History WesternAnimation / BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold

10th Apr '16 5:57:06 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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This series has a separate [[Characters/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Characters Page]] and a [[Recap/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Recap Page]]. It also has [[EnsembleDarkhorse/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Ensemble Darkhorse]] and [[HeyItsThatVoice/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Hey, It's That Voice!]] pages that [[NeedsWikiMagicLove need more love]].

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This series has a separate [[Characters/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Characters Page]] and a [[Recap/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Recap Page]]. It also has an [[EnsembleDarkhorse/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Ensemble Darkhorse]] and [[HeyItsThatVoice/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Hey, It's That Voice!]] pages that [[NeedsWikiMagicLove need more love]].
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14th Mar '16 10:05:28 AM ObsidianFire
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Old Joker in "The Knights of Tomorrow".
** General Zahl in "The Last Patrol".
** Mister Mind, who correctly predicted that his supervillainous minions were going to betray him once he completed the death ray he was building. Turns out it was a growth ray all along, so [[BatmanGambit when they shot him with it it was exactly what he'd planned]] and {{Kaiju}} ensued.
** Darkseid. "Is this where you hurl a clever retort at me? No. Then I shall separate your atoms into the primordial ether." He would have annihilated Batman had [[spoiler:the Question]] not intervened.



* GenreSavvy: Joker in Alfred's FanFic. Joker invokes JokerImmunity for the reason he returns from his DisneyVillainDeath. Joker also shows some MediumAwareness by stating that killing Batman would end the TV show.



** Batman outright said the trope ''by name'' when he was left near helpless due to Quartz poisoning (works like kryptonite on Zur-En-Arrh, except for humans) thanks to not being GenreSavvy enough to test for any weaknesses in his new found powers.

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** Batman outright said the trope ''by name'' when he was left near helpless due to Quartz poisoning (works like kryptonite on Zur-En-Arrh, except for humans) thanks to not being GenreSavvy smart enough to test for any weaknesses in his new found powers.
10th Mar '16 2:24:35 PM Anicomicgeek
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* AdaptationOriginConnection: "Return of the Fearsome Fangs!" shows Batman training alongside Bronze Tiger and the Terrible Trio in flashbacks.
20th Feb '16 4:55:00 AM CaptainTedium
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* ZeroEffortBoss: In the DS version, the final boss is the Brain. He does not attack and is defeated in just one hit.
20th Feb '16 4:53:27 AM CaptainTedium
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* StealthPun: Plastic Man gives an entirely new meaning to the phrase "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar money shot]]" in "Terror on Dinosaur Island!".

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Plastic Man gives an entirely new meaning to the phrase "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar money shot]]" in "Terror on Dinosaur Island!".


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** In "Joker: The Vile and the Villainous", Dr. Poison appears as a bartender. Alcoholic drinks are sometimes jocularly referred to as "poison", most commonly in the phrase "pick your poison".
8th Jan '16 9:22:43 AM TheUnsquished
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: The Spectre infuses this with horror.
8th Jan '16 4:47:33 AM CaptainTedium
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* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Considering that this was a show about Batman teaming up with other heroes and had less focus given on his traditional enemies, some villains were introduced on the show as enemies of Batman instead of their original adversaries, such as the Flash foe Gorilla Grodd and the Hawkman villain Gentleman Ghost. Occasionally, other heroes would exchange enemies as well, one notable instance being the Creature Commandos segment of "Four Star Spectacular!", where the team fought the Ultra-Humanite, who was ordinarily a Superman villain.
7th Jan '16 4:24:33 PM nombretomado
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* IntercontinuityCrossover: One with ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' occurs in Season 3, as a homage to ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies''. One cold open is basically an episode of Hanna-Barberra's SpaceGhost, with Batman helping him fight the Creature King.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: One with ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' occurs in Season 3, as a homage to ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies''. One cold open is basically an episode of Hanna-Barberra's SpaceGhost, WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost, with Batman helping him fight the Creature King.



