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.
- In Happy Heroes, robots with costumes of Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man are known to appear every once in a while.
- Transmetropolitan: Quoth Spider (Cosplaying as Jesus):Spider: Messianic fuckheads are a superstitious, cowardly lot, and I must strike fear into their hearts.
- The Dresden Files:
- On the cover art for Iron Maiden's Somewhere in Time there's Batman under the billboard of Tehe's Bar .
- 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!
- 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.
- Lindsay Ellis uses a comparison between the campy '90s Batman and harsh 2000's Batman as a quick shorthand to show how pop-culture and what was acceptable to American audiences shifted after 9/11 and the beginning of the War on Terror in her Independence Day vs. War of the Worlds video.
- World War II: Episode 12 - "The Mysterious Threat to the Royal Navy" opens with Indy giving the date, November 17, 1939, in his usual style before a swirling transition cuts to him giving a campy impression of The Riddler directed at the leaders of Britain and France in the style of the Batman (1966) version of the character.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series:
- Episode 7: "Into the Kaiba cave!" while the theme song for the live-action Batman played in the background.
- Episode 35: "I'm the Goddamn Kaibaman!"
- Episode 40: "Tell me something, Yugi: Have you ever dueled with the Devil in the pale Moon light?"
- In Bonds Beyond Time Paradox has the same laugh as Mandark, and is accompanied by the theme music to Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
- Bonds Beyond Time: Jaden's very first line in the movie is "I'm Batman!"
- Kim Possible: