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  • Actor Allusion:
    • John de Lancie portrays Brainiac, a cosmic cyborg entity that has the power to upgrade and update his systems, machines, and weapons so as to better overpower his opponents. Needless to say, de Lancie is no stranger to dealing with hyper-evolving cyborgs of death, though he never portrayed one of them, barring that one PC game.
    • P.J. Byrne portrays Firestorm, a Nice Guy who is a Casanova Wannabe and has a childish sense of humor. Except here, he firebends instead of earthbending.
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    • Charlie Schlatter voices The Flash in the series. In one short, a Looney Tunes homage entitled "Beep Beep!," he quotes Bugs Bunny (from "High Diving Hare"). Schlatter previously voiced Ace Bunny, a decendant of Bugs, in Loonatics Unleashed.
    • John DiMaggio voices Lobo, another biker dude with a hot headed attitude.
    • Brent Spiner voices the The Riddler, who's going up against The Joker (voiced by Mark Hamill) because the latter has a bone to pick with the former. Not only could this be a Mythology Gag to "The War of Jokes and Riddles" arc from the comics, but Spiner previously voiced Joker himself in a previous outing.
    • "Missing the Mark" is a big honking one, considering it involves the Joker, the Trickster, and Swamp Thing and the plot involves the former two kidnapping the voice actor for all three, and he used his voice acting skill to confuse them all. Yes, it's an episode of Mark Hamill Talking to Himself.
      • Also counts as a Milestone Celebration for Hamill's involvement in the DCAU, coming out 25 years after he first voiced The Joker.
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    • Booster Gold doing a Batman impersonation in "Phased And Confused". A reference to his VA Diedrich Bader having voiced the Dark Knight before.
    • We have two Batman voice actors, Troy Baker and Roger Craig Smith, voicing two of Batman's allies, Hawkman and Mr. Miracle.
    • In The Batman vs. Dracula , Tara Strong voiced Vicki Vale, Bruce's love interest and a reporter. Here, she voices Lois Lane, another reporter. The only difference here is that she's not Superman's love interest here.
    • James Woods voicing Lex Luthor is not the only time he voiced the enemy of a hero who started as a simple farm boy.
    • Travis Willingham voices Bizarro, an imperfect duplicate of Superman. He's voiced the real deal in the past.
  • Actor Existence Limbo: When some episodes have too many characters, they'll make the ones that just have a cameo silent. For example, Zatanna has technically appeared 8 times (9 if you count the shorts), yet she's only spoken in 4 episodes.
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  • Billing Displacement: The end credits list the voice actors in alphabetical order, not in order of importance to the episode. The only time this rule was broken was in "Zombie King", where Kevin Conroy (Batman) was billed before Lacey Chabert (Zatanna) even though "h" comes before "o" .
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: This compilation video has a list of fights between Batgirl and Harley throughout the various series. What's the problem? Batgirl never appeared in this series (though promotional art was made for her), while the clip for this series is Harley against Stargirl .
  • Crossdressing Voices:
    • Tara Strong, Paula Rhodes, and Erica Lutrell voice kid Batman, kid John Constantine, and kid Dr. Fate in the episode "Trick Or Threat".
    • "Supernatural Adventures In Babysitting" had Stargirl babysitting a little boy named Timmy. Natalie Lander, who voices Stargirl, also voices Timmy.
    • In "Nuclear Family Values", Melissa Disney voiced the young boy named Brat.
    • Subverted with Granny Goodness, who's voiced by an actual woman, Cloris Leachman.
  • Dawson Casting: Any and all young characters are voiced by adult actors.
  • Executive Meddling:
    • While character designer Shane Glines was generally given free reign on character design, he said on his Facebook that one of the very few edicts he was given was that Superman wasn't allowed to be drawn with tights, presumably to keep in line with his new costume design from Man of Steel (Bizarro, on the other hand, was fair game when it came to the tights because, well, it's Bizzaro we're talking about). His design of Zatanna for the show was also forced to be toned down from his original more fanservicey idea, slightly reducing her breast size and changing her corset from pink to white to draw less attention to it. Star Saphire's design was also initially more Stripperiffic, but the final design was likewise censored.
    • According to an interview with Butch Lukic at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, the writers were given a list of characters that had to show up in the series, which included Space Cabbie. They admitted they didn't mind, since the list included characters that the producers wanted to utilize anyway.
    • The reason the show exists in the first place was because DC executives turned down a pitch for a new Batman cartoon, instead suggesting that it should be a new Justice League show to help promote the 2017 movie.
