History WesternAnimation / TheBatman

17th Aug '16 4:25:38 PM drac0blade
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--> Batgirl: Ugh! Dudue! You just broke the superhero secret identity code!

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--> Batgirl: Ugh! Dudue! Dude! You just broke the superhero secret identity code!
17th Aug '16 4:24:27 PM drac0blade
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* {{Fainting}}: Completely justified for Tony Zucco in "A Matter of Family". He's just had his ass handed to him by a ''very'' angry Batman, then fallen from the top of a trapeze, only to be caught by Robin before he hits the ground. Once he's back on solid ground, he understandably faints dead away.

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* {{Fainting}}: Completely justified for Tony Zucco in "A Matter of Family". Family." He's just had his ass handed to him by a ''very'' angry Batman, then fallen from the top of a trapeze, only to be caught by Robin before he hits the ground. Once he's back on solid ground, he understandably faints dead away.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In "Fire & Ice", Chief Rojas noticed Ellen was cheering for Batman as well.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In "Fire & Ice", Ice," Chief Rojas noticed Ellen was cheering for Batman as well.



* FutureImperfect: They don't ''quite'' get the details of Batman's life right in "Artifacts".

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* FutureImperfect: They don't ''quite'' get the details of Batman's life right in "Artifacts"."Artifacts."



* GrandFinale: "Lost Heroes", the two-part finale of Season 5, has Batman and the Justice League thwart the alliance of Hugo Strange and the Joining.

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* GrandFinale: "Lost Heroes", Heroes," the two-part finale of Season 5, has Batman and the Justice League thwart the alliance of Hugo Strange and the Joining.



* HumongousMecha: Mr. Freeze's exo-suit in "Artifacts," Scarface's new body in "The Big Dummy", and the Batman has a mecha of his own.

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* HumongousMecha: Mr. Freeze's exo-suit in "Artifacts," Scarface's new body in "The Big Dummy", Dummy," and the Batman has a mecha of his own.



** Wrath and Scorn immensely as they "fight for the rights of innocent criminals trying to make a living".

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** Wrath and Scorn immensely as they "fight for the rights of innocent criminals trying to make a living".living."



* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: Before it even got started in "The Big Dummy".

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* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: Before it even got started in "The Big Dummy".Dummy."



** The episode, "Batgirl Begins", is a reference to ''Film/BatmanBegins''.

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** The episode, "Batgirl Begins", Begins," is a reference to ''Film/BatmanBegins''.



** In "Team Penguin", Ragdoll suggests "Villains United" as a potential name for the villains team. One version of Ragdoll is known for staring in a series with just that name.

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** In "Team Penguin", Penguin," Ragdoll suggests "Villains United" as a potential name for the villains team. One version of Ragdoll is known for staring in a series with just that name.



** In the first episode, Joker says "Blame it on the bats in my belfry". A nod to the 1989 film where he said "It can be truly said, that I have a bat in my belfry".

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** In the first episode, Joker says "Blame it on the bats in my belfry". belfry." A nod to the 1989 film where he said "It can be truly said, that I have a bat in my belfry".belfry."



** The Joker is responsible for creating Clayface in this continuity, and as a result, they have an intense hostility towards each other. There was a 1960's comic story entitled "The Great Clayface-Joker Feud", which also depicted Joker and Clayface as rivals.

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** The Joker is responsible for creating Clayface in this continuity, and as a result, they have an intense hostility towards each other. There was a 1960's comic story entitled "The Great Clayface-Joker Feud", Feud," which also depicted Joker and Clayface as rivals.



** In "The Icy Depths", the Penguin is mentioned to have an ancestor named Chesterfield Cobblepot. In the comics, Chesterfield was the Penguin's middle name.

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** In "The Icy Depths", Depths," the Penguin is mentioned to have an ancestor named Chesterfield Cobblepot. In the comics, Chesterfield was the Penguin's middle name.



