History WesternAnimation / BATMANTheBraveAndTheBold

8th Jan '16 9:22:43 AM TheUnsquished
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: The Spectre infuses this with horror.
8th Jan '16 4:47:33 AM CaptainTedium
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* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Considering that this was a show about Batman teaming up with other heroes and had less focus given on his traditional enemies, some villains were introduced on the show as enemies of Batman instead of their original adversaries, such as the Flash foe Gorilla Grodd and the Hawkman villain Gentleman Ghost. Occasionally, other heroes would exchange enemies as well, one notable instance being the Creature Commandos segment of "Four Star Spectacular!", where the team fought the Ultra-Humanite, who was ordinarily a Superman villain.
7th Jan '16 4:24:33 PM nombretomado
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* IntercontinuityCrossover: One with ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' occurs in Season 3, as a homage to ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies''. One cold open is basically an episode of Hanna-Barberra's SpaceGhost, with Batman helping him fight the Creature King.
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* IntercontinuityCrossover: One with ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' occurs in Season 3, as a homage to ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies''. One cold open is basically an episode of Hanna-Barberra's SpaceGhost, WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost, with Batman helping him fight the Creature King.

** The dialogue in the cold opener with SpaceGhost reflects the ExpoSpeak style of the original Space Ghost cartoons.
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** The dialogue in the cold opener with SpaceGhost WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost reflects the ExpoSpeak style of the original Space Ghost cartoons.
30th Dec '15 2:58:55 PM Anddrix
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** Oh, that entire sequence was a curbstomp battle for each of the heroes... SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor teleported to the Batcave with a epic [[PoweredArmor suit of armor]] and beat down Batman with barely two minutes worth of effort. Franchise/WonderWoman had to take on SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker who beat her ''in his boxers'' with several prank props from Hammerspace and a squirting flower of gas. It was particular frightening/awesome how '''the Cheetah''' beat Superman. A magic amulet gave her [[SuperStrength a power and]] {{s|uperSpeed}}peed boost and the deciding factor was [[KryptoniteFactor kryptonite-laced]] [[MundaneMadeAwesome nail polish.]]
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** Oh, that entire sequence was a curbstomp battle for each of the heroes... SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor teleported to the Batcave with a epic [[PoweredArmor suit of armor]] and beat down Batman with barely two minutes worth of effort. Franchise/WonderWoman had to take on SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker who beat her ''in his boxers'' with several prank props from Hammerspace and a squirting flower of gas. It was particular frightening/awesome how '''the Cheetah''' beat Superman. A magic amulet gave her [[SuperStrength a power and]] {{s|uperSpeed}}peed boost and the deciding factor was [[KryptoniteFactor kryptonite-laced]] [[MundaneMadeAwesome nail polish.]]
20th Dec '15 5:49:26 PM nombretomado
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Useful Notes/ pages are not tropes
Taking its [[ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold name]] from DC's traditional TeamUpSeries, ''Batman: The Brave and the Bold'' has Batman partnering with a different superhero or superheroes every week. [[LimelightSeries With a focus on]] rarely used (but classic) characters such as ComicBook/RedTornado, Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man and Detective Chimp, the show deliberately picks a lot of its plotlines from old [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] stories, ''many'' of which have already been widely mocked by the fandom for years. Very much aware of this, ''Batman: The Brave and the Bold'' actually succeeds in making these old SoBadItsGood stories SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome, and almost every episode has an AscendedMeme or two. The show's creators aim to spotlight every possible underrated aspect of the DC universe. In order to introduce and showcase as many heroes and villains as possible, TheTeaser is often a standalone mini-adventure in itself, giving every character a chance to shine -- and if the audience likes them, they'll be used again in the main plotline. It's a [[WorldOfHam light-hearted take]] on the DC Comics mythos, with a high gag-per-minute level, very little secret-identity drama, and mainly goofy villains like Clock King and Gorilla Grodd. In general, it's not that far from the style of the [[Series/{{Batman}} '60s Batman show]]. The show is ''way'' over on the silly side of the SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness, but it also has a number of {{Wham Episode}}s: the show provides its own versions of ''The [[SilverAge Rainbow Batman]]'' and ''[[Manga/{{Batman}} Bat-Manga!]]'' just as happily as it references ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.
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Taking its [[ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold name]] from DC's traditional TeamUpSeries, ''Batman: The Brave and the Bold'' has Batman partnering with a different superhero or superheroes every week. [[LimelightSeries With a focus on]] rarely used (but classic) characters such as ComicBook/RedTornado, Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man and Detective Chimp, the show deliberately picks a lot of its plotlines from old [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] stories, ''many'' of which have already been widely mocked by the fandom for years. Very much aware of this, ''Batman: The Brave and the Bold'' actually succeeds in making these old SoBadItsGood stories SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome, and almost every episode has an AscendedMeme or two. The show's creators aim to spotlight every possible underrated aspect of the DC universe. In order to introduce and showcase as many heroes and villains as possible, TheTeaser is often a standalone mini-adventure in itself, giving every character a chance to shine -- and if the audience likes them, they'll be used again in the main plotline. It's a [[WorldOfHam light-hearted take]] on the DC Comics mythos, with a high gag-per-minute level, very little secret-identity drama, and mainly goofy villains like Clock King and Gorilla Grodd. In general, it's not that far from the style of the [[Series/{{Batman}} '60s Batman show]]. The show is ''way'' over on the silly side of the SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness, but it also has a number of {{Wham Episode}}s: the show provides its own versions of ''The [[SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Rainbow Batman]]'' and ''[[Manga/{{Batman}} Bat-Manga!]]'' just as happily as it references ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.

