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Series: The Original Series
Author(s): William Shatner with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Publication information
Published: Hardcover - April 1999
Reprint(s): Paperback - April 2000
Pages: 303
ISBN: Hardcover: ISBN 067100882X
Paperback: ISBN 0671008846
Chronology
Date: 2374-2375

Contents

Introduction (blurb)

For three full decades, on television and in film, actor William Shatner has portrayed one of the legendary heroes of science fiction: James Tiberius Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise. Although Kirk was believed to have perished at the conclusion of Star Trek Generations, his amazing literary resurrection led to an acclaimed trilogy of national bestsellers, The Ashes of Eden, The Return, and Avenger.

Now William Shatner again brings his unique blend of talents as actor, writer, director, and producer to continue the thrilling new trilogy that began in Spectre, as Jim Kirk must confront the most dangerous enemy of his career - himself.

The Mirror Universe is a dark and twisted reflection of our own, where humans and Vulcans live as slaves to a brutal alliance of Klingons and Cardassians -- an alliance long believed to be the creation of one man: the feared and hated Emperor Tiberius, the Mirror Universe counterpart of James T. Kirk. But just as Kirk survived his own age to live in the era of a new generation of heroes, so Tiberius now returns to fulfill his mad dreams of total domination - not just of his universe, but of Kirk's as well.

From the nightmarish landscape of the Mirror Universe Earth to the joys of impending parenthood and marriage to the woman he loves, the incomparable Teilani of Chal, Kirk is propelled into his most personal and dangerous misson yet as he fights to uncover the secret of Tiberius' return, and learn the terrible truth behind the madman's nightmarish plans for the Federation.

With Spock, McCoy, and Scotty at his side, and reteamed with Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E, Kirk discovers an unexpected enemy within Starfleet itself -- a mysterious group still guarding frightening secrets from Kirk's own time. And as Kirk fights to expose those secrets, his epic search becomes a deadly obsession that threatens all he holds dear, drawing him inexorably to a stunning conclusion that will forever change his life and his understanding of the universe.

With the fate of two universes hanging in the balance, Star Trek: Dark Victory is Star Trek storytelling at its best.

Summary

Characters

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Regulars

Others

  • Hu-Lin Radisson

References

Starships

Locations

  • Lake Sloan (mentioned)
  • Lake Riker (mentioned)

Species

States and Organisations

Other

Information

  • Follows immediately on from Spectre. The beginning of Preserver follows immediately on from the end of Dark Victory. This novel shows James T. Kirk marry Teilani, a wedding attended by Demora Sulu and many grandchildren, presumably at least one of whom is a child of Hiromi Sulu from Pathways.
  • UK audiocassette: ISBN 0671033654
  • Unabridged audiocassette: ISBN 0743527755

Translations

German:

  • Title: Dunkler Sieg
  • Subtitle: -
  • Publisher: Heyne
  • ISBN 3453187717
  • Translator:
  • Published: 2001

Related Stories

Stories featuring the mirror universe
Enterprise episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly" • prose: Age of the Empress • "Nobunaga"


The Original Series episode: "Mirror, Mirror" • comics: "... Promises to Keep" • "Double Image" • "Deadly Reflection!" • "The Tantalus Trap!" • "Masquerade!" • "Behind Enemy Lines!" • "The Beginning of the End..." • "Homecoming..." • Fragile GlassMirror Images ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 4" • "Issue 5") • prose: SpectreDark VictoryPreserverThe Sorrows of Empire • "Ill Winds" • "The Greater Good" • video game: Shattered Universe
The Next Generation comic: "Mirror Images, Issue 3" • prose: Dark MirrorThreeThe Worst of Both Worlds • "The Traitor" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "For Want of a Nail"
Deep Space Nine episodes: "Crossover" • "Through the Looking Glass" • "Shattered Mirror" • "Resurrection" • "The Emperor's New Cloak" • comic: "Enemies & Allies" • prose: Dark PassionsWarpathSaturn's ChildrenFearful Symmetry • "A Terrible Beauty" • The Soul Key
Voyager prose: The Mirror-Scaled Serpent • "Bitter Fruit"
New Frontier comics: Turnaround ("Part I" • "Part II" • "Part III" • "Part IV" • "Part V") • prose: Cutting Ties • "Homecoming"
Klingon Empire prose: "Family Matters" Titan prose: "Empathy" Vanguard prose: "The Black Flag"
Miniseries and anthologies comics: The Mirror Universe SagaTurnaroundMirror Imagesprose: Mirror Universe TrilogyMirror Universe (Glass EmpiresObsidian AlliancesShards and Shadows)

