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** In one issue of the tie-in comic book, Commissioner Barbara Gordon revealed to Terry that she still suffered from flashbacks to when she was dosed with Scarecrow's fear toxin in the BTAS episode "Over the Edge".
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''Batman Beyond'' (''Batman of the Future'' [[MarketBasedTitle in Europe, Japan, South America, New Zealand and Australia]]), an animated series which aired from 1999 to 2001, was produced by the same powerhouse team that started ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''.

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 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.

Bruce sends Terry away, but when the latter returns home, he sees the police waiting for him: someone murdered Terry's father, and the evidence says the Jokerz did it. When Terry happens upon evidence connecting the murder with secrets within Wayne-Powers Enterprises (the former Wayne Enterprises after a hostile merging), he turns to the only person who can help him: Bruce Wayne. Terry steals an advanced [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman combat suit]] to seek revenge, but Bruce eventually allows Terry to don the mantle of Batman in full; Bruce acts as both MissionControl and TheMentor by coaching Terry from the Batcave. In the public sphere, Bruce hires Terry as a personal assistant (using their encounter with the Jokerz as the official story of how they met) and re-enters Gotham's social circles. Once he becomes Batman, Terry has to juggle that role alongside his [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld schoolwork]], family obligations (mother Mary and younger brother Matt), and spending time with girlfriend Dana.

The Gotham of the mid-twenty-first century has the look and feel of an archetypal CyberPunk setting, though some Noir remnants from the original series still show up. Gotham still has its old feel -- [[WretchedHive crowded, corrupt, and dirty as all hell]] -- but now some cars can fly, and that includes the Batmobile. Wayne-Powers Enterprises doesn't have the philanthropic ideals that existed when Bruce ran the company, and Derek Powers hates the interference in his less savory endeavors caused by the new Batman. His eventual transformation into the radioactive supervillain Blight (due to the actions of Batman) makes his hatred more personal.

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 [[ComicBook/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).[[note]]This also means that ''ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily'' never happened in the Timm-verse.[[/note]]

Since ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' still had new episodes in production when ''Batman Beyond'' first went into development, no "end" existed before ''Beyond'' began. The actual impetus for the show came from a [[ExecutiveMeddling meddling executive]] requesting a [[SpinoffBabies Batman-in-high-school]] series that Warner Bros. could market to the ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' audience.

''Batman Beyond'' did not have a proper GrandFinale -- it ended production at the conclusion of its third season without a proper series finalé -- but it eventually received a [[FullyAbsorbedFinale proper conclusion]] in the ''Justice League Unlimited'' episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E13Epilogue Epilogue]]."

Warner Bros. produced [[TheMovie a direct-to-DVD feature]], ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' (with MarkHamill returning as the Ace of Knaves himself), to help bridge the gap between the end of the "present" DC Animated Universe in ''Justice League'' and the future of ''Batman Beyond''. The film details Batman's final fight with the Joker and provides deeper reasons for why he eventually gave up the role of Batman.

Rumors of a potential LiveActionAdaptation have popped up ever since the show's inception; at one point, ''Beyond'' became a forerunner for a new Batman film series before Christopher Nolan's ''Film/BatmanBegins'' entered production. After the conclusion of Film/TheDarkKnightSaga and the arrival of ''Film/ManOfSteel'', those same rumors picked up again.

You can find the show on DVD (including a special edition DVD collection for the whole series) or watch it on Creator/TheHub.

''Beyond'' had its own spinoff comic book for a while in the late 1990s, and DC began published a mini-series based on the show in the early 2010s. In 2013, DC released three new digital comic series based on (but not in direct continuity with) the series: ''Batman Beyond'', ''Superman Beyond'', and ''Justice League Unlimited Beyond''. ''Superman Beyond'' was cancelled first, and the others followed in late 2014. DC's post-''Comicbook/{{Convergence}}'' relaunch will have a new ''Batman Beyond'' ongoing series. For the tropes featured in those comic book adaptations, please go to [[ComicBook/BatmanBeyond the appropriate page]]. ''Beyond'' also spawned a spinoff animated series in ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject''.

''Batman Beyond'' also had [[http://youtu.be/z65aq1EVGhs a special animated short]] made as part of DC's "75 Years of Batman" celebration.

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''Batman Beyond'' (''Batman of the Future'' [[MarketBasedTitle in Europe, Japan, South America, New Zealand and Australia]]), Australia]]) is an animated series which ActionSeries that aired from 1999 to 2001, 2001. It was produced by the same powerhouse team that started helmed both ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''.

