History WesternAnimation / BatmanTheAnimatedSeries

19th Jul '16 9:39:30 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** "Batgirl Returns" features this exchange with Roland Daggett:
--> Batgirl: So what are you going to do, leave us hanging over one of these vats with acid burning through the rope?
--> Daggett: *''Evil chortle''* -- If there's one thing I've learned over the years, it's that you crime-fighting types are very resourceful. So I'll just have my men shoot you and throw your bodies into the vats.
** The same episode has him infringing on another supervillain's "theme" by intentionally stealing a jade cat from a museum when there were more valuable items, as the police would conclude that Catwoman was the thief. This is exactly what both Robin and Batgirl initially conclude, before Catwoman points out that the theft isn't her style.
** Clock King knows that Batman is CrazyPrepared and has various types of gas masks. Thusly, his death trap in a bank vault doesn't use any poison gas at all, instead sucking all the oxygen from the room in an attempt to suffocate him. Unfortunately for the villain, Batman pulls a [=MacGyver=]-style escape, with Clock King's own recording device as one component.



* FreudianExcuse: While it's played straight with ''most'' of the villains (most notably Mr. Freeze, whose revamped origin made him a CanonImmigrant to the comics), the [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Joker]] [[InvokedTrope uses]] this to get out of trouble and manipulate Harley.

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* FreudianExcuse: While it's played straight with ''most'' of the villains (most notably Mr. Freeze, whose revamped origin made him a CanonImmigrant to the comics), the [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Joker]] Joker [[InvokedTrope uses]] this to get out of trouble and manipulate Harley.
18th Jul '16 7:03:28 PM ironballs16
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** Another subtle one (and possibly just incidental), but Batman's reason for giving Harley Quinn the benefit of the doubt in "Harley's Holiday"? "[[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke He'd had a bad day]] too, once."
27th Jun '16 12:57:50 PM DrNoPuma
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* RobotClown: In one episode, the Joker introduces a new minion called [[spoiler:Captain Clown]]. Batman is visibly confused by this new minion's superhuman strength, until he breaks the minion's face, [[RoboticReveal revealing that he is actually a robot]]. This gives Batman the realization that killing the minion [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman will not]] break his strict ThouShaltNotKill rule, and so the minion meets his doom in a trash compactor.
23rd Jun '16 2:27:28 AM gewunomox
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* WaxingLyrical: The PhonyPsychic Nostromos [[CreedenceClearwaterRevival sees a bad moon rising]].

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* WaxingLyrical: The PhonyPsychic Nostromos [[CreedenceClearwaterRevival [[Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival sees a bad moon rising]].
22nd Jun '16 4:35:14 AM Adept
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It drew heavily from the Denny O'Neil/Neal Adams era in the 70s and the [[Film/{{Batman}} live-action films]] directed by Creator/TimBurton (although some of the latter's baggage, such as the mutated version of the Penguin, caused them some problems). The often-minimalist look of the show was largely influenced by the 1940s SupermanTheatricalCartoons, with character designs resembling those of JackKirby, [[ComicStrip/DickTracy Chester Gould,]] and Alex Toth. The resulting product, revolutionary for its time, was dubbed "dark deco"; it was also the result of co-producer Eric Radomski's standing order to the animators that all backgrounds be drawn with light colors on black paper (instead of dark colors on white paper, as is the industry standard) to ensure that the artwork stayed as dark as possible. Head producer Bruce Timm -- who also took on other roles -- carried his design style over into other shows, thus making ''Batman: The Animated Series'' the first entry in the fully-realized canon known as the Franchise/{{DCAU}}.

