I was watching Batman Beyond episode "April Moon" and I saw this symbol when one of the characters cuts through the door.

saw marks

Is it supposed to be a Japanese symbol or character meaning something? Or is it just random? I thought it might be an Easter egg for fans to find.

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    A friend taking Japanese classes says it's neither hiragana nor katakana. She doesn't know about kanji.
    – Jenayah
    Dec 14, 2018 at 15:51
  • @Jenayah - I maybe reading too much into it. :D.
    – user108190
    Dec 14, 2018 at 15:52
  • It looks a little like the kanji for big. But not a lot
    – Valorum
    Dec 14, 2018 at 15:55
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    @CorvoAttano - So it's most likely just a random lines made by the animators?
    – user108190
    Dec 14, 2018 at 16:13
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    @Longshanks - Yes, because of the cuts they were able to break the door down in pieces. I thought it may have been an easter egg or have some meaning. They could have cut the door in 3 pieces rather than those awkward cuts.
    – user108190
    Dec 14, 2018 at 16:21

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I don't think so.

It's neither a hiragana nor a katakana nor one of the Kanji with three strokes, even when flipped (since saw-wrists baddie cut the door from the outside).

Furthermore, considering the episode's context (Batman is about to ask Corso more questions, the tension rises up), it's not too far-fetched to think there isn't much more meaning than the bad guy needing to kick that door fast. And it kind of works, as the horizontal cut enables saw-wrists baddie to punch the upper part of the door, then thrust his whole body into smashing the lower part.

As far as I can see, the gang doesn't have a custom symbol, so it's probably not that either.

  • Chinese has 50,000 Hanzi (the Chinese word for kanji). Might be one of those (very low chance.) Dec 15, 2018 at 2:47
  • nope, that does not resemble any chinese characters
    – Huangism
    Dec 12, 2019 at 19:23

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