Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Season 1 Episode 20

Hail the Tornado Tyrant!

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Jun 05, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Red Tornado decides to create a "son," but a villain's attack transforms his newborn into a villain calling itself the Tornado Tyrant! But before assisting the android hero, Batman must first team up with Green Arrow to battle the Joker and Catwoman.

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  • Red Tornado vs. Tornado Tyrant, but there's more to it than that. This is a heavy emotional episode.

    The previous episode was a completely silly, hilarious comedy, this one is the exact opposite, it's a sad, emotional episode. The opening is throwaway, Joker causes mayhem and Catwoman appears at the very end of it. Pretty weak opening actually. But the main episode is gold and very different from what we usually see from this show.

    Red Tornado creates a son, but he soon develops some dark troubling views on humanity, calling them evil and a disease. Tornado shuts him down, but his son is not done yet and upgrades himself and becomes the Tornado Tyrant. The final confronation between the two is very emotional, and the ending is surprisingly sad, I'll admit it, I almost cried a little, something I never do, only Pixar can make me cry apparently. This episode came close however.

    There are zero jokes in this episode, besides the opening, but that's the great thing about this show, how it can go from light adventure and comedy to heavy, dark episodes like this, where Red Tornado has to kill his own son. I really liked this one.moreless
  • A Sad, but good episode!

    I will have to admit, this was one of the saddest episodes of Batman: Brave and the bold. But it was also good. The opening part was awesome. We saw The Joker again. We saw Green Arrow and Batman team up again. Catwomen also appeared. I felt sorry for Red Tornado though. His son went out of control a little bit. I also liked that we saw Major Diaster in this episode. He appeared a couple of times and had a big role in this episode. But the ending made me sad myself. Red Tornado destroyed his son and melted him with that laser. But who knows? Maybe he will make him again someday.

    Overall Grade: A+moreless
Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Red Tornado

Guest Star

Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Tornado Champion/Tornado Tyrant

Guest Star

James Arnold Taylor

James Arnold Taylor

Major Disaster

Guest Star

James Arnold Taylor

James Arnold Taylor

Green Arrow

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (14)

    • Tornado Tyrant: Father, and Uncle Batman. How lovely to see you. But I'm afraid I'm in no mood for a family reunion.
      Batman: That makes two of us.

    • Batman: There's a difference between justice and revenge.
      Tornado Champion: The difference is that revenge is more efficient.
      Batman: The difference is morality.
      Tornado Champion: Morality!? I am above human morality!!

    • Tornado Champion: The humans seem so fragile, father.
      Red Tornado: In many ways, they are. But they also possess an astonishing inner strength.
      Tornado Champion: Do I also possess inner strength?
      Red Tornado: Only time will tell.
      Tornado Champion: But I want to know now.
      Red Tornado: As the humans say, "patience is a virtue."

    • Batman: Creating life in a laboratory is a dangerous game.
      Red Tornado: Observation: I have no delusions of perfection. I have installed a failsafe switch that can instantly shut my son down, should he malfunction.
      Batman: Did you say "son"?
      Red Tornado: Family is something we all long for, even a robot.

    • Batman: The only thing more harrowing than taking down Joker is taking down Joker while he's behind the wheel of a car.

    • Green Arrow: Well, Bats, I guess you beat me. Yeah, right.
      Batman: This is never going to end, is it?
      Green Arrow: I certainly hope not.

    • Red Tornado: Observation: I startled you.
      Batman: Nobody startles me.

    • Batman: So why am I here?
      Red Tornado: As I am ready to initiate the activation protocols, I thought it would be best to have you on hand to verify the results.
      Batman: You wanted to share this moment with a friend. Understood.

    • Tornado Champion: Observation: You are reasonably useful for a biological life-form.
      Batman: Please, you'll make my head swell.

    • Tornado Champion: But why is there evil in the world?
      Red Tornado: Human philosophers have endeavored to answer that question for thousands of years, Son, and have yet to find an adequate answer.
      Tornado Champion: Do you have an answer, Father?
      Red Tornado: No answers. Just an observation: human kindness is far preferable to human cruelty.
      Tornado Champion: Why is it preferable?
      Red Tornado: Because.
      Tornado Champion: "Because" is not a logical answer, Father.
      Red Tornado: Perhaps not, but based upon my studies of humankind, it is the only answer.

    • Red Tornado: You have caused much destruction and much suffering.
      Tornado Tyrant: Are you going to send me to my room without supper?

    • Red Tornado: You cannot do this. They deserve better.
      Tornado Tyrant: Please, Father. They're worthless biological jokes. This planet which they have abused and poisoned will thrive without them.
      Red Tornado: Not jokes. They aspire. They dare to... dream. To reach out to each other. To love.
      Tornado Tyrant: Blah, blah, blah.
      Red Tornado: Declaration: You cannot mock love, for it was love that created you.
      Tornado Tyrant: You are a fool.

    • Red Tornado: You were correct, Batman. I never should have attempted this. Who am I to fathom the depths of human emotion? The nature of human existence?
      Batman: I heard what you said back there, Red. You understand the human heart better than most. In fact, I think in seeking to make him human, you found your own humanity.
      Red Tornado: Observation: You proceed from a false assumption. I offered no insights. I simply parroted that which I have read in books. Seen in films, observed in all of you. I cannot grasp humanity. I am merely a machine. And so is he.

    • Batman: You okay?
      Red Tornado: Why would I not be?
      Batman: Take care, Tornado.
      Red Tornado: (shedding a tear) Oily discharge. I must run an internal diagnostic.

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