Batman, the Caped Crusader, Dark Knight, World's Greatest Detective, etc. is a DC comics superhero and Justice League member. Unlike most DC superheroes, he has no superhuman abilities, instead relying on skill, gadgets, an indomitable will, and his brilliant mind to solve crimes and battle evil.

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Why are Superman and Batman against each other? [closed]

I've heard lots about the upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie. But I don't understand why they're fighting against each other. They're both superheroes, trying to fight for the good of humankind, ...
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Night of the Owls story arcs?

Hi just I'm new to comic and I want to ask how to follow the release story arcs because I start with Batman: Night of the Owls I have bought the batman vol 1 court of owls,batman vol 2 city of owls ...
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In Batman: Arkham City, does Batman already know about the Lazarus Pit? (Spoilers)

After rescuing Mr. Freeze, Batman, Freeze, and Oracle agree that they need Ra's al Ghul's blood to cure the Titan virus. It seems from this conversation that Batman and Oracle know about the Lazarus ...
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Where was batman during man of steel? [duplicate]

Is there any way to know if Batman was doing anything during Man of Steel, specifically after Zod had made his appearance? Any canon or non canon sources? I'd imagine he was peace-keeping and ...
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Is there a difference between Superman’s Gotham City and Batman’s? [closed]

Is there any difference between Batman's Gotham City and Superman's Gotham City?What happens if they make a movie in which both appear together? Which city will they show? E.g. in Justice League.
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What evidence confirms or denies the existence of Robin's utility belt?

Batman's utility belt is a vital component of the crime fighters gear. It would seem to make sense that both of the Caped Crusaders would utilize such a useful addition to their costumes. What canon ...
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Is Batman a SUPER Hero? [closed]

There is no doubt that Batman is a hero, he saves Gotham and the world. Batman is very strong and extremely smart. He has no super powers, he is smarter than the average man but that is not a power it ...
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How long does it take for Bruce Wayne to get dressed into his Bat Suit?

First time posting a question, so I apologise for errors in advance! I recently watched the The Dark Knight, and during the party scene Bruce heads into his panic-room and appears approx 3 mins later ...
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How does Batman disappear?

Batman keeps vanishing a lot, how does he do it? We've seen him do this in a desert (and even snag a child with him) with lots of smoke, on a train station with almost no or little smoke, in rooms ...
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1960's Batman and Superman?

Has there ever been a team-up of Batman from the 1960's tv series with a superman of the same period? I don't think it ever happened in the tv series, but say in a comic or cartoon, even if it's a ...
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Has Tom Hardy's portrayal of Bane influenced any other Batman media?

Tom Hardy's portrayal of Bane, or I guess you could say Christopher Nolan's directorial take on Bane from The Dark Knight Rises seemed to prove very popular although different than any other ...
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Does anyone know where I can find a Batman-Wolverine crossover?

I have seen some mentions of a comic crossover, in which DC Comics Batman, meets and possibly fights Marvel's Wolverine. Does anyone know where this is?
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Were there any Catwomen who were not Selina Kyle behind the mask?

In any of the DC comic canon (excluding movies), was Catwoman always Selina Kyle behind the mask? I'm excluding things that happen in alternate times (e.g. future Terry McGinnis's Batman may ...
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Was Batman and Catwoman pairing the predominant Wayne romance in various canons? [duplicate]

There are at least several Batman works where Bruce Wayne was romantically involved with Selina Kyle (Catwoman). At least, the Pfeiffer in Batman Returns, and Hathaway in Nolan's Dark Knight Rises". ...
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In which Batman comic issue was there a plague of illiteracy?

I read this one on paper so it was likely pre-2004, possibly pre-2000. Not sure which villain was the perpetrator -- maybe the Joker? -- but I seem to recall it being caused by a hand-sized, ...
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Was the 'Bat Bike' an addon or mod to the experimental Batmobile, or did it always exist?

