Batman: The Animated Series

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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Pretty Poison - S1-E9

Other mistake: Melissa Manchester and Neil Ross voice minor characters in this episode. The end credits list them like this though; "Additional Voices - Melissa Manchester as Neil Ross." It should have been "And", of course. (00:21:55)

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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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Heart of Ice - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When Batman - disguised as a security guard - opens his utility belt, the belt opens and shows a configuration of buttons and a split-second later, a key card materializes out of thin air in front of the buttons. (00:11:30)

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Heart of Ice - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Freeze's henchman Johnny gets his legs frozen, he is wearing pants and shoes. Later when Johnny is inside a water tank in the Batcave in order to thaw the ice, he has been stripped down to his boxer shorts. While it's possible for Batman to remove Johnny's pants above the freeze-line by cutting them away, he would still have remnants of his pants underneath the ice, but when the ice is thawed, his legs and feet are bare. (00:05:45 - 00:08:05)

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Heart of Ice - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Freeze's henchman Johnny gets his legs frozen, an ice "bridge" connects the gap between his feet. A few shots later and the connective ice is gone, making it look like he is wearing boots made of ice. (00:05:45 - 00:07:00)

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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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Two-Face (2) - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: The broken window pane on the door to the District Attorney's office changes slightly from shot to shot. When first shown, the break in the glass extends all the way up to the letter "L" in the word "law." When the shot changes, the break in the glass is nowhere near the letter "L." Also, the letter "W" in the word "law" is missing entirely, even though the break in the glass suggests a portion of the letter would still be intact if the letters were painted on the glass, as is standard. (00:10:25)

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Two-Face (2) - S1-E18

Other mistake: When Two-Face is looking at the picture of Grace in his wallet, you can see he has a credit card that says Two Fa[ce]" on it. A bank wouldn't issue a credit card to someone under that kind of pseudonym, and it would be very foolish for a known criminal to use a credit card since any purchases can be tracked. Even if it was a company credit card for a dummy corporation, it would be equally foolish for Two-Face to have a dummy corporation named after himself. (00:08:05)

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Two-Face (2) - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When Grace is crying over Harvey, she is holding a picture of him with her left hand while stroking the frame with her right hand. When the shot changes, she is suddenly gripping the frame with both hands. (00:06:15)

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Two-Face (1) - S1-E17

Other mistake: The eyebrow on Two-Face's left side is completely illogical. He wouldn't suddenly have an eyebrow that's bigger and bushier than his other eyebrow, and if anything the explosion that created Two-Face would have singed off that eyebrow. The eyebrow is there when the doctor removes Harvey Dent's bandages, so it's not like he put a fake one on for cosmetic reasons, nor would it make sense for the doctor to put a fake one on ahead of his face being surgically repaired. (00:21:15)

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Two-Face (2) - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When Harvey Dent is scarred in the previous episode, it's only the left side of his face and neck. In this episode and all others with Two-Face, his left hand is also scarred and discolored.

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Two-Face (1) - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: The explosion that scars Harvey Dent and creates Two-Face is shown to have scarred and colored him light blue on the entire left half side of his face and neck. However, when he is first shown in the hospital, the parts of the left side of Harvey's face that aren't covered in bandages are still normal, as is his entire neck. (00:19:35)

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Two-Face (1) - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: The mud stain on Harvey Dent's suit disappears when he assaults the henchman that kicked the mud on him and then reappears when he is walking away from the scene. (00:04:50 - 00:05:50)

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Two-Face (1) - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: The pothole with the mud that Rupert Thorne's henchman kicks at Harvey Dent appears from nowhere. When the henchman is shown kicking the mud, the pothole is located between the police officer behind the henchman's right shoulder and Harvey's assistant Carlos on the henchman's left. However, in the previous shot, the ground shown between the police officer and Carlos contains no pothole. (00:04:35)

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Trivia: The series was animated on darker (typically black) paper as opposed to standard white paper. This helped aid in the show's aesthetic, and also helped save time when animating nighttime sequences, since they wouldn't have to paint the entire background black.

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