The BEST Episodes of Batman Beyond
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2020
Network: The WB
It's been years since Batman was last seen and Bruce Wayne secludes himself away from the resurgence of crime in Gotham. After discovering Bruce's secret identity, troubled teenager Terry McGinnis dons the mantle of Batman. With Bruce supervising him, Terry battles criminals in a futuristic Gotham and brings hope to its citizens.
#1 - The Call (2)
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 2000
Batman shows the League evidence of Superman's complicity in the death of Warhawk, but the idea is met with some resistance -- particularly from Barda, who flatly refuses to believe that Superman could be responsible, preferring instead to suspect Batman. Barda is convinced when Warhawk reappears, revealing that he didn't die in the explosion. Batman is only partly relieved, armed as he is with a kryptonite sample necessary to stop -- and kill -- Superman if he has to.
#2 - The Call (1)
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 2000
Batman receives a little unexpected help in capturing Inque: Superman. Superman reunites with Bruce Wayne, and extends an offer to Terry to join the Justice League. When Batman's introduction to the League is met with hostility by the other members, Superman takes Batman aside and explains that he has reason to suspect a traitor in their midst; he asks him to keep his eyes and ears open. Terry reluctantly agrees, finding it difficult to spy on people he's idolized his whole life. When the League steps in to stop a mysterious attack on Metropolis, a missile explosion claims Warhawk's life. Batman is the only one to witness the event, which puts suspicion squarely on his shoulders.
#3 - Speak No Evil
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 2000
When Batman tries to capture an eight-foot-tall gorilla that's on the loose, he's surprised at the extremely intelligent decisions it makes in order to escape. During the chase, he encounters two zoologists from Gotham State University, who say that it's their gorilla -- named Fingers -- who has escaped. Following a hunch, Batman investigates at the zoology department and discovers the scientists were using methyl glycose (the compound used for splicing) to add human DNA to Fingers for better intelligence tests. Batman must now find a giant, smart gorilla that's only getting smarter, and who has an unexplained hatred of noted conservationist James van Dyle.
#4 - Sentries of the Last Cosmos
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 6, 2000
One of the hottest virtual reality arcade games is Sentries of the Last Cosmos. Max and Terry's classmate Corey Cavaleri loves the game, sometimes better than real life. When he beats the arcade's all-time record, Corey is summoned to the secluded Sentrycroft estate by the game's creator, Simon Harper. There, he and two other kids become real-life Sentries, complete with flaming swords and flying discs. After a raid on Gotham's hall of records, Harper tells the kids that Sentries of the Last Cosmos is more than a game; in a nod to The Last Starfighter, Harper -- calling himself the Wise One -- claims that the Sentries' war against the Dark Regent is real, and that the game is used to recruit trainees. Batman learns of Harper's plot to send the kids after the Dark Regent -- the equally reclusive Eldon Michaels -- and tries to stop the kids and find the connection between the two men.
#5 - Out of the Past
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2000
Feeling old and tired, Bruce Wayne is reminiscing about past loves lost when Talia, daughter of R'as al Ghul, visits him in the Batcave. With her father long dead, she wishes to rekindle their romance and makes him an offer: She will give him eternal youth through use of the immortalizing Lazarus Pit, and they can spend the rest of their lives helping people through their philanthropic organizations. Worried that Bruce might give in for all the wrong reasons -- and concerned that he may lose the honor of being Batman -- Terry decides to come along to make sure everything is as it seems. When he and Bruce discover the truth behind her offer, it turns out to be more bizarre than either could have imagined.
#6 - Inqueling
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 30, 2000
Bruce Wayne is out of town, and Inque is back -- announcing her presence by disrupting the launch of a billion-dollar satellite. Newly invulnerable to water, she poses more of a threat than ever before. Terry remembers that Bruce Wayne had to save him from Inque twice before, putting both his identity and his life at risk. Wanting to prove himself, he insists on pursuing Inque himself, though he asks Max to do some detective work for him. Meanwhile, Inque's deal has gone sour, and her would-be client has weakened her with a particle destabilizer. Sick and desperate for help, she goes to the one person who she feels she can trust -- Deanna Clay, the daughter she abandoned as a child.
#7 - Ace in the Hole
Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Aug 19, 2000
While Terry is out walking Ace, Bruce Wayne's dog, Ace savagely attacks a suspicious-looking man on the street and then runs away. When Bruce traces the serial number on the man's gun, he discovers the man is none other than Ronny Boxer, a longtime purveyor of illegal sports, including dog sports. Boxer is also Ace's former owner; Bruce took him in when Boxer's dog-fighting ring was busted by the police. While Terry goes undercover to get close to Boxer, Bruce looks for Ace, all the while wondering exactly what Boxer did to Ace in the past.
