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The Bat Family
"Let's hope it's not the Batman that brings out the freaks..."
Son of wealthy entrepreneurs Thomas and Martha Wayne, who were gunned down one evening coming out of a theater as a young Bruce watched. Vowing to take revenge on the criminal underworld, he spent years abroad to hone mind and body so he could act as Gotham City's midnight vigilante, using stealth and the imagery of a bat to intimidate his prey. He is the CEO of Waynetech, developer of technologies such as his elite crimefighting vehicle and a device called the "Bat-Wave". The Batman
follows a 26-year old Bruce during the adventures in his third year as Batman.
- Badass Normal
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In the second part of "Batgirl Begins", temporarily.
- Bruce Wayne Held Hostage
- Cool Car: The Batmobile, as always.
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Deadpan Snarker: You'd never believe it, but this Batman gives his fare share of one-liners. To the point where it almost becomes You Fight Like a Cow. Almost. In "Topsy-Turvy", he and Joker even had a little Snark-to-Snark Combat.
- Easy Amnesia: Gets this in "A Dark Knight To Remember".
- Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Usually Batman understands his villains, but when he goes inside the Joker's mind, he is nearly driven insane.
- The Hero
- Hero with Bad Publicity: In the first two seasons, where the police consider him a Vigilante Man at best.
- Jetpack: Uses one as Batman.
- Married to the Job: Lampshaded by Alfred.
- Parental Abandonment: Yeah, okay, you all know what's coming. HIS PARENTS ARE DEEAAAAAAAD!
- But worse, his parents' killer was never brought to justice.
- Rich Idiot with No Day Job
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Though this rule can be bent, like when he kills the undead Dracula or the robotic D.A.V.E.
- Took a Level in Badass: With each passing season.
- Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?
- Would Hit a Girl: You knew she was a plant, right?
Voiced by: Alastair Duncan
The Wayne family's loyal retainer who saw Bruce through his emotionally dark childhood following the murder of his parents. He is privy to Bruce's secret identity as Batman and maintains the Batcave whilst Bruce is in the field.
Daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon who joins Batman's war on crime during the show's third season, who takes on the persona "Batgirl" when patrolling the city. Unlike the comics, Batgirl joined Batman before Robin.
Voiced by: Evan Sabara, Jerry O'Connell (as Nightwing in "Artifacts")
A young boy who Bruce Wayne takes in after his parents are killed by a gangster named "Tony Zucco". Bruce trains him in order to bring Dick into his crime fighting family, who adopts the moniker "Robin". Comes into the show in season 4, which differs from the comics as Batgirl had already been a part of Batman's team by that point.
Commissioner Jim Gordon
Voiced by: Mitch Pileggi
- Badass Mustache
- The Commissioner Gordon: Obviously.
- Early-Bird Cameo: According to Jeff Matsuda, Gordon was the young officer seen in the flashback in "Traction."
- Parental Obliviousness: The poor guy can never fully connect with his daughter due to clashing views, and years into the future, he still doesn't know about her superhero double-life. Justified, as the only time he ever got a good luck at Batgirl was the first time he met her, and he was missing his glasses.
- Yet, he noticed Batgirl's hair color.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Another given.
- Remember the New Guy: Aside from the Early-Bird Cameo, Gordon's this. Alfred comments that "James Gordon has loomed large over [Bruce's] life." Then at the newly-installed Batsignal, Gordon says to Batman, "Thanks to all of your efforts, Batman, the time is finally right to take our alliance to the next step." Both said despite the fact that prior to "Night and the City", Gordon hadn't appeared in the present day.
Detective Ellen Yin
- Adaptational Attractiveness / Race Lift / Adaptation Name Change: She's an Asian-American and far more attractive version of Ellen Yindell from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, with her name, her journey from distrusting and hunting Batman to trusting and helping him, and the fact that a mention in "Artifacts" had her replacing Gordon as Commissioner.
- Action Girl: Moreso when she antagonized Batman. This is later downgraded in season two.
- Bound and Gagged: In "Riddled".
- Brother Chuck: Aside from a reference in "Artifacts", where it's stated she replaced Gordon as commissioner in the future, she's not seen or heard from again after Season 2, though she does appear on occasions in "The Batman Strikes" comic.
