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Recap: Batman: The Animated Series E54 "Zatanna"
aka: Batman The Animated Series Zatanna

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  • Futureshadowing: In a flashback, young Zatanna does a card trick with young Bruce (under the alias "John Smith") to predict his future. She thinks Bruce got "two of hearts", but he's got a Joker card.
    Zatanna: (throws the cards in anger) It's a dumb trick anyway!
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Zatanna seems like an ordinary stage magician until the end, when she pulls a disappearing act on Batman. Justice League simply presents her with her usual complement of magical powers.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Montague Kane is modeled on Orson Welles, probably because of Welles's own interest in stage magic.
  • Pretty in Mink: A lady in the audience wears a gray fur coat.
  • Ret Canon: Zatanna as Bruce's childhood friend becomes canon in the DC Comics Universe.
  • Secret Keeper: It seems Zatara knows a lot more about "John Smith". And eventually so does Zatanna.
  • Soft Water: A pair of mooks fell out of a plane flying above the clouds and survived the impact with the ocean below.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Batman calls Zatanna "Zanna". A nickname only "John Smith" called her, which she hated.
  • You Answered Your Own Question: Zatanna: "What do you care about some leggy dame in nylons? Or did I just answer my own question?"
  • You Got Spunk: The villain tells Zatanna, while holding her at knife point, "You are most engaging, my dear — beautiful, impetuous... I could be persuaded to spare you if properly implored..." CRUNCH Cut to Zatanna's heel crushing his foot.


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alternative title(s): Batman The Animated Series Zatanna
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