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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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 ...
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Why don't others help Batman? [duplicate]

After watching some of DC's animated movies (Under the Red Hood and The Dark Knight Returns), I began wondering: Why don't other super heroes such as those in the Justice League help Batman? Or for ...
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When do Batman and Bane first fight?

I'm working on a project on Bane and I am having trouble following the main storyline in the comics that involve Bane. In particular I am looking for the comic that contains Bane and Batman's first ...
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What was Jim Gordon's original plan and who else was involved in it?

In The Dark Knight, When the city calls for Batman to be arrested, Harvey Dent turns himself in as Batman before Bruce has a chance. During transport, the Joker and his men attack the transport. ...
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Is Gotham (TV series) considered canon?

Is the new Gotham TV series considered to be canon for Batman? The TV show introduces plenty of known characters from the get go (Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne, Alfred, Catwoman, the Penguin, Poison Ivy). ...
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How did the Penguin know how to sabotage the batmobile in Batman Returns?

In Batman Returns, how does the Penguin and his Red Triangle Circus Gang manage to get not only the Batmobile's blueprints, but also find a way firstly to remove the Batmobile's protections (locks, ...
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Batman: Arkham City (Video Game) - Why did Ra's al Ghul do what he did at the end? (Spoilers, obviously)

(Sorry about the title, trying to avoid spoilers.) So near the end of the Arkham City video game... My question is, what reason(s) did he have for doing that? If I remember correctly, he mentions ...
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Does it always rain in Gotham?

I've been catching up with the Gotham TV show and It seems the city is always covered with dark clouds and everyone is carrying or put on a overcoat. Does it always rain in Gotham ?
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Did Batman ever let the Joker out of Arkham?

Much like the plot of The Mystery Men, does Batman at any point in the comics let the Joker "escape" from Arkham Asylum?
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Name of a Batman movie with different variations of Batman

About five or six years ago, I took out a Batman movie from the library, the name of which I forget, and the movie had different types of Batman's in it. For example, it had a robotic batman, an ...
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Why didn't the Joker follow through with his plan at the dinner party?

I just finished reading the Batman arc Death of the Family, and I loved every part of it, but I didn't understand one thing. In the climactic scene toward the end of the story, we find out that... ...
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Which is the most well-known Batman logo [closed]

Over the years there have been many different versions of the Batman logo (in terms of design). So I would like to know which is the most popular or well-known batman logo? Please cite sources as to ...
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Where to start reading The Batman?

I've recently gotten into comic books and I'm interested in reading the Batman comics. I have no idea where to start. I've seen all of the live action Batman movies so I pretty much know origin ...
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What happened to Green Arrow's arm in The Dark Knight Returns 2?

In The Dark Knight Returns 2, an elderly Green Arrow turns up but he's missing an arm. What happened to him? Does Green Arrow lose an arm in canon somewhere or is it just for this particular story? ...
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Need help identifying a batman series (animated)?

What is the name of the animated Batman series where Harley Quinn first meets the Jokers, and later goes on to team up with Poison Ivy?
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In DCAU / Batman Beyond, what happened to “Silver” and why was Batman working alone during that time?

During the DCAU cartoon series Batman Beyond, we hear mention of Dick Grayson, the ex-Nightwing and how he and Bruce have not been on speaking terms for many years. In the 2011 comic book ...
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Why did the Wayne Enterprises corporate building change so radically? [duplicate]

Why did the Wayne Enterprises corporate building change so radically between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight? I saw no reference at all to the change in the movies themselves. The Wayne ...
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Who was commissioner James Gordon's father

In the Gotham (TV Series), it mentioned that James Gordon's father was a district attorney. Is his father mentioned in the comic version of Batman? What information do the comics give about James ...
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In comic version of Batman, why are the Waynes walking through the alley?

The Waynes are extremely rich, why they don't drive their car out of the theatre instead of walking through a dark alley which is a common sense that a millionaire like them should not. Note that I ...
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How Many Batman Canons Are There?

When I see comic book questions, or questions on characters from comic books, they're invariably qualified with a "this canon" or a "that canon" only notice, which given certain characters is a fairly ...
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In the beginning of Gotham, why are the Waynes walking through the alley?

I have just watched the first episode of Gotham and am curious why, if the Waynes are extremely rich, they bother walking through a dark street instead of driving and taking an expensive car in front ...
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Why does Bane ask only one guy to stay in the plane wreckage in Dark Knight Rises?

From the opening scene in the Dark Knight Rises we learn that Bane and two other members of the League of Shadows get in the plane. The CIA agent tells them that his flight plan includes only one of ...
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Where is Alfred Pennyworth in the Batman origin story?

I was wondering if Alfred's whereabouts or duties during the night Bruce's parents are murdered are ever discussed. Most of my knowledge of Alfred and Bruce's relations comes form movies and TV ...
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Who was James Gordon wrong about before?

In Batman Begins, upon his second meeting with Batman, James Gordon says: Jim Gordon: Commissioner Loeb set up a massive task force to catch you. He thinks you're dangerous. Batman: What do ...
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Why are there two batcomputers in the Batcave?

In The Dark Knight Rises, the first time we see the batcave we are following Alfred, who is looking for master Bruce. He finds Bruce in the batcave, in the middle of an isolated slate obelisk (Alfred ...
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What happens to Talia's truck driver in Batman - The Dark Knight Rises?

At the climax of The Dark Knight Rises: so then: We know that Batman (who doesn't seem to like fire-arms except for those present in all his vehicles) doesn't kill (Nolan's Batman explicitly did ...
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Batman: The Dark Knight returns part 2 - Superman draining the life force [duplicate]

After taking care of the nuke he looked... old and (or) decaying, then superman did something and got his strength back up. What did he do, does he normally have this power? This is the first time I ...
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Is Batman: Mask of the Phantasm the same universe as Batman the Animated Series?

Are the events from the movie Batman: Mask of the Phantasm considered to be taking place in the universe depicted in Batman: the Animated Series or the two things just have the same "look and feel"? ...
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Problem with Batmobile's (Batman begins) driver switching positions

In Batman begins we saw how the pilot/driver of the tumbler can switch to a prone position for better control or the vehicle weapondry. http://www.deviantart.com/art/NEW-BATMOBILE-DESIGNS-19640136 ...
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How does Batman avoid killing people? [closed]

He throws people off of high places, uses a sharp Batarang and plain beats people up to the point where they'd most likely be dead afterwards. Is there an in-universe (or out-of-universe) ...
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Why would Ra’s al Ghul destroy Gotham but save Starling City?

So I finished season 2 of the "Arrow" TV series yesterday and something was unclear to me: Both cities are somewhat similar: they are highly corrupt, unjust and the upper class is decadent. Yet ...
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Does Batman get sick from common diseases?

As a human he should get sick normally, but has that been shown in the comics? (like cold, flu, stomach ache, or headache)