This ActionSeries follows the adventures of teenager Terry [=McGinnis=] (voiced by Creator/WillFriedle), who lives in Gotham City about [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture forty-some Forty-some years in the future]] of the ''Batman: The Animated Series'' continuity. continuity, {{Franchise/Batman}} no longer prowls the rooftops and streets, patrols Gotham City, having hung up the cape and cowl once after age finally caught up with him. Crime eventually 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 a teenager named Terry and chase him down [=McGinnis=](voiced by Creator/WillFriedle), who gets chased by the clowns right to the outskirts of Wayne Manor. An aged and reclusive Bruce Wayne (still voiced by Creator/KevinConroy) comes to Terry's aid, but the fight takes its toll on Bruce. As the former superhero. Terry helps Bruce back into Wayne Manor, the teenager but soon stumbles upon the Batcave and learns the secret of Bruce's former superhero alter-ego.

The Batman.

Bruce sends Terry away, but when the latter young teen returns home, he sees the police are waiting for him: someone him. Someone has murdered Terry's father, and all the evidence says the The Jokerz did it. When But when Terry happens upon finds evidence connecting the that connects his father's murder with secrets within Wayne-Powers Enterprises (the Enterprises--the former Wayne Enterprises after a hostile merging), he turns takeover--he returns to the only person who can help him: Bruce Wayne. Terry Wayne Manor and steals an advanced [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman combat suit]] to seek revenge, but revenge. Bruce eventually scolds Terry for his shortminded actions, but after working with Terry to figure out who murdered the elder [=McGinnis=], Bruce allows Terry to don the mantle of Batman in full; full.

Bruce acts as both MissionControl and TheMentor by coaching Terry from the Batcave. In Batcave, lending the public sphere, new Batman advice while watching his back through the suit's various high-tech capabilities. To keep their covers, Bruce hires Terry as a personal assistant (using their encounter with the The Jokerz as the official story of how they met) and re-enters Gotham's social circles. Once he Terry becomes Batman, Terry has to juggle he juggles that role alongside his [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld schoolwork]], family obligations (mother Mary and younger brother Matt), and spending time with girlfriend Dana.

The Gotham City of the mid-twenty-first century has the look and feel of an archetypal CyberPunk setting, though some Noir remnants from the original series still show up. Gotham still has its old feel -- [[WretchedHive feel--[[WretchedHive crowded, corrupt, and dirty as all hell]] -- but hell]]--but now some cars can fly, and that includes the Batmobile. Wayne-Powers Enterprises doesn't have lacks the philanthropic ideals that existed from when Bruce ran the company, and Derek Powers hates the new Batman's interference interference in his less savory endeavors caused by the new Batman. His eventual less-savory endeavors--and when Terry eventually causes Powers's transformation into the radioactive supervillain Blight (due to the actions of Batman) makes his Blight, that hatred grows far more personal.

The show's 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 were used in new ways: the The Jokerz take their look from the sick imagery of [[ComicBook/TheJoker the most famous Bat-villain]], a number of older villains show up (either either in flashbacks or as aged versions of themselves), themselves, and the series even Gotham PD has a Commissioner Gordon -- ''Barbara'' Gordon--only this time it is Barbara "ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}" Gordon, now in her 60s (and sixties and opposed to the new Batman over a past falling-out with Bruce).Bruce.[[note]]This also means that ''ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily'' never happened in the Timm-verse.[[/note]]

Since ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' still had new episodes in production when ''Batman Beyond'' first went into development, so no "end" "ending" existed before ''Beyond'' began. The actual impetus for the show came from a [[ExecutiveMeddling meddling executive]] requesting a [[SpinoffBabies Batman-in-high-school]] series that Warner Bros. could market to the ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' audience.

''Batman Beyond''
audience. ''Beyond'' itself did not have a proper GrandFinale -- it GrandFinale--production ended production at the conclusion of its the third season without a proper series finalé -- but it finalé--but Terry's story eventually received a [[FullyAbsorbedFinale proper conclusion]] in the ''Justice League Unlimited'' episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E13Epilogue Epilogue]]."

Warner Bros. produced [[TheMovie a direct-to-DVD feature]], ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' (with MarkHamill returning as the Ace of Knaves himself), to help bridge ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', that bridges the gap in time between the end of the "present" DC Animated Universe in ''Justice League'' and the future start of ''Batman Beyond''. The film details Batman's final fight with the The Joker and provides deeper reasons for why he eventually gave up the role of Batman.

