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What is lexcorp in lego batman 2 inspired by?

In the video game lego batman 2 anything related to the company lexcorp seems to be jet black with green neon lights, such as the lexcorp juggernaut,(https://images.app.goo.gl/TvHCy1aGtK2SytqV8) the ...
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What episode is this from on Batman?

Anyone know what episode on the 1960s Batman TV show this is from?
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In "The Dark Knight," how old was Rachel Dawes?

She appears to be a childhood friend of Bruce and Harvey.
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In what continuity does Joker want his "g** d*** electric car"?

I came across this video clip where Scarecrow and Joker have captured Batman and are going to interrogate him and Scarecrow takes his mask off: [Joker] WHAT!!? [Scarecrow] Bloody hell, it's ...
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Does Batman actually kill anyone in "The Batman"?

In The Batman (2022) we see Batman violently beating many people during the course of the movie. Though it's implied that he practises his no kill rule in this movie (when he stopped punching the ...
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Where was Alfred Pennyworth following the events of No Man's Land?

I've been reading the "New Gotham" stories that follow up after No Man's Land, and I noticed that Alfred is nowhere to be seen. He was present during the events of NML, and could be seen ...
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Batman as a child -- did he show any exceptional behavior before his parents' murder?

Obviously, their murder was responsible for Bruce Wayne becoming Batman, a very exceptional person. My question is, was the young Bruce Wayne shown to be, prior to this event, a child prodigy or was ...
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Was Commissioner Gordon ever a woman?

As it said on the title : As of 2022, was there ever a Jamie or a Jean Gordon in some variation on the main continuity ? I'm not talking about another woman being the commissioner (Renée Montoya), or ...
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Does Vengeance have any comic history?

Spoiler Alert for those not having seen the film yet. In the 2022 film The Batman, Bruce Wayne is not yet known as Batman but introduces himself as Vengeance: The ...
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Are superbeings a reality in 2022's "The Batman" universe?

Basically what it says on the tin. The (currently) new film, The Batman offers a modern take on the caped crusader, with Robert Pattinson playing a much younger, still learning hero. He has not even ...
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What is the nature of the relationship between the Frank Miller Batman and the better-known Batman with the no-killing rule?

I grew up with the belief that Batman is famous for his “no-killing rule”. However, recently I have just found out that there is a version known as Frank Miller Batman who did kill a lot of people. ...
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Has there ever been a "Robin Signal" in the style of the Bat Signal?

We are familiar with the Bat Signal, a searchlight with a bat template, projecting a bat onto the clouds to summon Batman. Has Robin (or anyone!) ever been honoured with their own signal? Specifically ...
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Batman villain- child or teenage crime boss

I saw this character in a Batman comic in either late 80's/early 90's. The character is a child or teenage crime boss who fancies himself a general/strategist; early in the comic Batman tries to "...
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When did Batman use lead in his costume as defense against x-ray vision or other powers?

Reference this question, and Batman’s Batsuit wiki for context. In seeking answer to that question, Batman’s wiki notes that Batman has used lead in his costume to foil superpowers, and mentions this ...
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Has Batman addressed the hazard of lead exposure while wearing lead in his armor?

Batman is sometimes seen to wear lead lining in his costume, for example in Superman/Batman Annual 1 or Superman/Batman #9, as well as other occasions as detailed here. In DC canon, lead poisoning ...
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What is the meaning of this conversation between Lucius Fox and Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight"?

There is a scene (that I can't find) where Fox and Wayne were talking about something in the hideout, and the local translation doesn't make much sense, so I'm wondering what they said. The scene is ...
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Batman and Joker comic where they are compared to tarot cards and Batman gets stuck under a statue

In which comic issue does Batman try to stop the Joker from robbing some kind of artifact at a museum or auction house ? Throughout the entire comic, both the Joker and Batman are compared to certain ...
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Was Batman based on The Count of Monte Cristo?

I was just watching "So you haven't read" for Alexandre Dumas' "Count of Monte Cristo" (a bit ironic since not only have I read it, I did it in two different translations, English ...
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Has either Batman's or Superman's identity been accidentally revealed by someone in the comics?

In the recent animated movie Batman: The Long Halloween Part 1, Selina Kyle accidentally calls Batman Bruce, and thereby revealing his identity to Alberto Falcone (this is obviously different from the ...
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What is the source of this Batman artwork that my family member copied?

The image below is a semi-exact reproduction of a picture found in a Batman issue. It was drawn by a family member and should be reasonably accurate, including the folds of clothing, musculature and ...
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What is the origin of this Batman comic book panel?

A comic book panel that circulates around social media from time to time features Batman kicking a criminal in the groin, where his loaded gun goes off. It's kind of a hilarious image but I have no ...
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Batman comic where Robin is shot in the chest with Penguin's umbrella and Batman is forced to tie the two of them to a tree during a storm

I read this somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s, in black-and-white, maybe as part of a coloring book/activity book. Batman and Robin confront The Penguin and one of them is shot in the ...
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Does Batman have an AI assistant like JARVIS?

Has Batman ever built an AI assistant, similar to Iron Man's JARVIS? Batman has a very high IQ so he should be able to build this. Are there any comics where he has built an AI assistant?
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1970s Wonder Woman/Batman comic where they have to fight an evil Walt Disney

I read this in the late 1970s, but have long since lost the comic. The villain in the story is a Walt Disney expy (short for "exported character"), and the story takes place at a serial-...
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Why hasn't Robin substantially appeared in all modern Batman movies?

Robin hasn't substantially appeared in all recent Batman movies, and is not expected to appear in the upcoming films as well. (I'm excluding the satirical The Lego Batman Movie, as well as the very ...
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Is Batman Beyond the Farthest Future DC Timeline Established?

