The Batman

Season 2 Episode 5


Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Jun 11, 2005 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • This version of Killer Croc is very different to any other media. Tho he always has a plan, this Croc is more smart than, for example Batman: Animated Series, were he couldn't understand long words of he always said: "Hit him with a rock"

    • When Batman tricks Killer Croc into biting the pump control, and then lands on his head, the wheel spins counter-clockwise. However, it should have spun in the opposite direction (which incidentally would have filled the canals, not drained them).

    • When Bruce comes down the pole to help Alfred and pick up the Dummy's head, the Riddler's hourglass is behind them and the Dummy head is facing at right angles toward the hourglass. Then the camera cuts to a side shot and the Dummy head is facing directly away from the hourglass - it's rotated 90 degrees in less then a second, in the middle of Alfred's dialogue.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Ron Perlman also played a half-human character in the 1980's TV series Beauty and the Beast, where his character Vincent had strongly leonine characteristics.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: September 5, 2005.
      Czech Republic: December 26, 2009 on TV Nova.

    • This upgraded version of Killer Croc seems to be inspired by Drago from Jackie Chan Adventures. Although Croc's size reminds more of one of Drago's henchmen. Take a look at the eyes, the moves, and the way they go for human help at their purposes.

    • This version of Killer Croc has a tail and a scar over the left side of his face.

    • Killer Croc's appearance in this this series seems to be more reminiscent of his version in the comic book's "Hush" storyline.

    • Another addition to Ron Perlman's superhero background: He played Hellboy in the 2004 movie of the same name.

    • Ron Perlman has had a lot of superhero voice background. He has done the voice for Clayface from Batman: TAS and Justice League, Slade from Teen Titans, and Mr. Lancer from Danny Phantom.

    • Teletoon airdate: March 27, 2005.

    • Killer Croc is introduced.

    • Killer Croc's origin is unknown in this continuity. In Batman: TAS, it was revealed that he'd been born that way as a genetic defect. Here, one of Croc's cronies says that he might've volunteered for some military experimentation.

    • Killer Croc is one of the most upgraded characters so far. He's green, super muscular, and has a tail. And unlike the Batman: TAS version, he's much smarter and faster.

    • This marks the first appearance of Batman's villain archive. Seen in it are Scarface's giant head, Joker's giant card, Riddler's hourglass, Penguin's parasol and his Kabuki twins masks. And later, one of Killer Croc's fangs.

    • Batsuit debut: Scuba suit. Complete with jet-ski, extra under-water breathers, and usual scuba-suit padding to keep dry beneath water.

    • Detective Yin is absent in this episode.

  • Allusions