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BATMAN BEYOND Welcome to our family entertainment site! options Welcome to our Beckles Family Entertainment Site! Welcome to our father & son site! Here we're honoring father and son: COMIC BOOK & CARTOON FANS- DR. FRANK BECKLES, JR. AND HIS SON, CHRISTIAN BECKLES. AS THEY PUBLISH THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF AMERICA'S NEWEST DYNAMIC DUO: BATMAN AND SON, TERRY McGinnis; A.K.A "BATMAN BEYOND". Batman (Terry McGinnis) One of the sons of Bruce Wayne From Wikipedia Renown Writer, and Published Author- Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr.: navigation, search This article does cite many references or sources. (May 2009) Batman Publication information Publisher DC Comics First appearance Batman Beyond, "Rebirth, Part 1" (ep. 1.01) (aired January 10, 1999) Created by Vic Beckles, Paul Dini In-story information Alter ego Terrence "Terry" McGinnis, or "McGuinnes"- Bruce Wayne/Batman's son, the half brother of Damian Wayne, Bruce's other illegitimate son by Batman's mistress, Talia Al Ghul. Team affiliations Justice League Unlimited Notable aliases The Dark Knight of Tomorrow Abilities Peak human physical condition, More Powers derived from a high-tech battle suit, skilled martial artist, Genius level intelligence Terrence "Terry" McGinnis (Batman's son, The Tomorrow Knight, The Dark Knight of Tomorrow, Terry Wayne) is a fictional superhero and the main protagonist of the animated television series Batman Beyond, in which he has succeeded Bruce Wayne, his father as the protector of Gotham City. He is voiced by Will Friedle. Contents [hide] •1 Biography •2 Relationships ◦2.1 Bruce Wayne ◦2.2 Family ◦2.3 Max Gibson ■2.3.1 Notable episodes ◦2.4 Dana Tan ◦2.5 Melanie Walker/Ten ◦2.6 Commissioner Barbara Gordon ◦2.7 Charlie Bigelow ◦2.8 With other superheroes •3 Project Batman Beyond •4 Abilities and equipment •4.1 Terry's Batsuit •4.2 Weaknesses •4.3 The Exosuit •5 Other appearances •6 See also •7 References •8 External links Biography An image of a 16-year old Terry McGinnis in civilian clothes.Terry was born in Gotham City on August 18, 2023, by Bruce Wayne and Mary McGinnis, an affair, she had behind the back of her husband, a research scientist at Wayne-Powers and an astronomer at Astro-Tech respectively. By his own admission, he was once a "bad kid." As a former member of a street gang run by youthful racketeer Charlie "Big Time" Bigelow, Terry has his fair share of run-ins with the Gotham City Police while in his early teens, even serving a three-month stint in juvenile hall. Years after Batman is last seen, he finds himself on the run from another street gang, the Jokerz, led by The Joker's son, who model himself after his deceased father, the Clown Prince of Crime. The new villian, known as "Terminal", is the son of Batman's nemisis; The Scarecrow. Terry flees onto the grounds of Wayne Manor, where an aged Bruce Wayne comes to his defense. The strain of the fight places substantial stress on Bruce's heart, and he collapses. Terry helps Bruce into the mansion (not knowing and doesn't discover for quite some time, that Bruce is really his biological father) and gets him his medication; Bruce proceeds to fall asleep afterwards. Before leaving, Terry notices a bat stuck inside a grandfather clock. As he tries to free it he stumbles upon the entrance to the Batcave. After Bruce scares him away, Terry returns home to find his stepfather murdered, and later discovers that Derek Powers, with help from his son Paxton Powers — has assumed leadership of a merged Wayne-Powers — is responsible. He seeks Bruce's assistance in bringing Powers down, but despite Terry's insistence, Bruce, still shaken from an ordeal years earlier of having relied on a gun for self-defense, maintains that he has given up the cowl. Terry takes matters into his own hands and steals the latest incarnation of the Batsuit. Bruce admonishes him through the suit's communicator, and even shuts down the suit, leaving Terry helpless in a fight. Terry, however, is able to convince Bruce to help him confront Powers, who ordered Warren's death after the latter discovered Powers' plan to mass-produce biological weapons. In the end, Powers, who has been exposed to his own hazardous chemicals, experiences the onset of his mutation into Blight. Convinced that there is still a need for a Batman, Bruce hires his son, Terry as his "personal assistant" (because Bruce suspects that Terry might be his illegitimate son) and begins secretly training him for his new role as Batman. In addition, Bruce assists Terry in the field primarily by keeping in continual contact with the boy at the Batcave. Beyond the vigilantee duties as Batman, Terry is also Bruce's chauffeur. After