The BEST Episodes of Beware the Batman

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2019

Network: Cartoon Network

The series is set during Bruce Wayne's early years as the Batman, following his initial period of battling organized crime. Over the course of the season, he hones his skills with the assistance of his butler, Alfred Pennyworth. Bruce is introduced to Alfred's goddaughter, Tatsu Yamashiro. Tatsu is a martial arts swordsmaster hired to act as Bruce's bodyguard, but also recruited to act as a superhero partner to Batman.


#1 - Fall

Season 1 - Episode 13

Jason Burr steals the Ion Cortex in order to make a deal with the League of Assassins. Note: Included on Season One, Part One: Shadows of Gotham DVD/Blu-ray.

star 8.57
93 votes
Directors: Sam Liu
Writers: Mark Banker

#2 - Twist

Season 1 - Episode 25

Batman continues to work in secret so he can find answers, while Harvey Dent recovers in Gotham Hospital. Blaming Batman for everything, he enacts martial law in Gotham.

star 8.55
76 votes

#3 - Epitaph

Season 1 - Episode 24

When Bruce Wayne is "assassinated" by Batman, he lets the world think he's dead and goes in search of the imposter - "The Bad Batman".

star 8.44
82 votes

#4 - Alone

Season 1 - Episode 26

When Alfred is taken hostage by Deathstroke in the Bat cave, Batman must face him alone. Harvey Dent reveals his true nature as Two Face.

star 8.39
84 votes

#5 - Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 14

Batman makes an unlikely alliance with Silver Monkey to escape from the League of Assassins.

star 8.31
90 votes
Directors: Rick Morales
Writers: Mitch Watson

#6 - Animal

Season 1 - Episode 19

In order to track a thief who has stolen a dangerous piece of code-breaking software, Batman has himself arrested and thrown into Blackgate prison.

star 8.31
88 votes

#7 - Nexus

Season 1 - Episode 16

Six months after the black out, new DA Harvey Dent is trying to put a stop to the mask and cape crisis.

star 8.25
85 votes
Directors: Sam Liu
Writers: Mark Banker

#8 - Hero

Season 1 - Episode 22

Desperate to rid the city of Batman, Harvey Dent allies with Anarky, who recruits a new hero to take Batman's place... Deathstroke.

star 8.20
84 votes

#9 - Doppelganger

Season 1 - Episode 20

Batman and Katana encounter a strange Man-Bat creature, who is the experimental result of Pyg and Toad's animal army of mutant humans.

star 8.18
82 votes

#10 - Monsters

Season 1 - Episode 17

Batman and Katana team up with Rex Mason, also known as the "Golem of Old Gotham", as they combat an increasing army of armored thugs that have been terrorizing several parts of Old Gotham. In addition, they also dodge Harvey Dent's newly-created Special Crimes Unit, which is ordered to take down both the armored criminals and the vigilantes fighting them.

star 8.18
85 votes
Directors: Rick Morales
Writers: Greg Weisman

#11 - Reckoning

Season 1 - Episode 15

Ra's al Ghul recruits an army of Batman's foes (Professor Pyg, Mr. Toad, Magpie, Tobias Whale, Phosphorus Rex, and Cypher) in order to eliminate him.

star 8.17
84 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Mitch Watson

#12 - Unique

Season 1 - Episode 21

An old friend of Bruce Wayne's comes to him for help, when her father has been cloned by a mysterious organization to create an army of super soldier man hunters.

star 8.13
78 votes

#13 - Sacrifice

Season 1 - Episode 10

Anarky returns once again to challenge Batman -- but this time, his plan is far more deadly. Stealing a valuable object from the League of Assassins, Anarky pins the blame on Batman. At the same time, Anarky informs Batman that he knows where he can find the League. Although he knows it's a trap, Batman goes with Katana anyway. As it turns out, Anarky has led both Batman, Katana, League leader Lady Shiva and her ninja assassins to a building that handles rare and deadly diseases. Once inside, Anarky releases one of the airborne viruses in the building. Now Batman and the others have to find a way to escape before being killed. One more thing: if the virus gets out...Gotham is doomed!

star 8.06
124 votes
Directors: Sam Liu

#14 - Games

Season 1 - Episode 18

Humpty Dumpty captures Batman, Katana, Gordon, Mayor Grange and Tobias Whale and makes all of them play his Murder Mystery Game.

star 8.06
78 votes

#15 - Allies

Season 1 - Episode 8

Lt. Gordon asks for Batman’s help to recover his kidnapped daughter Barbara; Batman and Katana find a rhythm working together to save her.

star 8.06
130 votes
Directors: Rick Morales

#16 - Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 2

A new female villain, Magpie, kidnaps Batman, who must decipher her multiple personality disorder in order to outsmart her.

star 8.03
198 votes
Directors: Rick Morales
Writers: Mitch Watson

#17 - Family

Season 1 - Episode 7

With the League of Assassins knowing where the SoulTaker Sword is, but unable to get Katana to return it, they decide their only course of action is to kidnap Bruce Wayne and hold him for ransom -- that ransom being the sword. Of course, they don't realize that Bruce Wayne is actually Batman! When Katana shows up to turn over the sword and rescue Wayne, Alfred causes a diversion, allowing Wayne to don the Batman suit and join the battle. Teaming with Katana to end the League, Batman finds himself in an all-out ninja fight that ends with a startling revelation.

star 8.01
134 votes
Directors: Sam Liu

#18 - Choices

Season 1 - Episode 23

When Batman and Katana are ambushed in the Gotham subway by Killer Croc, it's up to Barbara Gordon to save them. Only one problem: Barbara is on a date.

star 7.99
79 votes

#19 - Attraction

Season 1 - Episode 12

Magpie returns… and is determined to take out Batman’s new partner Katana at any cost. Note: Included on Season One, Part One: Shadows of Gotham DVD/Blu-ray.

star 7.94
108 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Len Wein

#20 - Toxic

Season 1 - Episode 6

Batman tries to save Rex Mason from transforming into Metamorpho after he mistakenly ingests a dose of highly toxic chemicals.

star 7.89
133 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Erin Maher, Kathryn Reindl

#21 - Control

Season 1 - Episode 9

Katana saves Batman from Cypher, a part robot villain with the powers of mind control who is seeking the Ion Cortex.

star 7.86
121 votes
Directors: Curt Geda

#22 - Safe

Season 1 - Episode 4

When Bruce Wayne hires a brilliant scientist to work on the his newest product, a device capable of solving the world’s energy crisis, he draws the attention of one of the most dangerous groups in the world – the League of Assassins.

star 7.80
159 votes
Directors: Sam Liu
Writers: Mark Banker

#23 - Tests

Season 1 - Episode 3

Bruce puts Katana through a series of tests to prove her loyalty; meanwhile Batman battles Anarky.

star 7.75
170 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Jim Krieg

#24 - Instinct

Season 1 - Episode 11

Professor Pyg and Mr. Toad are back...and they've set their sights on Gotham's elite couture culture. Leaving clues that only Batman can decipher, they attack both a model and a clothing designer -- encasing them in deadly traps. Although Batman and Katana are able to save the day, they miss Pyg and Toad's master plan: to destroy the yacht where the after-party for Gotham's Fashion Week is being staged. Every fashion icon in the world will be there... as well as Bruce Wayne!

star 7.72
108 votes
Directors: Rick Morales

#25 - Broken

Season 1 - Episode 5

Strange, life-size metal toy army men appear all over Gotham, armed with real weapons. When Batman investigates, he discovers they are more than toys.

star 7.56
154 votes
Directors: Rick Morales
Writers: Michael Ryan