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** He ''tried'' to save [[spoiler:Ra's al Ghul-in-Talia's-body]], only for Bruce himself to stop him. One, because it was hopeless. Two, because whatever Terry was trying to save had died a ''long'' time ago.


* TenMinuteRetirement: In WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker, Bruce demands Terry give back the batsuit because he doesn't want Terry to face the Joker and dismisses [[TheAtoner Terry's motivations as Batman]]. A stunned and angered Terry retorts by throwing the Batsuit at Bruce's feet and leaving.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: In WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker, ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker Return of the Joker]]'', Bruce demands Terry give back the batsuit because he doesn't want Terry to face the Joker and dismisses [[TheAtoner Terry's motivations as Batman]]. A stunned and angered Terry retorts by throwing the Batsuit at Bruce's feet and leaving. It doesn't last long when it turns out [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the Joker knows Terry's secret identity]].



* HeroWithBadPublicity: In "Babel", Shreik shut off sound vibrations in the city. Gotham would rather have Batman turn himself to Shriek to save their own selves because Batman was a menace anyway. Terry himself says he's not Batman for recognition, and at the end of the episode having survived a building collapse, he turns down aid from the medics on the scene.

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* HeroWithBadPublicity: In "Babel", Shreik Shriek shut off sound vibrations in the city. Gotham would rather have Batman turn himself to Shriek to save their own selves because Batman was a menace anyway. Terry himself says he's not Batman for recognition, and at the end of the episode having survived a building collapse, he turns down aid from the medics on the scene.



* IShallTauntYou: Outmatched by the Joker in a physical fight. Terry plays mind games with the Joker, taunting him about his obsession with Batman and his sloppiness as a comedian, insisting, like the Joker told Bruce decades ago, that he's "pathetic," imitating the Joker's laugh at the ridiculousness of the "Clown Prince of Crime", saying that isn't funny of frightening. The psychological attacks which Joker has never suffered from the previously silent Batman sends him into a crazed rage.

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* IShallTauntYou: Outmatched by the Joker in a physical fight. Terry plays mind games with the Joker, taunting him about his obsession with Batman and his sloppiness as a comedian, insisting, like the Joker told Bruce decades ago, that he's "pathetic," imitating the Joker's laugh at the ridiculousness of the "Clown Prince of Crime", saying that isn't funny of frightening. The psychological attacks which Joker has never suffered from the previously silent Batman sends send him into a crazed rage.



* MyGreatestFailure: As Batman, letting Inque follow him back to the batcave in "Black Out". So much that in "Disappearing Inque", he spends hours fortifying the batcave with steel plates so she couldn't break in. In "Inqueling", he tells Max that Inque is a villain he has to deal with because by allowing her to follow him back to the batcave that one time, he put Bruce's life in danger.

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* MyGreatestFailure: As Batman, letting Inque follow him back to the batcave Batcave in "Black Out". So much that in "Disappearing Inque", he spends hours fortifying the batcave Batcave with steel plates so she couldn't break in. In "Inqueling", he tells Max that Inque is a villain he has to deal with because by allowing her to follow him back to the batcave Batcave that one time, he put Bruce's life in danger.



* PartTimeHero: As a {{Foil}} to Bruce. He resents the loss of his free time to fighting villains, and there's considerable friction between him and Bruce, who treats normal life as just a cover for crime-fighting, since he [[BecomingTheMask became the mask]] long ago and never took it off despite never physically putting it on for twenty years.Unlike his mentor, Terry faced the demands of a normal youth his age: a school career, his girlfriend Dana, and the responsibilities of an eldest son in a family which included his mother and his kid brother. Although it was often a greater strain for him to maintain his secret life with Mary, Matt and Dana, Terry was able find a source of solace with [[TheMentor Bruce]], Barbara, [[{{Sidekick}} Max]] and Ace.

