History CrazyPrepared / Batman

5th Mar '17 3:12:12 PM reppuzan
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* As of ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', it's revealed that Batman has a Batcave ''on the moon'' to store particularly special equipment including [[spoiler:the Hellbat suit he raided Apokolips with. It works out in the Kent family's favor when Lois discovers the suit and subsequently uses it to defend her son from the Eradicator.]]
14th Feb '17 7:28:22 AM narm00
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* Rather infamously in ''JLA 59'' Batman engineered the defeat of Polaris to end with the JLA victorious, Superman's healing accelerated by the hole in the ozone layer and ''himself standing on a teleportation disk he had hidden in the arctic for just such an occasion''. Appropriately he ends the comic with the words "always plan ahead".

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* Rather infamously in ''JLA 59'' Batman engineered the defeat of Polaris to end with the JLA victorious, Superman's healing accelerated by the hole in the ozone layer and ''himself standing on a teleportation disk he had hidden in the arctic Arctic for just such an occasion''. Appropriately he ends the comic with the words "always plan ahead".



* Further demonstrated in an issue of Superman/Batman where the world is under the control of Gorilla Grodd except for Batman. Batman's arm is robotic and Superman is gone in space because the atmosphere has Kryptonite in it. By the end of some long convoluted that proves enough how CrazyPrepared Batman is, it turns out that it was just a simulation of that potential scenario just in case and Batman reveals to Alfred that he does these all the time.
* There was an ''{{Elseworlds}}'' comic called ''JSA: The Liberty Files'' which had an alternate reality version of Batman, Hour Man, and Mid-Nite on a train in their civilian identities. They were simply eating dinner when they were suddenly attacked by a villain. Batman, as Bruce Wayne, opens his jacket and throws two grenades. One of the heroes remarks, "You brought grenades to dinner?" to which Bruce replied, "I needed them, didn't I?".

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* Further demonstrated in an issue of Superman/Batman where the world is under the control of Gorilla Grodd except for Batman. Batman's arm is robotic and Superman is gone in space because the atmosphere has Kryptonite in it. By the end of some long convoluted scheme that proves enough how CrazyPrepared Batman is, it turns out that it was just a simulation of that potential scenario just in case and Batman reveals to Alfred that he does these all the time.
* There was an ''{{Elseworlds}}'' comic called ''JSA: The Liberty Files'' which had an alternate reality version versions of Batman, Hour Man, Hourman, and Dr. Mid-Nite on a train in their civilian identities. They were simply eating dinner when they were suddenly attacked by a villain. Batman, as Bruce Wayne, opens his jacket and throws two grenades. One of the heroes remarks, "You brought grenades to dinner?" to which Bruce replied, "I needed them, didn't I?".



** This is also a ShoutOut the Hush story arc, when Poison Ivy does just that to Supes in an elaborate {{plan}} of Hush's to corner Bruce into trusting him. Batman tricks Superman into punching into the power cables for '''all of Metropolis'''. And then snaps him out of mind control by [[spoiler: having ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} drop Lois Lane out a window, so that his subconscious desire to protect her will break through the effect of the Ivy-spores]].

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** This is also a ShoutOut to the Hush story arc, when Poison Ivy does just that to Supes in an elaborate {{plan}} of Hush's to corner Bruce into trusting him. Batman tricks Superman into punching into the power cables for '''all of Metropolis'''. And then snaps him out of mind control by [[spoiler: having ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} drop Lois Lane out a window, so that his subconscious desire to protect her will break through the effect of the Ivy-spores]].



** Right off the get go, Bruce Wayne is captured by Arkham City guards and incarcerated, Bruce convinces a guard to attack him and snaps his radio off and quickly steals the SD chip before getting processed into the prison. When he changes to Batman, he slips the SD chip into his Sequencer and taps into the guards radio transmissions, ensuring he'll know about their movements ahead of time well into the rest of the game.

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** Right off the get go, Bruce Wayne is captured by Arkham City guards and incarcerated, incarcerated. Bruce convinces a guard to attack him and him, snaps his radio off off, and quickly steals the SD chip before getting processed into the prison. When he changes to Batman, he slips the SD chip into his Sequencer and taps into the guards guards' radio transmissions, ensuring he'll know about their movements ahead of time well into the rest of the game.
7th Jan '17 8:52:03 PM M773982
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23rd Dec '16 6:52:35 PM igordebraga
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* It's been confirmed that the long-awaited smackdown at the center of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' will involve Batman donning a suit of PoweredArmor in order to go toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel. [[spoiler: It's actually a huge subversion, as he is only able to just barely overpower Superman and had the fight gone on much longer, or if Superman was truly intending to take out Batman rather than talk, the Dark Knight would have been soundly beaten.]]

