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Caped Crusader

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Bruce Wayne, The Batman, HBO Max, Warner Bros., 6th & Idaho Productions, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Robert Pattinson

Bruce Wayne

Bruce Wayne masquerades as a vigilante detective outside of Gotham City, USA.

Bruce Wayne, The Batman, HBO Max, Warner Bros., 6th & Idaho Productions, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Robert Pattinson

“Thursday, October 31st. The city streets are crowded for the holiday. Even with the rain. Hidden in the chaos is the element waiting to strike like snakes. But I’m there too. Watching. Two years of nights have turned me into a nocturnal animal. I must choose my targets carefully. It’s a big city. I can’t be everywhere. But they don’t know where I am. We have a signal now. For when I’m needed. But when that light hits the sky, it’s not just a call. It’s a warning. To them. Fear… …is a tool. They think I’m hiding in the shadows. But I am the shadows.” — Bruce Wayne

“I’m vengeance. He was alive when it was cut off. Ecchymosis around the wound. He lies still. The riddle.” — Bruce Wayne

“I wish I could say I’m making a difference, but I don’t know. Murder, robberies, assault. Two years later, they’re all up. And now this. The city’s eating itself. Maybe it’s beyond saving. But I have to try. Push myself. These nights all roll together in a rush, behind the mask. Sometimes in the morning, I have to force myself to remember everything that happened.” — Bruce Wayne

“Yeah. Apparently. I don’t know yet. Here? Why? I haven’t got time for this. I don’t care about that. Any of that. What I’m doing is my family’s legacy. If I can’t change things here, if I can’t have an effect, then I don’t care what happens to me. Alfred, stop. You’re not my father.” — Bruce Wayne

“What are you doing? Where’d you get those O’s? That’s interesting. What if it’s not a partial key? What if this is the whole key? Ignore the symbols we don’t have letters for. Use only the letters from ‘He lies still’ and leave the rest…” — Bruce Wayne

“Yeah, he’s got a car. You don’t trust me? There. A USB port. ‘Thumb’ drive. Try this. Who is she? I know who he is. ‘He lies still.’ About her? Yeah.” — Bruce Wayne

“Know who I am? I want to see the Penguin. Mine or yours? Who is she? I wanna know who she is, and what she has to do with this murder. The mayor’s. Don’t make me hurt you. Yeah, I do. Do you?” — Bruce Wayne

“You’re pretty good at that. ‘Kosolov, Annika.’ He hurt her? That’s why you killed him? What does she know? She did seem upset. Back at your place. Let’s go talk to her. The Iceberg Lounge? What is that? Is that where you work? Selina? Who? You’re gonna help me on this. For your friend. You got a lot of cats. You’re not safe here.” — Bruce Wayne

“There’s a needle mark on his neck. Rat poison. It’s a maze. More symbols. It’s another cipher. That guy pushes drops. On the east end. Looks like he got greedy. Maybe he’s not who you thought. He was a cop. ‘I’m mad about you. Want to know my name? Just look inside and see.’ ‘Follow the maze until you find the rat. Bring him into the light, and you’ll find where I’m at.’ I don’t know.” — Bruce Wayne

“I need to see in there, this hunting ground. Look at me. Looks good. Here. I got you. Can you hear me? That’s one of the guys I got into it with the other night. Looks like I broke his nose. ‘Kenzie, William.’ He’s an off-duty cop. Don’t worry. I’m watching you. Don’t look away. I need time to make IDs. These guys have a little problem with eye contact, don’t they? Feels good, doesn’t it? Really? ‘Cause when I first saw you, it looked like you were dealing for Penguin. Wait. Who was that? I need to see his face. That’s the DA. Gil Colson. Talk to him. That’s half the DA’s office. He’s wasted. Hey. The rat. Ask him about the rat. He’s talking about the Maroni case. Keep him talking. Wait, where are you going? No, stay on the DA. You know Carmine Falcone. You didn’t tell me you had a relationship with him. Well, that’s not what it looked like. Wait, what are you doing? No! No!” — Bruce Wayne

“What do you know about a confidential informant in the Maroni case? That’s the ray we’re looking for? Somehow Riddler knows who he is. If we find the ray, maybe it’ll lead us to him. I have a source that spoke to the DA tonight. Gil’s very nervous. I think the killer’s targeting people close to that case. Riddler’s not after you. You’re not corrupt. It’s too dangerous. They made a secret deal with this guy. Who knows how many people it touches. Politicians. Police. The courts. It could tear the whole city apart. And Riddler’s the match.” — Bruce Wayne

