Batman: Arkham Origins (2013 Video Game)
Alfred Pennyworth: Master Bruce. Stop. Master Bruce. BRUCE!
Bruce Wayne: What are you...
Alfred Pennyworth: I will not in good conscience allow you to go. You are outmatched by these assassins and...
Bruce Wayne: I'm what?
Alfred Pennyworth: ...you're not some hardened vigilante. You're a young man with a trust fund and too much anger. You are in over your head and I don't want this to be your end.
Bruce Wayne: Alfred, who do you see when you look at me? The boy whose shoes you used to tie every morning, the teenager you drove to his first date? While you are here every night, I am out there... the ONLY THING between the innocent and the predatory...
Alfred Pennyworth: You may be, but...
Bruce Wayne: No, not 'may be'. I am. When the mugger or the thief stop to think twice, that is fear. That is what I am. That is why they hired assassins - because I am the reason the criminals breathe easier when the sun rises. So no, Alfred, I am NOT in over my head. Tonight will not be my end. But it will be theirs.
Alfred Pennyworth: I hope you will try to keep a low profile tonight, sir.
Bruce Wayne: Trust me. I'll take out those assassins before they even know I'm there.
Alfred Pennyworth: It's not just that. If some curious child looks out to see who's pattering across their rooftop, they'll expect Santa Claus, not a black-clad, bat-creature.
Bruce Wayne: I don't patter.
Batman: [after defeating Firefly] You need a new hobby.
Batman: I'm on your side.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: My side? My side works within the law. My side doesn't leave suspects with broken bones and missing teeth. We've earned Gotham's respect!
Batman: If that were true, I wouldn't be here.
Branden: [Branden and his squad arrive, armed to the teeth] Gordon, clear the line of fire!
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Hold your fire. If he moves, take him down.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: You've got nowhere to run.
[Batman throws a smoke pellet, as Branden and his team fire. Batman proceeds to get Gordon to safety]
Lester Buchinsky: Just who *the hell* are you?
The Joker: I'm the guy with the money...
[draws a revolver]
The Joker: And the gun.
[the Joker shoots and misses near the Electrocutioner a few times and squeezes off another round into the floor by mistake]
The Joker: So when I hire you to kill the Batman... You *shut the hell up* and *kill the Batman*!
Roman Sionis: Kill him, and I'll pay you whatever you want! Make him suffer, and I'll double it!
Copperhead: Hmph. An empty promise from a fallen king. I know about the Joker.
G.C.P.D. Det. Harvey Bullock: [arresting Joker] Where'd he go?
The Joker: Who?
G.C.P.D. Det. Harvey Bullock: The Bat. Your partner!
The Joker: Partner?
G.C.P.D. Det. Harvey Bullock: Who else would jump off a building to save your sorry ass?
The Joker: You know, Officer, I was wondering the same thing myself.
Alfred Pennyworth: Sir, I've highlighted a nearby manhole on your map. Those sewer tunnels lead directly under the GCPD.
Bruce Wayne: Good work, Alfred.
Alfred Pennyworth: And sir, do try to keep out of the uh... muck down there. Remember who has to clean your suit.
Lester Buchinsky: You just saved me a lot of trouble coming here, Bat-Man. I'm-a kill you! Then I'm-a jumpstart your heart, then kill you again!
The Joker: [laughing hysterically] Oh... Oh Bats, what a night!
[Batman lifts him and slams him against a pillar]
The Joker: Fresh off the kill, and back for more, eh?
Batman: Bane's still alive.
[Joker's smile fades, and he checks his heart monitor, only to find Batman's words are true]
The Joker: Now that's. Not. Funny.
[Pulls out a gun, in which Batman lets go, punches Joker, and is hit by a rebound]
The Joker: All this... all this rage! All directed at and for WHAT? You know, if you'd just let me finish a sentence you might LEARN something! You might learn that were not so different. You might even learn something about yourself!
Batman: You need to learn to shut up.
The Joker: You know it's sad really, makes me think you don't care to see the good side in me. Well, I guess learning is a lot to ask from you, meat-for-brains.
[Batman knocks gun out of his hand, and kicks him far]
The Joker: Is all of this for you? Or for me? You must know that I'm a lost cause... Oh, but there's still hope for you!
The Joker: I have great hopes for you... So go on! Don't stop now!
[after more fighting, Joker is thrown against a window]
The Joker: [Picks up glass shards:] You just can't get it through your thick skull. WE BOTH EXIST BECAUSE OF THEM!
Batman: Give up, you've lost!