Batman. Creator/MarkHamill reprised his role as "The Clown Prince of Crime", to boot.

Rumors of a potential LiveActionAdaptation have popped up ever since the show's inception; at one point, ''Beyond'' became a forerunner for a new Batman film series before series, at least until Christopher Nolan's ''Film/BatmanBegins'' entered production. After the conclusion of Film/TheDarkKnightSaga and the arrival of ''Film/ManOfSteel'', those same rumors picked up again.

You can find the show on DVD (including a special edition DVD collection for the whole series) or watch it on Creator/TheHub.

''Beyond'' had its own spinoff comic book for a while in the late 1990s, and DC began published a mini-series based on the show in the early 2010s. In 2013, DC released three new digital comic series based on (but not in direct continuity with) the series: ''Batman Beyond'', ''Superman Beyond'', and ''Justice League Unlimited Beyond''. ''Superman Beyond'' was cancelled first, and the others followed in late 2014. DC's post-''Comicbook/{{Convergence}}'' relaunch will have featured a new ''Batman Beyond'' ongoing series. For the tropes featured in those comic book adaptations, please go to check out [[ComicBook/BatmanBeyond the appropriate page]]. ''Beyond'' also spawned a spinoff animated series in ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject''.

''Batman Beyond'' also had [[http://youtu.be/z65aq1EVGhs a special animated short]] made as As part of DC's "75 Years of Batman" celebration.
celebration, ''Beyond'' received its own [[http://youtu.be/z65aq1EVGhs special animated short]].



This show has a [[Characters/BatmanBeyond character sheet]], a fledgling [[Recap/BatmanBeyond episode guide]], and a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/BatmanBeyond Best Episode Crowner]].

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This ''This show has a [[Characters/BatmanBeyond character sheet]], a fledgling [[Recap/BatmanBeyond episode guide]], and a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/BatmanBeyond Best Episode Crowner]].
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!! ''Batman Beyond'' contains examples of the following tropes:

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!! ''Batman Beyond'' contains examples of includes the following tropes:



** Judging by the rather horrible way in which all three Terrific Trio members die, it appears the episode's writer isn't a fan of the Fantastic Four.

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** Judging by the rather horrible way in which all three members of the Terrific Trio members die, it appears the episode's writer isn't may not have been a fan of the Fantastic Four.



* ThatsNoMoon: In Babel, Bruce and Terry cannot figure where Shriek's sound generator is based, until Terry [[spoiler:looks at a double spired building and realizes it is used as a giant tuning fork]].
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Well, there are. [[spoiler:They just want to brainwash you into stealing for them or have psychotic children that want to kill your loved ones.]]
* TitleDrop: In the FullyAbsorbedFinale to the series, ''[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E13Epilogue Epilogue]]'', it's revealed there was a "Project Batman Beyond".

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* ThatsNoMoon: In Babel, "Babel", Bruce and Terry cannot figure where Shriek's sound generator is based, based until Terry [[spoiler:looks at a double spired double-spired building and realizes Shriek is using it is used as a giant tuning fork]].
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Well, there are. [[spoiler:They just want to brainwash you into stealing for them or them. Or they have psychotic children that want to kill your loved ones.]]
* TitleDrop: In the FullyAbsorbedFinale to the series, ''[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E13Epilogue Epilogue]]'', it's revealed there was a Amanda Waller reveals to Terry the details of "Project Batman Beyond".Beyond"--a project she designed to keep Batman's legacy alive after he could no longer be Batman.



** Terry. He starts out as a very sloppy detective and overly-confident, but inattentive fighter. He has to hone his skills or die trying. Compare him in early seasons to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' or the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E13Epilogue Epilogue]]".
** Willy Watt also took several of these (physically and mentally) after being admitted to a detention center for [[spoiler:rampaging through the town with a [[HumongousMecha large construction robot]]]].
* TotallyRadical: Largely averted by sticking to FutureSlang, but one splicer's warnings to not "diss" him stuck out like a sore thumb in season 2.

