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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: As Bane prepares to kill Thorne and his lieutenants, he tells Candice that he'll kill her second since he knows how she "likes to watch".
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ** As Bane prepares to kill Thorne and his lieutenants, he tells Candice that he'll kill her second since he knows how she "likes to watch".watch". ** The answer to a series of riddles orchestrated by "crime artist" Kim is the ''very'' kid-inappropriate sexually charged Japanese film "In the Realm of the Senses", by Nagisa Oshima. Batman even ends up watching the movie at the end of the comic at Kim's suggestion.
28th Dec '15 7:38:21 AM Anddrix
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* ContinuityNod: Numerous examples; it often feels like the comic has more continuity than the animated series. For example, in ''Gotham Adventures'' #5, Batgirl hurts her leg. In the next issue, which details the origin of Comicbook/{{Deadman}}, Barbara is shown with crutches and bandages on her leg. The ''next'' issue mentions the murder case of Boston Brand (Deadman).
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* ContinuityNod: Numerous examples; it often feels like the comic has more continuity than the animated series. For example, in ''Gotham Adventures'' #5, Batgirl hurts her leg. In the next issue, which details the origin of Comicbook/{{Deadman}}, Deadman, Barbara is shown with crutches and bandages on her leg. The ''next'' issue mentions the murder case of Boston Brand (Deadman).
10th Dec '15 1:48:32 AM PaulA
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An example should not be entirely covered by a spoiler space; it's a good idea to leave some indication of which part of the series it's a spoiler for.
* SuperpowerMeltdown: [[spoiler:At the outset of ''Batman Adventures'', Poison Ivy is shown to be becoming more and more plantlike when a stab wound is shown to do her no harm. In her penultimate issue her hair has been replaced by red vines, and she's gained the ability to shoot thorns from all over her skin. In her last issue, she's covered in buds and flowers and can no longer live without sunlight, and dies during the night. However, it's also revealed that she isn't Pamela Isley at all; see ActuallyADoombot]].
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* SuperpowerMeltdown: [[spoiler:At At the outset of ''Batman Adventures'', Poison Ivy is shown to be becoming more and more plantlike when [[spoiler:when a stab wound is shown to do her no harm. In her penultimate issue her hair has been replaced by red vines, and she's gained the ability to shoot thorns from all over her skin. skin]]. In her last issue, she's [[spoiler:she's covered in buds and flowers and can no longer live without sunlight, and dies during the night. However, it's also revealed that she isn't Pamela Isley at all; see ActuallyADoombot]].
10th Dec '15 1:45:01 AM PaulA
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The commas and periods and colons are not part of the titles. No space after the colon is spoiler tags (a space there can actually cause formatting glitches in some circumstances). Example indentation. It's not All There In The Manual if it's actually there on the page (and if the idea is that this is the manual for the TV series, that's a misuse of the trope).
* ActuallyADoombot: One of the last issues of ''Batman Adventures'' applied this retcon to a character whose appearance and power set were significantly changed between ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures''; the issue ends with the two versions of the character meeting, and a reveal that the ''BTAS'' version is the real one and the ''TNBA'' version is a Doombot (or, more precisely, [[spoiler: one of Poison Ivy's plant-clone-creatures which she'd left to fill in for her when she quit town]]). * AdaptationExpansion: ''Lost Years'' is an expanded adaptation of ''The New Batman Adventures'' episodes "[[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE17OldWounds Old Wounds]]" and "[[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE2SinsOfTheFather Sins of the Father]]," turning both episodes into one longer story arc and adding scenes that expand on Dick's ideological differences to Batman and a trip to UsefulNotes/SouthAmerica and UsefulNotes/{{Asia}} as part of his origin as Nightwing, as well as scenes that make Tim more similar to his comics counterpart by showing him to be a Batman fan who spies on him with binoculars.
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* ActuallyADoombot: One of the last issues of ''Batman Adventures'' applied this retcon to a character whose appearance and power set were significantly changed between ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures''; the issue ends with the two versions of the character meeting, and a reveal that the ''BTAS'' version is the real one and the ''TNBA'' version is a Doombot (or, more precisely, [[spoiler: one [[spoiler:one of Poison Ivy's plant-clone-creatures which she'd left to fill in for her when she quit town]]). * AdaptationExpansion: ''Lost Years'' is an expanded adaptation of ''The New Batman Adventures'' episodes "[[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE17OldWounds Old Wounds]]" and "[[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE2SinsOfTheFather Sins of the Father]]," Father]]", turning both episodes into one longer story arc and adding scenes that expand on Dick's ideological differences to Batman and a trip to UsefulNotes/SouthAmerica and UsefulNotes/{{Asia}} as part of his origin as Nightwing, as well as scenes that make Tim more similar to his comics counterpart by showing him to be a Batman fan who spies on him with binoculars.

