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->''"Batman's rich history allows him to be interpreted in a multitude of ways. To be sure, this is a lighter incarnation, but it's certainly no less valid and true to the character's roots than the tortured avenger [[ParentalAbandonment crying out for mommy and daddy]]."''
--> -- '''Bat-Mite''' defends this incarnation of Batman. [[BreakingTheFourthWall During the show.]]

The second non-{{Franchise/DCAU}} AnimatedAdaptation of ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' by Creator/WarnerBros, announced after ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' ended.

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 ''Bat-Manga!'' just as happily as it references ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.

The show is notable for having the first animated appearance of the ComicBook/BlueBeetle, specifically the third Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes (though Dan Garrett and Ted Kord also make posthumous appearances). It's also the animation debut of [[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders the Outsiders]] (as a team, anyway; ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}} had a supporting role on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''). Among them Comicbook/BlackLightning and {{Katana}}, finally making their official debuts in animation. It also marks the first television appearance of the original [[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]], Jay Garrick, as well as the Creator/JackKirby creations {{Kamandi}}, The Last Boy On Earth and {{OMAC}}: One Man Army Corps. And when A-lister Superman finally appears in season three, his character-centric episode consists of half an hour of [[AscendedMeme nods]] to Website/{{Superdickery}}.

The show's first season was originally supposed to run for 13 episodes before a break, but it was [[SleeperHit so well received]] that the break until the next episode aired was shortened to a single week, extending the first season well past its original run. After three excellent seasons, the creators decided to wrap up the show, instead of risking SeasonalRot if they'd continue. A darker CGI series dubbed ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' succeeded it in 2013.

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.

This series has ''Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame'' as a side-scrolling video game adaption released in 2010. While the gameplay received positive to mixed reactions, its presentation is agreed to staying true to the series.

There's a MusicalEpisode starring Creator/NeilPatrickHarris, a crossover with ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' which also animates an old Magazine/{{MAD}} parody and stars Music/WeirdAlYankovic, and a team-up episode with WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost.

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 show contains examples of:

* FiveFiveFive -0129 is Catwoman's phone number.
* AbnormalAmmo: In "Joker: The Vile and the Villainous", the Joker uses a gun that fires bullets that turn into boxing gloves.
* AbortedArc: The return of Equinox in Season 3 sets up a storyline to destroy the remaining 11 fragments of his consciousness, but the show [[CutShort was abruptly wrapped up]].
* AbsoluteCleavage: Dala in "Shadow of the Bat!".
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Katana's trademark weapon.
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The pipe under the Tiger Fortress in "Last Bat On Earth!" and the villain's hideout in "Enter the Outsiders!"
* 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.
* ActuallyADoombot: How Lex Luthor escaped from prison.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal:
** Batman appears to be taking speech lessons from [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents The Crimson Chin.]]
** The MirrorUniverse seems to like this. The Injustice Syndicate includes the Blue Bowman, the Scarlet Scarab, and Silver Cyclone.
** Plastic Man seems to have taken a page from Batman's book in another episode, referring to one of his enemies, Rubberneck, as a "latex leviathan".
** Joker picks it up while he's the [[VillainProtagonist protagonist]] in "Joker: The Vile and the Villainous".
** AQUAMAN actually gets into an alliteration battle with Penguin in "Night of the Batmen!"
* AdamWesting: "Chill of the Night!" goes [[UpToEleven the extra mile]]. We have Adam West and Julie Newmar [[Series/{{Batman}} (Batman and Catwoman)]] as Thomas and Martha Wayne. [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Kevin Conroy]] plays the ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger and [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Mark Hamill]] plays ComicBook/TheSpectre, making a wager for Batman's soul. In a story focused on the death of Bruce Wayne's parents, written by [[{{Franchise/DCAU}} Paul Dini]].
** Adam West returned later to voice the character Proto, a bumbling beta-test robot.
** Ted [=McGinley=] appears in the final episode once Bat-Mite mentions that a sure fire way to run a show is to bring in [=McGinley=]
* {{Adorkable}}: Jaime definitely works. To a lesser extent, Batman can be this in his lighter moments.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Archaeology professor John Ulthoon a.k.a. Red Tornado tells his students that real archaeologists are nothing like this. [[HypocriticalHumor Then he runs off to go fight with Batman]].
* AfterTheEnd: Kamandi's time period.
* AGodAmI: Equinox near the end of "The Fate of Equinox!".
* AIIsACrapshoot: As seen when the Red Tornado attempts to build a son with emotions.
* AirVentPassageway:
** Averted in "Menace of the Conqueror Cavemen!", as the air vents are cramped. They also shake and make a good deal of noise when Batman and Booster crawl through them. Fortunately Kru'll isn't paying attention.
** Also subverted in "Deep Cover for Batman!" as the disguised Dark Knight tries to make his way to the captive Red Hood through air vents large enough to stand in. Unfortunately, trying to sneak up on a wind elemental villain like Silver Cyclone through the ventilation system isn't that good an idea.
** Played dead straight in "Fall of the Blue Beetle!", where Batman and the Blue Beetle enter the villain's lair through an extensive network of ducts large enough for them to stand side by side.
* AlienGeometries: A standard-issue Escher magical library in the BatmanColdOpen of "The Eyes of Despero!". Batman is largely unfazed by the shifting gravity, and actually uses it to good effect.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: FanWank up an [[WildMassGuessing explanation]] at your peril.
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler: Shadow of the Bat, in which Batman turns the whole Justice League International into vampires, turns out to be a hallucination caused by a bite from Dala]]
* AllUpToYou: G'Nort
* AllYourPowersCombined: Used at the end of "The Fate of Equinox!"
* AlphabetArchitecture: in the episode "Emperor Joker", a near omnipotent Joker reshapes some buildings in Gotham City to spell "Joker" during his VillainSong.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: In "Mitefall", when Bat-Mite is trying to make the show more [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] in an effort to get it canceled, he gives Batman a talking hoversled with flame decals and matching outfit. There actually was a toy like this (it didn't talk, though), from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', of all places.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The heroes who join in on the "Drive Us Bats" number in the MusicalEpisode express this.
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: Jaime Reyes has one of these in the form of a scarab. Not that he needs it, mind you, it just makes his asskicking easier.
* AnachronismStew: "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!" has for the Franchise/ScoobyDoo crossover the Scooby Gang of the "New Scooby Doo Movies" (circa 1972-1974), with the action of the 60s Batman series (Batman and Robin punching the Joker and Penguin, with Scooby and Shaggy getting a magical courage boost and joining in), and "Weird Al" Yankovic with his looks since the late 90's (until then, Al usually had his mustache on). All of this was due to Bat-Mite using his reality-warping powers.
* AnalogyBackfire: In "Cry Freedom Fighters!", Plastic Man declares that he is "as patriotic as Benedict Arnold!".
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The ending of "Time Out For Vengeance!"
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Assimilation by the Reach.]] [[spoiler: Luckily [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind it can be overcome.]] ]]
* AngryBlackMan:
** Bronze Tiger
** Black Lightning could count in at least one episode. Okay, angry black ''teenager''.
* {{Animorphism}}: The Totem causes Fox, Vulture, Shark, Bronze Tiger and Batman to turn into... [[AnimalSuperheroes well, what you might expect.]]
* AntagonistInMourning: Barry Allen's entire RoguesGallery (Captain Cold, Heat-Wave and Weather Wizard). When Kid Flash shows up, they lament that it's just not the same, as Kid Flash tries to be TheStoic, contrast with Barry's "[[LargeHam joie de vivre]]".
** Subverted in "Emperor Joker!" - after killing Bats, Joker gives him a brief eulogy, then promptly resurrects him and puts him through a DeathMontage.
* AnvilOnHead: In the cold open of "Day of the Dark Knight!", Guy Gardner battles an alien by forming his Green Lantern energy into a variety of heavy objects (including the traditional pyramid-shaped multi-ton weight, and a [[PianoDrop grand piano]]) and dropping them on his opponent.
* AngelsPose: The Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey involuntarily pulled one in the episode "The Mask of Matches Malone" while standing [[BackToBackBadasses back to back on a stage]]
* {{Anticlimax}}: In "Inside the Outsiders!", after seeing Katana's heartwrenching backstory, Batman enters Black Lightning's nightmare expecting to see some similar trauma. He finds Black Lightning attacking civilians over [[DisproportionateRetribution putting sprinkles in coffee and wearing white after Labor Day]].
* AntiVillain: In "The Vile and the Villainous!", Joker and The Weeper destroy [[BigBrotherIsWatching Batman's crime predicting machine]], ensuring the freedom to commit villainy for all of Gotham's criminals.
* AnyoneCanDie: While many villains seem to have JokerImmunity, the heroes are not so lucky.
* ApocalypseHow: Emperor Joker causes an X-4, destroying the whole universe, leaving an empty white void with himself, his henchmen, Batman, and Bat-Mite. He then builds a room made of cards in its place.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: ComicBook/GreenArrow does not buy evil doubles from a parallel universe. This is while he's teamed up with [[FantasyKitchenSink a stretchy guy, a teenager wearing an alien superweapon, and a robot who makes tornadoes]].
* ArmCannon: Blue Beetle has a pair of these, and Black Manta gets one too.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Bronze Tiger and Fox.
* ArsenalAttire: In "Joker: The Vile and the Villainous", the Weeper has a handkerchief that can be used as a sword and a lasso (amongst other things).
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Almost literally, when Red Tornado lists Fun Haus's convictions:
--> '''Red Tornado''': "Felony robbery. Parole violation. Felony assault. Jaywalking."
** Also qualifies: "This show's closing early, Music Meister, due to criminal intent! And bad reviews."
*** Plus, there's an inversion in "Chill of the Night!" when a dying man confesses that he hit a kid when he was nine, yelled at his wife, lied about his weight on his driver's license, and spent 20 years running the rackets in Gotham.
* ArtShift: Throughout most of "Chill of the Night!", Batman's costume is a good deal darker than usual, reflecting the [[DarkerAndEdgier mood of the episode.]]
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Sherlock Holmes and Watson were real people!
* AscendedExtra: Joker gets '''a lot''' more focus in season 3.
* AscendedFanboy: Jaime Reyes, the Blue Beetle, was apparently a superhero fanboy even prior to gaining the scarab; specifically, it seems, a Batman fanboy. You can imagine his [[{{Squee}} glee]] when he actually gets to save the world with his hero.
-->(after blocking lasers that would have otherwise hit Batman)\\
'''Blue Beetle:''' Whoa, I just ''saved Batman.'' (super hyped/pumped up) ''I JUST SAVED '''BATMAN!!''' ''
** Blue Beetle also seems to be the only one excited to work with [[LargeHam AQUAMAN]].
** Bat-Mite is a fifth-dimensional imp who can do just about anything... and his hero is the ever-three-dimensional Batman.
* AscendedMeme:
** The first episode features a ''justified'' invocation of "[[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja What Would Batman Do?]]"
** "Darkseid Descending!" has Booster Gold stealing Green Lantern's bedroom on the Watchtower.
** The Season 3 premier, "The Battle of the Superheroes!" contained many of the examples of SuperDickery.
* AsHimself[=/=]InkSuitActor: "Weird Al" Yankovic and Jeffrey "Roastmaster General" Ross.
* AsteroidsMonster: The infection in "Journey to the Center of the Bat!"
* AttackItsWeakPoint: See ColossusClimb below - apparently ogres are weak in the nose.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: "Tiny" the Enormous Ape in "Last Bat On Earth!"
** "The Fate of Equinox!" features a [[spoiler:50-Foot Equinox]] that can only be defeated by a [[spoiler:50-foot Batman with every hero's powers, wearing the Blue Beetle's armor and a GreenLanternRing.]]
** Starro vs. Alloy
** Emperor Joker becomes this when he sets out to warp and destroy Gotham, the world, and then the entire universe. All during his VillainSong!
* AttackPatternAlpha: Evasive Subroutine Niner.
* AuctionOfEvil: Catman's bidding war in "Legends of the Dark Mite!".
** [[spoiler:Joe Chill]] also holds one in "Chill of the Night!".
* AudibleGleam: Plastic Man fails his willpower roll vs. temptation when a diamond goes "ting!" at him in a room full of money. It audibly gleams again when Plastic Man forces himself to give it back at the end of the same episode.
** ContinuityNod because Plastic Man was originally a jewel thief.
* AuthorAppeal: Of course Zatanna would be Batman's partner for the BatmanColdOpen in an episode written by Creator/PaulDini.
* AuthorFilibuster: Bat-Mite does this on behalf of Paul Dini in one episode, in the middle of a fight no less. See the page quote.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: One of ''the show's writers'' is named "[[JokerJury Joseph Kuhr]]". Appropriately enough, he wrote "Game Over for Owlman!".
* BabysittingEpisode: A very LowerDeckEpisode shows 'Mazing Man catsitting, which he also did in his eponymous comic book.
* BadassFamily: In "Aquaman's OUTRAGEOUS Adventure!", Mera and Arthur Jr. join AQUAMAN in fighting against the mooks in the end and they kick ass.
** Also in "Chill of The Night!" when Batman is briefly transported back to a period of time when his parents were still alive, Martha Wayne is taken hostage and he teams up with his father to save her. This scene is made even more awesome by the fact that Thomas Wayne is voiced by Creator/AdamWest.
** The Future-Waynes and the entire Batman legacy in "The Knights of Tomorrow!".
* BadassGrandpa: Wildcat. He battles against a giant blob man with his bare hands, and still fights crime despite an ailing heart, and being at least 60.
** All the Justice Society, really.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Red Hood, with the suave voice to match.
* BadassNormal: ''Not'' Batman for once; he's badass, but a lot more reliant on his [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys gadgets]]. No, in this show, it's Wildcat.
** In "Trials of the Demon", Franchise/SherlockHolmes proves himself as one too, managing to keep up with Batman and his partner for the week against demons and sorcerers for quite some time.
** ComicBook/JonahHex. There hasn't been a cooler badass cowboy since Vigilante ala ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.
* TheBadGuyWins: Done with an odd inversion in "Joker: The Vile and The Villainous" where since Joker is the ''hero'' of the story, naturally the ''villain'' (Batman) [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption would beat the hero]].
* BadHabits: One episode opens with Batman disguised as a priest and listening to a mafia don give his confession while dying from an illness, as the man's strength fails, Batman angrily and desperately pushes him to name the man hired to kill the Waynes.
* BadSanta: Fun Haus uses evil robot Santas--which are swiftly [[Series/DoctorWho becoming their own subtrope]]-- as MechaMooks.
** Not to mention the evil Biker Santas (a ShoutOut to ''ComicBook/TheBadger''?) in "Legends of the Dark Mite!"
* BalladOfX: "The Ballad of Batman" in the AnimatedMusicVideo {{T|heTeaser}}easer for "Night of the Batmen!"
* BalloonBelly: Because of his rubbery body, Plastic Man is very prone to it. In "Terror on Dinosaur Island!", he stuffed himself with Grodd's loot when he was tempted by one of his kleptomania fits. Again, in "The Long Arm of the Law!", he intentionally gorged on water as a tactic to stop Rubberneck.
* BananaPeel
* BangFlagGun: One of the Joker's weapons in "Game Over for Owlman!"
* TheBaroness: Baroness Paula Von Gunther in "Scorn of the Star Sapphire!"
* BasementDweller: The Calculator in "Night of the Huntress!", who oddly has his original design, but his modern age job.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: In "The Super-Batman of Planet X!" he can, and does so to knock a meteor away from Zur-En-Arrh.
* BatmanColdOpen: Each episode begins with one, appropriately enough-- the only exceptions to date being "Mayhem of the Music Meister!", "Deep Cover For Batman!" and "Game Over For Owlman!" (which is the sequel to "Deep Cover")
** Both parts of "Siege of Starro!" counts as well.
* BatmanGrabsAGun: Played with in the GrandFinale. [[RealityWarper Bat-Mite]], [[MediumAwareness trying to get the show cancelled]], alters the show dramatically with many [[JumpingTheShark jump the shark]] mainstays, while ComicBook/AmbushBug tries desperately to prove to a disbelieving Batman that it's ''not'' right for him to have a wife, a sickeningly cute daughter, and obvious toy tie-in gear. He finally gets Batman's attention when Bat-Mite makes him use guns, which Bug points out is completely OutOfCharacter for Batman, and this makes the turning point of the episode where Batman starts fighting back as well.
* BatSignal: As well as an Owl Signal. [[spoiler: And a [[strike: Nightwing]] Robin signal!]]
* BattleCouple: B'wana Beast and Vixen are adorable.
** Batman and Catwoman in "The Knights of Tomorrow." Hell, Batman proposed to her after they just beat up a couple of bad guys.
** Adam Strange and Alanna.
* BeardOfEvil: [[spoiler: Jarvis Kord.]]
* BeamOWar: Between Red Tornado and Tornado Tyrant.
* BecomingTheMask: In "The Mask of Matches Malone", Batman goes undercover as Matches, gets EasyAmnesia and begins to think of himself as Matches. In this persona he fights superheroes and practically takes over Gotham's underworld. He becomes the mask so strongly that [[spoiler:the AppliedPhlebotinum du jour, which grants nine extras lives to each person who wears it, apparently counts Batman as a separate person from Malone for that purpose.]]
* BedlamHouse: Even in this adaptation, Arkham is positively brutal.
* BerserkButton: "[[spoiler: PLATELET]]!" YouBastard!
** As well as Gorilla Grodd. As of "The Last Bat on Earth!" he doesn't take kindly to being referred to as any kind of lesser primate.
--->'''"MONKEYS?!"'''
** Black Lightning has too many to count.
** Don't mess with Martian Manhunter's cookies.
* BewareMyStingerTail: In "Cry Freedom Fighters!", the Supreme Chairman's battle suit includes a stinger tail.
* {{Big Damn Hero|es}}: [[spoiler:The Question]] in "Darkseid Descending!"
