Batman clearly does a lot of research and development (apparently on his own in many timelines). The question has been posed before.

Is Batman a scientist?


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Yes, Batman is a scientist. But not all scientists are Batman. (Sorry, Homer.)

From Batman (Bruce Wayne) at the DC Comics Database:

  • Genius-Level Intellect: Batman is a brilliant, virtually peerless, detective, strategist, scientist, tactician, and commander; he is widely regarded as one of the keenest analytical minds on the planet. Given his lack of superpowers, he often uses cunning and planning to outwit his foes, rather than simply "out-fighting" them. [emphasis added]
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    +1 for the Homer reference, which was immediately going to be my answer. Jan 31, 2012 at 3:03
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    If Batman's peerless, then who reviews his science?!
    – user1027
    Jan 31, 2012 at 3:54
  • Is there any example of Batman following Scienific Method? If not, he's not a scientist no matter what DC artists/writers claim! Jan 31, 2012 at 11:01
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  • @Keen - Bruce Wayne Jan 31, 2012 at 17:05

Taken from Batman The Complete History: The Life and Times of the Dark Knight

Comic book page showing a maturing bruce wayne

The bottom left cell reads:

As the years pass Bruce Wayne prepares himself for his career. He becomes a master scientist.

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