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-In a few weeks, we will all get to see a six minute prologue of the much-anticipated The Dark Knight Rises, which will be attached to the less-anticipated Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Several months after that, we will get to see the final installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy. However, I can already tell you what will (or should) happen in the film ...+{| width="100%"
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-SPOILER AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE ALERT: Batman goddamn dies.+=Welcome to the Dark Knight ARG Wiki=
-Of course, that probably won't be the only thing that happens, but it will be what everyone is trying to not talk about in front of people who haven't seen it yet. As an expert in Advanced Batman Theory (and with a cursory knowledge of Quantum Batman Theory),[http://www.tralopia.com/en/5-star-hotels/5-star-hotel-deals 5 star hotel promotions][http://www.tralopia.com/en/5-star-hotels/5-star-b&b 5 star b&b] [http://www.tralopia.com/en/5-star-hotels/hotels-ie hotels.ie][http://www.facebook.com/ecommercethesis/ dissertation topics] I can tell you without seeing a single minute of the movie that this is how it has to go down. Nolan has said time and time again that he will not return to the Batman franchise. He is telling his own Batman story and when Rises hits theaters, that's the end of it. Christian Bale has made similar claims. But that's only a small fraction of why I think -- nay, why I know -- that the Dark Knight must die. Here's why ...+{{:NewsWidget}}
-The Prestige: The Pledge+<like/>
 +====[[Beginners Guide]]====
 +:An introduction to ''The Dark Knight'' ARG, the ongoing storyline, and tips on how to get started in the game
-Before we start, it's important that you know two things: 1) I might be insane, and 2) I really hope Christopher Nolan is a genius. Here is proof of both.+====[[Timeline]]====
 +:A list of important events that occurred over the course of the ARG
-After making Batman Begins (part 1 in The Dark Knight Trilogy), Nolan made The Prestige, a film about magicians and David Bowie. In it, Nolan gave us the three steps to performing an illusion: The Pledge, The Turn and The Prestige. The Pledge is the setup. It presents to you something ordinary that is most likely not ordinary at all. The Turn takes that ordinary [http://www.facebook.com/ecommercethesis/ dissertation topics]something and makes it do something extraordinary. Something unexpected. And then there's The Prestige, which basically just blows your fucking mind. It takes the unexpected something from The Turn and turns it on its head, making you believe in magic.+====[[Film references]]====
 +:A list of ARG elements that are referenced in the film.<br>
 +::'''Will contain spoilers!'''
 +====Websites====
 +:The various sites involved in the game
 +*'''[[Thedarkknight.warnerbros.com]]''' - The official website for ''The Dark Knight''
 +----
 +*'''[[Ibelieveinharveydent.com]]''' - Harvey Dent's campaign page
 +*:'''[[Ibelieveinharveydent.com | Takebackgotham.com]] / [[Ibelieveinharveydent.com | Takebackgothamcity.com]]''' - Harvey Dent campaign URLs that were considered; now redirects to [[Ibelieveinharveydent.com]]|[http://www.customessayhelp.com/write-my-essay.html write my essay]
 +*::'''[[Gothamcityclerk.com]]''' - A website devoted to Gotham's City Clerk and the upcoming elections
 +*::'''[[Gothamelectionboard.com]]''' - Gotham City's Election Board
 +*:'''[[Ccfabg.org]]''' - Concerned Citizens for a Better Gotham
 +*::'''[[Josephcandoloro.com]]''' - Website for the founder of [[Ccfabg.org]]
 +*:'''[[Trustgarcetti.com]]''' - Roger Garcetti's campaign page
 +----
 +*'''[[Ibelieveinharveydenttoo.com]]''' - The Joker website that started the ARG
 +*'''[[Whysoserious.com]]'''
 +*:'''[[Whysoserious.com/ComicCon|ComicCon, July 2007]]''' - Joker's scavenger hunt trail during Comic-Con 2007
 +*::'''[[Rent-a-clown.com]]''' - Final site of the ComicCon trail, now being used to continue the Joker games
 +*:::'''[[Clowntravelagency.com]]''' - Launch pad for the April 1, 2008 event
 +*:'''[[Whysoserious.com/Halloween|Whysoserious.com: Halloween, Oct 2007]]''' - Halloween site update
 +*::'''[[Rorysdeathkiss.com]]''' - Joker's site from the Halloween trail, asking for tasks
 +*:'''[[humanresources@whysoserious.com]]
 +*::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Personalityprofile|Personality Profile]]''' - Nov 2007, clue found in [[Thehahahatimes.com]]|[http://www.customessayhelp.com/essay-writing-help.html essay writing help]
 +*::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Mausoleum|Mausoleum]]''' - Nov 2007, clue given in [[humanresources@whysoserious.com]] and found in [[Whysoserious.com/Personalityprofile]]
 +*::'''[[Whysoserious.com/theperfectgetaway|The Perfect Getaway]]''' - Nov 2007, clue given in [[Thehahahatimes.com]]
 +*:::'''[[Whysoserious.com/outoftime|Out Of Time]]''' - Nov 2007 - The solution to "The perfect getaway."
