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  • Executive Meddling: According to the Word of God, Batwoman had her civilian identity changed from Kathy Kane to Katrina Moldoff after DC Comics executives voiced concerns about how the negative portrayal on the show might impact sales of the current Batwoman comic book series, which stars the similarly-named "Kate Kane". She was also not referred to by her codename in the episode, except for a throwaway line about a "Bat-lady".
  • Exiled from Continuity: Corporate mandates meant that the writers couldn't use Wonder Woman on the show, until the Cold Opening of "Scorn of the Star Sapphire!" (episode 57 out of 65) (she even brought her old theme song with her!). The full Trinity showed up in episode #60, "Triumvirate of Terror!" (which pits them against Lex Luthor, the Joker, and a very DCAU-ish Cheetah).
    • Played with in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!" where a picture of Wonder Woman is seen in Music Meister's Death Trap room, only to have her face obscured by other concert stickers so that you could only see her hair and trademark tiara.
    • She and fellow former exile Superman were seen from behind in the Cold Open to "Sidekicks Assemble!". Superman got his first appearance in the episode "Battle of the Superheroes!".
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  • Irony as She Is Cast: The episode "The Mask of Matches Malone!" features a scene where Catwoman jokingly suggests that Black Canary being gagged by the bad guys is a good thing as they no longer have to listen to her terrible singing, much to Canary's displeasure. However, Black Canary's voice actress, Grey DeLisle, is a Grammy-winning professional singer. Subverted in practice — as heard in both "Mayhem of the Music Meister" and this very episode, Canary's singing voice works just fine (no problems from abusing her vocal cords with that "canary cry" of hers, it seems) — but then that's Catwoman for you.
  • Name's the Same: Shark of the Terrible Trio shares a name with Shark, an actual tiger shark mutated into a humanoid form who had a cameo in "Night of the Huntress!" And neither of them are to be confused with Tiger Shark, of course.
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  • Non-Singing Voice: In "Mayhem of the Music Meister!", Batman's "singing" voice belongs to Jeff Bennett rather than Diedrich Bader. Also lampshaded by Batman:
    Batman: I'm actually more of a baritone. I was only able to match you using this Bat autotuning device."
  • The Original Darrin: While Richard Moll briefly reprise the role in "Chill of the Night!", his original voice actor in the show, James Remar, came back in "The Mask of Matches Malone!" This was likely done because Two-Face in "Chill" didn't have a lot to do and it'd been easier and cheaper to get Moll, who was voicing Lew Moxon, to do the voice.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • In Katana's debut appearance, her few lines were voiced by Vyvam Pham. While she was silent in the teaser for "Duel of the Double Crossers!", she was voiced by Kim Mai Guest in "Inside the Outsiders!" The weird thing is that her first appearance features a normal American accent, while she gets a Japanese one in her second.
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    • Thomas and Martha Wayne also underwent this: before they were voiced by Adam West and Julie Newmar in "Chill of the Night!", Thomas was voiced by Corey Burton in "Invasion of the Secret Santas!" and by Greg Ellis in "Dawn of the Deadman" and Martha by Pat Musick in the latter episode.
    • In "Chill of the Night!", Two-Face was briefly reprised by his Batman: The Animated Series actor Richard Moll as opposed to his regular voice actor on the show, James Remar.
  • Out of Holiday Episode: Downplayed in Season 1 "Trials of the Demon!", the episode starts with a Batman Cold Open that takes place during Halloween, but the episode first aired during March. The main plot doesn't actually take place during Halloween, but it might as well have been considering the dark atmosphere of the episode.
  • Playing Against Type: Diedrich Bader as Batman. That's right: a guy known for playing The Ditz is the lead. To a lesser extent Will Friedle as the Blue Beetle, who is known for playing characters similar to Bader's.
  • Real-Life Relative: Diedrich Bader's son Sebastian provided the voice of Damian Wayne's child/Robin III/Carrie-Kelly-Lookalike in "Knights of Tomorrow!".
  • Recursive Adaptation: "Night of the Batmen!" is based on an issue of the series' own tie in comic. Let that sink in.
