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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })The Dark Knight. The Caped Crusader. The World's Greatest Detective. The Most Dangerous Man on Earth. One half of The Dynamic Duo. The iconic Cowl. The Badass Normal Superhero.The Goddamn Batman.Created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger (who until 2015 was uncreditednote The New '10s led to DC finally negotiating official acknowledgment for Finger who is now considered the major creative force of the character), Batman is also one of the greatest Trope Makers and Trope Codifiers in not just comics, but all visual media; one of the oldest superheroes still in print — having debuted in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) — Batman is one of the three best known Superheroes ever (alongside Superman and Spider-Man), one of the flagships of DC Comics and one of the most popular comic book characters ever created.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })At the age of eight, billionaire heir Bruce Wayne witnessed the murder of his parents at the hands of a mugger. Swearing vengeance against all criminals and vowing never to take a life, Bruce used his parents' vast fortune to travel the world and hone his fighting abilities and detective skills. When he felt he was ready, Bruce returned to his beloved Gotham City, intent on removing the criminal element that had overrun the city in his absence. Donning a costume with a bat motif to strike fear into criminals and armed with his keen intellect and arsenal of crime-fighting gadgetry, Bruce protects the streets of Gotham as "The Batman" at night while pretending to be a clueless playboy billionaire by day.In addition to this appealing and unique origin story, Batman has an iconic supporting cast and, more crucially, the single largest and most iconic Rogues Gallery in all of comic book history, as well as one of the most beloved. Many of them are up there with the Dark Knight himself in terms of pop culture relevance and recognition. While his Arch-Enemy, The Joker, is the most recognizable, villains such as Two-Face, The Penguin, The Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, and Mr. Freeze are recognizable even to those with only the most basic knowledge of comics. Over time, many of his enemies began to be written as dark reflections of certain aspects of Batman's personality, such as The Joker with overall sanity, Two-Face with duality and identity, Scarecrow with the use of fear, etc.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })The Batman mythos has expanded into virtually every medium in the decades since the character's debut, and there's a good argument to be made for Batman being the most critically and culturally successful superhero in history. To put it simply, he has never gone out of style. Further proven by the wide variety and range of mediums he has been adapted into over 80 years and counting. He has been different things in different times. A pulp-fiction costumed hero modeled on The Shadow in his early stories, a campy pop-art TV Show in The '60s, a Darker and Edgier post-apocalyptic anti-hero in the mid-80s, Art Deco retro Genre Throwback in late eighties and early-mid 90s, modern neo-noir in The Oughties and the ultimate spectacle fighter in The New '10s. Initially, Batman swung between a bright, shiny Cape and a dark, nightmarish Shadow Archetype and the iconic Cowl. Since The '80s, the latter has been the main default trend, albeit varying in degree of darkness. Of course, since the character is inherently appealing, versions friendlier to children continue to be produced and made well into the current era, standing alongside the darker take on the character.This series has a (very long) Character Sheet.Batman Media:
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Evolutionary Retcon
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Evolutionary Retcon: Batman started as the tights-clad caped crusader, following the model of certain athletic garb of the day — particularly acrobatic performers such as circus aerialists and tightrope walkers and strength-based athletes like wrestlers and circus strongmen. Starting with The Nineties, artists and writers have experimented with making his costume more plausible and sensible given the beatings that Batman takes in the course of his adventures. This evolution ultimately resulted in realizing Batman's outfit as a heavily armored, high tech suit that employs military issue polymers created by Wayne-Tech. Even the cape is now actually functional and allows limited gliding.
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Officer O'Hara
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Officer O'Hara: At first a generic cop who would just say "Saints Preserve Us!" anytime something dramatic happened, later reinvented by Jeph Loeb with heavy influences by The Untouchables.
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Dramatic Reading
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There's also a Dramatic Reading in twoparts.
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Darker and Edgier
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Darker and Edgier: After many years of campiness, in the 70s and 80s Batman started getting dark and gritty again and his villains became much more brutal and sadistic (or returned to form in the case of The Joker). Batman is currently one of the grittiest heroes you'll find with an emphasis on fear and a brutal fighting style, most of what he does stemming from what he views as his failures and an insanely violent Rogues Gallery. Despite this, his strong moral integrity remains one of the most consistent in comics.
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SuperVillain
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Bruce Wayne's childhood friend Thomas Elliot tried to kill his parents at a young age in order to inherit their riches and because his father was an abusive monster and his mother a simpering money hungry lunatic. He only succeeded in killing his father, and, to avoid suspicion, didn't try again, only truly being orphaned when he smothered his raving senile mother in a fit of anger. This left him with a bitter hatred of Bruce, who tragically lost his parents soon after Tommy tried to kill his. Later on in his life, he joins the Riddler (who discovered that Bruce was Batman on a vendetta against him, feeling that, not only did Bruce get the riches Tommy wanted, but that he was wasting those riches as well. Predictably, his vendetta eventually causes him to lose everything and become the full time Super Villain Hush.
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Big, Screwed-Up Family
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Big, Screwed-Up Family: Batman canonically has five children: Dick, Jason, Tim, Cassandra, and Damian. He, Dick, Jason, and Tim are all orphans. Cassandra and Damian have alive parents but both are tyke bombs raised by a cult of assassins. Cassandra couldn't talk or read until she was in her mid-teens. Pretty much all of them have died at one point or another. That's just the immediate family too! Other members of the extended clan like Barbara got shot in the spine to torture her dad, Stephanie Brown had a Teenage Pregnancy and a second rate supervillain dad. She also died (later retconned into being put into hiding) solely because Leslie Thompkins wanted to teach Bruce a lesson. Catwoman's background has pinged all over the place but usually she's a Street Urchin orphan who had to steal from a very young age to provide for herself and her sister, Maggie. They're all waifs, misfits and strays that would belong nowhere if not together.
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Metallicar Syndrome
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Metallicar Syndrome: The Batmobile is Awesome, but Impractical: it gives away the fact that Batman (a hero who depends often on stealth) is in the neighborhood! Some versions have the ability to disguise their appearance as more normal cars, however. Sometimes out and out invoked, as Batman scares criminals and regularly uses this fact to his advantage.
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Terrible Trio
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Terrible Trio: There's a group of fairly obscure villains called the Terrible Trio (who, as far as can be told, weren't in mind when naming this trope). Made up of the Shark, the Fox, and the Vulture, the Terrible Trio is of extremely variable threat, and they don't show up very often because they're pretty mundane as Batman rogues go. Though in each animated series they appear in, they gradually become more badass. In Batman: The Animated Series they were billionaires who committed crimes because they literally did EVERYTHING exciting, who (Mainly Fox) completely crossed the Moral Event Horizon. In The Batman they were teenage social outcasts considered "freaks" by the majority of their college campus. In which they stole the Man-Bat formula and transformed themselves into BeastMen (Though they tweaked it to keep their own sentience unlike Man-Bat) and plotted to "Turn everyone in their college into animal people like them, so everyone would be the same" in Batman: The Brave and the Bold they were warriors who stole ancient animal totems to turn into giant powerful beastmen. In every animated appearance, Fox is always the leader and usually always the final battle for Batman.
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"Well Done, Son!" Guy: Bruce is motivated by the standards of his father and sometimes wonders if he's living up to him and if being Batman is an appropriate way to carry on the Wayne legacy. Since his father isn't there to acknowledge him, this creates moments of doubt and insecurity that Bruce usually has to overcome. Silas Wayne, who, in his last moments of life, becomes proud of Bruce when he reveals himself as Batman, and happier that the rest of the family wasn't in the room to learn the secret identity, so he'll die proudly with the knowledge that a Wayne is Batman. While he's gotten better about it, this was Damian's whole motivating factor for much of his existence. It's still there but Damian now knows that his dad loves him and is proud of him no matter what.
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Frothy Mugs of Water
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Frothy Mugs of Water: Inverted. Bruce Wayne doesn't drink, afraid that it'll ruin his edge; however, a socialite like himself must on occasion be seen drinking, to erase any suspicion of being Batman. Thus, he will often drink non-alcoholic beverages, usually ginger ale, prepared to look to others as though they are made with alcohol. He'll even go so far as to act drunk, usually as an excuse for slipping out to chase after criminals.
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The Trickster
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The Trickster: A role sometimes shared by Joker and Riddler, depending on the situation and motivation.
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Artistic License – Biology
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Artistic License – Biology: After getting a nasty cut during the "Cataclysm" storyline, Batman's internal monologue states that his belt has "anticoagulants to stem the bleeding." An anticoagulant actually makes blood thinner, and thus would make a cut bleed worse.
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Gone Horribly Wrong
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Then there is Bane, whom Chuck Dixon created from the idea of a "dark mirror" for Bruce Wayne. They both lost their parents at an early age, but instead of affectionate guardian raising him in comfortable wealth, Bane grew up in possibly the worst prison on earth. Nevertheless, he honed his intellect and body until he could escape and then return for payback. He's Bruce Wayne Gone Horribly Wrong.
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Say My Name
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Say My Name: If you haven't figured it out by now, He's Batman
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Underestimating Badassery
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Underestimating Badassery: Done constantly by superpowered villains who have never faced him before. After they do fight him, they figure out why he's one of the most feared heroes of them all. Similarly, The Joker also gets dismissed by heroes and villains who are less familiar with him. As for later...well, there's a reason that when super villains (people far more powerful than the Joker) want to terrify each other, they tell Joker stories.
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Death by Origin Story
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The pre-Crisis Todd was a redheaded circus acrobat whose parents were killed by Killer Croc. He dyed his red hair black, became Robin, and was later adopted by a minor villainess named Nocturna. He vanished into Canon Discontinuity after the Crisis.
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Mr. Fanservice
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Mr. Fanservice: Batman/Bruce Wayne. Also, Nightwing. Or more accurately, Nightwing's ass. Along with them Tim gets quite a bit of shower scenes to show off his very fine body. Depending on the writer and artist, the The Joker gets in on the act, and depending on how you feel about older men, Alfred too.
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The Hyena
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The Hyena: Joker is practically the Trope Maker in comics.
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Reluctant Warrior
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Reluctant Warrior: Hates violence, but is prepared to use it to stop crime. Subverted by every interpretation since the dawn of the Dark Age, so Batman's mileage may definitely vary.
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Firefly is also notorious for this kind of behavior, enough so that he actually managed to frighten Killer Moth and caused him to dissolve their partnership once he realized just how deranged he was.
