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Bat-Mite is a Franchise/{{Batman}} character created by Creator/BillFinger and Creator/SheldonMoldoff. He's Batman's #1 fan, who's actually an imp from the fifth dimension with magic powers. Technically he's a hero, but he often ends up causing more harm than good. Sometimes he gets into fights with Mr. Mxyzptlk, a Franchise/{{Superman}} villain of the same species.

He vanished at the dawn of the more "realistic" [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]], but his existence was eventually reestablished in the [[UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks Modern Age]] in a ''Legends of the Dark Knight'' story. However, the state of his existence has been rather ambiguous since his return, with him both being described as a figment of a criminal's imagination and an imp from the fifth dimension.

He's taken the spotlight himself a few times after his return, including ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' parody oneshot ''Mitefall'', a ''Bat-Mite'' miniseries, and the {{Elseworld}}s ''Superman and Batman: World's Funnest'', a fight between him and Mxyzptlk across the DC Multiverse.

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!!Tropes:
* DarkerAndEdgier: His appearance in ''ComicBook/BatmanRIP'', where he's more serious and unsettling than his default portrayal, but still looking to help Batman.
* DependingOnTheArtist: His ChestInsignia can be a misshapen bat-insignia, a lightning bolt or an M (likely the first one was the original idea).
* EldritchAbomination: Even if he is just a prankster, he still belongs to the same species as Mxyzptlk and is thus still one of these at the core.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: WordOfGod says that he and similar DC characters like [[ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} Qwsp]] and Johnny Thunder's genie Thunderbolt come from the same dimension as [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Mxyzptlk]].
* GreatGazoo: He is to Batman as Mxy is to Superman... except he's a gigantic fanboy who honestly wants to help instead of cause trouble. Naturally, Batman finds this even more annoying than if Bat-Mite were just out to get him. (Also, Bat-Mite does sometimes knowingly make things harder for Batman, just to see how his hero is going to get out of the situation.)
* LoonyFan
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane:
** Two stories by Alan Grant show Bat-Mite appearing to a criminal named Overdog. Both times Batman (who doesn't see Bat-Mite) rationalizes that these were just Overdog's drug-induced hallucinations, but the reader is left wondering...
** His appearance in ''Batman R.I.P.'' drips with this and it's even acknowledged in-story. Is he a manifestation of Batman's rationality as he is running around as the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh? Or is he really the Fifth Dimensional Imp from the Silver Age coming back to comics? Weirdly enough, Bat-Mite doesn't deny that he's a figment of Batman's imagination; he's from the Fifth Dimension, [[TakeAThirdOption which]] ''[[TakeAThirdOption is]]'' [[TakeAThirdOption imagination]].
* PersonOfMassDestruction: The fight between Bat-Mite and Mxyzptlk in 2001's ''World's Funnest'' is notable for destroying the entire DC Multiverse. There's even a scene where Darkseid "finds" a paper with the Anti-Life Equation on it that simply says: "Bat-Mite + Mr. Mxyzptlk = Anti-Life". Darkseid promptly laughs himself to death.
* RealityWarper
* ShooOutTheClowns: Introduced in the fifties, but vanished (much like Batwoman, Bat-Girl, and Ace the Bat-hound) during UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|Of Comic Books}}. He did eventually reappear with Creator/AlanGrant's help, though with some {{Cerebus Retcon}}ning.
* UnwantedAssistance: Batman's reaction to Bat-Mite's efforts to help him (when he's aware of him) is to tell Mite to stop trying to help.
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[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Bat-Mite_8171.jpg]]

Bat-Mite is a Franchise/{{Batman}} character created by Creator/BillFinger and Creator/SheldonMoldoff. He's Batman's #1 fan, who's actually an imp from the fifth dimension with magic powers. Technically he's a hero, but he often ends up causing more harm than good. Sometimes he gets into fights with Mr. Mxyzptlk, a Franchise/{{Superman}} villain of the same species.

