Top 10 Batman Beyond Quotes

Batman Beyond, also known as Terry McGinnis, is a rare kind of DC Comics character. Just like Harley Quinn, he was created for a TV show. The Batman Beyond series ushered in exciting villains, old and new, and showed Batman in a brand new light. The show was filled with powerful punches and poignant punchlines.

Hold on to your Batarangs while we grapple in to the Top 10 Batman Beyond Quotes that helped make the show so memorable.

Batman: Every time I put on that suit, it’s my chance to help people who are in trouble. I guess on a personal level, it’s my chance to look like a worthwhile human being again. In my eyes… no one else’s. It’s what I want, Bruce.

Bruce fought because he didn’t want any child to experience what he went through. He took on Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Damian Wayne, Barbara Gordon, and more, all to teach them to defend themselves and protect the city he loved.

But Terry struggled with why he wore the cowl. He felt like he only mattered in the suit. This show explored the struggles of being Batman in a truly profound way.

Batman: Sometimes I ask myself if Batman is just the suit or the man inside. Time to find out.

Terry has to face greater and greater foes with each new day and each new episode! But sometimes the hardest fights aren’t just about throwing the most power-packed punches and crazy karate kicks. It’s not about the gadgets or the gizmos.

It’s about being the person that decides to step up and fight for good against all odds.

Derek Powers: 
Who are you?
Terry McGinnis: 
You really want to know?
Derek Powers: 
Terry McGinnis: 
You killed my father.
Derek Powers: 
…Do you have the slightest idea how little that narrows it down?

Derek Powers is a dangerous man. Not just because he’s one of the most sinister businessmen in all of Gotham, but also because he’s imbued with terrifying radiation powers. The more rage that boils up inside him, the more he turns up the heat.

He’s the main villain of the first season of the show, and for good reason. He’s hurt so many people he literally can’t even keep track.

Batman: The real reason you kept coming back was you never got a laugh out of the Old Man. Get a clue, clownie – he’s got no sense of humor! He wouldn’t know a good joke if it bit him in the cape! Not that you ever had a good joke.

The Joker is back, and Bruce tells Terry not to engage with any of his funny business. But Terry and Bruce aren’t the same kind of Batman. Terry is willing to play dirty where Bruce wouldn’t.

Terry likes to laugh and egg on the Joker, when Bruce was all serious all the time. And most of all, Terry has tons of quick quips that even The Joker can’t keep up with!

Mr. Fix: You’re pretty strong for some clown who thinks he’s Batman.
Batman: I AM Batman!

All throughout the series, Terry has to fight to live up to the expectations of Bruce Wayne. Everyone knew that the original Batman could strike fear into the hearts of all the criminals of Gotham far and wide.

Terry lived in his shadow. But even in the beginning, he knew who he was- who he is. He is Batman.

Mr. Freeze:
 Take a good look, doctor. I’ve been like this for nearly fifty years and I haven’t aged one day. I have become what many men have dreamed of: an immortal. And yet, there hasn’t been a day, an hour, a minute, I haven’t thought about death. It obsesses me. Even now.

Even years and years later, Mr. Freeze still gives us the chills! He is a cold-hearted villain committing cold-blooded crimes left and right. All of it is underlined by the horrifying obsession with death itself.

This show truly understands the sick and twisted mentality of Batman’s rogues gallery, even 50 years later.

 Lady, that is the sickest thing I’ve ever heard! You’re creeping me out.
Bruce Wayne: 
You? She kissed me!

Ra’s Al Ghul tries to deceive Bruce Wayne. He possessed his daughter’s body so he could live on, but to keep his plans a secret, he acted as if he was his own daughter.

It’s one thing to be evil enough to steal your daughter’s body for your own immortality, but to seal the deal by kissing Bruce Wayne? That’s a whole new level of creepy.

Bruce Wayne:
 Who are you?
 I’m your worst nightmare!
Bruce Wayne:
 You have no idea what my nightmares are like.

It was always entertaining to see people underestimate Bruce Wayne just because he looked like an innocent, helpless old man. Even after all this time, he was anything but helpless.

There were very few situations were Bruce Wayne wasn’t in control. And even when Payback thought that he could intimidate the poor old man, he didn’t really know who he was dealing with.

Terry McGinnis:
 Tell me something: Why were you so sure those voices weren’t comin’ from you?
Bruce Wayne:
 Well, first, I know I’m not psychotic.
Terry McGinnis:
 I hope your other reason’s more convincing.
Bruce Wayne: 
And second, the voice kept calling me Bruce. In my mind, that’s not what I call myself.

The villain Shriek really threw Bruce Wayne for a loop. He was hearing voices in his head that were actually Shriek trying to manipulate him.

But they didn’t account for one thing: Bruce Wayne doesn’t even call himself Bruce. He doesn’t see himself as Bruce Wayne. He has always been and will always be Batman.

Terry McGinnis: 
Did you hear a scream?
Dana Tan:
 Hey, it’s Gotham City. That’s practically our theme song.

In a city of danger and despair, some things are pretty predictable — like Gotham’s personal theme song: screams of innocent people.

You don’t even need to turn up the radio, you just need to roll down your windows and you’ll hear it! This show had too many funny moments to put all in one list, but we couldn’t miss out on this quote.

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