Powers' criminal identity is revealed to the public and he finally brings retribution to his father's killers, Terry decides to continue his role as Batman to make up for his past sins, in hope that his heroic role is his chance at redemption. Relationships Bruce Wayne Despite his role as the new Batman, Terry leads a very different, far less privileged life than Bruce. In addition to coping with his stepfather's death, Terry struggles to keep his secret identity from his mother and younger brother, much like Tim Drake (who settled down, married and has three sons) did during his tenure as Robin in the comics. Because of his responsibilities as Batman, he is not afforded the same licenses the Robins enjoyed and is expected to be on the call whenever he is needed. As a result, Terry is just barely successful at balancing out his dual life, on several occasions prompting both men to reconsider Terry's reliability. Terry and Bruce develop a respect for each other, with Terry regarding Bruce as a surrogate father. This is demonstrated in the episode "Sneak Peek" where Terry pays reporter Ian Peek a visit to plead on Bruce's behalf: Terry: "I don't care what you do to me, but he doesn't deserve this. He's done too much for this city to wind up in the middle of a media circus." Peek: "He means a lot to you, doesn't he?" Terry: "Yes... he does." In turn, Bruce treats Terry the same way he treated Dick Grayson (who married his lover Starfire; and has a son, named Nightstar) and Tim Drake (who later returns to being a crimefighter, after being brainwashed by The Joker). In time, Terry grows into the cowl, and Bruce grows to accept him as his heir to the Batman legacy. The Justice League Unlimited episode "Epilogue" reveals that Terry is Bruce Wayne's biological son due to Amanda Waller's "Batman Beyond" project. This twist may be foreshadowed by the Batman Beyond season one episode "Disappearing Inque" when Inque asks Terry, "What is he, your father?" and the season three episode, "Inqueling", when Max notes that Wayne may be more of a "father figure" than Terry realizes. it is also revealed that his brother; Max, may also be in fact, Bruce Wayne's son too (Max would later become the new Robin). When Static, the biological son of Green Lantern, John Stewart is sent 40 years into the future from the time of the Static Shock series, he is forced to work with Terry to rescue future Static from the KOBRA organization. While Terry doubts his abilities at first, he eventually develops respect for Static. Terry also sees the resemblance in both the teenage and adult version. Terry seems to have rejoined, as later episodes of Justice League Unlimited show him as a regular member (and possibly leader). In the alternate timeline of Justice League Unlimited ("The Once and Future Thing, Part 2: Time Warped,"), Terry fights alongside Static (of that era) and Warhawk, another son of Green Lantern. He was almost killed in the episode, his life was spared thanks to time travel. [edit] Abilities and equipment In addition to the training he receives from Bruce Wayne, Terry appears at least to be an able street-fighter. In the first part of the pilot episode, "Rebirth," he participates in his high school's wrestling team, and he fends off several Jokerz alone. Under Bruce's tutelage, Terry has honed his body to at least Olympic levels. As expected of Batman, he engages in regular, rigorous training to minimize his reliance on the Batsuit. Terry has engaged in combat outside of the Batsuit at various instances. His training has granted him exceptional reflexes, enabling him to evade gunfire and make impressive leaping attempts whether in or out of the Batsuit. In one instance, without the suit's aid, Terry survives a fall from several stories high by bouncing off a pillar that is about to crush him, and lands on his feet. Terry even defeats his suit in single combat when it is controlled by an insane computer consciousness, armed only with Wayne's vintage utility belt's equipment. Fifteen years after the last episode of Batman Beyond, as Terry reaches his 30s, he is able to get through Amanda Waller's security systems and overpower her guards without the aid of his suit's capabilities, suggesting that his skills are rivaling his mentor's when he was in his prime. In "Epilogue", Amanda Waller comments that Terry has inherited all of father's qualities. He possesses the high intellect of Bruce Wayne, though Waller comments that this is not as high as Bruce's. He has been trained by Bruce as a detective, though his ambition is to be a physician. Under Bruce, he learns to establish cures, remedies, and antidotes. As a student, his main interests are in health or medical sciences and history, however his job as Batman and less