List of The Batman episodes
The following is an episode list for the Kids' WB animated television series The Batman, starring the titular character. The series premiered on September 11, 2004, and ended on March 8, 2008, with a total of 65 episodes being produced and aired over the series' three-and-a-half year run; each series comprised 13 episodes.
The first five seasons are available on DVD. A Direct-To-DVD movie titled The Batman vs. Dracula, based on the series, was released in on October 18, 2005 and made its television debut on Cartoon Network's Toonami block on October 22, 2005. There is also a spin-off comic book series, The Batman Strikes!, published by DC Comics which is set in the same continuity and style of The Batman.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||September 11, 2004||May 7, 2005|
|2||13||May 14, 2005||September 10, 2005|
|3||13||September 17, 2005||May 13, 2006|
|4||13||September 23, 2006||May 5, 2007|
|5||13||September 22, 2007||March 8, 2008|
Season 1: 2004–05
Season one aired between September 2004 and May 2005. These episodes were released on The Complete First Season DVD in February 2006.
|Title||Villain(s)||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"The Bat in the Belfry"||Rupert Thorne & Joker||Seung Eun Kim||Duane Capizzi||September 11, 2004|
Chief of Police, Angel Rojas, assigns Detective Ethan Bennett with a new partner, Ellen Yin, and tasks the pair to capture Batman, after he publicly acknowledges his existence. Soon afterwards, a break-out of inmates at Arkham Asylum leads Batman to discovering that the culprit is a crazed clown criminal calling himself Joker, who has a gas that cause victims to be left paralysed and with a fixed, yellow-teeth smile on their faces. Batman quickly discovers that Joker plans to use the gas on Gotham City and attempts to stop him, with Yin and Bennett eager to do the same.Note: Batman: The Animated Series producers Alan Burnett, Bruce Timm, and Glen Murakami, voiced the escaped inmates at Arkham Asylum in this episode.
|2||2||"Traction"||Bane & Mob Bosses #1-#3||Sam Liu||Adam Beechen||September 18, 2004|
|Seeking revenge on Batman for ruining their criminal operations, three mob bosses meet together and hire a mysterious villain named Bane to finish him off, once and for all. Batman quickly discovers that he is no ordinary criminal, as he can become powerfully strong through the use of a special venom pumped into his body by a unique infusion system, allowing him to defeat the caped crusader. With Bane free to terrorise the city, Batman, recovering from his injuries, finds himself seeking a new way to stop him.|
|3||3||"Call of the Cobblepot"||Penguin & Kabuki Twins||Brandon Vietti||Steven Melching||September 25, 2004|
|A spate of thefts involving vultures, owls and crows that steal jewels, leaves Batman determined to discover who the culprit is. He soon learns that the culprit is Oswald Cobblepot (aka Penguin), a socialite whom Alfred's grandfather worked for, and who gatecrashes a party being hosted by Bruce Wayne. As Batman tries to apprehend him, matters become complicated when Alfred is captured by Penguin after trying to get back something he stole.|
|4||4||"The Man Who Would Be Bat"||Man-Bat||Seung Eun Kim||Thomas Pugsley & Greg Klein||October 2, 2004|
|While pursuing Batman, Yin and Bennett find themselves drawn to Wayne Industries by a flock of bats. The pair quickly learn that they are connected to a project being worked upon by a scientist named Dr. Langstrom, who claims to Bruce that his work is to help cure those who are deaf. In reality, Langstrom, obsessed with the Batman, is actually developing a serum to make himself into a giant beast called "Man-Bat" that needs to feed on animal blood. With Man-Bat out of control, Batman must stop him before he changes from animals to humans for sustenance.|
|5||5||"The Big Chill"||Mister Freeze||Brandon Vietti||Greg Weisman||October 30, 2004|
|Batman discovers that a recent theft of jewels from a yacht in Gotham Bay was the work of a criminal with ice powers named Mr. Freeze, who is dependent on a cryogenic suit to survive. To his horror, Batman discovers that he was once an ordinary thief named Victor Fries that he had chased before, who fell into a cryogenic chamber during the pursuit, and was mutated as the result of a freak accident when the chamber cryogenically froze him at the same time that he was being electrocuted. Realising that Freeze's powers will allow him to take over Gotham, Batman finds himself trying to find a way to stop him.|
|6||6||"The Cat and the Bat"||Catwoman & Hideto Katsu||Sam Liu||Adam Beechen||November 6, 2004|