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The Stoic
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The Stoic: Even when threatening mooks as a Guttural Growler, Bats never really loses control. During a fight with The Punisher, while Frank Castle's internal monologue is about giving into rage and joining the chaos, Batman prefers to remain cool and avoid being consumed by other people's rage and use that to his advantage. Not So Stoic: Often a case of OOC Is Serious Business. In the comic/episode Mad Love, Harley is seriously creeped out by Batman laughing. Amongst those who know him, him breaking stoicness is a sign his mental state isn't the same as normal, good or bad. Losing his temper with Alfred means he's either under the influence of something or the villain of the story has successfully gotten under his skin (except ASBAR, where it means he's clearly a hobo pretending to be Batman). Being emotional, especially crying, means he's officially broken and usually has severe PTSD (examples include when he died hundreds of times in Emperor Joker, the death of Jason Todd, after torture by the Court of Owls, and an exception of happy crying at the end of Flashpoint). Laughter either means Joker toxin or he's extremely happy, oftentimes in love.
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Never Recycle a Building
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Never Recycle a Building: Gotham is usually shown as having a huge amount of derelict real estate — particularly warehouses and / or carnivals — that has been left to rot rather than destroyed, no matter how many criminals seek them out for headquarters or meeting places. More recent stories have begun lampshading this, either by commenting that a severe depression caused by the death of the Waynes (or Gotham's general boom-bust economy) led these places to fold quickly, or by showing that Wayne Enterprises and other companies are actively trying to develop in these areas.
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Papa Wolf
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Papa Wolf: Batman himself, and Commissioner Gordon when his kid's involved.
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Rod And Reel Repurposed: The Cult of Zafub from Legends of the Dark Knight #128-131 are a group of assassins who specialize in killing their targets using that target's greatest skill. So a stunt driver gets run off the road, an army guy might be forced into a Sniper Duel, a master martial artist might be beaten by a better martial artist and, as we see in the comic, a fisherman gets killed by an assassin with — you guessed it — a fishing rod.
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Advantage Ball
 Batman (Franchise) / int_1fffdf05
comment
Advantage Ball: Batman almost always has the advantage in direct conflict. Three guys with knives or a dozen Mooks with machine guns, it makes no difference. As such, the general method of his rogues gallery to deal with him is to attack him indirectly, especially by undermining what he believes in and threatening those he values.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_1fffdf05
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_1fffdf05
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_1fffdf05
 Batman (Franchise) / int_20cb2042
type
Cape Swish
 Batman (Franchise) / int_20cb2042
comment
Cape Swish: Especially in the 1960s TV series.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_20cb2042
featureApplicability
1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_20cb2042
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_20cb2042
 Batman (Franchise) / int_212f1548
type
Make Them Rot
 Batman (Franchise) / int_212f1548
comment
Make Them Rot: The villains Clayface III (Preston Payne) and Clayface V (Cassius "Clay" Payne) could make the bodies of living creatures melt by touching them. Clayface VI (Dr. Peter Malley) could make them melt without touching them.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_212f1548
featureApplicability
1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_212f1548
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_212f1548
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21889138
type
Crimefighting with Cash
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21889138
comment
Crimefighting with Cash
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21889138
featureApplicability
1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21889138
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_21889138
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21d70919
type
Crapsack World
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21d70919
comment
Crapsack World: Gotham City is one of the best and most famous examples in all of comics.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21d70919
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21d70919
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_21d70919
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21e3e4d6
type
Panacea
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21e3e4d6
comment
Panacea: Ra's al Ghul's Lazarus pits.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21e3e4d6
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21e3e4d6
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_21e3e4d6
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21f7ff0f
type
Knight in Sour Armor
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21f7ff0f
comment
In general, Bruce is almost always a Knight In Sour Armor (or in this case a Dark Knight in Sour Armor) with the only possible exceptions being when he makes some wry observation about a situation he or the JLA are in.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21f7ff0f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_21f7ff0f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_21f7ff0f
 Batman (Franchise) / int_221a4bf4
type
Iconic Sequel Character
 Batman (Franchise) / int_221a4bf4
comment
Iconic Sequel Character: Robin doesn't make his first appearance in Batman until Detective Comics #38, 11 issues and a year of publication after Batman's first appearance in Detective Comics #27.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_221a4bf4
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_221a4bf4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_221a4bf4
 Batman (Franchise) / int_22854489
type
Coins for the Dead
 Batman (Franchise) / int_22854489
comment
Coins for the Dead: In a comic from the 80s, a serial killer is murdering Gotham's homeless by giving them two gold coins coated in poison. When they die, he then places the coins on their eyes.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_22854489
featureApplicability
1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_22854489
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_22854489
 Batman (Franchise) / int_23698fa8
type
Aborted Arc
 Batman (Franchise) / int_23698fa8
comment
Aborted Arc: From 1995-98, writer Doug Moench and artist Kelley Jones were in charge of the main Batman title. During their first three years on the title, a nameless puppeteer holding a Batman puppet appeared in the background of many stories. He would be there when Batman was solving a case or when he was throwing a party as Bruce Wayne, but he never let his presence be known. The idea was that in the fourth year of their run, which they knew would be their last, they would properly introduce the character as a villain who knew Bruce's identity, was capable of manipulating both Bruce and Batman and has been preparing to confront Bats on his own terms, but this was never followed through. Jones later explained in interviews that editorial demanded that in their last year they tied the book in with the other Bat-titles, which they had been pretty much allowed to ignore in favor of telling their own self-contained stories. This threw a wrench on the Puppeteer arc and some other stories they were planning, including one with Poison Ivy.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_23698fa8
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_23698fa8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_23698fa8
 Batman (Franchise) / int_251bce7c
type
Cardboard Prison
 Batman (Franchise) / int_251bce7c
comment
Cardboard Prison: Arkham Asylum is a cardboard — actually more like tissue paper — Bedlam House; Blackgate, preceded by Gotham State Penitentiary, is this for those few (see below) of the Rogues Gallery who aren't full-blown psychotic, or at least who aren't currently presenting as such.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_251bce7c
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_251bce7c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_251bce7c
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2557e3a9
type
Palette Swap
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2557e3a9
comment
An obscure character called The Wrath is gloriously over the top in how closely his backstory mirrors Batman's. His parents were career criminals who were gunned down by the police in front of him the same day as Bruce Wayne's parents were killed. Thus, the Wrath dedicated his life to fighting law and order. Even his costume is almost just a Palette Swap of Batman's.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2557e3a9
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2557e3a9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_2557e3a9
 Batman (Franchise) / int_27990757
type
Two-Headed Coin
 Batman (Franchise) / int_27990757
comment
Two-Headed Coin: A characteristic attribute of Harvey Dent/Two-Face. Played straight as Dent and then subverted by Two-Face.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_27990757
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-0.3
 Batman (Franchise) / int_27990757
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_27990757
 Batman (Franchise) / int_27ba1b50
type
Skull for a Head
 Batman (Franchise) / int_27ba1b50
comment
Skull for a Head: Black Mask
 Batman (Franchise) / int_27ba1b50
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_27ba1b50
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_27ba1b50
 Batman (Franchise) / int_28114487
type
Bald of Evil
 Batman (Franchise) / int_28114487
comment
Bald of Evil: A few villains qualify. Professor Hugo Strange, Batman's earliest recurring villain, is one example. He combines this with Beard of Evil, Morally Ambiguous Doctorate, and permanent Scary Shiny Glasses. Captain Stingeree combines this with Eyepatch of Power and Beard of Evil. Minor villain Karl Hellfern, a.k.a. Doctor Death. The Monk, a Golden Age villain later brought back in the Bronze Age, is completely bald . . . and a vampire.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_28114487
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_28114487
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_28114487
 Batman (Franchise) / int_28429e5c
type
Irisless Eye Mask of Mystery
 Batman (Franchise) / int_28429e5c
comment
Irisless Eye Mask Of Mystery: One of the most notable superheroes to have this trope as part of their design (to the point that he, along with Robin and Batgirl, provide the image for that article). A notable exception in printed media is when Alex Ross portrays him, much because of the artist's realistic style. This carried over well into the animated adaptations. Indeed one particularly famous scene in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm derives much of its effect from the way the Irisless-look brings about a total transformation of the man into the superhero. The Live-Action films and TV Shows obviously could not pull off this effect, until the finale of The Dark Knight where a brief sequence requiring Batman to interact with sonar imagery results in proto-Augmented Reality Goggles covering under his mask. The AR mask became the means by which this was adapted in the Batman: Arkham Series and has since entered the comics as well. The look returned in the Armored Costume of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_28429e5c
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_28429e5c
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_28429e5c
 Batman (Franchise) / int_297ab1b9
type
Parental Abandonment
 Batman (Franchise) / int_297ab1b9
comment
Parental Abandonment: HIS PARENTS ARE DEEAAAAAAAD!
 Batman (Franchise) / int_297ab1b9
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_297ab1b9
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_297ab1b9
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2a02e5c9
type
Guile Hero
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2a02e5c9
comment
Guile Hero: Generally, the darker or more "realistic" the story, the more Batman embodies this.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2a02e5c9
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2a02e5c9
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2a02e5c9
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ab79021
type
Emerging from the Shadows
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ab79021
comment
Emerging from the Shadows: Whether it's Batman, or other characters.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ab79021
featureApplicability
1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ab79021
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2ab79021
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ae29c0d
type
The Dreaded
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ae29c0d
comment
The Dreaded: Both Batman and The Joker have been shown to terrify even those FAR more powerful than they will ever be. And if not fear, (in the rare circumstances) at the very least respect, as given by Darkseid, who is basically the DC equivalent of the Devil To put the Joker into perspective, he scares Superman.note Not because he's physically afraid, but because he's unpredictable and doesn't care about killing innocent people.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ae29c0d
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ae29c0d
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2ae29c0d
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2b2c66c3
type
Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2b2c66c3
comment
Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: The Joker is either this trope or Actually Pretty Funny Depending on the Writer, such as in The Killing Joke.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2b2c66c3
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2b2c66c3
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2b2c66c3
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2be15316
type
Ambiguously Jewish
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2be15316
comment
Ambiguously Jewish: A number of writers have wondered whether Batman is Jewish. Some continuities make Kate Kane, the current Batwoman, Bruce's first cousin and since she's Jewish, that would mean Bruce's mother Martha Kane was Jewish, and since Jewish ethnicity is matrilineal, that would make Bruce Jewish. Of course across the media, Bruce has never identified as Jewish (or for that matter by any ethnic identity for that matter). Both of Batman's creators, Bob Kane and Bill Finger were Jewish incidentally but Bill Finger was explicit about the fact that he saw Bruce Wayne as a WASP and that he wanted him to have a Patrician identity.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2be15316
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2be15316
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_2be15316
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2bfabe7
type
Trespassing to Talk
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2bfabe7
comment
Trespassing to Talk: Batman frequently does this, and he usually uses a Stealth Hi/Bye to get away when he's done.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2bfabe7
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2bfabe7
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2bfabe7
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2c3e4769
type
No-Harm Requirement
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2c3e4769
comment
No-Harm Requirement: Being a Technical Pacifist, Batman usually does everything he can to avoid excessively harming his foes. A lot of his crime fighting gadgets are even explicitly designed to incapacitate foes without killing them or causing excessive harm. Though Darker and Edgier versions tend to drop this.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2c3e4769
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2c3e4769
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2c3e4769
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2d224706
type
An Ice Suit
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2d224706
comment
An Ice Suit: Mr. Freeze.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2d224706
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2d224706
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2d224706
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2d4fa515
type
Ax-Crazy
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2d4fa515
comment
Black Mask killed his parents in a fire to inherit their business and fortune. Unfortunately, he was a lousy businessman and when he tried to burn down the factory to cover his tracks, he wound up with the facial injury that gave him his villain name. He was a lot better at being Ax-Crazy than a businessman anyways.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2d4fa515
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2d4fa515
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2d4fa515
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2d6f00e4
type
Psycho for Hire
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2d6f00e4
comment
Psycho for Hire: Zsasz, sometimes Bane, occasionally Killer Croc, and even The Joker when it suits his fancy.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2d6f00e4
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2d6f00e4
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2d6f00e4
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2da5273e
type
Just Like Robin Hood
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2da5273e
comment
Just Like Robin Hood: Catwoman, occasionally, especially in recent years.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2da5273e
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2da5273e
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2da5273e
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ea82f3e
type
To the Batnoun!