* BigRedButton: There's a really big one of these in the Batmobile. You really don't want to touch it. [[spoiler:[[SchmuckBait It knocks the person who pressed it out]].]]
** So does the Joker's car [[spoiler:except that it deploys jack-in-the-boxes]]. It even ''honks'' when it's pressed!
** When Joker goes to Kamandi's future, there's a big red button on the altar to "Icbm" (an ICBM): "[[WhatDoesThisButtonDo Oooooh, what does this button do?]]" [[EarthShatteringKaboom BOOM!!!]]
* BikerBabe: Huntress.
* BirdCaged: Zatanna does this to Abra Kadabra in "Chill of the Night!".
* BittersweetEnding: While "Mitefall!" ends with [[spoiler: the show being cancelled]], ComicBook/AmbushBug made sure [[spoiler: Batman stayed true to his character, and gave at least a dignifying ending for the episode and show]].
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: The Library of Infinity.
* TheBlank: The heads of the GPA in "When OMAC Attacks!"
** Also Yor, the Faceless Hunter from Saturn.
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: JonahHex and Cinnamon do this to the Royal Flash Gang in TheTeaser to "The Siege of Starro, Part 1!".
* BlatantLies: In the opening proper of "Hail the Tornado Tyrant!", Red Tornado startles Batman.
-->'''Red: '''I'm sorry if I startled you.\\
'''Batman:''' I wasn't startled.
** Also, his only interest in Catwoman is rehabilitation. Really.
** [[spoiler:[[SarcasmMode The Spectre doesn't know anything about Joe Chill's death.]]]]
* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: The Spectre infuses this with horror.
* BodyCountCompetition: Between ComicBook/GreenArrow and Bats in "Day of the Dark Knight!"
** In the flashback opening of "Sidekicks, Assemble!" Robin, Aqualad, and Speedy hold one in a fight-simulator to decide who will lead the group.
* BodyguardBabes: In "The Mask of Matches Malone!", Batman poses as mobster Matches Malone and has Black Canary, Huntress and Catwoman pose as his bodyguards.
* BodyHorror: Being infected by Chemo's parasites creates several large painful looking bumps over Batman's body.
* BoisterousBruiser: AQUAMAN. When announcing the name of Black Manta, his voice ''spontaneously echoes''. It's almost as if they were trying to be as distant from every other depiction of him (especially the one in ''JusticeLeague'', where he was a barely containable rage case and loose cannon) as possible. AQUAMAN's voice also spontaneously echoes when he names the "Mystery In Space!" adventure "The Strange Encounter of the Reptile Men!"
* BondVillainStupidity: The very first scene of the very first episode features Batman and ComicBook/GreenArrow being locked in a slow-moving DeathTrap by a villain (ClockKing) who promptly goes to commit his next crime and leaves ''both'' of their gear in the same room.
* BookEnds: The first season opens and closes with Batman/Green Arrow [[BatmanColdOpen Cold Opens]].
* BottomlessMagazines: Not bullets: In "Day of the Dark Knight!", Green Arrow and Bats ''never'' seem to run out of ammo.
* BoundAndGagged: Happens at a number of points. Batman himself is bound and gagged in the teaser segments for "Evil Under The Sea!" and "A Bat Divided!"
** Billy Batson gets gagged by Dr. Sivana's children in "The Power of Shazam!" to prevent him from saying "Shazam".
** Zatanna has her mouth magically sealed shut by Abra Kadabra in "Chill of the Night!" to stop her from casting spells.
** ComicBook/BlackCanary is tied up and gagged by Malone's henchwomen in "The Mask of Matches Malone!" in order to neutralize her trademark "Canary Cry".
** A group of scientists are tied up and gagged by Crazy Quilt's henchmen in "The Color of Revenge!"
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Lampshaded in "Bat-Mite Presents Batman's Strangest Cases!". In the Bat-Manga segment, Lord Death Man is KilledOffForReal when he crashes a helicopter into some power lines, but Robin hastily adds that he probably parachuted to safety (which he obviously didn't). Bat-Mite points this out as an example of a DubInducedPlothole. Meanwhile, in the Scooby-Doo crossover, Batman, Robin, Joker, and Penguin aren't allowed to actually fight, resulting in a silly chase scene. After a quick lampshading from Bat-Mite, he uses his RealityWarper powers to remove the no-fight clause.
* BowledOver:
** In the BatmanColdOpen of "Invasion of the Secret Santas!", the Sportsmaster traps a championship bowling team in giant pins and rolls an oversized bowling ball at them. Batman saves the day by breaking the ball, with his fists.
** During the climax of "Legends of the Dark Mite!" Batman rides one of the Tweedle brothers and sends Joker, Catwoman, Riddler and Two Face flying.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Both the Atom/AQUAMAN pair and the Brain/Chemo, in the same episode.
** As well as Dr. X/Double X, keeping in with the original version of the character with the names but making Dr. X more physically feeble to highlight the duality.
* BreakingTheBonds: An attacking shark in "Evil Under the Sea!", after Batman tied its mouth shut with the cable of his grappling hook.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Bat-Mite does so regularly, but the Joker also gets in on the action with his commentary in "Death Race To Oblivion!"
** Bat-Mite downright obliterates the wall in the series finale.
* BreakoutCharacter: AQUAMAN. Promotional material put more emphasis on other supporting heroes like Green Arrow and Blue Beetle, but AQUAMAN emerged as the most popular character. There was even several episodes where ''he'' was the actual main character.
* BridgeLogic: Kamandi. Using a ''billboard''.
* BringIt: In "Return of the Fearsome Fangs!", Wong Fei does the "come and get it" hand gesture.
* BrownNote: The Music Meister can hit a pitch that hypnotically controls anyone who hears it.
** The fiend!
* BuildingIsWelding: In "Chill of the Night!", a flashback to Batman's origin shows him using a welding torch to create his first batarang.
* BuffySpeak: "FLIRTERERS!"
* BulletSeed: Plastic Man, in "Terror on Dinosaur Island!", with [[spoiler:the portion of Grodd's loot which he swallowed after liberating it in the hope of keeping some for himself]].
* BurnTheWitch: The Cavalier attempts to burn Batman and Green Arrow at the stake in "Bold Beginnings!". Not that he actually thinks they are witches, but it is a DeathTrap in keeping with his criminal motif; which is TheCavalierYears.
* BusbyBerkeleyNumber: More of an Esther Williams number, actually, with the Atlanteans in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!"
* BusmansHoliday: "Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure!", a little different in that AQUAMAN willingly goes looking for adventure while on his family vacation.
* BusmansVocabulary: Football coach Ronnie Raymond. "Look, kid, it's almost the end of the season-" "Semester." "Whatever."
** It gets worse. Apparently, he's also a chemistry teacher.
---> '''Raymond''': And they pass for a touchdown! ... Thus forming a covalent bond, any questions?
* ButtMonkey: Plastic Man.
** Speedy in his debut does little apart from [[spoiler:getting possessed twice in succession]].
* CainAndAbel: Orm's one-sided hatred of his brother AQUAMAN.
* TheCameo: During Bruce and Selina's wedding [[spoiler: in Alfred's story]] Clark Kent AKA Franchise/{{Superman}} can be seen in the front row, in his usual Clark Kent disguise.
** "Night of The Batmen!" has a plethora of cameos at the end, [[spoiler: WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond, WesternAnimation/TheBatman and [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns The Goddamn Batman]].]]
* {{Camp}}: The series is lighthearted and cheesy, for the most part.
* CaneFu: The Riddler displays some mad CaneFu skills in "The Criss-Cross Conspiracy!", using his cane to deflect a barrage of batarangs.
* CanisLatinicus: In the BatmanColdOpen for "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!", Cobra chants a ritual in Latin; what's he saying? [[spoiler:[[LampshadeHanging "Latin language catch-all" (Lingua Latino Catchnibus Omnibus)]].]]
* CapeWings: Batman's cape transforms into a fully-functional jet-powered glider.
* CaptainErsatz: Batman's form at the end of "The Fate of Equinox!" (combining the powers of various heroes) resembles that of the Creator/MarvelComics villain, the Super-Adaptoid, the first time he duplicated the powers of the Avengers (except the Adaptoid was green, not blue.)
** The Faceless Hunter is an obvious CaptainErsatz of the ComicBook/SilverSurfer, with an almost completely identical backstory. Played for laughs at first, then subverted when [[spoiler: his master is killed, when it turns out that the Faceless Hunter ''isn't'' trying to save his home planet. He just genuinely likes destroying things. And then B'wana Beast ''dies'']].
*** It's even worse than that. [[spoiler: He came from a completely peaceful planet, and as a hunter, he was a societal outcast. ''So he arranged for Starro to destroy his planet'' in exchange for letting him (the Hunter) work for him.]] That reveal served as a retroactive MoralEventHorizon for him.
* CarCushion: In "The Mask of Matches Malone!", Catwoman throws 'Matches' Malone (a.k.a. Batman) off the roof of a building and he smashes through the roof a car. Mind you, the fall technically did kill him.
* CartoonBomb: One of the Joker's weapons in "Game Over for Owlman!"
* CasualDangerDialog: Batman with a number of his team ups. His conversation with Mr. Miracle on the Rollercoaster of Death could be the best example yet.
* CassandraTruth:
-->'''Batman''': The criminal you're looking for isn't me. He's my evil double from a parallel world.\\
'''Green Arrow''': ... Riiiiiight.
* CastingGag: Several examples:
** Creator/AdamWest and [[Series/{{Batman}} Julie Newmar]], who played Batman and Catwoman in ''Series/{{Batman}}'', are cast as Thomas and Martha Wayne.
** Bill Fagerbakke plays Ronnie Raymond, a former athlete who now works as a high school gym teacher. In the 80's, he played the assistant coach on the television series, ''Coach''.
** This is one of the main gimmicks of "The Super-Batman of Planet X!", which features pastiches of Batman, Lex Luthor, and Lois Lane voiced by their actors from the Franchise/{{DCAU}}--Creator/KevinConroy, Creator/ClancyBrown, and DanaDelaney respectively.
** "Chill of the Night!" features Creator/KevinConroy and Creator/MarkHamill (the Franchise/{{DCAU}} Batman and Joker, respectively) making a wager on Batman's soul as the Phantom Stranger and the Spectre.
** John Welsey Shipp played Barry Allen on the short-lived ''[[Series/TheFlash Flash]]'' live-action series in the 90s. In "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!", he voices the EvilCounterpart, the Reverse-Flash/Professor Zoom.
** Henry Winkler (the original [[Series/HappyDays shark-jumper]]) and Ted [=McGinley=] (the original patron saint of JumpingTheShark) appear in the final episode, where Bat-Mite tries to get the show cancelled by {{invok|edTrope}}ing as many "jump the shark" moments as possible.
* TheCastShowoff: In ''Mayhem of the Music Meister'' most of the cast does all their own singing, it's quite good too.
** This isn't so surprising for Music/GreyDeLisle (Black Canary), as she's also a professional singer.
** Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson is also a trained singer, in fact a surprising number of voice actors are.
** John [=DiMaggio=] has the sense [[SpokenWord not to try]], since his Gorilla Grodd voice is completely incompatible with actual singing. He does get to sing as both AQUAMAN and Vigilante in later episodes, though.
* CatchPhrase:
** Deadman: "Are we gonna stand here and twiddle?"
** AQUAMAN: "Outrageous!"
*** [[ShoutOut "Old chum!"]]
* {{Cephalothorax}}: The alien criminal in the cold open of "Day of the Dark Knight!", as well as one of the Green Lanterns battling it.
* CerebusSyndrome: Season two gets a little dark in places. [[spoiler: B'wana Beast, we hardly knew ye. Also, how many of you, at the beginning of "The Last Patrol!", wished Beast Boy had been there too... and were ''so'' very glad he wasn't by the end?]]
* ChainedToARailway: Happens to Batman in "Emperor Joker!".
* CharityBall: The Phantom Stranger takes Batman back in time to witness Bruce Wayne's parents attending one.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Things Batman has successfully beaten up include, in ascending order of ridiculousness: Gorillas, sharks, bowling balls (which shattered!), giant man-eating snapping turtles, gods and ''an extinction-level meteor'' ([[LeftHanging off-screen]]).
** His training also allows him to [[PsychicStatic block mind control]] and ''astral project'' (both described as techniques from Tibet).
*** Blocking mind control is simple, all he has to do is [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague hum "Frere Jaques"]].
** There's also Wong Fei, the martial arts master he studied under, and his other students, the first of which can knock people around by ''[[FingerPokeOfDoom poking them]]''.
* ChristmasEpisode: "Invasion of the Secret Santas!"
* ChromaticArrangement: Crazy Quilt's Color Guard and Color Cannon. Appropriately Lampshaded.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Uncle Sam can always be revived by patriotic spirit (And not necessarily ''American'' spirit, either).
* ClearMyName: "Game Over For Owlman!"
* CleavageWindow: Ice
* ClockKing: Complete with one amazingly cheesy getup and posse.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Doctor Fate's helmet. Though Batman's been teaching him how to box.
** Similarly, Booster Gold's gadgets; A force field generator, wrist-mounted lasers and a Legion Flight Ring give him all the powers he has.
* ClothingSwitch: [[spoiler: Batman and Superman do this when facing Lex Luthor to prevent Superman being affected by Lex's Kryptonite ring.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Woozy Winks.
** Ice could also count.
* ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere: In "Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure!", Aquaman promises Mera that he will stop crime-fighting and take a family vacation. Cue a montage of him travelling and continually encountering supervillains who who foiled by other heroes.
* ColossusClimb: Batman in "Day of the Dark Knight" pulls this on an ogre, then seals the deal with [[AttackItsWeakPoint grenades into its nostrils.]] A similar case happens in "Trials of the Demon" (and both are incidentally Etrigan episodes).
* ColorCharacter: Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Red Tornado, Bronze Tiger, Black Canary, etc.
** Their MirrorUniverse counterparts use different colors, but with AddedAlliterativeAppeal: the three we meet are Blue Bowman, Scarlet Scarab, and Silver Cyclone. There's also Red Hood, counterpart to [[spoiler:the Joker]].
* CombiningMecha: Fun Haus has one in "Invasion of the Secret Santas!"
** The MetalMen also display the ability to merge into a giant Metal Man by the name of Alloy in "The Siege of Starro!"
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Captain Atom completely fails to learn AnAesop of "Powerless".
* TheComicallySerious: ComicBook/TheAtom is this next to AQUAMAN, until he decides to just give up on trying to think logically.
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: A minor example. In "The Battle of the Superheroes!" Lois Lane is visibly disappointed that Batman saves her from falling to her death instead of Superman.
* CompositeCharacter: Kru'll the Eternal combines elements of King Kull (brutish savage with the mind of a genius, the last of his ancient race, overall design including distinctive helmet) and Kalibak (voiced by Michael Dorn, who was Kalibak in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', distinctive laser-shooting warclub), with Vandal Savage's origin tossed in for good measure.
** General Kafka and Shrapnel are combined into one character as well.
** Owlman's design seems to be a mix between the Justice Lord Batman from [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague the Justice League animated series]] as well as his own from the comics.
** Comicbook/{{Firestorm}} is one, no pun intended given his nature. The show uses Jason Rusch as the main body, but the show's version of Rusch also made him similar to Martin Stein in that he's interested in science. And filling Stein's role as a mentor? An older version of Ronnie Raymond, who in the comics was the original Firestorm. Note how this kind of twists around the original Firestorm's dynamic ''twice''.
** Black Mask's design mixes the fedora and brown suit of the original BronzeAge version with the skull-like mask of the ModernAge version.
* ConspicuousCG: Most, if not all, the vehicles in the series seem to be CG of varying degrees of conspicuousness. Ex., Black Manta's tripod in "Enter the Outsiders!" and Batman's bike in the same scene.
* ContinuityCameo: The episode "Day of the Dark Knight!" begins with a prison breakout; among the prisoners are [[Series/{{Batman}} Adam West series]] villains including the Bookworm, King Tut, Louis the Lilac, Egghead and the Siren. And most notably, the face of the Clock King under his mask resembles the actor who played him in the 1960s show [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:B60s-Clocking.jpg (Walter Slezak)]].
** Not to mention the teaser in which, appropriately, there is a [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18797_the-7-most-offensive-adaptations-classic-comic-books.html superhero roast.]]
* ContinuityNod: Even '''Franchise/SherlockHolmes''' gets one, as one of his first lines in his episode references the events of Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's story ''The Adventure of the Empty House''.
* ContinuityPorn: Two words: ''Detective Chimp.''
** ComicBook/AmbushBug's obscurity [[LampshadedTheObscureReference is even lampshaded]].
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: [[spoiler:Orm]]'s punishment for his actions is to listen to AQUAMAN read from his memoirs.
** Another example would be Spectre dealing with Prof. Milo by [[spoiler:transmuting him into cheese and releasing cyborg rats on him.]]
* CoolCar: The Batmobile, as always; the red highlights just make it even ''cooler''. (It can transform into a motorcycle, a plane, a submarine, and ''mecha''.)
** To a lesser degree, the Arrowcar/plane/Other Shapes To Come.
* CoolOldGuy: Wildcat, TheObiWan and GrumpyOldMan; and Franchise/TheFlash, Jay Garrick version.
* CostumeCopycat: Both Batman and Owlman employ this tactic.
** The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh, though completely by random chance.
* CrazyPrepared: Lampshaded in a conversation between Jaime and Paco about if Batman could take on a mind-controlled Franchise/{{Superman}} if he didn't have any {{Kryptonite|Factor}}. Jaime says he could. Using kryptonite. Because Batman ''always'' has Kryptonite.
** And in "Terror on Dinosaur Island!":
--->'''Plastic Man:''' Tell me you have a plan, Bat... ape?\\
'''Batman:''' I ''always'' have a plan.
** In "Game Over for Owlman!", as in the comics, it turns out Batman has contingency plans to take down his fellow heroes should they ever turn rogue. Too bad Owlman had access to those too.
