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* Tim Drake, Robin III, is similarly prepared. In [[ComicBook/RobinSeries his own comic]], while fighting another vigilante, they fall through the roof into a bowling alley, with Tim landing on an enormous display bowling ball. He stands up, and uses his feet to start rolling it toward his opponent, thinking, "Believe it or not, I actually trained for this. I told Bruce it was stupid at the time. We'll have a good laugh when I get back home."
* Tim defeated Comicbook/LadyShiva. Lady Shiva who's the best Assassin in the world, and (aside from Bronze Tiger and Richard Dragon) probably the best martial artist in the world. You wanna know how? [[spoiler: He had poisoned some complimentary chocolates from the hotel she was staying at, ''before she wrote the letter challenging him''. The poison was a paralytic triggered by an increased heart rate. Like in a fight. Against Robin.]]

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* Tim Drake, Robin [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]] III, is similarly prepared. In [[ComicBook/RobinSeries his own comic]], while fighting another vigilante, they fall through the roof into a bowling alley, with Tim landing on an enormous display bowling ball. He stands up, and uses his feet to start rolling it toward his opponent, thinking, "Believe it or not, I actually trained for this. I told Bruce it was stupid at the time. We'll have a good laugh when I get back home."
* Tim defeated Comicbook/LadyShiva. Lady Shiva who's the best Assassin in the world, and (aside from Bronze Tiger and Richard Dragon) ComicBook/RichardDragon) probably the best martial artist in the world. You wanna know how? [[spoiler: He had poisoned some complimentary chocolates from the hotel she was staying at, ''before she wrote the letter challenging him''. The poison was a paralytic triggered by an increased heart rate. Like in a fight. Against Robin.]]



* In an issue of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'', a criminal "artist" named Kim escapes from Arkham and begins leaving clues at crime scenes in a manner reminiscent of the Riddler. Riddler is furious that someone is stealing his gimmick and tracks Kim down himself. As they fight, Riddler asks what all the "clues" were supposed to mean. Kim reveals that they were actually references to an art film by a foreign director, and he was merely making an artistic statement. Riddler rants about how that is completely pointless, as ''nobody'' will ''ever'' understand such a reference, and the ''point'' of leaving clues is to give your opponent a fighting chance. Whereupon Batman shows up and reveals that he understood the clues just fine. When asked why he would watch random films and memorize the biographical information of their directors, Batman replied "In case I had to."
* In one issue of JLA, the Martian Manhunter has shapeshifted into a Japanese woman using the name Hino Rei. Batman recognises J'onn instantly, and mentions that "the name is a giveaway". Yes, Batman knows enough about ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' to spot the name of Sailor Mars. Amusingly, this is because the author got pranked; he asked a friend for a Japanese woman's name that would translate out to 'Poet of Mars', thus establishing Batman's linguistics genius; instead his friend deliberately gave him the secret ID of Sailor Mars, and so the author inadvertently established Batman's otaku cred.

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* In an issue of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'', a criminal "artist" named Kim escapes from Arkham and begins leaving clues at crime scenes in a manner reminiscent of the Riddler.ComicBook/TheRiddler. Riddler is furious that someone is stealing his gimmick and tracks Kim down himself. As they fight, Riddler asks what all the "clues" were supposed to mean. Kim reveals that they were actually references to an art film by a foreign director, and he was merely making an artistic statement. Riddler rants about how that is completely pointless, as ''nobody'' will ''ever'' understand such a reference, and the ''point'' of leaving clues is to give your opponent a fighting chance. Whereupon Batman shows up and reveals that he understood the clues just fine. When asked why he would watch random films and memorize the biographical information of their directors, Batman replied "In case I had to."
* In one issue of JLA, the Martian Manhunter ComicBook/MartianManhunter has shapeshifted into a Japanese woman using the name Hino Rei. Batman recognises J'onn instantly, and mentions that "the name is a giveaway". Yes, Batman knows enough about ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' to spot the name of Sailor Mars. Amusingly, this is because the author got pranked; he asked a friend for a Japanese woman's name that would translate out to 'Poet of Mars', thus establishing Batman's linguistics genius; instead his friend deliberately gave him the secret ID of Sailor Mars, and so the author inadvertently established Batman's otaku cred.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], the eponymous villain has studied Batman's moves just in case he survives the DeathTrap. And Fugate manages to fight Batman to a standstill.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], the [[ClockKing eponymous villain villain]] has studied Batman's moves just in case he survives the DeathTrap. And Fugate [[AwesomenessByAnalysis manages to fight Batman to a standstill.standstill]].


* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAboveUs'', the Batman of the Injustice Earth is asked why Wayne Manor is merely kept under careful watch rather than Superman attacking it when Bruce's identity was exposed to the world. Batman's reply: "Would you take any chances with me?" The Leaguers of the other Earth can only nod in agreement.

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* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAboveUs'', ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', the Batman of the Injustice Earth is asked why Wayne Manor is merely kept under careful watch rather than Superman attacking it when Bruce's identity was exposed to the world. Batman's reply: "Would you take any chances with me?" The Leaguers of the other Earth can only nod in agreement.

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* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAboveUs'', the Batman of the Injustice Earth is asked why Wayne Manor is merely kept under careful watch rather than Superman attacking it when Bruce's identity was exposed to the world. Batman's reply: "Would you take any chances with me?" The Leaguers of the other Earth can only nod in agreement.


[-[[caption-width-right:345:Why would you need to repel whales? In your ''helicopter''?]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:345:Why [[caption-width-right:348:Why would you need to repel whales? In your ''helicopter''?]]-]''helicopter''?]]


* 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!''

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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 Deadshot's gear before the fight ''and replaced his bullets with blanks!''


'''Batman:''' No, Bane. This time, ''I break you''. *[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome the Batmobile drives through and takes Bane with it into the water]]*

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'''Batman:''' No, Bane. This time, ''I break you''. *[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome the *the Batmobile drives through and takes Bane with it into the water]]*water*


'''Batman:''' No, Bane. This time, ''I break you''. *[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the Batmobile drives through and takes Bane with it into the water]]*

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'''Batman:''' No, Bane. This time, ''I break you''. *[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome *[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome the Batmobile drives through and takes Bane with it into the water]]*

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* In ''[[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]'' Volume 4, the Moon is pulling apart the Earth's surface, and the League needs to destroy it.
-->'''ComicBook/MartianManhunter''': Can you activate the bombs you long ago planted inside as I make impact?
-->'''{{ComicBook/Batman}}''': Bombs? In the Moon? Why would I--
-->'''Martian Manhunter''': Bruce.
-->'''Batman''': ...Fine.


* This was done to ''ridiculous'' extents in the '60s Adam West ''Series/{{Batman}}'', where, instead of being simply prepared, Batman had an inane gadget for every situation. This came to a ridiculous head in ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'', where Batman is attacked by a shark while hanging from a helicopter, but thankfully, the ''helicopter'' has a canister of ''shark repellent bat-spray''. The shot of the cabin reveals the helicopter also has barracuda, whale and manta ray repellent sprays.

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* This was done to ''ridiculous'' extents in the '60s Adam West ''Series/{{Batman}}'', ''Series/{{Batman|1966}}'', where, instead of being simply prepared, Batman had an inane gadget for every situation. This came to a ridiculous head in ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'', where Batman is attacked by a shark while hanging from a helicopter, but thankfully, the ''helicopter'' has a canister of ''shark repellent bat-spray''. The shot of the cabin reveals the helicopter also has barracuda, whale and manta ray repellent sprays.



* 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 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?

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* In the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' 1989 ''Film/{{Batman|1989}}'' movie, the Batplane is outfitted with oversized scissor blades to cut the tethers of the poison-filled balloons in 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?


* 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, ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmericaTowerOfBabel'', 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.


** In general, the campy, tongue-in-cheek tone of ''Brave and the Bold'' allowed them to get away with more preposterous instances of CrazyPrepared that would seem over-the-top even in the mainstream comics. This includes a can of {{Amnesia}} spray, a Batsuit with a built-in life support system and jetpack in case of space emergencies, and a Batmobile that transforms into a MiniMecha in case of superhuman smack downs!

