The Batman

Season 1 Episode 13

Clayface of Tragedy (2)

Aired Saturday 11:30 AM May 07, 2005 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Leaving of after the previous episode, Ethan transforms into the monstrous Clayface by Joker's putty. After having the whole town fear and loathe him as Clayface, he targets the man he despises the most, Chief Rojas. When Batman and Yin realize who he is, they will have to work together to keep Ethan from becoming anything like Joker.moreless

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  • Is it the best episode of season 1? I sure think so!

    Clayface of Tragedy is one of the best episodes to date. A lot of stuff is explained in this short 30 minute episodes. It is far superior to part 1, and to the rest of the season 1 episodes.

    This episode show cased Ethan's, or Clayface's, evolution into a villian. I really thought it was cool how he learned how to uses his powers. Since everything was new to him, I felt it was fitting. It was real cool how he figured out how to talk, and form his old face. His display of power was awesome. His shape shifting was show extremely well. Most important however, his character is potrayed well. Even though he's destined to be a villian, Clayface still shows sides of Ethan. I'd like to also add that Clayface has one of the best characer designs. He's not all bulky like in the comics, or the other Batman cartoons.

    The ending was fantastic. It was the best ending to any of The Batman episodes.

    The only major con to this episode was how easily Batman found outy who Clayface was. I know he's the greatest detective ever, but it still shouldn't have taken him seconds.

    That aside, this is one of the best The Batman episodes. It's a must watch.moreless
  • The best episode of season one! Hands-down! it is tragic and at some points a tear-jerker!

    Clayface of Tragedy is one of the most boldest, emmotional, and tragic episodes in the entire first season. It shows how Ethen Bennet's life was changed from a crime-fighting cop to a mutant freak! Most of the episodes in season one are more focused on the action and the adventure, but this episode is more focused on tragedy, Drama and suspense. These characteristics and some others are also key factors of the Batman legacy than just tracking down the badguy, having a fight scene with him and then sendings him to jail. You might even say that this is a rare episode!moreless
  • Good season finale.

    A tragic episode where The Batman has gained a potentially new dangerous enemy, and Bruce Wayne loses a dear old friend. Though this episode is more about the lives of the cops and how Ethan Bennet's transformation changes not only his partner Yin's, but the entire police force. Seeing Yin change her attitude, despite keeping a promise to capture the Batman, really showed her progression, and I would love nothing more than for the Chief to get relieved of his duties. The fight scenes between Clayface and Batman were pretty decent at best, but the tragedy is the main meat of this episode.moreless
  • Batman battles the mysterious monster, Clayface, who may hold some connection to Bruce Wayne's oldest friend.

    Well, so much for beating the previous episode, this episode still recieves a 10. rating, but in my opinion, it still doesn't beat the brilliant first part.

    Anyway, with Ethan Bennett now transformed into Clayface, this episode shapes up to be a tale of revenge and friendship.

    Clayface hunts down Chief Rojas, the man who suspended Ethan, and takes him to the gym, where Ethan and Bruce always seem to meet.

    Anyway, after Clayface excepts his destiny and lets Rojas live, Batman and Yin swear a secret partnership with each other.

    Bruce and Yin go out on a date, to talk about Ethan, and Bruce tells Yin tha he could be anywhere, or anyone...

    This episode makes it worth while to watch this show, and makes me wonder what season two has in store for us.moreless
Alastair Duncan

Alastair Duncan

Alfred Pennyworth

Steve Harris

Steve Harris

Detective Ethan Bennett (Season 1; guest otherwise)

Rino Romano

Rino Romano

Bruce Wayne / Batman



Detective Ellen Yin

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