|Batman encounters a new foe in the form of a skilled thief named Catwoman, who recently attempted to steal a figurine from a man he recently been investigating. When his utility belt is stolen by her, he soon faces problems in the Bat-Cave, before discovering that she plans to use his remote-controlled batarang to make a second attempt on the figurine, unaware that the owner is more than they seem.|
|7||7||"The Big Heat"||Firefly||Seung Eun Kim||Christopher Yost & J.D. Murray||November 13, 2004|
|Bruce finds out from a meeting with Gotham's mayor, Marion Grange, that the contract for work on the children's hospital is likely to go to GothCorp instead of Wayne Enterprises, despite his father's charity work. At the same time, a spate of break-ins at tech firms leads Batman to meeting Firefly, a criminal who uses flame-based weaponry, a heavily armoured suit, a potently enhanced jetpack, to carry out his crimes. When Bruce fails to sway the city council to not go with GothCorp, owing to their dubious background, he soon discovers they may be connected to the break-ins and soon lays a trap to catch Firefly.|
|8||8||"Q&A"||Cluemaster||Brandon Vietti||Steven Melching||November 20, 2004|
|When two people are abducted in separate public events on the same day, shortly after each were publicly humiliated, Batman learns that the connection between the victims is a former children's quiz show called "Think Thank Thunk", and that the culprit is Arthur Brown, a child prodigy and former contestant, who seeks revenge against those who humiliated him on the show and now calls himself the Cluemaster. When Brown abducts the contestant who beat him on the show, Batman finds himself racing to save them before Brown dips them in acid.|
|9||9||"The Big Dummy"||Ventriloquist, Scarface, Rhino and Mugsy||Sam Liu||Robert Goodman||November 27, 2004|
|A new criminal emerges in Gotham City in the form of Arnold Wesker, a ventriloquist with a split personality, whose dominant side comes out in the puppet Scarface. Batman discovers that the pair are planning something big as he pursues both, and soon he finds himself attempting to stop them from stealing the gold reserves at Gotham Bank. Meanwhile, Alfred decides to help get Bruce a date in his secret life through online dating.|
|10||10||"Topsy Turvy"||Joker||Seung Eun Kim||Adam Beechen||February 5, 2005|
|Joker seems to have escaped from Arkham Asylum when the kidnap of the judge who sentenced him, encased and paralysed in a large playing-card styled box, bears all the hallmarks of him, yet it soon transpires that an orderly was coerced to do the deeds. Realising that Joker is going after everyone who sent him down, upon escaping Arkham, Batman finds himself on a race against time before his other victims share the same fate as the judge.|
|11||11||"Bird of Prey"||Penguin and Kabuki Twins||Brandon Vietti||Steven Melching||February 12, 2005|
|Penguin, angered at being unable to recover his family's fortunes thanks to Batman, decides to get back at Bruce Wayne's luck by breaking into his mansion and stealing everything valuable there, while he is being made the subject of a television magazine show's segment, "Day in the Life". When Alfred is taken hostage during the heist, Bruce finds himself needing to the cameras and become Batman in order to stop Penguin, although the show's film crew is eager to capture the moment on camera.|
|12||12||"The Rubberface of Comedy"||Joker, Punch and Judy||Sam Liu||Greg Weisman||April 30, 2005|
|Joker returns to Gotham with new henchmen, and commits crimes through the use of a new invention called Joker putty, a chemical compound that morphs anything and everything into either springy rubber or putty. As Bruce prepares to don the cape to stop him, he starts to wonder if he should reveal himself as The Batman to his friend Ethan. Meanwhile, Rojas implements a zero-tolerance policy on freaks, and instructs his detectives to arrest both Joker and Batman, but matters take a turn for the worse, when Ethan is captured by Joker.|
|13||13||"The Clayface of Tragedy"||Clayface||Seung Eun Kim||Greg Weisman||May 7, 2005|
|Ethan is horrified to see himself melt and transform into a putty-like monster that the police attempt to stop, earning the name "Clayface". Both Batman and Yin realise that Joker's invention caused the change, and soon find themselves working together to stop him, when he decides to use his new-found powers to go after Chief Rojas.|
Season 2: 2005
Season 2 ran on Kids' WB from May until September 2005, with a direct to video movie released on DVD in October 2005. The Complete Second Season (without the movie) was released on DVD in September 2006.
