Questions tagged [batman]

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Are there any other examples of a Batman - Batgirl relationship besides the one given in "The Killing Joke Movie"

In the recently released Batman movie "The Killing Joke", the writers shocked viewers while attempting to add romantic depth to Bruce and Barbara's relationship. The scene that people found most ...
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How has the Batman V Superman climactic reveal been treated elsewhere? [closed]

Batman V Superman dealt with a piece of information in a very mocking way: Has this piece of information been better handled in other media?
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What was the Batman TV series (1960's) episode where he explains pyramid schemes?

When I was a child, I watched the 1960's Batman TV series every chance I got. One of the episodes came to mind this morning when I was trying to explain why the Secret Sisters gift exchange was a scam....
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Did Harley Quinn kill Robin?

Did Harley Quinn kill Robin, was she just an accomplice, or was she uninvolved completely?
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What works are these Batmen from?

What works (or story lines) are each of these different versions of Batman from?
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How dead do you have to be for the Lazarus Pit not to work?

This question is in regards to how the Lazarus Pit works. During an '80s Batman storyline, Batman turns Ra's al Ghul into ash and ejects him into space. Then, he later turns up, completely fine. If ...
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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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What happens to Batgirl after The Killing Joke?

At the end of The Killing Joke we see that Barbara is paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Is this the end of Batgirl as well, or will another person take up the mantle?
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Did Batman ever date Poison Ivy or have sex with her?

Batman is shown having relationship with mostly all of the female characters. Batwoman, even Batgirl (in the Batman: The Killing Joke film) and villains too, like Talia al Ghul, Catwoman, etc. But ...
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Do Batman villains typically have super powers?

The current series Gotham is revealing origin stories for Batman, Commissioner Gordon, and apparently the entire rogues gallery of villains. In the most recent episode(s), we see the beginnings of ...
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Has Batman ever gone mad and had to be stopped?

Superman has been exploited by Poison Ivy in Hush, and he's definitely mad in Injustice. What about Batman? Has Batman ever had to be brought to justice/stopped/killed by his fellow superheroes? (That ...
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What really happened to Batman at the end of The Killing Joke?

I've just finished reading Batman: The Killing Joke and I have a question about the story. Did Batman really die at the end? In the story in the end of the comic? I'm from Brazil and I bought the ...
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Does Adam West-era Batman ever mention his parents?

With the camp and saccharine kid-friendliness of 60's Batman, I'm legitimately curious if they even had the ability to mention that a character was murdered, even if it's off-screen and decades before ...
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Does Amanda Waller know the secret identity of Batman?

In the post-credits scene of Suicide Squad, does Amanda Waller know the secret identity of Batman or is it was just a joke for the crowd? I have read a lot of contradictory comments in this subject.
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Are Batman and Superman brothers?

Are they half brothers? On the DC Comics site it states that Martha Wayne went into the witness protection program after she was targeted by a mob hit, Millionaire Bruce Wayne is just a kid when ...
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What was the story with Joker on death row?

Ages ago I read a quite interesting story. Somebody committed murder by using Joker's laughing gas. The Joker was accused for that crime and sentenced to death. In the meantime Batman starts to ...
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What does Oliver Queen mean when says he wants "a piece of him" in the Dark Knight Returns?

Dialogue fragment is: -You draw too much attention to yourself. Always have. I mean, sure, you play it mysterious... but it's a noisy kind of mysterious. You, they have to kill. -What is it you want, ...
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Jokers' gun in "The Killing Joke"

Before I watched the movie "The killing joke" I read the comic again. I was always wondering why the gun of the joker has two barrels. Can it be possible that the main barrel is just used to trigger ...
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Why does the real identity of the Joker matter?

Heavy spoilers for Justice League #50. Why does the real identity of the Joker matter ? If Batman knew it, would it be more effective at stopping him ?
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What are the identities of the three Jokers in the DC universe?

Recently I watched some Youtube channels I follow and one blew my mind: it said there are three different Jokers. Here’s an example video about the 3 Jokers theory, but there are virtually a TON of em ...
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Why couldn't they omit the Batgirl narratives and scene in The Killing Joke movie?

I loved the comic book. I've read it multiple times. And given that the purpose of the book and consequently, the movie, was Why would they need to have us, as viewers, bond with Batgirl emotionally ...
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Did the facial features of characters change in the new DC Rebirth?

I've been noticing a few facial features of characters change, most noticeably Wonder Woman in a few comic book panels. But in some panels there seems to be no change when compared to The New 52, they ...
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Doesn't Alfred worry about Cave Disease?

Since Alfred is in charge of the housekeeping, and disruption of soil containing bat guano releases infectious elements into the air, has he never expressed any concerns about Histoplasmosis, ...
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What kind of bats live in the Batcave in Christopher Nolan's Batman?

Near the start of Batman Begins young Bruce Wayne falls down a well and gets attacked by bats. Later we meet the bats again when he first discovers the bat cave and in one scene Batman uses the bats ...
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What Batman stories follow on from "Skulduggery" by Brian K. Vaughan, with the 'Skeleton' character?

At the end of 'Skulduggery' there is a short character introduction for "Skeleton" that came from "Batman: Gotham City Secret Files and Origins". It is just a small couple of pages to introduce the ...
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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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Does Bruce Wayne have a middle name?

