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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Shadowman » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:59 pm

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Dead Metal wrote:Katana? Is that the code name of Bruce's new body guard?


Insofar as Batman is the code name of Bruce Wayne, but yes.

...ugh, Bruce needing a bodyguard? What's next, Superman needing kevlar?
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Dead Metal » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:18 am

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Dead Metal wrote:Katana? Is that the code name of Bruce's new body guard?


Insofar as Batman is the code name of Bruce Wayne, but yes.

...ugh, Bruce needing a bodyguard? What's next, Superman needing kevlar?

The bodyguard is only part of his act of being a billionaire bodyguard.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Shadowman » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:04 am

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Dead Metal wrote:Katana? Is that the code name of Bruce's new body guard?


Insofar as Batman is the code name of Bruce Wayne, but yes.

...ugh, Bruce needing a bodyguard? What's next, Superman needing kevlar?

The bodyguard is only part of his act of being a billionaire bodyguard.


In both Arkham City and the Dark Knight, he's shown beating the hell out of thugs, sans cowl, in the former, he does so right in front of the Penguin, after he broke Penguin's hand. He's never needed a bodyguard before, even for the sake of keeping up appearances.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Dead Metal » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:54 am

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Shadowman wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
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Dead Metal wrote:Katana? Is that the code name of Bruce's new body guard?


Insofar as Batman is the code name of Bruce Wayne, but yes.

...ugh, Bruce needing a bodyguard? What's next, Superman needing kevlar?

The bodyguard is only part of his act of being a billionaire bodyguard.


In both Arkham City and the Dark Knight, he's shown beating the hell out of thugs, sans cowl, in the former, he does so right in front of the Penguin, after he broke Penguin's hand. He's never needed a bodyguard before, even for the sake of keeping up appearances.

Yes and remember how surprised everyone was when the helpless billionaire beat the crap out of them all? Literally nobody expected him to be able to do so.
You know what else Batman never needed in the past? A different voice for when he's in his Batman suite, armor, a Batmobile, a Batcave, a Batcomputer, a buttler, a Batwing, a no killing policy, drinking soda while pretending to be an alcoholic.

This show, just like every other Batman reinterpretation before it, decided to add something of its own to make the whole thing a little more believable.

Before that he was given a fake billionaire playboy act, in which he acted like a total jackass who's lost touch with reality, and here they decided to add the fake bodyguard on top of it.

I seriously don't see the problem here, the only new thing that I think is kinda stupid is that he takes his smartphone with him while being Batman, and yes it's the same one with the same contacts while both Batman and Bruce Wayne. That's the only stupid thing so far, but then again, the show does point out how dangerous that is for him.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Shadowman » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:42 am

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Dead Metal wrote:Katana? Is that the code name of Bruce's new body guard?


Insofar as Batman is the code name of Bruce Wayne, but yes.

...ugh, Bruce needing a bodyguard? What's next, Superman needing kevlar?

The bodyguard is only part of his act of being a billionaire bodyguard.


In both Arkham City and the Dark Knight, he's shown beating the hell out of thugs, sans cowl, in the former, he does so right in front of the Penguin, after he broke Penguin's hand. He's never needed a bodyguard before, even for the sake of keeping up appearances.

Yes and remember how surprised everyone was when the helpless billionaire beat the crap out of them all? Literally nobody expected him to be able to do so.


Aaaaand? Afterwords, no one expected him to be able to do so either; most of the dialogue concerning Bruce Wayne is about how they think he's dead, or how they plan to make him dead. None of them seem to be aware that he just trashed Penguin and six of his guys.

Point is, he doesn't need the cowl to be a badass.

Dead Metal wrote:You know what else Batman never needed in the past? A different voice for when he's in his Batman suite, armor, a Batmobile, a Batcave, a Batcomputer, a buttler, a Batwing, a no killing policy, drinking soda while pretending to be an alcoholic.


Actually yes he does. People would form an angry mob if he lacked most of those, there would be blood in the streets. You're talking about some minute detail that makes literally no sense (IE, like Superman needing kevlar) to everything that makes Batman, Batman.

Dead Metal wrote:This show, just like every other Batman reinterpretation before it, decided to add something of its own to make the whole thing a little more believable.


If they wanted the show to be believable, it wouldn't be about a dude who dresses up like a bat to jump across rooftops and fight crime with crazy gadgets.

Dead Metal wrote:I seriously don't see the problem here, the only new thing that I think is kinda stupid is that he takes his smartphone with him while being Batman, and yes it's the same one with the same contacts while both Batman and Bruce Wayne. That's the only stupid thing so far, but then again, the show does point out how dangerous that is for him.