Considering there are several, more serious Batman cartoons still in recent memory, this series can be considered fairly polarizing. Many fans feel that it's a wonderful, tongue-in-cheek throwback to TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks and animated adaptations thereof as well as a way to showcase otherwise less marketable characters. Others think think it's a step backwards from the writing, voice acting, and animation style of the {{Franchise/DCAU}} shows, and feel that it's dumbing things down a little. In either case, the massive number of obscure cameos and canon throwback jokes make the whole series into a big, campy collection of ContinuityPorn.
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Considering there are several, more serious Batman cartoons still in recent memory, this series can be considered fairly polarizing. Many fans feel that it's a wonderful, tongue-in-cheek throwback to TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks and animated adaptations thereof as well as a way to showcase otherwise less marketable characters. Others think think it's a step backwards from the writing, voice acting, and animation style of the {{Franchise/DCAU}} shows, and feel that it's dumbing things down a little. In either case, the massive number of obscure cameos and canon throwback jokes make the whole series into a big, campy collection of ContinuityPorn.

* TheAce: This take on Batman returns him to the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] roots, where he has a gizmo for every circumstance, defeats every foe (most of the time single handed, regardless of his partner of the week), almost never has any real challenge from the villains, and every female super hero is madly in love with him.
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* TheAce: This take on Batman returns him to the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] roots, where he has a gizmo for every circumstance, defeats every foe (most of the time single handed, regardless of his partner of the week), almost never has any real challenge from the villains, and every female super hero is madly in love with him.

* InvincibleHero: Batman is much like his [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] counterpart in this respect, but see below:
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* InvincibleHero: Batman is much like his [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] counterpart in this respect, but see below:

* {{Reconstruction}}: Of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.
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* {{Reconstruction}}: Of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.

* ReferenceOverdosed: Even for this series, the episode "Clash of the Superheroes" was chock-full of references to the SilverAge Superman comics. Blink and you'll miss one.
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* ReferenceOverdosed: Even for this series, the episode "Clash of the Superheroes" was chock-full of references to the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Superman comics. Blink and you'll miss one.

* TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks: This could very well be what the [[Series/{{Batman}} '60s show]] would have been like if it had hewn more closely to the spirit of the comics. And had a budget to speak of. ** The first episode has Batman's cowl grow an oxygen mask, and then he and the ComicBook/BlueBeetle ride their jetpacks into space and reach it ''in less than ten seconds''. Sounds pretty [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] to me. ** It's also AuthorAppeal as producer James Tucker is an admitted Silver Age fan, as noted by interviews and the commentaries tracks for the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode, ''Legends of the Dark Knight'' (where he storyboards and helped design the characters used in the Dick Sprang segment... not surprisingly, the Joker design from that short was pretty much used line for line in ''Brave and the Bold'') and the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode, ''Legends'' (where he helped write the story and again, designs characters like the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Justice]] [[CaptainErsatz Guild]]). ** Even the character designs are a throwback to the era, which includes the beardless Green Arrow (he wouldn't get his BadassBeard until TheSeventies). The Blue Beetle being Jaime Reyes seems like a contradiction as he's a character from the TurnOfTheMillennium (and wears the biomechanical suit), but seeing as he was already FunPersonified in his title, he fits the mold of the series too.
12th Dec '15 12:06:38 AM CaptainTedium
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** [[spoiler: The hostage in The Last Patrol.]] ** Several in "Emperor Joker!"
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** [[spoiler: The General Zahl's hostage getting shot in The Last Patrol.]] ** Several in "Emperor Joker!"Joker!" when the Joker uses Bat-Mite's reality-warping powers to repeatedly kill Batman in various ways.
5th Dec '15 7:22:30 PM DelightfullyQuirky
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**And ComicBook/TheQuestion too.

**Gentleman Ghost also wears a monocle, to complete his WickedCultured image.

* IAmSpartacus: We are the Doom Patrol.
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* IAmSpartacus: We are We're all the Doom Patrol.

