In the future, Terry McGinnis learns the truth about about his birth.

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Batman / Bruce Wayne / Sky Patrol Officer (voice)
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Amanda Waller / Queen (voice)
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Ace / Aquagirl / Mareena Curry / Ten (voice)
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In the future, Terry McGinnis learns the truth about about his birth.

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According to writer Dwayne McDuffie, Bruce, as the world's greatest detective, was aware that Terry and Matt are his genetic offspring some point after Terry assumed the role of Batman and realized the machination of Amanda Waller and Project Cadmus, but would never bring it up as he wanted Terry to be his own man, and out of respect for Warren McGinnis as well since he was the one who raised him since birth. See more »

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Amanda Waller: I've know Bruce Wayne for over 50 years, and Ive kept an eye on you your whole life. You're not Bruce's clone, you're his son. There are similarities, mind you, but more than a few differences too. You don't quite have his magnificent brain, for instance. You do have his heart, though. And for all that fierce exterior, I've never met anyone who cared as deeply about his fellow man as Bruce Wayne, except maybe you. You want to have a little better life than the old man's? Take care of the people...
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References Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) See more »

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Justice League Unlimited Theme
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Written by Michael McCuistion
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a little addition
4 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my favourite episode of JLA ever. The above comment is great, and I have a little thing to add.

One of the reasons I love this episodes so much is that it shows Batman's humanity, something that people often neglect. It really furthers his character and makes him an even better character then he already is (which is quite hard). The whole episode is about How Terry discovers his DNA "lineage" from Batman, and how Cadmus, after deciding the world needed a Batman, set up his whole life so that he would be the next Batman. He didn't take kindly to this information (Cadmus had to have Terry's parents killed in order to make Terry to turn out like Batman). So Terry found Amanda Waller, the now old former head of Cadmus. She by now has many regrets and says, "I was wondering when you were going to show up," and invites him to tea. He sits down to it, and she begins to tell Terry about his "father," Batman, as Terry was also struggling with bitterness towards Bruce for his "inhumanity." Waller tells the story of when the Justice League had to face the Royal Flush Gang at a particular peak of power in their part, as Ace, the "leader," (a little girl who was given hallucinatory powers, and really only wanted to play) was dying, and her powers had evolved into the ability to manipulate reality, and her illness could eventually distort reality for ill and probably kill millions of people. Ace was in the middle of a "park" that she had created with strange colours and such. Waller and Cadmus had come up with a device that could kill her, and thus save million of lives. The only question was, who would do it? well, batman said he would do it, and nobody had a problem with that (of course). so he walked in with the device clipped to his belt, but as he got out of eye shot he dropped the device on the ground. He walked up to her, and just sat and talked to her and comforted her until she died. His comfort had caused her to realize the danger she was causing and she willed herself to die in a gentle way. The "magic park" melted away and the rest of the Justice League see Batman walking back with Ace in his arms, and if i remember correctly, he was crying.

A side of Batman not many people see, and Terry was profoundly humbled.

Oh, and another thing I really like about this episode (i know it seems really trivial) is that Waller openly states her belief in God in a great way. I love that they're just so open about it. Terry appears shocked for a moment, as the audience is, and she says, "Oh yes, I'm a Christian" or something like that.

Anyways, hope it helps.


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