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** Terry. He Terry starts out as a very sloppy detective and overly-confident, but inattentive an overconfident-but-inattentive fighter. He has to hone his skills or die trying. Compare him where he is in early seasons the first season to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' or the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E13Epilogue Epilogue]]".
** Willy Watt also took several of these (physically these--physically and mentally) after mentally--after being admitted to a detention center for [[spoiler:rampaging through the town with a [[HumongousMecha large construction robot]]]].
* TotallyRadical: Largely This is largely averted by sticking to FutureSlang, but one splicer's warnings to not "diss" him stuck sticks out like a sore thumb in season 2.Season Two.



* TripleShifter: Terry has a lot of trouble pulling this off; Bruce did not have half as many things to juggle when he became Franchise/{{Batman}}--school, family, and a steady girlfriend not being things he had to worry about--and he does not seem to understand why Terry can not be on call every minute of every day and night.
* TronLines: They seem to pop up in subtle ways all over the place. Specifically the Batsuit has TronLines underneath its black exterior layer, and can be seen when it is damaged. The interior of the new Batmobile seems to be specifically based on the Batmobile from ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The series starts off in the year 2019 for the prologue, and then switches 20 years later to 2039 for the main series.
* TwistEnding: Many, many episodes. Perhaps not quite enough of them to be "[[MandatoryTwistEnding mandatory]]", but lots of them -- and usually extremely creepy ones, implying something nasty was going to happen just after the fade to black.

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* TripleShifter: Terry has a lot of trouble pulling this off; off. Bruce did not have half as many things to juggle when he became Franchise/{{Batman}}--school, family, and a steady girlfriend not being things he had to worry about--and he does not seem to understand why Terry can not be on call every minute of every day and night.
* TronLines: They These seem to pop up in subtle ways all over the place. Specifically the The Batsuit itself has TronLines some underneath its black exterior layer, and layer; they can be seen when it the suit is damaged. The interior of the new Batmobile seems to be specifically based on the Batmobile from ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The series starts off in the year 2019 for the prologue, and then switches 20 years later goes to 2039 for the main series.
* TwistEnding: Many, many episodes. Lots of the show's episodes do this. Perhaps not quite enough of them to be "[[MandatoryTwistEnding mandatory]]", but lots of them -- and enough to make it a regular occurence. They are usually extremely creepy ones, implying too; most of them implied something nasty horrible was going to happen just after the fade to black.



* UnderestimatingBadassery: People do this all the time to Old Man Wayne. They usually end up knocked down on the floor, after having his cane in their face.
* TheUnreveal: Curaré's face is always obscured by a piece of cloth; when it is knocked aside in her fight Batman he gasps in shock, but the audience never sees what he sees.

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: People do this all the time to Old Man Wayne. They usually end up knocked down on the floor, after having his cane shoved in their face.
face or getting tossed to the floor.
* TheUnreveal: Curaré's face is always obscured by a piece of cloth; when cloth. When it is knocked aside in her fight Batman Batman, he gasps in shock, but the audience never sees what he sees.



* UnusualEuphemism: Set some 40 years into the future, young Gothamites use slang like, "Shway" and "Twip" in place of words like, "cool" and "twerp".

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* UnusualEuphemism: Set ''Beyond'' is set some 40 forty years into the future, so young Gothamites use slang like, "Shway" like "schway" and "Twip" "twip" in place of words like, "cool" and "twerp".



* UptownGirl: Dana's [[OverProtectiveDad father]] is less than happy about her relationship with Terry, although it has less to do with their socioeconomic (and racial) differences than Terry's criminal record.

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* UptownGirl: Dana's [[OverProtectiveDad father]] is less than happy about her relationship with Terry, although it has less to do with their socioeconomic (and racial) differences than and more to do with Terry's criminal record.



** Blight, over the course of the first season, gradually becomes more and more short tempered due to Batman meddling with his plans, and his fake skin starts burning off so quickly he has to replace it routinely. Paxton takes advantage of this and drives him further over the edge to the point that he becomes so furious he burns off his fake skin in public.
** Scab in "Joyride" breaks down screaming in helpless rage when his CoolCar will not start anymore because Batman deactivated its power source.
* VillainousLegacy: The Joker might be dead, but his legacy (and the mysterious manner of his death) has resulted in roving gangs of criminals in various types of clown costumes and makeup all calling themselves "Jokerz" terrorizing Gotham. [[CurbStompBattle Not that Old Bruce thought much of them]].

