History WesternAnimation / BatmanBeyond

3rd May '16 11:04:29 AM AnotherGuy
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The creators tried their best to avoid re-hashing all of the old villains and give the show its own RoguesGallery. A number of elements of the old Bat-Mythos did end up used in new ways: the Jokerz take their look from the sick imagery of [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the most famous Bat-villain]], a number of older villains show up (either in flashbacks or as aged versions of themselves), and the series even has a Commissioner Gordon -- ''Barbara'' "ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}" Gordon, now in her 60s (and opposed to the new Batman over a past falling-out with Bruce).

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The creators tried their best to avoid re-hashing all of the old villains and give the show its own RoguesGallery. A number of elements of the old Bat-Mythos did end up used in new ways: the Jokerz take their look from the sick imagery of [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the most famous Bat-villain]], a number of older villains show up (either in flashbacks or as aged versions of themselves), and the series even has a Commissioner Gordon -- ''Barbara'' "ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}" Gordon, now in her 60s (and opposed to the new Batman over a past falling-out with Bruce).
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26th Apr '16 8:19:15 PM PaulA
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* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: Subverted in "Ascension". After Derek Powers is publicly exposed as Blight, his son Paxton works with Batman to find him, seeming concerned for his father's health and safety. It turns out that he just wants to make sure his father is gone so he can take over himself; he even stage-managed the accident that exposed him in the first place.
3rd Apr '16 9:23:34 AM N8han11
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*** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Derek Powers]]/[[WalkingWasteland Blight]] also has some parallels to [[Film/Batman Jack Nicholson's version of the Joker]]: in the Burton film, Jack Napier is responsible for killing Bruce's parents instead of Joe Chill, which causes Bruce to become Batman, and in turn leads to Batman accidentally creating the Joker by exposure to toxic materials, which results in his body becoming warped in an attempt to fix it. In ''Batman Beyond'', Powers causes the death of Terry's father which leads him to becoming the second Batman and accidentally creating Blight by exposure to nerve gas, which results in him becoming a walking nuclear reactor in an attempt to fix it. They even both wear a fake skin to appear normal in front of others.

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*** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Derek Powers]]/[[WalkingWasteland Blight]] also has some parallels to [[Film/Batman [[Film/{{Batman}} Jack Nicholson's version of the Joker]]: in the Burton film, Jack Napier is responsible for killing Bruce's parents instead of Joe Chill, which causes Bruce to become Batman, and in turn leads to Batman accidentally creating the Joker by exposure to toxic materials, which results in his body becoming warped in an attempt to fix it. In ''Batman Beyond'', Powers causes the death of Terry's father which leads him to becoming the second Batman and accidentally creating Blight by exposure to nerve gas, which results in him becoming a walking nuclear reactor in an attempt to fix it. They even both wear a fake skin to appear normal in front of others.
2nd Apr '16 1:34:40 PM Peteman
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* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: Downplayed with the Golem. Okay, it makes sense for a construction robot to be two stories tall and have super strength, but why is it armed with a flamethrower?
12th Mar '16 12:13:47 AM PaulA
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* DownerBeginning: The series begins with Bruce old and alone, sitting in his mansion with only his dog and his memories. His friends have either died (Alfred Pennyworth, Jim Gordon) or drifted away (Barbara Gordon is present but antagonistic, Tim Drake is absent at first and turns out later to have had a good reason to break off his acquaintance, and Dick Grayson remains absent throughout following a falling-out so terrible the details are never discussed). None of his love interests from the old series turned out well. He doesn't even have Batman any more, as he has a heart condition and his body is no longer reliable for sustained physical exertion.
27th Feb '16 8:01:18 PM DisappointedSlacker
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Pulled off a few times throughout the show.
** Lee, a new member initiated into the Jokerz, quickly grew to question the senseless and uncaring actions of the gang. In the end, he got fed up and knocked down the near-insane leader who was hindering Batman from stopping a potential nuclear meltdown, and quit.
** On Ten (Melanie)'s second appearance, she refused to aid any side in the conflict between the Royal Flush Gang and Batman, and quit.
25th Jan '16 2:05:08 PM HiddenWindshield
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* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: "Out of the Past" opened with Terry taking Bruce Wayne to a musical about... Batman. The sad part is that the idea for it came from the fact that someone [[RealLifeWritesThePlot actually proposed a Batman musical in real life.]]

