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* SmugglingWithDolls: In #2, a USMarshal stashes his metal cigar case containing the proof that the local undertaker is smuggling guns to the Indians inside his daughter's rag doll just before he is killed.


In 1968, Carmine Infantino, newly installed editorial director of DC Comics, and his editor, Joe Orlando, came up with the name and basic premise of the loner whose family had been wiped out by murderous thugs, and then brought in former DC ditor Sheldon Mayer and Sergio Aragonés to further flesh out the concept. Shelly Mayer would write the first appearance (''Showcase'' #76). Infantino claimed to have greatly rewritten it. The assignment was then handed to Aragonés, with Denny O'Neil doing the dialogue over Aragonés' plots, and Nick Cardy providing the art.

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In 1968, Carmine Infantino, Creator/CarmineInfantino, newly installed editorial director of DC Comics, and his editor, Joe Orlando, came up with the name and basic premise of the loner whose family had been wiped out by murderous thugs, and then brought in former DC ditor Sheldon Mayer and Sergio Aragonés Creator/SergioAragones to further flesh out the concept. Shelly Mayer would write the first appearance (''Showcase'' #76). Infantino claimed to have greatly rewritten it. The assignment was then handed to Aragonés, with Denny O'Neil doing the dialogue over Aragonés' plots, and Nick Cardy providing the art.


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* AuthorAvatar: Several times in the first series of ''Bat Lash'', Bat runs into a comical {{Bandito}} named Sergio: a caricatured version of the series writer Creator/SergioAragones.


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* {{Bandito}}: Multiple times Bat crosses paths with the flamboyant and comical Mexican bandit Sergio (an AuthorAvatar of series writer Creator/SergioAragones). And every time they meet, Sergio somehow manages to make Bat's complicated life even more complicated.


* HumbleGoal: In Bat's first appearance, all he wants is to make a nice meal of the pheasant he shot, but as he's shopping for ingredients, the bandits that took over town keep harassing him.



* KillingInSelfDefense: In Bat's origin story, he goes to town to report to the marshal how [[ConMan con men]] had swindled his family out of their land. The marshal is out of out of town, so he makes his report to a seemingly CluelessDeputy. Bat later discovers that the deputy is DirtyCop in league with the con man. The hotheaded Bat confronts the deputy and in the subsequent struggle the deputy pulls a gun om Bat. Bat grabs a gun that was dropped earlier and shoots the deputy. However, without witnesses, it appears that Bat shot the deputy in cold blood, forcing him to go on the run.

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* KillingInSelfDefense: In Bat's origin story, he goes to town to report to the marshal how [[ConMan con men]] had swindled his family out of their land. The marshal is out of out of town, so he makes his report to a seemingly CluelessDeputy. Bat later discovers that the deputy is DirtyCop in league with the con man. The hotheaded Bat confronts the deputy and in the subsequent struggle the deputy pulls a gun om on Bat. Bat grabs a gun that was dropped earlier and shoots the deputy. However, without witnesses, it appears that Bat shot the deputy in cold blood, forcing him to go on the run.


* KillingInSelDefense: In Bat's origin story, he goes to town to report to the marshal how [[ConMan con men]] had swindled his family out of their land. The marshal is out of out of town, so he makes his report to a seemingly CluelessDeputy. Bat later discovers that the deputy is DirtyCop in league with the con man. The hotheaded Bat confronts the deputy and in the subsequent struggle the deputy pulls a gun om Bat. Bat grabs a gun that was dropped earlier and shoots the deputy. However, without witnesses, it appears that Bat shot the deputy in cold blood, forcing him to go on the run.

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* KillingInSelDefense: KillingInSelfDefense: In Bat's origin story, he goes to town to report to the marshal how [[ConMan con men]] had swindled his family out of their land. The marshal is out of out of town, so he makes his report to a seemingly CluelessDeputy. Bat later discovers that the deputy is DirtyCop in league with the con man. The hotheaded Bat confronts the deputy and in the subsequent struggle the deputy pulls a gun om Bat. Bat grabs a gun that was dropped earlier and shoots the deputy. However, without witnesses, it appears that Bat shot the deputy in cold blood, forcing him to go on the run.


* KillingInSelDefense: In Bat's origin story, he goes to town to report to the marshal how [[ConMan con men]] had swindled his family out of their land. The marshal is out of out of town, so he makes his report to a seemingly CluelessDeputy. Bat later discovers that the deputy is DirtyCop in league with the con man. The hotheaded Bat confronts the deputy and in the subsequent struggle the deputy pulls a gun om Bat. Bat grabs a gun that was dropped earlier and shoots the deputy. However, without witnesses, it appears that Bat shot the deputy in cold blood, forcing him to go on the run.



* {{Outlaw}}: Bat is wanted by the state and federal authroities, and cannot stay long in once place lest anyone discover there is a price on his head.

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* {{Outlaw}}: Bat is wanted by the state and federal authroities, authorities, and cannot stay long in once place lest anyone discover there is a price on his head.

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* DirtyCop: Bat's trouble with the law starts when discovers that a CluelessDeputy is in league with the ConMan who duped his family out of their farm. He gets into a fight with the deputy and is forced to kill him in self-defence. However, with no witnesses, it looks like he has gunned down a lawman in cold blood.


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* TakingTheVeil: After their parents are killed, Bat stashes his sister Melissa in a convent for safety while he embarks on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. When he returns for her after he has killed the men responsible, he finds that she has decided to take vows and stay in the convent rather than return to the farm with him.


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* NothingUpMySleeve: Bat Lash had a small gun hidden up his sleeve in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' that came into play after his cheating at poker was revealed.

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* NothingUpMySleeve: Bat Lash had a small gun hidden up his sleeve in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' that came into play during a scuffle after his cheating at a poker was revealed.game.

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* BadassPacifist: For a man who constantly professes his dislike of violence, Bat is remarkably good at it. In his defence, he always attempts to talk his way out of dangerous. But, if you push him, you will regret it.

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* BadassPacifist: For a man who constantly professes his dislike of violence, Bat is remarkably good at it. In his defence, he always attempts to talk his way out of dangerous.dangerous situation. But, if you push him, you will regret it.

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* AffectionatePickpocket: In #1, Bat lifts a gold pocket watch off an itinerant monk as he is affectionately farewelling him after the monk has shared his meal with him.



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* TorchesAndPitchforks: #1 opens with a torches and pitchforks wielding mob planning to break down the jail door and lynch Bat Lash.

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* BadHabits: In #1, Bat disguises himself as a monk in order to infiltrate a monastery. It turns out that the monastery has already being taken over by outlaws, and all the monks there are outlaws in disguise.

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* BadassPacifist: For a man who constantly professes his dislike of violence, Bat is remarkably good at it. In his defence, he always attempts to talk his way out of dangerous. But, if you push him, you will regret it.


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* TheDrifter: Wanted by the law, Bat keeps moving; never staying in any one place for too long.

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