History WesternAnimation / BatmanTheAnimatedSeries

7th Dec '17 6:26:59 AM Emperor_Oshron
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** Harley Quinn went through extensive therapy and treatment for her [[MadLove obsession with the Joker]] and was certified legally sane by the staff of Arkham Asylum. However, on her first day out out, a series of comical misunderstandings resulted in her taking a hostage and being pursued by Bullock, the hostage's father (a general in a tank!) and a vengeful gangster, winding up right back in Arkham by the end of the day. In this case it seems that everybody involved (including Batman himself) was rooting for Harley's successful recovery and the end of the episode implied that she would make it there eventually, but that storyline was never followed up.

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** Harley Quinn went through extensive therapy and treatment for her [[MadLove obsession with the Joker]] and was certified legally sane by the staff of Arkham Asylum. However, on her first day out out, a series of comical misunderstandings resulted in her taking a hostage and being pursued by Bullock, the hostage's father (a general in a tank!) and a vengeful gangster, winding up right back in Arkham by the end of the day. In this case it seems that everybody involved (including Batman himself) was rooting for Harley's successful recovery and the end of the episode implied that she would make it there eventually, but that storyline was never followed up. [[spoiler: Unless you count ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' where an aged, reformed Harley bails her delinquent granddaughters out of jail and berates them for becoming criminals like she used to be.]]
25th Nov '17 9:59:58 PM jamespolk
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** The Man-Bat. [[spoiler: Both of them.]]

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** The Man-Bat. [[spoiler: Both of them.]]


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* PlungerDetonator: In "Christmas with the Joker" the Joker's goons use such a detonator to blow up a bridge.
25th Nov '17 9:34:22 PM jamespolk
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* ChristmasEpisode: Season 1's "Christmas with the Joker" (which aired on Nov. 13, 1992, oddly enough) featured the Joker hijacking a broadcast of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' with his own program, which features Commissioner Gordon and others as hostages.
24th Nov '17 10:32:15 PM jamespolk
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''BTAS'' 's brief venture into primetime showed off its well-known edgier themes, pushing the limits of what had been acceptable in Western animation (notably, sparse application of TheHitFlash, use of {{Censor Decoy}}s, and overt use of realistic -- if [[RareGuns unlikely]] -- guns, rather than [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms dubious stand-ins]]).

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''BTAS'' 's brief venture into primetime primetime[[note]]It aired Sunday nights against ''Film/SixtyMinutes'' and got annihilated in the ratings[[/note]] showed off its well-known edgier themes, pushing the limits of what had been acceptable in Western animation (notably, sparse application of TheHitFlash, use of {{Censor Decoy}}s, and overt use of realistic -- if [[RareGuns unlikely]] -- guns, rather than [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms dubious stand-ins]]).



* AGodAmI: Maxie Zeus thinks he's the god of the same name. This delusion kicks the trope into effect when he gets a hold of electron discharge weaponry and mistakes it as his own ability to summon lightning. At the end he is taken to Arkam, which he thinks is Mount Olympus. He also thinks the other inmates are various Greek or Roman gods.

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* AGodAmI: Maxie Zeus thinks he's the god of the same name. This delusion kicks the trope into effect when he gets a hold of electron discharge weaponry and mistakes it as his own ability to summon lightning. At the end he is taken to Arkam, which he thinks is Mount Olympus. He also thinks the other inmates are various Greek or Roman gods.



%%* ActionGirl:
%%** Catwoman appears frequently, [[WildCard sometimes assisting Batman, sometimes working against him.]]
%%** Barbara Gordon initially appears only as Commissioner Gordon's daughter, [[CharacterDevelopment but over the series she transforms into]] Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} and becomes an official member of the Bat-family.

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%%* * ActionGirl:
%%** ** Catwoman appears frequently, [[WildCard sometimes assisting Batman, sometimes working against him.]]
%%** ** Barbara Gordon initially appears only as Commissioner Gordon's daughter, [[CharacterDevelopment but over the series she transforms into]] Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} and becomes an official member of the Bat-family.


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* AGodAmI: Maxie Zeus thinks he's the god of the same name. This delusion kicks the trope into effect when he gets a hold of electron discharge weaponry and mistakes it as his own ability to summon lightning. At the end he is taken to Arkam, which he thinks is Mount Olympus. He also thinks the other inmates are various Greek or Roman gods.


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* TechnicolorScience: In the very first episode, "On Leathered Wings" (Sept. 6, 1992), the bad guy has the typical setup of exotic flasks and beakers bubbling with colored liquids.
18th Nov '17 12:19:20 PM Exxolon
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* AdamWesting: The star of the [[Series/{{Batman}} '60s series]] and TropeNamer, SelfDemonstrating/AdamWest, appears as a washed-up actor who played "The Gray Ghost," a [[ShowWithinAShow fictional superhero]] whom Bruce Wayne idolized as a child. The dramatic variant of the usual Adam-West-as-himself gag works, and this rendition is a more sincere experience for West and fans ("So it wasn't all for nothing."). Also doubles as RemakeCameo and ActorAllusion.

