5. Robin’s Reckoning
Dick Grayson tracks down his parents’ murderer in a really dramatic two-part storyline that puts the spotlight on Robin’s trauma for once and shows how he and Bruce are very alike.
4. Perchance to Dream
Bruce Wayne wakes up in a world where his parents are alive, he is engaged to Selina Kyle and someone else is Batman! A great version of the old “For The Man Who Has Everything” plot.
3. Heart of Ice
The episode that reinvented a B-list villain into one of the most tragic characters in the whole Bat-mythos. Beautiful animation and writing that really makes you feel for Freeze.
Two-Face is my second favourite Batman villain (I don’t need to tell you who’s top) and this two-parter (obviously) is a pitch-perfect origin story, enhanced by Dent being set-up in previous episodes.
1. Almost Got ‘Im
We love Batman, but the best thing about BTAS has to be the Rogues gallery. An episode from their perspective – as a bunch of villains discuss how they almost killed Batman over a card game – was always going to be a classic, then. Witty, clever and with a killer twist, too.