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It drew heavily from the Denny O'Neil/Neal Adams era in the 70s and the [[Film/{{Batman}} live-action films]] directed by Creator/TimBurton (although some of the latter's baggage, such as the mutated version of the Penguin, caused them some problems). The often-minimalist look of the show was largely influenced by the 1940s SupermanTheatricalCartoons, WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons, with character designs resembling those of JackKirby, [[ComicStrip/DickTracy Chester Gould,]] and Alex Toth. The resulting product, revolutionary for its time, was dubbed "dark deco"; it was also the result of co-producer Eric Radomski's standing order to the animators that all backgrounds be drawn with light colors on black paper (instead of dark colors on white paper, as is the industry standard) to ensure that the artwork stayed as dark as possible. Head producer Bruce Timm -- who also took on other roles -- carried his design style over into other shows, thus making ''Batman: The Animated Series'' the first entry in the fully-realized canon known as the Franchise/{{DCAU}}.
20th Jun '16 9:36:44 PM quackytrope
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** Batman himself becomes less traditionally heroic and more of a [[TheStoic cold, pessimistic individual]] throughout the entire Franchise/DCAU. His relentless dedication to fighting crime at the cost of his own happiness, as well as his increasingly standoffish personality alienates many of his allies and love interests, which leads to him becoming the bitter, old recluse seen in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.

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** Batman himself becomes less traditionally heroic and more of a [[TheStoic cold, pessimistic individual]] throughout the entire Franchise/DCAU.Franchise/{{DCAU}}. His relentless dedication to fighting crime at the cost of his own happiness, as well as his increasingly standoffish personality alienates many of his allies and love interests, which leads to him becoming the bitter, old recluse seen in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
20th Jun '16 9:35:56 PM quackytrope
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** Batman himself becomes less traditionally heroic and more of a [[TheStoic cold, pessimistic individual]] throughout the entire [[WesternAnimation/DCAnimatedUniverse DCAU]]. His relentless dedication to fighting crime at the cost of his own happiness, as well as his increasingly standoffish personality alienates many of his allies and love interests, which leads to him becoming the bitter, old recluse seen in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.

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** Batman himself becomes less traditionally heroic and more of a [[TheStoic cold, pessimistic individual]] throughout the entire [[WesternAnimation/DCAnimatedUniverse DCAU]].Franchise/DCAU. His relentless dedication to fighting crime at the cost of his own happiness, as well as his increasingly standoffish personality alienates many of his allies and love interests, which leads to him becoming the bitter, old recluse seen in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
20th Jun '16 9:33:14 PM quackytrope
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** Batman himself becomes less traditionally heroic and more of a [[TheStoic cold, pessimistic individual]] throughout the entire [[WesternAnimation/DCAnimatedUniverse DCAU]]. His relentless dedication to fighting crime, as well as his increasingly standoffish personality alienates many of his allies and love interests, which leads to him becoming the bitter, old recluse seen in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.

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** Batman himself becomes less traditionally heroic and more of a [[TheStoic cold, pessimistic individual]] throughout the entire [[WesternAnimation/DCAnimatedUniverse DCAU]]. His relentless dedication to fighting crime, crime at the cost of his own happiness, as well as his increasingly standoffish personality alienates many of his allies and love interests, which leads to him becoming the bitter, old recluse seen in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
20th Jun '16 9:30:21 PM quackytrope
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** Batman himself becomes less traditionally heroic and more of a cold, jaded individual throughout the entire [[WesternAnimation/DCAnimatedUniverse DCAU]].

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** Batman himself becomes less traditionally heroic and more of a [[TheStoic cold, jaded individual pessimistic individual]] throughout the entire [[WesternAnimation/DCAnimatedUniverse DCAU]].DCAU]]. His relentless dedication to fighting crime, as well as his increasingly standoffish personality alienates many of his allies and love interests, which leads to him becoming the bitter, old recluse seen in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
16th Jun '16 5:45:19 PM Snapster
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** In "Two-Face: Part 2", while robbing one of Rupert Thorn's fronts, Two-Face says "[[Series/TheOuterLimits1963 Do not attempt to adjust the picture, I'm in control!]]"
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