Connections

Star Trek Novels by William Shatner
Odyssey: The Ashes of Eden The Return Avenger
Mirror Universe: Spectre Dark Victory Preserver
Totality: Captain's Peril Captain's Blood Captain's Glory
The Academy: Collision Course Trial Run -
published order
Previous novel:
Spectre
TOS novels Next novel:
Vulcan's Heart
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Spectre
Pocket Next Adventure:
Vis à Vis
Previous Adventure:
Spectre
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
Next Adventure:
Mirror Eyes
Previous Adventure:
Four Lights
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
Next Adventure:
Preserver
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2374.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
Field of Fire
2375
Part Two
Next Adventure:
Preserver
Chapters 1-4

This article uses material from the "Dark Victory" article on the Memory-beta wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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Batman: Dark Victory

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Batman: Dark Victory
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Batman: Dark Victory #1
Batman: Dark Victory #13

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History

Batman: Dark Victory was a 14-part comic book limited series written by Jeph Loeb and drawn by Tim Sale. The series is a sequel to Batman: The Long Halloween and was published originally from 1999 - 2000 by DC Comics. The plot centers on a series of murders involving Gotham City police officers by a mysterious serial killer only known as The Hangman. Central to the storyline is a territory war between Two-Face and the remnants of the Falcone mob led by Sofia Falcone.

The story is also a re-telling of the origins of Batman's sidekick Robin and his adoption by Bruce Wayne. The story brings closure to many characters introduced in Frank Miller's Batman: Year One.

Dark Victory is also a personal favorite of current Batman star Christian Bale. [1]

In 2004, Loeb and Sale produced a follow-up titled Catwoman: When in Rome, focusing on Catwoman's movements in Italy. The story takes place during the events of Dark Victory, between Valentine's Day (when Catwoman leaves Gotham) and Thanksgiving.

Plot overview

During the events of Batman: The Long Halloween (to which Dark Victory is a follow-up), Batman captured and imprisoned Alberto Falcone, the serial killer known as Holiday. Months later, a mass breakout at Arkham Asylum occurred, orchestrated by Pino and Umberto Maroni, the sons of Sal "The Boss" Maroni. The breakout is staged so in the confusion, the two can find Harvey "Two-Face" Dent and kill him as a peace-offering to Sofia Gigante Falcone. In the aftermath, Alberto is granted conditional parole based on his actions during the riot. Soon after, police officers began to die, one on each major holiday, with crude hangman games pinned to their hung corpses.. and the facts suggesting that Harvey Dent is the killer.

The new district attorney, Janice Porter, began working on the case while Alberto was put up by his enigmatic brother Mario, who had just returned from exile in Italy. Alberto also took in his sister, Sofia, who barely survived an encounter with Catwoman in The Long Halloween and was confined to a wheelchair due to her injuries. Sofia nevertheless continued to manage the flagging Falcone empire.

As the Hangman's spree of terror escalated, so too did Two-Face's war with Sofia and her family. The collateral damage of the war included the parents of Dick Grayson, who was taken in by Bruce Wayne. Two-Face enlists the aid of his fellow 'freaks' to destroy the remainders of Gotham's mafia; his lieutenants included Joker, Scarecrow, The Penguin, The Riddler, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, The Mad Hatter, and Solomon Grundy. Mario, who had an alliance with Janice Porter, was soon faced with isolation as Porter began a secret affair with Two-Face and was eventually slain by him. At the same time, however, Two-Face saved Gordon's life when the Hangman tried to hang him on the Batsignal, stating that he wasn't the killer.