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** Blight, over the course of the first season, gradually Derek Powers (a.k.a. "Blight") becomes more and more short tempered short-tempered during the first season, all due to Batman meddling with his plans, and plans. The resulting anger causes his fake skin starts burning to burn off so quickly that he has to replace it routinely. on a regular basis. Paxton takes advantage of this and drives him Powers further over the edge to edge--to the point that where he becomes so furious that he burns off his fake skin in public.
public, revealing that he is Blight.
** In "Joyride", Scab in "Joyride" breaks down screaming in helpless rage when his CoolCar will not start anymore because Batman deactivated its power source.
* VillainousLegacy: The Joker might be dead, but his legacy (and legacy--and the mysterious manner of his death) has resulted death--resulted in roving gangs of criminals in various types of clown costumes and makeup dressed as clowns all calling themselves "Jokerz" terrorizing and terrorising Gotham. [[CurbStompBattle Not that Old Bruce Man Wayne thought much of them]].



* VoicesAreMental: "Out of the Past": After TheReveal of [[spoiler:Talia]]'s true identity, [[spoiler:Ra's al Ghul]] speaks in his own voice, though by rights it should have been [[spoiler:her voice with his speech patterns]]. In the behind-the-scenes feature, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm say that they did have a pseudo-scientific explanation for how that happens. The explanation involved [[spoiler:the transplantation of Ra's al Ghul's vocal cords]], but they omitted it because it took too long and did not really fit with the episode.

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* VoicesAreMental: This happens in "Out of the Past": Past". After TheReveal of [[spoiler:Talia]]'s true identity, [[spoiler:Ra's al Ghul]] speaks in his own voice, though by rights it should have been [[spoiler:her [[spoiler:Talia's voice with his using her father's speech patterns]]. In the a behind-the-scenes feature, interview, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm say that they did have a pseudo-scientific explanation for how that happens. The explanation it happens, which involved [[spoiler:the transplantation of Ra's al Ghul's vocal cords]], but they omitted it because it took too long and did not really fit with the episode.



-->'''Terry''': ''(reading a note his Mom left him on the fridge)'' "Terry: Today was Beach Day. Where were you?" Oh, just out saving the world, Ma.

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-->'''Terry''': ''(reading ''[reading a note his Mom left him on the fridge)'' fridge]'' "Terry: Today was Beach Day. Where were you?" Oh, just out saving the world, Ma.



* WasItReallyWorthIt: Terry says this to in "Heroes", after being forced to kill the Terrific Trio.

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* WasItReallyWorthIt: Terry says this to in "Heroes", after being forced to kill the Terrific Trio.



** Willy Watt might seem like this, but he does not want to make his dad proud -- he wants him to leave him alone or, failing that, die.
* WeNeedADistraction: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in "Where's Terry?". when Bruce Wayne and Max Gibson trace a missing Terry [=McGinnis=]'s whereabouts to an abandoned subway system and need to make their way down a particular tunnel that is being zoned off by a construction crew. Bruce then walks up to the construction crew and momentarily gains their attention by playing the part of a senile citizen while Max stealthily sneaks her way down the other tunnel. Just as Max is almost out of sight, Bruce 'worriedly' points her out to the construction crew who all then chase after her while he casually strolls through the construction area to finish the rescue mission by himself.
* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: Plastic, mainly featureless cards. Whether or not a character is able to judge how much the card is worth just by looking at it is inconsistent.
* WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture: In the future portrayed, "video game" has been shrunk into "vidgame".
* WhamEpisode: "The Call", Parts 1 and 2. At the end of part 1, [[spoiler:it seems that Superman has done a FaceHeelTurn. Bruce decides he needs to be stopped, and gives Terry the kryptonite to do it.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Given that future-Gotham's population consists of transgenic humans, transgenic animals, cyborgs, realistic "[[AIIsACrapshoot synthoids]]", [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection sentient computers]] and other stranger beings, it is very surprising that they directly addressed this issue... ''three times''. Only three. In the episodes "Zeta", "Lost Soul" and "Speak No Evil".

