Aquagirl's origin, as given in the Justice League Beyond comic, makes her even more like Ariel, as Arthur obsessively shielded her from danger a la King Triton, which only drove Marina to dream about the surface world. Falling in love (in this case, with Warhawk) drove her to stay out of the water.
I Knew It: Some fans had speculated that Terry and Matt's parents were divorced because the boys both look nothing like their father (they have black hair, compared with Mary who is a redhead and Warren whose hair is light brown - genetically improbable). Flash forward to the Justice League Unlimited episode Epilogue which doubles as a Fully Absorbed Finale, and guess what? Cadmus had Warren's genetic material overwritten with Bruce Wayne's, making him the boys' biological father. According to the series' staff, this decision was Ascended Fanon motivated by the realization of said genetic improbability. But fans were wrong about Terry's mom having an affair.
Barbara Gordon was voiced by Stockard Channing in Seasons 1 and 2, but was replaced by Angie Harmon for Return of the Joker and Season 3. This would not be a first for the DCAU Barbara Gordon, as she did undergo this trope twice in her Batgirl days, too.
Jack was first voiced by Scott Cleverdon, then Nicolas Guest.
Queen was voiced by Amanda Donohoe in her first appearance, then by Sarah Douglas in her other appearances.
Paxton Powers was first voices by Cary Elwes, then Parker Stevenson.
Both Zeta and Agent Bennett had different voice actors (Gary Cole and Joe Spano, respectively) in their debut episode than they did on The Zeta Project and their other appearances on Batman Beyond (Diedrich Bader and Kurtwood Smith, again respectively). Also Zeta looked completely different in the episodes after his debut in the Poorly Disguised Pilot that wasn't one.
See also Big Time, voiced by Stephen Baldwin in his first appearance and Clancy Brown in his second. Probably due to him being horribly deformed in his second appearance.
Wayne-Powers and other places are still using Cathode Ray Tube monitors.
Physical media is still in wide usage.
Bulky 90's era flip-style cell phones are the predominant means of communication, without any of the additional features currently expected in a phone (no text, no email, no web, etc., although sleeker flip-phones are still ubiquitous in certain areas, such as Japan) and apparently nobody has Bluetooth.
Landline phones are also often spotted, as well as paper photographs, both of which will almost certainly be extinct by 2039.
Laptops are in common use, and there's not a tablet, smartphone or smartwatch in sight.
Throw It In: "Epilogue" revealing Bruce Wayne as Terry and Matt's biological father. Bruce Timm states that this decision was partly motivated by the fact that Warren's hair is light-brown and Mary is a redhead, making it genetically improbable for Terry and Matt to have black hair.
One rejected script had Terry become an item with Maxine after Dana breaks up with him, penned by Alan Burnett.
That rejected script is a doubleWhat Could Have Been, as Bruce Timm's original plan for the episode would have explored Terry and Dana's relationship more and ended with it being strengthened. Timm rejected the episode script after Burnett changed the entire purpose.
Mr. Freeze's role was originally just a one-off gag appearance, where Terry was getting a soda for Bruce and, in an awkward moment, would find Mr. Freeze's head and they'd briefly stare at each other, and then Terry would close the fridge and give the soda to Bruce. This was discarded because it was an insulting and unfitting ending for his character.
One rejected script featured the fully grown son of Superman and Lashina (from their brief affair in the Superman: The Animated Series episode "Legacy"). He has long since deposed Darkseid and become ruler of Apokolips, and now sets his sights on Earth. Lashina warns Earth of the invasion, so Batman teams up with Superman and the Justice League to defend Earth. Superman deals with the guilt of not knowing he had a son.
Early on, in addition to the Jokerz, there was consideration for other gangs that paid homage to the classic Batman rogues gallery. This was nixed for fears of it seeming repetitive and gimmicky, although there are a few appearances by a Mr. Terrificnote although he's a hero with no especially strong connection to Batman-themed gang. This idea was possibly revisited for Batman: Arkham City, where it was pulled off successfully.
The Terrific Trio from "Heroes" were slated to return in the early 2000's comic series, but Marvel Comics objected due to their resemblance to the Fantastic Four.