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A list of {{DCAU}} characters who first prominently featured in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman: The Animated Series]]''.
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[[folder:Batman I (Bruce Wayne)]]
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--> '''Voiced by:''' KevinConroy

--> ''"I am vengeance! I am the night! I am BATMAN!"''

Arguably the least-changed character from his comics counterpart, the DCAU {{Batman}} has generally the same origin: his parents were shot dead after the three of them went to see a movie, and he decides to avenge them by becoming the vigilante Batman, complete with Batmobile and a handy utility belt.

This version of Batman, in particular, is notable for being an amalgam of the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]], [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] and [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] versions of the characters. He's dark and brooding, but also an excellent ParentalSubstitute and even [[DeadpanSnarker gets a few witty one-liners]] (as well as being caught in the occasional DeathTrap).

As a member of the WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague, Batman usually serves as MissionControl more than anything, due to his lack of superpowers, and is not as openly active as his Justice League allies, preferring to work alone and from the shadows. Nonetheless, he has a vested interest in the group's activities, as it is Bruce Wayne's finances that paid for their Watchtower headquarters and Javelin ship. And as the SeriesFinale of JLU showed, he can still kick ass if need be.

[[Characters/{{DCAU-Batman Beyond}} See here for tropes applying to him in]] ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.

* AcePilot: He has a seemingly endless supply of Batwings. He does get shot down by other pilots on occasion, but typically that's because he's outnumbered more than anything else.
* AllEncompassingMantle
* AmazonChaser: He seemed to enjoy watching Wonder Woman kick ass in "Maid of Honor".
* AmnesiacLiar / AmnesiaDanger: "The Forgotten".
* AntiHero: KnightInSourArmor
** In a subversion of his role in most other mediums, Batman is probably the least anti-heroic member of the WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague aside from the Flash. Justice Lord Batman was the only member of the the parallel League to see how corrupt his world had become, and normal Batman [[WhatTheHellHero called Superman out]] on his ethically questionable handling of Doomsday.
*** The thing that Batman realizes that the rest of the League doesn't is that they need to have a squeaky-clean public image, or the world's going to come down on them.
** Batman can also lean towards a PragmaticHero on occasion such as when he interrogated a thug in front of his wife and young son.[[spoiler:The tendencies for Batman to become GoodIsNotNice, including the interrogation incident previously mentioned, is at least partially what made Dick Grayson give up being Robin and become Nightwing, as detailed in "Old Wounds".]]
* AscendedFanboy: In the Grey Ghost episode - he even keeps Grey Ghost merchandise in the Batcave and explains that he actually based its design on the Grey Ghost's lair.
* {{Badass}}: Come on, it's BATMAN!
** BadassBack
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBoast / BadassCreed: "I am vengeance...I am the night...I! AM! BATMAN!"
** BadassNormal
---> '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''': There's nothing '''mere''' about that '''mortal'''.
** UnderestimatingBadassery: Lex Luthor at the beginning sees Batman as just a nuisance who is of no concern to him compared to Superman. This is until Batman breaks into his penthouse in the middle of the night, knocks out Mercy, and absolutely scares the crap out of Luthor, something Superman had NEVER been able to do. From that point, he gives Batman the same level of priority as Superman.
* BatmanGambit: He has had to use one to get himself out of certain death situations, such as in "Mad Love".
* BerserkButton: [[PapaWolf You better pray that Batman sticks to his principles if you ever hurt his proteges or children in general.]]
--> I don't pass sentence. That's for the courts. But this time...this time I am sorely tempted to do the job myself!
* BruceWayneHeldHostage: Several times.
* BuildingSwing: A frequent method of entry when he's not using StealthHiBye.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Unlike most other incarnations of the Bruce Wayne character which are mostly portrayed as [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob laid-back playboys living off their trust fund]], the DCAU's Bruce takes a more active role in the day to day operation of Wayne Enterprises (until he loses the company in a hostile takeover). He still likes to cultivate an image as a slightly dimwitted millionaire though.
* CapeSnag: A version of his detachable clasp is shown in "The Last Laugh" when his cape becomes trapped in the grip of a robot Joker henchman -- Batman quickly detaches his cape and spends the rest of the episode capeless.
* CelibateHero: Well, not really, but it always works out that way in the end. It doesn't help that his LoveInterests were composed of [[DatingCatwoman villains]], [[GaiasVengeance eco-terrorists]], [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter villains' daughters]], and [[spoiler:his partner/apprentice who was also the daughter of his one ally in the police]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Used for laughs. The Dark Knight is burning rubber to make it across town to stop a mobster from demolishing an old building (with people inside) when he sees a city bus shoot past him, completely out of control. Batman can't leave them to die, but he reacts the same way one would if they had just hit a red light.
-->'''Batman:''' Perfect. Just '''perfect'''. ''(alters direction to save them)''
* ClintSquint
* CollectorOfTheStrange
* CombatPragmatist: He's not above beating you with a ''chair''.
** He'll also happily steal weapons from enemy combatants -- so long as they aren't guns -- and offer them to ''Superman''.
* CoolCar: The Batmobile.
* CoolGarage: The Batcave
* CoolPlane: The Batwing.
* TheCowl
* CrazyPrepared: ...it's Batman.
* CreepyGood: His first encounter with Superman in WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries ''World's Finest'' solidifies his status as this.
* CreepyMonotone
* TheCynic:
-->'''Batman:''' You know, I've never seen [''ItsAWonderfulLife'']. I could never get past the title.
* DarkShepherd
* DeadpanSnarker: He's got his moments.
-->''Superman: The Animated Series'': "Don't you have a tall building to go leap?"\\
''Justice League Unlimited'': "I could use some air support. Since I can't fly. At all. ... Now would be good."
* {{Determinator}}: It is Batman after all.
* DoesntLikeGuns: Which is why he flips out when [[spoiler:Deadman possesses his body and shoots Devil Ray, killing him]].
* TheDreaded: Even the superpowered crooks in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' have a fear of him.
* EnhancedInterrogationTechniques
* EscapeArtist
* EurekaMoment
* EvilLaugh: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1bmM7Ihv0Y His laugh in "Mad Love"]] is so creepy even Harley is creeped out.
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: Averted the "Missed me" dialog: Mad Hatter had trapped Batman under a playing-card wall and was about to axe off Batman's head. Batman throws a batarang directly at Hatter, to which Hatter easily dodges. Rather than sneer, Hatter resumes his attack only to discover Batman's toy severs a line suspending a huge gargoyle statue. Paralyzed with horror (OhCrap), Hatter is pinned beneath the statue's claw with Batman escaping in the nick of time. Yeah, just as he planned it.
* FakingTheDead: In "The Man Who Killed Batman"
* {{Fiction 500}}
* TheFinalTemptation: "Perchance to Dream" featured Batman caught in a virtual dream world by the Mad Hatter (who fortunately could not observe the dream itself) living a life as playboy billionaire Bruce Wayne, with his parents alive and well (and thus he had never become Batman). In the dream he was engaged to Selina Kyle (who was not Catwoman) and the mysterious Batman was someone ELSE who just showed up in Gotham. His friends and family in the dream almost had him completely convinced he had created his real life as a delusion to escape his feelings of not having accomplished anything on his own, but the illusion fell apart when he discovered he couldn't read anything (because reading requires parts of the brain not used in dreams?). Suffice to say, he did NOT appreciate the Mind Screw when he woke himself up.
** Trying to read something in a dream is a trick used by lucid dreamers to detect whether they are dreaming. Unless you have a photographic memory, your brain will have some trouble trying to remember or imagine a page full of text.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic
* FriendToAllChildren: Part of his JerkWithAHeartOfGold personality, best demonstrated in "Injustice For All" (he gently coaxes some children to go with him out of a burning building) and "Epilogue" ([[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he stays with a dying Ace]] [[TearJerker at her request]]]]).
* GadgeteerGenius: He actually built the ''Watchtower'' by the time ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' rolls about.
* GeniusBruiser: It took him most of his childhood and the early part of his adulthood to get there.
* GenreSavvy
* GoodIsNotNice
* GrapplingHookGun: One of the gadgets that gets frequent use throughout the DCAU.
* GraveMarkingScene
* GreatDetective: Even in-universe, he has followers on the internet that acknowledge him as the "World's Greatest Detective".
* GrudgingThankYou
* GuileHero
* HeroicBSOD: Gets a brief one in "I Am the Night" after he blames himself for [[spoiler:Commissioner Gordon getting shot.]]
* HeroicFatigue: In "I Am the Night"
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: In "I Am the Night"
* HeroicSacrifice: In "Starcrossed," he tries to manually pilot the Watchtower into the Thanagarian's hyperspace-bypass weapon. Fortunately, Superman saves him in the nick of time.
* HopeBringer: For the Gotham City Police Department (well, the non-corrupt parts)
* IcyBlueEyes: In the ''New Batman/Superman Adventures'' era, and in ''Beyond'' as well. The two versions of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' are a bit inconsistent about this, sometimes giving him his black eyes from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' instead.
* ImpersonationGambit: A few times, like in "The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy" or "Almost Got 'Im".
* ImplacableMan: In "The Underdwellers". First, one of the sewer kids tries to elude Batman through the tunnel system he knows like the back of his hand, only to find to his shock that The Batman is waiting for him. The Sewer King gets his own surprise in a quiet moment when he thinks that he has eluded Batman and locked the door behind him, only to suddenly have it blown open seconds later as he realizes that the Dark Knight is after him and ''will not stop''.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Several times like when Batman stops "the Jazzman" from killing Gordon by flinging a batarang right into the muzzle of his gun in slow motion.
* InvincibleHero: Lampshaded when, after Batman returns from yet another seeming demise, the Joker shouts "Why won't he stay dead?"
* IRegretNothing: Contemplating his eventual demise in "I am the Night".
-->It might be the Joker, or Two-Face, or just some punk who gets lucky. My decision. No regrets.
* {{Jerkass}} / JerkassFacade / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Which one he is depends on which show you're watching. Mostly averted in BTAS, but starting from The New Batman Adventures this becomes an constant part of his character.
** This could possibly be interpreted as him [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation growing more cynical throughout his career]].
* KindRestraints: Happens to him twice, both as a result of the Scarecrow's toxins. The first time Bruce inhales a fear-inducing hallucinogen and is confined in Arkham Asylum while suffering various paranoid delusions, unable to convince his caretakers that the Scarecrow's plan is actually real. The second time, a fear-eliminating toxin turns him into a psychopath, and Robin ties him up against his will to protect his enemies.
* KnightInSourArmor: Moreso in TNBA and WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond than BTAS.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: "Beware the Gray Ghost" had him showing [[TheStoic as much squee as he can]] upon meeting the actor of a childhood TV hero, the "Gray Ghost", who seems to have inspired some of the Batman persona. [[AdamWesting Played by Adam West]] as a ShoutOut to earlier incarnations of Batman.
* KnuckleCracking: In "Robin's Reckoning", there's a crook who is loudly declaring "I'm no squealer" that Batman needs to get information out of. Batman just cracks his knuckles and narrows his eyes threateningly. The guy talks.
* TheLancer: When he becomes a part of the Justice League later on.
* LanternJawOfJustice
* LeaveYourQuestTest: "Perchance To Dream" and "Mask Of The Phantasm"
* MasterOfDisguise
* {{McNinja}}
* MetaphoricallyTrue: In "Night of the Ninja", [[BruceWayneHeldHostage Bruce explains to fellow prisoner Summer]] that they escaped because Batman arrived and took down the bad guy. Hey, his voice changed so it was mostly true...
* MightyWhitey: Bruce Wayne is considered by his martial art's master, Yoru, to be his best student. This creates the friction between Wayne and Kyodai Ken who constantly refers to Wayne as "Rich Man's Son".
* MissionControl: It allows him to stay out of the spotlight in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.
* MyGreatestFailure: Both Dick and Tim. Dick because Bruce allowed their relationship to fall apart and Tim because of what the Joker did to him.
* NinjaLog:
** A panther lunges at Batman, and somehow it gets tangled in an empty cape.
** In ''Mask of the Phantasm'', the police open fire on Batman, only it's just his cape draped over a road barricade.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: His ThouShaltNotKill attitude had its heavy price in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''.
* NoSenseOfHumor: He is thought by many to have no sense of humor, but that's a false perception influenced by his extremely introverted personality.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: As Bruce Wayne, particularly [[BruceWayneHeldHostage whenever he encounters his enemies out of costume]].
* OffhandBackhand: To the point that a mook's chances of hitting Batman actually ''decrease'' if he attacks from behind.
* OffscreenTeleportation
* OrphansOrdeal: "I haven't been a kid since I was eight years old."
* PapaWolf: Never, ''ever'', harm any of his proteges in front of him.
* ParentalAbandonment: '''''[[RunningGag HIS PARENTS ARE]] [[MemeticMutation DEEAAAAAAAD]]!!!!'''''
* PathologicalFearOfDoors
* ThePatientHasLeftTheBuilding: In one episode, an injured Bruce Wayne considered his Batman duties important enough to defy his doctor's orders to stay in bed and recover.
* PragmaticHero
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
* TheProudElite
* ReadingLips: Does this in ''Mask of the Phantasm'' and ''Shadow of the Bat''
* RecklessPacifist
* RoofHopping: His main mode of travel.
* SamaritanSyndrome
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: On the other hand, he also has money.
* SecretIdentity
** SecretIdentityIdentity: in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', he realizes that the voice in his head is not his own because it calls him "''Bruce''".
* ShroudedInMyth: Demonstrated in "P.O.V." and "Legends of the Dark Knight". Very few people get a good enough look at him to get an accurate impression.
* ShutUpHannibal: Ra's al-Ghul [[StoryboardingTheApocalypse explains]] his wonderful plan to save the world by wiping out most of humanity. Batman responds with a note of wonder in his voice. "Yes... I can see it all clearly now for the first time. ''[[YoureInsane You are completely out of your mind.]]''"
* [[SingleEpisodeHandicap Single Episode Blindess]]: "Blind as a Bat"
* TheSmartGuy: Along with J'onn in the League.
* StealthHiBye: Master of it, to Gordon's repeated annoyance.
* TheStoic: It's part of his portfolio, after all.
** NotSoStoic: Anyone who gets to know him very well will attest to this. In this series, [[spoiler:Amanda Waller's flashback in "Epilogue"]] provides [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming quite possibly]] [[TearJerker the ultimate example]] of this.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* SuperWindowJump: Does this regularly.
* TalkingYourWayOut
** Used this when Harley Quinn singlehandedly captured him and put him in a DeathTrap ''he couldn't escape from''. He played off her infatuation with the Joker and convinced her to call him so that he could "witness" his death, knowing that his ego [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou wouldn't allow anyone else to off the Batman]].
** When caught and held defenseless by Scarface's gang, Batman convinces Scarface that the one who sold them out was Arnold Wesker, aka The Ventriloquist. Scarface angrily orders his men to kill Wesker, and when they hesitate he thinks they are traitors as well. Batman escapes in the chaos and bring the gangsters down. The twist? Scarface ''is'' Arnold Whesker - he is just a [[DemonicDummy ventriloquist's doll]] that Wesker uses to manifest his psychotic SplitPersonality.
* TaughtByExperience: ''Mask of the Phantasm'' had Bruce perform his first night as a vigilante in black clothes and a ski mask, yelling out police commands. He had all the training and gadgetry, but didn't really understand Batman's foundation of fear and intimidation. This is what leads him to being the poster child of CrazyPrepared. This aspect of the movie was a homage to ''Batman: Year One'', which used essentially the same thing.
* TheTeamNormal: The only member of the League who doesn't have any super-powers (not counting Green Lantern being a normal man without his ring).
* TrophyRoom / SuperheroTrophyShelf
* TroubledButCute
--> '''Diana:''' No dating for the Batman. It might cut into your brooding time.
* TechnologicalPacifist: The episode "Blind as a Bat" marked Bruce Wayne's first, last, and only time developing anything for the military. After the troubles that stemmed from that, Bruce declared that Wayne Corp would never develop weapons again.
* TemporaryBlindness: In the episode "Blind As A Bat."
* TenMinuteRetirement:
** In "I Am the Night", Batman messes up a stakeout, and Commissioner Gordon is shot as a result. In the wake of this, he goes into a deep, irrational depression and nearly gives up the cape and cowl, even when he hears that the gangster has broken out of jail and plans to finish the job. Only when Robin tries to save Gordon on his own does he finally snap out of it.
** "Chemistry" has him give up being Batman when he finally found the love of his life, preferring to settle down and marry (though Nightwing believed he would be back in the suit in a month). However it is later discovered that she, (along with everyone else's partner on said ship) is a plant person created by Ivy to inherit all their fortunes once they're dead. Bruce is back as Batman to foil her plot.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Deliberately invoked. During the TNBA era, he is growing grimmer and colder.
* {{Ubermensch}}
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Wonder Woman. [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Sorry, shippers]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Superman and Flash.
* WeaponStomp: Has done this at least once.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: From his money, that's where.
* WithMyHandsTied: Is forced to beat up two burly orderlies while in a straitjacket and [[GoAmongMadPeople held for treatment]] in Arkham.
* WorkingThroughTheCold: In "Heart of Ice"
* WouldHitAGirl: Batman is smart enough to not recognize genders in a fight. This is especially true if his identity is at stake. In "Almost Got 'Im" during Poison Ivy's tale, Batman punches Ivy off when she tried to take his mask off. There's also this exchange from "Harley and Ivy":
--> '''Batman:''' Man or woman, a sick mind is capable of anything.
--> '''Poison Ivy:''' A very enlightened statement, Batman. We'll carve it on your headstone.
* WouldntHurtAChild: As with his comic counterpart, he absolutely hates it when others hurt children or puts them at risk.
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!! Robin I[=/=]Nightwing (Dick Grayson)
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--> '''Voiced by:''' LorenLester

--> ''"Hey, no one can be a Boy Wonder forever."''

Much like his comic counterpart, Dick was a member of ''The Flying Graysons'', a family of circus acrobats. His parents were killed by a mobster named Tony Zucco ([[{{Grease}} not]] [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Zuko]]). After being taken in by Bruce Wayne, he eventually finds out his secret and takes up the role of {{Robin}}. Eventually, he grows up and strikes out on his own, taking a new name: {{Nightwing}}.

* EightiesHair: Sports a mullet as Nightwing.
* AloofAlly: As Nightwing at first in "You Scratch My Back". Occasionally afterwards too.
* BadassNormal
* BadassBiker
* BewareTheNiceOnes: "Robin's Reckoning" and "Old Wounds" are very good examples. The former even has Dick admitting that he's too dangerous if you do manage to hurt him.
-->'''Robin''': You were right, you know, not bringing me along. [[ItsPersonal You knew I'd take it too personally.]]
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tim.
* BrokenPedestal: Unlike the comic Dick and Bruce never truly reconcile after their falling out.
* TheCameo: Averts being a BrotherChuck due to infrequent name-drops in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond,'' but his only post-''TNBA'' appearances are two brief glimpses in ''Justice League.''
* CircusBrat
* CommutingOnABus: Done intentionally. Dick spends most of the week at school, letting Batman establish himself both with and without a partner. He only appears in two episodes of the first season.
** Carried over as Nightwing. JusticeLeagueUnlimited suggests he was doing double duty in both Gotham and Bludhaven.
* CoolBike: used one as Robin from time to time; later the Nightcycle
* DatingCatwoman: Had his own brief fling with Catwoman in "You Scratch My Back".
* DeadpanSnarker
* DesignatedVictim: You could tell when a writer wanted to get Batman alone and take Robin out of they way, because he would always be injured at the beginning of the episode, or taken hostage for Bats to rescue. Clearly they wanted Batman and Bane to fight one on one, but that's just ridiculous. It's not really the show's fault, as one of Robin's nicknames in the comics is "Boy Hostage". It's hard being a sidekick. Also, better writers on the show (such as Paul Dini) would incorporate Robin successfully into the story without victimizing him.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In "Old Wounds," [[spoiler:he flattens Batman with ''one punch'']].
* DominoMask: Both as Robin and Nighwing.
* DudeWheresmyRespect: A couple of times, also part of the ''many'' issues that broke up the dynamic duo.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric
* KidSidekick: He started out as one, but the series starts when he's in college.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: As Nightwing
* MrFanservice
* NiceGuy: Dick can sometimes be more level-headed than the Dark Knight, and rarely slips into the sick obsession Bruce has.
* ParentalAbandonment: Although he's a little better at dealing with it than Bruce. Not only was he older than Bruce when it happened, but when you work without a net like his parents did the risk is something you always live with.
* ReverseMole: To Catwoman in "You Scratch My Back".
* ShamuFu: "Harley's Holiday" has him using two fish as nunchuks
* {{Sidekick}} - Interestingly, he fills the same function as a KidSidekick without actually being one: he's college-age throughout most of ''B:TAS'' and graduates prior to ''The New Batman Adventures''
* SidekickGraduationsStick
* TookALevelInBadass: Well, a few ''more'' levels.
* TranquilFury: Robin is noticeably quieter in ''[=SubZero=]'', but after Barbara is kidnapped he's really, ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes really]]'' pissed off.
* UnwillingSuspension: Is chained up this way above a rising pit of water after being kidnapped by the title character in the episode "Bane". For best effect, they added an equivalent of CementShoes to his feet.
* WhatTheHellHero: He delivers these to Bruce on a couple of occasions, twice in "Old Wounds" on his growing obsession and keeping Batgirl's identity a secret from him and again (offscreen) when he finds out Bruce and Barbara have been seeing each other. He also gives one to Barbara for not telling him about it, resulting in breaking off his relationship with her.
* YouFightLikeACow

!!Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)
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--> '''Voiced by:''' Melissa Gilbert (''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''), Creator/MaryKayBergman (''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero Sub-Zero]]''), TaraStrong (''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]])'', Stockard Channing (''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' seasons 1 and 2), Angie Harmon (''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker Return of the Joker]]'', ''Batman Beyond'' season 3)

--> ''"So Batman can't help me? Fine. Let's see what Batgirl can do!"''

The daughter of Police Commissioner Gordon, Barbara first takes up the Bat cowl when her father is framed for corruption by CorruptCop [[spoiler:Gil Mason]]. She plans to attend a "Gordon is innocent" rally while impersonating Batman, believing that the appearance of the Caped Crusader will drum up support for her father. When she gets involved in a drive-by shooting that hits the rally, she is partially unmasked by Robin when he rips the back of her cowl, freeing her hair and leaving the city wondering "Who is Batgirl?"

Barbara operates independently in her appearances in ''Batman: The Animated Series'', but is officially inducted into the Bat-Family by ''The New Batman Adventures''.

In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', a much older Barbara has put aside the cowl and picked up the badge, taking her father's place as Police Commissioner of Gotham City. As fate would have it, the long-retired Bruce Wayne has just taken on a protege as the new Batman. [[Characters/{{DCAU-Batman Beyond}} See here for tropes applying to her in that show]].

* AdventureRebuff: Batgirl was rebuffed by Batman and Robin a couple times, but she eventually became Batman's partner and stayed even after Robin had left.
* ActionGirl
* AffirmativeActionGirl
* AscendedExtra
* BadassNormal
* BadassDamsel: The ''[=SubZero=]'' movie. The highlight of it all is when Belson unlocks the chain binding her, she ''immediately starts swinging it at him.''
* DistaffCounterpart
* ElCidPloy: This is Batgirl's origin: dressing up as Batman in an effort to add the Bat's support to Commissioner Gordon's innocence.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: Though not an actual book, script, or screenplay, she has a dream at the beginning of "Batgirl Returns" where she saves Batman from Two-Face, Penguin, and Joker single-handedly. Just as they're about to make out, Dick Grayson wakes her from her nap.
* HotLibrarian
* MagicSkirt: in the ''New Batman Adventures'' revamp
* MsFanservice
* NiceGirl
* TheOtherDarrin: Oh, boy...does this apply to her. She was originally voiced by [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Melissa Gilbert]], then replaced by Creator/MaryKayBergman for the ''Sub-Zero'' DTV and she was replaced by TaraStrong for the revamp. However, despite popular opinion, Strong replacing Bergman is not due to AuthorExistenceFailure as both ''Sub Zero'' and the revamp happened in 1997, two years before Bergman's death in '99. Then getting to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', the older Barbara was voiced by [[Series/TheWestWing Stockard Channing]] for Seasons 1 and 2, then replaced with [[Series/LawAndOrder Angie Harmon]] for ''Return of the Joker'' and Season 3.
* RedheadedHeroine
* ShesGotLegs: In the "New Batman Adventures" revamp.
* TimeShiftedActor: Barbara on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
* WithMyHandsTied: In "Batgirl Returns"

!!Robin II (Tim Drake)
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--> '''Voiced by:''' Matthew Valencia, Dean Stockwell [older]

This Tim Drake is a combination of both the comic version and Jason Todd, the Robin before him. The son of a two-bit crook who betrayed and was murdered by Two-Face, Robin falls into Batman's world while fleeing Two-Face's thugs who are chasing him over something left by his father. Like Grayson, Tim finds out Batman's identity, steals the Robin costume, and ultimately helps bring Two-Face down.

* AbusiveParents: Before he became Robin, his father worked for Two-Face and often left his son (who was under 13 years old) alone to fend for himself for long periods of time. When he double-crossed Two-Face, he abandoned his son to run away, only to be found killed outside of Gotham.
* AscendedFanboy
* BreakTheCutie
* CompositeCharacter: He has Tim Drake's name and intellect with Jason Todd's backstory and attitude and [[spoiler:The Joker ending his career as Robin]].
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}
* GuileHero: In "Old Wounds", he helped convince Nightwing that Batman can change.
* DominoMask
* FanNickname: Timmy Todd, due to being a composite of Tim Drake and Jason Todd.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine
* [[spoiler:GrandTheftMe: ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'']]
* KidSidekick: [[spoiler:Deconstructed, eventually.]]
* LegacyCharacter: steals one of Dick's old costumes.
* [[spoiler:MindRape: ''Return of the Joker'']]
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: has a breakdown in ''ROTJ'', showing that he's tried not to think about it but he really regrets killing the Joker.]]
* [[spoiler:OldShame: By the time in ''ROTJ'', he regretted being Robin. Because [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids "superheroes and capes" are "kid's stuff"]], and no matter how much work he did [[UngratefulBastard "it wasn't enough" for Batman]]. After his ordeal with the Joker, Batman forbade him to become Robin again. He may have been angry with that decision at first, but he felt that Batman did him a favor.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: His father runs off to save his own skin, and ends up dead.
* [[spoiler:ShellShockedVeteran]]
* StreetUrchin
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He looks exactly like the mugshot of his dad Steven "Shifty" Drake.
* TeenGenius
* YouFightLikeACow: His pet name for Two-Face is Puke-Face.

!!Alfred Pennyworth
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--> '''Voiced by:''' Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

* BattleButler: On occasion.
* CoolOldGuy
* DeadpanSnarker
* LikeASonToMe: Alfred gives a double moment with a single line; in "Old Wounds," at Dick Grayson's college graduation he says that Dick is like a second son to him. Alfred is childless: His first "son" is Bruce Wayne.
* MathematiciansAnswer: Played with. Alfred and Frederick, an old compatriot of his, had been captured and injected with TruthSerum. When the serum starts to take effect, Alfred seems to be drunk off it. When Red Claw asks, "What's the second password?", he replies "The lion and the unicorn..." [[spoiler: Turns out Alfred was faking inebriation as the password was exactly what he said.]]
* NeatFreak
* NoHeroToHisValet
* TheOtherDarrin: Clive Revill voiced Alfred in his first three appearances before leaving and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. replaced him.
* RetiredBadass: Former SAS soldier/high-ranking intelligence agent, who can not only defend himself against thugs, but also hold out against ''truth serum''.
* SecretKeeper
* ServileSnarker
* SpotOfTea
* UndyingLoyalty
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Allies]]
!!Detective Harvey Bullock
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Robert Costanzo

* {{Acrofatic}}: Often displays surprising agility for a guy with his build.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "A Bullet for Bullock"
* AloofAlly: Eventually to the Batfamily.
* AntiHero
* BigEater
* ButtMonkey: In several episodes, most notably "Harley's Holiday".
* CowboyCop: He is a well-meaning cop who usually bends the rules by roughing up suspects during interrogations.
** RabidCop: Hoo boy. During his Limelight episode, "A Bullet for Bullock", he proves how out of his mind he was when he eagerly ''rummaged'' through Summer's office instead of waiting patiently. He eventually gets better by the end of the episode, though.
* DonutMessWithACop
* FatBastard
* FatSlob
-->'''Alfred:''' ''Harvey Bullock? The detective who looks like an unmade bed?''
* GoodIsNotNice: During the episode, "A Bullet for Bullock".
* InspectorJavert: Twice.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He usually kept his prideful attitude in check, though. But during the episode, "A Bullet For Bullock", it went out of control when he starts to care more about his well-being and safety. To the point that he won't go to the police department for help.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After an HumilliatonConga that only can be considered ''epic'', Harvey genuinely tries to thank the Batman for all his help.
* TheLancer: To Gordon.
* NiceHat
* NobleBigotWithABadge:
-->'''Harvey Bullock:''' ''Let's get something straight form the git-go, [[StealthInsult I think you're a freak and a menace, and those are your good points]]. But the Commish says you serve a purpose, so I go along.''
-->'''Batman:''' ''I appreciate your honesty.''
* NotSoDifferent: Suggests this to Batman in ''A Bullet for Bullock'' while explaining that he (Bullock) doesn't Internal Affairs involved in a case because Bullock is implied to have leaked information to the press and violated the rights of suspects. Batman rejects it but considering that [[JerkassHasAPoint a few minutes later he intimidates a drug dealer for information by dangling him in front of a car]]...
-->'''Batman:''' ''Are you on the take?''
-->'''Batman:''' '' Watch it, freak! I never took a dime from nobody!'' (Now smiling nervously) ''I just bend the rules a little bit. You understand. [[NotSoDifferent We're not all that different.]]''
-->'''Batman:''' '' We're on the same side, but we're not the same.''
** The whole point of ''A bullet for Bullock'' was to show an honest cop that bend the rules and alienates everyone around him with his {{Jerkass}} personality. Then, at WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond, we see [[LonelyAtTheTop Bruce Wayne's personal life...]]
* OralFixationFixation
* PetTheDog: Has a soft spot for Barbara and Montoya.
* ThePigpen: So much so that [[spoiler:Nivens, his landlord]] tried to scare him to make him leave town, and when that didn't work [[spoiler:he tried to kill him]].
* TookALevelInKindness
* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: Asks this about one of the Batmobile's buttons. Batman half-grins and says, "Passenger ejector seat".

!!Officer Renee Montoya
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Ingrid Oliu, Liane Schirmer

* ActionGirl: She tracked down and rescued Batman in ''P.O.V,'' and was also one of the main officers with hunting down batman in ''Over the Edge.''
* CanonImmigrant: In the comics, she becomes one of the central characters of both ''GothamCentral'' and ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo''. In ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' she [[TookALevelInBadass becomes]] TheQuestion...[[note]] Chuck Dixon liked the character so much while the show was still in early production that he introduced the DCU version at more or less the same time, which meant in some markets her comics counterpart turned up before the animated version did.[[/note]]
* DeadpanSnarker: More serious than some of the other characters, but she has her moments. After a night of frustration with his boorish ways she makes bedroom eyes at Bullock after Harley kicks him. [[ItMakesSenseInContext She was dressed as a police stripper and Bullock tried hitting on her.]]
* FairCop
* SpicyLatina

!!Commissioner James Gordon
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Bob Hastings

* ActionDad
* BadassMoustache
* BadassNormal
* TheCommissionerGordon: Acts as the chief liaison between the official authorities and Batman.
* CoolOldGuy: For the most part.
* LanternJawOfJustice
* OpenMindedParent: After an incident with Scarecrow, Barbara decides to come clean with her father, Commisioner Gordon, about being Batgirl. Before she can tell him, however, he interrupts her and explains that while he can't approve of what she does he's still proud of her in a way that [[SecretSecretKeeper heavily suggests he knows she is Batgirl]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SecretSecretKeeper: Implied that he was this for Barbara - when she tried to tell him the truth, he told her that he was proud of her and she didn't need him to approve her actions anymore.