** Not to mention the aforementioned BigRedButton in the same episode, which apparently is only there ''just in case'' Batman is stuck riding in the Batmobile with [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny somebody who can't resist pushing big red buttons]].
** Batman even had ''iron batarangs'' with him in "Trials of the Demon!"
** Batman has an auxiliary batcave ''hidden in the Lincoln Memorial''.
** Green Arrow, like always, seems to have just the [[TrickArrow ridiculous arrow]] for any occasion. Including multitargeting electric arrows and [[{{Unobtanium}} Nth metal]] arrowheads.
** Joker himself shows tendencies of this. When Batman put him in handcuffs, he revealed that he was wearing fake, detachable hands (as well as having a number of other objects up his sleeve).
** Faceless Hunter has this as well, coming prepared with a counter for anything Batman could throw at him. The fights between them pretty much boiled down to just who was more CrazyPrepared. [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Batman was, by grabbing one of Faceless Hunter's own weapons to beat him]].]]
* CreatorThumbprint: "Chill of the Night!" feels like something straight out of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' thanks to its grittier writing and use of artistic motifs from BTAS, like showing Batman as a silhouette with bright white eyes and [[RedSkyTakeWarning coloring the night sky red]]. This may have something to do with the episode being written by Creator/PaulDini, one of the men behind BTAS.
* CrushKillDestroy: The Bat-Bots, once reprogrammed by Black Mask's man Taboo.
* CurbStompBattle: Batman is unable to do ANYTHING to Lex Luthor when they fight in "The Triumvirate of Terror".
** 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.]]
** In ''Darkside Descending'', Darkseid shows up. He deflects the League's attack and blows them away with a single strike. Then Batman challenges him to single unarmed combat. Batman hits him once. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Just... once.]]
*** Zoom was amused that Batman believed he could beat him
* CurseCutShort: In ''Battle of the Superheroes'' after red Kryptonite changes Superman's personality to a {{Jerkass}}.
--> '''Jimmy Olsen:''' "[[SuperDickery Superman's turned into a real d-]]"\\
'''Lois:''' "Different person!"
* CutenessProximity: AQUAMAN seeing ComicBook/TheAtom in his small form and just gushing with glee.
-->'''AQUAMAN:''' You're so cute. I could just put you in my pocket and keep you there forever.\\
'''The Atom:''' Focus!\\
'''AQUAMAN:''' Yes. Focus, right.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Black Manta uses an [[TripodTerror enormous tripod]] to steal a grand total of ONE armored truck. Seriously.
** Given how talented he is, The Music Meister could seriously have been rich easily without having to resort to satellites and death traps.
* CynicalMentor: Wildcat, originally towards Batman and later to the Outsiders.
* DamselInDistress: Black Canary had about a minute and a half of it during "Death Trap" in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!".
** Subverted in the teaser segment of "Chill of the Night". Zatanna is silenced and therefore rendered helpless by the villain, but ultimately frees herself and even gets in her crowning moment of awesome by not only defeating said villain, but rescuing Batman as well.
** Subverted again in "The Mask of Matches Malone", which has Black Canary, Catwoman and Huntress tied up (and in Canary's case gagged) over a death trap, only for them to pull off an awesome last minute escape. Unsurprisingly, the episode was scripted by longtime "Birds of Prey" writer Creator/GailSimone, who has more than once stated in interviews that she detests the perception of Black Canary as a damsel in distress.
* DangerRoomColdOpen: In the BatmanColdOpen to "Duel of the Double Crossers!" Batman advises the inexperienced Outsiders from afar; in the end of the teaser it's revealed to be [[UnwinnableTrainingSimulation just a holographic simulation.]]
* 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.
* DarkerAndEdgier: "Chill of the Night!" compared to the rest of the series. In fact, Batman's costume in the episode is presented as literally darker than normal for this show.
* DarkReprise: Compare the circumstances of Bat-Mite's first "ThatsAllFolks" moment to his last.
* DatingCatwoman: Jonah Hex and Lashina, [[TropeNamers Batman and Catwoman]] (though Batman [[{{Tsundere}} says his interest in her is "just rehabilitation"]]).
** {{Lampshaded}} by Green Arrow.
--->'''Green Arrow''': "You're flirting, aren't you? You ''are'' flirting! [[BuffySpeak FLIRTERERS]]!"
** The episode "The Knights of Tomorrow!" takes it further, exploring the possibilities that arise from ''marrying Catwoman.''
* DeadlyDodging: Slacker Batman's mode of fighting.
* DeadpanSnarker: AQUAMAN brushes briefly with this in the Ra's al Ghul episode.
--> '''AQUAMAN''': I think I'll call this adventure: The Time Batman Sent Us To The Wrong Island!
** Catwoman serves this role throughout "The Mask of Matches Malone!", even while in the face of death:
--->'''Catwoman''' ''(in reference to the bandages around Black Canary's mouth)'': On the bright side, at least we don't have to hear Canary sing!\\
'''Black Canary''' ''(glares angrily at Catwoman)'': Uh hate uw!\\
'''Catwoman''': I love you too, dear.
* DealWithTheDevil (or rather, a devil): This, apparently, the Gentleman Ghost's origin.
* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Joe Chill]].
* DeathDealer: The Joker throws razor-edged playing cards at Wonder Woman in "Triumvirate of Terror!".
* DeathMontage: Poor [[IronWoobie Batman]] suffers through this in "Emperor Joker!". Throughout this montage he gets [[DropTheHammer crushed by a giant hammer]], dropped into the AcidPool, [[KillItWithFire incinerated to ashes]] [[FireBreathingWeapon by a flamethrower]], ChainedToARailway and run over by a train, [[OffWithHisHead guillotined]], EatenAlive by a ThreateningShark, etc. And at each painful, comedic death he goes through, the [[RealityWarper Joker]] brings him back to life only to kill him again. It is not until the Dark Knight gets worn out from all the deaths he endured that the new [[JustForPun Clown Emperor]] decides not to kill him again, as his repeated killings start getting rather boring.
* DeathTrap: Lampshaded in an entire song in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!"
* DeceptiveDisciple: Fox, Vulture, and Shark.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Wildcat, when captured by Slug in "Enter the Outsiders!"
* DemBones: Gentleman Ghost raises an army of skeletons in "Dawn of the Dead Man!".
* DemonicPossession: Deadman's powers.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Joker: The Vile and the Villainous!" has {{Special Edition Title}}s that declare the title of the show ''Joker: The Vile and the Villainous''...then pops up the subtitle card giving the name of the episode as "Joker: The Vile and the Villainous!".
* {{Determinator}}: In one episode Batman has broken bones in all his limbs and will need weeks at least to recover. In spite of this and in spite of the fact that multiple other heroes are standing in for him in Gotham and in spite of the telepathic superpowered MartianManhunter's best efforts, [[spoiler: Batman manages to avoid being sedated build a powered exoskeleton while eluding Manhunter and gets back to Gotham in time to save the other heroes. The exoskeleton is also supposedly good enough for Batman to be able to function normally while healing.]] The guy does not know how to take a break.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Happens every now and then (Batman OHKO'ing Mongul with a punch from the Batmobile's mech form), but subverted with Darkseid. He is absolutely ''barraged'' by all of the assembled heroes, only to deflect everything with a telekinetic bubble before blowing everyone back. Batman manages to avoid the Omega Force beams and actually manages to ''slightly'' faze him with a pair of super-knuckledusters, only to be sent flying back. From there on out, Batman doesn't even manage to ''scratch'' Darkseid, and when [[spoiler: The Question shows up and reopens the Boom Tubes]], it is made ''very'' clear that Batman would have been annihilated on the spot had that intervention not occurred.
* DiesWideOpen: Boston Brand's death.
* DisneyAcidSequence: In "Emperor Joker!", courtesy of Joker in his VillainSong, "Where's the Fun in That?" Really, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4zlC8jAISk you have to see this video to believe it]].
* DisneyDeath: Happens to Batman nine times each in "The Mask of Matches Malone!" and "Emperor Joker!", with the Dark Knight being brought back from death by the Cloak of Nefertiti [[spoiler:as Matches Malone]] in the former, and by the Joker in the latter. Sound familiar?
* DIYDisaster: In "Darkseid Descending!", Skeets's attempts to fix the air-conditioning on the satellite results in it spouting out flames.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Batman realized Bat-Mite was messing with his life in the finale when Bat-Mite gave him guns.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In the prologue before "Chill of the Night!" featuring Bats teaming with Zatanna, they take on the evil master magician Abra Cadabra. He battles Zatanna, and in order to keep her from verbalizing her spells, gags her, and then promptly does the old scarves-down-the-throat gag... which lasts curiously long and looks, [[http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/6945/3466l3q.gif well...]]
** Doesn't help that she's {{Gainaxing}}.
* DoomItYourself: The 'Mazing Man story in "Four Star Spectacular!"
* DoubleEntendre: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAFP0IoMfsA "Birds of Prey"]] is some sort of glorious tribute to Double Entendres and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar censors that are asleep at the wheel]].
** Sadly, the attention the internet paid to this number has resulted in Creator/CartoonNetwork failing to air the episode at all in the US.
* DumbMuscle: Boy genius Roland Desmond thought he would be able to amplify his muscles to ''match'' his brains, but that didn't pan out the way he'd planned after he turned into Blockbuster. Also Lead of the Metal Men (though the entire team is pretty childlike here, Lead is the standout and the most obviously lacking in intelligence). And arguably AQUAMAN. Also Rubberneck.
** And Proto.
* DungeonBypass: The Haunted Tank does it exactly like the trope picture through a shipping yard.
* EarthShatteringKaboom: The teaser for "Joker: The Vile and the Villainous!" ends with Joker pressing the button on the Omega warhead. Which blows up the Earth.
* EasilyForgiven: AQUAMAN's completely unwilling to give up on his brother again no matter ''what'' he does or how ObviouslyEvil he is.
* TheEeyore: AQUAMAN (of all people) comes close to becoming this in "Mystery in Space!". Happily, he gets better.
** Also villain-protagonist The Weeper is one in "Joker: The Vile and the Villainous"
* EjectionSeat: Appearing in the second episode, as Batman ponders ejecting an annoying, talkative Plastic Man.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The Bat Cave.
* ElectricTorture
* EmotionBomb: Weeper's cane can create rainclouds that cause despair.
* EmotionEater: Psycho Pirate.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: A good number of episodes involve a hero using their abilities to temporarily give Batman superpowers. Like the time where he gets a suit of GreenLanternRing based armor, or a suit of armor made from the Metal Men, or the combined powers of all the heroes seen so far.
** Also, when Batman goes to Zur-En-Arrh, he gets the powers of Superman... well, mostly.
* EnemyMine: Batman and Joker, especially in "Game Over for Owlman!".
* EnlightenmentSuperpowers
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Bats gains a few vital seconds asking [[spoiler:a power hungry Superman]] what his parents would think of his actions.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Riding Dinosaurs]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot with Harpoon Guns Stealing a Boat]]: Gorilla Grodd and Dinosaur Island; [[RuleOfCool In the Same Episode!]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In "Chill of the Night" Lewis Moxton [[spoiler:on his death bed]] feels that, despite acting on orders, [[spoiler:Joe Chill went too far in shooting Martha Wayne, feeling that it was wrong leave young Bruce without a mother.]]
* EveryoneComesBackFantasyPartyEnding: The end of "Mitefall!".
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Made fun of in "Long Arm of the Law!". After beating Kite-Man, Plastic Man makes a lame pun and both he and Woozy start laughing, with Batman just standing there for a full minute before he just walks offscreen.
* EvilAlbino: The Slug.
* EvilBrit: Gentleman Ghost.
* EvilCostumeSwitch:
** Batman himself, briefly, in "Day of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dark Knight]]".
** Tornado Champion becomes Tornado Tyrant after adding a lot of [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience black and purple]] armor to make him much bigger as well as a few other pointy attachments.
* EvilCounterpart: The Gas Gang to the Metal Men. Both are based upon particular sciences (The Metal Men on alloys and The Gas Gang on gases), but while the Metal Men want to better the world, the Gas Gang want to make it better for themselves. Further punctuated by them sharing some of the same actors as the Metal Men (Bill Fagerbakke, Lex Lang, Brian Bloom, and Hynden Walch).
* EvilLaugh: Fairly commonplace for the series itself, but The Music Meister has it down to an art. [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Maybe he saw a voice coach.]]
* EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler:Silver Cyclone]] in "Deep Cover for Batman!".
* EvilSoundsDeep: [[EvilCostumeSwitch Tornado Tyrant]]'s voice is deeper than Tornado Champion's.
* ExcaliburInTheStone: The episode "Day of the Dark Knight!".
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: From "The Super-Batman of Planet X!":
-->'''Rothul:''' Your aim is terrible!
-->'''Batman:''' Is it, Rothul?
-->''(Cue OhCrap moment as the robot Rothul is standing on explodes)''
* ExcitedShowTitle: Every episode title ends in an exclamation point.
* ExiledFromContinuity: Corporate mandates meant that the writers couldn't use Franchise/WonderWoman on the show, until the Cold Opening of "Scorn of the Star Sapphire!" (episode 57 out of 65) ([[ShoutOut she even brought her old theme song with her!]]). The full Trinity showed up in episode #60, "Triumvirate of Terror!" (which pits them against Lex Luthor, the Joker, and a very DCAU-ish Cheetah).
** Played with in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!" where a picture of Wonder Woman is seen in Music Meister's Death Trap room, only to have her face obscured by other concert stickers so that you could only see her hair and trademark tiara.
** She and fellow former exile Superman were seen from behind in the [[BatmanColdOpen Cold Open]] to "Sidekicks Assemble!". Superman got his first appearance in the episode "Battle of the Superheroes!".
* ExpospeakGag: In "The Rise of the Blue Beetle!":
-->'''Blue Beetle:''' It's like no time's passed since we left!\\
'''Batman:''' Due to the quantum anomalies of wormholes, none has.\\
'''Batman voiceover:''' Of course, that's just a fancy way of saying "... that's weird."
* {{Expy}}:
** Morgan Le Fay almost identical to Disney's Maleficent, both being powerful evil witches obsessed with gaining power who magically transform into dragons to fight the heroes, even both dying from being stabbed in the stomach by a magical sword while in dragon form.
** At least visually, the show's version of {{Katana}} was influenced by Gogo Yubari from ''Film/KillBill''.
** Kru'll the Eternal is an Expy of both ComicBook/VandalSavage and the ComicBook/{{Shazam}} foe King Kull, , with a hint of Darkseid's son Kalibak.
** The show's version of ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} is basically an aquatic version of ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules.
** Fun Haus substitutes for Toyman and/or Prankster with some Joker tendencies, but no one's really sure.
** Slug seems to be a stand-in for Sleez from the Comicbook/NewGods and/or Tobias Whale, in terms of looks and personality.
** Scream Queen is a redesigned Silver Banshee.
** The Music Meister strongly resembles a modernized version of The Fiddler, using singing instead of violin-playing for his mind control.
*** He much more closely resembles Fiddler stand-in Music ''Master'' from the Justice Guild episodes of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', down to the wild hair and gapped teeth.
** Equinox shares a similar backstory and obsession with balance to Silver Age [[ComicBook/FinalCrisis Libra]].
** The Faceless Hunter to the ComicBook/SilverSurfer, with a twist. [[spoiler:That twist being he's everything the Surfer ''isn't''. Norrin became the Surfer in exchange for Galactus sparing his world. The Hunter became Starro's herald in exchange for Starro ''destroying'' his world (rather than enslaving it).]]
** Ted Kord's heroic death has much more in common with that of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's sidekick Bucky than his actual death in the comics.
** The Haunted Tank [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard jumps a drawbridge, has a horn that plays "Dixie", and is driven by the ghost of a civil war soldier]].
** In the final episode, Bat-Mite inserts a deliberate expy of [[TheScrappy Scrappy-Doo]] into the show [[TakeThat in an attept to get it cancelled]].
* EyeBeams: Black Manta
* EyeScream[=/=]{{Fingore}}: In one episode Bats throws a cactus at the Ten-Eyed Man, who has [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ten eyes, one on each finger]]. He catches it automatically, then drops it screaming in pain. "My eyes! My eyes!"
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: The aforementioned Ten-Eyed Man, and also Mutant Master from the episode featuring the ComicBook/DoomPatrol.
* EyeLightsOut: How we know Tornado Tyrant is "dead". Similarly, how we know Red Tornado is "dead" when the Faceless Hunter is shown dispatching the heroes that Starro couldn't control.
* TheFaceless: The Question... and Batman himself. This extends to Robin's flashbacks and even covering ''Owlman's'' unmasked face in shadow. Similarly, the camera only ever shows Red Hood's real face in shadow, but it's still quite easy to tell that he's really [[spoiler:MirrorUniverse's Joker]], even if you don't get the MythologyGag.
** [[spoiler:We see Bruce Wayne's face in "Chill of the Night!" Oddly enough, he looks almost identical to Bruce Wayne as he appeared in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries.'']]
* FaceHeelTurn: Batman under the vampire curse, in "Shadow of the Bat!" It seems to suit him, too. He's using every vampire power ever listed to great effect, and have you [[TheComicallySerious ever seen him]] [[DrunkWithPower smile that much?]]
* FacePalm: Batman after Plastic Man fails to recognize the president.
* FailsafeFailure: Tornado Champion's, naturally.
* {{Fainting}}: In the cold open of "Enter the Outsiders!", a bystander faints at the sight of Bwana Beast's TwoBeingsOneBody powers in action.
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: Batwoman attempts to use one to stop the Riddler in "The Criss-Cross Conspiracy!". She misses.
* FangsAreEvil: Kru'll the Eternal.
** And averted with Wildcat and B'wana Beast, who are definitely good guys and don't exactly have CuteLittleFangs.
* {{Fanservice}}: The "Birds of Prey" number in "The Mask of Matches Malone!", in which every superhero is MrFanservice and {{Memetic Sex God}}s who lack some... [[DoubleEntendre atributes]] compared to the Birds of Prey.
