List of Beware the Batman episodes

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Beware the Batman was an American computer-animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. The series was premiered in the United States on Cartoon Network on July 13, 2013,[1] as part of their DC Nation block.[2] It is the replacement for Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Beware the Batman is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.[3]

On September 22, 2014, Toonami announced it was concluding broadcast of Beware the Batman, and aired a marathon of the remaining seven episodes on September 28.[4]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 July 13, 2013 September 28, 2014

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013–2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. Viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Hunted" Sam Liu Mitch Watson July 13, 2013 (2013-07-13) 101 1.34[5]

In the series premiere, eco-terrorists Professor Pyg and Mister Toad are hunting Gotham City's resident billionaires (Simon Stagg and Michael Holt) to make them pay for their crimes against nature. And since Bruce Wayne is on their list, Batman has to solve this case fast! But when Bruce's butler Alfred is kidnapped in Bruce's place, Batman must save him. Meanwhile, Alfred hires a new bodyguard for Wayne: a young woman named Tatsu Yamashiro.

Introducing Characters: Batman / Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, Katana / Tatsu Yamashiro, Professor Pyg / Lazlo Valentin, Mister Toad, Simon Stagg, Lieutenant James "Jim" Gordon, and Michael Holt
2 2 "Secrets" Rick Morales Mitch Watson July 20, 2013 (2013-07-20) 102 1.12[6]

Batman is hot on the heels of an extremely dangerous thief named Magpie, who not only sports razor sharp fingernails laced with poison but is also invulnerable to pain. But Batman is not the only one after her. Lieutenant James Gordon is after her as well. And the two will ultimately go head-to-head to catch her.

Introducing Characters: Magpie / Margaret Sorrow, Oracle / Barbara Gordon, Bethanie Ravencroft, Thomas Wayne, Martha Wayne, Lunkhead, and Joe Braxton

Trivia: Lunkhead makes a cameo appearance in this episode, but not as a villain.
3 3 "Tests" Curt Geda Jim Krieg July 27, 2013 (2013-07-27) 103 1.20[7]

A new villain has arrived in Gotham to challenge Batman: Anarky. Resembling a ghost image of Batman, Anarky prides himself on his brilliance and intends to prove it to Batman by manipulating a pair of street thugs, Junkyard Dog and Daedalus (known as Doodlebug in the comics), to do his bidding. But Anarky's real plan is far more devastating: seeking to create a disaster seen by all of Gotham and proving once and for all that even the great Batman is powerless to protect his fair city from the clutches of Anarky.

Note: This marks the first appearance of Anarky, Batman's arch nemesis in the series.
4 4 "Safe" Sam Liu Mark Banker August 3, 2013 (2013-08-03) 104 1.22[8]

Introducing the prototype of his newest product to the entire world, the Ion Cortex, a powerful device capable of solving the world's energy crisis, Bruce Wayne hires brilliant scientist Dr. Jason Burr to work on the project. The announcement also draws the attention of the League of Assassins. While Batman is in Gotham investigating the League of Assassins, the League's agent Silver Monkey is sent to kidnap Dr. Burr. When Silver Monkey attacks Wayne Manor, it is up to Alfred and Katana to keep the assassin at bay until Batman arrives. But Katana is armed and ready for the task with the legendary Soultaker Sword, a sacred weapon she stole from the League of Assassins back when she used to work for them.