!!Zatanna
--> '''Voiced By:''' Julie Brown in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Jennfier Hale and Juliet Landau in ''JusticeLeague''

* BowtiesAreCool
* CombatStilettos
* FunctionalMagic
* HotWitch
* MsFanservice
* NiceHat
* ShesGotLegs
* StageMagician
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Bats.

!!JonahHex
--> '''Voiced By:''' William [=McKinney=] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Adam Baldwin in ''JusticeLeague''

* BadassGrandpa: In the "Showdown" episode of ''Batman: The Animated Series'', he looked to be in his 60's; it didn't diminish his badassery one bit.
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassNormal
* BountyHunter
* CoolOldGuy
* {{Determinator}}
* FakeoutEscape: He is locked in a cell with an earth floor - so he digs a hole, gets into it, and covers himself with his bed. It is unclear what he did with the soil dug out.
* GenreSavvy
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* GutturalGrowler
* NiceHat
* SeenItAll
* TheGunslinger
* TwoFaced

!!Mayor Hamilton Hill
--> '''Voiced By:''' Loyd Bochner

* AdaptationalHeroism: Not in any way corrupt like in the comics.
* ButtMonkey: Well, he wanted to be Gotham City Mayor... this was to be expected.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Deconstructed with the ClockKing, Hill was JustTryingToHelp Temple Fugate, but given Hill is the ButtMonkey, that GoneHorriblyRight.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: He disapproves of his son Jordan practicing Magic
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The animated version of Hill showed absolutely no trace of the corruption that the comics version demonstrated.

!!Summer Gleeson
--> '''Voiced By: Mari Devon'''
* CanonForeigner
* {{Expy}}: She was a recreation of Vicki Vale, a reporter and love interest from the comics.
* IntrepidReporter
* IsThisThingStillOn: After the theme of the "Jokers Wild" casino is revealed on live television (complete with revolving laughing Joker head), she is caught on camera muttering, "Just disgusting."
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: Justified as she's a news reporter and she's usually shown on a TV screen, where she's ''supposed'' to be addressing the FourthWall. This is not an [[AsYouKnow Idiot Lecture]]: there must be quite a few people in her audience who are interested, else her ratings would tank and the station would have her doing something else.

!!The Creeper (Jack Ryder)
--> ''Voiced By: Jeff Bennett'''

-> ''"They call me... Yellow-Skinned Wacky-Man! But I prefer '''the Creeper'''."''

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Harley Quinn.
* AppropriatedAppellation: He gets the idea for his nickname from being called "creep", which he finds catchy but a little lacking. Before that he tried for "Yellow-skinned Wacky Man!", before switching.
* BadassBack: Even Batman cannot sneak attack him without getting knocked across the room... while he's trying to flirt with Harley Quinn.
* ChekhovsGunman: Jack Ryder is set up as the regular news reporter in ''The New Batman Adventures'' before he becomes The Creeper near the end of the series.
* ClothingDamage: He was running around in severely torn clothes after his chemical bath until he got his costume.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: To the point the Joker himself called him a lunatic.
* CreepyGood: The guy is so loco that even ''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker'' considers him a lunatic!
* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Punch Out Batman?]]: He meets Harley and immediately begins flirting with her. While doing so, he [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask nonchalantly uses one hand to punch out several of the Joker's mooks]]... and also ''Batman''.
* DramaticPause: ''I heard you guys worked for, [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud dramatic pause]], SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker!''
* FluffyFashionFeathers: The costume, famously, incorporates a ''giant red feather boa''.
* FunPersonified
* [[EvilCounterpart Good Counterpart]]: To the Joker, being transformed by falling into toxic chemicals placed by the villain as well as being hit by his laughing gas bombs. He acts like a StalkerWithACrush towards Harley Quinn, mirroring her behavior towards the Joker.
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit
* IntrepidReporter
* InsultBackfire: The as-yet unnamed Creeper confronts SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's henchmen:
-->'''Mo''': We don't know nothing about no Joker, creep!
-->'''Pre-Creeper''': Creep? CREEP? ... I like it! My new name - the Creep! No, wait, too negative...
* {{Keet}}
* LargeHam: But that just comes with the madness.
* TheMadHatter
* NighInvulnerability
* OffhandBackhand: He uses it on Joker's mooks and Batman himself.
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: Speaks like this even though he ''has'' no script.
-->You're working for--dramatic pause--''the Joker!''
* RummageSaleReject
* SplitPersonality
* StalkerWithACrush
* TheStoic: As Jack Ryder.
* TalkativeLoon
* UnderwearOfPower

!!Veronica Vreeland
--> '''Voiced By: Marilu Henner'''

* BourgeoisBohemian: Though usually simply an UpperClassTwit, she also donated much of her family's fortunes to conservationist causes, sometimes at fancy public events held to promote those causes. Selina Kyle, who considers herself a ''true'' animal-rights activist, once observed that Veronica could possibly be getting involved in those causes because she feels tremendous guilt about all the endangered species her ancestors shot when they were [[GreatWhiteHunter big-game hunters]].
* CanonForeigner
* DoomedNewClothes: In "Harley's Holiday". There she is, buying a new dress for her date with Bruce Wayne and along comes a spooked Harley Quinn. [[WatchThePaintJob Her car gets ruined]], too. Considering that Veronica actually got ''taken hostage'' by Harley, she probably wasn't too concerned about the car at first.
* FacePalm: "Birds of a Feather" has her attending the opera with Penguin. Imagine her reaction when the Penguin starts singing along.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She tends to be a RichBitch, but she has shades of this. She cares about conservation, feels guilt for using the Penguin as a joke, and drops all kidnapping charges against Harley after a series of misunderstandings.
* RichBitch
* SignificantGreenEyedRedHead
* {{Socialite}}

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Antagonists]]
!! SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker
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--> '''Voiced By:''' MarkHamill

--> ''"It'd be funny if it weren't so pathetic.... Oh, what the heck, I'll laugh anyway!"''

A lowly gangster working for Sal Valestra who, one night, during a mishap encounter with Batman in a chemical factory, falls into a vat of unknown chemicals, which stain his skin a sickly white, turn his hair green, and leaves him with a twisted smile. From then, he rose to become the greatest villain known to the streets of Gotham City (and beyond), The Joker. He is the arch-nemesis of Batman and has a penchant for turning all his crimes into a game for his own amusement. He developed a strange toxin called "Joker Gas" (or Laughing Gas on occasion) that can cause a victim to laugh themselves to death, leaving them with a disturbing grin.

* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: Upon coming into possession of $250 million in "Joker's Millions", he immediately blows most, if not all, of it on things like mansions, fast cars, and the like. [[spoiler:The guy who willed it to him, mobster "King" Barlowe, anticipated that he would do this, and made it the cornerstone of his ThanatosGambit]].
* ActorAllusion:
** MarkHamill's [[StarWars other most famous role]] also has him facing off against a tall, imposing figure in black with a deep voice..
** In "Mad Love," after a failed attack on Gordon at a dentist's office, Joker exits by saying, [[StarWars "May the floss be with you."]] Hamill also happens to be married to a dental hygienist, saying he's heard that joke a number of times.
* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: He pulls of a more family-friendly version on a copyright official.
-->'''Mr. Francis:''' Great Scott!
-->'''Joker:''' ''Actually'', I'm Irish.
* AnythingButThat: The Joker does pick his targets; [[spoiler:"I'm crazy enough to go after Batman, but the IRS? ''Nohhhhhhhh'' thank you!!"]]
* ArchEnemy: He ''is'' The Joker after all.
* AxeCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit: He does sport a pretty cool one, believe it or not.
** BadassLongcoat: It's not particularly stylish when compared to his suit, but it still looks good.
** BadassNormal: Has no superpowers.
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite his goofy nature, he can (DependingOnTheWriter) sometimes hold his own in a fistfight against Batman and also proved a reasonably good fighter in "Injustice For All" and is probably the villain to have come closest to killing Superman, aside from Darkseid.
** TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:When he goes all "GrandTheftMe" on Tim Drake, he utilises the training that he has available to great effect]].
* BadBoss: In case you ever forget how much of an asshole he is, just look at the way he abuses Harley sometimes.
* BigBad: In WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm and WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: In the revamp.
* BondOneLiner: ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' has Joker delivering a death threat to a foe's apartment via phone... At the same time as a remote-controlled plane bombed said apartment to smithereens. [[spoiler:Unfortunately Batman was in said apartment to snoop around and managed to divert the plane with a Batarang, but it ''would'' have been a straight example for the intended recipient.]] The telephone used for the threat is intact enough for the Joker to deliver the following gem:
-->'''Joker:''' ''*Over the phone*'' Hello? Hello, operator? I believe my party's been... Disconnected! [[EvilLaugh HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!]]
* BowtiesAreCool: He certainly thinks so, even making a point of adjusting his bowtie while remarking that he's a "much better dresser" than Batman.
* CelibateEccentricGenius: He's too focused on his schemes to care that his minion is throwing herself at him.
* CombatPragmatist
* CutLexLuthorACheck: tries to do this in "The Laughing Fish" by infecting all of the fish in Gotham with a toxin that gives them Joker grins, then claiming that that gives him the right to copyright all fish in Gotham. He clearly thinks of this as a great way to get money legally. Unfortunately, copyright law doesn't work even a little bit like that, and he grows quite angry when this is pointed out to him. His "solution" is to start poisoning the staff of the copyright office one-by-one with his smile toxin until they agree to see it his way.
* DeathDealer: Packs razor-edged playing cards on occasion.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Was guilty of this on more or less a regular basis.
* DomesticAbuser: The Joker and Harley have what is, beneath the make-up, a classic abusive relationship filled with emotional trauma and physical violence.
* TheDragon: To Luthor on occasion.
* TheDreaded
* ElectricJoybuzzer: A favorite gadget of his.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor
* EvilIsNotAToy: Many people who get him as a PsychoForHire eventually find this out the hard way, often when they've ordered him around one time too many or the game's just gotten boring. Just ask LexLuthor and [[spoiler:Salvatore Valestra]].
* EvilerThanThou: To Lex Luthor. In World's Finest, Luthor thought he held his strings the entire time and when the Joker failed to kill Superman (though he came closer than almost anyone previously), tries to betray and kill him. This turned out to be an incredibly '''BAD''' idea.
* EvilLaugh
* FauxAffablyEvil
* FedToTheBeast: He threatens to throw people to his hyenas, though whether or not he actually follows through on this threat is rather unclear.
* FirstLawOfResurrection
* ForTheEvulz: When he isn't [[PsychoForHire selling his services]].
* FromNobodyToNightmare: His origins are rather meager as a thug working for Sal Valestra (shown during ''Mask of the Phantasm'') but after just one botched job he rises to become so much more...
* FunnyAnsweringMachine: Naturally, it's also disturbing.
-->'''Joker''': [''laughs''] Boy, did ''you'' get a wrong number. Leave your message at the sound of the shriek.
-->'''Man's voice''': No! Please! Don't! [''shrieks'']
* GenreSavvy: When, in "Joker's Millions," he ''really'' needs to get some cash, he deliberately plans a heist with none of his trademarks so that Batman wouldn't be able to trace it back to him, and has one of his goons put on white makeup and hang out at the Penguin's club so he'll have an alibi. [[spoiler: it doesn't work when Bruce Wayne sees the henchman's makeup sweat off]]
* GigglingVillain
* HangingJudge: Masquerades as one during "Trial", complete with powdered wig.
* HatesBeingTouched:
-->'''Joker''': Don't ''touch'' me, old man! [[MoodWhiplash ...I don't know where you've been!]]
* HiddenDepths: Despite his eccentricity, he's actually quite intelligent. The Joker Gas is something of his own concoction and virtually every contribution to the story of ''Return of The Joker'' is methodical and well-thought out. He also seems to have an air of [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]] about him.
* HomemadeSweaterFromHell: Wears a rather subdued example for his [[DoNotAdjustYourSet "Christmas special."]]
* TheHyena: C'mon. It's ''The Joker''.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In Mad Love, he yells at Harley for suggesting that he just shoot him. Then, after Harley captures Batman and she tells him to come over, he beats her and is about to set Batman free, only to try and just shoot him.
* InsaneTrollLogic: "The Laughing Fish" revolves around him poisoning all of Gotham's fish so they have creepy Joker smiles, which he then tries to use as a reason to copyright all fish products. When the guy at the copyright office points out that he can't do that because copyright doesn't work that way, he is ''very'' angry.
* JokerImmunity
* InstantSoprano: At the time, a GroinAttack could be included in the show with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar careful positioning]]. To indicate to the viewer that it actually had happened, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAWvgPO_s7w the Joker's voice got noticeably higher]].
* {{Irony}}: He does want people to laugh, albeit in his own sick, insane way, but as Terry points out in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', he really sucks at being a comedian in any form.
* KickTheDog: Harley and especially [[spoiler:Tim Drake]].
* KillerYoyo: Has used one at least twice
* LargeHam: Did we mention he's The Joker ?
* LaughablyEvil
* LaughingMad: C'mon. It's ''The Joker''.
* LaughTrack: In ''Christmas with the Joker'', he uses a laugh track in grossly inappropriate fashion while discussing violence/terrorism. It's possibly a secondary Lampshade Hanging that the "audience" he's using is revealed to be cardboard cutouts.
* LonersAreFreaks: Especially evident in how he treats Harley Quinn.
* LostInACrowd: In "Joker's Wild" and "Holiday Knights"
* LukeIAmYourFather: Averted. WordOfGod stated that Joker is not related to the Dee-Dee twins, although Harley Quinn was.
* ManipulativeBastard
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MasterPoisoner
* MonsterClown: Something about the way he's drawn in ''Justice League'' makes him creepy to simply look at.
* MoralMyopia: "You killed Captain Clown. '''[[SeriousBusiness YOU KILLED CAPTAIN CLOWN!!!]]'''"
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* NerfArm: In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', he has the choice to fight the Phantasm with either a [[{{BFS}} giant, menacing, kitchen knife]] or a processed Bologna log. [[CrazyAwesome Guess which one he chooses]].
* NeverFoundTheBody: Pulled this off often during the series.
* NiceHat: Occasionally dons a fedora when he's outdoors, and wears a top hat in "Harlequinade" (which he then pulls a bomb out of).
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: He has survived falls and explosions, and seems immortal, hence the term JokerImmunity. [[spoiler: Ironically he is KilledOffForReal in the Batman Beyond movie]]
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Several times, much to Harley's chagrin.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: As both Lex Luthor and Superman found out.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: There are some eps that has Joker showcasing this trope. "Mad Love" especially when even Harley is not exempt from this.
* PoisonousCaptive: He talked his psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel into becoming Harley Quinn while still in Arkham. And it was implied early in the episode that he compromised the ones before her in a similar fashion.
* PsychoForHire: When he's not [[ForTheEvulz freelancing]].
* PsychopathicManchild: Andrea Beaumont, in the comic book sequel to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' hesitated for a second from putting him at the core of the explosion consuming the fairgrounds due to the Joker's transformation turning him into a "grinning lunatic with no sense of right or wrong."
* PungeonMaster: Lapses into this on occasion - puns are a form of humor, after all.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His design in ''Batman Beyond'', which, according to WordOfGod, was a deliberate ShoutOut to ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.
* SarcasmFailure:
** In, "Almost Got 'Im", the Joker, who is saving his story for last, spends most of the episode quipping at and mocking the other villains' stories. However, Killer Croc's story is so dumb Joker can only stare dumbfounded at him, with this sort of "what-is-this-guy-even-''doing''-here" expression frozen on his face.
** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', he spends most of the film quipping, laughing, and generally being his usual MonsterClown self (with a bit of [[SurroundedByIdiots anger on the side]]). The only scene that makes him drop it all is [[spoiler:when Tim Drake shoots him.]]
-->'''The Joker:''' That's not funny... That's not...
* SeriousBusiness: The Joker kidnaps and brainwashes three famous comedians all so that he can rig a comedy competition. As he explains, it is not about the trophy, it is about the ''title''.
* ShamuFu: In "The Laughing Fish" The Joker hits an accountant with a fish for interrupting him.
* SlasherSmile
* StepfordConsumer: One of his schemes involved making a commercial. Even with the Joker's usual level of trademark enthusiasm, the commercial barely seemed out of place.
* SuperWindowJump: Despite being GenreSavvy enough about the silliness, he does one (from a considerable height) of his own in ''Mask of the Phantasm''. But then again he IS GenreSavvy enough to be aware of his own JokerImmunity.
* SueDonym: In "Joker's Millions", the impoverished Joker is living in a cheap apartment due to money issues. When heading in, he's addressed at the front desk as a "Mr. Ker" implying he signed his name as "Joe Ker" when renting the place.
* [[spoiler:ThanatosGambit]]
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: He's used a variety of explosives in combat, including seemingly ordinary-looking marbles and grenades with his own face painted on them.
* TrainEscape: In "Mad Love" the Joker falls off a ledge onto a train's roof during a chase scene. He tries to taunt Batman, [[StealthHiBye only to find him standing right behind his back]].
* UnexpectedInheritance: "Joker's Millions"
* UnwittingPawn: Cameron Kaiser builds a casino themed after him. Joker is understandably incensed, breaks out of Arkham to punish this act of image-theft by blowing up the joint. As Batman finds out, Kaiser had spent too much on his building, and gave it a Joker-theme so the Joker would do just that, and then cash in on the insurance.
* VictoryIsBoring: In "The Man Who Killed Batman", Joker is clearly unconvinced of his nemesis's demise and goes about robbing a diamond store to force Batman to come thwart him. After a standoff several hours long, he grudgingly admits his greatest foe is gone and that [[AntagonistInMourning crime is no more fun without him.]] He orders his gang to take nothing and leaves empty handed.
* VillainousCheekbones
* VillainsWantMercy: Hanging over a pit of molten metal:
-->'''Joker:''' Batman! You wouldn't let me fry, would you?\\
'''Batman:''' ''(considers it)''\\
'''Joker:''' BATMAN! ''(Batman pulls him up)''
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: The Joker, oddly enough, occasionally peppers his speech with Yiddish, despite his claim in at least one episode of being Irish. He could be of mixed Irish/Ashkenazi descent, or he could be lying. Either possibility is about equally plausible

!!Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Quinzel)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Arleen Sorkin

A psychologist who encountered The Joker in Arkham Asylum. She became enamored with her patient, eventually aligning herself with him as his assistant.

* ActionGirl: From time to time.
* {{Adorkable}}: When she tries to interact with the public after her short lived release from Arkham
* AffablyEvil: As opposed to the FauxAffablyEvil Joker
* AfraidOfNeedles: Cries like a little girl when Poison Ivy gives her a shot in "Harley and Ivy". Harley even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by saying, "You'd think I'd be used to a little pain after hangin' out with Mistah J."
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Her relationship with the Joker: TheJoker is hated and feared by the rest of the villains, while Harley is appreciated InUniverse by them. Joker uses ComedicSociopathy, while Harley {{CloudCuckoolander}}’s exploits are genuinely funny. Joker’s obsession with the Batman makes him fall for BondVillainStupidity and ComplexityAddiction, but Harley is a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass NoNonsenseNemesis who almost kills the Batman at the MadLove episode. And at the WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker movie, Joker [[spoiler: doesn’t get JokerImmunity]], but Harley does. Harley is not only a better ''villain'', she is a better ''comedian'' than the joker.
** Then again, in terms of sheer danger and body count, TheJoker far outclasses her and almost every other villain. Funnily enough, the success Joker has in being dangerous and killing is a huge part of what contributes to Joker being hated and feared by all the other villains.
* AntiLoveSong: Does a truly demented one in the episode "Harlequinade", called "Say That We're Sweethearts Again" from a 1944 movie called ''Meet The People''.
* AntiVillain: Her cheery attitude makes her seem less malicious than most of the rest of the RoguesGallery. When she's at her nicest - such as in ''Harlequinade'' and ''especially'' ''Harley's Holiday -'' she barely seems villainous at all, instead coming off as an sweet but uninhibited kook whose impulsiveness causes chaos. In several episodes she seems only a few steps away from a HeelFaceTurn, if she could ''just'' shake her obsession - [[CHronicVillainy which, naturally, she never does.]]
* AppropriatedAppellation: She's jokingly addressed as Harley Quinn before becoming a villain.
* AscendedExtra: She was originally just a one-time moll character who made such an impression she became the Joker's pseudo-girlfriend/top henchwoman, then began developing relationships with other characters and got her own spotlight episodes, including a comic tie-in detailing her origins that got adapted into an episode. Then she became a CanonImmigrant into the comic universe, so she's ascended twice from one-shot to supporting character, from cartoon to comics, in that order.
* TheAtoner: Implied to become one after [[spoiler:the Joker dies in ROTJ]].
* AxeCrazy: when she gets crazy, she gets CRAZY
* BewareTheSillyOnes: She's very bubbly and goofy, and may be the nicest of Batman's RoguesGallery. She's also a psychotic nutcase who's perfectly willing to shoot you or break your legs ForTheLulz.
* TheBigDamnKiss: Goes back for seconds after giving Batman a "Thank You" peck on the lips.
* BiTheWay: About as close as you can get on a family-friendly cartoon. Explicitly in love with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, but also has a thing going on with Poison Ivy.
* BreakTheCutie
* BumblingSidekick
* ButtMonkey
* CanonImmigrant: Started out as a DCAU character, then became part of the main DC universe.
* CatchPhrase: One that followed her to the comics and a few future adaptations:
--> (when meeting someone for the first time): "Call me Harley! Everyone does."
* CharacterExaggeration: Depends on the episode, but some episodes - particularly the crossovers - really play up how childishly dimwitted and silly she is, occasionally to the point of making her TheLoad. It's a major character trait in "Girl's Night Out."
* ChronicVillainy: Every time she feels that the Joker is not for her, it's only temporary, and she goes right back to loving him again.
* ClingyJealousGirl
* CloudCuckoolander: Even when she does get declared sane, she's still ''weird''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: In ''Mad Love'', even Batman himself admitted that she came a lot closer to killing him than the Joker ever did.
* CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure
* CuteAndPsycho
* DarkActionGirl
* DarkMistress
* DartboardOfHate: Keeps a dart-riddled photo of Batman in her cell at Arkham, as shown in "Joker's Millions".
* DecoyDamsel
* TheDogBitesBack: Sometimes Mistah J will push her too far, which leads to...
** {{Yandere}}: ''Fear'' her when she goes into this mode. Even ''the Joker'' is scared of her when she goes into this mode.
* DominoMask
* DropTheHammer: Her trademark mallet
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She considers her fellow Arkham inmates her friends, and was disgusted with Joker's plan to atomize Gotham and ignore them and their pet hyenas.
** EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes
* EvilDetectingDog: Inverted. While Harley Quinn, recently released from Arkham and out trying to start anew, her hyenas immediately start barking at the sight of Bruce Wayne. Harley for her part is clueless that she happens to be standing next to Batman.
* ExpressiveHair: Harley's "hat".
* FluffyTamer: To everyone else the Joker's snarling pet hyenas are a menace; to her, they're her "babies."
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HypercompetentSidekick
* IgnoredEpiphany: In "Harlequinade" and "Mad Love"
* ImplausibleDeniability: Harley Quinn [[SubvertedTrope really was trying to go straight]], but after her first day out of Arkham ended with her taking a hostage she pointed out that, with her history, even ''she'' would not believe the story that it was all a big misunderstanding.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* InsaneForgiveness: She always forgives the Joker no matter what, even when he tortures children and has tried to kill her in the past. In this case, she ''is'' insane, though, and the show makes it clear that [[MadLove this isn't a healthy relationship]].
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne
-->'''Harley Quinn:''' And here you thought I was just another bubble-headed blond bimbo! Well, the joke's on you, I'm not even a real blond!
* JustGotOutOfJail: "Harley's Holiday". Poor Harley even ''paid'' for that dress...
* LapPillow: To Joker during the JokerJury episode, to the disgust of the attorney defending Batman.
-->'''Van Dorn:''' I object to this witness! She's obviously trying to influence the judge.
-->'''Joker:''' (sounding genuinely confused) What makes you say that?
* LimaSyndrome: Harley Quinn's origin is Lima Syndrome turned MadLove.
* LoveCannotOvercome: She occasionally broke up with The Joker when she wanted to go straight or he simply went too far, but MadLove always brought her back in the end.
* LoveMakesYouEvil / LoveMakesYouCrazy
* LoveMartyr
* [[LukeIAmYourFather Luke I Am Your Grandmother]]: Due in part to Paul Dini not bearing to kill Harley Quinn off, she [[spoiler:was revealed to be the grandmother of the Dee-Dee twins, members of the Jokerz gang, nearing the end of Return of the Joker, and was scolding them.]]
* MadLove: I smell a TropeNamer...
* MagicSkirt: Gets one at the beginning of the episode "Mad Love".
* MasterOfDelusion: Played with in "Harley's Holiday". Newly released from Arkham, she's [[VillainsOutShopping out shopping]] when she runs into Bruce Wayne. She stops him, then covers the top half of his face, saying, "I recognize [[LanternJawOfJustice that chin]]..." and then declares, "I knew it! You're Bruce Wayne, boy billionaire!"
* MeaningfulName
* {{Meganekko}}: before her transformation
* MookPromotion
* MoralMyopia: In ''Mad Love'' when Harley is reading a newspaper with the front page article titled "Joker Still At Large. Body Count Rises" she is more concerned for the Joker than for the victims.
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* PerkyFemaleMinion
* PsychoSupporter
* PunnyName: '''Harle'''y '''Quin'''n. Even when not highlighting this out, her name sounds like "Harlequin". The Joker even [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] this in ''Mad Love''.
* RealNameAsAnAlias: In "The Man Who Killed Batman", she masquerades as the lawyer of the episode's titular character, using the name Harleen Quinzel. Later, the episode "Mad Love" would confirm this as her actual name.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* RedemptionFailure: In "Harley's Holiday", though because it is PlayedForLaughs, this is a borderline HeelFaceDoorSlam example, too.
* ReformedButRejected: In "Harley's Holiday", she tried to reform. The chain of events that got her sent back to Arkham started with her panicking after setting off a detector in a department store. The clerk never got a chance to explain that they just forgot to remove the security tag on the dress she just bought.
--->'''Harley''': They won't even let me keep my new dress! And ''I actually paid for it!''
** Though it could be worse - at the end of the episode, her doctor observes that it was all just a misunderstanding and that Harley ''was'' still well on the path to recovery even if she wasn't quite there yet. Plus, she gets the dress back ''and'' gets away with kissing Batman. Twice.
* SexyJester
* SheFu: One of Batman's most acrobatic foes; natural, since she got into college on a gymnastics scholarship.
* SmoochOfVictory: Gives one to Batman of all people. When Batman showed her a bit of kindness by returning a dress she'd bought and told her even though she's going back to Arkham, she should get a little happiness. Touched, Harley gives him a quick peck. Then, looking playful, gives him a long, long smooch, telling him to call her. Robin and Poison Ivy, watching, seem weirded out.
* SocietyIsToBlame: Recites this trope when [[ReformedButRejected her attempt at a normal life goes awry]] in ''Harley's Holiday'': "I tried to play by the rules, but no, they wouldn't let me go straight! Society is to blame!" Which, unlike the Penguin's, was PlayedForLaughs because her "crime" was having paid for the dress... but neglecting to let the woman remove the security tag, and not letting the store's guard explain the situation to her before overreacting.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Suggested [[JustShootHim just shooting Batman]] to Joker.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: In "Harley's Holiday", she espouses this after violating her parole barely moments out of being released from the asylum ("I tried to be good. I really did. But if that's not good enough, fine!"). However, after having to be saved by Batman, she seems to reconsider. Subverted in that most of this was Harley thinking people were acting like this to her - a dress she bought still had the tags, so the security guard tried to take them off for her. She thought he was accusing her of stealing the dress, so in a panic she took off accidentally taking Veronica Vreeland hostage and ran.
* VillainousHarlequin: Probably ''the'' most classic example ever. She even provides the current page picture!
* VillainSong: "Say That We're Sweethearts Again"
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend
* VomitDiscretionShot: In "The Laughing Fish" and "Harley's Holiday"
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Demonstrated in "Girl's Night Out". Poison Ivy and Livewire are a bit more subtle when it comes to breaking, entering, and burglary due to their abilities...but all Harley can do is bang things with her mallet.
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: In "Mad Love", [[spoiler: she is tossed out of a third-story window by the Joker, and whispers "My fault... I didn't get the joke.", quietly asserting Battered Spouse Syndrome.]]
* WithCatlikeTread: As she and Batman sneak into Joker's hideout, Harley is behind Batman saying "Sneak - Sneak - Sneak". She stops when Batman turns around and glares at her

!!Two-Face (Harvey Dent)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Richard Moll

The district attorney of Gotham City with a dark side he's repressed for years. Once a powerful ally of Batman's war on crime, an explosion at a chemical plant caused by Rupert Thorne destroyed the left side of his face with hideous scarring as well as pulled his dark side (called "Big Bad Harv") into the forefront of his mind and dividing it in two. He always makes decisions based on fate, flipping a two-headed coin (where one side is scratched up) before acting.

