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8th Feb '17 7:37:27 AM DLMaximum1
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* The episode "House and Garden" features Poison Ivy with a husband & kids that turn out to be plant-based clones she created. We find this out when several pods in her basement hatch babies, who, while calling for "Mommy" grow into hideous monsters in a few seconds. Sadly, this was closest Pamela could get to [[IJustWantToBeNormal being normal.]] No wonder she got so bitter later on. (See below)

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* The episode "House and Garden" features Poison Ivy with a husband & kids that turn out to be plant-based clones she created. We find this out when several pods in her basement hatch babies, who, while calling for "Mommy" grow into hideous monsters in a few seconds. Sadly, this was the closest Pamela could get to [[IJustWantToBeNormal being normal.]] No wonder she got so bitter later on. (See below)
8th Feb '17 7:36:20 AM DLMaximum1
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** "Never Fear". When Bats discovers Scarecrow is giving people chemicals that makes them [[SuicidalOverconfidence dangerously fearless]] (the opposite of his usual MO), he starts snooping and gets himself captured. He excuses his actions by pretending to be a common thief - which doesn't stop Scarecrow from giving him a dose of the stuff, causing him to jump into the water with a mess of crocodiles. They pounce, he goes under, and we see a huge cloud of blood swirling up through the water as Scarecrow walks away smugly... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Guess who was actually bleeding, though]].

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** "Never Fear". When Bats discovers Scarecrow is giving people chemicals that makes them [[SuicidalOverconfidence dangerously fearless]] (the opposite of his usual MO), he starts snooping and gets himself captured. He excuses his actions by pretending to be a common thief - which doesn't stop Scarecrow from giving him a dose of the stuff, causing him to jump into the water with a mess of crocodiles. They pounce, he goes under, and we see a huge cloud of blood swirling up through the water as Scarecrow walks away smugly... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Guess guess who was actually bleeding, though]].



* The episode "House and Garden" features Poison Ivy with a husband a kids that turn out to be plant-based clones she created. We find this out when several pods in her basement hatch babies, who, while calling for "Mommy" grow into hideous monsters in a few seconds. Sadly, this was closest Pamela could get to [[IJustWantToBeNormal being normal.]] No wonder she got so bitter later on. (See below)

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* The episode "House and Garden" features Poison Ivy with a husband a & kids that turn out to be plant-based clones she created. We find this out when several pods in her basement hatch babies, who, while calling for "Mommy" grow into hideous monsters in a few seconds. Sadly, this was closest Pamela could get to [[IJustWantToBeNormal being normal.]] No wonder she got so bitter later on. (See below)



* The end of "Showdown". In this episode, Ra's Al Ghul and his League of Assassins kidnap a resident from a Gotham rest home, and leave a tape for Batman, on which Ra's Al Ghul relates a story about how in 1883, his plan to take over America was thwarted by none other than ComicBook/JonahHex, who was seeking to claim the reward for Ra's' lieutenant, Arkady Duvall. In the end, Hex captures Duvall and turns him over to the authorities. After this story concludes, Batman and Robin catch up with Ra's and his still-unknown captive... [[spoiler:who turns out to be an impossibly aged and senile Duvall. Ra's explains that Duvall is his son, that his longevity is due to bathing in the Lazarus Pit as a young man, and that his mind was completely shattered by his 50-year sentence of hard labour. Even though Duvall was cruel, arrogant, and completely loathsome in the flashback, that's still [[AFateWorseThanDeath pretty rough]], especially when you consider the chances of many of ''us'' in this day and age living to extreme old age and [[AndIMustScream ending up like Duvall]] can't be ignored, and that it's already happening/has happened to many people.]]