Note: This episodes marks the first time where Tatsu Yamashiro is referred to as "Katana".
5 5 "Broken" Rick Morales Michael Ryan August 10, 2013 (2013-08-10) 105 1.17[9]
Strange life-sized toy soldiers have started appearing all over Gotham... armed with real weapons! When Batman investigates, however, he discovers that they are not toys, but people trapped inside explosive shells. All the clues lead to a former mob accountant named Humphrey Dumpler (AKA Humpty Dumpty) who used to work for crime boss Tobias Whale, but went insane when Whale tried to silence him before he could testify. Now, Dumpty wants payback and the next person he's targeted is Lt. James Gordon.
6 6 "Toxic" Curt Geda Erin Maher & Kathryn Reindl August 17, 2013 (2013-08-17) 106 1.11[10]
After responding to a break-in at the chemical labs at Stagg Industries, Batman rescues a security guard named Rex Mason who had been exposed to a weaponized toxic gas known as "Project Metamorpho." Soon, Rex begins to mutate and gains the ability to manipulate the elements of his own body. Terrified and unable to control his new abilities, Rex becomes a fugitive. Realizing that this metamorphosis is slowly killing Rex, Batman sets out to find a cure. But Rex is only concerned about one thing: Sapphire Stagg (the woman he loves) and he would risk all of Gotham to be with her. But her father Simon Stagg holds secrets of his own and will do anything to keep them apart.
7 7 "Family" Sam Liu Mark Banker September 7, 2013 (2013-09-07) 107 1.02[11]
With the League of Assassins knowing where the Soultaker Sword is, but unable to get Katana to return it, Silver Monkey (with the help of Bethanie Ravencroft) decides that the only course of action is to kidnap Bruce Wayne and hold him for ransom at the Argus Club... his life for the sword. When Katana shows up to turn over the Soultaker Sword and rescue Wayne, Alfred causes a diversion buying Wayne enough time to suit up and join the battle. Teaming up with Katana to fight Silver Monkey and men, Batman finds himself in an all-out ninja fight when Lady Shiva shows up in person.
8 8 "Allies" Rick Morales Erin Maher & Kathryn Reindl September 14, 2013 (2013-09-14) 108 1.09[12]
Tobias Whale is the most powerful gangster in Gotham City, and, after years of trying, Lt. Gordon finally has the evidence to put him away for good. But Whale is not going to be "harpooned" easily. After his lawyer demands that Gordon release Whale, Gordon's daughter Barbara is kidnapped. With no other options and time running out, Gordon is forced to ask Batman for help. While monitoring Whale's men, Batman learns that Barbara has been taken to "The Cauldron" (a former industrial park that became the most dangerous part of the city following the financial crisis years ago) which is populated by a gang of criminals known as "the Ghosts." With Katana's help, Batman stages a raid on the Cauldron. But the real threat here is not the Ghosts, but the man guarding Barbara: Whale's chief enforcer, Phosphorus Rex!
9 9 "Control" Curt Geda Michael Stern September 21, 2013 (2013-09-21) 109 1.52[13]
Desperate to gain access to the Ion Cortex after the failed kidnapping of Jason Burr, Lady Shiva sends one of her specialized agents to steal the information directly from Burr's mind: the wall-crawling, half-computer assassin Cypher. Batman and Katana try to stop Cypher, but Katana gets herself captured. Now, Batman must find a way to take down Cypher while he is in control of both Burr and Katana.
10 10 "Sacrifice" Sam Liu Mark Banker September 28, 2013 (2013-09-28) 110 1.22[14]
After stealing a valuable package from the League of Assassins, Anarky pins the blame on Batman. At the same time, he informs Batman where he can find Lady Shiva: the Gotham Contagion Research Center (a building that handles rare and deadly viruses). Although they know it's a trap, Batman and Katana go anyway. Unfortunately, the assassins accidentally release an airborne mutative toxin into the building called Calibosix. Now Batman, Katana, and Lady Shiva have to escape the building before its breach protocol is initiated, while staying ahead of two mutated assassins. In the end, Anarky gives Lady Shiva back the package he stole which contains the body of Ra's al Ghul.
11 11 "Instinct" Rick Morales John Matta & Matt Weinhold October 5, 2013 (2013-10-05) 111 1.25[15]
Professor Pyg and Mister Toad are back, and this time, they've set their sights on Gotham's elite couture culture. Leaving clues that only Batman can decipher, they attack both a fashion model and a clothing designer. Even though Batman and Katana are able to save them, they end up uncovering Professor Pyg and Mister Toad's master plan: to destroy the yacht where the after-party for Gotham's Fashion Week is being held.
12 12 "Attraction" Curt Geda Len Wein July 27, 2014 (2014-07-27) 112 0.51[16]
Unbeknownst to both Alfred and Katana, Batman has been making visits to Blackgate Penitentiary to see Magpie. Helping her to regain some of her former memories, Batman has felt guilty that she did not get the psychological care she needed. When Magpie sees Batman with Katana, however, she breaks out, willing to kill Katana in a jealous rage.
13 13 "Fall" Sam Liu Mark Banker August 3, 2014 (2014-08-03) 113 0.65[17]
Jason Burr (who is still under Cypher's control) steals the Ion Cortex for the League of Assassins as Lady Shiva brings Ra's al Ghul out of suspended animation. Batman, Katana, and Alfred then find themselves in a difficult situation as they battle the League of Assassins in a fight to save Gotham City from darkness. Batman is captured by Ra's al Ghul, while Katana and Alfred are left scared and alone.
14 14 "Darkness" Rick Morales Mitch Watson August 10, 2014 (2014-08-10) 114 0.59[18]
Batman makes an unlikely alliance with Silver Monkey to escape from the League of Assassins. Meanwhile, Katana, Alfred, Lieutenant Gordon, and Barbara take action as Ra's al Ghul's attempts to cleanse the city during the blackout has left it terrorized by the Ghosts and other criminals.
15 15 "Reckoning" Curt Geda Mitch Watson August 17, 2014 (2014-08-17) 115 0.69[19]

Ra's al Ghul recruits all of the super villains Batman has brought down (Professor Pyg, Mister Toad, Magpie, Tobias Whale, Phosphorus Rex, and Cypher) to eliminate Batman in exchange for control of a piece of the city. Batman races to find Ra's location and save both his partners and the entire city while Lt. Gordon and Barbara attempt to hack and disable the Ion Cortex once and for all.

