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This is a transcript of the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Heart of Steel Part II" from season one, which aired on November 17, 1992. It is divided into dialogue sections for better comprehension.


  • Alfred Pennyworth: Good heavens! - I do wish your toys wouldn't play so roughly with you, sir!
  • Batman: There's another computer ----- to this one! I'm tracing the link now. - I've lost it! The link was shut down at the source. Could Randa Duane have been down here?
  • Alfred: I should hope not but I can't say for certain, sir. I simply can't remember anything beyond the time you left.
  • Batman: It's all right, Alfred. We'd better search the house.
  • Alfred: Search for what, Master Bruce?
  • Batman: Anything unusual. She may have left a clue I can use. She's only human.


  • Gordon Duplicant: Yes... I understand... That's no problem... The Gotham Club would be ideal... I'll take care of Bruce Wayne...
  • Barbara Gordon: Dad, who are you talking to?
  • Gordon Duplicant: Leave me alone!
  • Barbara: (Gasps)
  • Harvey Bullock: You wanted me, Commissioner?
  • Gordon Duplicant: Go to Cybertron and see Randa Duane. She has something for you.
  • Bullock: But I already took a statement from that Rossum guy. They ain't involved!
  • Gordon Duplicant: Do it, Liutenant.
  • Bullock: (Annoyed) Talk to this guy... talk to that guy! I'm getting a sore throat!
  • Gordon Duplicant: Get me Bruce Wayne. - Gordon here. We know who stole your computer data, Mr. Wayne. Meet me at the Gotham Club in one hour.
  • Bruce: I will, Commissioner. And thanks for--


  • Karl Rossum: The duplicant processor's been used. I didn’t authorize that.
  • H.A.R.D.A.C.: It was necessary to serve your ultimate purpose.
  • Rossum: No, it was a stupid idea, the babblings of a broken heart!
  • H.A.R.D.A.C.: Humans make errors in judgment. It is sometimes necessary to protect them from their own inadequacies.
  • Rossum: I've let this go too far. I gave you too much free will. It's time to change your programming.
  • Randa Duane: You have immobilized the maker.
  • H.A.R.D.A.C.: His human imperfection endangers the plan. He must be improved upon.



  • Batman: Commissioner?
  • Barbara: No, Batman. I called you.
  • Batman: I expected your father, Miss Gordon.
  • Barbara: That's why I called you. That man is not my father.
  • Batman: What do you mean, he's not your father?
  • Barbara: Just what I said. Someone is impersonating my father.
  • Batman: What makes you think so?
  • Barbara: Well, he doesn't have bolts in his neck, or anything that obvious. He's so... cold to me. But it's not just that. I can't put my finger on it, but I know he's not my father. I know I sound crazy, but I'm not. Whoever is downstairs now, it looks like Jim Gordon, talks like him, but it's not him! Please, help me, Batman.
  • Batman: I'll do what I can.
  • Barbara: Thank you.
  • Bullock Duplicant: Getting a little fresh air? How come I wasn't invited to this little get together?
  • Batman: It's suddenly less pleasant up here. Excuse me.
  • Bullock Duplicant: Not so fast, Batman.
  • Barbara: A robot?
  • Batman: Yes... More advanced that anything I've ever seen!
  • Barbara: Does that mean... my father?
  • Batman: I don't know. I'll find out tonight. Don't go home. Stay at a friend's house.
  • Barbara: Not so fast! How are you going to find out? I wanna be there!
  • Batman: That's not possible. I'll contact you soon as I know something. Please let go of my cape.
  • Barbara: Batman... I...


  • Hill Duplicant: Good evening, Bruce. I'm glad you could come!
  • Bruce: Nice to see you, Mayor. Is Commissioner Gordon here?
  • Hill Duplicant: He'll be along. He won't wanna miss this. You're going to become a member of a very exclusive club tonight!
  • Bruce: I thought I already belonged to every exclusive club in Gotham.
  • Hill Duplicant: Oh no, my boy. This club is brand new; though everyone will belong very soon.
  • Bruce: Randa! Is this what I get for leaving in the middle of dinner?
  • Randa: You know what they say about a woman scorned, Bruce. - Don't let him get away!


  • Barbara: "Wait at a friend's house", he says. Not likely, Woobie. Bullock went to Cybertron and a robot came back. Wanna bet dad's there too?
  • Rossum Duplicant: Miss Gordon, your skill at breaking and entering is impressive. Where did you learn those tricks?
  • Barbara: A Police Commissioner's daughter doesn't get all her education in school. What have you done with my father?
  • Randa: He's right here, my dear. You'll be joining him soon. Very soon.


  • Gordon Duplicant: Enough! It's over Batman!
  • H.A.R.D.A.C.: People are imperfect. They make mistakes. Your mistake was coming here to interfere with the plan.
  • Batman: What is this plan?
  • H.A.R.D.A.C.: The plan was conceived by Karl Rossum when his young daughter was... deactivated.
  • Barbara: Deactivated? You mean...
  • H.A.R.D.A.C.: A vehicular accident. Our maker felt the emotion called "love" in great quantity for her. Afterwards he decided to find a way to replace humans whose decisions can cost other human lifes.
  • Barbara: But we're all capable of human error!
  • H.A.R.D.A.C.: Precisely! The maker's concept was sound, but he did not go far enough which is why I have taken over.
  • Barbara: Does that mean my father's...
  • H.A.R.D.A.C.: No. There's still much to learn from humans. I will keep them alive until I have learned enough.
  • Barbara: Dad!
  • Bullock: Wow! What a headache!
  • Jim Gordon: Barbara? What are you doing here?
  • Barbara: Rescuing you, silly. Come on!
  • H.A.R.D.A.C: Emergency! Emergency! Stop the one called Batman! - Resistance is useless. I control every means of escape from this building.
  • Barbara: Dad!
  • Bullock: Is there another way out?
  • Rossum: My office has an elevator on a separate power source. This way.
  • Barbara: Get my father out of here!
  • Hamilton Hill: What about you?
  • Barbara: I'm gonna help Batman.
  • Gordon: Barbara! Where's Barbara?
  • H.A.R.D.A.C.: Core systems damaged! The plan has failed.
  • Gordon: Barbara!
  • Rossum: Over there!
  • Gordon: Barbara. Oh, thank God!
  • Rossum: I had no idea H.A.R.D.A.C. could go on this far.
  • Hill: I'm sure the investigation will prove exactly that.
  • Batman: You did well. Thanks.
  • Barbara: Anytime.
  • Gordon: I'm getting too old for this kind of stuff.
  • Barbara: I sort of enjoyed it.
  • Gordon: Come on, sweetie. Let's go home.