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Why does the Batman “crack his knuckles” in “Batman: Arkham Origins”?

Wouldn't cracking his knuckles be futile through his thick glove armor and in what way, if at all, would it help Batman in delivering a beatdown? I believe it would hinder his grappling efficiency and ...
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Does Batman know he's Superman's boss since he owns the Daily Planet?

Well, after it was mentioned in a quiz TV show, I suddenly discovered that Bruce Wayne owns the Daily Planet, and so I wanted to ask. In any comic has it been shown that Batman knows that Superman's ...
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Is Owlman from Earth-3 related to the Court of Owls of Earth-1 in any way?

I've seen this question on comicvine And on reddit But no one seems to actually know on either of the listed websites as to if they are actually connected more then just their name "Owl". So I'm ...
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Batman comic where Dick Grayson is killed?

I read this Batman comic a long time back, I think around 2002. Anyways the story starts out with batman in some kinda dark room. It looks like a Torture room or something. Batman wakes up and to his ...
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Does Batman have a contingency plan for Alfred?

It's well established in comics and animation that Batman has contingency plans for immobilizing or neutralizing his various allies, should it become necessary. Has there ever been any mention of ...
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Who's the Giant Batman in the back of this dark knights metal Batman picture?

I have found websites which describe all the other batmen but not the giant cloaked Batman in the back, who is this Batman and what multiverse are they from?
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Batman/Clayface story about a death cult made of teenage horror fans

I'm trying to find the Batman comic that centered around Clayface and a death cult made up of teenage horror fans. Anyone know the story, and/or what the comic was, or the number of the comic, if it ...
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How many (super)villains have managed to get into the Batcave? [closed]

Having gone through a few questions asked here, it seems the Joker (Has the Joker ever been inside the Batcave?) has never been in the Batcave, but Catwoman has (Has Catwoman been to the Batcave ...
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What is the max number of passengers Batman could carry in a single Bat-vehicle?

I'm trying to think of one of Batman's bat[vehicle] that could hold multiple people. Most seem to be single-occupant methods of transportation, like the Batcycle and Batmobile. Occasionally, there ...
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Is the Black Bat, a Pakistani Batman, a real character?

Jenayah mentioned in Chat a question about Asian versions of Batman. This question mentioned a character known as “Black Bat” being described as a Pakistani Batman in the Batmen of All Nations on ...
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Has Bruce Wayne ever dated a woman who did NOT find out he was Batman?

A common joke I've seen online is that Bruce Wayne can't seem to date a woman without her either A) dying or B) eventually finding out he's Batman. I know of several cases where he entered a semi-...
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Has anyone besides Bruce Wayne donned the batsuit and taken on the Batman persona? [closed]

Is Bruce Wayne the only person to act as Batman? Or has anyone else ever wore the batsuit to go fight crime? Why did Bruce Wayne allow somebody else to wear the batsuit? Accepting answers with ...
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What is inside Batman's ears?

This picture shows Batman missing an ear from his costume. Which made me think, what does he keep inside his ears? Radio receiver to listen to police broadcasts? Radio connection back to Batmobile ...
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Who is Bruce Wayne's/Batman's heir in the comics?

Bruce Wayne has had many years as Batman and had many side-kicks and different children, but, officially, if both Batman and Bruce Wayne retire to take the sun in Miami... Who could be considered the ...
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In The Dark Knight, what happened to all the bank robbers?

The opening scene of The Dark Knight shows a bank robbery being perpetrated by a gang hired by the Joker. It transpires that they are all supposed to kill each other, with presumably each of them ...
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Has the Batmobile ever got stuck in a traffic jam?

Has the Batmobile ever got stuck in a traffic jam? I suppose the Dark Knight will just leave it there in the case of an emergency (perhaps causing more trouble by parking that monster in the middle ...
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Was there ever an Asian Batman?

Given the recent popularity of questions regarding various portrayals of Superman (as Asian or African American), I noticed that I don't remember ever hearing about an Asian Batman. I know of the ...
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Does Damian Wayne ever see his mother again after 'Son of Batman'?

Bruce takes Damian under his wing in 'Son of Batman', and becomes Robin. However, I wanted to know if Damian ever gets to see his mother again? Even in the comics, was there and evidence that Damian ...
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Why was DC’s Anarky a minor?

The character was introduced in 1989, an extremist who is also a child prodigy (twelve years old in first comic). Despite being very young he had a lot of followers for the people he was preaching to, ...
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Is there a limit to Batman's “power” of prep time?

The common meme I have seen is that Batman, if given sufficient prep time, can defeat anyone in the DC Universe (or any universe, depending who you ask). Is this actually true in the current ...
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What is Batman's “prep time”?

In many discussions about Batman and his abilities, prep time is always mentioned and emphasized. What is this "prep time"? Has it already been called as such in-universe? What are some examples ...
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In the Batman TV series, was there an “up” mode for the Bat Pole?

My memory insists I watched Batman and Robin step on a disk at the base of the pole, and some mechanism raises the disk upwards, accompanied by smoke or steam. But here it's obvious there's a cushion ...
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Why does Batfleck have a widow's peak?

In the DCEU, Batman (as played by Ben Affleck) has a widow's peak, which for those who don't know, is a type of hair: Affleck does not have a widow's peak in real life. Why does Bruce Wayne have one ...
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Why didn't Batman brand Lex Luthor with the Bat symbol?

At the end of the Batman V Superman movie, Batman threatened Lex Luthor to brand him with the Bat symbol. But, he didn't do it. Why?
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“Old” comic book - Batglare leaves new Justice Leaguer speechless

I was reading issue #60 of Injustice 2, and Booster Gold made quite a point about Batman: BOOSTER GOLD: Oh God! That guy. You know what? Bats claims he has no powers, but that's @#$%. His ...
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Batman and Batboy: Identify story?