|Title||Villain(s)||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|14||1||"The Cat, the Bat, and the Very Ugly"||Penguin, Kabuki Twins, & Catwoman||Brandon Vietti||Thomas Pugsley & Greg Klein||May 14, 2005|
|Discovering they are both after the same thing during a museum robbery, Catwoman and Penguin form a partnership to grab hold of two valuable Egyptian relics. Batman attempts to stop both, only for Penguin to double-cross Catwoman before she can do the same to him. Put into a forced partnership with Catwoman, Batman finds the relics work with any form of light to create a powerful beam weapon, leading him to stop Penguin before he can use the power of Ra to level an occupied building in Gotham City.|
|15||2||"Riddled"||Riddler & Riddlemen||Sam Liu||Christopher Yost & J.D. Murray||May 21, 2005|
|Yin and Batman find themselves dealing with a new criminal in the form of Riddler, an individual who sets up deadly traps that require a riddle to be solved to disarm them. Forced to visit various locations in the city that Riddler has rigged with explosvies, it quickly becomes clear that Riddler has a far more cunning plan in motion that the pair soon have to stop.|
|16||3||"Fire & Ice"||Mister Freeze & Firefly||Sam Liu||Joseph Kuhr||May 28, 2005|
|Batman discovers that Firefly and Mr. Freeze have teamed up to steal several pieces of technology across the city, including from Wayne Enterprises. It soon becomes clear that Mr. Freeze plans to ensure the Winter that the city is enduring is a permanent season when he sets about using the technology and the Gotham's heating system to freeze every city block, beginning with the policeman's gala charity ball.|
|17||4||"The Laughing Bat"||Penguin & Joker||Seung Eun Kim||Michael Jelenic||June 4, 2005|
People in Gotham become worried when Joker decides to become the "Batman" and go after anyone, no matter who they are or what crime he perceives they have done. Seeking to have an arch-rival, Joker soon targets Batman and injects him with a new concoction of his gas called Joker Venom. With the venom soon beginning to affect him and placing his life in danger, Batman must recover the venom in order to create an antidote before planning to take down Joker, who soon collides with the Penguin when the latter commits a bank heist.Note: This episode features a reference to Superman with a scene in which Joker, wearing glasses and a coat with slicked back hair, witnesses his version of the Batwave go off and proclaims, "This looks like a job for Batman", a take on the trademark line.
|18||5||"Swamped"||Killer Croc||Brandon Vietti||Thomas Pugsley & Greg Klein||June 11, 2005|
|A spate of minor thefts near the city's canals and Gotham Bay, leads Batman to encountering Killer Croc, a large, anthropomorphic crocodile-man who recently arrived in Gotham. It becomes clear through what he stole that Croc plans to flood the city's districts that lie below sea level with the use of the city's water pumps, in order to plunder them, no matter how many lives could be lost with his plan. Batman finds himself forced to contront the crook before he can achieve his goal.|
|19||6||"Pets"||Penguin and Man-Bat||Sam Liu||J.D. Murray & Christopher Yost||June 18, 2005|
|Batman is mystified as to why Penguin stole a sonic device that controls bats, unaware that he wanted a sonic device to give him control of a large, rare bird. For Penguin, he gets more than he bargains for when the device he stole brings him Man-Bat who he soon discovers is under his control. As Batman deals with the two criminals, Alfred finds himself dealing with a nuisance when a raccoon gets into the Bat-Cave, which soon causes problems.|
|20||7||"Meltdown"||Joker, Hugo Strange & Clayface||Seung Eun Kim||Greg Weisman||June 25, 2005|
|After Batman captures Ethan Bennett when he breaks into Arkham Asylum to get revenge on Joker, allowing the clown criminal to escape, Bruce, Yin and Dr. Hugo Strange testify on his behalf when he goes on trial for his crimes as Clayface. Bennett is delighted to be released on probation and given a job at Wayne Enterprises, but things go downhill when he tries to go after Joker and finds himself unable to resist the temptation of the criminal lifestyle.|
