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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Batman (1966) episode where they're stuck in a room?

I'm trying to remember an episode from the 1960's Batman TV show that I saw when I was a kid. I'm not quite sure who the villain was in the episode but I'm pretty sure it had Batman and Robin. The ...
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Why are Batman’s cape and cowl blue?

I understand that the bat logo on his chest is like a sigil, I understand that the yellow oval is to draw gunfire to the chest which is the only bullet proof part of his costume, I understand the ...
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Has Batman ever time-traveled in any form?

Some of the main DC characters have time-traveled such as the Flash and Superman, has Batman in any serial ever traveled through time?
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What does Wayne Enterprises produce in the Batman comics?

In the new Batman movies Wayne Enterprises produces military weapons but what does it produce in the comic book? I'm not a big comic book reader but I am curious. If there is canon evidence please ...
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Why did Livewire and Supergirl appear in The New Batman Adventures?

I’m currently watching The New Batman Adventures animated series and the thing that I don't understand is why Livewire (aka Electro Girl) suddenly appeared in the series. She is supposed to be from ...
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Nolan's Dark Knight: Why would Dent's convictions be overturned?

In the Dark Knight, When Batman interrupts (what would probably have ended in) Dent killing Thomas Schiff, Batman tells Dent that if people saw him doing this, then all of the criminals he'd locked up ...
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In comics does Batman have a rule against killing?

Inspired by this question, I have to admit I don't know a lot about the Comic Book Batman, but I know a fair amount about his other incarnations. I know for example, that the 1989 movie had him kill ...
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Is there an official reason why Batman Volume 4 (New 52) omits issues 18-20?

While I would agree with anyone suggesting that Batman 18, 19, and 20 are simply not at the same level of greatness as the big plot arcs that surround them, I am curious about why they do not appear ...
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Is “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” considered canon?

A friend recently showed me a scan from a Batman comic from Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, and we ended up discussing whether or not the events shown are considered canon. The ...
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DC Transmedia Universe: are Man of Steel and Arrow part of the same cinematic universe?

Marvel obviously have a very successful cross-medium Universe, and there are a lot of suggestions that DC are attempting some form of wider Universe themselves. Arrow and Flash are both going to ...
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Why didn't Batman tell Harvey Dent that he tried to rescue Rachel?

In The Dark Knight, by Christopher Nolan, why doesn't Batman just tell Harvey Dent that he tried to rescue Rachel, but he failed because the joker lied to him? And, would that have changed any of ...
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When Asp forces Shondra to kill with her powers, what conditions must be met for her to use them?

In Knightfall, how does Shondra Kinsolving's and Benedict Asp's combined ability to remotely kill people work? It failed to kill Bruce Wayne because they directed their attack towards Mr.Gray (who ...
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Does Batman use Linux?

While reading about a Windows 8.1 tips & tricks blog, I came across this conversation in the comment section where they were joking about the possibility of Linux being Batcomputer's choice of OS. ...
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Were Batman's phones used to map surroundings using custom hardware? How did he distribute them?

In Nolan's Dark Knight, Batman (or rather Lucius Fox) develops a technology which allows using a phone as a mini-radar (I didn't quite catch if it was using EM like radar or sound like sonar, but ...
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How did the Joker's “pencil trick” kill his victim? [closed]

Is it stated somewhere if it was supposed to be a normal pencil? Not getting how that would be at all feasible to kill someone. Yes, I know it could, but the odds are so great as to defy suspension of ...
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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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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 ...