Actually, there are a LOT of ways that Star Wars could troll its fans, and audiences in general. Almost a whole galaxy’s worth of ways, in fact. But commenter Sean Kelley hit on a great one.
Everybody loves role-playing games (unless you’re irrationally worried about Satan.) Escaping into a fantasy world, surrounded by like-minded nerds, is just the best thing ever. Except when it isn’t, because someone is deciding to be a total Gelatinous Cube. Here are some of your worst RPG horror stories.
The Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, Harley Quinn, Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze. Batman has always had the most compelling set of criminals for our hero to fight against — and if you look at them all as a group, the reason why they’re so much more interesting than any other villains out there becomes pretty clear.
There's certainly no shortage of tragic characters roaming the streets of Gotham — from the orphaned, crime-fighting socialite with a penchant for spelunking to the once-promising DA with a now visible dark side. But does Batman's grimmest story actually belong to Gotham's (other) psychotic clown?
Working, in that you can set the dials to rotate as you choose — not in that it will help you jump across the solar system. (Yet.)