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** TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}:
*** Vampire Counts have several bat units, including Bat Swarms (regular bat), Fell Bats (bigger bats), and Varghulfs (frickin' huge bat-like vampire monsters!).

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** TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}:
''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'':
*** Unsurprisingly, the Vampire Counts have several bat units, including Bat Swarms (regular bat), bats), Fell Bats (bigger (flocks of bigger bats), and Varghulfs (frickin' huge (vampires who have degenerated into ''huge'' bat-like vampire monsters!).monsters).



** TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar:
*** Bats are the most common fauna of the Realm of Shyish ranging from swarms of regular bats to the monstrous Fell Bats. These bats are often afflicted with the Soulblight curse turning them into bloodthirsty hunters who accompany the armies of the Soulblight vampires.

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** TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar:
''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'':
*** Bats are the most common fauna of the Realm of Shyish Shyish, ranging from swarms of regular bats to the monstrous Fell Bats. These bats are often afflicted with the Soulblight curse turning them into bloodthirsty hunters who accompany the armies of the Soulblight vampires.



** TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}:

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* Dire bats, from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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Dire bats, from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.bats.
21st Apr '17 8:59:48 PM merotoker
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* One of [[CuteWitch Fabian's]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent devils]] in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' is a cartoony looking bat [[spoiler:[[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever that could grow greatly in size]] and subsequently [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrink any unfortunate mage]] that it [[SwallowedWhole swallows whole]]]].

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* One of [[CuteWitch Fabian's]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent devils]] in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' is a cartoony looking bat [[spoiler:[[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever [[spoiler:[[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever that could grow greatly in size]] and subsequently [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrink any unfortunate mage]] that it [[SwallowedWhole swallows whole]]]].



* {{Inverted}} for some viewers of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'': Viewing Chernabog as a Big Bat may serve as NightmareRetardant.

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* {{Inverted}} {{Inverted|Trope}} for some viewers of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'': Viewing Chernabog as a Big Bat may serve as NightmareRetardant.NightmareRetardant.
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': When Kuzco and Pacha are attempting to climb out of the chasm they have fallen into, Kuzco (as a llama) rams his mouth and nose into a small cave opening, which is of course revealed to be full of bats. The bats all immediately attempt to flee, leading to... [[TastesLikeFeet blech!]]



* In the 1999 horror film ''Bats'', people start to die in a small Texas town and the prime suspects are bats. A specialist in bats is called in, and reveals that the bats have been engineered to be become a deadly human-hunting cooperative.
** A Direct-To-TV sequel to this film, ''Bats: Human Harvest'', was made by the [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] in 2007.

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* In the 1999 horror film ''Bats'', people start to die in a small Texas town and the prime suspects are bats. A specialist in bats is called in, and reveals that the bats have been engineered to be become a deadly human-hunting cooperative.
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cooperative. A Direct-To-TV sequel to this film, ''Bats: Human Harvest'', was made by the [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] in 2007.



* In the film ''Film/{{Daybreakers}}'', a virus which started in bats caused some of the human population to become vampires, eventually resulting in 95% of the human population becoming vampires. These vampires cannot transform into bats, but, if deprived of blood, they become batlike, animalistic creatures.
* A deleted scene in ''Film/BatmanForever'' has Bruce Wayne confront a giant bat in a secret, hidden chamber in the Batcave. [[NeverTrustATrailer which showed up in the trailers]].

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* In the film ''Film/{{Daybreakers}}'', a virus which started in bats caused some of the human population to become vampires, eventually resulting in 95% of the human population becoming vampires. These vampires cannot transform into bats, but, if deprived of blood, they become batlike, animalistic creatures.
* A deleted scene in ''Film/BatmanForever'' has Bruce Wayne confront a giant bat in a secret, hidden chamber in the Batcave. [[NeverTrustATrailer which [[MissingTrailerScene Which showed up in the trailers]].



* Creator/StephenKing's ''[[Literature/NightShift Graveyard Shift]]'' has giant bats that actually are [[YouFailBiologyForever mutant rats]].

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* Creator/StephenKing's ''[[Literature/NightShift Graveyard Shift]]'' has giant bats that actually are [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology mutant rats]].



* In ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'', bats are generally considered to be creatures of The Watcher, the [[GrimReaper god of death]], and are thus generally considered an ill omen. In ''The Baron of Maleperduys'', Hermeline recalls that the castle of Maleperduys had to be cleared of a [[TheSwarm swarm]] of them before Reynard and companions could call it home.
* The Draghkar from ''Literature/WheelofTime'' are essentially large werebats.

