Batman Beyond

The WORST episodes of Batman Beyond

Every episode of Batman Beyond ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Batman Beyond!

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.

Last Updated: 10/11/2022Network:The WB
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Terry's Friend Dates a Robot
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7.29
294 votes

#1 - Terry's Friend Dates a Robot

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/15/2000

Howard Groote is one of Terry's classmates who isn't terribly popular. Desperate for acceptance, he plans for a blowout party at his place while his parents are away, but the popular kids laugh at his obvious attempts at coolness. Howard longs for a gorgeous girlfriend or cool car so that popular kids will notice him, and so jumps on the chance to get an illegal synthoid to pose as his girlfriend. However, her programming makes her a little too protective, putting the party -- not to mention the kids -- at risk.

Directors: Dan Riba, Paul Dini
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Golem
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7.29
318 votes

#2 - Golem

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/7/1999

Willie Watt, a nebbishy student at Terry's high school, is pushed around by everyone -- including his construction-worker dad, who insists that he needs to toughen up. Aching for revenge against Nelson, the jock that torments him, Willie steals a remote-controlled heavy-lifting robot (or "golem"), and rampages through Gotham. Batman stops the Golem quickly, but as a result of the fight he gains the power to control the golem mentally -- much to Nelson's dismay.

Directors: Butch Lukic
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Hidden Agenda
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7.33
301 votes

#3 - Hidden Agenda

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/16/1999

Maxine "Max" Gibson, one of Terry's classmates and a bona fide genius, has created a computer program to figure out Batman's secret identity. When Max is targeted by the Jokerz, she rewrites the code to find the Jokerzs' identities, which only puts her in more danger. Michael Rosenbaum and Jill Eikenberry make their first appearances as the voices of Carter Wilson, another one of Terry's classmates, and his mother.

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Heroes
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7.34
384 votes

#4 - Heroes

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/21/1999

The Terrific Trio, a group of scientists who became superheroes after gaining powers in an experiment gone awry, make their way into Gotham and become media sensations. But Magma, Freon, and 2-D Man soon learn that the accident that gave them their powers was not really an accident. The Trio are inspired by the Fantastic Four, with 2D Man being Mr. Fantastic, Magma being a combination of the Thing and the Human Torch, and Freon can spread her molecules apart to the point where she becomes hard to see, and her ice beams can form protective shields, making her analogous to the Invisible Woman.

Directors: Butch Lukic
Writer: Rich Fogel
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A Touch of Curaré
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7.37
321 votes

#5 - A Touch of Curaré

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/15/1999

Sam Young, Gotham's district attorney and Commissioner Barbara Gordon's husband, is targeted for assassination by Curaré, a silent and deadly member of the Society of Assassins. Armed with a molecule-thin sword that can slice through anything, she presents a formidable enough challenge for Barbara to reveal to Terry that she knows he's Batman. As the former Batgirl, she warns him that he should quit being Batman while he can. Paul Winfield makes his first appearance as the voice of D.A. Sam Young.

Directors: Dan Riba
Rats
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7.50
236 votes

#6 - Rats

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/20/1999

Dana, who feels she has been ignored and let down by Terry once too often, begins receiving roses from a secret admirer. When she is abducted by the mystery man, a boy named Patrick Fitz who lives in the sewers because of his rat-like appearance, Batman may be the only one who can save her.

Directors: Curt Geda
Writer: Rich Fogel
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Black Out
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7.50
370 votes

#7 - Black Out

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/31/1999

Terry discovers how hard his new job as Batman is when he squares off against his first super-powered foe, Inque -- a shape-shifting woman sabotaging Foxteca for Derek Powers. Things go from bad to worse when he accidentally leads her right into the Batcave. Stockard Channing and Shannon Kenny make their first appearances as Commissioner Barbara Gordon and Inque.

