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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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: ...
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Do people in Gotham know that Batman doesn't kill?

Batman is the symbol that Gotham needs, a shadow that brings justice and fear to criminals. You don't want to be a criminal in Gotham, because Batman is somewhere around and could catch you at any ...
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Has Catwoman been to the Batcave before New 52?

I ran into this blog post about "Forever Evil #4", which shows Selena in the Batcave, with a 1-line text "This would be the first time Batman brought Catwoman to the Batcave in the New 52 timeline". ...
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What DC Comic Book issue was the first to use the phrase “To the Bat-Cave”?

I know it was used almost every week on the 1966 TV series, but I'd like to know if it was used in the comics, and if so, in what DC Comic Book issue was the phrase To the Bat-Cave! first uttered by ...
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What is Batman's costume made of?

I know the Batsuit has had many incarnations but what's it made of? A chronological list is fine. The original can't be Kevlar it wasn't created then.
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Has Superman ever had an army?

I was wondering why in the new Batman V Superman trailers when Batman is fighting soldiers dressed in all black in the desert, why do they all appear to have a Superman logo on their shoulders? Having ...
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What are the various types of science & engineering qualifications that Batman has? [duplicate]

Is there any DC comic or any other authoritative source that states/lists the various science & engineering qualifications that Batman has? EDIT: I see that this question is on hold. However, ...
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Who are these alternate-dimension Batmen?

From Batman: The Brave and the Bold: These are various Batmen from different dimensions. Regular Batman is in the middle. I recognize Vampire Batman and Pirate Batman. I need help with the others. ...
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Did Two Face's coin ever land on its edge?

I vaguely recall it did just that in a DC 100 page special. Can someone say if it did and point me to the example?
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How much older than Bruce Wayne is the Joker supposed to be?

It appears that the Joker either did, or didn't kill Bruce Wayne's parents. It all depends on the story line. However, if we go with the Tim Burton movie Joker was the alley killer story line, how ...
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Why is Batman's policy on saving people inconsistent?

I'm of course referring to the Nolan trilogy. At the end of Batman Begins he However, he Why? Even though Ra's Al Ghul wanted to kill more people, the Joker succeeded in killing more people ...
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What happened to Bruce Wayne in Green Lantern vol 4?

I currently read Green Lantern vol.4, and there is an unclear thing to me. In Sinestro Corps War yellow ring finds Bruce Wayne, later in Blackest Night Flash and Hal finds Bruce Wayne's grave dug, and ...
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When did the original Batman comic series end?

We know that it started in 1939, and presumably ended somewhere in the 1950s or 1960s, but on which exact date and which exact chapter/issue of the comic series? By "original", I refer to when the ...
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Why does the Joker always laugh?

Has he destroyed all his pain receptors? It doesn't matter how much pounding he takes from the bat, he still laughs.
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Does the Joker care about Harley Quinn?

The Joker seems to care little about anything other than himself (and to some extent, Batman), whereas Harley Quinn is quite literally mad for the Joker. Has the Joker ever shown any genuine concern ...
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Has the Thomas Wayne Batman ever Appeared Outside the Flashpoint storyline?

One of the main things that was changed during the events of the DC storyline Flashpoint was Thomas Wayne becoming Batman after the deaths of Martha & Bruce. This Batman was much darker and I was ...
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Does Batman really love French onion soup?

In "Vendetta", episode 23 of Batman the Animated Series, Alfred says to Batman: "I've made your favorite, French onion soup". While this may just be a throw-away line, helping to lead into the ...
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Why didn't Batman take the antidote with him when going to Arkham for Rachel?

So in Batman Begins, Batman went to the Asylum in a hurry after learning from Rachel that she's going to pay Doctor Crane a visit there. He expected Rachel to get in trouble there (otherwise, what ...
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Has Batman ever teamed up with Joker?

I don't mean true alliance, but have they ever fought some kind of common enemy or had a common goal? For example, I can imagine Batman fighting some kind of oppressive regime due to his virtuous ...
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Are These the Only 5 Fairy-Tale-Based Batman Villains?

I have recently been trying to catch up on as much Batman mythos as I can, however, I have only been able to get my hands on the first three Arkham games, the original Adam West Batman film, the first ...
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Is it true that Batman's supervillains exist as a reaction to Batman himself?

The basic premise behind the TV show Gotham is, in part, showing the origin stories of many of Batman's rogue's gallery before they were super villains. If you view the show as describing a Gotham ...
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How was Butch “conditioned”?

In the episode Scarification (S02E05), Penguin mentions that Butch has been "conditioned", and is unable to refuse any order Penguin gives him. Your conditioning is still working nicely, hmm? ...
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Has Batman ever successfully scared anyone straight?

Criminals are a superstitious cowardly lot. So my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible... -Bruce Wayne, Detective Comics #33 ...
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When and why did Bat-Man become Batman?

I was inspired by this to ask a question I've had for a while: It what issue(s) did Batman first lose the hyphen in his name? Have any of the writers stated why they changed the spelling?
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When did “The Batman” become “Batman”?

