- Spoiled rich white kid lives in city full of corruption.
- Kid sees parent(s) die, feels responsible, is exiled far from home for many years (including various forms of imprisonment).
- Kid develops intense sense of justice and guilt over his past, devotes his life to fighting crime/corruption/injustice in his home city.
- Returns home, publicly resumes playboy lifestyle, begins redirecting company funds to fuel his late-night vigilantism.
- Alters his voice, hides his face, uses theatricality to become an urban legend.
- Reconnects with old attorney girlfriend but keeps her at arms' length to avoid endangering her; as the vigilante, often recruits her for legal help.
- Recruits an African-American comrade with significant tactical/intel resources.
- Maintains contact with a high-ranking police officer who really shouldn't be helping him.
- Uses a vigilante-cop-attorney structure in fighting crime.
- Frequently has to deal with incompetent copycats.
- Recurring run-ins with a drug dealer peddling an especially deadly toxin.
- Girlfriend starts dating vigilante's friend; vigilante broods and anguishes over this, but knows he can't/shoudn't act on his feelings. Friendship is eventually destroyed, friend dies in a climactic scene, is remembered as a hero.
- Encounters a sexy, morally-ambiguous, female vigilante in a black leather costume and domino mask. Mutual attraction/flirting ensues, along with the occasional team-up, but their opposing vendettas and moral codes keep them in conflict.
- In the final act, the "big bad" is revealed to be a wealthy international businessman who intends to destroy the city to "wash away" its criminal element. Plan involves the use of a hidden device on a timer. Final, climactic conflict involves buildings/bridges/etc collapsing, rioting and chaos in the streets, while the vigilante races to disable the device.
- During the chaos of the final act, a poor, troubled youth with some useful skillz is inspired by a previous encounter with the vigilante and sets out to join the vigilante's crusade. This young upstart is obviously modeled on the hero's comic-book sidekick.
- Vigilante turns the kid away (for several good reasons), but we all know that won't last long.
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There were obviously a lot of similarities before Nolan's movies. To me, it seems like the only real thing they're borrowing is the tone.
Malcon is alive, he´s by far the best villain. Golden Rule: never kill your best bad guy
i feel sorry for Tommy. ( i hope this will not be the Jump the shark moment for this good show)