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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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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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The Flash - Do these metahumans match up with real comic versions?

At the end of Season 2 Episode 21, Here are a few screenshots: Are these metahumans pulled directly from the comics? Put another way, do they correspond to actual DC comic characters or are ...
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Did the events of Convergence have any importance for The New 52?

After I read Justice League #50, I noted that DC Comics Rebirth will be the continuation of The New 52. I did not get to read all of The New 52, but I thought that after New 52: Future Ends, the ...
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How many Time Remnants can one have at any given … time?

Zoom has made repeated use of Time Remnants, sacrificing them as needed. In The Race of His Life: Now:
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Why was this person not affected (Arrow)

Some spoilers may appear. How come in green arrow people who are injected with the mirakuru die. But Slade and Roy survived. Why did these people not die and how?
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Can a speedster move fast enough in a room to be unnoticed by people in it?

In Invincible (The Flash 2014 S02E22), Caitlin hallucinates Zoom appearing in front of her. I think it is a hallucination, but I wonder: Can a speedster move fast enough that they can remain unnoticed ...
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Does Captain Marvel only transform if the lightning strikes him? [duplicate]

I was showing my son who Captain Marvel / Shazam was, and I noticed something in this clip from Justice League Unlimited. When he's fighting Superman, he says "Shazam!", but holds Supes in front of ...
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In The Flash (CW), what is the Time Wraith?

I have done extensive research, but in the DC universe, I have found nothing on time wraiths. When I watched the episode, I saw the time wraith was wearing a hood much like the one Barry Allen wears. ...
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The Flash S02E20 : What does 'Barry Allen is trapped in speed force' means?

In reference to The Flash TV Series Season 2 Episode 20: In the end, we see that Barry Allen doesn't exist in physical World anymore. But his soul is trapped in Speed Force (Got this from YouTube ...
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Why is Desire (almost) always portrayed as a villain?

While the Endless are beyond human morality, it is quite easy to notice the general characters of them: Destiny is cold and formal, Dream is moody, Delirium is happily childish (and really, really ...
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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: ...
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Is DC Comics Detective Comics Comics?

DC, at least originally, stood for "Detective Comics." Therefore, due to RAS Syndrome, DC Comics would technically be "Detective Comics Comics." Is this true? Or did they officially change the ...
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First time(s) other superheroes acknowledge Superman as morally superior to themselves?

It's common contemporary refrain that Superman is better than us and you see that in some of the modern event books exalting the character as the center of their universe. However, when did this ...
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Do Kryptonians wear diapers?

In both Superman and Man of Steel, Kal-El arrives on earth au natural. The first version is possibly old enough to be potty-trained, but the second certainly isn't. In the comics, do baby ...
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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 ...
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Are there any superheroes in DC that break the fourth wall?

Deadpool is the ultimate fourth wall breaker and we all know that. But do DC have some or any superheroes that break the fourth wall? Not some random fourth wall breaks but someone who has a habit ...
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When has Freddy Krueger crossed over into Marvel?

Inspired by a recent question (Who would win? Freddy Krueger vs Sandman/Dream (DC Comics)) I did a quick search to see if I could find instances of Freddy Kruger crossing over DC. This proves ...
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Superman/Flash Time Travel

Just finished Season 1 of The Flash. Loved it!!! The Flash time-travelled twice, once by himself and using the particle accelerator. Can Superman reach the same velocity to do the same? Is there ...
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Whatever happened to Superman's super powered moa?

There once was a super powered moa, and comic book Superman did battle with it and managed to capture it unharmed just near the end of the issue. What did Superman do with the beast?
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Is Clark Kent a legally adopted U.S. Citizen?

In the mainstream DC comic universes, did the Kents legally adopt Kal-El upon finding him, or did they just take him home and start raising him without bothering to tell the government? Or did they ...
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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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Why these associations between DC characters and the Seven Deadly Sins?

I'm not much a DC fan as a Batman fan, so the less a character is related to Batman the less I know about them. I can't remember exactly from which series this picture is. It shows the 7 statues that ...
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What is the relationship between Martian Manhunter and Wonder Woman in Justice League Unlimited series?

In Justice League Unlimited animated series wonder woman seems to be very caring and understanding for Martian Manhunter. She even hugs him 2 times in series, she appears to be the member who is most ...
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Is the Arrowverse watching order a bit jumbled? [duplicate]

So I've been looking at plenty of watching orders for Arrow season 4, The Flash season 2, Legends of Tomorrow season 1 and Supergirl season 1. As most of you know, there are crossovers but the airing ...
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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 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 doesn't the Spectre beat everything?