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ea82f3e
comment
To the Batnoun!
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ea82f3e
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ea82f3e
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2ea82f3e
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ea916dc
type
To the Batpole!
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ea916dc
comment
To the Batpole!
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ea916dc
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2ea916dc
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2ea916dc
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2f94135c
type
Thou Shalt Not Kill
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2f94135c
comment
Thou Shalt Not Kill: Though at best a Technical Pacifist, and motivated by the real-world considerations of his creators, there are two in-universe explanations for his adherence to the code: In the Novelization of Knightfall, Gordon in an internal monologue reveals he only works with Bats because he doesn't kill. The moment he crosses the line, according to Gordon, his relationship with Batman will be over and he'll be marked as a criminal like any other — as indeed he was in the very earliest stories. Bruce is smart enough to know this. But, even more importantly: In Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman is trying to explain to a resurrected Jason Todd why he can't even bring himself to rid the world of The Joker:
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2f94135c
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2f94135c
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2f94135c
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2fc21a19
type
Distaff Counterpart
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2fc21a19
comment
Robin IV: Stephanie Brown. The daughter of the Cluemaster (a minor Batman villain), she originally went by the Spoiler, and was Tim Drake's girlfriend. She was Robin very briefly (during a period when Drake and Wayne were arguing), before Batman faked her death. Later became the third (or fourth, or fifth, depending on how you count) Batgirl. In the World of the New 52, she is once again the Spoiler and it is not known how much of her backstory remains.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2fc21a19
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_2fc21a19
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_2fc21a19
 Batman (Franchise) / int_30ef2781
type
The City Narrows
 Batman (Franchise) / int_30ef2781
comment
The City Narrows: It would be pretty hard to do the origin story without that one dark alley that you really shouldn't go into. Similarly, City Noir. In Gotham, the absolute worst neighborhood is literally named "The Narrows." Gotham City is a nice place to live.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_30ef2781
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_30ef2781
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_30ef2781
 Batman (Franchise) / int_31033156
type
Chest Insignia
 Batman (Franchise) / int_31033156
comment
Chest Insignia: In Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, he reveals that most of his armor is bulletproof, but he wears a chest insignia because he couldn't make his mask and cowl protective enough (in most versions, he leaves his mouth and chin uncovered). "Why do you think I wear a target on my chest?"
 Batman (Franchise) / int_31033156
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_31033156
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_31033156
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3126c34a
type
Insufferable Genius
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3126c34a
comment
Insufferable Genius: The Riddler. Many versions have proving he's the smartest man in Gotham and/or smarter than Batman as his only motivation.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3126c34a
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3126c34a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_3126c34a
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3133d1d7
type
Hollywood Acid
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3133d1d7
comment
The first appearances of Batman are notorious for him lacking a code against killing, although even then killing wasn't routine. For example, in his very first story, The Case of the Chemical Syndicate, he punches the villain into a vat of Hollywood Acid, and shows no remorse for it. In the Post-Crisis version of the event, the crook tries to flee, as he cannot stand the shame of being sent to prison, and falls into the acid by accident.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3133d1d7
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3133d1d7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_3133d1d7
 Batman (Franchise) / int_31708bd3
type
Terror Hero
 Batman (Franchise) / int_31708bd3
comment
Terror Hero: Batman seeks to put enormous fear into anyone he goes up against. Given that he's one of the most dreaded heroes in comics, even among superpowered villains despite having no superpowers himself, he is very good at it. Even Superman is unable to put the kind of fear in criminals that Batman does.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_31708bd3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_31708bd3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_31708bd3
 Batman (Franchise) / int_317f259c
type
Urban Hellscape
 Batman (Franchise) / int_317f259c
comment
Urban Hellscape: Modern versions often portray Gotham in this light. Filled with incompetent or corrupt cops, gangs controlling the streets, with the neighboring city of Metropolis being the "pristine" Mega-Corp-run sister city. The ultimate example of this in the franchise is the (at the time) future-set Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_317f259c
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_317f259c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_317f259c
 Batman (Franchise) / int_329a19a0
type
Hollywood Healing
 Batman (Franchise) / int_329a19a0
comment
Hollywood Healing: Someone who's been through the physical injuries Batman has suffered should really show more signs of it. Averted in most stories that show Bruce later in life, where he's often crippled by the cumulative effect of the injuries he takes and the punishment he inflicts on his body.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_329a19a0
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_329a19a0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_329a19a0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_32da548d
type
Arch-Enemy
 Batman (Franchise) / int_32da548d
comment
He has a similar relationship with Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Arch-Enemy Ra's al Ghul - they even had a child together (though Bruce was drugged during the actual act), the fifth Robin Damian Wayne.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_32da548d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_32da548d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman (Franchise) / int_32da548d
 Batman (Franchise) / int_333b48a6
type
Thememobile
 Batman (Franchise) / int_333b48a6
comment
Thememobile: The Batmobile, the Batwing, the Batcycle, etc etc...
 Batman (Franchise) / int_333b48a6
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_333b48a6
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_333b48a6
 Batman (Franchise) / int_33c2b1e2
type
Best Served Cold
 Batman (Franchise) / int_33c2b1e2
comment
Best Served Cold: One of the classic examples.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_33c2b1e2
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_33c2b1e2
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_33c2b1e2
 Batman (Franchise) / int_34082c59
type
Wolverine Publicity
 Batman (Franchise) / int_34082c59
comment
Wolverine Publicity: This is beginning to become a bit of a problem for not just Bats but his wider crew. In the New 52 line-up of titles, not only does Bats and his "family" have more individual titles than the any other superhero (only the combined Justice League matches), but counting characters with major recurring roles in other titles, the Bat-family shows up in twenty of the 52 current titles put out by DC. By comparison, Superman and Green Lantern, and related characters, only show up in six or so books each, total. Most people suspect this is due to the constant financial success Batman's had, especially in the past two decades (as noted above), and especially in the past half-decade or so, between the Arkham games and TDK.
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_34082c59
 Batman (Franchise) / int_34c67518
type
Save the Day, Turn Away
 Batman (Franchise) / int_34c67518
comment
Save the Day, Turn Away: The ending of Batman: Year One.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_34c67518
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_34c67518
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3517000d
type
Mad Scientist
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3517000d
comment
Mad Scientist: Lots of them, beginning (in real time) with Hugo Strange and including Starter Villain Alfred Stryker experiments on guinea pigs in his spare time when he's not being a Corrupt Corporate Executive.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3517000d
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_3517000d
 Batman (Franchise) / int_351e7cf9
type
Romanticism Versus Enlightenment
 Batman (Franchise) / int_351e7cf9
comment
Romanticism Versus Enlightenment: On the face of it Batman sounds like a man of the Enlightenment, he's very rational, methodical and even a little cold, extremely well read and intelligent and a master detective, however Batman's stories are purely romantic, complete with criminals who are embodiment of concepts, ideas and general irrationality rather than anything close to the real-world. The idea of madness and insanity is presented as an all-pervasive force, impervious to any rational understanding (cf, Arkham Asylum) and most of Gotham seem to accept and trust the Vigilante to keep order rather than the institutions of municipal, state and federal government. Batman himself is the embodiment of that most Romantic archetype, the Byronic Hero complete with giant mansion with subterranean lair for him to brood in.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_351e7cf9
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_351e7cf9
 Batman (Franchise) / int_35a13198
type
World's Best Warrior
 Batman (Franchise) / int_35a13198
comment
World's Best Warrior: The reason Batman is The Dreaded is because winning is never an impossibility for him. Even if he's outclassed or outfought, he always has the means to win.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_35a13198
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_35a13198
 Batman (Franchise) / int_36de2703
type
Superheroes Wear Capes
 Batman (Franchise) / int_36de2703
comment
Superheroes Wear Capes: One of the surviving The Golden Age of Comic Books Trope Codifiers.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_36de2703
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_36de2703
 Batman (Franchise) / int_36e6529b
type
Rule of Cute
 Batman (Franchise) / int_36e6529b
comment
Rule of Cute: Funko Inc.'s collection of super-deformed, button-eyed DC heroes and villains, most of whom are Batman-related. Just look how cute that widdle Caped Crusader is! Also, LEGO Batman.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_36e6529b
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_36e6529b
 Batman (Franchise) / int_374c339d
type
I'll Kill You!
 Batman (Franchise) / int_374c339d
comment
I'll Kill You!: In his first appearance, The Joker was not played at all as funny, even in a dark way. He was, in fact, a permanently smiling psychotic gangster with no sense of humor whatsoever. In his first fight with Batman, Bats is actually the one making puns, Joker's Line? "I am going to kill you!"
 Batman (Franchise) / int_374c339d
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_374c339d
 Batman (Franchise) / int_37d535e4
type
A
 Batman (Franchise) / int_37d535e4
comment
A "True" Hero: Batman is sometimes argued to be the "real" hero in the DC Universe, because he lacks the superpowers almost all of his peers have. Batman gets by on his wits, genius and skill rather than superhuman abilities. In addition, most portrayals of the character portray him as somewhere between an Unscrupulous Hero or Pragmatic Hero, who is willing and able to get his hands dirty when it comes to saving people and stopping crime. To many, this resonates as being more of a "True Hero" than those who don't need to sacrifice half as much as he does and never had to work to achieve their abilities.