 +*::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Steprightup|Step Right Up]]''' - Dec 2007 - Countdown to the 'final' clue, given in [[humanresources@whysoserious.com]]
 +*:::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Steprightup/Pairofjokers]]''' - Dec 2007 - Reward for the "Step right up" scavenger hunt.
 +*::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Itsallpartoftheplan|Itsallpartoftheplan]]''' - April 2008 - a 12-city event that led to a showing of a new theatrical trailer
 +*:::'''[[Whysoserious.com/sittingducks|Sittingducks]]''' - "reward" for the online contingent of [[Whysoserious.com/Itsallpartoftheplan]]
 +*::::'''[[Whysoserious.com/happytrails|Happytrails]]''' - "reward" for winning [[Whysoserious.com/sittingducks]], where the second theatrical trailer was released
 +*::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Laughtilithurts|Laughtilithurts]]''' - June 2008 - Carnival game
 +*:::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Laughtilithurts/Static.htm|Laughtilithurts/Static.htm]]''' - "reward" for winning [[Whysoserious.com/Laughtilithurts]]
 +*::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Myhero|Myhero]]''' - June 2008 - prize from the [[Free pizza|free pizza game]]: a clip of Harvey Dent as Two-Face
 +*::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Redballoons|Redballoons]]''' - June 2008 - Balloon carnival game
 +*:::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Redballoons/Ineptlackeys.htm|Redballoons/Ineptlackeys.htm]]''' - reward for winning [[Whysoserious.com/Redballoons]]
 +*:'''[[Whysoserious.com/Checklist|Whysoserious.com: Checklist, June/July 2008]]''' - winding things down
 +*::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Operator|Operator]]''' - July 2008 - phone relay game
 +*:::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Punkdrop|Punkdrop]]''' - reward for solving [[Whysoserious.com/Operator]]
 +*::::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Stupidbats|Stupidbats]]''' - reward for winning [[Whysoserious.com/Punkdrop]]
 +*::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Bamboozle|Bamboozle]]''' - July 2008 - fortune telling machine
 +*:::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Bamboozle/2l43kjsa892nn2.htm|2l43kjsa892nn2.htm]]''' - ticket redemption upon solving [[Whysoserious.com/Bamboozle]]
 +*::::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Overture|Overture]]''' - countdown from redeeming the correct tickets.
 +*:::::'''[[Whysoserious.com/Kickingandscreening|Kickingandscreening]]''' - the "just rewards": free tickets to see ''The Dark Knight'' in IMAX three days before its theatrical release
 +*'''[[Atasteforthetheatrical.com]]''' - URL found at the bottom of TDK teaser posters, where the first theatrical trailer was released online.
-Disturbing, terrible magic ...+----
 +*'''[http://www.headlicetreatmentworld.com/ head lice treatment]
 +*'''[[Thegothamtimes.com]]''' - digital version of The Gotham Times newspaper
 +*:'''[[Thegothamtimes.com/media/jlevine/public]]''' - where hidden media is often stored
 +*:'''[[Thehahahatimes.com]]''' - Joker's parody of the newspaper
 +*:'''[[Wearetheanswer.org]]''' - Harvey Dent's police corruption tip site
 +*:'''[[Rememberinggina.org]]''' - Website dedicated to Gina, killed in gang violence
 +*:'''[[Gothamcab.com]]''' - Website for Gotham's cab service
 +*::'''[[Bettyshouseofpies.com]]''' - Betty's House of Pies
 +*:'''[[Gothampolice.com]]''' - Gotham Police Department
 +*::'''[[Gothampolice.com/secureinternaldocuments|SecureInternalDocuments]]''' - Gotham Police Department's Secure Internal Documents database
 +*:::'''[[Webmail.aspx]]''' - Glenn Barhyte's email account
 +*::::'''[[Maroniimports.com]]''' - [[Salvatore Maroni]]'s import company website
 +*::'''[[Gpdiad.com]]''' - Gotham Police Internal Affairs
 +*::'''[[Gpdmcu.com]]''' - Gotham Police Major Crimes Unit
 +*:::'''[[Gothamintercontinentalhotel.com]]''' - a Gotham hotel and site of the "Operation Slipknot" sting
 +*:'''[[Gothamcityrail.com]]''' - City Rail public transit system
 +*:'''[[Gothamnationalbank.com]]''' - Gotham National Bank
 +*:::'''[[Gothamnationalbank.com/Admin|Admin]]''' - webmail of presumably the GNB bank manager
 +*::'''[[Gothamhistorictrust.com]]''' - Gotham Historic Trust
 +*:'''[[GVAFoundation.org]]''' - Gotham Victims Advocate Foundation
 +*::'''[[Danaworthington.com]]''' - [[GVAFoundation.org]] President [[Dana Worthington]]'s DA election campaign page
 +*::'''[[Acmesecuritysystems.com]]''' - ACME Security Systems
 +*:'''[[Gothamusd.net]]''' - Gotham Unified School District
 +*:'''[[SaintSwithunsChurch.org]]''' - St. Swithuns Catholic Church
 +*:'''[[Maidenavenuereport.com]]''' - Maiden Avenue Report, a Gotham tabloid publication
 +*::'''[[Gcferries.com]]''' - Gotham City Dept. of Transportation's ferry line
 +*::'''[[Kinslytravel.com]]''' - a Gotham travel agency
 +*:'''[[Citizensforbatman.org]]''' - Batman support website
 +*::'''[[CFB Underground]]''' - a secret message board unauthorized by CFB where its members discuss becoming vigilantes
 +*::'''[[Rossisdelicatessen.com]]''' - Rossi's Delicatessen