Why doesn't the Spectre beat everything? By all rights, he has nigh-omnipotent powers, yet DC has repeatedly been invaded, conquered temporarily, enslaved, parts have been destroyed, etc. Why ...
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In Batman: Arkham Knight, why do these two characters use the same tank?

In Batman: Arkham Knight, when you first fight the Arkham Knight he is in the Cloudburst tank, but when you fight Deathstroke it is the same as the Cloudburst fight is. Where would Deathstroke get ...
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Who is this Superheroine?

I was watching Justice League vs. Teen Titans today. At the end, there is this female superheroine (probably) She has the ability to fly or use that 'thing' under her feet to fly. She can be seen ...
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Who is this guy in Zack Snyder's Batman vs Superman [closed]

I recently saw a video on youtube which is apparently a deleted scene from the movie. Lex Luthor before getting arrested met a demonic figure that disappeared after the military arrives. Detailed ...
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Is this character really dead in Batman v. Superman?

The cameraman accompanying Lois into the African desert is killed.
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In Suicide Squad why will the nano-bots cause their head to explode and not the whole body?

In the Suicide Squad animated movie, they had explosives planted in their necks. In the movie, they drink the nano-bots, but Flag says that his head will explode. Are the nano-bots a lie, and they ...
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Where did Captain Cold get his freezing power from, when he stopped using his gun in the new 52

I can't remember the title, but in the new 52 flash book, NOT Rebirth, but something else. Captain Cold is using his powers like Killer Frost. The book ends with him trying to kill Barry for ...
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In Batman v Superman, how did Batman know where Martha was?

Did I miss something during the movie? How did Batman know where Martha was? Even Lex didn't know that.
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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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In The Flashpoint Paradox, if Flash stopped his earlier self from changing past then how is a new timeline created?

The New 52 version of DC, which is caused by the events of the Flashpoint story, it is also shown in movie Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. But how is a new timeline created at end of the ...
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Is New 52 Wonder Woman bullet-proof?

Are there any instances of regular bullets piercing Wonder Woman's skin in specifically the New 52 (post-Flashpoint) continuity?
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What exactly is kryptonite? [duplicate]

I was watching a Mythbusters episode (the Superhero Special) and one of them mentioned kryptonite as a metal. And I was wondering what exactly it was—a metal, a gas, as is shown in Batman vs. ...
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Who is the girl sleeping besides Bruce Wayne when he wakes up from his nightmare?

In the movie Batman vs Superman, At the end of the first nightmare, Bruce Wayne wakes up in his bed and there is a girl sleeping besides him. There was no reference to her before/after that scene. I ...
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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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How does Barry keep from accidentally running through time?

As noted in this answer, Barry can run through time when he hits mach 2. Until recently, this was considered his top speed. In the episode Trajectory (S02E16), Barry is told that he needs to run mach ...
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In DC Comics, who is the fastest woman alive?

In DC Comics, The Flash has the epithet "The fastest man alive." Who is the fastest woman alive?
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Why does Superman use the Clark Kent persona?

While there's plenty of answers to the question why nobody realizes Clark Kent and Superman are the same person, a question that I haven't seen the answer for yet is why Superman keeps the Clark Kent ...
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Was the idea of Batman inspired by vampires?

When the character of Batman was first created, is there any indication that it was inspired or influenced by vampires? In-universe, here is a description of how Batman chose his identity, from the ...
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When has Lex Luthor been a Cardinal or Pope?

I came across this miniature of Lex Luthor for the Heroclix board game. Most information I have been able to find about that picture is actually on this page. I don't know to which comic book, ...
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Why didn't Superman become a scientist? Or a genius of some kind?

As we all are aware that Kryptonians were highly intelligent people, with far more advanced technology than humans. Therefore if an alien from Krypton comes to Earth, why isn't he regarded as a ...
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Who are these classic DC characters?

I saw this T-shirt in store yesterday, and realized I couldn't recognize a good number of the villains, and a couple heroes. They're too early in comic history for me to be familiar with them. Who ...
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How do Hawkgirl and Hawkman reincarnate?

Reading @Thunderforge's answer to this question, I percieved an assumption he had taken on how Hawkgirl and Hawkman reincarnate (which he confirmed in this comment) and that I originally shared: ...
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Which character in a comic book adaptation returned after staying dead the longest?

Many characters die in comicbook movies and shows, only to come back to life later, in some form or another. Which one stayed dead for the longest period of time. To qualify, the character must: ...