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->''"Your angel of death awaits..."''
-->-- '''The Phantasm'''

Of the various films based on the {{DCAU}} (and DC's original animated films), ''Mask of the Phantasm'' -- TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' -- was the very first one and remains the only feature to have received a theatrical release.

As Batman continues his war on Gotham City's underworld, he discovers a new foe who wants to take that war to a whole new level: The Phantasm, a mysterious masked figure who has killed off several of Gotham's high-profile mob bosses. The Phantasm has a similar appearance to Batman and targets criminals like Batman does, which leads the police to blame The Caped Crusader for the killings. As the police try to stop him, Batman tries to clear his name -- and tries to stop Phantasm before another murder happens.

The film also follows Bruce Wayne's past and present relationship with love interest Andrea Beaumont (who has her own ties to The Phantasm) and shows Bruce's first attempts at vigilantism before becoming The Batman.

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!! ''Batman: Mask of the Phantasm'' contains examples of the following tropes

* AdaptationDistillation: Some elements of the story are loosely taken from ''Batman: Year Two''. The flashback scene where Bruce goes after some crooks before cooking up his Batman persona is also a reference to Year One.
* AmusementParkOfDoom: The Joker turns the ''World Of The Future'' amusement park into his own abode. Being The Joker, he also fills it with plenty of traps and puts high explosives in every one of the tunnels underneath the park (of which there are 20 miles worth).
* AntiVillain: The Phantasm falls somewhere between "Well-Intentioned Anti-Villain" and "NominalHero". [[spoiler:Also a Woobie Anti-Villain once her backstory is revealed.]]
* AscendedExtra: Not in the film itself, but in the novelization, which ties up a dangling plot thread by giving some extra scenes to a character who's only in the film for less than a minute.
* AssholeVictim: Almost every death in the movie is a violent, unrepetent criminal that nobody mourns. Batman only opposes the Phantasm because, regardless of the fact that they deserved it, it is not any one person's place to be judge, jury, and executioner.
* AsianAirhead: One of the girls vying for Bruce's attention at the party at the beginning of the movie.
-->'''AsianAirhead:''' What about the "I" word?\\
'''Bruce:''' "I" word?\\
'''Airhead:''' "Ingagement".
* AwardBaitSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJJxbQVnVe8 "I Never Even Told You", sung by Tia Carrere.]]
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Salvatore Valestra. It's essentially the most mob-bossiest mob boss name ever. ''Damn''.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Well, sort of. We get to see Bruce put on the cowl for the first time.
* {{Badass}}:
** Batman.
** The Phantasm.
** The Joker.
* BadassCape: Batman and Phantasm again.
* BehindTheBlack: Buzz Bronski falls into a grave that's out of view of the camera because it's over the edge of a hill. However, he should have been able to see it from his point of view. Since it was night this may be a case of HollywoodDarkness, but no one else had any trouble moving around before.
* BerserkButton: "Don't ''touch'' me, old man! [[MoodWhiplash I don't know where you've been!]]"
* BigBad: The Phantasm.
* BigDamnHeroes:
** Batman showing up in the Batwing to confront The Phantasm.
** And again when he shows up in the Batcycle at Joker's hideout.
* BigDamnMovie: Averted in that the scale of threat is relatively small compared to some of the episodes of the TV series. Two ways the stakes are higher is that some characters explicitly die and the matter is much more personal for Batman than most of his other cases.
* BittersweetEnding: In the end, [[spoiler: Andrea disappears with the Joker in the explosions, but she leaves Bruce her locket, therefore letting him know she survived. The film doesn't exactly end on a happy note, though]].
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Phantasm wields a bladed weapon over one of his hands.
* BloodlessCarnage: ''Averted'', particularly during the sequence where Batman is cornered by the cops at a construction site and nearly killed in an explosion, and in the climatic fight scene with the Joker, where both them end up torn and bloodied; at one point, Batman kicks the Joker in the face and ''knocks one of his teeth out''.
* CallBack: The socialite angry at Bruce for dumping her had previously appeared in the episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE41JokersWild "Joker's Wild"]], wearing the same [[SimpleYetOpulent evening dress]], OperaGloves, and fur wrap.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Andrea did this to her father concerning his remarkably poor decision to be business partners with guys like Sal Valestra.