* AllThereInTheManual: ** WeUsedToBeFriends: An issue explains why Catwoman cut all ties to the Bat-Family between ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures'': [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1893329.html Batman saw her disfigure]] a RichBitch cosmetic entrepreneur for using AnimalTesting. The catch is that Catwoman doesn't [[ButForMeItWasTuesday feel so bad about that until]] she realizes someone like the Batman would never forgive such an act. ** HiddenDepths: In a TV show full of {{Tragic Villain}}s, the Scarecrow [[FlatCharacter is only a sadistic]] JerkAss, but Batman Adventures #4 and the Annual gave him Character Depth with a TragicDream with his genuine desire to teach again and become a true SaveOurStudents teacher. ** See ActuallyADoombot. ** A few of the rogue's darker origins that couldn't be expanded on in the series were put in the comic format, such as Two-Face's abusive childhood.

** The Annual #1 of the comic ''Study Hall:'' shows Scarecrow at Arkham asking this to himself at the beginning of his RedemptionFailure:
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** The In the Annual #1 of the comic ''Study Hall:'' comic, "Study Hall" shows Scarecrow at Arkham asking this to himself at the beginning of his RedemptionFailure:

* AppealToNature: In ''Gotham Adventures'', one issue features an "all-natural" breakfast cereal that is taking Gotham by storm. Turns out that it's just ''so'' packed with organic, untreated plant matter that [[spoiler: Poison Ivy can control anyone who eats enough of it]].
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* AppealToNature: In ''Gotham Adventures'', one issue features an "all-natural" breakfast cereal that is taking Gotham by storm. Turns out that it's just ''so'' packed with organic, untreated plant matter that [[spoiler: Poison [[spoiler:Poison Ivy can control anyone who eats enough of it]].

* BananaPeel: In ''The Batman and Robin Adventures'' #5, "Second Banana," the Joker is captured at the end after slipping on his own banana peel. * BatmanGambit: Batman explains how he did one to the Joker in "Mad Love."
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* BananaPeel: In ''The Batman and Robin Adventures'' #5, "Second Banana," Banana", the Joker is captured at the end after slipping on his own banana peel. * BatmanGambit: Batman explains how he did one to the Joker in "Mad Love."Love".

* DecoyDamsel: The Catwoman successfully used this ploy on Batman in her very first appearance in the comic (issue #2). At the behest of [[spoiler: The Joker]], she steals the Crown Jewels of London. Batman chases her across London's rooftops, finally cornering her atop the Big Ben clock tower. Catwoman, realizing that there's no easy way to escape, pretends to attack Batman but then "accidentally" falls off the tower ledge, hanging on for dear life from one of the clock's giant hands and begging Batman to save her. He does so... whereupon she shouts "SUCKER!" and clocks him in the jaw, knocking ''him'' off the ledge and nearly killing him. Batman survives - and saves the Crown Jewels in the bargain - but then he is forced to watch in frustration as Catwoman makes a clean getaway, in what would prove to be one of many, ''many'' [[KarmaHoudini Karma Houdinis]] for her. (This issue was also notable for showing the normally non-homicidal Catwoman nearing killing Batman, even if it was just part of a mean-spirited prank.)
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* DecoyDamsel: The Catwoman successfully used this ploy on Batman in her very first appearance in the comic (issue #2). At the behest of [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Joker]], she steals the Crown Jewels of London. Batman chases her across London's rooftops, finally cornering her atop the Big Ben clock tower. Catwoman, realizing that there's no easy way to escape, pretends to attack Batman but then "accidentally" falls off the tower ledge, hanging on for dear life from one of the clock's giant hands and begging Batman to save her. He does so... whereupon she shouts "SUCKER!" and clocks him in the jaw, knocking ''him'' off the ledge and nearly killing him. Batman survives - and saves the Crown Jewels in the bargain - but then he is forced to watch in frustration as Catwoman makes a clean getaway, in what would prove to be one of many, ''many'' [[KarmaHoudini Karma Houdinis]] for her. (This issue was also notable for showing the normally non-homicidal Catwoman nearing killing Batman, even if it was just part of a mean-spirited prank.)

