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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What happens to Harvey Dent when the car turns over in The Dark Knight?

I was watching The Dark Knight after a long time and I noticed one scene where Two Face goes after the people who helped Joker kidnap him and Rachel Dawes. So he is sitting in a car with the gangster. ...
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Why is Batman dressed like a bat?

Why is Batman dressed like a bat? Why a bat? Why not just like a black suit of some kind? I just don't get it. I've already tried searching on google, but it gave me nothing, so if some of you guys ...
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What political beliefs have writers given to Batman?

Batman is all things to all people, where "all people" can mean both the citizens of Gotham City and generations of comic fans. Christopher Nolan's films made Batman a serious subject for an even ...
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Who Started Fighting Crime First Clark Kent or Bruce Wayne?

I know Superman predates Batman as far as first appearances in the comic books (1938 v 1939), but as far as the different universes go its not clear to me which character started vigilantism first. ...
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How Salvatore Maroni became batman's villain when he is already dead?

In Gotham Series Salvatore Maroni was killed by Fish Mooney when bruce wayne was so young but in the film 'The Dark Knight' the Salvatore Maroni is showcased as one of the villain. How can it happen - ...
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How did the Joker actually get his scars?

There are many references regarding how his scars were obtained. But none of the ones I know about hold any true origin. I am an avid fan of the Joker and for the last few years I have been searching ...
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In the TV show Gotham, who is Kris Kringle?

In the TV show Gotham you get to see where a lot of the classic Batman villains get their start. I can't figure out who Kris Kringle is going to become, though. I'm not all that familiar with Batman ...
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Why are some villains in Gotham so much older than Bruce Wayne?

In the Gotham TV series, Bruce Wayne is 12 years old when his parents are murdered. The show then introduces a number of other characters from the Batman continuity who will go on to become Bruce's ...
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Why did Bruce help prisoners escape from The Pit?

Saw the Dark Knight Rises again recently and one scene bothered me (perhaps this was asked/discussed here somewhere but I couldn't find the post): When Bruce escaped a prison known as The Pit, he ...
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Has Batman himself ever taken seriously the idea that he indirectly causes Gotham to have more supervillains?

So there's a classic argument that Batman's style of vigilantism actually makes Gotham less safe and more crime-ridden, because it indirectly encourages the city's scum to become "super-criminals" ...
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Why did Batman change his mind in the finale of Endgame?

MAJOR spoilers for the just-released finale of the Endgame Batman comic arc: Why would he do this? Unless I'm missing some important story beat, it seems like an odd confession from Batman. Only ...
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Why doesn't anyone run a DNA test on Batman's blood?

So I was watching The Dark Knight Returns again and after his fight with Joker I noticed he was dripping blood eveeeeeerywhere. Why hasn't anyone ever collected a sample and tried to find out who he ...
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Why does the Batmobile have a “NO STEP” sign?

This (silent) video shows the Batmobile in the new Batman v Superman movie: ...
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Why didn't Batman just kill Joker when he had the chance?

In The Dark Knight, why didn't Batman just drop Joker off the roof?
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How do Superman, Batman and Justice League cartoons fit together? [duplicate]

In Justice League and Superman cartoon TV series, lots of things are common and looks like they are in the same universe. For example, Darkseid exists in both. Also, Superman didn't know about ...
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Did Batman use his cape to glide before The Dark Knight?

Has comic-book Batman ever used his cape for gliding or did he only use the Batglider for such a feat? I know that the fairly recent incarnations of Batman allows for his cape to possess rigid ...
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Does Batman's “scare tactics” used when gaining information from criminals, ever cross into torture?

A large part of Batman’s persona is the fear it strikes into enemies heart’s. For example a costume resembling a bat was chosen so that criminals would be afraid of him. There have been times when ...
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What animated Batman movie had an old Bruce and young female Robin?

I saw this late night while I was on my computer and had my TV going in the background. it was an animated film where Bruce was old and had since retired resulting in the crime rate in Gotham rising. ...
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Has there been a Wayne in the Court of Owls?

I haven't read Batman Inc., Dark Knight, Detective Comics, or Batman & Robin in the new 52, just his flagship title. Whenever Bruce Wayne talks about the Court, there is an obvious history ...
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Enemy worthy of Lady Shiva

Following the events of Nightfall, Batman had somehow recovered from the back breaker (HOW!?) and asked Lady Shiva to retrain him since he's been out of action to long. She does this by killing an ...
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How batman can fly instead of skydiving with his suit?

Actually wing suit are used to landing purpose. see this picture of Gary Connery, he used this suit for skydive. How batman can fly instead of skydiving with his suit?
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Why is Batman restricted to Gotham city?

Of course if Batman is also a superhero like Superman etc, he should save the earth from dangerous enemies. So why is Batman restricted to Gotham city?
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What comics feature Batman's alternate universe where Bruce Wayne dies?

I read about the existence of another universe for Batman where Bruce Wayne dies. To avenge his death, his father turns into Batman, and his mom turns into the Joker. Which comics feature these ...
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How does Bruce Wayne mask Batman's injuries between beatings?

OK. We can agree that comic book Batman always gets the bad guy, but sometimes he gets nicked and dinged during the encounter. It's a common thing to see Alfred tending (or trying to tend) his ...
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What is relation between Bane and Ra's al-Ghul?

Was Bane trained by Ra's al-Ghul in the same way Batman was? Which comics will provide me with better details about this question?
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Who is the doll maker that helps Joker escape in Dark Knight Returns?

