In the movie Batman: Hush, when Batman is hurt after falling and is unconscious then some goons try to remove his cowl they get electrocuted. How is Batman able to this? Does he store electricity in his batsuit?

Bonus question: If Alfred removes his mask, how can he disable the feature and not get shocked?

  • Tons of options for disabling this feature - RF tag that Alfred wears that disables the electrocuting mask? Remote control? Bio-scan sensor?
    – Yasskier
    Nov 26, 2019 at 19:18
  • Maybe there's a secret switch at the base of the neck to turn the security system off.
    – DavidW
    Nov 26, 2019 at 19:44
  • @DavidW I want to know that in any of the comics is it ever mentioned about the mechanism to generate charge and stop electric shock
    – codeczar
    Nov 27, 2019 at 8:12
  • I normally wouldn't post such an ambiguous comment but in this case...Because Batman. Dec 4, 2019 at 19:40

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We see a very similar piece of tech in The Dark Knight. It is, apparently, powered by a 'device'. There's no indication what the power source is, but a taser doesn't need to have a big battery to be highly effective, probably there's a small rechargable battery built into one of the ears of his cowl that also powers the voice modulator and other gizmos built into the suit.

Over time the cowl's wiretapping capabilities were upgraded from short to long range. We also improved security. Originally four-part hidden snaps were used to protect my identity should I be knocked unconscious. I have since developed a device intended to produce an electrical shock, activated if anyone tried to remove the cowl externally.

The Dark Knight Manual: Tools, Weapons, Vehicles & Documents from the Batcave

Another similar piece of technology appeared post-Crisis, wired into the batsuit and explicitly labelled as a "taser". It's normally used as a melee weapon, but also defends the cowl. It's sewn into the suit, evidently along with the power source.


A “last resort” taser system is sewn into the outer layer of the Bat-suit atop an insulated internal lining. This one-shot defensive mechanism shocks up to 200,000 volts through a micro-thin electrode network dispersal over the entirety of Batmans costume. The taser is armed and fired via circuit-wafer controls in his gloves.

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Batman: Visual Dictionary

Since Alfred has direct knowledge of the suit, disabling the taser or removing the suit without triggering it would just be a case of not putting your hands onto the dangerous bits.

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