The endgame of the battle came on the following Halloween; Sofia revealed that she was never disabled, and that she committed the Hangman murders, targeting all the cops- whether honest or crooked- who had helped Harvey Dent's career. She then suffocated Alberto to death. She opened the gas lines and set Gotham City ablaze to smoke out Two-Face, who was hiding in the sewers. Saved by Batman, Two-Face turned on Sofia and shot her to death. Escaping to a cordoned-off subterranean area, Two-Face (along with Freeze, Ivy, and the Joker) found themselves in the Batcave.

Batman's secrets would have been laid bare except for the timely intervention of Dick, who had been training in secret. Wearing his old circus uniform, he made his debut as Robin and helped Batman defeat most of the villains. When at last stood Two-Face and Batman, Two-Face stated that Gotham belonged to him. The Joker appeared at the last moment, shooting Two-Face, who falls off a cliff. Robin then helps incapacitate Joker. Elsewhere, Mario Falcone, a lonely broken man, burns down his mansion having lost everything. Catwoman then visits the grave of Carmine Falcone and reveals that Falcone may in fact be her father. It is shown that not only has Two-Face survived, but he has Carmine's body, frozen. In the final pages Batman offers Dick a chance to escape the neverending crusade against crime. Dick refuses and Batman declares that the two are now Batman and Robin. Batman states that he still is following the oath he made to his parents but now he is not alone.

Themes

Prior to the book's publication Tim Sale stated that he was very hesitant to join the project with Jeph Loeb. Sale did not enjoy Robin due to him being such a massive contrast to Batman according to Sale, also Batman is far more of a loner and he should not have a partner. But all the accusations that Sale made were insisted by Loeb to help make sense for Batman teaming up with Robin in the story. In the story a great theme played is how the three protagonists of The Long Halloween now feel all alone. Throughout the book Batman struggles with his fear of being wrong (a side-effect to the Scarecrow's gas) as well as being alone and refusing to be helped by Commissioner Gordon. Catwoman even slaps Batman when he shows no care for what might happen to Two-Face. It is played in the book that Dick is one of the only sources left of Bruce's humanity as he is slowly slipping from grace even with Selina Kyle's attempts.

Issues

Issues in storyline are unknown.

Paraphernalia

Items: None known.
Vehicles: None known.
Weapons: None known.

Notes

  • No special notes.

Trivia

  • No trivia.

Recommended Reading

Links and References

  • None.


The Batman Family's Early History
Main Storylines Batman: The Man Who Falls | Batman: Year One | Batman: The Long Halloween | Batman: Dark Victory | Batman: The Man Who Laughs | Batman and the Monster Men | Batman and the Mad Monk | Untold Legend of the Batman
Supporting Cast Batman Annual #14 | Robin: Year One | Batgirl: Year One | Nightwing: Year One | Batman: The Killing Joke | Huntress: Year One | Batman: Gordon of Gotham | Two-Face: Year One
Titles Legends of the Dark Knight | Batman Confidential
Others Batman: Year Two | Batman: Year Three | Year One: Batman/Ra's al Ghul | Year One: Batman/Scarecrow | Batman Family Year One Annuals | Batman: Blind Justice
Other Media Batman Begins | The Dark Knight
Characters Thomas and Martha Wayne | Joe Chill | Carmine Falcone | Sal Maroni | Tony Zucco | Lew Moxon | Commissioner Loeb | Detective Flass | Kirigi | Henri Ducard | Gilda Dent | Christopher Dent | Vernon Fields | Red Hood
See Also Batman (Golden Age) | Batman (Silver Age) | Batman (Modern Age) | Year One
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City of Heroes

Up to date as of January 31, 2010
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From City of Heroes Wiki

Image:V badge TourismBadge.png

Description

The Meinhoff Building was created in our current timeline to serve as an Arachnos base in this possible future.

Location

The Dark Victory Badge is located in the Recluse's Victory zone in Sector 1. It is due west of the ramp leading out of the monorail station in a narrow alleyway between two buildings.

Its coordinates are (1027, 42, -1420).

Image:Badge_Temporal_Fighter.jpg

Notes

See Also

External Links

  • Dark Victory Badge at City Info Tracker
  • Dark Victory Badge at Badge-Hunter.com

This article uses material from the "Dark Victory Badge" article on the City of Heroes wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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