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The original DCAU Batman. 


  • Batman: The Animated Series has Gordon getting frustrated. "One of these days I'm going to nail his feet to the floor..."
    • "One of these days I'm going to put a bell on his neck..."
    • In one episode, Batman is able to get away while a roomful of people are watching him — during a lightning flash. He doesn't have time to close the window behind him, but then he seldom bothers with that.
    • At the beginning of The Cat and the Claw Part II, Batman fades in from the shadows and walks forward, resulting in this exchange:

Contact: [gasps, practically having a heart attack]  Batman: You're late.  Contact: Can't you ever walk up to someone normal-like?

    • Mad Love borders on Offscreen Teleportation: The Joker falls from a building but lands on a moving train. We see it taking him away from the 'camera' as he laughs and blows a raspberry, presumably at the off-screen Batman — only for Batman to somehow appear directly behind him without the Joker seeing him move.
    • In another episode Nightwing fails to do this ("You should work on your stealth, I heard you three rooftops away"). Dick also wanted Bruce to know he was coming.
    • In the episode "Zatanna," Zatanna pulls this on Batman at the end of the episode. That episode also features what might be his first one ever in a flashback — Zatanna cuffs 'John White' to a wall, then comments "If you were a real escape artist, you'd be out of those cuffs and out the door by [turns around]... now."
  • Batman Beyond:
    • In the episode "A Touch of Curaré," Commissioner Barbara Gordon tells Batman that he should go, but by the time she turns around, he's already gone, leading her to remark, "Like old times." Another episode has the police wanting to question Batman about Inque (after they shot at both of them); naturally, Batman's nowhere to be found.
    • In "The Curse of Kobra", Bruce goes to see his old ninja instructor, and gets a thrown cleaver in his walking stick. When Kairi admonishes him for sneaking up on people, Bruce admits it's an old habit.
    • In Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, after meeting Terry McGinnis, the adult Tim Drake remarks, "Some things never change".
    • Also subverted at times, such as when Tim and Barbara notice Terry is around before he gets to the "hi" part. He can get away unnoticed, but it's pretty hard to sneak up on one of the Bat children.


  1. B'wana Beast
  2. Bartholomew Aloysious Lash(Bat Lash)
  3. Blackhawk
  4. Blue Devil
  5. Boston Brand(Deadman)

Rogues Gallery

  1. Ace
  2. Anthony Romulus
  3. Arkady Duvall
  4. Arnold Stromwell
  5. Arnold Wesker(Ventriloquist)
  6. Arthur Reeves
  7. Atomic Skull
  8. Bane
  9. Bloodsport
  10. Brainiac
  11. Captain Cold
  12. Carol Ferris(Star Sapphire)
  13. Ernie (thug)
  14. Lex Luthor


  1. Alfred Pennyworth
  2. Bruce Wayne(Batman) (Justice Lord)
  3. Terry McGinnis(Batman)


  1. Andrea Beaumont(Phantasm)
  2. Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley(Poison Ivy)
  3. Lois Lane