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_37d535e4
 Batman (Franchise) / int_38d02d44
type
Batman Gambit
 Batman (Franchise) / int_38d02d44
comment
Batman Gambit: The Trope Namer
 Batman (Franchise) / int_38d02d44
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_38d02d44
 Batman (Franchise) / int_396e1c2a
type
Face Death with Dignity
 Batman (Franchise) / int_396e1c2a
comment
Face Death with Dignity: In "The Joker Walks the Last Mile", after turning himself in, confessing to a long list of crimes and getting the death sentence, the Joker walks to his execution, confident that he will make a fresh start once he pays the ultimate penalty with his life, and once his mooks follow through on his plan and bring him Back from the Dead.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_396e1c2a
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_396e1c2a
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3a3489f
type
Fourth-Wall Observer
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3a3489f
comment
Fourth-Wall Observer: The Joker occasionally, but especially in non-canon story lines and Emperor Joker.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3a3489f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3a3489f
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_3a3489f
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3a6cebbd
type
Circus Brat
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3a6cebbd
comment
Robin I: Dick Grayson. Circus Brat, saw his parents killed in front of him, taken in as Wayne's ward. The original Earth-2 Grayson grew up, became a politician, and stayed Robin even after his Batman died. He himself died in the Crisis on Infinite Earths. The Earth-1 Grayson was a founding member of the Teen Titans, was urged to retire by Wayne after nearly getting killed by the Joker, changed his supranym to Nightwing, and mended his fences with Wayne. He later took over the role of Batman when Wayne was apparently dead, and continued in the role for a while when he returned. Returned to being Nightwing in the New 52.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3a6cebbd
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_3a6cebbd
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3b49c783
type
The Proud Elite
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3b49c783
comment
The Proud Elite: He is handsome, and, while charming, tries to be aloof enough that he makes people think he's a bit arrogant. However, when he catches criminals as Batman, he'll get them jobs at Wayne Enterprises. Even the Ventriloquist got a second chance once on an episode of New Batman Adventures.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3b49c783
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_3b49c783
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3ce914fb
type
Macabre Moth Motif
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3ce914fb
comment
Killer Moth (of all people) was originally presented as an Evil Counterpart. His MO was that he was an anti-vigilante; he showed up to rescue criminals. He even had a Moth Signal criminals could use to summon him!
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3ce914fb
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3ce914fb
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_3ce914fb
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3fbad834
type
Troll Fic
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3fbad834
comment
Troll Fic: Batman Hero Of Gotham. Characters die and randomly come back to life (In Chapter 3, the Joker dies and then comes back to life for no reason in around 12 sentences), The Penny Plunderer is called "one of the most powerful villains in Gotham", Batgirl walks off a backbreaker from Bane, and Crazy Quilt is called "the evilest villain ever" and actually kills Robin (thus leading to Alfred, of all people, taking up the mantle). Many other characters also appear, such as Wolverine (who even says that he appears in everything), a few of the other X-Men, Darkseid (spelled as Darkseed), Superman, General Zod, and Master Chief (spelled as Mastar Chief). Also, there's tons of bad grammar. Here's some quotes from the story: There's also a Dramatic Reading in twoparts.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3fbad834
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3fbad834
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_3fbad834
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3fca462c
type
Deus ex Machina
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3fca462c
comment
Deus ex Machina: Batman often solves situations by just happening to have a gadget on hand. Back when he killed people, Batman once confronted a Doctor Doom who threw a grenade at him. Batman then shields his and Robin's body with...this. It's not even a frickin' gadget!
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3fca462c
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_3fca462c
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_3fca462c
 Batman (Franchise) / int_401bfa84
type
Immortality Field
 Batman (Franchise) / int_401bfa84
comment
Immortality Field: The Lazarus Pits, all metaphysically connected through Ley Lines, overlap with Fountain of Youth but zigzag in regards to being an Immortality Field. By bathing in a pit, an injured person can have their wounds healed, the old are made young, and the deceased can be brought back to lifenote For maximum efficiency however, someone must be placed in the Lazarus Pit within a relatively short period of time following their death. Although older bodies may be resurrected, there is no guarantee that they will return in perfect condition. However, anyone who uses the pit and is not injured or dying will be killed. Also, each pit can only be used once, but its user will retain its effects even without staying in one and they're free to use another the next time they're in critical condition.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_401bfa84
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_401bfa84
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_401bfa84
 Batman (Franchise) / int_402b438d
type
Clothes Make the Legend
 Batman (Franchise) / int_402b438d
comment
Clothes Make the Legend: You don't even need to see his emblem - Bats is so infamous and feared that he can be identified just by the silhouette of his cowl.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_402b438d
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_402b438d
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_402b438d
 Batman (Franchise) / int_429732d8
type
Bat Signal
 Batman (Franchise) / int_429732d8
comment
Bat Signal: The Trope Namer. Again.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_429732d8
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_429732d8
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_429732d8
 Batman (Franchise) / int_44606d14
type
Becoming the Mask
 Batman (Franchise) / int_44606d14
comment
Becoming the Mask: Bruce Wayne adopted the identity of Batman as a means to fight injustice. As with most Batman tropes, this is the dark version. It's not that he loves being Batman so much he doesn't want to go back to being Bruce Wayne. It's that he IS Batman because he has to be even when dressed and acting like Bruce Wayne. It's a strong contrast to the modern version of Superman, who always thinks of himself as Clark Kent regardless of the costume.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_44606d14
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_44606d14
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_44606d14
 Batman (Franchise) / int_44618b9f
type
Small Steps Hero
 Batman (Franchise) / int_44618b9f
comment
Small Steps Hero: Bruce could stop being Batman and use his fortune to clean up Gotham permanently, but that would mean ignoring the common crime that happen every night. The fact that he has the power to not only stop crime and save the world regularly is one of the things he admires about Superman.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_44618b9f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_44618b9f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_44618b9f
 Batman (Franchise) / int_44a7bea2
type
Found the Killer, Lost the Murderer
 Batman (Franchise) / int_44a7bea2
comment
Found the Killer, Lost the Murderer: The Pre-Crisis Batman, long after he finally tracked down the murderer of his parents, Joe Chill, discovered that Chill was actually an assassin hired by the mobster Lew Moxon who wanted revenge on Thomas Wayne for getting him arrested. Batman reopened the case to hunt his parents' true murderer down, a discovery that was especially galling considering Robin pointed out that by leaving him alive, Bruce was manipulated to be Moxon's alibi since a 10 year old could not be expected to know that a simple stick-up gone murderous was more than it seemed.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_44a7bea2
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_44a7bea2
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4508b16b
type
The Guards Must Be Crazy
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4508b16b
comment
A security guard in Arkham Asylum: Madness ran head first in to this trope when he decided to put the Name "Milton Napier" on a plaque to screw with The Joker. It ended badly. For the guard that is.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4508b16b
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4508b16b
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_4508b16b
 Batman (Franchise) / int_45107a1e
type
InterClassRomance
 Batman (Franchise) / int_45107a1e
comment
Interclass Romance: The Batman and Catwoman romance in the Post-Crisis era. He's Gotham's richest man, she's a poor orphan street kid turned criminal. In the original comics, Catwoman and Selina Kyle were Classy Cat-Burglar who stole for the thrill and Selina in civilian life had the identity of a prominent socialite. In modern comics, she was made poor to give her a Just Like Robin Hood motivation, to add spice in her dynamic with Bats. She's the only major Love Interest for Bruce who comes from a poor background (most of his Girl of the Week being rich heiresses, models, and so on, while Talia Al Ghul is basically a Princess) and their dynamic often invites Batman realizing how privileged he really is from his more street-smart and grounded girlfriend. In The Dark Knight Rises, the class differences becomes part of their Slap-Slap-Kiss dynamic while in the Batman: Arkham Series, Selina often expresses angst that Batman and Bruce are out of her league (and not just because he's a hero and she's a thief).
 Batman (Franchise) / int_45107a1e
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_45107a1e
 Batman (Franchise) / int_45cd286c
type
Corrupt Politician
 Batman (Franchise) / int_45cd286c
comment
Corrupt Politician: Aversions are easier to find.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_45cd286c
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-1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_45cd286c
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_45cd286c
 Batman (Franchise) / int_461defa0
type
Two-Faced
 Batman (Franchise) / int_461defa0
comment
Two-Faced
 Batman (Franchise) / int_461defa0
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_461defa0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_461defa0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4631e81f
type
Badass in Distress
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4631e81f
comment
Badass in Distress: Currently the trope picture.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4631e81f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4631e81f
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_4631e81f
 Batman (Franchise) / int_46ba2113
type
Minidress of Power
 Batman (Franchise) / int_46ba2113
comment
Mini Dress Of Power: Catwoman's outfit sometimes is this.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_46ba2113
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_46ba2113
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_46ba2113
 Batman (Franchise) / int_479f9ad0
type
Characterization Marches On
 Batman (Franchise) / int_479f9ad0
comment
This results in part because of Characterization Marches On. The original Batman villains were master-criminals typical of pulp villains with no real motivations other than basic greed or lust for power. The first Joker dressed in white paint and didn't have silly gag-based antics. After the 50s, where comics were subject to Bowdlerization, Joker became a harmless villain with gag based antics celebrated in the 1966 TV series. When Dennis O'Neil, Steve Engelhart and other writers sought to make Joker menacing again, they had to justify the gag-based elements which had become The Artifact as well as other motif-themed criminals such as The Riddler who became famous thanks to the show.note It's significant that even in this Lighter and Softer work, all of the villains tried to kill the Dynamic Duo at least once, and in really "creative" ways. Their solution was Hollywood Psych, and they added Arkham Asylum into the mix. Since then, almost all of Batman's villains were described not merely as supervillains but as psychopaths.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_479f9ad0
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_479f9ad0
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_479f9ad0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_47c62bc9
type
One Super, One Power Set
 Batman (Franchise) / int_47c62bc9
comment
One Super One Powerset: Batman is the head of Wayne Enterprises, has fought against and alongside many superpowered beings that possess advanced technology, use magic, and have reliable and effective mutagens. Despite this, he has been, and most likely always will be, only a mere Badass Normal Crazy-Prepared genius detective.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_47c62bc9
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_47c62bc9
 Batman (Franchise) / int_48ae3596
type
File Mixup
 Batman (Franchise) / int_48ae3596
comment
File Mixup: In the old story "Robin Studies His Lessons", Dick Grayson is kept off duty because he's been getting bad grades. However, then Dick catches some crooks, using scientific knowledge that seems awfully strange given he's supposed to have gotten lousy grades in that class. Bruce checks it and the administrators apologize for confusing Dick's grades with those of another boy.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_48ae3596
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_48ae3596
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_48ae3596
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4a852458
type
Big Good
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4a852458
comment
Big Good: Despite being curmudgeonly, brooding and feared by almost everyone, he, Superman and Wonder Woman tend to share this role in the larger DC Universe.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4a852458
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_4a852458
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4ae690ca
type
Laughing Mad
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4ae690ca
comment
Laughing Mad: Oh, guess. The Riddler has his moments as well.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4ae690ca
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4ae690ca
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_4ae690ca
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4c24a9ed
type
Power Copying
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4c24a9ed
comment
Power Copying: Batman tends to keep items from his defeated villains handy, such as a vial of Scarecrow's fear gas, and one of Mr. Freeze's guns.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4c24a9ed
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1.0
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_4c24a9ed
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4c6f26c
type
Socially Awkward Hero
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4c6f26c
comment
Socially Awkward Hero: It varies by the writer, but Bruce Wayne is often depicted as not really understanding how to behave like a normal Rich Idiot With No Day Job, and finds hosting a Wayne Foundation party more stressful than taking on the Joker.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4c6f26c
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1.0
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_4c6f26c
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4cb0192
type
Utility Belt
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4cb0192
comment
Utility Belt
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4cb0192
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4cb0192
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_4cb0192
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4cbc7f95
type
Blasting It Out of Their Hands
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4cbc7f95
comment
Blasting It Out of Their Hands: Batman often disarms gun-toting foes with a well-aimed batarang.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4cbc7f95
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4cbc7f95
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_4cbc7f95
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4e3e577a
type
Psychological Horror
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4e3e577a
comment
Psychological Horror: The insanity of the Bat-villains can drive them to do horrific things, which in turn causes severe psycho-trauma to survivors and even witnesses.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4e3e577a
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_4e3e577a
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Early Installment Weirdness
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Early Installment Weirdness: In the first two or three comics (and only those), Batman was not only perfectly willing to use firearms, he even directly killed his enemies. This bit of bat-history is so infamous, that it even provides the page image for this trope! His tech was also much more simplistic early on—the original Batmobile was just a simple red convertible. His series was initially set in it's own distinct continuity, with no existence of other superheroes prior to retcons—an issue of Batman from the 40s, for instance, had Dick Grayson get an autograph from Jerry Siegel, identified by name and explicitly noted as "the creator of Superman". In the Joker's first appearance, he was a far cry from the loony sociopath he's known as now—he was a straight faced crook with a gimmick, and Batman was the one cracking the puns while fighting him! Notably, he was supposed to be killed off for good in his second appearance, but he ended up becoming so popular, he immediately became a series mainstay, which soon established another trope in the process. The Scarecrow was originally a standard hoodlum-for-hire (albeit one who used to be a college professor) who terrorized his victims the old-fashioned way: with guns and death threats (in this era, fear gas was actually the gimmick of the now-comparatively obscure Hugo Strange). He also managed to hold his own against Batman and Robin physically, at least for a little while. Fittingly, in The Batman Hugo Strange is basically the show's fill-in for Scarecrow, as he used the same fear tactics and psychological intimidation. One episode even had him make Batman hallucinate into thinking a Zombie Apocalypse had started, when in fact, the "cure" he tried to trick Batman into using, was actually the real Zombie virus.
