Recap: The Adventures of Batman & Robin E17 "Lock-Up"
aka: The Adventures Of Batman And Robin Lock Up
The streets of Gotham aren't big enough for two vigilantes when a new masked crimefighter, Lockdown, starts showing up and trying to enforce a far tougher punishment in order to counteract Arkham's Cardboard Prison
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Summer Gleeson refers to Poison Ivy as a "villainous vixen of vines".
- Canon Immigrant: Lock-Up was one of two characters created for the series that found themselves in the main comics. Given that the other one was the massively popular Harley Quinn, Lock-Up is often forgotten.
- Cardboard Prison: Lampshaded.
- Create Your Own Villain: The eponymous villain was formerly a guard at Arkham Asylum who got his position due to endorsement and support from Wayne Enterprises. When he goes insane and begins kidnapping the people he blames for the city's problems (the police, bureaucrats and reporters that he says cause the criminals), Robin snarkily comments "Another fine villain brought to you by the Wayne Foundation." The look Batman shoots him is not happy.
- Distant Prologue
- Even Evil Has Standards: Despite knowing who they are and what they have done, you can't help but feel sorry for Harley, Scarecrow and Scarface. They're outright terrified of Bolton who punishes (and even goes as far as tortures them) even when they're on good behavior.
- Knight Templar: Lock-Up thinks this way in spades.
- Mega-Maw Maneuver: Lock-Up used a robotic truck to kidnap someone: the back opened up and two claws came out, snatched her car and dragged it inside.
- Villain Has a Point: Lock-Up points out that Arkham is a Cardboard Prison with a revolving door, and the villains keep coming back. This doesn't justify his excessive punishments, but it's telling that, when he shows up in the comics, Batman does briefly team up with him.