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Batman villain- child or teenage crime boss

I saw this character in a Batman comic in either late 80's/early 90's. The character is a child or teenage crime boss who fancies himself a general/strategist; early in the comic Batman tries to "...
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When did Batman use lead in his costume as defense against x-ray vision or other powers?

Reference this question, and Batman’s Batsuit wiki for context. In seeking answer to that question, Batman’s wiki notes that Batman has used lead in his costume to foil superpowers, and mentions this ...
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Has Batman addressed the hazard of lead exposure while wearing lead in his armor?

Batman is sometimes seen to wear lead lining in his costume, for example in Superman/Batman Annual 1 or Superman/Batman #9, as well as other occasions as detailed here. In DC canon, lead poisoning ...
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Which people and how many were boarded onto the ferries?

In The Dark Knight, Joker announces that people will have to live by his rules from now on, and warns them against escaping through bridges and tunnels. Authorities try to save people from him by ...
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Superman poisons his son with kryptonite to make him "normal" after son was enhanced by mad scientists

About 55 years ago, I recall a comic book in which Superman's son is genetically enhanced by a mad scientist or something and becomes super-intelligent and a villain. The story ends with Superman ...
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What is the meaning of this conversation between Lucius Fox and Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight"?

There is a scene (that I can't find) where Fox and Wayne were talking about something in the hideout, and the local translation doesn't make much sense, so I'm wondering what they said. The scene is ...
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Is Samuel R. Delany’s Wonder Woman an official part of Leiber Estate’s Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser continuity?

Notable Sci-Fi author Samuel Delaney was hired by DC Comics to write Wonder Woman. It is reported that his initially-conceived 6-parter would have Wonder Woman, still in her Diana Prince - Secret ...
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Did Andrea Thomas become Isis or just gain her powers?

In the CBS television show Isis (later Secrets of Isis), did Andrea Thomas become the goddess Isis when she invoked the power of the Tutmose Amulet, or did she merely gain the powers of Isis, and ...
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Batman and Joker comic where they are compared to tarot cards and Batman gets stuck under a statue

In which comic issue does Batman try to stop the Joker from robbing some kind of artifact at a museum or auction house ? Throughout the entire comic, both the Joker and Batman are compared to certain ...
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Why is Flash (Barry Allen) written as slower than light if he's faster? [duplicate]

On the internet, people keep saying that Barry is far faster than light and thus significantly faster then every dc superhero besides his nephew Wally, citing the time he could perceive attoseconds, ...
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Was Batman based on The Count of Monte Cristo?

I was just watching "So you haven't read" for Alexandre Dumas' "Count of Monte Cristo" (a bit ironic since not only have I read it, I did it in two different translations, English ...
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Is there a method of killing that seems to be universally effective in the Arrowverse?

Effectiveness is defined as a character dying or temporarily dying. Universal is defined as it has been used against all types of characters effectively. All types of characters is defined as species ...
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Do Ratcatchers actually have a superpower to control rats?

In the movie The Suicide Squad (2021), there's Cleo Cazo; a young woman with the code-name Ratcatcher 2 who's able to control rats. It's mentioned that her father was Ratcatcher 1 and taught her his ...
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Why doesn't Barbara witness any change in her eye sight?

After wishing by touching a stone to become strong like Diana, Barbara wakes up and goes to mirror to check. Why doesn't Barbara witness any change in eye sight? Peter Parker eye sight improved after ...
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Why did Diana compare Themyscira to a coffee cup?

Diana speaks to Steve: Diana: It was just a coffee cup...and I lost it. Why did Diana compare Themyscira to a coffee cup?
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Why did the wall raise suddenly in Egypt?

Maxwell Lord visits Egypt to buy oil wells from Emir. In this segment, we see the wall raise suddenly in Egypt: Why did the wall raise suddenly in Egypt?
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Superman vs. The Cyclotronic Man; what was the story arc?

I once studied at a cyclotron laboratory (mid 1980's) and an already-old comic book circulated amongst the students with a cover showing "Superman vs. the Cyclotronic Man". I think that the ...
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What exactly are these chips?

We see these chips in Diana's home: What exactly are these chips?
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What "lies" is Diana speaking of?

Diana and Barbara face off against each other: Barbara: You renounced your wish. Diana: I had to. And so do you. Nothing good is born from lies, Barbara. What "lies" is Diana speaking of?
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How did Max grant Barbara's wish without being in physical contact with her?

In Wonder Woman 1984, Max asked Barbara what she wanted during their plane trip together, and Barbara said she wished to become an apex predator. Here's an image of the scene where she made that wish: ...
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In comic books only, which DC villains has Trigon defeated?

In the DC comic book universe, which villains has Trigon fought and defeated? Either after having been tricked into the battle, or having sought it out. What were the circumstances that caused Trigon ...
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How did Alistair's wish come true at the end?

In Wonder Woman 1984, Max Lord gained the powers of the Dreamstone (by wishing to become it), and was granting the wishes of people around the world, using a Global Broadcast Satellite signal. While ...
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Why was the last scene of "Wonder Woman 1984" shown in a different aspect ratio than the rest of the film?

In the final scene of WW84, Diana meets the man whose body Steve possessed. Unlike the rest of the film, this scene is not presented in anamorphic widescreen. Why is this...?
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How long do ring creations last? [duplicate]

The objects created by a Green Lantern power ring- unless the ring bearer 'erases' (for lack of a better word) them- do they exist for a finite period of time?
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Why do DC movies look so dark compared to Marvel movies?