* DecoyDamsel: The Catwoman successfully used this ploy on HiddenDepths: In a TV show full of {{Tragic Villain}}s, the Scarecrow [[FlatCharacter is only a sadistic]] JerkAss, but ''The Batman in her very first appearance in Adventures'' #4 and the comic (issue #2). At the behest of [[spoiler: The Joker]], she steals the Crown Jewels of London. Batman chases her across London's rooftops, finally cornering her atop the Big Ben clock tower. Catwoman, realizing that there's no easy way Annual gave him Character Depth with a TragicDream with his genuine desire to escape, pretends to attack Batman but then "accidentally" falls off the tower ledge, hanging on for dear life from one of the clock's giant hands teach again and begging Batman to save her. He does so... whereupon she shouts "SUCKER!" and clocks him in the jaw, knocking ''him'' off the ledge and nearly killing him. Batman survives - and saves the Crown Jewels in the bargain - but then he is forced to watch in frustration as Catwoman makes become a clean getaway, in what would prove to be one of many, ''many'' [[KarmaHoudini Karma Houdinis]] for her. (This issue was also notable for showing the normally non-homicidal Catwoman nearing killing Batman, even if it was just part of a mean-spirited prank.)true SaveOurStudents teacher.

* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Mr. Freeze, in any comic that involves Nora after she's been cured. First he rescues her new husband when Grant Walker kidnaps him because he thinks D'Anjeou makes her happy, and then, after being convinced that she will never return his affections ever again, moves away to the Arctic so she can live life without him bothering her. He seems to have reversed this stance by his final comic, targeting D'Anjeou to get her back, [[spoiler: but he was framed.]]
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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Mr. Freeze, in any comic that involves Nora after she's been cured. First he rescues her new husband when Grant Walker kidnaps him because he thinks D'Anjeou makes her happy, and then, after being convinced that she will never return his affections ever again, moves away to the Arctic so she can live life without him bothering her. He seems to have reversed this stance by his final comic, targeting D'Anjeou to get her back, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but he was framed.]]

* MythologyGag: In ''Batman Adventures'' #10, Catwoman's closet is shown to have not only her ''BTAS'' and ''TNBA'' costumes, but the caped Silver Age version and goggled modern version as well.
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* MythologyGag: In ''Batman Adventures'' #10, Catwoman's closet is shown to have not only her ''BTAS'' and ''TNBA'' costumes, but the caped Silver Age version and goggled modern version as well.MythologyGag:

* MythologyGag: ** In ''Batman Adventures'' #10, Catwoman's closet is shown to have not only her ''BTAS'' and ''TNBA'' costumes, but the caped Silver Age version and goggled modern version as well.

** ''Going Straight:'' FramingDevice where Batman investigates Roxy Rocket, a criminal escape artist that Batman was sure was reformed, but who seems to have come back to crime. Roxy claims to be framed and demands to ClearMyName. ** ''Puppet Show:'' The Ventriloquist finds work as a puppeteer in a kid's show and even has Croaky, a frog puppet who supports and encourages him to get straight, but a WhiteDwarfStarlet DepravedKidsShowHost knows about his past, and [[TheCorrupter tries to tempt him]]. ** ''24 Hours:'' A DayInTheLife of Harley Quinn, the day she is released from Arkham and wants to go straight right until she meets the Joker again. Only two pages long, maybe a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for [[Recap/TheAdventuresOfBatmanAndRobinE16HarleysHoliday "Harley's Holiday"]]. ** ''Study Hall:'' After subjecting himself to an AndThenWhat, Scarecrow escapes Arkham to become a teacher in an university, but when a JerkJock [[RapeAsDrama rapes his]] favorite student, Crane will become the ultimate SadistTeacher.
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** ''Going Straight:'' "Going Straight": FramingDevice where Batman investigates Roxy Rocket, a criminal escape artist that Batman was sure was reformed, but who seems to have come back to crime. Roxy claims to be framed and demands to ClearMyName. ** ''Puppet Show:'' "Puppet Show": The Ventriloquist finds work as a puppeteer in a kid's show and even has Croaky, a frog puppet who supports and encourages him to get straight, but a WhiteDwarfStarlet DepravedKidsShowHost knows about his past, and [[TheCorrupter tries to tempt him]]. ** ''24 Hours:'' "24 Hours": A DayInTheLife of Harley Quinn, the day she is released from Arkham and wants to go straight right until she meets the Joker again. Only two pages long, maybe a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for [[Recap/TheAdventuresOfBatmanAndRobinE16HarleysHoliday "Harley's Holiday"]]. ** ''Study Hall:'' "Study Hall": After subjecting himself to an AndThenWhat, Scarecrow escapes Arkham to become a teacher in an university, but when a JerkJock [[RapeAsDrama rapes his]] favorite student, Crane will become the ultimate SadistTeacher.

** "Study Hall," a Scarecrow-centric story, contains multiple further references to Washington Irving's "[[Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow The Legend of Sleepy Hollow]]." The JerkJock is named Bromley after Brom Bones, and Jonathan Crane's alias as an English professor is Irving Diedrich.
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** "Study Hall," Hall", a Scarecrow-centric story, contains multiple further references to Washington Irving's "[[Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow The Legend of Sleepy Hollow]]." Hollow]]". The JerkJock is named Bromley after Brom Bones, and Jonathan Crane's alias as an English professor is Irving Diedrich.

