Batman Forever/Fridge

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  • Fridge Brilliance
    • The title doesn't make a lot of sense until you realize that the Riddler's question mark is a major icon of the movie. Bruce addresses that if he finds happiness with someone he may be willing to give up being Batman, so the title of the movie could more accurately be "Batman, Forever?" An interesting case of the absolute lack of a Title Drop.
      • The title drop happens in a deleted scene where Bruce finds his father's journal, discovers that it wasn't his fault his parents were murdered (they were going to the theater anyway) and him finding peace and going on with his mission, declaring to Alfred "I'm Batman... forever." Way to screw that up, WB.
    • Another example can be seen when Dick Grayson (as Robin) announces that he is going to help Batman rescue Chase and says: "I can't promise you I won't kill Harvey." Up to this point, Dick had been referring to Harvey Dent exclusively as "Two-Face"... so the fact that he is willing to think of his would-be victim as a human being rather than a villainous monster indicates that he probably won't kill him after all.
    • Two-Face reflipping his coin in that fight scene. He's not reflipping it to get a different result. He's reflipping it everytime Bruce comes within range.
    • As mentioned above on this page, Forever makes Batman's killing-of-mooks in the Burton films, despite going against Batman lore, intentional actions of canon, so that when he gives Dick Grayson words on why murdering Two-Face will do more harm to him than good, he isn't just preaching, he's relating from his own experience.
  • Fridge Logic: Why the hell does Gotham City have its own currency?
    • Did nobody notice Edward Nygma chatting rather amiably with Two-Face at the penthouse party?
      • This is Gotham City. When the madman crashes your party, it might be a good idea to talk to him and see that he's having a good time--some of them are just crazy/amiable enough that it might work.
  • How did Nygma make any money on the Box? Since he designed it while he was working at Wayne Enterprises, wouldn't WE have held the patent on the thing?
    • Lampshaded by the Novelization. Bruce's corporate lawyers advise him of this and tell him to take Nygma to court, but Bruce declines; he says it would look too much like "sour grapes." And, although this is implied and not stated outright, he wants to give Nygma enough rope to hang himself.
  • Edward's apartment and cubicle is adorned with bobbleheads and fortune teller machines of a guy that's dressed in a green suit with question marks all over it; He even takes the jacket and hat from the fortune teller machine when he meets up with Two-Face for the first time. Who is this guy?
    • This one comes from earlier script drafts, but was lost in the final cut. In those drafts, this pixie-like figure was called the "Guesser", and he probably served as the Gotham Globe's puzzles-page mascot (it's never stated what his function was). Apparently, he was popular enough that merchandise was made in his image, and his likeness licensed out for fortune-telling animatronics.
  • Who the Hell puts a deaf man in charge of guarding a bank vault?