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Episode #031 - The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy
Original Airdate - October 14th, 1992

Batman investigates a theft of bearer bonds intended for the starving people of Byelocroatia. One suspect is Baron Waclow Jozek, a European nobleman. He confronts Jozek, who tells him that Josiah Wormwood, the 'deathtrap specialist', is responsible for theft. Jozek contacts Wormwood and sets him a task; to use his talents to get Batman's cape and cowl.

Episode #032 - Robin's Reckoning: Part 1
Original Airdate - February 7th, 1993

When Batman and Robin bust up an extortion, Batman learns the name of the gang leader. To Robin's surprise, he refuses to let Robin continue the investigating with him, preferring to work alone instead. When Robin discovers the truth, he finds that the case is connected with Tony Zucco, a gangster who was responsible for the death of Robin's parents.

Episode #033 - The Laughing Fish
Original Airdate - January 10th, 1993

The Joker has developed a chemical which induces "Joker" smiles on fish. He makes a visit to the Gotham copyright offices, demanding a copyright for his Joker fish. When the frightened bureaucrats tell him that such a copyright is impossible, he threatens to kill them one by one until he gets what he wants.

Episode #034 - Night of the Ninja
Original Airdate - October 26th, 1992

Wayne Enterprises' various companies are robbed by a mysterious figure known as the Ninja. Batman and Robin discover that the Ninja is actually Kyodai Ken, the only man who could beat Bruce Wayne when they studied martial arts together as boys in Japan. Bruce exposed Kyodai's attempt to rob the dojo, which got Kyodai expelled and now Kyodai is back for revenge.

Episode #035 - Cat Scratch Fever
Original Airdate - November 5th, 1992

While tracking down her missing cat, Selina Kyle uncovers a plot by Roland Daggett and his company scientist, Professor Milo, to infect animals with a disease that will spread through the city's strays and eventually affect the human populace as well. Daggett, of course, has the only cure, which he plans to introduce onto the market at a high price.

Episode #036 - The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne
Original Airdate - October 29th, 1992

When Judge Vargas, a friend of Bruce Wayne's, is blackmailed by Dr. Hugo Strange, Bruce journeys to Strange's health resort in Yucca Springs to investigate. Strange has invented a machine that can see people's thoughts, and he uses this on Bruce to discover that Bruce is Batman. He then attempts to auction Batman's secret identity to the Joker, Two-Face and the Penguin.

Episode #037 - Robin's Reckoning: Part 2
Original Airdate - February 14th, 1993

Robin heads off in hot pursuit of Tony Zucco, despite Batman's forbidding him to do it. Some tricky detective work takes him to the crook's hideout at the old amusement pier where Zucco has accidentally trapped Batman.

Episode #038 - Heart of Steel: Part 1
Original Airdate - November 16th, 1992

High-tech secrets are stolen from Wayne Enterprises by a robot and Barbara Gordon suspects that her father is not herself. Both instances lead to a plan by HARDAC, an Artificial Intelligence computer created by Karl Rossum, to supplant humanity with machines. Batman soon investigates, only to put his identity on the line.

Episode #039 - If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?
Original Airdate - November 18th, 1992

When Edward Nygma, the creator of the computer game, "Riddle of the Minotaur," demands his share of profits he is fired. Nygma vows revenge, and years later when his former boss is selling his company Nygma makes his move, in a new guise, that of the Riddler!

Episode #040 - Joker's Wild
Original Airdate - November 19th, 1992

An enraged Joker breaks out of Arkham Asylum when he learns billionaire developer Cameron Kaiser has built a gambling casino exploiting the evil clown's likeness. Batman is also infuriated, knowing the Joker will destroy the casino and everyone in it to avenge his wounded pride.

Episode #041 - Tyger, Tyger
Original Airdate - October 30th, 1992

Selina Kyle is kidnapped by 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.

Episode #042 - Moon of the Wolf
Original Airdate - November 11th, 1992

Batman investigates the appearance of a wolf creature in Gotham, not realizing that the monster happens to be one of Bruce Wayne's associates - Anthony Romulus, ex-Olympic champion and media spokesman.

Episode #043 - Day of the Samurai
Original Airdate - February 23rd, 1993

Kyodai Ken kidnaps the daughter of Yoru Sensei, the martial arts instructor who taught both Kyodai and Bruce. The Ninja's ransom for her is a scroll that teaches the location of the fabled Death Touch.

Episode #044 - Heart of Steel: Part 2
Original Airdate - November 17th, 1992

Batman, upon escaping from being turned into a duplicate by HARDAC, is summoned by Barbara Gordon. She wants Batman's help to discover what is going on with her Father. Upon arriving at HARDAC's location separately, both Batman and Barbara discover the truth behind the recent behavior of the Commissioner and other city officials.

Episode #045 - Terror in the Sky
Original Airdate - November 12th, 1992

When a man-sized bat ransacks Gotham harbor, Batman suspects that Dr. Kirk Langstrom is up to his old tricks, taking the Man-Bat formula again. Batman isn't the only one. Kirk's wife, Francine, is so distrustful of her husband that she decides to leave him. After further investigation, Batman discovers that the Man-Bat is no longer Kirk, but someone else.

Episode #046 - Almost Got 'Im
Original Airdate - November 10th, 1992

While hiding out from the police, The Joker, The Penguin, Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Killer Croc gather at the criminals-only Stacked Deck Club to play cards and swap stories about their mutual nemesis. Each one has an 'Almost Got 'Im' story when it comes to trying to do in Batman.

