The Dark Knight is easily one of the most recognizable superhero films ever made. It has everything you would want from a Batman movie. It stands out though, not because of the hero, but because of the villain. This movie was a success in every sense of the word, and it is immortalized by it’s cult status. It’s been 10 years since the movie was first released but it still gives us chills. Watching it for the hundredth time is like watching it for the first time. That is why dog names inspired by the movie will be just as memorable.
The Dark Knight Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Compared to most movies, The Dark Knight features a lot of dogs. The dogs we will be looking at belong to the gangster known as the Chechen. During one of the first scenes in the movie, the Chechen and the Scarecrow are doing a highly illegal drug trade. The Chechen is annoyed because the drugs he bought from Scarecrow were his specialty fear concoctions. Naturally, the Chechen is upset because now all his customers were terrified and muttering strange things. As any self-respecting drug lord would, he tries to use fear and intimidation to get the Scarecrow to back down. But we aren’t looking at the Chechen now, we will be looking at his effective henchmen.
At this point in the trilogy, Batman is an established force in Gotham. Crime lords and empires are falling nearly every month, and the streets are becoming cleaner. Under the cover of darkness, Batman is cleaning up the streets one thug at a time. Understandably, the villains are upset and very cautious when conducting their illegal trade. Some turn to high-tech machinations while others call it a day and decide to take their dealings elsewhere. This is simply because no-one can see the Batman coming.
The Chechen knows this and does not try to see Batman coming. All he does is adopt three powerful Rottweilers. This is a smart move because Rottweilers have an excellent sense of smell. The Chechen does not try to see Batman, he lets his dogs sniff them out. These dogs play an essential role in the movie, as they thwart Batman twice. Once during the Scarecrow deal. They deal some serious damage to his armour (he is so shocked by this he asks Lucius Fox to make his Bat suit “dog-proof”). And secondly, while working for Joker, they nearly get the best of him in the bank.
These amazing stunt dogs make their presence felt throughout the entire movie and are impressive non-human villains. In a movie that is full of spectacular performances, it is incredible that these dogs stand out. They are ominous and ferocious at the same time. They are a perfect addition to the tone of the movie. It is no wonder that the Joker adopts them halfway through the movie since they make better henchmen than his actual henchmen. The Joker may be a dog chasing a car, but these Rottweilers are hyper-focused on their goals.
The Dark Knight Inspired Dog Name Considerations
Ever since it was released in 2008, The Dark Knight has been setting the standard for superhero movies. In the past, people thought superhero or comic book adaptations had to be campy. This might be because many comic book stories are over-the-top and a little more than ridiculous. But there is a lot of depth in comic books and superhero arcs. Often, the writers and illustrators take the time to craft a poignant storyline. Comic fans were often very insulted after watching superhero movies. Thankfully, everything changed when one visionary thought “What if we make a superhero movie that doesn’t treat our audience like children?”
It is a theatrical delight that demands to be taken seriously. Almost like your dog. Your new puppy needs a name. You want to give him or her a memorable name that packs as big a punch as Batman does. Look no further than the best Batman film ever made, (it is up for debate, but let’s just focus on the dogs for now). The names on this list were chosen because of their connection to the movie. Either inspired by the people working on the project, or by names that have meanings linked to the movie. Consider the looks and personality of your new canine addition and see which character suits him best. Is your dog the suave, quiet type or is he rather in your space? Is he jet black or a brilliant white? Is he an agility star? All characteristics of your pet can be considered when it's time to give him a name.