then stellar study habits have caused problems with his grades, as seen in "The Egg Baby" where he needed to get a good grade on the project to elevate his low grade or fail. As Batman, Terry emulates Bruce's deep, harsh tone. He does this of his own accord, to separate the entities of Terry and Batman (Terry can be heard using his "Batman voice" outside of the Batsuit in the episode "Shriek"). [edit] Terry's Batsuit The Batsuit currently worn by Terry is actually 20 years old when he starts to use it. However, its technology is so advanced that the Batsuit is still considered state-of-the-art. One of the most notable features of the suit is that it now covers the entire face, a departure from previous costumes (though Batman's mouth is still left exposed, a possible design flaw, especially when faced with opponents like Inque). The cape has been eliminated, being replaced by glider wings under the arms. Thrusters built into the boots allow Batman to fly in the absence of wind. However, for long range flight, he has an aerial version of the Batmobile to use. The flight capabilities are not unique - Flying cars are commonplace in the series. The Batsuit conforms to the size and physique of its wearer, as seen by how it was able to fit both Terry and Bruce, who had different physical statures at the time. It is very durable, being able to withstand massive concussive forces (it was able to take blows from Superman), fire, lasers, electric shocks, underwater pressure, wind force, and even radiation in small doses. The Batsuit grants him the following abilities: •Enhanced strength by a factor of ten. •Minimal reduction (or increase) in flexibility. •Enhanced visual assistance that allows him to see in the dark (visual from the Batsuit can be fed back to the main computer in the Batcave; it can also receive visual from the main computer, allowing for superior tactical planning). The visor can also serve as digital binoculars and an infrared filter. •Personal communicator allows Terry to keep in constant contact with Bruce at the Batcave. •Enhanced ballistic protection. •Significantly resistant to heat, electricity, water, and vibrations, but only slightly resistant to radiation. •Built-in rebreather for underwater combat/exploration. •Dispensable Batarangs with a range of auxiliary functions, such as producing electric shocks. However, there is a limit to the amount of Batarangs the Batsuit can dispense; Batman has run out on at least one occasion. Also, the Batsuit has discs that can be fired from the tops of the hands. •Electrical discharges throughout the suit that can be activated by pushing the button on the belt. •Grappling guns built into the forearms. •Flashbang grenades. •Smoke pellets. •Flexicuffs. •Launchable tracers. •A retractable PIN or password decipherer in the form of a key on the right index finger. •Retractable wings under the arms to glide on. •Rocket boots enabling limited flight. •Electromagnetic pads in the soles of the boots for adhesion to certain surfaces. •Sensitive touch microphone on index and middle fingers that permits eavesdropping through solid surfaces. •Drug identifier, utilized by dipping fingers into the substance. •Built-in cloaking device that enables almost complete camouflage (this function possibly consumes a good deal of the Batsuit's power, as Batman minimizes its usage). It allows camouflage extending into the visible light and infrared frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum. A countermeasure used by Commissioner Barbara Gordon to this in one incident where she was hunting Batman down was through tracking him using an ultraviolet light to illuminate him. The origin of the cloaking device could be based on the failed light refractive polymer developed in the Batman: The Animated Series episode "See No Evil." The reason the invisibility plastic failed in the B:TAS episode was that sending electrical current through the material caused it to become toxic, affecting the mind as well as the body. Regardless, the original Batman may have saved samples of the plastic and/or the research notes and resolved the toxicity issues, incorporating them into the Beyond Batsuit. •Retractable claws which can be used to slice, clip, or facilitate climbing. •Can uplink with the Batmobile for remote piloting. •A remote kill function that can externally deactivate the suit from the Batcave. •The belt buckle also serves as a buzz saw to get out of a room quickly or to cut through denser material. •Electroshock circuitry, effective with direct contact, to protect Terry from attacks from Inque or to disable an opponent. •A boom tube, used in the episode of Justice League Unlimited, "The Once and Future Thing Part 2: Time Warped" [edit] Weaknesses The Batsuit augments