The Joker: [Batman beats Joker brutally, throwing him at a Tomb] That's why you do it, isn't it? You LIKE the way it feels, its what you need!
[Batman lifts Joker and throws him on the ground]
The Joker: Come on baby, beat me till your knuckles bleed! And don't stop there, you know there's only one way to stop me!
[Batman grabs Joker, shaking him while Joker hallucinates seeing a Bat-monster. Batman finally punches him unconscious]
Escaped Convict: [while trying hard not to laugh] Jingle bells... Batman smells...
Batman: [unamused] Nooooo.
Batman: [knocks him out] Gordon, got one for the Arkham ward. Better bring a muzzle, he's a biter.
Deathstroke: Figured you'd be by sooner or later.
[Waller slides a clipboard with application under the bars to him]
Deathstroke: And what happens if I don't sign?
Amanda Waller: You rot in here, or you work for me.
Escaped Convict: When I get out, I'm coming for you. You and your whole stinkin' family.
Batman: You shouldn't have said that!
[knocks him out]
Oswald Cobblepot: Now, you best listen, Falcone, because this is the LAST time I'll ask. What are you going to tell your father?
Alberto Falcone: That we're gettin' out of the weapons business! I promise - I'll make him do it!
Oswald Cobblepot: I can 'ear your mouth flapping, Bertie! But the sound coming out isn't the sound I wanna 'ear!
Bane: [after defeating Bane, who has suffered brain-damage due to the TN-1] I must find... the Bat Man. I... must find the Bat Man.
Batman: Good luck with that.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: [after Batman brutally beats the Joker into submission] Any one of my guys would've killed him.
Batman: [hands Gordon back his gun] The city deserves better than that.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Y'know, my daughter thinks of you as a hero.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: But I still have to bring you in.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: We caught the Joker.
G.C.P.D. Det. Harvey Bullock: [over radio] Son of a bitch. You caught'im. How'd you do it?
GCPD Captain James Gordon: [sees Batman is gone] I, uh, had help.
Deathstroke: Apparently Joker's afraid of me. Wouldn't let me out. Good. I don't like having my time wasted.
Batman: You should've known trying to kill me WAS a waste of your time.
Deathstroke: Heh. Well, you won't have to worry about that anymore. Not unless someone else puts up fifty million bucks.
Batman: I wasn't worried.
The Joker: So either you kill Bane...
Batman: No. I won't kill him.
Bane: But you will. You will fight me with all your resolve, or you will die. Someone IS going to die. You, me, or the clown. The question of whichever one of us it is... is in your hands.
The Joker: I understand you. You had a chance to let me die and you didn't take it. I'll bet right now you're wishing you had. I've killed a lot of people, brought the city to its knees, crippled the police force, and it's not even time to open our presents yet.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: [after Batman has apprehended the last escaped convict] Alright, that's all of them. Thanks, Batman, I owe you one.
Batman: Then do me a favor: tell your people to back off and let me do my job.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: I'll think about it.
Batman: Well don't take too long. I have a feeling we'll be doing this again real soon.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Hello? Uh... Batman?
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Sorry to, uh, interrupt. Barbara gave me this frequency. I was wondering if you could help me with something.
Batman: Is there a problem?
GCPD Captain James Gordon: That depends. If we can contain this in time, it should be alright.
Batman: Contain what?
GCPD Captain James Gordon: We've got some Blackgate escapees stirring up trouble in the city, and after tonight's events, I'm a little short staffed at the moment.
Batman: So you want me to bring them in?
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Well, that's what you do, right?
Batman: I'll see what I can do.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: I keep asking myself why I didn't bring him in. And now I know the truth is, I let him go, because of you. Because you believe in him. I don't know, they put me in charge of a station filled with rotten cops, and I can't change them anymore than I can change this damn city. At least, that's what I used to think. Maybe... Maybe I can give them something to believe in.
[sees Batman soaring overhead]
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Maybe HE can give them something to believe in.
Batman: [both fighting thugs] You fight well.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Had a rough childhood. This doesn't make us friends, you know.
Batman: Yeah, I know.
Alfred Pennyworth: I know I haven't always been supportive of what you do... but I understand now. Go, they need you out there.
Bruce Wayne: I can't defend Gotham. I can't even defend my own home.
Alfred Pennyworth: Master Bruce...
GCPD Dispatcher: [over radio] Multiple casualties reported! Code Ten! I repeat, Code Ten! Any available unit, repeat, any available unit, please respond...
