The Joker threatens the city of Gotham, so the mayor decides to begin evacuating the city. The prison is emptied and put on a ferry to carry them away so that the Joker can't somehow free them and use them to help him destroy the city. In addition, some of the city's most upstanding citizens are placed on another ferry to carry them to safety. A couple of the ferry's crew hand packages to the captain's of the respective ships. The Joker gives to each ferry instructions via their PA systems. Each ferry is rigged with explosives and each ferry has the detonator for the other ferry.
You see the Joker wanted to perform a little social experiment. He wanted to see who thought they were better than the others. The upstanding citizens very quickly took a vote to see if they should blow the criminals sky high. The guards closed ranks around the prison warden as the prisoners close in to seize control of the detonator to ...
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