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Recap: Batman: The Animated Series E20 "Feat of Clay: Part 1"
aka: Batman The Animated Series Feat Of Clay Part I
Matt Hagen was once the country's most famous movie star, but his acting career almost ended for good when his face was horribly disfigured in a car accident.

To the rescue came Roland Daggett who offered Hagen access to Renuyu, an experimental skin-rebuilding chemical his company developed that would restore Hagen's ruined face and resume his life. But the price was heavy. In return for the formula, Hagen now is at the beck and call of Daggett, who forces him to change his appearance to steal, extort and silence Daggett's business rivals. Hagen finds the arrangement repulsive, especially when Daggett orders him to impersonate Bruce Wayne and kill Wayne Enterprises' Lucius Fox. But since he can't back out without Daggett cutting off the monthly supply he needs to keep his face together, Hagen agrees to the hit.

After failing to kill Fox when Batman intervenes, Daggett becomes concerned that Hagen's loyalty is no longer guaranteed and orders his men to kill him. When Hagen sneaks in Daggett's lab for more Renuyu, they forcibly overdose him on the compound, shoving it down his throat, causing him to mutate into a pile of living clay....


Tropes:

  • Body Horror: Matt Hagen changing into Clayface.
  • Clear My Name: Batman must clear his name when Roland Daggett blackmails Matt Hagan into posing as Bruce Wayne to get important evidence against Daggett away from Lucius Fox.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Roland Daggett's attempts to control Matt Hagen with his highly addictive facelift-in-a-jar concoction eventually turned the man into Clayface.
  • Fainting: A baddie faints while being questioned by Batman. Considering Batman's terrifying interrogation technique, it is not surprising.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: Roland Daggett's Dragon Raymond Bell wears headphones that he keeps tuned into police bands to stay one step ahead of the cops. During one scene, Bell has them on when Daggett is trying to talk to him, but can't hear him.
    Daggett: Germs, take off his headphones.
  • Super OCD: Germs, one of Daggett's goons. He had a habit of using a napkin to open doors. He's the poster boy for Terrified of Germs. The prospect of having to kill a person doesn't phase him, but upon learning his intended victim is currently in a hospital? That freaks him out.
  • Tragic Villain: Clayface
  • You Have Failed Me: Because Hagen screwed up a couple of jobs.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Stated word-for-word.


Batman: The Animated Series E19 'Prophecy of Doom"Recap/Batman: The Animated SeriesBatman: The Animated Series E21 'Feat of Clay: Part 2"

alternative title(s): Batman The Animated Series Feat Of Clay Part I
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