Trivia: There are at least two Looney Tunes references in this episode: one near the beginning when Tobias Whale calls Professor Pyg "Porky", and later when Pyg calls Magpie "Tweety".
16 16 "Nexus" Sam Liu Mark Banker August 24, 2014 (2014-08-24) 116 0.75[20]
Six months after the blackout caused by the League of Assassins, newly appointed District Attorney Harvey Dent is trying to put a stop to the mask and cape crisis. Meanwhile, Batman finds himself being framed for an attempted attack on the life of Mayor Marion Grange and takes drastic action to find out who is responsible.
17 17 "Monsters" Rick Morales Greg Weisman September 7, 2014 (2014-09-07) 117 0.55[21]

Batman and Katana team up with Rex Mason (who has been classified as the "Golem of Old Gotham") as they combat an army of armored thugs that have been terrorizing several parts of Old Gotham after they were supplied the high-tech armors from Stagg Enterprises. In addition, they also dodge Harvey Dent's newly-created Special Crimes Unit, which has been ordered to take down both the armored criminals and the vigilantes fighting them.

Note: At the end of the episode, Rex ends up taking the codename "Metamorpho" and alludes to the future emergence of the Outsiders.
18 18 "Games" Curt Geda Adam Beechen September 14, 2014 (2014-09-14) 118 0.70[22]
Batman, Katana, Commissioner Gordon, Mayor Grange, and Tobias Whale all wake up after being drugged and kidnapped by Humpty Dumpty. According to Dumpler, there is a culprit among them and the only way to escape his Murder Mystery Game is to figure out who. With each clue, however, the game becomes deadlier and begins to take its toll on Batman who's obsessed with solving the mystery and defeating Dumpty.
19 19 "Animal" Sam Liu Mark Banker September 21, 2014 (2014-09-21) 119 0.68[23]

A master thief known as The Key, has stolen the most valuable piece of code-breaking software in the world. But when he is sent to Blackgate, Batman has himself arrested and sent to prison to recover the dangerous software. Unfortunately, the Key has been taken by the prison's "king", Killer Croc. Batman must now fight his way through Blackgate's entire prisoner population while Katana works with Oracle to save him.

Note: Penguin is referenced by Harvey Dent and is seen on a wanted poster.
20 20 "Doppelganger" Rick Morales John Matta & Matt Weinhold September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) 120 0.65[24]

Batman and Katana encounter a strange Man-Bat creature, an experimental result of Professor Pyg and Mister Toad's animal army of mutant humans, and so Toad can get a wife. Meanwhile, in order to keep his enemies closer, Bruce Wayne befriends Harvey Dent and the captain of the SCU, Dane Lisslow, with whom he makes a strong connection.

Note: Barbara Gordon takes the codename "Oracle" after she helps Katana.
21 21 "Unique" Curt Geda Ivan Cohen September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) 121 0.63[24]
Ava Kirk, an old friend of Bruce Wayne's comes to him for help, when her father, Paul, has been cloned by The Council, a mysterious organization to create an army of super soldier Manhunters.
22 22 "Hero" Sam Liu Mark Banker September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) 122 0.60[24]
Desperate to rid the city of Batman, Harvey Dent allies himself with Anarky, who recruits a new "hero" to take Batman's place: the newest member of the Special Crimes Unit, Deathstroke.
23 23 "Choices" Rick Morales Mark Hoffmeier September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) 123 0.59[24]
When Batman and Katana are ambushed by Killer Croc in the subway, it's up to Barbara Gordon to save them. There's only one problem: Barbara is on a date.
24 24 "Epitaph" Curt Geda Mitch Watson September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) 124 0.57[24]
At a rally to announce Harvey Dent's run for mayor, Bruce Wayne is "assassinated" by Batman. Bruce survives, but instead of telling the world, Bruce decides it's better to stay dead while Batman hunts for his imposter.
25 25 "Twist" Sam Liu Mark Banker September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) 125 0.59[24]
Batman continues to work in secret while the world continues to believe that Bruce Wayne is dead. Meanwhile, as Harvey Dent recovers in Gotham Hospital, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Blaming Batman for destroying his chances to become mayor, he enacts martial law in Gotham, instructing the police to hunt down Batman and bring him to justice... dead or dead.
26 26 "Alone" Rick Morales Mitch Watson September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) 126 0.64[24]

As Batman and Katana fight their way through the GCPD and the SCU, Deathstroke makes his escape in the Batmobile. By the time Batman and Katana have eluded the police, their worst fears have been realized: Deathstroke has found the Batcave and taken Alfred hostage. And if Batman ever wants to see Alfred alive again, he must come to the mansion... alone. Meanwhile, Harvey Dent reveals his true nature as Two-Face, and breaks off his partnership with Anarky.

Note: At the end, it is implied that Batman, Katana, Oracle, Man-Bat, and Metamorpho form the Outsiders.

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