“I’m not so sure. What? There’s a public memorial for Mayor Mitchell. Serial killers like to follow reactions to their crimes. Riddler might not be able to resist. Rata Alada? ‘Rat with wings?’ Yeah. A stool pigeon. I couldn’t find them. Alfred, I don’t want your cufflinks. What about you? Are you a Wayne?” — Bruce Wayne

“Thought you’d never leave the Shoreline. Aren’t you afraid someone’ll take a shot at you? It meant he took the Hippocratic oath. Excuse me.” — Bruce Wayne

Commissioner Gordon, The Batman, HBO Max, Warner Bros., 6th & Idaho Productions, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Jeffrey Wright

Commissioner Gordon

“He’s with me, Officer. Martinez, let him through. What do we know? Detective? All this blood is from his head? You said there was a card. ‘From your secret friend. Whoo? Haven’t a clue? Let’s play a game, just me and you. What does a liar do when he’s dead?’ There’s a cipher too. Any of this mean anything to you? I asked him to come, Pete. No, he’s not involved. I’m just trying to find the connection, Pete. What does a liar do when he’s dead. He lies still. Come on. Yeah. The kid found him. We really gotta go, man.”

“Damn. Guess it’s good to be the mayor. Where to even start? You sure this isn’t a leap? ‘Drive’ could mean anything. You mean like you trust me? It’s been two years now, and I don’t even know who you are, man. What are we looking for? USB? What? Jesus. It’s encrypted. Oh, this guy’s hilarious. Oh, well, well, well. So much for family values. No idea. But that’s the Penguin, Carmine Falcone’s right hand. What was that? Shit, shit, shit! The drive. It sent out the photos from my account. Gotham Post, Gazette, GC-1, all of them. Jesus. I’m gonna catch hell for this. Pete’s gonna bust a gasket. Maybe. That’s the Iceberg Lounge. It’s under the Shoreline Lofts where Falcone was holed up. Never get in there without a warrant.”

“He waited for him at the gym. Pete always liked to work out late at night, when no one else was around. Injected him with arsenic. Yeah. That seems to be his theme here. Look at this thing. What kind of demented son of a bitch does this to a person? He blasted these out after his message went viral. Bastard murders you and your reputation. I don’t get it. Why would Pete get involved in something like this? You kidding me? After everything we did to take down the Maronis? We busted their entire operation, then he caves to some lowlife dealer? You make it sound like he had it coming. The hell is that? ‘Bring him into the light?’ ‘Find the rat?’ We got to get out of here. Come on.”

“Yeah, sure, there was. Where are you getting this? I worked that case. How do you know? Colson’s dirty? Maybe I, uh… I go after him. Lean on him to give up the rat. Jesus, this is a powder keg.”

Alfred Pennyworth, The Batman, HBO Max, Warner Bros., 6th & Idaho Productions, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Andy Serkis

Alfred Pennyworth

“I assume you heard about this. Dear God. The killer left this for Batman? You’re becoming quite a celebrity. Why is he writing to you? Have a shower. Our accounting friends at Wayne Enterprises are coming for breakfast. Because I couldn’t get you to go there. It’s getting serious, Bruce. If this continues, it won’t be long before you’ve nothing left. You don’t care about your family’s legacy? That’s what I’m afraid of. I’m well aware.”

“Some fresh berries there. Just reminiscing about my days in the Circus. This is actually quite elusive. ‘He lies still’ is only a partial key. It only gives us H, E, L, I, S, and T. So, I’m looking for any double symbols to start, trying letters, see where it leads. Yes, Dory? See them in, please, Dory. What do you mean? Blank. Yeah, I understand. But that would leave most of the cipher unsolved. I don’t see how that’s gonna… oh.”

“He waited for him at the gym. Pete always liked to work out late at night, when no one else was around.”

“Pretty. She a new friend of yours? Looks like you upset her. Shall I take this as a good sign? Your attire. Is Bruce Wayne making an appearance? Oh, that reminds me. I’ve taken the liberty of doing a little work on this latest cipher. The one from the rat maze. I’m afraid his Spanish is not perfect, but I’m fairly certain this translates to, ‘You are El Rata Alada.’ It’s slang for ‘pigeon.’ Does that mean anything to you? Where are your cufflinks? Well, you can’t go out like that. You have to keep up appearances. You’re still a Wayne. Your father gave them to me.”