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* The end of "Showdown". In this episode, Ra's Al Ghul and his League of Assassins kidnap a resident from a Gotham rest home, and leave a tape for Batman, on which Ra's Al Ghul relates a story about how in 1883, his plan to take over America was thwarted by none other than ComicBook/JonahHex, who was seeking to claim the reward for Ra's' lieutenant, Arkady Duvall. In the end, Hex captures Duvall and turns him over to the authorities. After this story concludes, Batman and Robin catch up with Ra's and his still-unknown captive... [[spoiler:who turns out to be an impossibly aged and senile Duvall. Ra's explains that Duvall is his son, that his longevity is due to bathing in the Lazarus Pit as a young man, and that his mind was completely shattered by his 50-year sentence of hard labour.labor. Even though Duvall was cruel, arrogant, and completely loathsome in the flashback, that's still [[AFateWorseThanDeath pretty rough]], especially when you consider the chances of many of ''us'' in this day and age living to extreme old age and [[AndIMustScream ending up like Duvall]] can't be ignored, and that it's already happening/has happened to many people.]]
8th Feb '17 7:29:40 AM DLMaximum1
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** NOTHING says "Don't Do Drugs" like seeing Mr. Hagan forcibly overdosed and left in the backseat of his car in a back alley. He starts to ''melt.''

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** NOTHING says "Don't Do Drugs" like seeing Mr. Matt Hagan forcibly overdosed and left in the backseat of his car in a back alley. He starts to ''melt.''



** In "Mudslide" Clayface pulls Batman inside his body in order to smother him to death. Batman is seen struggling to get out (at one point a [[BodyHorror clay-covered silhouette]] is visible), and Clayface spends the whole time describing how his struggles are getting fainter and his heartbeat is growing weaker.

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** In "Mudslide" "Mudslide", Clayface pulls Batman inside his body in order to smother him to death. Batman is seen struggling to get out (at one point point, a [[BodyHorror clay-covered silhouette]] is visible), and Clayface spends the whole time describing how his struggles are ae getting fainter and his heartbeat is growing weaker.



* ''Anything'' to do with Scarecrow. (Except for the episode that introduced him, which had bad animation and gave him a very un-creepy booming voice.) As befitting his name, he is terror incarnate, exposing people to their greatest fears which end up terrifying the audience as well. His image-upgrade in ''The New Adventures of Batman'' from a skinny dude with a stupid mask to ''a corpse with a rope around its neck'' certainly doesn't help matters. Nor did getting Creator/JeffreyCombs to do the voice work.

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* ''Anything'' to do with Scarecrow. (Except Scarecrow (except for the episode that introduced him, which had bad animation and gave him a very un-creepy booming voice.) voice). As befitting his name, he is terror incarnate, exposing people to their greatest fears which end up terrifying the audience as well. His image-upgrade in ''The New Adventures of Batman'' from a skinny dude with a stupid mask to ''a corpse with a rope around its neck'' certainly doesn't help matters. Nor did getting Creator/JeffreyCombs to do the voice work.
8th Feb '17 7:26:20 AM DLMaximum1
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* Clayface is certainly a terrifying character already. His introductory episode was [[TransformationTrauma bad enough]], but there's a follow-up episode that had him creating a little girl out of his substance to act as a "lookout" to see if it was safe for him to come out of hiding. She acquires a self-identity, tries to escape and ends up befriending Robin. Nevertheless, Clayface ''reabsorbs her'', to her terror.

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* Clayface is certainly a terrifying character already. His introductory episode was [[TransformationTrauma bad enough]], but there's a follow-up episode that had him creating a little girl out of his substance to act as a "lookout" to see if it was safe for him to come out of hiding. She acquires a self-identity, tries to escape and ends up befriending Robin. Nevertheless, Clayface finds and ''reabsorbs her'', to her terror.



** NOTHING says "Don't Do Drugs" like seeing Mr. Hagan forcibly overdosed and left in the backseat of a car in the back alley. He starts to ''melt.''

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** NOTHING says "Don't Do Drugs" like seeing Mr. Hagan forcibly overdosed and left in the backseat of a his car in the a back alley. He starts to ''melt.''
8th Feb '17 7:24:46 AM DLMaximum1
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* Clayface is certainly a terrifying character already. His introductory episode was [[TransformationTrauma bad enough]], but there's a follow-up episode that had him creating a little girl out of his substance to act as a "lookout" to see if it was safe for him to come out of hiding. She acquires a self-identity and tries to escape and befriend Robin. Nevertheless, Clayface ''reabsorbs her'', to her terror.