** The dialogue in the cold opener with SpaceGhost reflects the ExpoSpeak style of the original Space Ghost cartoons.

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** The dialogue in the cold opener with SpaceGhost WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost reflects the ExpoSpeak style of the original Space Ghost cartoons.
30th Dec '15 2:58:55 PM Anddrix
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** Oh, that entire sequence was a curbstomp battle for each of the heroes... SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor teleported to the Batcave with a epic [[PoweredArmor suit of armor]] and beat down Batman with barely two minutes worth of effort. Franchise/WonderWoman had to take on SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker who beat her ''in his boxers'' with several prank props from Hammerspace and a squirting flower of gas. It was particular frightening/awesome how '''the Cheetah''' beat Superman. A magic amulet gave her [[SuperStrength a power and]] {{s|uperSpeed}}peed boost and the deciding factor was [[KryptoniteFactor kryptonite-laced]] [[MundaneMadeAwesome nail polish.]]

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** Oh, that entire sequence was a curbstomp battle for each of the heroes... SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor teleported to the Batcave with a epic [[PoweredArmor suit of armor]] and beat down Batman with barely two minutes worth of effort. Franchise/WonderWoman had to take on SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker who beat her ''in his boxers'' with several prank props from Hammerspace and a squirting flower of gas. It was particular frightening/awesome how '''the Cheetah''' beat Superman. A magic amulet gave her [[SuperStrength a power and]] {{s|uperSpeed}}peed boost and the deciding factor was [[KryptoniteFactor kryptonite-laced]] [[MundaneMadeAwesome nail polish.]]
20th Dec '15 5:49:26 PM nombretomado
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Taking its [[ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold name]] from DC's traditional TeamUpSeries, ''Batman: The Brave and the Bold'' has Batman partnering with a different superhero or superheroes every week. [[LimelightSeries With a focus on]] rarely used (but classic) characters such as ComicBook/RedTornado, Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man and Detective Chimp, the show deliberately picks a lot of its plotlines from old [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] stories, ''many'' of which have already been widely mocked by the fandom for years. Very much aware of this, ''Batman: The Brave and the Bold'' actually succeeds in making these old SoBadItsGood stories SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome, and almost every episode has an AscendedMeme or two. The show's creators aim to spotlight every possible underrated aspect of the DC universe. In order to introduce and showcase as many heroes and villains as possible, TheTeaser is often a standalone mini-adventure in itself, giving every character a chance to shine -- and if the audience likes them, they'll be used again in the main plotline.

It's a [[WorldOfHam light-hearted take]] on the DC Comics mythos, with a high gag-per-minute level, very little secret-identity drama, and mainly goofy villains like Clock King and Gorilla Grodd. In general, it's not that far from the style of the [[Series/{{Batman}} '60s Batman show]]. The show is ''way'' over on the silly side of the SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness, but it also has a number of {{Wham Episode}}s: the show provides its own versions of ''The [[SilverAge Rainbow Batman]]'' and ''[[Manga/{{Batman}} Bat-Manga!]]'' just as happily as it references ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.

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Taking its [[ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold name]] from DC's traditional TeamUpSeries, ''Batman: The Brave and the Bold'' has Batman partnering with a different superhero or superheroes every week. [[LimelightSeries With a focus on]] rarely used (but classic) characters such as ComicBook/RedTornado, Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man and Detective Chimp, the show deliberately picks a lot of its plotlines from old [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] stories, ''many'' of which have already been widely mocked by the fandom for years. Very much aware of this, ''Batman: The Brave and the Bold'' actually succeeds in making these old SoBadItsGood stories SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome, and almost every episode has an AscendedMeme or two. The show's creators aim to spotlight every possible underrated aspect of the DC universe. In order to introduce and showcase as many heroes and villains as possible, TheTeaser is often a standalone mini-adventure in itself, giving every character a chance to shine -- and if the audience likes them, they'll be used again in the main plotline.