** In "The Metalface of Comedy", Robin has an online gaming avatar named Nightwing, whose appearance is based off the costume Dick Grayson used when he first used the identity in the comics, to boot.
** In "The End of the Batman", Robin speculates that Wrath and Scorn can be evil versions of him and Batman from another dimension or their antimatter counterparts, a reference to Owlman and Talon, the Dynamic Duo's Crime Syndicate counterparts.

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** In "The Metalface of Comedy", Comedy," Robin has an online gaming avatar named Nightwing, whose appearance is based off the costume Dick Grayson used when he first used the identity in the comics, to boot.
** In "The End of the Batman", Batman," Robin speculates that Wrath and Scorn can be evil versions of him and Batman from another dimension or their antimatter counterparts, a reference to Owlman and Talon, the Dynamic Duo's Crime Syndicate counterparts.



** More or less Superman and Batman in the season 5 premiere, "The Batman/Superman Story", which has Batman the more willing of the two to team up and Superman being the one who's initially against it, as opposed to the other way as usual.

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** More or less Superman and Batman in the season 5 premiere, "The Batman/Superman Story", Story," which has Batman the more willing of the two to team up and Superman being the one who's initially against it, as opposed to the other way as usual.



** The fourth season adds Robin and goes much more DarkerAndEdgier than before with scenes like Robin's parents being killed or seeing Gotham get gassed with nerve gas [[spoiler:along with Batman, Robin and Batgirl dying, though there's a ResetButton]] in "Seconds". It also ends with [[spoiler:the Justice League forming.]]

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** The fourth season adds Robin and goes much more DarkerAndEdgier than before with scenes like Robin's parents being killed or seeing Gotham get gassed with nerve gas [[spoiler:along with Batman, Robin and Batgirl dying, though there's a ResetButton]] in "Seconds". "Seconds." It also ends with [[spoiler:the Justice League forming.]]



** In "Superman Story", to "Rocket Robinhood". Lampshaded by Robin.

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** In "Superman Story", Story," to "Rocket Robinhood". Robinhood." Lampshaded by Robin.



%%* SlowClap: The ending of "Fire and Ice".

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%%* SlowClap: The ending of "Fire and Ice".Ice."



* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Everyone seems to call him "The Batman", presumably because he has very little public consciousness at the time and thus is seen more as an entity rather than an individual.
** Inverted for Joker, who unlike most other versions of the character is not called "''The'' Joker".

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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Everyone seems to call him "The Batman", Batman," presumably because he has very little public consciousness at the time and thus is seen more as an entity rather than an individual.
** Inverted for Joker, who unlike most other versions of the character is not called "''The'' Joker".Joker."



** In "Artifacts", they say that they didn't find Batman, all they found was Artifacts.
** Penguin does this quite a bit in "Team Penguin".

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** In "Artifacts", "Artifacts," they say that they didn't find Batman, all they found was Artifacts.
** Penguin does this quite a bit in "Team Penguin".Penguin."



* WickedToymaker: In "Toys for Cash", we have Cosmo Krank. After his production was shut down because his toys were unnecessarily dangerous, he starts making deadly toys to get back at Bruce Wayne.

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* WickedToymaker: In "Toys for Cash", Cash," we have Cosmo Krank. After his production was shut down because his toys were unnecessarily dangerous, he starts making deadly toys to get back at Bruce Wayne.



* YouJustToldMe: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgagjEz35oM This clip]] from the episode "Strange Minds".
* ZombieApocalypse: In the episode "Strange New World", Professor Hugo Strange releases a toxin that transforms everyone into zombies into Gotham. Batman does all he can to find an antidote, only to realize at the last moment that [[spoiler:the zombies are just an illusion Strange created and the antidote he created is actually Strange's real toxin]]. Dracula tried to start one in TheMovie, if you count vampires as zombies.

