!The Cartoon Series
* AdaptationDisplacement / WeirdAlEffect: Admit it. You came to this page from something related to ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''.
** That or Music/WesleyWillis' song "Birdman Kicked My Ass".
* MemeticMutation: The distinctive way the title character shouts "Biiiiiiiiird-man!" at the end of the opening credits.
!The Film
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Some theatre audiences outright ''cheered'' when Riggan [[spoiler:punches Mike in the face.]]
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Riggan and Sam reconciling at the end.
** Also, in a twisted sort of way, Sam's relationship with [[spoiler:Mike]].
** Riggan comforting Lesley after [[spoiler:Mike very nearly rapes her on stage in an effort to be more "real"]].
** Lesley and Laura [[spoiler:comforting each other after Riggan and Mike both screw up, culminating in them kissing]].
* TheEndingChangesEverything