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20th May '16 2:13:37 PM SuperMagneto
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* Why is Terry so mean and angry in Static Shock? The Terry in that crossover acts nothing like the Terry in Batman Beyond. He would constantly fuss at Static whenever he messes up. You could say he was hanging around Bruce too long, but he doesn't have to act EXACTLY like Bruce.

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* Why is Terry so mean and angry in Static Shock? The Terry in that crossover acts nothing like the Terry in Batman Beyond. He would constantly fuss at Static whenever he messes up. You could say he was hanging around Bruce too long, but he doesn't have to act EXACTLY like Bruce. You can still crack jokes and save the world. It works for Spider-man.
20th May '16 2:11:47 PM SuperMagneto
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* Why is Terry so mean and angry in Static Shock? The Terry in that crossover acts nothing like the Terry in Batman Beyond. He would constantly fuss at Static whenever he messes up. You could say he was hanging around Bruce too long, but he doesn't have to act EXACTLY like Bruce.
19th Jan '16 11:30:59 AM nombretomado
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** The thing with that viewpoint is, due to a confusing mix of ComicBookTime and {{Retcon}}s, he more or less ''would'' have been eighteen by the time the flashback in ROTJ would have taken place. WordOfGod says that it takes place after the end of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. Batman was with the League for at least a period of five years (judging by references to the passing of time within the series) and Tim was thirteen years old during ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]''. So... by the time Tim left Bruce, he would have been legally an adult. Heck, Tim was even made to look and sound older in appearances after the production of ROTJ (for example, he was supposedly the same age as [[StaticShock Static/Virgil Hawkins]] during their crossover episodes together). Barbara does mention that he went out on his own as soon as left... perhaps he tried solo crime-fighting for a little while, or maybe he even went straight ahead with working on a career. Who knows?

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** The thing with that viewpoint is, due to a confusing mix of ComicBookTime and {{Retcon}}s, he more or less ''would'' have been eighteen by the time the flashback in ROTJ would have taken place. WordOfGod says that it takes place after the end of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. Batman was with the League for at least a period of five years (judging by references to the passing of time within the series) and Tim was thirteen years old during ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]''. So... by the time Tim left Bruce, he would have been legally an adult. Heck, Tim was even made to look and sound older in appearances after the production of ROTJ (for example, he was supposedly the same age as [[StaticShock [[WesternAnimation/StaticShock Static/Virgil Hawkins]] during their crossover episodes together). Barbara does mention that he went out on his own as soon as left... perhaps he tried solo crime-fighting for a little while, or maybe he even went straight ahead with working on a career. Who knows?
19th Jan '16 7:16:14 AM Julia1984
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** He kissed Melanie twice in that episode, but he didn't start a relationship with her again. In fact, she seems to want to, and he tells her that's not an option anymore. Still cheating, but not as bad as carrying on 2 relationships at once. Still wrong, but he's a teenager -- not exactly uncommon.
19th Jan '16 7:05:20 AM Julia1984
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** I don't think it would be much of a stretch to assume his opponents see a guy who seems to be talking to someone who's not there, so they conclude, "He's talking to someone back in his MissionControl on a radio or phone." It's not exactly a rare thing in their world. Hey, it's not even all that rare in our world -- we've all seen someone in a café or on the subway who seemed to be talking to himself, only for him to turn and reveal the Bluetooth stuck in his ear. If I were a villain, I would see nothing about Batman communicating with some home base during battle. (It's what plenty of regular soldiers do in battle, after all.)

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** I don't think it would be much of a stretch to assume his opponents see a guy who seems to be talking to someone who's not there, so they conclude, "He's talking to someone back in his MissionControl on a radio or phone." It's not exactly a rare thing in their world. Hey, it's not even all that rare in our world -- we've all seen someone in a café or on the subway who seemed to be talking to himself, only for him to turn and reveal the Bluetooth stuck in his ear. If I were a villain, I would see nothing odd about Batman communicating with some home base during battle. (It's what plenty of regular soldiers do in battle, after all.)





