The New Batman Adventures “The Demon Within” (part 3 of 3)

Back on the street, Batman suddenly splits into seven Batmans. Etrigan fires his eye beams at one of the Batmans, who explodes into a cloud of smoke. And then bats fly out of the smoke. Trippy.

The New Batman Adventures "The Demon Within" (part 3 of 3)

And now, the Batman duplicates are running around in circles to disorient the bad guys. Etrigan hits a couple more Batmans with his eye beams, and they also disappear into smoke and bats.

The New Batman Adventures "The Demon Within" (part 3 of 3)

The real Batman runs down an alley, and Klarion yells at his demon to follow. Abruptly, Batman and Etrigan are high in the air, fighting on a big network of pipes. That’s Gotham City for you. Whereas most major cities have the sense to put their sewage systems underground, Gotham just has pipes running through the air. All the better for Batman to have something to swing on with his bat-rope, I guess. You can’t say the city planners weren’t thinking ahead on that one.

Batman runs into a dead end alleyway, which he only learns is a dead end when he confronts a “Not a through street” sign. In general, a sign like this is more helpfully placed at the entrance to the street that is not a through street. Okay, I take back everything I just said about the foresight of the Gotham City planners.

The New Batman Adventures "The Demon Within" (part 3 of 3)

Back at Blood Central, Jason is looking even older, and slowly encroaching on Farnsworth territory. He says he’s “losing strength”, but luckily, he’s still able to say some random gibberish to help out Batman. Whew!

The New Batman Adventures "The Demon Within" (part 3 of 3)

Back in the alley, Batman is nowhere to be found, so Etrigan gives up and moves on. And then it turns out Batman was actually absorbed into a brick wall thanks to Jason’s magic. So, just for the record, spikes coming out of your body: bad. Merging with a brick wall: good.

Caption contributed by Albert

This episode deserved all the brickbats thrown its way.

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