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* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: "Out of the Past" opened with Terry taking Bruce Wayne to a musical about... Batman. The sad part is that the idea for it came from the fact that someone [[RealLifeWritesThePlot actually proposed a Batman musical in real life.]]life]]. (Over a decade after production of ''Beyond'' ended, ''Theatre/HolyMusicalBatman'' would actually open.)



** [[Theatre/HolyMusicalBatman Proposed?]]
15th Jan '16 7:59:25 PM ultimomant
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This ActionSeries follows the adventures of teenager Terry [=McGinnis=] (voiced by Creator/WillFriedle), who lives in Gotham City about [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture forty-some years in the future]] of the ''Batman: The Animated Series'' continuity. {{Franchise/Batman}} no longer prowls the rooftops and streets, having hung up the cape and cowl once age finally caught up with him. Crime returns to overtake Gotham, this time in the form of [[{{Film/TheWarriors}} Warriors-style]] street gangs who base their identities around Batman's former archenemies. The most prominent of these groups, The Jokerz, have a chance encounter with Terry and chase him down to the outskirts of Wayne Manor. An aged and reclusive Bruce Wayne (still voiced by KevinConroy) comes to Terry's aid, but the fight takes its toll on Bruce. As Terry helps Bruce back into Wayne Manor, the teenager stumbles upon the Batcave and learns of Bruce's former superhero alter-ego.

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This ActionSeries follows the adventures of teenager Terry [=McGinnis=] (voiced by Creator/WillFriedle), who lives in Gotham City about [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture forty-some years in the future]] of the ''Batman: The Animated Series'' continuity. {{Franchise/Batman}} no longer prowls the rooftops and streets, having hung up the cape and cowl once age finally caught up with him. Crime returns to overtake Gotham, this time in the form of [[{{Film/TheWarriors}} Warriors-style]] street gangs who base their identities around Batman's former archenemies. The most prominent of these groups, The Jokerz, have a chance encounter with Terry and chase him down to the outskirts of Wayne Manor. An aged and reclusive Bruce Wayne (still voiced by KevinConroy) Creator/KevinConroy) comes to Terry's aid, but the fight takes its toll on Bruce. As Terry helps Bruce back into Wayne Manor, the teenager stumbles upon the Batcave and learns of Bruce's former superhero alter-ego.
12th Jan '16 10:34:45 PM MarcusSmiter
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*** Being voiced by Creator/CreeSummer just adds an extra layer to it.
4th Jan '16 5:25:19 PM SteveMB
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* NotSoStoic: This trope is taken UpToEleven in "Eggbaby". It even gets to the point that normally-jaded Bruce Wayne reacts with shock when he hears the cooing of the animitronic egg shortly after Terry exits the Batmobile.
-->'''Bruce:''' What's going on there? Is that a baby?\\

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* NotSoStoic: This trope is taken NotSoStoic:
** Taken
UpToEleven in "Eggbaby". It even gets to the point that normally-jaded Bruce Wayne reacts with shock when he hears the cooing of the animitronic egg shortly after Terry exits the Batmobile.
-->'''Bruce:''' --->'''Bruce:''' What's going on there? Is that a baby?\\


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** In "Ace in the Hole", Bruce tells Terry that he's sure Ace will be all right until he turns up again. His flashback reminiscence about how he found the dog, and his obvious relief when Ace is brought home safe and sound, make it clear that he was more worried than he let Terry see.
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