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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Does the Joker love Harley Quinn?

I have seen Harley Quinn and Joker together so many times in Batman: The Animated Series. Now waiting for Suicide Squad. I want to know a bit more about their relationship in the existing TV shows ...
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Why doesn't Robin appear in the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series?

Robin is part of the DC animated universe, so why doesn't he appear in the Justice League or the follow-up Justice League Unlimited series? What is the reason behind not including any Robin or ...
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What was Martian Manhunter singing in the end of Christmas special episode “Comfort and Joy”?

In Justice League S02E23 aka Comfort and Joy, we see all the heroes celebrate Christmas in their own ways and J'onn J'onzz AKA Martian Manhunter learn about the Earth's festival. But it ends with J'...
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Did the DCAU ever hint about Harley Quinn's bisexuality?

Harley Quinn was first created for the DC animated universe (DCAU) and then made her way into comics and become quite famous. In the comics, she has shown various love interests (Joker, Batman, ...
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What is the significance of sex scene in Batman: The Killing Joke?

In Batman: The Killing Joke, they showed an additional story involving Batgirl which was not even present in the original novel. This was not a bad idea as it gave more depth to Batgirl's character. ...
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Is Harley Quinn based on Alicia Hunt?

Is the character Harley Quinn, introduced in the 90s Batman cartoon, based on a slightly similar character Alicia Hunt from the '89 Batman movie? Both are blonde, masked paramour of the Joker, both "...
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Why did Batman: TAS stop using a different voice for Bruce Wayne?

In the first few seasons of Batman: The Animated Series, Kevin Conroy gave Bruce Wayne and Batman separate voices. The series later (when it became The New Batman Adventures) gave up on that and had ...
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Why do some of the Batman: Animated Series episodes feature the Batman-Superman opening?

I'm watching old episodes of Batman: The Animated Series on Amazon.com, and I notice several of them have, instead of the iconic B:TAS opening, an opening featuring Superman. Is there any difference ...
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Did they deliberately release the new Justice Leage film on the same day the Justice League animated show was broadcast?

While reading this Quora post about a Justice League review, I realized that the movie release date shares similarities to the famous Justice League animated show: And images like these (most ...
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Why did DC Animated Universe skip Jason Todd/Red Hood?

DCAU aka DC Animated Universe had Robins and a Batgirl in it but they clearly skipped the second Robin, Jason Todd a.k.a. Red Hood. They made Tim Drake as the second Robin rather than the third. Even ...
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What is the best order to watch Batman animated movies?

I really like Batman movies but I never watched any animated movie. So is there an order to watch them and better understand about the Batman?
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When Wonder Woman says “Hera give me strength”, does she get added strength?

I'm asking this more due to the animated shows and movies as I haven't seen the recent 2017 Wonder Woman movie. She often says "Hera give me strength." Does she get a power boost, so to speak, or is ...
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Titanic reference's significance in Batman TAS episode “Prophecy of Doom”

Yesterday I saw the Batman: The Animated Series episode Prophecy of Doom. In this episode's prologue, it has some similar scenes to the Titanic Movie. My question is what was the meaning of that scene,...
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Can The Zeta Project be understood enough individually?

I am considering to watch The Zeta Project from the DCAU but I don't know much about it and I didn't watch many episodes from Batman Beyond (including Zeta ones). So can I enjoy it individually or ...
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Did Batman Beyond's version of Superman have any inspiration from previous works?

In Batman Beyond S03E06/07, Superman appears in a very different version of his costume and looks a bit older, as shown below: But it was never made clear why he is wearing such a different costume ...
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Candy Cane ball gags in Batman the animated series Christmas With The Joker

In Batman: The Animated Series season 1 episode Christmas with the Joker, Joker has candy canes in his kidnap victims' (Commissioner Gordon, his daughter, and Bullock) mouths. When he wants to let ...
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Why did Superman have a reversed symbol in some episodes of “Superman: The Animated Series”?

Why did Superman have a reversed symbol in some episodes of "Superman: The Animated Series"? I'm not confusing him with Bizarro, the reversed symbol was even in episodes which are not related to ...
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Where were original Batman and Joker before?

Okay so I was watching Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. And it seems the original Batman and Joker were away somewhere for sometime before returning to Gotham of Terry McGinnis. I didn't get to ...
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Was this really the original lineup for the Justice League animated show?

There is this rumored picture on various social networks claiming this was the original lineup for the Justice League (2001-2004) animated show, which was then changed prior to release to the one we ...
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Who are the top two smartest men in the DC Animated Universe?

I was watching a sneak peek of the upcoming DC Animated Universe film Justice League Vs. The Fatal Five but I noticed Jim Krieg mentioning Mister Terrific being the third smartest: ...
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Why does DCAU avoid the Speed Force?

Speed Force is an essential part of Flash mythos. Yet in DC Animated Universe (DCAU) they avoided it to major extent. Flash doesn't even have lightning effect when he runs and Speed Force wasn't named ...
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Why does Star Boy name get changed in DCAU?

In comics, Star Boy's name is Thom Kallor (not Thomas) but in Justice League vs. the Fatal Five, his name was changed to Thomas Kallor. But why was this change done? Is it something to do with Bruce ...