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The first fight is an ambush set up by Bane. He set the time, and the place. He knows things about Batman that Batman did not think he knew - that he is Bruce Wayne for example, off the bat (I would say that pun is unintentional, but I'd be lying). Batman is mentally thrown off. His tricks don't work: Theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the ...


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No there isn't, and that was an explicit choice by Christopher Nolan given Heath Ledger's death. Nolan says that "We're not addressing The Joker at all. That is something I felt very strongly about in terms of my relationship with Heath and the experience I went through with him on The Dark Knight". He added that "I didn't want to in any way try and ...


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TL;DR: Throughout the trilogy, Bruce always uses his gravelly voice while in costume, regardless of who he is interacting with. The circumstances don't seem to make any difference. He might be in the Batcave with Alfred, where no one else can possibly hear him; he'll still speak that way. He might be telling someone who he really is; he'll do it in the ...


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It is unlikely that this posture was one inspired by comics since in the comics, Bane is rarely shown wearing a shirt or jacket at all. I suspect it is a command posture designed to make him appear larger than life, take up more space or to appear more imposing. Most information on the psychology of body language do not cover menacing poses by ...


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Bane is mentioned as having been excommunicated from the League of Shadows in the movie, so presumably had access to their knowledge. It's not linked explicitly in the movie, but I therefore assume that the knowledge that Bruce Wayne was Batman would have come from this link. After all, Ra's al Ghul definitely knew Bruce Wayne was Batman in Batman Begins.


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For the former, it could be shrugged off as just part of the movie. However, it would take someone going at about 50% of Mach 1 to travel six miles in a minute. Given the Bat is a defence project, it's not unreasonable that it had sufficient acceleration capabilities to get up to speed and travel that far, especially since Having just seen this, the ...


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Bruce (as Batman) reminded Gordon that "sometimes it just takes a coat put on a small child and telling them everything will be okay" to get them to believe in law and order (paraphrased from memory there). This is followed by a brief cut to footage of Gordon putting his coat on a young Bruce Wayne's shoulders after the death of Bruce's parents, before ...


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Having just watched the movie earlier today, I think John Blake's character draws together bits & pieces from the three main Robins - Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, and Tim Drake. The cop part comes from Dick, who becomes a police officer in Blüdhaven after becoming Nightwing and was, of course, the original Robin. The hard-luck, orphaned origin and self-...


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Here's an actual doctor commenting on the back break and recovery. His conclusion is... The diagnosis (herniated disc) is impossible given the trauma. You can't punch a herniated disc back into place. A herniated disc takes 8 weeks to 4 months to recover without surgery. Another type of broken back is a compression fracture. They can be caused by a hard ...


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I don't believe there are any concrete answers to this question, but assume that one of two things happened: Bruce used his knowledge from his time spent living as a "criminal" to procure the necessary funds to purchase airfare Bruce called one of his non-Gotham residing friends (surely he has some) and had money wired to him or borrowed a jet Either ...


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Yes, the judge was the Scarecrow, aka Dr. Johnathon Crane (Cillian Murphy), who was also in both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. He wasn't explicitly introduced in The Dark Knight Rises.


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During the conversation with Batman Bane explains that he wants to keep the city hopeful right up until it's destruction. He also wants it to seem like he's giving the city back to the people and not blatantly killing people... Yes the city is in chaos, but Bane has control, I get the impression that completely killing the police force would create chaos ...


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In his first fight with Bane, 1) Batman subconsciously wants to die, and 2) Bane is more motivated. Others have noted some of the tactical reasons why Batman lost the first fight and won the second. That's definitely part of it, but I'm going to argue for a more fundamental reason. At the beginning of the film, Gotham is at a point where it apparently ...


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The film ["Batman Begins" ] takes place in 2007. In the Gotham Tonight news segments released to promote The Dark Knight it reports on Election '08 and states that the attack on the Narrows (which happens at the end of this film) took place nine months previously. (Source: IMDB "Batman Begins" FAQ) Batman Begins: 2007. The Dark Knight: 2008. The Dark ...