He vanished at the dawn of the more "realistic" [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]], but his existence was eventually reestablished in the [[UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks Modern Age]] in a ''Legends of the Dark Knight'' story. However, the state of his existence has been rather ambiguous since his return, with him both being described as a figment of a criminal's imagination and an imp from the fifth dimension.

He's taken the spotlight himself a few times after his return, including ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' parody oneshot ''Mitefall'', a ''Bat-Mite'' miniseries, and the {{Elseworld}}s ''Superman and Batman: World's Funnest'', a fight between him and Mxyzptlk across the DC Multiverse.

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!!Tropes:
* DarkerAndEdgier: His appearance in ''ComicBook/BatmanRIP'', where he's more serious and unsettling than his default portrayal, but still looking to help Batman.
* DependingOnTheArtist: His ChestInsignia can be a misshapen bat-insignia, a lightning bolt or an M (likely the first one was the original idea).
* EldritchAbomination: Even if he is just a prankster, he still belongs to the same species as Mxyzptlk and is thus still one of these at the core.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: WordOfGod says that he and similar DC characters like [[ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} Qwsp]] and Johnny Thunder's genie Thunderbolt come from the same dimension as [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Mxyzptlk]].
* GreatGazoo: He is to Batman as Mxy is to Superman... except he's a gigantic fanboy who honestly wants to help instead of cause trouble. Naturally, Batman finds this even more annoying than if Bat-Mite were just out to get him. (Also, Bat-Mite does sometimes knowingly make things harder for Batman, just to see how his hero is going to get out of the situation.)
* LoonyFan
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane:
** Two stories by Alan Grant show Bat-Mite appearing to a criminal named Overdog. Both times Batman (who doesn't see Bat-Mite) rationalizes that these were just Overdog's drug-induced hallucinations, but the reader is left wondering...
** His appearance in ''Batman R.I.P.'' drips with this and it's even acknowledged in-story. Is he a manifestation of Batman's rationality as he is running around as the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh? Or is he really the Fifth Dimensional Imp from the Silver Age coming back to comics? Weirdly enough, Bat-Mite doesn't deny that he's a figment of Batman's imagination; he's from the Fifth Dimension, [[TakeAThirdOption which]] ''[[TakeAThirdOption is]]'' [[TakeAThirdOption imagination]].
* PersonOfMassDestruction: The fight between Bat-Mite and Mxyzptlk in 2001's ''World's Funnest'' is notable for destroying the entire DC Multiverse. There's even a scene where Darkseid "finds" a paper with the Anti-Life Equation on it that simply says: "Bat-Mite + Mr. Mxyzptlk = Anti-Life". Darkseid promptly laughs himself to death.
* RealityWarper
* ShooOutTheClowns: Introduced in the fifties, but vanished (much like Batwoman, Bat-Girl, and Ace the Bat-hound) during UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|Of Comic Books}}. He did eventually reappear with Creator/AlanGrant's help, though with some {{Cerebus Retcon}}ning.
* UnwantedAssistance: Batman's reaction to Bat-Mite's efforts to help him (when he's aware of him) is to tell Mite to stop trying to help.
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Two stories by Alan Grant show Bat-Mite appearing to a criminal named Overdog. Both times Batman (who doesn't see Bat-Mite) rationalizes that these were just Overdog's drug-induced hallucinations, but the reader is left wondering...

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: MaybeMagicMaybeMundane:
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Two stories by Alan Grant show Bat-Mite appearing to a criminal named Overdog. Both times Batman (who doesn't see Bat-Mite) rationalizes that these were just Overdog's drug-induced hallucinations, but the reader is left wondering...wondering...
** His appearance in ''Batman R.I.P.'' drips with this and it's even acknowledged in-story. Is he a manifestation of Batman's rationality as he is running around as the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh? Or is he really the Fifth Dimensional Imp from the Silver Age coming back to comics? Weirdly enough, Bat-Mite doesn't deny that he's a figment of Batman's imagination; he's from the Fifth Dimension, [[TakeAThirdOption which]] ''[[TakeAThirdOption is]]'' [[TakeAThirdOption imagination]].