You know what I think is really stupid? Not using the most iconic villains of all time because you think they're "overused." No, I'm not going to get over that.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Dead Metal » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:09 pm

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Dead Metal wrote:
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Dead Metal wrote:Katana? Is that the code name of Bruce's new body guard?


Insofar as Batman is the code name of Bruce Wayne, but yes.

...ugh, Bruce needing a bodyguard? What's next, Superman needing kevlar?

The bodyguard is only part of his act of being a billionaire bodyguard.


In both Arkham City and the Dark Knight, he's shown beating the hell out of thugs, sans cowl, in the former, he does so right in front of the Penguin, after he broke Penguin's hand. He's never needed a bodyguard before, even for the sake of keeping up appearances.

Yes and remember how surprised everyone was when the helpless billionaire beat the crap out of them all? Literally nobody expected him to be able to do so.


Aaaaand? Afterwords, no one expected him to be able to do so either; most of the dialogue concerning Bruce Wayne is about how they think he's dead, or how they plan to make him dead. None of them seem to be aware that he just trashed Penguin and six of his guys.

Point is, he doesn't need the cowl to be a badass.

So? Arkham City is not only it's own incarnation of Batman, but the situation was different. They managed to get Bruce Wayne, whom they thought to be an easy kill since he's a useless billionaire Playboy and he managed to beat them turning eyes. Most of the talk about him after that was indeed rumors that he was dead, cos you know, he's a billionaire in what is essentially a city full of crazy killers.

And you forget that Bruce even said (well thought to himself that is), that he has to hold back and hope to find a way of running away so that they don't suspect him of being Batman.
Dead Metal wrote:You know what else Batman never needed in the past? A different voice for when he's in his Batman suite, armor, a Batmobile, a Batcave, a Batcomputer, a buttler, a Batwing, a no killing policy, drinking soda while pretending to be an alcoholic.


Actually yes he does. People would form an angry mob if he lacked most of those, there would be blood in the streets. You're talking about some minute detail that makes literally no sense (IE, like Superman needing kevlar) to everything that makes Batman, Batman.

I brought those up, since before they where implemented nobody thought they where necessary, and in some cases where ridiculed *cough cough Batman's smoker voice cough cough*

You're rolling your eyes at something that enhances his act of being a useless billionaire, while in fact it's exactly the same as acting like a useless billionaire playboy and changing his voice to cover up the fact that he's Batman in the first place. How is another layer tot hat act suddenly senseless?

All those things only make Batman Batman in today's eyes, because guess what, their implementation was successful and people liked it.

The bodyguard is only there to enhance his image of being a useless helpless playboy. He doesn't need him (in the case of Alfred) or her (Katana after Alfred gets hurt) to protect his life, only his image.
Dead Metal wrote:This show, just like every other Batman reinterpretation before it, decided to add something of its own to make the whole thing a little more believable.


If they wanted the show to be believable, it wouldn't be about a dude who dresses up like a bat to jump across rooftops and fight crime with crazy gadgets.

Well, then why does he need to change his voice? Or use armor? Or martial arts training? Or hell, a mask and a secret identity?
He could just jump from rooftop to rooftop in a thin spandex suite and get shot multiple times, the police would pay and help him, he wouldn't even need a mask or change his voice, cos you know who needs believability in a show about a superhero?
Dead Metal wrote:I seriously don't see the problem here, the only new thing that I think is kinda stupid is that he takes his smartphone with him while being Batman, and yes it's the same one with the same contacts while both Batman and Bruce Wayne. That's the only stupid thing so far, but then again, the show does point out how dangerous that is for him.


You know what I think is really stupid? Not using the most iconic villains of all time because you think they're "overused." No, I'm not going to get over that.

Well, considering that most of those iconic villains where pretty much shite and underdeveloped or b and c listers before Batman TAS showed up, well you have no point at all.

The show is really good so far, as I said the only weak episode was the stupid hood guy and that one was still stronger than most of what I saw of "The Batman".
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Shadowman » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:05 pm

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Dead Metal wrote:Well, then why does he need to change his voice? Or use armor? Or martial arts training? Or hell, a mask and a secret identity?


The Nolan movies explained that perfectly:

1. To the average law-abiding citizen, he's a symbol of a nameless, faceless man standing up for those who can't stand up for themselves. The idea is that if the Batman could be anybody, then anybody could be the Batman, and thus anyone could stand up and fight for what's right.

