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#Batman Arkham City
anexposednerve · 2 hours ago
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I just realized that the Batman: Arkham City album is basically a Batjokes playlist.
So here are the songs on the album.
1.) Mercenary - Panic! At The Disco
2.) Deranged - Coheed and Cambria
3.) Creature - The Duke Spirit
4.) Shadow on the Run - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
5.) Afterdark - Blaqk Audio
6.) Oh, Stranger - The Raveonettes
7.) The Years - Crosses
8.) Trophy Widow - The Damned Things
9.) Drown In You - Daughtry
10.) Losing You - The Boxer Rebellion
11.) Total Paranoia - Serj Tankian
So for those of you who don't remember, here's the game's plot:
At a press conference held by Bruce Wayne to declare his opposition to Arkham City, TYGER mercenaries arrest and imprison him in the City itself. Hugo Strange discloses his knowledge of Wayne's dual identity as Batman before releasing him into the prison's criminal populace. While Strange prepares to commence "Protocol 10", Wayne obtains his equipment via airdrop from Alfred Pennyworth, allowing him to become Batman. He first saves Catwoman from being executed by Two-Face, who hopes to gain respect by murdering her. After Joker attempts to assassinate Catwoman, Batman tracks him to his hideout in the Sionis Steelmill, believing Joker may know the truth behind Protocol 10.
There, Batman learns that the unstable properties of the Titan formula are mutating in Joker's blood, gradually killing him. Joker captures Batman and performs a blood transfusion on him, infecting him with the same fatal disease. Joker also reveals that Gotham hospitals have been poisoned with his infected blood. Desperate to save himself and innocent citizens, Batman seeks out Mr. Freeze, who had been developing a cure but has since been kidnapped by the Penguin. Tracking Penguin to the Cyrus Pinkney National History Institute, Batman defeats his forces, his imprisoned monster Solomon Grundy, and ultimately the Penguin himself, before liberating Mr. Freeze.
Freeze tells Batman that he has created a cure, but it is rendered useless via instability. Batman deduces that the restorative properties of Ra's al Ghul's blood can complete the cure and tracks one of his assassins to his underground lair, leading Batman into a confrontation with Ra's and his daughter Talia, Batman's former lover.[80][81] With Ra's al Ghul's blood, Freeze is able to develop an antidote, but it is stolen by Harley Quinn before Batman can use it. When Batman returns to the Joker, he finds his health has been restored.
While the two fight, Strange activates Protocol 10, which is revealed to be a scheme to wipe out the entire population of Arkham City and destroy the criminal element of Gotham. TYGER troops begin executing inmates as Strange launches missile strikes on Arkham's denizens from his base in Wonder Tower. A missile hits the steelmill, burying Batman under rubble. Before Joker can take advantage of the situation, Talia arrives and offers him immortality in exchange for sparing Batman's life. After escaping with the help of Catwoman, Batman is convinced by Alfred to end Protocol 10 before pursuing Talia and Joker.
Batman infiltrates Wonder Tower and disables Protocol 10. Ra's al Ghul is revealed to be the true mastermind behind Arkham City and mortally wounds Strange for failing to defeat Batman. With his dying breath, Strange activates "Protocol 11", the self-destruction of Wonder Tower. After Ra's commits suicide to avoid capture, Joker contacts Batman, threatening to kill Talia unless Batman meets him at the Monarch Theater. When Batman arrives, Joker demands the cure from Batman but is impaled and apparently killed by Talia while distracted. Talia admits to stealing the cure from Quinn, before she is killed by a second Joker, still stricken with the disease.
