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10th Dec '17 4:48:36 PM MrDeath
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* StealthPun: In "April Moon," Kneejerk opens a door with three slashes - two form a cross and the third is an inward diagonal slash beneath the cross - the Japanese symbol for "Sa."
10th Dec '17 4:46:37 PM MrDeath
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* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name Like It Sounds, Not Like The Beer]]: One would think that in 10 years time, the fanfiction writers would learn how to spell Terry's last name right, but sadly, many of them still cannot. The most common misspelling being "[=McGuinness=]" because that is the usual spelling but... seriously, fandom, Google is your friend.

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* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name Like It Sounds, Not Like The Beer]]: SpellMyNameWithAnS: One would think that in 10 years time, the fanfiction writers would learn how to spell Terry's last name right, but sadly, many of them still cannot. The most common misspelling being "[=McGuinness=]" because that is the usual spelling but... seriously, fandom, Google is your friend.
9th Dec '17 8:01:32 PM MrDeath
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Maxine (Max) Gibson, serves as a kind of replacement for Alfred and occasionally helps in the field. Despite her being a recurring character, she just didn't appear in either [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker Return of The Joker]] or the [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]] episode [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E13Epilogue Epilogue]]. The former could be understandable, depending on when the movie was written and produced relative to Max being created and introduced into the show, but the latter has no such excuse.
6th Dec '17 7:36:39 PM acrobox
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* BadassGrandpa:
** Bruce Wayne is still able to take on a gang of thugs in his old age, even if his weak heart leaves him collapsed afterwards.
** Barbara Gordon is now the commissioner, and reveals in multiple episodes that she still "has it".
** When Superman appears in "The Call" he has not aged as poorly as Bruce due to his alien physiology, and retains all the formidable powers of Superman.
** Ace can take out a giant mechanical monstrosity even when he's around 90 in dog years.


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* OldSoldier: Of the superhero, crime fighting kind.
** Bruce Wayne is still able to take on a gang of thugs in his old age, even if his weak heart leaves him collapsed afterwards.
** Barbara Gordon is now the commissioner, and reveals in multiple episodes that she still "has it".
** When Superman appears in "The Call" he has not aged as poorly as Bruce due to his alien physiology, and retains all the formidable powers of Superman.
** Ace can take out a giant mechanical monstrosity even when he's around 90 in dog years.
28th Nov '17 11:10:20 PM ElodieHiras
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** Actually used InUniverse. A robot that GrewBeyondTheirProgramming and can disguise himself as human through clever uses of holograms fakes his death after taking heavy fire and falling several stories by using said holograms to depict himself as a flaming wreck. The NSA Agents obviously believed that DamageIsFire and got fooled long enough to allow the robot to escape.


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* DamageIsFire: After taking heavy fire and falling several stories, a robot ends up a flaming wreck on the pavement. [[spoiler: Said robot had created the flames through an hologram and relied on [[TheCoconutEffect the belief of the NSA agents that this was normal]] to convice them to break line of sight to rush to retrieve his wreckage.]]
25th Nov '17 8:51:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* UngratefulTownsfolk: In "Babel", Shriek terrorises the entirety of Gotham City, then demands that Batman turn himself in...or else. As a result of the threat, Gotham residents--including some that Terry saved earlier in the episode--publicly denounce Batman, effectively turning their backs on him. A disgusted Max asks Terry why he would ever bother defending them. Even Bruce condemns the townspeople as ingrates and says he would not blame Terry for staying in.



* WhatTheHellTownspeople: In "Babel", Shriek terrorises the entirety of Gotham City, then demands that Batman turn himself in...or else. As a result of the threat, Gotham residents--including some that Terry saved earlier in the episode--publicly denounce Batman, effectively turning their backs on him. A disgusted Max asks Terry why he would ever bother defending them. Even Bruce condemns the townspeople as ingrates and says he would not blame Terry for staying in.
6th Nov '17 10:10:50 PM TitaniumDragon
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* BecomingTheMask: When a villain tries to convince Bruce Wayne that he is going crazy and hearing voices in his head, Wayne knows that the voices aren't coming from inside his head, because they keep calling him "Bruce". He doesn't call himself that in his head.
3rd Nov '17 5:47:45 AM hullflyer
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** Terry does a similar thing with Inque's daughter, [[spoiler:who screwed her mother over and tried to kill her. The girl now lives in fear of the vengeance of the assassin who can be anywhere, as anyone or anything, seeing her in every shadow. At least Paxton could permanently beef up security with his CEO income, but there's no way she can afford the same expense.]]

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** Terry does a similar thing with Inque's daughter, [[spoiler:who screwed her mother over and tried to kill her. The girl now lives in fear of the vengeance of the assassin who can be anywhere, as anyone or anything, seeing her in every shadow. At least Paxton could permanently beef up security with his CEO income, but there's no way she can afford the same expense.expense, not to mention that while Blight is pretty easy to see coming, Inque is the ultimate infiltrator, almost impossible to keep out if she wants in.]]
3rd Nov '17 5:29:50 AM hullflyer
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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Skillfully averted, though Terry lacks superpowers, the writers are pretty good about keeping him from pulling new skills out of thin air, they usually develop from the progression of his fighting skills and of the character in general.

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Skillfully averted, averted; though Terry lacks superpowers, the writers are pretty good about keeping him from pulling new skills out of thin air, they air. They usually develop from the progression of his fighting skills and of the character in general.general, even though given that his "powers" are technological (from a super-suit), having new abilities or upgrades added in would be fairly easy and justifiable.
3rd Nov '17 4:57:20 AM hullflyer
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* LighterAndSofter: Inverted, despite what the executives wanted. It was originally intended to be a show targeted towards the younger generation, and DVD commentary reveals that [[ExecutiveMeddling studio executives were constantly pushing]] for goofier gadgets (including a mini-Batcave in Terry's home) and kid sidekicks (Terry's younger brother, Matt, was apparently supposed to be Kid-Batman. No, not Robin, but an kid version of ''Batman''). The finished episodes and storylines were substantially [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]], including dealing with death, drugs (''not'' in a VerySpecialEpisode way) and bold-faced violence in a way other cartoons refused to approach. Critical and popular reception seems to have validated this decision.... except for the fact that in order to win an Emmy, the DCAU team had to submit the goofiest, most child-friendly episode in the show's history.

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* LighterAndSofter: Inverted, despite what the executives wanted. It was originally intended to be a show targeted towards the younger generation, and DVD commentary reveals that [[ExecutiveMeddling studio executives were constantly pushing]] for goofier gadgets (including a mini-Batcave in Terry's home) and kid sidekicks (Terry's younger brother, Matt, was apparently supposed to be Kid-Batman. No, not Robin, but an kid version of ''Batman''). The finished episodes and storylines were substantially [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]], including dealing with death, drugs (''not'' in a VerySpecialEpisode way) and bold-faced violence in a way other cartoons refused to approach. Critical and popular reception seems to have validated this decision.... except for the fact that in order to win an Emmy, the DCAU team had to submit the goofiest, most child-friendly episode in the show's history.history (though a fair amount of (sexual!) crap was still gotten past the radar).
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