The DCaU/Batman TAS Timeline...

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  1. Hotshotprime43

    Hotshotprime43 Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone as you know that the DCaU was the DC shows that were from 1992-2006 (Besides The Batman and teen Titans) Now just so you all know that i love Batman TAS but there are some really annoying things that conflict with its timeline during the 14 year run of the universe so after just watching Mast of the Phantasm and the 2parter Robin Reckoning i made my own short timeline to parts of this universe


    Batman TAS Timeline

    1965 Bruce Wayne Born
    1973 Parents killed vows vengeance age 8
    1983 Meets Andrea/ Starts crime fighting at 18 (Flashbacks from MoTP )
    1984 Adopts Robin who is 10. Bruce Wayne is 19
    1990/91 Joker created
    1991 Batman TAS pilot age 26
    1992-1995 Batman TAS
    1996 Dick Grayson finishes college (Show currently off air)
    1997 Adopts Tim Drake. Current age 32
    1997-1998 The revamp episodes
    2001 Joins Justice League at age 36
    2006 Justice League unlimited ends age 41
    2019 retires at 54
    2039 Batman Beyond age 74
    2070 Bruce Wayne is 105 (JSU Epilogue)

    Some of this is official dates and some are from making sense of what is said from certain episodes such as i say he is 18 when he starts fighting crime because i figure when he meets Andrea is looks as they started college because she said she have seen him on campus. Also the reason it is in 1983 is because the film came out in 1993. In the beginning of the movie they say it was 10 years ago the flashbacks take place. Also the reason i said Robin is 10 is because it seems he finished collage in 1996 because if the episode when he talks to tim so you figure 4 years of collage means he started in 1992 probably at 18 and Tony Zuko said he been on the run for nine years in Robin Reckoning which is from 1993

    Also the reason why i said joker created in 90/91 is because in Joker Favor the Joker been around for 2 years at least but in Beware the Creeper (1998) it is said he became Joker seven years ago.

    In Epilogue (2005) it said 65 years into the future and Bruce is still alive! so as you can see the timeline is a little screwy if you have more info or have anything else to mention or add please do so please
     
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    Most shared universes have contridictions (Hell even I consider Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble and Hulk Agents of SMASH to be in-continuity with AEMH and WatXM). The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the whole "one-universe" thing right.

    Don't forget Krypto the Superdog. :p 
     
  3. Hotshotprime43

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    ^ O yeah forgot about that show! :) 
     
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    there's only a 9 year age difference between Bruce and Dick?
    They allowed bruce to adopt age age 19?
    can't adopt until you are 21 usually 25 for non family
    I know I know fiction

    but still I never thought the age difference was that close between the two
     
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    What if Alfred adopted him? Alfred is kinda like Bruce's second Dad/Mentor. He probably raised Bruce through most of his life. I don't see why he couldn't help raise the young Grayson boy.
     
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    I don't think Bruce ever adopted Dick. He was just his ward. In the comics Bruce offically adopted Tim Drake & considers Dick his son but its not offical.
     
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    I don't know about other universes, but I seem to recall that Bruce was looking after Dick for the police since the boy witnessed the person responsible for his parents death. It doesn't quite mean he adopted him. He could've adopted him when he turned 21 for all we know.


    jD001
     
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    Batman Beyond was set in 2039.
     
  9. Hotshotprime43

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    whoops ill fix that (Some Batman fan i am to screw up like that :( )

    EDIT: Fixed
     
  10. Hotshotprime43

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    Thats not official its just what i assume from piecing years and dates of events together. Since as i said before the 2 parter about Robin origin and Mask of the Phantasm are from 1993. And as mentioned the flashbacks of MoTP is 10 years ago and and Robin Reckoning flashbacks are nine years ago so Bruce could be at least 18 to 22 since that takes place when he is in college but Dick age has to be ten because in another 8 years he would be in college for four so he would Finnish in 96 and yeah........

    Point is Robin age from what i have is probably spot on. While Bruce could be plus a couple years.
     
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    Trying to apply a real time-line to these things only ends in tears and frustration.

    Here's one for you; the flashback in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, takes place during the TNBA years, and that was supposed to be the last time the Joker was seen until Return of the Joker (which was actually Tim), and yet, Joker appeared in the Justice League toon. Now, these sorts of things always happen when you do future stories and always require retcons, but it shows that the DCAU is already flawed.
     
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    I think the same thing that happened to G1 is happeing to Batman TAS. Fans are looking much more into it then the producers ever did. I really doubt they had any timelines in place when they wrote it.

    Also, Batman Beyond's tech is way to advanced for how little in the future it is. Look at our tech now & do you really think it will be at that level in less then 30 years? Gotham would also have had to been totally destroyed since every building is futuristic. Today we still have a lot of buildings from the early 20th century in normal use. So sure there would be some newer buildings but the majority would ones existing in the present.
     
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    Then again, Gotham in the DCAU was already futuristic, in an art-deco, retro sort of way. So it's not so much the technological shift, but rather the aesthetic one.

    Still, a lot of the old Gotham city still existed. Many of the new buildings were built above/over them.

    Then compare future Gotham's verticality and urban density to DCAU's Metropolis, and it sort of jives. Even if it isn't real-life plausible.
     
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    Since its all fiction i don't think it matters how Gotham is in that universes future so it works. With Robin (Tim Drake) and the whole Joker thing i know they meant to be during the revamp part of the series and although the animation dosent make it completly match ill just consider it happened after Justice League and Tim Drake hasn't hit his growth sprout yet

    The lesson of this discussion: DAMN YOU CONTINUITY!
     
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    Return of the Joker does happen after Justice League, officially.
     
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    Of course it does, but the whole flashback sequence (arguably the best part of the whole Batman Beyond movie) was supposed to have been the last time we saw the Joker (because he "died"), but then he shows up in Justice League...so it wasn't the last time.
     
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    I'm happy that there even is a DCAU. It is a miracle considering the number of revamps and network changes it had over the years. A couple of continuity flubs here and there don't bother me at all.
     
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    Also keep in mind that BTAS wasn't meant to be set in a specific era, that's why you have film noir elements like art deco architecture and tommy guns and old-model cars alongside VR technology and cybernetics and laser cannons.
     
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    Oh, no doubt. The DCAU encompasses some of the best animated storytelling we've ever gotten, and we're unlikely to ever get anything like it again.
     
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    Yeah, I think the show's creators were pretty explicit about that being their intent. I never took the show as being set present day. It was all just a nebulous "whenever".

    And it's impossible to create a cohesive timeline for the comics, so I wouldn't even think of attempting it with a cartoon, much less multiple cartoon series.