I finished Arkham Knight for the first time in a few years just there, and the finale is one of the best in Batman's history
The finale was beautifully written, engaging and amazing.
The set up was great, Batman losing hope and giving up to Scarecrow, fearful that he will lose his allies. It makes sense too; throughout the whole night, he was being manipulated and taken advantage of by Scarecrow. He thought he was the reason Barbara died, at the time anyway. He thought he was the reason Jason died. He lost his close friend, Gordon, because Barbara was captured. He was so scared that he'll lose Tim that he locked him up, inadvertently causing his capture. Batman thought he was the reason his allies were hurt or killed, and couldn't handle it anymore and didn't want his friends to get hurt again. So much so he basically was willing to give up everything to Scarecrow and be submissive of him. Scarecrow even says it, Batman is now under his command at that point because of all this.
Adding on to that, It was the perfect culmination of every plot thread:
Jason's grudge against Batman being finally forgiven
Batman finally letting his allies help him (Jason saving him)
Scarecrow having his manipulation of Bruce turned against him and revealing that he was afraid of Batman.
And finally, Batman not being fearful of anything anymore; especially Joker.
The Joker sequence was brilliant as well. Joker has been taunting him and berating him throughout the whole game, and now he's finally in control. Batman is scared he will turn into the Joker, that he will destroy Gotham and turn into a maniac.
Then, it's turned onto Joker. Joker is afraid of being forgotten. He doesn't want to be forgotten, he needs to be remembered, he needs... batman.
Batman finally ends the rivalry by exploiting Joker's greatest weakness, by telling him he's going to be forgotten. And he is. And Batman has nothing to fear anymore.
Thnx for coming to my TED talk you beautiful bastards
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