Batman: The Animated Series
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Suggested correction: Are you suggesting Kirk couldn't change his pants?

Well it'd seem ridiculous given his changes probably happen at any time like The Lizard's who also never changes pants.

Rob245

So Kurt Conners and Kirk Langstrom both wear the same pants for the rest of their lives? They never change clothes when in human form?

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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.

Rob245

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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

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Suggested correction: Clayface wasn't faking losing control of his abilities. He really was losing control. When Clayface saw all the characters he played over the years as Matt Hagen, he began turning into each of them involuntarily but, because there was too many of them, he became overwhelmed and couln't stop transforming. He even begs Batman to shut off the screens. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4W8Wp6SzdM.

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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