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** He let customers use a dangerous device that he knew physically harmed its users. Worse, said customers were minors. It's analogous both to selling a new drug without approval from the FDA and failing to get parental consent for a dangerous procedure on minors (even piercing a minor's ear without parental consent is against the law).


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** Max states her motive as "I needed a hobby, and it beats macramé." Personally, I think she must have been attracted to Batman on some level for this to occur to her as an interesting hobby, but that's neither canonical nor necessary. She thought searching for Batman's identity would be fun -- no further explanation is needed.
19th Jan '16 6:47:38 AM Julia1984
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** I don't think it would be much of a stretch to assume his opponents see a guy who seems to be talking to someone who's not there, so they conclude, "He's talking to someone back in his MissionControl on a radio or phone." It's not exactly a rare thing in their world. Hey, it's not even all that rare in our world -- we've all seen someone in a café or on the subway who seemed to be talking to himself, only for him to turn and reveal the Bluetooth stuck in his ear. If I were a villain, I would see nothing about Batman communicating with some home base during battle. (It's what plenty of regular soldiers do in battle, after all.)
19th Jan '16 6:21:36 AM Julia1984
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* The guy has a device that allows him to turn completely intangible and he uses it to... rake in profits by boosting the ratings of his tv show? [[CutLexLuthorACheck Villains who could make a fortune legally instead resorting to illegal means is nothing new]], but this is a whole new level of evil-inefficiency. Why doesn't he just walk into a bank vault and then settle down in a mansion on the Riviera?



** Bat man eats lunch with magicians and martians, and goes to the circus with superman. It's not like he hasn't met plenty of people who can fall off buildings.

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** Bat man eats lunch with magicians and martians, Martians, and goes to the circus with superman. Superman. It's not like he hasn't met plenty of people who can fall off buildings.buildings.
** So his abilities don't work like "mind over matter" in ''our'' world but in a different way in a world where people truly have magic powers. I can buy someone with psychic powers being able to stop their nerves from transmitting pain and their body from being injured... in the ''Batman'' universe, not our own.



** He's not a WellIntentionedExtremist -- he doesn't really believe he's helping anyone or serving a greater good. His motive is to make money -- see his ad at the beginning of the episode where he assures parents his services are worth the high fees. Why he resorted to such methods to make money, only he knows. Maybe he just hates teenagers. Maybe he just likes torturing people.



17th Jan '16 9:42:40 AM SteveMB
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** To quote OldBruce from the particular episode: "Flawless logic, except that I have no memory of ever going into the future and meeting my older self or of anything else that's happening today." It's safe to assume that anything that episode dealt with was largely irrelevant due to time manipulation (It could even been wiped from his memory the same as the entire experience was wiped from her memory) It's more likely that the development of the suit was more about Bruce needing to augment his abilities as he aged than any precognitive thoughts. After all, OldBruce never did tell his younger self how or even who the new Batman is.

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** To quote OldBruce Old Bruce from the particular episode: "Flawless logic, except that I have no memory of ever going into the future and meeting my older self or of anything else that's happening today." It's safe to assume that anything that episode dealt with was largely irrelevant due to time manipulation (It could even been wiped from his memory the same as the entire experience was wiped from her memory) It's more likely that the development of the suit was more about Bruce needing to augment his abilities as he aged than any precognitive thoughts. After all, OldBruce Old Bruce never did tell his younger self how or even who the new Batman is.


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** Batman may be following his own advice ("Leave it be. You don't want to know too much of your future.") and putting the whole matter out of mind, reminding himself that it's ''a'' possible future, not ''the'' future. For one thing, he doesn't want to get the idea that he's somehow predestined to survive into old age -- the prudent thing is to assume that every fight might be his last if he isn't careful.
28th Oct '15 5:15:54 AM luiz4200
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* When Barbara went to the [=McGinnis=] household to look for Terry, did the cops with her know the reason? Since she was ready to let the world know she was Batgirl and Bruce was the original Batman after Terry's arrest, has she already told anyone in the force about Terry being Batman?
27th Oct '15 5:06:18 AM luiz4200
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* So, Blight masked his radiation signature by hiding somewhere that was already radioactive. My question is: how many of those places exist in Gotham City to make it necessary to follow his assistant to find his hiding spot?
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