The healthy Joker that Talia impaled then reanimates into the shapeshifting Clayface, who is revealed to have been masquerading as a healthy Joker all along at the ailing villain's request. Batman defeats Clayface despite Joker blowing up the theater floor. Batman drinks a portion of the antidote, and destroys Ra's' rejuvenating Lazarus Pit before the Joker can use it. As Batman debates curing his foe, Joker attacks him, causing the antidote vial to inadvertently smash. Batman admits that in spite of everything Joker had done, he would have saved him. After Joker finally succumbs to his illness and dies, Batman carries his body out of Arkham City. As Commissioner Gordon asks what happened, Batman places Joker's body on the hood of a police car and leaves in silence.
(In the game following this one, Arkham Knight, we're told that Batman disappeared for quite a while and the other characters even state their opinions on the matter -- that Batman was grieving Joker's death.)
So that's the plot in a general sense, but on a deeper level, this game is about the relationship between Batman and Joker. Joker is constantly flirting with Batman in this game, mostly through recordings he sends him throughout.
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And in one of the recordings that he leaves Batman, he sings the song "Only You" but the Rascal Flatts. We're given this recording AFTER Joker dies. It's supposed to be sad and we're playing this game from Batman's POV so we're being lead to believe that THIS is how Batman feels.
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Here are all scenes, if you want to watch them.
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So, in my opinion, this is who's "singing" to who/who each song is about.
1.) Mercenary - Panic! At The Disco (Batman to whomever)
2.) Deranged - Coheed and Cambria (Joker to Batman)
3.) Creature - The Duke Spirit (This one feels like it's a song about Batman, but I'm unsure of who's singing it. No one in particular? Catwoman? It could be Joker, as well, but he's not my first guess)
4.) Shadow on the Run - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Joker to Batman)
5.) Afterdark - Blaqk Audio (Catwoman to Batman, and possibly vice versa. Could also be related to Joker, but again, not my first guess)
6.) Oh, Stranger - The Raveonettes (Joker to Batman)
7.) The Years - Crosses (Joker to Batman)
8.) Trophy Widow - The Damned Things (Batman to Joker)
9.) Drown In You - Daughtry (Batman to Joker)
10.) Losing You - The Boxer Rebellion (Batman to Joker)
11.) Total Paranoia - Serj Tankian (Batman about Joker)
Now, here are the lyrics to each song.
1.) Mercenary - Panic! At The Disco (Batman talking to a bellman lol. At once point, he mentions what his enemies have told him. Maybe Joker, there, or just enemies in general)
Just a dime store poet
Keeping pace, talking his face blue
Two dollar store tramps
To get a glance, a new chance at you
Walk past the dance floor
It's always been a dear friend of mine
Cuckolds and concubines
Dancing in four-four time
"Hey mister!" the bellman says
"I can only recall last night's hotel," I said
So he replies, "Then how do you manage?"
I dodge the blast, and apologize for collateral damage
In love, I've always been a mercenary,
But I never leave my post when the cash runs out
I want to make you quiver
Make your backbone shiver
Hey kid, take the stage and deliver
"Hey mister!" the bellman says
"I can only recall last night's hotel," I said
So he replies, "Then how do you manage?"
I dodge the blast, and apologize for collateral damage
(Collateral damage, collateral damage)
"How does it feel to stand on the very stones
That ran with your parent's blood?
Do you feel sad? Full of rage?
Or does that outfit help you bury your feelings?
Hiding your true self
You're truly an extraordinary specimen,
I look forward to breaking you"
I dodge the blast, and apologize for collateral damage
"Hey mister!" the bellman says
"I can only recall last night's hotel," I said
So he replies, "Then how do you manage?"
I dodge the blast, and apologize for collateral damage
"Hey mister!" the bellman says
"I can only recall last night's hotel," I said (hotel I said)
So he replies, "Then how do you manage?"
I dodge the blast, and apologize for collateral damage
2.) Deranged - Coheed and Cambria (Joker to Batman. This one's self explanatory.)
This city's lost its hope
I repeat, I boast
The strange will walk alone
They scurry with their doubt
The darkness shrouds, the sirens shout
Against the concrete below
Ooh, This works all you and me
Its all our being
We'll burn this city down
Who will be your pretty little enemy?