* AngryEyebrows: During his origin story, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtUBwucBCfQ they present]] Harvey Dent getting pushed to the brink by Thorne... and then entering a TranquilFury as his SplitPersonality, Big Bad Harv, comes out to play.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: This version of Two-Face looks to be a lighter-skinned black man, with fuller lips while not as dark skinned as other characters like Lucious Fox. Apparently, he was supposed to be Italian-American and appears to be based on actor Humphrey Bogart.
* AxCrazy
* BadassNormal
* BandagedFace
* BrokenAce: Before he becomes Two-Face.
* ChekhovsGunman: Harvey Dent appears twice as a heroic character before becoming Two Face, and in his first appearance he is even shown flipping a coin.
* ChronicVillainy
* [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Me Harvey]]
* DontLookAtMe: Tries to hide his disfigurement when Grace comes to see him, and gets mad when she removes the cloth covering half his face.
* EnemyWithin
* EvilFormerFriend
* EvilSoundsDeep
* FaceRevealingTurn
* FallenHero
* [[spoiler:FreudianTrio]]: [[spoiler:In "Judgement Day," Two-Face gains ''a third personality'', making him a one-man Freudian Trio. Harvey Dent is the Ego, "Big Bad Harv" is the id, and the Judge is the superego.]]
* GrossUpCloseUp: A rare, [[PlayedForDrama non-comedic]] fashion[[note]] considering its use in an animated show[[/note]] when he is unmasked after his surgery
* GunsAkimbo
* HeadsTailsEdge: "Second Chance" has Batman switch Two-Face's coin with one that always lands on edge. The main result is not so much an inability to make a decision as the fact that the coin rolls away, and he [[FreakOut Freaks right out]] and has to chase after it.
* {{Idiosyncrazy}}: Always commits crimes relating to the number two, like stealing two million dollars in two-dollar coins in "Almost Got 'Im". He also bases most decisions on the outcome of a flip of his coin even though it's extremely impractical, and he [[VillainousBreakdown completely loses it]] whenever someone manages to steal it from him.
* JekyllAndHyde: Harvey Dent and Two-Face. In "Judgement Day", [[spoiler:the third personality, called "The Judge", is established.]]
* MadnessMantra: At the end of "Judgment Day":
-->'''Two-Face:''' Guilty...guilty...guilty...
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne: [[spoiler:In the last episode, he developed a third persona: the Judge, a ruthless vigilante who was punishing criminals. Both the Harvey Dent and Two-Face personas were unaware of the Judge's existence. It also seems the Judge didn't know he shared a body with them, since he was ruining Two-Face's plans and tried to kill him.]]
* MismatchedEyes
* MoralityChain: His fiancee, Grace, tries to be this but eventually Harv strays too far down the path of darkness.
* MulticoloredHair: The hair on the "bad" half of his face is snow-white, evidently as a result of the shock of his scarring.
* MyGreatestFailure: For Batman.
* NumerologicalMotif
* PowerBornOfMadness: Seems to have this; in the episodes where he snaps, when he transitions to "Big Bad Harv," he is strong enough to lift Rupert Thorne (an obese crime boss) clean off the ground and hurl him into three other thugs. He does something similar in the next episode as Two-Face with yet another thug. Considering this interpretation of Two-Face seems mostly based on being consumed by rage, maybe it is more "Power Born of Being Really Mad."
* RageAgainstTheReflection: Upon awakening after getting caught in an explosion, Harvey Dent demands a mirror. When he sees the grotesque scarring of half his face, he screams with horror and anger, and his transformation into the villain Two-Face becomes complete (except for the occasional HopeSpot that keeps Batman tormented that his old friend might be saved).
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against Thorne.
* SanityHasAdvantages: It's not his fault that he ''has'' to let a coin flip make his decisions for him, so that, if you toss a ton of coins in as he flips, he can't make a choice anymore! Honest, it's not!! Naturally, Batman exploits this in "Second Chance" where he replaces Two-Face's coin with a trick one that always lands on its side. [[spoiler: The ploy backfires on Batman when the [[ThouShaltNotKill coin keeps bouncing towards the edge of the derelict skyscraper]]..]]
* TheScream: Does this at the end of his introductory episode
* SplitPersonality
** SplitPersonalityTakeover: [[spoiler:He eventually gets a ''third'' that puts the other two personalities on trial.]] AndIMustScream indeed.
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: When he threatened to release a binary poison on Gotham, he claimed there would be two kinds of people in Gotham: The dying and the dead.
* TragicMonster
* [[spoiler:TwoAliasesOneCharacter: In "Judgment Day", "The Judge" is revealed to be his new third personality]].
* TwoFaced
* VillainousBreakdown: Every time Batman manages to take his coin.
* VillainousBSOD: In "Judgement Day", after [[spoiler:"The Judge" takes over his mind and puts them on trial]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: After his transformation he leads an extra-legal war on Rupert Thorne's criminal organization, robbing his operations throughout Gotham, but his ultimate plan is to expose Thorne's activities and get him arrested. In "Judgement Day", [[spoiler: he's developed a third personality, "The Judge", who is determined to punish the criminals and corrupt of Gotham City.]]

!!Ra's al Ghul
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--> '''Voiced By:''' DavidWarner

A centuries-old man who is the head of a vast network of henchmen and wealth. His schemes, some way or another, seek to save the environment from mankind or further his life so he can continue his efforts with the former. The Joker may be Batman's ArchEnemy, but due to his power, agenda, and clever mind, Batman considers Ra's his most dangerous foe.

* AffablyEvil
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa
** CulturedBadass
* BigBad: Sort of. He's not ''the'' overriding threat of the series, but his schemes tend most often to be [[AnArc arc]]-based, and Batman regards him as his most powerful and dangerous enemy.
* CameBackWrong: The Lazarus Pit revives the dying, but at the cost of temporarily being driven violently insane. "The Demon Reborn" in ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' also demonstrates that each usage has diminishing returns.
* TheChessmaster
* DisturbingStatistic: He doesn't even blink as he drops one of these on Batman:
--> '''Batman:''' But that will cost countless lives!
--> '''Ra's al Ghul:''' Actually, Detective, we ''have'' counted: [[LudicrousPrecision Two billion, fifty-six million, nine hundred and eighty-six thousand! ]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's disgusted by the the cruelty [[spoiler:his son]] Arkady Duvall shows towards underlings.
* EvilBrit
* FriendlyEnemy: One-sided. He genuinely seems to like Bruce and wants him as his heir. Batman disagrees, and as a result Ra's ''will'' use deadly force on him if neccessary.
** The respect seems to be somewhat mutual, as evidenced in the Jonah Hex episode. It turns out the old man Ra's "kidnapped" is his son. Batman allows them to leave without a fight.
* GracefulLoser
* HighClassGlass: In 1883.
* {{Immortality}}
* ImmortalityImmorality
* KnightTemplar
* MysteriousWatcher: At the end of "Off Balance".
* OmnicidalManiac: Perfectly willing to cause a chain reaction likely to kill more that ''2 billion'' lives
* ShirtlessScene: Just like in the comics, his first meeting with Batman culminates in this, while he's wielding a...
* SinisterScimitar: ... against Batman in a...
* StoryboardingTheApocalypse: When he lays out his plan to destroy humanity, it is accompanied by a series of detailed stills showing the world being saturated by the Lazarus Pits, in chaos, and finally at "a blessed peace."
--> '''Batman:''' But that will cost countless lives!\\
'''Ra's al Ghul:''' Actually, Detective, we ''have'' counted: Two billion, fifty-six million, nine hundred and eighty-six thousand! A most impressive plan, would you not agree?\\
'''Batman:''' Yes... I can see it clearly now for the first time. You are completely out of your mind.
* SwordFight: ... in the middle of a desert.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: And fully aware of it, too. He himself projects 2,056,986,000 casualties as a result of his plan in ''The Demon's Quest''.
* VillainousValor: Despite being insufferably pompous, self-righteous, megalomaniacal, and a genocidal lunatic, he is a brave man, exposing himself to danger even though most of the time he is a frail old man; he refuses to see himself as a victim, and [[DontYouDarePityMe won't tolerate anyone else thinking that, either]]. When rejuvenated by a chemical pool called the Lazarus Pit, he becomes strong and athletic and is willing to fight anyone. When he challenges Batman to a sword fight in "The Demon's Quest (Part II)" he demands: "Are you man enough to face your better?" - and is immensely pleased that Batman is just that.
* WeCanRuleTogether
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* WorthyOpponent

!! Mr. Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Michael Ansara

--> "''Think of it, Batman: to never again walk on a summer's day with a hot wind in your face, and a warm hand to hold. Oh yes, I'd'' kill ''for that.''"

A respected cryogenics expert who was once employed by [=GothCorp=], Victor Fries fell into a life of crime when his wife, Nora, grew ill and he was forced to sustain her in cryogenic containment until such time that a cure could be delivered. A freak accident in his lab caused Victor to become doused in cryogenic freezing compound, altering his body's structure. Although the effect of the incident made him very durable physically (he is nigh-immortal as his body's low temperature reduces his aging to a crawl), it left him unable to sustain himself outside of below-freezing temperatures. Fries developed a special suit that allows him to exist at these temperatures in normal climates, becoming "Mr. Freeze" in the process. Mr. Freeze's criminal activities are typically unconcerned with personal gain but instead motivated by vengeance and desperation.

* AdaptationalBadass: And he ended up reintroduced in the comics and featured in [[WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero two]] [[Film/BatmanAndRobin films]] (granted, the latter did not go very well).
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: In "Deep Freeze"; Grant Walker wants to use his technology to freeze the planet, killing everyone except those on his island. In exchange for his cooperation, Walker offers to revive Freeze's wife. Freeze is willing to go along with the plan until Batman points out that Nora would be waking up to a cold, dead world, whereupon Freeze releases Batman and Robin and helps them defeat Walker.
* AntiVillain
* AnIcePerson
* BadBoss: He values Nora's life more than anyone else's, even his own henchmen.
* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: Of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero''.
* BodyHorror: Starts out with a body unable to survive outside of subzero temperatures. Gets even worse in later seasons, when [[spoiler:all of his body, save for his head, has decayed away]].
* ChronicVillainy
* ClingyCostume: His temperature-regulating suit.
* CreepyMonotone
* CrusadingWidower
* CursedWithAwesome
* DespairEventHorizon:
** Losing his wife. [[spoiler:''Both'' times.]]
** Gets another one in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. Poor guy just can't catch a break.
* {{Determinator}}: "Nora was the only good thing in my life and they took her from me. I don't care what I have to do to get her back!"
* TheDragon: To Grant Walker in "Deep Freeze".
* DramaticDeadpan: He usually talks in an emotionless CreepyMonotone.
* FateWorseThanDeath: His origin was based on this.
* FreezeRay
* IllGirl: Why he commits his crimes
* KickTheDog: Trying to hit Batman, he accidentally freezes one of his henchmen's legs. He then blames the accident on said henchman and leaves him for dead while the poor guy begs them to help him. It happens the same way to one of his ice maidens in "Cold Comfort."
* LonersAreFreaks: Where Batman has Robin, who he treats as a teammate, Mr. Freeze is completely ruthless when one of his henchmen gets accidentally frozen.
* [[spoiler:LosingYourHead]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* {{Necromantic}}
* PeopleJars: Keeps Nora in one until he can find a cure.
* PoweredArmor
* PungeonMaster: He makes some cold-related puns in his debut episode; they are much better than anything from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
-->'''Mr. Freeze:''' I'm beyond emotions. They've been frozen ''dead'' in me.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Goggles Take Warning]]
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Mr. Freeze fires his freeze gun directly at you. In the commentary, the directors are surprised they got away with it - they wouldn't have been able to with a regular gun, in case some kid decided to try it.
* SilenceYouFool: In "Deep Freeze", Mr. Freeze say this twice to Batman.
* SnowMeansLove: His most iconic scene is him talking to the snowglobe that contains a statue of Nora, begging for forgiveness. Sad version of this trope. The comics reveal that in college the two spent much of their courtship outside in the snow.
* TheStoic: But also NotSoStoic when his wife is brought into the equation.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: "Freeze!" "That's ''Mister'' Freeze to ''you''." ''([[PreMortemOneLiner fires]])''
* TinMan: Despite claiming that he can no longer feel any emotion, his despair at losing his wife — and his cold hatred to those who took her — is demonstrable.
* TragicVillain
* WeaksauceWeakness: Any temperatures over freezing; he can't survive them without his suit.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: "Deep Freeze" states that, even if he's not ''immortal'', he can likely live for thousands of years. And he wants none of it.
** Worse in ''Meltdown'' where he seems to have spent the last few decades as a disembodied head in an isolated room.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!!Clayface (Matt Hagen)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' RonPerlman

* AnimeAnatomy: even when shifted into the form of a naked human, he has no genitalia
** He was barely human, just humanoid.
* AntiVillain
* {{Badass}}
** AdaptationalBadass: Much like Freeze, he'd been written off as too goofy to work. Then BTAS came along...
* CompositeCharacter: His character is essentially a combination of the first three versions from the comics.
* CosmeticHorror: He used an experimental cosmetic cream to help him look good for roles. It ate away at his face, and when he tried to blow the whistle before it went on the market, Daggett's men fed him an overdose, turning him into Clayface.
* FakingTheDead: At the end of his first appearance.
* IWasQuiteALooker: He was before the accident, at any rate.
* {{Jerkass}}: But a [[JerkassWoobie pitiable one]].
* KickTheDog: when he throws his best friend/stunt double across the room when the guy tries to cheer him up and encourage him that all is not lost in living like a regular person
-->"''Don't patronize me! I told you, I don't need to eat! I don't need to sleep! And I'' '''''DON'T NEED YOU!!!'''''"
* LargeHam: He's an actor, so this shouldn't come as a surprise.
--> "[[AStreetcarNamedDesire STELLAAAAAA!]]"
* ManOfAThousandFaces
* NotQuiteDead: in his first appearance he pretends to die from electrocution, but we see at the end of the episode that he's still alive and shifted into the form of a pretty woman on the street.
* PsychopathicManchild
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His motive in his first appearance, seeking revenge against the men responsible for his transformation.
* ShadowDiscretionShot: Provides the trope image.
* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: It's explained that shapeshifting is a acquired skill, or "muscle tensing," so he can't just constantly be in another form.
* ThatManIsDead
* TragicVillain
* VillainousBreakdown: Invoked.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler: In JusticeLeague, Flash and Hawkgirl rather cheerfully blow him to bits. [[KilledOffForReal He's never seen again after the episode.]]]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: What Dagget ''tried'' to have his men do to Hagen.

!!Catwoman (Selina Kyle)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Adrienne Barbeau

An animal rights activist with a thing for cat burglaries on the side. Selina doesn't outright oppose Batman but the two don't see eye to eye due to her hobby. In times of mutual crisis, Catwoman has been known to assist Batman for the shared greater good.

* ActionGirl
** DarkActionGirl: Depending on the episode.
* AffablyEvil: When she actually is a villain. She seems to have a soft spot for both Batman and Batgirl.
* AntiHero: after being released on probation, she becomes what is essentially a female Batman for a little while, helping out Batman or trying to stop various criminals on her own. Unfortunately, it didn't stick, and she went back to being a ClassyCatBurglar AntiVillain.
* AntiVillain
* {{Caltrops}}: Has them in the shape of cats, naturally. She uses them in "The Cat and the Claw" to stop Red Claw's men from pursuing her through a ventilation duct.
* CatGirl: Taken to extremes in "Tyger Tyger", where Dr. Dorian kidnaps Selina Kyle and mutates her into an ACTUAL catwoman.
* ClassyCatBurglar
* ClearMyName: "Batgirl Returns"
* DatingCatwoman: She ''is'' the TropeNamer.
* DistressedDamsel: Gets rescued by Batman more than three times in the series.
* EnemyMine
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She tries.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* LiveMinkCoat: In her first appearance, she is carrying her cat, Isis, around her neck, to help in one of her thefts.
* LovableRogue
* LovesMyAlterEgo: She loves Batman, but only considers Bruce a friend. He knows both her identities and, according to the "perfect world" illusion created by the Mad Hatter, would marry her, if [[DatingCatwoman Batman and Catwoman]] were out of the equation.
* MsFanservice
* OutGambitted: In "You Scratch My Back", she should have known better that to try and play Nightwing, Batman's protege. He has after all been taught by the best.
* RightHandCat: Isis.
* SheFu
* SnowMeansLove: In "Cat Scratch Fever", Batman meets her in the snow, and she has to ask, "Are you getting soft on criminals, or just on me?"
* SpyCatsuit
* TheUnmasking: At the beginning of "Cat Scratch Fever", Catwoman is arrested and in the aftermath is outed as Selina Kyle and put on probation--if Catwoman is sighted, Selina is to be arrested immediately. However, this is the only episode to actually use this plot point in any way. Either the writers forgot or Selina is just ''that good''.,
* VillainExitStageLeft: At the end of "Batgirl Returns", as the police cart her off, Catwoman somehow forces them out of the squadcar and drives away herself. Robin tries to give chase, but Batgirl ''grabs him by the cape'', reasoning that they'd encounter her again sometime.
* VillainousValor: She takes pride in hardly ever getting scared - and, being a CombatPragmatist, can physically get the best of men twice her size when she really wants to.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: "Almost Got 'Im"
* WallCrawl: Catwoman does it by digging in with the claws in her suit.
* WeCanRuleTogether: To Batgirl in "Batgirl Returns". Batgirl's response is not exactly unexpected.
* WhipItGood
* WildCard
* WillTheyOrWontThey

!! Man-Bat (Dr. Kirk Langstrom)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Marc Singer

* BioAugmentation
* MagicPants
* NotMeThisTime: "Terror in the Sky"
* ProfessorGuineaPig
* SuperpoweredEvilSide
* TragicMonster

!! The Scarecrow (Jonathan Crane)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Henry Polic II, JeffreyCombs

A university psychology professor who has made a career out of studying fear and its effects. In his pursuit of research, he developed a chemical toxin that allows him to induce fear in any subject at his whim, which he later began using as an asset for crime.

* CutLexLuthorACheck: In "Fear of Victory" he starts rigging sports and then betting on the games; he himself points out that chemicals are expensive and his usual crimes of causing wanton terror aren't very lucrative.
* EvilRedhead
* EvilTeacher: His experiments - mostly just locking people in small rooms while dousing them with fear gas - go all the way back to his days as a Gotham University professor.
* FixingTheGame / ThrowingTheFight: "Fear of Victory" centered on his plot to raise a lot of money gambling on sporting events ([[TheGimmick Guess]] [[IKnowWhatYouFear how]]). He even drops the title "I fixed the games."
* ForScience: "Dreams in Darkness" in particular.
* AGodAmI: No remotely "godlike" powers aside from his fear gas, but he's got the attitude in spades.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Has been exposed twice to his own fear gas.
* IKissYourFoot: In "Fear of Victory", Scarecrow mentions using his Fear Toxin to bring the people of Gotham to their knees and in his own words "...Kissing my feet!"
* {{Jerkass}}: Unlike all those tragic villains, he's just a nasty little prick.
* LargeHam: At first.
* LeanAndMean
* MadScientist
* MasterOfIllusion
* MasterPoisoner
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* NiceHat
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Not that he was really harmless to begin with, just... not that scary.
* PetTheDog: He seems to like Harley.
* PoisonAndCureGambit In "Never Fear", he releases a chemical that takes away all sensation of fear, making people dangerously reckless, with the plan of selling his fear toxin as the "antidote".
* ScaryScarecrows
* [[SkullForAHead Skull For A Mask]]: In the redesign.
* SinisterScythe: Wields one in "Trial".
* SoftSpokenSadist: When voiced by Jeffrey Combs.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be ___?]]: Scarecrow is the master of using this trope.

!! Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Diane Pershing

--> ''"They can bury me in the ground as deep as they like, but I'll grow back..."''

* AntiVillain
* AxCrazy: in her first episode, at least.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: "Pretty Poison".
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Started as a pretty hammy activist until she met Harley and became more of a DeadpanSnarker as a {{Foil}} to Harley's GenkiGirl.
* CivilianVillain: "House and Garden".
* DeadpanSnarker: Being around Harley so much gives her a ''lot'' of practice.
* DruggedLipstick
* EvilIsHammy: Quite the contrast between perfect girlfriend Pamela Isley and supervillainess Ivy.
* EvilRedhead
* HotScientist
* KissOfDeath
* LadyInRed: In her debut.
* MadScientist
* MamaBear: Don't hurt her plants.
* MasterPoisoner
* NotGoodWithPeople
* NotSoDifferent: Tries to pull this on Batman, claiming they both punish "evildoers." Batman doesn't always agree with her definition of "evildoer"...
* RedheadInGreen
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* TheSociopath: Outright states that she's immune to "the pain and suffering of others" during a flashback in "Almost Got 'Im".
* StrawFeminist: Sometimes portrayed this way. In "Harley & Ivy" she goes on a crime spree with Harley Quinn and claims its all about female empowerment. The episode ends with her being arrested by Detective Montoya and another female cop.
* TheVamp
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She fights to save plants, in particular endangered species. It's her methods rather than her objectives that are problematic

!! Rupert Thorne
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--> '''Voiced By:''' John Vernon

* BullyingADragon: His attempt at blackmailing Harvey Dent, even though he ''knew'' that Dent had a violent temper stemming from his mental issues ''and'' was a large, strong adult who had barely been able to restrain himself from ripping one of Thorne's goons to pieces.
* TheDon
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Stromwell's son goes missing and he accuses Thorne of being behind it, Thorne points out that he never goes after a person's family. Thorne is actually planning to kill Stromwell right then, betraying him at a peace summit, but he is legitimately shocked at the accusation and is completely sincere in his assertion of innocence.
* FatBastard
* FauxAffablyEvil
* KarmaHoudini: Being arrested doesn't seem to mean that much to him.
* MoralityPet: While he didn't make life easy for his brother Matthew, he still genuinely cares for him.
* NotMeThisTime: "Vendetta" and "Second Chance".
* PragmaticVillainy: At times.
* SiblingYinYang
* SmugSnake

!! The Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' PaulWilliams, David Ogden Stiers

--> ''"Sorry about the intrusion, sir, but at least you were ransacked by a man of impeccable taste."''

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: In "Birds of a Feather" and "The Mechanic", he had a hideout in one. Likely a reference to his Film/BatmanReturns counterpart.
* {{Acrofatic}}
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Uses this a lot.
* AffablyEvil: Especially in "Birds of a Feather".
* AntiquatedLinguistics
* BadGuyBar: The Iceberg Lounge technically counts.
* BigBad: In "WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman".
* BodyguardBabes: Jay, Lark, and Raven.
* ChronicVillainy: Chose to abandon crime one day when he was released from Stonegate, deciding that he never wanted to return to jail again, but when he learned that the woman he began to fall in love with was only spending time with him to mock his uncultured ways he relapsed into villainy. However, unlike the other villains, he does manage to stay out of jail in ''The New Batman Adventures.'' He didn't really reform and uses his nightclub as a front for shady deals, but he does a much better job of ensuring his legal safety. Batman is well-aware that Penguin hasn't changed, but keeps him around because he is just as often a [[TheRat good source of information]] about other, more dangerous criminals.
* CivilianVillain: Actually worked better for him when he was faking it.
* EtTuBrute: A rather depressing example. In the episode, "Birds of a Feather", he is released from prison and declares that he's reformed and will become a model member of high society. A group of snobbish aristocrats decide to bring him into their social circle so that they can laugh at his social ineptitude and appearance. He generally doesn't care how life had gotten him down through the rest of the episode, but when he overhears the woman whom he had fallen in love with talking about this plot, he loses it. The real slap in the face is that he had genuinely reformed until this happened.
* EvilBrit
* EvilIsNotAToy: In "Birds of a Feather", Veronica Vreeland brings him into her social circle as a publicity stunt. He eventually finds out he's being used, and in his true flamboyantly villainous fashion, kidnaps and tries to kill her.
* TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: In his first appearance, he and his henchmen are continuously foiled by the local children who have [[BatmanInMyBasement Batman in their basement]]. This is one of the reasons that the production team does not think very highly of this episode, since they were hoping the series would avoid kid heroes and bumbling villains.
* FatBastard
* FauxAffablyEvil: His default mode.
* FeatheredFiend: Has a collection of deadly birds ranging from poison-billed hummingbirds to trained attack-cassowaries.
* GentlemanThief
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking
* TheGrotesque: Similar to the Burton films, the Penguin is ''almost'' this trope played straight. He's nowhere near as evil as, say, The Joker, but then again he's not even all that ugly (HollywoodHomely might be the best way to describe him). It's implied that deep down he really wants to go straight, [[ChronicVillainy but he just likes stealing priceless artifacts too much]] -- and he just can't keep from lashing out at people who make fun of him when he ''does'' try to reform.
* HighClassGlass
* ImprobableWeaponUser
* JabbaTableManners
* JustGotOutOfJail: He did try to live a honest life and among Gotham's elites (which he thought possible thanks to Veronica Vreeland). While she cleared a misunderstanding when Batman wrongly thought the Penguin was one of the muggers robbing her, it was eventually revealed to him she just wanted someone to be made a fool of at a party. He was so revolted he returned to a life of crime.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* NiceHat
* OnlySaneMan: Carried over from the comics. He's one of the few Batman villains who goes to jail rather than Arkham. He also sometimes grows annoyed with the other rogues' "eccentricities" when forced to work with them.
* OrphanedPunchline: Has one in "Birds of a Feather": "--and I said, 'But, warden--those aren't ''my'' pants!"
* PaidHarem: Jay, Raven, and Lark.
* ParasolOfPain
** ParasolParachute
* TheRat: The only reason why Batman lets him operate his nightclub.
* RedemptionFailure: "Birds of a Feather"
* ReformedButRejected: "Birds of a Feather"
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* SinisterSchnoz
* SmallNameBigEgo: Despite overwhelming evidence on the contrary, the Penguin really believes he is well liked by the rich Gotham elite (''"Birds of a Feather"'') and fancies himself as a ladies’ man (he hits on Roxie Rocket on ''"The Ultimate Thrill"''). Those things didn’t end well for him.
* SmugSnake
* SocietyIsToBlame: In "Birds of a Feather", he looks to go straight once he's gotten out of prison, but when resident RichBitch Veronica Vreeland and her snobby friends decide to make him the butt of an exceptionally cruel joke, he reverts to his criminal ways to exact revenge. In the end, he muses, "I guess it's true; society is to blame. ''High'' society." At least Vreeland had the decency to feel bad about her role in it by the end though.
* TerribleTrio: Was part of one with Jay and Raven before leading two sets: one of males then one of females.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: He could put up with Batman [[ReformedButRejected not believing he really reformed]], but Veronica Vreeland shouldn't have used him for a pig at a pig party.
* VillainBallMagnet: "Birds of a Feather"
* VillainousValor: In "Birds of a Feather" at least, he is a courageous fighter, [[MuggingTheMonster beating back a gang of bullies who are trying to mug him using only his umbrella]]. In "Second Chance", when Batman is accusing him of having Two-Face kidnapped, the Penguin declares that he were ever going to mess with another villain, he'd do it the honorable way: face to face.
* WannabeLine: His club, The Iceberg Lounge, has such a line. In "Joker's Millions', Barbara and Dick get in by Barbara mentioning her father as the Penguin is walking by. Bruce Wayne is seen in the Lounge later.
* WhosLaughingNow: To Veronica Vreeland and her UpperClassTwit friend Pierce in "Birds of a Feather".
* WickedCultured

!! Killer Croc
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Aron Kincaid, Brooks Gardner

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Typically based himself in one.
* AnimalEyes
* BaldOfEvil
* TheBrute
* DumbMuscle: Quickly degenerated into this. [[spoiler:Except it was Batman in disguise.]]
* FangsAreEvil
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: He escapes while escorted by train to a prison, Batman in hot pursuit. They fall off a cliff and are knocked out. Croc wakes up in a secluded home owned by former circus performers. It's Croc's perfect chance to start a new life. Naturally Croc claims Batman is evil to get their help in capturing him. Then Croc captures everyone and plans to kill them and run off with their retirement money. When he's eventually foiled, he does seem a little regretful as he's taken away.
--> '''Billy the Seal boy''': [Why'd you do it, Croc?]\\
'''Killer Croc''': You said you could be yourself out here, remember? [[CryForTheDevil I guess that's what I was doing. Being myself.]]
* GeniusBruiser: Made his debut with a pretty clever plan to frame Bullock.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Huge Guy to Baby Doll in "Love is a Croc"
* {{Jerkass}}
* SlasherSmile
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: "Sideshow" had him do this to a bunch of circus freaks who had hidden themselves away from the outside world so they could be themselves. They were willing to let him join them on their farm, but when Killer Croc heard they had $50'000, he couldn't resist. When asked why after he's captured, Killer Croc solemnly admits [[IronicEcho he had to be himself]].
* TookALevelInDumbass: In "Almost Got 'Im" he goes from a somewhat clever, or at least street smart, crook into a near idiot. [[spoiler: Justified, since it's actually Batman in disguise likely playing up how others view Croc.]]
* TheWorfEffect: Courtesy of Bane, like in ''Knightfall''.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs

!! The Mad Hatter (Jervis Tetch)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Roddy [=Mc=]Dowall

* {{Adorkable}}: When he's either at war with himself, or prior to his spiral into madness. Tetch had some incredibly adorable moments of complete social ineptitude in his office; talking to people, especially pretty people was not his forte. It didn't stick.
* AffablyEvil: At least in "Perchance to Dream". And in "Trial" he's one of the only reasonable ones.
* AliceAllusion: He's obsessed with ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. The other people in his life also mirror the story--he pines after a woman named Alice, and his boss is a stern, redheaded woman who warns him that "[[OffWithHisHead heads will roll]]". His mind-controlled henchmen are also all costumed after ''Alice'' characters.
* AxCrazy: actually wielded an ax when he tried to off the bat himself in his introductory episode.
* BadassLongcoat
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BritishTeeth
* CheshireCatGrin
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* DoggedNiceGuy: Though he drops the nice part.
* EvilBrit
* EvilGenius
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's pretty sinister in "The Worry Men" and "Animal Act".
* ForScience: "Animal Act"
* GadgeteerGenius
* GrandRomanticGesture: The actions he used to woo his Alice. Including, but not limited to - brainwashing a pair of thugs to go jump off a bridge to impress her with his bravery when they're about to get mugged; brainwashing the Maitre'd of a restaurant (as well as the rest of the staff) into getting them a seat and the romantic usuals (violin/flowers/etc.). After she reconciled with her boyfriend the same night, though, he uses brainwashing to break them up again, then does the "extravagant Flower surprise" in her house... which he didn't have a key for. Alice is, understandably, creeped out - but mostly because Jervis had no way of knowing that the two had broken up.
* HypnoTrinket
* IControlMyMinionsThrough: He used mind control on his minions, which gave him an advantage over Batman, who wouldn't hit people who weren't willingly causing trouble. Once they were free, however, poor Mad Hatter.
* IronicNurseryTune: Based as he is on the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' character, he uses these as part of his schtick. In one scene, he's taunts Batman from afar with "Twinkle, Twinkle, little Bat! How I wonder what you're at!"
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* TheMadHatter: Actually, not that much.
* MadScientist
* MasterOfIllusion
* MindControlDevice
* MotiveDecay: As Batman pointed out in "The Worry Men".
* NeverMyFault
* NiceHat: Well, duh!
* NotGoodWithRejection
* NotMeThisTime: "Make em Laugh" and "Knight Time"
* OffWithHisHead
* PyrrhicVillainy: In a milder example, he uses his mind control technology to land Alice, a co-worker he was too shy to talk to, but Batman calls him out on this, asking if a mind-controlled, compliant Alice with no personality was what he really wanted. Tetch has a [[VillainousBreakdown breakdown and rushes Batman]].
* StalkerWithACrush: How the Mad Hatter was first portrayed in his obsession with his co-worker Alice, and being too shy to ask her out.
* TropicalEpilogue: "The Worry Men" features the Mad Hatter admitting that he's been thinking of retiring from crime, purchasing an island out in the middle of nowhere, and opening up a sun-bonnet shop.
* WickedCultured
* {{Yandere}}

!! The Riddler (Edward Nygma)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' JohnGlover

--> ''"Do you know what happens to gate crashers? They have to match wits with the Riddler."''

A disgraced video game developer-turned-criminal with a knack for very complex and obscure riddles. Unlike most of Batman's rogues, The Riddler typically ''wants'' Batman to pursue him as it gives him an opportunity to use his riddling skills to try to outwit the Dark Knight.