* CastAsAMask: [[spoiler:Stacey Keach plays The Phantasm, but not his secret identity. Deliberate misdirection since he also plays Andrea's father.]]
* CarFu: A villain example: when Chuckie Sol tries to run over Phantasm in the opening scene. Not so much...
* CatchPhrase: "Your Angel of Death awaits"
* ChairReveal: Used when Phantasm invades the home of Sal Valestra... and finds that Joker got there first.
* CloudCuckooLander / TalkativeLoon: Joker, especially in the scene where Sal tries to hire him to kill Batman.
* CombatPragmatist: The Joker during his brief fight with Phantasm.
** Subverted later when the Joker bypasses a large kitchen knife to [[RuleOfFunny grab a salami and bludgeon the Phantasm with it.]]
* CoolMask: The titular Mask of the Phantasm, which resembles a skull.
* CounterfeitCash: Chuckie Sol, the first gangster victim of the Phantasm, intended to launder a [[BriefcaseFullOfMoney briefcase]] full of the high-grade variety in his casino before his encounter with Batman (and Phantasm).
* DarkerAndEdgier: It's a widely held consensus that this is easily the most [[MaturityIsSeriousBusiness mature]] of the DCAU Batman adaptations. (And that's saying something!) It's only logical since the show had the same amount of finesse with handling adult issues but keeping it at a PG-rating, or at least trying to.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Alfred.
** Andrea also has her moments.
* TheDreaded: The Joker. Even the guy who [[PsychoForHire hires him]] wishes there was another way [[spoiler: and for good reason- Joker murders him off-screen.]]
* EmpathicEnvironment: The World of the Future.
* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Sal Valestra hires the Joker as a hitman. The latter kills the former to use his corpse as bait for the hit.]]
* EvilLaugh: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
* EvilOldFolks: Sal Valestra, at least in the parts of the movie set in the "present".
* {{Expy}}: The Phantasm is heavily inspired by the Reaper, a violent vigilante from ''Batman: Year Two''.
* FalseReassurance: Pretty obvious it's false, [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker considering the source]], but during the final battle:
-->'''Phantasm''': You're not smiling, Joker. I thought you found death amusing.
-->'''Joker''': Oh, me? You won't hear a giggle out of me. ''[he presses a hidden button and [[CrazyPrepared his robot "wife" laughs maniacally and attacks with a kitchen knife]]]''
** Earlier in the film, he has another.
-->'''Joker''': Nobody's gonna hurt my pal, [[spoiler:Sal.]]
* FatBastard: Buzz Bronski, the second of Phantasm's victims.
* FemmeFatale / DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler: Andrea, upon being revealed to be The Phantasm.]]
* FieryRedhead: Andrea sometimes. Also the one socialite who chews Bruce out for suddenly dumping her.
* FilmNoir: This is probably the most noir-ish example of a Batman adaptation ever, even by The Animated Series' standards.
* FlyAtTheCameraEnding: In this case, actually a Swing At The Camera Ending.
* FootPopping
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Loads of it.
** Andrea telling Bruce that her father "doesn't matter anymore." [[spoiler:Bruce thinks this is because he was told Andrea's father is the Phantasm, but it is because Beaumont is already dead and Andrea herself is wearing the costume.]]
** Joker confronting Reeves in his office hints that they know a good deal about the Beaumonts. [[spoiler:Joker puts the pieces together about the Phantasm's identity in this scene and later tries to kill Andrea with a booby trap phone call (calling his intended target "toots" and "boopsie"). The reason he does not suspect Andrea's father is also foreshadowed in all of this - because Joker was the one to kill him all those years ago.]]
*** [[spoiler:Batman picked up the phone, and realize the Phantasm isn't Andrea's father.]]
** Bruce's proposal to Andrea is interrupted by a swarm of bats erupting from the cave below them.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Dual examples in the spooky, unnamed Mafia Hitman who eventually becomes [[spoiler: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker]] and [[spoiler:Andrea, who [[TookALevelInBadass takes a few levels in badass]] and becomes The Phantasm]].