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** Willy Watt might seem like this, but he does not want to make his dad proud -- he proud--he wants him to leave him alone or, failing that, die.
* WeNeedADistraction: This is [[PlayingWithATrope Played played with]] in "Where's Terry?". when Bruce Wayne and Max Gibson trace a missing Terry [=McGinnis=]'s Terry's whereabouts to an abandoned subway system and system, but they need to make their way down a particular tunnel that is being zoned off by a construction crew. Bruce then walks up to the construction crew and momentarily gains their attention by playing the part of a senile citizen citizen, all while Max stealthily sneaks her way down into the other tunnel. Just as Max is almost out of sight, Bruce 'worriedly' points her out to the construction crew who crew--who all then chase after her Max while he Bruce casually strolls through the construction area to area, just so he can finish the rescue mission by himself.
* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: Plastic, In ''Beyond'', they are plastic, mainly featureless cards. Whether or not a character is able to judge how much the card is worth just by looking at it is inconsistent.
* WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture: In the future portrayed, of ''Beyond'', "video game" has been shrunk into "vidgame".
* WhamEpisode: "The Call", Parts 1 and 2. At the end of part 1, [[spoiler:it seems that Superman "The Call" (Part 1), [[spoiler:Superman has done apparently pulled a FaceHeelTurn. FaceHeelTurn, which leads Bruce decides he needs to be stopped, and gives give Terry the kryptonite to do it.that will take down Superman for good.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Given that future-Gotham's Gotham's population in ''Beyond'' consists of transgenic humans, transgenic animals, cyborgs, realistic "[[AIIsACrapshoot synthoids]]", [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection sentient computers]] computers]], and other stranger beings, it is very surprising that they directly addressed this issue... ''three times''. Only three. In the episodes "Zeta", issue only three times ("Zeta", "Lost Soul" Soul", and "Speak No Evil".Evil").



* WhatTheHellTownspeople: In "Babel," after terrorizing the city, Shriek demands that Batman turn himself in or else. Gotham residents -- even some that Terry saved earlier in the episode -- publicly denounce Batman as a result and effectively turn their backs on him. Max is disgusted, asking Terry why he'd bother defending them. Even Bruce condemns the townspeople as ingrates and says he wouldn't blame Terry for staying in.

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* WhatTheHellTownspeople: In "Babel," after terrorizing the city, "Babel", Shriek terrorises the entirety of Gotham City, then demands that Batman turn himself in in...or else. As a result of the threat, Gotham residents -- even residents--including some that Terry saved earlier in the episode -- publicly episode--publicly denounce Batman as a result and Batman, effectively turn turning their backs on him. A disgusted Max is disgusted, asking asks Terry why he'd he would ever bother defending them. Even Bruce condemns the townspeople as ingrates and says he wouldn't would not blame Terry for staying in.



** This is inverted in the episode "April Moon". [[spoiler:It turns out that the doctor's wife was not kidnapped, and that she was in league with her "kidnappers" and romantically involved with their leader the whole time. The doctor did NOT take this well.]]

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** This is inverted in the episode "April Moon". [[spoiler:It turns out that the doctor's wife was not kidnapped, and that she kidnapped--she was in league working with her "kidnappers" and romantically involved with their leader the whole time. The doctor did NOT not take this well.]]



* YouFightLikeACow: Terry's more fond of it than the original, [[spoiler:and it comes in handy against the Joker.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Society of Assassins strictly enforces this policy, any of their assassins who fail in their assignment are killed in turn. However, they have never had to follow through on this threat, since none of their assassins has ever failed to kill their target. ''Ever''. That policy later became their undoing, as Curaré, the first one to ever fail, turned the tables on them. She was so dangerous the last assassin hid a bomb somewhere in Gotham for the sole purpose of forcing Batman to protect him. [[spoiler:Even that failed.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Kobra infected Falseface with the plague they were planning to use against Gotham, reasoning that even if their plan fails he will still spread the virus himself. When Falseface hears of this he refuses to believe it, [[GenreBlind reasoning that his past services would have prevented Kobra from mistreating him so]].

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* YouFightLikeACow: Terry's Terry is more fond of it than the original, [[spoiler:and it Bruce ever was. [[spoiler:It comes in handy against during the fight with The Joker.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Society of Assassins strictly enforces this policy, any of their assassins who fail policy. Any assassin that fails in their assignment are is killed in turn. However, they have They never had to follow through on this threat, since none threat because no member of their assassins has the Society had ever failed to kill their target. ''Ever''. That policy later became their undoing, as undoing after Curaré, the first one to ever fail, turned the tables on them. She was so dangerous that the last assassin hid a bomb somewhere in Gotham for the sole purpose of forcing Batman to protect him. [[spoiler:Even that failed.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Kobra infected Falseface with the plague they were planning to use against Gotham, reasoning that even if their plan fails were to fail, he will would still spread the virus himself. When Falseface hears of this this, he refuses to believe it, [[GenreBlind reasoning that his past services would have prevented Kobra from mistreating him so]].