In Batman Beyond, as many know, we are introduced to Terry McGinnis, who dons the cowl and takes over as the Dark Knight many decades into the future. Is the Batman Beyond series the furthest ...
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Which source DC comics does this page (featuring the Batcave Frank Springer 1968 white/red-shaded version Repost for Batcave Batman #203) come from?

What is the source of the image below? ("SECRETS OF THE BATCAVE - 1969") Other similar versions of this picture have been published over the years: Batcave Frank Springer Batman #203 (1968)...
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Which DC comics does this panel come from showing Nightwing on the Batmobile driving towards a ninja?

Which DC comics does this panel come from?
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In the comics, how long has Batman gone without sleeping?

In Justice League: The Animated Series' Season 2 Episode 5-6 (Only a Dream), when Doctor Destiny is taking down all the Justice League members, only Batman and The Manhunter were able to escape his ...
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Which DC comics does this page (featuring the Batcave) come from?

Which comic do these panels come from? It was originally posted here.
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What is the source of this image of the Batcomputer?

What is the source of this image of the Batcomputer, and who is the artist that designed it? Note that it's not from Justice League: Doom as an earlier comment suggested.
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Which comic is this panel from showing Batman sitting at the BatComputer in the BatCave researching the Fortress of Solitude?

Which comic is this panel from? I found the image here.
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Was the Tumbler Nolan's creation or did something similar already exist?

I've grown up with the Batmobile having the long front and a jet engine in order to be fast. They always slightly changed in design but had the general look I knew from the cartoons: Then, in Nolan's ...
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Has Batman ever gotten magical powers?

We know Batman has gotten superpowers of one kind or another, from Lantern rings, to enhanced capacities, to a super pill to the use of the Mobius chair... but has he ever gotten any supernatural ...
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Origin of the Batmobile's flame exhaust?

It seems that, with the possible exception of some of the animated films, virtually every cinematic version of the Batmobile has a port on the back that shoots flames: ...
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Is there a reality in the DC comics multiverse where the Joker never existed alongside Batman?

Recently, Walter Hamada (President of DC at WB) confirmed that the Robert Pattinson Batman (a.k.a Battinson) is from a different Earth with its own existing Justice League. He also mentioned that ...
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Information/Device For Gaining Superpowers In Gotham City Public Library

From reading comics, I know that Gotham City has a public library in many continuities. Batman also fights villains there a decent number of times since the library first appeared in Detective Comics #...
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Which of the ridiculous vehicles in The Lego Batman Movie have appeared in other Batman canon?

There's a whole bunch of ridiculous vehicles in The Lego Batman Movie. Among them is The Bat-shuttle, Robin's Jetski, the Bat-Sub, and the Bat-Kayak. (I cannot find a full list online. Not all the ...
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Canonically, how much older is Batman than Superman? [duplicate]

I know this may depend on the continuity, but generally, Bruce Wayne has been shown to be a few years older than Clark Kent. This has been portrayed anywhere between 4 to 15, depending on the story, ...
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Why is Bruce Batman for only 2 years/six months, retiring in TDKR? And why does he considers it through out The Dark Knight?

In most media, Bruce Wayne becomes Batman because he wants to to strike fear into criminals because he believes it has a greater impact than just pummeling them into submission. That is why he dons ...
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In "Batman: Arkham City" what is the choir chanting when Batman fights Ra's Al Ghul

In the video game "Batman: Arkham City" when right before Batman fights Ra's Al Ghul the theme plays, and the choir starts to chant, what are they chanting and what language is it in?
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Does Batman have a spacesuit?

Batman has different types of suits and various gadgets for his fights. But does he have a spacesuit for surviving in space? If so, in which edition is the use of a spacesuit by Batman shown in DC ...
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Why hasn't Batman ever had Superman send the Joker to the Phantom Zone?

I understand why Batman doesn't kill the Joker. But the fact remains that Arkham just doesn't seem to be capable of holding him. So why not have him sent to an interdimensional prison designed to hold ...
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Where did Mr. Freeze go to school?

Mr. Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries) was actually a doctor. I believe he went to medical school but I could be wrong on that. Is there any information on which school he attended or alternatively which ...
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For what reason did Max Schreck want to build a capacitor in Batman Returns?

In Batman (1989) the Joker wanted to take over as Gotham City's crime boss of bosses, and then after he went insane, random murder was just "his thing" (being the world's first "Fully functional ...
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What did Batman expect Damian to do to take back the "City of Bane"?

This contains many spoilers for the "City of Bane" Batman arc (2019); too many to use spoiler blocks without having the whole question hidden behind them. Quickly summed up, "City of Bane" has Thomas ...
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Does Batman's utility belt have any other "standard" equipment besides grapple guns, ropes, communicators, gas pellets, bombs and batarangs?

I was trying to find specifically what "base gear" a utility belt would have. In several comics, and even films, it's shown/stated that Batman tends to choose his gear based around specific threats or ...
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Why is Batman acting so out-of-character with Jarro?

Justice League #10 introduced Jarro, "Starro in a jar", born of a fragment of Starro, who died in Justice League: No Justice #3 (2018). Jarro is mainly monitored by Batman, and no other Justice ...
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Was Batman ever issued a ticket for his infractions?

This question asks if Batman could be arrested for driving an unregistered vehicle, in the real world. The answer, of course, being a clear yes. In the comics, Batman commits several infractions on a ...
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How did the Justice League survive on the Anti-matter Earth in "JLA: Earth 2" if they're made of ordinary matter?

! In the Graphic Novel JLA: Earth 2, the Justice League travelled to the Post-crisis Earth 2, which is presumably the Anti-matter universe of Qward without being annihilated, could someone please ...
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