History WesternAnimation / BewareTheBatman

10th Feb '16 10:58:52 PM DuelMark
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** Magpie owes a bit to the ''Film/BatmanReturns'' version of Catwoman. She has a romantic interest in Batman, [[spoiler:a SplitPersonality between a deranged villainess and a meek, friendly girl,]] and the ability to take an incredible amount of punishment. Not to mention the razor-sharp fingernails and black leather costume.
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** Magpie owes a bit to the ''Film/BatmanReturns'' version of Catwoman. She has a romantic interest in Batman, [[spoiler:a SplitPersonality between a deranged villainess and a meek, friendly girl,]] and the ability to take an incredible amount of punishment. Not to mention the razor-sharp fingernails and black leather costume. She also borrows the MadLove Harley Quinn has for The Joker, but for Batman.
11th Jan '16 12:06:27 AM Fyrmer
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* InvincibleClassicCar: Professor Pyg and Mister Toad's roadster can take an amazing amount of punishment for something that looks two centuries old. Justified, as it's shown to have [[WeaponizedCar a great many after-market modifications]] that likely make it much more durable than it looks.
31st Oct '15 2:09:32 PM Retro7
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The show aired a marathon of the series on {{Toonami}} starting on May 20th, 2014, [[https://twitter.com/Clarknova1/status/456570668268531713 with the production crew intent on airing all 26 episodes]]. It ended on September 28th with the seven episodes that had yet to air. Cartoon Network then wrote off the show from their network, deeming it a financial failure.
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The show aired a marathon of the series on {{Toonami}} starting on May 20th, 2014, [[https://twitter.com/Clarknova1/status/456570668268531713 with the production crew intent on airing all 26 episodes]]. It ended on September 28th with the seven episodes that had yet to air. Cartoon Network then wrote off the show from their network, deeming it a financial failure. failure and ending the series for good. Of the Batman animated series, ''Beware'' has the shortest run with only one season of 26 episodes.
27th Oct '15 9:09:56 AM TrollMan
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** Professor Pyg, in the comics is an completely AxCrazy ([[UpToEleven even by Gotham standards]]) member of the "Circus of the Strange" alongside Phosphorus Rex and Mr. Toad among others, and has a self-made army of lobotomized, mutilated Dollotrons. This version removes basically all these traits, the Dollotrons and Circus are never mentioned, and Pyg, now a soft-spoken eco-terrorist, is one of the most sane and amiable villains around.
8th Oct '15 9:06:43 PM nombretomado
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** Anarky takes traits from the [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Nolanverse]] version of the Joker (Batman's ArchEnemy who sees him as a WorthyOpponent and styles himself as an agent of chaos) and the Riddler (egotistical planner who freaks out when his "perfect" plans are thwarted). There's also a bit of influence from Bat-Rogues who style themselves as an EvilCounterpart to Batman.[[note]]i.e. villians like Prometheus, Wrath, Killer Moth, and Owlman.[[/note]] Oh, and his costume is reminiscent of MoonKnight and ComicBook/TheSpectre.
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** Anarky takes traits from the [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Nolanverse]] version of the Joker (Batman's ArchEnemy who sees him as a WorthyOpponent and styles himself as an agent of chaos) and the Riddler (egotistical planner who freaks out when his "perfect" plans are thwarted). There's also a bit of influence from Bat-Rogues who style themselves as an EvilCounterpart to Batman.[[note]]i.e. villians like Prometheus, Wrath, Killer Moth, and Owlman.[[/note]] Oh, and his costume is reminiscent of MoonKnight ComicBook/MoonKnight and ComicBook/TheSpectre.
8th Oct '15 8:44:07 PM Angeldeb82
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Renamed tropes.
* BigBadEnsemble: Between Ra's al Ghul, Anarky, Harvey Dent/Two-Face and [[spoiler:Deathstroke.]] Ra's and the League of Shadows are the main threat for the first half of the season, culminating in "Reckoning", leaving Anarky to step up his game. In "Nexus" Harvey Dent steps in as a HeroAntagonist, trying to capture and unmask Batman and [[spoiler:Deathstroke]] acting as the final BigBad.
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* BigBadEnsemble: Between Ra's al Ghul, Anarky, Harvey Dent/Two-Face and [[spoiler:Deathstroke.]] [[spoiler:Deathstroke]]. Ra's and the League of Shadows are the main threat for the first half of the season, culminating in "Reckoning", leaving Anarky to step up his game. In "Nexus" Harvey Dent steps in as a HeroAntagonist, trying to capture and unmask Batman and [[spoiler:Deathstroke]] acting as the final BigBad.

