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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When was the first connection to Arkham asylum in Batman Fiction?

I was trying to find out for a related post, but my googling skills failed me. All I know I'd that in HP Lovecraft's original work it was called a Sanatorium. But when was the asylum first ...
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Is there a Batman-Lovecraft connection?

Arkham is the fictional town that many of Lovecraft's stories take place in. Arkham Asylum in Gotham is named from its founder. But with the line of Arkham-named Batman games, I cannot help but ...
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Why is fear “good” in The Dark Knight Rises?

In the first two movies of Nolan's trilogy, fear has always been detrimental to the one experiencing it. The entire first film was Bruce overcoming his fear and as a consequence becoming stronger and ...
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Was this character the only person in Batman: TAS to discover Batman's secret identity?

In the Mask of the Phantasm film, Would this make them the first, possibly only, character in Batman: TAS to divine Batman's identity without Batman confiding in them? Edit: Upon further ...
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How was Batman able to find out the strengths & weaknesses of the members of JLA?

In the year 2000, DC comics ran a comic book storyline entitled JLA: Tower Of Babel. In this comic book, Batman keeps hidden records concerning the strengths and weaknesses of his allies in the ...
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Why does Batman's mask always leave a gap to show his face?

Since the dawn of justice time, Batman has left a gap for his mouth and most of his lower face. Batman issue 1 All the way up to modern day: Batman wearing armour in BvS: Dawn of Justice I know ...
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Why is The Dark Knight Rises set after 8 years of The Dark Knight?

The Dark Knight Rises is set 8 years after the day Harvey Dent was killed. Why did it take so long for Bane to plot an attack against Batman?
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What was the point of the smoke in The Dark Knight Rises?

During the first fistfight between Bane and Batman, midway through the fight Batman throws what look to be smoke pellets at Bane and whiffs completely on all of them: ...
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Is there any relation between Bane and the Korean smugglers?

In The Dark Knight, Bruce goes on a love boat with all the ballerinas as an alibi to catch Lau from his building and bring him to Gotham. He therefore hires Korean Smugglers who below the radar to ...
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How many people know Batman's identity?

In Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy,how many people in total actually know that Bruce Wayne is Batman?
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Out of universe, have any actions by Harvey Dent ever been determined by tossing a coin?

Are there interviews where any Batman writer (Comic, TV or Film) has admitted to tossing a coin to decide what Harvey Dent was going to do next? I'll accept rolling a die (or any other method) as ...
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How does Bruce Wayne justify his Batman expenses?

Just recently, I took a job as a DBA (Database Administrator) in a huge financial company. One of the Databases I mantain is the accounting database, where every single penny spent on anything by ...
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Would Batman have committed genocide and killed his friends to gain victory?

In Superman/Batman Apocalypse: Batman arms the hellspores and issues Darkseid an ultimatum: Release Kara, or he'll let them destroy Apokolips. As Batman was separated from the other heroes, and ...
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Are there any alternative origin stories for Batman?

Different comic books, or movie adaptations of comic books, involving the same character (perhaps slightly different versions of them) tend to have similar origin stories. For example, in most (all?) ...
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How many different individuals have been Robin?

After seeing the new Justice League vs Teen Titans I googled Damian to see when he was born and who his mother is. In the Wiki article I remember reading that Damien is the 5th Robin, but I thought ...
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Is the Dark Knight trilogy part of the same “DC Cinematic Universe” as Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman?

Title pretty much says it all. As far as I can recall Batman vs Superman did not make any specific references to events in the Dark Knight trilogy that would confirm this, and the director and lead ...
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Has Batman ever fought Hawkman?

My children are going through a comic that they just got today in the mail and it has a 'Tourney' set up to find out who the best villain and superhero is and then who would win in the fight. The ...
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Should I start reading batman from the start or from the new 52?

So I was looking to start reading the batman series. I have read through this question: Where to start reading The Batman? but it only seemed to confuse me as some of those releases are ...
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How did they manage to bring weapons into the Stock Exchange?

In The Dark Knight Rises,when Bane plans an attack on the Stock Market,his affiliates manage to infiltrate the lower level workforce. But,how do they manage to take inside their arms without anyone ...
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How did Lucius Fox revive the failing Wayne Enterprise?

In Batman Comics and some other adaptations, Lucius Fox is called in to revive the failing Wayne Enterprises. How exactly did Lucius Fox revive Wayne Enterprise? What are his qualifications? Does he ...
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Why does Superman go to war in “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”?

In Part 2 of the animated film, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, the President of the United States ask Superman to go to war. While explaining why, he accidentally mentions that it is for protecting ...
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What happened after “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”?

Has there been a comic or a movie detailing the events of Part 2 of "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns"?
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Why did Batman say this quote?

"If Clark wanted to, he could use his superspeed and squish me into the cement. But I know how he thinks. Even more than the Kryptonite, he's got one big weakness. Deep down, Clark's essentially ...
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Is Alfred the moral Conscience of Bruce Wayne/Batman?

I'll admit from the outset that I haven't read many of the Batman comics, and this is taking information primarily from the Dark Knight Trilogy. It seems to me that Alfred is Bruce's and to the same ...
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Why was Bruce Wayne spared by the mugger?