* SuperpowerMeltdown: [[spoiler: At the outset of ''Batman Adventures'', Poison Ivy is shown to be becoming more and more plantlike when a stab wound is shown to do her no harm. In her penultimate issue her hair has been replaced by red vines, and she's gained the ability to shoot thorns from all over her skin. In her last issue, she's covered in buds and flowers and can no longer live without sunlight, and dies during the night. However, it's also revealed that she isn't Pamela Isley at all; see ActuallyADoombot]].
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* SuperpowerMeltdown: [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the outset of ''Batman Adventures'', Poison Ivy is shown to be becoming more and more plantlike when a stab wound is shown to do her no harm. In her penultimate issue her hair has been replaced by red vines, and she's gained the ability to shoot thorns from all over her skin. In her last issue, she's covered in buds and flowers and can no longer live without sunlight, and dies during the night. However, it's also revealed that she isn't Pamela Isley at all; see ActuallyADoombot]].

* TilMurderDoUsPart: Played with in ''Batman Adventures'' #16, where the Joker starts reciprocating Harley Quinn's affections, and even proposes to her -- just after she receives a letter informing her she's inherited a fortune. The twist is that [[spoiler: the letter is a fake, which Harley sent herself; she's GenreSavvy enough to realise it will cause the Joker to marry and murder her, but crazy enough to believe that if she reveals the truth once they're married, he'll have no reason to murder her and they'll live happily ever after]]. ** Amazingly, [[spoiler: she's ''right''. The Joker finds the whole deception romantic and agrees to marry her anyway. About as close as they ever get to UnholyMatrimony.]]
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* TilMurderDoUsPart: Played with in ''Batman Adventures'' #16, where the Joker starts reciprocating Harley Quinn's affections, and even proposes to her -- just after she receives a letter informing her she's inherited a fortune. The twist is that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the letter is a fake, which Harley sent herself; she's GenreSavvy enough to realise it will cause the Joker to marry and murder her, but crazy enough to believe that if she reveals the truth once they're married, he'll have no reason to murder her and they'll live happily ever after]]. ** after]]. Amazingly, [[spoiler: she's [[spoiler:she's ''right''. The Joker finds the whole deception romantic and agrees to marry her anyway. About as close as they ever get to UnholyMatrimony.]]

* TilMurderDoUsPart: Played with in ''Batman Adventures'' #16, where WeUsedToBeFriends: An issue explains why Catwoman cut all ties to the Joker starts reciprocating Harley Quinn's affections, Bat-Family between ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and even proposes to ''The New Batman Adventures'': [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1893329.html Batman saw her -- just after she receives disfigure]] a letter informing her she's inherited a fortune. RichBitch cosmetic entrepreneur for using AnimalTesting. The twist catch is that [[spoiler: the letter is a fake, which Harley sent herself; she's GenreSavvy enough to realise it will cause the Joker to marry and murder her, but crazy enough to believe Catwoman doesn't [[ButForMeItWasTuesday feel so bad about that if until]] she reveals realizes someone like the truth once they're married, he'll have no reason to murder her and they'll live happily ever after]]. ** Amazingly, [[spoiler: she's ''right''. The Joker finds the whole deception romantic and agrees to marry her anyway. About as close as they ever get to UnholyMatrimony.]]Batman would never forgive such an act.

* WithThisRing: An idiosyncratic version for the idiosyncratic [[spoiler: Joker and Harley Quinn]] in ''Batman Adventures'' #16.
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* WithThisRing: An idiosyncratic version for the idiosyncratic [[spoiler: Joker [[spoiler:Joker and Harley Quinn]] in ''Batman Adventures'' #16.
10th Dec '15 1:37:58 AM PaulA
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* AbortedArc: The [[spoiler:''Red Hood'']] is introduced as the ManBehindTheMan to the False-Face Society... And then that arc is completely dropped, never to be heard from again. At least the [[spoiler: Penguin as mayor of Gotham]] arc got a resolution.
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* AbortedArc: The [[spoiler:''Red Hood'']] is introduced as the ManBehindTheMan to the False-Face Society... And then that arc is completely dropped, never to be heard from again. At least nothing further came of it, as the [[spoiler: Penguin as mayor of Gotham]] arc got series was cancelled a resolution.few months later, before the SequelHook could be picked up.
10th Dec '15 1:30:57 AM PaulA
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"The Batman Adventures" (1995-1995) and "Batman Adventures" (2003-2004) were two difference series, so it's important to use the right title in the right place.
''The Batman Adventures'' was the official tie-in comic of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. It started in October, 1992 and was re-launched several times to match the various retoolings of the TV series, becoming successively ''The Batman and Robin Adventures'', ''Batman: Gotham Adventures'', and finally ''Batman Adventures'' (this last in the style of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' TV series). Lasting to 2004, when it was cancelled as part of the general deck-clearing when the {{Franchise/DCAU}} came to an end.
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''The Batman Adventures'' was the official tie-in comic of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. It started in October, 1992 and was re-launched several times to match the various retoolings of the TV series, becoming successively ''The Batman and Robin Adventures'', ''Batman: Gotham Adventures'', and finally ''Batman Adventures'' (this (with no "The"), this last in the style of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' TV series).series. Lasting to 2004, when it was cancelled as part of the general deck-clearing when the {{Franchise/DCAU}} came to an end.

