordon again, when Batman locked the interrogation room and beat their location out of him.
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 The Dark Knight / int_ad3d8092
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Heartbroken Badass
 The Dark Knight / int_ad3d8092
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Heartbroken Badass: Bruce Wayne after Rachel's death.
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 The Dark Knight / int_adfd3165
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For the Evulz
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For the Evulz: The Joker's motive, in a rare believable straight example. Alfred refers to a bandit in Borneo who robbed caravans full of jewels meant to bribe local warlords. The bandit had no intention of fencing the loot, he did it because it was fun.
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Deadpan Snarker
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Deadpan Snarker: Alfred Pennyworth dials up the snark in comparison to the first film. But Lucius Fox is still the most obvious example. The Joker takes over from Crane as the main villanous snarker. Bruce Wayne himself also qualifies. Despite appearing for only a few minutes, Crane gets in a few good ones too: A few minutes later:
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Face–Heel Turn
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Face–Heel Turn: Harvey Dent —> Two-Face.
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Film Noir
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Film Noir: The Dark Knight abandons the mysticism of the first movie in favor of a more straightforward crime thriller set completely in an urban environment. Although Bruce is decidedly a hero in the whole rule, the city, the themes, the seriousness and the absolute terror that is The Joker gives us a noir atmosphere.
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Omnicidal Maniac
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Omnicidal Maniac: The Joker.
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Rank Up
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Rank Up: Jim Gordon is promoted to Commissioner after the Joker's capture. Unfortunately he was still a Lieutenant at the start of the movie, making this one hell of an overnight promotion. Perhaps no-one else wanted the position after what happened to the last one...
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Bottomless Magazines
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Bottomless Magazines: Downplayed, but the shotgun-toting bank manager in the opening bank heist fires six shots before he's out — when a shotgun that size has a magazine that only holds four. With one in the chamber, he should have been out when Bozo / The Joker says he is.
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 The Dark Knight / int_b3335725
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Mascot Villain
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Mascot Villain: The Joker.
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 The Dark Knight / int_b43754f1
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Second Law of Metafictional Thermodynamics
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Second Law of Metafictional Thermodynamics: In relation to the comics, The Dark Knight is an exception to the rule. In the comics, it's a rare, rare person who escapes the attentions of The Joker alive, much less uninjured. In the movie, many do so, even cops who are usually the first to go. The Dark Knight and Batman Begins seem to be working very hard to present Batman and his world in a 'realistic' setting. In a superhero setting where the main characters are far more powerful and capable than normal humans, The Joker can go homicidal easily enough. But when you present Joker as a 'realistic' psycho, he's more limited.
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 The Dark Knight / int_b53c113f
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TerroristWithoutACause
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Terrorist Without A Cause: The Joker is about as pure of an example as you can find. Other than to inflict chaos.
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Too Dumb to Live
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Too Dumb to Live: Happy, the Safecracker Specialist, is told to kill Dopey (the Alarm Specialist) as soon as his job was done, so there would be more for everyone else. Did he really think this wasn't going to happen to him too? After all, the reasoning for his assassination would be the same: one less share, one less accomplice. Grumpy (the Crowd Control Specialist) seems to be wise to this, not that it saves him.
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 The Dark Knight / int_b5b4b077
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The Ace
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The Ace: Harvey Dent. At first. RiffTrax said it best after he punches a witness who tried shooting him, unloads the gun, states the model and manufacturer before placing the weapon in front of the man who wanted him dead, essentially tells him to try harder next time by buying American guns, and then says he's not finished with the witness:
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"Hey, You!" Haymaker:
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 The Dark Knight / int_b7b1aa73
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And Then What?
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And Then What?: The Joker admits he wouldn't know what he'd do if he won. "I'm like a dog chasing cars; I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it." When he gets hold of the mob money that's the supposed objective, he sets it on fire. When someone is about to reveal the Batman's identity on live TV, the Joker demands that he be killed.
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 The Dark Knight / int_b7e0c5ff
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Love Triangle
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Love Triangle: Harvey Dent as the Betty and Bruce Wayne as the Veronica to Rachel's Archie...she ends up choosing Harvey, thinking Bruce could never stop being Batman.
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 The Dark Knight / int_b99bed67
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No-Nonsense Nemesis
 The Dark Knight / int_b99bed67
comment
No-Nonsense Nemesis: While Joker, of course, Crosses the Line Twice with each scene that he's in, the same cannot be said for Harvey Dent, post-Two-Face. He hardly has any comedic aspects at that point - nearly every scene he's in is played entirely seriously. As his mental health tanks and his obsession over Rachel's death grows, it gets worse, culminating to the very end where he threatens to kill Gordon's family.
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Storming the Castle
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Storming the Castle: The assault on Pruitt Building, Joker's hideout. An epic Mêlée à Trois between Batman, the SWAT and Joker's goons where Batman's non-lethal policy is truly tested.
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 The Dark Knight / int_b9fa17b7
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Pretender Diss
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Poser Hating: Batman does not find imitation flattering. Especially if the imitators dressing like him are using lethal force.
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 The Dark Knight / int_ba33bad5
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I'm Not a Hero, I'm...
 The Dark Knight / int_ba33bad5
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I'm Not a Hero, I'm...: whatever Gotham needs The Batman to be.
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 The Dark Knight / int_baa2a78d
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Knife Nut
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Knife Nut: Though he's perfectly willing to use guns and anything else if necessary, Joker's Weapon of Choice is knives. His logic:
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Sadistic Choice
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Sadistic Choice: The Joker's M.O. So much so that Roger Ebert interpreted this concept as one of the Joker's main themes. Two-Face gives Gordon a choice between his wife, daughter or son being executed. When Reese goes on national television to reveal Batman's Secret Identity the Joker calls the show and tells the audience that if Reese isn't killed in less than an hour, a hospital will blown up.
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 The Dark Knight / int_bb0197af
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Cool Bike
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Cool Bike: The Batpod. Apparently the center part where the rider sits is gyro-stabilized, as it's always upright. Batman catches up with the Joker by taking some major shortcuts during the Wacker Drive car chase (at one point rocketing through Randolph Street Station, racing down the Pedway,), and re-emerges into Joker's view by tumbling out of an alley onto LaSalle Street... while still staying upright. Batman can even drive it up a wall, flip over backwards, and it'll spin around and keep his ears pointing upward.
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Knight Templar
 The Dark Knight / int_bbfaa837
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The novel clears up a few details about the movie, such as making it possible to understand Dent's Knight Templar tendencies. Bruce is skeptical that Dent could have a skeleton-free closet, and decides to do some digging. What he finds is that Dent's father was a police officer who abused his mother, and whenever the police were called, they'd look the other way. Eventually, Dent's father killed his mother while he was away at school. This explains Harvey's initial distrust with Gordon at the beginning due to Gordon having dirty cops in his special unit (like Wuertz and Ramirez, to be specific). Bruce eventually realizes he's been digging so hard because he's jealous. Etc.
