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General Information
Real name: Terrence McGinnis
First Appearance: Batman Beyond "Rebirth"
Created by: Alan Burnett
Paul Dini
Affiliations: Batman
Abilities: Hand to Hand Combat
Portrayed by: Will Friedle (voice)

Terry McGinnis was created for the television series Batman Beyond. In the DC Animated Universe Terry has succeeded Bruce Wayne as Batman, the protector of Gotham City. Later, Terry was confirmed to take over as Batman on Earth-12 and Earth-992. As of Batman #700, Terry had been established as part of the DC Universe and will take up the mantle of Batman after an elderly Damian Wayne, who is his mentor in this continuity.

HistoryEdit

Beyond

Terry McGinnis unmasked.

Terry McGinnis is Batman several decades into the future, also known as Batman Beyond. He is the successor of Bruce Wayne and protector of Neo-Gotham. After his father, Warren McGinnis was murdered, Terry took up the mantle of Batman from Bruce Wayne. After avenging the death of his father, Terry continued to fight crime in Neo Gotham, as Batman. The history of this Terry McGinnis follows the same history as that of the DCAU with the addition that this universe had a Batman Incorporated.

Hush BeyondEdit

After chasing down and stopping the villain known as Spellbinder, Terry drops him on a bus which goes by Neo-Gotham's ninth precinct. He is then greeted by Micron who asked Terry if he would like to join up with the Justice League, only to be turned down by Terry once again. After returning to the Batcave, Terry mentions to Bruce about Micron, whom Bruce says to say no to if he ask about joining the League, saying that he never felt at home when he was serving as Batman on the team.

Just as Terry is heading off for the night, he is sent back off into the city to investigate the sudden murder of a Phillip Cobb, also known as Signalman, one of Bruce's old rouges who managed to turn from crime. Upon overhearing the GCPD reports, Bruce's begins to worry that from how they keep say the number "two" the killer might be a resurfacing Two-Face. After learning of a disturbance Terry heads over to St. James Hospital to ensure the Mad Hatter, who was moved there after Arkham dispersed, isn't the killers next victim. After verifying the Mad Hatter's safety, Terry finds the killer attacking a nurse and manages to scare the killer off, but is soon shocked when asking the nurse what the killer said to hear, and learning that he was telling her to " Hush."

Terry and Bruce begin checking up on old Batman villains since they are the ones This possible Hush is targeting. Terry is unable to stop the murder of Calender Man by Hush. A new Catwoman appears in Gotham and is shown to be working with this Hush. Eventually, Bruce and Terry's partnership begins to become strained, as Bruce is trying to strive for perfection out of Terry. When Terry decides to search for Hush on his own, Bruce activates the Bat-Wraiths. The Bat-Wraiths were for a backup plan if Terry died, or if Bruce takes the suit from him, when a wraith finds Hush, Bruce quickly sends it towards Hush. While Hush escapes, Terry meets up with a retired and old Dick Grayson.

Dick tells Terry the reason why he quit as Nightwing and the reason why Bruce removed the cape from the batsuit; The cape was worn for two reasons: it helped instill fear and a tactical reason: it caused misdirection. Years ago, the Joker had kidnapped Alfred and when Dick and Bruce showed up, Joker attempted to shoot them. The bullets penetrated the cape, saving Bruce but critically wounding Dick in multiple shots, who was behind him. Bruce later delivered Dick to a hospital and rescued Alfred, allowing him to remove the bullets from Dick's body. Dick lost an eye during this and quit because he blamed Bruce for being too cold to care. Bruce later removed the cape, rather having himself get shot instead of someone else.

After his talk with Dick, Terry leaves. He poses as Mad Stan as Hush appears from an alleyway with Stalker's spear. A quick fight between the two ensues and Hush stabs Terry in the stomach, and he stands over Terry ripping the Gauze from his face revealing as Dick Grayson. Hush decides to leave Terry alive for what he has in store for Gotham. Catwoman appears and finds Terry unconscious. With Bruce speaking through comm link, she patches Terry up with some med supplies in the suit's belt. Meanwhile Hush hacks the Bat-Wraiths and they attack Bruce but leave soon to meet with Hush who is revealed to be a psychotic clone of Dick Grayson. As Terry regains consciousness and he makes his way to the Bat-cave where Bruce stitches him up. Hush is then seen hacking a monitor and he reveals his plans to destroy Gotham.

Upon hearing this Terry begins to head out to stop Hush. As he does so, the real Dick Grayson shows up in the Batcave to get equipment. Terry joins him and Catwoman to stop Hush from destroying the city with an armory of explosives in Mad Stan's hideout. Dick tells them to stay behind so he can deal with Hush, and he holds his own against Hush and the Bat-Wraiths but they soon gain the upper hand. Terry and Catwoman interfere in the fight and begin battling the Wraiths and Hush along with Dick. Terry grapples with Hush as he accidentally shoves him down a large hole in the ground as a Bat-Wraith is flying out, it spears Hush and they both fall down the hole where an explosion occurs killing Hush. Catwoman leaves the team while Dick destroys the rest of the Wraiths and he himself leaves. Terry returns to the Batcave where he talks with Bruce as a new understanding between them is laid out.

DCnUEdit

Terry McGinnis was sent back in time to stop Brother Eye from taking over the world.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

  • Hand to Hand Combat

ParaphernaliaEdit

In Other MediaEdit

DC Animated UniverseEdit

See: Terry McGinnis (DC Animated Universe)

Batman: Arkham CityEdit

Arkham City Beyond Skin

Batman Beyond skin for Batman: Arkham City.

A Batman Beyond skin is available to unlock in the video game Batman: Arkham City.

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