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Series Overview

Color Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 13 January 10, 1999 May 22, 1999
2 26 September 17, 1999 August 19, 2000
3 13 September 16, 2000 December 18, 2001
Movie 1

Season 1 (1999)

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1 "Rebirth, Part 1" The Jokerz Curt Geda Alan Burnett & Paul Dini
Story by Alan Burnett
January 10, 1999
Bruce Wayne, the original Batman, retires due to failing health when his rescue of a kidnapped woman nearly goes wrong and he must resort to almost using a gun—the ultimate sin in his eyes. Twenty years later, Terrence "Terry" McGinnis discovers the Batman's identity after the aging Bruce Wayne helps him fight off a gang of Jokerz (street punks enamored of the original Clown Prince of Crime). After Terry's father is murdered, Terry seeks Bruce's help to avenge him.
2 "Rebirth, Part 2" Derek Powers & Mr. Fixx Curt Geda Stan Berkowitz
Story by Alan Burnett
January 10, 1999
Terry steals the Batsuit to pursue his father's killer, a professional bodyguard named Mister Fixx (George Takei) whose employer Derek Powers (Sherman Howard), the current CEO of Wayne-Powers, is secretly using the company's resources to develop a biological weapon. Bruce Wayne, discovering the theft, deactivates the suit, but when seeing the now-helpless Terry being punched out reactivates it so he can continue pursuing Fixx, and in the end Wayne appears at Terry's house to hire him as a "special consultant."
3 "Black Out" Inque Dan Riba Robert Goodman January 30, 1999
Terry, having just started to work for Bruce Wayne, faces off against Inque, a notorious mercenary who is sabotaging FoxTeca, a company formed by Lucius Fox's son.
4 "Golem" Willie Watt Beth Lukic Hilary J. Bader February 6, 1999
Willie Watt, a high school nerd who has been picked on one too many times, steals a construction robot from his father to scare his chief tormentor, Nelson Nash. But when Batman tries to stop the robot, it becomes bonded to Willie mentally, giving him more power than he ever dreamed of.
5 "Meltdown" Mr. Freeze & Blight (Derek Powers) Curt Geda Hilary J. Bader & Alan Burnett
Story by Hilary J. Bader
February 13, 1999
Looking for a cure for his mutation into Blight, Derek Powers tests an experimental procedure to create a new body for him to inhabit. His test subject: Mr. Freeze, still alive after all these years. Freeze's essence is transferred to a new organic body by Wayne-Powers scientist Stephanie Lake, and the reborn Victor Fries is attacked by the son of a family who were killed years earlier by Mr. Freeze. Batman stops the would-be assassin, but Victor vows to atone for his wicked ways of the past. When he begins suffering sickness in warm weather, Stephanie Lake tries to kill him so his DNA can be re-examined, but Fries escapes to go after Stephanie; in the ensuing melee at Wayne-Powers Batman and Freeze encounter Powers as he completes his mutation into Blight.
6 "Heroes" The Terrific Trio Butch Lukic Rich Fogel February 20, 1999
The Terrific Trio, a group of scientists who became superheroes after gaining powers in an experiment gone awry, make their way into Gotham and become media sensations. But Magma, Freon, and 2-D Man soon learn that the accident that gave them their powers was not really an accident.
7 "Shriek" Shriek Curt Geda Stan Berkowitz March 13, 1999
Derek Powers hires Shriek, a former sound engineer-turned-supervillain, as part of an elaborate scheme to run Bruce Wayne out of his shared control over Wayne-Powers.
8 "Dead Man's Hand" The Royal Flush Gang Dan Riba Stan Berkowitz March 20, 1999
Terry must deal with both his rejection by his girlfriend, Dana, and a group of Bruce's old enemies, the Royal Flush Gang, who pattern themselves after playing card ranks. Things look up for Terry when he meets a girl named Melanie who seems to share his problems. This episode makes reference to Catwoman when Bruce says to Terry, "Let me tell you about a woman named Selina Kyle."
9 "The Winning Edge" Jackson Chappell Yukio Suzuki Rich Fogel April 10, 1999
"Slappers", illegal steroid patches, are all the rage with Hill High School's athletes, and Bruce suspects that one of his old enemies, Bane, may have a hand in their production.
10 "Spellbound" Spellbinder Butch Lukic Robert Goodman May 1, 1999
A villain known as Spellbinder uses hypnotic technology to orchestrate a string of robberies, turning his victims into his unwitting accomplices.
11 "Disappearing Inque" Inque Curt Geda Stan Berkowitz May 8, 1999
Inque is freed by a lovesick worker at the cryogenics plant where she is being held. Trapped in her mutated form, she seeks to attain the chemicals that will allow her to once again regain her human shape, and get revenge on Batman and the "mysterious old man" who aids him.
12 "A Touch of Curaré" Curaré Dan Riba Hilary J. Bader May 15, 1999
A deadly assassin named Curare is sent after D.A. Sam Young, husband of Commissioner Barbara Gordon. Batman's attempts to protect Young lead to conflicts with Gordon, and some surprising revelations about the past.
13 "Ascension" Blight & Paxton Powers Yukio Suzuki Robert Goodman May 22, 1999
As Derek Powers' Blight persona slowly destroys what was left of his normal life, he turns to his son for help. Paxton Powers seems willing to help Batman bring his father in, but unfortunately, deception and greed run in the family.