|21||8||"JTV"||Joker, Punch and Judy||Seung Eun Kim||Michael Jelenic||July 9, 2005|
|Joker takes over the airwaves of Gotham with an unlicensed TV channel, in order to broadcast his crimes to the people of the city. After Mayor Grange is captured to be his first "co-star", Yin's overzealous new partner, Detective Cash Tankinson, becomes his next target. Batman soon finds himself trying to track the hostages down and rescue them, but quickly discovers that Joker's TV signal is part of a much bigger plan that threatens the city, as his next broadcast will activate several Joker's Gas dispensers scattered across the city and release their contents upon the unsuspecting city, unless he can shut the signal down.|
|22||9||"Ragdolls to Riches"||Catwoman and Ragdoll||Seung Eun Kim||Adam Beechen||July 16, 2005|
|Batman discovers that both he and Catwoman have a new problem in the form of Ragdoll, a triple-jointed contortionist who seeks to steal priceless artifacts. While not as their alter egos, Selina Kyle opts to befriend Bruce Wayne, though their evening together is short-lived when Ragdoll turns up again. Eager to beat him, Batman decides to lay a trap to lure both him and Catwoman, with the bait being some priceless gems a gangster hid in one of the Wayne family's properties - a clock tower.|
|23||10||"The Butler Did It"||Spellbinder||Brandon Vietti||Alexx Van Dyne||August 20, 2005|
|Alfred finds that a dream he had was all too real when he and Bruce discover that he stole a Ming vase from the mansion. Seeking to find out more, Bruce discovers that Alfred and the butlers of some billionaires he works with, were hypnotised by Spellbinder, a three-eyed mystic with the ability not only to hypnotise but also induce visions. It becomes clear that Spellbinder has his eyes set on the valuable Eye of Sarkana, but Alfred quickly discovers that it won't be stolen by the butlers, but by their masters, which presents problems for Bruce's alter ego.|
|24||11||"Grundy's Night"||Clayface & Solomon Grundy||Sam Liu||Adam Beechen||August 27, 2005|
|It's Halloween night, yet there are real scares in store when Solomon Grundy, a zombie legend of Gotham, comes to life and begins going after the descendants of those who founded the city, robbing them and destroying everything they own. As Batman and Alfred try to stop him, it soon becomes clear that Grundy is not all that he appears to be.|
|25||12||"Strange Minds"||Joker & Hugo Strange||Brandon Vietti||Greg Weisman||September 3, 2005|
|Yin finds herself a hostage to Joker, who refuses to give up her location when captured, claiming she will go out with a big "pop" unless he is released. Seeking to find out where she is, Dr. Hugo Strange opts to use a device created by Wayne Enterprises to find the answers, but Batman believes he stands a better chance, and uses the prototype of the device to enter Joker's mind. But he soon finds it a dangerous place to be in, and that he could go mad if he is not careful.|
|26||13||"Night and the City"||Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Punch and Judy||Brandon Vietti||Steven Melching||September 10, 2005|
|As a way to settle a dispute over who will claim Gotham, Joker, Penguin and Riddler have a contest to see who can capture Batman and discover his true identity. While Batman prepares to stop all three, his ally in the police force is compromised when Rojas discovers that Yin has been helping him. Soon she and Batman find themselves trying to stay ahead of the police while apprehending the three criminals, though help may be on hand in the form of Police Commissioner James Gordon, who believes that only Batman can stop Joker, Penguin and Riddler from bringing mayhem on Gotham's streets.|
Season 3: 2005–06
Season 3 aired from September 2005 through to May 2006, and featured a brand new intro and musical theme; it was the last series to feature on The WB before it became The CW. The Complete Third Season was released on DVD in April 2007.