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 The Dark Knight / int_bc00493f
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Precision F-Strike
 The Dark Knight / int_bc00493f
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Precision F-Strike: In the opening, if you listen carefully, you can hear Grumpy say "what the fuck?" when Bozo tricks the manager into using his last shotgun round on Grumpy's left shoulder. Grumpy then complains, "Where did you learn to count?!" The Joker questioning why the mob bosses fear getting caught since Batman's arrival: "What happened, did your balls drop off?" Later in the scene, you can also hear someone utter, "Holy shit!" when the Joker reveals all the grenades he has under his coat. As Commissioner Loeb is poisoned to death, Gordon audibly yells "Oh shit!" as he tries to keep him from falling. Television edits didn't fall for the slip. It's not a terribly obvious one, but after Batman fails to hit him with the Batpod, the Joker mouths the f-word. Blink and you'll miss it. Later in the same scene, Gordon says "we got you, you son of a bitch" when he (temporarily) captures the Joker.
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 The Dark Knight / int_bc279b46
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Costume Copycat
 The Dark Knight / int_bc279b46
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"My dogs are hong-gray! Pity there is only one of you..."
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 The Dark Knight / int_bc74ef27
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Berserk Button
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In general, this seems to be a favorite of the Joker, who delights in pressing peoples' berserk buttons until he gets underneath their skins. Case in point: the scene where he intentionally makes light of Stephen's dead friends. Therefore, knowing the Joker will enjoy a beating, Stephens prepares to make sure he himself enjoys it even more. Cut to Murphy hearing a commotion and finding the Joker holding Stephens at knifepoint.
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 The Dark Knight / int_bce16d24
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Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?
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Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Why doesn't the Joker just shoot Batman? Because he doesn't want to. Batman's just too much fun! And why doesn't anyone shoot the Joker? Because the good guys know that If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him, and when the bad guys are in the same room as him he's covered in Dead Man Switch grenades.
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Money to Burn
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Money to Burn: After taking half of the mob's savings as payment for his services, Joker stacks all of it up, puts Lau on top, and then lights the whole thing on fire.
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 The Dark Knight / int_beb9a361
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Anti-Hero
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Batman himself falls into this, beyond the usual Anti-Hero vigilantism, after he's pushed to his mental limits by the destruction and tragedy left behind by Joker. In the third act, out of desperation, Bruce makes a questionable decision to weaponize Lucius Fox's sonar technology into an audiovisual eavesdropping tool covering telecommunication all over Gotham. Lucius Fox is not pleased and calls out Batman for treading into these waters.
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Blunt
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Blunt "Yes": When The Joker is confronted by mobsters on his past theft from them.
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Torture Is Ineffective
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Torture Is Ineffective: Batman pummels the Joker in the police interrogation room, but the Joker laughs it off because torture would never make him talk. He only tells Batman what Batman wants to hear because it amuses him to.
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Jump Scare
 The Dark Knight / int_c04b1231
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Jump Scare: This occurs when Harvey Dent and Mayor Garcia are conversing in his office. The mayor slowly walks towards the glass window when suddenly, the Joker-mauled corpse of one of the fake Batmen is flung onto the window right towards his face. Later, the injured Dent is interrogating Gordon while in the hospital:
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Unwanted Rescue
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comment
Unwanted Rescue: Harvey. "NO! NOT ME! WHY ARE YOU COMING FOR ME?!" Doubly so, as Batman also wanted to save Rachel over Harvey. The Joker's just like that..
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 The Dark Knight / int_c09b3ff3
type
Physical Scars, Psychological Scars
 The Dark Knight / int_c09b3ff3
comment
Physical Scars, Psychological Scars: The Joker and Harvey Dent. Though where the Joker got his is anyone's guess...
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 The Dark Knight / int_c0e634cd
type
Throat Light
 The Dark Knight / int_c0e634cd
comment
Throat Light: That cell phone the Joker planted in an inmate provides one.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c17ee004
type
Running Gag Stumbles
 The Dark Knight / int_c17ee004
comment
Running Gag Stumbles: See Rule of Three.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c19bdbe1
type
Good Cop/Bad Cop
 The Dark Knight / int_c19bdbe1
comment
Good Cop/Bad Cop: The Joker accurately predicts that Gordon intends to use a form of this interrogation technique. However, he's caught off guard by discovering that the bad cop is Batman... even though he still doesn't talk until he wants to, because that's how the Joker works.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c1f755e8
type
Stuffed into the Fridge
 The Dark Knight / int_c1f755e8
comment
Stuffed into the Fridge: One of the main criticisms of the film, besides Batman's voice, is Rachel's unceremonious death at the end of the second act.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c2aa5a9a
type
Double Aesop
 The Dark Knight / int_c2aa5a9a
comment
Double Aesop: Subverted with Alfred's tale of a Burmese bandit.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c32ff031
type
Xanatos Gambit
 The Dark Knight / int_c32ff031
comment
Xanatos Gambit: When the Joker is plunging to his (possible) death, he is completely unafraid: He knows that either Batman catches him so he survives to wreak havoc another day - or he has managed to corrupt the city's last defender. Either way, he wins.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c335b9ec
type
Irony
 The Dark Knight / int_c335b9ec
comment
Irony: Commissioner Loeb tells Gordon, "You're unlikely to discover this for yourself" about what being a police commissioner is like. Even people who didn't know Gordon would be Commissioner after Loeb's death were reasonably assured he would eventually follow a similar career path to the comics.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c3c18143
type
Hope Spot
 The Dark Knight / int_c3c18143
comment
Hope Spot: The Joker has been captured, Harvey Dent has been saved, Gordon is Not Quite Dead and promoted to commissioner. Then Harvey Dent goes missing... An In-Universe one for Harvey Dent. As he lies in the hospital, he finds the lucky coin he gave Rachel the last time he saw her, left by the side of his bed. But his hopes that she's still alive are dashed when he turns the coin over... the other side's been charred by the explosion that killed her.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c4842ab1
type
Appropriated Appellation
 The Dark Knight / int_c4842ab1
comment
Appropriated Appellation: Two-Face.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c4c4004a
type
Treachery Cover-Up
 The Dark Knight / int_c4c4004a
comment
Treachery Cover Up: Batman decides to take the blame for Harvey Dent's crimes at the end of the film, so that Harvey can remain an inspiration to Gotham.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c58daf16
type
The Pen Is Mightier
 The Dark Knight / int_c58daf16
comment
The Pen Is Mightier: This exchange when the Joker crashes the mob meeting:
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 The Dark Knight / int_c5bcb6d7
type
Subverted Punchline
 The Dark Knight / int_c5bcb6d7
comment
Subverted Punchline: When Bruce Wayne is given a new device by Lucius Fox which allows his cellphone to emit sonar pulses to map a room.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c6074d96
type
I Am Spartacus
 The Dark Knight / int_c6074d96
comment
I Am Spartacus: When the Joker threatens to keep killing people until Batman unmasks and turns himself in, Harvey Dent makes a public confession that he is Batman and surrenders to the police. However, it turns out to be a sting to get the Joker to come out of hiding.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c64ab82b
type
With Great Power Comes Great Opposition
 The Dark Knight / int_c64ab82b
comment