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* It's been confirmed that the The long-awaited smackdown at the center of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' will involve involves Batman donning a suit of PoweredArmor in order to go toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel. [[spoiler: It's actually a huge subversion, as he Steel, along with strategically placed weaponry. It is only able to just barely overpower Superman and had the fight gone on a subversion in that it's not that much longer, or of an advantage: if Superman was truly intending to take out Batman rather than talk, the Dark Knight would have been soundly beaten.]]beaten. Then again, as soon as the KryptoniteFactor kicks in, Supes is weakened enough that Batman ''can'' overpower him in a physical battle.
15th Dec '16 8:16:01 AM SteveMB
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* The series finale of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' has a rather odd case where this comes in handy. Aliens have stolen the powers of Justice League of America members, and the methods to defeat them are used by ''the superheroes they were originally planned for''.
* Before that, ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' episode "Seconds" starred [[CaptainErsatz someone-totally-not-the-Clock-King-or-Chronos]] who could rewind time and relive a battle every time he loses, correcting any mistakes -- the equivalent of emulator-SaveScumming. This power allowed him to fight Batman ''to a draw''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'':
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The series finale of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' has a rather odd case where this comes in handy. Aliens have stolen the powers of Justice League of America members, and the methods to defeat them are used by ''the superheroes they were originally planned for''.
* Before that, ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''
episode "Seconds" starred [[CaptainErsatz someone-totally-not-the-Clock-King-or-Chronos]] who could rewind time and relive a battle every time he loses, correcting any mistakes -- the equivalent of emulator-SaveScumming. This power allowed him to fight Batman ''to a draw''.draw''.
** The episode [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent "Artifacts"]] shows that Batman engraved binary code into the Batcave's titanium supports to preserve an AI version of himself even if the electronics failed (as they did by the time the cave was discovered a thousand years in the future).
** The series finale "Lost Powers" has a rather odd case where this comes in handy. Aliens have stolen the powers of Justice League of America members, and the methods Batman devised to defeat them are used by ''the superheroes they were originally planned for''.
12th Dec '16 3:27:34 AM rafi
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* In ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} is speaking to a priest, trying to understand why he has recently felt such strong urges to just kill everybody he sees, and he relates the story of the first time he fought Batman. At the climax he has Batman dead to rights at point-blank range and shoots him the chest, but Batman does not die as planned and then disarms and apprehends Deadshot. The priest then asked how Batman survived the encounter. Did Deadshot miss? Did the bullets bounce off him? No, he explains that the answer is actually scarier than a person who can dodge bullets or withstand gunshots: Batman had foreseen an eventual confrontation between the two of them, gotten to his gear before the fight ''and replaced his bullets with blanks!''
1st Oct '16 6:49:19 PM MrDeath
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** Batman decided that just in case he would be hanging people from random points in Arkham, he should bring in a large amount of rope to do so.
** He also has an apparently infinite supply of Batarangs at his disposal as well.



** If for whatever unlikely reason Batman should ever get kidnapped, he knows Robin will save him before too long. When Robin saves him in ''Harley Quinn's Revenge'', he only says "what took you so long?".
17th Jun '16 5:58:01 AM isoycrazy
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* In ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', Batman and Robin run into Mr Freeze for the first time and slip on his ice. They then reveal that they had ice skates hidden in their boots, despite there being no possible reason for them to ever install/use them before Mr Freeze, who they didn't know about before he showed up.

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* In ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'',
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Batman and Robin run into Mr Freeze for the first time and slip on his ice. They then reveal that they had ice skates hidden in their boots, despite there being no possible reason for them to ever install/use them before Mr Freeze, who they didn't know about before he showed up.up.
** Alfred shows this too after learning [[spoiler:he has a fatal disease, sets his affairs in order by getting one of his family members to take over his duties at Wayne Manor. When his niece Barbra arrives, she ends up finding the batcave where a computer program Alfred wrote had contingencies in place should she find it and had constructed a batgirl suit that fit her perfectly]].
28th May '16 5:47:48 AM narm00
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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, [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Alexander Luthor]]). That being said, while they did indeed blow up in his face, they did so by incapacitating every member of the league, who all needed to be saved by the backup plans to THE BACKUP PLANS! Yes, indeed; Batman is so prepared, he even prepared for his contingency plans to get stolen.

