Played by: Michael Keaton (Batman, Batman Returns, The Flash) | Val Kilmer (Batman Forever) | George Clooney (Batman & Robin)
Voiced by: Patrick Osmond [Keaton], Robert Guilmard [Kilmer], Patrick Noérie [Clooney] (European French), Éric Gaudry [Keaton and Kilmer], Daniel Picard [Clooney] (Canadian French)
Appearances: Batman | Batman Returns | Batman Forever | Batman & Robin | The Flash
- "I'm Batman."
The guardian of Gotham City and its richest citizen. An admired philanthropist by day, he fights crime with a black bat-themed suit by night. He dedicated his life to crimefighting after both of his parents were killed when he was a child.
- 10-Minute Retirement: In Forever after Chase tells him (when he's dressed as Batman) she's in love with someone else (Bruce Wayne).
- Actually, I Am Him: In the first movie, Vicki Vale corners a man at a swish party at Wayne Manor and asks whether he's seen elusive billionaire Bruce Wayne; he says he hasn't. Later, as she and Alex Knox are in one of Wayne's rooms, making fun of the statues, the man appears behind them and informs them that the statue they're currently laughing at is Japanese. How does he know? "Because I bought it in Japan. Bruce Wayne."
- Adaptation Personality Change: Keaton's take on Bruce Wayne was an eccentric, neurotic recluse, a far cry from the suave playboy of the comics. Also, his Batman is a lot quieter and more inclined to use lethal force.
- Alternate Self: Several across The Multiverse, including Earth-Prime, Earth-9, Earth-66, Earth-99, and an unnumbered Earth.
- Anti-Hero: Batman is not a stranger to this trope, but unlike most other incarnations, Burton's Batman kills two mooks, making him a Type III.
- The Anti-Nihilist: As stated by Alfred in Batman & Robin.Alfred: Death and chance stole your parents, but rather than become a victim, you've done everything in your power to control the Fates. For what is Batman if not an effort to master the chaos that sweeps our world? An attempt to control death itself.
- Bat Deduction: How he manages to figure the Riddler's true identity. He goes from several seemingly unrelated riddles to picking out the numbers among them, reinterpreting them as letters, forming the word "Mr. E" (as in "mystery"), then goes to the synonym "enigma", which sounds just like "Edward Nygma".
- Big Brother Instinct: Develops one towards Dick starting in Forever.
- Big Brother Mentor: Becomes one to Dick starting in Forever.
- Big Damn Heroes: Every single time he smashes through a window involves a Big Damn Hero entrance. The classic example is the scene in the first movie where he smashes through a skylight to save Vicki Vale who is being menaced by the Joker in the museum.
- Bring It: To Bob, the Joker's chief henchman, in the first movie.
- Broken Ace: Bruce Wayne is this. Everyone wants to be with him and Ed Nygma wants to be him. Deep down, he is an emotional train wreck.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: In the first film as Bruce Wayne.
- Cool Car: The Batmobile, naturally.
- The Cowl: It's Batman.
- Crazy-Prepared: To the point where he has a Bat Credit Card that lasts forever, as shown in Batman & Robin.Never leave the cave without it.
- Dark Is Not Evil: The darkest incarnation of the character on film at the time of the release of the first film, both in the suit's color and violence against criminals. Still works to bring justice to Gotham.
- Dating Catwoman: With Selina/Catwoman in Returns.
- Deadpan Snarker: Especially in Batman & Robin, but he got in a good zinger or two in previous films.Knox: (referring to a samurai-style armor) Where did this come from?Vicki: I have no idea.Bruce: It's Japanese.Knox: And how do you know?Bruce: (beat) Because I bought it in Japan.
- Did Not Get the Girl: In each movie, he gets a new love interest, but clearly doesn't get a happy lifetime with them. Vicki Vale? Broke up with him prior to Returns because she couldn't handle his double-life. Selina Kyle? Her damaged mindset and obsession with vengeance got in the way. Chase Meridian? The fact he was dating someone else in Batman and Robin proved it didn't go so well. Julie Madison? He turns down her offer of marriage because of his double-life, and she was the only love interest who didn't find out about it.
- The Dreaded: His monstrous persona is a success at building a fearsome reputation.Knox: Every punk in this town is scared stiff. They say he can't be killed. They say he drinks blood...
