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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Commissioner James Gordon (voice) (as Bob Hastings)
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Lt. Renée Montoya (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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This is the second time Batman is a prisoner in Arkham. The first was in "Dreams in Darkness" when he was temporarily institutionalized due to Scarecrow's fear drug. See more »

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The Riddler appears on the jury, despite having never been captured or committed to Arkham. See more »

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D.A. Janet Van Dorn: I used to believe Batman was responsible for you people but now I see nearly everyone here would have ended up exactly the same, Batman or not. Oh, the gimmicks might be different, but you'd all be out there in some form or another that brings misery to Gotham. The truth is, you created him.
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A jury of his enemies
27 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

At this point, it's safe to say that if Mark Hamill and Arleen Sorkin are in the credits, it's a great episode. And 'Trial' is further proof of this. A fine episode, packed with villains, great gags (most coming from Joker and Harley) and a whirlwind pace. Having the Arkham inmates force Batman to stand trial in a kangaroo court is a great way of addressing the big question: is batman responsible for their criminal turns? Of course not, but it's prime fodder for a kids show. It's comic book philosophy 101 and the question tends to loom over some Batman discussions.

But philosophy isn't what's memorable about this. 'Trial' is as colorful as they come.

9/10


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