History ComicBook / TheBatmanAdventures

12th Jan '17 6:54:16 PM PaulA
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* VillainousBreakdown: The Riddler at the end of ''Gotham Adventures'' #11.
** Previously, he'd gotten close to one at the end of ''Batman Adventures'' #10, until Batman admits that he never solved the riddle (he was pursuing The Threatening Three, who just happened to be doing a heist at the same time and place as the Riddler). The Riddler then goes from despair to elation -- he ''won'', capture and reincarceration notwithstanding.

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The Riddler at the end of ''Gotham Adventures'' #11.
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got close to one at the end of ''Batman ''The Batman Adventures'' #10, until Batman admits that he never solved the riddle (he was pursuing The Threatening Three, who just happened to be doing a heist at the same time and place as the Riddler). The Riddler then goes from despair to elation -- he ''won'', capture and reincarceration notwithstanding.notwithstanding.
** The Riddler at the end of ''Gotham Adventures'' #11.
12th Jan '17 10:35:37 AM SteveMB
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** Previously, he'd gotten close to one at the end of ''Batman Adventures'' #10, until Batman admits that he never solved the riddle (he was pursuing The Threatening Three, who just happened to be doing a heist at the same time and place as the Riddler). The Riddler then goes from despair to elation -- he ''won'', capture and reincarceration notwithstanding.
7th Dec '16 10:47:41 PM HaggisMcCrablice
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* RaceLift: Quiz and Query, Riddler's longtime hench-wenches, are now comely twin African-American women who aid him in a BadSanta scheme.
30th Sep '16 11:52:56 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* AbusiveParents: Lester Dent in ''Gotham Adventures'' #2, who used to beat or spare his son Harvey [[FreudianExcuse depending on the results of his coin flips]].

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* AbusiveParents: Lester Dent in ''Gotham Adventures'' #2, who used to beat or spare his son Harvey [[FreudianExcuse depending on the results of his coin flips]].flips]] (note that this still makes him a better human being than his mainstream DCU counterpart, who used a [[UnwinnableByDesign double-headed coin]] for the "game").
19th Sep '16 9:29:18 PM urutapu
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* ActuallyADoombot: One of the last issues of ''Batman Adventures'' applied this retcon to a [[spoiler:Poison Ivy]], whose appearance and power set were significantly changed between ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures''. According to this story, [[spoiler:Pamela Isley]] had left town during ''BTAS'' and replaced herself with [[spoiler:one of her plant duplicates]]. The issue ends with both versions of the character meeting.

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* ActuallyADoombot: One of the last issues of ''Batman Adventures'' applied this retcon to a [[spoiler:Poison Ivy]], whose appearance and power set were significantly changed between ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''The New Batman Adventures''. According to this story, [[spoiler:Pamela Isley]] had left town during ''BTAS'' and replaced herself with [[spoiler:one of her plant duplicates]]. The issue ends with both versions of the character meeting.
19th Sep '16 9:29:06 PM urutapu
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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 of Poison Ivy's plant-clone-creatures which she'd left to fill in for her when she quit town]]).

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* ActuallyADoombot: One of the last issues of ''Batman Adventures'' applied this retcon to a character [[spoiler:Poison Ivy]], 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 Adventures''. According to this story, [[spoiler:Pamela Isley]] had left town during ''BTAS'' version is the real one and the ''TNBA'' version is a Doombot (or, more precisely, replaced herself with [[spoiler:one of Poison Ivy's plant-clone-creatures which she'd left to fill in for her when she quit town]]).plant duplicates]]. The issue ends with both versions of the character meeting.
2nd Sep '16 8:47:57 PM Temmere
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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: The story "Study Hall" in the first annual sees the Scarecrow tormenting a young man who is heavily implied to have raped one of his students. Batman stops him, but his ending narration indicates that he agrees with Scarecrow that the young man was worse.
-->''"I suppose Crane was trying to help Molly in the only way he knew how, with fear, intimidation and force. All in all, not that different from Bromley's methods... Except Crane has always had the decency to wear his mask on the outside."''


