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==Characters== ==Characters==
The following characters appear in the film. The following characters appear in the film.
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*[[The Joker]] *[[The Joker]]
 +:*It is implied that the Joker hires goons by their [[Whysoserious.com/Personalityprofile|"personalities,"]] since many of them were former inmates at Arkham Asylum.
:*The kidnappings (and later murders) of [[Whysoserious.com/Redballoons/Ineptlackeys.htm|Maroni associates Stevie and Romeo]] allow the Joker to find which bank held most of the mobs' money, in order to make the most powerful statement during the bank heist opening sequence. :*The kidnappings (and later murders) of [[Whysoserious.com/Redballoons/Ineptlackeys.htm|Maroni associates Stevie and Romeo]] allow the Joker to find which bank held most of the mobs' money, in order to make the most powerful statement during the bank heist opening sequence.
-:*Joker is seen wearing a [[Ibelieveinharveydent.com|Dent support sticker]] at one point in the film.+:*<spoiler>During the interrogation scene,</spoiler> the Joker tells Batman, [[Whysoserious.com/Halloween#The_prize|"The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules."]]
-:*He uses the ammonium nitrate [[Whysoserious.com/Laughtilithurts/Static.htm|stolen from the Gotham harbor docks]] <spoiler>to carry out a "social experiment" by holding two Gotham ferries hostage.</spoiler>+:*Joker is seen wearing a [[Ibelieveinharveydent.com|Dent support sticker]] when he <spoiler>visits Dent in Gotham General Hospital.</spoiler>
 +:*Members of a SWAT team use the phrases [[Whysoserious.com/Sittingducks|"shooting gallery" and "sitting ducks",]] <spoiler>while attempting to end a hostage crisis that the Joker concocts.</spoiler>
 +:*He uses diesel and the ammonium nitrate [[Whysoserious.com/Laughtilithurts/Static.htm|stolen from the Gotham harbor docks]] <spoiler>to carry out a "social experiment" by holding two Gotham ferries hostage.</spoiler>
*[[Batman|Batman/Bruce Wayne]] *[[Batman|Batman/Bruce Wayne]]
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:*[[Gothamelectionboard.com|Participants voted Harvey Dent as Gotham City District Attorney, the title he holds at the start of the film.]] :*[[Gothamelectionboard.com|Participants voted Harvey Dent as Gotham City District Attorney, the title he holds at the start of the film.]]
:*Similar to his actions in the [[IBIHDpressconference|Notaro hostage situation,]] Dent coolly takes control of the situation when <spoiler>Albert Rossi pulls a gun on him point-blank during testimony. It misfires and Dent takes the gun, punching out Rossi and giving a wry statement to Maroni.</spoiler> :*Similar to his actions in the [[IBIHDpressconference|Notaro hostage situation,]] Dent coolly takes control of the situation when <spoiler>Albert Rossi pulls a gun on him point-blank during testimony. It misfires and Dent takes the gun, punching out Rossi and giving a wry statement to Maroni.</spoiler>
-:*Referred to as "Gotham's White Knight."+:*Gordon tells Dent that he is "Gotham's White Knight."
-:*The slogan "I believe in Harvey Dent" is said by [[Batman|Bruce Wayne]] when showing his support for Dent, and is later given a deeper meaning at the end of the film, when <spoiler>Batman takes the blame for the murders that Two-Face committed, so that Dent's legacy as Gotham's "White Knight" will remain.</spoiler>+
-:*It is revealed that Dent's extensive Internal Affairs investigations <spoiler>led to MCU officers giving Dent the nickname "Two-Face."</spoiler>+
*[[James Gordon|Lt. Jim Gordon]] *[[James Gordon|Lt. Jim Gordon]]
 +:*Plays a large part in the film as head of the [[Gpdmcu.com|Major Crimes Unit.]]
*[[Rachel Dawes]] *[[Rachel Dawes]]
 +:*Appears in the film as Assistant District Attorney, aiding Harvey Dent in his quest to bring down Sal Maroni. It is also [[GT2transcript|known publicly that she is dating Dent.]]
*Police Commissioner [[Gillian Loeb]] *Police Commissioner [[Gillian Loeb]]
 +:*Appears in the film as Commissioner, <spoiler>but is murdered early in the film by the Joker.</spoiler>
*[[Lucius Fox]] *[[Lucius Fox]]
-:*Seen running Wayne Enterprises as CEO. <spoiler>It is very clear that he knows who Batman is, and attempts to protect his identity as well.</spoiler>+:*Seen running Wayne Enterprises as CEO. <spoiler>It is very clear that he knows who Batman is. He willingly aids in Batman's quest, and attempts to protect Batman's identity as well.</spoiler>
*[[Salvatore Maroni]] *[[Salvatore Maroni]]
 +:*First seen in the film on trial by Harvey Dent, accused of being the head of the Falcone crime family. He struggles to gain back his power in Gotham's underworld, but is wary of the Joker's services.