Selina Kyle, The Batman, HBO Max, Warner Bros., 6th & Idaho Productions, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Zoë Kravitz

Selina Kyle

“Taxi! Taxi! Hey, it’s me. Baby, what’s wrong? Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow down, slow down. I can’t… on the news? Okay. No. No, stay there. Wait for me, okay? Wait for me, I’m on my way home. Listen, baby, we’re gonna get the hell out of here, okay? I promise. If we have to leave earlier, we’ll leave tonight. Uh… God damn it.”

“Hey! Give me that. What? Oh, please. Just give me the goddamn… listen, honey, you got the wrong idea, okay? I didn’t kill anybody. I’m here for my friend. She’s trying to get the hell out of here, and this son of a bitch stole her passport. Whatever it is, it got her so spooked she won’t even tell me.”

“Anni! Baby! Anni! Anni! Jesus, what are they gonna do to her? She’s just a kid. Shit, they took my phone. Holy shit, I seen that guy, too. At the club. 44 Below. The club within the club. The real club. It’s a mob hangout. No, I just work the bar upstairs. But I see ’em come in. A lot of guys that shouldn’t be there, I can tell you that. Your basic upstanding citizen types. I have a thing about strays. I can take care of myself.”

“Ow. I don’t know about these things. Hey, why a I starting to feel like a fish on a hook? I’m just looking for Annika. Boy, you’re a real sweetheart. You really don’t care what happens to me in there tonight, do you? Yeah. Hospitality. Are you sure no one can see these things in my eyes? Great. Jesus, I hate dropheads. Can we not… can we not do this right now? Oh, I saw him. If I look back, it’s gonna be a whole can of worms. Jesus. And he’s coming over. You happy? Hi. Hey, aren’t you the DA? Wow. I’ve seen you on TV. Oh, honey, I live on the edge. Sure. Hi. Uh, no, I’m good. But you enjoy. No shit. Oh, hey, I like you, too! Hey, what’s this about a rat? What do you know about that? She knows Annika. I told you I’m looking for my friend. Where’s Annika? Yeah, but you know her. Who took her? Hey. Yeah, I’ve been okay. I was just, um… I was just headed back upstairs. I told you it’s a mob spot. I don’t have a relationship with him, okay? Forget it. Listen, I can’t do this anymore. Taxi! Yeah, I gotta go. Taxi! I’m good.”

The Penguin, The Batman, HBO Max, Warner Bros., 6th & Idaho Productions, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Colin Farrell

The Penguin

“Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Take it easy, sweetheart. You looking for me? I see you met the twins. Boy, you’re everything they say, ain’t ya? I guess we both are. How you doing? I’m Oz. I really don’t know, chief. I might have been coming out at the same time, but I wasn’t rolling with them. It’s okay, baby. Mr. Vengeance here, he don’t bite. Come on. Thank you, honey. Here you go, champ. Whose murder? Is that the mayor? Oh, shit, it is. Look at that. You better watch it. You know my reputation? Look… I’m just the proprietor, okay? I mean, what people do here ain’t got nothing to do with me. Tell you one thing. Whoever she is, she’s one hot chick. Why don’t you ask Mitchell’s wife? Maybe she knows. What? Too soon? You let me know if there’s anything else I can do.”

“Hold it. You good, fellas? Good. We’re good, Mr. Falcone. Sir? Hey! Give us a wide berth there, would you, slick? Wow, is that right?”

The Riddley, The Batman, HBO Max, Warner Bros., 6th & Idaho Productions, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Paul Dano

The Riddler

“Hello, people of Gotham. This is the Riddler speaking. On Halloween night, I killed your mayor because he was not who he pretended to be. But I am not done. Here is another… …who will soon be losing face. I will kill again, and again, and again until our day of judgment when the truth about our city will finally be unmasked. Goodbye!”

“Just hold still.”

Carmine Falcone, The Batman, HBO Max, Warner Bros., 6th & Idaho Productions, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, John Turturro

Carmine Falcone

“Hey. Been a long time since I seen you down here. How you been? Mm. Well, don’t be a stranger.”