Season 2 (1999-2000)

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14 "Splicers" Dr. Cuvier Curt Geda Evan Dorkin & Sara Dyer September 17, 1999
A new body modification trend called splicing, combining human DNA with that of animals, is taking Neo-Gotham's fashion world by storm. Dr. Able Cuvier, the creator of the process, insists that the procedure is safe, but Batman soon discovers that Cuvier is up to no good.
15 "Earth Mover" Earthmover Dan Riba Stan Berkowitz
Story by Stan Berkowitz & Alan Burnett
September 25, 1999
Batman gets involved when a friend of Terry's and her adopted father are haunted by eerie, man-shaped creatures made out of soil, and soon learns that they have a frightening connection to the girl's biological father.
16 "Joyride" The Jokerz Butch Lukic Stan Berkowitz October 2, 1999
A group of Jokerz steals a prototype military vehicle and goes on a rampage of destruction, while Batman and the vehicle's designer try to recover the machine before its malfunctioning reactor goes critical and turns it into a flying bomb.
17 "Lost Soul" Robert Vance Butch Lukic Stan Berkowitz October 9, 1999
Terry must fight the Batsuit when it is taken over by the virtual soul of a dead communications tycoon, a man who has literally become a 'ghost in the machine'. Without the aid of the suit, he must save the man's grandson from becoming a vessel for his virtual brain.
18 "Hidden Agenda" Terminal & The Jokerz Curt Geda Hilary J. Bader
Story by Hilary J. Bader & Shaun McLaughlin
October 16, 1999
The brilliant leader of a crew of Jokerz plots revenge against Max Gibson, a fellow student who outperforms him at school. Terry's efforts to help her are complicated by her efforts to find out the true identity of Batman, whom she is convinced is a student at school, and her erroneous conclusion that Terry is one of the Jokerz. This episode makes references to Batman: The Animated Series when Maxine says to Terry: "You call me Robin, and I'm out of here." to which Terry replies "No problem, Alfred."
19 "Bloodsport" The Stalker Dan Riba Rich Fogel October 23, 1999
The Stalker, a cybernetically enhanced big-game hunter, comes to Neo-Gotham seeking what he believes is the only prey left on Earth worthy of his skills: Batman.
20 "Once Burned" The Royal Flush Gang Butch Lukic Stan Berkowitz November 6, 1999
The Royal Flush Gang's Ten returns on a mission to rescue her family, who have been captured by the Jokerz. When Melanie approaches Terry for help, he is forced to decide whether or not to put his relationship with Dana at risk, and if Batman can really trust Ten.
21 "Hooked Up" Spellbinder Dan Riba Robert Goodman November 13, 1999
When several Hill High students end up comatose in the hospital, Batman's subsequent investigation leads him to Spellbinder, who is getting teenagers addicted to virtual reality fantasies and forcing them to steal for him.
22 "Rats" Ratboy Curt Geda Rich Fogel November 20, 1999
Dana, who feels she has been ignored and let down by Terry once too often, begins receiving roses from a secret admirer. When she is abducted by the mystery man, a boy named Patrick who lives in the sewers because of his rat-like appearance, Batman may be the only one who can save her.
23 "Mind Games" The Brain Trust Butch Lukic Alan Burnett December 4, 1999
Terry has mysterious visions of a young girl asking him for help. His search for her leads him into confrontation with a group of people with incredible psychic powers known as the Brain Trust.
24 "Revenant" Willie Watt Kyung-Won Lim Hilary J. Bader December 11, 1999
After a series of unexplainable events, all the kids in Terry's class think that the ghost of a dead student is haunting their high school. But Batman soon discovers the real cause—Willie Watt, who has developed powerful new psychic abilities.
25 "Babel" Shriek Curt Geda Stan Berkowitz January 8, 2000
Seeking vengeance, Shriek uses his knowledge of sound to take away Neo-Gotham's ability to communicate. His price for returning things to normal? Batman's life.
26 "Terry's Friend Dates a Robot" Cynthia Dan Riba John P. McCann
Story by Paul Dini
January 15, 2000