2. The the criminals, he's terror incarnate; a horrifying bat-monster who talks like the devil and can beat the living hell out of them with his bare hands. Something that can't realistically exist, much less pull of those otherwise impossible feats (He once managed to sneak up on Superman) and yet, he's doing that anyway.

In both cases, it's mostly to maintain the mysticism of the Batman.

Dead Metal wrote:He could just jump from rooftop to rooftop in a thin spandex suite


Not a big fan of comics, huh? He doesn't wear armor in the comics, his suit is just as thin as Superman's. in fact, it was only ever the movies where his normal suit was body armor instead of the superhero-standard spandex. There's usually a few bits about it being really thin body armor, but realistically speaking it's far too thin to be effective.

Dead Metal wrote:and get shot multiple times


It happens. in fact, getting shot is usually the most comfortable thing to happen to him; once a night he usually gets beaten, stabbed, shot, blown up, and if Scarecrow is around, hit in the face with a weaponized hallucinogen.

Dead Metal wrote:the police would pay and help him


The police don't pay him because they clearly don't need to, (The dude owns a jet and a bat-themed muscle car!) but they do help him, Jim Gordon being one of Batman's oldest and closest friends.

Dead Metal wrote:he wouldn't even need a mask or change his voice,


Only if you want to piss off the fans...

Dead Metal wrote:cos you know who needs believability in a show about a superhero?


Considering the DC Universe itself? I don't think they're even capable of something realistic while staying true to the characters.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Dead Metal » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:28 am

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Dead Metal wrote:Well, then why does he need to change his voice? Or use armor? Or martial arts training? Or hell, a mask and a secret identity?


The Nolan movies explained that perfectly:

1. To the average law-abiding citizen, he's a symbol of a nameless, faceless man standing up for those who can't stand up for themselves. The idea is that if the Batman could be anybody, then anybody could be the Batman, and thus anyone could stand up and fight for what's right.

2. The the criminals, he's terror incarnate; a horrifying bat-monster who talks like the devil and can beat the living hell out of them with his bare hands. Something that can't realistically exist, much less pull of those otherwise impossible feats (He once managed to sneak up on Superman) and yet, he's doing that anyway.

In both cases, it's mostly to maintain the mysticism of the Batman.

So that's the Nolan movies, and not the comics, or the shows. That's the interpretation in those movies, they can't really work as an example why a different interpretation can't bring in something as tiny and insignificant as a fake bodyguard.

Dead Metal wrote:He could just jump from rooftop to rooftop in a thin spandex suite


Not a big fan of comics, huh? He doesn't wear armor in the comics, his suit is just as thin as Superman's. in fact, it was only ever the movies where his normal suit was body armor instead of the superhero-standard spandex. There's usually a few bits about it being really thin body armor, but realistically speaking it's far too thin to be effective.

Nope, not of Batman comics, since Batman comics suck, and I can say that since I've read more Batman comics than you have seen of this show, which means my stance on Batman comics is more valid than your stance on this show.
And again, why is it OK for the Arkham games and the movies OK to change Batman, even going so far as making him less of a badass, by having him require body armor? But a fake bodyguard "OMG RUINED FOREVER!"
Dead Metal wrote:and get shot multiple times


It happens. in fact, getting shot is usually the most comfortable thing to happen to him; once a night he usually gets beaten, stabbed, shot, blown up, and if Scarecrow is around, hit in the face with a weaponized hallucinogen.

You cut one point into two pieces, if a sentence contains "ands", the ones that have no commas show that those two points are actually one, if the and has a comma before it then it's a list and can be broken off.
But by ignoring that you made my point about him jumping about in spandex and still get shot multiple times seem less valid. Since you know, you need to point out something I'm wrong about, even if you have to create it first.
Dead Metal wrote:the police would pay and help him


The police don't pay him because they clearly don't need to, (The dude owns a jet and a bat-themed muscle car!) but they do help him, Jim Gordon being one of Batman's oldest and closest friends.

So? Anybody could have that stuff if he's payed handsomely by the police, why should the police assume he has loads of cash. It's a superhero show after all, we don't need a shred of believability in it. But in all versions of them helping him, it's always shown to be against the law and they're threading on a thin line, why do we need that? I mean it's a superhero show, we don't need real life stuff and believability for it. I mean that's what you said isn't it?
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Dead Metal wrote:he wouldn't even need a mask or change his voice,


Only if you want to piss off the fans...

His "Batman voice" was Christian Bale's idea, the only fans who would be pissed off about not having it would be them, and seeing how many people are pissed off about the movies having the voice, well you don't have a point with that. As for the mask, so? He doesn't need it, since the mask is there to make it more believable that his secret identity is kept secret. But since we don't need believability in this, he wouldn't need a mask. Hey it works for Superman.
Dead Metal wrote:cos you know who needs believability in a show about a superhero?


