History Characters / BatmanAndBatFamily

2nd Feb '16 4:16:07 AM rafi
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27th Jan '16 9:51:41 PM reppuzan
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* HypercompetentSidekick: Batman's ''other'' sidekick. Seriously, Alfred is in charge of: cooking, cleaning, creating convenient excuses for the Bat-Family's absences, emergency medical attention, acting as mission control, emotional counseling and support, teaching Bruce how to be a father, ''being'' Bruce's surrogate father, grounding the Batfamily with his [[ServileSnarker trademark snark]], sewing GPS trackers onto all their clothes, being a chauffeur (which includes flying private jets), making sure the Batfamily actually gets to sleep, on top of [[spoiler: organizing every Robin in Gotham City.]] Bruce values the man for a reason.
13th Jan '16 5:30:59 PM nombretomado
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* GrapplingHookGun: Batman also [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent inspired]] Nighthawk from the SquadronSupreme in its many incarnations. Particularly in the "Supreme" series, in his own mini he uses it to blast through his analogue of the Joker, Whiteface, to create an anchor as he jumps after a baby he threw off. Then proceeds to kill him (Whiteface, not the baby!) by ripping out his guts with it. In ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', Batman opts for a grappling-hook rifle. Of course, that was made before Batman's grappling gun was standard fare.
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* GrapplingHookGun: Batman also [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent inspired]] Nighthawk from the SquadronSupreme ComicBook/SquadronSupreme in its many incarnations. Particularly in the "Supreme" series, in his own mini he uses it to blast through his analogue of the Joker, Whiteface, to create an anchor as he jumps after a baby he threw off. Then proceeds to kill him (Whiteface, not the baby!) by ripping out his guts with it. In ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', Batman opts for a grappling-hook rifle. Of course, that was made before Batman's grappling gun was standard fare.
30th Dec '15 3:03:06 PM Anddrix
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** Batman has attempted to be prepared in case of the inevitable superhero FaceHeelTurn, most notably in two infamous incidents. In the "Tower of Babel" arc of the Justice League comic, it was mainly confined to the League. The second was shortly after ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' where Batman decided to secretly tab '''every''' superhero/metahuman on Earth he could, so he built the Brother Eye program to monitor them. Both blew up in his face horribly (Ra's found and used the files and Brother Eye was hijacked by Max Lord and, later, [[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor Alexander Luthor]]).
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** Batman has attempted to be prepared in case of the inevitable superhero FaceHeelTurn, most notably in two infamous incidents. In the "Tower of Babel" arc of the Justice League comic, it was mainly confined to the League. The second was shortly after ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' where Batman decided to secretly tab '''every''' superhero/metahuman on Earth he could, so he built the Brother Eye program to monitor them. Both blew up in his face horribly (Ra's found and used the files and Brother Eye was hijacked by Max Lord and, later, [[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Alexander Luthor]]).
20th Dec '15 5:46:45 PM nombretomado
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** Some of the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] stories have the bat-emblem used as a diamond-edged cutting tool.
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** Some of the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] stories have the bat-emblem used as a diamond-edged cutting tool.

Before you ask, no, ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} was not Batman's wife. Not even in the SilverAge (no matter what that one comic cover on Superdickery.com says). Kathy was, however, designed to be a possible romantic interest for the Dark Knight (mainly to dispel the HoYayShipping between him and Robin), as well as an attempt to cash in on the popularity of Franchise/{{Superman}}'s "family members", such as ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}. As a rich heiress and a former circus performer, Kathy's life was rather untouched by tragedy, and she mainly became a crimefighter because of her attractions to Batman. Eventually, her niece Betty joined in on the fun as well, as Robin's love interest Bat-Girl.
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Before you ask, no, ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} was not Batman's wife. Not even in the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} (no matter what that one comic cover on Superdickery.com says). Kathy was, however, designed to be a possible romantic interest for the Dark Knight (mainly to dispel the HoYayShipping between him and Robin), as well as an attempt to cash in on the popularity of Franchise/{{Superman}}'s "family members", such as ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}. As a rich heiress and a former circus performer, Kathy's life was rather untouched by tragedy, and she mainly became a crimefighter because of her attractions to Batman. Eventually, her niece Betty joined in on the fun as well, as Robin's love interest Bat-Girl.