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Smug Snake
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Smug Snake: The Riddler. But significantly less so since his reformation in Detective Comics #822. Still smug, but a highly successful detective as well.
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Suspect Existence Failure
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Suspect Existence Failure: The Gotham City Police Department once has a prime suspect in a series of brutal killings with a veritable mountain of damning evidence against him, up to and including his going around and bragging to everyone who would listen that he did it all. It turns out that all of the evidence is manipulated or outright fabricated, because the guy is trying to make a name for himself of another's deeds. For reasons beyond human understanding, he decided to pick Gotham's most infamous and self-aggrandizing mass-murderer to bite off from — The Joker. No bonus points for guessing how it ends for him.
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Crazy-Prepared
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Another story, "Tower of Babel", centers on Ra's Al Ghul obtaining a file containing Batman's contingency plans to cripple each and every member of the Justice League "just in case" and using them to his own ends. The existence of the files and the secrecy under which they are kept infuriates The League and lead to his expulsion.
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Fat Bastard
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Fat Bastard: Starter Villain Alfred Stryker was an overweight man willing to kill to take control of a company.
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Cops Need the Vigilante
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Cops Need the Vigilante: Comic books play this every which way, but Batman is perhaps the worst offender. He is, and always has been, more or less a de facto agent of the Gotham PD. That they have the Bat-Signal up on the roof confirms that. Therefore pretty much everything he does is entirely illegal, as it contravenes all the rules of evidence gathering, chain of custody, interrogation, etc. Some recent series have gotten more sophisticated, going so far as to actually get this right (Batman is an agent of the police and therefore this is inadmissible, or Batman is entirely unconfirmed and you can't prove there's any contact making this very murky but admissible, for example), though some have gotten it wrong while trying to be clever (no, bringing in a bureaucrat whose only job is to turn on the Bat-Signal doesn't make it okay because the bureaucrat is acting as an agent of the police which makes Batman an agent of the police). Learn more here.
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Dramatic Necklace Removal
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Dramatic Necklace Removal: His parents' death scene frequently has this.
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Affably Evil
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Affably Evil: Ra's Al Ghul. The Penguin comes across as this most of the time, as the owner of a popular upscale night spot, but he can go from a gentleman criminal to a vicious bastard if he needs to.
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Adaptational Superpower Change
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Adaptational Superpower Change: Harley Quinn had no super powers in the original animated series, but with her immigration to the comics, she got some powers from her new friend Poison Ivy.
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Masquerading As the Unseen
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Masquerading As the Unseen: In Silver Age comics, Bruce would sometimes have Superman or even Alfrednote if it was for a non-fighting event wear the cowl if he had to be in two places at once.
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Batman in My Basement
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Batman in My Basement
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The Teetotaler
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The Teetotaler: Batman typically never drinks alcohol for fear of losing his edge, and usually drinks disguised ginger ale instead. Inverted when it comes to drugs, however. Batman has tried them all, as well as subjecting himself to every toxin his enemies have used (many of which are powerful hallucinogens) in order to be better prepared for all of them as well to build up immunity. And the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh takes it to the extreme.
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Bat Deduction
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Bat Deduction
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Dark Is Not Evil
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Dark Is Not Evil: And ironically, most of his rogues (particularly the Joker) are very colorful.
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Green Thumb
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Green Thumb: Pamela "Poison Ivy" Isley is one of the most famous examples of this trope. Her levels of deadliness vary across different adaptations. She has shown some capacity for good, also. When Gotham was in the midst of No Man's Land, Ivy killed Clayface and used her powers to grow fruits and vegetables for the stranded people to eat in a coordinated effort with Batman. Other times, she can at times be an eco-terrorist, ranging from destroying polluting industries to considering exterminating the human race so they'll knock off the polluting. Otherwise, she gets her kicks by feeding people to giant pitcher plants and Venus Fly traps. Lady's in Arkham for a reason. Also, her predecessor, Jason Woodrue, the Floronic Man. He's enough of a plant-man that he can be mostly "killed" and reborn via growing back. He once regrew amongst cannabis after spending some time as a hero under the name Floro, leading to him trying to "save the world" via getting everyone high on super-weed, a plot which Batman stops but Gordon questions if he was right.
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Fantasy Counterpart Culture
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Fantasy Counterpart Culture: As per Bill Finger: Dennis O'Neill likewise noted that Gotham and Metropolis represented two sides of New York City: In general, Gotham is a New York City where The Great Depression and The Big Rotten Apple era never ended, nor has the city been gentrified, which gives the setting an advantage over the Marvel Universe which on account of being set in a real city has much of its original verisimilitude and characterization become The Artifactnote New York needing three street-level heroes like Spider-Man, Daredevil and The Punisher with them being so busy that they can't have normal lives was easier to accept in The '60s to The '80s when the city was famously told by the rest of America to "drop dead" but harder in The Nineties-onwards once gentrification set in. Much of the city still has violent crime, corrupt police, slums and poor neighborhoods and banana republic level corruption of civil institutions that's analogous to the fake cities of Grand Theft Auto, and has more in common with third world major cities. For instance the story arc of Batman: No Man's Land, repurposed in the Batman: Arkham Series, The Dark Knight Rises and the final season of Gotham, is closer to the Kowloon Walled City than anything in America. Film and TV adaptations generally make a much more stylized city, such as Tim Burton's films with its hellish gothic architecture as opposed Joel Schumacher's neon-vegas approach. In the DCAU, Gotham is made into a melange of areas, looking like The Remnant of The '40s Film Noir era in Batman: TAS but looking more modern, sleek and stylized in TNBA, with Batman Beyond looking like a Blade Runner kind of city, with Hong Kong and Tokyo influences. Christopher Nolan's films made the city an amalgam of Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and New York. For Gotham, a 2014 ''Guardian'' article states the approach was a combination of the above; shot mostly in NYC which occasionally had to be made worse for the production, with a skyline that's "a composite of photographs of buildings from various cities that were carefully chosen for their Gotham-like feeling, and then manipulated digitally to bring the Gotham look to it that we wanted."
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Glamour
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Glamour: Poison Ivy is pheromonally irresistible.
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Who Even Needs a Brain?
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Who Even Needs a Brain?: Rare dramatic example - new villainess "The Absence" has an enormous hole in her forehead and extending all the way through, with no visible brain, yet functions just fine, and may be smarter than before the hole happened. It appears to be a combination of a freak medical condition and Gotham City's water supply being seriously tainted. ... So anyone with half a brain can see that humankind has gone insane, to the point where I don't know if I'll upset the status quo if I throw poison in the water main?
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Enemy Mine
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Ra's al-Ghul has elements of this, most notably in his desire to save the world even at cost to himself, his reluctance to work with others as an equal, and his personal skill. Notably, both Ra's and Batman respect each other enough to work together occasionally, and sometimes Batman is even implied to sympathize with Ra's views, if not his methods.
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Never Smile at a Crocodile
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Never Smile at a Crocodile: Killer Croc. Depending on the writer, he's a man with a really bad skin disease (which makes him look like reptilian) or in some others a full-blown, hungry crocodile-man.
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Animal Lover
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Animal Lover: Even though Batman's son Damian is an anti-hero who struggles to avoid maiming and killing his foes, he has a soft spot for animals. He's become a vegetarian, gone on tirades against people who kill animals for profit, and adopted, over time, a cat, dog, cow, dragon-bat, and Japanese dragon. He also beat up a king and his entire court for kidnapping Goliath (said dragon-bat).
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Almighty Mom
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Almighty Mom: Alfred is the quintessential male example.
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Disney Villain Death
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Disney Villain Death: Starter Villain Alfred Stryker knocked into a vat of acid during his scuffle with Batman.
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Eyepatch of Power
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Captain Stingeree combines this with Eyepatch of Power and Beard of Evil.
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Less Embarrassing Term
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Less Embarrassing Term: Spoiler's costume is not purple, it's eggplant. "Purple would've looked stupid."
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Animal-Motif Team
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Animal-Motif Team: The Batman Family are all either themed after bats (Batman, Batgirl, Batwoman) or birds (Robin, Nightwing).
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Batman Can Breathe in Space
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Batman Can Breathe in Space
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In Harm's Way
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In Harm's Way: Batman almost never retires, when he does its usually because he's too infirm to continue fighting crime, and even then he guarantees he has a replacement, and participates in crime fighting from the back lines. In fact, more than a few works have all-but-stated that Batman can never retire. Played with, in that the reason for Batman's drive is less that Victory Is Boring, and more that his end goal lies somewhere between the eradication of evil and the resurrection of his dead parents and reclaiming his childhood (without that harming anyone else), which needless to say he's never accomplished.