“Hey, watch it, fellas. You got the prince of the city there. Some event, huh? Brought out the one guy in the city more reclusive than me. Why? ‘Cause your father ain’t around? Oz, you know Bruce Wayne? His father saved my life. I got shot in the chest. Right here. Couldn’t go to now hospital, so we showed up on his doorstep. Operated right on the dining room table. Kid here, he saw the whole thing, up on the stairs looking down. I remember your face. You don’t think that meant something, he did that? ‘Hippocractic oath.’ That’s good. Yes.”

Gil Colson, The Batman, HBO Max, Warner Bros., 6th & Idaho Productions, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Peter Sarsgaard

District Attorney Gil Colson

“Hey. How you doing? I’m Gil. Yeah. Is that right? I haven’t seen you around here before. It’s a hell of a time to be the new girl ’cause people are all a little on edge. Is that right? I like that. Do you want to come over? This is Travis. You wanna take a seat over there? Richie, Glen. You know Carla here, huh? That’s Cheri. Don’t mind her, she’s just taking a break. Drowning our sorrows. You want a drop? Hope you don’t mind. I got a lot on my shoulders with that psycho running around. I like this girl. I mean, this Riddler, he’s going after the most powerful people in the city. He knows so much. What are you talking about? Yeah, he does! What about that rat… I mean, there was a rat. We had an informant. We had big-time information on Salvatore Maroni. That’s how we got him out of the drops business. But if this guy knows, it’s gonna come out. And when it does, this whole city’s gonna come apart. I want a drink. Hey! I lost you in there. Oh, you need a ride. That’s me right there. I hope, uh… I’ll see you around.”

Wayne Manor

“Mr. Pennyworth? The accountants are here.”

GPD Detective

“Sorry, Lieutenant. We got blunt force trauma. Lacerations on the head. He got hit a lot of times. And hard. No. Excuse me. Most of it’s from his hand. Thumb was severed. Killer may have taken it as a trophy. Security detail downstairs said the family was out trick-or-treatin’. The mayor was up here alone. Killer may have come through the skylight. Yeah.”

GPD Detective 2

“What’s going on here? This is a crime scene. It’s Mitchell, for chrissakes! I got the press downstairs. You know, I cut you a lot of slack, Jim, ’cause we got history. But this is way over the line. Wait. He’s involved in this? How do you know? He’s a goddamn vigilante! He could be a suspect! What are you doin’ to me? We used to be partners. Excuse me? Oh, Jesus. This must be your favorite night of the year, huh, pal? Happy fuckin’ Halloween. I want him outta here. Now!”

“Tonight, a son lost a father. A wife lost a husband. And I lost a friend. Mayor Mitchell was a fighter for the city, and I will not rest until his killer is found. This was truly a senseless crime, and we are actively pursuing every investigative lead we have in order to identify the perpetrator and hunt him down. I’ve spoken to the governor…”

GPD Detective 3

“Was there anyone else in the house when you arrived?”

The Twins

“Yeah. I got an idea. I don’t know what you’re talking about, pal. What’s the problem? Says he wants to see the Penguin. Penguin? There’s no Penguin here. That’s what I tried to tell him. Get out of here, freak. You hear me? Or that suit’s gonna get all full of blood. Get him! He’s over there!”

Iceberg Lounge

“I saw that whole thing. What is your problem? Yo! Hey! Put the bat down, or I’ll blow your head off!”

TV Reporter

“…a dark and stormy Halloween. Good evening and welcome to GC-1 News live at 8:00. Our top story tonight, just-released polls have incumbent Mayor Don Mitchell, Jr. and 28-year-old grassroots challenger Bella Real in a dead heat. Things certainly got hot last night in their final debate before next Tuesday’s election.”

Mayor Don Mitchell

“Now, my young opponent here wants to gut the Gotham Renewal Program, established by the great Thomas Wayne. Cutting funds from vital projects like our seawall, and the safety net for those who need it. Now wait… now hang on. Under my administration, the Gotham PD has dealt major blows to organized crime and drug trafficking. The Salvatore Maroni case was the biggest drug bust in city history. I’m not saying… I’m not saying there isn’t work to do. But listen… …I have a beautiful wife and young son, okay? …who still believes in everything this city can do.”