Why are DC movies look so dark compared to Marvel movies?
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Why is Alfred being loyal to Superman here?

In Zack Snyder's Justice League, Alfred meets Superman for first time: Superman: I'm assuming you're Alfred. Alfred: Master Kent. He said you'd come. Why is Alfred being loyal to Superman here?
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How is Flash creating paths before him?

We can see here Flash is moving beyond speed of light and the path is forming before him: How is he creating paths before him?
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Why did Steppenwolf's spikes disappear when Darkseid appeared?

The spikes on Steppenwolf's armour disappeared when Darkseid appeared before him: Why did this happen?
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What "carriage" is Steppenwolf referring to?

Steppenwolf commands Parademons when Batman destroyed defensive dome near The Unity: Steppenwolf: Kill him! Get to the carriage. Defend The Unity. What "carriage" is Steppenwolf referring ...
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Why did Commissioner Gordon dispose of his messages?

Dr. Stone realizes that Mother Box was taken by Cyborg, then he was startled by a Parademon which landed behind him. The scene cuts to Gotham Police Department, where Commissioner Gordon receives a ...
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What were those octopus creatures?

While going through Jotunheim, King Shark encounters some alien-looking octopus-esque creatures. They mimic his body shape as he moves around and later What's their deal? Are they from the comics? ...
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Old lady who had the (a) Green Lantern ring

No I am not making this up, at a point in the 80's I had a DC comic (rather thick for a comic book), one of the stories in it featured an old, grey-haired woman who had a Green Lantern ring and the ...
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Why did Commissioner Gordon say this line: "Don't have to see the sky to know it's a full moon"...?

Dr. Stone realizes that Mother Box was taken by Cyborg, then he was startled by a Parademon which landed behind him. The scene cuts to Gotham Police Department, where Commissioner Gordon receives a ...
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Why would Dr. Stone's presence have saved Elinore?

While Cyborg and his mother were driving home from the football game, their car was struck by another vehicle. Cyborg survived but his mother didn't. Cyborg claimed that if his father had been with ...
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What's the story behind Amazons hating Atlanteans?

Aquaman speaks to Diana: Aquaman: I hate Atlanteans as much as you Amazons do. What's the story behind Amazons hating Atlanteans?
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True motivation of Superman in Man of Steel

Man of Steel develops the Superman mythos in a very interesting way. The film asks a question on why Clark should save humanity, why should he choose to be Earth's champion but it never truly answers ...
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What was Superman wrong about when he confronted Bruce the second time, in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

When Superman was forced to fight Batman by Luthor, he made his way to Gotham conflicted on whether he wanted to kill the Bat or appeal to him and ask for his help. Superman made the sensible choice ...
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Has either Batman's or Superman's identity been accidentally revealed by someone in the comics?

In the recent animated movie Batman: The Long Halloween Part 1, Selina Kyle accidentally calls Batman Bruce, and thereby revealing his identity to Alberto Falcone (this is obviously different from the ...
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What did Jen do to the Glaze double?

In the final episode of Black Lightning, She lights herself up with radioactive energy and zooms at the doppelganger, and when the energy dissipates, the doppelganger is gone. What did she do to her? ...
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Was the ionosphere plotline motivated by real-world considerations?

In the fourth season, Jen is replaced by an evil double that hijacked her DNA and memories in order to pretend that it was actually her. Rather than having the same person play both characters, as ...
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What were Odell and Maya up to?

In the episode "Painkiller," it is revealed that Odell and his daughter, Maya, have been kidnapping people and using their brainpower to mine cryotocurrency. However, Khalil's crew seems to ...
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Are meta boosters physiologically addictive?

After Lynn creates the meta boosters in the third season, they are used as a metaphor for drug addiction. However, more than that, many characters treat them as an actual drug. Jefferson says that ...
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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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Has the Green Arrow gone on a different planet?

Green Arrow is a character who doesn't possess any superpower other than his fighting skills and willpower. He generally has fights with Earth based villains. But the other members of Justice League ...
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How did Parallax escape the Central Power Battery on Oa before the Sinestro Corps War?

At the conclusion of the Green Lantern: Rebirth mini-series, the Parallax entity is imprisoned in the Central Power Battery on Oa once again. It is next seen in the Sinestro Corps Special, where it ...
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What is the origin of this Batman comic book panel?

A comic book panel that circulates around social media from time to time features Batman kicking a criminal in the groin, where his loaded gun goes off. It's kind of a hilarious image but I have no ...
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Batman comic where Robin is shot in the chest with Penguin's umbrella and Batman is forced to tie the two of them to a tree during a storm

I read this somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s, in black-and-white, maybe as part of a coloring book/activity book. Batman and Robin confront The Penguin and one of them is shot in the ...
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Does Batman have an AI assistant like JARVIS?

Has Batman ever built an AI assistant, similar to Iron Man's JARVIS? Batman has a very high IQ so he should be able to build this. Are there any comics where he has built an AI assistant?
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How does Victor Stone gain new abilities?

In the 2017 Justice League movie, Victor is talking to his father about how he has turned into something he doesn’t understand, as seen below in this clip: The exact ...
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Who exactly is this stranger here?

Before Aquaman, Bruce Wayne speaks to Iceland chief: Bruce Wayne: There are enemies coming from far away. I need warriors. This stranger, others like him. I'm building an alliance to defend ourselves....

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