- Dull Surprise: With all the things he has seen, it isn't that easy to faze him.
- Establishing Character Moment: In the first film, he is fumbling about during a classy party, showing his eccentricity. The fact that he also pretends not to know who Bruce Wayne is to Vicki Vale, only to introduce himself to her and Alexander Knox in a more low-key fashion, also indicates his willingness to and ease at keeping a low profile and slipping into the background when it suits him.
- Good Is Not Nice: Despite his many issues and violent solutions to problems, he is unambiguously in the right.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: In Returns, Penguin sets things up to turn Batman into one, first by tricking the public into thinking Batman pushed the Ice Princess to her death, and then by hijacking the Batmobile and going on a hit-and-run rampage. He's managed to shake it off come Forever, with the novelization revealing that Harvey Dent was the one who restored his good publicity.
- Heroic BSoD: After seeing the Joker in the first movie.
- "Hey, You!" Haymaker:Batman: (to Joker) Excuse me. You ever dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight?(Batman smiles, then punches Joker in the face)
- High-Altitude Interrogation: Does this to a Bit Part Bad Guy at the beginning of the first film. Interestingly for a trope that's generally used as a death threat, just before Batman holds the guy over the edge of the building, he tells the mook "I'm not going to kill you."Batman: I want you to do me a favor. I want you to tell all your friends about me.Nic: What are you?!Batman: I'm Batman.
- Honest Corporate Executive: As Bruce Wayne. In Forever, he show interest in Nygma's research, but refuses to commit without a closer look because what he's already heard about manipulating people's minds "just raises too many questions" and in Batman & Robin, he says he cut Dr. Woodrue's founding due to a "clash of ideologies" and turns down Pamela Isley's proposal because it would cause all of humankind to die of starvation and cold though he notes her intentions are noble.
- Max Shreck, the epitome of the Corrupt Corporate Executive, derides him as a "trust fund goody-goody".
- Horrifying Hero: It's Batman.
- I Am Your Opponent: "I'm Batman."
- Ironic Echo/Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: In the first film right before his final fight with the Joker.
- Excuse me. Ever dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight? ::PUNCH::
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: In the original Tim Burton films, he took a painfully realistic look on this trope, though technically only one relationship ended this way:
Catwoman: Bruce...I would love to live with you in your castle...forever just like in a fairy tale... (scratches Bruce's face) I just couldn't live with myself, so don't pretend this is a happy ending!
- In Batman (1989), Bruce had originally viewed this as his issue with Vicki, until he told her. This was broken up by The Joker coming in. Vicki ended up dumping him because she couldn't handle it. This ends up haunting him for the rest of the series.
- In Batman Returns, his issue had been the way he ended with Vicki, leading him to try to get over it with Selina Kyle. Once again, he is the one dumped, as Selina is Ax-Crazy by the end of the movie and attempts murder-suicide with her ex-boss Shreck.
- Improvised Armor: When the Joker drops by Vicki's apartment, Bruce hides a small silver tea tray inside his jacket as body armor against the Joker's gun.
- It's Personal: The first movie adds this to the relationship between Batman and the Joker; it is revealed that the Joker was the man responsible for murdering Bruce Wayne's parents.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: When Bruce, challenging the Joker in Vicki's apartment, picks up a poker and bellows "You wanna get nuts?! Come on! Let's get nuts!"
- Moment Killer: He does this several times to Robin and Poison Ivy. When Robin is gazing mindlessly at her, Batman grabs him by the arm and drags him away to chase Mr. Freeze. Later at Freeze's hideout, he interrupts Ivy's attempts to kiss Robin twice, the first being an accident but the second time intentional. After the second time, Robin thinks he is just jealous that Ivy loves him instead of Batman and fights him to protect her, which results in Ivy escaping.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Getting into a fight with Robin because of Poison Ivy's pheromones allowed her, Mr. Freeze, and Bane to get away.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Dishes a pretty brutal one to the Joker in the final climax, complete with Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh... from the latter. However, Joker manages to escape further wrath by using his own Playing Possum technique against him (which Batman had used only two minutes ago to evade a similarly-nasty beatdown from one of his goons).
- An Odd Place to Sleep: Bruce is briefly shown sleeping hanging upside down from his rack. This is never mentioned again.
