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 is considered canon in batman? [duplicate]

There are a lot of Batman movies, comics, games etc. that I am interested in delving into. But I have no idea what is canon. For example, think of the origin of Bane. In the movies from the '80s, ...
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Why wasn't Bruce Wayne shot too? [duplicate]

How come Joe Chill killed Bruce Wayne's parents and he didn't kill Bruce? And why did he kill Bruce's parents?
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How did joker really get his scars? [duplicate]

In The Dark Knight Joker tells Rachel he got his scars from his father. But I have also heard other theories. Which is true and how did he really get his scars??
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Why does Harvey Dent hate Bruce Wayne?

In The Dark Knight, Harvey Dent was never really a fan of Bruce Wayne from the start, as evidenced by him giving him weird and dirty looks. My question is Why? Is it something that Bruce did (and did ...
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How much property damage did Batman commit while evading the GCPD?

In the movie Batman Begins, Batman is seen speeding the Batmobile across Gotham in order to evade the pursuing GCPD. What is the estimated cost of the damage done?
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Why does Bruce Wayne keep speaking in that low raspy voice to Catwoman?

In The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman was standing nearby and watching as Bane called out Batman's identity as Bruce Wayne, beat him down, and took his mask. In spite of this, later in the movie Bruce ...
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Comic identification

I came across this comic book page on the Internet, I would like to know which comic this page belongs to.
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What's the melody of Joker's song in The Killing Joke?

When Joker is speaking to Gordon over the intercom in Batman: The Killing Joke, the enunciation and rhyming scheme (and the fact that he asks for music) make it pretty obvious that the Joker is ...
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Batman or 'the Batman'? [duplicate]

Batman has tended to introduce himself as simply 'Batman', e.g. In the Keaton movie we had the line "Who are you?!" "I'm Batman" However he is also referred to as 'the Batman'. Is there any rhyme or ...
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In Batman (1989), how did all of the Batwing's shots and missiles miss the Joker when he was standing still?

The scene in question: It's pretty clear Batman is aiming specifically at the Joker this time, rather than the balloons or the float or the other goons, and I'm not ...
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What is Batman's standard loadout and how does he carry it around?

Batman has an amazingly cool and diverse arsenal. However, his costume appears to suffer from a severe lack of storage space because it has no pockets meaning that he keeps all his tools in his ...
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Jim Gordon's past in Year One

In Batman: Year One, the animated adaptation, there is a point where Jim Gordon is beating up Flass, and as that about to go down, he gives him a baseball bat. The voice-over says something along the ...
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What Batman story mentioned Batman and Bat Boy?

The story was from a comic that must have been from the early to middle 1960's and it looked at the question why Robin was not called Bat Boy. It seems that Batman had a previous side-kick before ...
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Which martial arts styles has Batman been said to use?

When I saw The Dark Knight Rises, I was perplexed by the fighting style Batman uses against Bane - specifically, his reliance upon elbow strikes. I did some ...
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Does every version of Batman's parents' death feature Martha's pearl necklace falling apart?

I started wondering this after the extremely gratuitous slo-mo pearls in Batman vs Superman, but forgot to google it after leaving the theater. Then I mentioned it in chat tonight when I saw the same ...
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Does Bane have a Mole Machine in DC cannon

Lego, seems to have paired Bane up with a mole machine. In several Batman Lego games and now in a couple of sets. Is there any canonical support for Bane having such a machine, or is it something ...
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What's the relevance of Joe Chill to who should succeed Batman?

From The Big Bang Theory Sheldon: I am asserting, in the event that Batman’s death proves permanent, that original Robin, Dick Grayson, is the logical successor to the Bat Cowl. Stuart: Ooh,...
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In the Christopher Nolan Batman Trilogy, how did they select the villains?

I was just curious if Christopher Nolan ever gave reasoning behind his choice of villains (Ra's, Joker, and Bane) to make appearances in the trilogy. I was thinking maybe the choices were more "iconic"...
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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 wonder,...
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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? [duplicate]

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 a ...
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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 origins 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) ...