|Title||Villain(s)||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|27||1||"Batgirl Begins, Part One"||Temblor and Poison Ivy||Brandon Vietti||Michael Jelenic||September 17, 2005|
|Barbara Gordon recounts the story of how she became the Batgirl. In the first part, Barbara recalls how she and her friend, Pamela Isley, led protests against corporations for environmental damage they caused, much to her father's displeasure. Unbeknown to her or Batman, Pamela is the brains behind a string of attacks against these corporations with a powerful new super-villain named Temblor. But she soon gets more than she bargains for when Temblor begins wondering why he has not been paid for his work as promised, placing her and Barbara in extreme danger.|
|28||2||"Batgirl Begins, Part Two"||Poison Ivy||Christopher Berkley||Michael Jelenic and Adam Beechen||September 24, 2005|
|Continuing her story, Barbara recalls how Pamela's chemical accident during the fight between Temblor and Batman, caused her body to mutate and give her power over plants and spores that can mind-control men. Becoming Poison Ivy, she soon continues her attacks against waste-dumping corporations, but when she kidnaps Commissioner Gordon and places Batman under her control, Barbara, inspired by the caped crusader, becomes her own hero in the form of Batgirl, the only one capable of turning things around.|
|29||3||"A Dark Knight to Remember"||Penguin||Brandon Vietti||Joseph Kuhr||October 1, 2005|
|Bruce Wayne suffers amnesia when fighting against Penguin, forgetting his role as Batman, and leaving him able to continue his crime spree. Barbara, who suspects he is Batman but later believes she is mistaken, tries to stop Penguin but is soon captured. With Batgirl in trouble, Alfred decides its essential for Bruce to relearn his role as Batman if she is to stand any chance of rescue.|
|30||4||"A Fistful of Felt"||Ventriloquist, Scarface, Joker, Penguin, Hugo Strange, Rhino and Mugsy||Anthony Chun||Steven Melching||October 8, 2005|
|After he is captured once again, Arnold Wesker is released from Arkham when Dr. Hugo Strange "cures" him by removing Scarface from him, allowing the former criminal to use his ventriloquism to start a new career as a children's entertainer. Batman is initially suspicious of this, but gives Arnold the benefit of the doubt, unaware that Strange plans to reunite him with his former puppet, which soon brings trouble.|
|31||5||"RPM"||Gearhead||Christopher Berkley||Christopher Yost||November 5, 2005|
|While partaking in a charity race, Bruce witnesses Gearhead, a villain who can take over anything mechanical and transform it with nanomachines into a powerfully fast vehicle, steal the race's prize. Both Batman and Batgirl attempt to stop him, but when Gearhead destroys the Batmobile, Bruce decides to build a better one that can bring down the villain.|
|32||6||"Brawn"||Joker||Brandon Vietti||Alexx Van Dyne||November 12, 2005|
|Batman and Batgirl find themselves dealing with new trouble from Joker, when he manages to get a hold of Bane's Venom Infusion system in order to become a true comedy "powerhouse". With his new found strength, Joker's latest crime spree seems unstoppable, especially when Batgirl accidentally causes Batman to be captured when she borrow his power suit. To rescue him, Batgirl discovers that she must overcome her own limitations in order to master control of the suit as well as stop Joker.|
|33||7||"The Laughing Cats"||Catwoman, Joker, Punch and Judy||Christopher Berkeley||Joseph Kuhr||November 19, 2005|
|Catwoman seems to be the suspect in the theft of a rare Black Siberian Leopard, but it soon turns out that Joker is behind the theft when Batman and Batgirl investigate and attempt to protect a second leopard of the same breed, unaware that Catwoman is interested in the matter. When all three discover that the cats were stolen for Killgore Steed, the owner of a several dangerous creatures, no-one anticipates Joker double crossing him and using his personal maze and creatures to put an end to Batman, Batgirl and Catwoman.|
|34||8||"Fleurs du Mal"||Poison Ivy and Penguin||Anthony Chun||David Slack||November 26, 2005|
|When Gotham's police and government officials, including Mayor Grange and Commissioner Gordon, enact strange, new laws, Barbara discovers that the cause is a mysterious plant that they all received. Batman and Batgirl soon discover that Poison Ivy is responsible and that she has replaced the officials with plant-based copies, leading the pair to stop her and her clones, while finding where the real officials have been taken to.|
