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Warren and Mary McGuiness divorced because of Project Batman BeyondBruce Timm stated that the whole Luke, I Am Your Father between Bruce and Terry was sparked when he realized that Terry and Matt's hair color (black) was highly improbable, if not impossible, with his given parents (sandy brunette and redhead). Now, what are the odds that a reasonably intelligent man who probably knows a thing or two about genetics, such as Warren, might think the same thing? He was completely in the dark about Waller's Project Batman Beyond. How much do you want to bet that he might attribute it to long-term infidelity instead? The odds are high. Furthermore, when describing the project to Terry, Waller said that she specifically looked for a couple with "psychological profiles nearly identical to that of Bruce's parents." The Thomas and Martha Wayne that we all know and love would never get a divorce without some kind of powerful outside influence.
Bruce deduced the events of "Epilogue" before Batman Beyond even began.Bruce figured out that Terry Mc Ginnis was his son before Batman Beyond even began. Think about it: Warren McGinnis worked for Bruce's company, where presumably Bruce was running personal background checks on all his employees. Even if Terry and Matt's lineage didn't become apparent then, it's probable that Bruce came across Project Batman Beyond while keeping an eye on/investigating Cadmus. The reason he was so angry about Terry taking the Bat-suit and becoming Batman was that he wanted to stick it to Cadmus for taking his genetic material and interfering without his permission..
Hal Jordan does not exist in this Universe.He appeared as a time anomaly in "Once and Future Thing part 2" in JLU, but no other mention of him was ever made. The JLA in this universe has a different Green Lantern. And Kyle Rayner has Hal's exact origin story. Hal Jordan never truly existed in the DCAU; he just came in from an alternate timeline thing.
Hal Jordan does exist in this Universe.When Hal appears briefly in "Once and Future Thing part 2", Rex Stewart doesn't disappear from existence. The reasoning is explainable when one remembers that time when John Stewart tried to transfer zones with the Green Lantern corps. The time shift shows (briefly) a reality where John swapped jurisdiction due to starting a new life with Shayera, perhaps patrolling Zur-Eh-Narr. Since Kyle Rayner was not patrolled in any particular zone due to still being in training and Earth needed a Green Lantern, the switch was made to switch John and Hal. Hal Jordan could just be patrolling a different zone in the universe and still exist in the DCAU. Perhaps that crisis Shining Knight made reference to when Eiling was fighting non-super powered beings was Superman helping a planet in Hal's jurisdiction.
The Joker dies at the end of Mask of the Phantasm.While the movie was produced between seasons, as I recall there's no reason to suppose that the movie couldn't serve as a epilogue to the original series, and it'd be tough to explain how the Joker escaped from the Phantasm in the end. Come the New Batman Adventures, and we have a Joker that looks radically different,even when compared with the other redesigns. The explanation? When the real Joker died, a distraught Harley Quinn convinced Poison Ivy, against her better judgment, to create a plant based impostor Joker. In other words, the Joker with no eyes isn't the real deal, and only exists because Harley couldn't let go. It's possible that the Joker seen in Return of the Joker is the original, somehow brought back from the dead, because he does have eyes and not dots, though its unclear who could have resurrected the Joker-Ra's Al Ghul perhaps?
The Joker does not approve of the JL(U) Batsuit.In the Return of the Joker film, Mistah J criticizes Terry's Batsuit, one of the faults he finds with it being that the "Ears are too long." . However, the original Batman is shown in Justice League and in Justice League Unlimited to be wearing a suit with ears that are just as long as the ones of the future high-tech suit. Evidently, Bruce made this new suit sometime after the final episode of The New Batman Adventures, and Joker disliked the change.
Curare is the DCAU version of Cassandra CainIn "The Savage Time" alternate history, a little girl matching Cassie's description is clearly seen among Batman's band of followers which also included Dick, Barbara, and Tim. So Cassie exists within the DCAU. Yet she never becomes Batgirl. So what happened to her? Now consider that Curare is a super-lethal assassin who displays an uncanny ability to read opponents' movements and never speaks...
Ivy is the "father" of Harley's kidsGiven that Ivy is a Mad Scientist and (as far as I can remember) plants (Her hat) have both male and female parts...
Alternately... The Creeper is the father of Harley's kids.The Creeper has it for Harley as bad as she had for Joker and unlike the Joker he can be sane( and normal looking) while on his meds.
