|Jafar says: Read my lips and come to grips with the reality!|
|“||Easiest thing in the world, being a teenager. You get up, you go to school, you come home, and you do your homework. How do you mess that up? Yet all of you did, one way or another. And now I have to clean up that mess!||„|
|~ David Wheeler, to the children in his camp|
Dr. David Wheeler is an antagonist appearing in the Batman Beyond episode "The Last Resort." A child psychologist, Wheeler runs a rehab clinic that is a front for psychological torture of teenagers.
He was voiced by the late John Ritter.
In consequence of the new stern parental liability laws, Dr. Wheeler established a clinic that offered desperate parents the solution to handle their rebellious children. In exchange for a considerable sum, he promised the finest long-term treatment for wayward adolescents. However, Dr. Wheeler's methods were far from right. In reality, his therapy consisted of brainwashing techniques, accomplished by sleep deprivation and endless belittlement. He attempted to break his patients' spirits, turning them into drones.
His ranch, located outside Gotham City, worked as a true prisoner camp, with guards armed with enough leverage and artillery to keep the inmates in check. For those who would get out of line, Wheeler confined them in ISO (short for "isolation").
The influx of inmates to the ranch was massive. All kinds of teenagers were admitted to the clinic, from the most rebellious to the mildly disobedient and refractory ones. Upon learning this, Terry McGinnis set off to investigate. When Dr. Wheeler stumbled upon Terry in a restricted area, he found a small camera on him containing incriminating evidence and had him imprisoned, planning to do away with him in case no one came looking for him.
Thanks to the combined efforts of Terry and his old rival Sean, a mutiny ensued and the ranch was shut down. Wheeler was captured by Sean, who dropped him off the roof. However, Batman lunged at him and saved his life. Wheeler was subsequently arrested for his crimes.