Directors: Dan Riba
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Ascension
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7.56
271 votes

#8 - Ascension

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/22/1999

Batman is becoming increasingly frustrated with Blight, Derek Powers' radioactive form. Powers is also frustrated as he wrestles with controlling his power, and puts his son Paxton in charge of Wayne-Powers. His identity as Blight is revealed moments later, and he goes into hiding until he can find a way out of the city. Paxton begs Batman to help capture his father, and he warily agrees. Terry wants Blight to pay for murdering his father, and Paxton may have other plans -- but who is double-crossing whom?

Directors: Yukio Suzuki
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The Winning Edge
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7.58
354 votes

#9 - The Winning Edge

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/11/1999

Terry's late nights as Batman are starting to take a toll on his personal life when he can barely stay awake during the day. When he discovers that several jocks are using "slappers" -- patches that deliver the super-steroid Venom -- he investigates, only for his mother to catch him carrying the drugs. Then he has to find a way to stop the flow of Venom into Gotham and clear his name, all while being grounded.

Directors: Yukio Suzuki
Writer: Rich Fogel
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Earth Mover
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7.61
318 votes

#10 - Earth Mover

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/25/1999

Terry's friend Jackie, the foster daughter of wealthy industrialist Bill Wallace, is being stalked by a creature that can reform itself out of the earth and control the earth around it. When an attack reveals canisters of radioactive toxic waste from underground, Batman tries to find the connection between the creatures, Wallace, and Jackie's late father, Wallace's former partner.

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Dead Man's Hand
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7.62
309 votes

#11 - Dead Man's Hand

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/21/1999

Terry must deal with both his rejection by his girlfriend, Dana, and a group of Bruce's old enemies, the Royal Flush Gang, who pattern themselves after playing card ranks. Things look up for Terry when he meets a girl named Melanie who seems to share his problems.

Directors: Dan Riba
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Countdown
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7.62
217 votes

#12 - Countdown

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/7/2001

Zeta returns to Neo-Gotham City to look for his creator, but falls into the clutches of Mad Stan, who turns him into a walking time-bomb. Batman and Ro must track Zeta down before time runs out.

Directors: Kyung-Won Lim
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Disappearing Inque
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7.63
297 votes

#13 - Disappearing Inque

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/8/1999

When Aaron, Inque's caretaker, is fired because of his infatuation with her, he cuts the power to her restraints. Injured and unable to regain her human form, she tries to coerce him to help her until he proves quite willing -- so long as she can make him like her. When Batman tries to stop her, she captures him and uses him as bait to lure Bruce Wayne into a trap.

Directors: Curt Geda
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Lost Soul
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7.65
303 votes

#14 - Lost Soul

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/9/1999

When executive Robert Vance was diagnosed with a degenerative brain disorder, he arranged to have his consciousness digitized. Now, 35 years later, his grandson Bobby has awakened him before his computer is shut down. Searching for a temporary home before he can find a human host, he infects Batman's costume. Terry goes after him, hoping to answer the question -- is Batman the suit, or the man inside it?

Directors: Butch Lukic
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Bloodsport
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7.66
299 votes

#15 - Bloodsport

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/23/1999

The Stalker, a cybernetically enhanced big game hunter who combines technological and primitive methods to stalk dangerous prey, comes to Gotham to hunt the most dangerous prey of them all: Batman. After their first encounter, the Stalker extends the hunt by pursuing Terry. Unfortunately, Terry is taking care of his younger brother Matt than night -- and must find a way to save himself without endangering his brother or revealing his identity. Carl Lumbly makes his first appearance as the voice of the Stalker.

Directors: Dan Riba
Writer: Rich Fogel
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Once Burned
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7.67
298 votes

#16 - Once Burned

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/6/1999

The Royal Flush Gang's Ten returns on a mission to rescue her family, who have been captured by the Jokerz. When Melanie approaches Terry for help, he is forced to decide whether or not to put his relationship with Dana at risk, and if Batman can really trust Ten.

