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** [[https://mobile.twitter.com/JTuckerAnimator/status/1163494176463282176 A fight scene]] in "Ace In The Hole" showing the lengths Ace went through to survive before going to Bruce was storyboarded, but was deemed too brutal for network standards, and it was cut.


* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In some countries, the series was called ''Batman of the Future''.

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In some countries, the series was called ''Batman of the Future''.Future''.
** ''Batman: La Relève'' in France, which more or less translates as ''Batman: The Succession''.

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** After ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' killed off the Burton[=/=]Schumacher films, Warner Bros considered making a live-action adaptation of this series. They ultimately wound up choosing to reboot the franchise entirely, [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy and the rest is history]].

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** Art by Glenn Wong posted on Instagram depicts Sinestro and is labeled as being for ''Batman Beyond''. For whatever reason, this idea never bore fruit. Sinestro would later appear in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.


* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: WillFriedle, who plays the main hero Terry, is best friends with Creator/JasonMarsden in real life, who played guest character Donny Grasso in "Hooked Up". The two actors have worked with each other in a number of other shows as well.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: WillFriedle, IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine:
** Creator/WillFriedle,
who plays the main hero Terry, is best friends with Creator/JasonMarsden in real life, who played guest character Donny Grasso in "Hooked Up". The two actors have worked with each other in a number of other shows as well.


* ActorAllusion:
** Aquagirl's origin, as given in the ''Justice League Beyond'' comic, makes her even more like [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid 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.
** When Creator/GeorgeLazenby played the King of the Royal Flush Gang, he says at one point "[[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService We have all the time in the world]]." There is a [[HarsherInHindsight crueler]] allusion as well:
-->'''King:''' Do you have any idea what it's like [[Creator/SeanConnery living in someone's shadow?!]]
** ShoutOut: [[JohnnyMnemonic "Information overload, man!"]]
* CastingGag: The future Superman was voiced by Christopher [=McDonald=], who portrayed Jor-El in the opening episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries.'' He was chosen, instead of having Tim Daly reprise the role, in order to show that Superman had grown up and beyond his character in the earlier series. In the same episode, Aquagirl was voiced by Jodie Benson--"Ariel" from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
* CreatorsPest: Not a sentiment shared by everyone, but several of the crew, including Bruce Timm, are on record as to hating Max Gibson, who was loved by co-creator Alan Burnett. This is an example where there are also as much viewers who loved her as there are those who couldn't stand her.

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* ActorAllusion:
** Aquagirl's origin, as given in
CompletelyDifferentTitle: In some countries, the ''Justice League Beyond'' comic, makes her even more like [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid 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 series was called ''Batman of the water.
** When Creator/GeorgeLazenby played the King of the Royal Flush Gang, he says at one point "[[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService We have all the time in the world]]." There is a [[HarsherInHindsight crueler]] allusion as well:
-->'''King:''' Do you have any idea what it's like [[Creator/SeanConnery living in someone's shadow?!]]
** ShoutOut: [[JohnnyMnemonic "Information overload, man!"]]
* CastingGag: The future Superman was voiced by Christopher [=McDonald=], who portrayed Jor-El in the opening episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries.'' He was chosen, instead of having Tim Daly reprise the role, in order to show that Superman had grown up and beyond his character in the earlier series. In the same episode, Aquagirl was voiced by Jodie Benson--"Ariel" from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
Future''.
* CreatorsPest: Not a sentiment shared by everyone, but several of the crew, including Bruce Timm, Creator/BruceTimm, are on record as to hating Max Gibson, who was loved by co-creator Alan Burnett. This is an example where there are also as much viewers who loved her as there are those who couldn't stand her.



** The WB network never allowed Bruce Wayne's age to be revealed in this series because they didn't want him to be old and decrepit. In one episode where Bruce has a birthday, the writers said his age in the initial script but had to take it out because the WB network would not allow it. The producers say Bruce Wayne was about 80.
** Starting with season 2, the network wanted more stories to be about the high school drama and less about corporate corruption. The writers even joked about that with having Bruce Wayne in one episode say, "I've seen it all: demons, witch boys, immortals, zombies. But this thing, I don't know, it just feels so...high school."



* LoopholeAbuse: Meta example. The executives wanted a show set with Batman in high school, but nobody said that Batman had to be Bruce Wayne. Or be in the future with Bruce OlderAndWiser.



** Paxton Powers was first voices by Cary Elwes, then Parker Stevenson.

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** Paxton Powers was first voices by Cary Elwes, Creator/CaryElwes, then Parker Stevenson.



* UnfinishedEpisode:
** 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 ''double'' WhatCouldHaveBeen, 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.
** Another rejected script featured the fully grown son of Superman and Lashina (from their brief affair in the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' finale "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.
** Glen Murakami had [[http://geeknation.com/podcasts/cast-of-characters-ep-5-glen-murakami/had some ideas that didn't make it in the final show]]. (skip to 44:34) These included Bruce losing his money and living in the city among Gotham's crime families, a Royal Flush Gang episode where Melanie is revealed to have become the new Queen and married to another crime family, and other plans for Curare.



** 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 ''double'' WhatCouldHaveBeen, 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.



** Glen Murakami had [[http://geeknation.com/podcasts/cast-of-characters-ep-5-glen-murakami/had some ideas that didn't make it in the final show]]. (skip to 44:34) These included Bruce losing his money and living in the city among Gotham's crime families, a Royal Flush Gang episode where Melanie is revealed to have become the new Queen and married to another crime family, and other plans for Curare.