- The Commissioner Gordon: Before Gordon himself appeared on the show, anyway, and while she was Batman's ally.
- The Chick: To Angel Rojas' Gotham PD.
- Damsel in Distress: Gets rescued by Batman more than once after the first season. In "Strange Minds", the Joker kidnaps her and nearly blows her up. Though she at least tries to fight Joker, he takes her by surprise and wins due to that.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: In Season 2.
- Designated Victim: Moreso after the first season.
- Enemy Mine: Pulls one with Batman to defeat Man-Bat.
- Expy: Is more or less the counterpart of Renee Montoya. Which is a bit funny because Renee Montoya originated in B:TAS and became a Canon Immigrant.
- Adaptational Villainy / Took a Level in Jerkass: Montoya was a supporter of the Batman from the start and was a nice reasonable cop who helped him take down criminals. However Ellen was an enemy of Batman and tries to capture the vigilante several times. She was also a cold and dismissive cop who enforces the law regardless of morals and gets called out by Ethan for it. While Montoya is grateful of Batman's heroic acts that saved Gotham from criminals, Yin continues to act like a bitch towards him. Fortunately, she pulls a Heel-Face Turn and becomes Batman's ally in season two.
- She also heavily resembles Elisa Maza transposed into the Batman universe. She even wears the same outfit. Interestingly, Greg Weisman also wrote a handful of episodes for the series.
- Fair Cop
- Faux Action Girl
- Genre Savvy: In "Traction" , she notifies all police officers to station at every hospital and to be on a lookout for a newly arrived patient with multiple wounds and fractures, knowing that if she finds the patient she would find Batman. She would have likely capture Batman if it weren't for Alfred.
- Heel-Face Turn: Comes to realize that the Batman is not a menace and becomes his ally in Season 2.
- Inspector Javert: In Season 1.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She acts cold and dismissive in the first season but it is shown in the finale that she cares for Ethan.
- Number Two: To Chief Rojas especially in the first season.
- Secret Keeper: Subverted in "Fire & Ice". Ellen tells Bruce she figured out his secret. The secret is that Bruce wasn't a "spoiled, arrogant playboy" he made himself out to be.
- To Be Lawful or Good: Solidly Lawful in season 1, wanting to arrest Batman for being a vigilante. She's changed her mind.
- Sexy Soaked Shirt: In the series premiere, she gets this scene by running in the rain and swimming across a river to get to Arkham Asylum.
- Unwilling Suspension: In "Riddled" to some extent.
- Ungrateful Bitch: She continues to act like a jerk towards Batman after he rescues her a few times. This is later averted in season 2.
Chief Angel Rojas
Voiced by: Edward James Olmos, Jesse Corti
- Asshole Victim: Almost. He was targeted by a newly-transformed-into-Clayface Ethan Bennett after how badly he treated Bennett.
- Brother Chuck: Disappeared after Season 2.
- Da Chief
- Expy: He's Harvey Bullock with a higher rank and no redeeming qualities. He's also Hispanic.
- Inspector Javert: Towards the Batman.
- Jerkass: He doesn't exactly treat a lot of his subordinates with any real respect.
- Kick the Dog: His treatment of Ethan in the first season finale.
- And also his treatment of Yin in the second season finale.
- The Leader: Of Gotham PD.
- Pointy-Haired Boss: Just watch most of the episodes he's in. There's no way this idiot should've gotten as far on the force as he did.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Batman's saved Rojas and his officers quite a few times, yet he's still a jerk towards him.
Voiced by: Louis Gossett Jr.
The Justice League
Barry Allen/The Flash
Voiced by: Charlie Schlatter
Hal Jordan/Green Lantern
Voiced by: Dermot Mulroney
J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter
Voiced by: Dorian Harewood
- Brought Down to Normal: By Hugo Strange and The Joining in "Lost Heroes". Fortunately, it is only temporary.
- Bald of Awesome
- Combo Platter Powers: In addition to the normal set of flight, shapeshifting, telepathy, super strength and speed, and intangibility/nigh invulnerability, this incarnation also has telekinesis
- Last of His Kind: It's generally believed that the Joining killed the rest of the Martians in this continuity.
- Mind over Matter: This version of J'onn has telekinesis.
- Weaksauce Weakness: J'onn seems to have a psychological fear of fire. Hence the Joining could point an armed (but not discharged) flamethrower at the guy and make him back off.
Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
Voiced by: Chris Hardwick
- Brought Down to Normal: By Hugo Strange and The Joining in "Lost Heroes". Fortunately, it is only temporary.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: He was never addressed by his real name, but the fact he comments about fighting criminals on two worlds and the comment about the Batcave resembling Thanagar Police Headquarters confirm he's Katar Hol.
- Space Police
The Rogues Gallery
- Adaptational Badass: He is actually quite good in a hand-to-hand fight compared to his original incarnation. Though his direct fighting traits get somewhat minimized as the series progressed, and this was actually a very contentious depiction.
- Arch-Enemy: To Batman, obviously.
- Asshole Victim: As with Rojas, he almost became one. And by the same person (Ethan Bennett/Clayface I), no less. And like Rojas, he deserved Ethan's enmity towards him, being the one who more or less made him Clayface.
- Ax-Crazy: As is standard of the Joker. His first appearance shows him breaking into an asylum for the criminally insane and releasing the inmates, then trying to dose the entire town with his "Joker Gas" simply For the Evulz.
- Bad Boss: Doesn't really treat Punch and Judy, his two most recurring henchmen, that nicely and leaves them to get arrested so he won't miss his favorite TV show.
- Does Not Like Shoes: As part of his feral characterization, he really doesn't like it. Even in later appearances where he starts acting more like his prior cartoon depiction, he still doesn't usually wear shoes.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?/Even Evil Has Standards: In season one, when Joker learns that Gotham P.D. considers Batman (a crime-fighting vigilante) more of a threat than him (Gotham's worst criminal), he's properly outraged.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Promotional materials and the first episode had him in a stylized Straitjacket. Later episodes instead use his trademark tuxedo.
- Electric Joybuzzer Accidentally kills himself with one. Well, almost.
- Evil Laugh: Perhaps one of the most distinctive ones yet.
- Extendo Boxing Glove: The show adds one of these to Joker's usual array of weapons.
- Faux Affably Evil: No matter how affable he can sometimes feign being, he's truly an evil man.
- Fighting Clown: More so than any Joker before him, this Joker is clearly a trained fighter, seemingly using Monkey-style kung fu — lots of flipping, rolling around, leaping back and forth, and sudden, unpredictable strikes. Because of the divided reaction this elicited, this trait got dialed back in subsequent appearance, especially after the first season.
- For the Evulz: Everything he does
- From Nobody to Nightmare: We don't get the full story, but in this version The Joker was apparently a boring office drone who dreamed of making people laugh.
- Handy Feet: This is why he doesn't like to wear shoes; he's very good at using his feet as makeshift hands.
- The Hyena: Always laughing at something.
- Institutional Apparel: Sports a green and purple straitjacket in his first few appearances.
- Large Ham
- Lightning Bruiser: Very fast, very agile, and very good at hitting people.
- Maniac Monkeys: Has a very "feral ape" motif in his earliest appearances, especially the first episode. He climbs and clambers all over the place, uses his feet and hands interchangeably, monkey-like fighting style, he even tends to adopt a Primal Stance. He's very reminiscent of a crazy Tarzan in clown makeup.
- Mad Artist: Carries shades of this, depending on the episode - in "The Rubberface of Comedy", for instance, he uses his "Joker Putty" to re-sculpt his own face onto a statue, and wears a beret during the process!
- Mind Rape: Does this to an already under stress Ethan Bennett.
- Monster Clown: Arguably more monster than clown, with his very "feral" portrayal — Primal Stance, ape-like fighting style, perpetually bare and ambidextrous feet — though this turned a lot of fans of the older series off of him.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Toward Batman; to the point he personally takes care of Wrath and Scorn so they won't "take away the fun" by revealing Batman's identity.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He sports them.
- The Rival: To Penguin.
- Scary Teeth: They're jigsaw-shaped, visibly slotting together. Not conventionally scary, but the effect is quite disturbing.
- Slasher Smile: He wouldn't be Joker without this.
- Spell My Name with a "The": Averted. Unlike most versions, he's usually just called "Joker".
- Would Hurt a Child: Tried to dump Prank, his would-be Kid Sidekick, into the vat of chemicals that created him, fully aware that even he didn't know what would happen to the kid.
Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
- Acrofatic: He Took a Level in Badass compared to his other incarnations; this was downplayed in later episodes due to the controversy this caused. It was based on asian films where various heavy characters can pull similar feats.
- Adaptational Badass: Much more adept in hand-to-hand fight than his other incarnations.
- Also, he seems just as insane as the rest of the villains, unlike most incarnations, where he's often the Only Sane Man among them.
- Adaptational Comic Relief: Yet, at the same time, he gives off a Harmless Villain impression far more often than other versions. More than once, his schemes only work out of convenience (the sonic device happens to work on Man-Bat; stumbling upon Green Lantern's ring, etc.)
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Unlike most versions, here he has red hair as opposed to black.
- The Beastmaster: Like several other portrayals, he commands a huge amount of trained birds that apparently have a taste for human flesh.
- Butt Monkey: He seems to be the Butt Monkey of almost every episode he's ever made an apearence in, no matter how short it was. He was the movie's Butt Monkey! Though oddly enough, he wasn't one in "Team Penguin", simply because Killer Moth was.
- Composite Character: Of different incarnations and adaptations himself.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He considers not interfering with his villain comrads' plan an elementary rule of courtesy.
- Evil Counterpart: Of Bruce Wayne.
- Evil Laugh: Tom Kenny himself admitted that it was a bit of a Shout-Out to the Burgess Meredith version.
- Evil Redhead
- Fat Bastard: No surprise there.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: As usual.
- Jerkass: In sharp contrast to his usual polite personality.
- Lightning Bruiser
- Nice Hat: It's taller than he is!
- Parasol of Pain
- Pungeon Master
- Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Well, unless you call a life of crime a job.
- The Rival: To Joker, perhaps more than any other version.
- Scary Teeth: His teeth are often depicted as curved and sharp, especially in the show's opening sequence.
- Sinister Schnoz
- Smarter Than You Look: He's not as stupid as Catwoman thought. He even once managed to defeat Batman!
Edward Nigma/The Riddler
- Adaptational Badass: By his appearance in "Riddler's Revenge", he can actually last more than a few seconds in an outright brawl with Batman, which is more than most other incarnations of Riddler can say for themselves.
- Batman Gambit: In his debut episode, he set fake bombs all over the city that could only be deactivated by solving various puzzles. This was actually a diversion made so that he could break into the City Hall database undetected and steal important information. He almost got away with it too.
- The Chessmaster
- Combat Pragmatist: He shocks Batman with an electric cable and uses his Mooks to distract him.
- Comic Book Fantasy Casting: He looks an awful lot like Marilyn Manson, which makes sense because Manson was originally contracted to voice him.
- Criminal Mind Games: His hobby
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Deconstructed, much like his Batman: The Animated Series counterpart.
- Faux Affably Evil
- Goth: His appearance.
- Lean and Mean
- Manipulative Bastard
- Riddle Me This: As usual.
- Tattooed Crook: Well, he is a villain, and the lines from his lips to his jaw are tattoos.
- Too Clever by Half: He's a great schemer, but in each episode he appears in, he ends up throwing a psychotic fit when his plans backfire.
- In his first encounter with Batman, his scheme to discover his secret identity would have actually gone off smoothly and without a hitch... had he put a gag on Detective Yin. By the time it occurs to him to try, she'd distracted him enough for the Batman to foil him.
Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy
Voiced by: Piera Coppola
- Anti-Villain: Type III, much more so in The Batman Strikes comic series.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Can inflict this on others, even Batman and Superman; though both cases were temporary and in Superman's case, Kryptonite was needed and Lex Luthor was using her.
- Does Not Like Shoes
- Evil Former Friend
- Green Thumb
- She's All Grown Up: In The Batman Strikes, her body is drawn in a more adult way, showing that's she finally growing into the full-fledged seductress she's known as in other continuities.
- Hidden Depths: She seems to still want to be friends with Barbara Gordon. In "Batgirl Begins, Part 2", she wants her to join on her mission to save the plants of the world. And in a later episode, she offers her a mind-controlling plant.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Is a user who often takes advantage of people's attempts to help her. Even before her turn to supervillainy, she tended to respond to heartfelt moments and opportunities for redemption with even more self-centered behavior.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Best shown when Barbara attempts to talk her out of her scheme with Temblor. When Barbara points out that hiring a mercenary with money she doesn't have is way over her head, her response is to ignore her and casually indicate that their friendship is over. Then, when Barbara's warning turns out to be correct and the merc comes for revenge, Barbara tries to help her out of it anyways... and Pam abandons her, leaving Barbara to be killed by Temblor to buy herself some time.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Again, made more apparent in The Batman Strikes.