 +*:'''[[Gothamcablenews.com]]''' - Gotham City's cable news network
 +*::'''[[Gotham Tonight]]''' - a subsection of [[Gothamcablenews.com]], featuring video segments of many aspects of Gotham City.
 +*:::'''[[Pasqualesbistro.com]]''' - a Franco-Italian restaurant frequented by Bruce Wayne
 +*:'''[[Gothamcitypizzeria.com]]''' - Gotham City Pizzeria
-What I'm getting at, and what I suspect about Nolan, is that he is currently on the tail end of finishing two separate trilogies. When he was done with part one of the Dark Knight Trilogy, he made part one of his other trilogy, which was The Prestige. I will call this his Prestige Trilogy, because that was the movie in which he told us exactly what he was going to do to us. In The Prestige, Nolan told us all about The Pledge, Turn and Prestige. We saw [http://okfutoncovers.com/<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important; background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">futon covers</span>] [http://okingrownhairtreatment.com/<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important; background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">ingrown hair treatment</span>][http://seopandaagency.org seo gia re]+----
-[http://www.raovat3d.org rao vat] [http://oksciaticatreatment.com/<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important; background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">sciatica treatment</span>] journals within journals and stories within stories. In Inception, Nolan gave us The Turn: He took that ordinary idea of stories within stories, and he turned it on its head and made it something extraordinary. Whatever film Nolan makes after The Dark Knight Rises will be The Prestige of that trilogy. Inception was The Turn and The Prestige was The Pledge.+'''Potential Web Sites Parked at GoDaddy:'''
 +*'''[[Whoisbatman.com]]''' - Who is Batman?
 +*'''[[Comcastgotham.com]]''' - Comcast Gotham
 +*'''[[Elizabetharkhamasylum.com]]''' - Arkham Asylum
 +*'''[[Gothamgirlguides.com]]''' - Gotham Girls Guides
 +*'''[[Gothamgoliaths.com]]''' - Gotham Goliaths
 +*'''[[Gothamhighschool.com]]''' - Gotham High School
 +*'''[[Iceberglounge.com]]''' - Iceberg Lounge
 +*'''[[Puritywaterfiltrationsystems.com]]''' - Purity Water Filtration Systems
 +*'''[[Wayneanimalsanctuary.com]]''' - Wayne Animal Sanctuary
-So what does this have to do with Batman? Well, first, I just want to be clear about the kind of storyteller I think we're dealing with: the insane and awesome kind. But it also establishes a pattern. Christopher Nolan tells us what he's going to do to us years before he makes the movie that actually does it. And Nolan has already told us in his previous Batman movies what he's going to do to us with the third. We just need to connect the dots. With Batmath.+====Time Zone Converter====
-[http://my-family-lineage.com/wiki/Main_Page/ my-family-lineage][http://augustijncommunity.blogspot.com/ seo services]+For those who want to know exactly when a game countdown will end in their time zone, [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html here.] The games are based on Eastern Standard Time.
-[http://www.fxdialogue.com/ forex][http://vieclamthuctap.com viec lam sinh vien]+ 
 +====[[Whysoserious.com/cellphonelist|Cell Phone List]]====
 +A list of known Joker cell phone owners
 + 
 +====Unaffiliated Websites====
 +:The following websites are confirmed to be fan-made and not part of the official TDK ARG. Those who have interacted with many of these sites through email or downloading the toolbar at '''http://friendsofharveydent.org/''' report no problems, merely an independent unofficial game.
 +*'''http://friendsofharveydent.org/'''
 +*'''http://friendsofharveydent.com/'''
 +*'''http://www.thegothampost.com/'''
 +*'''http://www.takebackourcity.com/'''
 +*'''http://waynefoundation.net/'''
 +*'''http://www.gothamcitynews.net/'''
 +*'''http://www.gothamglobe.com/'''
 + 
 +====[[Characters]]====
 +:The characters involved in the ARG
 + 
 +====Important passcodes====
 +[[Gothamcab.com]]
 +*1-877-530-2227, PIN 6773
 +[[Gothampolice.com/secureinternaldocuments]]
 +*breitupkarl, PIN 21485 (now defunct since the character is dead)
 +*barhyteglenn, PIN tevredenheid
 +[http://www.gpdiad.com/feeds/as12061500/default.aspx GPDIAD audio feed]
 +*barhyteglenn, PIN tevredenheid
 +[[Josephcandoloro.com]]
 +*1866 626-8049, PIN 1149 ([[Joseph Candoloro]]'s voicemail)
 +*1866 580-3840, PIN 9482 ([[Albert Rossi]]'s voicemail)
 +*1866 608-3515, PIN 32976 ([[Francis Notaro]]'s voicemail)
 +[[Pasqualesbistro.com]]
 +*1877 678 7277, PIN verdi (83734)
 + 
 +====Where to find hidden media====
 +http://www.thegothamtimes.com/media/jlevine/public/
 + 
 +Replace various file names at the end of the URL.
 + 
 +====Gotham City Map====
 +* [http://www.maplib.net/map.php?id=2097&lat=-53.71621563247202&lng=35.2880859375&z=7 (Interactive Gotham map with landmarks, compiled by SilentType.)]
 +* [http://whysoseriousredux.com/map/home.htm (29MB full size PDF file of all compiled Gotham maps, colorized and with monorails marked, compiled by Sugarfiend06.)]