#8 - Big Time
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 7, 2000
Shortly after Batman foils a daring, high-tech robbery of a powerful Wayne-Powers agricultural compound, Charlie "Big Time" Bigelow, one of Terry's friends from his wilder days, gets out of jail. Charlie offers Terry a chance to hook up with some contacts he made on the inside for a big job, but Terry refuses, trying to talk Charlie into staying out of trouble. Feeling guilty because Charlie went to jail and he didn't, Terry convinces Bruce Wayne to get Charlie a low-level job at Wayne-Powers. When Terry finds out that Charlie used him to get into Wayne-Powers, he confronts him, hoping to steer him straight before he has to intervene as Batman. Clancy Brown makes his first appearance as Charlie "Big Time" Bigelow.
#9 - Armory
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 11, 2000
Jared's stepfather, Jim "Big Jim" Tate, is a top weapons designer who likes to splurge his considerable salary on his family. When he's laid off from Wayne-Powers and hard up for work, he starts designing new weapons illegally for foreign governments. In order to steal the plans and parts he needs, he puts an array of untested weapons and his Special Forces training to use and becomes an unstoppable one-man army: Armory.
#10 - The Last Resort
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 4, 2000
When Dr. David Wheeler, a prominent child psychologist, opens a new ranch/group home promising to help troubled teenagers, parents jump on the bandwagon and start sending their kids away for even the most minor infractions. Max encourages Terry to investigate as Batman when their friend Chelsea is sent away for writing a letter of protest to the principal. Batman discovers that the kids are being held prisoner and brainwashed, but he is spotted and fired on. Since Batman can't get admissible evidence, he decides to get it as Terry by visiting Chelsea with a pocket recorder. When Terry is captured, he's forced to rely on a delinquent he's never gotten along with.
#11 - Sneak Peek
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 25, 2000
Ian Peek is a muckraking journalist who gets footage from seemingly impossible locations, no matter how tight the security. When there's a disturbance at city hall during a secret meeting between an organized crime witness and the district attorney, Batman encounters a man who can pass through solid matter at will. In short order, he puts two and two together and realizes this new villain is Peek. Confronting Peek, however, leads to him using his power to find out Bruce and Terry's secret -- and he threatens to expose them live on the air.
#12 - April Moon
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 22, 2000
When Batman foils a late-night bank heist, he's surprised to see that the four ordinary-looking punks all have expensive -- and dangerous -- cybernetic enhancements. When one of the criminals leaves a damaged servo-motor behind, Bruce Wayne recognizes it as the handiwork of the man who created some of the parts for the Batman suit, Dr. Corso, who specializes in prosthetics. After confronting the doctor, Batman discovers that Dr. Corso is being forced to help the crooks because they've kidnapped his wife, threatening to kill her if he doesn't enhance them as they ask.
#13 - Untouchable
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 23, 2000
Batman faces off against a new high-tech villain, a man in a suit that projects an impenetrable force field that repels everything Batman can throw at it. Bruce Wayne recognizes the force field as the work of Dr. Blades, a Wayne-Powers scientist who has developed what he calls iso-field generator rings, which generate an aura of energy around its wearer. While touring the Wayne-Powers lab facilities, Blades' assistant Dr. Suzuki demonstrates the rings and the aura, which are meant for use as a self-contained environment for people with immune-system deficiencies. Bruce and Terry recognize the aura immediately, and the question then becomes: who in the lab is the untouchable criminal?
#15 - King's Ransom
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 2000
The Royal Flush gang, minus the reformed Ten, attempt a robbery of a Gotham city museum. Although the gang gets away with the piece, Batman stops Jack and leaves him for the police. Bruce deduces that the Royal Flush gang is working for Paxton Powers, and by listening in on Commissioner Gordon's interrogation of Jack, he and Batman also discover that there are widening rifts in the Royal Flush family. At the hideout, the King and Queen argue, with the Queen endlessly comparing King to his previous namesake, her father. Furious, the King sets another plan in motion: he kidnaps Powers and holds him for ransom, using Bruce Wayne as a go-between. Powers, reluctant to have his illegal dealings exposed, makes a deal with the gang, to eliminate Bruce, but there's more than one double-cross afoot. Angie Harmon makes her first appearance as the new voice of Commissioner Barbara Gordon.
#16 - Hooked Up
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 13, 1999
When several Hill High students end up comatose in the hospital, Batman's subsequent investigation leads him to Spellbinder, who is getting teenagers addicted to virtual reality fantasies and forcing them to steal for him.