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* Clayface is certainly a terrifying character already. His introductory episode was [[TransformationTrauma bad enough]], but there's a follow-up episode that had him creating a little girl out of his substance to act as a "lookout" to see if it was safe for him to come out of hiding. She acquires a self-identity and self-identity, tries to escape and befriend ends up befriending Robin. Nevertheless, Clayface ''reabsorbs her'', to her terror.
8th Feb '17 7:23:33 AM DLMaximum1
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** Made worse by Batman's gargoyle like profile silhouetted by a roaring flash of lightning... shiver.

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** Made worse by Batman's gargoyle like gargoyle-like profile silhouetted by a roaring flash of lightning... shiver.
8th Feb '17 7:22:49 AM DLMaximum1
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* That mortifying moment in the opening credits when a massive ''thing'' made of the very shadows itself swoops in front of the fleeing bank robbers, and narrows its eyes in cold TranquilFury.... we the audience get to ''feel'' the sheer horror racing through the hearts of criminals who come face to face with the mystical figure of Batman.
** Made worse by Batman's gargoyle like profile silhouetted by a roaring flash of lightning.... shiver.
* Clayface is certainly a terrifying character already. His introductory episode was [[TransformationTrauma bad enough]], but there's a follow-up episode that had him creating a little girl out of his substance to act as a "lookout" to see if it was safe for him to come out of hiding. She acquires a self-identity and tries to escape and befriend Robin. Nevertheless Clayface ''reabsorbs her'', to her terror.

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* That mortifying moment in the opening credits when a massive ''thing'' made of the very shadows itself swoops in front of the fleeing bank robbers, and narrows its eyes in cold TranquilFury.... TranquilFury... we the audience get to ''feel'' the sheer horror racing through the hearts of criminals who come face to face with the mystical mythical figure of the Batman.
** Made worse by Batman's gargoyle like profile silhouetted by a roaring flash of lightning....lightning... shiver.
* Clayface is certainly a terrifying character already. His introductory episode was [[TransformationTrauma bad enough]], but there's a follow-up episode that had him creating a little girl out of his substance to act as a "lookout" to see if it was safe for him to come out of hiding. She acquires a self-identity and tries to escape and befriend Robin. Nevertheless Nevertheless, Clayface ''reabsorbs her'', to her terror.



*** In Mask of the Phantasm, [[spoiler:the corpse of the mob boss the Joker killed, the discovery of which sets off a bomb that the Phantasm barely escapes.]].

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*** In Mask ''Mask of the Phantasm, Phantasm'', [[spoiler:the corpse of the mob boss the Joker killed, the discovery of which sets off a bomb that the Phantasm barely escapes.]].



** And then there's the time he had a creepy robot clown driving his boat that emitted a cloud of laughing gas all over Gotham. It seemed pretty innocent until it was established that lengthy exposure to said gas would result in untreatable insanity. Which really hits home when we see Alfred—Bruce's ''surrogate father''—afflicted by the gas.
** The episode "Mad Love" is this. Pratically because of the abusive relationship between Joker and Harley. It stands out as being a TruthinTelevision made episode since there are actual people like that out there that abuse their loved ones. It can also count with some TearJerker thrown into it some too.
*** The first time, the Joker's line "You have WHO tied up WHERE?!" is pretty funny...but watching it again and seeing the rage in Joker's eyes? Brrr...

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** And then there's the time he had a creepy robot clown driving his boat that emitted a cloud of laughing gas all over Gotham. It seemed pretty innocent until it was established that lengthy exposure to said gas would result in untreatable insanity. Which really hits home when we see Alfred—Bruce's Alfred —- Bruce's ''surrogate father''—afflicted father'' -— afflicted by the gas.
** The episode "Mad Love" is this. Pratically Practically because of the abusive relationship between Joker and Harley. It stands out as being a TruthinTelevision made episode since there are actual people like that out there that abuse their loved ones. It can also count with some TearJerker thrown into it some too.
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*** The first time, the Joker's line "You have WHO tied up WHERE?!" is pretty funny... but watching it again and seeing the rage in Joker's eyes? Brrr... Brrr...