** Fittingly,[[spoiler: the last shot of the series is Anarky playing with a chess set, with various Gotham characters represented as pieces. The Batman piece checkmates the Anarky piece. [[AndTheAdventureContinues Anarky then resets the board.]]]]
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** Fittingly,[[spoiler: Fittingly, [[spoiler: the last shot of the series is Anarky playing with a chess set, with various Gotham characters represented as pieces. The Batman piece checkmates the Anarky piece. [[AndTheAdventureContinues Anarky then resets the board.]]]]

* CurbstompBattle: In "Fall", [[spoiler: Ra's Al Ghul delivers one to Batman]].
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* CurbstompBattle: CurbStompBattle: In "Fall", [[spoiler: Ra's Al Ghul delivers one to Batman]].

* DrivenToSuicide: Subverted with [[spoiler:Humpty Dumpty. At first, it appeared that Humpty himself was standing on the edge of the castle wall, but it was just a statue of Humpty that fell to its "death".]]
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* DrivenToSuicide: Subverted with [[spoiler:Humpty Dumpty. At first, it appeared that Humpty himself was standing on the edge of the castle wall, but it was just a statue of Humpty that fell to its "death".]]"death"]].

* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Katana]]: A fan example. As everyone seems to refer to her as Katana (even before she took up the title in the series) rather than her real name Tatsu Yamashiro.
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* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Katana]]: "Katana"]]: A fan example. As everyone seems to refer to her as Katana (even before she took up the title in the series) rather than her real name Tatsu Yamashiro.

** The imposter Batman wields dual handguns.
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** The imposter impostor Batman wields dual handguns.

* IAmTheTrope:
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* IAmTheTrope:IAmTheNoun:

* InNameOnly: Several of the villains shown thus far, while technically pre-existing characters, share little in common with their comics counterparts. In particular, Cypher from episode 9. In the comics he's just some guy with a CompellingVoice, while here [[spoiler: he's a cyborg who can WallCrawl and use CombatTentacles to hack his victims brains.]]
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* InNameOnly: Several of the villains shown thus far, while technically pre-existing characters, share little in common with their comics counterparts. In particular, Cypher from episode 9. In the comics he's just some guy with a CompellingVoice, while here [[spoiler: he's a cyborg who can WallCrawl and use CombatTentacles to hack his victims brains.]]victims' brains]].

* LoveCannotOvercome:[[spoiler:Sapphire Stagg loves Rex Mason, but once he turns into Metamorpho, Sapphire no longer loves Rex enough to look past what he now looks like.]]
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* LoveCannotOvercome:[[spoiler:Sapphire LoveCannotOvercome: [[spoiler:Sapphire Stagg loves Rex Mason, but once he turns into Metamorpho, Sapphire no longer loves Rex enough to look past what he now looks like.]]

** Magpie's last name is [[spoiler: Sorrow, which is a reference to an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_for_Sorrow_%28nursery_rhyme%29 old nursery rhyme]] about magpies.]]
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** Magpie's last name is [[spoiler: Sorrow, which is a reference to an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_for_Sorrow_%28nursery_rhyme%29 old nursery rhyme]] about magpies.]]magpies]].

* NoKillLikeOverkill: The Failsafe to Wayne Manor. Locks down the manor, keeping anyone from getting in or out, and also comes with surface-to-air missile launchers.

** Mr. Toad is the one who drives Professor Pyg's car, except he's a better driver than the other [[TheWindInTheWillows Mr. Toad]].
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** Mr. Toad is the one who drives Professor Pyg's car, except he's a better driver than the other [[TheWindInTheWillows [[Literature/TheWindInTheWillows Mr. Toad]].

* TakenALevelInBadass: Anarky went from being a whiny minor villain in "Tests" to a guy who can take out three Assassins, steal [[spoiler: Ra's al Ghul's body]], and make a deal with Lady Shiva for [[spoiler: his]] return, and live by the time of "Sacrifice". ** He has also, [[spoiler: during his villainous gambit in the episode "Nexus",]] taken on Katana and Batman both to almost a ''standstill''- almost, meaning they do eventually pin them. [[spoiler: ...but not before he puts a proximity-activated bomb on each of their wrists, himself included.]] *** [[spoiler: Did we mention his gambit involved bombing the mayor?]]