* AffablyEvil: As long as his "outwitted angry guy" mood is not triggered, he keeps a very elegant and formal demeanor. Though considering he rarerly ends a sentence without insulting other people's intelligence, he might qualify for full time [[FauxAffablyEvil Faux Affably Evil]].
* TheBadGuyWins: Even though he actually did not achieve his goal of killing his ex-boss, Nygma escapes justice safely, and terrifies his victim into a permanent mortal fear of his return.
* BaldOfEvil: In the revamp.
* BerserkButton: By the time of "Riddler's Reform", being called crazy is this for The Riddler.
* CallingCard: His riddles.
* ChronicVillainy: [[CutLexLuthorACheck Sells his persona for a fortune]] and decides to abandon crime altogether in order to avoid risking his newfound wealth and freedom. However, because he has such a compulsion, he reasons that the only way he can do so is to kill Batman. Naturally, he fails, gets found out and arrested.
* CivilianVillain: "Riddler's Reform"
* CivvieSpandex: in the redesign
* CriminalMindGames
* CutLexLuthorACheck: In "Riddler's Reform," he has sold the license to his persona to a toy developer for a completely legal fortune. However, Batman is convinced that he will continue to commit riddle-crimes, even though it will jeopardize his freedom and financial well-being. When Robin wonders why he would take such a risk, Batman explains that for him it is not about the money, it is an obsession. As it turns out, Batman's right; Riddler is uneasy with his new life, and eventually decides to try to kill Batman once and for all just to remove the temptation to backslide.
* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Riddler''': You have 10 minutes, gentlemen. Then, Mr. Mockridge is going to be the only good business shark. A dead one.
* DeathTrap
* DemotedToExtra: Due, bizzarely, to the respect the writers had for him - If he kept getting beaten by Batman, it would diminish his intelligence.
** It was also because the writers found it too difficult to come up compelling riddles to use for his schemes.
* DominoMask
* EngineeredPublicConfession: "Riddler's Reform".
* EvilGenius
* EvilRedhead
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Inverted when Batman survives his death-trap, but won't tell him how he did it. The episode ends with Riddler ranting and raving as he tries to figure out how it was done.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Was first trapped in his own virtual world then got his confession recorded on his own device.
* HurricaneOfPuns: His hints in "If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich."
--> ''(Batman and Robin come across a sign that says "Loser's Ahead.")''
--> '''Robin''': "Loser's Ahead?"
--> ''(The duo turns a corner, two giant shurikens come out of nowhere, and the duo ducks just before the blades lop their heads off.)''
--> '''Batman''': [[IncrediblyLamePun Loses a head.]] I don't know what's worse, the traps or the puns.
* InsufferableGenius
* [[KarmaHoudini Karma Enigma]]: He gets away scot-free at the end of "If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?" The producers have stated that they let the Riddler escape as a testament to his intellect.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MoodSwinger: he alternates fits of anger with polite interludes.
* NerdsAreSexy: In "Riddler's Reform", he ends up with quite a few women fawning over him. Unless that's an example of AllGirlsWantBadBoys, or PowerIsSexy and/or GoldDigger, due to his newfound fame and wealth from his inventions.
* NiceHat
* PropheticNames: During his StartOfDarkness episode, Batman lampshades this trope when Edward Nygma reveals his new identity, asking him if it's meant to be a joke.
* RedHeadInGreen
* RiddleMeThis
* SanityHasAdvantages: In "Riddler's Reform", he actually goes straight and makes tons of money by designing puzzles for a toy company and licensing his likeness to market them. However, he just can't stop thinking about matching wits with Batman... so he decides that the only way he'll ever be secure enough in his new life to actually enjoy it is to kill Batman.
* SmugSnake: The mother of all smug depictions of the Riddler.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: In "Judgement Day", courtroom-themed vigilante The Judge tells him, "It's about time someone threw the book at you!" and drops a car-sized book on him, nearly killing him.
* TheVillainMakesThePlot: One of the cited reasons that the writers gave for why the Riddler appeared less than most other villains was that it was hard to make a scheme worthy of such a brain-teasing [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] villain like him in single half-hour episodes.
* UnPerson: "What is Reality?" has is him erasing all of the records of his existence as Edward Nygma, including birth certificates, drivers licenses, employment records and so on.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has an epic one in "Riddler's Reform".
* WickedCultured: Has a thing for greek mythology and foreign languages.
* WasItReallyWorthIt?: At the end of Riddler's debut episode, Batman states that even though they saved the CorruptCorporateExecutive from Nygma's traps, the experience scarred him for life, and the last scene shows a frightened Mockridge trembling under his bedsheets.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In "Trial," he's seen among the villains as a juror in their KangarooCourt. However, he disappears during the second half of the episode and his chair in the jury is even empty.

!! Talia al Ghul
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Helen Slater, OliviaHussey

* ArmorPiercingSlap: When Ra's al Ghul is currently in Ax Crazy mode after using the Lazarus Pit to revive himself, she gives him one of these to snap him back to his senses.
* CleavageWindow: In her ''The Demon's Quest'' outfit.
* DatingCatwoman
* EnemyMine
* EnigmaticMinion
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When she discovers that her father's scheme will result in over two billion casualties, she's just as shocked as Batman.
* FemmeFatale
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter
* MsFanService
* PeekABangs
* SpyCatsuit: in her first appearance

!! The Ventriloquist/Scarface (Arnold Wesker)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' George Dzundza

* {{Adorkable}}: Arnold, when he's just being Arnold
* BadBoss: Scarface might not be as murderous as the Joker but he makes up for it by being very rude to his henchmen.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: When Catwoman refuses to save Scarface from being cut up by a lumber saw, Wesker goes berserk and attacks her [[ItMakesSenseInContext with a stuffed Tasmanian Tiger]].
* BookDumb: Scarface has some trouble saying big words but he's a good planner.
* ClockKing
* CompanionCube
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Scarface
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The puppet owned the goddamn Batman in his introductory episode, no less.
* DemonicDummy
* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack]]
* ExtremeDoormat: Wesker, especially to Scarface.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: For being not technically alive, Scarface got that a lot.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* HairTriggerTemper: Scarface once more.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* HelplessGoodSide
* {{Jerkass}}: Well, Scarface is one.
* LaughablyEvil
* TheManBehindTheCurtain
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Carried over from the comics, It's not enterly clear if Wesker is putting an excellent {{Ventriloquism}} act or if Scarface is a truly DemonicDummy: Episode "Read my lips" shows the batcomputer analyzing Wesker and Scarface's voices like ''two different people''. Batman knew the greatest ventriloquist of his time, Zatara (Zatanna's father) and believes Wesker could teach him lessons.
* MisterBig
* OpaqueLenses: In the original design.
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan
* ShrinkingViolet: Poor old Wesker.
* SmarterThanYouLook
* TattooedCrook: Scarface's DumbMuscle henchman Rhino has a tattoo (of a rhino's head, naturally) on his arm
* [[TheyKilledKennyAgain They Killed Scarface Again]]: Justified because he's a puppet. [[spoiler:Subverted in "Double Talk".]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Rhino and Mugsy.

!! Bane
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Henry Silva, Hector Elizondo

--> ''"You cannot do this to me! I am invincible! I AM BANE!"''

* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Batman's unmasking of Bane reveals, not Venom-twisted monstrosity, but simply vaguely handsome, boyish face with nothing really remarkable about it.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* CombatPragmatist: [[DefiedTrope Defies the trope]], waiting until he knows exactly where Batman is and calling him to point out that, if he were a common sniper, Batman would be dead by then.
* DashingHispanic
* TheDragon: Though not always a loyal one.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Someone wanted to make superwarriors out of prisoners. They got one.
* GeniusBruiser
* GrowingMusclesSequence
* HoistHeroOverHead: [[spoiler:''Almost'' gets to break the Bat [[{{Knightfall}} like in the comics]], but gets outsmarted by Batman at the last second]].
* LargeHam: Once he gets going.
-->'''Bane''': '''''I MUST BREAK YOU!!'''''
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Demands that Batman scream his name for him after he has him dead to rights. Batman doesn't give him the satisfaction.
-->'''Bane''': "SCREAM MY NAME! SCREAM!"
* PhlebotinumOverdose / PhlebotinumOverload: When Batman first defeated Bane, he broke the Venom pump, giving Bane a massive dose. Bane's eyes looked ready to pop out of his head before Bats managed to pull the line out.
* PsychoSerum / SuperSerum: Like in the comics, his "Venom" super-steroid. We don't get to see its ''really'' ugly side until [[spoiler:the days of WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond]].
* SmugSnake
* SuperStrength
* TheStarscream
* TaintedVeins: Whenever he turns on the Venom pump.
* ThisCannotBe: "You can't do this to me!"
* VillainousBreakdown: A nightmarish one.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs

!!Mojo (Lloyd Ventrix)
--> '''Voiced By:''' Michael Gross

* ClothesMakeTheManiac: He was already slightly unbalanced, but the invisibility suit became toxic when it was activated and apparently drove him completely over the edge into complete psychopathy.
* {{Determinator}}: What more can you say about a guy who's willing to pose as his daughter's imaginary friend while stealing gifts for her, just so he can earn her trust?
* DeadlyUpgrade: It's revealed that the plastic he uses for his suit is toxic.
* DisappearedDad
* DramaticDrop: When Kimmy tells him they're moving, he drops her doll in shock.
* ImaginaryFriend: Poses as one.
* {{Invisibility}}
** InvisibilityCloak
** InvisibleJerkass
* NotSoImaginaryFriend
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkassWoobie: Despite his nature, he REALLY just wants to be with his little girl again.
* ToxicPhlebotinum
* VillainousBreakdown: When Batman tries to warn him about the suit(and right before he gets defeated), Lloyd replies:
--> "Who cares if it is? With this suit, I can take back my daughter whenever I want! Her mother won't stop me, and neither will you!"

!! Roland Daggett
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--> '''Voiced By:''' EdwardAsner

* CanonForeigner
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Deconstructed; in each of his four appearances, Dagget gradually loses his fortune as legal fees and criminal charges catch up to him.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
* EvilRedhead
* {{Expy}}: Of NormanOsborn, albeit without the Goblin persona.
* IcyBlueEyes
* KarmaHoudini: "Appointment in Crime Alley"
* KillThePoor: His scheme in "Appointment in Crime Alley".
* NoNonsenseNemesis
* PoisonAndCureGambit: In "Cat Scratch Fever", he has stray animals infected with an incredibly virulent new strain of rabies that he plans to sell the cure for.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: It doesn't last.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was initially planned to be [[Film/BatmanReturns Max Schreck]].

!! The Clock King (Temple Fugate)
--> '''Voiced By:''' Alan Rachins
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* ActorAllusion: The ClockKing is played by Alan Rachins, then best known for playing the punctilious managing partner Douglas Brachman on ''LALaw'' -- a clock watcher's clock watcher.
* AdaptationalBadass
* AxeCrazy
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Even before his StartOfDarkness, Fugate knew the place where the subway doors will open. Seven years later, he is able to go hand to hand with Batman simply from having studied Batman's tendencies in a fight from news footage about him
* BadassInANiceSuit: In "The Clock King", a brown suit, in "Time out of Joint", a black suit.
* BaldOfEvil: Well, balding.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Temple Fugate doesn’t care about BlackAndWhiteMorality anymore, but about HarmonyVersusDiscipline.
-->'''Batman:''' ''Stop this, Fugate! [[ShaggyDogStory Hill committed no crime against you!]]''
-->'''Temple Fugate:''' ''[[FelonyMisdemeanor He did worse than that!]] [[HarmonyVersusDiscipline He made me late!]]''
* BoxedCrook: in a JusticeLeagueUnlimited episode, ''"Task Force X"'', in which he serves as a planner and tactician in the ''"Suicide Squad"''. He guides the team with clockwork efficiency.
* ClockKing: Fugate ''deconstructs'' this trope: Someone that falls far on the discipline side of the Sliding Scale of HarmonyVersusDiscipline and is always trying to dominate his environment instead of accepting it. The Universe would naturally seem to be making a CosmicPlaything out of such a person, and Fugate will have none of it despite bringing it all on himself.
* ComplexityAddiction: ClockKing even surpasses the Riddler as an addict to {{GambitRoulette}}s, but he exhibited this even before his StartOfDarkness: As Temple Fugate, he has a chain pocketwatch, a wristwatch, and in his office he has a grandfather clock and another clock at his desk. FridgeLogic dictates that only watching a single clock would be more efficient than four different clocks, but…
* CoolSword: A clock-hand-like sword that also works as a cane.
* CosmicPlaything: Fugate's life is governed by events and rules that defy either coincidence or logical explanation. Following LaserGuidedKarma, as long as the ClockKing does things with discipline (as efficiently as possible) will guarantee that he can pull those {{GambitRoulette}}s. ''The Universe grants him NoDelaysForTheWicked, and so conspires with him to win''. However, if the ClockKing indulges in BondVillainStupidity or dares to make something unplanned, like the IndyPloy, ''the Universe conspires against him enforcing FinaglesLaw''.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Parodied when Hill proposed Fugate to break his schedule so he can be more relaxed. Fugate sees him as TheFundamentalist ''would see someone proposing him to sin''. Notice that when Fugate was at the park at 3:15, instead of in his office as he had planned, he was very nervous, waiting for certain doom. It’s only when he dares to relax when the DisasterDominoes that will ruin his life start.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Temple Fugate lost everything in appeal for twenty million dollars against his company seven years ago, but when he appears at the episode “The ClockKing”, he has enough money to [[OffscreenVillainDarkMatter buy bombs, maintain a hideout, and can afford to throw away a $6,000 pocket watch]]. Justified because he never suffers MotiveDecay: All he wants is to humiliate Mayor Hill, and then kill him. Notice that after he is arrested, he uses his talents for the government as a BoxedCrook.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Fugate claims that he was waiting for Gotham's vigilante the first time the Batman faces him. Later Batman traces Fugate thanks to an expensive clock he uses to set a bomb. That leads him to a DeathTrap (one not involving poison gas, since Batman obviously carries a gas mask--instead the trap creates a ''vacuum'') Fugate prepared so Batman could not mess with his real plan to orchestrate a TrainwreckEpisode and kidnap Hill. And when Batman faces him, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Fugate manages to avoid his punches claiming he has studied news footage about Batman]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: He wants to kill Mayor Hill simply because some friendly advice Hill gave him years ago turned out disastrously. Granted, Fugate's life ended up ruined by the events that followed, but Hill had no way of knowing his innocuous suggestion would end ''that'' badly.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: At the very beginning of the episode ''The Clock King'', everyone is waiting for the SubwaysSuck. In a crowd with individuals with out of focus gaze and relaxed facial expressions, only a SharpDressedMan with a ParasolOfPain seems alert, with a perfect erect posture. [[AwesomenessByAnalysis The subway stops and opens its doors exactly where this guy is standing]]. He consults his chain pocketwatch and exclaims:
--> ''[[{{Foreshadowing}} "It’s about time!"]]''
** And proceeds to sit down and talk to then-Councilman Hill, who obviously doesn’t remember him:
--> ''[[MeaningfulName "Fugate]], [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Temple Fugate.]] [[SmallNameBigEgo I would think you’d remember my name by now, Counselor]]. [[ScheduleFanatic We have been only taking the same train every day..."]]'' [[ComplexityAddiction (consulting his wristwatch with more hands than shiva, not his pocket chain clock) ]] ''[[LudicrousPrecision "... for one year, seven months and thirteen days"]].''
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Before his StartOfDarkness, we could see Fugate's eyes through his spectacles. After that, they seem like a clock pointing 3 o'clock, or completely opaque at "Task Force X".
* GambitRoulette
* HarmonyVersusDiscipline: Temple Fugate doesn't care about BlackAndWhiteMorality anymore, but about being Disciplined versus being Harmonious: Hill did worse than a crime against him: He made Fugate late.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: At ''The Clock King'', Batman escapes Temple Fugate’s DeathTrap using [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat the tape Fugate left behind him]] and when Temple Fugate own CoolSword is caught in the enormous cogs it converts the ClockTower into a CollapsingLair. At ''Time out of joint'', Batman uses the same time device Fugate stole to stop him.
* {{Idiosyncrazy}}: Clocks and time.
* InsufferableGenius: Deconstructed by Fugate, a ScheduleFanatic BadBoss with NoSocialSkills that is in the middle of a court hearing appeal about a $20 million dollar judgment against his company and is haggard and nervous. Fugate is aware that his personality plays against him, but not of what to do to change that.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even before his StartOfDarkness, he was a BadBoss with NoSocialSkills.
* JustOneSecondOutOfSync: Did this when he got his hands on time manipulating technology, placing one on the Batmobile then setting it moments out of sync with time so the on-board trap sensors wouldn't find it.
* LackOfEmpathy: As a disciplinarian, Fugate doesn’t know how to accept not only other human beings, but the Universe: He is a BadBoss to his employees and he is sure he will lose an appeal because everyone thinks of him as a JerkAss. The interesting part is that [[LaserGuidedKarma the Universe displays]] LackOfEmpathy for him too: No one ever displays sympathy for him, [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished except the guy Fugate blames for ruining his life]]. Even more, Fugate can pull any GambitRoulette he wants as long he sticks to his plans, but if he ever tries to make a IndyPloy the universe immediately enfoces FinaglesLaw.
* LaughingMad: Being the stoic, when Fugate does this is very disturbing.
* {{Leitmotif}}: All the music related to him is evocative of clocks, utilizing everything from tick-tocking to the Westminster chime.
* MakingASpectacleOfYourself
* MisplacedRetribution: He goes after Gotham City mayor Hamilton Hill. Why? Years earlier, The Clock King (then Temple Fugate) was put out of business by a lawsuit brought by Hamilton Hill's law firm. While Hill wasn't specifically the lawyer representing the plaintiff, the Clock King does consider him completely responsible because Hill also suggested Fugate take his coffee break at a different time...which led to things going worse.
* MoralSociopathy: Deconstructed with Fugate, who was a BadBoss with NoSocialSkills and LackOfEmpathy even before his StartOfDarkness. It must be noticed that, even being a sociopath, he was a productive member of society with his own efficiency company. Fugate doesn't seem to realize why his LackOfEmpathy plays against him: In his introductory episode, he ''knows'' he will lost an important appeal for his company, but it's sincerely unaware why nobody seems to ''like'' him.
* MotiveDecay: Zigzagged, but uterly averted: at WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries episode ''The ClockKing'', the eponimous villain motivation was simple: to make Mayor Hill look inefficient, and then kill him. At The New Batman Adventures episode ''Time out of Joint'', he still wants to do that (and destroy the new Judicial building). At the JusticeLeague episode ''Task Force X'', he works as a BoxedCrook, presumably to get on parole. And in a case of AllThereInTheManual, TheBatmanAdventures shows him [[spoiler: successfully rigging the mayoral election so that Hill would lose]]. Batman is no more than a nuisance to him.
* NiceHat
* PrinciplesZealot: Parodied with Fugate, whose BlueAndOrangeMorality make him a TheFundamentalist ScheduleFanatic willing to [[FelonyMisdemeanor kill someone for something worse than a crime]]: making him late.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: The original comics villain antagonized GreenArrow.
* ScheduleFanatic: Here is an excerpt of Fugate’s screen laptop we see briefly as a FreezeFrameBonus:
-->'''Things to do today – 5/12'''
-->''3:00…………….Coffe break''
-->''3:02…………….Brush teeth''
-->''3.05…………….Check weather''
* StartOfDarkness: A guy on the subway told him to ease up on his efficiency to essentially take time and smell the flowers. Unfortunately, this resulted in Fugate ruining some legal documents and being late to a court hearing against his time efficiency company, resulting in him being fined $20 million. Fugate took his revenge by making the man who gave him the advice, now the mayor, look foolish and inefficient, finally trying to kill him with a clocktower's minute and hour hands.
** It's also parodied and deconstructed: Parodied while capturing Hill, Fugate reveals his ShaggyFrogStory claiming that Hill’s firm benefited with his ruin. Then Hill explain he was JustTryingToHelp, rendering Fugate’s RoaringRampageOfRevenge as a ShaggyDogStory. Then is deconstructed: Fugate doesn’t care about Hill’s intentions because he always has been a JerkAss with LackOfEmpathy and proceeds to kill him for his FelonyMisdemeanor (make Fugate late).
* TheStoic
* SharpDressedMan: Before his StartOfDarkness.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Temple Fugate sounds a lot like the Latin [[AltumVidetur ''Tempus Fugit'']] (Time Flies).
* SuicidalGotcha: Doing one of these onto a train, he prefaces it with the following comment:
--> "I don't know what to tell you, Batman, except perhaps that the 9:15 is always 6 minutes early."
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: After his StartOfDarkness, Fugate averts the EvilMakeover. He doesn’t get an EvilCostumeSwitch, he only evolves from a SharpDressedMan to a BadassInANiceSuit. He only gets a CoolSword, glasses that show FourEyesZeroSoul, [[ImprobableWeaponUser and some clocks as his weapons.]] He didn’t even [[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames call himself ''The ClockKing'']]. He'd be right at home at ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.
-->'''Batman:''' ''I’m here to clean your clock, Fugate.''
-->'''Fugate:''' ''Don’t count on it, Batman. [[MythologyGag When it comes to clocks, I am king]].'' [[GratuitousFrench En garde!]]
* TrainEscape: Uses this trick to make a dramatic exit after his first face-to-face encounter with Batman: "I don't know what to tell you, Batman... except that the 9:15 is always six minutes early."
* VillainDecay: This trope is zigzagged: At WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries episode “The ClockKing”, the eponimous villain almost kills the Batman and then he is able to go hand to hand with him by simply from having studied Batman's tendencies in a fight from news footage about him. At The New Batman Adventures episode “Time out of Joint”, he is captured by a condescending Robin. At the JusticeLeague episode “Task Force X”, he works as a BoxedCrook with clockwork efficiency. And in a case of AllThereInTheManual, TheBatmanAdventures shows him [[spoiler: successfully rigging the mayoral election so Hill would lose, and badly injuring the Riddler because he wanted to expose his plan]].

!!Doctor Milo
--> '''Voiced By:''' Treat Williams in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Armin Shimerman in ''JusticeLeague''

* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim]]
* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]
* TheDogBitesBack: It always backfires on him.
* EvilGenius
* JerkAss
* MadScientist
* PoisonAndCureGambit: Had a key part in Roland Daggett's plan to do this in "Cat Scratch Fever".
* PsychoForHire
* SinisterSchnoz
* SmugSnake

!! Baby Doll (Mary Louise Dahl)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Alison Laplaca, Laraine Newman

* AdultsDressedAsChildren
* AxeCrazy
* BadassAdorable
* BlondesAreEvil
* BreakTheCutie
* CatchPhrase: "I didn't mean to."
* CivilianVillain: Tragic version. She really had reformed. Everyone accepted her living a normal life but then that one person was TemptingFate pushing BerserkButton despite protests to stop.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: It backfires.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For Killer Croc.
* CreepyChild: except she isn't an actual child, which just makes her all the creepier
* CuteIsEvil
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Tries this on Batman and others. However, because she is actually a woman in her late thirties with a [[NotGrowingUpSucks defect that prevents her from physically aging past 10 years old,]] and is also [[AxCrazy completely out of her mind]], it doesn't work for her.
* FormerChildStar
* HappyFunBall: Used by her occasionally.
* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: Starts out this way... and then goes [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds waaaay further]].
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: With Croc.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: In "Love is a Croc," she falls in love with Killer Croc.
-->'''Batgirl''': What do you suppose they do on a date?
-->'''Batman''': ...I ''don't'' wanna think about it.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Tiny Girl to Croc in "Love is a Croc
* IAmNotSpock: An in-universe example.
* LaughTrack: As part of her obsession with regaining her former sitcom fame, she carries a laugh track on tape with her everywhere and plays it at moments she thinks are appropriate (along with "Ohhhh..." and "Awww...").
* LegalJailbait: Played for tragedy.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Luckily it is merely a temporary case of the GenreBlind variety.
* MadLove: briefly with Killer Croc
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Teeter-totters between this and MeanCharacterNiceActor. Unlike most actors, whose excuses were drugs and scandals, she was a very sympathetic character; all she wanted to do was play a serious role but due to her disorder she couldn't, and last of all she wanted her old show back. However some things she does tend to cause sympathy levels to teeter totter. Although one of her co-stars that she kidnapped mentioned she was difficult to work with on the set, always making extreme demands and throwing tantrums if she didn't get her way.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Within-the-show example
* NonStandardCharacterDesign
* OlderThanTheyLook
* OneOfTheKids: Inverted and straight.
* PsychopathicManchild
* RageAgainstTheReflection: Batman chases her through a funhouse, into the Hall of Mirrors. She's caught up short when one of the mirrors shows her as she would have been if she did had not been born with a rare condition that [[OlderThanTheyLook makes her forever look 5 years old]]. Cue VillainousBreakdown during which she empties her gun into the mirror.
* ReunionRevenge: She kidnaps her former costars, but just to force them to go through the motions of the show. Except for [[CousinOliver Cousin Spunky]], whom she tries to kill with [[StuffBlowingUp dynamite]]. (Who wouldn't?)
* SecretIdentityIdentity: Tries to be this, but its just pretend.
* TheFakeCutie
* TomHanksSyndrome: In-universe example; her failure at a straight acting career led to her StartOfDarkness.
* {{Tsundere}}
* VillainousBreakdown: One of the most [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] you'll ever see.
* VocalDissonance: At times sounds more like she should be 40 than 4. Justified in that she has a condition that stunts her aging, [[NotAllowedToGrowUp never being allowed to grow up]] physically.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet

!!Arkady Duvall
--> '''Voiced By:''' MalcolmMcDowell

* AristocratsAreEvil
* BadBoss: He gives the Joker the run for his money.
* BeardOfEvil: Well, friendly muttonchops of evil, anyway.
* BlueBlood
* [[spoiler:TheCaligula: The reason Ra's decided against making him heir to his empire was that he realised Arkady would likely become this.]]
* DirtyCoward
* FateWorseThanDeath
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* [[spoiler:InadequateInheritor]]
* ItsAllAboutMe
* LaserGuidedKarma:[[spoiler:Winds up serving 50 years of hard labour under (we can assume) even worse conditions and harsher treatment than the workmen he lorded over.]]
* [[spoiler:OverlordJr]]
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: By the early 90's, anyhow.]]
* RoyalBrat: He's not royalty [[spoiler:(at least, not on Daddy's side of the family)]], but he definately has the 'tude.
* SmugSnake

!!Dr. Gregory Belson
--> '''Voiced By:''' George Dzundza

* IcyBlueEyes: Contrasting Mr. Freeze's red goggles.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted. He'd never murder an innocent women...unless you pay him enough.
* DirtyCoward
* DrJerk
* TheDragon: Not a true example, but close enough.
* FatBastard
* HateSink
* KidnappedScientist: Although unlike most examples, he isn't afraid to go along with whatever his captor says.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney
* JerkAss
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]]
** [[spoiler:TooDumbToLive]]
** [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim:Or a landing deck.]]

!! Firefly (Garfield Lynns)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Mark Rolston

First appearing in "Torch Song", Garfield Lynns was a concert pyrotechnician who worked for a popular singer named Cassidy. After being spurned by her, he sabotaged the pyrotechnics at one of her shows and reinvented himself as the pyromaniac supervillain Firefly as he stalked Cassidy.

* CoolHelmet
* GadgeteerGenius
* FlamingSword
* {{Jetpack}}
* PungeonMaster
* {{Pyromaniac}}
* StalkerShrine: Had one of these for Cassidy. As Detective Bullock noted upon seeing it, "Oh, he's got it bad."
* StalkerWithACrush
* StealthPun: As Cass points out herself, he carries...a ''torch'' for her.
* {{Yandere}}

!! The Phantasm ([[spoiler:Andrea Beaumont]])
--> '''Voiced By:''' Stacey Keach and [[spoiler:Dana Delaney]]

--> ''"Your Angel of Death awaits."''

* AntiVillain: Falls somewhere between "Well-Intentioned Anti-Villain" and "Vicious Anti-Hero". [[spoiler:Also a Woobie Anti-Villain once her backstory is revealed.]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
* BladeBelowTheShoulder
* CastAsAMask: Stacey Keach plays The Phantasm, but not [[spoiler:Andrea. Deliberate misdirection since he also plays Andrea's father.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Your Angel of Death awaits."
* CompositeCharacter: The plot was adapted from the ''Batman: Year Two'' storyline. In the comic, the Reaper was Judson Caspian, whose daughter Rachael was in a budding relationship with Bruce Wayne. In the movie, [[spoiler:Andrea Beaumont was both the Phantasm and the love interest.]]
* CoolMask
* CostumeCopycat
* [[spoiler: DarkActionGirl[=/=]FemmeFatale]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:FieryRedhead]]: Sometimes.
* OminousWalk
* OffScreenTeleportation
* PayEvilUntoEvil
* RevengeBeforeReason:
--> I'm not saying it's right or even sane, but it's all I have left, so either help me or get out of the way!
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Andrea's motivation for being the Phantasm is to make the mobsters who ruined her life (and took her father) pay for what they've done]]
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]]
* SuperSmoke: Seems to do this trick. Doesn't turn to smoke, but is still virtually untouchable.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After becoming the Phantasm]].
* [[spoiler: TragicVillain]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]

!! Roxy Rocket
--> '''Voiced By:''' Charity James
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A former stuntwoman and a dangerously avid adrenaline junkie.

* AffablyEvil: To a certain extent.
* BikerBabe
* CanonImmigrant
* DarkActionGirl
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To the Penguin.
* FieryRedhead
* MsFanservice
* OrgasmicCombat
* RocketRide
* SexIsViolence

!!Lock-Up (Lyle Bolton)
--> '''Voiced By:''' Bruce Weitz

A former security guard at Arkham. Fired for his brutal methods, he decides to take the law in his own hands.

* CanonImmigrant
* CreateYourOwnVillain: He was formerly a guard at Arkham Asylum who got his position due to endorsement and support from Wayne Enterprises. When he goes insane and begins kidnapping the people he blames for the city's problems (the police, bureaucrats and reporters that he says ''cause'' the criminals), Robin snarkily comments "[[{{PBS}} Another fine villain brought to you by the Wayne Foundation]]." The look Batman shoots him is ''not'' happy.
* InformedAbility: Apparently, Lock-Up is such a horrific guard that he has driven even the already-insane inmates of Arkham insane, paralyzing the Scarecrow, "The God of Fear," with fear. When his offenses against the patients are actually given, however, it is debatable as to whether they are extreme or standard asylum fare, apart from his mental abuse of the Ventriloquist, possibly because the show [[NeverSayDie could not portray anything worse.]]
* TheJailer
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope
* KnightTemplar: He may be one of the purest examples of this, being a former head of security at Arkham who was fired for brutalizing the inmates, who comes back as a villain trying to imprison forever the "scum" that he feels represent the people that allowed Gotham to get this way (including the head doctor at Arkham, Commisioner Gordon, Mayor Hill, and Summer Gleeson). In true KnightTemplar fashion, he has no idea that he's gone too far (he views Batman as a potential partner, much to the other's disgust).
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: A [[Flanderization/WesternAnimation fairly obvious]] [[StrawmanPolitical GOP]] [[AcceptableTargets pundit]] parody. He constantly says that the "liberal media," "coddling doctors," and "gutless police" are responsible for supercrime in Gotham. He believes that the criminals at Arkham don't deserve privileges or even the most basic humane treatment. Obviously, he's [[UpToEleven hyperbolized,]] but it's still pretty severe for a [[ParentalBonus kids' show.]]
* RabidCop: Though technically not a cop.
* StrawCharacter / StrawmanPolitical: He even disparages the "liberal media."
* VillainHasAPoint
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He... well [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin locks up]] who he thinks is the ''real'' source of the problems in Gotham, the lax Police Force (Gordon), the pushover Doctors (Dr. Bartholomew), corrupt Bureaucrats (Mayor Hill), and the media (Summer Gleeson) that "glorifies" the Bat-villains. Ironically, he is probably right.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Actually says, "If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem." (Throughout the episode, he also blamed the "liberal media," as well as "gutless police, mindless bureaucrats, and coddling doctors" for society's problems, so he's really more of an outright criticism of conservative argumentation.)
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[[folder:Batman I (Bruce Wayne)]]
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--> '''Voiced by:''' KevinConroy

--> ''"I am vengeance! I am the night! I am BATMAN!"''

Arguably the least-changed character from his comics counterpart, the DCAU {{Batman}} has generally the same origin: his parents were shot dead after the three of them went to see a movie, and he decides to avenge them by becoming the vigilante Batman, complete with Batmobile and a handy utility belt.