** How about Scarface almost making the Ventriloquist ''commit suicide''?! Weskers schizophrenia is so bad that when Batman tricks Scarface into thinking that the Ventriloquist has been feeding him information, he tries to kill him, forcing Wesker to get into a gun struggle with his own hand! Even henchmen Bugsy and Rhino seem at a loss for what to do.
** When Batman breaks into the gangs hideout at night, he enters through Scarface's oppulent bedroom. The dummy is laying alone in bed, and ''its eyes suddenly snap open''. Nothing else happens, its just a very creepy moment.

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** How about Scarface almost making the Ventriloquist ''commit suicide''?! Weskers Wesker's schizophrenia is so bad that when Batman tricks Scarface into thinking that the Ventriloquist has been feeding him information, he tries to kill him, forcing Wesker to get into a gun struggle with his own hand! Even henchmen Bugsy and Rhino seem at a loss for what to do.
** When Batman breaks into the gangs hideout at night, he enters through Scarface's oppulent opulent bedroom. The dummy is laying alone in bed, and ''its eyes suddenly snap open''. Nothing else happens, its it's just a very creepy moment.



* Maxie Zeus. In the original comics version he was mostly a weird but relatively harmless d-list villain left over from the Silver Age. This cartoon, like it did with Mr Freeze and The Riddler, turned him into a very real threat. Tell me if this sounds unsettling; a mentally unbalanced man who imagines himself to be Zeus of Greek myth, with all the wildly unpredictable behavior that entails, and who also has access to a large amount of financial resources AND a personal weapon shaped like a lightning bolt that he can use to fry anyone who displeases him. The worst part is that its implied that the real Maxie's personality is still intact, just supressed by his Zeus persona, which is shown when his secretary briefly manages to break through to him. In the end, he's locked away in Arkham, which his delusional mind imagines to be Olympus.

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* Maxie Zeus. In the original comics version he was mostly a weird but relatively harmless d-list villain left over from the Silver Age. This cartoon, like it did with Mr Freeze and The Riddler, turned him into a very real threat. Tell me if this sounds unsettling; a mentally unbalanced man who imagines himself to be Zeus of Greek myth, with all the wildly unpredictable behavior that entails, and who also has access to a large amount of financial resources AND a personal weapon shaped like a lightning bolt that he can use to fry anyone who displeases him. The worst part is that its implied that the real Maxie's personality is still intact, just supressed suppressed by his Zeus persona, which is shown when his secretary briefly manages to break through to him. In the end, he's locked away in Arkham, which his delusional mind imagines to be Olympus.



* "Growing Pains" introduces us to Annie, an amnesiac teenage girl, scared by a man who's stalking her... [[spoiler: Who's actually a drone of Clayface which somehow gained sentience. Just imagine being lost, stalked, and then learning you're not even a real person. And if this wasn't enough, we see Clayface absorb her back, essentially ''killing'' her.]] This is both nightmarish and a massive TearJerker.

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* "Growing Pains" introduces us to Annie, an amnesiac teenage girl, scared by a man who's stalking her... [[spoiler: Who's she's actually a drone of Clayface which somehow gained sentience. Just imagine being lost, stalked, and then learning you're not even a real person. And if this wasn't enough, we see Clayface absorb her back, essentially ''killing'' her.]] This is both nightmarish and a massive TearJerker.
1st Nov '16 7:08:16 PM SilentStranger
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** The plight of Charlies Collins in this episode is almost Kafka-esque in how surreally terrifying it is. Imagine driving home one day only to get into a random road rage incident with the most infamous, dangerous and readily identifiable psychopath quite possibly on the planet. That's the kind of misfortune that could get you to thinking the universe is out to get you...

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** The plight of Charlies Collins in this episode is almost Kafka-esque in how surreally terrifying it is. Imagine driving home one day only to get into a random road rage incident with the most infamous, dangerous and readily identifiable psychopath quite possibly on the planet. That's the kind of misfortune that could get you to thinking the universe is out to get you...you. On top of that, ''nothing'' he does lets him get away, the Joker easily follows him wherever he tries to run, to the point that he keeps track of him ''changing names and adresses''.