* GodzillaThreshold: Things have gotten pretty desperate when you try to [[spoiler:hire the Joker as a hitman]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In classic ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' fashion, this film manages to get away with a number of things such as alluding to Bruce having sex with Andrea, the Joker making sexual jokes at his robot wife, etc. The list goes on and on. ''Awesomely''.
* TheGrimReaper: The Phantom's design is based on this.
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:Andrea]] to the ''Joker'', no less.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Batman again, and especially so by the end of it. [[spoiler:Andrea is also one.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Phantasm. Alfred even notes it when consoling Bruce near the end of the movie.
-->'''Alfred:''' Vengeance blackens the soul, Bruce. I've always feared that you would become that which you fought against. You walk the edge of that abyss every night, but you haven't fallen in and I thank heaven for that.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Andrea Beaumont. Bruce was actually prepared to marry her. Incidentally, a socialite who he previously dated, and then calls him out for not bothering to phone her near the beginning of the film, is also a redhead.
* HijackedByGanon: The Joker's relevance to the plot and centrality to the climax does kind of come out of nowhere; he's not even introduced until about halfway through, and even then his connection to events is only hinted at for a while after. A case of TropesAreNotBad.
* HitFlash: For a hammer hitting a windshield, at that.
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** Batman confronted Andrea about what she knows, but she claimed ignorance and wants him to leave. Before leaving, he spitefully asks her whether she's still following her dad's orders. She retorts that he's the only one in the room being controlled by his parents - she knows who he really is after seeing him near the tombstone of Bruce's parents. But as soon as he's gone, she collapses onto her bed, sobbing uncontrollably. [[spoiler:She probably said that so Batman/Bruce wouldn't interfere, but hurt her to say that to him.]]
** Later in the movie, this exchange may qualify:
--->'''Batman:''' But, [[spoiler:Andy]], what will vengeance solve?
--->'''[[spoiler:Andrea]]:''' If anyone knows the answer to that, Bruce, it's you.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo:
** [[spoiler: Andrea trying to justify her actions:]]
--->[[spoiler: '''Andrea''': They took everything from me: [[YouKilledMyFather my father]], my life, you. I'm not saying it's right, or even sane, but it's all I've got left. So, either [[WithUsOrAgainstUs help me or get out of the way!]]]]
** [[spoiler:Arthur Reeves had his own reason for selling out Andrea and her father to the mob.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Arthur Reeves:''' (laughing hysterically due to Joker toxin) I was broke! Desperate! They said all they wanted was their money back!]]
* InexplicablyAwesome: The Phantasm appears to have super strength, super speed, and smoke-related teleportation and makes it pretty clear in a couple instances that the last one is a bona fide superpower. The movie never explains how the Phantasm is able to do ''any'' of this.
* InTheHood: Phantasm.
* IronicEcho: One of the mob bosses Phantasm kills had earlier said that Phantasm's previous victim [[JerkAss "always was a loser"]]. Right before Phantasm kills him, he says that the mob boss always was a loser.
* JerkAss: Arthur Reeves. And that's putting it ''mildly''.
* JokerImmunity: [[spoiler: Joker's fate at the end of the movie is not revealed, but his appearances in later DCAU materials show that he clearly survived.]]
* KickTheDog: "Chuckie, Chuckie... you always were a loser". Some thing to say to a dead friend's grave.
** PlayedForLaughs when Joker kicks the robotic dog in the ''World Of The Future'' amusement park.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: Joker's murder of Sal Valestra and later poisoning Arthur Reeves with some of his laughing gas]].
* KungFoley: Immediately following Bruce's first night trying his hand at this whole vigilante gig, we see him practicing Jujitsu in his front yard accompanied with full sound effects.
* LadyKillerInLove: Inverted with Bruce. He was genuinely in love with Andrea before he became the womanizer he is in the modern parts of the movie. [[spoiler:Then he and Andrea briefly get back together again...]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Arthur Reeves sold out Andrea and her father to the mob for refusing to fund his first election, thereby facilitating Andrea's father's death. As a result, the Joker initially suspects him of being the Phantasm (or hired him) to get rid of loose ends and confronts him. Though Joker quickly deduces that it's Andrea instead, he still doses Arthur with Joker toxin, leaving him hospitalized.]]