When I'm gone your world will prove empty
I promise, you will always remember me
The jokes on you, poison me
While you clean the streets of misfortune
I pick the innocent from my dirty teeth
We're one and the same
Deranged
We were our worst nightmares delight
And I promised you
As you always knew
Our world's no paradise
Who will be your pretty little enemy?
When I'm gone your world will prove empty
I promise, you will always remember me
The jokes on you, poison me
While you clean the streets of misfortune
I pick the innocent from my dirty teeth
We're one and the same
Deranged
3.) Creature - The Duke Spirit (This one feels like it's a song about Batman, because he only comes out at night and only really finds solace when he's the Bat. But I'm unsure of who's singing it. No one in particular? Catwoman? It could be Joker, as well, but he's not my first guess)
Creature,
Tell me what you've done,
Crowing at the sky
Vicious are your eyes.
Trying to sink the sun
Trying to sink the suuun.
Kingdom,
Comes to everyone,
Hands up when you're done,
Do not push me out.
I'm trying to let you in
I'm trying to let you in
You should know,
Blood is on the moon,
And when you go,
You go alone.
You should know,
Blood is on the moon,
And when you go,
You go alone.
Neighbor,
Step inside my space,
Wearing a hunter's face,
You smell like an enemy tastes.
I'm the only one,
To languish in the sun.
You should know,
Blood is on the moon,
And when you go,
You go alone.
You should know,
Blood is on the moon,
And when you go,
You go alone.
You should know,
Blood is on the moon,
And when you go,
You go alone.
You should know,
Blood is on the moon,
And when you go,
You go alone.
4.) Shadow on the Run - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Joker to Batman, I'm thinking. In general. Sounds about right.)
I'm gonna' fade your soul
I'm gonna' bleed your mind
I'm gonna' fade your soul
I'm gonna' bleed your mind
Until your mine
I'm gonna' fade your soul
I'm gonna' bleed your mind
Until your mine
Until your mine
Until your mine
I got your shadow on the run from the violence
I got your shadow on the run from Bigspy's
I got your shadow running the wrong way
I got your shadow on the run (the run x5)
I got your shadow on the run (the run x3)
You better run, run
You better run, run
I'm gonna' fade your soul
I'm gonna' bleed your mind
Until your mine (x3)
(All repeating)
Until your future
Until your mine
Your gonna get it boy
I got your shadow on the run from the violence
I got your shadow on the run
5.) Afterdark - Blaqk Audio (Catwoman to Batman, and possibly vice versa. Could also be related to Joker, but again, not my first guess. Basically I think it's about Catwoman/Batman saying that during the day they don't really interest each other, it's only once they're in costume during the night that they have a thing)
I wanted to help you
Escape from the day
I couldn’t speak to you
It might hurt my raiser’s heart
I couldn’t speak to you
For what could I say
These words seem obscene now
In the light to the raiser's heart
Well the words aren’t coming, no the words aren’t coming
By day they are far too stark
Well the words mean nothing ‘til they turn to fire
By who we become after dark
You know we have nothing
By silence of day
I couldn’t speak to you
I’ve nothing to say to you
Well the words aren’t coming, no the words aren’t coming
By day they are far too stark
Well the words mean nothing ‘til they turn to fire
By who we become after dark
Well the words aren’t coming, no the words aren’t coming
By day they are far too stark
Well the words mean nothing, but there's no questioning
Just who we become after dark
You know, you know
We’ve got no reason to speak
Come the sun
When it’s done
We’ve no reason to speak
Well the words aren’t coming, no the words aren’t coming
By day they are far too stark
Well the words mean nothing, ‘til they turn to fire
By who we become, oh
Well the words aren’t coming, no the words aren’t coming
By day they are far too stark
Well the words mean nothing, but there’s no questioning
Just who we become after dark
6.) Oh, Stranger - The Raveonettes (Joker to Batman, Joker knows what's going on behind the mask. This actually sounds a lot like one of his recordings)
Catch me, oh, stranger if you can
Catch me, oh, stranger if you can
Give me everything you have
Give me everything you have
Oh, stranger ain't nowhere to hide
Oh, stranger ain't nowhere to hide
I see death in your eyes
I see death in your eyes
7.) The Years - Crosses (Joker to Batman after injecting him with his blood, also in general)
As I sleep, I'm in your head
So watch you
With castles, I'm in your dreams
Watch me
As the years go by
I crawl through your veins