- Also apparent in "Fleurs De Mal".
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Pam wasn't all right in the head as a normal human, but she really lost it when she became Poison Ivy.
- Younger and Hipper: She is around Batgirl's age in this version.
Voiced by: Frank Gorshin, Richard Green
- Barbie Doll Anatomy
- Beast and Beauty: In an issue of The Batman Strikes, Croc falls in love with a news reporter, in part because she's the only person who refers to him as a man and not a monster. In the end, it turns out she rather likes him, too, and he gives himself up to the police for her.
- Beast Man: Possibly Croc's most beastlike incarnation to date. Thankfully, the writers didn't claim that he had a "skin condition" this time.
- Expy: Of Leatherhead from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon.
- Genius Bruiser: Especially when compared with his Dumb Muscle portrayal in Batman: The Animated Series.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: All he wears is a vest.
- Kill 'em All: What his debut plan could have lead to, flooding Gotham to have the run of the place would have drowned several if not most of the populous.
- Multiple-Choice Past: We don't know whether he's a military genetic experiment gone awry, he deals with the wrong kind of voodoo magic in the swamps, or if he's simply a circus freak. However, if the tie-in comic, The Batman Strikes counts as All In The Manual, then according to issue 25, he was both a military genetic experiment subject before escaping, then was part of a circus freakshow before escaping that and ultimately coming to Gotham, though it's still unknown if he was born like that as in the comics or if being part an experiment is the reason for his appearance.
- Never Smile at a Crocodile
- Ragin' Cajun
Ethan Bennett/Clayface I
Voiced by: Steve Harris
- Adaptation Distillation: Clayface was a sympathetic character in Batman: The Animated Series. Here, he's an outright tragic figure.
- Anti-Villain: A definite Type II.
- The Atoner: For his rampages as Clayface.
- Bald of Awesome
- Black Best Friend: To Bruce and Ellen.
- Canon Foreigner: Ethan wasn't in the comics.
- Composite Character: His personality/arc has more in common with Two-Face than most Clayfaces.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Destined Bystander: Ethan Bennett was a cop and a friend of Bruce's who appeared throughout Season One before becoming Clayface.
- Driven to Villainy: He got better.
- Elemental Shapeshifter: As has become the "norm" for the Clayface character. His body is comprised of something molecularly identical to clay, letting him reshape himself into any form he wants.
- Enemy Mine: He tries to help Batman take down the Joker when he resurfaces, but Batman won't let him out of concern for his mental health. When the second Clayface appears, Batman and Robin willingly let him help them take the new guy down.
- Expy: Is more or less the counterpart of Crispus Allen.
- Also, he is Harvey Dent/Two-Face. From the long friendship with Bruce right down to calling Batman "Bats," a la Harvey from The Long Halloween.
- Fallen Hero
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: Starts out on the Face side, goes into the Heel side briefly, makes another attempt on the Face side briefly, slips back into the Heel side, then in Season 4 ended up back of the Face side and stays there.
- How Do I Shot Web?: At first: it doesn't take long for him to get dangerously good with his powers.
- Knight of Cerebus: As Clayface.
- Mind Rape: Ethan suffers this at the hands of the Joker.
- Reformed, but Rejected: By everyone who didn't know him personally and by Rojas. Though considering that Rojas was a Jerkass who had a hand in his fall.
- Scooby-Doo Hoax: Impersonates Solomon Grundy during "Grundy's Night", when the villain is nothing more than folklore in the series' continuity. However, Grundy is implied to be Real After All.
- That Man Is Dead: He tells Batman and Ellen to say goodbye to Ethan Bennet after his first shot at returning to a normal life. Subverted when he manages a Heel-Face Turn later anyway.