Directors: Butch Lukic
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Splicers
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7.67
323 votes

#17 - Splicers

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/18/1999

The latest teen craze is "splicing" -- incorporating animal DNA into a human body. While some kids just get cosmetic changes like cat eyes, many opt for more major transformations. Batman investigates Dr. Cuvier, the founder of splicing, and discovers his plan to kill D.A. Young before the process can be outlawed. Cree Summer makes her first appearance as the voice of Terry's classmate Max Gibson.

Directors: Curt Geda
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Rebirth (1)
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7.69
607 votes

#18 - Rebirth (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/10/1999

In 2019, Bruce Wayne, the original Batman, retires due to failing health when his rescue of a kidnapped woman nearly goes wrong and he must resort to almost using a gun—the ultimate sin in his eyes. Twenty years later in 2039, Terrence "Terry" McGinnis discovers Batman's identity after the aging Bruce Wayne helps him fight off a gang of Jokerz (street punks enamored by the original Clown Prince of Crime). After Terry's father is murdered, Terry seeks Bruce's help to avenge him.

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Joyride
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7.69
360 votes

#19 - Joyride

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/2/1999

An experimental military warcraft makes an emergency landing in the middle of nowhere, where it's seized by a bunch of Jokerz out initiating a new member. Batman and its designer, Dr. Price, race to stop the Jokerz before they lay waste to the city -- and before the nuclear core goes critical.

Directors: Butch Lukic
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Meltdown
star
7.70
312 votes

#20 - Meltdown

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/14/1999

Derek Powers' body is continuing to deteriorate. Desperate, he has Victor Fries (Mr. Freeze) revived, and creates a new body for him under the pretense of medical research. Finally cured, Fries is repentant, but Bruce Wayne doesn't trust him. Batman halfheartedly shadows Freeze, convinced that he has reformed. But how long can he stay reformed once he discovers that Powers is using him?

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The Eggbaby
star
7.71
260 votes

#21 - The Eggbaby

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/1/2000

Terry's Family Studies teacher gives the class an assignment: to learn about the responsibilities of parenthood, they have to take care of an egg. The familiar exercise is given a high-tech twist -- each "eggbaby" has sensors which register the amount of care it receives and a computerized feedback system causes it to coo, cry, and giggle like a real baby. When Terry's assignment partner, vain cheerleader Blade Summers, unceremoniously dumps the eggbaby on him, he's forced to carry it with him when he's out as Batman -- even while chasing the notorious Ma Mayhem and her gang as they commit a series of daring ruby thefts.

Directors: James Tucker
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Mind Games
star
7.77
319 votes

#22 - Mind Games

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/4/1999

Terry has mysterious visions of a young girl asking him for help. His search for her leads him into confrontation with a group of people with incredible psychic powers known as the Brain Trust.

Directors: Butch Lukic
Writer: Alan Burnett
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Spellbound
star
7.78
354 votes

#23 - Spellbound

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/1/1999

Gotham's teenagers fall prey to the "evil eye" mind control techniques of a mysterious villian named Spellbinder, who causes them to hallucinate and do his bidding as unwitting accomplices. How can Batman defeat a foe who can control what he sees, hears, and feels? Jon Cypher makes his first appearance as the voice of Spellbinder.

Directors: Butch Lukic
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Shriek
star
7.80
341 votes

#24 - Shriek

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/14/1999

Max Shreeve, a sound engineer working for Derek Powers, develops a suit that amplifies sound waves into awesomely destructive force. Powers is uninterested in the suit until Bruce Wayne interferes with his plans for Wayne-Powers once too often. On Powers' orders, Shreeve makes an attempt on Wayne's life, taking the name Shriek. Chris Mulkey makes his first appearance as the voice of Shriek.

Directors: Curt Geda
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Unmasked
star
7.81
253 votes

#25 - Unmasked

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/18/2001

Terry recounts to Max one of his earlier adventures as Batman, during which he revealed his face to a child and inadvertently made the boy a target of KOBRA.

Directors: Kyung-Won Lim
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