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  • Name's the Same: Batman in Turkey, known mainly for its NATO airbase, is not named after Batman note  which is kind of a letdown. But try reading the Wiki article without chuckling.
  • The Merch: Batman is a consistent merchandising juggernaut, with two cartoons (The Batman and Batman: The Brave and the Bold) produced for the express purpose of selling toys.
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  • The Wiki Rule: The DC Comics Database and the Batman Wiki.

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  • Quote Source: The Batman Franchise provides the page quotes for:
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  • Beta Outfit: His preliminary design had red tights and a Domino Mask.
  • Everybody Smokes: Despite the fact that Golden Age Bruce Wayne is well known to smoke a pipe (and the occasional cigarette), he actually only smokes for a relatively short period of time, from his debut in Detective Comics #27 to the final regular appearance of the pipe in Detective Comics #51, two years later. The pipe makes an occasional appearance in a panel or two in Detective Comics #74 and in Batman #36, but Bruce never smokes regularly after those first two years of publication.
  • Fan Nickname: Fans refer to Dick as Batman only as DickBats, since THE Batman is Bruce.
    • And yet when Bruce came back, the fans still supported DickBats.
    • Az and AzBats for Azrael. Later became an In-Series Nickname when Nightwing made up the latter.
  • Jossed: A scientist bearing a striking resemblance to Strange appears in a flashback to Bane's origin story on how he received Venom. While helping to create a Genius Bruiser, giving him a Fantastic Drug to make him bulkier, and unleashing him against Batman is exactly the kind of thing Strange would do, it wasn't him, and seems to be a coincidence.
  • Name's the Same:
    • The name "Red Robin" sure would sound more intimidating if it weren't the name of a fast food franchise. Especially if their slogan weren't:
    Red Robin! Yuuuuuum!
    • Cassandra Cain to Kate Kane, at least in terms of sound.
    • A very confusing example with Doctor Simon Hurt. Lincon March also claims to be Thomas Wayne Jr., and may in fact be Bruce's long-lost brother.
    • Minor villain Black Spider (known for being a jab at Spider-Man, and for his appearance in Young Justice) shares his name with a recurrent criminal from the Mexican comic book series Kalimán, la Araña Negra.
  • Recycled Script: One of Hugo Strange's earliest stories had him unleashing a fear-inducing powder on Gotham City; the Scarecrow debuted less than a year later (though he didn't use his fear gas then).
  • Science Marches On: The character's been around for over 70 years, so this is a given. For example, Batman started out in the 30's as a rich guy in actual tights with a Bulletproof Vest, a silk rope, smoke bombs, and a souped up but otherwise normal car. Nowadays he wears a full suit of kevlar armor loaded with high tech gear, military level weaponry, and the Batmobile along with nearly every kind of vehicle he could need. Although as things like carbon nanotubes become more common in the future, it'll be interesting to see how the writers can maintain the dramatic tension when the batsuit seems damn near indestructible. The writers of Batman Beyond successfully maintained dramatic tension when Terry was going around in flying power armor. When technology reaches the point where the Bat-suit has carbon buckytube armor, that only means the Joker will be shooting at it with a rail gun.
    • On the flipside, Batman's aerial vehicles are rarely seen these days over Gotham, as the risen level of civilian air traffic and -surveillance would make that a safety and secrecy hazard much more than in the old days.
  • What Could Have Been: This image was created in case Jason Todd was voted to survive A Death in the Family. A very similar colored version (here) was printed in Batman Annual 25, which recounts Jason Todd's resurrection, as well as the reality-warping that caused it.
    • Dick was going to be Killed Off for Real in Infinite Crisis. For the same reason that saved him in fact. Considering how much emotional weight came from Barry Allen's death he could have been gone a while...
    • In the early 00's, there was brief talk at Warner Brothers of possibly making a live action Batman Beyond movie to reboot the Batman franchise but the idea was passed over for Batman Begins instead.
    • Hawkfire almost got featured, alongside Beast Boy and a host of other 1970s characters, in a spin-off called Titans L.A. As Bat-Girl, she was initially set to be part of the main '70s Teen Titans team and be involved in a love triangle with Robin and Duela Dent, but DC pulled the plug on the title before Bob Rozakis could get to those plans.
  • Word of Gay: Poison Ivy with Harley Quinn.


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