Considering the DC Universe itself? I don't think they're even capable of something realistic while staying true to the characters.

And yet the Nolan movies tried to make it so, and seeing how you like those well.

And again, Batman has stuff change about him constantly. All the stuff that "makes Batman Batman", didn't even exist in the original comics.
No killing policy? Pah, let them fall into acid, or shoot them, or stab them, or hell blow them up.
Batmobile? Bruce's normal civilian car does just fine.
Batcave? Who the hell needs that if you have a perfectly fine bedroom.
Butler? Don't need that.
Alfred? Originally a crappy comic relieve detective there to make Batman's detective work look good.
Batwing? Who needs that, the car is good enough.
Batman voice? Pah, this is the DC universe, people are born stupid, they'll never recognize his voice.
Batcomputer? Well, those didn't exist yet.
Pretend to be a useless Billionaire Playboy? Naw man, I'll just hang out with the police and talk about Batman and his cases, they'll never suspect me.

All those changes are OK and are somehow essential to Batman being Batman, oh no this show can't do that, this show can't bring in something new. Something that unlike some changes before it doesn't change the way the character works.

Get over it Shadowman, you're acting like this changes everything completely. But you can't actually form a proper opinion, since you haven't seen it.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Shadowman » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:30 am

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Dead Metal wrote:Nope, not of Batman comics, since Batman comics suck, and I can say that since I've read more Batman comics than you have seen of this show, which means my stance on Batman comics is more valid than your stance on this show.


...you know, I was going to try and refute some of your points--because a lot of them are just so amazingly wrong (Christian Bale wasn't the first person to use a deeper voice just for Batman) but this? This is just a statement saying I don't have to. This quote, is so outstandingly ridiculous that it supersedes any and all arguments.

You just flat out admitted you don't know shit about Batman. Why oh why should I even bother with you after that?

Answer: I don't, I won't. I wash my hands of this thread.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Dead Metal » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:51 am

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Dead Metal wrote:Nope, not of Batman comics, since Batman comics suck, and I can say that since I've read more Batman comics than you have seen of this show, which means my stance on Batman comics is more valid than your stance on this show.


...you know, I was going to try and refute some of your points--because a lot of them are just so amazingly wrong (Christian Bale wasn't the first person to use a deeper voice just for Batman) but this? This is just a statement saying I don't have to. This quote, is so outstandingly ridiculous that it supersedes any and all arguments.

You just flat out admitted you don't know shit about Batman. Why oh why should I even bother with you after that?

Answer: I don't, I won't. I wash my hands of this thread.

So kinda like you know shit of this show and yet thought you could talk about it? Hypocrite much?

And it took you this long to notice I don't read the comics? I mean seriously, every post of mine in this thread is how I know shit of the villains in this show, and this isn't the first time I've stated on here that I don't like the Batman comics and prefer his other media exploits. I mean how dense does one have to be to take this long to understand something as simple as that?

Besides, that's pretty much how half your discussions on here work anyway, you having opinions on stuff you know shit all about, but yes I shouldn't do that, so I'm so very sorry for having offended you by using your patented way of forum usage.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:14 pm

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This show rocks!

I love how it's the first truly serialized Batman cartoon with each episode containing multiple ongoing plotlines that carry over in each one, with them seeming to be building up to Ra's al Ghul as a sort of primary antagonist who may likely be the main Big Bad for the season 1 finale. 8)
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:05 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:This show rocks!

I love how it's the first truly serialized Batman cartoon with each episode containing multiple ongoing plotlines that carry over in each one, with them seeming to be building up to Ra's al Ghul as a sort of primary antagonist who may likely be the main Big Bad for the season 1 finale. 8)

I think so too, if Anarchy really is supposed to be the main bad guy, they're doing a poor job at bringing that across. So far he's showed up in one episode, the only bad episode. While the League of Assassins has been featured in half of them.

If the animation was better, and a little more distinct, it could be to 3D animated shows what Batman TAS was to 2D animated shows during its prime.

Seems as if there's a mid season break, damn I hate those.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:11 pm

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Anarky as the main villain? I never got that impression. Was that mentioned somewhere outside the show?

As for the art style, it honestly reminds me a lot of the Green Lantern cartoob, and that's a plus since I really dug that show's look. I honestly wouldn't mind any future crossover between the two if they were to both occupy the same world.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Dead Metal » Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:53 am

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Oh yea, only just got to watching the latest episode. Made me realize why that Wale guy seems so familiar, he's basically a mix of The King Pin and Thombstone.