Howard Groote, a hopeless nerd, purchases an illegal android in the form of a beautiful girl to pose as his girlfriend. His plan soon backfires when "Cynthia", programmed to be completely devoted to Howard, becomes dangerously possessive.
27 "Eyewitness" Spellbinder Butch Lukic Hilary J. Bader
Story by Rich Fogel
January 22, 2000
When Commissioner Barbara Gordon witnesses Batman killing an opponent in cold blood, Terry finds himself on the run from the law as he tries to discover the real culprit and prove his innocence.
28 "Final Cut" Curaré Butch Lukic Hilary J. Bader & Alan Burnett February 5, 2000
Bruce is out of town and incommunicado when Curare returns to Neo-Gotham, hunting down the last of her former society after the failure of her last mission marked her for death. Curare's target, the last surviving member of the League of Assassins, forces Batman to protect him from Curare's wrath by planting a bomb equipped with a deadman switch somewhere in the city. Things only get more complicated as Max gets herself involved in an already volatile situation.
29 "The Last Resort" Dr. David Wheeler Curt Geda Stan Berkowitz March 4, 2000
A new program for troubled kids is becoming a popular last resort among parents in Gotham, but "The Ranch" is not everything it seems. When Terry's friend Chelsea Cunningham gets sent to The Ranch, Terry goes to investigate, but ends up biting off more than he can chew.
30 "Armory" Armory Kyung-Won Lim John P. McCann March 11, 2000
After losing his job as a weapons designer, the stepfather of one of Terry's friends turns to crime to make ends meet as a supervillain called Armory.
31 "Sneak Peek" Ian Peek Dan Riba Stan Berkowitz
Story by Alan Burnett
March 25, 2000
A gossip reporter acquires the technology to become incorporeal and becomes the ultimate Peeping Tom. When he discovers Batman's identity, he threatens to reveal it on national television, but soon discovers the technology is having an adverse effect on his body.
32 "The Eggbaby" The Mayhem Family James Tucker Hilary J. Bader
Story by Hilary J. Bader & Alan Burnett
April 1, 2000
Terry is forced to take a computer-simulated "baby" with him everywhere—even as Batman—in order to make the grade in Family Studies. Meanwhile, a family of jewel theives are plying their trade around Neo-Gotham, stealing priceless rubies.
33 "Zeta" Zeta Dan Riba Robert Goodman April 8, 2000
A holomorphic military android has been reported to have gone rogue, and Terry needs to find him before someone gets killed. But has the android really gone rogue, or has he just gained a conscience?
34 "Plague" False-Face Butch Lukic Rich Fogel April 15, 2000
Batman reluctantly joins forces with his former enemy, Stalker, to hunt down a wily criminal named False-Face, who has stolen a dangerous virus for a criminal organization called KOBRA.
35 "April Moon" The April Moon Gang Butch Lukic Stan Berkowitz
Story by Stan Berkowitz & James Tucker
April 22, 2000
A bionics designer is forced to give a gang of street punks robotic implants after they kidnap his wife. To stop them, Batman needs a special verbal "kill-phrase" to shut down their implants, but can he convince the designer to give it to him?
36 "Sentries of the Last Cosmos" Simon Harper Dan Riba Rich Fogel & John Shirley May 6, 2000
A virtual-reality game designer uses three teenage fans' devotion to the game universe in order to eliminate his enemies and rivals.
37 "Payback" Payback Kyoung-Won Lim Robert Goodman May 13, 2000
A new vigilante who calls himself Payback begins taking revenge on the tormentors of several troubled teenagers, all of whom are in the same therapy group. When Terry goes undercover in the group to find the culprit, he begins to suspect the doctor running the sessions, but Payback's real identity proves to be someone nobody would have expected.
38 "Where's Terry?" Shriek Yukio Suzuki Rich Fogel May 27, 2000
Shriek traps Batman in the abandoned tunnels beneath Neo-Gotham intent on revenge, and Bruce must ally with Max to find him.
39 "Ace in the Hole" Ronny Boxer James Tucker Hilary J. Bader August 19, 2000
When Ace goes missing, Bruce remembers the origin of Ace. Terry discovers an underground dog fighting organization.