With Great Power Comes Great Opposition: Discussed between Harvey Dent and Mayor Garcia. The latter says that while Dent (and for a semi-related case, the Batman, who is one of his greatest contributors) has so much over against Gotham's crime problem, he's made many enemies out of those who profited from it. The trope's quote sums it all up:
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 The Dark Knight / int_c6655b23
type
Fallen Hero
 The Dark Knight / int_c6655b23
comment
Fallen Hero: Harvey Dent.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c75df49a
type
Shout-Out
 The Dark Knight / int_c75df49a
comment
Shout-Out: "Will the real Batman please stand up?" Possibly also a reference to that musical they never made. William Fichtner as the banker with the shotgun in the opening heist was an intentional Casting Gag by Nolan, who built the sequence as an homage to Heat. The Joker's goons don clown masks during the opening scene as a reference to Stanley Kubrick's heist film The Killing. Joker's mask is also the same as the one the character uses in The Joker's Wild, his very first appearance◊ in the 60's series. It and the other somber clown masks, all worn by the Joker's thugs with otherwise normal street clothes, invoke the image his henchman from the Animated Series episode The Last Laugh. The Shawshank Redemption: The detonator found on the prisoners' ship is concealed in a box resembling a book Naturally, since Nolan is a card-carrying Bond fan, the blade at the tip of the Joker's shoe is From Russia with Love. The film also makes use of an Action Prologue, just like the Bond films. Kind of a weird one, but the Bat-Cycle emerges from the Batmobile.... "Batmobile lost a wheel". And then after that, "Joker got away." Harvey Dent had previously pretended to be Batman to fool the Joker in Batman Adventures, although the circumstances were somewhat different. "You complete me." Harvey's transformation into Two-Face plays out the same way it did in Batman: The Animated Series, with an explosion damaging half of his face. While this version of Two-Face refuses to get a skin-graft, it's implied that his animated counterpart did, but for some reason the graft turned bad. Both are also driven by revenge on a crime boss.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c83751cb
type
Description Cut
 The Dark Knight / int_c83751cb
comment
Description Cut: After the funeral scene, the police are trying to talk to Batman, but he won't appear.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c868a42a
type
Freudian Excuse
 The Dark Knight / int_c868a42a
comment
Freudian Excuse: Mocked by the Joker, who gives conflicting accounts of how he got his scars depending on who he's talking to. In the end, the Joker has no reason for what he does, he simply is. Ramirez went dirty because she needed money for her mother's hospital bills. Dent loses his fiance and half his face before he goes on murder spree to punish those involved with her death.
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 The Dark Knight / int_c9d80884
type
Scheherezade Gambit
 The Dark Knight / int_c9d80884
comment
Scheherezade Gambit: Variant when the Joker is captured by the police. Using only his words, he manipulates a police officer into attacking him, then takes the officer hostage.
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 The Dark Knight / int_cb5a0181
type
Where's the Kaboom?
 The Dark Knight / int_cb5a0181
comment
Where's the Kaboom?: When the Joker blows up the hospital, it only partly detonates — at first. There was reportedly a delay in the explosives; the Joker was supposed to be already on his bus when the hospital fell completely, having casually walked away from the blast. Ledger was unaware of this, but never breaks character; instead, he throws up his hands, then starts fiddling with the detonator and ultimately starts smacking it against his hand until demolition resumes. At that point, he starts running. Turned against the Joker in the climax with the bomb-strapped passenger ferries. When Joker has Batman pinned with the midnight deadline for one ferry to blow up the other about to occur, he gleefully tells Batman, "We don't want to miss the fireworks. And here...we...go." However, both ferries refused to carry out Joker's demand, causing visible confusion on Joker's face at the lack of an explosion. He even turns around to look at a clock, and when he sees the clock has surpassed midnight, he is visibly shocked that his social experiement failed.
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 The Dark Knight / int_cda501da
type
Killed Off for Real
 The Dark Knight / int_cda501da
comment
Many people knew Gordon wasn't Killed Off for Real because of the Joker's trailer line of "Good eeeevening, Commissioner." Gordon hadn't yet been made commissioner at the time of his supposed 'death'.
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 The Dark Knight / int_ceec4df5
type
Roaring Rampage of Revenge
 The Dark Knight / int_ceec4df5
comment
Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Harvey Dent embarks on this after his transformation into Two-Face.
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 The Dark Knight / int_cfc55f21
type
Heroic Wannabe
 The Dark Knight / int_cfc55f21
comment
Heroic Wannabe: A gang of doughy vigilantes with bat-costumes and guns. One ends up a victim of The Joker.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d08577eb
type
Broken Base
 The Dark Knight / int_d08577eb
comment
Broken Base: In-universe, Gotham's public opinion of Batman is heavily divided (at least until the ending where he accepts the blame for Harvey's crimes).
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 The Dark Knight / int_d1e7f24a
type
Big
 The Dark Knight / int_d1e7f24a
comment
Big "SHUT UP!": When Dent, now Two-Face, interrogates Wuertz and he tries to bullshit his way out of it, his response is this.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d247a7c3
type
Beauty to Beast
 The Dark Knight / int_d247a7c3
comment
Beauty to Beast: Harvey Dent.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d397657d
type
Hoist by His Own Petard
 The Dark Knight / int_d397657d
comment
Hoist by His Own Petard: The Chechen falls victim to this, as The Joker feeds him to his own dogs. Fortunately, this happens off-screen.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d39e327f
type
What the Hell, Hero?
 The Dark Knight / int_d39e327f
comment
What the Hell, Hero?: Batman makes no secret to Harvey Dent that threatening to shoot Thomas Schiff on the basis of a coin-toss is wrong. note Of course, Batman is unaware that it's a trick coin and Schiff is in no physical danger. Rachel's reaction to Bruce letting Dent take the fall as Batman. Though she doesn't directly confront him about it, she professes her disapproval to Alfred, saying that it's completely unheroic, and even decides that it's the last straw regarding her chances of rekindling her romance with Bruce. Dent's reaction to Batman bursting in to rescue him, since he wanted Rachel to be saved instead of himself. Also pulled by the Joker, of all people. The 'hero' part might be debatable, but Harvey does this to Detective Ramirez, when he confronts her for delivering Rachel to the Joker. Also a inverted version is pulled by the Scary Black Man on the ferry during the finale, when he asks the Warden for the detonator to the other boat. Gordon's wife's reaction to his faking his death. He offers up a small excuse about how it was for her protection, but she still smacks him. Lucius makes it clear that he is not happy with Batman's plan to use sonar-augmented mobile phones to eavesdrop on the entire city and track down the Joker.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d3f8ad06
type
Close on Title
 The Dark Knight / int_d3f8ad06
comment
Close on Title: In continuation of a Nolan tradition used in the other two movies.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d4816fb
type
Villainous Face Hold
 The Dark Knight / int_d4816fb
comment
Villainous Face Hold: The Joker crashes a party and begins interrogating the guests on the whereabouts of Harvey Dent. First he grabs the jaw of a middle-aged man and jiggles his jowls, then he grabs another man by the jaw and threatens him with a knife. When he's prevented from going further by Rachel, he grabs her jaw and forces her to look at him whilst he tells her how he got his scars. Joker later does this again to Gambol during the famous 'Why so serious?' scene. He holds Gambol's face still as he threatens him with a knife and again tells the origin story of his scars.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d4bf11d1
type
Dramatic Unmask
 The Dark Knight / int_d4bf11d1
comment
Dramatic Unmask: Early on, when the Joker removes the clown mask to reveal himself to the bank manager. Done over a Scare Chord.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d52d28b6
type
Hypocrite
 The Dark Knight / int_d52d28b6
comment
Hypocrite: The Joker is offended when people call him a "freak", but has no problem using the word on other people, AND on himself. It seems to be more the sentiment that irritates him.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d567ce13
type
Who Will Bell the Cat?
