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[[caption-width-right:350:The Batman and the bat man, ''together at last!'']]

{{The movie}} of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', featuring ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin expectedly]]) {{Franchise/Batman}} battling against Count {{Dracula}}. Heavily based on the ComicBook/BatmanVampire trilogy (which also had Batman and Dracula fight in the first graphic novel).

Accidentally resurrected by the Penguin, who believed his tomb to be the repository of a great treasure, the Count begins abducting citizens of Gotham City and turning them and the Joker into vampires as part of a scheme to revive his lost love, Carmilla. Batman catches on to this evil scheme and sets out to stop Dracula and save the citizenry.
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!!This film contains examples of:

* {{Alucard}}: Dracula's alias. Revealed to Alfred (and the audience) when the name is written out and held up to a mirror, spelling out Dracula.
* BatmanGambit: Batman certainly angles for this, getting Dracula to follow him all the way through the catacombs back to the Batcave... and the only possible devices he can use against him.
* BloodierAndGorier: Since vampires are involved, the movie is considerably more graphic than the main series. Most notably, during a fight with a now-vampire Joker in a blood bank, Batman knocks over an entire shelf of blood samples, and Joker happily laps up the resulting RainOfBlood.
* BrickJoke: The treasure Penguin and Joker were looking for.
* CardboardPrison: Lampshaded, a convict [[InsanityDefense fakes insanity]] to get a shorter term in Arkham, only to slowly start to crack. So he tells Joker and Penguin, the two who have escaped the most, about the treasure and kicks off the film's plot. [[spoiler: Only he left the directions vague in hopes they'd break him out too.]]
* CassandraTruth:
** Penguin really did try to warn Joker to stay away from a certain coffin.
** He likewise tries to tell the media that it was vampires responsible for the missing people when he is blamed for it. Naturally no one believes him.
* CoolVersusAwesome: The title alone is enough to give a person a {{geekgasm}}.
* CurbStompBattle: Of Batman by Dracula. Batman goes into their first battle [[CrazyPrepared as ready as he usually is]], and Dracula ''still'' [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown nearly kills him]]. (Only the sunrise saves him.) Batman only wins in the end by [[OutGambitted Out Gambitting]] Dracula, and he still gets hammered by the Vampire Lord.
* CurbstompCushion: Batman's second fight with Dracula. While Batman still gets his ass handed to him and spends most of the fight luring Dracula to the Batcave as part of a trap, he puts up a somewhat better fight than last time, landing several hits and even getting the Count with an explosive Batarang.
* {{Dracula}}: Duh.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Than the main series. The PG rating is definitely justified here.
* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler:Dracula realizes Batman is Bruce Wayne mere minutes before Batman finishes him off.]]
* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: After he discovers Dracula's involvement, Batman soaks his Batarangs in garlic and creates special garlic bombs to deal with the vampires.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Dracula truly does love Carmilla.
* EvilCounterpart: Dracula is presented as this to Batman. Both are bat-themed, both operate primarily at night, both wear big capes, both are considered legends in their own way, both have servants and sidekicks to help them in their respective goals (Batman has Alfred and will later have Robin and Batgirl, while Dracula has Penguin, Joker and his mindless vampire minions), both are aristocrats (Batman is a billionaire philanthropist, while Count Dracula is well...a count), both of them have very bad reputations, both of them dislike killing people (Batman because of his no-killing rule and Dracula because of PragmaticVillainy) and both of them are doing what they do because of their loved ones (Batman protects innocent people because he lost his parents, Dracula harms innocent people because he wants to bring back his bride Carmilla).
* EvilMeScaresMe: After Batman's fight with Dracula, Bruce has a nightmare involving the deaths of his parents and a vampire version of himself.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Batman takes on Dracula.
* ExcusePlot: Joker and Penguin's search for the buried treasure reveals the existence of Dracula and has awaken him.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: While he [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat actually survives]], it was pretty startling to watch the movie and suddenly see the Joker falling into a river while his own joy-buzzers electrocute him and he screams while sinking. Add the occasional electrical surge where you see his silhouette sinking deeper into the water. The same movie also has the real death of Dracula: Batman uses a device that stores energy from the sun on him and he is ''burned alive'' and Batman gives him a blow that knocks him into pieces, sending ash and bone everywhere.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Dracula.
* FightDracula: For sheer RuleOfCool.
* FindTheCure: Part of the plot is Batman trying to synthesize a cure for vampirism to use on Dracula's victims.