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* In ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'', bats are generally considered to be creatures of The Watcher, the [[GrimReaper [[TheGrimReaper god of death]], and are thus generally considered an ill omen. In ''The Baron of Maleperduys'', Hermeline recalls that the castle of Maleperduys had to be cleared of a [[TheSwarm swarm]] of them before Reynard and companions could call it home.
* The Draghkar from ''Literature/WheelofTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' are essentially large werebats.



* The Future Predators, ''Series/{{Primeval}}'''s answer to [[Series/DoctorWho the Daleks]], are highly evolved flightless bats.
** Appearently inspired on the flightless bats of ''Literature/AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture''.

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* The Future Predators, ''Series/{{Primeval}}'''s answer to [[Series/DoctorWho the Daleks]], are highly evolved flightless bats.
** Appearently
bats. Apparently inspired on by the flightless bats of ''Literature/AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture''.



* Blackwing, Advent Beast of [[Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight Len]], aka Kamen Rider Wing Knight, is a rare good example as it serves one of the good guys there.
** His Japanese counterpart [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Ren]], aka Kamen Rider Knight has Darkwing, due to them being the original versions of the characters on which Len and Blackwing are based. Darkwing is also a good guy, though this seems to be more out of loyalty to Ren than anything else.

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* Blackwing, Advent Beast of [[Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight Len]], aka Kamen Rider Wing Knight, is a rare good example as it serves one of the good guys there.
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there. His Japanese counterpart [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Ren]], aka Kamen Rider Knight has Darkwing, due to them being the original versions of the characters on which Len and Blackwing are based. Darkwing is also a good guy, though this seems to be more out of loyalty to Ren than anything else.



* The Murcielago from NBC's ''Grimm'' are bat-like Wesen with the ability to emit a screech that can rupture windows, lungs, ear-drums and eyes.

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* The Murcielago from NBC's ''Grimm'' ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' are bat-like Wesen with the ability to emit a screech that can rupture windows, lungs, ear-drums and eyes.






* The pure blood vampires in ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'' are werebats.
** The first BossFight of ''VideoGame/BloodRayne2'' is against the classic cape-clad Count-type, who could turn into a swarm of [[GoddamnBats unhittable bats]]. Not dangerous by themselves but could stun and knockdown, slowing the climbing/jumping puzzle and making it easier for the Mooks on the ground to ZergRush her.

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* The pure blood vampires in ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'' are werebats.
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werebats. The first BossFight of ''VideoGame/BloodRayne2'' is against the classic cape-clad Count-type, who could turn into a swarm of [[GoddamnBats unhittable bats]]. Not dangerous by themselves but could stun and knockdown, slowing the climbing/jumping puzzle and making it easier for the Mooks on the ground to ZergRush her.



* ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' has the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Revenant]] class, which can summon a swarm of bats as a pet, turn into a small bat for faster travel, or turn into a werebat for increased strength and the ability to see invisible characters with echolocation.

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* ''[[NexusWar ''[[VideoGame/NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' has the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Revenant]] class, which can summon a swarm of bats as a pet, turn into a small bat for faster travel, or turn into a werebat for increased strength and the ability to see invisible characters with echolocation.



* The ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' series has a lot of giant bat type enemies (Swoopers, Swampires, Swoopulas, Fangs, etc), most being roughly Mario or playable character sized and in some cases, annoying as they either swoop down or drain Mario's health. Antasma, the primary villain of ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'', is an anthropomorphic one, and is known as "the Bat King".
** Similarly, the ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' series has various kinds of creepy bats, from the annoying flying bomb-shaped bats which explode after attaching themselves to Wario, the bats in ''VideoGame/WarioLand 4'' which turn him into a vampire just by touching him, the ones in Shake It which just swarm him, and whatever the heck Catbat is actually meant to be (some kind of flying cat thing with bat wings for ears, a mechanical bat head on it's head, that floats like a ghost).

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* The ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' series has a lot of giant bat type enemies (Swoopers, Swampires, Swoopulas, Fangs, etc), most being roughly Mario or playable character sized and in some cases, annoying as they either swoop down or drain Mario's health. Antasma, the primary villain of ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'', is an anthropomorphic one, and is known as "the Bat King".
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King". Similarly, the ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' series has various kinds of creepy bats, from the annoying flying bomb-shaped bats which explode after attaching themselves to Wario, the bats in ''VideoGame/WarioLand 4'' which turn him into a vampire just by touching him, the ones in Shake It which just swarm him, and whatever the heck Catbat is actually meant to be (some kind of flying cat thing with bat wings for ears, a mechanical bat head on it's head, that floats like a ghost).