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
    • Batman, Plastic Man, Aquaman, and Red Tornado's voice actors are Diedrich Bader, Tom Kenny, John DiMaggio, and Corey Burton respectively, who all previously worked together in the [adult swim] pilot Korgoth of Barbaria.
    • Nearly every actor on the show was involved in at least one installment of the DC Animated Universe.
  • Role Reprise:
    • Tom Everett Scott, Billy West, and Jennifer Hale reprise their respective DC Animated Universe roles as Booster Gold, Skeets, and Zatanna (Hale also reprises her DCAU role as Killer Frost). Also, in one instance that also involved The Other Darrin, Richard Moll replaced James Remar as the voice of Two-Face in Chill of the Night!, reprising his role from Batman: The Animated Series.
    • It may have been an unaired pilot, but Tom Kenny's been Plastic Man before.
    • Space Ghost is voiced by his original actor, Gary Owens.
    • The third segment of the episode "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!" is a crossover with Scooby-Doo. Fitting this, Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, and Matthew Lillard reprise their respective roles of Scooby & Fred, Velma, Daphne, and Shaggy.
    • In the French dub, several voice actors from previous adaptations reprised their roles here:
      • From Batman (1989) and its sequels: Jacques Ciron as Alfred and Philippe Peythieu as the Penguin.
      • From the DC Animated Universe: In addition to Alfred and the Penguin, Emmanuel Jacomy as Superman/Clark Kent, Véronique Augereau as Lois Lane, Kelvine Dumour as Harley Quinn, Marc Alfos as Doctor Fatenote , and Nicolas Marié as Hawkmannote .
      • From The Batman: In addition to Alfred, the Penguin, and Hawkman, Adrien Antoine as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Alexis Tomassian as Robin/Dick Grayson, Chantal Baroin as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon, Edwige Lemoine as Poison Ivy, Thierry Murzeau as Black Mask and Killer Croc, Christophe Lemoine as the Flash/Barry Allennote  and Marc Perez as Killer Moth.
      • From Superman/Batman: Public Enemies: Marc Alfos as Lex Luthor.
      • From Superman/Batman: Apocalypse: Delphine Braillon as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.
      • From All-Star Superman: In addition to Superman and Luthor, Thierry Murzeau as Perry White and Yoann Sover as Jimmy Olsen.
      • From the Duck Dodgers episode The Green Loontern: Michel Vigné as Kilowog.

  • Screwed by the Network: If giving the final season 13 episodes when the first two had 26 wasn't enough, Cartoon Network also managed to anger the fans more by airing the season's episodes with weeks, sometimes a month, between new episodes and without much promotion.
    • "The Mask of Matches Malone!" episode has not aired in the US, after much attention was given online to the innuendo in the Birds of Prey song. (However, it can be found as a bonus episode in the Season 3 DVD set.)
    • What's more episodes are broadcast with no regularity whatsoever, there can be months between two consecutive new episodes.
  • Talking to Himself: With a series such as this one, it's not uncommon for this trope to be in some episodes, such as Tom Kenny voicing both Plastic Man and Babyface in the episode "Journey to the Center of the Bat" and James Arnold Taylor voicing both Green Arrow and Guy Gardner in the episode "Death Race to Oblivion".
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In "Game Over for Owlman", according to Word of God, Terry McGinnis was considered to be included as one of the alternate Batmen. They relented, however, due to it being so early in the series' run - preferring to stand on their own before going so meta.
    • A fairly minor example, but according to the cover to the comic's first issue Katana was slated to have a wildly different design — one more evocative of mainstream DC Katana, but, like, mostly purple. And pigtails.
    • "Shadow of the Bat!" ends with the revelation that the entire episode was All Just a Dream caused by Dala's vampire bite. The original ending was far more ambiguous, with the implication that the whole ordeal might have been real, and that Batman's friends were lying to him to spare his feelings. The censors objected to this, as they didn't like the idea of Batman attacking his friends and behaving in such a terrifying manner (even if it wasn't his fault).
    • The Queen Bee was supposed to be the teaser villain for "The Mask of Matches Malone!" instead of Poison Ivy. The original teaser Gail Simone wrote for the story was also much longer.
    • A board from James Tucker's office revealed plenty of unused story concepts for future episodes.

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