Some time ago, I asked a question about a precursor for Robin named Batboy, see here. I've since found the following image that I think is the story I was thinking of and it turns out the character ...
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Locations of Batman's backup Batcaves

I recently read somewhere that Batman has about 8 backup Batcaves, one of which is right under the Arkham Asylum. In DC's Batman: No man's Land, 4 of his Batcaves are introduced namely, The Central ...
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Does the Batmobile have a music player?

The Batmobile is equipped with numerous gadgets that help the Dark Knight fight crime. One of the gadgets is the Bat radio. The Batmobile radio has made several appearances in the comics since its ...
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Did Batman ever tell Superman “the last time when you really inspired anyone was when you were dead”?

I recently saw a quote online where Batman a.k.a Bruce Wayne says the following to Superman: If you tell them to fight, they will fight. But they need to be inspired. And let's face it "Superman", ...
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Why doesn't New 52 Earth 2 Batman have a no gun policy?

I'm basing my question on this specific extract from World's Finest #20 (New 52) : In this page, Huntress (Earth 2 Batman and Catwoman daughter), at this moment with Prime Earth Batman (the main one),...
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Would Batman's code of honour preclude him from permanently crippling his enemies?

Batman started off as a somewhat ruthless vigilante who had no compunction about murdering criminals, often with firearms. Later, his backstory was retconned to make him be staunchly opposed to guns ...
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Has anyone ever connected Batman's no guns rule with trauma?

Batman despises guns and does therefore not use them (vulcan cannons or machine gun implacements on his vehicles [especially in the movies] non-withstanding), he uses batarangs and all kinds of high-...
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How many Batgirls are there?

I have seen many references to Batgirl III Stephanie Brown and then a Batgirl IV, but I don't really know much, I know Barbara Gordon was I, however I don't have much information on the rest.
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Which Batman story is this scene from?

This artwork is from artist and comic book illustrator Lee Bermejo. I have read some stories by him, like Batman: Noël, the crossover Batman/Deathblow: After the Fire and a story about Lex Luthor in ...
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Why doesn't Gotham City execute their villains?

I am not asking "why doesn't Batman kill?", he has his own moral code that he abides by to avoid becoming a villain himself. However, Gotham City should have no such qualms. It would most likely be ...
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Is there a batman in arrowverse?

In arrowverse, multiverse of the flash,supergirl etc. supergirl references to her cousin "superman". does that mean batman or any other are also there?
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Is Alfred’s batsuit based on a previous work?

In The Lego Batman Movie, Alfred dons a Batsuit of his own to help the rest of the Bat-family save Gotham. The movie has several easter eggs and references to previous Batman works so I was ...
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Why does Batman's grappling hook never miss?

In every incarnation of Batman I've ever seen, whenever he uses his grappling hook, it always hits the target and does whatever he needs it to do, such as saving himself and the person he dove over ...
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Who is this Batman villain that appears in the book “Batman is Brave!”?

In the book Batman is Brave! there is this page: I know The Riddler, Poison Ivy, The Joker, and Catwoman, but who's the big guy?? He is at least as big as Bane, but he's missing the mask. He also ...
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How did Batman fake his death in The Dark Knight Returns?

At the end of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, Batman beats up Superman and delivers the iconic quote: I want you to remember, Clark. In all the years to come, in your most private moments, ...
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Searching for a Batman comic where Batman had no dialogue and Robin and Alfred were the primary characters

I remember reading a comic around 2005 about a Batman print with Batman having no talking role. Plot: Robin and Alfred try to track down the history/origin of Bat cave. They discover that it was old ...
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How does Nygma fake Stickley's suicide?

In the 1995 movie Batman Forever, Edward Nygma (pre-Riddler) knocks out his supervisor Fred Stickley with a coffee pot, ties him to a wheeled chair, and uses him as a guinea pig for his prototype ...
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In which comic does Batman travel back in time to the night of his parents’ murder?

I'm looking for the comic book/one-shot where Batman is somehow hurled back in time to the night of his parents' murder. It was here that he realized that there IS NO Joe Chill. Facing the hard-learnt ...
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Who is the “evil Batman” in Injustice 2?

In Injustice 2 #3, Batman is outmatched by another Batman (which carries two Submachine guns). In the latest edition (#34), this Batman is seen talking with Ra's al Ghul and Solovar. Who is this evil ...
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In the Lego Batman Movie why did the writers choose the phrase “It takes a village”?

In The Lego Batman Movie, there seemed to be quite a few side-references to contemporary American politics, most notably Barbara Gordon saying "It takes a village" a traditional phrase about ...
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Was the Three Jokers storyline ever explained?

In DC Universe Rebirth #1, the payoff for Batman sitting in the Mobius Chair and asking about the true identity of the Joker was that there were three Jokers. The site I linked above has their own ...
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Looking for a Batman Comic where Batman had real wings

This is from long ago! I'm 73 years old now and I remember reading a comic when I was a kid where Batman and Robin were in a world where everybody had wings. Batman's wings were bat wings and everyone ...
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What is Gotham City a metaphor for?

It seems pretty clear to me that DC's Gotham City is not supposed to represent a real place. It's far too grim to be somewhere that anyone would live, or businesses would open up in. I know Grant ...
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Superman/Batman/JLA continuity

So, I've recently begun collecting comics again so that my newborn son can grow up reading the same comics I did and sharing in the same joys as I. I'm focusing mostly on the big 3: Batman, Superman, ...
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Looking for an episode In the Batman Animated Series where Batman copies himself

Did Batman ever copy himself to fight an enemy, and trick that enemy into doing the same? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_The_Animated_Series