Does Bruce Wayne have a middle name? I have heard many different ones so I want to know if he has a middle name and what it is.
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How does Bane's mask work?

As answers to other questions have explained, Bane wears a mask to provide pain management. The problem with this is quite simple: The mask isn't attached to anything. One would expect a tank of ...
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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Batman's first encounter with Bane goes rather badly. In short, Batman gets utterly destroyed, and does no apparent damage to Bane. Later, they meet again, and Batman ...
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Does any version of Bruce Wayne give him a Jewish background?

Part of my long-running series of questioning TV Tropes. The TV Tropes page for Ambiguously Christian says this (emphasis mine): The Batman films from 1989-1997 take place in a Christian world, ...
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How did Batman develop genius-level intellect?

In the DC universe (whether it's post Infinite Crisis Multiverse or New 52) Batman is not a metahuman. However despite that, Batman has almost always been described as the world's greatest detective ...
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How many times has someone other than Bruce Wayne had to assume the mantle of Batman?

How many times has Bruce Wayne died, or at least been injured or incapacitated to the point where someone else has had to step in and assume the mantle of Batman? I know during the Knightfall arc, ...
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Is there any comic book canon for Batmans lack of morals in Dawn of Justice? [duplicate]

I just watched Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and in it, Batman seems to display a complete lack of moral code. He has no issue with killing in the name of the law, even throwing a man through a ...
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How did Batman know Zatanna wiped his memory?

In 'Identity Crisis' (Jun-Dec 2004), we learn that Zatanna wiped Batman's memory a while ago. In 'OMAC Project' (Jun-Nov 2005), we learn that Batman knew what happened and has a satellite set up to ...
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What did Batman do to the first tumbler, and why didn't he do it to the other one?

From the climactic scene in The Dark Knight Rises: The cops are approaching two tumblers. The batcopter swoops in, does something to the tumbler on the left, then ...
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Why does Green Arrow hate Batman?

In the 'Under the Hood' arc, in Batman #639, Batman goes to Star City to ask Green Arrow about his resurrection. Green Arrow displays hostility. After their conversation, Batman says something like: ...
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Changes by Batman to the batsuit [duplicate]

When and why, in the DC universe, did Batman change the logo on his costume from just a black bat to a black bat set inside a yellow ellipse? I ask because I remember the following story (see ...
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Is there a death penalty in Gotham? [duplicate]

Every time you hear of Batman catching the worst of psychopaths, it seems like the worst that happens to them is being sent to Arkham Asylim. Does that mean that Gotham has no death penalty? If so, ...
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Between Batman and Superman, which one of them learned of another's existence first?

In continuities where both are present, does Batman learn of Superman's existence first, or vice versa? (I don't necessarily mean meeting personally, nor knowing the secret identity - just being aware ...
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How long has Batman been "The World's Greatest Detective"?

One thing I noticed from the real-world aftermath of the Batman vs. Superman movie is a bit of a generational divide. In particular, I see a lot of younger (post-Gen-X) Batman fans have a huge problem ...
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Does Batman ever say "Because I'm Batman" in-universe?

"How It Should Have Ended" has a shtick about "Because I'm Batman" that turned into a meme by now. But did HISHE invent it, or does Batman actually say that exact phrase in any canon, comic or film? ...
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Who is older? Batman or Superman?

Assuming we count Superman's age as the age of Clark Kent in Earth Years, how does his age compare to Bruce Wayne in-universe? Any answers are preferred to be from the same continuity if possible; ...
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How did Batman build and maintain his Batcave? [duplicate]

It's too big to be built in secret and it requires some maintenance all the time. A single man or even two or three people if you count Alfred and Robin can't keep up with everything. Where are the ...
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Do we know the story behind this suit in the Batcave?

In Batman vs Superman, we see this suit in the Batcave: Do we know the story behind it? As far as I know, it's never really explained in the film.
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Did Batman have a thing for Wonder Woman in the New 52?

In the New 52, when most of the Justice League is trapped inside firestorm in the Trinity War arc, the remaining members try to get them out by reaching out to Wonder Woman using her lasso. It was ...
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What is considered canon in Batman? [duplicate]

There are a lot of Batman movies, comics, games etc. that I am interested in delving into. But I have no idea what is canon. For example, think of the origin of Bane. In the movies from the '80s, ...
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Why wasn't Bruce Wayne shot too? [duplicate]

How come Joe Chill killed Bruce Wayne's parents and he didn't kill Bruce? And why did he kill Bruce's parents?
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Why does Harvey Dent hate Bruce Wayne?

In The Dark Knight, Harvey Dent was never really a fan of Bruce Wayne from the start, as evidenced by him giving him weird and dirty looks. My question is Why? Is it something that Bruce did (and did ...
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How much property damage did Batman commit while evading the GCPD?

In the movie Batman Begins, Batman is seen speeding the Batmobile across Gotham in order to evade the pursuing GCPD. What is the estimated cost of the damage done?
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Why does Bruce Wayne keep speaking in that low raspy voice to Catwoman?

In The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman was standing nearby and watching as Bane called out Batman's identity as Bruce Wayne, beat him down, and took his mask. In spite of this, later in the movie Bruce ...

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