Batman Animated Series (1992) continuity

Joe*A

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Does anyone know the order in which Batman the Animated Series should be watched? I tried following production order (as per the order on the DVD) but that doesn't work. I tried the order of "first aired" and Robin shows up out of nowhere in Fear of Victory. Help!!!

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Joe
 

LizH

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According to tv.com, Robin makes his debut in that ep.


I don't know what else to tell you.
 

Zack Gibbs

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Ya they just had Robin here and there as far as the episodes he was in. They do tell his origin a bit later on in a two-part episode. Production Order FTW.
 

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Thanks for the response LizH. According to FunTurlte from the Toon Zone Forum, he had listed all Batman Animated Series, Superman Animated Series, Batman Beyond and Justice League in the following order, which seems to follow the production order shown on the DVDs with a few exceptions:

B:The Animated Series (TAS) - SEASON ONE
On Leather Wings
Christmas with the Joker
Nothing to Fear
The Last Laugh
Pretty Poison
The Underdwellers
P.O.V.
Forgotten
Be a Clown
Two-Face Part 1
Two-Face Part 2
It's Never Too Late
I've Got Batman in my Basement
Heart of Ice
The Cat and the Claw Part 1
The Cat and the Claw Part 2
See No Evil
Beware the Gray Ghost
Prophecy of Doom
Feat of Clay Part 1
Feat of Clay Part 2
The Joker's Favor
Vendetta
Fear of Victory
The Clock King
Appointment in Crime Alley
Mad as a Hatter
Dreams in Darkness
B:TAS - SEASON TWO
Eternal Youth
Perchance to Dream
The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy
Robin's Reckoning Part 1
Robin's Reckoning Part 2
The Laughing Fish
Night of the Ninja
Cat Scratch Fever
The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne
Heart of Steel Part 1
Heart of Steel Part 2
If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?
Joker's Wild
Tyger, Tyger
Moon of the Wolf
Day of the Samurai
Terror in the Sky
Almost Got 'Im
Birds of a Feather
What is Reality?
I Am the Night
Off Balance
The Man Who Killed Batman
Mudslide
Paging the Crime Doctor
Zatanna
The Mechanic
Harley and Ivy
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
B:TAS - SEASON THREE
Shadow of the Bat Part 1
Shadow of the Bat Part 2
Blind as a Bat
The Demon's Quest Part 1
The Demons Quest Part 2
His Silicon Soul
Fire From Olympus
Read My Lips
The Worry Men
Sideshow
A Bullet for Bullock
Trial
Avatar
House and Garden
The Terrible Trio
Harlequinade
Time Out of Joint
Catwalk
Bane
Baby-Doll
The Lion and the Unicorn
The Lost Episode
Showdown
Riddler's Reform
Second Chance
Harley's Holiday
Lock-Up
Make 'Em Laugh
Deep Freeze
Batgirl Returns
Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero
Superman:TAS - SEASON ONE
The Last Son of Krypton
Fun and Games
A Little Piece of Home
Feeding Time
The Way of All Flesh
Stolen Memories
The Main Man Part 1
The Main Man Part 2
My Girl
Tools of the Trade
Two's A Crowd
The Prometheon
Blasts From The Past Part 1
Blasts From The Past Part 2
Livewire
Speed Demons
TNBA - SEASON FOUR
Sins of the Father
Identity Crisis
S:TAS - SEASON TWO
Target
Holiday Knights
Action Figures
Mxyzpixilated
Double Dose
Solar Power
Monkey Fun
Brave New Metropolis
Ghost In The Machine
Father's Day
Batman & Superman: World's Finest
The Hand of Fate
Bizarro's World
Cold Comfort
Prototype
Double Talk
The Late Mr. Kent
Heavy Metal
You Scratch My Back
S:TAS - SEASON THREE
Warrior Queen
Never Fear
Apokolips...Now! Part 1
Apokolips...Now! Part 2
Joker's Millions
Growing Pains
Love Is A Croc
Little Girl Lost Part 1
Little Girl Lost Part 2
Torch Song
The Ultimate Thrill
Over the Edge
The Big Leagues (Static Shock / Batman Crossover)
Mean Seasons
Critters
Cult of the Cat
Where There's Smoke
Animal Act
Old Wounds
The Demon Within
Knight Time
Legends of the Dark Knight
Girls' Nite Out
Mad Love
New Kids In Town
Obsession
Chemistry
Beware the Creeper
Little Big Head Man
Absolute Power
Judgment Day
In Brightest Day
Superman's Pal
A Fish Story
Hard As Nails (Static Shock / Batman Crossover)
Unity
Toys in the Hood (Static Shock / Superman Crossover)
The Demon Reborn
Legacy Part 1
Legacy Part 2
Chase Me
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
BB - SEASON ONE
Rebirth Part 1
Rebirth Part 2
Black Out
Golem
Meltdown
Heroes
Shriek
Dead Man's Hand
The Winning Edge
Spellbound
Disappearing Inque
A Touch of Curare
Ascension
BB - SEASON TWO
Splicers
Earth Mover
Joyride
Lost Soul
Hidden Agenda
Bloodsport
Once Burned
Hooked Up
Rats!
Mind Games
Revenant
Babel
Terry's Friend Dates A Robot
Eyewitness
Final Cut
Last Resort
Armory
Sneak Peek
Eggbaby
Zeta
Plague
April Moon
Sentries of the Last Cosmos
Payback
Where's Terry?
BB - SEASON THREE
Ace in the Hole
King's Ransom
Untouchable
Inqueling
Big Time
Out of the Past
Speak No Evil
The Call Part 1
The Call Part 2
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Betrayal
Curse of the Kobra Part 1
Curse of the Kobra Part 2
Shadows (Zeta Project / Batman Beyond Crossover)
Countdown
Unmasked
Future Shock (Static Shock / Batman Beyond Crossover)
JL - SEASON ONE
Secret Origins
In Blackest Night
The Enemy Below
Injustice For All
Paradise Lost
War World
The Brave and the Bold
A League of Their Own (Static Shock / Justice League Crossover)
Fury
Legends
A Knight of Shadows
Metamorphosis
The Savage Time
JL - SEASON TWO
Twilight
Tabula Rasa
Only a Dream
Maid of Honor
Hearts and Minds
A Better World
Eclipsed
The Green Loontern (Duck Dodgers Crossover, just for fun)
Fallen Hero (Static Shock / Green Lantern Crossover)
The Terror Beyond
Secret Society
Hereafter
Wild Cards
Comfort and Joy
Starcrossed
JLU - SEASON ONE
Initiation
For the Man Who Has Everything
Hawk and Dove
Kids Stuff
This Little Piggy
Fearful Symmetry
The Greatest Story Never Told
The Return
Ultimatum
Dark Heart
Wake the Dead
The Once and Future Thing Part 1: Weird Western Tales
The Once and Future Thing Part 2: Time, Warped
JLU - SEASON TWO
The Cat and the Canary
The Ties That Bind
Doomsday Sanction
Task Force X
The Balance
Double Date
Clash
Hunters' Moon
Question Authority
Flashpoint
Panic in the Sky
Divided We Fall
JLU - SEASON THREE
I Am Legion
Shadow of the Hawk
Chaos at Earth's Core
To Another Shore
Flash and Substance
Dead Reckoning
Patriot Act
The Great Brain Robbery
Grudge Match
Far From Home
Ancient History
Alive! Part 1
Destroyer Part 2
Epilogue

