A district attorney who loathes Batman is forced to defend him in a twisted parody of a trial run by the inmates of Arkham Asylum who have seized control and taken them both prisoner.

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Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
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Liane Schirmer ...
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The Joker / Waiter (voice)
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Two-Face / Harvey Dent (voice)
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Janet Van Dorn (voice)
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Poison Ivy / Dr. Pamela Isley / Reporter (voice)
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A district attorney who loathes Batman is forced to defend him in a twisted parody of a trial run by the inmates of Arkham Asylum who have seized control and taken them both prisoner.

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16 May 1994 (USA)  »

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The story seems to borrow from the premise of Grant Morrison's "Arkham Asylum: A Serious house on a serious earth", where the inmates have free reign of the asylum. See more »

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Scarface: Court is now in session! The Good People of Arkham Asylum vs. the self-righteous vigilante called Batman! Our prosecutor is ready, likewise our fair and impartial jury!
The Mad Hatter: Hang him!
Harley Quinn: Shoot him!
Killer Croc: Hit him with a rock!
Scarface: And now, all rise for the most honorable, most benevolent, most merciful Judge Joker!
The Joker: [bangs gavel] Guilty!
D.A. Janet Van Dorn: I was promised a chance to defend my client!
The Joker: Oh, very well. Like it'll make a difference.
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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Batman: TAS Episodes (2011) See more »

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Composed by Danny Elfman
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Absolutely Brilliant.
26 September 2011 | by (Devon) – See all my reviews

Trial is by far one of the best episodes of this brilliant series. It's an extremely fun episode, with all the major villains appearing as members of the court. Complete with The Joker as the judge. Brilliant!

It's certainly a lot different to the other episodes, it is fun, yet with dark undertones, and is superbly written. Definitely a highlight of the series. Those of you who are unsure about whether to check out this series or not, there's a few episodes I would recommend which would make you a fan of this show for, well, the rest of your life. "Trial" is one of them. Quality story, visuals are stunning, and plenty of humour too, "Trial" is simply faultless.


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