Questions tagged [batman]

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Out of universe, have any actions by Harvey Dent ever been determined by tossing a coin?

Are there interviews where any Batman writer (Comic, TV or Film) has admitted to tossing a coin to decide what Harvey Dent was going to do next? I'll accept rolling a die (or any other method) as ...
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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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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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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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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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"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 superpower ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Did the Mad Clown that resulted in teeth marks in Batman's leather thong come again?

In When did Batman’s leather thong get teeth marks in it?, I learned that the thong gained its teeth marks from Batman doing an Iron Jaw trick, descending a wire to attack the "Mad Clown". Is this ...
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What DC Comic Book issue was the first to use the phrase "To the Bat-Cave"?

I know it was used almost every week on the 1966 TV series, but I'd like to know if it was used in the comics, and if so, in what DC Comic Book issue was the phrase To the Bat-Cave! first uttered by ...
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What material is Batman's suit made of in Dawn of Justice?

Does anybody know what is his suit made out of? I saw the tech guide and I didn't get anything.
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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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Is Joker’s 'bat monster' an invention of the Arkham video games?

In the Arkham series of video games, you occasionally get a view of Batman from the Joker's perspective, and you see a gargoyle-like bat monster. I'm curious as to whether this (specifically the ...
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Batgirl - Robin - Batman love triangle

It's known that Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) and Robin (Dick Grayson) have an on-off relationship. But in the animated movie, The Killing Joke, Batgirl sleeps with Batman. This may seem like a stupid ...
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Who were those Russians that the Joker was dancing with in The Killing Joke?

In one frame of The Killing Joke, the Joker is seen dancing with various people. The two dressed as Russians appear only in this frame, while the others appear throughout the story. Who are these ...
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Was Batman going to shoot Joe Chill?

In Batman Year Two, Batman takes Joe Chill to the alley where he murdered his parents. He shows him his identity and points a gun at him and claims he will kill him. At that moment the reaper shoots ...
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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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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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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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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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Did Thomas and Martha fund Carmine Falcone in the comics?

I recently finished Batman: The Telltale Series' first episode (Realm of Shadows). Is this backed by any comic volumes? Or is the story a spin-off in the DCverse?
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Why was Alfred's father named Jarvis? (Out-of-Universe)

In the New 52 continuity, Alfred Pennyworth's father is named Jarvis Pennyworth. However, there was already a very well-known comic book butler named Jarvis; Edwin Jarvis, the butler of Tony Stark ...
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When Asp forces Shondra to kill with her powers, what conditions must be met for her to use them?

In Knightfall, how does Shondra Kinsolving's and Benedict Asp's combined ability to remotely kill people work? It failed to kill Bruce Wayne because they directed their attack towards Mr.Gray (who ...
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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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Is there any relation between Bane and the Korean smugglers?

In The Dark Knight, Bruce goes on a love boat with all the ballerinas as an alibi to catch Lau from his building and bring him to Gotham. He therefore hires Korean Smugglers who below the radar to ...
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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 ...