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  • Bruce rejects Terry's appeal to do something about Powers' nerve-gas project.
    Terry McGinnis: Something happened to you, didn't it? And it wasn't just that you got old.

  • The end of the pilot, as Bruce hands off the mantle of Batman.
    Bruce Wayne: I warn you, I can be a difficult taskmaster. I accept nothing short of excellence from all who work for me.
    Terry McGinnis: I think I can handle it.
    Bruce Wayne: Very good then, Mr. McGinnis. Welcome to my world.

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  • Terry and Wayne discussing recent attempts to make Wayne look crazy.
    Terry McGinnis: Why were you so sure those voices weren't coming from you?
    Bruce Wayne: Well, first, I know I'm not psychotic.
    Terry McGinnis: ...I hope your other reason's more convincing.
    Bruce Wayne: And second, the voice kept calling me 'Bruce'. In my mind, that's not what I call myself.

  • Bruce Wayne first encounters Payback, a costumed assailant.
    Bruce Wayne: *smiling* What are you?
    Payback: Your worst nightmare.
    Bruce Wayne: *not smiling anymore* ...You have no idea what my nightmares are like.

  • Batman Beyond displays Red Shirts with smarts (even if it rarely saves them).
    Guard 1: I've seen month old fish that have smelled better than this.
    Guard 2: Could be for real. Somebody might be hurt.
    Guard 1: All right. Go check. *tosses large gun to other guard* Here. In case it's a fish.
    Guard 2: *humoring him* Right. *deciding to be a little savvy himself* Lock up after me.
    Guard 1: You don't have to remind me. *locks cab*

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  • Terry(as Batman), to Blight in the latter's final appearance in the series.
    Terry: You killed my father.
    Blight: ...Do you have the slightest idea how LITTLE that narrows it down?

  • Terry explains why he wants to be Batman, Return of the Joker.
    Every time I put on that suit, it’s my chance to help people who are in trouble. I guess on a personal level, it’s my chance to look like a worthwhile human being again. In my eyes… no one else’s. It’s what I want, Bruce.

  • Terry and Bruce in the movie, discussing how to take on the Joker
    Bruce: Joker's vain and likes to talk - he'll try to distract you, but don't listen. Block it out, and power on through!
    Terry: ...Wait. I like to talk too...

  • Terry, to the Joker in the movie - made even more hilarious by the fact that Bruce was listening in on the conversation.
    Terry: The real reason you kept coming back was you never got a laugh out of the Old Man. Get a clue, clownie - he's got no sense of humor! He wouldn't know a good joke if it bit him in the cape! Not that you ever had a good joke.

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  • The final lines of the movie.
    Bruce: Terry. I've been thinking about something you once told me... and you were wrong. It's not Batman that makes you worthwhile; it's the other way around. Never tell yourself anything different.
    Terry: ...Thanks.

  • And lastly, the final lines of the show.
    Ro: I can't believe you actually trusted Mad Stan. I mean, wasn't the name kind of a giveaway?
    Zeta: But he seemed so... cheerful.
    Ro: You are so clueless.