 The Dark Knight / int_d567ce13
comment
Who Will Bell the Cat?: The Gothamites on one of the two barges packed with explosives finally agree that the other barge full of criminals should be sacrificed instead of them. Except that nobody seems to want to pull the trigger on the detonator... In contrast to the usual examples of this trope, however, eventually someone does decide to "bell the cat", so to speak. One of the civilians finally steps up and asks for the detonator, his rationale being that the criminals have already made their choices and screwed up their lives. But, after some agonizing, he doesn't blow up the criminals after all.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d62dd556
type
The Chessmaster
 The Dark Knight / int_d62dd556
comment
The Chessmaster: The Joker.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d7b34c31
type
Everyone Calls Him
 The Dark Knight / int_d7b34c31
comment
Averted with Bus Driver, as that is his only name in the script.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d7ecbd57
type
You're Insane!
 The Dark Knight / int_d7ecbd57
comment
You're Insane!: "No, I'm not. No, I'm not." It could be argued that the Joker spends the whole movie trying to convince himself of this. He later does admit that he brought Harvey down to his and Batman's level and that "madness is like gravity, all it takes is a little push!"
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 The Dark Knight / int_d839c530
type
The Unfettered
 The Dark Knight / int_d839c530
comment
The Unfettered: The Joker.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d87ba943
type
Combat Sadomasochist
 The Dark Knight / int_d87ba943
comment
Combat Sadomasochist: The Joker loves to inflict pain and suffering, but also seems to like being at the receiving end, particularly in the scene where he is beaten up by Batman.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d8afec40
type
...But He Sounds Handsome
 The Dark Knight / int_d8afec40
comment
...But He Sounds Handsome: Inverted during the dinner scene; it's Bruce who asks who elected Batman and Harvey who defends his actions.
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 The Dark Knight / int_d8df3d27
type
Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter"
 The Dark Knight / int_d8df3d27
comment
Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": In the car chase, the Joker takes a semi truck with the words "LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE" and spraypaints a red S in front of "Laughter".
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 The Dark Knight / int_db33bc7e
type
Ludicrous Gibs
 The Dark Knight / int_db33bc7e
comment
Ludicrous Gibs: Suggested by the Joker about a kidnapped Harvey Dent.
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 The Dark Knight / int_dbab18ef
type
Morally Bankrupt Banker
 The Dark Knight / int_dbab18ef
comment
Morally Bankrupt Banker: Lau, the Chinese banker for the mob.
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 The Dark Knight / int_dbb414ed
type
Hand Wave
 The Dark Knight / int_dbb414ed
comment
While a person could reasonably survive the burning, you could not possibly have that much muscle and your left eyeball exposed without the tissue becoming highly infected and necrotic, then die off. You would basically need immediate surgery and skin transplantsnote That last one gets a Hand Wave when Gordon mentions that Harvey actually refused the skin grafts, but even then, given Harvey's compromised thinking at the moment, the medical staff would have immediately turned to a surrogate (if one existed) so that they can give consent to the skin grafts; if a surrogate didn't exist, they would've gone to a medical committee, who would almost certainly overrule his wishes and give him the grafts.
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 The Dark Knight / int_dc4d0326
type
Ballroom Blitz
 The Dark Knight / int_dc4d0326
comment
Ballroom Blitz: The Joker and his men crash Bruce's fundraiser for Harvey Dent.
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 The Dark Knight / int_dcbe8a6e
type
Chekhov's Gunman
 The Dark Knight / int_dcbe8a6e
comment
Chekhov's Gunman: Wuertz and Ramirez.
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 The Dark Knight / int_dda99fa8
type
Despair Event Horizon
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Played straight by Alfred later when Bruce, at the brink of the Despair Event Horizon after Rachel's death, asks Alfred how he caught the jewel thief in the Burmese forest, hoping for an analogous answer on how he could apprehend the Joker while staying within his ideals. Alfred bluntly tells Bruce they burned the forest down.
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Bad Guys Play Pool
 The Dark Knight / int_de414a38
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Bad Guys Play Pool: Gambol is playing pool with a couple of his cronies before the Joker comes in and puts a smile on his face.
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Delayed Explosion
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Delayed Explosion: When the Joker is leaving the hospital as it blows up, but there is a pause he clearly was not expecting, forcing him to mash the detonator button until the blasting resumes.
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 The Dark Knight / int_df582b0b
type
Continuity Snarl
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Continuity Snarl: According to documents in the RICO case Harvey Dent pursues against 549 mobsters, the case was prosecuted on July 25, 2008. It's also mentioned in the movie that Rachel was planning to take Harvey to see a ballet the week after the dinner with one of the ballerinas. However, the novelization also mentions that the dinner took place on a Monday night and then that Bruce tried to get information about Harvey from an associate named Al Grooms the Saturday after, and then the Friday after that, he found Harvey and Rachel making out outside of her apartment. July 25, 2008, is also a Friday. However, this is probably excusable considering the possibility that the writer, Dennis O'Neill, simply got his dates all scrambled. Less excusable in the novelization is after The Joker shows up at the mob meeting uninvited. Specifically, it's the scene where Sal Maroni hires a private eye to find out more about the Joker. Three weeks later, the private eye is dead, having been poisoned. That would've extended the ballet's delay significantly before taking Bruce's unexpected love boat into account.
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Bald of Awesome
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Bald of Awesome: Ginty, one of the prisoners in the ferry boat scene.
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 The Dark Knight / int_df690c7b
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Barehanded Bar Bending
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Barehanded Bar Bending: In the parking structure battle, Batman bends the barrel of one of the Bat-Vigilantes' guns with one hand.
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 The Dark Knight / int_e022585
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Television Geography
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Television Geography: The bank robbery falls into this when you go by the actual filming location (the old post office at Van Buren Street and Canal Street on the west side of the Chicago River). When the Joker, Grumpy and Chuckles are getting out of the car, they're on the north side of the building. They enter through a north-facing door, but they make a right turn and face west as they run into the lobby and begin shooting into the air. This means that when the school bus bursts through the other doors, it comes in from the west side, meaning it comes in from a north-south street. However, in the exterior shot of the Joker merging with the line of passing school buses, if you look at the buildings in the background or notice the drawbridge gates in the distance, the bus is clearly facing north and turning east and onto the east-west street the station wagon was parked on.
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Everything's Louder with Bagpipes
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Everything's Louder with Bagpipes: The actual Chicago Police Department marching band appears to play "Balmoral" during Commissioner Loeb's funeral procession down LaSalle Street.
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Loves the Sound of Screaming
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Loves the Sound of Screaming: "Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You can't savor all the little... emotions."