Hope this helps anyone else trying to watch the shows from the beginning.
 

WhitneyG

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B:TAS begins the story of Batman after Robin was already part of the team. While Robin may only appear sometimes, that's just the nature of his sidekick duties and not a continuity problem. Flashbacks in the first movie (MotP) and a later two-parter explain (respectively) Batman's and Robin's origins. The order on the DVDs for all the series is adequate for viewing purposes, though the B:TAS (and TNBA) DVDs are the only ones to have the episode order flawless.

Personally, I watch the series in this order (with the episode order as on the DVDs, excluding a possible mix-up on the upcoming JLU S1 DVD set):

B:TAS episodes 1-65
Mask of The Phantasm
B:TAS episodes 66-85
Subzero
S:TAS
TNBA
Mystery of Batwoman
BB
Return of the Joker
TZP
JL
JLU

It's not perfect, but it's easy to follow and won't have any major problems.
 

Hank E

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So I have a couple of questions. I've only seen Justice League so far and I was looking for a viewing order to go back and watch all these series. This was very helpful, but what is:

TNBA - SEASON FOUR
Sins of the Father
Identity Crisis

Also, of all the single disc releases (like Mystery of the Batwoman, Return of the Joker, etc.), which ones are not included on the season sets and need to bought seperately?

Thanks
 

David Williams

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TNBA = The New Batman Adventures (WB name) aka Batman: Gotham Knights (the original, creator-approved name of the show), the continuation of BTAS by The WB with all the original cast & crew. It is Vol. 4 of the 4 volume BTAS set released by WBHV.

The movies are not included in the set. They are:

Mask of the Phantasm (Theatrical Release)
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (Direct to Video)
Batman/Superman Movie: World's Finest (in reality, 3 eps of Superman: TAS also available in Vol. 2 of that collection)
Return of the Joker: Uncut Version (Direct to DVD, part of Batman Beyond continuity)
Mystery of the Batwoman (Direct to DVD)
 

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