Batman: The Animated Series

Perchance to Dream - S1-E26

Factual error: A vital part of the plot's resolution is based on the fact that the reading activity of the brain happens in the right hemisphere, while the dream activity is localized in the left half, making thus impossible to read during a dream. Besides anecdotal experience that says the contrary, this 'fact' is not supported by medical studies, which in fact contradict it. There is no hard distinction, it varies greatly between individuals and even going by those studies who could be seen as supportive of the theory, reading would not be impossible and speaking would be just as hard.

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Two-Face (1) - S1-E17

Factual error: After he becomes agitated with his doctor, Harvey Dent is able to toss the doctor across the room with one hand while sitting in his hospital bed. Harvey Dent/Two-Face does not possess superhuman strength, and lying in a hospital bed for several days would have only weakened him, so throwing his doctor across the room like that would not be possible. (00:20:50)

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Joker's Favor - S1-E7

Factual error: The note the Joker has that says Charlie has changed his name to Don Wallace lists his address as 12 Marigold Lane, Springdale, Ohio, a city near Cincinnati; however his area code is listed as 614, which is the Columbus, Ohio area code.

Heart of Ice - S1-E3

Other mistake: When Batman is watching the security footage of Victor Fries' accident, at first Fries is addressing the camera directly which follows him and pans according to his movements and Ferris Boyle interrupting him, which would suggest a second person was in the room with a handheld camera. But after Ferris Boyle enters the room and orders Fries' experiment terminated, there are several cuts from various angles in the room suggesting surveillance cameras. The surveillance style footage also often conveniently cuts to the face of whichever person happens to be speaking or will cut to a certain angle in order to put emphasis on the action, all of which would require multiple mounted cameras and purposeful editing by either Boyle or one of his subordinates, which would be completely illogical since they don't want anyone to see the footage in the first place. (00:12:20 - 00:13:55)

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Two-Face (1) - S1-E17

Trivia: Harvey Dent's demanding of a mirror to see his scarred visage at his doctor's reluctance is very similar to the Joker demanding a mirror from his surgeon in the 1989 "Batman" film. (00:20:30)

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