* YourCheatingHeart: When Melanie returns to Gotham, Terry is in a steady relationship with Dana. Yet he blows Dana off on the phone in order to make out with Melanie. Max calls him on it later.

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* YourCheatingHeart: When Melanie returns to Gotham, Terry is in a steady relationship with Dana. Yet he Terry blows Dana off on the phone in order to make out with Melanie. Max does the right thing and calls him on it later.his cheating ways later on.



* {{Zeerust}}: The producers were correctly able to predict that cell phones would be common place, however they still look very much like 90s cellphones and they were unable to predict that within 10 years of the show being made cell phones would be used for literally almost everything.

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* {{Zeerust}}: The producers were correctly able to predict that cell phones would be common place, however though in the show, they still look very much like 90s cellphones and they cellphones. They were unable to predict that within 10 ten years of the show being made made, cell phones would be used for literally almost everything.damn near ''everything''.
26th Mar '17 10:34:04 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* JerkAss: Dr. Blades.
* JerkJock: Nelson Nash.

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* JerkAss: %%* {{Jerkass}}: Dr. Blades.
* %%* JerkJock: Nelson Nash.
26th Mar '17 10:30:59 AM coldmaster613
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* JerkAss: Dr. Blades.
11th Mar '17 7:07:23 PM Saveelich
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* InstantArmor: [[spoiler:Bruce Wayne]]'s PoweredArmor in "Disappearing Inque". He activates it as she grips him with her CombatTentacles. It covers him entirely in a second, and he manages to free himself send Inque flying accross the arena with a punch.
25th Feb '17 2:25:34 PM DustSnitch
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You can find the show on DVD (including a special edition DVD collection for the whole series) or watch it on Creator/TheHub or Netflix.

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You can find the show on DVD (including a special edition DVD collection for the whole series) or watch it on Creator/TheHub or Netflix.
Creator/TheHub.
23rd Feb '17 8:13:57 PM Az_Tech341
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* RedemptionRejection: The delinquent Terry teams up with to escape a detention center throws away the second chance he'd earned by trying to kill the man running it.

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* %%* RedemptionRejection: The delinquent Terry teams up with to escape a detention center throws away the second chance he'd earned by trying to kill the man running it.
22nd Feb '17 7:05:41 PM PlasmaTalon
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* RedemptionRejection: The delinquent Terry teams up with to escape a detention center throws away the second chance he'd earned by trying to kill the man running it.
26th Jan '17 3:42:41 PM StFan
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Warner Bros. produced [[TheMovie a direct-to-DVD feature]], ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' (with MarkHamill returning as the Ace of Knaves himself), to help bridge the gap between the end of the "present" DCAU in ''Justice League'' and the future of ''Batman Beyond''. The film details Batman's final fight with the Joker and provides deeper reasons for why he eventually gave up the role of Batman.

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Warner Bros. produced [[TheMovie a direct-to-DVD feature]], ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' (with MarkHamill returning as the Ace of Knaves himself), to help bridge the gap between the end of the "present" DCAU DC Animated Universe in ''Justice League'' and the future of ''Batman Beyond''. The film details Batman's final fight with the Joker and provides deeper reasons for why he eventually gave up the role of Batman.



This show has a [[Characters/DCAUBatmanBeyond character sheet]], a fledgling [[Recap/BatmanBeyond episode guide]], and a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/BatmanBeyond Best Episode Crowner]].

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This show has a [[Characters/DCAUBatmanBeyond [[Characters/BatmanBeyond character sheet]], a fledgling [[Recap/BatmanBeyond episode guide]], and a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/BatmanBeyond Best Episode Crowner]].



** Subverted in "The Call"--the Franchise/{{DCAU}}'s first appearance of the Justice League has them face their first opponent from the comics, Starro. According to WordOfGod, this was a coincidence.

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** Subverted in "The Call"--the Franchise/{{DCAU}}'s Call" -- the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse's first appearance of the Justice League has them face their first opponent from the comics, Starro. According to WordOfGod, this was a coincidence.
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* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Terry and Bruce are both cut from very different cloths. Bruce started fighting crime because he was a victim of it as a child, while Terry fights crime as redemption for his own criminal past. Bruce was born into wealth, while Terry comes from a struggling middle-class family. Bruce pushed away those closest to him to protect them, while Terry struggles to keep the people he loves in his life.
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