|35||9||"Cash for Toys"||Toymaker||Anthony Chun||Steven Melching||February 4, 2006|
|Cosmo Krank seemed an ingenious toymaker, but all of his creations were dangerous for kids to use, leading to Bruce and Wayne Industries shutting his company down. However, Bruce soon finds himself the target of the toymaker, who seeks revenge by killing him with newer, diabolical versions of his toys. Knowing that Batman must bring him down, things are not so easy when Commissioner Gordon assigns Detective Cash to be Bruce's bodyguard until the demented villain is arrested, forcing Bruce to find a way to ditch Cash in order to become the Batman and stop Cosmo.|
|36||10||"Thunder"||Maxie Zeus||Christopher Berkley||Paul Giacoppo||February 11, 2006|
|No one could have anticipated that Maximillian Zeus, a technology entrepreneur, billionaire, and Greek and Roman history fanatic, would seek to take control of Gotham, but it does when he looks set to lose to Mayor Grange during a mayoral election. Using a giant aircraft called New Olympus that is equipped with a powerful weapon and manned by his personal security force of "Gladiators", he soon threatens the city leaving Batman to stop him. But he soon discovers that Batgirl is far more resourceful, as she finally proves that she deserves to be his sidekick.|
|37||11||"The Apprentice"||Joker, Prank, Punch and Judy||Brandon Vietti||Steven Melching||February 18, 2006|
|Upset that Batman and his new sidekick, Batgirl, are ruining his plans, Joker decides that he needs a partner of his own. He soon finds the right person in Donnie, a misguided prankster who attends classes at the same high school as Barbara. When she realises that Donnie is Joker's new sidekick called Prank, she and Batman find themselves trying to convince him that Joker is not a good role model to have.|
|38||12||"The Icy Depths"||Mister Freeze and Penguin||Anthony Chun||Steven Melching||May 6, 2006|
|Alfred is surprised when an old school friend of his turns up in Gotham and invites his friend on a treasure hunt. Although weary of his friend, Alfred agrees, unaware that the treasure being sought out for, is the target of both Penguin and Mr. Freeze. Batman is forced to join the hunt, and soon deduces that the treasure lies beneath Gotham Bay.|
|39||13||"Gotham's Ultimate Criminal Mastermind"||D.A.V.E. and Hugo Strange||Brandon Vietti||Alexx Van Dyne||May 13, 2006|
A new villain emerges in the form of D.A.V.E. (Digitally Advanced Villain Emulator), an AI database created by Hugo Strange that is encoded with the minds of Gotham's greatest criminals and breaks free to commit crimes. Batman finds himself trying to stop D.A.V.E., when the AI proclaims itself as the ultimate criminal and plans to reveal to Gotham the true identity of Batman, unaware that things are not what they seem to be.Note: The character of D.A.V.E. is based on H.A.R.D.A.C., another artificially intelligent villain that was created for Batman: The Animated Series. Both characters are voiced by Jeff Bennett.
Season 4: 2006–07
Season 4 aired from September 2006 through to May 2007, and featured a new intro sequence. The Complete Fourth Season was released on DVD in November 2007.
|Title||Villain(s)||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|40||1||"A Matter of Family"||Tony Zucco||Brandon Vietti||Michael Jelenic||September 23, 2006|
After a young circus performer named Dick Grayson loses his parents to a criminal named Tony Zucco, Bruce adopts the boy, since he knows what it feels like to lose family. Batman then sets out to bring Mr. and Mrs. Grayson's killer to justice. Once Bruce's secret is revealed, Dick joins Batman as his new sidekick, Robin.Batgirl
|41||2||"Team Penguin"||Penguin, Killer Croc, Bane, Ragdoll, Killer Moth, and Firefly||Anthony Chun||Joseph Kuhr||September 30, 2006|
After watching a movie about criminal masterminds, Penguin forms Team Penguin along with Killer Croc, Ragdoll, Firefly and newcomer Killer Moth in order to finally take Batman down. Meanwhile, Batgirl and Robin must learn how to work together. However, Moth gets infected by a chemical which the team stole, and becomes a giant, monster moth.Note: During this episode, Batman reveals his secret identity to Batgirl, and takes her to the Batcave.
