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Why did Lucius interrupt Bruce during their Sonar/Submarine discussion?

Was it just a subtle bit of humour to subvert the audience's expectations that they were going to compare it to bats using sonar to navigate? Mostly ...but it's also a not-so-subtle nod towards the ...
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Who was the fifth one that was killed by Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight?

The fifth one isn't someone that Harvey Dent killed. It's Harvey himself. The "five people" dead that Commissioner Gordon is referring to here are (in chronological order); Michael Wuertz, the cop ...
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What specific difficult choices can only Batman make?

That conversation happened when Bruce decided to turn himself in (So The Joker stops killing people) The way I understand it is Alfred advocating that Bruce Shouldn't turn himself in or reveal his ...
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How did Alfred's story about the bandit help Bruce in dealing with the Joker?

The significance of the story is basically to tell Bruce (and the audience) something he can't understand, namely that the Joker isn't to be understood, reasoned with or bargained with. The primary ...
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Why did Gambol have such an issue with the Joker?

The bank that was being robbed at the beginning is where the mob kept their money; the money that was stolen belonged to the mob. From the script: Bank Manager: You have any idea who you're ...
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What happened to the Joker after The Dark Knight?

According to official novelization of The Dark Knight Rises, Joker appears to be the sole inmate at Arkham Asylum. “Blackgate Prison was a maximum-security penitentiary located on one of the smaller ...
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Why does no one notice the Joker's presence as a policeman during the mayor's speech?

One of the reasons that no one notices The Joker dressed as a police officer is because there are hundreds of other police officers that are all dressed alike. The joker does not have his normal ...
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Who was the fifth one that was killed by Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight?

From the IMDb FAQ segment about this sentence: A definitive answer is impossible. Christopher Nolan, when asked about an answer during a Blu-Ray Live Event, responded "I will answer this ...
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What specific difficult choices can only Batman make?

What Alfred means here, is that Batman can make right choices when needed and which no one can make. Joker knows that Batman has a rule that he will not kill anybody. So he turns this moral code into ...
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How did Joker survive the blast in the jail in The Dark Knight?

If you watch the entire scene, (starting at about 1:00) it is fairly easy to see why the Joker did not die during the explosion. Although the bomb was powerful, the joker and all of the people in the ...
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In The Dark Knight, does the Joker know who Batman is?

Does Joker know who Batman is? Short answer: It doesn't matter. Long answer: He might, he might not, but in Joker's mind it's much more fun to interact with Batman; interacting with the man behind ...
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Jokers pencil trick? He knew someone would get up to allow it to happen?

It's a response to the line of dialogue immediately before that, not an out-of-the-blue statement. Give me one good reason why I shouldn't have my boy here pull your head off. How about a magic ...
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Does the Joker kill Gambol in The Dark Knight?

Gambol was supposed to be used later on, but the plan was changed at a later point. This is supposedly due to an unfortunate tragedy. Michael Jai White, the actor who played Gambol, gives us his own ...
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Why didn't Lucius tell Bruce Wayne about Coleman Reese?

Reese is, for lack of a better word, a twerp. He is not a particularly big player or a threat to anyone. In the conversation with Lucius, it was painfully obvious that he was playing a game outside of ...
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Why did the Joker rob the bank?

Money wasn't the Joker's target, but Attention on him. And Chaos. You can't rely on anyone these days. You gotta do everything yourself. Don't we? That's okay. —The Joker Joker did break into ...
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Why would Dent believe the Joker?

1. Harvey Dent's state of mind At the time of his conversation with the Joker, Dent is seething with rage about Rachel's death. He's not really thinking pragmatically. Don't forget that the Joker ...
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What specific difficult choices can only Batman make?

The mayor, the police chief, the commissioner, officers.... they are all public servants, constrained by rule of law and answerable to the populace at large. Sometimes that's great, but sometimes the ...
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How did the Joker plan the heist so that no one knows he was there?

Did the two thieves sitting in front not recognize the Joker? They might not have recognized him. They possibly didn't see his face when he gets in the jeep. When we see the Joker in the beginning, ...
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Is the Golden Raspberry nomination the reason Katie Holmes didn't reprise her role?

It was Holmes' decision It was not because of the Golden Raspberry Holmes begged off working on the sequel, she says, to pursue other projects, and was replaced in the role of Assistant District ...
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What did Bruce Wayne do to get the fingerprint on the bullet in "The Dark Knight"?

Per the original screenplay, Bruce is using a combination of an x-ray scanner and a supercomputer to map the pieces together, remove the deformation (caused by the impact) which then reveals any ...
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Was the improvement to Batman's suit actually noticeable?

There were a couple of enhancements in the Batsuit, that were exactly noticeable in the movie. This time the Bat suit had cowl separated from the neck piece and based on the motorcycle helmet. This ...
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Does Two-Face die at the end of The Dark Knight?

Yes, he did really die. This is most evident from the funeral held for him at the end of the movie, where James Gordon holds his obituary speech. As soon as he fell off the building Batman and Gordon ...
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Why didn't the Joker's goons know who he was in the car (the Dark Knight intro)

In the linked clip, the van approaches from behind the unmasked Joker and stops several feet in front of him at 0:17. Within one second of the van stopping, the Joker has his mask on. He's still ...
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Does Two-Face die at the end of The Dark Knight?

Harvey Dent officially died in The Dark Knight. Not only has Aaron Eckhart confirmed it, but it is literally written in the script that he is dead, as written in this article: Aaron Eckhart says ...
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Why does Christian Bale change his voice when playing Batman

MTV was able to ask Bale about that process of his bat-voice while he is out doing press for his new movie Out of the Furnace. "I got there. They put me in Val Kilmer's suit. It didn't even fit ...
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Why couldn't Harvey's killings be pinned on the Joker?

The Joker could talk. The whole vision of Joker in TDK and all of Batman series is to see Batman break his principles. TDK added the touch of love for chaos to its version of Joker. So Joker wants to ...
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Why did Lucius interrupt Bruce during their Sonar/Submarine discussion?

I suspect that it was a deliberate thing to subvert the very silly batman trope of every single piece of technology being a bat-somethingorother. Something which got vastly out of control in the ...
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Why didn't the Joker's goons know who he was in the car (the Dark Knight intro)

This answer was written based around the bus driver when leaving the heist, as opposed to the goons driving to the heist, but the same principle applies: there's no reason for them to invariably know ...
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What happened to the missing hospital bus?

What happened to the bus? The Joker hijacked it. It was his getaway vehicle, the same way he used the school bus when he robbed the bank. You can briefly see one of his henchmen grabbing the reporter ...
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Is the Batpod an electric vehicle?

In universe... maybe. Not much detail is given. It's clearly intended as a state-of-the-art type vehicle, but it's never outright stated. In real life, No. It's not an all-electric vehicle. It has a ...
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