One of the fundamental aspects of Batman's origin is that one night, a mugger, usually Joe Chill, shot his parents in an alley. Barring the occasional "What If?" story, Bruce is always spared by the ...
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Has Batman ever defeated Superman without kryptonite?

Batman always seems to surprise him with kryptonite. Has he ever defeated Superman without it? By defeat I mean incapacitate, not just talk him around. This answer fails to list an instance of ...
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Exceptions to Batman's no-killing rule? [duplicate]

Are there any exceptions to Batman's no-killing rule? Eg. Would Batman kill: zombies? (Solomon Grundy) aliens? (Darkseid) animals & plants? (idk, thb) artificial life? (Brainiac, HARDAC) ...
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What are the Justice League members’ weaknesses?

So, I started reading the Justice League comics, and Batman, being Batman, apparently keeps a hidden bunker with a sample of everyone's weakness except Wonder Woman. Superman's weakness is obviously ...
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How many people each do Batman and Superman kill in BVS: Dawn of Justice?

One common criticism of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is that Batman and Superman kill a lot of people. Having watched it, I can confirm that this is very true. But how many did they each kill? ...
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Batman breaking his own rule against killing [duplicate]

Why has Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman shown brazen killings by Batman? It might have been okay if the killings were not direct, but he shoots and blasts off individuals by directly targeting them ...
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Was this scene of discovery of the Batcave from the comics?

In Batman Begins, a young Bruce Wayne discovers that there is a huge cave under the Wayne Manor, by accidentally falling into it through a well. When falling, a colony of bats fly away. When Bruce ...
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Did Batman ever develop a Super Soldier Serum?

Has Batman ever developed a Super Soldier Serum (similar to the one that was successfully used on Steve Rogers/Captain America) and administered it on himself? In the DC Universe (main DC continuity) ...
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What was Miller's intention for this scene of The Dark Knight Returns?

I never knew what to infer from a certain scene (or panel) from The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller related to the ransom of the Ridley Chewing Gum heir. After getting rid of the big mutant ...
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In the DC Universe does Batman know that Clark Kent is Superman?

In the DC universe, i.e the main DC continuity,has it ever been mentioned whether Batman knows that Clark Kent is actually Superman?
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Was the idea of Batman inspired by vampires?

When the character of Batman was first created, is there any indication that it was inspired or influenced by vampires? In-universe, here is a description of how Batman chose his identity, from the ...
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When did Dick Grayson leave Batman?

Which issue to be specific? I can't find the scene when Dick Grayson decided to leave Batman
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Where is this Batman meme picture from? [duplicate]

I've seen many memes employing this scene of Batman slapping Robin: Where is this taken from?
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In the comics is Two-face's coin a regular coin?

In the Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight, Harvey Dent starts off with a double headed coin, which then gets turned into having two different sides when he becomes Two-face. Is this the same in the ...
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Does the Joker consider any act of violence to be too wrong?

The Joker is a psychopath, apparently fine with murdering just about anyone in any way. However, according to TV Tropes, some versions of him do have some standards. For example, he won't work with ...
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How does Batman glide in the Arkham video game series?

How does Batman glide in the Arkham video game series? I'm really curious about how that works. Any answer goes.
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When does Batman first fight the Suicide Squad in the comics?

It's been hinted that Batman features in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. These is plausible to me but it seems odd that he would be directly opposed to a squad of anti-heroes. When in the comics ...
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Where are these Batman images from?

This image is quite 'internet-famous', depicting 'The many alignments of Batman', in reference to D&D alignment The top left appears to be from the Adam West TV series. Otherwise I don't ...
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Why doesn't he go by “Dr. Freeze”?

I was inspired to ask this question by this: Victor Fries is a doctor. However, he goes by Mr. Freeze. Have any of the comics explained why he choose to do this?
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Could Batman survive this?

In the Court of Owls, Batman I'm sure in the real world he couldn't have defeated the bad guy after that. But is it even possible that he survived ?
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Why doesn't Superman check every lead mine to find Batman?

I've been reading the Injustice series (of course from Year 1). If I read them correctly, Batman have gone underground for 5 years without being able to be tracked by Superman. How? By hiding in ...
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Which of these stories are in the same continuity as Batman: The Long Halloween?

I've heard some conflicting reports as to exactly which DC comics and graphic novels are in the same continuity as Batman: The Long Halloween. I know that Batman: Dark Victory and Catwoman: When in ...
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The age difference between Bruce Wayne and Alfred?

In general, comics, series and movies. What's the age difference between Bruce Wayne and Alfred?
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Where did the animated section of this image come from?

The bottom still is from Suicide Squad, but what episode of what animated incarnation of Batman is the top still in this meme taken from?
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How many time has Ra's al Ghul used the Lazarus Pits?

I'm interested in the total number of times Ra's has been in the pits himself. I'm looking for the total number of uses in the main DC storyline/continuity, but I am also interested in totals for ...
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Iconic line altered in Batman (1989)?

In his comments here, our esteemed colleague Tango insists that he saw a version of Batman (1989) in which the Joker's iconic line: Where does he get those wonderful toys? was edited down to: ...