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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Specific examples are tricky to pinpoint being heavily tied to an episode's overall composition, but suffice it to say the series is unique in having a completely symphonic score in each episode. The movie-quality music played a large factor in the noir aesthetic, a feat that sadly has never been repeated save for a select few in modern western animation.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Specific examples are tricky to pinpoint being heavily tied to an episode's overall composition, but it is suffice it to say the series is unique in having a completely symphonic score in each episode. The movie-quality music played a large factor in the noir aesthetic, a feat that sadly has never been repeated save for a select few in modern western animation.


** In "[[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE23BewareTheCreeper Beware the Creeper]]", the Joker accuses the Creeper (Creator/JeffBennett) of ripping off his act. Bennett would later voice Joker on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.

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** Two instances in this series regarding characters voiced by Creator/JeffBennett:
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In "[[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE23BewareTheCreeper Beware the Creeper]]", the Joker accuses the Creeper (Creator/JeffBennett) (Bennett) of ripping off his act. Bennett would later voice Joker on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
*** Bennett also voiced H.A.R.D.A.C. an AIIsACrapshoot-type villain in three episodes during B:TAS. He would later go on to voice D.A.V.E. a similar villainous computer program in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.



** Also mixed with harsher in hindsight but Charlie won't be the last person to owe The Joker a favor...

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** *** Also mixed with harsher in hindsight but Charlie won't be the last person to owe The Joker a favor...


** In "[[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE4DoubleTalk Double Talk]]," [[spoiler:Scarface]] makes more than a few mentions of his "[[HaveAGayOldTime coming-out party.]]"


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** In "[[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE4DoubleTalk Double Talk]]," [[spoiler:Scarface]] makes more than a few mentions of his "[[HaveAGayOldTime coming-out party.]]"


** There are radical feminist fans on Tumblr praising Poison Ivy for her "fighting the patriarchy" by dismantling a men's club in "[[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE56HarleyAndIvy Harley and Ivy]]", ignoring that Poison Ivy is a dangerous extremist that kills and "punishes" men and women indiscriminately, controls Harley nearly as much as Joker does, and that in ''that very episode'' they were essentially just using their status as women to commit whatever crimes they wanted. Highlighted when Renee Montoya takes them down. Oh, and that little fact that ''she is completely insane!''
** Lyle Bolton has some unapologetic fans who believe his aggressive actions in "[[Recap/TheAdventuresOfBatmanAndRobinE17LockUp Lock-Up]]" were vindicated by the actions of Arkham's prisoners and their poor track record with them, but it blatantly overlooks that he's an emotionally unstable sadist and extremist who is barely any different from the inmates he tortures, and he goes well over the line to enforce the law, even trying to bring in innocent people and actual police like Commissioner Gordon because he sees ''them'' as no different than the criminals he watched over. Batman himself is horrified at Bolton's overzealous extremism, and is openly disgusted that Bolton believed he would side with his actions.
** Liking ComicBook/HarleyQuinn? Fine. That's normal. Shipping Harley and the Joker? Somewhat less normal; might trigger some awkwardly intense conversations, but still, fundamentally, fine. Modelling your romantic relationships on Harley and the Joker? '''What the hell is wrong with you'''?

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** There are radical feminist fans on Tumblr praising online who praise Poison Ivy for her "fighting fighting the patriarchy" patriarchy by dismantling a men's club in "[[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE56HarleyAndIvy Harley and Ivy]]", ignoring that Poison Ivy is a dangerous extremist that who kills and "punishes" punishes men and women indiscriminately, controls Harley nearly as much as Joker does, and that in ''that very episode'' they were essentially just using their status as women to commit whatever crimes they wanted. Highlighted Subverted when Renee Montoya takes them down. Oh, and that the little fact that ''she she is completely insane!''
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** Lyle Bolton has some unapologetic fans who believe his aggressive actions in "[[Recap/TheAdventuresOfBatmanAndRobinE17LockUp Lock-Up]]" were vindicated by the actions of Arkham's prisoners and their poor track record with them, but it blatantly overlooks that he's an emotionally unstable sadist and extremist who is barely hardly any different from the inmates he tortures, and he goes well over the line to enforce the law, even trying to bring in innocent people and actual police like Commissioner Gordon because he sees ''them'' as no different than the criminals he watched over. Batman himself is horrified at Bolton's overzealous extremism, overzealousness, and is openly disgusted that Bolton believed he would side with his actions.
** Liking Like ComicBook/HarleyQuinn? Fine. That's normal. Shipping Harley and the Joker? Somewhat less normal; might trigger some awkwardly intense conversations, but still, fundamentally, fine. Modelling your romantic relationships on Harley and the Joker? '''What ''What the hell heck is wrong with you'''?you''?