*[[Gambol]] *[[Gambol]]
 +:*Appears as a hot-headed gang leader, he distrusts the Joker immensely. <spoiler>Joker kills him and recruits several of his bodyguards.</spoiler>
*[[The Chechen]] *[[The Chechen]]
 +:*Appears as the mob leader who trusts Joker the most, but his allegiance turns when <spoiler>the Joker, instead of returning the mobs' money as promised, burns half of it instead. Joker overthrows him and takes control of his henchmen.</spoiler>
*[[Mike Engel]] *[[Mike Engel]]
-:*Shown as host of multiple episodes of [[Gotham Tonight]] several times in the film. The seventh episode of [[Gotham Tonight]], alluded to in the [[GT6transcript|sixth episode,]] partially appears, when [[Mike Engel]] can be seen interviewing Mayor [[Anthony Garcia]]. Mike Engel is later <spoiler>taken hostage by the Joker, but is rescued later by Batman.</spoiler>+:*Shown as host of multiple episodes of [[Gotham Tonight]] several times in the film, and someone who is very distrustful of Batman. Mike Engel is later <spoiler>taken hostage by the Joker, but is rescued by Batman.</spoiler>
*[[Albert Rossi]] *[[Albert Rossi]]
-:*[[GT1transcript|After being arrested for voter intimidation,]] he appears as a witness testifying against Sal Maroni,<spoiler> then pulls a gun on DA Harvey Dent, but it misfires and he is taken into custody.</spoiler>+:*[[GT1transcript|After being arrested for voter intimidation,]] he cuts a deal and appears as a witness testifying against Sal Maroni. During the trial, <spoiler>he pulls a gun on DA Harvey Dent, but it misfires and he is taken into custody.</spoiler>
*[[Brian Douglass]] *[[Brian Douglass]]
-:*Appears in the film as the head Batman copycat, and is <spoiler>taken hostage by the Joker, then killed and his body (complete with crude Batsuit) publicly displayed.</spoiler>+:*Appears in the film as the head Batman copycat, and is <spoiler>kidnapped by the Joker, then killed and his body (complete with crude Batsuit) publicly displayed.</spoiler>
*[[Jonathan Crane]]/Scarecrow *[[Jonathan Crane]]/Scarecrow
:*Appears in the film as a drug dealer, as rumored in [[GT3transcript|the third episode of Gotham Tonight.]] :*Appears in the film as a drug dealer, as rumored in [[GT3transcript|the third episode of Gotham Tonight.]]
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==Plot-related references== ==Plot-related references==
 +*[[Ibelieveinharveydent.com]]
 +:*The slogan "I believe in Harvey Dent" is said by [[Batman|Bruce Wayne]] when showing his support for Dent, and is later given a deeper meaning at the end of the film, when <spoiler>Batman takes the blame for the murders that Two-Face committed, so that Dent's legacy as Gotham's "White Knight" will remain.</spoiler>
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*[[Gothamnationalbank.com]] *[[Gothamnationalbank.com]]
:*The Admin account holder at [[Gothamnationalbank.com/Admin]] is the bank manager seen at the film's [[IMAXprologue|opening bank heist sequence.]] :*The Admin account holder at [[Gothamnationalbank.com/Admin]] is the bank manager seen at the film's [[IMAXprologue|opening bank heist sequence.]]
 +:*Gotham National Bank is also one of 5 banks that Gordon and Batman target as mob-laundering facilities.
*[[Citizensforbatman.org]] *[[Citizensforbatman.org]]
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:*The Gotham Police Major Crimes Unit plays a significant part in the film, and Gordon openly (albeit not publicly) lets Batman work with them on their investigations. :*The Gotham Police Major Crimes Unit plays a significant part in the film, and Gordon openly (albeit not publicly) lets Batman work with them on their investigations.
:*Joker is <spoiler>captured and taken to the MCU, but he manages to escape.</spoiler> :*Joker is <spoiler>captured and taken to the MCU, but he manages to escape.</spoiler>
-:*Corruption in Gotham PD <spoiler>trickles even into the MCU, when corrupt cops help Joker kidnap Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes.</spoiler>+:*As Harvey Dent predicted, corruption in Gotham PD <spoiler>trickles even into the MCU, when corrupt cops help Joker kidnap Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes.</spoiler>
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 +*[[Gpdiad.com]]
 +:*Harvey mentions his work in [[Wearetheanswer.org|prosecuting corrupt cops]] in "Internal Affairs." It is this work that earns him a nickname in the MCU - <spoiler>Two-Face.</spoiler>
*[[Thegothamtimes.com]] *[[Thegothamtimes.com]]
 +:*As described in [[City_At_War_-_Batman_Saves_Entire_Family_-_Mobsters_Fight_For_Dominance|the first issue of '''The Gotham Times,''' the presence of Batman has disturbed the mob hierarchy.]]
