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Does the catchphrase "Why so serious?" come from a previous Batman property?

Just watched the Dark Knight and was wondering if Joker's catchphrase "Why so serious?" comes from a comic or was it invented specifically for the film?
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How did this person become a metahuman?

The metahuman Cisco nicknamed DeathBolt wasn't in Central City when the Accelerator went boom- so how did he mutate/gain his powers? Was this ever explained?
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Are there any other planets like Mogo that have a Lantern ring?

I’m wondering if there’s another planet that has a certain Lantern ring, like Mogo does?
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In the DCAU continuity, when did Superman go rogue?

In the Justice League Unlimited episode 6 of season 1, titled Fearful Symmetry, when they reference that Superman went rogue before, when did this take place? Was it ever on screen? I've been ...
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In "The Dark Knight," how old was Rachel Dawes?

She appears to be a childhood friend of Bruce and Harvey.
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Who is this Green Lantern member?

While reading Final Crisis #5, I noticed that one panel shows a Green Lantern who looks remarkably like the villain Doomsday. He has orange skin instead of grey, but otherwise they look fairly ...
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Superman or Superboy comic from before 1975: Flashback to Clark's college days and device that gave him increased brainpower

When I was a kid in the 1970s, I ran across an older relative's Superman comic collection (the guy who originally owned them was born in the 1940s, I think, so the story was probably from the 1950s or ...
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In Constantine, what were the ring-like items Isabel threw?

In Constantine, what did Isabel drop before her suicide? It looks like a pair of rings. What was the meaning of throwing them off the roof first?
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In what continuity does Joker want his "g** d*** electric car"?

I came across this video clip where Scarecrow and Joker have captured Batman and are going to interrogate him and Scarecrow takes his mask off: [Joker] WHAT!!? [Scarecrow] Bloody hell, it's ...
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Why was Wonder Woman's costume updated but then immediately reverted to the old one?

A Wonder Woman costume fan art I posted in chat reminded me of an old question I'd asked here: In what arc or continuity does Wonder Woman's costume have leggings? In Wonder Woman #41 (which is ...
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Does Batman actually kill anyone in "The Batman"?

In The Batman (2022) we see Batman violently beating many people during the course of the movie. Though it's implied that he practises his no kill rule in this movie (when he stopped punching the ...
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Did other meta-humans enter a coma?

In the first episode of The Flash (2014), Barry's struck by lightning, some chemicals fall on him, and he enters a coma for 9 months. This happens when the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator is ...
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How old is Arthur Fleck in Joker?

Halfway through the 2019 Joker movie, it was revealed that However, soon it is made clear that Talking about the Waynes, Thomas Wayne looked to be somewhat in his late 40’s or early 50’s (by my ...
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Is there any indication that 2022's "The Batman" and 2019's "Joker" are in the same world?

Are these two DC films connected in much the same way Batman V Superman was connected to Suicide Squad? Or were they meant to completely separate takes on characters who happen to be linked in the ...
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What are the other Batmobiles from the first edition of the New 52 Batman?

Looking at this question Why is there a dinosaur in the Batcave? I noticed there are four Batmobiles in the Batcave. The one on the top right looks like the Batmobile as seen in the 1989 Batman ...
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Where are these Batman images from?

This image is quite 'internet-famous', depicting 'The many alignments of Batman', in reference to D&D alignment The top left appears to be from the Adam West TV series. Otherwise I don't ...
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When is the "Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey" mini-series set, in relation to the mainline Superman books?

In April-through-June of 1994, DC Comics published the three-part Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey mini-series, featuring the first rematch between the titular characters, since their initial conflict ...
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Where was Alfred Pennyworth following the events of No Man's Land?

I've been reading the "New Gotham" stories that follow up after No Man's Land, and I noticed that Alfred is nowhere to be seen. He was present during the events of NML, and could be seen ...
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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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What are the limits to meeting your self in the past?

In DC's Legends of Tomorrow, it was said in one of the episodes (I can't remember or find the correct episode) by Rip that making contact with your younger self can jeopardize your entire existence. ...
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Batman as a child -- did he show any exceptional behavior before his parents' murder?

Obviously, their murder was responsible for Bruce Wayne becoming Batman, a very exceptional person. My question is, was the young Bruce Wayne shown to be, prior to this event, a child prodigy or was ...
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Has Batman ever arrested Catwoman? If so has she been sent to Arkham?

The Facebook status between Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne is definitely set to "it's complicated", but Batman cannot deny that Catwoman IS a criminal. Has he ever turned her over to the police, and if ...
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Why does Superman love Lois Lane?

In every DC Comics alternate Earth I can think of, Superman and Lois Lane are together. Why? Other than "because the writers said so" or "because she occupies the requisite-female-love-interest slot,...
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Was Commissioner Gordon ever a woman?

As it said on the title : As of 2022, was there ever a Jamie or a Jean Gordon in some variation on the main continuity ? I'm not talking about another woman being the commissioner (Renée Montoya), or ...
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Superman given a stroke -- how could this happen? [closed]

Looking at Manchester Black's Wikipedia page, I see that via telekinesis he gave Superman a stroke. I assert that, while bathed by a yellow Sun, Superman could not suffer ill effects even from ...
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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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Who was feeding the prisoners of the Pit in the Dark Knight Rises?

