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In Almost Got 'Im, Killer Croc's story about almost defeating Batman was comically simple and unimpressive, climaxing with him throwing a rock at Batman ("It was a BIG rock!"). This actually doesn't jive with the portrayal in the rest of the series where, while Croc isn't by any means a smart villain, he isn't stupid either, he just relies on strength and animal cunning. The brilliance is that that's not really Killer Croc playing poker with them.
You would expect Batman to be a better actor than that and not play Croc out of character, though...
Well, the other villains never seem to suspect anything, so it's probably safe to assume they think he's just that dumb on a regular basis. He is sitting at a table with a bunch of ingenious, but narcissistic baddies, after all, and just because he's "not stupid" doesn't mean they think he's smart.
It also works on the level of theatrics. The real Croc is certainly no fool, but he's also not one for the kind of grandiose and intricate themed Death Trap schemes that the other villains cherish, either — so while Killer Croc's M.O. of 'try to crush Batman's head in with a huge rock' plan is a more practical and common sense way of dealing with him, the other villains are still going to look down on him as some kind of imbecile because (a) it doesn't make for a great story and (b) it's not a show-offy way of trying to one-up the Dark Knight with your intelligence.
He did manage to successfully frame Harvey Bullock for kidnapping several known criminals from police custody as well as planting enough suspicion that Bullock was a dirty cop- if Batman hadn't found that one shed scale it may have even worked. I would call that rather intelligent.
Given the way Dick Grayson's parents died, it makes a lot of sense that the majority of his panic attacks in "Fear of Victory" are kicked off by heights.
"Over the Edge". Although Gordon's grief over the death of Barbara is highly understandable, he quickly goes from remorseful to irrational and finally outright delusional in his vendetta against the Batfamily, acting severely Out of Character to the point that he blames Batman for most of his Rogues Gallery coming to be (at least the Arkham ones), and willingly makes a deal with Bane just to take Batman down, something he would never do in his right mind. This makes the reveal that the entire episode was a fear-gas induced hallucination by Batgirl all the more believable. Her greatest fear is that, because she never told her father the truth, her possible death would set him against Batman, so of course he would act utterly irrational in the dream.
The episode in which Harvey Dent becomes Two-Face is two parts long. Not that there weren't other two-part episodes, but that's definitely the most appropriate one to be such.
In the ending of Harlequinade, the Joker, perhaps for the first time ever, shows genuine love and affection to Harley, after the she tries to blow his head with a machine gun and fails by no fault of her own. The obvious Fridge Brilliance is that the Joker revelled in seeing Harley pushed far enough to pull the trigger. In his own twisted mind, she finally matched up to a standard that he did not believe she could.
There is, however, a subtler brilliance to the scene - Not only did Joker believe he was about to die, which probably exhilarated him, but the revelation that the gun was a dud probably confirmed in his mind some sort of perceived immortality that was played up a lot with Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker.
Also this; If Harley did kill the Joker this would have given his the final victory, having made Harley into a killer like himself.
And, you know, it was kind of funny.
In "Joker's Favor," it seems a bit odd that Joker would become so obsessed with a guy who yelled at him on the highway. When the poor sap is begging Joker to let him go, he mentions that he had a really bad day...
In "Zantanna" the titualar character tries to read Bruce's future, but fails to say the right card. The right card, however, is a joker. As in, she really did tell his future with the playing cards.
Why is the Riddler missing from the second half of "Trial"? Because, while he may be crazy, he's not AS crazy as the rest of the villains there. He takes the opportunity to just play his own get out of jail free card.
The Joker's fear of the IRS being greater than his fear of Batman as seen in "Joker's Millions" may seem like just a gag, but it's actually very logical. Batman won't kill him, only capture him, and he won't go to jail because he'll just plead insanity and instead go to Arkham, where he can recruit more goons for his gang, and then eventually escape. But you can't plead insanity for not giving Uncle Sam his cut. The Joker will definitely go to jail when fighting the IRS over tax evasion charges, and he'll be torn apart since a lot of the grunts he abandoned in the past would run into him. He wouldn't even have time to fashion a weapon of any kind.
Even if the Joker can survive in a regular prison, it's bound to be a lot less comfortable than Arkham, if only because he's much more familiar with the latter.
Speaking of familiarity, that's another reason for this attitude: the Joker is used to fighting Batman but is out of his element fighting the IRS.
It happened a lot early in Batman: The Animated Series. For instance, the Scarecrow's out of control blimp would careen around the city, with Batman, the hostage, and the villains escaping in the nick of time. And the blimp crashes into a skyscraper, which may have been a high rise apartment complex filled with relaxing civilians. Or an office building where some late night workers were trying to put in enough hours for that promotion.
In the beginning of the episode, "Joker's Favor", the Joker is driving around in a station wagon with luggage strapped to the top. The radio mentioned he had just escaped police custody, so the car probably wasn't his. Not that this is a stretch for the Joker, but this seems to imply that he killed some vacationers for their car.
Step One: Watch Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Step Two: Watch any Batman episode that focuses on Tim Drake, especially if it features his trademark recklessness and devil-may-care attitude. Step Three: Hide under a blanket; eat ice cream out of the carton; try not to cry.
Alternatively, Step One: watch Mad Love. Step Two: watch ANY episode with the Joker and Harley Quinn in it, and realize that her attempts to save face when goofing up are less about her being a Perky Female Minion, and more about just trying not to get hit for it.
Yet another one. Step One: Play Batman: Arkham Asylum and take down a few goons with Suicide Collars on, taking careful note of the mechanical laughing noise the collar alarms make. Step Two: Watch "The Joker's Wild" and listen to the mechanical laughter the giant Joker sign on the casino makes. Step Three: Remember that Mark Hamillis the voice ofThe Joker in both Arkham Asylum AND Batman: The Animated Series. Congratulations, you are now seeing the Animated Series' Joker doing everything that the Joker does in Arkham Asylum. Enjoy your heebie-jeebies.
In Scarface and the Ventriloquist's first episode, they're hiding out in a warehouse full of (all-female) mannequin parts. Since Scarface is the Ventriloquist's other personality, is he surrounding himself with dismembered women?
In the first part of "Feat of Clay", Bats drops an unconscious man, from the air, into a swimming pool. While reviving the senseless with water is a cartoon staple, Bell very well could have drowned before the cops got to him, and broken bones from the rough landing. And then you have Clayface slapping pieces ofhimself onto people...
In "Fires From Olympus," Maxie Zeus shoots down a police blimp with his lightning cannon, presumably killing the cops piloting it. The flaming blimp then falls into Gotham City, where we see hundreds of people running away. There's no way all of those people could've gotten away in time...
Later on in the same episode, Zeus shocks one of his henchman with his lightning rod. After this, the henchman isn't seen for the rest of the episode.
In Joker’s Favor, The Peregrinator’s Club offers an homage to Gordon that The Joker wants to spoil… when Batman chases him, the Joker flees to an exact reproduction of a May Inca Tec temple built exactly like the original… including the BoobyTraps… Just what kind of club does that?
In Baby Doll, remember when Mary Dahl put the dynamite on the cake? She wasn't stepping away. She wanted to kill herself together with her former cast members.