This version of Batman, in particular, is notable for being an amalgam of the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]], [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] and [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] versions of the characters. He's dark and brooding, but also an excellent ParentalSubstitute and even [[DeadpanSnarker gets a few witty one-liners]] (as well as being caught in the occasional DeathTrap).

As a member of the WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague, Batman usually serves as MissionControl more than anything, due to his lack of superpowers, and is not as openly active as his Justice League allies, preferring to work alone and from the shadows. Nonetheless, he has a vested interest in the group's activities, as it is Bruce Wayne's finances that paid for their Watchtower headquarters and Javelin ship. And as the SeriesFinale of JLU showed, he can still kick ass if need be.

[[Characters/{{DCAU-Batman Beyond}} See here for tropes applying to him in]] ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.

* AcePilot: He has a seemingly endless supply of Batwings. He does get shot down by other pilots on occasion, but typically that's because he's outnumbered more than anything else.
* AllEncompassingMantle
* AmazonChaser: He seemed to enjoy watching Wonder Woman kick ass in "Maid of Honor".
* AmnesiacLiar / AmnesiaDanger: "The Forgotten".
* AntiHero: KnightInSourArmor
** In a subversion of his role in most other mediums, Batman is probably the least anti-heroic member of the WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague aside from the Flash. Justice Lord Batman was the only member of the the parallel League to see how corrupt his world had become, and normal Batman [[WhatTheHellHero called Superman out]] on his ethically questionable handling of Doomsday.
*** The thing that Batman realizes that the rest of the League doesn't is that they need to have a squeaky-clean public image, or the world's going to come down on them.
** Batman can also lean towards a PragmaticHero on occasion such as when he interrogated a thug in front of his wife and young son.[[spoiler:The tendencies for Batman to become GoodIsNotNice, including the interrogation incident previously mentioned, is at least partially what made Dick Grayson give up being Robin and become Nightwing, as detailed in "Old Wounds".]]
* AscendedFanboy: In the Grey Ghost episode - he even keeps Grey Ghost merchandise in the Batcave and explains that he actually based its design on the Grey Ghost's lair.
* {{Badass}}: Come on, it's BATMAN!
** BadassBack
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBoast / BadassCreed: "I am vengeance...I am the night...I! AM! BATMAN!"
** BadassNormal
---> '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''': There's nothing '''mere''' about that '''mortal'''.
** UnderestimatingBadassery: Lex Luthor at the beginning sees Batman as just a nuisance who is of no concern to him compared to Superman. This is until Batman breaks into his penthouse in the middle of the night, knocks out Mercy, and absolutely scares the crap out of Luthor, something Superman had NEVER been able to do. From that point, he gives Batman the same level of priority as Superman.
* BatmanGambit: He has had to use one to get himself out of certain death situations, such as in "Mad Love".
* BerserkButton: [[PapaWolf You better pray that Batman sticks to his principles if you ever hurt his proteges or children in general.]]
--> I don't pass sentence. That's for the courts. But this time...this time I am sorely tempted to do the job myself!
* BruceWayneHeldHostage: Several times.
* BuildingSwing: A frequent method of entry when he's not using StealthHiBye.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Unlike most other incarnations of the Bruce Wayne character which are mostly portrayed as [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob laid-back playboys living off their trust fund]], the DCAU's Bruce takes a more active role in the day to day operation of Wayne Enterprises (until he loses the company in a hostile takeover). He still likes to cultivate an image as a slightly dimwitted millionaire though.
* CapeSnag: A version of his detachable clasp is shown in "The Last Laugh" when his cape becomes trapped in the grip of a robot Joker henchman -- Batman quickly detaches his cape and spends the rest of the episode capeless.
* CelibateHero: Well, not really, but it always works out that way in the end. It doesn't help that his LoveInterests were composed of [[DatingCatwoman villains]], [[GaiasVengeance eco-terrorists]], [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter villains' daughters]], and [[spoiler:his partner/apprentice who was also the daughter of his one ally in the police]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Used for laughs. The Dark Knight is burning rubber to make it across town to stop a mobster from demolishing an old building (with people inside) when he sees a city bus shoot past him, completely out of control. Batman can't leave them to die, but he reacts the same way one would if they had just hit a red light.
-->'''Batman:''' Perfect. Just '''perfect'''. ''(alters direction to save them)''
* ClintSquint
* CollectorOfTheStrange
* CombatPragmatist: He's not above beating you with a ''chair''.
** He'll also happily steal weapons from enemy combatants -- so long as they aren't guns -- and offer them to ''Superman''.
* CoolCar: The Batmobile.
* CoolGarage: The Batcave
* CoolPlane: The Batwing.
* TheCowl
* CrazyPrepared: ...it's Batman.
* CreepyGood: His first encounter with Superman in WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries ''World's Finest'' solidifies his status as this.
* CreepyMonotone
* TheCynic:
-->'''Batman:''' You know, I've never seen [''ItsAWonderfulLife'']. I could never get past the title.
* DarkShepherd
* DeadpanSnarker: He's got his moments.
-->''Superman: The Animated Series'': "Don't you have a tall building to go leap?"\\
''Justice League Unlimited'': "I could use some air support. Since I can't fly. At all. ... Now would be good."
* {{Determinator}}: It is Batman after all.
* DoesntLikeGuns: Which is why he flips out when [[spoiler:Deadman possesses his body and shoots Devil Ray, killing him]].
* TheDreaded: Even the superpowered crooks in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' have a fear of him.
* EnhancedInterrogationTechniques
* EscapeArtist
* EurekaMoment
* EvilLaugh: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1bmM7Ihv0Y His laugh in "Mad Love"]] is so creepy even Harley is creeped out.
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: Averted the "Missed me" dialog: Mad Hatter had trapped Batman under a playing-card wall and was about to axe off Batman's head. Batman throws a batarang directly at Hatter, to which Hatter easily dodges. Rather than sneer, Hatter resumes his attack only to discover Batman's toy severs a line suspending a huge gargoyle statue. Paralyzed with horror (OhCrap), Hatter is pinned beneath the statue's claw with Batman escaping in the nick of time. Yeah, just as he planned it.
* FakingTheDead: In "The Man Who Killed Batman"
* {{Fiction 500}}
* TheFinalTemptation: "Perchance to Dream" featured Batman caught in a virtual dream world by the Mad Hatter (who fortunately could not observe the dream itself) living a life as playboy billionaire Bruce Wayne, with his parents alive and well (and thus he had never become Batman). In the dream he was engaged to Selina Kyle (who was not Catwoman) and the mysterious Batman was someone ELSE who just showed up in Gotham. His friends and family in the dream almost had him completely convinced he had created his real life as a delusion to escape his feelings of not having accomplished anything on his own, but the illusion fell apart when he discovered he couldn't read anything (because reading requires parts of the brain not used in dreams?). Suffice to say, he did NOT appreciate the Mind Screw when he woke himself up.
** Trying to read something in a dream is a trick used by lucid dreamers to detect whether they are dreaming. Unless you have a photographic memory, your brain will have some trouble trying to remember or imagine a page full of text.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic
* FriendToAllChildren: Part of his JerkWithAHeartOfGold personality, best demonstrated in "Injustice For All" (he gently coaxes some children to go with him out of a burning building) and "Epilogue" ([[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he stays with a dying Ace]] [[TearJerker at her request]]]]).
* GadgeteerGenius: He actually built the ''Watchtower'' by the time ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' rolls about.
* GeniusBruiser: It took him most of his childhood and the early part of his adulthood to get there.
* GenreSavvy
* GoodIsNotNice
* GrapplingHookGun: One of the gadgets that gets frequent use throughout the DCAU.
* GraveMarkingScene
* GreatDetective: Even in-universe, he has followers on the internet that acknowledge him as the "World's Greatest Detective".
* GrudgingThankYou
* GuileHero
* HeroicBSOD: Gets a brief one in "I Am the Night" after he blames himself for [[spoiler:Commissioner Gordon getting shot.]]
* HeroicFatigue: In "I Am the Night"
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: In "I Am the Night"
* HeroicSacrifice: In "Starcrossed," he tries to manually pilot the Watchtower into the Thanagarian's hyperspace-bypass weapon. Fortunately, Superman saves him in the nick of time.
* HopeBringer: For the Gotham City Police Department (well, the non-corrupt parts)
* IcyBlueEyes: In the ''New Batman/Superman Adventures'' era, and in ''Beyond'' as well. The two versions of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' are a bit inconsistent about this, sometimes giving him his black eyes from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' instead.
* ImpersonationGambit: A few times, like in "The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy" or "Almost Got 'Im".
* ImplacableMan: In "The Underdwellers". First, one of the sewer kids tries to elude Batman through the tunnel system he knows like the back of his hand, only to find to his shock that The Batman is waiting for him. The Sewer King gets his own surprise in a quiet moment when he thinks that he has eluded
[[Characters/DCAU-BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesBatmanAndBatFamily Batman and locked the door behind him, only to suddenly have it blown open seconds later as he realizes that the Dark Knight is after him and ''will not stop''.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Several times like when Batman stops "the Jazzman" from killing Gordon by flinging a batarang right into the muzzle of his gun in slow motion.
* InvincibleHero: Lampshaded when, after Batman returns from yet another seeming demise, the Joker shouts "Why won't he stay dead?"
* IRegretNothing: Contemplating his eventual demise in "I am the Night".
-->It might be the Joker, or Two-Face, or just some punk who gets lucky. My decision. No regrets.
* {{Jerkass}} / JerkassFacade / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Which one he is depends on which show you're watching. Mostly averted in BTAS, but starting from The New Batman Adventures this becomes an constant part of his character.
** This could possibly be interpreted as him [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation growing more cynical throughout his career]].
* KindRestraints: Happens to him twice, both as a result of the Scarecrow's toxins. The first time Bruce inhales a fear-inducing hallucinogen and is confined in Arkham Asylum while suffering various paranoid delusions, unable to convince his caretakers that the Scarecrow's plan is actually real. The second time, a fear-eliminating toxin turns him into a psychopath, and Robin ties him up against his will to protect his enemies.
* KnightInSourArmor: Moreso in TNBA and WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond than BTAS.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: "Beware the Gray Ghost" had him showing [[TheStoic as much squee as he can]] upon meeting the actor of a childhood TV hero, the "Gray Ghost", who seems to have inspired some of the Batman persona. [[AdamWesting Played by Adam West]] as a ShoutOut to earlier incarnations of Batman.
* KnuckleCracking: In "Robin's Reckoning", there's a crook who is loudly declaring "I'm no squealer" that Batman needs to get information out of. Batman just cracks his knuckles and narrows his eyes threateningly. The guy talks.
* TheLancer: When he becomes a part of the Justice League later on.
* LanternJawOfJustice
* LeaveYourQuestTest: "Perchance To Dream" and "Mask Of The Phantasm"
* MasterOfDisguise
* {{McNinja}}
* MetaphoricallyTrue: In "Night of the Ninja", [[BruceWayneHeldHostage Bruce explains to fellow prisoner Summer]] that they escaped because Batman arrived and took down the bad guy. Hey, his voice changed so it was mostly true...
* MightyWhitey: Bruce Wayne is considered by his martial art's master, Yoru, to be his best student. This creates the friction between Wayne and Kyodai Ken who constantly refers to Wayne as "Rich Man's Son".
* MissionControl: It allows him to stay out of the spotlight in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.
* MyGreatestFailure: Both Dick and Tim. Dick because Bruce allowed their relationship to fall apart and Tim because of what the Joker did to him.
* NinjaLog:
** A panther lunges at Batman, and somehow it gets tangled in an empty cape.
** In ''Mask of the Phantasm'', the police open fire on Batman, only it's just his cape draped over a road barricade.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: His ThouShaltNotKill attitude had its heavy price in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''.
* NoSenseOfHumor: He is thought by many to have no sense of humor, but that's a false perception influenced by his extremely introverted personality.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: As Bruce Wayne, particularly [[BruceWayneHeldHostage whenever he encounters his enemies out of costume]].
* OffhandBackhand: To the point that a mook's chances of hitting Batman actually ''decrease'' if he attacks from behind.
* OffscreenTeleportation
* OrphansOrdeal: "I haven't been a kid since I was eight years old."
* PapaWolf: Never, ''ever'', harm any of his proteges in front of him.
* ParentalAbandonment: '''''[[RunningGag HIS PARENTS ARE]] [[MemeticMutation DEEAAAAAAAD]]!!!!'''''
* PathologicalFearOfDoors
* ThePatientHasLeftTheBuilding: In one episode, an injured Bruce Wayne considered his Batman duties important enough to defy his doctor's orders to stay in bed and recover.
* PragmaticHero
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
* TheProudElite
* ReadingLips: Does this in ''Mask of the Phantasm'' and ''Shadow of the Bat''
* RecklessPacifist
* RoofHopping: His main mode of travel.
* SamaritanSyndrome
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: On the other hand, he also has money.
* SecretIdentity
** SecretIdentityIdentity: in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', he realizes that the voice in his head is not his own because it calls him "''Bruce''".
* ShroudedInMyth: Demonstrated in "P.O.V." and "Legends of the Dark Knight". Very few people get a good enough look at him to get an accurate impression.
* ShutUpHannibal: Ra's al-Ghul [[StoryboardingTheApocalypse explains]] his wonderful plan to save the world by wiping out most of humanity. Batman responds with a note of wonder in his voice. "Yes... I can see it all clearly now for the first time. ''[[YoureInsane You are completely out of your mind.]]''"
* [[SingleEpisodeHandicap Single Episode Blindess]]: "Blind as a Bat"
* TheSmartGuy: Along with J'onn in the League.
* StealthHiBye: Master of it, to Gordon's repeated annoyance.
* TheStoic: It's part of his portfolio, after all.
** NotSoStoic: Anyone who gets to know him very well will attest to this. In this series, [[spoiler:Amanda Waller's flashback in "Epilogue"]] provides [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming quite possibly]] [[TearJerker the ultimate example]] of this.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* SuperWindowJump: Does this regularly.
* TalkingYourWayOut
** Used this when Harley Quinn singlehandedly captured him and put him in a DeathTrap ''he couldn't escape from''. He played off her infatuation with the Joker and convinced her to call him so that he could "witness" his death, knowing that his ego [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou wouldn't allow anyone else to off the Batman]].
** When caught and held defenseless by Scarface's gang, Batman convinces Scarface that the one who sold them out was Arnold Wesker, aka The Ventriloquist. Scarface angrily orders his men to kill Wesker, and when they hesitate he thinks they are traitors as well. Batman escapes in the chaos and bring the gangsters down. The twist? Scarface ''is'' Arnold Whesker - he is just a [[DemonicDummy ventriloquist's doll]] that Wesker uses to manifest his psychotic SplitPersonality.
* TaughtByExperience: ''Mask of the Phantasm'' had Bruce perform his first night as a vigilante in black clothes and a ski mask, yelling out police commands. He had all the training and gadgetry, but didn't really understand Batman's foundation of fear and intimidation. This is what leads him to being the poster child of CrazyPrepared. This aspect of the movie was a homage to ''Batman: Year One'', which used essentially the same thing.
* TheTeamNormal: The only member of the League who doesn't have any super-powers (not counting Green Lantern being a normal man without his ring).
* TrophyRoom / SuperheroTrophyShelf
* TroubledButCute
--> '''Diana:''' No dating for the Batman. It might cut into your brooding time.
* TechnologicalPacifist: The episode "Blind as a Bat" marked Bruce Wayne's first, last, and only time developing anything for the military. After the troubles that stemmed from that, Bruce declared that Wayne Corp would never develop weapons again.
* TemporaryBlindness: In the episode "Blind As A Bat."
* TenMinuteRetirement:
** In "I Am the Night", Batman messes up a stakeout, and Commissioner Gordon is shot as a result. In the wake of this, he goes into a deep, irrational depression and nearly gives up the cape and cowl, even when he hears that the gangster has broken out of jail and plans to finish the job. Only when Robin tries to save Gordon on his own does he finally snap out of it.
** "Chemistry" has him give up being Batman when he finally found the love of his life, preferring to settle down and marry (though Nightwing believed he would be back in the suit in a month). However it is later discovered that she, (along with everyone else's partner on said ship) is a plant person created by Ivy to inherit all their fortunes once they're dead. Bruce is back as Batman to foil her plot.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Deliberately invoked. During the TNBA era, he is growing grimmer and colder.
* {{Ubermensch}}
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Wonder Woman. [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Sorry, shippers]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Superman and Flash.
* WeaponStomp: Has done this at least once.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: From his money, that's where.
* WithMyHandsTied: Is forced to beat up two burly orderlies while in a straitjacket and [[GoAmongMadPeople held for treatment]] in Arkham.
* WorkingThroughTheCold: In "Heart of Ice"
* WouldHitAGirl: Batman is smart enough to not recognize genders in a fight. This is especially true if his identity is at stake. In "Almost Got 'Im" during Poison Ivy's tale, Batman punches Ivy off when she tried to take his mask off. There's also this exchange from "Harley and Ivy":
--> '''Batman:''' Man or woman, a sick mind is capable of anything.
--> '''Poison Ivy:''' A very enlightened statement, Batman. We'll carve it on your headstone.
* WouldntHurtAChild: As with his comic counterpart, he absolutely hates it when others hurt children or puts them at risk.
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!! Robin I[=/=]Nightwing (Dick Grayson)
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--> '''Voiced by:''' LorenLester

--> ''"Hey, no one can be a Boy Wonder forever."''

Much like his comic counterpart, Dick was a member of ''The Flying Graysons'', a family of circus acrobats. His parents were killed by a mobster named Tony Zucco ([[{{Grease}} not]] [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Zuko]]). After being taken in by Bruce Wayne, he eventually finds out his secret and takes up the role of {{Robin}}. Eventually, he grows up and strikes out on his own, taking a new name: {{Nightwing}}.

* EightiesHair: Sports a mullet as Nightwing.
* AloofAlly: As Nightwing at first in "You Scratch My Back". Occasionally afterwards too.
* BadassNormal
* BadassBiker
* BewareTheNiceOnes: "Robin's Reckoning" and "Old Wounds" are very good examples. The former even has Dick admitting that he's too dangerous if you do manage to hurt him.
-->'''Robin''': You were right, you know, not bringing me along. [[ItsPersonal You knew I'd take it too personally.]]
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tim.
* BrokenPedestal: Unlike the comic Dick and Bruce never truly reconcile after their falling out.
* TheCameo: Averts being a BrotherChuck due to infrequent name-drops in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond,'' but his only post-''TNBA'' appearances are two brief glimpses in ''Justice League.''
* CircusBrat
* CommutingOnABus: Done intentionally. Dick spends most of the week at school, letting Batman establish himself both with and without a partner. He only appears in two episodes of the first season.
** Carried over as Nightwing. JusticeLeagueUnlimited suggests he was doing double duty in both Gotham and Bludhaven.
* CoolBike: used one as Robin from time to time; later the Nightcycle
* DatingCatwoman: Had his own brief fling with Catwoman in "You Scratch My Back".
* DeadpanSnarker
* DesignatedVictim: You could tell when a writer wanted to get Batman alone and take Robin out of they way, because he would always be injured at the beginning of the episode, or taken hostage for Bats to rescue. Clearly they wanted Batman and Bane to fight one on one, but that's just ridiculous. It's not really the show's fault, as one of Robin's nicknames in the comics is "Boy Hostage". It's hard being a sidekick. Also, better writers on the show (such as Paul Dini) would incorporate Robin successfully into the story without victimizing him.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In "Old Wounds," [[spoiler:he flattens Batman with ''one punch'']].
* DominoMask: Both as Robin and Nighwing.
* DudeWheresmyRespect: A couple of times, also part of the ''many'' issues that broke up the dynamic duo.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric
* KidSidekick: He started out as one, but the series starts when he's in college.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: As Nightwing
* MrFanservice
* NiceGuy: Dick can sometimes be more level-headed than the Dark Knight, and rarely slips into the sick obsession Bruce has.
* ParentalAbandonment: Although he's a little better at dealing with it than Bruce. Not only was he older than Bruce when it happened, but when you work without a net like his parents did the risk is something you always live with.
* ReverseMole: To Catwoman in "You Scratch My Back".
* ShamuFu: "Harley's Holiday" has him using two fish as nunchuks
* {{Sidekick}} - Interestingly, he fills the same function as a KidSidekick without actually being one: he's college-age throughout most of ''B:TAS'' and graduates prior to ''The New Batman Adventures''
* SidekickGraduationsStick
* TookALevelInBadass: Well, a few ''more'' levels.
* TranquilFury: Robin is noticeably quieter in ''[=SubZero=]'', but after Barbara is kidnapped he's really, ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes really]]'' pissed off.
* UnwillingSuspension: Is chained up this way above a rising pit of water after being kidnapped by the title character in the episode "Bane". For best effect, they added an equivalent of CementShoes to his feet.
* WhatTheHellHero: He delivers these to Bruce on a couple of occasions, twice in "Old Wounds" on his growing obsession and keeping Batgirl's identity a secret from him and again (offscreen) when he finds out Bruce and Barbara have been seeing each other. He also gives one to Barbara for not telling him about it, resulting in breaking off his relationship with her.
* YouFightLikeACow

!!Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)
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--> '''Voiced by:''' Melissa Gilbert (''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''), Creator/MaryKayBergman (''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero Sub-Zero]]''), TaraStrong (''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]])'', Stockard Channing (''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' seasons 1 and 2), Angie Harmon (''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker Return of the Joker]]'', ''Batman Beyond'' season 3)

--> ''"So Batman can't help me? Fine. Let's see what Batgirl can do!"''

The daughter of Police Commissioner Gordon, Barbara first takes up the
Bat cowl when her father is framed for corruption by CorruptCop [[spoiler:Gil Mason]]. She plans to attend a "Gordon is innocent" rally while impersonating Batman, believing that the appearance of the Caped Crusader will drum up support for her father. When she gets involved in a drive-by shooting that hits the rally, she is partially unmasked by Robin when he rips the back of her cowl, freeing her hair and leaving the city wondering "Who is Batgirl?"

Barbara operates independently in her appearances in ''Batman: The Animated Series'', but is officially inducted into the Bat-Family by ''The New Batman Adventures''.

In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', a much older Barbara has put aside the cowl and picked up the badge, taking her father's place as Police Commissioner of Gotham City. As fate would have it, the long-retired Bruce Wayne has just taken on a protege as the new Batman. [[Characters/{{DCAU-Batman Beyond}} See here for tropes applying to her in that show]].

Family]]
* AdventureRebuff: Batgirl was rebuffed by Batman and Robin a couple times, but she eventually became Batman's partner and stayed even after Robin had left.
* ActionGirl
* AffirmativeActionGirl
* AscendedExtra
* BadassNormal
* BadassDamsel: The ''[=SubZero=]'' movie. The highlight of it all is when Belson unlocks the chain binding her, she ''immediately starts swinging it at him.''
* DistaffCounterpart
* ElCidPloy: This is Batgirl's origin: dressing up as Batman in an effort to add the Bat's support to Commissioner Gordon's innocence.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: Though not an actual book, script, or screenplay, she has a dream at the beginning of "Batgirl Returns" where she saves Batman from Two-Face, Penguin, and Joker single-handedly. Just as they're about to make out, Dick Grayson wakes her from her nap.
* HotLibrarian
* MagicSkirt: in the ''New Batman Adventures'' revamp
* MsFanservice
* NiceGirl
* TheOtherDarrin: Oh, boy...does this apply to her. She was originally voiced by [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Melissa Gilbert]], then replaced by Creator/MaryKayBergman for the ''Sub-Zero'' DTV and she was replaced by TaraStrong for the revamp. However, despite popular opinion, Strong replacing Bergman is not due to AuthorExistenceFailure as both ''Sub Zero'' and the revamp happened in 1997, two years before Bergman's death in '99. Then getting to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', the older Barbara was voiced by [[Series/TheWestWing Stockard Channing]] for Seasons 1 and 2, then replaced with [[Series/LawAndOrder Angie Harmon]] for ''Return of the Joker'' and Season 3.
* RedheadedHeroine
* ShesGotLegs: In the "New Batman Adventures" revamp.
* TimeShiftedActor: Barbara on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
* WithMyHandsTied: In "Batgirl Returns"

!!Robin II (Tim Drake)
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--> '''Voiced by:''' Matthew Valencia, Dean Stockwell [older]

This Tim Drake is a combination of both the comic version and Jason Todd, the Robin before him. The son of a two-bit crook who betrayed and was murdered by Two-Face, Robin falls into Batman's world while fleeing Two-Face's thugs who are chasing him over something left by his father. Like Grayson, Tim finds out Batman's identity, steals the Robin costume, and ultimately helps bring Two-Face down.

* AbusiveParents: Before he became Robin, his father worked for Two-Face and often left his son (who was under 13 years old) alone to fend for himself for long periods of time. When he double-crossed Two-Face, he abandoned his son to run away, only to be found killed outside of Gotham.
* AscendedFanboy
* BreakTheCutie
* CompositeCharacter: He has Tim Drake's name and intellect with Jason Todd's backstory and attitude and [[spoiler:The Joker ending his career as Robin]].
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}
* GuileHero: In "Old Wounds", he helped convince Nightwing that Batman can change.
* DominoMask
* FanNickname: Timmy Todd, due to being a composite of Tim Drake and Jason Todd.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine
* [[spoiler:GrandTheftMe: ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'']]
* KidSidekick: [[spoiler:Deconstructed, eventually.]]
* LegacyCharacter: steals one of Dick's old costumes.
* [[spoiler:MindRape: ''Return of the Joker'']]
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: has a breakdown in ''ROTJ'', showing that he's tried not to think about it but he really regrets killing the Joker.]]
* [[spoiler:OldShame: By the time in ''ROTJ'', he regretted being Robin. Because [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids "superheroes and capes" are "kid's stuff"]], and no matter how much work he did [[UngratefulBastard "it wasn't enough" for Batman]]. After his ordeal with the Joker, Batman forbade him to become Robin again. He may have been angry with that decision at first, but he felt that Batman did him a favor.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: His father runs off to save his own skin, and ends up dead.
* [[spoiler:ShellShockedVeteran]]
* StreetUrchin
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He looks exactly like the mugshot of his dad Steven "Shifty" Drake.
* TeenGenius
* YouFightLikeACow: His pet name for Two-Face is Puke-Face.

!!Alfred Pennyworth
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--> '''Voiced by:''' Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

* BattleButler: On occasion.
* CoolOldGuy
* DeadpanSnarker
* LikeASonToMe: Alfred gives a double moment with a single line; in "Old Wounds," at Dick Grayson's college graduation he says that Dick is like a second son to him. Alfred is childless: His first "son" is Bruce Wayne.
* MathematiciansAnswer: Played with. Alfred and Frederick, an old compatriot of his, had been captured and injected with TruthSerum. When the serum starts to take effect, Alfred seems to be drunk off it. When Red Claw asks, "What's the second password?", he replies "The lion and the unicorn..." [[spoiler: Turns out Alfred was faking inebriation as the password was exactly what he said.]]
* NeatFreak
* NoHeroToHisValet
* TheOtherDarrin: Clive Revill voiced Alfred in his first three appearances before leaving and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. replaced him.
* RetiredBadass: Former SAS soldier/high-ranking intelligence agent, who can not only defend himself against thugs, but also hold out against ''truth serum''.
* SecretKeeper
* ServileSnarker
* SpotOfTea
* UndyingLoyalty
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other
[[Characters/DCAU-BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesAllies Allies]]
!!Detective Harvey Bullock
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Robert Costanzo

* {{Acrofatic}}: Often displays surprising agility for a guy with his build.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "A Bullet for Bullock"
* AloofAlly: Eventually to the Batfamily.
* AntiHero
* BigEater
* ButtMonkey: In several episodes, most notably "Harley's Holiday".
* CowboyCop: He is a well-meaning cop who usually bends the rules by roughing up suspects during interrogations.
** RabidCop: Hoo boy. During his Limelight episode, "A Bullet for Bullock", he proves how out of his mind he was when he eagerly ''rummaged'' through Summer's office instead of waiting patiently. He eventually gets better by the end of the episode, though.
* DonutMessWithACop
* FatBastard
* FatSlob
-->'''Alfred:''' ''Harvey Bullock? The detective who looks like an unmade bed?''
* GoodIsNotNice: During the episode, "A Bullet for Bullock".
* InspectorJavert: Twice.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He usually kept his prideful attitude in check, though. But during the episode, "A Bullet For Bullock", it went out of control when he starts to care more about his well-being and safety. To the point that he won't go to the police department for help.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After an HumilliatonConga that only can be considered ''epic'', Harvey genuinely tries to thank the Batman for all his help.
* TheLancer: To Gordon.
* NiceHat
* NobleBigotWithABadge:
-->'''Harvey Bullock:''' ''Let's get something straight form the git-go, [[StealthInsult I think you're a freak and a menace, and those are your good points]]. But the Commish says you serve a purpose, so I go along.''
-->'''Batman:''' ''I appreciate your honesty.''
* NotSoDifferent: Suggests this to Batman in ''A Bullet for Bullock'' while explaining that he (Bullock) doesn't Internal Affairs involved in a case because Bullock is implied to have leaked information to the press and violated the rights of suspects. Batman rejects it but considering that [[JerkassHasAPoint a few minutes later he intimidates a drug dealer for information by dangling him in front of a car]]...
-->'''Batman:''' ''Are you on the take?''
-->'''Batman:''' '' Watch it, freak! I never took a dime from nobody!'' (Now smiling nervously) ''I just bend the rules a little bit. You understand. [[NotSoDifferent We're not all that different.]]''
-->'''Batman:''' '' We're on the same side, but we're not the same.''
** The whole point of ''A bullet for Bullock'' was to show an honest cop that bend the rules and alienates everyone around him with his {{Jerkass}} personality. Then, at WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond, we see [[LonelyAtTheTop Bruce Wayne's personal life...]]
* OralFixationFixation
* PetTheDog: Has a soft spot for Barbara and Montoya.
* ThePigpen: So much so that [[spoiler:Nivens, his landlord]] tried to scare him to make him leave town, and when that didn't work [[spoiler:he tried to kill him]].
* TookALevelInKindness
* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: Asks this about one of the Batmobile's buttons. Batman half-grins and says, "Passenger ejector seat".

!!Officer Renee Montoya
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Ingrid Oliu, Liane Schirmer

* ActionGirl: She tracked down and rescued Batman in ''P.O.V,'' and was also one of the main officers with hunting down batman in ''Over the Edge.''
* CanonImmigrant: In the comics, she becomes one of the central characters of both ''GothamCentral'' and ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo''. In ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' she [[TookALevelInBadass becomes]] TheQuestion...[[note]] Chuck Dixon liked the character so much while the show was still in early production that he introduced the DCU version at more or less the same time, which meant in some markets her comics counterpart turned up before the animated version did.[[/note]]
* DeadpanSnarker: More serious than some of the other characters, but she has her moments. After a night of frustration with his boorish ways she makes bedroom eyes at Bullock after Harley kicks him. [[ItMakesSenseInContext She was dressed as a police stripper and Bullock tried hitting on her.]]
* FairCop
* SpicyLatina

!!Commissioner James Gordon
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Bob Hastings

* ActionDad
* BadassMoustache
* BadassNormal
* TheCommissionerGordon: Acts as the chief liaison between the official authorities and Batman.
* CoolOldGuy: For the most part.
* LanternJawOfJustice
* OpenMindedParent: After an incident with Scarecrow, Barbara decides to come clean with her father, Commisioner Gordon, about being Batgirl. Before she can tell him, however, he interrupts her and explains that while he can't approve of what she does he's still proud of her in a way that [[SecretSecretKeeper heavily suggests he knows she is Batgirl]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SecretSecretKeeper: Implied that he was this for Barbara - when she tried to tell him the truth, he told her that he was proud of her and she didn't need him to approve her actions anymore.

