History Recap / BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE18BewareTheGrayGhost

12th Mar '17 2:48:41 PM MadAnthony94
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* BecomingTheMask: Trent becomes the Gray Ghost for real near the end of the episode. Batman is thrilled.



* OldSuperhero

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* OldSuperheroMythologyGag: Batman says the Gray Ghost is the hero he aspired to be as a child. Sure enough, without the Shadow, Batman might not have existed, and without Adam West he might never have become as popular as he is today.
* OldSuperhero: Sort of. Trent is merely an old actor who played a superhero. Until he takes up the mantle of said hero for real.
11th Feb '17 2:29:41 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BeneathSuspicion: The HiddenVillain MadBomber is [[spoiler:[[ChekhovsGunman the young toy collector that bought Simon Trent Gray Ghost memorabilia earlier in the episode.]]]] When Simon Trent had his EurekaMoment, he cannot believe it:
-->'''Simon Trent:''' But I'm not the Mad Bomber, Batman. I'm not. I sold my Gray Ghost cars months ago to pay for my... ''No, it can't be him.''
9th Feb '17 6:34:52 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* InkSuitActor: The toy collector-cum-Mad Bomber is one for ''Bruce Timm himself'', who also voices the character!

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* InkSuitActor: The toy collector-cum-Mad Bomber is one for ''Bruce Timm ''Creator/BruceTimm himself'', who also voices the character!



* MadBomber: Played straight

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* MadBomber: Played straightstraight. It is even the name of the villain.
27th Dec '16 4:55:14 PM chasemaddigan
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* DescendedCreator: Creator/BruceTimm voices the Mad Bomber aka Ted Dymer
19th Oct '16 7:44:58 AM dlchen145
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* ButIPlayOneOnTV: An in-universe example: Simon Trent played a Batman-like superhero named Gray Ghost in an immensely popular TV show which little Bruce was a big fan of. Decades later, Trent is now facing poverty partly because he cannot get any roles because [[IAmNotSpock everyone still thinks of him as the Gray Ghost]]. Then Batman comes along on a case and ropes him in to assist him. Much to his own surprise, Trent makes a passable superhero (and more importantly, learns that the Big {{Badass}} Batman was primarily ''inspired'' by his portrayal of one). A fairly meta example, when you consider the [[AdamWesting actor voicing Trent]] is none other than Creator/AdamWest.

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* ButIPlayOneOnTV: An in-universe example: Simon Trent played a Batman-like superhero named Gray Ghost in an immensely popular TV show which little Bruce was a big fan of. Decades later, Trent is now facing poverty partly because he cannot get any roles because [[IAmNotSpock everyone still thinks of him as the Gray Ghost]]. Then Batman comes along on a case and ropes him in to assist him. Much to his own surprise, Trent makes a passable superhero (and more importantly, learns that the Big {{Badass}} Badass Batman was primarily ''inspired'' by his portrayal of one). A fairly meta example, when you consider the [[AdamWesting actor voicing Trent]] is none other than Creator/AdamWest.
30th Sep '16 11:07:56 PM erforce
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* {{Homage}}: The plot device of remote-controlled RC car bombs comes from ''Film/TheDeadPool''.
3rd Sep '16 10:06:52 AM Saveelich
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* AdamWesting: With the real Creator/AdamWest, no less, playing a character very similar to Live-TV Batman.

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* AdamWesting: With the real Creator/AdamWest, no less, playing a character very similar to Live-TV Batman.his [[Series/{{Batman}} live-TV Batman]].
24th Aug '16 2:01:59 AM Saveelich
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* AdamWesting: With the real Creator/AdamWest, no less, playing a character very similar to his 1960s Live-TV Batman.

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* AdamWesting: With the real Creator/AdamWest, no less, playing a character very similar to his 1960s Live-TV Batman.
24th Aug '16 2:01:49 AM Saveelich
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* AdamWesting: With the real Creator/AdamWest, no less, playing a character very similar to Live-TV Batman.

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* AdamWesting: With the real Creator/AdamWest, no less, playing a character very similar to his 1960s Live-TV Batman.
21st May '16 2:31:09 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* CreatorCameo: Creator/BruceTimm voices the Mad Bomber aka Ted Dymer


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* DescendedCreator: Creator/BruceTimm voices the Mad Bomber aka Ted Dymer
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