:*Joker provides a clue <spoiler>as to his future target </spoiler>in his own reprint of '''The Gotham Times,''' which Gordon and Batman find at the scene of a crime. It even appears slightly Jokerized. :*Joker provides a clue <spoiler>as to his future target </spoiler>in his own reprint of '''The Gotham Times,''' which Gordon and Batman find at the scene of a crime. It even appears slightly Jokerized.
-:*There is a plot point involving [[Wayne_Enterprises_Invests_in_Cutting-Edge_Technology|Wayne Enterprises technology]] where <spoiler>Batman uses a new wireless technology system to secretly monitor all cell-phone users in Gotham, which threatens his relationship with Lucius Fox.</spoiler> Various characters are also seen in the film using Nokia phones. 
:*[[Gotham_Ballet_Twinkles|Ballerina Natascha Patrenko]] appears in the film as Bruce Wayne's date at a fancy restaurant, where he is introduced to Harvey Dent. <spoiler>Bruce Wayne also takes the entire Gotham ballet company on an impromptu yacht trip as part of a Batman-related alibi, causing the ballet performances to be canceled.</spoiler> :*[[Gotham_Ballet_Twinkles|Ballerina Natascha Patrenko]] appears in the film as Bruce Wayne's date at a fancy restaurant, where he is introduced to Harvey Dent. <spoiler>Bruce Wayne also takes the entire Gotham ballet company on an impromptu yacht trip as part of a Batman-related alibi, causing the ballet performances to be canceled.</spoiler>
 +:*The Joker hijacks (and re-christens) a truck from Hyams Amusements, which is mentioned in [[Summer_Heat_Up_with_Citywide_Festivals|the third issue of The Gotham Times]] as being a part of Gotham's yearly South Side Carnival.
 +:*There is a significant plot point involving a [[Wayne_Enterprises_Invests_in_Cutting-Edge_Technology|Wayne Enterprises "government telecommunications project"]] where <spoiler>Batman uses a new wireless technology system to secretly monitor all cell-phone users in Gotham, which upsets Lucius Fox.</spoiler> Various characters are also seen in the film using Nokia phones.
*[[Gothamcablenews.com]] *[[Gothamcablenews.com]]
:*The sixth episode of [[Gotham Tonight]], which became available on July 11, has a breaking news segment referring to the [[IMAXprologue|bank robbery that takes place during the opening sequence of ''The Dark Knight.'']] :*The sixth episode of [[Gotham Tonight]], which became available on July 11, has a breaking news segment referring to the [[IMAXprologue|bank robbery that takes place during the opening sequence of ''The Dark Knight.'']]
 +:*The seventh episode of [[Gotham Tonight]], alluded to in the [[GT6transcript|sixth episode,]] partially appears, when [[Mike Engel]] can be seen interviewing Mayor [[Anthony Garcia]] about the Batman and what the city will do about him.
 +:*The Joker calls into an episode of [[Gotham Tonight]], <spoiler>threatening to blow up a hospital.</spoiler>
*[[Gcferries.com]] *[[Gcferries.com]]
-:*[[Gcferries.com#April_9.2C_2008|The Liberty Ferry]] is mentioned very briefly in the film.+:*[[Gcferries.com#April_9.2C_2008|The Liberty Ferry]] is mentioned in the film as being <spoiler>the ferry which the Gotham civilians are on. The ferry containing the criminals is named Spirit.</spoiler>
:*Two ferries are involved in the movie's climax. :*Two ferries are involved in the movie's climax.
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:*[[Gothamusd.net]] mentions the bus line being rerouted in District 22, and in the [[IMAXprologue| TDK IMAX prologue]], the Joker is seen escaping the bank heist in a yellow school bus conspicuously marked "District 22." :*[[Gothamusd.net]] mentions the bus line being rerouted in District 22, and in the [[IMAXprologue| TDK IMAX prologue]], the Joker is seen escaping the bank heist in a yellow school bus conspicuously marked "District 22."
:*As mentioned in the [[Gothamusd.net#June_20.2C_2008|June 20]] update, there is a field trip on July 11. This might explain how the Joker is able to escape the robbery within a line of yellow school buses, since the [[GT6transcript|July 11 episode of Gotham Tonight]] reveals the bank heist has just occurred. :*As mentioned in the [[Gothamusd.net#June_20.2C_2008|June 20]] update, there is a field trip on July 11. This might explain how the Joker is able to escape the robbery within a line of yellow school buses, since the [[GT6transcript|July 11 episode of Gotham Tonight]] reveals the bank heist has just occurred.
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 +*[[Bettyshouseofpies.com]]
 +:*An advertisement for [[Bettyshouseofpies.com|Betty's House of Pies]] can be seen on the wall in one of the ferries.
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 +*[[Pasqualesbistro.com]]
 +:*The meeting between gang factions that takes place early in the film may occur in a back room of Pasquale's Bistro.

