Questions tagged [dc-animated-universe]

The DC animated universe (DCAU) is a fan term for a series of popular animated television series and related spin-offs produced by Warner Bros. Animation which share the same continuity. This continuity is also sometimes referred to as the Timmverse (after producer Bruce Timm).

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Who are the two thieves that appear the opening of Batman: TAS?

In the Batman: The Animated Series opening, two villains are seen blowing up a bank, and Batman confronts and captures them for the police. Have the two villains ...
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What does Mr.Freeze shoot from his freeze gun?

In the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Heart of Ice", Mr. Freeze shoots what seems to be ice from his freeze gun, but is it ice or something else? When Mr. Freeze "freezes" the legs of one of ...
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In the DC universe, which characters assumed the identity of the Red Hood?

In DC comics, TV shows and movies, which characters have assumed the identity of the Red Hood. I know of the characters, have assumed the role. Who else has done this?
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Why does Green Lantern call Supergirl “Shayera”?

In S01E01 of Justice League Unlimited, Green Lantern, John Stewart, is wounded while on a mission with three other members - Green Arrow, Captain Atom, and Supergirl (Kara Zor-El). Believing Stewart ...
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Did Hawkgirl in the DCAU ever have a musical theme?

Besides Hawkgirl, all the other founding members of the Justice League in the DCAU had a musical theme. Plenty of other DCAU characters had them too (Aquaman, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Batgirl, almost ...
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How did the members of the Justice League think the watch tower cannon would be beneficial?

At the end of season 1 for Justice League Unlimited, a conversation occurs involving the cannon on the watch tower. One of the original 7 members justify the presence of the cannon by pointing out how ...
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How old was Bruce Wayne in Batman Beyond?

I can't really find any official/canonical/whatever-it's-called sources, but this random youtube video at 0:49 says he was "in his 50s", and page 64 of the the book Modern Masters Volume 3: Bruce ...
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Is the Teen Titans Robin Tim Drake or Dick Grayson?

In DCAU (DC Animated Universe), Dick Grayson was much taller and older when he left Batman and Tim Drake went crazy when The Joker kidnapped him, so is the Teen Titans Robin the third Robin?
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What's the full name of A.M.A.Z.O.?

Professor Ivo's nanotechnology based Android was named A.M.A.Z.O. What's the full form of A.M.A.Z.O.? I tried searching the web but without luck.
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Could Green Lantern: The Animated Series be considered part of the DCAU?

I've been on a DCAU kick for a while (recently my local Wal-mart had a large stock of most of the seasons of the different shows), and while I was looking up a few things about the DCAU, I began ...
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Which version of the Teen Titans exist in the DC Animated Universe?

The DC Animated Universe includes a crossover episode between Static Shock and The New Batman Adventures called "Hard as Nails" that includes this dialogue: Static: So where's Robin? Batman: With ...
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Who are the two people Batman is referring to?

In Justice League Unlimited, there's a running plot where the Justice League and a shadowy US federal department called Project Cadmus which is led by Amanda Waller start butting heads with each other....
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Does Batman really love French onion soup?

In "Vendetta", episode 23 of Batman the Animated Series, Alfred says to Batman: "I've made your favorite, French onion soup". While this may just be a throw-away line, helping to lead into the "crock/...
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Are there any superheroes in DC that break the fourth wall?

Deadpool is the ultimate fourth wall breaker and we all know that. But do DC have some or any superheroes that break the fourth wall? Not some random fourth wall breaks but someone who has a habit ...
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Can Beast Boy turn into other humans?

This question could apply to any superhero who can turn into animals, although the only ones who come to mind are Beast Boy and the woman from the Wonder Twins. To avoid making the question too broad, ...
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In what order should Justice League movies be watched?

I've caught up with the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited TV Show. I intend to start watching the Justice League movies as well. What is the suggest viewing order for the Justice League ...
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Is Batman's 'relationship' with Wonder Woman comic-book canon?

In the Justice League cartoon, as well as the direct follow-on cartoon Justice League: Unlimited, Batman is subtly portrayed as being either in a relationship with Wonder Woman, or at least they are ...
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What song is this in the “Justice League” Season 2 episode “Only a Dream”?

There’s a song I want to identify in Justice League season 2 part 2 “Only a Dream”. You can listen to the song at 0'33 and 2'34: I checked their OST and couldn't ...
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Do these cut marks in the Batman Beyond episode “April Moon” have any meaning?

I was watching Batman Beyond episode "April Moon" and I saw this symbol when one of the characters cuts through the door. Is it supposed to be a Japanese symbol or character meaning something? Or is ...
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90s/early 2000s animated Superman TV show episode in which Superman goes rogue under the influence of a sea star-like creature

Many years ago, I caught an episode of an animated Superman show done in the iconic Bruce Timm style of Batman: The Animated Series. I've tried to figure out if the episode was from a Justice League ...
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Is Kobra in Batman Beyond an homage to G.I. Joe?

Several episodes of Batman Beyond feature an organization called Kobra with the obvious snake motif and a desire to extort the city if not conquer the world. Is this organization an homage to Cobra ...
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Is there a depiction of Superman where he is an African American?

Is there a comic book, animation, or any other media where Superman is depicted as being an African American? I know that there are alternate universes where he is, for example, a Soviet, but I'm ...
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Which DC Heroine has the Greatest Physical Strength

I realize that Wonder Woman is easily the most represented of DC's super ladies. And yes, she is, according to many sources, one of the best hand-to-hand combatants out there and more than physically ...
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In the Justice League episode “A Knight of Shadows”, who was Mordred thinking about?

In the episode A Knight of Shadows from the Justice League (2001) animated series, the Justice League and Etrigan were trying to find Morgaine Le Fay, to prevent her from finding a powerful magical ...
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When did Aquaman lose his left hand?