- Old Superhero: He'll appear in some capacity in the upcoming The Flash film, which picks up 30 years after his second film.
- One-Man Army: He kicks the Red Triangle Gang's collective asses almost singlehandedly three times in the second film. When he storms the Penguin's lair in the climax, the few remaining performers aren't interested in another rematch and decide Screw This, I'm Outta Here!.
- Perpetual Smiler: When Clooney played him in Batman & Robin.
- Psychotic Smirk: Two examples in 1989 —when he says "I'm Batman" to the initial mook, and later when Jack Napier comments "Nice outfit." Then, there's Returns when he straps a bomb he took from a mook earlier onto the strongman.
- Rage Helm: Starting with Tim Burton's movies, every film version of Batman's costume has frowning eyebrows sculpted into the cowl.
- Rich Idiot With No Day Job: In the first film, where Knox labels him as such, and Vicki even asks him. The later films avert this by showing Bruce Wayne doing business out of the Batsuit (meeting with Shreck to discuss Cobblepot, turning down Nygma's invention, etc).
- Right Behind Me: At the party in the first movie. In the room with the armor. Really, Batman specializes in random appearances and disappearances when someone is talking.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: As Bruce Wayne.
- Smoke Out: Does it after Jack/Joker falls into the vat. He combines it with the Bat-line to make it look like he's flying away.
- Socially Awkward Hero: In his Bruce Wayne persona, he is noticeably awkward and unsure how to act in social situations, contrasting with the charismatic Rich Idiot With No Day Job from the comics, although this IS Depending on the Writer. During his date with Vicki in the first film, he effectively has to go get Alfred to help him chat her up.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Selina/Catwoman in Returns. Its their different psyches and issues that keep them apart.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Does the Bye and Hi a few seconds apart while facing Jack Napier (before he became the Joker).
- Stealth Expert: As usual for Batman.
- Strolling Through the Chaos: There's a scene where the Joker's thugs Tommy-gun rival mobsters on the steps of the courthouse. Naturally, everyone hits the deck except Bruce, who's so busy staring at the Joker he doesn't even notice when a bullet clips his shoulder.
- Super Window Jump: Done in the first film to confront The Joker who has taken over the art museum and is about to do something to Vicki Vale.
- In Forever, Batman does this through a ceiling window to confront Two-Face after he crashes Edward's party.Edward: (to Two-Face) Your entrance was good; his was better.
- In Forever, Batman does this through a ceiling window to confront Two-Face after he crashes Edward's party.
- Talk to the Fist: Both the verbal and non-verbal kind. The first being when he fights a guy with a sword who after his pre-fight flourish, kicks him in the gut.
- Technically a Smile: Hoo boy. Michael Keaton-as-Batman gives some of the most joyless, hostile smiles you'll see from Bats.
- Technological Pacifist: In Forever, he turns down Nygma's invention because the idea of mental manipulation raises "too many questions." In Batman & Robin, he also admits he cut Dr. Woodrue's funding due to a "clash of ideologies, outright describing him as a lunatic.
- Theme Music Power-Up: The minute you hear any version of Danny Elfman or Elliot Goldenthal's classic Batman themes, there's gonna be some kicked ass. No questions asked.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Averted in the first film and Returns. He grows out of it by Forever and tells Dick that he will realize one day something was wrong if he killed Two-Face. Later, he does kill Two-Face in-order to stop him when there is no other options.
- Trick Dialogue: In the first film, Bruce mouths "I'm Batman. I'm Batman" with a view to confessing to Vicki Vale, and an almost Ironic Echo of his first line of the movie, spoken to menace a Gotham thug.
- Ungrateful Bastard: At least that's what Dick thinks in Forever and accuses him of, after he (Dick) risks his life to save Batman after Two-Face tries to kill him. He's wrong.
- Vengeance Feels Empty: Referenced when he tries to persuade Dick not to kill Two-Face in Forever:Bruce: So, you're willing to take a life.
Dick: Long as it's Two-Face.
Bruce: Then it will happen this way: You make the kill. But your pain doesn't die with Harvey, it grows. So you run out into the night to find another face, and another, and another. Until one terrible morning you wake up and realize that revenge has become your whole life. And you won't know why.
Dick: You can't understand. Your family wasn't killed by a maniac.
Bruce: Yes, they were. We're the same.
- Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?: Batman is the Trope Namer.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Subverted when he targets the Poodle Lady on his Batarang. Her poodle catches it and they both remove themselves from the fray. Catwoman uses this trope against him to get the drop on him, but he quickly adapts and tells her to "eat floor" by their second encounter.
Played by: Michael Gough
Voiced by: Jacques Ciron (European French), Michel Maillot (Canadian French)
Appearances: Batman | Batman Returns | Batman Forever | Batman & Robin
- "I have no wish to spend my few remaining years grieving for the loss of old friends. Or their sons."
Butler of the Wayne family.
- Alternate Self: Several across The Multiverse, such as Earth-Prime, Earth-9, & Earth-203.
- Brain Uploading/Virtual Ghost: Batman & Robin reveals that Alfred copied his brainwaves into the Batcomputer.
- Deadpan Snarker: It comes with his added career choices, namely being a butler to a troubled vigilante.
- Disabled in the Adaptation: Sort of. While the Alfred in the comics has never had a major story involving his health being endangered, the plot of Batman & Robin features a critically-ill Alfred. Additionally, he's shown wearing glasses, which the comics Alfred doesn't wear.
- Face Death with Dignity: Batman & Robin reveals he has developed MacGregor's Syndrome and is dying. Does he panic or become depressed over his coming death? No. He keeps doing his job, and assures Bruce that his only regret in life is that he was never able to join them in the field. In the end, though, he lives thanks to Bruce finding a cure.Alfred: There is no defeat in death, Master Bruce. Victory comes in defending what we know is right, while we still live.
- I Want Grandkids: Of the Parental Substitute variety. In the first film, when Bruce says he has no time for a Vicki Vale romance, he sadly smiles and asks, "If not now... when?"
- The Jeeves: As usual, he serves as Bruce's confidante and played by the British Michael Gough.
- Mentor Archetype: To Bruce and later Dick.
- Morality Chain: He does his best to keep Bruce grounded.Alfred: I have no wish to fill my few remaining years grieving for the loss of old friends. (pointedly at Bruce) Or their sons.
- Parental Substitute: To both Bruce and Dick. In Batman & Robin, Alfred makes it clear that he thinks of the Dynamic Duo as the children he never had.Alfred: (to Barbara) A sacred trust about two good men I've had the honor of calling "son."
- Related in the Adaptation: Batgirl is his niece in this continuity.
- Servile Snarker: As usual.
- Shipper on Deck: Alfred really wanted Bruce and Vicki together, even to the point of telling tales of a young Bruce to Vicki over dinner in the kitchen to charm her and let her see the real Bruce.
- The Snark Knight: Would there be a more fitting parental figure to the Dark Knight?
Played by: Chris O'Donnell
Voiced by: Pierre Tessier (European French), Stephan Cloutier [Forever], Gilbert Lachance [& Robin] (Canadian French)
Appearances: Batman Forever | Batman & Robin
- "All I can think about every second of the day is getting Two-Face. He took my whole life. And when I was out there tonight, I imagined it was him that I was fighting, even when I was fighting you. And all the pain went away. Do you understand?"
A young acrobat who is orphaned after his parents and brother are murdered by Two-Face, he is taken in by Bruce. Learning Bruce's Secret Identity fuels his desire for vengeance against Two-Face, and though Bruce is hesitant, he eventually takes Dick on as his partner, Robin.
- Adaptation Distillation: The integration of Robin merged together his younger, more carefree days with his older incarnation (before he became Nightwing) as a Deadpan Snarker foil to Batman's Unfunny. See also Composite Character.
- Age Lift: Introduced as a college aged young man, whereas his comicbook counterpart was introduced as a pre-teen.
- Almost Kiss: At Freeze's hideout he almost kisses Poison Ivy twice after she seduces him, only for Batman to interrupt them both times. Averted when he confronts Poison Ivy in her lair. With the two of them alone, they finally share a passionate kiss.
- Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-9, Earth-66, and an unnumbered Earth.
- Badass Biker: As seen in Forever and Batman & Robin.
- Badass in Distress:
- In Forever after being taken captive by Two-Face.
- Again in Batman & Robin when he is frozen by Mr. Freeze and later almost drowned by Poison Ivy
- Badass Normal: Earns his stripes well before he becomes Robin.