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* PartTimeHero: As a {{Foil}} to Bruce. He resents the loss of his free time to fighting villains, and there's considerable friction between him and Bruce, who treats normal life as just a cover for crime-fighting, since he [[BecomingTheMask became the mask]] long ago and never took it off despite never physically putting it on for twenty years. Unlike his mentor, Terry faced the demands of a normal youth his age: a school career, his girlfriend Dana, and the responsibilities of an eldest son in a family which included his mother and his kid brother. Although it was often a greater strain for him to maintain his secret life with Mary, Matt and Dana, Terry was able find a source of solace with [[TheMentor Bruce]], Barbara, [[{{Sidekick}} Max]] and Ace.



** He saves one of the Dee Dee sisters from falling during their heist in the beginning of WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker.

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** He saves one of the Dee Dee sisters from falling during their heist in the beginning of WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker.''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker.''


* GoodOldFisticuffs: Terry uses these over a formal karate fighting style his predecessor used having first learned to fight on the street. It later proves very useful against the Joker, who had acquired the original Batman's and Robin's fighting style's, but couldn't deal with Terry's street fighting style.

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* GoodOldFisticuffs: Terry uses these over a formal karate fighting style his predecessor used used, having first learned to fight on the street. It later proves very useful against the Joker, who had acquired the original Batman's and Robin's fighting style's, but couldn't deal with Terry's street fighting style.



* MentorsNewHope: At the end of "Babel", Bruce thanks Terry for reminding him why he became Batman in the first place for saving Gotham city and being the hero able to make the HeroicSacrifice. He also serves as this for the older and still active Superman, who considers him Justice League material even after his mind control wares off.

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* MentorsNewHope: At the end of "Babel", Bruce thanks Terry for reminding him why he became Batman in the first place for saving Gotham city and being the hero able to make the HeroicSacrifice. He also serves as this for the older and still active Superman, who considers him Justice League material even after his mind control wares wears off.


* AbusiveParents: At the very least, extremely neglectful. Max explains early-on in the series that her parents are always away on business so if anyone is at home, it's her older sister who works all the time as well. In fact the only time Max's parents are seen onscreen is during an episode in which Spell Binder creates [[YourMindMakesItReal a virtual reality room]] [[LotusEaterMachine that gives those who enter any kind of life they want.]] Not bad right? Wrong. [[ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil It's extremely addictive and]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything will leave you in a comatose state if entered too often.]] What is Max's ultimate dream? [[TearJerker Her family being there for a meal and hearing about her day at school.]] She's so eager for the feeling that the Virtual room brings that she's willing to betray Terry just to get back inside. After [[FaceHeelTurn knocking Batman out in the middle of his fight with Spellbinder]] she casually remarks something to the effect of "Don't kill him okay? I'm just going in for a few minutes."

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* AbusiveParents: At the very least, extremely neglectful. Max explains early-on in the series that her parents are always away on business so if anyone is at home, it's her older sister who works all the time as well. In fact the only time Max's parents are seen onscreen is during an episode in which Spell Binder creates [[YourMindMakesItReal a virtual reality room]] [[LotusEaterMachine that gives those who enter any kind of life they want.]] Not bad right? Wrong. [[ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil It's extremely addictive and]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything will leave you in a comatose state if entered too often.]] What is Max's ultimate dream? [[TearJerker Her family being there for a meal and hearing about her day at school.]] She's so eager for the feeling that the Virtual room brings that she's willing to betray Terry just to get back inside. After [[FaceHeelTurn knocking Batman out in the middle of his fight with Spellbinder]] she casually remarks something to the effect of "Don't kill him okay? I'm just going in for a few minutes."


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* ParentalNeglect: Max explains early-on in the series that her parents are always away on business so if anyone is at home, it's her older sister who works all the time as well. In fact the only time Max's parents are seen onscreen is during an episode in which Spell Binder creates [[YourMindMakesItReal a virtual reality room]] [[LotusEaterMachine that gives those who enter any kind of life they want.]] Not bad right? Wrong. [[ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil It's extremely addictive and]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything will leave you in a comatose state if entered too often.]] What is Max's ultimate dream? [[TearJerker Her family being there for a meal and hearing about her day at school.]] She's so eager for the feeling that the Virtual room brings that she's willing to betray Terry just to get back inside. After [[FaceHeelTurn knocking Batman out in the middle of his fight with Spellbinder]] she casually remarks something to the effect of "Don't kill him okay? I'm just going in for a few minutes."