Static Shock originally took place in a separate universe.Hence Virgil's first-season comments about Clark Kent being Superman, etc. But early on, Dwayne McCall, a Reality Warper and comic book geek, merged the Staticverse with the DCAU, making everyone forget the seperate reality's history. From their point of view, the JLA had always been real.
The Joker's revamped look is him "without makeup".Few have said the Joker in The New Batman Adventures looks different because the red lips and green hair are just added on. In other words, every thing, but the white skin is make up.
The Joker is the Dee Dee twins' Grandfather.Some have said that before the Joker's death, him and Harley had a son, or were sexually involved before his death, and Harley was pregnant during the time.
Lex Luthor is an adult Caillou, just with a new name.Hey, both are bald and evil. Luthor is smart however.
Batman doesn't dodge bullets.Bullets dodge Batman
As soon as the Justice League inducted Terry, they forced him to sing "Am I Blue" for his initiation.Because I refuse to believe that Batman's darkest secret has become the stuff of legend among superheroes. However, they may have waited until he knew Terry was Bruce's son before they did it.
Explanitions for some of the revamped looks of villainsOkay, here are some of MY explanations for the villains of New Batman Adventures revamped looks,
The DCAU takes place in Earth-12 of the 52 MultiverseBatman Beyond is supposed to take place in Earth-12, by extension the rest of the DCAU sould too
Orin West from The Zeta Project is related directly to Wally West from the DCAU.He has red hair, brown eyes, a childish and light hearted personality, his last name is West, and he's into crimefighting. Yes, the NSA are Well Intentioned Extremists, but he himself has never done anything morally questionable on screen. His most notable personality traits are blind loyalty, optimism and an inferiority complex - he's the son (grandson?) of a founding member of the Justice League who has no superpowers. Why do YOU think he was straining so hard to prove himself at every opportunity? Everything he does makes more sense if he's related to Wally West. There's also the meta fact that The Zeta Project was created before the Justice League was, and the character designs are eeriely similar, with the only notable differences being a slight hairstyle change and Orin having orange-brown eyes. It could've been done on purpose to hint at this. The questions I have now are why he has no superhuman abilitie and who his mother was. (Is? Was? He never once contacts his family, which is weird because even the other Agents do that. Family falling out, maybe?)
Warhawk will, at some point, do something very important.Granted, this is not all that much of a wild mass guess, considering that he is part of the Justice League, but there is something odd about Bouncing Boy's reaction to John Stewart being that a) Stewart is famous b) Stewart is the father of someone, to the point that he forgets that mentioning that could screw up the timesteam. Considering all the other things Chuck could have been fanboying about, and that we know that Warhawk is John Stewart's son...
Superman and Lashina's son would replace Darkseid as the ruler of Apokolips.I'm sure it's old news anyway, but yep, Kal-El knocked up the leader of the Female Furies in the STAS "Legacy" and their son would grow up to be the ruler of Apokolips.
Toyman got Darci from the future.Remeber, by Batman Beyond it IS possible to have a human-like robot. And Toyman can time travel. Sooo...
Synthoids were created from studying HARDAC.This would explain alot, as many of the synthoids in BTAS were not very human like, but by the BB era, the technology was just right.
The Black and White sequences in Epilogue are what might've happened if he hadn't made peace with his parentageI watched it and thought it was strange how he had broken up with Dana but then at the end of the episode, he apparently had a date with her and had an engagement ring. Also, him quitting the Justice League, but then Clark asks him for help on a case. Then it hit me, these are visions Terry is having of what he thinks his life will be like in the near future. Even his big fight with Bruce at the beginning might have been a product of him wanting to confront Bruce (and leave him in pain as he had dropped his medicine and had heart pains).
Rifled barrels were never discovered in the DCAUSeriously, this would explain so, so, so many things....
Andrea Beaumont Phantasm became the dark opposite of BatmanAfter Mask of the Phantasm, she was only seen once in the entire DCAU, as an assassin, ready to kill Terry's parents for Project Batman Beyond. She either A. was an assassin working for money (teleporting would be a very useful trait), Batman, if he was willing to kill, or fell into a grey area betwen good and evil, not knowing what to do, but never being good enough to be become a Justice. Batman never took her out, since it would mean making him face his feelings over her, and admit a very big failure on his part. Scizo Tech of it all is just from some fields advancing faster than others, and taking awhile for it be sold to the public at large. Gotham was also significantly poorer than Metropolis, so the advancement hadn't reached it as fast.