* LaughingMad: Joker constantly laughs throughout the film, but the most notable instance of Laughing Mad is [[spoiler:right when, shortly after being captured by Phantasm/Andrea Beaumont and Batman, and certainly going to die at the former's hand, the bombs across the abandoned future fair grounds explode and start demolishing the fairgrounds, making any chances of him dying even more likely, the Joker starts breaking down into uncontrollable laughter.]]
* LeaveYourQuestTest: Take away everything to do with Batman being framed, the Phantasm trying to get revenge on the Joker, and Bruce Wayne's failure to hold on to a woman, this is the core of the film, where Batman's ready to become a masked vigilante and go down the path of darkness and angst forever (although he hasn't seen any bats yet)...but has found happiness with Andrea Beaumont, the GirlOfTheWeek. This leads into one of the saddest scenes in all of the Franchise/{{DCAU}}, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjAFbEP0wK4 where he begs his (dead) parents to let him go]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: Batman and Joker's respective themes are carried over from the show (and benefit from the full orchestra). Composer Shirley Walker also created news leitmotifs for the Valestra Gang, the Bruce/Andrea romance, and the Phantasm.
* LoanShark: This is strongly implied to have been the reason Andrea's Father had to uproot both himself and her and run to Europe. Though he eventually recoups their money, they decide they've had enough of his stalling and send [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker a certain hitman]] to kill him.
* LovedINotHonorMore: Bruce refuses to do this. "It's gotta be one or the other, I can't have it both ways. I can't put myself on the line if there's someone waiting for me to come home."
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Does the Phantsm have supernatural abilities? Or does he use smoke grenades and other tricks?
* MeleeATrois: The film is largely a three-way conflict between Batman, the Phantasm, and Joker, as demonstrated by [[http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/btas/backstage/motpstyleguide/13.gif this]] nifty color guide. By the time they're all gathered in the same place, though, EnemyMine has come into effect.
* MonsterClown: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, who else?
* MoodWhiplash:
** A slight version occurs when Sal Valestra tries to convince the Joker to take out Batman. The Joker pokes fun at the old man and seems to ignore him the entire time. Then we find out he murdered the old guy and propped him up in a chair to lure The Phantasm into a trap.
-->'''Joker''': (to Sal) That's it! That's what I like to see! A ''[[GoOutWithASmile nice big smile]]''.
** In that whole scene he goes through some.
--> '''Joker''': (fuming mad) Don't '''touch''' me old man! (shoves Sal, then smiles, laughs and brushes him up) I dunno where you've been!
** Later on, when the Phantasm shows up to get Valestra but instead finds a camera set up by the Joker, this trope is fully reinstated:
-->'''Joker''': ''(on a speaker)'' Whoops! Looks like the joke's on me, you're not Batman at all. There's a new player in town and soon his name will be all over town... to say nothing of his face, [[CrossesTheLineTwice legs, spleen, and head!]] ''(bomb detonates)''
** When The Joker is meeting with [[spoiler: Arthur Reeves]], he goes from intimidating, to nonchalant, to full-on psychopathic in about 2 and a half-minutes.
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya YouKilledMyFather PrepareToDie: Yes, the movie has all three of these tropes in one. Turns out, [[spoiler: Andrea is The Phantasm, her father was killed by The Joker when he was still just a regular mob enforcer (she'd already killed all but one of the bosses who'd ordered the hit) and she attempts to kill him]].
* MythologyGag: During a flashback, a bat was briefly seeing outside Bruce's window and flew away. However, Bruce didn't see it.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: The end credits song by Tia Carerre.
* NeverSayDie: Averted in the climax of the film: "Let me go or we'll ''both'' die!" "Whatever it takes!"
* NewOldFlame: Andrea Beaumont
* NoNameGiven: Despite the film titled "Mask of the Phantasm" the word Phantasm is never used and leaves [[spoiler:Andrea's]] disguise nameless.
* NoSell: Phantasm's first appearance has a mob boss shooting at him almost a dozen times with the bullets not doing a thing. Exactly how Phantasm was able to do that is never actually explained but presumably it was him making good use of his SmokeOut abilities.