* SmallNameBigEgo: The Penguin. In the very first issue, the Penguin asks his henchmen to share a new word they have learned ("because being a criminal doesn't mean being dumb.") This patronizing attitude backfires on him because the Penguin doesn't know what a word means, so he lies to them and makes it up. [[TooDumbToLive One of henchmen dared to complain, with unfortunate results.]] In ''Batman Adventures'' #2, a subplot for issues 1 to 13 was the Penguin winning Gotham's election for Mayor... But Batman discovers that it was another revenge scheme by the Clock King to ruin (ex) Mayor Hill's life. The Penguin really believed that the people liked him and had elected him (he actually came in sixth). Then we have this resignation speech:
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* SmallNameBigEgo: The Penguin. In the very first issue, issue of ''The Batman Adventures'', the Penguin asks his henchmen to share a new word they have learned ("because being a criminal doesn't mean being dumb.") This patronizing attitude backfires on him because the Penguin doesn't know what a word means, so he lies to them and makes it up. [[TooDumbToLive One of henchmen dared to complain, with unfortunate results.]] In ''Batman Adventures'' #2, Adventures'', a subplot for issues 1 to 13 was the Penguin winning Gotham's election for Mayor... But Batman discovers that it was another revenge scheme by the Clock King to ruin (ex) Mayor Hill's life. The Penguin really believed that the people liked him and had elected him (he actually came in sixth). Then we have this resignation speech:

* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: In ''Batman Adventures'' #5, Robin manages to make the Scarecrow ''cry'' (and give him the antidote) by calling him Professor Crane and playing on his secret desire to teach again. He doesn't, however, manage to convince him to surrender, and the latter runs out the door and straight into Batman. Cut to Arkham, where a fuming Scarecrow [[DoNotCallMePaul refuses to answer to Crane]].
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* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: In ''Batman ''The Batman Adventures'' #5, Robin manages to make the Scarecrow ''cry'' (and give him the antidote) by calling him Professor Crane and playing on his secret desire to teach again. He doesn't, however, manage to convince him to surrender, and the latter runs out the door and straight into Batman. Cut to Arkham, where a fuming Scarecrow [[DoNotCallMePaul refuses to answer to Crane]].

* ThreeActStructure: Used without shame; the original thirty issues or so of ''Batman Adventures'' even had helpful little blurbs spelling out where each act starts and ends.
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* ThreeActStructure: Used without shame; the original thirty issues or so of ''Batman ''The Batman Adventures'' even had helpful little blurbs spelling out where each act starts and ends.

* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Batman's plan to stop the Joker kidnapping Harvey Dent in ''Batman Adventures'' #3.
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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Batman's plan to stop the Joker kidnapping Harvey Dent in ''Batman ''The Batman Adventures'' #3.
10th Dec '15 1:03:09 AM rafi
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* {{Fanservice}}: ''Harley and Ivy'' limited series has ShowerScene and LingerieScene.
10th Dec '15 12:50:15 AM spirasen
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* AbortedArc: The [[spoiler:''Red Hood'']] is introduced as the ManBehindTheMan to the False-Face Society...and then that arc is completely dropped, never to be heard from again. At least the [[spoiler:Penguin as mayor of Gotham]] arc got a resolution.
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* AbortedArc: The [[spoiler:''Red Hood'']] is introduced as the ManBehindTheMan to the False-Face Society...and And then that arc is completely dropped, never to be heard from again. At least the [[spoiler:Penguin [[spoiler: Penguin as mayor of Gotham]] arc got a resolution.