* Several of the VideoGame/MightAndMagic games have enemy bats. They are not particularly dangerous, but they ''are'' rather unfriendly (and in ''Might & Magic VII'', the most dangerous variant ''can attack you with fire'').

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* Several of the VideoGame/MightAndMagic ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' games have enemy bats. They are not particularly dangerous, but they ''are'' rather unfriendly (and in ''Might & Magic VII'', the most dangerous variant ''can attack you with fire'').



* ''VideoGame/Recettear'': There are Eyebats, Oculothorax with wings, that shoot magic rings.
* ''VideoGame/Chantelise'': There are Eyebats, Oculothorax with wings, that shoot magic rings.
* ''AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': There are bats in caves, that you fight.

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* ''VideoGame/Recettear'': ''VideoGame/{{Recettear|AnItemShopsTale}}'': There are Eyebats, Oculothorax with wings, that shoot magic rings.
* ''VideoGame/Chantelise'': ''VideoGame/{{Chantelise}}'': There are Eyebats, Oculothorax with wings, that shoot magic rings.
* ''AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': There are bats in caves, that you fight.



* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode "Good Times, Bat Times": Yes, Foxglove is a bat. And yes, she is a witch's familiar. But no, she is anything but horrifying. Instead, she is a cute and lovable bat the size of a chipmunk and in love with Dale.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''
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Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode "Good Times, Bat Times": Yes, Foxglove is a bat. And yes, she is a witch's familiar. But no, she is anything but horrifying. Instead, she is a cute and lovable bat the size of a chipmunk and in love with Dale.



* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': When Kuzco and Pacha are attempting to climb out of the chasm they have fallen into, Kuzco (as a llama) rams his mouth and nose into a small cave opening, which is of course revealed to be full of bats. The bats all immediately attempt to flee, leading to... [[TastesLikeFeet blech!]]



* AncientEvil the Bloodwolf from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' has an army of wolves with bat wings. Given that they come out of a portal to the "Netherwold", they are as close to literally being bats out of hell as it gets.

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* AncientEvil the Bloodwolf from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' has an army of wolves with bat wings. Given that they come out of a portal to the "Netherwold", "Netherworld", they are as close to literally being bats out of hell as it gets.
11th Apr '17 9:58:14 AM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/FortuneSummoners'': In caves, there are the Huge Bats, Monster Bats, Killer Bats, Vile Bats and Bat Giants.
* ''VideoGame/Recettear'': There are Eyebats, Oculothorax with wings, that shoot magic rings.
* ''VideoGame/Chantelise'': There are Eyebats, Oculothorax with wings, that shoot magic rings.
* ''AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': There are bats in caves, that you fight.
10th Apr '17 6:48:41 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Very large bats called "deathgleaners" appear in ''Franchise/TheFutureIsWild'', and are creepy-looking predators and scavengers.

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* Very large bats called "deathgleaners" appear in ''Franchise/TheFutureIsWild'', and are creepy-looking predators and scavengers.[[ScavengersAreScum scavengers]].



* The album trilogy of the same name by Music/MeatLoaf surely deserves a mention. Bats aren't directly mentioned, but all three albums include cover art of a demonic bat (perhaps Satan in a beast form) in a hellish background and a muscle bound hero on a magic flying motorcycle. The animated music video for one of the songs, "The Monster Is Loose", brings all three album covers together by telling the story of the man with the motorcycle who rescues his (literally) angelic girlfriend from a giant bat. She narrowly escapes DamselInDistress territory by saving him herself at one point.

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* The album trilogy of the same name by Music/MeatLoaf surely deserves a mention. Bats aren't directly mentioned, but all All three albums include cover art of a demonic bat (perhaps Satan in a beast form) in a hellish background and a muscle bound hero on a magic flying motorcycle. The animated music video for one of the songs, "The Monster Is Loose", brings all three album covers together by telling the story of the man with the motorcycle who rescues his (literally) angelic girlfriend from a giant bat. She narrowly escapes DamselInDistress territory by saving him herself at one point.
10th Apr '17 6:43:45 PM ElSquibbonator
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* The album trilogy of the same name by Music/MeatLoaf surely deserves a mention. All three albums include cover art of a demonic bat (perhaps Satan in a beast form) in a hellish background and a muscle bound hero on a magic flying motorcycle. The animated video for "The Monster's Loose" brings all three album covers together by telling the story of the man with the motorcycle who rescues his (literally) angelic girlfriend from a giant bat. She narrowly escapes DamselInDistress territory by saving him herself at one point.