In Batman's first appearance in Detective Comics No. 27, he is referred to as "The Bat(-)Man" exclusively. In the issue, characters say "It's the Bat-Man" rather than "It's Batman". For example: ...
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Was Batman going to shoot Joe Chill?

In Batman Year Two, Batman takes Joe Chill to the alley where he murdered his parents. He shows him his identity and points a gun at him and claims he will kill him. At that moment the reaper shoots ...
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Have we ever seen Bruce Wayne be involved in orphanages?

I mean, you'd think that with how compassionate he's supposed to be, and with all his resources, at some point or another we would have seen him donating to an orphanage or building one or something ...
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Was Arkham Asylum inspired by Lovecraft's favourite town?

The Arkham City is one of the most recurring locations in the HPL prose - this is the location of Miskatonic university which hosts the deadly Necronomicon. It is also "famous" for the Arkham ...
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Text and origin of the original “always be batman” quote

I found different forms of the quote on the internet and mostly without origin. Which one is the real batman quote? Remember to always be yourself. Unless you can be batman. Then always be batman. ...
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How much money does Alfred Pennyworth earn?

Per Batman Wikia Alfred starts serving Waynes to honor the dying wish of his father and becomes Bruce's legal guardian following the deaths of his parents (Thomas and Martha left a will). ...
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What was the origin of the meme where Batman slaps Robin?

I have seen meme of Batman slapping Robin so many times. I really want to know the origin of it. When did it occur in comics, and why did he even slap him? Note: Spoilers are welcome.
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Why was Alfred's father named Jarvis? (Out-of-Universe)

In the New 52 continuity, Alfred Pennyworth's father is named Jarvis Pennyworth. However, there was already a well-known comic book butler named Jarvis; Edwin Jarvis, the butler of Iron Man and the ...
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When did these characters elude Bane in The Dark Knight Rises?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane This hostage-taking is what prompts Some time later But when did these characters get free from Bane in the first place? Did he just let them wander off at some ...
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Who built all the pathways and stuff in the Batcave?

I know that the actual cave that became the Batcave was natural. However, all the different versions of the Batcave have a bunch of complex constructions such as roads, platforms and modified ...
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When does Batman: Mask of the Phantasm take place?

According to this question, B:MotP takes place in the same universe as B:TAS. B:TAS must take place in the 90's as Batman Beyond takes place in 2039. My question is, does Mask of the Phantasm also ...
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Suicide Squad Preparation [closed]

In 2016 there is going to be some super intense comic book movies that I really want to see, Suicide Squad and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. I am very interested in the origin stories of the ...
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Is Bruce Wayne the richest man in Gotham?

Gotham has a lot of rich people but who's the richest? Is it Bruce Wayne or someone else? I'm mainly looking for answers based on the comics but answers based on other Batman stories are ok as well.
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Who was feeding the prisoners of the Pit in the Dark Knight Rises?

It's been a while since I saw The Dark Knight Rises but something occurred to me. Who was feeding the prisoners when Bruce was imprisoned? I assume the Warlord fed them when he was in charge but who ...
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Dark Knight: Didn't Dent Commit Enough Crimes to Discredit Himself Before He Became Two Face?

As Richard's answer to this question shows, if it became known that Harvey Dent was dirty, the mass arrests he authorized under RICO laws would have been overturned and the criminals set free. But ...
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Which Batman Series has had the most batmobiles to date?

I recently saw the infographic below and it gave me an appreciation of just how many different batmobiles there have been. It got me to wondering though which Batman series (to date) has had the most ...
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Help with identifying web comic with Batman and Robin

I read a funny web comic a few months ago where Batman and Robin are in a car and Batman is driving and running over people and Robin expresses concern about how Batman is hurting people and Batman ...
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How many children does Bruce Wayne have?

Recently I was reading something on the internet about Batman, and they mention his daughter, Helena Wayne, which he had with Selina Kyle. There is also Damian, a son he had with Talia al Ghul. I also ...
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Has Batman ever arrested Catwoman? If so has she been sent to Arkham?

The Facebook status between Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne is definitely set to "it's complicated", but Batman cannot deny that Catwoman IS a criminal. Has he ever turned her over to the police, and if ...
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Is it 'Batmen' or 'Batmans'?

If Batman met a clone of himself or a Batman from an alternate dimension, would we say: There are two Batmen or There are two Batmans You'd assume Batmen but Batman is his name, not his ...
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How many heroes has Batman created?

I know of Nightwing, Batgirl and Red Robin. Dick Grayson become's Nightwing and also Red Robin in an alternate reality I think. Barbara Gordon is Batgirl. Do anymore of Batman's friends/allies ...
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Have we ever seen Bruce Wayne getting facial re-constructive surgery?

As Batman, Bruce takes a serious whoopin' regularly enough. In some canons his cowl probably offers some protection but as any UFC fighter's face will tell you, a career in fist fights will inevitably ...
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Is The Joker trained in any martial arts?

In any canon, do we ever see or find out if The Joker is or has trained in any sort of martial art or fighting style? I've seen him go toe-to-toe with Batman before, I can't remember which animated ...