** Joker's comeuppance has shades of this too mixed with a moment of Awesome - you've finally pushed someone so far that they're willing to commit a ''suicide bombing'' just to kill you.



** Hell, Sid's ordeal is almost as bad as Charlie Collin's mentioned above. You've spent your whole life as an insignifigant, no-name nobody, only to finally luck into what you thought you wanted, only to discover yourself beset at all sides by people FAR more dangerous and vicious than you could ever imagine to be. Not only does every lowlife in the city now gun for you to build a rep, the Joker, the single most dangerous man in the city, sees your achievment as a personal insult, and wants to kill you brutally. You have nowhere to hide, and no one to turn to.



** "Vendetta" is just as bad. The episode introduces Killer Croc, so we're greeted to an unfamiliar set of cold, reptilian eyes staring at us on the title card.



* "Heart of Steel"! To count the ways: [[spoiler:HARDAC is a rampant AI born of a desire to make it so that accidents do not happen. Its plan is to "replace" humanity with robots. To this end, he starts by replacing key figures in Gotham, like Gordon and the Mayor... the robots, when threatened can move in positively insectine ways, and while the animators may have wanted to make their movements inhuman to illustrate the fact, their success means we have horror on the screen.]] All that, plus, the interesting little scene where [[spoiler:Batman and Barbara collectively hurl Harvey Bullock into the bat signal.... thankfully, it was a robot replacement, but for all they knew, that was the real Harvey Bullock and they just killed him.]]

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* "Heart of Steel"! To count the ways: [[spoiler:HARDAC is a rampant AI born cold, emotionless A.I created by a scientist who wanted to eliminate the pain of a desire to make it so that accidents do not happen.loss after the death of his daughter. Its plan is to "replace" humanity with robots. To this end, he starts by replacing key figures in Gotham, like Gordon and the Mayor... the robots, when threatened can move in positively insectine ways, and while the animators may have wanted to make their movements inhuman to illustrate the fact, their success means we have horror on the screen.]] All that, plus, the interesting little scene where [[spoiler:Batman and Barbara collectively hurl Harvey Bullock into the bat signal.... thankfully, it was a robot replacement, but for all they knew, that was the real Harvey Bullock and they just killed him.]]


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** How about Scarface almost making the Ventriloquist ''commit suicide''?! Weskers schizophrenia is so bad that when Batman tricks Scarface into thinking that the Ventriloquist has been feeding him information, he tries to kill him, forcing Wesker to get into a gun struggle with his own hand! Even henchmen Bugsy and Rhino seem at a loss for what to do.
** When Batman breaks into the gangs hideout at night, he enters through Scarface's oppulent bedroom. The dummy is laying alone in bed, and ''its eyes suddenly snap open''. Nothing else happens, its just a very creepy moment.
** The death trap in his introductory episode, he ties Batman above a pit full of creepy mannequin arms with sharpened nails.
26th Jul '16 3:21:02 PM AHI-3000
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*** Later on, we see that Batman has become so fearless that not only is he pulling off stunts that are even crazier than usual, he has lost his [[ThouShaltNotKill unwillingness to kill people]]; he tries (but fails) to kill Scarecrow and some of his henchmen, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness so Robin has to stop him]].

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*** Later on, we see that Batman has become so fearless that not only is he pulling off stunts that are even crazier stunts than usual, he has also lost his [[ThouShaltNotKill unwillingness to kill people]]; he tries (but fails) to kill Scarecrow and some of his henchmen, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness so Robin has to stop him]].
26th Jul '16 3:18:51 PM AHI-3000
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*** Later on, we see that Batman has become so fearless that not only is he pulling off stunts that are even crazier than usual, he has lost his [[ThouShaltNotKill unwillingness to kill people]]; he tries (but fails) to kill Scarecrow and some of his henchmen, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness so Robin has to stop him]].
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