- Beat Them at Their Own Game: Poison Ivy seduces him and tricks him into thinking she loves him to lure him to his death and drive him apart from Batman. He however manages to outsmart her, confronting her in her lair and pretending to still be blindly in love. He tricks her into revealing her plan and tests her love by sharing a kiss with her. He romantically manipulated her by pretending to love her like she pretended to love him and managed to steal a kiss from her. Though downplayed by Ivy ultimately getting the last laugh in their "relationship" by shoving him into her pond to drown him and then "breaking up with him", she is still beaten shortly afterwards and he escapes with the info.
- Big "NO!": In Batman & Robin after Batman shuts down his motorcycle to save him from a potentially fatal leap off a gigantic statue.
- Composite Character: His origin is actually a composite of two comic-book Robins; in the comics, Two-Face killed Jason Todd's parents, and that element (along with Jason's desire for revenge) were imported into Chris O'Donnell's Dick Grayson character.
- Crazy-Prepared: He takes after Batman in this regard. He might have been in love with Poison Ivy but he wore rubber lips for protection, just in case Batman was right about her poison kiss.
- Dartboard of Hate: In a deleted scene in Batman Forever, Dick is punching a picture of Two-Face during his training sessions.
- Dating Catwoman: At least he thinks so. He falls in love with Poison Ivy and believes she loves him too, and thinks Batman is jealous of the two of them. After finding out Ivy is a villain, he still has feelings for her and believes she loves him enough to switch sides so the two of them can be together. Subverted as Ivy has no real feelings for him, and only seduces him to kiss her to kill him and drive him and Batman apart. They officially "break up" after sharing a kiss in her lair though. Robin wised up and wore rubber lips to be sure Ivy really did love him, and Ivy, angry after discovering Robin's betrayal of her trust, shoved him into her pond to drown him.
- Didn't Think This Through: He manages to protect himself from Poison Ivy's kiss by wearing rubber lips to cancel her poison. But after Ivy taunts Robin, he tries to get back at her by pulling off the rubber lips and revealing they made him immune instead of taking advantage of the situation by leaving immediately or tackling Ivy while she in shock over his survival and arrest her. He might have humiliated Ivy, but because he was still sitting right next to her with no further protection she leaps forward, catching him off-guard, and shoves him into the lily pond where her plants almost drown him.
- Distracted by the Sexy: He is easily seduced and distracted by Poison Ivy several times. He stares at her when he should be chasing after Freeze until Batman drags him out is easily seduced by her at Freeze's hideout twice despite now knowing she's a villain instead of trying to help Batman. He does eventually get over this by the time he meets her in her lair, ignoring her flirting long enough to ask her what her plan is, though he still lets Ivy pull him back and convince him to share a kiss with her, though that was more his own choice.
- Fourth Date Marriage: Played with between him and Poison Ivy. He quickly falls in love with Ivy shortly after meeting her, and when he finally confronts her in her lair, just a few days after first meeting her and their third meeting overall, he tells her that he "wants them to be together," implying that despite their limited time together, their short conversations, and not even knowing each others real names he still loves Ivy enough to ask her to marry him. This is all somewhat justified though by Ivy using her pheromone dust on him to turn his crush on her into blind devoted love. Subverted as Robin never actually asks Ivy to marry him, especially after he learns her love was a lie.
- Hero Ball: In Forever, Robin fights Two-Face and the latter ends up hanging off a ledge. Robin hesitates before deciding to help Two-Face up from the ledge, stating he'd rather see him in jail...only for Two-Face to draw a gun and point it right at his face.Two-Face: The Bat has taught you well. That was noble. (points a gun at Robin) Stupid, but noble!
- Heroes Want Redheads: He falls in love with Poison Ivy, a redheaded villain, and becomes so obsessed with her he believes Batman is jealous of the two of them being together and practically ignores she's a villain. He wises up by the time he and Ivy kiss in her lair, wearing rubber lips for protection just in case.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He falls completely in love with Poison Ivy and ignores her obvious villainous side. Shortly after learning she is working with Freeze he is still seduced by her and believes her when she suddenly offers to change sides to be with him and declares her love for him, even though she is having Bane attack Batman as they spoke and was flirting with Batman in their previous encounter too. This is somewhat justified by him being affected by Ivy's pheromones, but even when the two are apart he goes on about how the two of them are in love with each other. Although he eventually wises up by the time he encounters Poison Ivy again, he still is willing to give her a chance to prove her love to him. It takes her taunting him and trying to drown him to realize she isn't as in love with him as she claimed.
