Written by Old Bluffer 15th Sep 2008
Written by Iorn Man
Through unknown means, the Joker has kidnapped both Rachel Dawes, Batman's old flame, and her new boyfriend, Harvey Dent, and sent them to different locations in the city, all from the comfort of his own jail cell. When interrogated by Batman on where Dawes is, he states that it depends on the time. "She's either in one place... or in several places!" Uh oh.
Sure enough, Rachel and Harvey are connected over a radio in separate rooms filled with oil drums. I don't think I have to even say what those are for. So, in a Saw-like trap, Batman must save one of them and send police after the other. Because the police always fail in the superhero universe, that means one of them is screwed.
The Joker gives up their locations eventually and Batman is sent to rescue Dawes, and some policemen are sent to save Dent. The ever-benevolent (for now) Dent selflessly hopes that Batman goes to save Rachel.
While they talk to each other over a radio, Batman barges into a room containing Harvey Dent. Oops, looks like the Joker "accidentally" got his addresses mixed up.
Harvey screams in anger and grief that Batman should have saved Rachel. Hearing his screams over the radio, Rachel begins to console him, only to be incinerated as the oil drums explode.
Dent is less lucky, you could say. While he survives, half of his face was soaked in oil from when he fell over trying to escape. Sparks from the explosion of his oil drums set it alight, leaving him a broken, disfigured man with no faith in the law. Anybody who has read the Batman comics knows what that means...