Revision as of 18:29, 24 April 2012


Welcome to the Dark Knight ARG Wiki

NEWS (May, 2011)

The TDK sequel The Dark Knight Rises has been given a
viral web presence at http://thedarkknightrises.com/image.html,
revealing the antagonist Bane. At this point, it's unclear if this is
the beginning of a new ARG. Keep watch!

NEWS (October 17, 2010)

Sugarfiend06 has adapted the wiki to a TDK ARG compilation site
Check it out at http://www.whysoseriousredux.com

Special note from thebruce:

HUGE thanks to sugarfiend06 and AutoDecept for their awesome
machine-like wiki-work! Especially considering how much there was
to organize. Big props and thanks!

Beginners Guide

An introduction to The Dark Knight ARG, the ongoing storyline, and tips on how to get started in the game

Timeline

A list of important events that occurred over the course of the ARG

Film references

A list of ARG elements that are referenced in the film.
Will contain spoilers!

Websites

The various sites involved in the game




Potential Web Sites Parked at GoDaddy:

Time Zone Converter

For those who want to know exactly when a game countdown will end in their time zone, here. The games are based on Eastern Standard Time.

Cell Phone List

A list of known Joker cell phone owners

Unaffiliated Websites

The following websites are confirmed to be fan-made and not part of the official TDK ARG. Those who have interacted with many of these sites through email or downloading the toolbar at http://friendsofharveydent.org/ report no problems, merely an independent unofficial game.

Characters

The characters involved in the ARG

Important passcodes

Gothamcab.com

  • 1-877-530-2227, PIN 6773

Gothampolice.com/secureinternaldocuments

  • breitupkarl, PIN 21485 (now defunct since the character is dead)
  • barhyteglenn, PIN tevredenheid

GPDIAD audio feed

  • barhyteglenn, PIN tevredenheid

Josephcandoloro.com

Pasqualesbistro.com

  • 1877 678 7277, PIN verdi (83734)

Where to find hidden media

http://www.thegothamtimes.com/media/jlevine/public/

Replace various file names at the end of the URL.

Gotham City Map

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