- I Gave My Word: When he confronts Ivy in her lair he asks her to give him a sign of trust to prove her love by telling him what she and Freeze have planned. When Ivy tries to seduce him by offering to tell him in exchange for a kiss first, he promises to kiss her if she tells him first. After Ivy explains how Freeze is going to freeze Gotham, Robin tries to leave immediately to stop him, only for Ivy to pull him back to her and gently request the kiss he promised her "for luck". Robin is silent for a moment before leaning in and sharing a passionate liplock with Ivy. This is justified as Robin actually used the kiss between them as Ivy's real sign of trust to test if her love was real, which she failed by revealing her true evil nature to him immediately afterwards.
- If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: His decision at the climax of Forever regarding Two-Face is based on this trope; he winds up captive due to sparing the villain.
- It's Personal: His vendetta against Two-Face who murdered his parents.
- Jerkass Has a Point: In Batman & Robin, he complains about Batman constantly interfering when the two have a close grip on Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy during confrontations. Even though most of Robin's actions are out of selfishness and carelessness, he reminds Batman at one point that counting on each other and trusting each other is what being partners is all about. In an ironic twist of this trope, Bruce reminds Robin of this when he tries to get Robin to snap out of Poison Ivy's influence.
- Love Makes You Dumb: He starts with just a crush on Poison Ivy, but her seductions and love-dust turn it into pure blind love, and he makes increasingly stupid decisions. He hardly resists her seductions even after learning she's a bad guy and is quick to accept her offer to work together, believing she loves him enough to switch sides immediately. He thinks Batman is jealous of their love and attacks him to defend Ivy from him, siding with his crush over his mentor and father figure. He sees a "Robin Signal" in the sky and immediately knows it is from Ivy, seeing it as a sign of her love for him and tries to go meet her immediately, not even questioning how she got the signal or why she's trying to contact him. Luckily he finally wises up and takes precautions when he confronts Ivy in her lair, pretending to still be blinding in love with her and wearing rubber lips just in case Batman's suspicions are correct. But even then he still makes the mistake of revealing his deception to Ivy while sitting next to her.
- Moment Killer:
- He and Poison Ivy are constantly being interrupted when they are getting romantic and leaning in for a kiss. Batman interrupts them twice at Freeze's hideout, the first accidentally and the second on purpose.
- At Ivy's lair, the two kill the moment themselves. After finally sharing a kiss, Ivy reveals her true colors and condemns Robin to death in mock sadness. Robin then kills it further by revealing he wore rubber lips, showing he didn't actually trust Ivy completely and was immune to her poison, while taunting her in the same mock-sad tone. Both of them exposing their lies and deception to each other kills the romantic mood between them, and results in Ivy shoving Robin off her throne and into her lily pond to drown him, officially ending whatever "relationship" the two had.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
- He and Batman got into a fight because of Poison Ivy's pheromones, allowing her, Bane, and Mr. Freeze to escape.
- Later, after learning from Ivy what her plan was he manages to survive the kiss it cost him with is rubber lips, but taunts Ivy over this by removing them instead of keeping it a secret and arresting Ivy while he had the elment of surprise. This enrages Ivy and she shoves him off the flower-bed they had been sharing and into the pond where he is almost drowned by her plants.
- No-Sell: He is the only person to survive a kiss from Poison Ivy thanks to wearing rubber lips.
- Out-Gambitted: Pulls one on Poison Ivy, tricking her into believing he's still hopelessly in love with her and to reveal her plan and survived the kiss it cost him thanks to wearing rubber lips. He outsmarted Ivy and got to kiss his crush at the same time.
- Reckless Side Kick: Acts as one during Batman & Robin. His attempts to be more independent constantly get him in trouble, which Batman chews him out on, which he fights Batman over and the cycle repeats. He ends up getting frozen by Mr. Freeze because of his recklessness and is quick to fall in love with Poison Ivy, even believing her when she promises to switch sides. Even when he takes precautions against Ivy, like Batman was trying to warn him, he ends up continuing his reckless streak by revealing his rubber lips to Ivy to one up her. This takes away his protection against her kiss and he leaves himself vulnerable to her, and is almost drowned because of it.