Episode #047 - Birds of a Feather
Original Airdate - February 8th, 1993

Veronica Vreeland is looking for a way to create a splash with her next party and arrives at the idea of having a criminal in attendance -- especially if there's one whose manners would create a stir. Penguin fits the bill perfectly. In the process of convincing the Penguin to come to her party, Veronica finds she likes the corpulent little guy. For his part, the Penguin begins to fall in love with her.

Episode #048 - What Is Reality?
Original Airdate - November 24th, 1992

Seeking to prove once and for all that his is the superior mind, the Riddler lures Batman into a riddle-solving contest inside a computer game of virtual reality. In the course of solving the riddles and escaping the Riddler's traps, Batman learns that he is able to manipulate the virtual reality landscape much like the Riddler does.

Episode #049 - I Am The Night
Original Airdate - November 9th, 1992

On the anniversary of the death of Bruce's parents, Batman accompanies Leslie Thompkins to Crime Alley to place roses on the spot where they were gunned down. Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon is on stakeout to arrest the Jazzman. Batman had promised to be there, but arrives late to find a gun battle going on. He helps defeat the gangsters and arrest the Jazzman, but at a high cost -- Gordon is severely wounded.

Episode #050 - Off Balance
Original Airdate - November 23rd, 1992

While following Count Vertigo's trail, Batman encounters a Lady In Black and learns that she is Talia, daughter of the head of the Society of Shadows who was sent by her father to prevent the capture of a sonic drill that the Count stole. But after his identity is mistakenly revealed to Talia, Batman remains off-balance as to where her true loyalties lie.

Episode #051 - The Man Who Killed Batman
Original Airdate - February 1st, 1993

While third-rate mob stumble-bum Sidney DeBris was acting as look-out for drug-runners, Batman surprised him on a warehouse roof. The two struggled, and Sid's bumbling caused Batman to pitch off the roof and into a shed of explosive gas. After the ensuing fire, the only thing found was Batman's cape and cowl. It seemed Sidney had done the impossible and become the man who killed Batman.

Episode #052 - Mudslide
Original Airdate - September 15th, 1993

Clayface is falling apart -- literally. His clay like body is virtually disintegrating. Fortunately, a woman scientist he knew from his movie star days is working on a remedy. However, Hagen is forced to steal money to pay for the expensive components of the remedy.

Episode #053 - Paging The Crime Doctor
Original Airdate - September 17th, 1993 - Second Season Finale

Dr. Matthew Thorne, forced into losing his medical license and becoming the crime doctor by his younger brother, crime bass Rupert Thorne, must perform delicate surgery on Rupert. He can't do it alone, and kidnaps Dr. Leslie Thompkins to assist. Batman discovers Leslie's disappearance, and rushes to track her down.

Episode #054 - Zatanna
Original Airdate - February 2nd, 1993

When the glamorous magician Zatanna is framed for a robbery during her act, Batman swings to her defense. Zatanna is grateful though a little puzzled by the Dark Knight's commitment to prove her innocence, but the two heroes unite and use the skills her father, Zatara, taught them to expose and combat an evil illusionist.

Episode #055 - The Mechanic
Original Airdate - January 24th, 1993

Thanks to a freak accident during a high-speed chase, the Batmobile is virtually demolished. After Batman takes the car to his personal mechanic, Earl Cooper, the Penguin makes his move and tampers with the Batmobile, putting it under his control.

Episode #056 - Harley and Ivy
Original Airdate - January 18th, 1993

After being booted out of the Joker's service, Harley Quinn forms a partnership with Poison Ivy. The Joker has a fit when he hears of their "Thelma and Louise"-style crime spree, and sets out to get Harley (and more important, the loot she stole) back.

Episode #057 - Shadow of the Bat: Part 1
Original Airdate - September 13th, 1993 - Second Season Premier

When Gordon is framed for taking bribes from Rupert Thorne, his daughter Barbara pleads with Batman to show up at a rally being put on in the commissioner's behalf. But when Batman disappears after finding the person behind the frame-up, Barbara takes the law into her own hands as Batgirl.

Episode #058 - Blind As A Bat
Original Airdate - February 22nd, 1993

The Penguin has pulled off a plot to hijack an armored helicopter and, in the course of The Penguin's raid, Bruce Wayne is temporarily blinded. Dr. Leslie Thompkins gives Bruce strict instructions to keep his eyes bandaged for forty-eight hours or risk losing his sight permanently. But when The Penguin starts using the chopper's weaponry to terrorize Gotham, it's up to the Batman to stop him -- sight or no sight.

Episode #059 - The Demon's Quest: Part 1
Original Airdate - May 3rd, 1993

When Robin is mysteriously abducted from his college campus, the Batman begins a fruitless search ... until he is astounded by the sudden appearance in the Batcave of Ra's Al Ghul. Ra's quickly reveals that his daughter, Talia, has been abducted under circumstances similar to Robin's, suggesting that the same persons are responsible. So begins an uneasy truce between the Batman and 'The Demon'.

Episode #060 - His Silicon Soul
Original Airdate - November 20th, 1992

When a Batman impersonator appears in Gotham City, the real Batman deduces that Karl Rossum is somehow involved and confronts the inventor.The other Batman, a duplicant, then shows up and a battle between the two takes place. After the duplicant Batman escapes, it begins its campaign to recreate HARDAC's goals of a robotic society.

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