- Token Good Teammate: Before his Face-Heel Turn, he was the only cop who supported Batman and believed that Gotham needs him. Ethan also was grateful of Batman rescuing his life and taking down criminals. On the flip side, Rojas and Yin remain ungrateful of Batman's actions and still antagonize him, even trying to unmask Batman at one point to which Ethan calls out on. In one early episode, he allows Batman to fight Bane without police interference, knowing that Rojas' officers would still be unappreciate his efforts.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
Basil Karlo/Clayface II
Voiced by: Wallace Langham
- Attention Whore: Not only doesn't he even try to hide from security cameras, he'll look into them and boast about what he's going to do. He also went on a news program and tried to tell a bogus sob story. In fact, aside from a brief instant when he felt some regret after attacking some people for rejecting him for an acting job, he embraces it after realizing he's famous because of it now and got angry when Batman was mentioned in the aforementioned news program.
- Bad Bad Acting: He wasn't a good actor before he became Clayface and he still sucks at it when he gets his powers.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Subverted as he doesn't really seem to have one and parodied it as he tried to tell a story where he and his sister had to fend for themselves, but the reporter he tells it to clearly wasn't buying it.
- Elemental Shapeshifter: More powerful than Ethan Bennet, attributed in-universe to his taking a larger dose of mutagen.
- Evil Counterpart: To Ethan.
- Legacy Character: Interesting, considering that Karlo in the comics was the progenitor of the identity.
- Large Ham: Considered one in-universe, complete having starred in a Stylistic Suck B-Movie Parody in which he hams like you wouldn't believe. Becoming Clayface only made it worse, really.
Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn
- Adaptation Distillation: Came through with very few changes thanks in part to her introduction episode being written by Paul Dini.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys
- Berserk Button: Not only was she upset that she got fired and her show canceled and a new show takes over her time slot, but the psychiatrist of that show plans to talk about how Harley's emotional breakdown after being fired led to a life of crime and that she was a lousy psychiatrist to begin with.
- Blondes Are Evil
- Comic Book Fantasy Casting: She certainly sounds a lot like Arleen Sorkin.
- Dark Mistress
- Dumb Blonde: What everyone thinks of her. She got an online degree in psychology to show everyone she's more than just a pretty face, but apparently no one could get past it. Her rage at this is what initially drives her to join the Joker.
- Genki Girl: Though less humorous than in Batman: TAS and more dangerously psychotic like in the comics.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: It started with merely following the Joker home to grill him for info for a tell-all book. Then he convinced her to join him on a "night on the town," supposedly to help her research. By the end of it, she had gleefully taken part in a spree of destruction and was willingly trying to attack Batman. And when the media catches wind of this and makes her a pariah for it, she really goes off the deep end.
- Love Makes You Evil: She was nutty from the start, but the Joker made it much worse.
- Mad Love: Naturally, though it's played a little different than usual. Here, Joker dotes on Harley and legitimately seems to enjoy her company as opposed to his usual abusive fare, but sees the whole thing as mere entertainment and doesn't really care about her any more than that. Likewise, though he still manipulates her into the whole thing, it's made clear that this version of Harley really enjoys the whole supervillain lifestyle and helps him for reasons more than her usual delusional Exterme Doormat personality.
- Most Common Superpower: Very noticeable pre-villainy.
- Perky Female Minion: As always.
- Role Reversal: The tie-in comic gives her her usual team-up with Poison Ivy, but switches the roles around: making Harley the (relatively speaking) level-headed brains of the operation, while Ivy is the unstable one. It helps that Ivy is an impulsive teenager in this continuity, while Harley - while still a daffy hedonist - is a bit more independent and cunning than usual.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: Her real name is Harleen Quinzel.
- Unholy Matrimony
- Villainous Harlequin: Naturally
: Joaquim de Almeida (in "Traction"), Ron Perlman
(in "Team Penguin"), Clancy Brown
(did Bane's grunts in "The Batman/Superman Story")
- Achilles' Heel: Electricity, as applied to his Venom tubes.
- Badass Boast: "I am Bane. The last opponent you will ever face."
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Does this to Batman, though for different reasons than in Knightfall. Mostly the fact that using Venom turns Bane into a Hulk-like figure in this incarnation and that his debut was in the second episode of the whole series meant he was going up against a Batman still getting used to fighting supervillains and whose only prior experience at that point was the Joker.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Jobber: After his first appearance, Bane was taken down usually by someone zapping his venom tubes with a jolt of electricity seconds into the fight.