* FantasticVoyagePlot: The Atom and AQUAMAN journey inside Batman in "Journey to the Center of the Bat!".
* FastballSpecial: Etrigan does this with Batman in "Trials of the Demon!", to Bats' surprise.
** And Uncle Sam does it with Doll-Man in "Cry Freedom Fighters!".
* FatBastard: Slug from "Enter The Outsiders!"
* FeverDreamEpisode: "Shadow of the Bat!"
* FieryRedhead: Guy Gardner.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: Wong Fei in "Return of the Fearsome Fangs!"
* FiveBadBand: General Zahl's team of ComicBook/DoomPatrol villains in "The Last Patrol" can count as one:
** BigBad: General Zahl
** TheDragon: Arsenal (could also count as TheBrute)
** EvilGenius: The Brain (Even though he is usually the BigBad to the Doom Patrol. He's probably the smartest one on the team, but apparently not smart enough to lead it.)
** TheBrute: Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, the Mutant Master, and Monsieur Mallah
* FlashbackTwist: In episode 1, after Blue Beetle's suit starts acting of its own accord:
--> '''Batman''': This kind of thing happen often?\\
''Cut to a cat stuck in a tree. Blue Beetle reaches to help it down, but his suit's arm turns into a whirling blade that defoliates the entire tree. The traumatized cat leaps down to attack him. Cut back to present.''\\
'''Blue Beetle''': Uh... no...
** In episode 2, "Terror on Dinosaur Island!", we see Plastic Man's origin story, as Plas points out that Batman only helps him try to be a hero because he feels guilty. A scene later, we see the rest of it, as an indication Plas feels guilty for not living up to Batman's trust and faith.
** In "Invasion of the Secret Santas!", we see a sad FlashbackTwist explaining why Batman crimefights even on Christmas. He misses his mom and dad, who were gunned down in Crime Alley. Then we see a further FlashBack, and realize [[spoiler: young Bruce was in the middle of a bratty sulk over not getting a toy even though his parents had tried to make it up to him. A moment later, his parents were killed. ''On Christmas Day.'']]
** Anything Booster Gold says about himself in "Menace of the Conqueror Caveman!"
** In "Sidekicks Assemble!":
--->'''Green Arrow:''' I've always treated Speedy well. ''(flashback)'' Quick, retrieve my bow from that crocodile pit!
* FloatingContinent: Ra's al Ghul uses a flying island as his base of operations in "Sidekicks Assemble!".
* FlungClothing: How the Music Meister changes from one costume to another: from Liberace to Mozart, to Prof. Harold Hill to Kiss, to Hendrix to Elvis.
* FollowTheBouncingBall: Used in Plastic Man's sing-a-long improvised version of "Yankee Doodle".
* ForcedToWatch: Comically inverted in "Emperor Joker!": after Bat-Mite becomes powerless by accidentally giving all his powers to the Joker and making him a {{Reality Warp|er}}ing [[AGodAmI god]], the new Clown Emperor would use his newfangled cosmic powers to kill the Dark Knight and then bring him back from the dead. To make matters worse, he attempts to make Batman go insane. Despite Harley Quinn's pleas to spare the lives of Batman and Bat-Mite, the Joker complies of sparing Bat-Mite by turning him into a Jester!Harley version of him, then forcing him and Harley to watch (along with the newly-created Joker-Mite) while the Clown Emperor forces the Dark Knight through a comedic, torturous DeathMontage in an attempt to make him go insane! Poor, powerless Bat-Mite... or is that Harley-Bat-Mite?
* {{Foreshadowing}}: During the opening number in "Mayhem of the Music Meister", Batman handcuffs Black Canary and Green Arrow together. By the end of the episode they're together, and don't need handcuffs for it.
* ForgottenSuperweapon: The Batmobile's HumongousMecha form, which Batman has only used twice so far.
** It's reappeared since. Becoming the [[TheWorfEffect Worf of Batman's arsenal.]]
* FreudianExcuse: Played straight in "Inside the Outsiders!" with Katana, but then utterly demolished in the next scene: instead of a deep core of emotional trauma, Black Lightning is [[RantInducingSlight mostly just annoyed at yuppies, people who don't clean up after their pets]], things that [[TastesLikeDiabetes Taste Like Diabetes]], etc.
* FriendlyPlayfulDolphin: AQUAMAN'S dolphin.
* FunnyForeigner: The Brain is an evil BrainInAJar that talks with an over-the-top French accent. Of course, this is [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol straight out of the comics]].
* FunPersonified: The entire series is pretty much the DCU distilled into its purest, fun personified form.
** If it had to be narrowed down to one character, though, '''[[NoIndoorVoice IT'D BE]] [[BoisterousBruiser AQUAMAN]], CHUM!'''
* GagBoobs: When Batman is body-swapped with Katrina Moldoff, he is tied to a chair and attempts escaping, only to fall to the ground, whereupon he realises that, in Katrina's body, his centre of gravity is much... ''higher'' than usual.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Zatanna in "Chill of the Night!"
* GalacticConqueror: Kanjar Ro, Despero,[[spoiler: Starro]]
* {{GASP}}: Served as some strange RunningGag in the Christmas episode.
* GatlingGood: In "Mitefall!" the steam-powered cyborg assassin John Wilkes Booth has twin gatling guns.
* GaussianGirl: Huntress
* GeniusBruiser: Grodd, as ever. However, he has a lot more typically simian characteristics than usual: sometimes he just goes nuts with howling and pounding his chest. Also Kru'll, who, as King Kull in ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'' comics, was one of if not ''the'' original portrayal of this archetype in comics.
* GeniusCripple: The [[spoiler: future Joker]] in "The Knights of Tomorrow!"
* GeniusLoci: Mogo the living planet.
* 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.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Masterfully done at many points, but averted in the episode "The Mask of Matches Malone!" The musical number that got the show skipped in the first run of the show featured Black Canary, Catwoman, and Huntress doing little more than singing about the sexual inadequacies of the heroes. Really, the [[http://braveandbold.wikia.com/wiki/Birds_of_Prey_%28Song%29 lyrics must be read to be believed.]]
* GilliganCut: In "Darkseid Descending", Martian Manhunter tries to rally the new League with a RousingSpeech that ends with him asking if people will remember the League as a bunch of individuals who couldn't get the job done, or the greatest hero team ever that saved Earth in its darkest hour. Everyone cheers triumphantly... and then we see the entire team defeated and captured by Parademons.
-->'''Jaime:''' [[LampshadeHanging That]] ''[[LampshadeHanging so]]'' [[LampshadeHanging did not go how I was expecting.]]
* TheGimmick: The Weeper is the TropeMaker in this continuity.
* GoIntoTheLight: In "Dawn of the Dead Man!", Batman encounters the Light while astral travelling, and his parents come out of it to encourage him to join them; he considers it, but decides he still has work to do on Earth. In the same episode, the ghost of Boston Brand is bitter that he hasn't encountered the Light even though he's been dead for a while; [[spoiler:it comes for him at the end of the episode, but by then he's come to terms with the idea that he, too, still has work to do on Earth]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: One of the teasers is a baseball game between the Justice League and various villains.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Spectre and Phantom Stranger for Batman.
** The angel and devil sides of Bat-Mite when faced with whether or not he could use his superpowers to help Batman in "Emperor Joker!"
* GoodColorsEvilColors: Tornado Champion's EvilCostumeSwitch to Tornado Tyrant involves him going from the primary colors to black and purple.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Red Tornado gets blown to pieces in the Christmas episode. Of course, he's a robot, so Star Labs just puts him back together.
** When Batman (thinking he's a mob boss due to EasyAmnesia) obtains the [[MacGuffin Cloak of Nefertiti]] that grants him [[CatsHaveNineLives nine lives]], he goes through them in a matter of days. Of course, once it runs out and he's Batman again, he goes back to just not dying.
* GoryDiscretionShot: In "Enter the Outsiders!", just after Batman says "but very useful in the fight against crime", the shark-pelican lunges at the horse-spider. Suffice to say, the policeman probably didn't get his horse back.
** In "Mystery in Space!": [[spoiler: AQUAMAN reacts to seeing a Beluga Whale being hunted down.]]
** [[spoiler: The hostage in The Last Patrol.]]
** Several in "Emperor Joker!"
* GrandTheftMe: Katrina Moldoff does this to Batman in "The Criss-Cross Conspiracy!".
* GratuitousAnimalSidekick: Ace The Bat-Hound
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: Red Tornado keeps a record of absolutely everything in his head.
* GreatGazoo: Bat-Mite
* GreenEyes: Catwoman has those, as in her comic's version. [[spoiler: Her son Damian Wayne also gets them.]]
* GreenLanternRing: The sheer variety of these is just hilarious. Of course we have the TropeNamer, but also the Blue Beetle's armor, Firestorm, most shapeshifters (apparently, Plastic Man can transform his body into fuel for his own car form), even Batman's utility belt verges on this sometimes.
* GrievousHarmWithABody:
** In "The Malicious Mr. Mind!", under the manipulation of Mr. Mind, Captain Marvel swings at Mary Marvel with Captain Marvel Jr.
** In "The Last Patrol!", the giant Elasti-Girl grabs one of the Mutant Master's mutant bodies and uses it to pound another one.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: "Night of the Huntress!"
--> '''Guard''': "That's a pretty big carriage for such a small kid..."
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Lampshaded with Zatanna.
--> '''Batman''': I've trained for years to fight crime. You just say words backwards.
* HavingAHeart: Blue Beetle's MirrorUniverse counterpart has the true heart of a hero. He keeps it in a big jar at the back of his closet.
* HelicopterBlender: In "Triumvirate of Terror!", Batman uses the blades of his Whirly-Bat to slash the envelope of the Joker's blimp.
* HelloNurse: This is pretty much what Huntress is to Blue Beetle.
** In "Night of the Batmen", Plastic Man (in his own Batman outfit) has this reaction when he comes across Catwoman in her new 70's-era outfit. Catwoman herself is not too happy about this, since she was hoping to get this reaction from the real Batman.
* HeroicBSOD: AQUAMAN is in the middle of one in "Mystery in Space!", which started when [[spoiler:he failed to save a Beluga from whalers]].
** The Doom Patrol split up over one that occurred after having to go through a SadisticChoice.
* HeroicSacrifice: Ted Kord.
** [[spoiler:B'wana Beast]] at the end of the Siege of Starro.
** The original Black Canary in "The Golden Age of Justice!".
** [[spoiler:The Doom Patrol.]]
** Played straight with [[spoiler:G.I. Robot]] and subverted with Proto in "Plague of the Prototypes!"
* HeroicWillpower: Batman and the GreenLanternCorps. Doubly so when Bats gets a Green Lantern augmented power suit which grows more powerful with ''willpower alone'', used to bring back the entire Corps back from the brink of destruction.
* HeyYouHaymaker: At the beginning of "The Fate of Equinox!". Super-sized at the end.
* HighClassGlass: Baroness Paula Von Gunther wears a monocle in "Scorn of the Star Sapphire!"
* HistoricalCharacterConfusion: In "Cry Freedom Fighters!", Plastic Man mixes up Thomas Jefferson and [[TheJeffersons George Jefferson]], and refers to John Paul Jones and [[TheBeatles Ringo]].
* HistoricalDomainCharacter[=/=]RecognitionFailure: UsefulNotes/BarackObama appears at the end of "Cry Freedom Fighters!" to congratulate Plastic Man on his patriotism. [[RecognitionFailure Plas has no idea who he is.]]
** J.E.B. Stuart, the ghost who inhabits the Haunted Tank, was a real Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War
* HistoricalInJoke: In the ColdOpening of "Mitefall!", {{Steampunk}} John Wilkes Booth shouts "Sic semper tyrannis!"[[note]]"Thus always to tyrants", also South Carolina's state motto[[/note]] as he battles Batman and UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln. In RealLife, Booth said this after he fatally shot Lincoln.
* HitFlash: Many times. The first seen was about 25 seconds into the series trailer.
* HitMeDammit: Ambush Bug does this to Batman in the incredibly meta final episode, because he knows that the show is losing viewers and that some random violence will attract them back. Batman is confused by this ultimately obliges.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: After he stole the Blue Beetle armor using his Gamma Gong, Kanjar Ro was defeated... with the Gamma Gong.
** Gentleman Ghost, like most defeated necromancers, was dragged kicking and screaming down to the underworld by his own freed slaves.
** 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.
** [[spoiler:The Faceless Hunter was ultimately prepared for everything that Batman had. So Batman stole the Hunter's own force field generating devices and beat him with it.]]
** [[spoiler:Bat-Mite, in the final episode, tries to get the show cancelled to make way for a new darker animated Batman show. He gets his wish but, as Ambush Bug explains, as there's no room for a silly character like him in a darker Batman show he fades from existence.]]
* HollywoodAcid: Acid seen in this series is greenish-yellow.
* HollywoodAtlas: You know it's Britain because of the shop sign that says "Fish and Chips".
* HollywoodDressCode: Red Tornado's alter-ego, Professor Ulthoon, in bow tie and tweed jacket with elbow patches.
* {{Homage}}: The entrance to the Batcave is identical to its entrance in the 60s [[Series/{{Batman}} TV series]].
** Master Wong Fei ("Return of the Fearsome Fangs!") is not only named after Wong-Fei Hong, the legendary fighter-doctor, but uses a FinishingMove straight out of the ''OnceUponATime In China'' movies. Oh, and he's modeled after [[Film/KillBill Pai Mei]].
* HorrifyingHero: TheSpectre, possessing no comedic traits, no sense of humor, a CreepyMonotone, a PowersThatBe type presence and a general attitude of PayEvilUntoEvil and feeling that "without vengeance, justice is a slap on the wrist, an invitation for evil to continue, unabated."
* HotForTeacher: Jaime and Huntress again. Of course, he doesn't realise she's his teacher.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Jaime really has no idea what he's doing in the Blue Beetle suit in early episodes.
* HugeHolographicHead: Black Manta uses this (in his case, including a Huge Holographic Body) to announce to the inhabitants of Atlantis that he's about to crush them.
* HumanNotepad: G'Nort has the Green Lantern Oath written out on his forearm, because he keeps forgetting how it goes. (Now his only problem is remembering that he's got it written out on his forearm...)
* HumansAreSpecial: Red Tornado's observation, opposite of Tornado Tyrant's HumansAreTheRealMonsters perspective.
* HumongousMecha: In "Night of the Huntress!", several are stolen by Baby-Face's gang at a Government Warehouse. Also, ''the freaking Batmobile'' turns into a robot, complete with a TransformationSequence with an elaborate colored background.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Referenced in the ColdOpen of "Shadow of the Bat!", with Batman and Robin taking on Catwoman in the jungle.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Just about every single episode.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Batman's utility belt. At bare minimum, it contains at least a jet pack, something much like a lightsaber (and a more normal sword) and a hang glider in there. This carries on the proud tradition from the ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' series, where Batman's utility belt included mini hand grenades and a cutting laser, among other things.
** The Atom produces several weapons and a microscope out of nowhere, presumably explained by his use of his shrinking technology for storage.
** Bat-Mite's Utility Belt, though he probably just pulls it from home.
** Joker's jacket and pants.
* HypotheticalFightDebate: [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Jaime]] and Paco discuss who would win in a fight between Superman and Batman, if Batman didn't have Kryptonite.
-->'''Jaime''': Trick question! Batman ''[[CrazyPrepared always]]'' has kryptonite!
* IAmNotShazam: Hans von Hammer was never actually ''called'' Comicbook/EnemyAce; that was just the title of the feature. His InUniverse RedBaron nickname was "The Hammer of Hell."[[note]]Of course, from the perspective of someone fighting for the Entente, even if it is only to keep the timeline intact, he ''is'' an enemy ace, being a German ace pilot.[[/note]]
* IAmSpartacus: We are the Doom Patrol.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Revealed to to be the [[spoiler: Joker]]'s primary motivation.
* IKnowMaddenKombat: The Sportsmaster and his goons.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Martian Manhunter's cookie addiction is played for this in "Crisis 22,300 Miles Above Earth!"
* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Will Friedle playing Blue Beetle and Jason Marsden playing his best friend Paco are best friends in real life. Consequently the two also worked together on a number of other shows.
* IdeaBulb: Bat-Mite literally has one.
** Plastic Man makes one out of his head in "The Long Arm of the Law!".
* IdiotHero: G'Nort.
* ImpairmentShot: Oddly, Batman's mask does not wink out when he goes unconscious. But the blurry out of focus shot indicates he's conscious again.
* ImpossibleShadowPuppets: In "Emperor Joker!", at the beginning of "[[VillainSong Where's the Fun in That?]]", a Bat-Signal appears, and suddenly a silhouette of the monstrous Joker devours the bat shape and sings, "WheresTheFunInThat" before the scene moves to the Joker on top of the beacon, using his fingers to mimic his monster form the whole time while he sings.
* IndyPloy: "Last Bat On Earth!"
--> '''Tuftan:''' Did you say you had a plan to deal with this monster?
--> '''Kamandi:''' More of an idea than a plan.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: A lot of the more minor villains like the Top and Calendar Man seem like guys who just can't catch a break.
** The Weeper. Joker snaps him out of it, however.
* InstantCostumeChange: The Music Meister can somehow [[FlungClothing switch into]] a variety of costumes even while running away.
* InstantDeathBullet: Assumed to be the weapons of Gentleman Ghost.
* InstantExpert: When Dr. Sivana gets his hands on [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'s powers, he's immediately whaling on a hero who had identical powers for a good while longer.
* InstitutionalApparel: The striped cap, shirt and pants combo appears on human!Grodd at the end of "Terror on Dinosaur Island!".
** And again on the prisoners in "Day of the Dark Knight!".
** And we see there are straitjackets in Arkham as well as the striped outfit for prisoners in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!" Gotham only puts the worst offenders in Arkham. The rest get jail. Figure it'll show up a lot given Batman and company constantly kicking badguy butt.
