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Does Batman's don't kill rule apply to alien villains?

Batman has the known rule that he does not kill criminals. Does this rule apply to extra-terrestrial villains? Is his morality more torn on the subject and he decides each case separately? If so how ...
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Why is a Green Lantern's weakness the color yellow?

When Batman tries to argue that he should lead the Justice League, he says that Green Lantern can't lead because: Your weakness is the color yellow. [...] If you're going to stop a mugging and the ...
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Batman Beyond: Terry's Fighting Skills

For most of the series "Batman Beyond", Terry McGinnis has relatively poor or basic fighting skills. He can overcome simple thugs but lacks the skill and discipline to take on skilled ...
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What caused King Shark to turn on his teammates with the Green Lantern ring in "Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League"?

In the video game Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, there is a scene where King Shark temporarily becomes a Green Lantern and manages to use his Green Lantern ring to create a huge shark-shaped ...
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How did Wonder Woman get Carter's mace back?

In Dark Nights: Metal #5 Batman Who Laughs shoots Wonder Woman with an eighth metal bullet, takes the ninth metal mace, part of the ninth metal they were after, and teleports away leaving Wonder Woman ...
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Who's the giant Batman in the back of this "Dark Nights: Metal" Batman picture?

I have found websites that describe all the other Batmen but not the giant, cloaked Batman in the back of this Dark Nights: Metal #2 panel. Who is this Batman, and what multiverse are they from?
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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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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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Is Batman's suit in Batman Beyond bulletproof?

Is the high-tech bat-suit of Batman Beyond bulletproof and armored against small arms and energy-based weapons (e.g. "Laser guns")?
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What are the different worlds being shown in “Justice League: Warworld?”

In the animated movie Justice League: Warworld there are 3 different worlds are shown: Where do these worlds relate to in comics, or are they created solely for the purpose of the movie?
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Why doesn't Batman make an armored suit like Iron Man's?

I understand that Batman doesn't kill, but when he goes with Justice League, he could make some kind of armor to fight against the strongest enemies. He has the money and the engineers plus access to ...
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Is Superman smart?

So I tried searching this on Google but I found the answer inconclusive. Anyways here by smart I simply mean smarter than the average human, like I have never seen Superman display a feat of his &...
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Is "Harrison Wells" accurately pretending?

A basic truth about season 1 of The Flash is that Doctor Harrison Wells is Being surrounded by smart people like Cisco and Caitlin, especially Caitlin who helps the team with medical things could ...
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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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Healing vial used by Batman

Near the end of the movie The Batman and while fighting with some villains. It is not addressed in the movie, but what do we know from comics about it?
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Was Zoe Kravitz's casting as Catwoman in The Batman related to her casting as Catwoman in The LEGO Batman Movie?

In the 2022 film The Batman, Zoe Kravitz portrays a compelling, grounded version of Selina Kyle/Catwoman unlike most of the versions seen on-screen. However, this is not her first time portraying the ...
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What does "drops" mean?

Batman and James Gordon went to the spot where Pete Savage was killed. Gordon was looking at the photos, while Batman was checking out the rat maze: Batman: More symbols. It's another cipher. James ...
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Is Superman a murderer in Superman II?

I recently watched the extended version of Superman II. I hadn’t watched it since I was a child, so I didn’t really remember it in detail. After watching it, I was genuinely surprised. After ...
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What is a "Cassandra Engine", and how does it neutralize Wonder Woman's powers?

In the first issue of Dark Nights: Metal, the Justice League is captured by Mongul and forced to wear armor that neutralizes their powers. For example, Superman: the dust of a thousand red suns, Flash ...
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What utility does Superman derive from his secret identity?

Why does he need Clark Kent? What if he just wanted to be a reporter or columnist? I am sure he could get a job – I mean as Superman. I can see initially when he left the family farm he wanted a ...
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Has there ever been a female character using the Batman name?

This discussion came up at work after a female coworker decided to run a marathon dressed as Batman. Somebody said that she'd be running as Batwoman, to which she replied that, no, she was running as ...
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Has Batman ever teamed up with Joker?

I don't mean true alliance, but have they ever fought some kind of common enemy or had a common goal? For example, I can imagine Batman fighting some kind of oppressive regime due to his virtuous ...
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Has Batman ever been portrayed as being afraid of heights before?

In The Batman (2022), Batman is afraid of heights: Has Batman ever been portrayed as being afraid of heights before?
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Who exactly is the "one guy" here?

In The Batman (2022), Carmine's bodygaurds prevent Bruce Wayne from attacking Carmine: Carmine: Hey, watch it, fellas. You got the prince of the city there. Some event, huh? Brought out the one guy ...
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Why did the Particle Accelerator in Earth-2 explode when it did?

In the first season we learn that Eobard Thawne - posing as Dr. Harrison Welles - deliberately caused the particle accelerator to go boom to "make" Barry the Flash. We also learned he changed history ...
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What happened to Sophie in her last encounter with Arthur Fleck?

In the movie Joker (2019), Arthur Fleck imagines a scenario in his head that he is in a relationship with the neighbour, Sophie. This is entirely delusional as we realise when Arthur enters her ...
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Were Batman's parents' killer(s) ever linked to Penguin?