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* WorkingTitle: ''Batman Tomorrow''. In fact all the development art had that title on it. However, the title was changed because it would be too hard to do promotional interstitials for a show called "Batman Tomorrow". Other working titles included ''The Tomorrow Knight'' and ''B2''.


* IKnewIt: 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 ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode ''Epilogue'' which doubles as a FullyAbsorbedFinale, and guess what? [[spoiler: Cadmus had Warren's genetic material overwritten with Bruce Wayne's, making him the boys' biological father. According to [[WordOfGod the series' staff]], this decision was AscendedFanon motivated by the realization of said genetic improbability. But fans were wrong about Terry's mom having an affair.]]

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* IKnewIt: 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 ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode ''Epilogue'' “Epilogue” which doubles as a FullyAbsorbedFinale, and guess what? [[spoiler: Cadmus had Warren's genetic material overwritten with Bruce Wayne's, making him the boys' biological father. According to [[WordOfGod the series' staff]], this decision was AscendedFanon motivated by the realization of said genetic improbability. But fans were wrong about Terry's mom having an affair.]]

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** The writer Stan Berkowitz wanted an episode where Killer Croc returned, pointing out his reptilian physiology would have given him a longer lifespan. In the end, Killer Croc only appeared as a robot in a training simulation in the episode "Terry's Friend Dates a Robot".


** Gary Cole as Zeta, a [[TheStoic stoic]] military robot assassin fugitive, though at the time, it didn't differ much from most of the drama roles he had prior (besides the couple of comedy roles he had done), with Zeta being his first voice acting role. Nowadays, the type of characters he voices are more comedy-oriented.

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** Gary Cole Creator/GaryCole as Zeta, a [[TheStoic stoic]] military robot assassin fugitive, though at the time, it didn't differ much from most of the drama roles he had prior (besides the couple of comedy roles he had done), with Zeta being his first voice acting role. Nowadays, the type of characters he voices are more comedy-oriented.



** Both Zeta and Agent Bennett had different voice actors (Gary Cole and Joe Spano, respectively) in their debut episode than they did on ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'' and their other appearances on ''Batman Beyond'' (Creator/DiedrichBader and Creator/KurtwoodSmith, again respectively). Also Zeta looked completely different in the episodes after his debut in the PoorlyDisguisedPilot that wasn't one.

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** Both Zeta and Agent Bennett had different voice actors (Gary Cole (Creator/GaryCole and Joe Spano, respectively) in their debut episode than they did on ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'' and their other appearances on ''Batman Beyond'' (Creator/DiedrichBader and Creator/KurtwoodSmith, again respectively). Also Zeta looked completely different in the episodes after his debut in the PoorlyDisguisedPilot that wasn't one.


* DawsonCasting: Downplayed. Creator/WillFriedle was 23 at the time when he voiced the teenage Terry [=McGinnis=], which while it would be significant in live action, is much smaller in terms of voiceover (where teenage characters are often voiced by people much older).

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* DawsonCasting: Downplayed. Downplayed in the case of Terry. Creator/WillFriedle was 23 22 at the time when he voiced the teenage Terry [=McGinnis=], teenager, which while it would be significant in live action, is much smaller in terms of voiceover (where where teenage characters are often voiced by people much older).older. A perfect example of that being Creator/LaurenTom voicing his same-age girlfriend Dana, in real life was ''37''.


* LoopholeAbuse: Meta example. The executives wanted a show set with Batman in high school, but nobody said that Batman had to be Bruce Wayne. Or be in the future with Bruce an elderly BadassGrandpa.

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* LoopholeAbuse: Meta example. The executives wanted a show set with Batman in high school, but nobody said that Batman had to be Bruce Wayne. Or be in the future with Bruce an elderly BadassGrandpa.OlderAndWiser.


** Gary Cole as Zeta, a [[TheStoic]] military robot assassin fugitive, though at the time, it didn't differ much from most of the drama roles he had prior (besides the couple of comedy roles he had done), with Zeta being his first voice acting role. Nowadays, the type of characters he voices are more comedy-oriented.

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** Gary Cole as Zeta, a [[TheStoic]] [[TheStoic stoic]] military robot assassin fugitive, though at the time, it didn't differ much from most of the drama roles he had prior (besides the couple of comedy roles he had done), with Zeta being his first voice acting role. Nowadays, the type of characters he voices are more comedy-oriented.


* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/SethGreen as [[JerkJock Nelson Nash]]. This is specifically pointed out in DVD commentary.

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Creator/SethGreen as [[JerkJock Nelson Nash]]. This is specifically pointed out in DVD commentary.commentary.
** Gary Cole as Zeta, a [[TheStoic]] military robot assassin fugitive, though at the time, it didn't differ much from most of the drama roles he had prior (besides the couple of comedy roles he had done), with Zeta being his first voice acting role. Nowadays, the type of characters he voices are more comedy-oriented.


* CreatorsPest: Not a sentiment shared by everyone, but several of the crew are on record as to hating Max Gibson.

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* CreatorsPest: Not a sentiment shared by everyone, but several of the crew crew, including Bruce Timm, are on record as to hating Max Gibson.Gibson, who was loved by co-creator Alan Burnett. This is an example where there are also as much viewers who loved her as there are those who couldn't stand her.

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* CreatorsPest: Not a sentiment shared by everyone, but several of the crew are on record as to hating Max Gibson.

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