!!Zatanna
--> '''Voiced By:''' Julie Brown in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Jennfier Hale and Juliet Landau in ''JusticeLeague''

* BowtiesAreCool
* CombatStilettos
* FunctionalMagic
* HotWitch
* MsFanservice
* NiceHat
* ShesGotLegs
* StageMagician
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Bats.

!!JonahHex
--> '''Voiced By:''' William [=McKinney=] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Adam Baldwin in ''JusticeLeague''

* BadassGrandpa: In the "Showdown" episode of ''Batman: The Animated Series'', he looked to be in his 60's; it didn't diminish his badassery one bit.
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassNormal
* BountyHunter
* CoolOldGuy
* {{Determinator}}
* FakeoutEscape: He is locked in a cell with an earth floor - so he digs a hole, gets into it, and covers himself with his bed. It is unclear what he did with the soil dug out.
* GenreSavvy
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* GutturalGrowler
* NiceHat
* SeenItAll
* TheGunslinger
* TwoFaced

!!Mayor Hamilton Hill
--> '''Voiced By:''' Loyd Bochner

* AdaptationalHeroism: Not in any way corrupt like in the comics.
* ButtMonkey: Well, he wanted to be Gotham City Mayor... this was to be expected.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Deconstructed with the ClockKing, Hill was JustTryingToHelp Temple Fugate, but given Hill is the ButtMonkey, that GoneHorriblyRight.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: He disapproves of his son Jordan practicing Magic
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The animated version of Hill showed absolutely no trace of the corruption that the comics version demonstrated.

!!Summer Gleeson
--> '''Voiced By: Mari Devon'''
* CanonForeigner
* {{Expy}}: She was a recreation of Vicki Vale, a reporter and love interest from the comics.
* IntrepidReporter
* IsThisThingStillOn: After the theme of the "Jokers Wild" casino is revealed on live television (complete with revolving laughing Joker head), she is caught on camera muttering, "Just disgusting."
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: Justified as she's a news reporter and she's usually shown on a TV screen, where she's ''supposed'' to be addressing the FourthWall. This is not an [[AsYouKnow Idiot Lecture]]: there must be quite a few people in her audience who are interested, else her ratings would tank and the station would have her doing something else.

!!The Creeper (Jack Ryder)
--> ''Voiced By: Jeff Bennett'''

-> ''"They call me... Yellow-Skinned Wacky-Man! But I prefer '''the Creeper'''."''

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Harley Quinn.
* AppropriatedAppellation: He gets the idea for his nickname from being called "creep", which he finds catchy but a little lacking. Before that he tried for "Yellow-skinned Wacky Man!", before switching.
* BadassBack: Even Batman cannot sneak attack him without getting knocked across the room... while he's trying to flirt with Harley Quinn.
* ChekhovsGunman: Jack Ryder is set up as the regular news reporter in ''The New Batman Adventures'' before he becomes The Creeper near the end of the series.
* ClothingDamage: He was running around in severely torn clothes after his chemical bath until he got his costume.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: To the point the Joker himself called him a lunatic.
* CreepyGood: The guy is so loco that even ''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker'' considers him a lunatic!
* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Punch Out Batman?]]: He meets Harley and immediately begins flirting with her. While doing so, he [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask nonchalantly uses one hand to punch out several of the Joker's mooks]]... and also ''Batman''.
* DramaticPause: ''I heard you guys worked for, [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud dramatic pause]], SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker!''
* FluffyFashionFeathers: The costume, famously, incorporates a ''giant red feather boa''.
* FunPersonified
* [[EvilCounterpart Good Counterpart]]: To the Joker, being transformed by falling into toxic chemicals placed by the villain as well as being hit by his laughing gas bombs. He acts like a StalkerWithACrush towards Harley Quinn, mirroring her behavior towards the Joker.
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit
* IntrepidReporter
* InsultBackfire: The as-yet unnamed Creeper confronts SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's henchmen:
-->'''Mo''': We don't know nothing about no Joker, creep!
-->'''Pre-Creeper''': Creep? CREEP? ... I like it! My new name - the Creep! No, wait, too negative...
* {{Keet}}
* LargeHam: But that just comes with the madness.
* TheMadHatter
* NighInvulnerability
* OffhandBackhand: He uses it on Joker's mooks and Batman himself.
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: Speaks like this even though he ''has'' no script.
-->You're working for--dramatic pause--''the Joker!''
* RummageSaleReject
* SplitPersonality
* StalkerWithACrush
* TheStoic: As Jack Ryder.
* TalkativeLoon
* UnderwearOfPower

!!Veronica Vreeland
--> '''Voiced By: Marilu Henner'''

* BourgeoisBohemian: Though usually simply an UpperClassTwit, she also donated much of her family's fortunes to conservationist causes, sometimes at fancy public events held to promote those causes. Selina Kyle, who considers herself a ''true'' animal-rights activist, once observed that Veronica could possibly be getting involved in those causes because she feels tremendous guilt about all the endangered species her ancestors shot when they were [[GreatWhiteHunter big-game hunters]].
* CanonForeigner
* DoomedNewClothes: In "Harley's Holiday". There she is, buying a new dress for her date with Bruce Wayne and along comes a spooked Harley Quinn. [[WatchThePaintJob Her car gets ruined]], too. Considering that Veronica actually got ''taken hostage'' by Harley, she probably wasn't too concerned about the car at first.
* FacePalm: "Birds of a Feather" has her attending the opera with Penguin. Imagine her reaction when the Penguin starts singing along.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She tends to be a RichBitch, but she has shades of this. She cares about conservation, feels guilt for using the Penguin as a joke, and drops all kidnapping charges against Harley after a series of misunderstandings.
* RichBitch
* SignificantGreenEyedRedHead
* {{Socialite}}

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Antagonists]]
!! SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker
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--> '''Voiced By:''' MarkHamill

--> ''"It'd be funny if it weren't so pathetic.... Oh, what the heck, I'll laugh anyway!"''

A lowly gangster working for Sal Valestra who, one night, during a mishap encounter with Batman in a chemical factory, falls into a vat of unknown chemicals, which stain his skin a sickly white, turn his hair green, and leaves him with a twisted smile. From then, he rose to become the greatest villain known to the streets of Gotham City (and beyond), The Joker. He is the arch-nemesis of Batman and has a penchant for turning all his crimes into a game for his own amusement. He developed a strange toxin called "Joker Gas" (or Laughing Gas on occasion) that can cause a victim to laugh themselves to death, leaving them with a disturbing grin.

* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: Upon coming into possession of $250 million in "Joker's Millions", he immediately blows most, if not all, of it on things like mansions, fast cars, and the like. [[spoiler:The guy who willed it to him, mobster "King" Barlowe, anticipated that he would do this, and made it the cornerstone of his ThanatosGambit]].
* ActorAllusion:
** MarkHamill's [[StarWars other most famous role]] also has him facing off against a tall, imposing figure in black with a deep voice..
** In "Mad Love," after a failed attack on Gordon at a dentist's office, Joker exits by saying, [[StarWars "May the floss be with you."]] Hamill also happens to be married to a dental hygienist, saying he's heard that joke a number of times.
* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: He pulls of a more family-friendly version on a copyright official.
-->'''Mr. Francis:''' Great Scott!
-->'''Joker:''' ''Actually'', I'm Irish.
* AnythingButThat: The Joker does pick his targets; [[spoiler:"I'm crazy enough to go after Batman, but the IRS? ''Nohhhhhhhh'' thank you!!"]]
* ArchEnemy: He ''is'' The Joker after all.
* AxeCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit: He does sport a pretty cool one, believe it or not.
** BadassLongcoat: It's not particularly stylish when compared to his suit, but it still looks good.
** BadassNormal: Has no superpowers.
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite his goofy nature, he can (DependingOnTheWriter) sometimes hold his own in a fistfight against Batman and also proved a reasonably good fighter in "Injustice For All" and is probably the villain to have come closest to killing Superman, aside from Darkseid.
** TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:When he goes all "GrandTheftMe" on Tim Drake, he utilises the training that he has available to great effect]].
* BadBoss: In case you ever forget how much of an asshole he is, just look at the way he abuses Harley sometimes.
* BigBad: In WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm and WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: In the revamp.
* BondOneLiner: ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' has Joker delivering a death threat to a foe's apartment via phone... At the same time as a remote-controlled plane bombed said apartment to smithereens. [[spoiler:Unfortunately Batman was in said apartment to snoop around and managed to divert the plane with a Batarang, but it ''would'' have been a straight example for the intended recipient.]] The telephone used for the threat is intact enough for the Joker to deliver the following gem:
-->'''Joker:''' ''*Over the phone*'' Hello? Hello, operator? I believe my party's been... Disconnected! [[EvilLaugh HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!]]
* BowtiesAreCool: He certainly thinks so, even making a point of adjusting his bowtie while remarking that he's a "much better dresser" than Batman.
* CelibateEccentricGenius: He's too focused on his schemes to care that his minion is throwing herself at him.
* CombatPragmatist
* CutLexLuthorACheck: tries to do this in "The Laughing Fish" by infecting all of the fish in Gotham with a toxin that gives them Joker grins, then claiming that that gives him the right to copyright all fish in Gotham. He clearly thinks of this as a great way to get money legally. Unfortunately, copyright law doesn't work even a little bit like that, and he grows quite angry when this is pointed out to him. His "solution" is to start poisoning the staff of the copyright office one-by-one with his smile toxin until they agree to see it his way.
* DeathDealer: Packs razor-edged playing cards on occasion.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Was guilty of this on more or less a regular basis.
* DomesticAbuser: The Joker and Harley have what is, beneath the make-up, a classic abusive relationship filled with emotional trauma and physical violence.
* TheDragon: To Luthor on occasion.
* TheDreaded
* ElectricJoybuzzer: A favorite gadget of his.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor
* EvilIsNotAToy: Many people who get him as a PsychoForHire eventually find this out the hard way, often when they've ordered him around one time too many or the game's just gotten boring. Just ask LexLuthor and [[spoiler:Salvatore Valestra]].
* EvilerThanThou: To Lex Luthor. In World's Finest, Luthor thought he held his strings the entire time and when the Joker failed to kill Superman (though he came closer than almost anyone previously), tries to betray and kill him. This turned out to be an incredibly '''BAD''' idea.
* EvilLaugh
* FauxAffablyEvil
* FedToTheBeast: He threatens to throw people to his hyenas, though whether or not he actually follows through on this threat is rather unclear.
* FirstLawOfResurrection
* ForTheEvulz: When he isn't [[PsychoForHire selling his services]].
* FromNobodyToNightmare: His origins are rather meager as a thug working for Sal Valestra (shown during ''Mask of the Phantasm'') but after just one botched job he rises to become so much more...
* FunnyAnsweringMachine: Naturally, it's also disturbing.
-->'''Joker''': [''laughs''] Boy, did ''you'' get a wrong number. Leave your message at the sound of the shriek.
-->'''Man's voice''': No! Please! Don't! [''shrieks'']
* GenreSavvy: When, in "Joker's Millions," he ''really'' needs to get some cash, he deliberately plans a heist with none of his trademarks so that Batman wouldn't be able to trace it back to him, and has one of his goons put on white makeup and hang out at the Penguin's club so he'll have an alibi. [[spoiler: it doesn't work when Bruce Wayne sees the henchman's makeup sweat off]]
* GigglingVillain
* HangingJudge: Masquerades as one during "Trial", complete with powdered wig.
* HatesBeingTouched:
-->'''Joker''': Don't ''touch'' me, old man! [[MoodWhiplash ...I don't know where you've been!]]
* HiddenDepths: Despite his eccentricity, he's actually quite intelligent. The Joker Gas is something of his own concoction and virtually every contribution to the story of ''Return of The Joker'' is methodical and well-thought out. He also seems to have an air of [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]] about him.
* HomemadeSweaterFromHell: Wears a rather subdued example for his [[DoNotAdjustYourSet "Christmas special."]]
* TheHyena: C'mon. It's ''The Joker''.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In Mad Love, he yells at Harley for suggesting that he just shoot him. Then, after Harley captures Batman and she tells him to come over, he beats her and is about to set Batman free, only to try and just shoot him.
* InsaneTrollLogic: "The Laughing Fish" revolves around him poisoning all of Gotham's fish so they have creepy Joker smiles, which he then tries to use as a reason to copyright all fish products. When the guy at the copyright office points out that he can't do that because copyright doesn't work that way, he is ''very'' angry.
* JokerImmunity
* InstantSoprano: At the time, a GroinAttack could be included in the show with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar careful positioning]]. To indicate to the viewer that it actually had happened, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAWvgPO_s7w the Joker's voice got noticeably higher]].
* {{Irony}}: He does want people to laugh, albeit in his own sick, insane way, but as Terry points out in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', he really sucks at being a comedian in any form.
* KickTheDog: Harley and especially [[spoiler:Tim Drake]].
* KillerYoyo: Has used one at least twice
* LargeHam: Did we mention he's The Joker ?
* LaughablyEvil
* LaughingMad: C'mon. It's ''The Joker''.
* LaughTrack: In ''Christmas with the Joker'', he uses a laugh track in grossly inappropriate fashion while discussing violence/terrorism. It's possibly a secondary Lampshade Hanging that the "audience" he's using is revealed to be cardboard cutouts.
* LonersAreFreaks: Especially evident in how he treats Harley Quinn.
* LostInACrowd: In "Joker's Wild" and "Holiday Knights"
* LukeIAmYourFather: Averted. WordOfGod stated that Joker is not related to the Dee-Dee twins, although Harley Quinn was.
* ManipulativeBastard
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MasterPoisoner
* MonsterClown: Something about the way he's drawn in ''Justice League'' makes him creepy to simply look at.
* MoralMyopia: "You killed Captain Clown. '''[[SeriousBusiness YOU KILLED CAPTAIN CLOWN!!!]]'''"
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* NerfArm: In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', he has the choice to fight the Phantasm with either a [[{{BFS}} giant, menacing, kitchen knife]] or a processed Bologna log. [[CrazyAwesome Guess which one he chooses]].
* NeverFoundTheBody: Pulled this off often during the series.
* NiceHat: Occasionally dons a fedora when he's outdoors, and wears a top hat in "Harlequinade" (which he then pulls a bomb out of).
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: He has survived falls and explosions, and seems immortal, hence the term JokerImmunity. [[spoiler: Ironically he is KilledOffForReal in the Batman Beyond movie]]
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Several times, much to Harley's chagrin.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: As both Lex Luthor and Superman found out.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: There are some eps that has Joker showcasing this trope. "Mad Love" especially when even Harley is not exempt from this.
* PoisonousCaptive: He talked his psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel into becoming Harley Quinn while still in Arkham. And it was implied early in the episode that he compromised the ones before her in a similar fashion.
* PsychoForHire: When he's not [[ForTheEvulz freelancing]].
* PsychopathicManchild: Andrea Beaumont, in the comic book sequel to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' hesitated for a second from putting him at the core of the explosion consuming the fairgrounds due to the Joker's transformation turning him into a "grinning lunatic with no sense of right or wrong."
* PungeonMaster: Lapses into this on occasion - puns are a form of humor, after all.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His design in ''Batman Beyond'', which, according to WordOfGod, was a deliberate ShoutOut to ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.
* SarcasmFailure:
** In, "Almost Got 'Im", the Joker, who is saving his story for last, spends most of the episode quipping at and mocking the other villains' stories. However, Killer Croc's story is so dumb Joker can only stare dumbfounded at him, with this sort of "what-is-this-guy-even-''doing''-here" expression frozen on his face.
** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', he spends most of the film quipping, laughing, and generally being his usual MonsterClown self (with a bit of [[SurroundedByIdiots anger on the side]]). The only scene that makes him drop it all is [[spoiler:when Tim Drake shoots him.]]
-->'''The Joker:''' That's not funny... That's not...
* SeriousBusiness: The Joker kidnaps and brainwashes three famous comedians all so that he can rig a comedy competition. As he explains, it is not about the trophy, it is about the ''title''.
* ShamuFu: In "The Laughing Fish" The Joker hits an accountant with a fish for interrupting him.
* SlasherSmile
* StepfordConsumer: One of his schemes involved making a commercial. Even with the Joker's usual level of trademark enthusiasm, the commercial barely seemed out of place.
* SuperWindowJump: Despite being GenreSavvy enough about the silliness, he does one (from a considerable height) of his own in ''Mask of the Phantasm''. But then again he IS GenreSavvy enough to be aware of his own JokerImmunity.
* SueDonym: In "Joker's Millions", the impoverished Joker is living in a cheap apartment due to money issues. When heading in, he's addressed at the front desk as a "Mr. Ker" implying he signed his name as "Joe Ker" when renting the place.
* [[spoiler:ThanatosGambit]]
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: He's used a variety of explosives in combat, including seemingly ordinary-looking marbles and grenades with his own face painted on them.
* TrainEscape: In "Mad Love" the Joker falls off a ledge onto a train's roof during a chase scene. He tries to taunt Batman, [[StealthHiBye only to find him standing right behind his back]].
* UnexpectedInheritance: "Joker's Millions"
* UnwittingPawn: Cameron Kaiser builds a casino themed after him. Joker is understandably incensed, breaks out of Arkham to punish this act of image-theft by blowing up the joint. As Batman finds out, Kaiser had spent too much on his building, and gave it a Joker-theme so the Joker would do just that, and then cash in on the insurance.
* VictoryIsBoring: In "The Man Who Killed Batman", Joker is clearly unconvinced of his nemesis's demise and goes about robbing a diamond store to force Batman to come thwart him. After a standoff several hours long, he grudgingly admits his greatest foe is gone and that [[AntagonistInMourning crime is no more fun without him.]] He orders his gang to take nothing and leaves empty handed.
* VillainousCheekbones
* VillainsWantMercy: Hanging over a pit of molten metal:
-->'''Joker:''' Batman! You wouldn't let me fry, would you?\\
'''Batman:''' ''(considers it)''\\
'''Joker:''' BATMAN! ''(Batman pulls him up)''
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: The Joker, oddly enough, occasionally peppers his speech with Yiddish, despite his claim in at least one episode of being Irish. He could be of mixed Irish/Ashkenazi descent, or he could be lying. Either possibility is about equally plausible

!!Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Quinzel)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Arleen Sorkin

A psychologist who encountered The Joker in Arkham Asylum. She became enamored with her patient, eventually aligning herself with him as his assistant.

* ActionGirl: From time to time.
* {{Adorkable}}: When she tries to interact with the public after her short lived release from Arkham
* AffablyEvil: As opposed to the FauxAffablyEvil Joker
* AfraidOfNeedles: Cries like a little girl when Poison Ivy gives her a shot in "Harley and Ivy". Harley even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by saying, "You'd think I'd be used to a little pain after hangin' out with Mistah J."
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Her relationship with the Joker: TheJoker is hated and feared by the rest of the villains, while Harley is appreciated InUniverse by them. Joker uses ComedicSociopathy, while Harley {{CloudCuckoolander}}’s exploits are genuinely funny. Joker’s obsession with the Batman makes him fall for BondVillainStupidity and ComplexityAddiction, but Harley is a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass NoNonsenseNemesis who almost kills the Batman at the MadLove episode. And at the WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker movie, Joker [[spoiler: doesn’t get JokerImmunity]], but Harley does. Harley is not only a better ''villain'', she is a better ''comedian'' than the joker.
** Then again, in terms of sheer danger and body count, TheJoker far outclasses her and almost every other villain. Funnily enough, the success Joker has in being dangerous and killing is a huge part of what contributes to Joker being hated and feared by all the other villains.
* AntiLoveSong: Does a truly demented one in the episode "Harlequinade", called "Say That We're Sweethearts Again" from a 1944 movie called ''Meet The People''.
* AntiVillain: Her cheery attitude makes her seem less malicious than most of the rest of the RoguesGallery. When she's at her nicest - such as in ''Harlequinade'' and ''especially'' ''Harley's Holiday -'' she barely seems villainous at all, instead coming off as an sweet but uninhibited kook whose impulsiveness causes chaos. In several episodes she seems only a few steps away from a HeelFaceTurn, if she could ''just'' shake her obsession - [[CHronicVillainy which, naturally, she never does.]]
* AppropriatedAppellation: She's jokingly addressed as Harley Quinn before becoming a villain.
* AscendedExtra: She was originally just a one-time moll character who made such an impression she became the Joker's pseudo-girlfriend/top henchwoman, then began developing relationships with other characters and got her own spotlight episodes, including a comic tie-in detailing her origins that got adapted into an episode. Then she became a CanonImmigrant into the comic universe, so she's ascended twice from one-shot to supporting character, from cartoon to comics, in that order.
* TheAtoner: Implied to become one after [[spoiler:the Joker dies in ROTJ]].
* AxeCrazy: when she gets crazy, she gets CRAZY
* BewareTheSillyOnes: She's very bubbly and goofy, and may be the nicest of Batman's RoguesGallery. She's also a psychotic nutcase who's perfectly willing to shoot you or break your legs ForTheLulz.
* TheBigDamnKiss: Goes back for seconds after giving Batman a "Thank You" peck on the lips.
* BiTheWay: About as close as you can get on a family-friendly cartoon. Explicitly in love with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, but also has a thing going on with Poison Ivy.
* BreakTheCutie
* BumblingSidekick
* ButtMonkey
* CanonImmigrant: Started out as a DCAU character, then became part of the main DC universe.
* CatchPhrase: One that followed her to the comics and a few future adaptations:
--> (when meeting someone for the first time): "Call me Harley! Everyone does."
* CharacterExaggeration: Depends on the episode, but some episodes - particularly the crossovers - really play up how childishly dimwitted and silly she is, occasionally to the point of making her TheLoad. It's a major character trait in "Girl's Night Out."
* ChronicVillainy: Every time she feels that the Joker is not for her, it's only temporary, and she goes right back to loving him again.
* ClingyJealousGirl
* CloudCuckoolander: Even when she does get declared sane, she's still ''weird''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: In ''Mad Love'', even Batman himself admitted that she came a lot closer to killing him than the Joker ever did.
* CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure
* CuteAndPsycho
* DarkActionGirl
* DarkMistress
* DartboardOfHate: Keeps a dart-riddled photo of Batman in her cell at Arkham, as shown in "Joker's Millions".
* DecoyDamsel
* TheDogBitesBack: Sometimes Mistah J will push her too far, which leads to...
** {{Yandere}}: ''Fear'' her when she goes into this mode. Even ''the Joker'' is scared of her when she goes into this mode.
* DominoMask
* DropTheHammer: Her trademark mallet
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She considers her fellow Arkham inmates her friends, and was disgusted with Joker's plan to atomize Gotham and ignore them and their pet hyenas.
** EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes
* EvilDetectingDog: Inverted. While Harley Quinn, recently released from Arkham and out trying to start anew, her hyenas immediately start barking at the sight of Bruce Wayne. Harley for her part is clueless that she happens to be standing next to Batman.
* ExpressiveHair: Harley's "hat".
* FluffyTamer: To everyone else the Joker's snarling pet hyenas are a menace; to her, they're her "babies."
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HypercompetentSidekick
* IgnoredEpiphany: In "Harlequinade" and "Mad Love"
* ImplausibleDeniability: Harley Quinn [[SubvertedTrope really was trying to go straight]], but after her first day out of Arkham ended with her taking a hostage she pointed out that, with her history, even ''she'' would not believe the story that it was all a big misunderstanding.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* InsaneForgiveness: She always forgives the Joker no matter what, even when he tortures children and has tried to kill her in the past. In this case, she ''is'' insane, though, and the show makes it clear that [[MadLove this isn't a healthy relationship]].
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne
-->'''Harley Quinn:''' And here you thought I was just another bubble-headed blond bimbo! Well, the joke's on you, I'm not even a real blond!
* JustGotOutOfJail: "Harley's Holiday". Poor Harley even ''paid'' for that dress...
* LapPillow: To Joker during the JokerJury episode, to the disgust of the attorney defending Batman.
-->'''Van Dorn:''' I object to this witness! She's obviously trying to influence the judge.
-->'''Joker:''' (sounding genuinely confused) What makes you say that?
* LimaSyndrome: Harley Quinn's origin is Lima Syndrome turned MadLove.
* LoveCannotOvercome: She occasionally broke up with The Joker when she wanted to go straight or he simply went too far, but MadLove always brought her back in the end.
* LoveMakesYouEvil / LoveMakesYouCrazy
* LoveMartyr
* [[LukeIAmYourFather Luke I Am Your Grandmother]]: Due in part to Paul Dini not bearing to kill Harley Quinn off, she [[spoiler:was revealed to be the grandmother of the Dee-Dee twins, members of the Jokerz gang, nearing the end of Return of the Joker, and was scolding them.]]
* MadLove: I smell a TropeNamer...
* MagicSkirt: Gets one at the beginning of the episode "Mad Love".
* MasterOfDelusion: Played with in "Harley's Holiday". Newly released from Arkham, she's [[VillainsOutShopping out shopping]] when she runs into Bruce Wayne. She stops him, then covers the top half of his face, saying, "I recognize [[LanternJawOfJustice that chin]]..." and then declares, "I knew it! You're Bruce Wayne, boy billionaire!"
* MeaningfulName
* {{Meganekko}}: before her transformation
* MookPromotion
* MoralMyopia: In ''Mad Love'' when Harley is reading a newspaper with the front page article titled "Joker Still At Large. Body Count Rises" she is more concerned for the Joker than for the victims.
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* PerkyFemaleMinion
* PsychoSupporter
* PunnyName: '''Harle'''y '''Quin'''n. Even when not highlighting this out, her name sounds like "Harlequin". The Joker even [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] this in ''Mad Love''.
* RealNameAsAnAlias: In "The Man Who Killed Batman", she masquerades as the lawyer of the episode's titular character, using the name Harleen Quinzel. Later, the episode "Mad Love" would confirm this as her actual name.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* RedemptionFailure: In "Harley's Holiday", though because it is PlayedForLaughs, this is a borderline HeelFaceDoorSlam example, too.
* ReformedButRejected: In "Harley's Holiday", she tried to reform. The chain of events that got her sent back to Arkham started with her panicking after setting off a detector in a department store. The clerk never got a chance to explain that they just forgot to remove the security tag on the dress she just bought.
--->'''Harley''': They won't even let me keep my new dress! And ''I actually paid for it!''
** Though it could be worse - at the end of the episode, her doctor observes that it was all just a misunderstanding and that Harley ''was'' still well on the path to recovery even if she wasn't quite there yet. Plus, she gets the dress back ''and'' gets away with kissing Batman. Twice.
* SexyJester
* SheFu: One of Batman's most acrobatic foes; natural, since she got into college on a gymnastics scholarship.
* SmoochOfVictory: Gives one to Batman of all people. When Batman showed her a bit of kindness by returning a dress she'd bought and told her even though she's going back to Arkham, she should get a little happiness. Touched, Harley gives him a quick peck. Then, looking playful, gives him a long, long smooch, telling him to call her. Robin and Poison Ivy, watching, seem weirded out.
* SocietyIsToBlame: Recites this trope when [[ReformedButRejected her attempt at a normal life goes awry]] in ''Harley's Holiday'': "I tried to play by the rules, but no, they wouldn't let me go straight! Society is to blame!" Which, unlike the Penguin's, was PlayedForLaughs because her "crime" was having paid for the dress... but neglecting to let the woman remove the security tag, and not letting the store's guard explain the situation to her before overreacting.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Suggested [[JustShootHim just shooting Batman]] to Joker.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: In "Harley's Holiday", she espouses this after violating her parole barely moments out of being released from the asylum ("I tried to be good. I really did. But if that's not good enough, fine!"). However, after having to be saved by Batman, she seems to reconsider. Subverted in that most of this was Harley thinking people were acting like this to her - a dress she bought still had the tags, so the security guard tried to take them off for her. She thought he was accusing her of stealing the dress, so in a panic she took off accidentally taking Veronica Vreeland hostage and ran.
* VillainousHarlequin: Probably ''the'' most classic example ever. She even provides the current page picture!
* VillainSong: "Say That We're Sweethearts Again"
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend
* VomitDiscretionShot: In "The Laughing Fish" and "Harley's Holiday"
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Demonstrated in "Girl's Night Out". Poison Ivy and Livewire are a bit more subtle when it comes to breaking, entering, and burglary due to their abilities...but all Harley can do is bang things with her mallet.
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: In "Mad Love", [[spoiler: she is tossed out of a third-story window by the Joker, and whispers "My fault... I didn't get the joke.", quietly asserting Battered Spouse Syndrome.]]
* WithCatlikeTread: As she and Batman sneak into Joker's hideout, Harley is behind Batman saying "Sneak - Sneak - Sneak". She stops when Batman turns around and glares at her

!!Two-Face (Harvey Dent)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Richard Moll

The district attorney of Gotham City with a dark side he's repressed for years. Once a powerful ally of Batman's war on crime, an explosion at a chemical plant caused by Rupert Thorne destroyed the left side of his face with hideous scarring as well as pulled his dark side (called "Big Bad Harv") into the forefront of his mind and dividing it in two. He always makes decisions based on fate, flipping a two-headed coin (where one side is scratched up) before acting.