* FlashStep: Dracula pulls this off quite a bit.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Joker's line of "This time, I'm out for blood, Batsy." Guess who gets turned into a vampire later on?]]
* GroinAttack: Vicki performs one on Penguin when escaping Dracula's crypt.
* HeroicWillpower: Batman is able to snap out of Dracula's mind control by recalling the death of his parents.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Eyewitness reports of a bat figure result in Batman taking the heat for the disappearances.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the beginning of the movie, the Joker falls into a river and is electrocuted by his own high voltage hand buzzer after trying to use it on Batman. [[JokerImmunity He survives]].
* InsanityImmunity: [[spoiler: Downplayed. When Dracula turns people into vampires, they typically become mindless animals who are nothing but his slaves, and can do nothing but snarl and growl. When Joker is turned, however, he retains all of his higher reasoning and intelligence, and can even ''talk''. That being said, he's not free from Dracula's control. Joker still has to follow his orders like the other vampires and he can't control his literal thirst for blood.]]
-->'''Joker:''' [[spoiler: (referring to Dracula) I AM HIS VESSEL.]]
* JokerImmunity: At the beginning of the film, Batman witnesses Joker fall into a river, with his electric hand buzzer still active, believing him to have been electrocuted to death. Although given that he's the TropeNamer, [[spoiler: he survives, only for Dracula to turn him into a vampire. And he's right back to normal by the end of the movie.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Dracula]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: While both race to claim the treasure, Joker zaps Penguin with his electric hand buzzer and leaves him in a river, laughing all the way. As Penguin struggles to get back up, he spies Batman in hot pursuit of Joker.
-->'''Penguin''': [[LampshadeHanging Instant karma, Joker!]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: As Batman discovers after curing them, none of Dracula's victims have any memories of being vampires. [[spoiler: Though Joker remembering the cemetery being the last place he was at helped Batman in locating Dracula.]] And as far as everyone knows, the Penguin is responsible for the disappearances.
* LegacyCharacter: Dracula believes Batman is this to him and tells him as such.
* LighterAndSofter: Than the ComicBook/BatmanVampire trilogy, lacking the deathtoll, violence and suggestive elements from the comic.
* LookBehindYou: Penguin pulls this one on a guard at Arkham so he can escape.
-->'''Penguin''': Ooh, it's Joker!
-->'''Guard''': Where?
* MadeOfIron: Batman survives getting slugged and tossed around by Dracula, who is shown during the final fight to be capable of punching through solid rock and overturning the Batmobile with his bare hands.
* MegatonPunch: [[spoiler: When Vampire!Joker is distracted slurping up blood at the blood bank, Batman catches him by surprise, holding multiple [[VampiresHateGarlic garlic bombs]] between his knuckles and punching him in the face.]]
* MindRape: When Batman questions Joker about Dracula's hiding place, this trope is why he won't talk.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: When first revived, Dracula is NothingButSkinAndBones. Nonetheless, he's still strong enough to effortlessly smash through solid rock and concrete.
* MythologyGag: The movie included elements from {{Elseworlds}} tale ''Batman & Dracula: Red Rain'', such as Dracula and his minions' vampiric designs and a Vampire Batman (who appears in Bruce's nightmare).
** A bat crashes through the window (which serves as Bruce's inspiration to be Batman), only the bat lies dead in Bruce's nightmare.
** Like in Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', Vicki's the LoveInterest, her growing mutual attraction with Bruce, [[spoiler: and she also figures out he's Batman.]]
* NoSell: [[spoiler: Batman trying the antidote on Dracula, who mocks the attempt:]]
-->'''Dracula:''' You may have cured my human victims of their disease, but no earthly medicine can cure a supernatural affliction.
* NotBigEnoughForTheTwoOfUs: "There's only room for ''one'' bat-man in Gotham."
* NotSoDifferent: Dracula tries this with Batman initially, thinking that just because he wears a bat costume and operates at night, spreading fear amongst the criminal population (and unintentionally, the civilian population) that he'd make a good vampire to serve under him. Batman is not convinced. Though, he's uneasy about his Batman persona inspiring fear among the civilians.
* OccultBlueEyes: All vampires in the movie possess glowing blue eyes.
* OhCrap:
** Penguin upon seeing Joker again, [[spoiler: then Joker when he discovers Dracula.]]
--> '''Joker''': [[spoiler: That's a good looking corpse...]]
