Did Batman ever copy himself to fight an enemy, and trick that enemy into doing the same?


  • When you say trick the enemy into doing the same, you mean trick the enemy into making copies of himself to fight multiple Batmen? Or is this based on a vague memory of seeing multiple Batmen fighting multiple others? Any idea who the villain was?
    – DampeS8N
    Commented Sep 25, 2017 at 23:57

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It happens in the episode "What is reality" . Commissioner Gordon gets captured in the virtual world by Riddler. There's puzzle cube he has to solve. Batman knew he couldn't solve the cube in time, so he multiplied himself predicting Riddler would do the same, on the assumption that he could not sustain a collective consciousness and the entire virtual world; destroying the cube and letting Batman and Commissioner Gordon escape. More details here.

It starts at 2 minutes 24 seconds at this video here:

  • Ah, good find. Fits the question better than mine
    – Machavity
    Commented Sep 26, 2017 at 12:04
  • Thanks. This was driving me crazy trying to remember it. Very William Gibson
    – JonnyRo
    Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 1:02

I don't know that he copies himself, but there was an episode that otherwise fits: His Silicon Soul. Batman stops some guys from robbing a warehouse, but gets hit in the process... and realizes he's a robot

Although injured, the fake Batman makes it to Wayne Manor and explores the estate. Alfred catches him and is fooled for a moment. However, when he sees the circuitry he realizes that what he's seeing is one of Karl Rossum's duplicants. Though the robot recognizes him and appears to be docile, Alfred is frightened.

Turns out he's a HARDAC replicant. A robot implanted with Bruce Wayne's memories.

Eventually HARDAC takes over and makes the robot turn the Batcave computer into a reborn HARDAC. The real Batman shows up to stop him

During the fight, the robot thinks he's killed the real one. Overcome with remorse, he smashes the computer before HARDAC can take over, killing himself in the process.


Not that I know of- there was an episode featuring a robot version of Batman created by the AI HARDAC, but they were on opposing sides, that's the closest I'm aware of.

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