* InstrumentOfMurder: The Music Meister had a smoke-spewing pipe organ he used to cover his escape and laser firing microphones that formed part of his DeathTrap.
** And in "Night of the Batmen!", the Vigilante has a rifle inside his guitar.
** In "Powerless!", the Scottish Joker in the Jokers of Many Nations has a set of bagpipes that fires missiles.
* InsufferableGenius: Franchise/SherlockHolmes.
* 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.
* {{Introdump}}: For the Injustice Syndicate in "Deep Cover for Batman!"
* InvincibleHero: Batman is much like his [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] counterpart in this respect, but see below:
** Subverted in "Drives us Bats!", a musical number wherein the Music Meister snarks on Batman's perfection, WHILE CONTINUALLY ELUDING HIM. By the end of the song, every character that had ever appeared on the show, hero and villain, is joining in the complaints about Batman's omnipotence.
** Averted in "The Power of Shazam!" Black Adam just steamrolls Batman.
** Also averted in "The Siege of Starro" as the Faceless Hunter From Saturn proves to be more than a match for Batman, in skill, strength AND technology.
** In "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster," Batman holds his own against Zoom... for a second or two. After that, he almost certainly would have been killed if the Flash hadn't stepped in at just the right time.
** DoublySubverted in "Emperor Joker": somehow Joker and his gang have him on the ropes long enough for Bat-Mite to decide to help (which triggers the plot); later Batman defeats the now-RealityWarper Joker ''with his mind''.
** Averted in "Darkseid Descending" when Batman [[spoiler: fights against Darkseid himself]]. Bats gets his ass kicked handily, and [[spoiler: Darkseid is only beaten by reversing the Boomtubes to take him back to Apokolips]].
** Also averted when Batman fights [[spoiler: Superman under the influence of [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Red Kryptonite]]]]. He dons a new armor and is able to hold his ground for a time, but is almost killed. [[spoiler: luckily Red Kryptonite has a time limit]]
* InvisibleMeansUndodgeable: In the episode "Emperor Joker", Batmite, despite being a near omnipotent being, manages to miss Batman while trying to transfer his powers to him, and accidentally gives the Joker his abilities instead. Practically every other spell Batmite ever does is with a snap of his finger, and those spells never miss.
* IrisOut: "Long Arm of the Law!" ends with Plas and Woozy laughing, and Batman standing there. The iris closes, opens one more time to show the Caped Crusader simply walking away.
* IShallTauntYou: Wildcat against just about anyone.
* IslandBase: Science Island
* ItsWhatIDo: Gets lampshaded in due course, though one example (Deadman's entry into a fight against Gentleman Ghost) is lampshaded by both Batman and Deadman.
-->'''Batman''': Nice entrance.
-->'''Deadman''': I was in the circus.
** AQUAMAN actually says "It's what I do" in "Evil Under the Sea!", after the villain expresses surprise that he risked his life to save him.
* JawDrop: Including the obligatory exaggerated jaw drop from Plastic Man.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Guy Gardner, playing up the jerk angle ''hard'', until the chips are down.
-->[[spoiler: '''Sinestro''']]: Are you so eager to prove you're a hero?\\
'''Guy Gardner''': It ain't about me. It's about Mogo! And G'nort! '''AND EARTH!'''
* JetPack: Seems to be part of Batman's standard operating kit. When he's not using it, it goes limp and ''turns into his cape''. (He can be seen activating it near the beginning of "Rise of the Blue Beetle!", and deactivating it during "Invasion of the Secret Santas!")
* JokeCharacter: Kite Man.
* JokerImmunity: Lampshaded by the man himself.
-->'''Joker:''' Oh who cares? I've been blown up, thrown down smokestacks, fed to sharks; I'm the Joker! I always survive!
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: "Inside The Outsiders!"
* JumpingTheShark: Parodied, Discussed, and Invoked in-universe in "Mitefall!", as Bat-Mite decides that the show's formula is repetitive, and decides to cancel the show by adding in horrible changes intentionally.
* JumpingOnAGrenade: In "Plague of the Prototypes", G.I. Robot saves Batman and Easy Company by jumping on top of a landmine while storming the beaches on D-Day.
* KarmicDeath: Lampshaded and justified with [[spoiler:Joe Chill]].
* KeepItForeign: One episode featured Brazilian heroine Fire speaking a line in her language (Brazilian Portuguese). When that episode was dubbed for Brazilian audiences, that line was translated into English.
* KeystoneArmy: In "Journey to the Center of the Bat!", after AQUAMAN and the Atom establish experimentally that the infection is too numerous and virulent to defeat by attacking individual microbes, it conveniently turns out there's a "seed cell" that if they destroy it the rest of the microbes will die too.
* KickTheDog: Kanjar Ro pretty much embodies this trope. Highlights include slamming Jaime ''face first'' into a gong. Not the Beetle, ''Jaime''.
** A closer-to-literal version occurs in the episode "Revenge of the Reach!" when the Reach-possessed Jaime blasts good ol' G'Nort.
* KilledMidSentence: Batman, when he thinks he has avoided the Joker's hammer trap in "Emperor Joker!":
-->"Nice try, Jok--" ''[the giant hammer crushes him]''
* KilledOffForReal: [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Ted Kord.]]
** Red Tornado was destroyed by Faceless Hunter in the cold open of "The Power of Shazam!" and never seen again.
** [[spoiler:B'wana Beast]] in The Siege of Starro.
** The original ComicBook/BlackCanary.
** "[[spoiler:PLATELET!]]" (cue RoaringRampageOfRevenge)
** [[spoiler:The Doom Patrol (Elasti-Girl, Negative Man, Robotman and the Chief)]] in "The Last Patrol!".
** [[spoiler:Joe Chill. After learning Batman's secret identity, it was inevitable that he wouldn't last long to tell this revelation.]]
* KirbyDots
* KnightOfCerebus: Inverted to a point with ComicBook/TheSpectre. In the two episodes where he is featured prominently ("Chill of the Night!" and "Gorillas in our Midst!") where he [[spoiler: kills Joe Chill and Professor Milo, respectively]]. This is played straight with General Zahl, the man who [[spoiler: unites the Doom Patrol's Rogues Gallery and kills the DP]] and Faceless Hunter, minion of Starro who [[spoiler: kills B'wana Beast]].
** Played straight with Black Mask (who [[spoiler: had most of his men eliminated and almost blew up half of Gotham City just to prove a point]]) as well.
* KnightTemplar: Sinestro.
** And ComicBook/TheSpectre.
* LampshadedTheObscureReference: The series finale had a character from Franchise/TheDCU appear for the first time.
--> ''"ComicBook/AmbushBug? You're a pretty obscure hero, even for this show"''
* LampshadeHanging: In spades, some instances of which are also {{Mythology Gag}}s (see, for example, the comment about Batman's utility belt in the first episode).
** In "The Last Patrol!", Negative Man gives a heavy sigh before identifying his attacker as Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, lampshading the silly name.
* LandmarkingTheHiddenBase: In "Darksied Descending!", it is revealed that Batman has an auxilary Batcave located under the Lincoln Memorial.
* LandMineGoesClick: Happens to a member of Easy Company in "The Plague of the Prototypes!".
* LanternJawOfJustice: Every. Single. Male. Character. (Except Jaime, but he's young yet. And Plastic Man, but he's a little amoral. And Riddler.)
* LarynxDissonance: Both Mongul and his sister Mongal are voiced by Gary Anthony Williams.
* LargeHam: AQUAMAN. Good lord, ''AQUAMAN''!
** The Music Meister [[IncomingHam first announces himself by]] ''triumphantly singing his own name'', and never looks back. Heck, his entire ''episode'' might be considered a Large Ham. Bonus points for being voiced by special guest star Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.
** Gentleman Ghost has his moments. "Riiiiise, my criminal brethren! ''RIIIIIIISE'' AND DOOOO MY ''BIDDIIIING''!!!"
** Wherever SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is involved, expect hamminess and {{Evil Laugh}}s galore.
* LaserBlade: The first episode has Batman storing one of these in his utility belt. Where did it come from? Doesn't it violate his {{technical pacifis|t}}m? Who cares? It's ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Batman with a lightsaber!]]''
* LaserHallway: One of the actively-hazardous variety, guarding the villain's air ducts in "Fall of the Blue Beetle!". (He could have just made the ducts too small for a superhero to fit through -- but this isn't that kind of show.)
* LatexPerfection: At one point Batman disguises himself as [[spoiler:Superman]] by wearing a latex face mask '''over his regular pointy-eared mask'''.
* LaymansTerms: The Atom explaining his device to AQUAMAN.
-->'''The Atom:''' This... doohickey... ''beeps''... when the ''cooties'' are near.
* LegacyCharacter: There've been two ComicBook/{{Blue Beetle}}s before Jaime: Dan Garrett and Ted Kord. Lampshaded, of course:
-->'''Stargirl:''' Great. I send for the world's greatest hero and I get the knockoff Blue Beetle.
-->'''Jaime:''' Knockoff? I prefer to think of myself as a reimagined hero for a new generation.
** Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, and Wally West are all active Flashes, the third being Kid Flash.
** Inverted with Firestorm. In the comics, Comicbook/{{Firestorm}} was a teenager named Ronnie Raymond who got his powers in a nuclear accident. In 2004, Ronnie was killed off and replaced by a new character named Jason Rusch. The cartoon uses the best of both worlds by having both Ron and Jason present at the same accident, which causes them to BOTH act as Firestorm.
** ComicBook/BlackCanary inherited her title (and, unlike in the comics, power) from her deceased mother.
* LegionOfDoom: Used ''and'' (arguably) inverted throughout the span of ''just two episodes''.
** Inverted: the Justice Underground of Owlman's world, which comprises the mirror-universe counterparts of normal villains.
** Used: to mirror the above event, Owlman gathering the main universe villains for Part II.
* LighterAndSofter: This series is lighter and softer than the DCAU. It's lighter and softer than ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. Heck, it far overshoots ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' but still has a much higher Mohs number than ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''.
** Lampshaded in "Legends of The Dark Mite!"
--->'''Bat-Mite:''' ''"To be sure this is a lighter incarnation, but is no less valid or true to the character's roots as the tortured avenger crying out for Mommy and Daddy."''
** ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' comic was also ''way'' LighterAndSofter than its contemporaries by the time it was discontinued. It was sharing newsstands with the O'Neil/Adams ''Batman'' stories, as well as the "relevant", social-issues-focused incarnations of the other [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] DCU series.
** The video game has a scene in which Bane picks up Batman, [[ContinuityNod as if to break his back...]] when suddenly, Green Arrow shows up and defeats Bane with a single arrow, then proceeds to comically tease Batman about always having to save him.
** Tempered by dramatic MoodWhiplash. This show has the darkest retelling of the death of Batman's parents ever, the meeting with Bruce's parents in "Dawn of the Deadman!," and just about the entire plot of "Hail the Tornado Tyrant!"
*** And the entire plot of "Chill of the Night!"
*** It also featured onscreen deaths for Black Canary Sr., [[spoiler: B'wana Beast]] and the original Blue Beetle, with an offscreen but still explicit demise for Ted Kord. [[spoiler: The entire Doom Patrol, a la their original comic's ending]], followed. Even ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' usually steered clear of "Cape-Killing".
*** This is also the only adaptation of [[ComicBook/EmperorJoker the comic book]] that has actually [[spoiler:killed Batman on-screen]], SEVERAL GRUESOME TIMES.
* LightheartedRematch: Batman only accepts Bronze Tiger's invitation to fight to force him to help against Fox, Vulture and Shark. But at the end, after the Tiger learns his {{A|nAesop}}esop, the pair of them fight again in a friendlier match.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Even when flung by Major Disaster. This lightning brings Tornado Champion down and activates his emotional subroutine.
* LikesOlderWomen: Blue Beetle in "Night of the Huntress!"
* LimelightSeries: The Joker has appeared in one 2-part episode while characters like Red Tornado, Blue Beetle, Green Arrow and '''''AQUAMAN''''' are the series regulars.
** He gets more.
* LipstickAndLoadMontage: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker gets this in one episode. Course he's fueled by RuleOfFunny.
* LiteralGenie: Jim Craddock's undoing.
-->'''Astaroth''': Very well. Your soul shall never pass from the earth.
* LivingStatue: A giant statute is brought to life an used in an attempt to kill Batmanicus in ancient Rome in "Time Out for Vengeance!"
* TheLoad: G'Nort. Just G'Nort. The guy makes Jar Jar Binks seem legitimately useful.
** Steve Trevor, as well. Batman wonders what Franchise/WonderWoman sees in him.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Aside from having a few principal characters being recurring (Especially EnsembleDarkHorse AQUAMAN), there's a new batch ''each episode''!
* LoonyFan: Bat-Mite
* TheLongList: In "Legends of the Dark Mite!", Bat-Mite is a speaker at the Fifth Dimensional 267th Annual Comic Book, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Animation, Anime, Gaming, Action Figure, Role-playing, Vintage Toy, Collectible Card Game, Pop-Culture, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking & Tiddlywinks]] Convention.
* LostWorld: Dinosaur Island.
* LoveTriangle: We see in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!" that Green Arrow has the dig on for Black Canary who has the dig on for Batman (who only has the dig on for Justice).
** And Catwoman.
** Throw in Music Meister's crush on Canary and we have a Love... Parallelogram?
*** More like a triangle on a stick, since neither Arrow nor Batman show any attraction towards the Meister.
* LyingFingerCross: ComicBook/PlasticMan and Woozy do this when promising not to get involved in "The Long Arm of the Law!"
* LyricalDissonance: The Music Meister' sings "let's not fight, let's get along" while either sending heroes to their doom with the villains, or with the whole populace stealing and about to attack Batman.
* MadArtist: Crazy Quilt.
* MadeOfExplodium: The Gordanian Battle Tripod, and robots shown in the cartoon in general.
* MadeOfIron
* MagicalDefibrillator: Black Lightning uses his powers to act as one in "Enter the Outsiders!".
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Moxon's orders to Chill regarding his hit on the Waynes in "Chill of the Night!"
* MakeMeWannaShout: Scream Queen. Also Black Canary.
* ManEatingPlant: Man-eating plants form part of Ra's al Ghul's plan for world domination in "Sidekicks Assemble!".
** And Poison Ivy attempts to feed Batman to one in "The Mask of Matches Malone!".
* MarriedToTheJob: Black Canary's repeated attempts to date Batman all end in failure, with the explanation "Crime doesn't take dinner breaks, and neither do I." She eventually moves on to Green Arrow.
** Ice thinks Fire means this when she tells her AQUAMAN is married.
* MasochistsMeal: Wildcat's 'Tiger Tonic'.
* MasterOfDisguise: Falseface
* MeaningfulEcho: In "Sidekicks Assemble!", Robin, Aqualad, and Speedy get the formation wrong, later, Batman, AQUAMAN, and Green Arrow do ''the exact same thing''.
* MechaMooks: Degaton's robotic army in "The Golden Age of Justice!"
* MechanicalHorse: ComicBook/JonahHex rode on a sleek mechanical horse-like robot after being dragged from his timeline by Mongul to have warriors fight in his "War World", taking place in a futuristic Wild West setting.
* MediumAwareness: Bat-Mite, Bat-Mite, Bat-Mite. Taken to extremes in "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!", where he points out animation errors or differences between the dub and the original script.
** And Ambush Bug in "Mitefall!".
* MemeticBadass: Batman seems to be this in-universe, as evidenced by AQUAMAN's response to The Atom suggesting they get out from inside his body through his tear ducts.
-->'''AQUAMAN:''' Tear ducts? But surely, the Batman never cries!
* MetaGuy: Batman, though [[InnerMonologue never out loud]] (except on one occasion where he points out how ridiculous his costume is).
* MirrorUniverse: "Deep Cover for Batman!" has a world where the heroes of Batman's earth form the evil Injustice Syndicate. Batman, Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, and Red Tornado are replaced by Owlman, [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Scarlet Scarab, Blue Bowman, and Silver Cyclone]]. The Atom, AQUAMAN, Plastic Man, and Fire's doubles are also seen, but not named.
* {{Mondegreen}}: In "Emperor Joker!", as the Joker prepares to unscrew Batman's head, he tells the Dark Knight, "You're gonna be a drooling, mindless ''fop'' when I'm done, and then, ''I'm gonna... '''kill you some more!!'''''" Of course, there are some who kinda mishear the word "fop" as [[PrecisionFStrike that other f-word]].
** In "Cry Freedom Fighters", Plastic Man rallies the heroes and oppressed masses with a mangled version of "Yankee Doodle".
* MonowheelMayhem: The Clock King drives a monowheel in "Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure!".
* MoodMotif
* MoodWhiplash: In a meta sense, considering this started airing in the same year that ''the'' [[Film/TheDarkKnight bleakest Batman movie yet]] was in theaters.
** A more straight example would be "Invasion of the Secret Santas!" suddenly shifting from fighting evil toy robots to [[spoiler:a flashback of Batman's parents getting murdered. Not to mention this is the most bleak retelling of their death yet, as it piles on guilt for Bruce as the whole reason they went to the movie is that Bruce was being a spoiled brat and complaining about his Christmas present, leading to a DyingWordsRegret]].
** By a freak of scheduling, the totally wacky and meta "Legends of the Dark Mite!" was followed by the very somber "Hail the Tornado Tyrant!"
** "Chill of the Night!" features a standard whimsical cold open, then gives us a Dini-written tale that's on par with the darkest moments in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Hell, this could easily have ''been'' an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries.''
** The opener for "Gorillas in our Midst!" featured Batman teaming up with the Spectre to take down Dr. Milo. Batman leaves Milo for the police, but Spectre has a much more sinister idea of justice in mind for him...
*** The episode itself was incredibly campy and lighthearted.
** The already dour "The Last Patrol!" episode became depressing in the second half when first, [[spoiler: General Zahl kills his hostage offscreen]] and then [[spoiler: the group get killed off to save 14 people and their fishing village]].
