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Batman’s worst enemies show their sensitive side with One Direction parody

Unlike 'Gotham,' we'd actually watch this show.


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 1, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 11:07 am CDT

The fan parodists who brought you the Dark Lord Funk are back, and this time they’ve invaded Gotham.

Utah-based KFaceTV is a relative newcomer to the YouTube nerd scene, but their painstaking high-quality parody music videos of Harry Potter, Zelda, and other geek hallmarks have racked up 12 million views in 15 months. Now they’ve aimed high—Bat Signal high—and set upon their team of singers, fellow YouTubers, and cosplayers from Cosplay Utah the hefty challenge of parodying every onscreen iteration of Batman ever. 

The kicker? They do it all while crooning a filk (fan lyric) version of One Direction‘s “Night Changes.”

It probably says more than it should that we’ve learned about these villains’ motivations in these four minutes than we have in a whole season of Gotham. And can we get a whole tour of this now, please?

Aja Romano

Screengrab via KFaceTV/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 1, 2015, 12:26 pm CDT