- Secret Test of Character: He confronts Poison Ivy in her lair when she uses a "Robin Signal" to call him there. He acts like he's still in love with her to discover if her feelings for him are real. She reveals her plan to him as a sign of trust, but requests a kiss in return. Robin kisses her, believing if it is an innocent kiss then their love is real, but if she is evil and trying to kill him then he'll be protected with his rubber lips. Ivy fails his test by immediately confessing he will die and mocking him before his "death", so Robin gets back at her by revealing his rubber lips to her in the same mocking tone she spoke to him in.
- Something Only They Would Say: While Ivy is seducing him she says she can see his own "Robin Signal" in the sky. She later steals the Bat Signal and replaces it with Robin's symbol to lure him to her lair. When Robin sees it he immediately knows it is from Ivy, remembering their conversation, and believeing it is a symbol of her love for him prepares to go meet her at her lair.
- "Take That!" Kiss: Amazingly, he manages to pull this on Poison Ivy. After the two of them kiss in Ivy's lair, Ivy shows her true colors, taunting Robin's upcoming death. Robin then one-ups her by showing he was wearing rubber lips that protected him from her poison. He tricked her into revealing her plan to him and stayed around long enough to share a kiss with his crush, essentially stealing a kiss from someone who kills with her kisses.
- Test Kiss: He allows Ivy to kiss him to settle once and for all if she is really in love with him or trying to kill him like Batman warned him. It turns out to be the latter, but Robin wore rubber lips for protection.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: He becomes much more reckless in Batman & Robin, ignoring Batman's warnings and thinking that his attempts to keep him safe is just him being controlling and jealous of his relationship with Poison Ivy.
Played by: Alicia Silverstone
Voiced by: Claire Guyot (European French), Aline Pinsonneault (Canadian French)
Appearances: Batman & Robin
- "Men, always doing things the hard way."
Alfred's niece who comes to America to visit her uncle and to free him from his life of servitude, believing him to be unhappy. She later learns the true identities of Batman and Robin, and suits up as Batgirl to help the Dynamic Duo save Gotham from Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy.
- Adaptational Nationality: The movies make her British, when she was American in the comics.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Batgirl is a redhead in the comics, but a blonde in Batman & Robin.
- Adaptation Name Change: From "Barbara Gordon" to "Barbara Wilson."
- Badass Biker: She holds her own very well during the illegal bike race, much to Robin's surprise.
- Big Damn Heroes: Shows up just in time to take on Poison Ivy after Batman and Robin end up in precarious conditions.
- Combat Stilettos: We even get a nice view of them during her suiting-up montage.
- Composite Character: Of Barbara Gordon and Alfred's niece, Daphne (who first shows up in 1969's Batman #216).
- Designated Girl Fight: She kicks Poison Ivy's botanical ass pretty well.
- In Name Only: She is considered by many fans to be this due to the liberties taken with her origin, changing her from Commissioner Gordon's daughter to Alfred's niece, and dropping any original characterization and Backstory.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Until the end, she was unaware of Bruce and Dick's relationship with Alfred as surrogate sons, let alone that they are Batman and Robin. As far as she's concerned, Alfred's their slave and she must free him.
- Male Gaze: Her suit-up scene is a montage from this perspective the entire time.
- Ms. Fanservice: During her suiting-up montage, viewers get nice glimpses of her butt, chest, and Combat Stilettos.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Despite being from the UK. note
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Delivers one to Poison Ivy after crashing into her hideout.Lady, you're about to become compost!
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Poison Ivy during their Designated Girl Fight.Using feminine wiles to get what you want, trading on your looks? Read a book, sister. That passive-aggressive number went out years ago. Chicks like you give women a bad name.
- Related in the Adaptation: Here, she's Alfred's niece.
- She's Got Legs: The very first thing we see of her is her nice pair.
- Unrelated in the Adaptation: She is Commissioner Gordon's daughter (or niece) in the comics.
- Worf Effect: She makes her debut as Batgirl invading Ivy's lair and beating her in a fight. Ivy had been giving Batman and Robin trouble for the whole film and had just captured both of them, but gets beaten by the new girl with no prior experience. She's also immune to Ivy's seduction and pheromones since she's a girl herself and even calls her out on using such tactics.