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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

The first fight is an ambush set up by Bane. He set the time, and the place. He knows things about Batman that Batman did not think he knew - that he is Bruce Wayne for example, off the bat (I would ...
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Has Batman ever said he hates the Joker?

Batman Vol.2 #17 "I HATE nothing more on this Earth than you, Joker. Nothing"
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Do the villains know Batman has no superpowers?

The answer would depend on which villain, and which universe you're speaking about. We are told that Bruce Wayne chose the image of a bat to "strike fear into the heart of his enemies". In ...
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Why did Batman design Robin's suit with only the underwear without pants?

Robin isn't just wearing underwear, he is wearing a leotard. Dick was part of a circus and his mum and dad were the trapeze act which he was also training in. After his mum and dad are killed in their ...
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What is the max number of passengers Batman could carry in a single Bat-vehicle?

The Bat-train appears in Batman Vol.1 #95 It's a standard locomotive of its era and had five passenger cars as well as two flat-cars for storing the batplane and batmobile. There would be comfortable ...
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In the Batman TV series, was there an "up" mode for the Bat Pole?

Yes. There was an original series episode where the Joker is in Wayne Manor and Batman and Robin need to go from the cave back up the Batpoles. They used a compressed steam lift under the pads to ...
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What does Oliver Queen mean when says he wants "a piece of him" in the Dark Knight Returns?

The schoolboy is something of an affectionate (or not-so-affectionate, in this case) term for Superman. More fully called "The big blue schoolboy" elsewhere in the series. Superman's also often ...
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Does Batman have a spacesuit?

He has at least nine (and an unclear one, and a bonus one). Ordered by media and publication date. Seven in the comics One shown in tilley31's answer (1969). The unclear one would be the spacesuit ...
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Why does Bruce Wayne keep speaking in that low raspy voice to Catwoman?

TL;DR: Throughout the trilogy, Bruce always uses his gravelly voice while in costume, regardless of who he is interacting with. The circumstances don't seem to make any difference. He might be in ...
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Has Batman ever ridden a bicycle?

I give you Batman #29 (June 1945), with Batman and Robin on penny-farthings: Note that like the cover of World's Finest Comics #54 (props to RoamingShroob), the depicted scene seems to be a gag cover ...
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Does Adam West-era Batman ever mention his parents?

Yes, in the very first episode When approving some Wayne Foundation spending, Bruce remarks: Bruce: My resources are behind you... in full. Harris: You're a real champion, Mr. Wayne. Female visitor: ...
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In which comic was it revealed that Alfred was the Joker?

You're most likely describing this scene from Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?. Alfred isn't really The Joker, he's merely pretending to be him.
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What is the meaning of this conversation between Lucius Fox and Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight"?

To put that scene in its proper context, you need to take into account two other scenes in the film. The first scene is this one from about 33 minutes into the runtime, where Fox explains to Wayne ...
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Is Batman's utility belt ever missing something he needs?

As per ScreenRant, in Batman/Superman Vol. 2 #18 (2021) it's revealed he did not have a cauterizing iron. Using his laser vision to cauterize Batman’s heavily wounded shoulder, Batman proceeds to ...
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How does Batman fit into the timeline of Watchmen?

Batman is never mentioned by name in the novel, but it is extremely likely that he and all other "famous" comic book characters are comic book characters in-universe, if they exist at all. From the ...
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Do the villains know Batman has no superpowers?

To the common street criminal, Batman must appear to be supernatural. This is all based on his premise: Criminals are a superstitious cowardly lot. So my disguise must be able to strike terror into ...
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Do we know the story behind this suit in the Batcave?

This is Robin's costume The suit has an "R" on it, for Robin. This is probably a sign that the Joker previously killed Robin. The raised area (circled) is a script "R." For the ...
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When did Batman’s leather thong get teeth marks in it?

The second theory seems to be the case. In the complete page (provided in this reddit post), you can see that he used it to swing down on a clown when his hands were tied, also referenced in this ...
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In which comic was it revealed that Alfred was the Joker?

A quick search brought up Batman #686 ("Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (Part 1 of 2): The Beginning of the End") from February 2009, set in an alternate version of Gotham City. It is ...
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Did Batman ever tell Superman "the last time when you really inspired anyone was when you were dead"?

Infinite Crisis #1 (2005) Googling just the first two lines of the quote took me to Wikiquote, which quotes the exact same line with a slightly different amount of punctuation. Everyone looks up to ...
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Has there ever been a "Robin Signal" in the style of the Bat Signal?

Yes, the first time this happens is in the classic serial "The Vanished Batman" from 1956. Robin takes over after Batman disappears. Commissioner Gordon makes a change to the Bat-Signal. ...
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How did Catwoman manage to pierce Batman's armor using a sewing claw?

Her claws went between the sheets of armour plating, where his torso plating meets his armoured trousers Her hand stopped at that point just above the waist where the two main pieces of his armor ...
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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

In his first fight with Bane, 1) Batman subconsciously wants to die, and 2) Bane is more motivated. Others have noted some of the tactical reasons why Batman lost the first fight and won the second. ...
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Was Batman based on The Count of Monte Cristo?

No. This is Likely a Conflation of Batman’s Three Musketeers Origin With Other Notable Works by Alexandre Dumas 1. Bob Kane’s inspiration: like many old comic book characters, there are legal and ...
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Has the Batman as an inmate of Arkham fan theory ever been produced in any media?

There was a two-part story Mask in Legends Of The Dark Knight issues 39-40 (Nov/ Dec 1992). One of my all time favourite Batman stories. Alcoholic vagrant Bruce Wayne wakes up in Gotham hospital. He'...
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Why doesn't Gotham City execute their villains?

It is quite probable that Gotham is located in a state that doesn't have the death penalty. Then there is the small matter that most states that do have such a penalty are loathe to execute the ...
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What is inside Batman's ears?

It depends on the continuity, but it's typically a set of directional microphones and high-gain antennas to give him better-than-human hearing abilities. Because he's a bat, see? The prop from Dawn ...
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Was Batman ever issued a ticket for his infractions?

Batman has received parking tickets on multiple occasions. In All Star Section 8, a What-If comic published by DC. And in Batman and Robin Adventures #18: Albeit the ticket turns out to be ...
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Who or what was controlling Batman when he painted this room yellow?

What happened to Batman in this case? Frank Miller happened. Batman isn't being possessed or controlled or anything of the sort. This, to the best of my knowledge, is simply how Batman was written ...
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Has Batman ever gone mad and had to be stopped?

There's a possible example of this in Batman comics from the late 1980's, beginning in the much-publicized A Death in the Family story line, and coming to a head in the A Lonely Place of Dying story ...
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