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Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique
 The Dark Knight / int_e154ff08
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Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Used multiple times. Interestingly, it's never really effective. When Batman beats up the Joker. Even discussed, as the Joker criticizes Batman's technique while Batman is beating him. Batman also drops Maroni off a fire escape, breaking both his legs, in order to get information. It still doesn't work, as the mob boss doesn't really know anything about The Joker anyway, and if he did, he is far more scared of The Joker than Batman. Dent also makes use of False Roulette to get info out of Thomas Schiff. The man cracks quickly, but as it turns out has no information on the Joker's location either.
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 The Dark Knight / int_e1acc872
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From Nobody to Nightmare
 The Dark Knight / int_e1acc872
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From Nobody to Nightmare: The Joker, who goes from no one, to a bank robber, to the most feared man in all of Gotham.
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 The Dark Knight / int_e1d50489
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Convenient Misfire
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Convenient Misfire: Happens when a witness at Sal Maroni's trial pulls a gun and tries to shoot Dent while on the stand.
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 The Dark Knight / int_e2ccee25
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Animal Motifs
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Animal Motifs: Dogs, for the Joker. He compares himself to "a dog chasing cars", hangs his head out the window of a cop car like a dog, and is constantly licking at his lips and skin like a dog. Notably, what animal gives Batman serious trouble in the film?
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 The Dark Knight / int_e35ab565
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Indy Ploy
 The Dark Knight / int_e35ab565
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Indy Ploy: The Joker claims to be doing this, no matter how unlikely that may seem.
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 The Dark Knight / int_e3f7524b
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Dice Roll Death
 The Dark Knight / int_e3f7524b
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Dice Roll Death: Two-Face uses a coin toss solely to determine whether those responsible for his kidnapping and disfigurement live or die, and he does take some lives this way.
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 The Dark Knight / int_e407c52e
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Double Subversion
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Subverted... by Batman. Played straight... by the movie itself. And double subverted...due to both. We never hear the Joker's third story but Batman giving him scars makes the movie itself a third story. As a result somehow manages to fit all three.
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 The Dark Knight / int_e431c24c
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Not Quite Dead
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The Joker has been captured, Harvey Dent has been saved, Gordon is Not Quite Dead and promoted to commissioner. Then Harvey Dent goes missing...
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 The Dark Knight / int_e5421161
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Expy
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Expy: The two corrupt detectives in Gordon's unit - Mike Wuertz and Anna Ramirez - both exhibit this trope. To elaborate, Wuertz was originally going to be Harvey Bullock, a long-time member of the Batman supporting cast from the comics, and Ramirez was going to be Renee Montoya, who was created for Batman: The Animated Series and was then introduced into the comics. The producers decided to recreate them as original characters because of what happens in the third act, which did not match the character of the characters as previously established. This is clearest in Batman: Gotham Knight, an animated anthology film that bridged the time period between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, which introduced Ramirez and featured her partnered with Montoya's comic-book partner Crispus Allen.
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 The Dark Knight / int_e5b75009
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"Psycho" Strings: On the soundtrack the Joker's theme is made mostly of these. It's the sound that's produced from razor blades on string instruments.
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 The Dark Knight / int_e70127
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The Mole
 The Dark Knight / int_e70127
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The Mole: Ramirez is working for the mob because their mother is in the hospital and the medical bills were too high. Wuertz, on the other hand, was just in it for the money.
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 The Dark Knight / int_e7fe3ece
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Ominous Walk
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Ominous Walk: Subverted when The Joker starts one of these after Batman loses at chicken, then starts to jauntily skip after a few seconds.
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CommissionerGordon
 The Dark Knight / int_e85d1816
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While we know from the beginning that Gordon will eventually take his rightful place as Police Commissioner, the movie has him skipping over the rank of Captain in the process. While he would likely be a city-wide hero after Taking the Bullet for the mayor and helping capture the Joker, explaining why the average police officer wouldn't care, higher-ups would take notice and likely bring him back down to Captain.
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 The Dark Knight / int_e9e35e8f
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Exact Words
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Maroni gets the good heads on that one. His limo driver isn't so lucky.
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 The Dark Knight / int_e9f517e1
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Artistic License – Geography
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Artistic License – Geography: Obviously, that Gotham is clearly Chicago is unspoken of. On the other hand, when Lucius Fox meets with Lau on the terrace of his Hong Kong office building, you can clearly see McCormick Place across the street from them.
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Every Scar Has a Story
 The Dark Knight / int_ea6abe17
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Every Scar Has a Story: The Joker, as he tells multiple differing accounts about how he got his.
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 The Dark Knight / int_ea8de006
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Traitor Shot
 The Dark Knight / int_ea8de006
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Traitor Shot: A subtle version, but Ramirez doesn't look as happy as you'd think she'd be watching a victorious Harvey Dent get into a car driven by her (equally compromised) colleague after the Joker has been captured by a Not Quite Dead Gordon.
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 The Dark Knight / int_eaf5a1ac
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Groin Attack
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Groin Attack: How Rachel avoids having a smile put on her face by the Joker. Disturbingly, the Joker chuckles in response.
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Ham-to-Ham Combat
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Ham-to-Ham Combat: Between the Joker and Batman throughout the entire movie.
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 The Dark Knight / int_eb2195d9
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Rousseau Was Right
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Rousseau Was Right: Batman's belief and part of how he eventually triumphs over the Joker in the finale: neither of the boats in Joker's "social experiment" are willing to blow the other one up, buying Batman the time he needed to neutralize the Joker's own detonators.
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 The Dark Knight / int_eb5b1dcb
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Harsher in Hindsight
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And a rather heartbreaking example:
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Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick
 The Dark Knight / int_eef90616
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Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: A very brief, wordless example. When Gordon observes of the Joker that there was "nothing in his pockets but knives and lint", we see someone laying out an improbable number of knives on a table, including some items that could easily be repurposed as knives, including a potato peeler that the handler briefly double-takes at.
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Offhand Backhand
 The Dark Knight / int_f018c5cf
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And finally, the bus driver is casually and unceremoniously offed with a burst of gunfire from The Joker after he confusedly asks where the rest of the guys are.
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Decomposite Character
 The Dark Knight / int_f0508c08
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Decomposite Character: Despite Sal Maroni being present, the Joker is the one who causes Harvey Dent to become Two-Face (though it's still Maroni's men that put Harvey in that situation in the first place).
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Redemption Equals Death
 The Dark Knight / int_f1492605
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Redemption Equals Death: Even Maroni has had enough of all this and gives the cops the Joker's location. Two-Face finds him soon afterwards.
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Flaming Emblem
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Flaming Emblem: Used heavily in promotional material as evident by the page image.
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 The Dark Knight / int_f329f2a2
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Got Volunteered
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Got Volunteered: Lucius is displeased when Batman turns his sonar tech into a way of imaging Gotham City via a sonar feed to spy on the whole city to find the Joker. He's then startled when Batman gives him the keys.
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Would Hit a Girl
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Would Hit a Girl: Two-Face knocks Anna Ramirez into unconsciousness, after his coin spares her life.