* AngryEyebrows: During his origin story, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtUBwucBCfQ they present]] Harvey Dent getting pushed to the brink by Thorne... and then entering a TranquilFury as his SplitPersonality, Big Bad Harv, comes out to play.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: This version of Two-Face looks to be a lighter-skinned black man, with fuller lips while not as dark skinned as other characters like Lucious Fox. Apparently, he was supposed to be Italian-American and appears to be based on actor Humphrey Bogart.
* AxCrazy
* BadassNormal
* BandagedFace
* BrokenAce: Before he becomes Two-Face.
* ChekhovsGunman: Harvey Dent appears twice as a heroic character before becoming Two Face, and in his first appearance he is even shown flipping a coin.
* ChronicVillainy
* [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Me Harvey]]
* DontLookAtMe: Tries to hide his disfigurement when Grace comes to see him, and gets mad when she removes the cloth covering half his face.
* EnemyWithin
* EvilFormerFriend
* EvilSoundsDeep
* FaceRevealingTurn
* FallenHero
* [[spoiler:FreudianTrio]]: [[spoiler:In "Judgement Day," Two-Face gains ''a third personality'', making him a one-man Freudian Trio. Harvey Dent is the Ego, "Big Bad Harv" is the id, and the Judge is the superego.]]
* GrossUpCloseUp: A rare, [[PlayedForDrama non-comedic]] fashion[[note]] considering its use in an animated show[[/note]] when he is unmasked after his surgery
* GunsAkimbo
* HeadsTailsEdge: "Second Chance" has Batman switch Two-Face's coin with one that always lands on edge. The main result is not so much an inability to make a decision as the fact that the coin rolls away, and he [[FreakOut Freaks right out]] and has to chase after it.
* {{Idiosyncrazy}}: Always commits crimes relating to the number two, like stealing two million dollars in two-dollar coins in "Almost Got 'Im". He also bases most decisions on the outcome of a flip of his coin even though it's extremely impractical, and he [[VillainousBreakdown completely loses it]] whenever someone manages to steal it from him.
* JekyllAndHyde: Harvey Dent and Two-Face. In "Judgement Day", [[spoiler:the third personality, called "The Judge", is established.]]
* MadnessMantra: At the end of "Judgment Day":
-->'''Two-Face:''' Guilty...guilty...guilty...
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne: [[spoiler:In the last episode, he developed a third persona: the Judge, a ruthless vigilante who was punishing criminals. Both the Harvey Dent and Two-Face personas were unaware of the Judge's existence. It also seems the Judge didn't know he shared a body with them, since he was ruining Two-Face's plans and tried to kill him.]]
* MismatchedEyes
* MoralityChain: His fiancee, Grace, tries to be this but eventually Harv strays too far down the path of darkness.
* MulticoloredHair: The hair on the "bad" half of his face is snow-white, evidently as a result of the shock of his scarring.
* MyGreatestFailure: For Batman.
* NumerologicalMotif
* PowerBornOfMadness: Seems to have this; in the episodes where he snaps, when he transitions to "Big Bad Harv," he is strong enough to lift Rupert Thorne (an obese crime boss) clean off the ground and hurl him into three other thugs. He does something similar in the next episode as Two-Face with yet another thug. Considering this interpretation of Two-Face seems mostly based on being consumed by rage, maybe it is more "Power Born of Being Really Mad."
* RageAgainstTheReflection: Upon awakening after getting caught in an explosion, Harvey Dent demands a mirror. When he sees the grotesque scarring of half his face, he screams with horror and anger, and his transformation into the villain Two-Face becomes complete (except for the occasional HopeSpot that keeps Batman tormented that his old friend might be saved).
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against Thorne.
* SanityHasAdvantages: It's not his fault that he ''has'' to let a coin flip make his decisions for him, so that, if you toss a ton of coins in as he flips, he can't make a choice anymore! Honest, it's not!! Naturally, Batman exploits this in "Second Chance" where he replaces Two-Face's coin with a trick one that always lands on its side. [[spoiler: The ploy backfires on Batman when the [[ThouShaltNotKill coin keeps bouncing towards the edge of the derelict skyscraper]]..]]
* TheScream: Does this at the end of his introductory episode
* SplitPersonality
** SplitPersonalityTakeover: [[spoiler:He eventually gets a ''third'' that puts the other two personalities on trial.]] AndIMustScream indeed.
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: When he threatened to release a binary poison on Gotham, he claimed there would be two kinds of people in Gotham: The dying and the dead.
* TragicMonster
* [[spoiler:TwoAliasesOneCharacter: In "Judgment Day", "The Judge" is revealed to be his new third personality]].
* TwoFaced
* VillainousBreakdown: Every time Batman manages to take his coin.
* VillainousBSOD: In "Judgement Day", after [[spoiler:"The Judge" takes over his mind and puts them on trial]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: After his transformation he leads an extra-legal war on Rupert Thorne's criminal organization, robbing his operations throughout Gotham, but his ultimate plan is to expose Thorne's activities and get him arrested. In "Judgement Day", [[spoiler: he's developed a third personality, "The Judge", who is determined to punish the criminals and corrupt of Gotham City.]]

!!Ra's al Ghul
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--> '''Voiced By:''' DavidWarner

A centuries-old man who is the head of a vast network of henchmen and wealth. His schemes, some way or another, seek to save the environment from mankind or further his life so he can continue his efforts with the former. The Joker may be Batman's ArchEnemy, but due to his power, agenda, and clever mind, Batman considers Ra's his most dangerous foe.

* AffablyEvil
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa
** CulturedBadass
* BigBad: Sort of. He's not ''the'' overriding threat of the series, but his schemes tend most often to be [[AnArc arc]]-based, and Batman regards him as his most powerful and dangerous enemy.
* CameBackWrong: The Lazarus Pit revives the dying, but at the cost of temporarily being driven violently insane. "The Demon Reborn" in ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' also demonstrates that each usage has diminishing returns.
* TheChessmaster
* DisturbingStatistic: He doesn't even blink as he drops one of these on Batman:
--> '''Batman:''' But that will cost countless lives!
--> '''Ra's al Ghul:''' Actually, Detective, we ''have'' counted: [[LudicrousPrecision Two billion, fifty-six million, nine hundred and eighty-six thousand! ]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's disgusted by the the cruelty [[spoiler:his son]] Arkady Duvall shows towards underlings.
* EvilBrit
* FriendlyEnemy: One-sided. He genuinely seems to like Bruce and wants him as his heir. Batman disagrees, and as a result Ra's ''will'' use deadly force on him if neccessary.
** The respect seems to be somewhat mutual, as evidenced in the Jonah Hex episode. It turns out the old man Ra's "kidnapped" is his son. Batman allows them to leave without a fight.
* GracefulLoser
* HighClassGlass: In 1883.
* {{Immortality}}
* ImmortalityImmorality
* KnightTemplar
* MysteriousWatcher: At the end of "Off Balance".
* OmnicidalManiac: Perfectly willing to cause a chain reaction likely to kill more that ''2 billion'' lives
* ShirtlessScene: Just like in the comics, his first meeting with Batman culminates in this, while he's wielding a...
* SinisterScimitar: ... against Batman in a...
* StoryboardingTheApocalypse: When he lays out his plan to destroy humanity, it is accompanied by a series of detailed stills showing the world being saturated by the Lazarus Pits, in chaos, and finally at "a blessed peace."
--> '''Batman:''' But that will cost countless lives!\\
'''Ra's al Ghul:''' Actually, Detective, we ''have'' counted: Two billion, fifty-six million, nine hundred and eighty-six thousand! A most impressive plan, would you not agree?\\
'''Batman:''' Yes... I can see it clearly now for the first time. You are completely out of your mind.
* SwordFight: ... in the middle of a desert.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: And fully aware of it, too. He himself projects 2,056,986,000 casualties as a result of his plan in ''The Demon's Quest''.
* VillainousValor: Despite being insufferably pompous, self-righteous, megalomaniacal, and a genocidal lunatic, he is a brave man, exposing himself to danger even though most of the time he is a frail old man; he refuses to see himself as a victim, and [[DontYouDarePityMe won't tolerate anyone else thinking that, either]]. When rejuvenated by a chemical pool called the Lazarus Pit, he becomes strong and athletic and is willing to fight anyone. When he challenges Batman to a sword fight in "The Demon's Quest (Part II)" he demands: "Are you man enough to face your better?" - and is immensely pleased that Batman is just that.
* WeCanRuleTogether
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* WorthyOpponent

!! Mr. Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Michael Ansara

--> "''Think of it, Batman: to never again walk on a summer's day with a hot wind in your face, and a warm hand to hold. Oh yes, I'd'' kill ''for that.''"

A respected cryogenics expert who was once employed by [=GothCorp=], Victor Fries fell into a life of crime when his wife, Nora, grew ill and he was forced to sustain her in cryogenic containment until such time that a cure could be delivered. A freak accident in his lab caused Victor to become doused in cryogenic freezing compound, altering his body's structure. Although the effect of the incident made him very durable physically (he is nigh-immortal as his body's low temperature reduces his aging to a crawl), it left him unable to sustain himself outside of below-freezing temperatures. Fries developed a special suit that allows him to exist at these temperatures in normal climates, becoming "Mr. Freeze" in the process. Mr. Freeze's criminal activities are typically unconcerned with personal gain but instead motivated by vengeance and desperation.

* AdaptationalBadass: And he ended up reintroduced in the comics and featured in [[WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero two]] [[Film/BatmanAndRobin films]] (granted, the latter did not go very well).
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: In "Deep Freeze"; Grant Walker wants to use his technology to freeze the planet, killing everyone except those on his island. In exchange for his cooperation, Walker offers to revive Freeze's wife. Freeze is willing to go along with the plan until Batman points out that Nora would be waking up to a cold, dead world, whereupon Freeze releases Batman and Robin and helps them defeat Walker.
* AntiVillain
* AnIcePerson
* BadBoss: He values Nora's life more than anyone else's, even his own henchmen.
* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: Of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero''.
* BodyHorror: Starts out with a body unable to survive outside of subzero temperatures. Gets even worse in later seasons, when [[spoiler:all of his body, save for his head, has decayed away]].
* ChronicVillainy
* ClingyCostume: His temperature-regulating suit.
* CreepyMonotone
* CrusadingWidower
* CursedWithAwesome
* DespairEventHorizon:
** Losing his wife. [[spoiler:''Both'' times.]]
** Gets another one in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. Poor guy just can't catch a break.
* {{Determinator}}: "Nora was the only good thing in my life and they took her from me. I don't care what I have to do to get her back!"
* TheDragon: To Grant Walker in "Deep Freeze".
* DramaticDeadpan: He usually talks in an emotionless CreepyMonotone.
* FateWorseThanDeath: His origin was based on this.
* FreezeRay
* IllGirl: Why he commits his crimes
* KickTheDog: Trying to hit Batman, he accidentally freezes one of his henchmen's legs. He then blames the accident on said henchman and leaves him for dead while the poor guy begs them to help him. It happens the same way to one of his ice maidens in "Cold Comfort."
* LonersAreFreaks: Where Batman has Robin, who he treats as a teammate, Mr. Freeze is completely ruthless when one of his henchmen gets accidentally frozen.
* [[spoiler:LosingYourHead]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* {{Necromantic}}
* PeopleJars: Keeps Nora in one until he can find a cure.
* PoweredArmor
* PungeonMaster: He makes some cold-related puns in his debut episode; they are much better than anything from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
-->'''Mr. Freeze:''' I'm beyond emotions. They've been frozen ''dead'' in me.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Goggles Take Warning]]
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Mr. Freeze fires his freeze gun directly at you. In the commentary, the directors are surprised they got away with it - they wouldn't have been able to with a regular gun, in case some kid decided to try it.
* SilenceYouFool: In "Deep Freeze", Mr. Freeze say this twice to Batman.
* SnowMeansLove: His most iconic scene is him talking to the snowglobe that contains a statue of Nora, begging for forgiveness. Sad version of this trope. The comics reveal that in college the two spent much of their courtship outside in the snow.
* TheStoic: But also NotSoStoic when his wife is brought into the equation.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: "Freeze!" "That's ''Mister'' Freeze to ''you''." ''([[PreMortemOneLiner fires]])''
* TinMan: Despite claiming that he can no longer feel any emotion, his despair at losing his wife — and his cold hatred to those who took her — is demonstrable.
* TragicVillain
* WeaksauceWeakness: Any temperatures over freezing; he can't survive them without his suit.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: "Deep Freeze" states that, even if he's not ''immortal'', he can likely live for thousands of years. And he wants none of it.
** Worse in ''Meltdown'' where he seems to have spent the last few decades as a disembodied head in an isolated room.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!!Clayface (Matt Hagen)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' RonPerlman

* AnimeAnatomy: even when shifted into the form of a naked human, he has no genitalia
** He was barely human, just humanoid.
* AntiVillain
* {{Badass}}
** AdaptationalBadass: Much like Freeze, he'd been written off as too goofy to work. Then BTAS came along...
* CompositeCharacter: His character is essentially a combination of the first three versions from the comics.
* CosmeticHorror: He used an experimental cosmetic cream to help him look good for roles. It ate away at his face, and when he tried to blow the whistle before it went on the market, Daggett's men fed him an overdose, turning him into Clayface.
* FakingTheDead: At the end of his first appearance.
* IWasQuiteALooker: He was before the accident, at any rate.
* {{Jerkass}}: But a [[JerkassWoobie pitiable one]].
* KickTheDog: when he throws his best friend/stunt double across the room when the guy tries to cheer him up and encourage him that all is not lost in living like a regular person
-->"''Don't patronize me! I told you, I don't need to eat! I don't need to sleep! And I'' '''''DON'T NEED YOU!!!'''''"
* LargeHam: He's an actor, so this shouldn't come as a surprise.
--> "[[AStreetcarNamedDesire STELLAAAAAA!]]"
* ManOfAThousandFaces
* NotQuiteDead: in his first appearance he pretends to die from electrocution, but we see at the end of the episode that he's still alive and shifted into the form of a pretty woman on the street.
* PsychopathicManchild
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His motive in his first appearance, seeking revenge against the men responsible for his transformation.
* ShadowDiscretionShot: Provides the trope image.
* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: It's explained that shapeshifting is a acquired skill, or "muscle tensing," so he can't just constantly be in another form.
* ThatManIsDead
* TragicVillain
* VillainousBreakdown: Invoked.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler: In JusticeLeague, Flash and Hawkgirl rather cheerfully blow him to bits. [[KilledOffForReal He's never seen again after the episode.]]]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: What Dagget ''tried'' to have his men do to Hagen.

!!Catwoman (Selina Kyle)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Adrienne Barbeau

An animal rights activist with a thing for cat burglaries on the side. Selina doesn't outright oppose Batman but the two don't see eye to eye due to her hobby. In times of mutual crisis, Catwoman has been known to assist Batman for the shared greater good.

* ActionGirl
** DarkActionGirl: Depending on the episode.
* AffablyEvil: When she actually is a villain. She seems to have a soft spot for both Batman and Batgirl.
* AntiHero: after being released on probation, she becomes what is essentially a female Batman for a little while, helping out Batman or trying to stop various criminals on her own. Unfortunately, it didn't stick, and she went back to being a ClassyCatBurglar AntiVillain.
* AntiVillain
* {{Caltrops}}: Has them in the shape of cats, naturally. She uses them in "The Cat and the Claw" to stop Red Claw's men from pursuing her through a ventilation duct.
* CatGirl: Taken to extremes in "Tyger Tyger", where Dr. Dorian kidnaps Selina Kyle and mutates her into an ACTUAL catwoman.
* ClassyCatBurglar
* ClearMyName: "Batgirl Returns"
* DatingCatwoman: She ''is'' the TropeNamer.
* DistressedDamsel: Gets rescued by Batman more than three times in the series.
* EnemyMine
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She tries.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* LiveMinkCoat: In her first appearance, she is carrying her cat, Isis, around her neck, to help in one of her thefts.
* LovableRogue
* LovesMyAlterEgo: She loves Batman, but only considers Bruce a friend. He knows both her identities and, according to the "perfect world" illusion created by the Mad Hatter, would marry her, if [[DatingCatwoman Batman and Catwoman]] were out of the equation.
* MsFanservice
* OutGambitted: In "You Scratch My Back", she should have known better that to try and play Nightwing, Batman's protege. He has after all been taught by the best.
* RightHandCat: Isis.
* SheFu
* SnowMeansLove: In "Cat Scratch Fever", Batman meets her in the snow, and she has to ask, "Are you getting soft on criminals, or just on me?"
* SpyCatsuit
* TheUnmasking: At the beginning of "Cat Scratch Fever", Catwoman is arrested and in the aftermath is outed as Selina Kyle and put on probation--if Catwoman is sighted, Selina is to be arrested immediately. However, this is the only episode to actually use this plot point in any way. Either the writers forgot or Selina is just ''that good''.,
* VillainExitStageLeft: At the end of "Batgirl Returns", as the police cart her off, Catwoman somehow forces them out of the squadcar and drives away herself. Robin tries to give chase, but Batgirl ''grabs him by the cape'', reasoning that they'd encounter her again sometime.
* VillainousValor: She takes pride in hardly ever getting scared - and, being a CombatPragmatist, can physically get the best of men twice her size when she really wants to.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: "Almost Got 'Im"
* WallCrawl: Catwoman does it by digging in with the claws in her suit.
* WeCanRuleTogether: To Batgirl in "Batgirl Returns". Batgirl's response is not exactly unexpected.
* WhipItGood
* WildCard
* WillTheyOrWontThey

!! Man-Bat (Dr. Kirk Langstrom)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Marc Singer

* BioAugmentation
* MagicPants
* NotMeThisTime: "Terror in the Sky"
* ProfessorGuineaPig
* SuperpoweredEvilSide
* TragicMonster

!! The Scarecrow (Jonathan Crane)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Henry Polic II, JeffreyCombs

A university psychology professor who has made a career out of studying fear and its effects. In his pursuit of research, he developed a chemical toxin that allows him to induce fear in any subject at his whim, which he later began using as an asset for crime.

* CutLexLuthorACheck: In "Fear of Victory" he starts rigging sports and then betting on the games; he himself points out that chemicals are expensive and his usual crimes of causing wanton terror aren't very lucrative.
* EvilRedhead
* EvilTeacher: His experiments - mostly just locking people in small rooms while dousing them with fear gas - go all the way back to his days as a Gotham University professor.
* FixingTheGame / ThrowingTheFight: "Fear of Victory" centered on his plot to raise a lot of money gambling on sporting events ([[TheGimmick Guess]] [[IKnowWhatYouFear how]]). He even drops the title "I fixed the games."
* ForScience: "Dreams in Darkness" in particular.
* AGodAmI: No remotely "godlike" powers aside from his fear gas, but he's got the attitude in spades.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Has been exposed twice to his own fear gas.
* IKissYourFoot: In "Fear of Victory", Scarecrow mentions using his Fear Toxin to bring the people of Gotham to their knees and in his own words "...Kissing my feet!"
* {{Jerkass}}: Unlike all those tragic villains, he's just a nasty little prick.
* LargeHam: At first.
* LeanAndMean
* MadScientist
* MasterOfIllusion
* MasterPoisoner
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* NiceHat
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Not that he was really harmless to begin with, just... not that scary.
* PetTheDog: He seems to like Harley.
* PoisonAndCureGambit In "Never Fear", he releases a chemical that takes away all sensation of fear, making people dangerously reckless, with the plan of selling his fear toxin as the "antidote".
* ScaryScarecrows
* [[SkullForAHead Skull For A Mask]]: In the redesign.
* SinisterScythe: Wields one in "Trial".
* SoftSpokenSadist: When voiced by Jeffrey Combs.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be ___?]]: Scarecrow is the master of using this trope.

!! Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Diane Pershing

--> ''"They can bury me in the ground as deep as they like, but I'll grow back..."''

* AntiVillain
* AxCrazy: in her first episode, at least.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: "Pretty Poison".
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Started as a pretty hammy activist until she met Harley and became more of a DeadpanSnarker as a {{Foil}} to Harley's GenkiGirl.
* CivilianVillain: "House and Garden".
* DeadpanSnarker: Being around Harley so much gives her a ''lot'' of practice.
* DruggedLipstick
* EvilIsHammy: Quite the contrast between perfect girlfriend Pamela Isley and supervillainess Ivy.
* EvilRedhead
* HotScientist
* KissOfDeath
* LadyInRed: In her debut.
* MadScientist
* MamaBear: Don't hurt her plants.
* MasterPoisoner
* NotGoodWithPeople
* NotSoDifferent: Tries to pull this on Batman, claiming they both punish "evildoers." Batman doesn't always agree with her definition of "evildoer"...
* RedheadInGreen
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* TheSociopath: Outright states that she's immune to "the pain and suffering of others" during a flashback in "Almost Got 'Im".
* StrawFeminist: Sometimes portrayed this way. In "Harley & Ivy" she goes on a crime spree with Harley Quinn and claims its all about female empowerment. The episode ends with her being arrested by Detective Montoya and another female cop.
* TheVamp
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She fights to save plants, in particular endangered species. It's her methods rather than her objectives that are problematic

!! Rupert Thorne
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--> '''Voiced By:''' John Vernon

* BullyingADragon: His attempt at blackmailing Harvey Dent, even though he ''knew'' that Dent had a violent temper stemming from his mental issues ''and'' was a large, strong adult who had barely been able to restrain himself from ripping one of Thorne's goons to pieces.
* TheDon
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Stromwell's son goes missing and he accuses Thorne of being behind it, Thorne points out that he never goes after a person's family. Thorne is actually planning to kill Stromwell right then, betraying him at a peace summit, but he is legitimately shocked at the accusation and is completely sincere in his assertion of innocence.
* FatBastard
* FauxAffablyEvil
* KarmaHoudini: Being arrested doesn't seem to mean that much to him.
* MoralityPet: While he didn't make life easy for his brother Matthew, he still genuinely cares for him.
* NotMeThisTime: "Vendetta" and "Second Chance".
* PragmaticVillainy: At times.
* SiblingYinYang
* SmugSnake

!! The Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' PaulWilliams, David Ogden Stiers

--> ''"Sorry about the intrusion, sir, but at least you were ransacked by a man of impeccable taste."''

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: In "Birds of a Feather" and "The Mechanic", he had a hideout in one. Likely a reference to his Film/BatmanReturns counterpart.
* {{Acrofatic}}
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Uses this a lot.
* AffablyEvil: Especially in "Birds of a Feather".
* AntiquatedLinguistics
* BadGuyBar: The Iceberg Lounge technically counts.
* BigBad: In "WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman".
* BodyguardBabes: Jay, Lark, and Raven.
* ChronicVillainy: Chose to abandon crime one day when he was released from Stonegate, deciding that he never wanted to return to jail again, but when he learned that the woman he began to fall in love with was only spending time with him to mock his uncultured ways he relapsed into villainy. However, unlike the other villains, he does manage to stay out of jail in ''The New Batman Adventures.'' He didn't really reform and uses his nightclub as a front for shady deals, but he does a much better job of ensuring his legal safety. Batman is well-aware that Penguin hasn't changed, but keeps him around because he is just as often a [[TheRat good source of information]] about other, more dangerous criminals.
* CivilianVillain: Actually worked better for him when he was faking it.
* EtTuBrute: A rather depressing example. In the episode, "Birds of a Feather", he is released from prison and declares that he's reformed and will become a model member of high society. A group of snobbish aristocrats decide to bring him into their social circle so that they can laugh at his social ineptitude and appearance. He generally doesn't care how life had gotten him down through the rest of the episode, but when he overhears the woman whom he had fallen in love with talking about this plot, he loses it. The real slap in the face is that he had genuinely reformed until this happened.
* EvilBrit
* EvilIsNotAToy: In "Birds of a Feather", Veronica Vreeland brings him into her social circle as a publicity stunt. He eventually finds out he's being used, and in his true flamboyantly villainous fashion, kidnaps and tries to kill her.
* TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: In his first appearance, he and his henchmen are continuously foiled by the local children who have [[BatmanInMyBasement Batman in their basement]]. This is one of the reasons that the production team does not think very highly of this episode, since they were hoping the series would avoid kid heroes and bumbling villains.
* FatBastard
* FauxAffablyEvil: His default mode.
* FeatheredFiend: Has a collection of deadly birds ranging from poison-billed hummingbirds to trained attack-cassowaries.
* GentlemanThief
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking
* TheGrotesque: Similar to the Burton films, the Penguin is ''almost'' this trope played straight. He's nowhere near as evil as, say, The Joker, but then again he's not even all that ugly (HollywoodHomely might be the best way to describe him). It's implied that deep down he really wants to go straight, [[ChronicVillainy but he just likes stealing priceless artifacts too much]] -- and he just can't keep from lashing out at people who make fun of him when he ''does'' try to reform.
* HighClassGlass
* ImprobableWeaponUser
* JabbaTableManners
* JustGotOutOfJail: He did try to live a honest life and among Gotham's elites (which he thought possible thanks to Veronica Vreeland). While she cleared a misunderstanding when Batman wrongly thought the Penguin was one of the muggers robbing her, it was eventually revealed to him she just wanted someone to be made a fool of at a party. He was so revolted he returned to a life of crime.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* NiceHat
* OnlySaneMan: Carried over from the comics. He's one of the few Batman villains who goes to jail rather than Arkham. He also sometimes grows annoyed with the other rogues' "eccentricities" when forced to work with them.
* OrphanedPunchline: Has one in "Birds of a Feather": "--and I said, 'But, warden--those aren't ''my'' pants!"
* PaidHarem: Jay, Raven, and Lark.
* ParasolOfPain
** ParasolParachute
* TheRat: The only reason why Batman lets him operate his nightclub.
* RedemptionFailure: "Birds of a Feather"
* ReformedButRejected: "Birds of a Feather"
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* SinisterSchnoz
* SmallNameBigEgo: Despite overwhelming evidence on the contrary, the Penguin really believes he is well liked by the rich Gotham elite (''"Birds of a Feather"'') and fancies himself as a ladies’ man (he hits on Roxie Rocket on ''"The Ultimate Thrill"''). Those things didn’t end well for him.
* SmugSnake
* SocietyIsToBlame: In "Birds of a Feather", he looks to go straight once he's gotten out of prison, but when resident RichBitch Veronica Vreeland and her snobby friends decide to make him the butt of an exceptionally cruel joke, he reverts to his criminal ways to exact revenge. In the end, he muses, "I guess it's true; society is to blame. ''High'' society." At least Vreeland had the decency to feel bad about her role in it by the end though.
* TerribleTrio: Was part of one with Jay and Raven before leading two sets: one of males then one of females.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: He could put up with Batman [[ReformedButRejected not believing he really reformed]], but Veronica Vreeland shouldn't have used him for a pig at a pig party.
* VillainBallMagnet: "Birds of a Feather"
* VillainousValor: In "Birds of a Feather" at least, he is a courageous fighter, [[MuggingTheMonster beating back a gang of bullies who are trying to mug him using only his umbrella]]. In "Second Chance", when Batman is accusing him of having Two-Face kidnapped, the Penguin declares that he were ever going to mess with another villain, he'd do it the honorable way: face to face.
* WannabeLine: His club, The Iceberg Lounge, has such a line. In "Joker's Millions', Barbara and Dick get in by Barbara mentioning her father as the Penguin is walking by. Bruce Wayne is seen in the Lounge later.
* WhosLaughingNow: To Veronica Vreeland and her UpperClassTwit friend Pierce in "Birds of a Feather".
* WickedCultured

!! Killer Croc
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Aron Kincaid, Brooks Gardner

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Typically based himself in one.
* AnimalEyes
* BaldOfEvil
* TheBrute
* DumbMuscle: Quickly degenerated into this. [[spoiler:Except it was Batman in disguise.]]
* FangsAreEvil
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: He escapes while escorted by train to a prison, Batman in hot pursuit. They fall off a cliff and are knocked out. Croc wakes up in a secluded home owned by former circus performers. It's Croc's perfect chance to start a new life. Naturally Croc claims Batman is evil to get their help in capturing him. Then Croc captures everyone and plans to kill them and run off with their retirement money. When he's eventually foiled, he does seem a little regretful as he's taken away.
--> '''Billy the Seal boy''': [Why'd you do it, Croc?]\\
'''Killer Croc''': You said you could be yourself out here, remember? [[CryForTheDevil I guess that's what I was doing. Being myself.]]
* GeniusBruiser: Made his debut with a pretty clever plan to frame Bullock.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Huge Guy to Baby Doll in "Love is a Croc"
* {{Jerkass}}
* SlasherSmile
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: "Sideshow" had him do this to a bunch of circus freaks who had hidden themselves away from the outside world so they could be themselves. They were willing to let him join them on their farm, but when Killer Croc heard they had $50'000, he couldn't resist. When asked why after he's captured, Killer Croc solemnly admits [[IronicEcho he had to be himself]].
* TookALevelInDumbass: In "Almost Got 'Im" he goes from a somewhat clever, or at least street smart, crook into a near idiot. [[spoiler: Justified, since it's actually Batman in disguise likely playing up how others view Croc.]]
* TheWorfEffect: Courtesy of Bane, like in ''Knightfall''.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs

!! The Mad Hatter (Jervis Tetch)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Roddy [=Mc=]Dowall

* {{Adorkable}}: When he's either at war with himself, or prior to his spiral into madness. Tetch had some incredibly adorable moments of complete social ineptitude in his office; talking to people, especially pretty people was not his forte. It didn't stick.
* AffablyEvil: At least in "Perchance to Dream". And in "Trial" he's one of the only reasonable ones.
* AliceAllusion: He's obsessed with ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. The other people in his life also mirror the story--he pines after a woman named Alice, and his boss is a stern, redheaded woman who warns him that "[[OffWithHisHead heads will roll]]". His mind-controlled henchmen are also all costumed after ''Alice'' characters.
* AxCrazy: actually wielded an ax when he tried to off the bat himself in his introductory episode.
* BadassLongcoat
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BritishTeeth
* CheshireCatGrin
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* DoggedNiceGuy: Though he drops the nice part.
* EvilBrit
* EvilGenius
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's pretty sinister in "The Worry Men" and "Animal Act".
* ForScience: "Animal Act"
* GadgeteerGenius
* GrandRomanticGesture: The actions he used to woo his Alice. Including, but not limited to - brainwashing a pair of thugs to go jump off a bridge to impress her with his bravery when they're about to get mugged; brainwashing the Maitre'd of a restaurant (as well as the rest of the staff) into getting them a seat and the romantic usuals (violin/flowers/etc.). After she reconciled with her boyfriend the same night, though, he uses brainwashing to break them up again, then does the "extravagant Flower surprise" in her house... which he didn't have a key for. Alice is, understandably, creeped out - but mostly because Jervis had no way of knowing that the two had broken up.
* HypnoTrinket
* IControlMyMinionsThrough: He used mind control on his minions, which gave him an advantage over Batman, who wouldn't hit people who weren't willingly causing trouble. Once they were free, however, poor Mad Hatter.
* IronicNurseryTune: Based as he is on the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' character, he uses these as part of his schtick. In one scene, he's taunts Batman from afar with "Twinkle, Twinkle, little Bat! How I wonder what you're at!"
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* TheMadHatter: Actually, not that much.
* MadScientist
* MasterOfIllusion
* MindControlDevice
* MotiveDecay: As Batman pointed out in "The Worry Men".
* NeverMyFault
* NiceHat: Well, duh!
* NotGoodWithRejection
* NotMeThisTime: "Make em Laugh" and "Knight Time"
* OffWithHisHead
* PyrrhicVillainy: In a milder example, he uses his mind control technology to land Alice, a co-worker he was too shy to talk to, but Batman calls him out on this, asking if a mind-controlled, compliant Alice with no personality was what he really wanted. Tetch has a [[VillainousBreakdown breakdown and rushes Batman]].
* StalkerWithACrush: How the Mad Hatter was first portrayed in his obsession with his co-worker Alice, and being too shy to ask her out.
* TropicalEpilogue: "The Worry Men" features the Mad Hatter admitting that he's been thinking of retiring from crime, purchasing an island out in the middle of nowhere, and opening up a sun-bonnet shop.
* WickedCultured
* {{Yandere}}

!! The Riddler (Edward Nygma)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' JohnGlover

--> ''"Do you know what happens to gate crashers? They have to match wits with the Riddler."''

A disgraced video game developer-turned-criminal with a knack for very complex and obscure riddles. Unlike most of Batman's rogues, The Riddler typically ''wants'' Batman to pursue him as it gives him an opportunity to use his riddling skills to try to outwit the Dark Knight.