* SatelliteLoveInterest: She starts out with [[SpoiledSweet a character]] beyond Satellite Love Interest, as she was the most well-rounded of Terry's high school classmates in the first season, but as her [[OutOfFocus screentime]] [[DemotedToExtra shrinks]] in later seasons, her characterization dwindles to just being TheObstructiveLoveInterest.

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* SatelliteLoveInterest: She starts out with [[SpoiledSweet a character]] character beyond Satellite Love Interest, as she was the most well-rounded of Terry's high school classmates in the first season, but as her [[OutOfFocus screentime]] [[DemotedToExtra shrinks]] in later seasons, her characterization dwindles to just being TheObstructiveLoveInterest.



* SpoiledSweet: The most affluent main character (after Bruce) and pretty nice.


* AlternateSelf: In JLU's "The Once and Future Thing Part Two: Time, Warped", where Chronos creates an alternate timeline, Terry is shot by a group of soldiers appearing from a time shift. He is injured and captured by four clones of Dee Dee. They proceed to electrocute him and he screams in agony. Bruce calls out to Terry, only to hear Terry become silent; Bruce is devastated and mourns the loss of Terry. The timeless is restored once the younger Batman and Green Lantern stop Chronos, and Terry's death is averted.

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* AlternateSelf: In JLU's "The Once and Future Thing Part Two: Time, Warped", where Chronos creates an alternate timeline, Terry is shot by a group of soldiers appearing from a time shift. He is injured and captured by four clones of Dee Dee. They proceed to electrocute him and he screams in agony. Bruce calls out to Terry, only to hear Terry become silent; Bruce is devastated and mourns the loss of Terry. The timeless timeline is restored once the younger Batman and Green Lantern stop Chronos, and Terry's death is averted.


* MeaningfulAppearance: Her white dress in "Rats" is a plot point. It's apparently Terry's favorite and sets a contrast with her grimy stalker with a crush and his dark sewer home.



* WomanInWhite: Her white dress in "Rats" is a plot point. It's apparently Terry's favorite and sets a contrast with her grimy stalker with a crush and his dark sewer home.


* {{Foil}}: Terry was different from Bruce in many ways. Unlike his mentor, he had a childhood, and also faced the demands of a normal youth his age: a school career, his girlfriend Dana, and the responsibilities of an eldest son in a family which included his mother and his kid brother. In Amanda Waller's assessment, Terry may not be as smart as the old Batman, but he is every bit as devoted to helping others. A similarity between them is Bruce also had a mentor in Alfred to help guide him as well.

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* {{Foil}}: Terry was different from Bruce in many ways. Unlike his mentor, he had a childhood, and also faced the demands of a normal youth his age: a school career, his girlfriend Dana, and the responsibilities of an eldest son in a family which included his mother and his kid brother. In Amanda Waller's assessment, Terry may not be as smart as the old Batman, but he is every bit as devoted to helping others. A similarity between them is Bruce also had a mentor in Alfred to help guide him as well. The other difference being that while Bruce wasn't exactly gentle, he at least fought with certain rules. Terry on the other hand is completely [[GroinAttack willing to fight dirty]] much to the [[BerserkButton Joker's disgust.]] Overall, while Tery keeps the no killing rule, he is much more pragmatic.


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** With Bruce, in spades, starting with their backgrounds. Bruce was born into one of the richest families in Gotham, while Terry's the son of a struggling middle-class couple. Bruce fights crime because, when he was young, he was a victim of it; Terry fights crime because when he was younger, he was a criminal. Bruce was also a ladies' man while Terry prefers being in committed relationships, and mostly settles with Dana.
** In the end, Bruce pushed everyone he cared about away and ended up mostly alone while Terry ends up trying to keep those he cares about in his life so he doesn't end up like Bruce to the point we see that [[spoiler:he plans to propose to Dana]].

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* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter:
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ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: With Bruce, in spades, starting with their backgrounds. Bruce was born into one of the richest families in Gotham, while Terry's the son of a struggling middle-class couple. Bruce fights crime because, when he was young, he was a victim of it; Terry fights crime because when he was younger, he was a criminal. Bruce was also a ladies' man while Terry prefers being in committed relationships, and mostly settles with Dana. \n** In the end, Bruce pushed everyone he cared about away and ended up mostly alone while Terry ends up trying to keep those he cares about in his life so he doesn't end up like Bruce to the point we see that [[spoiler:he plans to propose to Dana]].


