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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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Has an injured Flash ever used super-speed to walk on his hands?

While watching flashpoint-paradox the Flash—in the typical way speedsters are often rendered nigh-useless—suffers a leg injury, therefore preventing him from running. However, a bum leg doesn't mean ...
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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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How long has Batman been carrying kryptonite?

In the JLA cartoon, it is revealed that Batman carries around a lump of Kryptonite, for 'insurance' Amazo: [upon scanning Batman] You don't have any powers. Batman: I have this. [Pulls out ...
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What did Batman whisper?

In the Justice League cartoon episode The Enemy Below, Deadshot tries to kill Aquaman, and the League stops him. Batman whispers something in Deadshot's ear to make him tell who is paying him. ...
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What happened in Justice League Unlimited final episode?

In the final episode of Justice League Unlimited (Destroyer), some mysterious guy* appears out of nowhere during the fight between Darkseid and the team of Batman, Superman, and Lex Luthor. Luthor ...
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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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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 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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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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Have we ever seen Bruce Wayne getting facial re-constructive surgery?

As Batman, Bruce takes a serious whoopin' regularly enough. In some canons his cowl probably offers some protection but as any UFC fighter's face will tell you, a career in fist fights will inevitably ...
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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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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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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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Has anyone ever ambushed Batman at the bat signal?

I don't know if its location differs from canon to canon, but it's usually located on the roof of a GCPD station I think, so has anyone ever seen the signal, and just lain in wait to ambush Batman?
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Was this character the only person in Batman: TAS to discover Batman's secret identity?

In the Mask of the Phantasm film, Would this make them the first, possibly only, character in Batman: TAS to divine Batman's identity without Batman confiding in them? Edit: Upon further ...
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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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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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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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What does Superman see while using his heat vision?

I've always wanted to know if he can see while he's using his heat vision, and if he can, what does it look like, is everything red, does his vision spectrum change? Have we ever seen through his ...
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How does Superman get indestructible costume everytime after he loses existing one?

Superman's costume is made from the blanket which he was wrapped in when he first landed on Earth. The alien properties of the blanket make the costume nearly indestructible. But, I think its stock is ...
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Has anyone ever been subjected to Joker Venom and Fear Gas simultaneously?

Individually, each chemical seems to have a pretty devastating effect on it's victim. Fear Gas seems to always wear off but Joker Venom can sometimes be lethal, at least in Batman The Animated Series, ...
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What prompted the strict continuity of the DC animated universe?

The DC AU is the animated universe for the DC line of comic book character, and as far as I am aware follows a strict continuity. Each cartoon is linked with and compatible with the others. I don't ...
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What were the votes for Hawkgirl to remain in the Justice League?

This question concerns the Justice League and the Justice League Unlimited television series within the DC Animated Universe. In Justice League episodes 50-52 (Starcrossed), it is revealed that ...
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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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How does superman forge a sword?

In the JLU episode Hereafter, Superman is stranded in a future where the sun is burnt out (to a red sun?) and he no longer had his powers. He still manages to forge a very nice sword from a pipe and ...
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Is Batman: Mask of the Phantasm the same universe as Batman the Animated Series?

Are the events from the movie Batman: Mask of the Phantasm considered to be taking place in the universe depicted in Batman: the Animated Series or the two things just have the same "look and feel"? (...
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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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In Batman Beyond; why didn't Bruce tell Terry the real reason why he quit being Batman?

In Batman Beyond (TV show), please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I understand why Bruce quit being Batman: he had a heart attack, but more to the point he picked up a gun which is something he ...
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In Far From Home, how can the Green Lantern keep using his ring?

In "Far From Home" the Legion of Superheroes from the 30th Century get a mind control disk stuck to their foreheads taking control of them. Some of the Legion travel to the past to bring members of ...
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Is there an anti-magical material similar to DC Comics “Nth Metal” in the Marvel Universe?

Is there any Marvel Universe material or substance that has similar 'anti-magical' properties similar to those found in the Thanagarian Nth Metal in the DC Animated Universe?
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What was at the beginning of Time?

In the end of Justice League Unlimited season 1 (Season 3 of Justice League), a crazy nerd from the future (who invented some kind of Time Machine) tried to steal Batman's belt from Watch Tower. ...
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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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Why is Hawkgirl featured in the Justice League cartoons and not Hawkman?

Until about 30 seconds ago when I received the New 52 Hawkman, I thought that it was only Hawkgirl. Why wasn't Hawkman featured in the cartoon? What made DC use Hawkgirl instead of the other Hawk-...
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Why do the policemen in Batman Beyond have a 5 emblem on their uniforms?

Why do the police in Batman Beyond all have a 5 on their uniforms?
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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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Why did Justice League choose the Batcave to hide in?

In the second-season finale of the Justice League animated series Starcrossed (last 3 episodes), the Justice League (minus Hawkgirl) was captured by Thanagarians. But they managed to escape the prison ...
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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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Has the death sentence ever been introduced in Gotham?

With the amount of super villains roaming the streets of Gotham and the massive body count that inevitably follows in their wake, has the death sentence ever been introduced to try and handle the ...
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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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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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In DCAU / Batman Beyond, what happened to “Silver” and why was Batman working alone during that time?

During the DCAU cartoon series Batman Beyond, we hear mention of Dick Grayson, the ex-Nightwing and how he and Bruce have not been on speaking terms for many years. In the 2011 comic book ...
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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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Did Batman: TAS' Joker origin involve a vat of acid/skin bleaching?

I was watching the ending of Return of the Joker where Terry fights the Joker one-on-one. Towards the end of the fight Terry says something that caught my attention: So you fell in a tank of acid, ...
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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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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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Darkseid's Omega Beam vs Superman's heat-vision

They've battled a few times as far as I know, but have their beams ever directly collided? And if so, who came out on top?
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Does Deadshot ever remove his mask in canon?

In the new Suicide Squad pictures, Deadshot (Will Smith) is not wearing his mask. Whether in comics or animated TV shows, I've never seen Deadshot without his mask. Does Deadshot remove his mask ...
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What was Flash referring to at the end of the last episode of Justice League Unlimited?

I just rewatched the entire series on Netflix, and something is bothering me. Its what Flash says at the end. His last line is "these are the end times", delivered with a complete blank look on his ...
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Is there a specific reason why Justice League ended on Batman?

In the end of Justice League Unlimited animated TV series, all of heroes were displayed running towards us (viewers) and disappeared one by one out of view. The last one was Batman. The screen went ...
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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 ...