[Bruce turns off the radio]
Alfred Pennyworth: Master Bruce, now is not the time for doubt!
Bruce Wayne: I can't do it. I can't stop them.
Alfred Pennyworth: No, you can't... not on your own. But it's high time you realize you're a man, not an island.
[Alfred places the cowl in front of Bruce]
Alfred Pennyworth: And a man's strength comes not from just brawn and intelligence... but also from his allies.
[Alfred turns the radio back on]
GCPD Dispatcher: Priority one alert: the Joker has escaped from his cell and is leading the riots at Blackgate. Repeat: the Joker has taken over the entire prison. Multiple casualties, multiple hostages - civilians and prison guards. Again, we have lost Blackgate. Captain Gordon is calling on anyone, *anyone*, for assistance!
[Bruce puts the cowl on]
Alfred Pennyworth: They need you.
Bruce Wayne: No, they need *us*.
[Bane and goons attack Batman, but he dodges them]
The Joker: [watching] Can we focus on the task in hand? He's the guy over there, in all-black!
Batman: [in the Batwing] Alfred? Alfred?
Bane: I am in your house, Bruce.
Bane: Come home, say your goodbyes. When you've had time to turn grief into anger, then you will be ready to face me. I have left enough life in him for some final words, IF you hurry.
The Joker: You just can't get it through your thick skull. We both exist because of THEM!
Batman: Give up! You've lost!
GCPD Captain James Gordon: There is no such thing as a Bat-Man.
Escaped Convict: The Joker chose me. He chose me!
Batman: Tell him I said hello.
[knocks him out; over radio]
Batman: Gordon, this one's lost it. I recommend Blackgate's Arkham ward.
Escaped Convict: They say you're the savior of the city or something.
Batman: Something like that.
[cold cocks him]
Escaped Convict: You know what they'll do to me back at Blackgate. The guards are worse than the prisoners!
Batman: That's all going to change now.
[knocks him out; over radio]
Batman: Gordon, send someone you trust to my location.
Batman: Gordon, open the fire door on the north end of the bridge.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: [over radio] Get off this frequency now!
Batman: Listen. I'm going to disarm the bomb at the south end. Have this door open by the time I get back.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: You let me do my job and stay the hell out of my way!
Batman: Damn it!
Lonnie Machin: I'm so glad you came. It's an honour, really. There's so much for us to discuss!
Batman: What do you want?
Lonnie Machin: I'd like to propose an alliance! I think the two of us could accomplish great things together!
Batman: I don't work with criminals! You need to turn yourself in!
Lonnie Machin: Tell you what, I'll turn myself in as soon as you do the same! But you don't consider yourself a criminal, do you? The suit, the gadgets, the sense of entitlement... you're just another rich kid atoning for his fiscal sins! Such a shame...
Jervis Tetch: More tea, Alice?
Alice: Get away from me!
Jervis Tetch: Oh, my. It seems someone's forgotten her manners.
Alice: You're crazy!
Jervis Tetch: Not crazy, Alice, MAD! There is a difference, you know! What it is, I can't remember...
Jervis Tetch: You are my Humpty Dumpty, Batman! Your mind is shattering, and when I put the pieces back together, you'll be mine forever!
Alfred Pennyworth: [while Batman is exploring Gotham City] It's midnight, sir. So I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas.
Bruce Wayne: Thanks.
Bane: I've long waited for this moment. With your death, I will find peace.
Bruce Wayne: Black Mask put a bounty on my head. Where is he?
Oswald Cobblepot: I don't keep tabs on ever geezer with a grudge. You're not a popular bloke in this town.
Roman Sionis: You find a body?
Deathstroke: No. And next time, keep your other assassins out of my way.
Roman Sionis: You had your shot, Deathstroke, and your not the ONLY assassin in town, and the night is young.
[Black Mask walks over to one of his men crawling from the explosion]
Wounded Black Mask Thug: Mmph... help me
[Black Mask then picks up a piece of lumber with the nails sticking out, and strikes him with it]
Escaped Convict: Let me go! You ain't a cop.
Batman: No. I'm worse.
Killer Croc: Wait 'til Black Mask's assassins get through with you. Whoever wins is gonna be famous... and rich.
Batman: [knocks him out] At least we know he won't be ugly.
Escaped Convict: Back off! You can't arrest me.
Batman: You're right, but I can make sure you're still here when the GCPD does.
[punches him out]
G.C.P.D. Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb: What's all this about, Sionis? Haven't I always come through for you?
Roman Sionis: You may have, Gillian. But tonight, things have changed. We're starting with a clean slate... and you're not on it.
