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* VillainousBreakdown: After Joe Chill basically confessed that he created Batman, the super villains are none too happy and viciously attacked him.

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* VillainousBreakdown: After Joe Chill basically confessed that he created Batman, the super villains are none too happy and viciously attacked him.him.
* WhamEpisode: Not only the darkest episode of an otherwise light-hearted show fueled by pure RuleOfFun, but also the first episode where Batman unmasks.

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: A dying Chill reflects on his fate with a sense of gallows humor as Batman stands over him.


* EvenEvilHasStandards: Lew Moxon while he felt justified taking out a hit on Thomas Wayne he did genuinely feel bad that Martha was also gunned down, leaving their son Bruce without a Mother.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Lew Moxon while Moxon. While he felt justified taking out a hit on Thomas Wayne Wayne, he did genuinely feel bad that Martha was also gunned down, leaving their son Bruce without a Mother.

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* DeathBySecretIdentity: Joe Chill dies shortly after discovering that Bruce Wayne is Batman. The Spectre tries to enforce the trope, telling Batman to kill Chill because HeKnowsTooMuch. Batman refuses to break [[ThouShaltNotKill his one rule]], but his RoguesGallery are all too happy to make Chill pay for creating their nemesis (and it apparently never crossed Chillís mind to tell the others about Batmanís secret identity anyway.)


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* RoleReprisal: Richard Moll, the voice of Two-Face in the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse voices Lew Moxon in this episode. As a result, the episode takes advantage of this and has Moll reprise his role for one line ("15 THOUSAND") in lieu of the show's usual voice actor for the character Creator/JamesRemar.


* LittleNo: Joe Chill's reaction to the InternalReveal.

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* LittleNo: Joe Chill's reaction to the InternalReveal.InternalReveal, as he realises that he created Batman.


* RoleReprisal: Richard Moll, the voice of Two-Face in the Franchise/DC Animated Universe voices Lew Moxon in this episode. As a result, the episode takes advantage of this and has Moll reprise his role for one line ("15 THOUSAND") in lieu of the show's usual voice actor for the character Creator/JamesRemar.

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* RoleReprisal: Richard Moll, the voice of Two-Face in the Franchise/DC Animated Universe Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse voices Lew Moxon in this episode. As a result, the episode takes advantage of this and has Moll reprise his role for one line ("15 THOUSAND") in lieu of the show's usual voice actor for the character Creator/JamesRemar.


The episode features a number of guest appearances. Creator/KevinConroy, Creator/MarkHamill and Richard Moll all appear from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' as Comicbook/ThePhantomStranger, Comicbook/TheSpectre and Lew Moxon, and Creator/AdamWest and Julie Newmar appear as Thomas and Martha Wayne.

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The episode features a number of guest appearances. Creator/KevinConroy, Creator/MarkHamill and Richard Moll all appear from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' as Comicbook/ThePhantomStranger, Comicbook/TheSpectre and Lew Moxon, Moxon (as well as briefly reprising his role as Two-Face...just for one line), and Creator/AdamWest and Julie Newmar appear as Thomas and Martha Wayne.


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* RoleReprisal: Richard Moll, the voice of Two-Face in the Franchise/DC Animated Universe voices Lew Moxon in this episode. As a result, the episode takes advantage of this and has Moll reprise his role for one line ("15 THOUSAND") in lieu of the show's usual voice actor for the character Creator/JamesRemar.

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-->'''Poison Ivy:''' So it's your fault Batman's always on our backs!?

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* ShamedByAMob: The many villains were ''not'' amused that Joe Chill was the very person who created Batman, their worst nightmare.
-->'''Joker:''' You're sayin' we owe Batman's existence to you. ''THAT'S a killer!''

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: The Joker openly laughs at how Joe Chill inadvertently created Batman.


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* BittersweetEnding: With his parent's killer finally paying for it, Bruce hangs up his father's party costume in a display case and solemnly says, "Case closed."


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* DarkerAndEdgier: The darkest episode of the entire series. This "love letter to Silver Age comics" is noted for being the first time in an animated series that Batman confronts Joe Chill.


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* DramaticUnmask: Batman does this to himself when explaining to Chill why he's after him. It is the first time Bruce's adult face has ever been shown on the series.


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* HarmfulToMinors: As in other versions, Bruce sees his parents gunned down.


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* HeroicVow: "I swear by the spirits of my parents to avenge their deaths by spending the rest of my life warring on ''all'' criminals."


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* LittleNo: Joe Chill's reaction to the InternalReveal.


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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Batman delivers one to Joe Chill.


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* SaveTheVillain: Batman interrupts the villains' attempt to kill Joe Chill.


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* ThouShaltNotKill: The wager between the Phantom Stranger and the Spectre hinges on whether or not Batman will uphold his number one rule.
-->'''Phantom Stranger''': He is beaten. Let your devotion to justice temper your rage.\\
'''Spectre''': He took your parents. Ruined your life. Fulfill your destiny. Become what you have trained to be: an agent of vengeance. He knows who you are. If this man lives, Batman dies.\\
'''Batman:''' Batman may die, but Bruce Wayne? ''[drops Chill]'' Never.

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* ContinuitySnarl: The episode "Invasion of the Secret Santas!" revealed that Bruce's parents were killed after seeing a Swashbuckler movie, not The Mask of Zorro.

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* MythologyGag: The flashback at the beginning is reminiscent of Detective Comics #33.


The episode features a number of guest appearances. Creator/KevinConroy, Creator/MarkHamill and Richard Moll all appear from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries as Comicbook/ThePhantomStranger, Comicbook/TheSpectre and Lew Moxon, and Creator/AdamWest and Julie Newmar appear as Thomas and Martha Wayne.

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The episode features a number of guest appearances. Creator/KevinConroy, Creator/MarkHamill and Richard Moll all appear from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' as Comicbook/ThePhantomStranger, Comicbook/TheSpectre and Lew Moxon, and Creator/AdamWest and Julie Newmar appear as Thomas and Martha Wayne.


The episode features a number of guest appearances. Creator/KevinConroy, Creator/MarkHamill and Richard Moll all appear from ''WesternAnimation./BatmanTheAnimatedSeries as Comicbook/ThePhantomStranger, Comicbook/TheSpectre and Lew Moxon, and Creator/AdamWest and Creator/JulieNewmar appear as Thomas and Martha Wayne.

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The episode features a number of guest appearances. Creator/KevinConroy, Creator/MarkHamill and Richard Moll all appear from ''WesternAnimation./BatmanTheAnimatedSeries ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries as Comicbook/ThePhantomStranger, Comicbook/TheSpectre and Lew Moxon, and Creator/AdamWest and Creator/JulieNewmar Julie Newmar appear as Thomas and Martha Wayne.

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