“Hey. Yeah, I’m watching it now. Why is she still tied? But… but I thought we were getting a bump in the new Post poll. Okay, you know what? I can’t… I can’t watch this anymore. Just call me in the morning, okay?”

Bella Real

“The Renewal Program is broken. This city’s been renewing for 20 years. Look where it’s gotten us. Crime has skyrocketed. Murder and drug use are at historic highs. We have a masked vigilante running the street. But drops and other drugs are still rampant. It’s gotten worse. We need a leader, Mr. Mitchell, not a cheerleader. And someone who will tell the people the truth.”


“Unbelievable breaking news this hour, everyone. Again, four-term incumbent Gotham Mayor Don Mitchell, Jr. was found murdered last night inside his home in the exclusive Crest Hill district.”

“And this time, the killer has come forward to claim credit online… his victim, longtime head of Gotham City PD, Commissioner Pete Savage, was found dead earlier tonight inside the Police Athletic League facilities in the Tricorner area. The killer posted the following message on social media, and we have to warn you, the video is very disturbing.”

“Commissioner Savage served a distinguished 30-year career on the GCPD…”

Newscaster 2

“Exact details of the crime still have not been released but a citywide manhunt is already underway as police and FBI search for the brazen killer. And this certainly is not the first time Gotham has been rocked by the murder of a political figure. In fact, in an eerie coincidence, it was 20 years ago this week that celebrated billionaire philanthropist Dr. Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha were slain during Wayne’s own mayoral campaign. It was a shocking crime that remains unsolved to this day. Don Mitchell. Jr.’s political career was especially notable for his tough war on drugs when he and city police launched a major sting operation resulting in the arrest of notorious mafia crime figure Salvatore Maroni, with what, to this day, remains the biggest drug bust in GCPD history.”

“It’s gonna be cool this evening. It’s gonna be down into the 40s. More breaking news this hour, as the city is rocked by a second high-profile murder as the city is rocked by a second high-profile murder in as many nights. Two public figures now dead in just the last two nights, and only days before the election. Police and city officials are left searching for a killer and hoping to find him before he kills again.”

Newscaster 3

“…photos of murdered mayor, Don Mitchell, Jr. with a younger mystery woman. In a shocking development, the police believe the photos themselves… now they urge her to contact the GCPD…”


“Come on. Give me the money. Let’s go! Let’s go!”


“Okay. All right, all right!”

Gotham Thug 1

“Look at this guy, man. Boom! So good, man. That’s what I’m talking about.”

“You can’t move, huh? Hey, man. No, no, no!”

Gotham Thug 2

“Whoo-hoo-hoo! Yo, let’s see your hits. That’s you.”

“Come on, come on. Get him! What are you doin’? Come on. Showtime. Showtime, man. Come on. Do it, man.”

“You see this guy? The hell are you supposed to be?”

Gotham Thug 3

“Whoo! Hey, go on, man! Go! Come on, man! Where you goin’, huh? Come on, man. Break it. Now knock his ass out. Come on, man.”

“Holy shit. It’s him.”

Gotham City Victim

“Help! Somebody help me! Help, help! Please don’t hurt me.”


“Are you out of your mind? Watch where you’re goin’, drophead!”

Iceberg Lounge 2

“Hey, where you goin’? Yeah, baby. Feels real good. Hey. Hey. He doesn’t know shit, man. Hey, hey, Gil, come on. Think maybe you had a little too much. Slow down. Okay, I don’t wanna hear this. This is the kind of pillow talk that got that Russian girl disappeared. Does anybody want a drink? Out of my face. I don’t know you. Jesus Christ, keep your voice down. What, you got a death wish? Hey, what’s the problem, ladies? There’s no problem. It’s just girl talk. Let’s keep it festive down here, all right? Sure thing, Oz.”

Gotham Memorial Crowd

“No more lies! No more lies! No more lies! No more lies!”

Memorial Cop

“Mr. Wayne. All right. All right, you’re going straight down there.”


“Is that Bruce Wayne? Mr. Wayne! Mr. Wayne! Mr. Wayne!”


“Ladies and gentlemen, thank you all for coming to today’s memorial for our beloved mayor, Don Mitchell, Jr.”

Gotham Thug 4

“Come on!”


“Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Police action. Are you kidding me, sir? You’re gonna let him in here? Excuse me, Commissioner. They’re ready for your statement.”

“Lieutenant. They’re coming back.”

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