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* AdamWesting: The star of the [[Series/{{Batman}} '60s series]] and TropeNamer, SelfDemonstrating/AdamWest, Creator/AdamWest, appears as a washed-up actor who played "The Gray Ghost," a [[ShowWithinAShow fictional superhero]] whom Bruce Wayne idolized as a child. The dramatic variant of the usual Adam-West-as-himself gag works, and this rendition is a more sincere experience for West and fans ("So it wasn't all for nothing."). Also doubles as RemakeCameo and ActorAllusion.
17th Nov '17 8:19:30 PM JurassicMosquito
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** "[[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE32RobinsReckoningPart1 Robin's]] [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE33RobinsReckoningPart2 Reckonin]]g": Batman purposely forces Robin out of an investigation that leads to Tony Zucco, the man who engineered the death of Robin's parents, and stonewalls him when he tries to interfere. At the end of the 2nd episode, Robin tells Batman that he understands now why Batman kept him out: because he knew Robin would make matters personal and try to kill Zucco. Batman replies, with palpable sorrow in his voice that his reason was completely different: that Zucco had already taken so much away from Robin, and he was afraid that he would take Robin's life as well.

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** "[[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE32RobinsReckoningPart1 Robin's]] [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE33RobinsReckoningPart2 Reckonin]]g": Reckoning]]": Batman purposely forces Robin out of an investigation that leads to Tony Zucco, the man who engineered the death of Robin's parents, and stonewalls him when he tries to interfere. At the end of the 2nd episode, Robin tells Batman that he understands now why Batman kept him out: because he knew Robin would make matters personal and try to kill Zucco. Batman replies, with palpable sorrow in his voice that his reason was completely different: that Zucco had already taken so much away from Robin, and he was afraid that he would take Robin's life as well.
14th Nov '17 3:43:50 PM JurassicMosquito
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** Also notable, "Harlequinade." Harley gives it her genuine best [[StealthPun shot]] to ''murder'' the Joker, not to defend herself from any clear and present danger, nor even because he had almost blown up Gotham with her in it. She was just mad about not being included in his plan to the point that she tried to kill him out of jealousy.
14th Nov '17 3:37:46 PM JurassicMosquito
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** Inverted in "The Last Laugh," after Batman destroys the Joker's pet robot, Captain Clown (which Joker considers murder, since Captain Clown was his best friend). Joker retaliates by.... [[PokeThePoodle dumping a forklift full of smelly garbage right on top of Batman]].

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** Inverted in "The Last Laugh," after Batman destroys the Joker's pet robot, Captain Clown (which Joker considers murder, since Captain Clown was his best friend). Joker retaliates by.... [[PokeThePoodle dumping a forklift full of smelly garbage right on top of Batman]]. Alternatively, this may not be an inversion, since trash often contains heavy objects, and given the amount Joker dumps onto Batman, could believably cause serious injury or smother him to death.
14th Nov '17 2:57:27 PM JurassicMosquito
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* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Most of the Bat-Clan gets in on this from time to time, but notable examples are Alfred being more concerned with whether Bruce wants an afternoon snack than he is with Clayface dissolving in "Mudslide," Bruce thinking the Sewer King got eaten by alligators in "The Underdwellers" and reacting with a shrug, and Bruce hoping the Joker got eaten by a shark in "The Laughing Fish." Absolutely no love lost there.
7th Nov '17 11:34:33 AM AHI-3000
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* InsaneNoMore: In "Harley's Holiday", Harley is declared sane and paroled from Arkham. She ends up taking a hostage when she buys a new dress but walks out before the tag was removed, causing the alarm to sound. At the end, her psychiatrist states despite what happened, she was on the way to being cured.

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* InsaneNoMore: InsaneNoMore:
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In "Harley's Holiday", Harley is declared sane Quinn receives a clean bill of mental health and paroled from Arkham. She ends up taking is thus paroled. Harley declares she is a hostage when ReformedCriminal and, thinking her outfit (rather than her pet hyenas) was freaking out passersby, she buys a new dress outfit but walks out leaves before the security tag was removed, causing can be removed which sets off the alarm alarm, so the clerk sends a security guard to sound. remove the tag. Harley thinks she's being arrested again, panics and sets off a chain of events that cause her to kidnap Veronica Vreeland and subsequently return to crime. At the end, her psychiatrist states despite what happened, she is on a path to recovery.
** In her {{backstory}} episode "Mad Love", Dr. Harleen Quinzel diagnoses ComicBook/TheJoker as ObfuscatingInsanity. Though she believes his stories, falls in love with him and becomes his girlfriend/henchwoman, it's implied she's right.
** In "Sideshow", Killer Croc
was on reclassified as sane and thus guilty of his crimes, so that he could be sentenced to a term in Levitz Prison instead of [[CardboardPrison Arkham Asylum]]. However, he soon escapes from the way train that was supposed to being cured.take him there.
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