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* RuleOfSymbolism: Most stories had three acts; issue #22, featuring Two-Face, had two.
3rd Jul '16 8:08:34 AM PaulA
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** In ''The Batman Adventures Annual'' #2, the lines of a mystical invocation include backwards versions of "[[Creator/JackKirby Kirby]] is the greatest", "[[Series/TwinPeaks Sometimes my arms turn back]]", and "[[Music/TheBeatles I buried Paul]]".

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** In ''The Batman Adventures Annual'' #2, the lines of a mystical invocation include near the beginning is the Charm of Making from ''Film/{{Excalibur}}''. The mystical invocation near the end is entirely sdrawkcab, and includes backwards versions of "[[Creator/JackKirby Kirby]] "Kirby is the greatest", greatest" (the entire issue is a homage to Creator/JackKirby), "[[Series/TwinPeaks Sometimes my arms turn back]]", and "[[Music/TheBeatles I buried Paul]]".Paul]]", and, for some reason, a line from the song "Satin Doll".



** In ''Mad Love'', one of Gotham's streets is named Sprang Terrace, in homage to pioneering Batman artist Dick Sprang. And in Harley's ImagineSpot of getting married to the Joker, the celebrant looks a lot like Creator/JerryLewis and uses one of his catchphrases.

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** In ''Mad Love'', one Love'': One of Gotham's streets is named Sprang Terrace, in homage to pioneering Batman artist Dick Sprang. And in In Harley's ImagineSpot of getting married to the Joker, the celebrant looks a lot like Creator/JerryLewis and uses one of his catchphrases.catchphrases. In Harley's ImagineSpot where she and the Joker have children, the evicerated and otherwise murderized toys littering the scene include [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Buster and Babs Bunny (no relation)]] and [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]].
3rd Jul '16 7:13:31 AM PaulA
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* BlandNameProduct: The first annual has a throw-away line about how all kids want to watch these days is shows like "[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Mega Metal Power Clones]]".


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* ConsultingMrPuppet: The Ventriloquist and Scarface are played like this. In the first annual, Wesker goes straight and gets a job performing a frog puppet on a kids' show, and likewise treats the frog puppet as a separate person, who gives him friendly and encouraging advice. [[spoiler:After Wesker is tempted to pick up Scarface, the climax of the story is a confrontation between the two puppets, fighting over his future. Unfortunately, Croaky is "killed" and Wesker reverts to being Scarface's meek flunky.]]


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* DepravedKidsShowHost: A story in the first annual revolves around a childrens' show whose host is all sweetness and light on camera, but in real life is an egotistical tantrum-prone jerk who ruins a man's life to serve her own selfish purposes and takes out a hit on the show's producer when he tells her he's planning to close the show down.


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* FramingDevice: The main story in the first annual has a frame story where Roxy Rocket is released from prison claiming to be reformed, causing Batman to reflect on others who have made the same claim only to slip back into their old ways. [[spoiler:At the end, Roxy seems to have gone back to a life of crime, but it turns out, appropriately for a frame story, to be a {{Frameup}}.]]


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* OffModel: The first annual has a single-panel appearance by Dr Joan Leland, one of the psychiatrists at Arkham, in which the colorist has given her fair skin. In other issues, and in the animated series, she has African-American coloring.
3rd Jul '16 2:54:39 AM PaulA
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* DontExplainTheJoke: Joker gets annoyed when Harley explains a joke trap she set up, although it's implied he wouldn't accept it anyway.

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* DontExplainTheJoke: In ''Mad Love'' Joker gets annoyed when Harley explains a joke trap she set up, although it's implied he wouldn't accept it anyway.anyway because it was her idea and not his.



* IgnoreTheFanservice: In ''Mad Love'', the Joker's reaction to Harley's attempt to seduce him with sweet talking and a sheer negligée is entirely limited to irritation that she's getting between him and his deathtrap blueprints.



* NotDistractedByTheSexy: In ''Mad Love'', the Joker's reaction to Harley's attempt to seduce him with sweet talking and a sheer negligée is entirely limited to irritation that she's getting between him and his deathtrap blueprints.


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* SextraCredit: According to ''Mad Love'', this is the only reason Harley managed to pass her psychology degree.
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