* ActuallyADoombot: One of the last issues of ''Batman Adventures'' applied this retcon to a character whose appearance and power set were significantly changed between ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]''; the issue ends with the two versions of the character meeting, and a reveal that the ''BTAS'' version is the real one and the ''TNBA'' version is a Doombot (or, more precisely, [[spoiler:one of Poison Ivy's plant-clone-creatures which she'd left to fill in for her when she quit town]]). * AdaptationExpansion: ''Lost Years'' is an expanded adaptation of ''The New Batman Adventures'' episodes [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE17OldWounds "Old Wounds"]] and [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE2SinsOfTheFather "Sins of the Father"]], turning both episodes into one longer story arc and adding scenes that expand on Dick's ideological differences to Batman and a trip to South America and Asia as part of his origin as Nightwing, as well as scenes that make Tim more similar to his comics counterpart by showing him to be a Batman fan who spies on him with binoculars.
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* ActuallyADoombot: One of the last issues of ''Batman Adventures'' applied this retcon to a character whose appearance and power set were significantly changed between ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The ''The New Batman Adventures]]''; Adventures''; the issue ends with the two versions of the character meeting, and a reveal that the ''BTAS'' version is the real one and the ''TNBA'' version is a Doombot (or, more precisely, [[spoiler:one [[spoiler: one of Poison Ivy's plant-clone-creatures which she'd left to fill in for her when she quit town]]). * AdaptationExpansion: ''Lost Years'' is an expanded adaptation of ''The New Batman Adventures'' episodes [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE17OldWounds "Old Wounds"]] "[[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE17OldWounds Old Wounds]]" and [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE2SinsOfTheFather "Sins "[[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE2SinsOfTheFather Sins of the Father"]], Father]]," turning both episodes into one longer story arc and adding scenes that expand on Dick's ideological differences to Batman and a trip to South America UsefulNotes/SouthAmerica and Asia UsefulNotes/{{Asia}} as part of his origin as Nightwing, as well as scenes that make Tim more similar to his comics counterpart by showing him to be a Batman fan who spies on him with binoculars.

** WeUsedToBeFriends: An issue explains why Catwoman cut all ties to the Bat-Family between ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'': [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1893329.html Batman saw her disfigure]] a RichBitch cosmetic entrepreneur for using AnimalTesting. The catch is that Catwoman doesn't [[ButForMeItWasTuesday feel so bad about that until]] she realizes someone like the Batman would never forgive such an act.
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** WeUsedToBeFriends: An issue explains why Catwoman cut all ties to the Bat-Family between ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The ''The New Batman Adventures]]'': Adventures'': [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1893329.html Batman saw her disfigure]] a RichBitch cosmetic entrepreneur for using AnimalTesting. The catch is that Catwoman doesn't [[ButForMeItWasTuesday feel so bad about that until]] she realizes someone like the Batman would never forgive such an act.

** The Annual # 1 of the comic ''Study Hall:'' shows Scarecrow at Arkham asking this to himself at the beginning of his RedemptionFailure:
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** The Annual # 1 #1 of the comic ''Study Hall:'' shows Scarecrow at Arkham asking this to himself at the beginning of his RedemptionFailure:

** Poison Ivy also asks one of them to herself at the end of ''Batman and Robin Adventures'' # 24, ''Touch of Death''. This one shows [[{{Hypocrite}} how disconnected Poison Ivy is from her true motivations]] to save a Brazilian boy who is a PoisonousPerson from a GovernmentConspiracy and brings him back to his home. --->'''Poison Ivy:''' And with the kid, I could... ''({{beat}})'' ...poison people FASTER? ...what was I thinking? * AppealToNature: In ''Gotham Adventures'', one issue features an "all-natural" breakfast cereal that is taking Gotham by storm. Turns out that it's just ''so'' packed with organic, untreated plant matter that [[spoiler:Poison Ivy can control anyone who eats enough of it]]. * BadassAndBaby: ''Gotham Adventures'' [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/990722.html #26]] * BananaPeel: In ''The Batman and Robin Adventures'' #5, "Second Banana", the Joker is captured at the end after slipping on his own banana peel. * BatmanGambit: Batman explains how he did one to the Joker in "Mad Love".
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** Poison Ivy also asks one of them to herself at the end of ''Batman and Robin Adventures'' # 24, #24, ''Touch of Death''. This one shows [[{{Hypocrite}} how disconnected Poison Ivy is from her true motivations]] to save a Brazilian boy who is a PoisonousPerson from a GovernmentConspiracy and brings him back to his home. --->'''Poison Ivy:''' And with the kid, I could... ''({{beat}})'' ...poison Poison people FASTER? ...what What was I thinking? * AppealToNature: In ''Gotham Adventures'', one issue features an "all-natural" breakfast cereal that is taking Gotham by storm. Turns out that it's just ''so'' packed with organic, untreated plant matter that [[spoiler:Poison [[spoiler: Poison Ivy can control anyone who eats enough of it]]. * BadassAndBaby: ''Gotham Adventures'' [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/990722.html #26]] #26]]. * BananaPeel: In ''The Batman and Robin Adventures'' #5, "Second Banana", Banana," the Joker is captured at the end after slipping on his own banana peel. * BatmanGambit: Batman explains how he did one to the Joker in "Mad Love".Love."
10th Dec '15 12:44:53 AM spirasen
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** ''Gotham Adventures'' #35 has Bruce Wayne as [[Film/TwelveAngryMen the sole holdout on a jury trying to convince the others that the defendant]] is... guilty (he knows because he's Batman). At the end of the issue, he has a conversation outside the courthouse with a fellow juror--who, like Juror #9 in ''Twelve Angry Men'', is an elderly man. * SmallNameBigEgo: The Penguin. In the very first issue, the Penguin asks his henchmen to share a new word they have learned ("because being a criminal doesn't mean being dumb"). This patronizing attitude backfires on him because the Penguin doesn't know what a word means, so he lies to them and makes it up. [[TooDumbToLive One of henchmen dared to complain, with unfortunate results.]] In ''Batman Adventures'' Vol. 2, a subplot for issues 1 to 13 was the Penguin winning Gotham's election for Mayor... but Batman discovers that it was another revenge scheme by the Clock King to ruin (ex) Mayor Hill's life. The Penguin really believed that the people liked him and had elected him (he actually came in sixth). Then we have this resignation speech:
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** ''Gotham Adventures'' #35 has Bruce Wayne as [[Film/TwelveAngryMen the sole holdout on a jury trying to convince the others that the defendant]] is... guilty Guilty (he knows because he's Batman). At the end of the issue, he has a conversation outside the courthouse with a fellow juror--who, juror -- who, like Juror #9 in ''Twelve Angry Men'', is an elderly man. man. * SmallNameBigEgo: The Penguin. In the very first issue, the Penguin asks his henchmen to share a new word they have learned ("because being a criminal doesn't mean being dumb"). dumb.") This patronizing attitude backfires on him because the Penguin doesn't know what a word means, so he lies to them and makes it up. [[TooDumbToLive One of henchmen dared to complain, with unfortunate results.]] In ''Batman Adventures'' Vol. 2, #2, a subplot for issues 1 to 13 was the Penguin winning Gotham's election for Mayor... but But Batman discovers that it was another revenge scheme by the Clock King to ruin (ex) Mayor Hill's life. The Penguin really believed that the people liked him and had elected him (he actually came in sixth). Then we have this resignation speech:

* StupidGood: Hate to say it, but.... Bruce got suckered into teaming up with [[FemmeFatale the sexy, sinister Talia]] ''twice'', only for her to betray him both times and side with her father, Ra's al-Ghul, in his latest plot to destroy the human race. (And keep in mind that he had ''already'' learned that Talia was willing - if not always eager - to do her father's bidding on an episode of the animated series.) Ra's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this fact in the second of the two issues with [[DaddysLittleVillain "Is she not her father's daughter?"]] * SuperpowerMeltdown: [[spoiler:At the outset of ''Batman Adventures'', Poison Ivy is shown to be becoming more and more plantlike when a stab wound is shown to do her no harm. In her penultimate issue her hair has been replaced by red vines, and she's gained the ability to shoot thorns from all over her skin. In her last issue, she's covered in buds and flowers and can no longer live without sunlight, and dies during the night. However, it's also revealed that she isn't Pamela Isley at all; see ActuallyADoombot]]. * TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: In ''The Batman Adventures'' #5, Robin manages to make the Scarecrow ''cry'' (and give him the antidote) by calling him Professor Crane and playing on his secret desire to teach again. He doesn't, however, manage to convince him to surrender, and the latter runs out the door and straight into Batman. Cut to Arkham, where a fuming Scarecrow [[DoNotCallMePaul refuses to answer to Crane]].
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* StupidGood: Hate to say it, but....but... Bruce got suckered into teaming up with [[FemmeFatale the sexy, sinister Talia]] ''twice'', only for her to betray him both times and side with her father, Ra's al-Ghul, in his latest plot to destroy the human race. (And keep in mind that he had ''already'' learned that Talia was willing - -- if not always eager - -- to do her father's bidding on an episode of the animated series.) Ra's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this fact in the second of the two issues with [[DaddysLittleVillain "Is she not her father's daughter?"]] * SuperpowerMeltdown: [[spoiler:At [[spoiler: At the outset of ''Batman Adventures'', Poison Ivy is shown to be becoming more and more plantlike when a stab wound is shown to do her no harm. In her penultimate issue her hair has been replaced by red vines, and she's gained the ability to shoot thorns from all over her skin. In her last issue, she's covered in buds and flowers and can no longer live without sunlight, and dies during the night. However, it's also revealed that she isn't Pamela Isley at all; see ActuallyADoombot]]. * TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: In ''The Batman ''Batman Adventures'' #5, Robin manages to make the Scarecrow ''cry'' (and give him the antidote) by calling him Professor Crane and playing on his secret desire to teach again. He doesn't, however, manage to convince him to surrender, and the latter runs out the door and straight into Batman. Cut to Arkham, where a fuming Scarecrow [[DoNotCallMePaul refuses to answer to Crane]].