  • Flip-Flop of God: Mark Hamill originally promised that Batman: The Killing Joke would be his swan song as the Joker after saying the same thing previously for his role in the Batman: Arkham Series... And then he committed to this.
  • Invisible Advertising: The series has had very little promotion from Cartoon Network, even in the months leading to the series premiere. The McDonald's tie-in toys were the only advertisement for the show for a while before the premiere.
  • Name's the Same: "Best Day Ever" is a title also used for SpongeBob SquarePants and Arthur .
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Chris Diamontopolous voiced Hive Master in "The Trouble With Truth" while Diedrich Bader voices him in "Time Out". Given that the latter's regular character Booster Gold appeared prominently in that episode while Green Arrow was absent, it makes sense.
    • Merlin goes from Dan Donohue in "Speed Demon" to Patrick Seitz in "Hat Trick". Since the latter prominently featured Etrigan, and Brother Night was absent, it makes sense.
  • Out of Holiday Episode: The Halloween episode "Trick Or Threat" first aired in the US on March 18, 2017. Its first airdate overall is in the UK on December 24, 2016.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Mark Hamill voices Swamp Thing who, while still cynical, is a heroic character. He's usually known for his villain roles, like Joker and Trickster in this series.
    • Dana Snyder voices Plastic Man, who unlike his other roles is not A) a Jerkass, B) insane, C) a villain, or D) all of the above, though he’s still a bit hammy. The Penguin is also far more subdued and cold than his previous roles, especially noticeable because of its contrast with his previous take on the character, which was far more in line with his usual characters.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Jason J. Lewis, Superman's actor, said that he watched Batman: The Animated Series when he was 15, and said that he had a hard time not fanboying when working with Kevin Conroy himself.
  • Real-Life Relative: Sean Astin voices both Billy Batson and Shazam, and his adoptive father John Astin voices Billy's Uncle Dudley.
  • Refitted for Sequel: Garden Of Evil is based in part on an episode pitch for Batman: The Animated Series that Paul Dini made, where Poison Ivy would seduce Swamp Thing; the episode was never made due to the rights to use Swamp Thing being unavailable at the time.
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  • Role Reprise: This show features the return of the following:
  • Screwed by the Network: The US and Latin American branches of Cartoon Network do little to advertise the show, with the premiere being showcased without fanfare. The series premiered on a Friday in a nice 6:00 PM slot... before being banished to 7:30 AM on Saturdays with no reruns while LatAm airs the show randomly, probably to pad out time. As with every other show on the network, it's being shoved to the side while a certain other show hogs up all the timeslots in a given month.
    • The show completely disappeared from Cartoon Network UK in July 2017, and hasn't aired since.
  • Short Run in Peru: The UK had already aired 18 episodes when the US was just getting started.
  • Star-Making Role: Rachel Kimsey had some minor voice roles and on camera roles before, but her popularity became more pronounced when she voiced Wonder Woman here.
  • Voices in One Room: The actors record all their lines in the same room, although due to busy schedules, usually only 80% of the cast are around, according to Jason J. Lewis.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Mark Hamill voices the Joker, the Trickster, And Swamp Thing. One of the online shorts features the first two kidnapping Hamill himself, and Swamp Thing rescuing him. He even actually invokes the trope by doing his Joker and Trickster voices as 'impersonations'.
    • Jason J. Lewis voices Superman, Krypto, Carmine Falcone, and a whole slew of male characters.
    • Tara Strong voices Harley Quinn, Ember, Kid Batman, and Lois Lane.
    • John DiMaggio voices Lobo and Mongul
    • Dana Snyder voices Plastic Man and the Penguin
    • Trevor Devall voices Cain and Jonah Hex
    • Rachel Kimsey voices four characters. They are Wonder Woman, Bleez, Jackie (who's later revealed to be the Joker in disguise), and Sis.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Butch Lukic said he and Alan Burnett were aiming for another Batman TV series, but DC suggested they do a Justice League series instead to promote the 2017 movie and there having not been a Justice League series in the interim.
    • The Street Fighter Alpha homage from the Toyman episode was going to be longer, complete with a gag of Aquaman standing in for Dan Hibiki.
    • At 7:15 , Tim Sheridan said how "Unleashed" originally focused on Flash instead of Plastic Man. At 9:25, he mentioned how there was an episode called "And Then There Was Mod" that would've featured Mad Mod . It was shot down for being too ambitious for an 11 minute episode.
    • Shane Glines' design for Poison Ivy showed that she wore light green dress, unlike the final show where she wore a dark green dress.


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