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The Lancer
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The Lancer: Not in his own series. To Superman in the Justice League, but as the biggest and most recognizable superhero after Superman, he's effectively this for the entire industry.
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Orphan's Ordeal
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Orphan's Ordeal: In most versions, Batman becomes who he is through witnessing the deaths of his parents as a child, leaving him to dedicate his life to ridding Gotham of crime.
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Starter Villain
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Starter Villain: Alfred Stryker, a chemical executive who is killing off his business partners so he can take sole ownership of the company. Like many starter villains, Stryker is physically unimposing and dies by the end of his issue without much fanfare.
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Story-Breaker Team-Up
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Story-Breaker Team-Up: Whenever the Bat-mite shows up.
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Reinventing the Telephone
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Reinventing the Telephone: The Batsignal
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Blue Means Cold
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Blue Means Cold: Mr. Freeze wears a refrigerated suit which is generally portrayed as blue but it varies a bit depending on the adaptation. Occasionally, his skin is also depicted as having a blue tint.
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Sanity Slippage
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Sanity Slippage: Depending on the Writer, but some feel Batman's already lost his mind and is a functioning psychotic. Eel O'Brian summed it up best when Bruce was separated from Batman.
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Shrunken Head
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Shrunken Head: One of the final Pre-Crisis Batman stories from 1986 involved an axe-murderer making one of these from the head of his victim, a woman he murdered out of jealousy.
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BadassNormal
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Any supervillain who has ever shown up in his city and thought, "What threat could a mere mortal pose to me?"
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Rich Bitch
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For starters, there's Prometheus (although he's more of a JLA-specific villain than a Batman villain) and Black Mask (or Roman Sionis) who has a similar back story to Bruce (son of wealthy parents who died by unnatural causes, although in Roman's case his parents were Rich Bitches who were killed by Roman himself, and Roman ran his company into the ground with his own carelessness).
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 Batman (Franchise) / int_649f5bec
type
Creepy Souvenir
 Batman (Franchise) / int_649f5bec
comment
Creepy Souvenir: Villain Mr. Zsasz marks a notch in his skin every time he murders someone. He has scars all over his body.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_649f5bec
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_649f5bec
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_649f5bec
 Batman (Franchise) / int_670ca248
type
Go-to Alias
 Batman (Franchise) / int_670ca248
comment
Go-to Alias: Batman has either created or taken from a deceased criminal (depending on the continuity) the identity of small-time crook "Matches" Malone to infiltrate the underworld. Similarly, Alfred tends to use "Thaddeus Crane" (his middle names) whenever he has to go undercover.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_670ca248
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_670ca248
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_670ca248
 Batman (Franchise) / int_67e31ec3
type
 Batman (Franchise) / int_67e31ec3
comment
"Best Of" Anthology: The Best Of Batman is a 13-episode DVD anthology, where the episodes are drawn from multiple Batman cartoons, all of which were known to be fan favourites.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_67e31ec3
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_67e31ec3
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_67e31ec3
 Batman (Franchise) / int_682c066c
type
Horrifying Hero
 Batman (Franchise) / int_682c066c
comment
Horrifying Hero: Batman by Tim Burton is the first one to truly invoke this trope: A flawless combination of Bob Ringwood's theatrical costume design, Michael Keaton's performance and the visceral musical score of Danny Elfman, Bruce Wayne becomes a mythical, demonic figure that struck such raw terror into the heart of evil that the average petty thug could only incoherently scream to the police: "I'm telling ya man: A Giant Bat!!!"
 Batman (Franchise) / int_682c066c
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_682c066c
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_682c066c
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6860368a
type
Mook Horror Show
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6860368a
comment
Mook Horror Show: One of the the best examples in comics.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6860368a
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6860368a
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_6860368a
 Batman (Franchise) / int_68a91d1c
type
Honest Advisor
 Batman (Franchise) / int_68a91d1c
comment
Honest Advisor: Alfred, who knows Bruce Wayne better than anyone, isn't afraid to tell him when he's taking himself too seriously or when he's doing something that probably won't end well. He's also the person Bruce most respects, and is the only person he trusts completely in more continuities than any other individual.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_68a91d1c
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1.0
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_68a91d1c
 Batman (Franchise) / int_69b56b44
type
Frigid Water Is Harmless
 Batman (Franchise) / int_69b56b44
comment
Frigid Water Is Harmless: In one issue, The Penguin falls through the ice at the South Pole and climbs out completely fine. This is given zero explanation (the Penguin is by all accounts a completely ordinary human), save for Batman remarking in surprise that "he's immune to the cold!"
 Batman (Franchise) / int_69b56b44
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_69b56b44
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_69b56b44
 Batman (Franchise) / int_69bd76fd
type
The Commissioner Gordon
 Batman (Franchise) / int_69bd76fd
comment
The Commissioner Gordon: The Trope Namer
 Batman (Franchise) / int_69bd76fd
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_69bd76fd
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_69bd76fd
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6a7bd799
type
Signature Team Transport
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6a7bd799
comment
Signature Team Transport: Batman has plenty of Bat-vehicles, but the Batmobile is the most iconic.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6a7bd799
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1.0
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_6a7bd799
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6b7668fa
type
Rich Idiot with No Day Job
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6b7668fa
comment
Rich Idiot With No Day Job: Batman deliberately cultivates this image as Bruce Wayne. See Obfuscating Stupidity. This still happens but in more recent years, he's more often competent but aloof and reclusive as CEO.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6b7668fa
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6b7668fa
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_6b7668fa
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6c275297
type
The Fettered
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6c275297
comment
The Fettered: Bruce, of course, but in some interpretations Jim Gordon too.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6c275297
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6c275297
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_6c275297
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6c46615c
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Talking Through Technique
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6c46615c
comment
Talking Through Technique: With Cassandra Cain.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6c46615c
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_6c46615c
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6ca52003
type
Master of All
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6ca52003
comment
Master of All: Within works centered around him, especially those without superpowers (such as the movies), Batman tends to be this. He's the World's Greatest Detective, skilled in every scientific field, a Master of Disguise, a capable leader, one of the top martial artists in the world, has a ton of high-tech gadgets thanks to being high in the Fiction 500, has trained his body to Charles Atlas Superpower level, and often displays random skills such as being a capable actor just in case he might have need of that skill. In works where he teams up with superpowered or magical characters, not so much. Bruce Wayne majored in The Theatrical Arts in college - acting for him is not a random skill, it is his primary skill. Batman has always been about the showmanship.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6ca52003
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6ca52003
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_6ca52003
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6ee15499
type
Token Motivational Nemesis
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6ee15499
comment
Token Motivational Nemesis: Joe Chill the mugger, who is seldom seen again after serving his narrative purpose of introducing us to and traumatizing Bruce Wayne. In some versions, notably Frank Miller's, he doesn't even have a name. Joe Chill did appear again in a 1948 followup to the origin story, where it's revealed he eventually became a small-time gangster. Unfortunately for him, Batman soon found him out, leading to a classic confrontation. Chill also appeared post-Crisis in several stories. Post-Zero Hour he was specifically stated NOT to be the Wayne killer, bringing Batman's desire for vengeance back to the way Miller envisioned it. Batman had to ally with Joe Chill when facing a legacy of The Reaper, a crazed slasher vigilante. At several points, Batman has the choice of whether to save Joe's life and each time, he does. Joker sees Batman like this.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6ee15499
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6ee15499
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_6ee15499
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6eef5fc6
type
Temporary Substitute
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6eef5fc6
comment
After an extenuating day being Batman, Jean-Paul Valley reflected that after being the Avatar of the Order of St. Dumas, who wanted to conquer Jerusalem back again to Christianity, and presently being the Temporary Substitute to Batman, who wants to stop crime in Gotham City, he finds the fanatical obsessive founder Dumas was the wiser: sure, Jerusalem was never conquered again, but it was a tangible goal that could be achieved... ending crime forever in Gotham is a madman’s dream.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6eef5fc6
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6eef5fc6
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_6eef5fc6
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6fc21d06
type
Fiction 500
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6fc21d06
comment
Fiction 500: The most famous example in the DC Universe, although Lex Luthor is right up there too.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6fc21d06
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_6fc21d06
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_6fc21d06
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7012424f
type
Stealth Hi/Bye
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7012424f
comment
Stealth Hi/Bye: Contender for Trope Codifier.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7012424f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7012424f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_7012424f
 Batman (Franchise) / int_70489c17
type
Superman Stays Out of Gotham
 Batman (Franchise) / int_70489c17
comment
Superman Stays Out of Gotham
 Batman (Franchise) / int_70489c17
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_70489c17
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_70489c17
 Batman (Franchise) / int_71105dfc
type
Everybody Smokes
 Batman (Franchise) / int_71105dfc
comment
Everybody Smokes: Despite the fact that Golden Age Bruce Wayne is well known to smoke a Distinguished Gentleman's 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.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_71105dfc
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_71105dfc
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_71105dfc
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7175cb16
type
Clark Kenting
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7175cb16
comment
Clark Kenting: Many heroes throughout the franchise have a rather easy time hiding their secret identities. Especially notable in live-action series.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7175cb16
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7175cb16
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_7175cb16
 Batman (Franchise) / int_71efd47a
type
Laughing at Your Own Jokes
 Batman (Franchise) / int_71efd47a
comment
Laughing at Your Own Jokes: The Joker is a maniacal clown who often laughs at his own macabre jokes. Woe be it for any of his Mooks who fails to laugh along with him. Or fails to laugh hard enough. Or only seems to be pretending to laugh. Or laughs at a joke he wasn't supposed to. It sucks, being one of Joker's Mooks.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_71efd47a
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_71efd47a
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_71efd47a
 Batman (Franchise) / int_72856b70
type
Godzilla Threshold
 Batman (Franchise) / int_72856b70
comment
Godzilla Threshold: Whenever Batman realizes he needs Superman or the Justice League, and not just the Bat-Family.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_72856b70
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_72856b70
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_72856b70
 Batman (Franchise) / int_73731600
type
Lecherous Licking
 Batman (Franchise) / int_73731600
comment
Lecherous Licking: Catwoman frequently does this to Batman.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_73731600
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_73731600
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_73731600
 Batman (Franchise) / int_75a201
type
Pimped-Out Cape
 Batman (Franchise) / int_75a201
comment
Pimped-Out Cape: In some continuities where his cape has some gadgets built in.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_75a201
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_75a201
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_75a201