After some discussion online in The Bridge I realised that both myself and my wife believed that The Penguin was somehow responsible for the death of Bruce Wayne's parents, either directly (He was the ...
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Where is the "Wonder Woman dancing" scene from?

I have seen this awesome gif of Wonder Woman lots of times, but I don't know its origin. So far Gal Galot has appeared as Wonder Woman only in 3 movies viz. Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman, Justice ...
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Why did Constantine take the amulet from the priest?

In the movie Constantine said, "You don't need its protection, it would be like the old days." Did the amulet prohibit hearing voices? So he could find out what's happening and report back to ...
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Can Superman get high? [duplicate]

Someone already asked on this site if the Man of Steel can be effected by alcohol, but does anyone know whether he could be affected by narcotics as well?
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In the 2013 movie Man of Steel why doesn't Jor-El simply cripple or destroy General Zod's ship?

In Man of Steel, when Lois inserts the command key, it enables Jor-El's avatar and consciousness to appear and he demonstrates he is able to change the physical layout of the ship. He is seemingly ...
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What is the context for this panel of Captain Marvel (Shazam) and a vibrating mechanical horse?

So, I ran into this panel on a search some months ago, and got curious about the context. So I tried a Google search. Big mistake. There exist a completely different assortment of Marvel vibrators ...
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How does Superman hear sounds from extremely long distances?

In Superman Returns movie, Superman claims that he can hear sounds from most (if not all) of Metropolis. Later he is shown to be able to hear and react to sounds such as alarms, car crashes, etc., ...
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Lock Superman Underground, how long till he loses his powers?

If we were to take superman, and hide him from a yellow sun by any means (underground, too far, block the sun, perpetually staying in night regions), how long would it take for his powers to be lost? ...
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1970s (?) JLA story with Superman frozen

I'm looking for a comic, probably published in the 1970s, where the Justice League of America was captured by a group of villains and Superman was frozen solid. Villains included Gorilla Grodd, ...
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Is Wonder Woman's only weakness being bound by a man?

I know that Wonder Woman's only known weakness is being "bound by man". However: It's only being bound by a man?? Does she have any other weaknesses?
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Is Supergirl younger than Superman or older?

I have been debating with my girlfriend over this. She says, Supergirl is younger than Superman. I say, nope. According to her, Supergirl wasn't born when Krypton was destroyed. She was born on Agro ...
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What Superbaby adventures are there?

When I was a child (around 30+ years back) I read a comic or two about Superbaby. I never found more stories/adventures of Superbaby. Is there a significant number of comics about Superbaby? If there ...
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Who are these classic DC characters?

I saw this T-shirt in store yesterday, and realized I couldn't recognize a good number of the villains, and a couple heroes. They're too early in comic history for me to be familiar with them. Who ...
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In the Swan Thong episode of Legends of Tomorrow, who were all those Hall of Villain members that were not named specifically?

In the season finale episode for Season 5 of Legends of Tomorrow, several villains from Hell were recalled to fight the heroes. Who were the ones that weren't named? The ones that were named were ...
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Has Mr. Zero ever been hit with his own ice-gun?

The question jumped in my mind as I rewatched Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin (1997) where, at an early scene of the film, Batman grabs the ice-gun pointing it at Mr. Freeze but doesn't have time ...
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What are the rules of time travel in Legends of Tomorrow?

Despite being part of the arrowverse, The Legends of Tomorrow seem to operate under different rules of time travel and what can or can not be changed without massively altering the timeline. Still, ...
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How and/or why did the original comic book Jor-El choose Earth as the target for his son's rocket?

Jor-El saved his son by rocketing him off the planet Krypton just before it exploded. How and/or why did the original comic book Jor-El choose Earth as the target for his son's rocket?
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What did Batman whisper?

In the Justice League cartoon episode The Enemy Below, Deadshot tries to kill Aquaman, and the League stops him. Batman whispers something in Deadshot's ear to make him tell who is paying him. ...
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"First I bring you Christmas greetings; afterwards I give you beatings!"

My dad remembers these immortal words being spoken by Bizarro in a Superman comic book from the 1960s, probably between 1962 and 1967. Bizarro Superman was saying it to his Bizarro family, probably ...
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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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How does Clark Kent get his job at The Daily Planet in Man of Steel?

How does Clark Kent get his job at The Daily Planet in Man of Steel? While there might be a lot in those "lost years" that we are not shown on screen, it seems that he has spent a lot of time ...
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Was Rorschach's Pagliacci joke a real joke?

In Watchmen, Rorschach is reminded by The Comedian of a joke he heard once: “Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a ...
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Which real world computers are the workstations shown at the Daily Planet in the DCAU show Superman: The Animated Series based on?

Here are some images of the workstations used by the reporters at the Daily Planet: Which real world computers are these workstations based on?
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How many characters have appeared in both Marvel and DC comics?

The Wikipedia page on Mantis (the character from Guardians of the Galaxy) says that she has appeared in both Marvel comics as Mantis and DC comics as Willow because her creator "took her with him". ...

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