* TakenALevelInBadass: Anarky went ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The Failsafe to Wayne Manor. Locks down the manor, keeping anyone from being a whiny minor villain getting in "Tests" to a guy who can take out three Assassins, steal [[spoiler: Ra's al Ghul's body]], or out, and make a deal also comes with Lady Shiva for [[spoiler: his]] return, and live by the time of "Sacrifice". ** He has also, [[spoiler: during his villainous gambit in the episode "Nexus",]] taken on Katana and Batman both to almost a ''standstill''- almost, meaning they do eventually pin them. [[spoiler: ...but not before he puts a proximity-activated bomb on each of their wrists, himself included.]] *** [[spoiler: Did we mention his gambit involved bombing the mayor?]]surface-to-air missile launchers.

* [[ThrowAwayGuns Throw Away Cannon]]: As Humphry sees Batman scaling the castle wall, he just throws his cannon at him.
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* [[ThrowAwayGuns Throw Away Throw-Away Cannon]]: As Humphry sees Batman scaling the castle wall, he just throws his cannon at him.

** Also at least OnceAnEpisode someone says the title of said episode.
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** Also at least OnceAnEpisode OncePerEpisode someone says the title of said episode.episode. * TookALevelInBadass: Anarky went from being a whiny minor villain in "Tests" to a guy who can take out three Assassins, steal [[spoiler: Ra's al Ghul's body]], and make a deal with Lady Shiva for [[spoiler: his]] return, and live by the time of "Sacrifice". ** He has also, [[spoiler: during his villainous gambit in the episode "Nexus"]], taken on Katana and Batman both to almost a ''standstill''- almost, meaning they do eventually pin them. [[spoiler: ...but not before he puts a proximity-activated bomb on each of their wrists, himself included.]] *** [[spoiler: Did we mention his gambit involved bombing the mayor?]]

** Humpty Dumpty is yet another one, and is equally heartbreaking. He tried to do the right thing by testifying against his BadBoss Tobias Whale, but was horribly injured and driven insane by Tobias' vengeance. Humpty is left basically a super (tactically) intelligent child, who mostly just wants to play games. Unfortunately, his games involve (somewhat justifiably) getting even with the people who either attacked him or failed to protect him, so he ends up drawing the attention of Batman, who naturally tries to help him. [[CrapsackWorld it doesn't]] [[RunningGag work.]]
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** Humpty Dumpty is yet another one, and is equally heartbreaking. He tried to do the right thing by testifying against his BadBoss Tobias Whale, but was horribly injured and driven insane by Tobias' vengeance. Humpty is left basically a super (tactically) intelligent child, who mostly just wants to play games. Unfortunately, his games involve (somewhat justifiably) getting even with the people who either attacked him or failed to protect him, so he ends up drawing the attention of Batman, who naturally tries to help him. [[CrapsackWorld it It doesn't]] [[RunningGag work.]]

** In a later episode, we find out that [[spoiler: Katana's father, a well-intentioned guy for the most part, was blackmailed into betraying his best friend Alfred, making him one of these. And, again, because it's this show [[CrapsackWorld he dies for it.]]]]
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** In a later episode, we find out that [[spoiler: Katana's father, a well-intentioned guy for the most part, was blackmailed into betraying his best friend Alfred, making him one of these. And, again, because it's this show [[CrapsackWorld he dies for it.]]]]it]]]].

** From "Epitath": [[spoiler: Oracle: "Whoever was in that Batsuit, he wasn't Dane Lisslow. Because Dane Lisslow... doesn't exist."]]
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** From "Epitath": "Epitaph": [[spoiler: Oracle: "Whoever was in that Batsuit, he wasn't Dane Lisslow. Because Dane Lisslow... doesn't exist."]]
5th Oct '15 7:04:59 AM GamerSlyRatchet
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* FreezeFrameBonus: Pause to read some headlines in the newspaper in "Secrets". One suggests arson on warehouse fires, which may be some possible foreshadowing regarding Firefly. ** In "Hunted", the news has "Tobias Whale found innocent of smuggling charges, Lt. Gordon vows justice." In "Attraction", Harvey Dent and Arkham Asylum are mentioned, and in "Epitaph", Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot is named. It also repeats the first headline, but with Gordon as "commissioner" instead of lieutenant.
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* FreezeFrameBonus: Pause to read some headlines in the newspaper in "Secrets". One suggests arson on warehouse fires, which may be some possible foreshadowing regarding Firefly. either Phosphorus Rex or Firefly. Another headline mentions the "rising population" of Arkham Asylum. ** In "Hunted", the news has "Tobias Whale found innocent of smuggling charges, Lt. Gordon vows justice." In "Attraction", Harvey Dent and Arkham Asylum (misspelled as Arkum) are mentioned, and in "Epitaph", Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot is named. It also repeats the first headline, but with Gordon as "commissioner" instead of lieutenant.

