Recap / Batman: The Animated Series E61 "The Demon's Quest: Part 2"


  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Ra's al-Ghul has gone insane and tries to kill his beautiful daughter. After Batman rescues her once, she says she can handle it and just slaps her dad upside the head. It works.
  • Sequel Hook: Ra's falls into the Lazarus Pit and is presumed dead, but the final shot shows a hand rising up out of the pit while maniacal laughter is heard.
  • Shirtless Captives: Batman is stripped of his shirt by Ra's al-Ghul's henchmen and put in chains in the dungeons after his capture attempting to sneak into the Lazarus Pit compound. Ra's orders his men to let him keep the cowl as a sign of respect.
  • Sword Fight: Batman and Ra's al-Ghul have one at the climax.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Batman is dueling with Ra's al Ghul, and decides that the best use for his sword would be to throw it at Ghul's Doomsday Device which was seconds from killing off half the planet.
  • Villain Respect: Upon seeing that Batman has tracked him to his remote outpost and infiltrated it, Ra's can only say, "My admiration for you was well-founded, Detective."
  • Villainous Valor: When Ra's challenges Batman to a sword fight he demands: "Are you man enough to face your better?" — and is immensely pleased that Batman is just that.
  • You're Nothing Without Your Phlebotinum: Batman is captured by Ra's al-Ghul and his henchmen, and is stripped of his utility belt (and, oddly enough, his shirt), two henchmen are assigned to lead him off to a cell, one commenting "not so tough without your precious belt". Both henchman are rendered unconscious by Batman roughly 30 seconds later, as the hero escapes and goes on to thwart Ra's scheme perfectly competently, even sans utility belt (but with help from Talia).