Aquaman is definitely not the same superhero I grew up watching and reading about. He seems to have undergone a change from his mild mannered full bodied self to a somewhat darker and more disturbed ...
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What do the visions seen by Flash when he got shot mean?

In the Justice League Animated TV show episode 14 "The Brave and the Bold" - part 1 showed that Flash was shot by Dr. Corwin’s energy gun, which showed him visions starting with him turning into a ...
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What earth are the various DC animated shows set in?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is Earth-199999, making it an actual universe within the Marvel multiverse. However, what earth do the various DC animated shows take place on. The shows I am referring ...
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Who was Madam in this episode of Batman: The Animated Series?

Re-watching the episode "Baby Doll" of Batman: The Animated Series (technically they changed the name by that point to Adventures of Batman and Robin). I realized that Baby Doll’s henchmen were ...
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Has Batman Ever Sacrificed himself for Superman?

Has Batman ever sacrificed himself to save Supes? Or come close with intention? I was curious if he had! Any universe, but comic source preferred and encouraged.. Thanks!
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Do non-Terran superheroes in the DC Universe need oxygen to breathe?

There are many superheroes (and anti-heroes) in the Justice League who are not from planet Earth, but are residing on Earth - Superman, Supergirl (Krypton), Martian Manhunter (Mars), Hawkgirl, Hawkman ...
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Is The Joker trained in any martial arts?

In any canon, do we ever see or find out if The Joker is or has trained in any sort of martial art or fighting style? I've seen him go toe-to-toe with Batman before, I can't remember which animated ...
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Why was Bruce Wayne spared by the mugger?

One of the fundamental aspects of Batman's origins is that one night, a mugger, usually Joe Chill, shot his parents in an alley. Barring the occasional "What If?" story, Bruce is always spared by the ...
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If Batman has such strong will power, why hasn't he been recruited by the Lantern corps?

Batman has crazy strong willpower, as evidence in Only a dream where he remains awake across two (?) nights keeping Dee (a psychic dream manipulator) from forcing him to sleep and out of his head ...
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What time period is “Batman: The Animated Series” set in?

I've been re-watching "Batman: The Animated Series" (still as awesome as ever!) and I'm confused on what time period it's set in. The cars, buildings, and clothing imply that it's mid-twentieth ...
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Has Wonder Woman previously been described as a demigod?

In Justice League Unlimited, Hades claims to be Wonder Woman’s father. And in New 52, Zeus is her father. Both of these would make her a demigoddess. In any previous DC comic, was she described as a ...
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Looking for an episode In the Batman Animated Series where Batman copies himself

Did Batman ever copy himself to fight an enemy, and trick that enemy into doing the same? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_The_Animated_Series
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What is the proper viewing order of the DC Animated Universe?

The DC Animated Universe consists of many shows. Is there a "proper" viewing order? More than one possible recommended order? Chronological order? Or are there enough overlaps to make it worth ...
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Is there a reason Harvey Bullock in Batman TAS violates the One Steve Limit?

So there is already a very influential Harvey (or two) in the Batman universe. Paul Dini added a few characters in to the DCAU, including Harley Quinn, Renee Montoya, and a few others I'm probably ...
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Batman TAS - Mudslide - Why didn't Batman let Clayface to turn back to normal

In Batman TAS episode Mudslide from the second season, Clayface is stealing money and chemicals so he can be turned back to a normal human being, since he has problems holding himself together at the ...
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What series to watch if I want to get the whole Bat family experience?

I've been trying to find out what series to watch if I want to get the whole Bat family experience like the whole story from Robin/Nightwing's side, the whole thing about Jason Todd, Tim Drake, ...
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Did Bruce Wayne ever fight crime as a masked vigilante, before becoming the Batman?

Are there any stories covering a period of time when Bruce Wayne fought crime as a masked vigilante, before dressing as the Batman? Looking for a comic or something in the DCAU preferably.
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Who are the villains in this picture?

I'm watching Justice League Season 4 Episode 1: The Cat and the Canary, the bad guy at the front of that group about to attack Black Canary is Atomic Skull. The image isn't the best but can anyone ...
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When does Batman: Mask of the Phantasm take place?

According to this question, B:MotP takes place in the same universe as B:TAS. B:TAS must take place in the 90's as Batman Beyond takes place in 2039. My question is, does Mask of the Phantasm also ...
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Shouldn't Terry's younger brother have the same genetic traits as him?

In the final Justice League Unlimited episode Epilogue Waller reveals this about Terry Shouldn't Matt McGinnis (the younger brother) also be like this?
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Why did A.M.A.Z.O. need to come to Earth?

Why did A.M.A.Z.O. need to come to Earth for Lex Luthor? Why didn't it just teleport him to its location?
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Why did Livewire and Supergirl appear in The New Batman Adventures?

I’m currently watching The New Batman Adventures animated series and the thing that I don't understand is why Livewire (aka Electro Girl) suddenly appeared in the series. She is supposed to be from ...
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In what cartoon was Vandal Savage nearly killed?

I have a vague memory of a cartoon, but I am not sure if it was a film or TV show. The climax involved Vandal Savage getting stuck by lightning or something like that. The other heroes thought he ...
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Why did A.M.A.Z.O. transport Oa into another dimension?

Professor Ivo's nanotechnology based Android A.M.A.Z.O. was intellectual who used to do anything due to a reason. He wasn't the one who could screw someone just under the lust of power. Why did he ...
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Is there a list of the characters that Paul Dini created for the DCAU?

In Batman-TAS several new characters are created. The Most famous obviously is Harley Quinn, but others such as Renee Montoya are also newcomers. Is there a list of new characters that were created ...