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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.

Please, only direct examples. Any resemblance to a Batman story or concept without Word of God to back it up is speculation.

Asian Animation

  • In Happy Heroes, robots with costumes of Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man are known to appear every once in a while.
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  • In the Lamput episode "Super Docs", Fat Doc wears a costume that is almost entirely black in color with little pointy ears at the top and a yellow belt, clearly meant to be Batman's iconic outfit. His buddy Slim Doc wears a Superman costume.

Comic Books

Comic Strips


  • In Season of Miracles, one kid is a fan of Batman and doodles the logo on the baseball. He later patiently explains to his friends that "Holy ______" is a Batman reference.


  • The Dresden Files:
    • In Turn Coat Harry tells Georgia to "send up the wolf-signal" when he arrives at her place and want the rest of the pack to come in to strategize.
    • In the short story "Backup" there's a semi sarcastic utterance of "Holy Clay Face, Batman."

Live-Action TV


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

Professional Wrestling

  • CHIKARA titled its Cibernetico shows from 2004-2012note  after Batman references. (E.g., 2007's Cibernetico & Robin).
    • The Season 11 events (2012) were titled after episodes of Batman.
  • In the 1960s and early 1970s, Tony Marino wrestled for The WWWF in a Captain Ersatz/Writing Around Trademarks gimmick as "Battman."

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".
    • 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!
  • Mortal Kombat 11:
    • The Joker has a Batman puppet and makes comments related to Batman.
    • Spawn explains that he is friends with Bruce Wayne.


  • 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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Western Animation

  • In the Kaeloo episode "Let's Play Justice Masters", Stumpy dresses as Batman and Quack Quack dresses as Robin, on top of Kaeloo dressing up as Zorro.
  • Kim Possible: The entire "Fearless Ferret" episode is a homage to Adam West's Batman.

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