Recap / The Batman S 3 E 13 Gothams Ultimate Criminal Mastermind
A new crime-fighting tool - D.A.V.E. (the Digitally Advanced Villain Emulator), a computer program designed to think like a supervillain - causes trouble when it escapes and starts to act out on its knowledge.
Tropes in this episode include:
A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Guess. Subverted. Hugo Strange programmed him to be evil in the first place.
Awesomeness by Analysis: D.A.V.E uses this to figure out who Batman really is. First he narrows down the pool by the amount of people in Gotham who have both the fitness and the wealth to be Batman. Then he narrows it down to Bruce by asking "Who would have the motive [to become Batman]?".
Badass Longcoat: The only article of clothing D.A.V.E. ever wears, stolen from a tech at the lab where his robotic body is built.
Tempting Fate: When being informed that Strange's computer believes it's a villain, Commissioner Gordon asks how it could it enact its plan if it doesn't have a body. Turns out getting a body is its first plan.
Title Drop: Numerous times by D.A.V.E., since he fancies himself as this, plus one by Professor Strange at the end of the episode.
Verbal Tic: Did you know that D.A.V.E. is smarter than you? Did you know that D.A.V.E. knows every move you'll make before you do? Did you know D.A.V.E. figured out your secret identity from publicly available information? If not, don't worry; D.A.V.E. will tell you, at length, whether you want him to or not.
Villainous B.S.O.D.: D.A.V.E., when Batman tells him he's a computer and he realizes he never considered the possibility.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong??: Yeah, keeping around a supercomputer that think it's a supervillain. Let's see how that works out. Except that was exactly what Hugo Strange wanted.