* CompleteMonster: ComicBook/TheJoker is Batman's ArchEnemy. Before becoming a MonsterClown, the Joker was a mobster and hitman who murdered Andrea Beaumont's father, Carl, over money owed to the latter's employers; a murder he committed even after the debt was repaid. This set in motion Andrea becoming the supervillain [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskofthePhantasm Phantasm]] and took away Batman's one chance of a normal, happy life. Following his transformation into the utterly psychotic Joker, he now commits crimes more often for fun than he does for any profit. Samples of his crimes include repeatedly abusing his girlfriend Harley Quinn; trying to bomb a child's birthday party; setting up Catwoman to go through a grinder; psychologically tormenting Charles "Charlie" Collins for two years, before using him in a scheme to blow up the entire Gotham Police Department, which would kill Charlie as well; murdering countless people with Joker venom; attempting to drive 70 million people insane by having Ace MindRape them; attempting to nuke Gotham City; and going on a rampage with a KillSat. Perhaps his [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker most infamous crime]] was when he brutally tortured Tim Drake into insanity and implanted a microchip in the child so that the Joker could take over Tim's body and perform a PostMortemComeback.

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* CompleteMonster: ComicBook/TheJoker is Batman's ArchEnemy. Before becoming a MonsterClown, the Joker was a mobster and hitman who murdered Andrea Beaumont's father, Carl, over money owed to the latter's employers; a murder he committed even after the debt was repaid. This set in motion Andrea becoming the supervillain [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskofthePhantasm Phantasm]] and took away Batman's one chance of a normal, happy life. Following his transformation into the utterly psychotic Joker, he now commits crimes more often for fun than he does for any profit. Samples of his crimes include repeatedly abusing his girlfriend Harley Quinn; trying to bomb a child's birthday party; setting up Catwoman to go through a grinder; psychologically tormenting Charles "Charlie" Collins for two years, before using him in a scheme to blow up much if not all of the entire Gotham Police Department, which would kill Charlie as well; murdering countless people with Joker venom; attempting to drive 70 million people insane by having Ace MindRape them; attempting to nuke Gotham City; and going on a rampage with a KillSat. Perhaps his [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker most infamous crime]] was when he brutally tortured Tim Drake into insanity and implanted a microchip in the child so that the Joker could take over Tim's body and perform a PostMortemComeback.


* CompleteMonster: ComicBook/TheJoker is the only supervillain of [[Characters/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman's rogues gallery]] who possesses no sympathetic or redeeming qualities whatsoever. Prior to becoming a supervillain, the Joker was a mobster and hit man who murdered [[spoiler:Carl Beaumont, the father of Andrea]], over money owed to his employers. He committed this murder even ''after'' the debt was repaid. This set in motion [[spoiler:Andrea]] becoming the supervillain [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Phantasm]] and took away Batmanís one chance of a normal, happy life. Following his transformation into the AxCrazy Joker, he now commits crimes more often ForTheEvulz than he does for any profit. Samples of his crimes include repeatedly abusing his girlfriend Harley Quinn, trying to bomb a childís birthday party, setting up Catwoman to go through a grinder, psychologically tormenting Charlie Collins for two years, murdering countless people with Joker venom, attempting to drive 70 million people insane by having Ace MindRape them, attempting to nuke Gotham City, and going on a rampage with a KillSat. His most widely recognized crossing of the MoralEventHorizon was from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' when he tortured [[spoiler:Tim Drake]] into insanity and [[spoiler: implanted a microchip in the child so the Joker could take over Tim's body and perform a PostMortemComeback]].

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* CompleteMonster: ComicBook/TheJoker is the only supervillain of [[Characters/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman's rogues gallery]] who possesses no sympathetic or redeeming qualities whatsoever. Prior to ArchEnemy. Before becoming a supervillain, MonsterClown, the Joker was a mobster and hit man hitman who murdered [[spoiler:Carl Beaumont, the father of Andrea]], Andrea Beaumont's father, Carl, over money owed to his employers. He the latter's employers; a murder he committed this murder even ''after'' after the debt was repaid. This set in motion [[spoiler:Andrea]] Andrea becoming the supervillain [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskofthePhantasm Phantasm]] and took away Batmanís Batman's one chance of a normal, happy life. Following his transformation into the AxCrazy utterly psychotic Joker, he now commits crimes more often ForTheEvulz for fun than he does for any profit. Samples of his crimes include repeatedly abusing his girlfriend Harley Quinn, Quinn; trying to bomb a childís child's birthday party, party; setting up Catwoman to go through a grinder, grinder; psychologically tormenting Charlie Charles "Charlie" Collins for two years, before using him in a scheme to blow up the entire Gotham Police Department, which would kill Charlie as well; murdering countless people with Joker venom, venom; attempting to drive 70 million people insane by having Ace MindRape them, them; attempting to nuke Gotham City, City; and going on a rampage with a KillSat. His Perhaps his [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker most widely recognized crossing of the MoralEventHorizon infamous crime]] was from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' when he brutally tortured [[spoiler:Tim Drake]] Tim Drake into insanity and [[spoiler: implanted a microchip in the child so that the Joker could take over Tim's body and perform a PostMortemComeback]].PostMortemComeback.

