He enlists the help of Mister Terrific to collect more data from Earth-Two. After conferring with him, he realizes that he needs to use the Anti-Monitor tower at Superman's Fortress of Solitude to further his investigations. Batman continues his investigation by seeking Hephaestusthe Greek god of blacksmiths, in Athensbut learns from Wonder Woman that the Greek Gods have abandoned Earth. However, she has been given a weapon forged for Apollo called the Sunblade, that she has been instructed to give to Batman.
This leads him to an encounter with Talia Dark Knight Ghulwhere he is able to trade the Sunblade for a dagger forged by the wizard Shazam. It is made of one of the metals Batman has been searching for. Back in the Batcave, the Joker has escaped his cell and appears to have deeper knowledge of the unraveling mystery. He proceeds to smash a machine that Batman has built, claiming that it will herald the end of the world. A fight ensues, where it is revealed that Duke is a metahuman with the power to become luminescent and see light constructs of his surroundings.
It ends when the Joker suddenly disappears. Batman returns and explains that he needed the machine to peer into the source of visions he had been seeing from the Dark Multiverse. Duke is able to use his newfound ability to see a blueprint of the machine. Hal gives him his power ringso that he is able to reconstruct it.
This ends with Batman receiving a vision of complete darkness, while a group of dark figures exclaim that the seal has been broken and that the Dark Knights are coming, implying that Batman opened up a door to the Dark Multiverse. The story is framed around the journals of Carter Hallwho reveals a mystery that spans centuries revolving around divine metals that have landed on Earth. After the Justice League defeats Mongul on his war moon, they return home to find Challengers Mountain, the headquarters of the superhero team Challengers of the Unknownhas mysteriously appeared in the middle of Gotham City.
When they get into the mountain, they are met by Kendra Saunders, otherwise known as Hawkgirlwho warns them of a full-scale invasion. She explains the concept of a Dark Multiverse, a multiverse that exists beneath the DC Multiversethat contains a dark beast named Barbatos.
Through her investigations, she has discovered a connection between Barbatos and the Wayne family. Batman is revealed to be part of a prophecy in which he will be treated by five divine metals that will open a door to the Dark Multiverse and allow Barbatos to invade the Multiverse. It is further revealed that Barbatos first marked Batman when he was sent back in time by Darkseid 's Omega Beams during the events of the Final Crisis storyline.
Despite this, Batman steals Kendra's sample of Nth metal, which is one of the divine metals. In bringing it to the Batcave to study it, the metal leads him to the journal of Carter Hall, discovered to have been in Wayne Manor the whole time. The journal confirms Batman's suspicions regarding his role in the prophecy. He is then visited by Daniel Hallwho warns him that the "nightmare has only just begun.
The whole Justice League searches for Batman. When Superman finds him, he interrogates him. During this exchange, Batman reveals that he has already been exposed to the foretold divine metals in a process called mantling. It started when he faced the Court of Owls and was exposed to electrum. He was exposed to dionesium during the events of the Endgame story arc, when he fought to the death with the Joker.
The machine that was subsequently used to resurrect him exposed him to promethium. Finally, when he used the machine that allowed him to peer into the Dark Multiverse during the events of the lead-uphe exposed himself to the Nth metal. In an attempt to escape the last metal, Batman steals Darkseid, who has been reduced to a baby. He aims to use Darkseid's Omega Beams to Dark Knight back in time again and prevent Barbatos from meeting him. Unfortunately, he is tricked by the Court of Owls and subsequently exposed to the last divine metal: batmanium.
This causes him to exchange places with Barbatos and seven dark versions of himself from the Dark Multiverse. Superman flies to the Fortress of Solitude where he encounters the dark versions of Batman for the first time as they introduce themselves as the Dark Knights.
They all come from the Dark Multiverse—temporary negative realities created by the fears of people from their respective counterpart positive universes—and were recruited by Barbatos with the promise of preventing the end of their worlds. The Batman Who Laughs from Earth, who lost his sanity due to his world's Joker, gathered the six other Dark Multiverse Batmen after they each had altered themselves to gain superhuman abilities.
Superman is overwhelmed as he is spirited away from danger by the Flash and Doctor Fate. Superman meets the people who are left of the resistance, including those who are connected to the Nth metal such as Doctor Fate, Steeland Plastic Man's egg. Suddenly, Mister Terrific interprets vibrations coming from Plastic Man's egg which indicate the coordinates of four locations that need to be investigated.
Green Lantern and Mister Terrific head to the remains of Thanagar. Aquaman and Deathstroke go to Atlantis. Once he arrives, Superman realizes that it was a trap set by the Dark Knights so that they can harness the energy from his cells to power their doomsday device which would unleash their reality into the Multiverse.
Kendra, entrusted with the mission given by the Council of Immortals, tries to fire the Anti-Monitor's astral brain in the center of the Multiverse as an attempt to stop the Dark Multiverse but is interrupted by Barbatos, Dark Knight transforms her into a dark-hawk version of herself named Lady Blackhawk. Meanwhile, Dr. Meanwhile, Hal Jordan and Mr. Starro neutralizes Lantern and Terrific and the two are incarcerated.
That comes after Batman and Gordon leave, and The Joker is left in the room with this guy. As the movie painstakingly shows, he is one of the few Gotham cops with integrity. He is a good apple. Also, why is he even in the room? This is copanganda at its best. Anyway, defund the police, burn Gotham to the ground, and Ben Affleck was the best Batman.
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User Polls Title drop! Top Rated Movies 4 Won 2 Oscars. Edit Cast Cast overview, Dark Knight, first billed only: Christian Bale Bruce Wayne Heath Ledger Joker Aaron Eckhart Harvey Dent Michael Caine Alfred Maggie Gyllenhaal Rachel Gary Oldman Gordon Morgan Freeman Lucius Fox Monique Gabriela Curnen Ramirez Ron Dean Wuertz Cillian Murphy Scarecrow Chin Han Lau Nestor Carbonell Mayor Eric Roberts Maroni Ritchie Coster Chechen Anthony Michael Hall Edit Storyline Set within a year after the events of Batman BeginsBatman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new District Attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City, until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as "The Joker" appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos.
Taglines: Out of the darkness Edit Did You Know? Trivia Gotham D. The graphic novel was a major inspiration for the film's plot. Goofs at around 2h 10 mins In their final confrontation, when Batman struggles to get off the net, and the Joker tries to stab him with something, you hear the Joker's voice saying "All the old familiar places", but his lips never move. Quotes [ first lines ] Grumpy : [ with Chuckles, picks up Bozo on the street ] Three of a kind, let's do this!
Chuckles : That's it? Three guys?
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