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The theme mentioned throughout the Dark Knight Rises and Christopher Nolan's Batman films, is that Batman isn't Bruce Wayne or any single person. Batman is more than that, he's a symbol. There's a scene even when Batman mentions to detective John Blake that he should wear a mask when fighting crime. So even if the man behind the mask were to die or go ...


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Is it possible to be Batman? Certainly some of the technology exists, but putting it together in a way that can be used the way the Batman does is another matter. Using today's technologies and cutting edge designs, the cost of being Batman is estimated at $682,450,750. This takes into account his suit, vehicles, training, equipment, mansion and manservant. ...


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Jim Gordon: I never cared who you were. Batman: And you were right. Jim Gordon: Shouldn't the people know the hero who saved them? Batman: ‎A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders, to let him know the world hadn't ended. [Flashback of Gordon doing this for ...


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IMPORTANT TWIST Batman: I can get it over the bridge! Catwoman: Set it to fly out over the water, then eject? Batman: No autopilot! This is the twist! You can either view Batman's last line as "No autopilot, I'm screwed!" or "No, autopilot" as in "No, I'm not going to set it to fly over the water and eject, I'm going to use the autopilot" It's the ...


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In the novelization of The Dark Knight Rises the Joker is said to be the sole occupant of Arkham Asylum. “Now that the Dent Act had made it all but impossible for the city’s criminals to cop an insanity plea, it (Blackgate Prison) had replaced Arkham Asylum as a preferred location for imprisoning both convicted and suspected felons. The worst of the worst ...


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IN THE NOLANVERSE In the Dark Knight Rises, (also called the "Nolanverse") Bruce Wayne decides to have sex with Miranda Tate. Tate was someone Bruce Wayne, Lucius Fox and Alfred Pennyworth considered worthy of taking over Wayne Enterprises to protect it from hostile takeover. A woman whose background check did not even cause a ripple with the Board of ...


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The prisoners we chanting "Deshi Basara", which is Arabic for "He Rises".ref


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Batman's body armor is designed to prevent penetration by bullets. As such it is strong, plated and resistant to normal small arms fire. It is reinforced at the chest, shoulders, hips, knees and elbows, to protect these vulnerable areas. It has an under armor padding at the places where no plates exist. This armor is less bullet-proof but offers some ...


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I assumed it was merely a simple pyrotechnic doo-hicky, nothing special, just designed to distract the opponent enough to give Batman time to either escape or pummel him. Bane isn't that easily distracted, of course. :)


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I think it's more of a literary device to signify that there is more to Miranda/Talia than just the pampered rich woman that we initally see. I believe there was another device used in her dialogue where she said something along the lines of "I wasn't always rich". As far as an in-universe answer, I would speculate that it is the scar from the removal of ...


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This assumption is valid, but likely doesn't restrict him much. In the comics, Bane was enhanced by Venom, giving him superhuman strength and an indestructible quality. There's no mention of this in The Dark Knight Rises, but I would suppose that there's few alternative ways he could survive the injuries he sustained in the Pit. He is probably much older ...


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Using WayneTech doesn't make Wayne Batman in people's eyes. Bane uses more WayneTech and does it in the open, and noone would think for a second he is Bruce. Wayne is a feeble hermit at this point, so noone would even think he was capable of any of these actions. As for the Batman Dies, Bruce disappears argument. Most of Gotham's wealthy were executed, ...


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No. The situation in Gotham was the result of a conspiracy by Batman and Commissioner Gordon to conceal the truth. One of the central ideas in The Dark Knight Rises is that the peace and prosperity that Gotham enjoys at the beginning of the film were bought with a lie. Batman and Commissioner Gordon agreed at the end of The Dark Knight to conceal Harvey ...


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