 Batman (Franchise) / int_75b5a541
type
Rogues Gallery Showcase
 Batman (Franchise) / int_75b5a541
comment
Rogues Gallery Showcase The Long Halloween, Hush.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_75b5a541
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_75b5a541
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_75b5a541
 Batman (Franchise) / int_75bfffd4
type
Bat Scare
 Batman (Franchise) / int_75bfffd4
comment
Bat Scare: Generally associated with Batman, and clouds of bats often appear when he enters the Batcave. On at least a few occasions he has weaponised this, using bat-influencing ultrasound to set up a Bat Scare which distracts an opponent.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_75bfffd4
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_75bfffd4
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_75bfffd4
 Batman (Franchise) / int_767caf1f
type
Multiple Demographic Appeal
 Batman (Franchise) / int_767caf1f
comment
Multiple Demographic Appeal: In the 60's television show, Batgirl was added to attract two demographics that weren't watching the show — young girls and their fathers.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_767caf1f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_767caf1f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_767caf1f
 Batman (Franchise) / int_76b4b7dd
type
The Comically Serious
 Batman (Franchise) / int_76b4b7dd
comment
The Comically Serious: Because nothing's more hilarious than Batman singing karaoke, while still completely straight-faced. Though in the rare instance where he cracks a joke, it's all the funnier because of it. In Superman/Batman #44, Superman has been hit in the eye with a shard of Kryptonite and has to wear an eyepatch until it heals. Averted in the Golden Age stories, where Batman loves to joke and make wisecracks as he's roughing up the bad guys. He's as bad as Robin.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_76b4b7dd
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-1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_76b4b7dd
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_76b4b7dd
 Batman (Franchise) / int_76d6c3df
type
I Don't Like the Sound of That Place
 Batman (Franchise) / int_76d6c3df
comment
Let's face it: Thomas Wayne. Instead of waiting for Alfred to show up and chauffeur them back to the mansion, he decided to take a shortcut through Crime Alley. All dressed up. At night. In the rain. It's just a pity his foolishness got both himself and his wife killed, and his son traumatized along with him. It wasn't called Crime Alley back then. It's canon that it used to be a nice neighborhood called Park Row. The Wayne murders signaled the beginning of the decline of the neighborhood. But then again, they walked into some random, trash-strewn alley, through a side door of the theater, because that's how rich people routinely exit such establishments. How about in the Pre-Crisis origin, a gangster named Lew Moxon directly threatens Thomas Wayne with death for getting him arrested and admits he'll get someone to do it for him? Wayne does not tell anyone of this death threat and Moxon hires Joe Chill to do the job and he follows through.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_76d6c3df
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_76d6c3df
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_76d6c3df
 Batman (Franchise) / int_777c0033
type
Technical Pacifist
 Batman (Franchise) / int_777c0033
comment
Technical Pacifist: Since Robin's first appearance, at least.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_777c0033
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_777c0033
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_777c0033
 Batman (Franchise) / int_77c0952e
type
Face Your Fears
 Batman (Franchise) / int_77c0952e
comment
Face Your Fears: Whenever Scarecrow manages to get Batman with his Fear Gas, expect this to occur.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_77c0952e
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_77c0952e
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_77c0952e
 Batman (Franchise) / int_780a078e
type
Self-Made Orphan
 Batman (Franchise) / int_780a078e
comment
Self-Made Orphan: Bruce Wayne's childhood friend Thomas Elliot tried to kill his parents at a young age in order to inherit their riches and because his father was an abusive monster and his mother a simpering money hungry lunatic. He only succeeded in killing his father, and, to avoid suspicion, didn't try again, only truly being orphaned when he smothered his raving senile mother in a fit of anger. This left him with a bitter hatred of Bruce, who tragically lost his parents soon after Tommy tried to kill his. Later on in his life, he joins the Riddler (who discovered that Bruce was Batman on a vendetta against him, feeling that, not only did Bruce get the riches Tommy wanted, but that he was wasting those riches as well. Predictably, his vendetta eventually causes him to lose everything and become the full time Super Villain Hush. Black Mask killed his parents in a fire to inherit their business and fortune. Unfortunately, he was a lousy businessman and when he tried to burn down the factory to cover his tracks, he wound up with the facial injury that gave him his villain name. He was a lot better at being Ax-Crazy than a businessman anyways. In a look at The Joker's childhood in The Brave and the Bold revival issue #31, as a child the Joker burned down his house with his bickering parents inside. This being the Joker, who knows how accurate the story is. According to The Long Halloween, Jonathan Crane (the future Scarecrow) killed his mom. On Mother's Day. The Penguin. In most versions his father dies of bronchial pneumonia, but in Penguin: Pain and Prejudice His father's behavior and commentary eventually pushed him too far, and he murdered Tucker Cobblepot, leaving him alone with his mother. The only one that showed any signs of loving him. A one-off character in the debut issue of Gotham Knights is a child that kills his parents. Thanks to having a few too many time-travelers in his life (or a few too many writers recycling the same idea), Bruce Wayne himself is one several times over. The general structure of how is "time-travel saves the Waynes and dooms the timeline, adult Bruce Wayne from the doomed timeline has to undo it to stop whatever caused it and thus send his parents to their deaths". The worst example is when Booster Gold does it with the intent of undoing it as a gift. Bruce was also forced to let his Flashpoint timeline father die after visiting it in The Button.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_780a078e
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_780a078e
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_780a078e
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7833feeb
type
Sudden Name Change
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7833feeb
comment
Sudden Name Change: Stephanie Brown's mother was named "Agnes" when she originally appeared in Detective Comics, but her name was later changed to "Crystal." According to Scott Beatty (who was the first to rename her), he had asked DC editors about the name of the mother but no one could remember, leading to an accidental name change that stuck. The Post-Crisis Huntress had a case of her middle name changing. In her first origin and early appearances, her full name was "Helena Janice Bertinelli". In her revised origin and later profiles, her name became "Helena Rosa Bertinelli". Huntress' parents were named Guido and Carmela in her original 1989 origin, but their names were later changed to Franco and Maria by the time of Greg Rucka's retelling in the Cry For Blood miniseries. Harvey Dent's wife is generally known as Gilda, but was renamed "Grace" in a 1989 Secret Origins story and the name carried over to her animated counterpart in Batman: The Animated Series. All later comic appearances switched her name back to Gilda. Harvey himself was originally introduced as "Harvey Kent". They changed his name so there'd be no confusion with that other fellow. While Poison Ivy's civilian name was initially established as Pamela Isley, Gerry Conway inexplicably gave her the name of "Lillian Rose" when he wrote her origin in World's Finest #252. Post-Crisis, Neil Gaiman would re-establish the Pamela Isley name (along with overhauling her origin). Gotham has gained some controversy for changing her name from Pamela Isley to Ivy Pepper.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7833feeb
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7833feeb
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_7833feeb
 Batman (Franchise) / int_79a60aec
type
For Want of a Nail
 Batman (Franchise) / int_79a60aec
comment
For Want of a Nail: There's an Elseworlds story that explores what'd happen if Joe Chill didn't kill Batman's parents. Apparently Bruce wouldn't have become Batman, Gotham would've become less of a CrapsackWorld, and he and Jack Napier would've become Heterosexual Life-Partners.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_79a60aec
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_79a60aec
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_79a60aec
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7a87fa80
type
Animal-Themed Superbeing
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7a87fa80
comment
Animal-Themed Superbeing: Bruce, his sidekicks, and many of his enemies are animal based, albeit none of them have animal powers at all and the outfit is largely an aesthetic and metaphorical concept based on social connotations. For instance, Batman doesn't have echolocation powers and it refers to him being nocturnal and his cape-and cowl silhouette looking like a giant bat when he goes Roofhopping. While Selina Kyle is shown to have an affinity with cats in later stories, originally it was a reference to her being a cat burglar, which was a poetic concept (stealthy like a cat) and not a literal one (since cats don't steal), while Robin's red tunic has a resemblance to the red-breasted American Robin, his name was a Shout Out by his co-creator Bill Finger to Robin Hood. Likewise, Penguin is so-called for wearing the Penguin-suit. It wasn't until much later in fact, in 1970, with Man-Bat that you had an actual animal themed superbeing in the Batman mythos.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7a87fa80
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7a87fa80
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_7a87fa80
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7abd339f
type
Black and White Morality
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7abd339f
comment
Black-and-White Morality / Black and Grey Morality: Tends to depend on the tone of the particular story, with the lighthearted ones being the former and the Darker and Edgier ones being the latter.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7abd339f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7abd339f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_7abd339f
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7b14acfb
type
Revealing Reflection
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7b14acfb
comment
Revealing Reflection: One arc has Selina Kyle run for Mayor of Gotham. Worried mobsters hire Gunhawk to silence the cunning minx, and Gunhawk tries sniping at her from an adjacent building during a fundraiser. Selina notices the sniper's reflection in a champagne flute, and dives for cover in the nick of time.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7b14acfb
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7b14acfb
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_7b14acfb
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7c4fdf65
type
Red Is Violent
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7c4fdf65
comment
Red Is Violent: Jason Todd, after coming back from the dead, made a Face–Heel Turn and became a more violent vigilante than Batman himself under the name of Red Hood. In the alternate universe of Flashpoint (and in the animated adaptation), Batman/Thomas Wayne is more cruel and ruthless than this universe's Batman, able to kill his enemies to stop menaces, being only compared with Marvel's Punisher. This version of Batman incorporated the red to the costume, mostly in the cape, the symbol and the red eyes. There's also Batman of Zur-En-Arrh (who dresses in red and purple), who was an uninhibited alter ego that Bruce Wayne had constructed to protect himself in the event that his base psyche was under attack. And from Battle for the Cowl saga, one of the men who wants to take Batman's legacy is the ruthless Two-Face, who wears a Batman costume splitted in two colors as his normal motif, having one side black/dark blue and the other one red. Anarky.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7c4fdf65
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7c4fdf65
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_7c4fdf65
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7c9933de
type
Laughably Evil
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7c9933de
comment
Laughably Evil: Can anyone not say Joker? And, well, Harley Quinn as well (which, in some cases, manages to even overshadow Mr. J, her Puddin').
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7c9933de
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7c9933de
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_7c9933de
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7d163c9c
type
Dating Catwoman
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7d163c9c
comment
Dating Catwoman: Trope Codifier. On-again and off-again with Selina Kyle, both before and after he learned her true identity. Some say the only woman he has ever loved. He has a similar relationship with Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Arch-Enemy Ra's al Ghul - they even had a child together (though Bruce was drugged during the actual act), the fifth Robin Damian Wayne. Bruce tends to be attracted to women on the wrong side of the law more often than not. Gotham City Sirens notes that the only two women that Batman has ever loved were Catwoman/Selina Kyle and Talia al Ghul, both members of his Rogues Gallery.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7d163c9c
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7d163c9c
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_7d163c9c
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7e22477f
type
Breakout Villain
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7e22477f
comment
Breakout Villain: The Joker is a big one. Originally he was supposed to be killed in his second appearance back in 1940. Fast-forward 70 years later and he's the most famous villain in all of comics. A cross-media example is The Riddler. Prior to the 1966 TV show, Edward Nygma had made only three appearances including his 1948 debut. Thanks largely to his delightfully demented portrayal by Frank Gorshin, he is now one of Batman's arch-nemeses, second only to the aforementioned Clown Prince of Crime and, perhaps, Oswald Cobblepot.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7e22477f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7e22477f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_7e22477f
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7ef728b1
type
Tsundere
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7ef728b1
comment
Tsundere: Damian Wayne is one of the rare male examples, and is type A towards... everyone. Dick Grayson, Stephanie Brown, Alfred...
