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This is the final confrontation between Terry and Powers, which brings this season to a close.
Batman plays cat and mouse with Blight by taunting him in order to goad Blight to move into position. Out of frustration Powers finally asks Batman who he really is. Terry tells Powers that he killed his father and Powers responds by saying how little that narrows it down. Alluding to the dozens of deaths he’s obviously responsible for throughout his dealings. Some people say they wish Terry revealed himself and while I understand that, I do think Blight’s response was the more realistic response. Also mind you, Paxton was listening so it would’ve revealed it to him as well.
Paxton finally reveals his true colors and much like his father he his a manipulative, power hungry shark ready to strike while the iron is hot. Double crossing both Batman and his father preparing to kill them both. I like that Terry isn’t on board with killing Powers.
Paxton even says “You want this as much as I do.” An attempt (most likely) to appeal to what he heard Terry say moments before about his father being killed by Derek.
Terry, despite losing his father and despite SOMEONE ELSE opting to kill Blight still can’t get on board. He wants Powers to face justice, which speaks volumes about his character.
In any event, this all leads Blight to go nuclear and completely destroy the submarine sending himself into the depths of the harbor. And while Blight does return and various comic continuities, this is the last time we see him in the animated series.
Note: It’s fascinating how both Fixx and Powers went out via water submersion.
It would’ve been really nice to see Blight return in the later seasons in some capacity, but given that the series’ producers were prompted to move away from corporate stories, it kept the character shelved for the rest of the series. Paxton does become a reoccurring character however.
From Season 1, Episode 13: Ascension
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