** Joker has one when he's falling off the bridge and into the water when he realizes his joy buzzer is still on.
** Dracula gets a delayed one when [[spoiler: Bruce leads him into the Batcave and makes to escape after the cure doesn't work on him. Dracula follows only to sees that Bruce is standing in front of his UV machine right before he turns it on.]]
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Everyone Dracula (or a vampire turned by him) bites, becomes "his vessel". Effectively meaning they are turned and instantly become slaves to his willpower. Also (at least for some of them) the victims are not killed when bitten (Dracula hates wasting potential servants). At least some vampires lack reflections. The vampires are super-strong, super-fast, with heightened senses, they're all allergic to garlic and sunlight, and have an aversion to crosses.
** [[spoiler: Joker is the only vampire slave of Dracula who retains most of his individuality and willpower (knowing Joker, this is probably due to InsanityImmunity), as well as the ability to speak, though he is still unable to reveal Dracula's resting place to Batman.]]
* PragmaticVillainy:
** Dracula doesn't kill most of his victims, though not because he's against killing. It's because if he kills them, then he can't turn them into his undead minions and he hates wasting potential servants.
** Also the reason Penguin is spared from being turned; Dracula needed at least one human servant to keep his grave during the day, so he instead hypnotizes him into taking this role.
* PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler:"I'm the Batman. And you're dust!"]]
* RainOfBlood: This literally happens to [[spoiler: Joker while fighting Batman at the blood bank, complete with him happily lapping up the blood.]]
* RealityEnsues: When Batman attempts fighting Dracula one-on-one for the first time, he doesn't exactly do so well against him, what with Dracula being much stronger, faster, and can fly as well. Only the rising of the sun saves him from being drained dry by the Count. Effectively, this means that in their next confrontation, Batman spends less time fighting him head on and more time trying to lead him into a pre-prepared trap.
* TheRenfield: Penguin becomes this to Dracula.
* SaveTheVillain: The Penguin attempts to warn The Joker about the Dracula, and fails to save him.
* SecretKeeper:
** [[spoiler:Vicki Vale figures out Bruce is Batman. But she doesn't let him know that, [[SecretSecretKeeper though Alfred likely sense she knows more than she lets on]].]]
** Penguin too, in a way. For being Dracula's accomplice and keeping his existence a secret from his fellow supervillains.
* SdrawkcabAlias: While in Gotham, Dracula goes by the pseudonym "Alucard".
* ShoutOut: Dracula's wife is named Literature/{{Carmilla}} [[Characters/WarhammerVampireCounts Carstein]].
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Granted, as a movie tying into a kid's show and more or less based on the mainstream comics, they couldn't really kill anyone to begin with, but taken as an adaptation (admittedly, a loose one at that) of the ''ComicBook/BatmanVampire'' trilogy, everyone who isn't Dracula survives the movie. Granted, it also helps that Batman never becomes a vampire and cured the Joker, and Commissioner Gordon, Catwoman, Tanya, the Riddler, and many other characters are AdaptedOut.
* SuperStrength: Vampires in general display this in the movie, but Dracula in particular stands out. During their first fight, he sends Batman flying back several feet and into a brick wall with enough force to shatter it with a simple shove to the chest, and then, with one hand, he slams Bats headfirst into the ground with enough force to crack the pavement.
* VampiresHateGarlic: Upon discovering the existence of vampires in Gotham, Batman quickly sets about making anti-vampire weaponry, including garlic gas bombs and garlic-treated Batarangs.
* VersusTitle
* TheVirus: This is at least the case for everyone normal turned in this film. Becoming a vampire effectively means contracting a virus from Dracula and Batman comes up with a serum to cure it. [[spoiler:The stuff doesn't work on Dracula however, as his vampirism is much more supernatural in nature, apparently. It's not clear what that means, however.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler:Batman has no problems with killing Dracula. Even Alfred is surprised. "Dracula's not a man. He's a monster." Although granted, he did at least try the vampire cure on him first and capturing Dracula isn't really an option that Batman has available to him. Plus, vampires are undead. You can't really kill something that's already dead. Especially if said something has been dead for centuries, that makes it very difficult.]]
* YankTheDogsChain: Penguin stumbles across the treasure after being freed from Dracula's control over him, only to be arrested and have the treasure taken by the police.
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Penguin tries to inform the police that Gotham was nearly taken over by vampires, only to have his claim brushed to the side as the public assumes that he was just making up stories as he failed to frame Batman. Vicky is the only one to believe him, but keeps her mouth shut.
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