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Deadline News
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Later, when the Joker calls the TV station, Gordon orders every available bus to head to a hospital and get all their patients out. In the confusion, the Joker and his men take their school bus to Gotham General, where they kidnap a number of hospital staff, and a TV-news crew.
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Product Placement
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Product Placement: A lot. One notable case is Bruce Wayne's driving a Lamborghini Murcielago. Also a Bilingual Bonus Stealth Pun: murciélago is Spanish for bat.
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Complexity Addiction
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Complexity Addiction: The Joker loves elaborate sadistic choices, playing cards (both as his business card and signature at some of his killings), and dropping clues about his next targets. After his attempt on Harvey Dent at the fundraiser is aborted, he puts name tags on two men he killed reading "Patrick Harvey" and "Richard Dent" the next night to taunt him. He's also immediately impressed by Harvey's very villainous Heads-or-Tails gimmick.
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Love Makes You Evil
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Love Makes You Evil: Sort of... Harvey Dent losing his girlfriend is the key ingredient in driving him to madness.
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The Most Wanted
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The Most Wanted: Invoked at the end when Batman takes the heat for the murders Harvey Dent committed, including his own. He ends the film as the most wanted fugitive of Gotham P.D., continuing into The Dark Knight Rises where the Police call off the pursuit of Bane when Batman shows up, drawing nearly every cop in the city into a chase with him.
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Choke Holds
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Choke Holds: Bruce Wayne grabs Harvey Dent by the neck when dragging him away just before the Joker and his men crash the fundraiser.
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 The Dark Knight / int_f8e010ce
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Evil Cannot Comprehend Good
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Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: And that is why the Joker's "social experiment" fails.
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Faking the Dead
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Gordon's wife's reaction to his faking his death. He offers up a small excuse about how it was for her protection, but she still smacks him.
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Love Cannot Overcome
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Love Cannot Overcome: Rachel doesn't want the problems of being Bruce's love interest until he's done being Batman.
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Humans Are Good
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Humans Are Good: The Joker is later proven wrong about people, however, when both ships reject the Joker's offer.
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 The Dark Knight / int_fada6ffa
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Lost in a Crowd
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Lost in a Crowd: The Joker pulls this off twice. To escape the opening bank robbery, the Joker simply slips his school bus into a pre-arranged opening in a long line of identical school buses driving past on the Van Buren Street side of the bank as the police are arriving. The Joker and his men escaping after the assassination attempt on the mayor at Commissioner Loeb's funeral procession: they are posing as the honor guard members and all of the police officers in dress blues are standing motionless as the "honor guard" does the 21 gun salute, until the third volley, when the Joker and his men aim their rifles at the mayor. Gordon tackles the mayor to the ground just as the Joker fires his rifle. This causes all of the pedestrians and the officers to break formation and scatter everywhere. In the chaos, the Joker and his guys melt into the crowd, and all of them get away except for Thomas Schiff, who gets spotted and is shot in the leg. Later, when the Joker calls the TV station, Gordon orders every available bus to head to a hospital and get all their patients out. In the confusion, the Joker and his men take their school bus to Gotham General, where they kidnap a number of hospital staff, and a TV-news crew.
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Excuse Me, Coming Through!
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Excuse Me, Coming Through!: People run to get out of Batman's way when he drives the Batpod through Randolph Street Station.
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Car Cushion
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Car Cushion: When Batman saves Rachel from falling, they both land on a car in the street. In the beginning, Batman even uses a leap onto an escaping van as a means of stopping it.
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Low Clearance
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Low Clearance: Some of The Joker's goons use harpoon guns and cables to snag a police chopper during a high-speed chase.
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Comically Missing the Point: Done intentionally by Lucius Fox:
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Artistic License – Physics
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Artistic License – Physics: The truck-flipping scene is a truly awesome practical effect, but the way Batman does it as seen in the film would be physically impossiblenote the effect was accomplished by using a piston rigged with TNT on the back of the truck to flip it over. Assuming Batman does exactly what we see regarding the cable, the truck would have just torn the cable out of the asphalt along with the lampposts, and barely been slowed. And if the cable's anchor held firm, the cable would more likely break. Failing that, the truck would simply, abruptly stop. In no case is it capable of generating the force required to make the trailer rise up and turn with the entire rig over its own front end. Further, the rig itself and the trailer are not a single, rigid piece as shown. The two pieces would form a "V" while doing the flip, due to the trailer lagging behind the tractor as it rotates over. Once bent beyond breaking point, the hitch would fail and the trailer would drop back on its wheels. Batman having the means to bend a rifle barrel with his hands? (It was actually a mechanical device) Sure, he's Batman. The poor dope holding the gun somehow being strong enough to keep a grip on it while Batman bends the barrel? Even if having the terror of Gotham standing right next to him left him scared stiff, that's a lot harder to excuse.
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Canon Immigrant
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Canon Immigrant: The Batbunker. Introduced here as the replacement for the Batcave, it's a big white military-style installation built under a Wayne Enterprises property. It eventually made its way to the comics when Bruce Wayne was temporarily killed off and replaced by Dick Grayson: Dick decided he wanted his HQ to be in the heart of the city instead of a mansion on a hill, so he moves into a bunker inspired by the film. He keeps using this base even after Bruce returns. This is especially appropriate since the original Batcave is also a canon immigrant. It was introduced in the black and white Batman serials of the 1930's (mostly as a way to save money by re-using an already available cave set the studio had sitting around.)
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Brick Joke
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Brick Joke: Combined with I Warned You. And sure enough, later in the film...
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The Corrupter
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The Corrupter: The Joker spends most of the film trying to get both Batman and Harvey Dent to give into their base desires and murder everyone in their way. Dent eventually gives in.
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Sympathy for the Hero
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Sympathy for the Hero: First, The Joker admits that Batman is better than the mob bosses he used to rip off. Then, as he's saved from falling to his death, the villain praises how his nemesis is incorruptible as "you won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness".
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Generic Ethnic Crime Gang
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Generic Ethnic Crime Gang: Besides The Mafia, Gotham apparently has a black mafia (led by Gambol) and a Chechen mafiya (led by, well, The Chechen). They seem to have reconciled their differences in order to stop Batman from ruining their business. At the very least, Maroni and the Chechen seem to be friends regardless of the situation. They shake hands at the gang meeting, and later they're shown having lunch together when Gordon and some cops enter to round them up.
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Pet the Dog
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Pet the Dog: Chechen pets his dogs, early in the movie, while calling them his "little princes." This makes it all the more disturbing when, later in the movie, Joker decides to have the Chechen cut up and fed to those dogs, for calling him a freak.
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Shown Their Work
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Shown Their Work: The defective gun Wilmer Rossi brings in a courtroom trying (and failing) to assassinate Harvey Dent is made of carbon fiber, and not metal. This is so that the gun could pass through the metal detectors without any trouble, as practically every courthouse in America have metal detectors. The SWAT team's tactics when entering the building the Joker's minions have occupied are in fact, the actual procedures a real SWAT team would carry out under the same situation: the officers approach the suspects with weapons drawn and at the ready and identify themselves, demanding that the suspects surrender. Until the suspects present a threat to either the officers or innocents, they have to hold fire. More than one reviewer questioned why SWAT wasn't opening fire, not realizing that this was how they really operate. Commissioner Loeb's funeral procession was made of off-duty Chicago Police Department officers, including the bagpipe marching band.