G.C.P.D. Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb: What are you talking about? I'm not on it?
[is loaded into the gas chamber]
G.C.P.D. Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb: After all I've done for you. You can't do this! I'm the police commissioner, dammit!
[is gassed to death]
Roman Sionis: Show's over, boys.
Escaped Convict: When I get out, I'm comin' for ya, freak.
Batman: I'm looking forward to it. Bring your friends too.
[punches him out]
Oswald Cobblepot: You'll have more luck getting into a nun's skivvies than you will gettin' into this room. Go on, then, push it a bit harder. Really make me feel it.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: [finding Firefly unconscious and hanging by a rope] He did it.
G.C.P.D. Det. Harvey Bullock: You mean the Bat? Don't give him too much credit. Something tells me that if you hadn't given the bomb squad the breach order, this whole bridge would be at the bottom of the river.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Get'im out of here.
Batman: [tosses Firefly's detonator at Gordon's feet] You didn't listen.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: I'm not big on taking orders from wanted men.
Batman: I'm not big on taking orders from cops. I should have gotten to that last bomb.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Yeah... and I should've given you access to that security door.
[stoops to pick up detonator]
GCPD Captain James Gordon: But between the two of us, we covered it pretty well.
[looks back to see Batman has gone]
G.C.P.D. Det. Harvey Bullock: [to Gordon] No such thing as a Bat Man, huh?
G.C.P.D. Det. Harvey Bullock: Hold it right there!
GCPD Captain James Gordon: I'm bringing you in.
Batman: Not tonight.
Lonnie Machin: I wanted to make a difference, I thought you'd feel the same!
Batman: I do! But not like this! A lot of innocent people almost died tonight because of you!
Lonnie Machin: Innocent? They watched as Gotham went to hell and didn't do a thing!
Batman: They're afraid!
Lonnie Machin: No... they're weak!
Jervis Tetch: No one ever wanted to hear what Jervis had to say, he might as well have been invisible... but now, now you'll all have to pay attention! Because you won't have a choice!
Alfred Pennyworth: Eight assassins after your head. What are you going to do?
Bruce Wayne: I'm going to find out who was operating this drone and make them tell me what they know. Then I'm going to find Black Mask, and put an end to this.
Roman Sionis: They say crime doesn't pay. But someone 'ought check the good police commissioner's pockets. Because they are LINED with my money. And what have I got to show for it? My own men in the slammer? Not no more. No, tonight, we're makin' some CHANGES! Some big changes.
The Joker: Move it along, big boy.
Bane: No. He's coming for you now. And when he gets here, I'm going to kill him. So YOU wait.
The Joker: Well, this should be interesting.
Garfield Lynns: Scream for me! Ha ha! You're gonna love this.
Killer Croc: [appears out of a doorway and grabs Batman] Will you look who's back for more.
Batman: I've had enough of you for one night.
Killer Croc: Not yet you haven't.
[a sniper aims at Batman, Gordon strikes the sniper, causing him to misfire and hit Croc]
Killer Croc: Screw this. Want the Joker? Take him.
The Joker: Ha ha, stopped his heart? That IS funny. Good one, Bats. Oh, this is going to be FUN.
Lonnie Machin: You ever wonder how things got to be so bad here? I do. All the time. You see- I don't think men like Roman Sionis or Oswald Cobblepot are responsible. They're just a reflection of our apathy. Our greed. Our fear. We look the other way when things turn sour. Bury ourselves in our jobs. Consume propaganda masquerading as entertainment. The message is always the same: Don't think. Don't question. And what becomes of a society that's given up? It rots. Fills up with liars, cheaters, and thugs. Uptown and downtown. The suit in the penthouse is no better than the guy selling drugs on the corner. They're both doing whatever it takes to get ahead - never mind the cost. Fidelity. Once upon a time that's what defined society. People coming together in pursuit of common cause. To care for each other. To protect and provide. We took shelter from the darkness - and the things that roamed it. Community meant progress. But now... It's all backwards. We worship at the altar of competition. We build fortresses around ourselves. We fight. We betray. We have become the things we feared. You keep cleaning up after everyone Batman, and no one's going to learn to take care of themselves. The ones that don't hate you - they'll start to rely on you. Depend on you. And if something happens to you? If you get old? Or bored? Or die? Then what? Or do you not consider the world that revolves around you? You're a hypocrite. Running around 'dispensing justice'. Telling people what they can and can't do. You're ensuring Gotham's freedom - provided it conforms to your twisted view. Whatever pleases the Bat. That it? You're not a hero. You're a despot. You don't enforce justice. You suppress it. There's a way to make this work. To show you that we share the same goals. Maybe I took things too far with the bombs and the threats. I can learn from that. I mean, you could be a mentor to me. And maybe, well, maybe I can teach you something too. Because I think you're so busy playing hero you've forgotten what it's like for the rest of us. We're not all as strong as you. We don't have the fancy gadgets. The strength. The skill. But maybe that's the problem. You've gotten so used to the power, you think you're better than everyone. Above reproach. Is that it, then? We're not as good as you? You know what - I take it back. I don't want to work with you. You don't have anything to offer. I think I've figured it out. You didn't take me down because I broke the law. No. No, you took me down because you don't want the competition? That's what this is is really about isn't it. Let me ask you something - you ever wonder if YOU'RE the reason this city's so messed up? Because I have. A LOT of us have... And I'm starting to think we're right.
