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Never has The Lone Ranger felt more lonely!

Shoutouts abound to one of the heroes best ingrained in the public consciousness, there's even a trope all on its 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.

References to the Nolan trilogy can be placed on their own page at The Dark Knight Trilogy.


References to Batman in other works:

Asian Animation

  • In Happy Heroes, robots with costumes of Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man are known to appear every once in a while.
  • 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

  • Transmetropolitan: Quoth Spider (Cosplaying as Jesus):
    Spider: Messianic fuckheads are a superstitious, cowardly lot, and I must strike fear into their hearts.
  • Big Bang Comics: Most characters are thinly disguised versions of golden and silver age DC Comics, and Knight Watchman is a Captain Ersatz of Batman, while Kid Galahad/Galahad is one for Robin/Nightwing.
  • Issue 172 of Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics) has Scourge The Hedgehog telling Sonic that it would only take one bad day for him to end up like him.
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  • Captain America: In issue #180, when creating his Nomad costume, Steve Rogers is using some fabric that's all black and is thinking about having a name that should be dark and mysterious. He then comments "I hope a bat doesn't fly in my window or I'll be in big trouble!"
  • The cover of issue #91 of Marvel Two-in-One features The Thing being covered by the silhouette of what appears to be Batman, giving the impression that it's a crossover with DC's iconic vigilante. Of course, that's not the case and the silhouette actually belongs to the antagonist of the issue, the Sphinx (a Nova villain).
  • Sovereign Seven: There's an argument as to whether Michael or Val is better...with a conclusion that Adam beats both.

Comic Strips



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

Video Games


  • 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.
  • Hark! A Vagrant presents "Sexy Batman", making criminals uncomfortable with his choices.
  • 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.

Web Video

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.
  • Logorama: Several Batman logos can be seen flying by the rabbit hill at the zoo before the earthquake starts.


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