As the years go by
We sing
Watching the holy ghost
Watch you
In a battle you may have won
By mistake
As the years go by
I crawl through your veins
As the years go by
I crawl through your head
As the years go by
Weaving
Oooh
As the years go by
Weaving
And the years go by
We crawl through our veins
And the years go by
We crawl through our heads
Weaving
8.) Trophy Widow - The Damned Things (Batman to Joker, Joker to Batman after Joker dies)
I choose not to coax darkness
Nor will I strike up a match
I'll be perched in the front seat
Awaiting my lover to crash
And when the end of the world arrives
I'll welcome a new beginning
My first kiss of death
Two widows become one under the lights
The fire will drive us all into the night
Separate lives
To chain and bind me to another world
Can't move on
Without you
Stopping me
Hollow eyes
That's why we fight it to the full
Can't move on
Without you
Stopping me
You choose eight maids of honour
I'll pick the pride of nice men
When our preachers preach the word
Only the light will bear witness
State your sins
Two widows become one under the lights
The fire will drive us all into the night
Separate lives
You chain and bind me to another world
Can't move on
Without you
Stopping me
Hollow eyes
That's why we fight it to the full
Can't move on
Without you
Stopping me
Blinding light meets fire
We're caught in the middle
Laugh as the gates come down
We're not safe just yet
But we might be a little more than halfway out
Separate lives
You chain and bind me to another world
Can't move on
Without you
Stopping me
Hollow eyes
That's why we fight it to the full
Can't move on
Without you
Stopping me
Separate lives
You chain and bind me to another world
Can't move on
Without you
Stopping me
Hollow eyes
That's why we fight it to the full
Can't move on
Without you
Stopping me
9.) Drown In You - Daughtry (Batman to Joker)
There's a place where you can light the fire and watch it burn
Lay it down and lose it all
It's taken me so far beyond the point of no return
Gave all that I had when hope was gone
(Hope was gone)
Is this real, or is it just another crazy dream
That someday soon will fade away
Feels just like I'm underwater and can barely breathe
Dying in the bed that I have made
I don't wanna drown in you
I'm sinking, then I'm torn in two
So when you see me come up for air
Don't try to hold me down
Just save me now
Don't let me drown in you
(Don't let me drown in you)
The city pulls me in closer than I've ever been
There ain't no way I can escape
Without a doubt, you know
That I would tread the deepest end
Thousand years forever in a day
But I don't want to drown in you
I'm sinking, then I'm torn in two
So when you see me come up for air
Don't try to hold me down
Just save me now
(Just save me now)
Don't let me drown in you
Did I bring this on myself, can I get out alive
Yeah, I've given you the best of me
Now you want the rest of me
What's it gonna take to survive, yeah
There's a place where you can light the fire and watch it burn
I don't wanna drown in you
(Drown in you)
I'm sinking, then I'm torn in two
(I'm torn in two)
So when you see me come up for air
Don't try to hold me down
Just save me now
(Just save me now)
Don't let me drown in you
10.) Losing You - The Boxer Rebellion (Batman to Joker after Joker dies)
I have no demonstration nor forgiveness left to speak
nothing I could even offer, nothing more than my defeat
I have a plan to leave this, all these things I occupy
I have a plan of problem no running thread to justify, no running thread to justify
I'm done, I'm done with losing everyone
And I'm done with losing you
The details of this city are obstacles I'd soon forget
there's nothing here to keep me,
there's nothing left here to regret, there's nothing left here to regret
I'm done, I'm done with losing everyone
And I'm done with losing you
I'm done, I'm done with losing everyone
And I'm done with losing you
This is it for me,
It had to be
I'm done, I'm done with losing everyone
And I'm done with losing you
I'm done, I'm done with losing everyone
And I'm done with losing you
11.) Total Paranoia - Serj Tankian (Batman about Joker after he dies)
Stop by your nightmare
On a dark road today
Such a wind through his white hair
Such a grin on in his face
His eyes where like distance and he bore into mine
They shown and they glisten like they drive me blind
Then he stood there before me and he cried out in pain
You think you can ignore me, you think you'll get away
Ready or not, it's like total paranoia
Anything you say he can't twist his way
It's really too much, it's like total paranoia
Anyway you go he is sure to know
He said, "Stop please and listen, can we try to be friends?"