[[caption-width-right:334:Terry as Batman II]]

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* RousseauWasRight: He was a regular puppy who was raised by an abusive owner to be as mean and vicious as possible in order to be used in dog fighting. However, even after years of horrible abuse, he remained good inside, and when he was wandering the street as a stray saved Bruce's life just because someone was sneaking up to attack him.


* FriendOnTheForce: [[TheCommissionerGordon Barbara Gordon]], though not wild on him at first, becomes this. Judging by ''Return of the Joker'', when one of the cops actually ''salutes'' him, he's got a pretty good relationship with the cops in general, arguably a better one than Bruce.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Terry uses these over a formal karate fighting style his predecessor used having first learned to fight on the street. It later proves very useful against the Joker, who had acquired the original Batman's and Robin's fighting style's, but couldn't deal with Terry's street fighting style.



* GoodOldFisticuffs: Terry uses these over a formal karate fighting style his predecessor used having first learned to fight on the street. It later proves very useful against the Joker, who had acquired the original Batman's and Robin's fighting style's, but couldn't deal with Terry's street fighting style.



* IShallTauntYou: Outmatched by the Joker in a physical fight. Terry plays mind games with the Joker, taunting him about his obsession with Batman and his sloppiness as a comedian, insisting, like the Joker told Bruce decades ago, that he's "pathetic," imitating the Joker's laugh at the ridiculousness of the "Clown Prince of Crime", saying that isn't funny of frightening. The psychological attacks which Joker has never suffered from the previously silent Batman sends him into a crazed rage.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: A FantasySequence in "Epilogue" shows [[spoiler:Terry refusing to marry his lifelong love, Dana, out of fear his enemies will target her, and he ends their relationship. After talking with Waller and learning the truth about his heritage, he decides to defy this trope instead and ask her to marry him.]]
* IWorkAlone: In "The Call", the Justice League finally accept Batman, who are eager for him to join. Barda reminds him that joining full-time will put him one up on the first Batman, who wasn't always a team player, to which Terry coolly replies that maybe he and Bruce have something in common after all.

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* IShallTauntYou: Outmatched by the Joker in InstantExpert: Though a physical fight. little clumsy, Terry plays mind games with the Joker, taunting him about his obsession with Batman and his sloppiness as a comedian, insisting, like the Joker told Bruce decades ago, that he's "pathetic," imitating the Joker's laugh at the ridiculousness is able to figure out many of the "Clown Prince of Crime", saying that isn't funny of frightening. The psychological attacks which Joker has never suffered from the previously silent Batman sends him into a crazed rage.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: A FantasySequence in "Epilogue" shows [[spoiler:Terry refusing to marry his lifelong love, Dana, out of fear his enemies will target her,
Batsuit's functions and gadgets when he ends their relationship. After talking with Waller and learning the truth about his heritage, he decides to defy this trope instead and ask her to marry him.]]
* IWorkAlone: In "The Call", the Justice League finally accept Batman, who are eager for him to join. Barda reminds him that joining full-time will
put him one up it on the first Batman, who wasn't always a team player, to which Terry coolly replies that maybe he and Bruce have something in common after all. time.



* InstantExpert: Though a little clumsy, Terry is able to figure out many of the Batsuit's functions and gadgets when he put it on the first time.

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* InstantExpert: Though IShallTauntYou: Outmatched by the Joker in a little clumsy, physical fight. Terry is able to figure out many plays mind games with the Joker, taunting him about his obsession with Batman and his sloppiness as a comedian, insisting, like the Joker told Bruce decades ago, that he's "pathetic," imitating the Joker's laugh at the ridiculousness of the Batsuit's functions "Clown Prince of Crime", saying that isn't funny of frightening. The psychological attacks which Joker has never suffered from the previously silent Batman sends him into a crazed rage.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: A FantasySequence in "Epilogue" shows [[spoiler:Terry refusing to marry his lifelong love, Dana, out of fear his enemies will target her,
and gadgets when he ends their relationship. After talking with Waller and learning the truth about his heritage, he decides to defy this trope instead and ask her to marry him.]]
* IWorkAlone: In "The Call", the Justice League finally accept Batman, who are eager for him to join. Barda reminds him that joining full-time will
put it him one up on the first time.Batman, who wasn't always a team player, to which Terry coolly replies that maybe he and Bruce have something in common after all.



* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Inverted. His suit is all black with the bat insignia being red. And, he's TheHero.



* BrokenPedestal: By the time of the series, she has become disillusioned with the idea of vigilantism, causing friction between herself and Bruce and Terry. She gradually begins to reaccept in future appearances in the show.

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* BrokenPedestal: By the time of the series, she has become disillusioned with the idea of vigilantism, causing friction between herself and Bruce and Terry. She gradually begins to reaccept re-accept in future appearances in the show.


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* FriendOnTheForce: [[TheCommissionerGordon Barbara]], though not wild to Terry at first, becomes this to him.


* BroughtDownToNormal: "Lost Soul" had a businessman's computerized consciousness take over his Batsuit, forcing him to go it with just a utility belt and ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'s domino mask rather than {{flight}}, {{invisibility}}, SuperStrength, etc. Turns out he picked up a few of the bat-skills from Bruce after all.

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* BroughtDownToNormal: BroughtDownToBadass: "Lost Soul" had a businessman's computerized consciousness take has the Batsuit taken over his Batsuit, forcing him to go by a hostile AI. Terry goes up against it equipped only with just a one of Bruce's old utility belt belts and ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'s domino Nightwing's old mask rather than {{flight}}, {{invisibility}}, SuperStrength, etc. Turns out he picked up a few of the bat-skills from Bruce after all.to conceal his identity, and wins.



** In "Epilogue", it's shown he also serves as a consultant to Superman with investigations.
* GutturalGrowler: Will Friedle developed two distinct voices to use between Terry [=McGinnis=] and Batman much like Kevin Conroy does with Bruce Wayne and Batman. Conroy depicts Batman as the normal voice, while raising the pitch for Bruce. Friedle did the opposite with Terry being the real voice, while Batman speaks with a more gruff tone.

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** In "Epilogue", it's shown he also serves as a consultant to Superman with investigations.
investigations. Amanda Waller, however, says that of the two, Bruce is still smarter.
* GutturalGrowler: Will Friedle developed two distinct voices to use between Terry [=McGinnis=] and Batman much like Kevin Conroy does with Bruce Wayne and Batman. Conroy depicts Batman as the normal voice, while raising the pitch for Bruce. Friedle did the opposite with Terry being the real voice, while Batman speaks with a more gruff tone.


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* KidHero: He takes over as Batman at age 17, and the series shows him balancing high school with his superhero duties.


* InspectorJavert: She was quick to believe the worst about Batman at first, though to her credit, she wises up when it's not his fault. To be fair to her, in at least one case she witnesses him kill Mad Stan (it was an illusion, but the guy put a lot of work into it). Spellbinder (the illusionist himself) was quick to point out, however, that it was easy to trick her because she was already fully prepared to believe the worst in Batman as it was.

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* InspectorJavert: She was quick to believe the worst about Batman at first, though to her credit, she wises up when it's not his fault. To be fair It reaches a head in "Eyewitness," where Spellbinder [[FlawExploitation exploits her biases toward Terry]] to her, in at least one case she witnesses him kill Mad Stan (it was cast an illusion, but the guy put a lot of work into it). making her think that he killed Mad Stan in cold blood. Upon being exposed, Spellbinder (the illusionist himself) was quick to point out, however, that rubs in her face how easy it was easy to trick her because since she [[MoreThanMindControl was already fully prepared prepared]] to believe assume the worst in Batman as it was.anyway.

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** He saves the Repeller from being pulled into a giant turbine.


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** Violated this rule when he killed the Terrific Trio in personal combat, though they refused to be talked down, outnumbered Terry, were far more powerful than Terry's Batsuit, and intended to cause a nuclear meltdown in the middle of Gotham, making this more understandable.

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