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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, [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Alexander Luthor]]). That being said, while they did indeed blow up in his face, they did so by incapacitating every member of the league, League, who all needed to be saved by the backup plans to THE BACKUP PLANS! Yes, indeed; Batman is so prepared, he even prepared for his contingency plans to get stolen.



* Lampshaded by Jaime Reyes, the ComicBook/BlueBeetle, in one of his teamups with Batman. An enemy has just ambushed them by essentially spawning an arctic blizzard ramped UpToEleven above them, causing them to get buried in a few meters of snow. After Beetle breaks out and stops the blizzard by scaring off their attacker...

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* Lampshaded by Jaime Reyes, the ComicBook/BlueBeetle, in one of his teamups a teamup with Batman.Batman in ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold''. An enemy has just ambushed them by essentially spawning an arctic blizzard ramped UpToEleven above them, causing them to get buried in a few meters of snow. After Beetle breaks out and stops the blizzard by scaring off their attacker...



* In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, a plot point in ''Comicbook/ForeverEvil'' is that Batman created contingency plans in case he ever needed take down the Justice League. He and Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} end up having to recycle the plans to use them against the Crime Syndicate, the JLA's MirrorUniverse counterpart.
* In ''ComicBook/BatmanEndgame'', Bruce finally ends up having to put use his contingency plans when the members of the Justice League are taken over by TheJoker.

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* In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, a plot point in ''Comicbook/ForeverEvil'' is that Batman created contingency plans in case he ever needed to take down the Justice League. He and Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} end up having to recycle the plans to use them against the Crime Syndicate, the JLA's MirrorUniverse counterpart.
* In ''ComicBook/BatmanEndgame'', Bruce finally ends up having to put use his contingency plans to use when the members of the Justice League are taken over by TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker.



** In the very first episode where bars of a window high above the ground needed to be welded, Batman told Robin not to drop them due to pedestrian safety. He then uses a bat-hanger to hang those bars.

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** In the very first episode where bars of a window high above the ground needed to be welded, Batman told Robin not to drop them due to pedestrian safety. He then uses used a bat-hanger to hang those bars.



* In ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', Batman and Robin run into Mr Freeze for the first time and slip on his ice. They then reveal that they had ice skates hidden in their boots despite there being no possible reason for them to ever install/use them before Mr Freeze who they didn't know about before he showed up.

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* In ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', Batman and Robin run into Mr Freeze for the first time and slip on his ice. They then reveal that they had ice skates hidden in their boots boots, despite there being no possible reason for them to ever install/use them before Mr Freeze Freeze, who they didn't know about before he showed up.



* It's been confirmed that the long-awaited smackdown at the center of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' will involve Batman donning a suit of PoweredArmor in order to go toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel. [[spoiler: It's actually a huge subversion, as he is only able to just barely overpower Superman and had the fight gone on much longer, or if Superman was truly intending to take out Batman rather than talk the Dark Knight would have been soundly beaten.]]

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* It's been confirmed that the long-awaited smackdown at the center of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' will involve Batman donning a suit of PoweredArmor in order to go toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel. [[spoiler: It's actually a huge subversion, as he is only able to just barely overpower Superman and had the fight gone on much longer, or if Superman was truly intending to take out Batman rather than talk talk, the Dark Knight would have been soundly beaten.]]
23rd May '16 6:25:33 PM Anddrix
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* In the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' 1989 movie, the Batplane is outfitted with oversized scissor blades to cut the tethers of the poison-filled balloons in SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's parade. Okay, but why would you have giant scissors at all if you didn't know you'd one day have to use them at a holiday parade?

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* In the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' 1989 movie, the Batplane is outfitted with oversized scissor blades to cut the tethers of the poison-filled balloons in SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's parade. Okay, but why would you have giant scissors at all if you didn't know you'd one day have to use them at a holiday parade?



* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker was often [[UpToEleven even better prepared than Batman himself.]] It helps that he's both a MagnificentBastard and completely insane.

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker was often [[UpToEleven even better prepared than Batman himself.]] It helps that he's both a MagnificentBastard and completely insane.
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