When we are first introduced to the Batmobile in Batman Begins, we are told that the Vehicle was built initially as a 'bridging' vehicle to allow ground troops or heavier armour easier access into ...
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Why would Batman discard his disruptor? [closed]

During the chase sequence in which Batman reveals himself during The Dark Knight Rises, there is a sequence when Batman uses a pump action disruptor weapon against Bane's getaway motorcade. Moments ...
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Why is Harley Quinn not in The Dark Knight? [closed]

Why is Harley Quinn not in The Dark Knight at all? She is in almost every Batman show that I have seen. She is usually with the Joker, helping him. She is even in Batman games such as Arkham Asylum ...
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What's this logo tattooed on the bottom of a thug's foot?

I noticed a logo tattooed on a Blackgate thug's foot in a Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC) predator challenge. Does it signify some organization in the DC universe, or is it something else entirely? I was ...
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How did the Dynamic Duo go from wearing civilian clothes at the top of the Batpole to wearing their costumes at the bottom?

I never understood how Batman's superhero technology was supposed to work in the 1966 TV series when Bruce and Dick left Stately Wayne Manor via the secret wall panel to enter the Batcave. Is there a ...
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Batman foreseeing Green Arrow's rant, what arc is that?

I read in a tv trope page there's a story where Batman recorded a tape that a backup justice league watches, and where Batman foresees the rant of Green Arrow. Anyone knows what story arc is that ?
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When did Batman get a Green Lantern Power Ring?

What is this panel from? I tried googling it, but I just got people arguing about how powerful this combination would be, or why it hasn't happened yet. The only thing I can think of is the 1994 ...
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Does The Dark Knight Returns fit into the DCAU continuity set up by Bruce Timm?

Bruce Timm seems to be the main connecting factor behind the DCAU Justice League cartoons and Batman Beyond. He's also one of the producer's behind The Dark Knight Returns film. Does this fit into ...
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How does Batman survive the TDKR ending? [duplicate]

When I watched The Dark Knight Rises in the cinema, I thought the explanation of the ending was too obvious, given that Lucius Fox is told the autopilot has been fixed at the end. However, I watched ...
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In the Dark Knight, why did Batman choose to save Harvey Dent, rather than Rachel Dawes?

In Nolan's The Dark Knight, when the Joker kidnapped Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes and trapped them in a weird oil drum showroom: Why did Batman tell Gordon that he was going to save Rachel and they ...
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What is Batman's height? And Superman's?

I couldn't find a definitive reference about that. In the comics they seem to have about the same height. Anyone knows?
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What would have happened if Gothamites on one of the ferries had pressed the detonator

What would have happened if Gothamites on one of the ferries had pressed the detonator before the other. The question might look trivial but considering the vile, twisted & sharp witted mind of ...
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When did Batman become a vampire?

I remember a long time ago (in the 80's), my Batman comics took a cool turn... he turned into a vampire. This story ran for a while, but I can't find any info on it. I see there were a few other ...
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Why is there a giant penny in the Bat Cave? [duplicate]

I was watching Batman Beyond with my daughter and was wondering why there is a giant penny in the bat cave. I've seen it before in other Batman shows/comics but I was curious what it's origins are.
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In which Comic Book series is Batman actually Thomas Wayne?

I've heard people say that there is a series of comics where Batman is actually Thomas Wayne instead of his son, Bruce. Where can I find this? What is the series called?
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When was the story element of Bruce Wayne being trained by mentors introduced into the comics? [duplicate]

In the original version of Batman’s origin, after Bruce Wayne promises to avenge the murder of his parents the next panel shows him wearing a lab coat and in the next he’s lifting a dumbbell. In the ...
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Why didn't they blame all the murders that Harvey Dent committed on Joker? [duplicate]

Today's question brought to you courtesy of awsome folks at "Honest Trailers" youtube series. Their "The Dark Knight" video made a point I never could figure out from Nolan's movie: They had several ...
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Why did Bruce Wayne not contact Rachel after he returned from his years abroad?

In Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne is abroad to study the criminal mind and to join the League of Shadows for several years. When he returns to Gotham City, Rachel - his "oldest and best friend" - hears of ...
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Why do the policemen in Batman Beyond have a 5 emblem on their uniforms?

Why do the police in Batman Beyond all have a 5 on their uniforms?
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Why did Nightwing's costume change from black and blue to black and red in the DC New 52?

With the recent revamp of the DC comics, I noticed that Nightwing has changed his costume from black and blue to black and red. The only reason I can think of for this would be to sell toys. Does ...
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Is there a specific reason why Justice League ended on Batman?

In the end of Justice League Unlimited animated TV series, all of heroes were displayed running towards us (viewers) and disappeared one by one out of view. The last one was Batman. The screen went ...
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Why does Batman have to take the fall?

The end of the Dark Knight leaves Why does Batman need to be the one? By this point, the Joker is in custody and has been known (both to viewers and the police) to use henchmen. No one would ...
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How many people who weren't superheroes did Batman reveal his identity to?

How many people who were NOT superheroes/supervillains (e.g. excluding assorted Robins/batgirls etc..., or the likes of Al G'uls/Catwoman/Joker) were explicitly told by Batman (or Bruce Wayne) that ...
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Who was Bruce Wayne's primary martial arts trainer?

Who was Bruce Wayne's primary martial arts trainer? (e.g. a person who took a guy who was able to fight as well or worse as an average human fighter, and turned him into a guy able to defeat numerous ...
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What purpose does Alfred Serve?

As the question states, What does Alfred do in Batman? Alfred at first glance seems just to be an ordinary butler of the Wayne Manor who gives good advice to Bruce, but is it just that? Just a ...
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What is Blüdhaven's status post New 52?

In the New 52 era of DC Comics has the status of Blüdhaven been mentioned, either in conjunction with Nightwing or any other characters? Before Flashpoint and the change over it was basically a toxic ...
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What is the origin story of The Phantasm and where did it get its powers from?

(Sorry in advance for the vague phrasing. I'm trying to avoid spoilers :-D ) In the movie Batman: Mask of The Phantasm, we see the Phantasm character exhibit supernatural powers like disappearing ...
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Who are these people?

This page has a wallpaper which seems to have a recent bat-family (pre-New 52) wallpaper. I recognize almost everyone, but two of these people confuse me - I'm not sure who they are. I recognize ...
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In which Batman comic does Robin touch a mirror to discover himself?

Batman is in trouble from the Joker, and a large yellow beast. Robin, just a boy at the time, touches a liquid mirror (like in the matrix when Neo touches one), becoming an adult-ish Robin, no longer ...
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Why did the nuclear explosion cause Superman to shrivel up and absorb the life of other living things?

In Dark Knight Returns part II, Superman stopped a nuclear missile from hitting an island off the coast of the USA. He experienced the blast full on and it showed that he was a shriveled up, ...
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Why would Superman “report to authorities”?

In Dark Knight Returns part II, Superman is shown as pretty much a patsy to the president. He follows his orders and fights the presidents battles for him. Why would Superman ever agree to this ...
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Why did Reagan look like a zombie?

In Dark Knight Returns part II, President Reagan is seen several times commanding "Him" (Superman). It shows him as a greenish, pasty guy. Why did they portray Reagan like that?
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Was the coverup of the fall of Harvey Dent from the comics?

In Nolan's Batman movies (2nd and 3rd), Harvey Dent falls from glory Batman takes the blame Commissioner Gordon covers it all up. Was that whole taking the fall for Dent and coverup from ...
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Which “Batman Beyond” episode has dream life simulation machines?

There was this episode in Batman Beyond, which starts off with a bunch of people stuck in some anti-gravitational bubbles, dreaming about a great life (I remember one girl was dreaming of her ...
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Does Batman/Bruce Wayne have a quintessential “love of his life”?

My knowledge of Batman comes from the various movies, video games and TV shows, which all deviate from the comics in various ways. Many superheroes have a quintessential one true love of their life. ...