** "Mitefall!" starts off as a hilarious lampshade hanging on the entire premise of the show, becomes an equally hilarious lampshade hanging on jumping the shark and ends with [[spoiler: almost every character to ever appear on the show, forced to accept that they're fictional characters and facing their end due to their show's impending cancellation, having one last party as the Batcave is dismantled around them]].
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Polaris
* TheMorlocks: The Outsiders
* {{Multishot}}: Green Arrow does one in "Game Over for Owlman!" firing two arrows at once to take out two tyres on a fleeing vehicle.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Ryan Choi to a blackboard full of calculus equations: "Ha! How do you like that?! I JUST INVERTED YOUR EXPONENTIAL INTEGRAL! Does it hurt?!" *pelvic thrusts*
* MusicalAssassin: Kanjar Ro with the Gamma Gong.
** The Music Meister sings the song that the world wants to hear.
* MusicalEpisode: "Mayhem of the Music Meister!", where the titular villain uses his singing voice to hypnotize villains, heroes and even innocent bystanders into doing his evil bidding... while simultaneously performing big musical numbers with him as vocal lead. Musical heavyweight Creator/NeilPatrickHarris was hired specifically for this role.
** The "Birds of Prey" episode has a musical number in it.
** So does the "Emperor Joker" episode.
* TheMusicMeister: The TropeNamer
* MyBrainIsBig: Alternate-universe psychic Batman.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Hal Jordan's monologue in "Scorn of the Star Sapphire!" shows him battling [[GalacticConqueror Evil Star]], [[ExtraOreDinary Dr. Polaris]] and...[[IKnowMaddenKombat Sportsmaster]].
* MythArc: Or something like it. A story told entirely in {{Batman Cold Open}}s. Look for seastars with eyes.
* MythologyGag: All over the place-- but now in [[MythologyGag.BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold their own page]] for ease of reading.
* MusicalWorldHypothesis: "Mayhem of the Music Meister!" is a weird combination of Alternate Universe and Diagetic (the Music Meister's powers allow him to create background music and make everyone around him sing along), with some All in Their Heads thrown in (some heroes sing their thoughts or otherwise join in the musical numbers despite being immune).
* NegateYourOwnSacrifice: Batman sends an alternate-Earth-destroying bomb as the timer ticks down to [[spoiler:the Zombie Earth, after TheReveal that said bomb would only kill instead of causing an EarthShatteringKaboom. "Can't be killed."]]
* NeverSayDie: Death occurs relatively often for children's animation, but the characters can never quite bring themselves to say its name when it happens. "Return of the Fearsome Fangs!" is an interesting case example: in the cold open, Jonah Hex is "sentenced to death" by the villains, but survives; in the episode proper, a character actually dies, but it is only said that his "journey is complete" and he is "gone". Apparently you can say it or do it, but not both together. Mentioning of death and actual deaths have been combined more in recent episodes, especially in "Emperor Joker!", when the word "kill" is used.
* NewspaperDating: In "Game Over for Owlman!", this is how Batman discovers that travel to alternate universes can also result in displacement in time.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Guy Gardner pouring coffee on a minuscule convict of a species that [[spoiler: gets really, really big]] when exposed to any kind of liquid.
** Booster Gold texting his publicist [[spoiler: allows Darkseid's army to track down the auxiliary Batcave under the Lincoln Memorial]].
* {{Ninja}}: The Shadow Clan.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: See Everything's Better With...
** The {{elseworld}} Batmen could fill out this trope on their own, including among their number a {{pirate}} Batman, a {{vampire}} Batman and an [[ComicBook/IronMan Iron Batman]] (the normal ''Brave and the Bold'' Batman is already a ninja). There are also a cowboy Batman and a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys gorilla]] Batman, because apparently ''that wasn't awesome enough''.
** "Time Out For Vengeance!" gives us a robot Batman, a caveman Batman, another pirate Batman, and a gladiator (well, Roman) Batman.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Music Meister appears to be based on Music/EltonJohn, if his hair, flamboyant fashion sense, interesting eyewear, and tooth gap are any indication. Then again, he is attracted to the Black Canary, so maybe not so much in sexual preference.
** Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson as Starro seemed to be channeling Creator/FrankWelker as [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Dr. Claw]], [[Franchise/{{Transformers Generation 1}} Soundwave]], and [[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Darkseid]].
* NoSell: Superman didn't even flinch when the bombs Batman planted on him go off.
* NoWaterproofingInTheFuture: Jaime is able to release his electronically controlled restraints by ''spitting on the console''.
* NobodyCanDie: Parodied in "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!" At the end of the "Bat-Manga" segment, Lord Deathman's [[spoiler: helicopter crashes into power-lines and explodes. We see his mask fly out and break apart. And then Robin very quickly adds that he's sure Lord Deathman parachuted away. And then Bat-Mite comments how much he loves obviously censored dubs]].
* NonIndicativeName: As lampshaded by the Joker in "Powerless!"'s teaser, they're called the Batmen of All Nations, but only the actual Batman is even an AnimalThemedSuperbeing (the comics version does have the Native American Man-of-Bats, who is omitted here).
* NoodleIncident: There was a Justice League in-between the Justice Society and the Justice League International formed in ''Darkseid Descending'', and it ended badly, but not in a way that killed any of the heroes mentioned to have been members. Just what happened never came up during the show's run.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: The white guys voicing both Paco and Jaime, who are supposed to be bilingual Mexican Americans raised in El Paso.
* NothingCanStopUsNow: In the cold open of "Enter the Outsiders!", Black Manta says "Nothing can stop me now!". Then Batman and Bwana Beast stop him.
* NothingUpMySleeve: The Joker pulls bombs, a gas gun, knives, and a pie out of his shirt sleeves... and a bazooka [[TrouserSpace out of his pants]].
--> "Now let's see here..."\\
''(pulls out gas gun from coat)'' "Too toxic."\\
''(pulls out knife from coat)'' "Too stabby."\\
''(pulls out a '''pie''' from coat)'' "Too fruity. Now where is...?"\\
''(pulls out bazooka from pants)''
** Possibly a parody of the Joker's scene in the 1989 film in which he pulls a .357 magnum with an extended barrel from his pants.
* NotSoAboveItAll: In "Mayhem of the Music Meister!", Batman refuses to join in any of the musical numbers and criticizes Black Canary for doing one -- "Was the singing ''really'' necessary?" Until the end, when he defeats the Music Meister by starting in a singing contest with Black Canary...
** Though it was really a recording, so this might not count.
* ObliviousToLove: Batman to Black Canary and Black Canary to Green Arrow.
* ObviouslyEvil: Batman, post vampirism. It doesn't stop [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Ice]] from being overjoyed at the prospect of a 'sleepover' in the Watchtower.
* OffhandBackhand: Done underwater, even!
** Green Arrow pulls between firing arrows. And does it so nonchalantly that it almost seems like an ''accident''.
** Black Canary pulls one off during her ''romantic ballad'' in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!".
* OffModel:
** A relatively minor example, but Baron von Gunther's dimple/mole vanishes when she smiles in the opening of "Scorn of the Star Sapphire!"
** Catwoman has far too square a chin in "Legends of the Dark Mite!"
** There are a few obvious examples in the Scooby-Doo crossover segment of "Bat-Mite Presents Batman's Strangest Cases!", such as a color-inverted Bat-logo, miscoloring Batman's neck as bare skin (as opposed to being covered by the cowl), and of all things, Batman's gauntlet disappearing, showing a bare hand and a ''Legion flight ring''. Of course, [[StylisticSuck they were deliberate]]--this is mid-'70s Creator/HannaBarbera we're talking about.
* OffWithHisHead: Implied and parodied in "Emperor Joker!", when the Joker sends Batman to the guillotine, and when the blade drops, we hear it slice through his neck and the sound of his head plopping on the floor. It quickly turns into LosingYourHead for a brief moment when the Joker restores him to life again.
* OminousOwl: Owlman, Batman's MirrorUniverse EvilTwin.
* OminousPipeOrgan: The Music Meister is shown playing one to a cardboard audience, an indication that he [[MadArtist isn't]] ''[[MadArtist quite]]'' [[MadArtist right in the head]].
* TheOneWith Batman teaming up with that other guy!
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: While the other superheroes are seen with their secret identity and called by their real names, Batman is only seen, referred to, and ''credited'' as Batman (except for his parents).
** In the "Chill of the Night!" episode, we finally see Batman unmasked.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Joker's attitude to Batman, and one of the reasons he [[spoiler:helps Batman against Owlman]] in "Game Over for Owlman!".
-->'''Joker:''' Nobody kills my wingman but me.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: Katana's um... Katana.
** And Excalibur.
* OrbitalShot: Black Canary and Green Arrow get one during their duet at the end of "Mayhem of the Music Meister!" in addition to an animated {{Facecam}}.
* TheOtherDarrin: Kim Mai Guest replaced Vyvam Pham as Katana. Creator/AdamWest and Julie Newmar replaced Creator/CoreyBurton and Pat Musick as the voice of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Two-Face's one line in "Chill of the Night!" had Richard Moll reprise the role, filling in for James Remar.
** Invoked in "Mitefall" when Bat-Mite replaces Creator/JohnDiMaggio with TedMcGinley as the voice of AQUAMAN to get the show cancelled. Towards the end, Ambush Bug tricks AQUAMAN into [[OutOfCharacterMoment breaking character]], resulting in him getting [=DiMaggio's=] voice back.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* PaletteSwap: Aside from Owlman and Red Hood, all of the designs of the MirrorUniverse counterparts of the various heroes and villains were mainly this, including [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Blue Bowman]] (aside from the "G" being switched to a "B" on his belt buckle) and Silver Cyclone (whose torso is black, probably to cover up the "T" on Red Tornado).
* PapaWolf: The Atom throws his reserved rationality to the [[strike:wind]] bloodstream and becomes a raging machine of fury when [[spoiler:Brain's microorganisms kill the makeshift steed Platelet.]]
* ParachuteInATree: NonActionGuy Dr. Canus ends up dangling from a tree when he bails out of the Batplane in "Last Bat on Earth!".
* ParentalBonus: Huntress is full of this...
* PayEvilUntoEvil: ComicBook/TheSpectre's view. Even though
* PettingZooPeople: The empires of Kamandi's AfterTheEnd time.
* PhlebotinumOverload: This is how Captain Atom defeats Major Force at the end of "Powerless!".
** And how Blue Beetle and Stargirl defeat Mantis in "Cry Freedom Fighters!".
* PhoneyCall: In "Menace of the Conquerer Caveman!", Booster Gold pretends to take a call from Batman during a meeting with a toy company. No one buys it.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Featuring Tom Kenny as a goofball, Will Friedle as a well-meaning everyguy, and Corey Burton as a robot. While Diedrich Bader's live action roles make him as Batman PlayingAgainstType (See Trivia), he's a super tough guy here as always when it comes to him voice acting.
* PinballProjectile: In "The Mask of Matches Malone!", Huntress (who is [[UnwillingSuspension dangling from a crane]] and being lowered into a SharkPool), fires her crossbow and ricochets her bolt off several objects so it rips the gag off Black Canary's mouth.
* PinPullingTeeth: Batman does with (with two grenades at once!) during the ColdOpening to "The Eyes of Despero!".
* PlayingWithFire: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fire]]
* PlutoIsExpendable: When Blue Beetle is fighting Planetmaster, a villain with a power for each of the planets of the solar system, he tells him that his "[[AnIcePerson cold of Pluto]]" power doesn't make sense since Pluto isn't a planet anymore.
--> "INSOLENCE!"
* PopTheTires: The Huntress uses her crossbow to shoot out the tyres of the Jokermobile in "Death Race to Oblivion!".
* PosterGalleryBedroom: Blue Beetle's bedroom, unsurprisingly full of Batman memorabilia.
** Also Booster Gold puts up pictures ''of himself'' in his room in the JLI satelite.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Batman's competency level seems to fluctuate wildly depending on the guest characters and the villains. Compare him in "Night of the Huntress!" and in "Duel of the Double Crossers!".
** In a straighter example, Mongul's physical abilities were reduced from Superman-level to slightly more than a strong human so Batman would be able to fight him personally.
** Another whopper was Batman having to fight a group of five Shaggy Men. In the comics, Shaggy Man is ''utterly'' indestructible, even more so than Doomsday. Nothing hurts him, nothing can even slow him down, and the heroes always have to defeat him by sealing him in another dimension, marooning him in space, or some other such method. Here, Batman defeats five of them with once punch each.
*** This show has no problem reshaping character origins as needed; apparently they wanted their Shaggy Men to simply be extra-tough [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti sasquatch]].
** The Joker and three thugs (four counting Harley) beat up Batman so bad Bat-Mite decides he has to break his promise and help. Joker actually ''trades blows with Batman!''
* ThePowerOfLove: Green Arrow's feelings for Black Canary are so strong they allow him to shake off Music Meister's MindControl long enough to punch AQUAMAN so she can break free.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "You broke my [[RobotBuddy buddy]]. I'm gonna ''break'' you.", courtesy of ComicBook/BoosterGold.
* PreemptiveApology: Batman to Red Hood.
* PrivateEyeMonologue: a first for an animated Batman, and quite appropriate.
* ProducePelting:
** Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen lead a mob that pelts Franchise/{{Superman}} with tomatoes after he declares himself king in "Battle of The Superheroes!".
** Negative Man gets pelted with tomatoes when performing as a sideshow freak in "The Last Patrol!".
* ProductionForeshadowing: In "Fall of the Blue Beetle!", a guard is seen reading a ''Mystery in Space'' comic book. Later in the season, the characters from that comic guest star in the episode "Mystery in Space!".
* ProductPlacement: In "Emperor Joker!" Bat-Mite reads Ten-Eyed Man's origin from an issue of "Who's Who In The DC Universe." The cover is even shown! Also an example of MetaFiction.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: TheMusicMeister uses this on his brainwashed servants, forcing Batman to save them and let him make his getaway.
* PsychoForHire: Black Manta, by a large degree: his greatest desire is to completely annihilate Atlantis and everyone in it. AQUAMAN points this out several times, at first expressing doubt that his brother would ever work with someone so batshit insane, then, upon discovering he was wrong about his brother, actually warning him that Manta's insane and will likely betray him, which he immediately does. Being voiced by [[ScaryBlackMan Kevin Michael Richardson]] doesn't hurt things either.
* PublicDomainArtifact: [[KingArthur Excalibur]].
* PublicDomainCharacter: Franchise/SherlockHolmes; [[KingArthur Merlin and Morgan Le Fay]].
* PullARabbitOutOfMyHat: [[ConversationalTroping Invoked]] by Batman, taunting the sorcerer Felix Faust. "Nice trick, but can you pull a rabbit out of a hat?"
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Often. Joker was even punched [[SoftGlass through a window]] on the [[ExaggeratedTrope top floor of a building and landed in a dumpster across the street]].
* PungeonMaster: Owlman spews {{Pun}}s endlessly in "Game Over for Owlman!" while talking to the imprisoned heroes.
-->'''Owlman''': After this magnet tears you apart, Red Tornado, Clock King here is going to see what makes you tick.
** Gorilla Grodd takes control of the Gorilla army and says,
--->'''Gorilla Grodd''': Under my leadership, we shall show them the true meaning of ''gorilla warfare!''
** Two-Face is prone to this.
---> "'''Two'''-bit punks! Think you can '''double'''-cross '''Two'''face?"
** Music Meister says he's "here to settle the '''score'''." He also dedicates an entire song to how Batman drives villains... bats.
* PuttingOnTheReich: The troops of General Zahl in "The Last Patrol!" wear uniforms that are very strongly reminiscent of Nazi stormtroopers. Of course, in the original comics Zahl was a former Nazi.
* TheQueensLatin: The Roman-esque Tiger Empire of Kamandi's future has members who speak with British accents, particularly Caesar (the leader) and his son Tuftan.
* TheQuietOne: Katana
* RailingKill: Or at least Western-style collapsing-balcony-incapacitation, thanks to a timely shot from Vigilante as a mob sniper puts Batman in his sights.
* RainOfArrows: In "Return of the Fearsome Fangs!"
* RapidAging: Used by Per Degaton to age Batman and the Justice Society into decrepit old codgers in "The Golden Age of Justice!".
* RealityWarpingIsNotAToy: Bat-mite.
* {{Reconstruction}}: Of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.
* RecordNeedleScratch: In the opening of the third act of "Emperor Joker!", just as the Joker feels a bit saddened at Batman's first death and the organ music plays, as he pauses for a moment of silence along with Harley and the others, he suddenly smiles and says, "Okay, let's do it again!"; and at the snap of his fingers, there is a sudden needle scratch of the record as Batman's winged spirit stops flying with a confused look on his face, then gets reversed along with the rewound music as the hammer lifts up from under him before he is returned to his SquashedFlat body and revived.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Inverted in the episode "Revenge of the Reach!", where red eyes mean Jaime is in control and not the sinister Reach.
** The eyes of Ultra-Humanite's army of mind-controlled dinosaurs glow red in "Four Star Spectacular!"
* RedHeadedHero: Comicbook/GreenLantern Guy Gardner.
* RedSkyTakeWarning: "Chill of the Night!", in homage to the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries 90s series]].
* 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.
* RefugeInAudacity: Take the Adam West Batman and ratchet up the action in ways they could only dream of. Add salt and bake for one hour at 350 ([[OvenLogic or half an hour at 700]]) and you get this show's main creed.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: "Enter the Outsiders!" has snapping turtles. Giant mutated snapping turtles. Giant [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles mutant turtles in the urban sewers]]. The Gordanians also have reptilian attributes.
* ResistanceIsFutile: Faceless Hunter channels his inner Borg in "The Siege of Starro: Part Two".
* ReTool: What Bat-Mite does to the show in order to get it canceled.