* NotSoDifferent: The Phantasm thinks this of Batman and [[spoiler:herself]]. Alfred agrees, to a point.
-->'''Alfred:''' Vengeance blackens the soul, Bruce. I've always feared that you would become that which you fought against. You walk the edge of that abyss every night, but you haven't fallen in and I thank heaven for that.
* NotSoStoic: Alred, seeing Bruce in the cowl for the first time.
-->'''Alfred:''' Dear... ''God''!
* OhCrap:
** Bruce gets one when examining a group photo of Sal Valestra's old gang. One of the men looks familiar. With a red pen, he draws a grin and...
-->'''Batman:''' Oh, '''''no'''''!
** Arthur when he realizes Joker is in his office.
*** Also when the Joker believes Arthur hired the Phantasm to kill the mobsters, erasing his connections with them.
-->'''Arthur:''' Uh, wait a minute, you don't think...?\\
''[phone call from Andrea]''
** Then Joker when [[spoiler:Andrea]] looms over him after his jetpack crash.
--->'''Joker:''' Uh-oh.
* OminousLatinChanting: Played with. The opening theme for the movie is a choral version of the main theme from the animated series. However, the language isn't Latin, or even a real language. WordOfGod is that the lyrics were the names of some of the film's producers written backwards.
* OnlyAModel
* OriginsEpisode
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Phantasm's entire modus operandi.
* PhotoDoodleRecognition: [[spoiler: Bruce realizes a gangster in an old picture is the Joker after drawing his trademark grin on it]].
* PrecisionFStrike:
**
--->'''Batman''': You think you know everything about me, don't you?\\
'''Alfred''': I diapered your bottom, I '''bloody''' well ought to, ''[[WithDueRespect sir]]''.\\
'''Batman:''' [[LameComeback Well, you're wrong!]]
* PrettyInMink: A {{socialite}} wears a black fur wrap while describing how Bruce dumped her. The fur even adds a dramatic flourish when she throws a drink at Bruce, turns around, and storms away.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: An especially chilling example happens when we find out [[spoiler: what Joker does to Sal Valestra]].
* PsychoForHire: The Joker's first instance as one in the DCAU, though [[spoiler: he screws his employer over big time.]]
* RefusalOfTheCall: We see that Bruce ''tried'' to do this, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption but...]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler: And she admits it too.]]
-->'''Phantasm''': "I'm not saying it's right or even sane, but it's all I have left, so either help me or get out of the way!"
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: Andrea's motivation for being the Phantasm is to make the mobsters who ruined her life (and took her father) pay for what they've done. And She's not letting anyone stop her, especially not Bruce, even if she'll lose his love.]]
* RuleOfSymbolism: The ''World Of The Future'' amusement park is a metaphor for Bruce's own future. When he and Andrea visit it, it's bright, shining, and hopeful. In the present day, however, the park has become decayed, rotted, and unforgiving -- not to mention being haunted by an insane clown. And the second Andrea refuses Batmans LastSecondChance by stating that she intends to [[ThouShaltNotKill break his one rule]] the place explodes into utter chaos.
* RunningGag: Alfred walking in on Bruce and Andrea kissing, where he quickly walks out without disturbing them.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:Phantasm is in fact, Andrea Beaumont]]
* ScaleModelDestruction: The climactic battle takes place on a scale model of Gotham in an abandoned fair.
* ScareChord: We get one of these about halfway through the film, although the moment was creepy enough without it.
-->'''Phantasm''': [[CatchPhrase Salvatore Valestra, your Angel of Death awaits...]] *''The Phantasm pulls the newspaper from Valestra's hands, revealing his corpse, his face contorted into a horrific [[GlasgowGrin rictus smile.]]''*
* ServileSnarker: Alfred as always.
* SexyDiscretionShot: A rare one for the DCAU, but this movie got away with many mature themes.
* SexyShirtSwitch: Andrea is only seen wearing a large shirt after she spends the night with Bruce.
* ShoutOut:
** Bruce taking out a motorcyclist on foot is a direct reference to ''Manga/{{Akira}}''.
** When Batman is washed down the sewer near the end of the movie, the sequence of shots is the same as Lupin being washed down an aqueduct in ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro''.