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* IAmSpartacus: We are the Doom Patrol.**Huntress has a more serious one in her debut episode.
2nd Dec '15 3:14:23 AM CaptainTedium
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It is completely redundant to list an entry for Getting Crap Past The Radar when the work has its own Radar page. Also, relocating Take That entries to tropes I think they fit better.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Masterfully done at many points, but averted in the episode "The Mask of Matches Malone!" The musical number that got the show skipped in the first run of the show featured Black Canary, Catwoman, and Huntress doing little more than singing about the sexual inadequacies of the heroes. Really, the [[http://braveandbold.wikia.com/wiki/Birds_of_Prey_%28Song%29 lyrics must be read to be believed.]]

* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Masterfully done at many points, but averted in the episode "The Mask of Matches Malone!" The musical number that got the show skipped in the first run SelfDeprecation: ** "Legends of the show featured Black Canary, Catwoman, Dark Mite" features swipes at the [[Film/BatmanForever Schumacher]] [[Film/BatmanAndRobin movies]] and Huntress doing little more than singing about the sexual inadequacies Frank Miller's interpretation of the heroes. Really, character. Bat-Mite gives Batman several new costumes, one of which is completely made of black rubber complete with Bat-nipples. Bat-Mite dismisses it as "too icky." When Bat-Mite turns Bats into the [[http://braveandbold.wikia.com/wiki/Birds_of_Prey_%28Song%29 lyrics must hulking ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' model, he then declares, "Too psycho!" ** Another shot at Frank Miller's Batman is taken in "A Bat Divided!" where Angry!Batman is very much the [[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder Goddamned Batman.]] Angry!Batman's yelling at Slacker!Batman for eating nachos could also be read to be believed.]]a dig at ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' for depicting Bruce Wayne as eating nachos during his leisure, but it's somewhat mitigated by the ''The Batman'' version of the Caped Crusader appearing as one of the alternate Batmen at the end of "Night of the Batmen".

* TakeThat: "Legends of the Dark Mite!" takes a hilarious swipe at viewers who complain about the LighterAndSofter feel of the series.
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* TakeThat: One of the ways Bat-Mite tries to get the show cancelled in "Mitefall" is by replacing AQUAMAN's normal voice actor with Creator/TedMcGinley. * TakeThatCritics: ** "Legends of the Dark Mite!" takes a hilarious swipe at viewers who complain about the LighterAndSofter feel of the series.

** Plus a little ShoutOut to ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' if you look closely at the fanboy's shopping bag. ** And the Schumacher movies. Bat-Mite gives Batman several new costumes, one of which is completely made of black rubber complete with Bat-nipples. Bat-Mite dismisses it as "too icky." ** ''And'' Frank Miller: Bat-Mite turns Bats into the hulking ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' model, then declares, "Too psycho!" A further shot is taken in "A Bat Divided!" where Angry!Batman is very much the [[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder Goddamned Batman.]] ** The Phantom Stranger and The Spectre fight over whether or not Batman should be Silver Age or Dark Age. ** The tendency for nachos to appear in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' is the source of the "BATMAN DOES NOT EAT NACHOS" line. ** The finale uses Bat-Mite to parody viewers begging for a darker take on Batman. As part of Bat-Mite's plan to get the show cancelled, he replaced ComicBook/{{AQUAMAN}}'s voice actor with Creator/TedMcGinley.
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** Plus a little ShoutOut to ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' if you look closely at the fanboy's shopping bag. ** And the Schumacher movies. Bat-Mite gives Batman several new costumes, one of which is completely made of black rubber complete with Bat-nipples. Bat-Mite dismisses it as "too icky." ** ''And'' Frank Miller: Bat-Mite turns Bats into the hulking ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' model, then declares, "Too psycho!" A further shot is taken in "A Bat Divided!" where Angry!Batman is very much the [[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder Goddamned Batman.]] ** The Phantom Stranger and The Spectre fight over whether or not Batman should be Silver Age or Dark Age. ** The tendency for nachos to appear in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' is Age, representing the source of divided fanbase that resulted from the "BATMAN DOES NOT EAT NACHOS" line. show's more lighthearted nature. ** The finale uses Bat-Mite to parody viewers begging for a darker take on Batman. As part He even comes to regret his scheme of Bat-Mite's plan to get getting the show cancelled, he replaced ComicBook/{{AQUAMAN}}'s voice actor with Creator/TedMcGinley.cancelled and admits that the show was pretty awesome even if it was a lighter incarnation.
1st Dec '15 7:46:11 AM CaptainTedium
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* DeathByCameo: [[WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} Gleek]] appears as a stuffed trophy of the Faceless Hunter in "The Siege of Starro".
1st Dec '15 7:43:19 AM CaptainTedium
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** Princess Laethwen and the other Kathartans from the episode "Sword of the Atom", who died during their first appearance in the comics when Ray Palmer inadvertently returned to normal size.
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** Princess Laethwen and the other Kathartans from the episode "Sword of the Atom", who died during their first appearance in the comics when Ray Palmer inadvertently returned to normal size.size and accidentally destroyed their village in the process.
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