* TheReveal: Lampshaded in the MirrorUniverse episode via RoboSpeak; the villain prefaces his statement with "Revelation!"
** It's [[spoiler: ComicBook/RedTornado's evil {{Expy}} if you haven't figured it out]].
** We never see Bruce Wayne's face until the emotional climax of "Chill of the Night!"
*** The fact that we never see his face even if we know that it's Bruce Wayne makes the reveal so powerful. This happens when he confronts Joe Chill, the man who killed his parents.
* {{Retraux}}: A lot of the show, but special note ''has'' to be the Franchise/ScoobyDoo Crossover.
* RhymesOnADime: Etrigan
* TheRival: Green Arrow and Batman. Both are perfectly aware of how childish they're being, but they have too much fun to stop.
** Robin and Aqualad share a similar relationship.
** Plastic Man and Elongated Man
* TheRoast: While Batman is rotating on a spit over flames, Joker tells Batman, "While you roast, we 'roast' you." And proceeds to get the others in Batman's Rogues Gallery, as well as Jeffrey Ross, the "Roastmaster General," to do just that.
* RoboCam: When Red Tornado is searching for the bomb in "Invasion of the Secret Santas!".
* RoboSpeak: Red Tornado has a tendency to begin his sentences with prefixes like "Observation:" and "Query:" -- although it doesn't seem to be an obligatory tic, because his faux-human alter-ego doesn't do it.
* RobotBuddy: Skeets to ComicBook/BoosterGold. He's a security droid that Booster stole from the very museum he stole all his other gadgets from.
* RoguesGalleryShowcase: "Death Race to Oblivion!"
* RoleReprisal: Tom Everett Scott, Billy West, and Creator/JenniferHale all reprise their respective roles as Booster Gold, Skeets, and Zatanna from ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]''.
* RousingSpeech: AQUAMAN snaps out of his funk to give one in "Mystery In Space!".
* RubberMan: While it's to be expected since both Plastic Man and Elongated Man are in this show, special mention should go to Rubberneck, who is actually a man made of rubber but lacks the ability to stretch and shape himself.
* RubeGoldbergDevice: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker puts Bats in a DeathTrap version in the Emperor Joker episode. Unexpectedly, it works, but not after a HopeSpot where Batman seems to escape.
* RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts: Music Meister uses a ludicrously overkill DeathTrap, involving swinging blades, lasers, acid, bombs, crushers, spikes and trapdoors to kill Batman.
** And the Joker uses an elaborate Rube Goldberg device to kill Batman in "Emperor Joker!". Of course, at the time, the Joker has the powers of a god to ensure that it works. But he decides it's no fun to kill Batman once, and does it over and over again.
* RuleOfCool: Wait... is Batman going to punch that meteor?
** Are those ''Gorillas'' riding ''Pterodactyls'' with ''harpoon guns'' stealing a boat?
** Batman has what amounts to a ''lightsaber'' in his utility belt. Why? Because it's ''awesome''.
** Similarly, AQUAMAN's water swords. Swords made of water, ''underwater''. Also, water ''[[Franchise/StreetFighter Hadokens]]''.
** Wow, AQUAMAN can communicate with ''white blood cells''!
*** And silverfish!
** Not to mention the Bat-Axe and Bat-Shield.
** Forget them! It's all about the Dark Knight Armour (complete with Evil Bat-Blade). {{Badass}}.
** Did Green Arrow just shoot ''[[PublicDomainArtifact Excalibur]]'' [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight like an arrow?!]]
** The Batmobile's EjectionSeat like in [[Film/TheDarkKnight the movie]] turns into a motorcycle. No, wait, it's a Bat-cycle-''copter''! %%(Also known as a "Whirly-Bat", a one-seat portable helicopter seen in some Golden and Silver Age Batman stories.)
** Hey... did Batman just bat around a giant turtle with a bone?
** Come on, the Arrowcar can ''fly''!
*** But can it turn corners?
** The Despero episode takes the cake. Not only does Batman DualWield a ''lightsaber and a demon sword'', but later, dons ''Comicbook/GreenLantern Corps armor''. He even says "Cool" when it's equipped on him.
** The thirteenth episode sets a bar that blows everything else out of the water. Batman teamed up with ''[[EnemyMine the Goddamn Joker.]]''
*** Screw that. Batman teamed up with [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cowboy Batman, Pirate Batman, Vampire Batman, Gorilla Batman, Space Batman, and Hyper-Intelligent Telepathic Alien Batman]], so he could fight an evil Batman. Thus, the hero, supporting cast, and villain of the episode ''were all Batman''. That's the single highest Batman density of any work ever made.
** Batman proves to be [[spoiler: a better detective than ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' himself.]]
*** Speaking of [[spoiler:Sherlock Holmes]], did I mention he has ''a SwordCane''? Just like in the original!
** The Batmobile turns into a [[HumongousMecha mech]]. ''The Batmobile turns into a mech!''
** Biker Santas!
** And now AQUAMAN is punching meteors.
** Did that ''tank'' being driven by the ghost of [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar General J.E.B. Stuart]] just jump a boat!? [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard With the horn playing "Dixie"]]!?
** The GrandFinale opens with Batman teaming up with UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln to fight a {{Steampunk}} {{Cyborg}} John Wilkes Booth.
* RuleOfFunny: The EnemyMine with the Joker works entirely because it's funny. The Joker himself seems to run on this rule in this continuity, considering his HyperspaceArsenal.
** The Haunted Tank... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuO0Gq_xO5U just watch]]
* RuthlessModernPirates: Batman and AQUAMAN clash with modern day pirates during TheTeaser of "Clash of the Metal Men".
* SandInMyEyes: Red Tornado does this in the heartfelt depressing conclusion of "Hail the Tornado Tyrant!".
* SchmuckBait: [[spoiler:The Blue Beetle armor.]]
* TheScrappy: {{Invoked|Trope}} in the GrandFinale. [[spoiler:Bat-Mite creates Ace the Bathound's nephew, who is quite essentially Scrappy-Doo with a mask, as part of his plan to get the show canceled.]]
* ScreamingWoman: In the episode "Invasion of the Secret Santas!", there is a redheaded woman who stops in front of the camera, screams for a good two and a half seconds, then runs off again. ''Twice.''
* {{Sexophone}}: A subtle version occurs almost every time Catwoman is on screen.
* SharingABody: Ron and Jason, as Firestorm.
* SharkPool: In "The Mask of Matches Malone!", 'Matches' (actually an amnesiac Batman) attempts to lower the Birds of Prey into a shark tank.
* SheatheYourSword: How OMAC beats Shrapnel
* SherlockScan: Performed by ''Holmes himself'' on Batman.
* SerialEscalation: "Game Over For Owlman" starts with Batman against Batman. Then it ramps up to Batman, Batman, Batman, Batman, and Batman against Batman.
** The video game has Gorilla Grodd turning Batman into an ape. After which AQUAMAN rides on Bat-Ape's back. And Bat-Ape swings AQUAMAN around as a ''weapon''. Their special attack consists of AQUAMAN, riding Bat-Ape, riding a ''whale''... Fighting armored sharks.
* ShippedInShackles: The Joker in "Game Over for Owlman!"
* ShipperOnDeck: Just like everybody else on the planet, Alfred ships Batman/Catwoman. He goes so far as to write a fanfic about the two being married.
* ShoutOut: Enough for [[ShoutOut/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold its own page]].
* ShowdownAtHighNoon: "Night of the Batmen!" opens with one.
* ShutUpHannibal: Jaime Reyes punches [[spoiler:Jarvis Kord]] out cold.
* {{Sidekick}}: Green Arrow brought his sidekick, Speedy, along for "Dawn of the Dead Man!". A grown-up Robin appears in "The Color of Revenge!"
* 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 [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Justice]] [[CaptainErsatz Guild]]).
* SingleTear: Red Tornado sheds one at the death of his "son".
* SinisterScythe: Scarecrow.
* SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon: In the course of three seasons.
* SkintoneSclerae: Part of the retro art style.
* SlipperySkid: Batman uses ball bearings to cause Bronze Tiger to lose his balance.
* SmallNameBigEgo: A bit of a GeniusBonus- in "Crisis 22,300 Miles Above Earth!", [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]] member Starman is voiced like actor Ted Knight (who as Ted Baxter was the original TropeNamer). The original Starman's real name was Ted Knight, although he predates actor Ted Knight's career by at least 15 years.
* SmokeOut: In "Game Over for Owlman!", the smoke lifts to reveal that not only has Batman disappeared, he's disabled all his assailants along the way.
* SmokeShield:
** In "Day of the Dark Knight!", when Batman and Green Arrow attack Etrigan, and again when Morgan Le Fay attacks Batman and Green Arrow.
** In "Journey to the Center of the Bat!", when the navy attacks Chemo.
* SmugSuper:
** ComicBook/CaptainAtom, who arrogantly puts down BadassNormal Batman at every opportunity. Unsurprisingly, [[BreakTheHaughty he's cut down to size]] when Major Force [[BroughtDownToNormal brings him down to normal]].
** Superman too, when under the effects of Red Kryptonite.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple:
** The show suffered from this heavily. The only female characters seen by the end of the first season were Fire, who barely had a full minute of screen time, and Katana, who appeared in one episode and didn't speak until the end.
** The series' director addressed this in an interview on Toonzone; since the series would have an accompanying toy line (see trope description ''way'' back up at the top) they consciously focused on the male heroes for the first 13 episodes. The second season includes not only Huntress, but Black Canary as well.
** By the time the show ended, a number of other female heroes such as Comicbook/{{Vixen}} and Franchise/WonderWoman had appeared. However, the final season's version of the Comicbook/{{Justice League|International}} had nine men and only two women.
* SpacePirates: Kanjar Ro and his crew.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: AQUAMAN'S son, Arthur Jr., is depicted here as a moody adolescent. In the main comic continuity he was killed by Black Manta as a baby.
* SpoofAesop: ComicBook/CaptainAtom loses his powers and has to save the day with his wits and courage. The lesson he learned? "Non-powered humans are the most fragile and pathetic beings on Earth. Believe me, I know."
* {{Squee}}: Captain Marvel's reaction to B'wana Beast's power.
-->"That was '''awesome!''' Do it again!"
* StalkingIsLove: When the Music Meister sings "If Only", as he wants to have Black Canary for his own.
* StealthHiBye: Not used that much, yet it still gets a LampshadeHanging in "Game Over for Owlman!": Plastic Man repeatedly asks "How does he ''do'' that?" as Bats gives him the slip, including the first time where he was ''wrapped up by Plastic Man.'' [[spoiler:"Wormholes? ''Wormholes!'' So that's how he does it!"]]
** And in a subsequent episode, he manages to impress ''Franchise/TheFlash'' with his departure speed.
** Lampshaded again in the Cold Open for "The Masks of Matches Malone", Black Orchid does this to Batman and he comments that now he knows how Commissioner Gordon feels.
* StealthPun: Plastic Man gives an entirely new meaning to the phrase "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar money shot]]" in "Terror on Dinosaur Island!".
** '''Green''' Arrow is jealous that Merlin thinks Batman is TheChosenOne.
** '''Scarlet''' Scarab serves as a RedHerring.
** Batman asks his co-crimefighter if it was really necessary to sing along with Music Meister after "Deathtrap!". The heroine's name is Black ''Canary''.
*** Though that one's justified: Canary's name is a result of her voice.
** The Metal Men episode gets two thanks to Tin. He's smaller than the other Metal Men, which must make him ''tiny Tin''. Then he [[spoiler: loses his body and ends up borrowing Gold's to save the day. Somebody points out that Tin has a great heart, but is using Gold's body. Nobody says that he has a ''heart of Gold''.]]
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Skellington J. "Skeleton Keys" Keyes of Babyface's gang.
* StockDinosaurs: Dinosaur Island is stocked with triceratops, pterosaurs, and -- of course -- TyrannosaurusRex.
* StockScream: In the "Dawn of the Dead Man!" teaser, one of the falling rat-men utters a Wilhelm scream when falling into the water.
* StopHavingFunGuys: [[invoked]] Sportsmaster tries to kill the competitors in an international bowling tournament because it's not a 'real sport' in one cold open.
* StoryBreakerTeamUp: Poor, poor Franchise/SherlockHolmes.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Happens to Batman when the Joker starts to unscrew his head and destroy his mind in "Emperor Joker!"
* StrippedToTheBone: In "Emperor Joker!", the Joker drops Batman into the acid, and we hear a splash offscreen before the scene cuts to inside the acid... where his skeleton is shown, moments before the villain brings him back to flesh and blood again.
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: OMAC's (One Man Army Corp) "power". He requests more strength from the orbiting satellite Brother Eye, who zaps it down and then OMAC can jump over a mile, punch through a wall and several mooks, etc.
* StupidNeutral: Equinox. He tries to kill Gorilla Grodd for his crimes, but in order to "maintain the balance" he tries to kill the Question at the same time. Based on Libra, from the main DC Universe, who also "maintains the balance", but what that translates to is "giving the baddies some wins." [[spoiler: He eventually graduates to OmnicidalNeutral when he decides he has to destroy the world so that he can remake it according to his own definition of "balance."]]
* StylisticSuck: The teaser featuring the "Challengers of the Unknown" features a opening in grainy limited-animation typical of 70s Superhero cartoons.
** Comes into play with "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases". The old-style anime uses blatantly looped footage, and the Hanna-Barbera Scooby-Doo crossover has some cels with Batman's neck [[OffModel miscolored]] (as well as a bunch of reused animation). Bat-Mite actually stops the cartoon to point this out.
** The dialogue in the cold opener with SpaceGhost reflects the ExpoSpeak style of the original Space Ghost cartoons.
* SummationGathering: The cold open of "The Golden Age of Justice!".
* SuperDickery: All of "Death Race To Oblivion" [[spoiler:was Batman playing "ruthless" in order to maneuver his allies onto War Moon in a position to take it down]]. To the savvy viewer, what gives away the act is [[spoiler:the fact that he was assured all his allies would be teleported before being hurt]].
** The Season 3 premier pays homage and parodies the various classic Golden Age "Super Dickery" covers after Superman gets affected by Red Kryptonite and becomes a dick.
--> '''Jimmy Olsen:''' "Superman's turned into a real d-"\\
'''Lois:''' "Different person!"
* SuperheroPackingHeat: The Vigilante
* SuperheroSpeciation: Played for laughs during Plastic Man and Elongated Man's team-up.
* SuperPrototype: Proto
* SuperWheelChair: [[spoiler: The future Joker]]'s combination wheelchair/dodgem car in "The Knights of Tomorrow!".
* SurvivorGuilt: Oh! You better watch out, / You better not cry, / You better not pout, I'm telling you why: YOUR PARENTS WILL GET GUNNED DOWN.
* TailorMadePrison: Batman mentions one he's made for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker but didn't expect [[GreatGazoo Batmite]] to free him.
* TakeCareOfTheKids: The original Black Canary's Final Speech exhorts Wildcat and the Justice Society to take care of her "little angel"... who then grows up to be the next Black Canary.
* TakenForGranite: The kingdom of Camelot in "Day of the Dark Knight!"
* TakeThat: "Legends of the Dark Mite!" takes a hilarious swipe at viewers who complain about the LighterAndSofter feel of the series.
-->'''Fanboy dressed as Batman''': I always felt Batman was best suited in the role of gritty urban crime detective? But now you guys have him up against Santas? And Easter Bunnies? I'm sorry, but that's not my Batman! \\
'''The Creators''': ''[whispering among themselves, eventually handing a note to Bat-Mite]'' Here, read this. \\
'''Bat-Mite''': Batman's rich history allows him to be interpreted in a multitude of ways. To be sure, this is a [[LighterAndSofter lighter incarnation]], but it's certainly no less valid and true to the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} character's roots]] as [[TrueArtIsAngsty the tortured avenger crying out for Mommy and Daddy]]. ''[makes the paper disappear]'' And besides, those Easter Bunnies looked [[WesternAnimation/WatershipDown really scary]], right?! \\
'''Creator/BruceTimm (dressed as [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Mark Hamill's Joker]])''': Meh.
** Plus a little ShoutOut to ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' if you look closely at the fanboy's shopping bag.
** And the Schumacher movies. Bat-Mite gives Batman several new costumes, one of which is completely made of black rubber complete with Bat-nipples. Bat-Mite dismisses it as "too icky."
** ''And'' Frank Miller: Bat-Mite turns Bats into the hulking ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' model, then declares, "Too psycho!" A further shot is taken in "A Bat Divided!" where Angry!Batman is very much the [[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder Goddamned Batman.]]
** The Phantom Stranger and The Spectre fight over whether or not Batman should be Silver Age or Dark Age.
** The tendency for nachos to appear in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' is the source of the "BATMAN DOES NOT EAT NACHOS" line.
** The finale uses Bat-Mite to parody viewers begging for a darker take on Batman. As part of Bat-Mite's plan to get the show cancelled, he replaced ComicBook/{{AQUAMAN}}'s voice actor with TedMcGinley.
* TakeTheWheel: In "Game Over for Owlman!", Batman and [[spoiler:the Joker]] pursue Owlman in the Batmobile; Batman starts out driving, but hands over so that he's free to react to Owlman's attacks.
-->'''Batman:''' ''[pointing]'' Brake. Choke. Throttle. ''[climbs out window onto roof of Batmobile]''
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How Batman defeats [[spoiler:Equinox]].
* TalkToTheFist: ComicBook/BlueBeetle pulls one off on [[spoiler:Jarvis Kord]], and Dr. Fate does one on Wotan right in the middle of his EvilLaugh.
* {{Technobabble}}: Parodied in the first episode with Batman's explanation as to why they came back to Earth at the same time they left in the portal, which we hear in his thoughts was just a fancy way of saying "That's weird."
* TeamRocketWins: While they get beat up and sent to prison not long after, Joker and Weeper do manage to successfully destroy Batman's crime prediction machine, thus ensuring that they and other criminals in Gotham will be able to continue to menace the city.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: The Zeta Beam.