Revision as of 03:15, 20 July 2008

Casting sides

The casting sides that were discovered in March 2007 contain plot points that all appear in the film.

Characters

The following characters appear in the film.

  • Appears in the film as Commissioner,
  • Seen running Wayne Enterprises as CEO.
  • First seen in the film on trial by Harvey Dent, accused of being the head of the Falcone crime family. He struggles to gain back his power in Gotham's underworld, but is wary of the Joker's services.
  • Appears as a hot-headed gang leader, he distrusts the Joker immensely.
  • Appears as the mob leader who trusts Joker the most, but his allegiance turns when
  • Shown as host of multiple episodes of Gotham Tonight several times in the film, and someone who is very distrustful of Batman. Mike Engel is later
  • Appears in the film as the head Batman copycat, and is


Plot-related references

  • The slogan "I believe in Harvey Dent" is said by Bruce Wayne when showing his support for Dent, and is later given a deeper meaning at the end of the film, when
  • Evolves from a support site for Batman into a full-fledged community of organized vigilantes who emulate Batman.
  • Similar to some takedowns that are references in CFB Underground, early in the film
  • The Gotham Police Major Crimes Unit plays a significant part in the film, and Gordon openly (albeit not publicly) lets Batman work with them on their investigations.
  • Joker is
  • As Harvey Dent predicted, corruption in Gotham PD
  • Harvey mentions his work in prosecuting corrupt cops in "Internal Affairs." It is this work that earns him a nickname in the MCU -
  • The Liberty Ferry is mentioned in the film as being
  • Two ferries are involved in the movie's climax.
  • Gothamusd.net mentions the bus line being rerouted in District 22, and in the TDK IMAX prologue, the Joker is seen escaping the bank heist in a yellow school bus conspicuously marked "District 22."
  • As mentioned in the June 20 update, there is a field trip on July 11. This might explain how the Joker is able to escape the robbery within a line of yellow school buses, since the July 11 episode of Gotham Tonight reveals the bank heist has just occurred.
  • The meeting between gang factions that takes place early in the film may occur in a back room of Pasquale's Bistro.
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