* TheGhost: The Penguin get's a few mentions but never shows up. Harvey is seen wondering if there's a significance behind the name, and partially obscuring a sketch of him. A later episode's news bulletin identifies Oswald Cobblepot as the Penguin Man.
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* TheGhost: The Penguin get's gets a few mentions but never shows up. Harvey is seen wondering if there's a significance behind the name, and partially obscuring a sketch of him. A later episode's news bulletin identifies Oswald Cobblepot as the Penguin Man.
4th Oct '15 1:26:50 PM StFan
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A [[AllCGICartoon CGI animated]] Franchise/{{Batman}} cartoon in which the Caped Crusader teams up with swordswoman {{Katana}} and his gun-toting ex-secret agent butler Alfred Pennyworth to face a criminal underworld populated by costumed supervillains.
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A [[AllCGICartoon CGI animated]] Franchise/{{Batman}} cartoon in which the Caped Crusader teams up with swordswoman {{Katana}} ComicBook/{{Katana}} and his gun-toting ex-secret agent butler Alfred Pennyworth to face a criminal underworld populated by costumed supervillains.
10th Sep '15 8:13:32 AM StFan
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* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Tobias Whale, BlackLightning's ArchEnemy, serves as a Batman villain here.
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* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Tobias Whale, BlackLightning's ComicBook/BlackLightning's ArchEnemy, serves as a Batman villain here.
30th Aug '15 5:37:33 PM randomtroper89
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** Anarky takes traits from the [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Nolanverse]] version of the Joker (Batman's ArchEnemy who sees him as a WorthyOpponent and styles himself as an agent of chaos) and the Riddler (egotistical planner who freaks out when his "perfect" plans are thwarted). There's also a bit of influence from Bat-Rogues who style themselves as an EvilCounterpart to Batman.[[note]]i.e. villians like Prometheus, Wrath, Killer Moth, and Owlman.[[/note]] Oh, and his costume is reminiscent of MoonKnight and ComicBook/TheSpectre.
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** Anarky takes traits from the [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Nolanverse]] version of the Joker (Batman's ArchEnemy who sees him as a WorthyOpponent and styles himself as an agent of chaos) and the Riddler (egotistical planner who freaks out when his "perfect" plans are thwarted). There's also a bit of influence from Bat-Rogues who style themselves as an EvilCounterpart to Batman.[[note]]i.e. villians like Prometheus, Wrath, Killer Moth, and Owlman.[[/note]] Oh, and his costume is reminiscent of MoonKnight and ComicBook/TheSpectre.

*** Anarky is similar to the DarkKnightTrilogy version of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker (CardCarryingVillain who fancies himself as the embodiment of chaos and is Batman's ArchEnemy).
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*** Anarky is similar to the DarkKnightTrilogy Nolanverse version of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker (CardCarryingVillain who fancies himself as the embodiment of chaos and is Batman's ArchEnemy).

** The very Manhattan-esque establishing shots of Gotham City, with the bridge over the river and all, seem taken almost straight from ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.
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** The very Manhattan-esque establishing shots of Gotham City, with the bridge over the river and all, seem taken almost straight from ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.''The Dark Knight Trilogy''.

** Batman takes the fall for Gordon breaking Tobias Whale out of jail, his reasoning for doing so almost identical to his actions at the end of ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
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** Batman takes the fall for Gordon breaking Tobias Whale out of jail, his reasoning for doing so almost identical to his actions at the end of ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.''The Dark Knight''.

*** And the barricade of cars resemble the ones from TheDarkKnightRises.
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*** And the barricade of cars resemble the ones from TheDarkKnightRises.''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.

** Bruce's quip, "I own this restaurant", in "Instinct" is taken from ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
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** Bruce's quip, "I own this restaurant", in "Instinct" is taken from ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.''The Dark Knight''.

** In "Fall", it's revealed in flashbacks that Alfred told Bruce not to ignore his limits, like in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. Also [[spoiler: Batman's defeat at the hand of Ra's and the ninjas taking him prisoner are reminescent of the Batman vs Bane battle in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'']].
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** In "Fall", it's revealed in flashbacks that Alfred told Bruce not to ignore his limits, like in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. ''The Dark Knight''. Also [[spoiler: Batman's defeat at the hand of Ra's and the ninjas taking him prisoner are reminescent of the Batman vs Bane battle in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'']].''The Dark Knight Rises'']].

** Harvey Dent's bandaged face, a dead ringer for his appearance in ''TheDarkKnightReturns''.
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** Harvey Dent's bandaged face, a dead ringer for his appearance in ''TheDarkKnightReturns''.''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.
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