History Characters / BatmanAndBatFamily

28th Apr '16 6:59:45 PM PurpleEmperor
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28th Apr '16 6:52:57 PM PurpleEmperor
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* {{Badass}}: This is a given. He has saved the world hundreds of times and defeated countless supervillains using his martial arts training, detective skills and advanced technology. Batman is a very skilled warrior rightfully feared by criminals. [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns No other normal human has ever given Superman such an ass-kicking as Batman]].
** [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Almost no other human.]]
26th Apr '16 5:05:06 PM ultimomant
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Come the ModernAge, Kathy has been revamped as Katherine "Kate" Kane, a lesbian and a Jew who is much less of a DistaffCounterpart to Batman. During the ComicBook/FiftyTwo weeks following ''Infinite Crisis'', she filled in for the Caped Crusader while he went on his self-discovery journey. She became the star of ''Detective Comics'' after Batman's "death" in''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''. The first issue sold out despite the notoriously low popularity of female-headed superhero comics and [[HideYourLesbians the old claims that gay characters don't sell.]]

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Come the ModernAge, Kathy has been revamped as Katherine "Kate" Kane, a lesbian and a Jew who is much less of a DistaffCounterpart to Batman. During the ComicBook/FiftyTwo weeks following ''Infinite Crisis'', she filled in for the Caped Crusader while he went on his self-discovery journey. She became the star of ''Detective Comics'' after Batman's "death" in''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''.in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''. The first issue sold out despite the notoriously low popularity of female-headed superhero comics and [[HideYourLesbians the old claims that gay characters don't sell.]]
26th Apr '16 2:11:23 AM annette12
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* ChickMagnet: Bruce is very attractive and appealing to the opposite sex.



* MrFanservice: Bruce is very attractive and appealing to the opposite sex.
12th Apr '16 10:19:11 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* ParentalFavouritism: He tries to hide it, but it's no secret that Dick Grayson is his favourite Robin. He's the only one Bruce treats like an equal, the one Bruce trusts the most, and the one he's proudest of. Heck, in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', when the Golden Age Superman asks Bruce to help him recreate his own Earth, Bruce's one and only question? Is Dick a better person on that Earth? Even Brother Eye knows that Dick is Bruce's favourite ''and Bruce programmed Brother Eye!''
8th Apr '16 2:25:10 AM Yabukuron
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* WhatTheHellHero: With [[spoiler:Damien's death]], his progressive SanitySlippage and the fact that he TookALevelInJerkass have led to this from each member of the family in "Batman and Robin" volume 2, starting with issue 19.

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* WhatTheHellHero: With [[spoiler:Damien's [[spoiler:Damian's death]], his progressive SanitySlippage and the fact that he TookALevelInJerkass have led to this from each member of the family in "Batman and Robin" volume 2, starting with issue 19.
2nd Apr '16 8:22:10 PM reppuzan
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* IWorkAlone: ''Suuuure'' you do.[[note]]To list: All five Robins (Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown (who later became Batgirl and Spoiler), and Damian Wayne), Barbara Gordon (as Batgirl and Oracle), Cassandra Cain (as Batgirl and Orphan), Kathy Kane, Helena Bartinelli, Selina Kyle (on occasion), Harper Row, The Justice Society of America, and the entire Justice League.[[/note]]

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* IWorkAlone: ''Suuuure'' you do.[[note]]To list: All five Robins (Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown (who later became Batgirl and Spoiler), and Damian Wayne), Barbara Gordon (as Batgirl and Oracle), Cassandra Cain (as Batgirl and Orphan), Kathy Kane, Helena Bartinelli, Bertinelli, Selina Kyle (on occasion), Harper Row, The Justice Society of America, and the entire Justice League.[[/note]]
2nd Apr '16 7:39:43 PM reppuzan
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* IWorkAlone: ''Suuuure'' you do.

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* IWorkAlone: ''Suuuure'' you do.[[note]]To list: All five Robins (Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown (who later became Batgirl and Spoiler), and Damian Wayne), Barbara Gordon (as Batgirl and Oracle), Cassandra Cain (as Batgirl and Orphan), Kathy Kane, Helena Bartinelli, Selina Kyle (on occasion), Harper Row, The Justice Society of America, and the entire Justice League.[[/note]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Four words - [[Creator/FrankMiller I'm the Goddamn Batman!]]

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* {{Jerkass}}: Four In some portrayals, though this is best summed up in four words - [[Creator/FrankMiller I'm the Goddamn Batman!]]



* KnightInSourArmor: In general, Bruce is almost always a KnightInSourArmor (or in this case a Dark Knight in Sour Armor, with the only possible exceptions being when he makes some wry observation about a situation he or the JLA are in.

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* KnightInSourArmor: In general, Bruce is almost always a KnightInSourArmor (or in this case a Dark Knight in Sour Armor, with the only possible exceptions being when he makes some wry observation about a situation he or the JLA are in.in).



* OffhandBackhand
* OffscreenTeleportation

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* OffhandBackhand
OffhandBackhand: A master at this, which he later taught to his successor, Terry.
* OffscreenTeleportationOffscreenTeleportation: Chances are, if you're not looking at him, he's gone somewhere else and fast.



