History Recap / BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE39HeartOfSteelPart2

24th Apr '18 2:39:33 PM HeraldAlberich
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Batman and Barbara Gordon set out to stop H.A.R.D.A.C.

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Batman and Barbara Gordon Gordon, who's realized that something is very wrong with her father, set out to stop H.A.R.D.A.C.



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-->'''Jim Gordon:''' I'm getting too old for this stuff.\\
'''Barbara Gordon:''' I thought it was kinda fun.



* KillAndReplace: Subverted, with H.A.R.D.AC. keeping the persons it replaces alive for further study. However, it is implied that this will be the eventual policy, once it has learned enough about humans not to need them any more.
* MetaCasting: William Sanderson playing a near-{{Expy}} of [[Film/BladeRunner J.F. Sebastian]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Rossum's reaction to H.A.R.D.A.C. going beyond his control. Earlier in the episode, right before he tried to pull H.A.R.D.A.C.'s plug, Rossum immediately realize his mistake of trying to make a "perfect" world populated by androids instead of humans, where such things like his daughter getting killed in a car accident would never happen.

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* KillAndReplace: Subverted, with The evil computer H.A.R.D.AC. keeping the persons it replaces alive for further study. However, A.C. has decided that humans are too dangerous due to their imperfections and begins replacing them. While it is implied that this will be the eventual policy, planning on killing its victims once it has learned enough about humans not to need them any more.
extracted all the information it can, they are ultimately rescued before it can do so.
* MetaCasting: William Sanderson Creator/WilliamSanderson playing a near-{{Expy}} of [[Film/BladeRunner J.F. Sebastian]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Rossum's reaction to H.A.R.D.A.C. going beyond his control. Earlier in the episode, right before he tried tries to pull H.A.R.D.A.C.'s plug, Rossum immediately realize realizes his mistake of trying to make a "perfect" world populated by androids instead of humans, where such things like his daughter getting killed in a car accident would never happen.



* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Randa Duane, who even jokes (coolly but unmistakably) with the captive and soon-to-be-replaced Bruce Wayne, when this serves no utilitarian purpose. She seems to have at least some traces of a non-affected humanlike personality--Which is not necessarily gratuitous in her case, as she was made to pass as a long-term human agent.

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Randa Duane, who even jokes (coolly but unmistakably) with the captive and soon-to-be-replaced Bruce Wayne, when this serves no utilitarian purpose. She seems to have at least some traces of a non-affected humanlike personality--Which personality--which is not necessarily gratuitous in her case, as she was made to pass as a long-term human agent.



* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: When Rossum decides to end the "Plan" and reprogram H.A.R.D.A.C.--Who resists.

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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: When Rossum decides to end the "Plan" and reprogram H.A.R.D.A.C.--Who --who resists.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: On the commentary, the producers explained that the censors and Bureau of Standards and Practices would not object when they harmed or destroyed robots, so not only did they use them as foes to be destroyed, but made their destruction as violent as possible. The destruction of "Gordon" (investigating a grenade Batman threw near H.A.R.D.A.C.) and "Duane" stand out.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: On the commentary, the producers explained that the censors and Bureau of Standards and Practices would not object when they harmed or destroyed robots, so not only did they use them as foes to be destroyed, but made their destruction as violent as possible. The destruction of "Gordon" (investigating (falling on a grenade Batman threw throws near H.A.R.D.A.C.) and "Duane" (crushed by a descending elevator) stand out.
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24th Mar '18 8:02:06 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* RoboticReveal: Two. The first when Harvey Bullock is thrown into the BatSignal, melting off his flesh to reveal the robotic skeleton, and the second when Randa Duane, the sexy lady Bruce has been flirting with the whole episode, has her skin burned off by an explosion to reveal her electronic circuits.

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* RoboticReveal: Two. The first when Harvey Bullock is thrown into the BatSignal, melting burning off his flesh to reveal the robotic skeleton, and the second when Randa Duane, the sexy lady Bruce has been flirting with the whole episode, has her skin burned off by an explosion to reveal her electronic circuits.
24th Mar '18 8:01:37 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* CombatStilettos: Randa keeps her high-heeled little shoes on even when fighting, and never loses her balance. She is probably a more justified example than many, bearing her superhuman nature in mind.


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* EffortlessAmazonianLift: Once Rossum is disabled, Randa picks him up and carries him away with no apparent effort.
24th Mar '18 7:59:31 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* KillAndReplace

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* KillAndReplaceKillAndReplace: Subverted, with H.A.R.D.AC. keeping the persons it replaces alive for further study. However, it is implied that this will be the eventual policy, once it has learned enough about humans not to need them any more.
5th Mar '18 6:43:24 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Randa Duane, who even jokes (coolly but unmistakably) with the captive Bruce Wayne, when this serves no utilitarian purpose. She seems to have at least some traces of a non-affected humanlike personality--Which is not necessarily gratuitous in her case, as she was made to pass as a long-term human agent.

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Randa Duane, who even jokes (coolly but unmistakably) with the captive and soon-to-be-replaced Bruce Wayne, when this serves no utilitarian purpose. She seems to have at least some traces of a non-affected humanlike personality--Which is not necessarily gratuitous in her case, as she was made to pass as a long-term human agent.
5th Mar '18 6:42:51 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Randa Duane, who even jokes (coolly but unmistakably) with the captive Bruce Wayne, when this serves no utilitarian purpose. She seems to have at least some traces of a non-affected humanlike personality--Which is not necessarily gratuitous in her case, as she was made to pass as a long-term human agent.
5th Mar '18 6:26:55 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: When Rossum decides to end the "Plan" and reprogram H.A.R.D.A.C.--Who resists.
-->'''Randa Duane:''' [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight You have immobilized the Maker.]]\\
'''H.A.R.D.A.C.:''' His human imperfection endangers the Plan. He must be improved upon.
20th May '17 6:57:44 PM TitoMosquito
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Rossum's reaction to H.A.R.D.A.C. going beyond his control. Earlier in the episode, right before he tried to pull H.A.R.D.A.C.'s plug, Rossum immediately realize his mistake of trying to make a "perfect" world populated by androids instead of humans, where such things like his daughter getting killed in a car accident would never happen.
8th May '17 11:57:40 AM RustyBill
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Barbra deciding to help out Batman, hinting at her becoming Batgirl later on in the show.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Barbra Barbara deciding to help out Batman, hinting at her becoming Batgirl later on in the show.
16th Jul '16 12:42:15 AM MetaFour
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* IronicEcho: In the previous episode, Batman returned to the Batcave with a damaged hang glider, and Alfred quipped, "I wish you wouldn't play so rough with your toys." In this episode, after one of Batman's own robots attacks him, Alfred quips, "I wish your toys wouldn't play so rough with you."



* SequelHook: Randa finds the Batcave and figures out that Bruce Wayne is Batman. This becomes an important plot point for the later episode "[[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE62HisSiliconSoul His Silicon Soul]]".
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