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* The album trilogy of the same name by Music/MeatLoaf surely deserves a mention. All Bats aren't directly mentioned, but all three albums include cover art of a demonic bat (perhaps Satan in a beast form) in a hellish background and a muscle bound hero on a magic flying motorcycle. The animated music video for one of the songs, "The Monster's Loose" Monster Is Loose", brings all three album covers together by telling the story of the man with the motorcycle who rescues his (literally) angelic girlfriend from a giant bat. She narrowly escapes DamselInDistress territory by saving him herself at one point.
10th Apr '17 6:38:36 PM ElSquibbonator
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Not to be confused with the album by Music/MeatLoaf.

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Not to be confused with the album by Music/MeatLoaf.Music/MeatLoaf (though the cover art does contain an example).
18th Mar '17 6:59:27 PM nombretomado
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* Somewhat subverted with ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' character Rouge the Bat. She's a ClassyCatBurglar (with rather [[MonumentalTheft improbable goals]]) and generally on the evil side (especially in spinoffs), but closer to TrueNeutral and often acting as an AntiHero. Shes a lot more like a real bat than usual, much like [[Franchise/{{Neopets}} Korbat]].

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* Somewhat subverted with ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' character Rouge the Bat. She's a ClassyCatBurglar (with rather [[MonumentalTheft improbable goals]]) and generally on the evil side (especially in spinoffs), but closer to TrueNeutral and often acting as an AntiHero. Shes a lot more like a real bat than usual, much like [[Franchise/{{Neopets}} [[Website/{{Neopets}} Korbat]].



* On ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'', Korbats are, in general, very cute. This makes them more like RealLife bats than usual!

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* On ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'', ''Website/{{Neopets}}'', Korbats are, in general, very cute. This makes them more like RealLife bats than usual!
12th Mar '17 3:56:19 PM nombretomado
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* TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}} has three, created by vampires to protect their larder of humans. There's [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/bullysnag.htm Bullysnag]], a gorilla like bat that is trained to always go for the kneecaps when hunting, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/clawsimon.htm Clawsimon]], a spotlight-like bat designed to stop escaping humans, and [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/chiraptor.htm Chiraptor]], who is the vampire equivalent of a hunting falcon. The actual bat vampire, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/sinister.htm Sinister]], as it prefers to be left alone amongst its hordes of mind-controlled bats.


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* ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'' has three, created by vampires to protect their larder of humans. There's [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/bullysnag.htm Bullysnag]], a gorilla like bat that is trained to always go for the kneecaps when hunting, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/clawsimon.htm Clawsimon]], a spotlight-like bat designed to stop escaping humans, and [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/chiraptor.htm Chiraptor]], who is the vampire equivalent of a hunting falcon. The actual bat vampire, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/sinister.htm Sinister]], as it prefers to be left alone amongst its hordes of mind-controlled bats.
21st Feb '17 10:46:12 PM Ghostninja109
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* Both played straight and averted by the Komory Bat dream eater in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D''. The creepy red eyes and dark colors their evil Nightmare versions possess give them a rather unsettling appearance, and they're [[GoddamnedBats the other kind of bat]] as well. On the other hand, the brightly colored friendly Spirit version is adorable and a surprisingly helpful ally in combat despite being one of the two starter dream eaters.

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* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' franchise has multiple examples, all as regular enemies:
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Both played straight and averted by the Komory Bat dream eater in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D''. The creepy red eyes and dark colors their evil Nightmare versions possess give them a rather unsettling appearance, and they're [[GoddamnedBats the other kind of bat]] as well. On the other hand, the brightly colored friendly Spirit version is adorable and a surprisingly helpful ally in combat despite being one of the two starter dream eaters.eaters.
** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' introduces the Hook Bat Heartless, which appears in swarms and uses sound attacks. Reaction commands let you use them to pull GrievousHarmWithABody. The ''Final Mix'' version of the game introduces its PaletteSwap, the Beffudler. ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts02BirthBySleepAFragmentaryPassage'' introduces the Fluttering, which lives in the Realm of Darkness.
12th Feb '17 1:36:26 PM Geoduck
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius:'' A colony of "blood bats" make a brief appearance while the protagonists are in Castle Heterodyne. Fortunately, the heroes are able to leave the area before the creatures take flight. Also, one of the novelizations of the comic mention a "particularly large and grumpy" bat which managed to acquire something of a reputation before being shot down by one of Baron Wulfenbach's airships.
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