Batman: The Animated Series

10 Worst Episodes of Batman: The Animated Series

Vowing to avenge the murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne devotes his life to wiping out crime in Gotham City as the masked vigilante "Batman".

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Batman: The Animated Series - S1E33

#10 - Cat Scratch Fever (Season 1 - Episode 33)

Batman must stop Roland Daggett's plan to release a viral plague designed by Professor Milo into Gotham by way of its stray cat population. The case gains new urgency when Catwoman becomes infected with the virus during her search for her missing cat, Isis.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 133 votes.

Batman: The Animated Series - S1E54

#9 - Blind as a Bat (Season 1 - Episode 54)


The Penguin steals an experimental helicopter from an air show, causing an explosion that temporarily blinds Bruce Wayne. Batman knows he won't be able to wait until his vision returns to track the Penguin down, but will he be able to do so without the use of his eyes?

The episode was rated 7.34 from 110 votes.

Batman: The Animated Series - S1E16

#8 - Eternal Youth (Season 1 - Episode 16)

Several rich industrialists are invited to the Eternal Youth Health Spa, and that's where they are last seen before disappearing. The only connection: they had something to do with the death of plants. Bruce Wayne also receives an invitation (although it was one of his greedy directors who nearly made the deal to destroy a rainforest before Bruce forced him to shut the operation down), but Alfred and his "lady friend", Maggie, go in his place. When they don't return, Batman is forced to investigate, discovering that the spa is run by Poison Ivy, and that she has been using a formula to turn the industrialists into humanoid trees, including Alfred and Maggie.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 192 votes.

Batman: The Animated Series - S3E4

#7 - Baby-Doll (Season 3 - Episode 4)


A tiny former child star kidnaps her TV family and holds them prisoner in a reconstruction of her old TV home.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 95 votes.

Batman: The Animated Series - S1E23

#6 - The Forgotten (Season 1 - Episode 23)

While investigating the disappearances of Gotham's homeless in an undercover disguise, Bruce Wayne is kidnapped. Imprisoned in a chain gang mining camp and suffering from amnesia, will he be able to escape and free the rest of the prisoners?

The episode was rated 7.24 from 186 votes.

Batman: The Animated Series - S1E22

#5 - Prophecy of Doom (Season 1 - Episode 22)


Batman investigates a cult, called The Brotherhood, founded by the "mystic" Nostromos after hearing about a number of stories from his colleagues about his ability to predict the future. Batman finds out that Nostromos is actually a con artist who was rigging near-fatal accidents to gain the confidence of Gotham's upper class citizens. Can Batman expose this ruse before it's too late?

The episode was rated 7.21 from 175 votes.

Batman: The Animated Series - S1E36

#4 - Moon of the Wolf (Season 1 - Episode 36)

Batman investigates the appearance of a werewolf-like creature in Gotham, not realizing that the monster happens to be one of Bruce Wayne's associates - Anthony Romulus, ex-Olympic champion. Behind the scheme is twisted chemist Professor Milo.

The episode was rated 7.18 from 130 votes.

Batman: The Animated Series - S1E20

#3 - I've Got Batman in My Basement (Season 1 - Episode 20)


During a fight with Batman over a stolen egg ruby, the Penguin douses Batman with gas, although he is rescued by a teenage "would-be" detective named Sherman and his friend Roberta, who hide Batman in Sherman's basement long enough for him to heal before the Penguin finds them.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 194 votes.

Batman: The Animated Series - S1E30

#2 - Tyger, Tyger (Season 1 - Episode 30)

Selina Kyle is kidnapped by an evil scientist who turns her into a real cat-woman.Selina Kyle is kidnapped by the villainous genetic engineer Dr. Emile Dorian and becomes his latest experiment to provide his man-cat hybrid named Tygrus with a mate. Batman learns of this and comes to the island to rescue Selina. He is captured and forced into a deadly game of cat-and-flying mouse as Tygrus hunts Batman through the island's jungles.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 134 votes.

Batman: The Animated Series - S1E27

#1 - The Underdwellers (Season 1 - Episode 27)


Batman traces a series of bizarre robberies on the streets of Gotham back to a band of children - poverty-stricken outcasts who have been raised to do the bidding of their master, the Sewer King.

The episode was rated 6.85 from 182 votes.

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