Ahh, the SilverAge. In this era of lightheartedness, sidekicks were abound, both human (or at least humanoid) and animal. Over in the Superman titles, Krypto the Superdog had made his debut, so a question was raised, "Why can't Batman have a canine sidekick as well?" And so Ace the Bat-Hound was born.
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Ahh, the SilverAge.UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}. In this era of lightheartedness, sidekicks were abound, both human (or at least humanoid) and animal. Over in the Superman titles, Krypto the Superdog had made his debut, so a question was raised, "Why can't Batman have a canine sidekick as well?" And so Ace the Bat-Hound was born.

* RaceLift: A German Shepherd in the SilverAge, while his ComicBook/PostCrisis version is a puggle. Titus is a Great Dane.
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* RaceLift: A German Shepherd in the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, while his ComicBook/PostCrisis version is a puggle. Titus is a Great Dane.
13th Dec '15 4:49:03 AM LondonKdS
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** At the end of Catwoman's first story, he deliberately lets her escape, and jokes with Robin that it was purely because he thought she was hot. This even though she was implied to cold-bloodedly kill a security guard in the story.
7th Dec '15 11:43:48 AM Misterian
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* UnclePennybags: At his friendliest, Bruce has had quite a few moments of this.
3rd Nov '15 3:04:19 PM nombretomado
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** In TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain, Batman is well prepared for Superman coming to pay him a visit. He has The Flash place small charges all over Supes, then the Atom shrinks down and messes with Supe's inner ear, brings part of the Batcave roof down on him, after which Green Arrow shoots him with a Kryptonite arrow, all before Batman then hands his ass to him with Green K gloves. And then for the CrowningMomentOfAwesome, Superman tells the Bat he only came to talk, to which Batman replies, 'We're done talking. Get out of my cave.'
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** In TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain, ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'', Batman is well prepared for Superman coming to pay him a visit. He has The Flash place small charges all over Supes, then the Atom shrinks down and messes with Supe's inner ear, brings part of the Batcave roof down on him, after which Green Arrow shoots him with a Kryptonite arrow, all before Batman then hands his ass to him with Green K gloves. And then for the CrowningMomentOfAwesome, Superman tells the Bat he only came to talk, to which Batman replies, 'We're done talking. Get out of my cave.'
30th Oct '15 6:35:00 PM DannyVElAcme
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* TerrorHero: Batman seeks to put enormous fear into anyone he goes up against. Given that he's one of the most dreaded heroes in comics, even among superpowered villains despite having no superpowers himself, he is very good at it.
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* TerrorHero: Batman seeks to put enormous fear into anyone he goes up against. Given that he's one of the most dreaded heroes in comics, even among superpowered villains despite having no superpowers himself, he is very good at it. There are criminals who have no fear of guys like Franchise/{{Superman}} that are scared ''shitless'' of Batman.
23rd Oct '15 2:05:54 PM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* GenreSavvy: Part of what makes him such an excellent tactician.

** Superman is not currently super-intelligent in canon (he was during the Silver Age canon); Wonder Woman may have been on Earth the longest but was mostly on Paradise Island and until the present times has little experience with people other than Greek mythology and Amazons; and The Flash is a forensic scientist (not skilled in all forms of science like Batman). Batman knows a lot about many topics, including crimonology, and not only thinks through but in cynical situations is highly GenreSavvy and sometimes even DangerouslyGenreSavvy. Hence, he is still TheSmartGuy to the Justice League.
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** Superman is not currently super-intelligent in canon (he was during the Silver Age canon); Wonder Woman may have been on Earth the longest but was mostly on Paradise Island and until the present times has little experience with people other than Greek mythology and Amazons; and The Flash is a forensic scientist (not skilled in all forms of science like Batman). Batman knows a lot about many topics, including crimonology, and not only thinks through but in cynical situations is highly GenreSavvy intelligent and sometimes even DangerouslyGenreSavvy. Hence, he is still TheSmartGuy to the Justice League.

* GenreSavvy: Terry has the advantage of knowing a lot about the past Batman's history and is GenreSavvy because of it. At one point in the ''Batman Beyond'' comic, he was happy to learn that he had his own Catwoman.
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