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

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

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23 July 2005 (USA)  »

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Dwayne McDuffie confirms the setting to be 15 years after the end of Batman Beyond (1999), which. Bruce Timm gives this as 50 (not 40 as some claimed) years in the future from when the audience is watching it. See more »

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Terry McGinnis: My dad wasn't a superhero. He didn't save the world from the near-Apocalypse of '09, he never went toe to toe with Mr. Freeze, but he was a good man just the same. Even after he and Mom got divorced, he always tried to do the right thing. My brother and I were always provided for, when Mom couldn't quite make the bills he always helped out. He tried to teach me right from wrong. What have too if I'd ever listen to him. He never laid a hand on me, although Lord knows I was asking for it.
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Justice League Unlimited Theme
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Most watchmen like episode
30 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is my favorite episode because of the great character development. It is very Watchmen like in that the story is told through flashback and current events both synchronizing so that feelings displayed or actions happening have a double meaning.

It is also very much like issue five of Watchmen, Fearful Symmetry, in that the episode is symmetrical. Terry spends the first half of the episode trying to permanently distance himself from his friends, his girlfriend and Batman. By the end of the episode he is trying to make stronger, more empathetic connections with these people. He goes from feeling like Bruce Wayne's hubristic backup plan, to being an ideal that is better than his predecessor in some ways.

The nicest touch is the what happens twice in the episode with the pill bottle.

I also love the scene where Batman stays with Ace and how he has said to countless supervillains who have had terrible experiences in their childhoods that he knows how they feel, but Ace is the first to know that he is telling the truth because she can see in his mind.

Finally, nothing beats a Timm drawn on Black production and this one is perfect.


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