Alfred Pennyworth: Assassins, sir? As in more than one?
Batman: That's right.
Alfred Pennyworth: And you heard this from the mouth of a crocodile man?
Batman: His name is Killer Croc. And he's already behind bars.
Alfred Pennyworth: [sees photos of Croc] Hmm, I pity his cellmate.
Batman: I don't.
Batman: They're all hired killers, the best in the business. Black Mask isn't messing around. Slade Wilson - Deathstroke. Former military, subject of a failed medical experiment.
[Slade beats up a squad of Black Mask's thugs single-handed]
Alfred Pennyworth: Failed, you say?
Batman: Garfield Lynns, a.k.a. Firefly. Burns on 90 percent of his body. His obsession is going to be his end.
Alfred Pennyworth: How unlike anyone I know.
Batman: Floyd Lawton, a.k.a. Deadshot. Says here he's an expert marksman.
[Deadshot fires a round that ricochets behind him and kills several of Black Mask's thugs at his back]
Alfred Pennyworth: How on earth...?
Batman: Suspected of many assassinations. Dangerous, but reckless. Street tough named Lester Buchinsky. Calls himself Electrocutioner.
Alfred Pennyworth: Shocking.
Thug: [over radio] I'm telling you - he ain't dead.
The Joker: I'm sorry, I'm sorry - must be a bad connection. I thought I heard you say that after I *shot* him, and *blew up* a building on him... *the Bat somehow survived*?
Thug: If he was dead, there'd be a body. There ain't no body!
The Joker: Since I know that's impossible, I'm going to let you reconcile my vision of reality with your version of reality, and in case your pea-brain can't parse big words, I'll translate it into thug-speak for you... *kill the Bat or I'll kill you!*
[Alfred is mortally wounded]
Batman: Alfred, you can't-!
Alfred Pennyworth: [whispering] Don't add me to the weight you carry.
[while Batman is talking with Barbara, a tear gas grenade comes flying into the room]
Batman: Get out of here!
[Barbara runs outside while Batman slips into a vent]
S.W.A.T. Officers: Hold your fire!
Barbara Gordon: You idiots, it's me! What are you thinking?
S.W.A.T. Officers: Who were you talking to in there?
Barbara Gordon: Voice chat on my laptop, you idiots! Geez, what decade do you people live in?
Alfred Pennyworth: [over radio] Sir, I've been listening to the reports coming out of Blackgate. Everything OK?
Batman: I should be asking you that. How are you feeling?
Alfred Pennyworth: Well, it's not every day that one's heart must be crudely restarted by defibrillation, but I must say, I feel remarkably well, considering.
Ricky "Loose Lips" Leblanc: [being hung upside down by a grapple hook] Let me go!
Batman: If you insist.
[releases grapple line causing Loose Lips to fall into the Christmas Tree]
Ricky "Loose Lips" Leblanc: You're crazy! You're freaking crazy!
Tracey Buxton: Candy! She's earned herself a dry slap, she 'as.
Tracey Buxton: Now, there's a naughty geezer. Proper naughty.
G.C.P.D. Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb: [in a hallucination] You could have saved me, if you'd only come sooner. What were you doing? You're no hero. A real hero would've saved me.
Alfred Pennyworth: You do realize, it is Christmas Eve, sir?
Roman Sionis: You'll die badly, Batman. Making that happen is my personal mission in life.
Roman Sionis: So go ahead, call the cops. They'll lock me up, sure. But my lawyers are gonna have me out on bail before the sun is up. And you know what I'm gonna do when I get out? I'm gonna dedicate every waking minute to tracking you down, and taking you out.