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Death Seeker
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Death Seeker: Two-Face.
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Bat Signal / int_5db577ba
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Bathos / int_5db577ba
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Batman Cold Open / int_5db577ba
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Big Brother Is Watching / int_5db577ba
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Big / int_5db577ba
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Burn Baby Burn / int_5db577ba
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Bus Full of Innocents / int_5db577ba
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Calling Card / int_5db577ba
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Car Meets House / int_5db577ba
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Catch a Falling Star / int_5db577ba
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Changing Clothes Is a Free Action / int_5db577ba
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Chaos Is Evil / int_5db577ba
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Character Tics / int_5db577ba
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Cheap Costume / int_5db577ba
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Choke Holds / int_5db577ba
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Cincinnatus / int_5db577ba
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Circling Monologue / int_5db577ba
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Civvie Spandex / int_5db577ba
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Clear My Name / int_5db577ba
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*Click* Hello / int_5db577ba
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Consummate Liar / int_5db577ba
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Convenient Misfire / int_5db577ba
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Conveniently Placed Sharp Thing / int_5db577ba
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Cool Bike / int_5db577ba
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Cop Killer / int_5db577ba
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Cops Need the Vigilante / int_5db577ba
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Cornered Rattlesnake / int_5db577ba
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Correlation/Causation Gag / int_5db577ba
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Costume Evolution / int_5db577ba
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Counting Bullets / int_5db577ba
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Create Your Own Villain / int_5db577ba
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Crooks Are Better Armed / int_5db577ba
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Crossover Ship / int_5db577ba
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Crusading Widower / int_5db577ba
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Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon / int_5db577ba
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Cutting the Knot / int_5db577ba
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Danger Takes a Backseat / int_5db577ba
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Dare to Be Badass / int_5db577ba
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Daydream Believer / int_5db577ba
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Dead Man's Switch / int_5db577ba
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Deadline News / int_5db577ba
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Deadly Game / int_5db577ba
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Deadly Graduation / int_5db577ba
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"Dear John" Letter / int_5db577ba
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Death by Disfigurement / int_5db577ba
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Death by Looking Up / int_5db577ba
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Death by Secret Identity / int_5db577ba
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Death by Transceiver / int_5db577ba
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Death Notification / int_5db577ba
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Deceased Fall-Guy Gambit / int_5db577ba
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Decomposite Character / int_5db577ba
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Dedication / int_5db577ba
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Deus Angst Machina / int_5db577ba
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Development Gag / int_5db577ba
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Diabolus ex Nihilo / int_5db577ba
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Dice Roll Death / int_5db577ba
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Did You Actually Believe...? / int_5db577ba
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Die Laughing / int_5db577ba
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Dies Wide Open / int_5db577ba
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Dirty Cop / int_5db577ba
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Disarm, Disassemble, Destroy / int_5db577ba
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Disc-One Final Boss / int_5db577ba
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Disguised Hostage Gambit / int_5db577ba
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Disposable Vehicle Section / int_5db577ba
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Disposable Woman / int_5db577ba
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Dissonant Laughter / int_5db577ba
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Divide and Conquer / int_5db577ba
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Do Not Adjust Your Set / int_5db577ba
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Doesn't Like Guns / int_5db577ba
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Doomed by Canon / int_5db577ba
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Doomed Defeatist / int_5db577ba
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Double Take / int_5db577ba
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Dragon with an Agenda / int_5db577ba
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Dressing as the Enemy / int_5db577ba
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Driven to Madness / int_5db577ba
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Driven to Villainy / int_5db577ba
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Drone of Dread / int_5db577ba
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Dutch Angle / int_5db577ba
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Easy Impersonation / int_5db577ba
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Eiffel Tower Effect / int_5db577ba
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Empty Promise / int_5db577ba
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Equal-Opportunity Evil / int_5db577ba
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Escort Distraction / int_5db577ba
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Eternally Pearly-White Teeth / int_5db577ba
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Every Scar Has a Story / int_5db577ba
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Everything's Louder with Bagpipes / int_5db577ba
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Evil Is Not a Toy / int_5db577ba
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Eviler Than Thou / int_5db577ba
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Exactly What I Aimed At / int_5db577ba
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Excuse Me, Coming Through! / int_5db577ba
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Exploited Trope / int_5db577ba
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Extended Disarming / int_5db577ba
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External Combustion / int_5db577ba
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Eyebrow Waggle / int_5db577ba
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Eyedscreen / int_5db577ba
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Eyes Are Unbreakable / int_5db577ba
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Face Framed in Shadow / int_5db577ba
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Face-Revealing Turn / int_5db577ba
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Faceless Goons / int_5db577ba
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Facial Horror / int_5db577ba
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Facial Recognition Software / int_5db577ba
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Fake Russian / int_5db577ba
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False Reassurance / int_5db577ba
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False Roulette / int_5db577ba
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Fame Through Infamy / int_5db577ba
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Famed in Story / int_5db577ba
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Family-Unfriendly Aesop / int_5db577ba
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Family-Unfriendly Violence / int_5db577ba
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Fan Sequel / int_5db577ba
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Fast-Roping / int_5db577ba
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Fatal Method Acting / int_5db577ba
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Females Are More Innocent / int_5db577ba
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Film the Hand / int_5db577ba
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Finale Title Drop / int_5db577ba
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Finger Gun / int_5db577ba
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Fingerprinting Air / int_5db577ba
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Flaming Emblem / int_5db577ba
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Flaw Exploitation / int_5db577ba
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Floating Head Syndrome / int_5db577ba
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Forced Prize Fight / int_5db577ba
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Forced to Watch / int_5db577ba
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Forensic Accounting / int_5db577ba
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Fountain of Memes / int_5db577ba
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Freak Out / int_5db577ba
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Friend to All Children / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Frivolous Lawsuit / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Frozen Face / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Game Changer / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Gang Initiation Fight / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Gang of Hats / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Gatling Good / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Gentleman Snarker / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Godzilla Threshold / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Gold Fever / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Good Cannot Comprehend Evil / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Good Cop/Bad Cop / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Good Scars, Evil Scars / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Good with Numbers / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Graceful Loser / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Grappling-Hook Pistol / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Graying Morality / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Gun Porn / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Gun Stripping / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Ham-to-Ham Combat / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Handy Remote Control / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Hannibal Lecture / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Hard Truth Aesop / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
He Had a Name / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Healthcare Motivation / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Heel–Face Door-Slam / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Hellish Copter / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Her Heart Will Go On / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Hero Harasses Helpers / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Hero Killer / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Heroic Bystander / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Heroic Wannabe / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
He's Just Hiding! / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
/ int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Historical Hilarity / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Hit Me, Dammit! / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Hive-Mind Testimonial / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Hollywood Density / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Hostage Situation / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Human Nature Fallacy / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Humans Are Bastards / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
I Am a Monster / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
I Am Spartacus / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
I Didn't Tell You Because You'd Be Unhappy / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
I Let Gwen Stacy Die / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
I Surrender, Suckers / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
I Want Them Alive / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
I Warned You / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
I Will Show You X / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Iconic Character, Forgotten Title / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
If Jesus, Then Aliens / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Impersonating an Officer / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Implied Death Threat / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Impossibly Cool Clothes / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Impractically Fancy Outfit / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Improvised Armour / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Improvised Parachute / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Improvised Zipline / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
In Love with Your Carnage / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
In Memoriam / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
In One Ear, Out the Other / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Incoming Ham / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Indy Ploy / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Ineffectual Death Threats / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Inspector Lestrade / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Instant Death Bullet / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Internal Affairs / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Internal Reformist / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Internal Retcon / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Involuntary Battle to the Death / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Is That a Threat? / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
