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."
  • 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.
    The fight starts with Joker overpowering Terry and knocking him to the floor.
    Joker: You're out of your league, McGinnis, I know every trick the original Batman and Robin knew at their peak.
    Terry: Maybe, but you don't know a thing about me.
    Joker: You?! What's to know, you're a punk, a rank amateur, a costumed errand boy taking orders from a senile old man. Still, if it's a whooping you're a-wanting!
    Terry runs to the door
    Joker: That's right, better to run and save yourself, it's about your speed.
    Terry actually shuts the door and breaks the switch so Joker can't escape
    Terry: Let's dance, bozo.
    The Joker and Terry fight, with Terry mostly on the defense and his attacks being blocked
    Terry: (To Bruce over the comm) He's tough, any suggestions, boss?
    Bruce: Joker's vain and likes to talk, he'll try to distract you, but don't listen! Block it out and power on through.
    Terry knees Joker in the groin
    Joker: What are you doing?!
    Joker: The REAL Batman would never-AUGH!
    Terry digs the knee in deeper
    Terry: Told you you didn't know me.
    Terry knocks the Joker backwards
    Joker: (Slasher Smile) Funny guy.
    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!
    Joker: Stop that!
    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.