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** Of course, if you want one simple and indisputable single example, you cannot go past [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XJ3HJXxDwc the iconic opening theme]].


** In "[[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE4DoubleTalk Double Talk]]," [[spoiler:Scarface]] makes more than a few mentions of his "coming-out party."

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** In "[[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE4DoubleTalk Double Talk]]," [[spoiler:Scarface]] makes more than a few mentions of his "coming-out "[[HaveAGayOldTime coming-out party."]]"


** The Condiment King makes Riddler's redesign look runway worthy. He dressed in a truly ridiculous costume that looked like it was [[CheapCostume pulled out of a Goodwill dumpster]], has a pickle headpiece and ''literally'' [[UnderwearOfPower wears underwear as part of his costume.]]

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** The Condiment King makes Riddler's redesign look runway worthy. He dressed in a truly ridiculous costume that looked like it was [[CheapCostume pulled out of a Goodwill dumpster]], has a pickle headpiece and ''literally'' [[UnderwearOfPower wears underwear as part of his costume.]] To be fair he was meant to be a parody villain and is really just a brainwashed guy so it makes sense he wears a ridiculous costume.


** The Condiment King only appeared as a [[HarmlessVillain joke villain]] in the opening of [[Recap/TheAdventuresOfBatmanAndRobinE18MakeEmLaugh "Make Em Laugh"]], but due to the utterly ridiculous nature of the character, he proved popular enough to [[CanonImmigrant make appearances in the mainstream DCU]] and cameos in ''The Lego Batman Movie''. He even became a playable character in ''Lego Batman 3''.

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** The Condiment King only appeared as a [[HarmlessVillain joke villain]] in the opening of [[Recap/TheAdventuresOfBatmanAndRobinE18MakeEmLaugh "Make Em Laugh"]], but due to the utterly ridiculous nature of the character, he proved popular enough to [[CanonImmigrant make appearances in the mainstream DCU]] and cameos in ''The Lego Batman Movie''.''WesternAnimation/TheLegoBatmanMovie''. He even became a playable character in ''Lego Batman 3''.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Batman becoming a colder, more pragmatic person a result of him getting fed up with just how rotten Gotham City is? Did the never-ending fight against crime and the near constant schemes of villains who refuse to change, even when given so many chances, wear him down to the point that he's completely done with trying to help them? In other words, was crime-fighting itself a second CynicismCatalyst after the death of his parents?


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Batman becoming a colder, more pragmatic person a result of him simply getting fed up with just how rotten Gotham City is? Did the never-ending fight against crime and the near constant schemes of villains who refuse to change, even when given so many chances, wear him down to the point that he's completely done with trying to help them? In other words, was crime-fighting itself a second CynicismCatalyst after the death of his parents?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Batman becoming a colder, more pragmatic person a result of him simply getting fed up with just how rotten Gotham City is? Did the never-ending fight against crime and the near constant schemes of villains who refuse to change, even when given so many chances, wear him down to the point that he's completely done with trying to help them? In other words, was crime-fighting itself a second CynicismCatalyst after the death of his parents?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Batman becoming a colder, more pragmatic person a result of him simply getting fed up with just how rotten Gotham City is? Did the never-ending fight against crime and the near constant schemes of villains who refuse to change, even when given so many chances, wear him down to the point that he's completely done with trying to help them? In other words, was crime-fighting itself a second CynicismCatalyst after the death of his parents?

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** Mary Dahl, AKA Baby Doll. A woman who physically appears to be 5 or 6 despite being in her 30s due to a rare disease, her attempts to be taken seriously as an actress after leaving her show "That's Our Baby" failed. Trying to return to television in a similar series failed. After the events of her debut episode, we see her trying to move on, working as a hotel receptionist only to be harassed and manhandled by a drunken tourist who recognized her (and it's highly unlikely he's the only or even the first person to treat her in such a manner). She then believes she's found a kindred spirit and possibly even love in the form of Killer Croc, only to learn he's been using her and has no such feelings for her. Is it any surprise that Batman shows kindness and sympathy to her in both episodes?

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