** Batman's escape from the police through a construction zone is similar to a scene with a condemned building in ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''.
*** WordOfGod: It was lifted from the similar scene in ''Film/RoboCop1987''.
** Joker tries to escape on a jet pack similar to the one James Bond used in the beginning of ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''
** The end scene is almost identical to that of the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'': Batman standing on a rooftop, looking at the Bat-signal. It's just that both are never fully in frame at one time.
** Alfred's line about vengeance is very similar to Creator/FriedrichNietzsche's quote about [[HeWhoFightsMonsters becoming that which you fight against]].
** The lyrics of the chorus singing the Batman theme are the production crew backward. It's elaborated on in OminousLatinChanting.
* SleazyPolitician: Councilman Arthur Reeves starts out as a typical anti-Batman crusader (who is also friends with Bruce Wayne), and we later learn that he used to work for Andrea's father. When Carl and Andrea vanished with the money Carl embezzled, Arthur kept in touch with them [[spoiler:and later sold them out to the gangsters in order to finance his first election campaign.]]
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The film is blisteringly cynical for a kids superhero cartoon. (The major theme is that Batman's life always takes a turn for the worst and that he is damned to sadness and loneliness)
* SmokeOut: UpToEleven with Phantasm, who uses it for both teleportation and immunity to projectiles, including bullets.
* SmokingIsCool: Flashback Sal Valvestra is frequently seen smoking, in all his mobster badassness. Fast forward to the present however, [[RealityEnsues and it is easy to see the toll all that smoking took on him.]]
* TheSociopath: Joker. [[spoiler:Even his pre-acid dip incarnation who only appears briefly in flashbacks, has shades of this]]
* SpoiledByTheMerchandise: Creator/{{Kenner}}'s figure of the titular villain revealed that [[spoiler:"he" was actually Andrea Beaumont, Bruce Wayne's LoveInterest.]]
* TheSpook: This is the only time we get a glimpse of the Joker before the clown appearance, and he is still appropriately mysterious and without a name. Even then, he only appears marginally less psychopathic than his current incarnation.
* SuitUpOfDestiny: When Batman first puts on the cowl. It is a moment so utterly awesome and epic that ''Alfred'' is shocked.
* StarCrossedLovers: Bruce and Andrea.
* TakingYouWithMe:
-->'''Joker:''' I'm your only chance to get out of here. Let me go or we'll ''both'' die!
-->'''Batman:''' Whatever it takes!
* TalkingToTheDead: Andrea to her mother, Bruce to his parents.
-->'''Andrea:''' So, tell me - with all that money and power, how come you always look like you want to jump off a cliff?
-->'''Bruce:''' Why should you care?
-->'''Andrea:''' I don't. Mother was asking.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** [[spoiler: Andrea after becoming The Phantasm.]]
** Bruce Wayne finally going from well-meaning citizen to full-blown vigilante. No matter how you slice it, it's 100% badass...
* TragicVillain: [[spoiler: Andrea, Andrea, Andrea...]]
* TheUnfought: Batman and the Phantasm only meet once, and their tussle is over almost before it begins thanks to the police.
* TheVoiceless: That mob enforcer with the pointy nose. [[spoiler:Likely to obscure the fact that he's a pre-chemical dip Joker.]]
* WhatsAnXLikeYouDoingInAYLikeThis: The Joker asks a variation of this:
-->'''The Joker''' So, what's an old-timer like you want with a two-timer like me?
* WhatTheHellHero: Andrea becomes angry at her father for them running away, forcing her to not only cancel her and Bruce's wedding, but can never see him again. Breaking in tears, she asked why did he get them involved with the mob. Ashamed, he tells her he's trying to give her a good life, but now swears he'll get them out of their debt. [[spoiler:Which proved to be futile.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The Joker has green hair, as always.
* YouLookFamiliar: Andrea is voiced by Dana Delany, who later became more famous as the voice of Lois Lane in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. In fact WordOfGod has stated that it was her stellar performance here that caused them to pursue her for the role of Lois in the first place. Bruce even had a brief relationship with Lois.
* {{Zeerust}}: The ''World Of The Future'' amusement park.
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