Why is it always so twisted but he cried out again
You can stand to remember, you can stand to forget
You won't lift the finger for the storm of regret
Ready or not, it's like total paranoia
You know how to pray but he won't go away
It's really too much, it's like total paranoia
Close your eyes he'll be there all night
Close your eyes he'll be there all night
He'll be there all night
He'll be there all night
He'll be there all night
So those are the lyrics to each song, and if you want to listen, here's the playlist on YouTube.
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I can't believe it took me this long to even realize that there's an album and that most of the songs are Batjokes. It's literally a Batjokes playlist. Hidden right out in the open.
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rdr1veteran · a day ago
What’s games do you play other than red dead?
ps: YOUR PHOTOS ARE SOOO GOOD 💖
I play a bunch of different games but my main other ones are the Batman Arkham series and Titan Fall 2. All of which I definitely recommend!
And thank u!!!!!!
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misskyle-cosplay · a day ago
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Logo eu...
... Que dizia que jamais faria um TikTok
Não pretendo ser tão ativa por lá de qualquer forma.
Cosmaker: Kadoo Cosmaker
Propmaker: Fernando Wayne
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pureko · 3 days ago
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Reviewing Riddler designs, part 4!!
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Arkham games.
It was hard to find a good image for this one. I like it a lot! I love the glasses, always a fan of that style. I like the fact that the question mark pattern is a little subtle, at least compared to other designs. I also enjoy the pin on his tie, maybe Gotham was inspired by that aspect when they made their finale suit. Which as I've said before, I adore.
Anyway I am in love with that style of cane, I genuinely wish we got that sharp blocky look more often. The whole style of this design feels blocky in the best way possible. It's so unsaturated but it isn't boring.
10/10, cant say I have any complaints here.
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Somebody please give this man a shower and a very large bandaid.
I love love this design, I like the weird Hawaiian shirt style except it's his dumb little question mark symbols, I love the goggles and the fact that they just..had to be green. You know there's no practical reason for them to be, he just likes it.
I like the pants!! I think Ed would fucking love pants with huge pockets. He can hide dumb shit in there. Like stickynotes with riddles written on them, only for the purpose of hiding them around to annoy the other rogues. He'd put one on someone's back as if it's a "kick me" sign.
11/10 I love him.
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cute-angi · 8 days ago
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I should study for my exams. Instead, I find myself in Arkham City.
Playing with eyefinity mode and wearing my noise cancelling headset, i really feel like i'm walking through these streets.
Then it's raining outside my window and I have a cappuccino next to me.
As soon as I collect the first trophy and Eddie talks to me, I'm enchanted.
Nostalgia.
A feeling like 10 years ago when I played it for the first time.
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arkhams-intern · 10 days ago
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I think it’s funny how every other city thinks Gothamites are stoic, and cold, like no babe we call our protector a furry.
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