In The Dark Knight Returns, the Joker's escape is aided by a curious character who builds lifelike and technically advanced dolls. They can fly, respond to voice commands, and contain poison gas and ...
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What's the significance of the empty Robin suit in Dark Knight Returns, and is it linked to A Death in the Family?

In The Dark Knight Returns, several panels show an empty Robin suit on display in the Batcave. I had always assumed this was a reference to the storyline A Death in the Family. However I just ...
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What are the nicknames that the Joker has called Batman? [closed]

I'm writing a short story about the Joker based on a mix of Jack Nicholson's and Heath Ledger's rendition of the character. I would like as many nicknames the Joker has for Batman as possible. Can ...
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Has Bruce Wayne ever impersonated Nightwing?

In most Batman media at one point in time or another a situation arises where both Batman and Bruce Wayne need to be seen together. While this has been accomplished by both Alfred and Superman, in ...
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Has anyone ever tried to execute the Joker?

Everyone knows the eternal question, "Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker?" Writers and fans have debated it for decades, and plenty of answers (believable and not) have been established that now ...
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What is the correct pronunciation of “Ra's Al Ghul”?

Across the four screen/game adaptations I'm familiar with, I've heard the name "Ra's" pronounced as "Raz", "Rah-z" and "Ray-sh" - often times, differing even within the same work. Is there an ...
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Fullmetal Batman?

I was "browsing" some profiles on Facebook (as you do) and found this image of Batman and another character which I've never seen before. I've watched quite a few superhero cartoons and maybe one or ...
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Why doesn't Batman seek out a Yellow Lantern ring?

I've seen a page from a comic numerous times where Bruce Wayne is chosen as a Yellow Lantern, due to his ability to "instill great fear". Here's half below (I couldn't find the first half, where the ...
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How did Bruce Wayne receive the necessary training to become Batman without being recognized?

One consistent thread throughout Batman canon is that Bruce Wayne, in order to become the legendary crime fighter and world's greatest detective, spent many years of his life training in escape ...
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Who put on costumes first, Batman or his enemies?

In the Batman stories, we have several characters in costume, such as Batman himself, as well as the Joker, the Riddler and the Scarecrow, just to name a few. Who put on costumes first? Are the Joker ...
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Has there ever been a female character using the Batman name?

This discussion came up at work after a female coworker decided to run a marathon dressed as Batman. Somebody said that she'd be running as Batwoman, to which she replied that, no, she was running as ...
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Can anyone recognise this Batman villain?

Can anyone tell me who this villain is and what storyline this scene comes from? Maybe a strange incarnation of Solomon Grundy? That's definitely The Ventriloquist and Scarface in the background ...
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What are Batman's qualifications?

I think it's safe to say that Bruce Wayne (being the secret identity of Batman) is a master in numerous skills and abilities, just to name a few: Martial Arts Intelligence Stealth & disguise ...
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Has anyone ever ambushed Batman at the bat signal?

I don't know if its location differs from canon to canon, but it's usually located on the roof of a GCPD station I think, so has anyone ever seen the signal, and just lain in wait to ambush Batman?
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Why is superman still bruised at the end of the dark knight returns?

After the battle between Superman and Batman in The Dark Knight Returns, Superman goes to Batman's funeral. However, Superman still has his face all bruised. We have seen that Superman regenerates ...
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How did the Flash retain Thomas Wayne's letter to Bruce?

In the Flashpoint Paradox movie, Thomas Wayne (Batman in this timeline) hands Barry a letter addressed to his son and tells him to go back in time and prevent this from ever happening. Later, Barry ...
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During the bank robbery in The Dark Knight (movie), why is a private number dialled?

Related to this post in a way (Is the guy with the shotgun at the start of Dark Knight a regular comic character?), during the robbery, we see that one disables the alarm on the rooftop. Here is the ...
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Can Kryptonite affect Superman's mind?

I was watching Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, and Lex Luthor framed Superman for killing Metallo by stating that the gigantic asteroid made of kryptonite that was approaching Earth, was affecting ...
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Did Bane break Batman's back in Dark Knight Rises?

In The Dark Knight Rises, during the sewer fight scene we see Bane lift Batman up and drop him on his knee, reminiscent of the comic book scene where Batman's back is literally broken. Are we to ...
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How does one become a Lantern (kind of)

OK, so recently I've been playing Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, and yes I know that Lego games aren't always perfect in maintaining cannon but they are usually pretty good so if this is completely ...
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Which Batman comic had the Joker trick a man into thinking he was ugly?

IIRC there was a Batman comic which featured a storyline in which the Joker manipulated a young man into thinking he was hideously ugly despite his evident good looks with blonde hair and blue eyes. ...
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Why would Batman choose yellow for his utility belt?

This question concerns the post-crisis/New52 incarnation of the character. Batman as a hero tries to hide in the shadows as much as possible (at least in the beginning, before becoming a more public ...
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How many people have deduced Batman's secret identity?

I've seen DVK's question How many people who weren't superheroes did Batman reveal his identity to?, and I recently began playing the Arkham City game, and the two combined made me wonder just how ...
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Is the Batcave bat-friendly?

In the recent Dark Knight Trilogy, Bruce Wayne re-discovers the underground cave in his manor and then installs lights there as the first step towards building the Batcave. This leads me to the ...
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When did Batman say “I am Batman” for the first time?

"I am Batman" and its variants like "I am Batman, bitch" are quite popular. Using this, Bruce Wayne has revealed his secret to his girls. However, I am interested in the dialogue when it isn't ...