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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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In Batman (1989), does the Joker know who Batman is?

At the end of Batman (the 1989 movie), Batman says to the Joker 'you killed my parents'; the Joker replies that he (Jack Napier) was a kid when he killed them. Does this mean the Joker knew Batman is ...
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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

(yeah, I realize that it's the very point of every Batglare ever) For those who don't know what the Batglare is, here's a self-explanatory video: As for the question ...
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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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In TDKR, HOW does Bane eat and drink food considering his mask? [duplicate]

In The Dark Knight Rises, I have always wondered how Bane went about eating food and drinking water and liquid due to his mask? I would fairly assume that Bane being a human would have to have ...
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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 (forget which edition), Batman is outmatched by another Batman (which carries 2 Submachine guns). In the latest edition (#34), this Batman is seen talking with Ra's al Ghul and Solovar. ...
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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
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Who plays Chilblains in ‘Ice Spy’ and ‘The Duo Defy’ in the Adam West Batman TV show?

Who is the actor that plays Chilblains in the episodes Ice Spy and The Duo Defy from the Batman TV show from season 2 in 1967 when Eli Wallach played Mr. Freeze? IMDB says it is Al Waytt Sr, but I ...
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Could Batman be arrested for driving an unregistered car without a license?

Batman frequently drives his Batmobile on the public roads of Gotham. Is it unregistered? And does he actually have a license for it that he could show if Commissioner Gordon or another cop decided to ...
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Does Batman drop Jack Napier on purpose?

In Batman, the Caped Crusader grabs hold of Jack Napier (later, the Joker) before the latter falls into a vat of acid. Seconds later, Batman drops Napier, and the rest is history. ...
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Why is this character called “Composite Superman” and not “Composite Batman”?

In DC Comics' strange history, we have the character of Composite Superman: Robot Chicken has a sketch where he shows up and there is an argument about his name: Superman: Dear God, it's half a ...
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Batman TAS - Mudslide - Why didn't Batman let Clayface to turn back to normal

In Batman TAS episode Mudslide from the second season, Clayface is stealing money and chemicals so he can be turned back to a normal human being, since he has problems holding himself together at the ...
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Was there a comic where Batman and Robin were attached to a giant piano?

In the Batman: The Animated Series season 4 episode 19, Legends of the Dark Knight, there are scenes that are references to older incarnations of Batman (i.e. Miller's Dark Knight Returns, as well as ...
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Is Batman Vol. 2 finished?

Is the New 52 Batman Vol. 2 finished? If it is, has it been compiled into one book? If it is not, which hardcover books are part of it?
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When did Bruce Wayne get the amnesia shown in Red Hood/Arsenal #5

I'm reading Red Hood/Arsenal, and at the end of issue #5 Jason goes back to Lucius Fox's centre, and he finds Bruce, but as an amnesiac. How did that happen? When did this series of events occur? Was ...
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What are this character's last words in The Dark Knight?

She's obviously cut off before she's blown up. But just wondering if anyone had an idea of what she was going to say. What are Rachel Dawes last words in The Dark Knight?
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What does the Joker say in Tim Burton's Batman (1989)?

I don't understand what does the Joker says in this scene from Tim Burton's Batman movie in 1989. It sounds to me like: "I'm of a mind to make some mookie" but ...
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What was the episode of a 90s cartoon where an enemy of Batman was fixated on time?

I'm looking for the episode and enemy name from a Batman cartoon from probably the '90s. The enemy is a skinny nerdy character with a cane for a weapon, his glasses have a clock face on them and he ...
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How does Batman fit into the timeline of Watchmen?

In the 2009 live-action version of Watchmen, the intro shows - among other things - the original Nite Owl saving Thomas & Martha Wayne from the mugger on that fateful night. In the background, you ...
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What was Bruce Wayne's childhood like?

On the show "Gotham", it seems that Alfred raised Bruce from the time the Waynes were killed, and that he homeschooled Bruce. I don't remember those aspects of Bruce's childhood from the comics. (...
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What is the point of the Superchix?

I read The Dark Knight Strikes Again recently. I remember being confused as to why these so-called "Superchix" continued to appear. Are they supposed to tie in to the larger story of heroes and ...