It's been a while since I saw The Dark Knight Rises but something occurred to me. Who was feeding the prisoners when Bruce was imprisoned? I assume the Warlord fed them when he was in charge but who ...
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Does Vengeance have any comic history?

Spoiler Alert for those not having seen the film yet. In the 2022 film The Batman, Bruce Wayne is not yet known as Batman but introduces himself as Vengeance: The ...
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What happened to Chay-Ara at the end of season 1 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow?

At the end of season one after defeating Vandal Savage we never really heard from Chay-Ara anymore. In season two, she ended up just being gone. What happened to her or where did she go?
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Does Gideon have cameras to see what goes on in DC's Legends of Tomorrow?

In Season 3 Episode 7 of Legends of Tomorrow somebody steals Jefferson Jackson's pecan pie from the fridge, and he asked Gideon who on the ship the thief was. This got me thinking and remembering that ...
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Where is the temporal zone located of DC's Legends of Tomorrow?

In DC's Legends of Tomorrow, the place which seems to be the 'neutral' place of time is where the legends tend to set the Waverider in when they are not somewhere on a mission. Where is this located ...
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What are the inhabitants of OA?

Are there only a few Guardians and 3600 green lanterns living on OA? I remember that OA is almost fully industrialized on its planet's surface with countless high-tech buildings. A planet like this ...
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How was Bruce Wayne able to reclaim control of Wayne Enterprises in Batman Begins?

In Batman Begins, after Bruce Wayne's extended absence, we learn that Wayne Enterprises has had him declared dead, and that all of his assets have been transferred to Alfred as per his will. We also ...
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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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Why did Thawne need the particle accelerator to be built 6 years earlier?

In Season 1, Episode 17 of The Flash, we learn via flashback (oof, sorry about that) that Eobard Thawne, the Reverse Flash, killed Harrison Wells and his wife while stuck in the past and assumed Wells'...
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Why did Eobard Thawne will his properties to Barry Allen?

As the title says, why did Eobard Thawne (AKA Reverse Flash) will his properties to Barry Allen, despite Allen being the arch nemesis of Reverse Flash...?
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Why is Amanda Waller not aggressively pursuing the metahumans in The Flash?

I'm about three seasons into The Arrow and about two seasons into The Flash. In the second season of Arrow, Amanda Waller's reaction to Slade unleashing an army of Mirakuru-enhanced soldiers was to ...
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What did Barry Allen inherit by watching the confession video?

Here's the scene: Lawyer: As you know, Harrison Wells left the property to you as part of his living trust. Barry: Yeah, which I did not ask him to do, but I've been keeping the place up. ...
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Have we ever seen an Atlantean sneeze underwater?

The thought process behind this question is very simple, and a little bit silly: I was writing an answer about how Atlanteans communicate underwater; I sneezed; I realized I did not remember ever ...
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What are the differences between the hardcover versions of V for Vendetta?

DC is publishing a new hardcover version of V for Vendetta, called the 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. From the description on the DC website it is difficult to know if this version is similar, adds ...
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In Smallville S04E11, how did Alicia know to use red kryptonite?

In Smallville season 4 episode 11 "Unsafe", Alicia Baker (the teleporting girl from S03E14 "Obsession") is released from Belle Reve and about to start dating Clark again. When she ...
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Are superbeings a reality in 2022's "The Batman" universe?

Basically what it says on the tin. The (currently) new film, The Batman offers a modern take on the caped crusader, with Robert Pattinson playing a much younger, still learning hero. He has not even ...
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What was Miller's intention for this scene of The Dark Knight Returns?

I never knew what to infer from a certain scene (or panel) from The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller related to the ransom of the Ridley Chewing Gum heir. After getting rid of the big mutant Batman ...
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What was Rorschach doing at the beginning of Watchmen?

So I mean this in a sort of general term. In the first entry of Rorschach's journal at the beginning of Watchmen, he pretty much just gives a monologue about how he hates humanity in its current state ...
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How is Lobo able to regenerate the way he does?

The character Lobo seems to have incredible regenerative abilities- from at least one comic and his appearance on an episode of the second season of Krypton, he was able to reconstitute himself after ...
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What is the nature of the relationship between the Frank Miller Batman and the better-known Batman with the no-killing rule?

I grew up with the belief that Batman is famous for his “no-killing rule”. However, recently I have just found out that there is a version known as Frank Miller Batman who did kill a lot of people. ...
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Are there any other DC characters mentioned in the Watchmen universe (prior to the Doomsday Clock crossover)?

In the movie Watchmen (2009), we can see posters of Batman during the credit sequence in beginning and 'Superman' was also mentioned during the flashback scene of Dr. Manhattan which suggests that the ...
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How much of Metropolis is Toronto?

Joe Shuster was the co-creator and original artist of Superman. Shuster was born and raised in Toronto, where he was a paper boy for The Toronto Star. (For those of you who know Toronto well, he ...
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Why does Green Lantern call Supergirl "Shayera"?

In S01E01 of Justice League Unlimited, Green Lantern, John Stewart, is wounded while on a mission with three other members - Green Arrow, Captain Atom, and Supergirl (Kara Zor-El). Believing Stewart ...
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What is Agent 355's real name in "Y: the Last Man"?

I have just finished "Y: the Last Man", and it is never revealed what the beloved character's name is. Apparently the author gave hints throughout the story, but I didn't pick up on any of them. ...

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