* TheParanoiac: Batman is frequently accused of being a paranoiac; how much this is true is a case of DependingOnTheWriter, but he certainly demonstrated many paranoid traits, including a grim attitude, ControlFreak tendencies, and a habit of resorting to violence to solve his problems, with some stories going so far as to imply that being the Batman is simply an excuse for Bruce to take revenge for the murder of his parents by beating the crap out of criminals every night. He also has a [[JadeColoredGlasses grim and bleak view of the society he lives in]]- mostly because that society is [[CrapsackWorld Gotham City]], and his explicit reason for choosing a Bat as his gimmick is to scare the hell out of his enemies. However, most stories portray him as fundamentally an idealist, who actually does trust his allies (just brutally aware that he lives in a world where MindControl, DemonicPossession and exposed secret identities are all very real dangers) and who is actually an extremely humble man who has decided to sacrifice his life to the cause of saving others from the evil that took his family away from him.

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* TheParanoiac: Batman is frequently accused of being a paranoiac; how much this is true is a case of DependingOnTheWriter, but he certainly demonstrated many paranoid traits, including a grim attitude, ControlFreak tendencies, and a habit of resorting to violence to solve his problems, with some stories going so far as to imply that being the Batman is simply an excuse for Bruce to take revenge for the murder of his parents by beating the crap out of criminals every night. He also has a [[JadeColoredGlasses grim and bleak view of the society he lives in]]- mostly because that society is [[CrapsackWorld Gotham City]], and his explicit reason for choosing a Bat as his gimmick is to scare the hell out of his enemies. However, most stories portray him as fundamentally an idealist, who actually does trust his allies (just brutally aware that he lives in a world where MindControl, DemonicPossession DemonicPossession, and exposed secret identities are all very real dangers) and who is actually an extremely humble man who has decided to sacrifice his life to the cause of saving others from the evil that took his family away from him.



Batman hates hates HATES the murder (and violent crime in general) and injustice of the world itself and is therefore driven to don the cowl to exterminate these things or end up showing the world he died trying.

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Batman hates hates HATES the murder (and violent crime in general) and injustice of the world itself and is therefore driven to don the cowl to exterminate these things or end up showing the world he died trying.



* ShrineToTheFallen: Batman keeps Jason Todd's costume on display in the Batcave.

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* ShrineToTheFallen: Batman keeps Jason Todd's costume on display in the Batcave. [[spoiler: Later, he does the same to Damian, but he gets better.]]


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* {{Heroic BSOD}}: Alfred's unflappable attitude breaks down whenever Bruce is seriously injured or thought to be dead [[spoiler: to the point that he refuses to reattach his hand after Bruce is thought dead at the end of ''Endgame'' saying that he has no master to serve, and pitifully begs Bruce not to become Batman again once he recovers his memory.]]


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* MissionControl: Is frequently this for the Bat-Family due to his more-lacking combat skills and the fact that he needs to be present at the manor to come up with excuses for the Bat-Family. [[spoiler: He's also this to the Robins in ''We Are Robin'', organizing them under the callsign, "The Nest".]]
29th Mar '16 3:49:10 PM Anicomicgeek
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* VagueAge: Alfred's age in relation to Bruce hasn't been determined outside of "older than Bruce". This has led adaptations to vary widly with his age in relation to Bruce's such as him being in his early 50s either [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman when Bruce is starting out as Batman]] or [[Series/{{Gotham}} when Thomas and Martha Wayne died]], to being in [[Creator/MichaelCaine early 70s]] [[Film/BatmanBegins as a 30 year old Bruce Wayne starts his career as Batman]], to being [[Creator/JeremyIrons in his mid-60s]] [[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice as a Bruce who's in his 40s is coming out of retirement.]]

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* VagueAge: Alfred's age in relation to Bruce hasn't been determined outside of "older than Bruce". This has led adaptations to vary widly with his age in relation to Bruce's such as him being in his early 50s either [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman when Bruce is starting out as Batman]] or [[Series/{{Gotham}} when Thomas and Martha Wayne died]], to being in [[Creator/MichaelCaine early 70s]] [[Film/BatmanBegins as a 30 year old Bruce Wayne starts his career as Batman]], to being [[Creator/JeremyIrons in his mid-60s]] [[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice as a Bruce who's in his 40s is coming out of retirement.and been active for 20 years.]]
28th Mar '16 2:52:28 PM ProfessorDetective
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* LipstickLesbian: As Renee Montoya says, "Kate Kane has the kind of beauty that leaves you ''breathless''" when she appears for the first time. Her redesign for ''Detective Comics'', as drawn by Williams, seems to deliberately play around with mixed butch and femme elements in her civilian wear, like wearing a tux with feminine hair and make-up, or a halter-necked top with a buttoned shirtfront and tie printed on the front.

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* LipstickLesbian: As [[ComicBook/TheQuestion Renee Montoya Montoya]] says, "Kate Kane has the kind of beauty that leaves you ''breathless''" when she appears for the first time. Her redesign for ''Detective Comics'', as drawn by Williams, seems to deliberately play around with mixed butch and femme elements in her civilian wear, like wearing a tux with feminine hair and make-up, or a halter-necked top with a buttoned shirtfront and tie printed on the front.



* MilitarySuperhero: Was a cadet at Westpoint and well on her way to become an outstanding Army officer... until she quit because of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. She sees her superheroics as her new vocation in life, and her Army training pays off a thousandfold.

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* MilitarySuperhero: Was a cadet at Westpoint West Point and well on her way to become an outstanding Army officer... until she quit because of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. She sees her superheroics as her new vocation in life, and her Army training pays off a thousandfold.
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