|42||3||"Clayfaces"||Joker, Clayface, Basil Karlo, Punch and Judy||Matt Youngberg||Steven Melching||October 7, 2006|
After Ethan Bennett foils one of Joker's plans, he plans to prove himself to Batman by turning a new leaf. Meanwhile, has-been actor Basil Karlo steals the mutagen responsible for mutating Bennett and becomes the new Clayface. Batman is unsure if he can trust Ethan enough to let him help stop Karlo.Absent: Batgirl
|43||4||"The Everywhere Man"||Everywhere Man||Brandon Vietti||Greg Weisman||November 4, 2006|
When evidence from a series of art thefts by the Everywhere Man, a new costumed villain with the power to replicate, implicates Bruce's close friend John Marlowe, Batman believes there must be another explanation. Now, Batman must unmask the identity of the "Everywhere Man" and prove his friend's innocence.Absent: Batgirl
|44||5||"The Breakout"||Black Mask and Number One||Matt Youngberg||Alexx Van Dyne||November 11, 2006|
|After Batman apprehends Black Mask, his henchmen plan to spring him from Gotham P.D. so that Black Mask can activate his doomsday device. When Batman is captured, Batgirl and Robin must stop the villain and save the city on their own.|
|45||6||"Strange New World"||Hugo Strange||Anthony Chun||Joseph Kuhr||November 18, 2006|
|Hugo Strange infects the population of Gotham City with a virus that transforms them into zombies, and only Batman and Robin are left to find and distribute the antidote.|
|46||7||"Artifacts"||Mister Freeze||Brandon Vietti||Greg Weisman||February 3, 2007|
A thousand years into the possible future, the citizens of new Gotham must uncover the history of Batman in order to stop a new-and-improved Mr. Freeze. This episode is partly inspired by Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns and by Tom Stoppard's Arcadia (play).Note: Batgirl becomes Oracle and Robin becomes Nightwing
|47||8||"Seconds"||Francis Grey||Matt Youngberg||Steven Melching||February 10, 2007|
|The Bat Team goes up against an unstoppable thief who knows their every move.|
|48||9||"Riddler's Revenge"||Riddler and Riddlemen||Brandon Vietti||Stan Berkowitz||February 17, 2007|
|Riddler and Batman are in a crate, dropped at the bottom of Gotham Harbor. Riddler reveals his origins.|
|49||10||"Two of a Kind"||Joker, Harley Quinn, Punch and Judy||Anthony Chun||Paul Dini||February 24, 2007|
|When Daytime TV host Harleen Quinzell is canceled from her television program for ambushing Bruce Wayne, Joker takes an interest and decides to turn her into his partner in crime, Harley Quinn.|
|50||11||"Rumors"||Rumor, Joker, Penguin, Bane, Catwoman, Killer Croc, and Many More.||Matt Youngberg||Joseph Kuhr||March 3, 2007|
The villains of Gotham City are disappearing, each one defeated and captured by an invisible vigilante named Rumor. Batman and Robin must defeat Rumor before he has a chance to execute the villains.
Complete Villain List: Rumor, Joker, Penguin, Bane, Catwoman, Killer Croc, Riddler, Black Mask, Clue Master, Man Bat, Poison Ivy, Gearhead, Temblor, The Ventriloquist, Scarface, Mr. Freeze, Firefly, Spellbinder, Harley Quinn, Toymaker, Kabuki Twins, Killer Moth, Punch, Judy, Number One, Riddlemen, Ragdoll, Rupert Thorne, and Hugo Strange.Absent: Batgirl
|51||12||"The Joining, Part One"||The Joining||Anthony Chun||Douglas Petrie and Jane Espenson||April 28, 2007|
|Bruce discovers that Wayne Industries is distributing alien technology across the world and gains the aid of a mysterious ally, who warns him of an alien race threatening to conquer Earth. Meanwhile, Batman begins to wonder whether he'd be better off without Batgirl and Robin.|
|52||13||"The Joining, Part Two"||The Joining, Joker, Mr.Freeze, Penguin, Bane||Brandon Vietti & Vinton Heuck||Douglas Petrie and Jane Espenson||May 5, 2007|
|The Joining has launched its attack on Earth and the key to defeating them is Wayne Industries' satellites. As Batman and Martian Manhunter attempt to penetrate Wayne Towers, Alfred encourages Batgirl and Robin to disobey Batman while the battle for Earth begins.|
Season 5: 2007–08
Season 5 aired from September 2007 through to March 2008; the series finale aired on March 8, 2008. The Complete Fifth Season was released on DVD in July 2008.