* AffablyEvil: As long as his "outwitted angry guy" mood is not triggered, he keeps a very elegant and formal demeanor. Though considering he rarerly ends a sentence without insulting other people's intelligence, he might qualify for full time [[FauxAffablyEvil Faux Affably Evil]].
* TheBadGuyWins: Even though he actually did not achieve his goal of killing his ex-boss, Nygma escapes justice safely, and terrifies his victim into a permanent mortal fear of his return.
* BaldOfEvil: In the revamp.
* BerserkButton: By the time of "Riddler's Reform", being called crazy is this for The Riddler.
* CallingCard: His riddles.
* ChronicVillainy: [[CutLexLuthorACheck Sells his persona for a fortune]] and decides to abandon crime altogether in order to avoid risking his newfound wealth and freedom. However, because he has such a compulsion, he reasons that the only way he can do so is to kill Batman. Naturally, he fails, gets found out and arrested.
* CivilianVillain: "Riddler's Reform"
* CivvieSpandex: in the redesign
* CriminalMindGames
* CutLexLuthorACheck: In "Riddler's Reform," he has sold the license to his persona to a toy developer for a completely legal fortune. However, Batman is convinced that he will continue to commit riddle-crimes, even though it will jeopardize his freedom and financial well-being. When Robin wonders why he would take such a risk, Batman explains that for him it is not about the money, it is an obsession. As it turns out, Batman's right; Riddler is uneasy with his new life, and eventually decides to try to kill Batman once and for all just to remove the temptation to backslide.
* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Riddler''': You have 10 minutes, gentlemen. Then, Mr. Mockridge is going to be the only good business shark. A dead one.
* DeathTrap
* DemotedToExtra: Due, bizzarely, to the respect the writers had for him - If he kept getting beaten by Batman, it would diminish his intelligence.
** It was also because the writers found it too difficult to come up compelling riddles to use for his schemes.
* DominoMask
* EngineeredPublicConfession: "Riddler's Reform".
* EvilGenius
* EvilRedhead
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Inverted when Batman survives his death-trap, but won't tell him how he did it. The episode ends with Riddler ranting and raving as he tries to figure out how it was done.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Was first trapped in his own virtual world then got his confession recorded on his own device.
* HurricaneOfPuns: His hints in "If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich."
--> ''(Batman and Robin come across a sign that says "Loser's Ahead.")''
--> '''Robin''': "Loser's Ahead?"
--> ''(The duo turns a corner, two giant shurikens come out of nowhere, and the duo ducks just before the blades lop their heads off.)''
--> '''Batman''': [[IncrediblyLamePun Loses a head.]] I don't know what's worse, the traps or the puns.
* InsufferableGenius
* [[KarmaHoudini Karma Enigma]]: He gets away scot-free at the end of "If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?" The producers have stated that they let the Riddler escape as a testament to his intellect.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MoodSwinger: he alternates fits of anger with polite interludes.
* NerdsAreSexy: In "Riddler's Reform", he ends up with quite a few women fawning over him. Unless that's an example of AllGirlsWantBadBoys, or PowerIsSexy and/or GoldDigger, due to his newfound fame and wealth from his inventions.
* NiceHat
* PropheticNames: During his StartOfDarkness episode, Batman lampshades this trope when Edward Nygma reveals his new identity, asking him if it's meant to be a joke.
* RedHeadInGreen
* RiddleMeThis
* SanityHasAdvantages: In "Riddler's Reform", he actually goes straight and makes tons of money by designing puzzles for a toy company and licensing his likeness to market them. However, he just can't stop thinking about matching wits with Batman... so he decides that the only way he'll ever be secure enough in his new life to actually enjoy it is to kill Batman.
* SmugSnake: The mother of all smug depictions of the Riddler.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: In "Judgement Day", courtroom-themed vigilante The Judge tells him, "It's about time someone threw the book at you!" and drops a car-sized book on him, nearly killing him.
* TheVillainMakesThePlot: One of the cited reasons that the writers gave for why the Riddler appeared less than most other villains was that it was hard to make a scheme worthy of such a brain-teasing [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] villain like him in single half-hour episodes.
* UnPerson: "What is Reality?" has is him erasing all of the records of his existence as Edward Nygma, including birth certificates, drivers licenses, employment records and so on.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has an epic one in "Riddler's Reform".
* WickedCultured: Has a thing for greek mythology and foreign languages.
* WasItReallyWorthIt?: At the end of Riddler's debut episode, Batman states that even though they saved the CorruptCorporateExecutive from Nygma's traps, the experience scarred him for life, and the last scene shows a frightened Mockridge trembling under his bedsheets.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In "Trial," he's seen among the villains as a juror in their KangarooCourt. However, he disappears during the second half of the episode and his chair in the jury is even empty.

!! Talia al Ghul
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Helen Slater, OliviaHussey

* ArmorPiercingSlap: When Ra's al Ghul is currently in Ax Crazy mode after using the Lazarus Pit to revive himself, she gives him one of these to snap him back to his senses.
* CleavageWindow: In her ''The Demon's Quest'' outfit.
* DatingCatwoman
* EnemyMine
* EnigmaticMinion
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When she discovers that her father's scheme will result in over two billion casualties, she's just as shocked as Batman.
* FemmeFatale
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter
* MsFanService
* PeekABangs
* SpyCatsuit: in her first appearance

!! The Ventriloquist/Scarface (Arnold Wesker)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' George Dzundza

* {{Adorkable}}: Arnold, when he's just being Arnold
* BadBoss: Scarface might not be as murderous as the Joker but he makes up for it by being very rude to his henchmen.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: When Catwoman refuses to save Scarface from being cut up by a lumber saw, Wesker goes berserk and attacks her [[ItMakesSenseInContext with a stuffed Tasmanian Tiger]].
* BookDumb: Scarface has some trouble saying big words but he's a good planner.
* ClockKing
* CompanionCube
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Scarface
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The puppet owned the goddamn Batman in his introductory episode, no less.
* DemonicDummy
* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack]]
* ExtremeDoormat: Wesker, especially to Scarface.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: For being not technically alive, Scarface got that a lot.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* HairTriggerTemper: Scarface once more.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* HelplessGoodSide
* {{Jerkass}}: Well, Scarface is one.
* LaughablyEvil
* TheManBehindTheCurtain
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Carried over from the comics, It's not enterly clear if Wesker is putting an excellent {{Ventriloquism}} act or if Scarface is a truly DemonicDummy: Episode "Read my lips" shows the batcomputer analyzing Wesker and Scarface's voices like ''two different people''. Batman knew the greatest ventriloquist of his time, Zatara (Zatanna's father) and believes Wesker could teach him lessons.
* MisterBig
* OpaqueLenses: In the original design.
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan
* ShrinkingViolet: Poor old Wesker.
* SmarterThanYouLook
* TattooedCrook: Scarface's DumbMuscle henchman Rhino has a tattoo (of a rhino's head, naturally) on his arm
* [[TheyKilledKennyAgain They Killed Scarface Again]]: Justified because he's a puppet. [[spoiler:Subverted in "Double Talk".]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Rhino and Mugsy.

!! Bane
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Bane-20110315055302169_7077.jpeg]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Henry Silva, Hector Elizondo

--> ''"You cannot do this to me! I am invincible! I AM BANE!"''

* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Batman's unmasking of Bane reveals, not Venom-twisted monstrosity, but simply vaguely handsome, boyish face with nothing really remarkable about it.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* CombatPragmatist: [[DefiedTrope Defies the trope]], waiting until he knows exactly where Batman is and calling him to point out that, if he were a common sniper, Batman would be dead by then.
* DashingHispanic
* TheDragon: Though not always a loyal one.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Someone wanted to make superwarriors out of prisoners. They got one.
* GeniusBruiser
* GrowingMusclesSequence
* HoistHeroOverHead: [[spoiler:''Almost'' gets to break the Bat [[{{Knightfall}} like in the comics]], but gets outsmarted by Batman at the last second]].
* LargeHam: Once he gets going.
-->'''Bane''': '''''I MUST BREAK YOU!!'''''
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Demands that Batman scream his name for him after he has him dead to rights. Batman doesn't give him the satisfaction.
-->'''Bane''': "SCREAM MY NAME! SCREAM!"
* PhlebotinumOverdose / PhlebotinumOverload: When Batman first defeated Bane, he broke the Venom pump, giving Bane a massive dose. Bane's eyes looked ready to pop out of his head before Bats managed to pull the line out.
* PsychoSerum / SuperSerum: Like in the comics, his "Venom" super-steroid. We don't get to see its ''really'' ugly side until [[spoiler:the days of WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond]].
* SmugSnake
* SuperStrength
* TheStarscream
* TaintedVeins: Whenever he turns on the Venom pump.
* ThisCannotBe: "You can't do this to me!"
* VillainousBreakdown: A nightmarish one.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs

!!Mojo (Lloyd Ventrix)
--> '''Voiced By:''' Michael Gross

* ClothesMakeTheManiac: He was already slightly unbalanced, but the invisibility suit became toxic when it was activated and apparently drove him completely over the edge into complete psychopathy.
* {{Determinator}}: What more can you say about a guy who's willing to pose as his daughter's imaginary friend while stealing gifts for her, just so he can earn her trust?
* DeadlyUpgrade: It's revealed that the plastic he uses for his suit is toxic.
* DisappearedDad
* DramaticDrop: When Kimmy tells him they're moving, he drops her doll in shock.
* ImaginaryFriend: Poses as one.
* {{Invisibility}}
** InvisibilityCloak
** InvisibleJerkass
* NotSoImaginaryFriend
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkassWoobie: Despite his nature, he REALLY just wants to be with his little girl again.
* ToxicPhlebotinum
* VillainousBreakdown: When Batman tries to warn him about the suit(and right before he gets defeated), Lloyd replies:
--> "Who cares if it is? With this suit, I can take back my daughter whenever I want! Her mother won't stop me, and neither will you!"

!! Roland Daggett
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--> '''Voiced By:''' EdwardAsner

* CanonForeigner
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Deconstructed; in each of his four appearances, Dagget gradually loses his fortune as legal fees and criminal charges catch up to him.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
* EvilRedhead
* {{Expy}}: Of NormanOsborn, albeit without the Goblin persona.
* IcyBlueEyes
* KarmaHoudini: "Appointment in Crime Alley"
* KillThePoor: His scheme in "Appointment in Crime Alley".
* NoNonsenseNemesis
* PoisonAndCureGambit: In "Cat Scratch Fever", he has stray animals infected with an incredibly virulent new strain of rabies that he plans to sell the cure for.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: It doesn't last.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was initially planned to be [[Film/BatmanReturns Max Schreck]].

!! The Clock King (Temple Fugate)
--> '''Voiced By:''' Alan Rachins
[[quoteright:260:[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ClockKing.jpg]]]]

* ActorAllusion: The ClockKing is played by Alan Rachins, then best known for playing the punctilious managing partner Douglas Brachman on ''LALaw'' -- a clock watcher's clock watcher.
* AdaptationalBadass
* AxeCrazy
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Even before his StartOfDarkness, Fugate knew the place where the subway doors will open. Seven years later, he is able to go hand to hand with Batman simply from having studied Batman's tendencies in a fight from news footage about him
* BadassInANiceSuit: In "The Clock King", a brown suit, in "Time out of Joint", a black suit.
* BaldOfEvil: Well, balding.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Temple Fugate doesn’t care about BlackAndWhiteMorality anymore, but about HarmonyVersusDiscipline.
-->'''Batman:''' ''Stop this, Fugate! [[ShaggyDogStory Hill committed no crime against you!]]''
-->'''Temple Fugate:''' ''[[FelonyMisdemeanor He did worse than that!]] [[HarmonyVersusDiscipline He made me late!]]''
* BoxedCrook: in a JusticeLeagueUnlimited episode, ''"Task Force X"'', in which he serves as a planner and tactician in the ''"Suicide Squad"''. He guides the team with clockwork efficiency.
* ClockKing: Fugate ''deconstructs'' this trope: Someone that falls far on the discipline side of the Sliding Scale of HarmonyVersusDiscipline and is always trying to dominate his environment instead of accepting it. The Universe would naturally seem to be making a CosmicPlaything out of such a person, and Fugate will have none of it despite bringing it all on himself.
* ComplexityAddiction: ClockKing even surpasses the Riddler as an addict to {{GambitRoulette}}s, but he exhibited this even before his StartOfDarkness: As Temple Fugate, he has a chain pocketwatch, a wristwatch, and in his office he has a grandfather clock and another clock at his desk. FridgeLogic dictates that only watching a single clock would be more efficient than four different clocks, but…
* CoolSword: A clock-hand-like sword that also works as a cane.
* CosmicPlaything: Fugate's life is governed by events and rules that defy either coincidence or logical explanation. Following LaserGuidedKarma, as long as the ClockKing does things with discipline (as efficiently as possible) will guarantee that he can pull those {{GambitRoulette}}s. ''The Universe grants him NoDelaysForTheWicked, and so conspires with him to win''. However, if the ClockKing indulges in BondVillainStupidity or dares to make something unplanned, like the IndyPloy, ''the Universe conspires against him enforcing FinaglesLaw''.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Parodied when Hill proposed Fugate to break his schedule so he can be more relaxed. Fugate sees him as TheFundamentalist ''would see someone proposing him to sin''. Notice that when Fugate was at the park at 3:15, instead of in his office as he had planned, he was very nervous, waiting for certain doom. It’s only when he dares to relax when the DisasterDominoes that will ruin his life start.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Temple Fugate lost everything in appeal for twenty million dollars against his company seven years ago, but when he appears at the episode “The ClockKing”, he has enough money to [[OffscreenVillainDarkMatter buy bombs, maintain a hideout, and can afford to throw away a $6,000 pocket watch]]. Justified because he never suffers MotiveDecay: All he wants is to humiliate Mayor Hill, and then kill him. Notice that after he is arrested, he uses his talents for the government as a BoxedCrook.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Fugate claims that he was waiting for Gotham's vigilante the first time the Batman faces him. Later Batman traces Fugate thanks to an expensive clock he uses to set a bomb. That leads him to a DeathTrap (one not involving poison gas, since Batman obviously carries a gas mask--instead the trap creates a ''vacuum'') Fugate prepared so Batman could not mess with his real plan to orchestrate a TrainwreckEpisode and kidnap Hill. And when Batman faces him, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Fugate manages to avoid his punches claiming he has studied news footage about Batman]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: He wants to kill Mayor Hill simply because some friendly advice Hill gave him years ago turned out disastrously. Granted, Fugate's life ended up ruined by the events that followed, but Hill had no way of knowing his innocuous suggestion would end ''that'' badly.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: At the very beginning of the episode ''The Clock King'', everyone is waiting for the SubwaysSuck. In a crowd with individuals with out of focus gaze and relaxed facial expressions, only a SharpDressedMan with a ParasolOfPain seems alert, with a perfect erect posture. [[AwesomenessByAnalysis The subway stops and opens its doors exactly where this guy is standing]]. He consults his chain pocketwatch and exclaims:
--> ''[[{{Foreshadowing}} "It’s about time!"]]''
** And proceeds to sit down and talk to then-Councilman Hill, who obviously doesn’t remember him:
--> ''[[MeaningfulName "Fugate]], [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Temple Fugate.]] [[SmallNameBigEgo I would think you’d remember my name by now, Counselor]]. [[ScheduleFanatic We have been only taking the same train every day..."]]'' [[ComplexityAddiction (consulting his wristwatch with more hands than shiva, not his pocket chain clock) ]] ''[[LudicrousPrecision "... for one year, seven months and thirteen days"]].''
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Before his StartOfDarkness, we could see Fugate's eyes through his spectacles. After that, they seem like a clock pointing 3 o'clock, or completely opaque at "Task Force X".
* GambitRoulette
* HarmonyVersusDiscipline: Temple Fugate doesn't care about BlackAndWhiteMorality anymore, but about being Disciplined versus being Harmonious: Hill did worse than a crime against him: He made Fugate late.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: At ''The Clock King'', Batman escapes Temple Fugate’s DeathTrap using [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat the tape Fugate left behind him]] and when Temple Fugate own CoolSword is caught in the enormous cogs it converts the ClockTower into a CollapsingLair. At ''Time out of joint'', Batman uses the same time device Fugate stole to stop him.
* {{Idiosyncrazy}}: Clocks and time.
* InsufferableGenius: Deconstructed by Fugate, a ScheduleFanatic BadBoss with NoSocialSkills that is in the middle of a court hearing appeal about a $20 million dollar judgment against his company and is haggard and nervous. Fugate is aware that his personality plays against him, but not of what to do to change that.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even before his StartOfDarkness, he was a BadBoss with NoSocialSkills.
* JustOneSecondOutOfSync: Did this when he got his hands on time manipulating technology, placing one on the Batmobile then setting it moments out of sync with time so the on-board trap sensors wouldn't find it.
* LackOfEmpathy: As a disciplinarian, Fugate doesn’t know how to accept not only other human beings, but the Universe: He is a BadBoss to his employees and he is sure he will lose an appeal because everyone thinks of him as a JerkAss. The interesting part is that [[LaserGuidedKarma the Universe displays]] LackOfEmpathy for him too: No one ever displays sympathy for him, [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished except the guy Fugate blames for ruining his life]]. Even more, Fugate can pull any GambitRoulette he wants as long he sticks to his plans, but if he ever tries to make a IndyPloy the universe immediately enfoces FinaglesLaw.
* LaughingMad: Being the stoic, when Fugate does this is very disturbing.
* {{Leitmotif}}: All the music related to him is evocative of clocks, utilizing everything from tick-tocking to the Westminster chime.
* MakingASpectacleOfYourself
* MisplacedRetribution: He goes after Gotham City mayor Hamilton Hill. Why? Years earlier, The Clock King (then Temple Fugate) was put out of business by a lawsuit brought by Hamilton Hill's law firm. While Hill wasn't specifically the lawyer representing the plaintiff, the Clock King does consider him completely responsible because Hill also suggested Fugate take his coffee break at a different time...which led to things going worse.
* MoralSociopathy: Deconstructed with Fugate, who was a BadBoss with NoSocialSkills and LackOfEmpathy even before his StartOfDarkness. It must be noticed that, even being a sociopath, he was a productive member of society with his own efficiency company. Fugate doesn't seem to realize why his LackOfEmpathy plays against him: In his introductory episode, he ''knows'' he will lost an important appeal for his company, but it's sincerely unaware why nobody seems to ''like'' him.
* MotiveDecay: Zigzagged, but uterly averted: at WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries episode ''The ClockKing'', the eponimous villain motivation was simple: to make Mayor Hill look inefficient, and then kill him. At The New Batman Adventures episode ''Time out of Joint'', he still wants to do that (and destroy the new Judicial building). At the JusticeLeague episode ''Task Force X'', he works as a BoxedCrook, presumably to get on parole. And in a case of AllThereInTheManual, TheBatmanAdventures shows him [[spoiler: successfully rigging the mayoral election so that Hill would lose]]. Batman is no more than a nuisance to him.
* NiceHat
* PrinciplesZealot: Parodied with Fugate, whose BlueAndOrangeMorality make him a TheFundamentalist ScheduleFanatic willing to [[FelonyMisdemeanor kill someone for something worse than a crime]]: making him late.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: The original comics villain antagonized GreenArrow.
* ScheduleFanatic: Here is an excerpt of Fugate’s screen laptop we see briefly as a FreezeFrameBonus:
-->'''Things to do today – 5/12'''
-->''3:00…………….Coffe break''
-->''3:02…………….Brush teeth''
-->''3.05…………….Check weather''
* StartOfDarkness: A guy on the subway told him to ease up on his efficiency to essentially take time and smell the flowers. Unfortunately, this resulted in Fugate ruining some legal documents and being late to a court hearing against his time efficiency company, resulting in him being fined $20 million. Fugate took his revenge by making the man who gave him the advice, now the mayor, look foolish and inefficient, finally trying to kill him with a clocktower's minute and hour hands.
** It's also parodied and deconstructed: Parodied while capturing Hill, Fugate reveals his ShaggyFrogStory claiming that Hill’s firm benefited with his ruin. Then Hill explain he was JustTryingToHelp, rendering Fugate’s RoaringRampageOfRevenge as a ShaggyDogStory. Then is deconstructed: Fugate doesn’t care about Hill’s intentions because he always has been a JerkAss with LackOfEmpathy and proceeds to kill him for his FelonyMisdemeanor (make Fugate late).
* TheStoic
* SharpDressedMan: Before his StartOfDarkness.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Temple Fugate sounds a lot like the Latin [[AltumVidetur ''Tempus Fugit'']] (Time Flies).
* SuicidalGotcha: Doing one of these onto a train, he prefaces it with the following comment:
--> "I don't know what to tell you, Batman, except perhaps that the 9:15 is always 6 minutes early."
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: After his StartOfDarkness, Fugate averts the EvilMakeover. He doesn’t get an EvilCostumeSwitch, he only evolves from a SharpDressedMan to a BadassInANiceSuit. He only gets a CoolSword, glasses that show FourEyesZeroSoul, [[ImprobableWeaponUser and some clocks as his weapons.]] He didn’t even [[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames call himself ''The ClockKing'']]. He'd be right at home at ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.
-->'''Batman:''' ''I’m here to clean your clock, Fugate.''
-->'''Fugate:''' ''Don’t count on it, Batman. [[MythologyGag When it comes to clocks, I am king]].'' [[GratuitousFrench En garde!]]
* TrainEscape: Uses this trick to make a dramatic exit after his first face-to-face encounter with Batman: "I don't know what to tell you, Batman... except that the 9:15 is always six minutes early."
* VillainDecay: This trope is zigzagged: At WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries episode “The ClockKing”, the eponimous villain almost kills the Batman and then he is able to go hand to hand with him by simply from having studied Batman's tendencies in a fight from news footage about him. At The New Batman Adventures episode “Time out of Joint”, he is captured by a condescending Robin. At the JusticeLeague episode “Task Force X”, he works as a BoxedCrook with clockwork efficiency. And in a case of AllThereInTheManual, TheBatmanAdventures shows him [[spoiler: successfully rigging the mayoral election so Hill would lose, and badly injuring the Riddler because he wanted to expose his plan]].

!!Doctor Milo
--> '''Voiced By:''' Treat Williams in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Armin Shimerman in ''JusticeLeague''

* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim]]
* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]
* TheDogBitesBack: It always backfires on him.
* EvilGenius
* JerkAss
* MadScientist
* PoisonAndCureGambit: Had a key part in Roland Daggett's plan to do this in "Cat Scratch Fever".
* PsychoForHire
* SinisterSchnoz
* SmugSnake

!! Baby Doll (Mary Louise Dahl)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Alison Laplaca, Laraine Newman

* AdultsDressedAsChildren
* AxeCrazy
* BadassAdorable
* BlondesAreEvil
* BreakTheCutie
* CatchPhrase: "I didn't mean to."
* CivilianVillain: Tragic version. She really had reformed. Everyone accepted her living a normal life but then that one person was TemptingFate pushing BerserkButton despite protests to stop.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: It backfires.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For Killer Croc.
* CreepyChild: except she isn't an actual child, which just makes her all the creepier
* CuteIsEvil
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Tries this on Batman and others. However, because she is actually a woman in her late thirties with a [[NotGrowingUpSucks defect that prevents her from physically aging past 10 years old,]] and is also [[AxCrazy completely out of her mind]], it doesn't work for her.
* FormerChildStar
* HappyFunBall: Used by her occasionally.
* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: Starts out this way... and then goes [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds waaaay further]].
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: With Croc.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: In "Love is a Croc," she falls in love with Killer Croc.
-->'''Batgirl''': What do you suppose they do on a date?
-->'''Batman''': ...I ''don't'' wanna think about it.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Tiny Girl to Croc in "Love is a Croc
* IAmNotSpock: An in-universe example.
* LaughTrack: As part of her obsession with regaining her former sitcom fame, she carries a laugh track on tape with her everywhere and plays it at moments she thinks are appropriate (along with "Ohhhh..." and "Awww...").
* LegalJailbait: Played for tragedy.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Luckily it is merely a temporary case of the GenreBlind variety.
* MadLove: briefly with Killer Croc
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Teeter-totters between this and MeanCharacterNiceActor. Unlike most actors, whose excuses were drugs and scandals, she was a very sympathetic character; all she wanted to do was play a serious role but due to her disorder she couldn't, and last of all she wanted her old show back. However some things she does tend to cause sympathy levels to teeter totter. Although one of her co-stars that she kidnapped mentioned she was difficult to work with on the set, always making extreme demands and throwing tantrums if she didn't get her way.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Within-the-show example
* NonStandardCharacterDesign
* OlderThanTheyLook
* OneOfTheKids: Inverted and straight.
* PsychopathicManchild
* RageAgainstTheReflection: Batman chases her through a funhouse, into the Hall of Mirrors. She's caught up short when one of the mirrors shows her as she would have been if she did had not been born with a rare condition that [[OlderThanTheyLook makes her forever look 5 years old]]. Cue VillainousBreakdown during which she empties her gun into the mirror.
* ReunionRevenge: She kidnaps her former costars, but just to force them to go through the motions of the show. Except for [[CousinOliver Cousin Spunky]], whom she tries to kill with [[StuffBlowingUp dynamite]]. (Who wouldn't?)
* SecretIdentityIdentity: Tries to be this, but its just pretend.
* TheFakeCutie
* TomHanksSyndrome: In-universe example; her failure at a straight acting career led to her StartOfDarkness.
* {{Tsundere}}
* VillainousBreakdown: One of the most [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] you'll ever see.
* VocalDissonance: At times sounds more like she should be 40 than 4. Justified in that she has a condition that stunts her aging, [[NotAllowedToGrowUp never being allowed to grow up]] physically.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet

!!Arkady Duvall
--> '''Voiced By:''' MalcolmMcDowell

* AristocratsAreEvil
* BadBoss: He gives the Joker the run for his money.
* BeardOfEvil: Well, friendly muttonchops of evil, anyway.
* BlueBlood
* [[spoiler:TheCaligula: The reason Ra's decided against making him heir to his empire was that he realised Arkady would likely become this.]]
* DirtyCoward
* FateWorseThanDeath
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* [[spoiler:InadequateInheritor]]
* ItsAllAboutMe
* LaserGuidedKarma:[[spoiler:Winds up serving 50 years of hard labour under (we can assume) even worse conditions and harsher treatment than the workmen he lorded over.]]
* [[spoiler:OverlordJr]]
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: By the early 90's, anyhow.]]
* RoyalBrat: He's not royalty [[spoiler:(at least, not on Daddy's side of the family)]], but he definately has the 'tude.
* SmugSnake

!!Dr. Gregory Belson
--> '''Voiced By:''' George Dzundza

* IcyBlueEyes: Contrasting Mr. Freeze's red goggles.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted. He'd never murder an innocent women...unless you pay him enough.
* DirtyCoward
* DrJerk
* TheDragon: Not a true example, but close enough.
* FatBastard
* HateSink
* KidnappedScientist: Although unlike most examples, he isn't afraid to go along with whatever his captor says.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney
* JerkAss
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]]
** [[spoiler:TooDumbToLive]]
** [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim:Or a landing deck.]]

!! Firefly (Garfield Lynns)
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Mark Rolston

First appearing in "Torch Song", Garfield Lynns was a concert pyrotechnician who worked for a popular singer named Cassidy. After being spurned by her, he sabotaged the pyrotechnics at one of her shows and reinvented himself as the pyromaniac supervillain Firefly as he stalked Cassidy.

* CoolHelmet
* GadgeteerGenius
* FlamingSword
* {{Jetpack}}
* PungeonMaster
* {{Pyromaniac}}
* StalkerShrine: Had one of these for Cassidy. As Detective Bullock noted upon seeing it, "Oh, he's got it bad."
* StalkerWithACrush
* StealthPun: As Cass points out herself, he carries...a ''torch'' for her.
* {{Yandere}}

!! The Phantasm ([[spoiler:Andrea Beaumont]])
--> '''Voiced By:''' Stacey Keach and [[spoiler:Dana Delaney]]

--> ''"Your Angel of Death awaits."''

* AntiVillain: Falls somewhere between "Well-Intentioned Anti-Villain" and "Vicious Anti-Hero". [[spoiler:Also a Woobie Anti-Villain once her backstory is revealed.]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
* BladeBelowTheShoulder
* CastAsAMask: Stacey Keach plays The Phantasm, but not [[spoiler:Andrea. Deliberate misdirection since he also plays Andrea's father.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Your Angel of Death awaits."
* CompositeCharacter: The plot was adapted from the ''Batman: Year Two'' storyline. In the comic, the Reaper was Judson Caspian, whose daughter Rachael was in a budding relationship with Bruce Wayne. In the movie, [[spoiler:Andrea Beaumont was both the Phantasm and the love interest.]]
* CoolMask
* CostumeCopycat
* [[spoiler: DarkActionGirl[=/=]FemmeFatale]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:FieryRedhead]]: Sometimes.
* OminousWalk
* OffScreenTeleportation
* PayEvilUntoEvil
* RevengeBeforeReason:
--> I'm not saying it's right or even sane, but it's all I have left, so either help me or get out of the way!
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Andrea's motivation for being the Phantasm is to make the mobsters who ruined her life (and took her father) pay for what they've done]]
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]]
* SuperSmoke: Seems to do this trick. Doesn't turn to smoke, but is still virtually untouchable.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After becoming the Phantasm]].
* [[spoiler: TragicVillain]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]

!! Roxy Rocket
--> '''Voiced By:''' Charity James
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Roxyrocket_7631.png]]

A former stuntwoman and a dangerously avid adrenaline junkie.

* AffablyEvil: To a certain extent.
* BikerBabe
* CanonImmigrant
* DarkActionGirl
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To the Penguin.
* FieryRedhead
* MsFanservice
* OrgasmicCombat
* RocketRide
* SexIsViolence

!!Lock-Up (Lyle Bolton)
--> '''Voiced By:''' Bruce Weitz

A former security guard at Arkham. Fired for his brutal methods, he decides to take the law in his own hands.

* CanonImmigrant
* CreateYourOwnVillain: He was formerly a guard at Arkham Asylum who got his position due to endorsement and support from Wayne Enterprises. When he goes insane and begins kidnapping the people he blames for the city's problems (the police, bureaucrats and reporters that he says ''cause'' the criminals), Robin snarkily comments "[[{{PBS}} Another fine villain brought to you by the Wayne Foundation]]." The look Batman shoots him is ''not'' happy.
* InformedAbility: Apparently, Lock-Up is such a horrific guard that he has driven even the already-insane inmates of Arkham insane, paralyzing the Scarecrow, "The God of Fear," with fear. When his offenses against the patients are actually given, however, it is debatable as to whether they are extreme or standard asylum fare, apart from his mental abuse of the Ventriloquist, possibly because the show [[NeverSayDie could not portray anything worse.]]
* TheJailer
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope
* KnightTemplar: He may be one of the purest examples of this, being a former head of security at Arkham who was fired for brutalizing the inmates, who comes back as a villain trying to imprison forever the "scum" that he feels represent the people that allowed Gotham to get this way (including the head doctor at Arkham, Commisioner Gordon, Mayor Hill, and Summer Gleeson). In true KnightTemplar fashion, he has no idea that he's gone too far (he views Batman as a potential partner, much to the other's disgust).
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: A [[Flanderization/WesternAnimation fairly obvious]] [[StrawmanPolitical GOP]] [[AcceptableTargets pundit]] parody. He constantly says that the "liberal media," "coddling doctors," and "gutless police" are responsible for supercrime in Gotham. He believes that the criminals at Arkham don't deserve privileges or even the most basic humane treatment. Obviously, he's [[UpToEleven hyperbolized,]] but it's still pretty severe for a [[ParentalBonus kids' show.]]
* RabidCop: Though technically not a cop.
* StrawCharacter / StrawmanPolitical: He even disparages the "liberal media."
* VillainHasAPoint
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He... well [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin locks up]] who he thinks is the ''real'' source of the problems in Gotham, the lax Police Force (Gordon), the pushover Doctors (Dr. Bartholomew), corrupt Bureaucrats (Mayor Hill), and the media (Summer Gleeson) that "glorifies" the Bat-villains. Ironically, he is probably right.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Actually says, "If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem." (Throughout the episode, he also blamed the "liberal media," as well as "gutless police, mindless bureaucrats, and coddling doctors" for society's problems, so he's really more of an outright criticism of conservative argumentation.)
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* WithMyHandsTied: Is forced to beat up two burly orderlies while in a straitjacket and [[GoAmongMadPeople held for treatment]] in Arkham.





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* WithCatlikeTread: As she and Batman sneak into Joker's hideout, Harley is behind Batman saying "Sneak - Sneak - Sneak". She stops when Batman turns around and glares at her



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* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Actually says, "If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem." (Throughout the episode, he also blamed the "liberal media," as well as "gutless police, mindless bureaucrats, and coddling doctors" for society's problems, so he's really more of an outright criticism of conservative argumentation.)
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* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: Asks this about one of the Batmobile's buttons. Batman half-grins and says, "Passenger ejector seat".




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* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: In "Mad Love", [[spoiler: she is tossed out of a third-story window by the Joker, and whispers "My fault... I didn't get the joke.", quietly asserting Battered Spouse Syndrome.]]




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