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** In general, the campy, tongue-in-cheek tone of ''Brave and the Bold'' allowed them to get away with more preposterous instances of CrazyPrepared that would seem over-the-top even in the mainstream comics. This includes a can of {{Amnesia}} EasyAmnesia spray, a Batsuit with a built-in life support system and jetpack in case of space emergencies, and a Batmobile that transforms into a MiniMecha in case of superhuman smack downs!

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* In an issue of ''ComicBook/RedRobin'' Tim is able to drop himself Stephanie and Prudence into the hidden basement of one of his safe houses right before it's blown up by the League of Assassins because he's already installed his ''own'' explosives under the floor in sets designed to drop out a circle of the floor without blowing up whoever was standing on it.


* The long-awaited smackdown at the center of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' involves Batman donning a suit of PoweredArmor in order to go toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel, along with strategically placed weaponry. It is a subversion in that it's not that much of an advantage: if Superman was truly intending to take out Batman rather than talk, the Dark Knight would have been soundly beaten. Then again, as soon as the KryptoniteFactor kicks in, Supes is weakened enough that Batman ''can'' overpower him in a physical battle.

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* The long-awaited smackdown at the center of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' involves Batman donning a suit of PoweredArmor in order to go toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel, along with strategically placed weaponry. It is a subversion in that it's not that much of an advantage: if Superman was truly intending to take out Batman rather than talk, the Dark Knight would have been soundly beaten. Then again, as soon as the KryptoniteFactor kicks in, Supes is weakened enough that Batman ''can'' overpower him in a physical battle.battle (though the gas only lasts for a short time).



** The Red Hood's helmet can explode, just in case he needs his helmet to explode.

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** The Red Hood's helmet can explode, [[ShapedLikeItself just in case he needs his helmet to explode.]]



** There's a fantastic example in the first season finale, where it appears that he has planned for the specific situation of [[spoiler:"forced to [[EnemyMine team up with the Joker]] and use back-up vehicle"]] by [[spoiler:including a BigRedButton in that vehicle that would spray knock-out gas into the passenger seat, knowing that Joker wouldn't be able to resist pushing it]].
** Joker himself shows tendencies of this. When Batman put him in handcuffs, he revealed that he was wearing fake, detachable hands (as well as having a number of other objects up his sleeve).

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** There's a fantastic example in the first season finale, where it appears that he has planned for the specific situation of [[spoiler:"forced to [[EnemyMine team up with the Joker]] and use a back-up vehicle"]] by [[spoiler:including a BigRedButton in that vehicle that would spray knock-out gas into the passenger seat, knowing that Joker wouldn't be able to resist pushing it]].
** Joker himself shows tendencies of this. When Batman put him in handcuffs, he revealed that he was wearing fake, detachable hands (as well as having a number of other [[IncrediblyLamePun handy]] objects up his sleeve).


* Franchise/{{Batman}} apparently spends most of his time devising contingency plans to use in the event that he has to fight a given individual, to the point that it's widely said that [[MemeticBadass Batman can]] [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny beat anyone or anything "if he's prepared"]]. For example, he carries a [[Franchise/{{Superman}} chunk of Kryptonite]] on his utility belt at all times, "just in case". He also prepares himself to an [[strike:almost]] unhealthy extent, regularly injecting himself with antitoxins in the off chance a poison-wielding villain might attack him, and training most of his day. There are some things you just can't ever see coming, like [[TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}} zombie Abraham Lincoln]] [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny armed with an assault rifle]]. Such are his preparation skills that he's earned a place amongst the TropePantheons, specifically, in the [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} House of Mentalism]].

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} apparently spends most of his time devising contingency plans to use in the event that he has to fight a given individual, to the point that it's widely said that [[MemeticBadass Batman can]] [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny beat anyone or anything "if he's prepared"]]. For example, he carries a [[Franchise/{{Superman}} chunk of Kryptonite]] on his utility belt at all times, "just in case". He also prepares himself to an [[strike:almost]] unhealthy extent, regularly injecting himself with antitoxins in the off chance a poison-wielding villain might attack him, and training most of his day. There are some things you just can't ever see coming, like [[TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}} zombie Abraham Lincoln]] [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny armed with an assault rifle]]. Such are his preparation skills that he's earned a place amongst the TropePantheons, specifically, in the [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} House of Mentalism]].

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