|The Man Who Broke The Bat|
|Season 3, Episode 2|
The Man Who Broke The Bat is the second episode of Batman Season 3 and the 27th episode overall. It is the second part of a four-part story, detailing an insurgency against the vampire regime and the temporary replacement of Batman by the anti-hero Azrael.
PART 2 OF 4: BATMAN DOWN- With Bruce Wayne crippled, Jean-Paul Valley takes up the mantle of Batman to inspire the insurgency but his alter ego resurfaces. The Joker challenges Harvey Dent to a grotesque game, with the prize being this new Batman's head. The GCPD is skeptical of Nyssa al Ghul's latest plan against the vampires. Stephanie Brown finally escapes from Red Hood's clutches, only to run afoul of Bane. CJ Maroni joins forces with Renee Montoya and Marilyn McCarthy to bring in The Joker and Two-Face, while Barbara Gordon tails the escaped Jonathan Crane.
- Luke Evans as Bruce Wayne
- Aaron Paul as Jason Todd/Red Hood
- Rose McIver as Stephanie Brown
- Andrew Scott as Harvey Dent/Two-Face
- Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul
- Rachel Skarsten as Talia al Ghul (Earth 3)
- Crystal Reed as Sofia Falcone
- Camilla Belle as Renee Montoya
- Diogo Morgado as Bane
- Erin Cahill as CJ Maroni
- Jane Levy as Barbara Gordon
- Dylan O'Brien as Dick Grayson
- Jessica Stroup as Marilyn McCarthy
- Justin Chatwin as Jean-Paul Valley/Batman/Azrael
- Henry Ian Cusick as The Joker
- Oded Fehr as Ra's al Ghul
- Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Canary
- Jessica de Gouw as Helena Bertinelli
- Elena Satine as Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy
- Chris Lowell as Tim Drake
- Shawn Ashmore as Jason Bard
- Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot (Earth 3)
- Roxanne McKee as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
- Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers
- Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen (Earth 3)
- Rebecca Breeds as Aurora de Martel
- Titus Welliver as Slade Wilson (Earth 3)
- with John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn/Dark Archer
- Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
- Jensen Ackles as Red Hood (voice)
- and Bryan Cranston as Commissioner James Gordon
Special Guest StarsEdit
- Antagonists: Vladislaus Dracula, Aurora de Martel, Bane
- Second episode this season to feature all main characters.
- Title Meaning: the epithet Bane regains following breaking Bruce's spine in the previous episode.
- 1st appearance of Selina as a main character
- This episode marks the first proper appearance of Slade Wilson on Batman. He was previously alluded to in Three Years and Oaths as the archenemy of Dick Grayson and "his team".