While at a study party, a girl named Jackie fears she is being followed. Terry confronts the follower, only to find that it is a large dirt monster. Due to a chemical spill, Tony Maychek, father of Jackie, becomes the "Earth Mover" and is determined to have his daughter back and get his revenge on the one that caused the accident: Bill Wallace, the current caretaker of Jackie.Written by
Bruce Timm reveals that "Earth Mover" is one of his favorite episodes. One reason for this, he says, is that it is more ambiguous in its morality -- its "villain", Bill, is not a thoroughly evil man, and has tried to make up for his past misdeeds, while the main antagonist, Tony, has understandable motives for his acts, but is irredeemably destructive. See more »
[after telling the story about what happened to Jackie's father, Tony]
He had to be dead, that's what we figured, anyway.
Why didn't you tell me?
You were too young, and besides, it wouldn't have brought him back.
But he is back, isn't he?
What do you mean?
That chemical they were dumping had catalyzing properties, it can scramble DNA with other organic materials, like the Earth itself.
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Batman Beyond (Main Title)
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