* TemptingFate: Batman invokes this for the ''viewer'', while narrating after he's just been swallowed by a whale.
-->'''Batman''': I know what you're thinking. "BellyOfTheWhale. Can't get much worse." (tentacles appear) You'd be wrong.
* TerrifyingRescuer: In "Hail the Tornado Tyrant!", two small children have this reaction to the Tornado Champion when he recues them from a burning building, and run screaming into their parents arms
* ThankingTheViewer: The final episode does this as a last bit of fourth wall breaking for watching the show.
* ThatManIsDead: "There is no Jaime. There is only The Reach."
* ThatPoorPlant: In "Enter the Outsiders!", LethalChef Wildcat makes a blenderful of Tiger Tonic. He gulps his down contentedly, but Batman pours his into a potted plant. The plant loses all its leaves save one.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: In "Emperor Joker!", after Harley asks the Joker to unmask Batman, the Clown Emperor responds, "And reduce my enemy to a mere man? Harley, my dear, I'm so disappointed in you! WheresTheFunInThat" He then suddenly shifts to using a villainous version of ThePowerOfRock and an electric guitar and singing, you know, "[[CaptainObvious Where's the Fun in That?]]" while he sings to Batman to give in to the Joker's madness and smile.
* ThereAreNoRules: Mongul does this when explaining the rules of his race in "Death Race to Oblivion!":
-->'''Mongul:''' Rule 3: There are no other rules!
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The Music Meister's DeathTrap for Batman and Black Canary involves the pair being suspended over an AcidPool as TheWallsAreClosingIn with a TimeBomb counting down.
* ThickLineAnimation: Except for Black Canary. Her hair has no lines surrounding it.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Proto in "The Plague of the Prototypes!".
* ThisCannotBe: Bat-Mite. "It can't end this way! [[spoiler: ... I... guess it can. That's all, folks.]]"
* ThisIsThePartWhere: [[spoiler:Orm is warned of Black Manta's betrayal by AQUAMAN. Orm: "This is the part where you try to turn us against each other." Manta immediately shocks him.]]
* {{Threatening Shark}}s: In "Emperor Joker!", the Joker sends Batman to the sharks, where one of them chomps on the Dark Knight and swallows him whole before heading back into the water (guess he should have brought in or used his Bat-Shark-Repellant). Cue the Joker bringing him back again.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: In the cold open of "The Eyes of Despero!"
* TimeForPlanB: In "Deep Cover for Batman!":
-->'''Silver Cyclone:''' Then, since Plan A is not viable, we move on to Plan B.
* TinMan: Red Tornado
--> '''Red Tornado''': ''(crying)'' Oily discharge. I must run a diagnostic.
* TitleDrop: "Deep Cover for Batman!":
--> '''Batman''': "You've started something. A brave, bold new era in crimefighting."
** Again in "The Fate of Equinox!"
---> '''Batman''': "Justice wins the day thanks to the brave and the bold."
** "Mayhem of the Music Meister!"
---> The EstablishingShot immediately before "Deathtrap!" focuses on an awning which reads '''TB & TB'''
* TooAwesomeToUse: Meta example. The series doesn't make significant use of A-list DC characters because then the show would become ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' Part Two.
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Yes, Joe Chill, tell the Joker, Penguin, Two-Face, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Mad Hatter, and Solomon Grundy you're the reason Batman exists. [[SarcasmMode I'm sure they won't hold the fact you basically created the man who kicks their asses on a regular basis against you.]]]]
** This was based on the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] story where Batman confronted Joe Chill. In that story, Chill ran to his gang and did the same thing; they promptly shot him in their anger. Though to give the gang credit, they ''did'' realize that this meant that Chill knew Batman's real name.
* TookALevelInBadass: In the flashback teaser of "Sidekicks Assemble!", a clean-shaven Aquaman says "This is outrageous!" without much emphasis and with a lighter voice. Clearly he wasn't the coolest guy ever quite yet.
** Calendar Man is given a level of badass by Bat-Mite. It doesn't help much.
** Scooby and Shaggy in "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!" with the help of Bat-Mite.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Batman in "Death Race to Oblivion!" ([[spoiler:it was an act to throw off the bad guys]]) and "Joker: Vile and the Villainous!"
** Bat-Mite in "Mitefall!"
** CaptainAtom in ''Powerless'', especially when compared to his comic book counterpart.
** The Golden Age Justice Society of America heroes towards the Justice League International Heroes in ''Crisis: 22,300 Miles Above the Earth!'' True most of them were shown to be grumpy and cantankerous beforehand, but in the case of Jay Garrick, the original Flash, it's very jarring. Fortunately they apologize when the episode ends.
* ToTheBatnoun: Joker yells '''"TO THE BATMOBILE!"'''
** All three Batmen deliver their own variations on "To the Batcave!" in "A Bat Divided!"
** Parodied by Plastic Man in his line: "Quick! To the PLAS cave!!!"
* TotemPoleTrench: Franchise/ScoobyDoo and Shaggy do this while posing as the ghost of 'Bulldog' Finney to scare the Joker and the Penguin in "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!".
* TrainEscape: Babyface and his gang try to do the 'unhooking the train carriages' version to Batman and Plastic Man in "Bold Beginnings!".
* TransformationSequence: Whenever the Blue Beetle suit activates, complete with abstract background, light-show, and orbiting camera.
* TransformingMecha: ''The freaking Batmobile'', complete with RocketPunch.
* TrashLanding: Batman punches through a window and across a street where he lands in a dumpster in "Joker: The Vile and The Villainous!".
* TripodTerror: The Black Manta uses one to steal an armored car.
** Tripods are also used to invade Rann.
* {{Troperiffic}}: ... You got this far down the page, and you need an explanation?
* TrouserSpace: In "Game Over For Owlman!" the Joker pulls several implausibly large items (including a pie and a bazooka) out of his pants and/or jacket pockets.
* TruckDriversGearChange: Happens in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!", with "I'm the Music Meister", "If Only", "DeathTrap", and "The World Is Mine".
* TrustPassword: In "The Criss-Cross Conspiracy!", Batman is trapped in Batwoman's body. Nightwing asks him to prove it by saying something only Batman would know. Batman responds "Your favorite color is blue, you used to sleep with a nightlight and you're deathly afraid of monkeys." Nightwing goes "It's him."
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: "Return of the Fearsome Fangs!": ''"When outmatched... cheat."''
* TwistedChristmas
* TwoBeingsOneBody: B'wana Beast's power is to take two animals, fuse them together, and [[{{Mon}} fight using the resulting creature]]. In his first appearance he makes a spider-horse and a pelican-shark.
** In "Gorillas In Our Midst!" he proves to be capable of merging more than two animals [[spoiler:with Batman]].
* TyrannosaurusRex: In the second episode, Batman and Plastic Man land on Dinosaur Island. Guess the first species they encounter.
* UnconventionalSmoothie: Wildcat's trademark drink, "Tiger Tonic", is a shake made from tuna, hot sauce, raw eggs, and ''bananas'', which audibly fizzles and [[ThatPoorPlant kills plants]] when you put it in their pots.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Okay a Franchise/ScoobyDoo and Batman team up had been done before. But who really saw a Batman and [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost SPACE GHOST]] teamup? Sure DC made a mini series a while back but...
* UnexplainedRecovery: Grodd isn't stuck in human shape at all anymore.
* UnhandThemVillain: In "Legends of the Dark Mite!", Catman is auctioning off a wild Sumatran tiger. Batman demands that Catman "Release him!". Catman obliges by opening the cage and letting the tiger loose on Batman.
** And in "The Long Arm of the Law!", Kite-Man has Plastic Man's family tied to a kite that he is flying into a thunderstorm. Batman tells him to "Release the hostages!" and Kite-Man releases the tether line, sending the kite soaring into the storm.
* UnitConfusion: [[TheSpock Intellectual!Batman]] gives the measurement of nuclear energy Firestorm absorbed in watts, when the unit for energy is joules or volts and a watt is measurement of power.
* {{Unobtainium}}[=/=]MacGuffin: Promethium-90 in "Menace of the Conqueror Caveman!"
* UnusualEuphemism: AQUAMAN's "[[OhCrap Aw, crabcakes!]]"
* UranusIsShowing: When ComicBook/BlueBeetle battles the Planet Master.
* VaporWear: Princess Laethwen in "Sword of the Atom!". No wonder Ray Palmer is in love.
* VaudevilleHook: The Joker's first appearance on the show starts with one of these coming out of nowhere and snagging Batman.
* VersusCharacterSplash
* VFormationTeamShot: The Club of Heroes do this at the end of the teaser for "Powerless!"
* VictorianLondon: The setting for "Trials of the Demon!". [[AnachronismStew Never mind]] the East-End types' inexplicable obsession with [[BurnTheWitch witch-burning]], or that Merlin and Etrigan sealed Astaroth "300 years ago" (which would have put it during the ''Elizabethan'' era)...
** The witch-burning makes some sense, as the villagers point out that Jason Blood is constantly going on about "Black Magic". Then when they come in to arrest him, he's halfway through becoming Etrigan, thus revealing he's not ''completely'' human.
* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Batman and Red Tornado's computer displays its commands in huge red capital letters, occasionally accompanied by a computer voice repeating what we can clearly read.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: Besides Batman's usual lineup of felonious females, Lashina (one of {{Darkseid}}'s Furies) takes a shine to time-displaced JonahHex.
* VillainousBreakdown: Joker when sees what he would be like in [[spoiler: a world without Batman]].
** General Zahl gets one when [[spoiler:he succeeds in killing the Doom Patrol, but instead of discrediting them to the world as he planned, it has the opposite effect. The entire world chants "We're all the Doom Patrol", leaving the General helpless from shock and letting Batman arrest him]].
* VillainousHarlequin: The Joker is somewhat more this than MonsterClown. (Then again, there's "Emperor Joker!" ...)
** "Menace of the Conqueror Caveman" has a pair, Punch and Julie, near the beginning.
* VillainEpisode: "Joker: The Vile and the Villainous!" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knJeCTBfWWY With a villainous intro!]]
* VillainSong: The Music Meister's first song in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!"
** The Joker gets one in "Emperor Joker!".
* VillainsOutShopping: When AQUAMAN is on vacation and spots the Sportsmaster he's pumped for a fight, until he realizes that Sportsmaster is also on vacation (with his wife and daughter Tigress and Artemis Crock).
* VitriolicBestBuds: A type 2 with Joker, Lex Luthor and Cheetah in "Triumvirate of Terror!". The three bicker amongst themselves, but during the battle with their arch enemies high five each other after they each get a good hit in.
** The Injustice Syndicate in "Deep Cover for Batman!". Dyna-Mite and Blue Bowman seem to show concern about members of their team, despite being evil.
** Averted with the Silver Cyclone. [[spoiler: He is revealed in "Game Over For Owlman!" to hate all humans, thus by proxy, them. Though they don't find out until he rigs a bomb and attempts a getaway.]]
* TheVoiceless: Shark.
* VoicesAreMental: Whoever Deadman possesses speaks with Deadman's voice.
** Averted when Batwoman and Batman switch bodies. Their bodies keep the voices that belong to them.
* VoiceTypes: Represented in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!":
** Black Canary - mezzo-soprano
** The Music Meister - tenor
** Green Arrow - tenor
** Clock King - tenor
** Batman - baritone, but in a NonSingingVoice [[invoked]] (as his pitch voice belongs to Jeff Bennett)
** Black Manta - baritone
** AQUAMAN - baritone
** Gorilla Grodd - bass or bass-baritone
* WackyRacing: "Death Race to Oblivion!" in Season 2
* WalkingTheEarth: Batman, more so than any of his previous adaptations. Green Arrow as well, even using the phrase "Walking the Earth".
* WeCanRuleTogether: Ra's Al Ghul's classic offer to the Detective, except he makes it to [[spoiler:Robin]] instead.
* WeDontNeedRoads: Both the Batmobile and ComicBook/GreenArrow's Arrowcar can transform into planes. The Batmobile can also turn into a GiantMecha.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Inevitably Robin. And his fellow sidekicks Aqualad and Speedy. To some extent both Batman and Black Canary to their teachers, the [=JSA=]. And Damian to Nightwing.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Jarvis Kord.]]
* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: In "Game Over for Owlman!", Joker pesters Batman with this -- until he encounters the BigRedButton that [[spoiler:sprays knock-out gas at the person who presses it]].
** Then later, as a callback (a staple of ''any'' decent comedian, let alone The Clown Prince of Crime,) he yells [[ShoutOut "To the Batmobile!"]] runs to his seat, [[spoiler: notices the button again, presses it again, and gets knocked out... again.]]
** Joker does it again [[spoiler: with the control for an Omega Warhead,]] let's just say Misfit's BigNo is [[EarthShatteringKaboom not unjustified.]] And it [[VillainEpisode was just the teaser.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Despite Batman's well known "no killing" policy, he shows no problem with forever shutting down (aka killing) Red Tornado's robot son. This despite the fact that he can clearly think and feel.
* WhatTheHellHero: ComicBook/GreenArrow constantly chews out Bats for his ruthless behavior in "Death Race To Oblivion!" Understandable, as Batman goes so far as to ''attack his fellow heroes'' in order to win Gotham's safety. [[spoiler:Of course, it's all an act, and GA knows as much the whole time.]]
* WhatWouldXDo: X is Batman, for Jaime.
* WheresTheFunInThat: The Joker's response to being good.
* WeCanRuleTogether: In the filler for "The Masks of Matches Malone", Poison Ivy takes over Gotham and becomes its queen. She offers to spare Batman's life twice if he agrees to marry her and become her king. Both times, he refuses.
* WholePlotReference:
** The entire episode "Return of the Fearsome Fangs!" is basically an extended reference to ''Film/FiveDeadlyVenoms''.
** "Chill of the Night!" strongly resembles the 1980 comic miniseries "The Untold Legend of Batman"; both feature the costume party where [[spoiler:Thomas Wayne wore a bat costume, Bruce tracking down his parents' killer and revealing his identity to the man, and the crook begging his fellow crooks for help only to get attacked when they realize he's the reason there's a Batman.]]
*** And that miniseries, in turn, is based in large part upon the stories "The Origin of Batman" (Batman #47, 1948), where Joe Chill was first given a name and background; and "The First Batman" (Detective Comics #235, 1956), which provided mob boss Lew Moxton, the costume party, and Thomas Wayne's costume.
** "Fall of the Blue Beetle!", which reveals the fate of the previous Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, borrows heavily from the comics -- not from Ted's fate in ''Countdown to Infinite Crisis'' (2005) (which wouldn't really have fit the vibe of this series), but from the fate of ''Ted's'' predecessor, as revealed in ''Blue Beetle'' #2 (1967).
* WickedCultured: Gentleman Ghost.
* WimpFight: Bat-Mite versus Joker-Mite in "Emperor Joker!".
* WindowPain: Lots and lots of broken windows and skylights.
* WingdingEyes: The lenses of Plastic Man's goggles flash dollar signs whenever he's tempted by money.
** The Spectre has creepy skull pupils for a moment in "Chill of the Night!".
* WingedSoulFliesOffAtDeath: In "Emperor Joker!", when Batman is crushed by a giant hammer in his first death, we see him as a winged angel playing on a harp and flying off to heaven... for a short while anyway.
* WontTakeYesForAnAnswer: In "The Last Patrol!", Batman lectures Negative Man on why he should return to the Doom Patrol, oblivious to the fact that Negative Man is attempting to tell him that he is willing to do so.
* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed: It says something when Batman apparently considers an incursion from Darkseid as nothing out of the ordinary in his day-to-day.
* WorldLimitedToThePlot: All over the place. For example, where were Superman and Wonder Woman during the Starro invasion? ExiledFromContinuity at the time.
* WorldOfHam: Ooooh, yeah!
* WorldOfPun: The show is laden with puns. For example:
-->"Mad men like you come in many forms. But liquid, gas or solid, they always wind up in the same state: inert."
* TheWorfEffect: If Batman goes into battle with a new foe in the Batmobile's Mech mode, don't expect a win. For him anyway. He himself isn't safe either, though more often it's his costars taking the brunt of it.
** The Comicbook/GreenLantern Corps in particular tend to spend most of their appearances getting mind controlled and slapped around.
* WouldHitAGirl: When he fights Mrs. Manface:
--> '''Batman''': The hammer of justice is unisex.
** He also hits Ivy, though they're both offscreen at the time.
** Per Degaton has no problem using his fists against Black Canary.
** Matches Malone rather brutally beats Black Canary and Huntress into submission as well.
* WriteBackToTheFuture: In the cold open of "Dawn of the Dead Man!", Kamandi and Dr. Canus fight a rearguard action to buy Batman time to return from their time to his own. Just before he leaves, he tells them to look in a particular place after he's gone; when they do, they find a weapons cache he left there in his present (their past) for them to find.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: The Cavalier speaks it. Batman is audibly unimpressed.
* YouFightLikeACow: Robin's schtick.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Music Meister to the mindcontrolled Heroes and Villains, in the song with his name:
-->Now that Batman's been delayed, your usefulness has passed. A distraction is what I need, so kick into that blast
* YouJustHadToSayIt: In "Dawn of the Dead Man!", Speedy makes the mistake of asking "YouAndWhatArmy". Green Arrow chides him to ''never'' ask that question.
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler: In "Chill of the Night!", Batman catches up to Joe Chill and reveals his identity to him.]]
** Damian ''is'' this trope.
* YourEyesCanDeceiveYou: Batman's training after choosing the Bat mask in the Wudang temple.
* YourMindMakesItReal: Psycho Pirate's simulation in "Inside The Outsiders!"
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!!The video game contains examples of:
* ActionBomb: Cat-bombs
* BalefulPolymorph: The Siamese Diamond is able to turn humans into cats.
-->'''Robin:''' "Was I cute?"
* CrateExpectations: They are found in rather unusual places sometimes
* IrisOut
* TreasureIsBiggerInFiction
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