It's Personal / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
It's Personal with the Dragon / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
It's Popular, Now It Sucks! / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
It's X. I Hate X. / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Jade-Colored Glasses / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Jitter Cam / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Jossed / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Jumping Off the Slippery Slope / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Jurisdiction Friction / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Just Keep Driving / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Just One Man / int_5db577ba
 KeijiFujiwara
seeAlso
The Dark Knight
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Kick the Son of a Bitch / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Kill Me Now, or Forever Stay Your Hand / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Kill the Cutie / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Killed Mid-Sentence / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Killed to Uphold the Masquerade / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Knife Nut / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Knight in Shining Armor / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Knuckle Cracking / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Kung-Fu Jesus / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Lampshaded the Obscure Reference / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Laser Sight / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Last Episode, New Character / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Laughably Evil / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Laughing Mad / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Lawful Stupid / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Lawman Gone Bad / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Left for Dead / int_5db577ba
 LegendaryPictures
seeAlso
The Dark Knight
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Let Me Get This Straight... / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Let Me Tell You a Story / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Lima Syndrome / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Liquid Courage / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
List of Transgressions / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Loners Are Freaks / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Lost in a Crowd / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Love Makes You Evil / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Loves the Sound of Screaming / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Low Clearance / int_5db577ba
 MaggieGyllenhaal
seeAlso
The Dark Knight
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Making the Choice for You / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Marquee Alter Ego / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Marriage Before Romance / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Mauve Shirt / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Meaningful Background Event / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Mêlée à Trois / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Men of Sherwood / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Metallicar Syndrome / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Misaimed Marketing / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Misanthrope Supreme / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Mischief for Punishment / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Misplaced Accent / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Misplaced Retribution / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Missing Backblast / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Molotov Truck / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Moment Killer / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Moment of Silence / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Money to Burn / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Mood Dissonance / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Mook Carryover / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Morally Bankrupt Banker / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Motivational Lie / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Mouthing the Profanity / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Movie Superheroes Wear Black / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Mugged for Disguise / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
My Card / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
My Hair Came Out Green / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Nails on a Blackboard / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Naughty Nurse Outfit / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Near-Villain Victory / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Necessarily Evil / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Necessary Drawback / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Needle in a Stack of Needles / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Never Be a Hero / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
New Powers as the Plot Demands / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Newbie Boom / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
No Communities Were Harmed / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
No Endor Holocaust / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
No Hero to His Valet / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
No Honor Among Thieves / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
No Man Should Have This Power / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
No-Nonsense Nemesis / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
No Such Thing as Bad Publicity / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Not Afraid to Die / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Not His Sled / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Not-So-Harmless Villain / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Not What I Signed on For / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Nothing Personal / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Nothing Up My Sleeve / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Obfuscating Insanity / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Once Killed a Man with a Noodle Implement / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Once per Episode / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
One Phone Call / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
One-Take Wonder / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Open Matte / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Oral Fixation / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Orbital Shot / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Order Versus Chaos / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Oscar Bait / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Out-of-Character Moment / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Out of the Ghetto / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Outside-Context Problem / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Pan and Scan / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Peek-a-Boo Corpse / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Percussive Prevention / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Perverted Sniffing / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Physical Scars, Psychological Scars / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Pineapple Surprise / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Play-Along Prisoner / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Playing Possum / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Plays Great Ethnics / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Plot Immunity / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Poison Is Corrosive / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Poisonous Captive / int_5db577ba
 PokeWars
seeAlso
The Dark Knight
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Politician Guest Star / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
[Popular Saying], But... / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Power Fist / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Powerful and Helpless / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Pre-emptive Declaration / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Pretender Diss / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Price on Their Head / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Priceless Paperweight / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Primal Stance / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Principles Zealot / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Prisoner's Dilemma / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Protagonist Journey to Villain / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Psycho for Hire / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
/ int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Psycho Supporter / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Psychological Thriller / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Put Down Your Gun and Step Away / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter" / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Rank Up / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Read the Freaking Manual / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Reality Subtext / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Reckless Gun Usage / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Recurring Riff / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Red Herring Shirt / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Red Right Hand / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Redshirt Army / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Reinventing the Telephone / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Rejected Marriage Proposal / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Relative Ridicule / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Resign in Protest / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Restored My Faith in Humanity / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Retired Badass / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Revenge by Proxy / int_5db577ba
 Revoltech
seeAlso
The Dark Knight
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Rewatch Bonus / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Rich Idiot With No Day Job / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Riddle for the Ages / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Right-Hand Attack Dog / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Robbing the Mob Bank / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Role Reprisal / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Role Reprise / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Rousseau Was Right / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Rugged Scar / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Rule of Escalating Threat / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Rummage Sale Reject / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Running Gag Stumbles / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sarcastic Clapping / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Save the Day, Turn Away / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Save the Villain / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sawed-Off Shotgun / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Scary Black Man / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Screw the Money, I Have Rules! / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Second Law of Metafictional Thermodynamics / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Secondary Color Nemesis / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Secret Identity Apathy / int_5db577ba
 SelfishGoodSelfishEvil
seeAlso
The Dark Knight
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sequel Goes Foreign / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Serkis Folk / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Set the World on Fire / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sex Dressed / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Shabby Heroes, Well-Dressed Villains / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Shadow Archetype / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sheep in Sheep's Clothing / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Should Have Thought of That Before X / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
/ int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sick Captive Scam / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sickbed Slaying / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sickening / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Signature Line / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Signs of Disrepair / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Silence Is Golden / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids! / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sinister Switchblade / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Slasher Smile / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sliding Scale of Shiny Versus Gritty / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Slow Clap / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Smash the Symbol / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Soft Glass / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sorting Algorithm of Evil / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Spanner in the Works / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Split Personality / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Stealth Mentor / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Stepping Out for a Quick Cup of Coffee / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Stereotype Flip / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sticky Bomb / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Stockholm Syndrome / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
/ int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Stupidest Thing I've Ever Heard / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Subverted Punchline / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Success Symbiosis / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Sucksessor / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Suicide by Cop / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Suicide Is Painless / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Super Cell Reception / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Superhero / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Super Window Jump / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Superhero Movie Villains Die / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Surveillance as the Plot Demands / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Symbolic Mutilation / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Take Me Instead / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Taking the Heat / int_5db577ba
 The Dark Knight
hasFeature
Talking Your Way Out / int_5db577ba