It's a [[WorldOfHam light-hearted take]] on the DC Comics mythos, with a high gag-per-minute level, very little secret-identity drama, and mainly goofy villains like Clock King and Gorilla Grodd. In general, it's not that far from the style of the [[Series/{{Batman}} '60s Batman show]]. The show is ''way'' over on the silly side of the SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness, but it also has a number of {{Wham Episode}}s: the show provides its own versions of ''The [[SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Rainbow Batman]]'' and ''[[Manga/{{Batman}} Bat-Manga!]]'' just as happily as it references ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.



Considering there are several, more serious Batman cartoons still in recent memory, this series can be considered fairly polarizing. Many fans feel that it's a wonderful, tongue-in-cheek throwback to TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks and animated adaptations thereof as well as a way to showcase otherwise less marketable characters. Others think think it's a step backwards from the writing, voice acting, and animation style of the {{Franchise/DCAU}} shows, and feel that it's dumbing things down a little. In either case, the massive number of obscure cameos and canon throwback jokes make the whole series into a big, campy collection of ContinuityPorn.

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Considering there are several, more serious Batman cartoons still in recent memory, this series can be considered fairly polarizing. Many fans feel that it's a wonderful, tongue-in-cheek throwback to TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks and animated adaptations thereof as well as a way to showcase otherwise less marketable characters. Others think think it's a step backwards from the writing, voice acting, and animation style of the {{Franchise/DCAU}} shows, and feel that it's dumbing things down a little. In either case, the massive number of obscure cameos and canon throwback jokes make the whole series into a big, campy collection of ContinuityPorn.



* TheAce: This take on Batman returns him to the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] roots, where he has a gizmo for every circumstance, defeats every foe (most of the time single handed, regardless of his partner of the week), almost never has any real challenge from the villains, and every female super hero is madly in love with him.

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* TheAce: This take on Batman returns him to the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] roots, where he has a gizmo for every circumstance, defeats every foe (most of the time single handed, regardless of his partner of the week), almost never has any real challenge from the villains, and every female super hero is madly in love with him.



* InvincibleHero: Batman is much like his [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] counterpart in this respect, but see below:

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* InvincibleHero: Batman is much like his [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] counterpart in this respect, but see below:



* {{Reconstruction}}: Of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.

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* {{Reconstruction}}: Of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.



* ReferenceOverdosed: Even for this series, the episode "Clash of the Superheroes" was chock-full of references to the SilverAge Superman comics. Blink and you'll miss one.

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* ReferenceOverdosed: Even for this series, the episode "Clash of the Superheroes" was chock-full of references to the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Superman comics. Blink and you'll miss one.



* TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks: This could very well be what the [[Series/{{Batman}} '60s show]] would have been like if it had hewn more closely to the spirit of the comics. And had a budget to speak of.
** The first episode has Batman's cowl grow an oxygen mask, and then he and the ComicBook/BlueBeetle ride their jetpacks into space and reach it ''in less than ten seconds''. Sounds pretty [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] to me.
** It's also AuthorAppeal as producer James Tucker is an admitted Silver Age fan, as noted by interviews and the commentaries tracks for the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode, ''Legends of the Dark Knight'' (where he storyboards and helped design the characters used in the Dick Sprang segment... not surprisingly, the Joker design from that short was pretty much used line for line in ''Brave and the Bold'') and the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode, ''Legends'' (where he helped write the story and again, designs characters like the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Justice]] [[CaptainErsatz Guild]]).
** Even the character designs are a throwback to the era, which includes the beardless Green Arrow (he wouldn't get his BadassBeard until TheSeventies). The Blue Beetle being Jaime Reyes seems like a contradiction as he's a character from the TurnOfTheMillennium (and wears the biomechanical suit), but seeing as he was already FunPersonified in his title, he fits the mold of the series too.
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