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Shoutouts abound to one of the heroes best ingrained in the public consciousness, there's even a trope all on it's own to straight parodies of the archetype Batman codified; the Batman Parody.

Anime and Manga

  • Berserk: The Berserker Armor makes Guts look like Batman when he has control over it.
  • My Hero Academia: In Chapter 187, Todoroki Rei has a flower from her abusive husband in her hospital room that is implied to be proof of his love, alluding to the ending of the Batman comic Mad Love.

Asian Animation

Comic Books

  • Transmetropolitan: Quoth Spider (Cosplaying as Jesus):
    Spider: Messianic fuckheads are a superstitious, cowardly lot, and I must strike fear into their hearts.



  • On the cover art for Iron Maiden's Somewhere in Time there's Batman under the billboard of Tehe's Bar .

Video Games

  • League of Legends:
    • Jhin's "murder as art" ethos is very reminiscent of Jack Nicholson's portrayal of The Joker in Batman (1989).
    • Shaco's lore describes him as "Valoran's first fully-functioning homicidal comic," akin to the Joker from Tim Burton's Batman (1989) describing himself as "the world's first fully-functioning homicidal artist".
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    • Vayne's character and background draws heavy inspiration from Batman, albeit if he didn't adhere to his Thou Shalt Not Kill rule. She even has bats flying around her when activating her ultimate!


  • Charby the Vampirate: When Charby first sees the extensive cave complex and laboratory underneath the cabin he asks if Menu ate Batman to get the place.
  • League of Super Redundant Heroes: Flying Fox-man is the local Batman Parody, and he's accompanied by his young yellow, green and red wearing partner Dodo. In several strips there are style parodies to certain periods in Batman's publishing history and one panel is a match for the cover of Detective Comics 38 with Dodo and Flying Fox Man subbed in for the daring duo.

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