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* YouJustToldMe: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgagjEz35oM This clip]] from the episode "Strange Minds".
Minds."
* ZombieApocalypse: In the episode "Strange New World", World," Professor Hugo Strange releases a toxin that transforms everyone in Gotham into zombies into Gotham. zombies. Batman does all he can to find an Strange's antidote, only to realize at the last moment that [[spoiler:the zombies are just an illusion Strange created and the antidote he created "antidote" is actually Strange's the real toxin]]. Dracula tried to start one in TheMovie, if you count vampires as zombies.
8th Aug '16 10:42:04 PM CaptainTedium
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* AlienInvasion: The Joining.

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* AlienInvasion: The Joining.Joining try to take over Earth.



* BasementDweller: Cluemaster.

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* BasementDweller: Cluemaster.Cluemaster still lives with his mother and has his lair in her basement. Batman even figures out that his mother's house was where the villain would be, rhetorically asking Alfred where a man who never grew up would be.
7th Aug '16 7:54:01 PM DrNoPuma
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* CreepyCircusMusic: Joker's {{Leitmotif}} is an eerie tune played on a distorted circusy-sounding organ. In some parts, it even sounds a bit like Creator/JohannSebastianBach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor!
30th Jul '16 8:18:48 AM LordQwert
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** It also features water flowing through open trenches in the middle of the hallways, making one wonder what the building could possibly have been originally built for.
30th Jul '16 8:09:39 AM LordQwert
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The series also did a mix up of traditional Creator/DCComics lore, primarily that Batgirl shows up as Batman's partner before Robin. Later on, it showed Batman as being the primary organizer of the Justice League and convincing {{Franchise/Superman}} it was a good idea. (Normally Superman and ComicBook/MartianManhunter are credited with the League's concept and formation.)

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The series also did a mix up of traditional Creator/DCComics lore, primarily that Batgirl shows up as Batman's partner before Robin. Later on, it showed Batman as being the primary organizer of the immediately onboard with Justice League and convincing {{Franchise/Superman}} it was a good idea. (Normally Superman and ComicBook/MartianManhunter are credited with have some difficulty getting Batman to commit to the League's concept and formation.League.)
29th Jul '16 3:31:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: D.A.V.E. saw everything Batman threw at him coming, including the great line: "I guess you want your tracking device back" to Batman, who is not only behind him but has not revealed himself yet.



* SadisticChoice: D.A.V.E offers on to Batman in the season three finale. Batman decides to TakeAThirdOption: only for D.A.V.E [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy to have anticipated it.]]

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* SadisticChoice: D.A.V.E offers on to Batman in the season three finale. Batman decides to TakeAThirdOption: only for D.A.V.E [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy to have anticipated it.]]
26th Jul '16 4:14:51 PM DrNoPuma
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* ImpossibleSmileOfDoom: Although Joker does not wear this expression himself, it is used on his joker card, clown balloon, and other objects associated with him.
23rd May '16 6:31:14 PM Old_Web_Head
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*AndIMustScream: The fate of [[spoiler: Hugo Strange]] because [[spoiler: he gets all of the universe's knowledge from the Joining and can barely move after his head becomes full of the knowledge.]]
18th May '16 10:02:09 AM DrNoPuma
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* IncrediblyLamePun: There are a ''lot'' of these in the earlier episodes (usually on the part of villains). It gets toned down in later seasons.



* IronicEcho: Sort of, the Joker says it twice but [[spoiler: The Joker Moon in the episode "Strange Minds" yells out "Egad! A Batman in my belfry!" which brings the second quote of this page's quotes to its literal meaning.]]

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* IronicEcho: Sort of, the ImpossibleSmileOfDoom: Although Joker says does not wear this expression himself, it twice but [[spoiler: The Joker Moon is used on his joker card, clown balloon, and other objects associated with him.
* IncrediblyLamePun: There are a ''lot'' of these
in the episode "Strange Minds" yells out "Egad! A Batman in my belfry!" which brings earlier episodes (usually on the second quote part of this page's quotes to its literal meaning.]]villains). It gets toned down in later seasons.


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* IronicEcho: Sort of, the Joker says it twice but [[spoiler: The Joker Moon in the episode "Strange Minds" yells out "Egad! A Batman in my belfry!" which brings the second quote of this page's quotes to its literal meaning.]]
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