Terry's physical prowess considerably, and thus he is sometimes prone to complacency in the midst of danger. Terry favors jibing his opponents, even when defusing volatile situations, though this trait may be productive depending on the opponent he is facing. When he faces the Joker, he is able to get under the villain's skin and gain the upper hand by mocking his opponent and laughing out loud – something Bruce Wayne never did. His initial brashness has also landed him in trouble, though this is a limitation he has grown to overcome. One weakness that he has as revealed in the episode "Curse of the Kobra" is that he leaves his left side open when he is fighting. [edit] The Exosuit Seen only twice in the series, the Exosuit is donned by Bruce Wayne in an encounter with Inque, who had kidnapped Terry and was holding him hostage. This is despite the fact that Bruce is having heart problems at the time. It is a suit of heavy armor with retractable plates that enhances the survivability of the wearer, boosting their physical strength and resilience to superhuman levels, at a level greater than that of the Batsuit. Its look is also most likely based on the suits Azrael used during his stint as Batman. It is featured in the episode "Disappearing Inque". [edit] Other appearances In addition to having his own ongoing comic book, the Tomorrow Knight made an appearance in Superman Adventures #64, chasing a futuristic version of Brainiac. Terry and Bizarro.The Batman Beyond concept became DC Comics canon in the pages of Superman/Batman issues 22 and 23, wherein Bizarro is transported to an alternate reality somewhere in Hypertime which resembled the Batman Beyond-era Gotham City, with Batman Beyond in action with the 1999 animated black-and-red costume and the 1992 Batplane from the original animated series. This version of the character is in radio contact with Bruce Wayne, but was referred to as "Tim". The Batman Beyond cameo was enough to garner a DC Direct action figure, the character's first in years, listed as "Tim Drake"; However, the writers admitted to the mistake of misnaming the character,[citation needed] and although the name was rumored to be changed to "Terry" in the trade paperback, it still reads "Tim" (see first page of "Smoke and Mirrors" chapter in the trade paperback). McGinnis has made guest appearance on the Batman Beyond spin-off series, The Zeta Project. He also appeared on Static Shock, in the episode "Future Shock," which involved time travel and a future Static. McGinnis later appears in two episodes of Justice League Unlimited, "The Once and Future Thing, Part 2: Time Warped," alongside Static and Warhawk. He is apparently thought to have been killed in the episode (but he wasn't- like many heroes; such as, Barry Allen and Aquaman's son- Authur Jr., they were rescued by The Spectre, and brought to another dimension), though his death is undone later, as the episode's plot involved time travel. After the Time Warp is fixed and Terry's death is prevented, Terry is seen 15 years older in the JLA episode "Epilogue", which is centered on him and takes place in his timeline, serving as the series finale to Batman Beyond; after which, he decided to marry his long-time girlfriend, Dana. In year 3045, they had a son, who will later become the vigilante hero "Batwing". Also, in the DC comic book Countdown to Final Crisis, former Robin Jason Todd, former Wonder Girl Donna Troy, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, the son of Hal Jordan, and Bob the Monitor travel to "Earth-12," which resembles the DCAU's future. They witness from the rooftops someone in a Batman Beyond costume defeating members of the Jokerz gang (although they don't know who is under the mask of the future Batman), to which Jason Todd says: "Huh. The more things change, the more they stay the same." The group speculate that either Tim Drake or Dick Grayson, who has a son, who becomes a hero in the year 2025, known as "Nightstar", is under the mask. However, The Monitor confirms it is indeed McGinnis. The character has also recently received a figure in the DC Universe action figure line, which lists him as McGinnis rather than Tim Drake.[citation needed] A figure of Terry will appear in the "Arkham Asylum" SET of DC Heroclix. On its card, it's mentioned that his name is UNKNOWN an his first appearance was in the pages of Superman/Batman issue 22.[citation needed] [edit] See also •Batman Beyond •Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker [edit] References 1.^ [edit] External links •DK Publishing. Batman Beyond: The Animated Series Guide •Terry McGinnis' bio at The World's Finest •Terry McGinnis on the DC Animated Universe Wiki, an external wiki
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