Awesome / Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

  • The Joker gets his by finally invading the Batcave, gassing Bruce and overpowering Terry in hand-to-hand capability. Three things one might never expect that broke down barriers.
    • The first two things can certainly double as Nightmare Fuel, though...
  • Ace the Bat-Dog watching Cartoons, and later taking down one of the Joker's henchman, then attacking the man himself. As Terry says: "Good bad dog". It's in reference to Ace's past in dog fighting. The same line is used in Ace's backstory episode, which counts as another CMoA for him; he saves Terry from a gigantic mutant dog blob.
  • Terry vs the Jokerz right before the Joker fight. He takes out all of them except for the spliced kid without any trouble. He sics Ace on the spliced kid.
    • "Sic 'em, boy."
    • And earlier in the movie we have out of suit Terry vs the Jokerz in the nightclub. Even without the Batsuit, he manages to defeat them via a combination of brawns and quick thinking.
  • Terry beats the Joker at his own mind games. Bruce tells Terry to block Joker out ("Joker's vain and likes to talk. He'll try to distract you, but don't listen. Block it out and power on through."), but then Terry realizes something: "I like to talk too." Terry then proceeds to break the Joker by talking.
    (Terry knees Joker in the groin)
    Joker: What are you doing?!
    Terry: Fighting dirty.
    Joker: The real Batman would never- (Terry digs the knee in deeper) AUGH!
    Terry: Told you you didn't know me.
    (Terry knocks the Joker backwards)
    Joker: (Slasher Smile) Funny guy...
    Terry: Can't say the same for you.
    (The Joker throws a punch at Terry that misses and he runs into a desk)
    Joker: Impudent brat! Who do you think you're talking to?
    Terry: Not a comedian, I'll tell you that.
    Joker: (shoots at Terry) Shut your mouth!
    (Terry dodges and flies up into the rafters)
    Terry: The real Batman never talked to you much, did he? That's probably why you were so fixated on him.
    (Terry uses a Batarang to knock Joker's gun out of his hand)
    Joker: Don't play psychoanalyst with me, boy!
    Terry: Oh, I don't need a degree to figure you out.
    (Terry uses another Batarang to hit the power switch so the Joker can't see him)
    Terry: The real reason you kept coming back was you couldn't get a laugh out of the old man.
    Joker: I'm not hearing this.
    Terry: Get a clue, clowny! [Bruce]'s got no sense of humor! He wouldn't know a good joke if it bit him in the cape. Not that you ever had a good joke.
    Joker: Shut up! Shut up!
    Terry: I mean, joy buzzers, squirting flowers? Lame! Where's the "A" material? Make a face, drop your pants, something!
    Joker: Show yourself!
    Terry: You make me laugh... but only because I think you're kinda pathetic. (imitates The Joker's laugh)
    Joker: Stop that!
    Terry: So you fell in a tank of acid, got your skin bleached, and decided to become a supervillain. What? You couldn't get work as a rodeo clown? (laughs again)
    Joker: Don't you dare laugh at me!
    Terry: Why? I thought the Joker always wanted to make Batman laugh!
  • Joker got his own earlier during the flashback sequence in his response to uncovering Batman's true identity.
    Joker: It'd be funny if it weren't so pathetic. (Beat.) Oh, what the heck. I'll laugh anyway! HAA HA HA HA HA HA!
  • There's an understated moment of awesome before this in the form of Batman's almost trademark Offhand Backhand, this time done by Terry himself. What makes this truly awesome is that, in a previous episode, Terry could not do this and didn't get how Bruce could. While this movie in general pretty much proved that Terry had (for the most part) grown into the role, this one in particular was an awesome demonstration.
  • The scene where The Joker gains control of a Military-grade Kill Sat, and uses it exactly the way you'd imagine the Joker would use a giant orbital laser.
    Joker: Aren't you the nasty tattle-tale! Ratting me out before I've had my fun... Papa spank!
  • Even more amazing is early in the film, when the dissenting Bonk confronts the Joker over the jobs he's been sending them on. The Joker shoots Bonk right in the heart after toying with him a little, then reasserts control over the gang by asking them to pledge loyalty.
    Joker: I have to know you're with me. Will you say it for me one time?
    Jokerz: [terrified] We're with you...
    Joker: A little louder.
    Jokerz: [louder] We're with you!
    Joker: Dee Dee?
    Dee Dee Twins: We're with you!
    Joker: Boys?
    Chucko and Ghoul: We're with you!
    Joker: Bonk? [beat] Oh, right. Dead.
  • The final scene when we hear the revamped version of the original Batman theme play for Terry just before the credits. Because that is when Terry truly became Batman, not just Bruce's errand boy.
  • Let's face it, isn't it awesome that the Joker is finally dead, deconstructed and broken by Batman (new Batman)?
  • Andrea Romano had a turn at voiceacting the brainwashed Robin. Despite being primarily a casting director, Romano's Laughing Mad Robin is chilling.
  • When the Joker finally reveals himself at the gala hosted at Wayne Enterprises, he sends the hyena kid in first to get at Bruce. Bruce only watches disdainfully as the hyena jumps around him, trying to intimidate him, then when the guy finally lunges he beats his ass in two swings of his cane. Even in his eighties, Bruce hasn't lost his touch.