Recap / Batman: The Animated Series E19 "Prophecy of Doom"

Tropes in this episode include:

  • Agent Scully: Lisa knew from the start that Nostromos is a phony.
    Lisa: Call me crazy, but sometimes I think the reason his predictions come true is because he makes them happen.
  • Apocalypse How: What Nostormos predicts to be the "Great Fall" (a Class 0).
  • Berserk Button: Bruce joining the Brotherhood is the last straw for Lisa.
  • Elevator Escape: The prophet's henchman tries to kill Bruce Wayne by cutting the cable. It would have succeeded, too, had Bruce not been wearing his Batman costume under his suit and armed with a Batgrapple at the time.
  • Hollywood Acid: A small vial's worth is enough to dissolve the steel cables holding up an elevator car in less than a minute.
  • Off-Model: Not one of AKOM's finer moments, despite some fluid animation at times (like the shadow fight at the end), with the Observatory finale being the worst suspect.
    Director Frank Paur: That broke my heart; I designed those planets using a circle template. How hard is it to animate circles? It was done by hand, and if we had done it now, it would have been done on computer and would have looked spectacular. When I knew the show was going to AKOM, a studio I'd had a long history with, I knew they weren't going to be able to pull it off. Admittedly, it was a tough sequence, but they should have been able to do it.
  • The Mole: Bruce himself joins the cult in order to investigate it.
  • Scam Religion: Pretty much describes Nostormos' whole scheme.