Originally Posted by Bat-Mite
I actually liked how Batman was even more of a jerk in JLU. It seemed to fit in with the DCAU depiction of him rather well. In my view, the DCAU Batman becomes more of a jerk with the passage of time. It seems he's more humane in the first season of the Animated Series, where we see the Grey Ghost episode and Batman interacting with kids more (The Underdwellers and I've Got Batman In My Basement.. I know, a lot of people like to pretend those episodes don't exist
). Appointment in Crime Alley is another good example of his more human side.
Then he seems to become more obsessed with the mission as time goes on, resulting in Dick leaving him (a decision heavily influenced by Batman beating a man in front of his family). Obviously, Batman becomes even worse in JL and JLU, ultimately resulting in the ultra douche that we see in Batman Beyond - a man who has grown so cold that he almost lets Terry be beaten to death for stealing his bat suit.
That"s a pretty good evaluation of the character.