Batman: The Animated Series

Two-Face (2) - S1-E18

Plot hole: When Two-Face and his men have broken into the new D.A.'s office to find dirt on Rupert Thorne, one of his men finds a file detailing Thorne's record of Swiss bank accounts, money laundering, blackmail and payoffs that Two-Face tried for years to subpoena when he was D.A. When Thorne finds out that Two-Face has the file, he states that he will be ruined if Two-Face gives the file to the police. If Two-Face tried unsuccessfully for years to subpoena the file, then in all likelihood that means Thorne paid off the right people to prevent the subpoena from happening, so Two-Face giving the file to the police shouldn't be a problem for him. Additionally, if giving the file to the police would be all that it would take to bring Thorne down, then the new D.A. could have already done so. If the new D.A. was also paid off by Thorne, then it wouldn't make sense for Thorne to allow the D.A. to keep the file since they could easily lose the file or even double-cross Thorne. (00:10:45 - 00:14:20)

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The Forgotten - S1-E23

Plot hole: Alfred manages to find the bad guys because not only they grabbed the supposedly homeless guy off the street (Bruce in disguise), but also somehow brought his car to the scrapyard. If they knew it was his, they would have known something was off (a hobo with a car?) and they would have not got rid of it after more than a day. If they didn't, and they just towed out a random car, Alfred had extraordinary luck - nothing in fact would lead to believe that the truck was even related to the car.

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P.O.V. - S1-E13

Plot hole: The two agents split; the rookie goes down an alley, chasing the two henchmen, who reached their car and chase him back down the alley almost running him down. Batman saves him though, destroys the car and quickly interrogates a suspect. Somehow though he also manages to save Montoya, who went inside the warehouse right away as they split the warehouse. The timing does not work.

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Suggested correction: Sidney is telling his own story and doesn't know how he got saved. He said he must have been sucked down a drainpipe. Later when he finds out Batman saved him, he doesn't ask any follow up questions. The fact that it's never revealed has nothing to do with the plot and it's not a mistake.

Bishop73

Suggested correction: Something not being explained is not a plot hole, nor is it any other kind of mistake. Batman, among many other things, is a ninja and an escape artist. We as the audience understand that he has the capability to rescue Sid the Squid from his predicament, and taking time to explain how he did it would just eat up screen time in what is only a 22-minute episode.

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Dreams in Darkness - S1-E31

Plot hole: It's never explained: 1. How or who helped Scarecrow escape from his cell or 2. Why he'd be sitting in there at the end in costume instead of prison garb.

Rob245

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Suggested correction: Something not being explained is not a plot hole. The manner in which Scarecrow escaped his cell isn't essential to the plot, and therefore doesn't require an explanation. And the reason he's left in the cell in his costume is for the same reason Batman was left wearing his outfit when he was imprisoned: because the doctor at the asylum felt removing his outfit in his hallucinatory state could cause him to become catatonic.

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Suggested correction: A plot hole is when there is a logical inconsistency that benefits a story despite not making any sense. Something not being explained is not a plot hole. And the reason Batman interrupts the procedure is because Clayface is a criminal who has committed numerous robberies as of late, and Batman is there to apprehend him. As far as Batman is concerned, if Clayface wants to undergo the procedure, then he must do it while in custody.

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Feat of Clay (2) - S1-E5

Plot hole: Unless he didn't feel like it or Daggett's being held somewhere that's secret there's no reason that Clayface, who faked his death, couldn't try to track him down again.

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Suggested correction: There's absolutely nothing in the episode that suggests Clayface can't try to track down Daggett again. That's pure conjecture on your part. And conjecture is not a mistake or plot hole. But just to humor you, as seen in the series, Clayface goes through many other trials and tribulations that take up his time, which might explain why they don't show him going after Daggett in future episodes. Either way... this isn't a plot hole.

TedStixon

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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