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He vanished at the dawn of the more "realistic" [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]], but his existence was eventually reestablished in the ModernAge in a ''Legends of the Dark Knight'' story. However, the state of his existence has been rather ambiguous since his return, with him both being described as a figment of a criminal's imagination and an imp from the fifth dimension.

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He vanished at the dawn of the more "realistic" [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]], but his existence was eventually reestablished in the ModernAge [[UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks Modern Age]] in a ''Legends of the Dark Knight'' story. However, the state of his existence has been rather ambiguous since his return, with him both being described as a figment of a criminal's imagination and an imp from the fifth dimension.



* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: WordOfGod says that he and similar DC characters like [[ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} Qwsp]], and Johnny Thunder's genie, Thunderbolt come from the same dimension as [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Mxyzptlk]].



* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: WordOfGod says that he and similar DC characters like [[ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} Qwsp]] and Johnny Thunder's genie Thunderbolt come from the same dimension as [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Mxyzptlk]].



* ShooOutTheClowns: Introduced in the fifties, but vanished (much like Batwoman, Bat-Girl, and Ace the Bat-hound) during UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Comic Books}}. He did eventually reappear with Creator/AlanGrant's help, though with some {{Cerebus Retcon}}ning.

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* ShooOutTheClowns: Introduced in the fifties, but vanished (much like Batwoman, Bat-Girl, and Ace the Bat-hound) during UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Age|Of Comic Books}}. He did eventually reappear with Creator/AlanGrant's help, though with some {{Cerebus Retcon}}ning.

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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: WordOfGod says that he and similar DC characters like [[ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} Qwsp]], and Johnny Thunder's genie, Thunderbolt come from the same dimension as [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Mxyzptlk]].


* StopHelpingMe: In-Universe, this usually is Batman's reaction to Bat-Mite's efforts to help him (when he's aware of him, that is).

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* StopHelpingMe: In-Universe, this usually is UnwantedAssistance: Batman's reaction to Bat-Mite's efforts to help him (when he's aware of him, that is).him) is to tell Mite to stop trying to help.
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Bat-Mite is a Franchise/{{Batman}} character created by Creator/BillFinger and Creator/SheldonMoldoff.



Batman's #1 fan, who is actually an imp from the fifth dimension with magic powers. Technically a hero, but he often ends up causing more harm than good. Sometimes gets into fights with Mr. Mxyzptlk, a {{Superman}} villain of the same species. He vanished at the dawn of the more "realistic" [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]], but his existence was eventually reestablished in the ModernAge in a ''Legends of the Dark Knight'' story. However, the state of his existence has been rather ambiguous since his return, with him both being described as a figment of a criminal's imagination and an imp from the fifth dimension.

* DependingOnTheArtist: His ChestInsignia can be a misshapen bat-insignia, a lightning bolt or an M (likely the first one was the original idea)

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Bat-Mite is a Franchise/{{Batman}} character created by Creator/BillFinger and Creator/SheldonMoldoff. He's Batman's #1 fan, who is who's actually an imp from the fifth dimension with magic powers. Technically he's a hero, but he often ends up causing more harm than good. Sometimes he gets into fights with Mr. Mxyzptlk, a {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} villain of the same species. species.

He vanished at the dawn of the more "realistic" [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]], but his existence was eventually reestablished in the ModernAge in a ''Legends of the Dark Knight'' story. However, the state of his existence has been rather ambiguous since his return, with him both being described as a figment of a criminal's imagination and an imp from the fifth dimension.

He's taken the spotlight himself a few times after his return, including ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' parody oneshot ''Mitefall'', a ''Bat-Mite'' miniseries, and the {{Elseworld}}s ''Superman and Batman: World's Funnest'', a fight between him and Mxyzptlk across the DC Multiverse.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: His appearance in ''ComicBook/BatmanRIP'', where he's more serious and unsettling than his default portrayal, but still looking to help Batman.
* DependingOnTheArtist: His ChestInsignia can be a misshapen bat-insignia, a lightning bolt or an M (likely the first one was the original idea)idea).