|Title||Villain(s)||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|53||1||"The Batman/Superman Story, Part One"||Metallo, Clayface, Poison Ivy, Lex Luthor, Mercy Graves, Bane, Mr. Freeze, Black Mask & Number One||Vinton Heuck||Alan Burnett||September 22, 2007|
Batman and Superman find themselves teamed up when Lex Luthor begins his operations in Gotham City to take down Superman, and employs a horde of Batman's villains to do so. Lex later on gets a hold of Poison Ivy's control gas, and laces it with Kryptonite, and now becomes able to control Superman's mind.Absent: Batgirl
|54||2||"The Batman/Superman Story, Part Two"||Poison Ivy, Clayface, Mercy Graves & Lex Luthor||Christopher Berkeley||Steve Cuden||September 29, 2007|
Batman and Robin must battle Superman, who is under Lex Luthor's mind control, as the villain plans to launch a wave of robots and take over the world's armies.Absent: Batgirl
|55||3||"Vertigo"||Count Vertigo||John Fang||Stan Berkowitz||October 6, 2007|
Batman welcomes another member of the Justice League to Gotham as he teams up with Green Arrow when Count Vertigo, a villain who can affect people's sense of balance, arrives in the city with a diabolical plan.Absent: Batgirl
|56||4||"White Heat"||Firefly / Phosphorus & Blaze||Vinton Heuck||Joseph Kuhr||October 13, 2007|
|Firefly tries to upgrade his powers with the aid of his new girlfriend Blaze, but is exposed to radioactive phosphorus and takes on a more dangerous identity as Phosphorus.Now The Bat Team must stop him from using a nuclear power plant to blow up Gotham.|
|57||5||"A Mirror Darkly"||Mirror Master & Smoke||Christopher Berkeley||Steven Melching||November 3, 2007|
Batman and Robin team up with Flash to thwart Mirror Master's plans to trap everyone in their own mirror image.Absent: Batgirl
|58||6||"Joker Express"||Joker, Punch and Judy||John Fang||Brian Swenlin||November 10, 2007|
|Gotham citizens are bursting into hysterical laughter and dumping stolen goods into the river, and Batman is soon on the trail of Joker.|
|59||7||"Ring Toss"||Penguin & Sinestro||Christopher Berkeley||Len Uhley||December 8, 2007|
Green Lantern seeks out Batman's help in locating renegade Green Lantern Sinestro, but when the villain comes to Earth, Penguin ends up with the hero's power ring.Absent: Batgirl
|60||8||"The Metal Face of Comedy"||Joker, Joker 2.0, Harley Quinn, Marty, Punch and Judy||Vinton Heuck||Alexx Van Dyne||December 15, 2007|
With the help of a hacker, Joker's mind is downloaded into a computer, enabling him to control the new WayneTech Nanobots. This creates a new and improved body who attempts to destroy Batman, Robin, and the original Joker.Absent: Batgirl
|61||9||"Attack of the Terrible Trio"||The Terrible Trio||John Fang||Stan Berkowitz||February 2, 2008|
A trio of college misfits use stolen mutagens from Doctor Kirk Langstrom to transform themselves into animal forms and get revenge on those who have scorned them.Absent: Robin
|62||10||"The End of the Batman"||Ventriloquist, Scarface, Joker, Harley Quinn, Penguin, Killer Croc, Wrath & Scorn||Vinton Heuck||Robert Goodman||February 9, 2008|
Wrath and Scorn, the Dynamic Duo's evil brothers, are helping the villains of Gotham City.Absent: Batgirl
|63||11||"What Goes Up..."||Shadow Thief, Black Mask & Number One||Christopher Berkeley||Alexx Van Dyne||February 16, 2008|
|Batgirl (civilian identity only), Commissioner Gordon and Alfred have silent cameos at the end of this episode.|
|64||12||"Lost Heroes, Part One"||Toyman, Hugo Strange, Mirror Master & The Joining||John Fang & Vinton Heuck||Stan Berkowitz and Alexx Van Dyne||March 8, 2008|
The super-powered members of the Justice League begin disappearing one by one. Only Batman and Green Arrow are left to investigate and discover that old enemies are involved.Absent: Batgirl
|65||13||"Lost Heroes, Part Two"||Hugo Strange & The Joining||John Fang & Vinton Heuck||Stan Berkowitz & Alexx Van Dyne||March 8, 2008|
The heroes fight their android counterparts to recover the Justice League's powers, while the Joining prepares for its final assault on Earth.Note: Series Finale
The 2005 direct-to-video feature film The Batman vs. Dracula was released after four episodes of the third season had aired. An intended sequel based on Batman: Hush was in pre-production before the project was cancelled. The movie was released to DVD on October 18, 2005 and made its television debut on Cartoon Network's Toonami block on October 22, 2005. It was released on DVD as a tie-in with the live-action Batman Begins.
|Villain(s)||Directed by||Written by||Release date|
|"The Batman vs. Dracula"||Michael Goguen||Duane Capizzi||October 18, 2005|
|Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula. Batman must stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the city into his mindless minions.|
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