Questions tagged [batman]

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Is the Batman who Laughs storyline in “Dark Nights Metal” part of its own story?

So, I am going through the Dark Nights: Metal story line currently and each of the nightmare Batmen has a one shot comic book related to showing who they were in their own negative universe before ...
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On What Grounds Was Hugo Strange Able to Have Bruce Wayne Arrested in Arkham City?

This always kind of confused me, as i don't recall a reason being given for what Bruce was locked up for in Batman: Arkham City? The only thing shown is him trying to urge Gotham to have Arkham City ...
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Was there ever a film, comic, or toon where Batman had Spider-Man's (or Spider-Man-like) powers?

A friend of mine swears this exists, and has for years, in which case I thought: It would have to be a fan made story of sorts, such as doujinshi or fan made video. No such officially sanctioned ...
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Whose mother's name was known first?

What was the first instance for both Superman and Batman of the reader learning the name of their human mother? I am looking for a rough idea of real life time (year) as well as issue number.
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Has a reason ever been given for the decision to use the name Martha?

Superman and Batman mother’s both have the same name, has any writer of these comics ever discussed the reason for this or is it just chance?
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Did Batman ever get in trouble for computer hacking?

In Batman: The Animated Series, Batman uses his computer to break into the other systems (Police, Other Companies, etc). In any continuity/universe, did Batman get into trouble for computer hacking?
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How does Batman do this in “Batman: Hush”?

In the movie Batman: Hush when Batman is hurt after falling and is unconscious then some goons try to remove his cowl and get electrocuted. How is Batman able to this, does he store electricity in his ...
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When did Batman become considered the most intelligent being?

In DC, who/what is the most intelligent being has been discussed a lot in comics, series, etc. But I remember Lex Luthor being the top one always. However, in DCeased, this status has changed; even ...
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How many different types/colors of Lantern Rings has Batman had access to?

There have been a few comics and TV shows showing Batman wielding a Green Lantern power ring; this makes sense, considering the green rings are powered by will, and Batman is shown to have one of the ...
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Did any DC hero (in particular Batman) ever learn any alien martial arts?

In one Teen Titans episode, Starfire's sister, Blackfire, is comically shown throwing Robin while teaching him some techniques from a strange alien fighting system. The only alien martial art very ...
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Does the song “Na na na na Batman!” exist in the DC comic universe/multiverse?

In Batman Vol.7 Issue#.48, the Joker takes everyone at a church wedding hostage and kills them one-by-one. And just a few moments before Batman arrives at the scene, the Joker is seen casually singing ...
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Why did Batman design Robin's suit with only the underwear without pants?

I mean, Batman's Batsuit has his underwear on the outside, but why didn't he give Robin some pants for his costume?
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Batman Arkham-verse timeline from the timeline site

Since the timeline site is pending or for renewal, it's kinda hard for me to know the timeline for this game, even the comics helped out. Can someone help me by telling me the chronological order with ...
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What was the great disaster that caused the apocalypse?

In the episode that's based off this comic in the TV show Batman: The Brave and The Bold, what causes the Apocalypse which mutates all the animals to be human-like and take over the human race? ...
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Do the villains know Batman has no superpowers?

We, the readers, know Batman has no superpowers. I have no idea if the villains know that. Several superpowered heroes use technology to augment their capabilities, so it is not a wild guess to say ...
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Did Green Arrow ever acknowledge Batman as a “role model”

Way back when Green Arrow was created, DC was basically looking to create a "second Batman". So they made Oliver Queen a billionaire, gave him a boy sidekick, gave him an Arrow-car, etc, etc. My ...
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Has Batman ever unintentionally/accidentally killed someone?

Batman is known for his "code" of not killing as he never wants to cross that line. Although he is completely okay with killing mindless aliens (in the comics, animated series and movies as well), he ...
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When did Batman die?

In Dark Days: The Casting, when Batman finds Green Lantern and Duke inside his subcave, he states that he died in the hands of the Joker, in which issue and what storyline was he referring to?
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When was the first time Batman disappeared at the end of a conversation?

Batman has a habit of talking to someone like Commissioner Gordon, then disappearing when their back is turned. When was the very first time that Batman did this, either in the comics or some other ...
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Does Batman use makeup or UV sunblock?

Prompted by this meme: I don't think it would work. I'm pretty sure Batman uses makeup and/or protection for his exposed skin that would block UV/radiation, the likes. However, I can't pinpoint a ...
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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),...