#17 - Plague
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 15, 2000
High school jock Nelson unwittingly smuggles a glass vial with an unknown green fluid into Gotham, which is seized at customs. In the parking lot, he's attacked by the Stalker, who demands to know the whereabouts of the vial. Batman interferes with Stalker's flight, but is in turn stopped by agent Bennet, who tells him Stalker is helping them track Falseface, an identity-switching mercenary working for Cobra, a secret organization holding Gotham hostage with a horrific chemical weapon. Despite his misgivings, Batman teams up with Stalker to find Falseface and stop Cobra's plans.
#18 - Payback
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 13, 2000
A hooded vigilante calling himself Payback, armed with a bullwhip-like laser, has been terrorizing people under the pretext of helping the city's kids. Bruce Wayne discovers a link between two of the kids and the Gotham Youth Counseling Center. When the Center's computer proves inaccessible, Terry has to enter the Center under the guise of being dissatisfied with his treatment by Bruce. However, when his later impulsiveness as Batman gets him in hot water with Bruce, he vents at his next session at the center -- and unwittingly sets Bruce up as a target for Payback.
#19 - Final Cut
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 5, 2000
Curaré is back, and she's hunting members of the Society of Assassins before they can kill her for failing to assassinate Gotham's district attorney. Mutura Bootha, the last Society member still standing, enlists Batman's aid in stopping her, adding that if he falls, Batman is next on her list. As further incentive, he's planted a bomb in Gotham that will go off if he doesn't enter a code every 12 hours. Unfortunately Bruce Wayne is in Malaysia, unreachable due to a hurricane. Batman enlists an eager Max to help, leaving him to protect Bootha, find the bomb, and -- hardest of all -- keep Max from getting too involved.
#20 - Where's Terry?
Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired May 27, 2000
After a rare night out with his friends, Terry follows a suspicious figure out in the subway. Everyone is worried when he fails to reappear the following morning, and Bruce Wayne takes it upon himself to find him. When he asks Max about Terry's last whereabouts, she insists on coming along, despite his protests. Meanwhile, Batman wakes up in an underground tunnel under the hostile glare of a young boy, a runaway who lives in the tunnels. The boy wants Batman off of his turf as soon as possible, and tries to help him leave. It turns out that the suspicious figure is none other than Shriek's assistant, who is helping the twisted sound genius with his new plan. Shriek causes a cave-in to trap Batman and the boy, who starts to express his long-standing hostility toward Batman. As Max and Bruce work toward finding Terry, and Batman and the boy try to escape, each learns to appreciate the others' skills -- until Shriek reveals himself from the shadows.
#21 - Curse of the Kobra (2)
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 10, 2001
After the leader of KOBRA kidnaps Max to be his wife, Batman is forced not only to rescue her, but to stop KOBRA's plot to revert the world back to when dinosaurs ruled it... with their gene-spliced dinosaur men as the dominant species.
#22 - Eyewitness
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 22, 2000
Batman's already tense relationship with the law gets tenser when he accidentally messes up a major police sting operation. Fed up with Terry, who she sees as a hothead, Commissioner Gordon warns Bruce that she'll be keeping an eye on him to make sure he doesn't get into more trouble. Her worst fears are realized soon enough when she sees Batman bludgeoning Mad Stan to death with one of his own bombs. When Terry returns home, he finds the Commissioner's men looking for him, but he doesn't know why. Fleeing to Max's house, he tries to understand: how could people have witnessed him perpetrating a crime he didn't commit?
#23 - Curse of the Kobra (1)
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 3, 2001
Terry is sent to Bruce's old friend Kairi Tanaka to brush up on his combat skills, and inadvertently befriends the heir-apparent to the criminal organization KOBRA.
#24 - Revenant
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 11, 1999
When strange things start happening around the school, the students are quick to blame the ghost of Garrison Jacobs, a student who was killed during the construction of the school's new wing. Terry is suspicious but skeptical until Nelson, one of the jocks, interrupts a séance the girls are having for fun. Everything in the gym comes alive, threatening to kill Nelson until Terry intervenes as Batman. When popular cheerleader Blade later receives a mysterious message from the ghost, Terry begins to put the pieces together.
#25 - Babel
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 8, 2000
When all of Gotham's animals start getting agitated at the same time, Terry and Bruce Wayne figure out that sound frequencies beyond human hearing are to blame. That points to one man: Shriek. The animals prove to be the tip of the iceberg when people suddenly lose the ability to understand each other's speech. Shriek eventually turns off the interference, but makes a demand of Commissioner Gordon: the city's safety for Batman's life.