History Recap / TheNewBatmanAdventuresE21MadLove

30th Jun '17 7:08:24 PM Jayalaw
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Joker started off treating Dr. Quinzel with courtesy, though leaving a rose in her office was creepy. He never shows any of the abuse that became standard in their relationship until she busted him out of Arkham.


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted; Harley pretends to confess that Joker is planning to destroy the city and "it's not funny". Batman meets with her and sees the "bombs," while protecting her from a seemingly vengeful Joker. Harley admits that it was all a ruse to lure him into a trap.
30th Mar '17 8:48:05 AM QuizzicalPieridine
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* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Harley asks the Joker "WhyDontYouJustShootHim" in regards to dealing with Batman. Ironically, he comes remarkably close to taking her advice later on.

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* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Harley asks the Joker the [[TropeNamer trope-naming question]] "WhyDontYouJustShootHim" in regards to dealing with Batman. Ironically, he comes remarkably close to taking her advice later on.
11th Feb '17 8:38:45 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Batman wakes up hanging over a tank of piranhas just as the Joker plotted. Harley proudly explains to him that she has made her modification to the Joker's plan: By hanging the victim upside down, the fish will seem to be smiling. She goes on to tell Batman that successfully killing him will be a testament of her love to the Joker, meaning the two can finally settle down. When she tells him this, Batman is at first incredulous and then, to her surprise and disquiet, bursts into laughter at her gullibility. When he finally stops laughing, he explains that the story about his childhood that Joker told her back in Arkham was just one of several he's told to win the sympathy of various people who've tried to analyze him over the years. Hurt and infuriated, Harley starts to lower Batman into the tank, but he convinces Harley to call the Joker first, saying that he won't believe she has succeeded in killing his greatest foe unless he sees it for himself.

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Batman wakes up hanging over a tank of piranhas just as the Joker plotted. Harley proudly explains to him that she has made her modification to successfully modified the Joker's plan: By hanging the victim upside down, the fish will seem to be smiling. She goes on to tell Batman that successfully killing him will be a testament of her love to the Joker, meaning the two can finally settle down. When she tells him this, Batman is at first incredulous and then, to her surprise and disquiet, bursts into laughter at her gullibility. When he finally stops laughing, he explains that the story about his childhood that Joker told her back in Arkham was just one of several he's told to win the sympathy of various people who've tried to analyze him over the years. Hurt and infuriated, Harley starts to lower Batman into the tank, but he convinces Harley to call the Joker first, saying that he won't believe she has succeeded in killing his greatest foe unless he sees it for himself.
9th Feb '17 6:15:12 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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When the Joker arrives, Harley happily welcomes him only for him to beat and berate her, insisting that [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou he wants to be the one to kill Batman]]. When she explains that technically he ''is'' killing Batman since the DeathTrap was his plan, he points out that her having to explain why it "works" means it's not funny and therefore not worthy of being one of his jokes. In a fury, he then slaps Harley around, sending her reeling out a window and taking a fall from several stories up into a pile of rubbish in the alley. Injured and barely conscious, she feebly groans at her mistake as the police arrive, blaming herself for not getting the "joke" in the Joker's methods.

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When the Joker arrives, Harley happily welcomes him only for him to beat and berate her, insisting that [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou he wants to be the one to kill Batman]]. When she explains tries explaining that technically he ''is'' killing Batman since the DeathTrap was his plan, plan and that she merely improved upon his design, he points out that her having to explain why it "works" means it's not funny and therefore not worthy of being one of his jokes. In a fury, he then slaps Harley around, sending her reeling out a window and taking a fall from several stories up into a pile of rubbish in the alley. Injured and barely conscious, she feebly groans at her mistake as the police arrive, blaming herself for not getting the "joke" in the Joker's methods.
9th Feb '17 6:13:58 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Later, in his latest lair in an abandoned toy factory, Joker is trying to come up with a new plan. Harley tries to seduce him and feed him a few ideas of her own, but the Joker berates her for her lack of creativity and angrily blows them off. The Joker then momentarily reconsiders one of his scrapped plans to kill Batman in a tank of piranhas, but suddenly remembers that he couldn't get the piranhas to smile, ruining the joke potential. Harley makes one last effort to seduce the Joker, but he kicks her out. She then laments her plight at not being able to advance her relationship with her puddin', and blames Batman for this.

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Later, in his latest lair in an abandoned toy factory, Joker is trying to come up with a new plan. Harley tries to seduce him and feed him a few ideas of her own, but the Joker berates her for her lack of creativity and angrily blows them off. The Joker then momentarily reconsiders one of his scrapped plans to kill Batman in a tank of piranhas, but suddenly remembers that he couldn't find a way to get the piranhas to smile, ruining the joke potential. Harley makes one last effort to seduce the Joker, but he kicks her out. She then laments her plight at not being able to advance her relationship with her puddin', and blames Batman for this.