* TerribleTrio: The Threatening Three (Mr. Nice, Mastermind, and the Perfesser), a group of comical criminals (designed to resemble Archie Goodwin, Mike Carlin and Dennis O'Neil) who made at least one appearance per Adventures series until their final appearance in ''Gotham Adventures''. * ThreeActStructure: Used without shame; the original thirty issues or so of ''The Batman Adventures'' even had helpful little blurbs spelling out where each act starts and ends. * TilMurderDoUsPart: Played with in ''Batman Adventures'' #16, where the Joker starts reciprocating Harley Quinn's affections, and even proposes to her -- just after she receives a letter informing her she's inherited a fortune. The twist is that [[spoiler:the letter is a fake, which Harley sent herself; she's GenreSavvy enough to realise it will cause the Joker to marry and murder her, but crazy enough to believe that if she reveals the truth once they're married, he'll have no reason to murder her and they'll live happily ever after]].
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* TerribleTrio: The Threatening Three (Mr. Nice, Mastermind, and the Perfesser), a group of comical criminals (designed to resemble Archie Goodwin, Mike Carlin Carlin, and Dennis O'Neil) who made at least one appearance per Adventures series until their final appearance in ''Gotham Adventures''. * ThreeActStructure: Used without shame; the original thirty issues or so of ''The Batman ''Batman Adventures'' even had helpful little blurbs spelling out where each act starts and ends. * TilMurderDoUsPart: Played with in ''Batman Adventures'' #16, where the Joker starts reciprocating Harley Quinn's affections, and even proposes to her -- just after she receives a letter informing her she's inherited a fortune. The twist is that [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the letter is a fake, which Harley sent herself; she's GenreSavvy enough to realise it will cause the Joker to marry and murder her, but crazy enough to believe that if she reveals the truth once they're married, he'll have no reason to murder her and they'll live happily ever after]].

* TragicDream: Scarecrow wants to be a SaveOurStudents type of teacher... a dream available to everyone but him, because his true nature is the SadistTeacher.
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* TragicDream: Scarecrow wants to be a SaveOurStudents type of teacher... a A dream available to everyone but him, because his true nature is the SadistTeacher.

* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Batman's plan to stop the Joker kidnapping Harvey Dent in ''The Batman Adventures'' #3.
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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Batman's plan to stop the Joker kidnapping Harvey Dent in ''The Batman ''Batman Adventures'' #3.

* VillainousBreakdown: The Riddler at the end of Gotham Adventures #11. * VillainsOutShopping: Averted by TheJoker at ''The laugh after Midnight'' when [[JokerImmunity after surviving his last fight with Batman]] he only wants to come back home, buy some donuts and a paper, call to Harley to pick him... while killing the vendors with Joker Venom. * WhyThankYouX: In ''Batman: Gotham Adventures'' #1
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* VillainousBreakdown: The Riddler at the end of Gotham Adventures ''Gotham Adventures'' #11. * VillainsOutShopping: Averted by TheJoker at ''The laugh after Laugh After Midnight'' when [[JokerImmunity after surviving his last fight with Batman]] he only wants to come back home, buy some donuts and a paper, call to Harley to pick him... while While killing the vendors with Joker Venom. * WhyThankYouX: In ''Batman: Gotham Adventures'' #1#1.

* WithThisRing: An idiosyncratic version for the idiosyncratic [[spoiler:Joker and Harley Quinn]] in ''Batman Adventures'' #16 * ZorroMark: The Cavalier, in ''Batman Adventures'' #1
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* WithThisRing: An idiosyncratic version for the idiosyncratic [[spoiler:Joker [[spoiler: Joker and Harley Quinn]] in ''Batman Adventures'' #16 #16. * ZorroMark: The Cavalier, in ''Batman Adventures'' #1#1.
10th Nov '15 8:28:03 PM PaulA
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--->'''Poison Ivy:''' And with the kid, I could... ''{{Beat}}'' ...poison people FASTER? ...what was I thinking?
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--->'''Poison Ivy:''' And with the kid, I could... ''{{Beat}}'' ...''({{beat}})'' ...poison people FASTER? ...what was I thinking?
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