- The Juggernaut: In his debut.
- Super Serum: Venom, the source of his powers.
- Villain Decay: When Bane first appeared in "Traction" he was The Juggernaut, and he demolished Batman almost as badly as he did in the comics. Batman was beaten so badly he needed a giant robot suit to fight him next time. He's then reduced to a Jobber in every other appearance, (Robin took him down in a few seconds with an electrified staff) and what's worse by season 4 he's mostly just cracking open bank vaults like a C-list looser villain.
Voiced by: James Remar
Dr. Kirk Langstrom/Man-Bat
Voiced by: Peter MacNicol
Voiced by: John Larroquette
The Everywhere Man
Voiced by: Brandon Routh
Voiced by: Dave Foley
- Big Bad: Of the two-part arcs, "The Joining" and "Lost Heroes".
- Expy: Of Brainiac. And probably the Alien Invaders in the Justice League animated series "Secret Origins".
- Planet Looter
- Omnicidal Maniac
Cluemaster/ Arthur Brown
Voiced by: Glenn Shadix
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Inverted big time, no pun intended. The massively overweight and balding Cluemaster from this show is a far cry from the fit, head of hair Arthur Brown from the comics.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Goes from a blonde to a redhead.
- Basement-Dweller: He even built his evil lair in his mom's basement.
- Berserk Button: Getting a question wrong, being asked a question he doesn't know the answer and being forced to admit he doesn't know everything.
- Child Prodigy: Was one.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He lost a game show for child geniuses when he was ten (which he claimed was rigged) and spent decades plotting revenge against the people he held responsible, becoming a morbidly obese Basement-Dweller in the process. Batman seriously called him out on this when he confronted him, but it went in one ear and out the other.
- Evil Is Petty: Would rather waste his genius and talents which could have gotten him anywhere in life to set up an elaborate revenge against people who don't even remember who he is.
- Fat Bastard
- Insufferable Genius
- It's All About Me: The only thing important to him is being the champion.
- Never My Fault: Arthur refused to believe he lost the game show fairly and accused it of being rigged, even though he'd been winning for 12 weeks straight.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He was a former game show contestant and he believes he lost because his opponent cheated. He has spent 30 years doing nothing but plot his revenge. In his mothers basement no less.
- Revenge: On the hosts and a competitor, believing that they rigged the show and cost him his title as champion.
- All There in the Manual: His real name and origins aren't mentioned in the episode where he appears, but the tie-in comic tells them (his name is Nathan Finch, just like the mainstream comics version).
- Badass Driver
- Nanomachines: The source of his abilities.
Voiced by: Miguel Ferrer
D.A.V.E. (Digitally Enhanced Villain Emulator)
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Goes without saying. Subverted when it turns out he was purposefully programmed to become evil.
- All Your Powers Combined: He has the perfect combination of the best skills of each of Batman's worst enemies, both mentally and physically.
- Brain Uploading: He's created from the duplicated mental patterns of the entire Batman Rogues Gallery.
- Canon Foreigner
- Composite Character: He has the agility of the Joker and Catwoman, the Penguin's martial arts skills, and the Riddler's intelligence and deduction skills.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: He's designed to act like every great Batman villain, and is even able to figure out his secret identity.
- The Dragon: To Hugo Strange, although he is unaware of this since he tends to act on his own accord.
- Fun with Acronyms: His name.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: He may well be a deconstruction. He is a robot programmed by Dr. Hugo Strange with the memories and abilities of Batman's worst foes for the sole purpose of giving Batman a challenge. He proceeds to easily curbstomp Batman and steals ALL of Gotham's money just to commit the ultimate crime, but is defeated when Batman asks him to explain his origin story. Since D.A.V.E believed that he used to be a person, he went catatonic after realizing that he had no backstory of his own.
- LEGO Genetics: He's made from the mental patterns of Batman's enemies.
- Logic Bomb: What defeats him.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He doesn't snap Batman's neck when he has the chance for two reasons: breaking bones was passe and Batman's defeat had to be the ultimate defeat.
- Shout-Out: His appearance and name are a reference to 2001.
- Tomato in the Mirror: He doesn't actually know he's a robot.
- Ultimate Lifeform: Calls himself "Gotham's Ultimate Criminal Mastermind". it's even the name of the episode he appears in.