Also, this episode proves once again that Domino masks are utterly useless for superheroes.

But overall, a pretty decent episode, I like how this Batman recruits someone and then gets overly protective of them, while all others just stick the 10 year old in a thong and shirt an call it a day.

Oh totally forgot, I have to say, the previous episode with the league of assassins and reveal of Lady Shiva was possibly the best of the bunch. That was fantastic, sure predictable but then again, it's hard to make something that isn't especially since pretty much everything has been done before.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:16 pm

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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Dead Metal » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:28 pm

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Yup, Anarqui was also a little better this time round, a shame really, his debut episode sucks so bad that it taints all his other appearances.

We should have known that the whole "only unknown villains" was a load of bull.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Shadowman » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:52 pm

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Dead Metal wrote:Yup, Anarqui was also a little better this time round, a shame really, his debut episode sucks so bad that it taints all his other appearances.

We should have known that the whole "only unknown villains" was a load of bull.


Ra's al Ghul was announced extremely early on, actually.

As for Anarky...when he shows up, someone let me know, I want to see him kill that dude in the white hood who stole his name. I get that they didn't want to use the A-listers, but seeing what they've done so far, clearly they didn't want to use the D-listers, either...
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:51 pm

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I get the feeling that any mainstream villains like Ra's will only be for big deal events like season finale or game-changing multi-parters, with all the obscure villains like what we've gotten so far will remain the standard norm for the villains-of-the-day.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:54 am

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Sabrblade wrote:I get the feeling that any mainstream villains like Ra's will only be for big deal events like season finale or game-changing multi-parters, with all the obscure villains like what we've gotten so far will remain the standard norm for the villains-of-the-day.

Jup, I think they actually hinted at that in interviews. Something along the lines of them concentrating on the unknown guys so they wouldn't rehash the same old stories, but that wouldn't mean the big guys didn't exist.
I also seem to remember reading that Batman has already existed for about 7 years prior in this year, so maybe he already encountered most of them and their currently locked up. But then again, the first few eps seem to imply that Batman hasn't been around that long and is still getting used to it all.

I still can't see Anarchy as the main villain, he's only shown up twice now, while the League of assassins have been in almost every episode so far.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:05 am

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I think it's safe to say this show is dead. It's on hiatus without any official word on when it returns, there is a rumor that it comes back in January, but nothing to confirm it.
Just like with Thundercats, only Thundercats managed to survive for two seasons before this happened.

Oh well, I'll just watch something else instead.
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:56 am

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Dead Metal wrote:I think it's safe to say this show is dead. It's on hiatus without any official word on when it returns, there is a rumor that it comes back in January, but nothing to confirm it.
Just like with Thundercats, only Thundercats managed to survive for two seasons before this happened.

Oh well, I'll just watch something else instead.
Oh, whoops. I forgot to post the Tweet from Batman's VA saying that it's coming back in January. :oops:

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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:10 pm

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Green Arrow has one in the CW's Arrow TV series (or at least, that was the character's original purpose and has now become his civilian identity).
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Re: Beware the Batman, new Batman show

Postby sto_vo_kor_2000 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:48 pm

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I hate to dig this back up but..........
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might I ask where are you basing these things on?

not needing a different voice in costume; almost as far as his first appearance,the writers made sure that readers knew that Batman spoke with a creepy/scary voice, not to mention that both the Tim Burton Batman and the animated series Batman had different voices in costume.

not needing armor;Batman number 1, released in April of 1940 revealed that Batman always had a ballistic vest sewn into the top half of his body suit.FYI, a ballistic vest is a form of body armor.

not needing a Batmobile, while it was red, and was not styled to look like a bat......Batman did indeed have an automobile in his very first appearance in detective comics number 27

not needing a Batcave,while in the early 40;s, the "cave" was depicted as more of a hidden tunnel between the manor and a old bar he hid the car in.....Batman has always had/needed such a place.

a Batcomputer, has had 1 since the 1960s

a butler,first appeared in 1943

a Batwing,all thou originally called the "batplane" and then by other names, Batman has always needed a type of aircraft since detective comics number 31 from 1939

a no killing policy, true, but its been part of the character since the very early 1940;s.

As for the mask, so? He doesn't need it, since the mask is there to make it more believable that his secret identity is kept secret. But since we don't need believability in this, h wouldn't need a mask. Hey it works for Superman.


the mask was originally intended to scare bad guys.Superman doesnt scare with his looks.
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