* ArchivePanic: Good luck watching the whole franchise from start to end. Leaving out the two webseries, the series totals 384 half-hour episodes and four feature-length movies. That's roughly ''six days''. The tie-in comics add another 271 comic book issues.
* CantUnhearIt: The voice acting of the DCAU is so iconic that its fans generally read Creator/DCComics in the DCAU's voices. KevinConroy as Batman and MarkHamill as the Joker tend to be the biggest cases of this (as each had been around since the DCAU's very beginning with ''Batman: The Animated Series''). Despite several other Batman animated series being made after the DCAU and [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy a very well-regarded live action film series]], Conroy and Hamill remain the definitive Batman and Joker voices to several generations of fans.
* CompleteMonster: In true DC style, the universe is replete with heinous villains: see [[Monster/DCAnimation here]].
* HypeBacklash: The DCAU is put on a high pedestal. Its descriptions of characters are called the ''definitive'' versions by fans. Every other superhero animated show (and even live-action versions) are compared to it. As a result, some people can be confused by the praise and find it SoOkayItsAverage. It doesn't help many other superhero shows borrowed from it, causing SeinfeldIsUnfunny.
* MagnificentBastard: Lex Luthor, depending on the author. And there're also the Joker, Darkseid and Grodd.
* ToughActToFollow: The multi-series continuity, art style, great writing and voice work ensures that successive series, ranging in quality, have a very high standard to meet.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Granny Goodness is a woman, but the fact she's both visually based on and voiced by Creator/EdAsner makes it a little hard to tell.