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Two stories by Alan Grant show Bat-Mite appearing to a criminal named Overdog. Both times Batman (who doesn't find Bat-Mite) rationalizes that these were just Overdog's drug-induced hallucinations, but the reader is left wondering...
* PersonOfMassDestruction: There was a notable story where Bat-Mite and Mxyzptlk fought, which destroyed the entire Multiverse. There was even a scene where Darkseid "found" a paper with the Anti-Life Equation on it that simply said: "Bat-Mite + Mr. Mxyzptlk = Anti-Life". Darkseid promptly laughed himself to death.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Two stories by Alan Grant show Bat-Mite appearing to a criminal named Overdog. Both times Batman (who doesn't find see Bat-Mite) rationalizes that these were just Overdog's drug-induced hallucinations, but the reader is left wondering...
* PersonOfMassDestruction: There was a notable story where The fight between Bat-Mite and Mxyzptlk fought, which destroyed in 2001's ''World's Funnest'' is notable for destroying the entire DC Multiverse. There was There's even a scene where Darkseid "found" "finds" a paper with the Anti-Life Equation on it that simply said: says: "Bat-Mite + Mr. Mxyzptlk = Anti-Life". Darkseid promptly laughed laughs himself to death.



* StopHelpingMe: In-Universe, this usually is Batman's reaction to Bat-Mite efforts to help him.

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* StopHelpingMe: In-Universe, this usually is Batman's reaction to Bat-Mite Bat-Mite's efforts to help him.him (when he's aware of him, that is).

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Bat-Mite is a Franchise/{{Batman}} character created by Creator/BillFinger and Creator/SheldonMoldoff.

[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Bat-Mite_8171.jpg]]

Batman's #1 fan, who is actually an imp from the fifth dimension with magic powers. Technically a hero, but he often ends up causing more harm than good. Sometimes gets into fights with Mr. Mxyzptlk, a {{Superman}} villain of the same species. He vanished at the dawn of the more "realistic" [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]], but his existence was eventually reestablished in the ModernAge in a ''Legends of the Dark Knight'' story. However, the state of his existence has been rather ambiguous since his return, with him both being described as a figment of a criminal's imagination and an imp from the fifth dimension.

* DependingOnTheArtist: His ChestInsignia can be a misshapen bat-insignia, a lightning bolt or an M (likely the first one was the original idea)
* EldritchAbomination: Even if he is just a prankster, he still belongs to the same species as Mxyzptlk and is thus still one of these at the core.
* GreatGazoo: He is to Batman as Mxy is to Superman... except he's a gigantic fanboy who honestly wants to help instead of cause trouble. Naturally, Batman finds this even more annoying than if Bat-Mite were just out to get him. (Also, Bat-Mite does sometimes knowingly make things harder for Batman, just to see how his hero is going to get out of the situation.)
* LoonyFan
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Two stories by Alan Grant show Bat-Mite appearing to a criminal named Overdog. Both times Batman (who doesn't find Bat-Mite) rationalizes that these were just Overdog's drug-induced hallucinations, but the reader is left wondering...
* PersonOfMassDestruction: There was a notable story where Bat-Mite and Mxyzptlk fought, which destroyed the entire Multiverse. There was even a scene where Darkseid "found" a paper with the Anti-Life Equation on it that simply said: "Bat-Mite + Mr. Mxyzptlk = Anti-Life". Darkseid promptly laughed himself to death.
* RealityWarper
* ShooOutTheClowns: Introduced in the fifties, but vanished (much like Batwoman, Bat-Girl, and Ace the Bat-hound) during UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Comic Books}}. He did eventually reappear with Creator/AlanGrant's help, though with some {{Cerebus Retcon}}ning.
* StopHelpingMe: In-Universe, this usually is Batman's reaction to Bat-Mite efforts to help him.

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