Dr. Hugo Strange discovers Batman's secret identity with a mind-reading machine
and plans to auction it off
to the Joker, Penguin, and Two-Face.
- Adaptational Wimp: As discussed in this review, the Hugo Strange presented in this episode is a far cry from the Hugo of the comics (especially the one from "Strange Apparitions", which this episode was loosely based off of).
- All According to Plan: When Bruce Wayne is chained and Alfred is tied in Doctor Strange's basement:
Oh master Bruce! I am so sorry, this is all my fault
! Bruce Wayne:
Nonsense, Alfred; believe it or not, this is working out, just as planned. Alfred:
- And I'm the Queen of Sheba: When the deal goes south, Strange begs for his life with Batman's identity (and Harvey unintentionally defends Bruce):
I was set up! Bruce Wayne is Batman! Two-Face:
That's absurd! I know Bruce Wayne.
If he's Batman, I'm the king of England.
- Auction of Evil: For Batman's secret identity.
- Batman Gambit: As suggested under Cassandra Truth below, Batman's plan to safeguard his identity relies in part on the villains disbelieving Strange's claims about Bruce Wayne.
- Cassandra Truth: Hugo Strange, who has discovered Batman's identity, tells it to the Joker, the Penguin, and Two-Face; all three think the idea of Batman being Bruce Wayne is absurd. (The Joker's reply is, "And people say I'm crazy!")
- Dark Secret: Strange's blackmail scheme revolves around discovering his victims' darkest secrets.
- Hear Me The Money: A thug thumbing money to his ears was appropriately named "Numbers".
- Identity Impersonator: Batman appears as Batman; Robin stands in for Bruce Wayne, utilizing stilts and some good old-fashioned Latex Perfection.
- Mental Picture Projector: Strange's machine.
- Not the Fall That Kills You: As Two-Face prepares to push a terrified Hugo Strange out of a flying plane for cheating him and his fellow villains; the Joker sadistically wisecracks:
- Secret Chaser
- Villain Team-Up