Season 3 (2000-2001)

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40 "King's Ransom" The Royal Flush Gang Butch Lukic Rich Fogel September 16, 2000
The Royal Flush Gang return, minus Ten, in an attempt to regain their reputation. However, after they are double-crossed by Paxton Powers, both Paxton and the gang seek to increase their bank accounts through Bruce Wayne.
41 "Untouchable" Repeller Dan Riba Hilary J. Bader September 23, 2000
Batman goes up against a new, seemingly invulnerable foe called Repeller, who uses technology similar to a prototype that Wayne-Powers' medical division has been developing.
42 "Inqueling" Inque Butch Lukic Hilary J. Bader September 30, 2000
After Inque's latest employer betrays her and blasts her with an experimental weapon that causes her body to slowly dissolve, she is forced to turn to someone she has not seen in years: her daughter.
43 "Big Time" Big Time James Tucker Robert Goodman
Story by Robert Goodman & Tom Ruegger
October 7, 2000
When a friend from Terry's troubled past, Charlie "Big Time" Bigelow, returns, Terry tries to stop him from repeating his mistakes and going back to jail. But when Charlie ends up helping a gang of crooks rob a Wayne-Powers research lab, he is exposed to a dangerous experimental chemical and mutates into a monstrous giant.
44 "Out of the Past" Ra's Al Ghul James Tucker Paul Dini October 21, 2000
Bruce Wayne's former love, Talia returns to offer him the chance to be eternally young. But unfortunately, things are not what they seem when Bruce and Terry discover that Talia has a dark secret of her own.
45 "Speak No Evil" James Van Dyle Dan Riba Stan Berkowitz November 4, 2000
Batman reluctantly agrees to aid a genetically enhanced gorilla in finding the poacher who kidnapped his mother.
46 "The Call, Part 1" Starro Butch Lukic Hilary J. Bader & Rich Fogel
Story by Alan Burnett & Paul Dini
November 11, 2000
Superman drafts Batman into the Justice League when he suspects there is a traitor among them.
47 "The Call, Part 2" Starro Butch Lukic Stan Berkowitz
Story by Alan Burnett & Paul Dini
November 18, 2000
To get to the bottom of the problem facing the Justice League, Batman must face off against his own teammates—including Superman himself.
48 "Betrayal" Big Time Kyung-Won Lim Stan Berkowitz
Story by Stan Berkowitz & Robert Goodman
December 9, 2000
Big Time returns to Neo-Gotham, causing problems for both Batman and his alter-ego Terry McGinnis, who still feels guilty for what happened to Big Time.
49 "Curse of the Kobra, Part 1" Zander James Tucker Rich Fogel February 3, 2001
Terry is sent to Bruce's old friend Kairi Tanaka to brush up on his combat skills, and inadvertently befriends the heir-apparent to the criminal organization KOBRA.
50 "Curse of the Kobra, Part 2" Zander Dan Riba Stan Berkowitz
Story by Rich Fogel
February 10, 2001
After the leader of KOBRA kidnaps Max to be his wife, Batman is forced not only to rescue her, but to stop KOBRA's plot to revert the world back to when dinosaurs ruled it... with their gene-spliced dinosaur men as the dominant species.
51 "Countdown" Mad Stan Kyung-Won Lim Paul Dini & Rich Fogel April 7, 2001
Zeta returns to Neo-Gotham City to look for his creator, but falls into the clutches of Mad Stan, who turns him into a walking time-bomb. Batman and Ro must track Zeta down before time runs out.
52 "Unmasked" KOBRA Kyung-Won Lim Hilary J. Bader December 18, 2001
Terry recounts to Max one of his earlier adventures as Batman, during which he revealed his face to a child and inadvertently made the boy a target of KOBRA.

The final official episode of Batman Beyond, "Unmasked" was scheduled to air on September 14, 2001, but due to its terrorism-related content and the recent September 11 attacks it was replaced by a re-airing of "Hooked Up". The actual series finale of Batman Beyond was provided by the Justice League Unlimited episode "Epilogue".

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a direct-to-video animated feature based on the Batman Beyond series. It is noteworthy for resolving the conflict between the Joker and the original Batman (Bruce Wayne), as well as introducing the Joker into the Batman Beyond timeframe. Also resolved was the fate of the third Robin, Tim Drake, and the Joker's old sidekick and groupie, Harley Quinn.

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"Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker" The Joker (Tim Drake) Curt Geda Paul Dini, Glen Murakami, & Bruce Timm December 12, 2000
When the Joker mysteriously reappears in Gotham's future and targets innocent people, Terry sets out to find answers as to how it is possible. He makes a discovery about what happened that night, the night that Bruce, as Batman, battled the Joker for the last time. The Clown Prince of Crime desires to use some sort of high tech satellite to destroy the people of Gotham city and Terry becomes Batman and he must stop his mentor's old nemesis from destroying the city.

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