Batman wakes up hanging over a tank of piranhas just as the Joker plotted, except hanging upside down so that the fish look will seem to be smiling. Harley tells Batman that successfully killing him will be a testament of her love to the Joker, meaning the two can finally settle down. When she tells him this, Batman is at first incredulous and then, to her surprise and disquiet, bursts into laughter at her gullibility. When he finally stops laughing, he explains that the story about his childhood that Joker told her back in Arkham was just one of several he's told to win the sympathy of various people who've tried to analyze him over the years. Hurt and infuriated, Harley starts to lower Batman into the tank, but he convinces Harley to call the Joker first, saying that he won't believe she has succeeded in killing his greatest foe unless he sees it for himself.

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Batman wakes up hanging over a tank of piranhas just as the Joker plotted, except plotted. Harley proudly explains to him that she has made her modification to the Joker's plan: By hanging the victim upside down so that down, the fish look will seem to be smiling. Harley tells She goes on to tell Batman that successfully killing him will be a testament of her love to the Joker, meaning the two can finally settle down. When she tells him this, Batman is at first incredulous and then, to her surprise and disquiet, bursts into laughter at her gullibility. When he finally stops laughing, he explains that the story about his childhood that Joker told her back in Arkham was just one of several he's told to win the sympathy of various people who've tried to analyze him over the years. Hurt and infuriated, Harley starts to lower Batman into the tank, but he convinces Harley to call the Joker first, saying that he won't believe she has succeeded in killing his greatest foe unless he sees it for himself.
21st Jan '17 11:56:43 AM SpideyTerry
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* OhCrap: Batman is actually shocked to see Joker backhand Harley.


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** Forced to run from the dentist's office, [[Creator/MarkHamill Joker]] says, "[[Franchise/StarWars May the floss be with you]]."
31st Aug '16 8:24:12 PM Jayalaw
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* AudienceSurrogate: Dr. Harleen Quinzel during her first session with the Joker, where she laughs at his reenactment of wearing his dad's huge pants, only to gasp on hearing that the Joker's father then broke his nose.



* BondVillainStupidity: Harley waits for Batman to wake up in the DeathTrap before explaining to him her plan, and explaining her motives. This leads to Batman's BatmanGambit when he convinces her to call the Joker so that Mr. J will believe that she actually killed him.



* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** The Joker gets mad at Harley for creating a "lame" gag with the chattering teeth and making a pun after she gasses Batman. In the climax he delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Harley for trying to kill Batman using his scheme, since only ''he'' can do it.
** Dr. Joan Leland warns Dr. Harleen Quinzel that most of the residents would eat a young doctor like Harleen for breakfast. By the end of the episode, one of Arkham's former inmates has put Harleen in a wheelchair.



* FreudianExcuse: The Joker exploits this for all this is worth with Dr. Quinzel to win her over to his side. He claims that he had an abusive father, and only desires to make people laugh. Batman then reveals later to Harley that he has a "million" of those stories that he's told to various police officers and probation officers.



* SextraCredit: In the graphic novel, Harlene Quinzel is shown getting a bad grade on a thesis of hers, and then leaving one of her professors SexDressed in his office while she walks out with a perfect grade on that same thesis.

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* SextraCredit: In the graphic novel, Harlene Harleen Quinzel is shown getting a bad grade on a thesis of hers, and then leaving one of her professors SexDressed in his office while she walks out with a perfect grade on that same thesis.


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* YouFool: Batman calls Harley a "little fool" for thinking she and the Joker would have a happy ending together.
24th Aug '16 12:25:59 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* BatmanGambit: Provides the current page image. Batman escapes by getting Harley to call the Joker, as Batman knows the Joker wants to be the only one to kill him.

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* BatmanGambit: BatmanGambit:
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Provides the current page image. Batman escapes by getting Harley to call the Joker, as Batman knows the Joker wants to be the only one to kill him.him.
** It's rarely mentioned, but Harley's plan to trap Batman fits too. (That's right, ''[[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame Batman himself was tricked by Harley's Batman Gambit!]]'')
24th Jun '16 5:44:13 PM nombretomado
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** Harley's daydream contains a few. The line "you poison him right back" is taken from one of CharlesAddams' original ''AddamsFamily'' strips from ''The New Yorker''. Also, [[TinyToonAdventures Babs and Buster Bunny]] can be seen hanging from nooses in the background.

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** Harley's daydream contains a few. The line "you poison him right back" is taken from one of CharlesAddams' original ''AddamsFamily'' strips from ''The New Yorker''. Also, [[TinyToonAdventures [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Babs and Buster Bunny]] can be seen hanging from nooses in the background.
31st May '16 6:38:11 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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This episode was adapted from an Eisner Award-winning one-shot special-issue graphic novel of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'', the tie-in comic of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
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This episode was adapted from an Eisner Award-winning one-shot special-issue graphic novel of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'', the tie-in comic of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
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