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7ef728b1
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_7ef728b1
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_7ef728b1
 Batman (Franchise) / int_803e411
type
Betrayal Insurance
 Batman (Franchise) / int_803e411
comment
Betrayal Insurance: The idea that Batman has a stockpile of kryptonite in case Superman ever goes rogue is extremely common. The idea that he also has plans to take down any other Justice League member he might have to is almost as common.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_803e411
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_803e411
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_803e411
 Batman (Franchise) / int_812dd60
type
Costume Evolution
 Batman (Franchise) / int_812dd60
comment
Costume Evolution: Most characters have had outfit changes over the years. Batman himself started with a cape that was shaped like bat wings, before it changed to a cape with a jagged hem.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_812dd60
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_812dd60
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_812dd60
 Batman (Franchise) / int_829aeb5d
type
Mad Love
 Batman (Franchise) / int_829aeb5d
comment
Mad Love
 Batman (Franchise) / int_829aeb5d
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_829aeb5d
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_829aeb5d
 Batman (Franchise) / int_82a60dce
type
Signature Laugh
 Batman (Franchise) / int_82a60dce
comment
Signature Laugh: Several, represented different ways in different media: The Penguin's "wah wah" squawking laugh. Riddler's high pitched giggle. Joker's maniacal cackle (particularly Mark Hamill's interpretation). The Scarecrow's infamous "HRROOO HRRAAA", which nobody knows how to pronounce.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_82a60dce
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_82a60dce
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_82a60dce
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8430699a
type
Alternate Universe
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8430699a
comment
Alternate Universe: Earth-Two, where Batman married Catwoman and had a daughter, the Huntress.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8430699a
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8430699a
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_8430699a
 Batman (Franchise) / int_84dbc10f
type
McNinja
 Batman (Franchise) / int_84dbc10f
comment
McNinja
 Batman (Franchise) / int_84dbc10f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_84dbc10f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_84dbc10f
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8504b817
type
Where the Hell Is Springfield?
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8504b817
comment
Where the Hell Is Gotham?: Apparently, New Jersey. Many people from the greater Trenton area dispute this, as Gotham is shown to be a grungy, filth-ridden, dated city, and nothing in New Jersey could be that nice. Young Justice places it in Connecticut... Lovecraft Country. The DCAU places it in Long Island.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8504b817
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8504b817
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_8504b817
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8510238b
type
Riddle Me This
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8510238b
comment
Riddle Me This: The Riddler's Catchphrase and MO.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8510238b
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8510238b
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_8510238b
 Batman (Franchise) / int_857744e7
type
Chew-Out Fake-Out
 Batman (Franchise) / int_857744e7
comment
Chew-Out Fake-Out: Tim Drake/Robin, after losing nearly all of his biological family, sets up an actor to pretend to be his fake uncle so that he doesn't have to go into the foster care system. Batman, being Batman, naturally finds out, and Robin assumes he's about to be reamed out for going behind Bruce's back... but all Bruce can say is that he's so proud of Tim for taking the initiative, and gives him some tips on how to make the deception foolproof.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_857744e7
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_857744e7
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_857744e7
 Batman (Franchise) / int_85ac41e1
type
Grappling-Hook Pistol
 Batman (Franchise) / int_85ac41e1
comment
Grappling-Hook Pistol: Favorite method of transportation when the Batwing or Batmobile aren't practical.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_85ac41e1
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_85ac41e1
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_85ac41e1
 Batman (Franchise) / int_863fac26
type
Jerk Jock
 Batman (Franchise) / int_863fac26
comment
Tim Drake was born into an upper-middle-class family with a neglectful father who wanted a Jerk Jock for a son. Instead of Batman stumbling upon him by accident, Tim sought him out and offered to become Robin after seeing the turmoil Batman went through in the wake of Jason's death. Initially depicted as a chipper and talented teenager, he slowly becomes grimmer and more brooding after a number of tragedies in his life.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_863fac26
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_863fac26
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_863fac26
 Batman (Franchise) / int_86bb1fc6
type
Secret Identity Apathy
 Batman (Franchise) / int_86bb1fc6
comment
Secret Identity Apathy: Batman and the Joker have always been the most well-known example. At one point, the Joker actively threatened a mob boss who'd tried to buy Batman's secret identity from Hugo Strange, declaring that learning the truth of Batman's identity would ruin all his fun.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_86bb1fc6
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_86bb1fc6
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_86bb1fc6
 Batman (Franchise) / int_86c192f4
type
Badass Creed
 Batman (Franchise) / int_86c192f4
comment
Badass Creed: In The Button, it's revealed that while exploring caverns that would later become the Batcave, Thomas told Bruce the Wayne motto, which subconsciously had a tremendous effect on Bruce's personality.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_86c192f4
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_86c192f4
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_86c192f4
 Batman (Franchise) / int_88449d57
type
Exalted Torturer
 Batman (Franchise) / int_88449d57
comment
Exalted Torturer: Since so much of the story has Batman's no-kill rule mined for drama, this has obscured the fact that a good deal of what Batman does, such as intimidating, scaring, and often times physically beating people up in order to get information flirts with torture and Police Brutality. His actions during the Tower of Babel story where he created countermeasures in case the League went rogue had him analyzing his teammates in such a way so that he could devise traps that tortured them in ways tailored to their superpowers.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_88449d57
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_88449d57
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_88449d57
 Batman (Franchise) / int_88e7f8b8
type
Batman Cold Open
 Batman (Franchise) / int_88e7f8b8
comment
Batman Cold Open: Batman does this all the time, hence the Trope Namer. Batman #608 (the first part of the "Hush" arc) has a particularly cool version, depicting Batman (with Crazy-Prepared Badass Normal stats turned Up to Eleven) sneaking around a shipyard and taking down four of Killer Croc's thugs in rapid succession to save a small boy who happens to be heir to an enormous fortune.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_88e7f8b8
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_88e7f8b8
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_88e7f8b8
 Batman (Franchise) / int_89623e9a
type
The Paragon
 Batman (Franchise) / int_89623e9a
comment
The Paragon: Depending on the continuity.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_89623e9a
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_89623e9a
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_89623e9a
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8967e17f
type
Back from the Dead
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8967e17f
comment
Jason Todd, after coming back from the dead, made a Face–Heel Turn and became a more violent vigilante than Batman himself under the name of Red Hood.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8967e17f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8967e17f
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_8967e17f
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8a295a46
type
Cool Car
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8a295a46
comment
Cool Car: Practically the Trope Codifier. From WAY back in the day, few modes of transportation have been considered awesome as universally as the Batmobile.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8a295a46
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8a295a46
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_8a295a46
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8a986cc7
type
The Great Depression
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8a986cc7
comment
In general, Gotham is a New York City where The Great Depression and The Big Rotten Apple era never ended, nor has the city been gentrified, which gives the setting an advantage over the Marvel Universe which on account of being set in a real city has much of its original verisimilitude and characterization become The Artifactnote New York needing three street-level heroes like Spider-Man, Daredevil and The Punisher with them being so busy that they can't have normal lives was easier to accept in The '60s to The '80s when the city was famously told by the rest of America to "drop dead" but harder in The Nineties-onwards once gentrification set in. Much of the city still has violent crime, corrupt police, slums and poor neighborhoods and banana republic level corruption of civil institutions that's analogous to the fake cities of Grand Theft Auto, and has more in common with third world major cities. For instance the story arc of Batman: No Man's Land, repurposed in the Batman: Arkham Series, The Dark Knight Rises and the final season of Gotham, is closer to the Kowloon Walled City than anything in America.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8a986cc7
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8a986cc7
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_8a986cc7
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8e0ceaf5
type
Finger in the Mail
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8e0ceaf5
comment
Finger in the Mail: The maniacal doctor Hush from turns this around by sending Batman the entirety of Catwoman... minus her heart. She gets better.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8e0ceaf5
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8e0ceaf5
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_8e0ceaf5
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8e4c7eb3
type
Superhero Sobriquets
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8e4c7eb3
comment
Superhero Sobriquets: The Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, the World's Greatest Detective, the Dark Knight Detective. Robin is the Boy Wonder and Joker is the Clown Prince of Crime, the Thin White Duke of Death, and the Harlequin of Hate.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8e4c7eb3
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8e4c7eb3
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_8e4c7eb3
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8f350291
type
Secret Identity Identity
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8f350291
comment
Secret Identity Identity: Depending on the Writer, and something of a Cyclic Trope. Bruce Wayne is a violent, obsessive loner who plays the dual roles of Batman (who gives him the power to instill fear in criminals and take revenge) and "Billionaire Playboy" Bruce Wayne (leading the carefree life he cannot truly enjoy, and actually disdains). He usually identifies more with Batman (to the point of calling himself such in his head), but not always. The two things they all have in common is that they are self-absorbed, and that they cannot get over the murder of Bruce's parents in Crime Alley.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8f350291
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_8f350291
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_8f350291
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9151375
type
Cool Garage
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9151375
comment
Cool Garage: The Batcave has many functions depending on the time and continuity, but it's always one of these.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9151375
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9151375
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_9151375
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9280aea4
type
Your Worst Memory
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9280aea4
comment
Your Worst Memory: The murder of Bruce Wayne's parents continues to haunt him, and if there's a dream sequence or hallucination in a particular plot, chances are that Batman will relive their deaths over the course of it.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9280aea4
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9280aea4
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_9280aea4
 Batman (Franchise) / int_92d728e1
type
Resurrection Sickness
 Batman (Franchise) / int_92d728e1
comment
Resurrection Sickness: What Ra's Al Ghul experiences after using the Lazarus Pit.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_92d728e1
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_92d728e1
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_92d728e1
 Batman (Franchise) / int_932da128
type
Monster Clown
 Batman (Franchise) / int_932da128
comment
Monster Clown: The Joker. Accept no substitutes.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_932da128
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_932da128
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_932da128
 Batman (Franchise) / int_93dc4e37
type
Villain of Another Story
 Batman (Franchise) / int_93dc4e37
comment
Villain of Another Story: This is the usual role of Henri Ducard. He knows Batman's secret identity, and even occasionally helps the hero for his own purposes, but it's also always clear that Ducard is an amoral Professional Killer involved in a variety of shady things in his native Europe. (unlike the films, Ducard is not an alias of Ra's al Ghul in the comics.)
 Batman (Franchise) / int_93dc4e37
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_93dc4e37
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_93dc4e37
 Batman (Franchise) / int_94389bb8
type
Athens and Sparta
 Batman (Franchise) / int_94389bb8
comment
Dennis O'Neill likewise noted that Gotham and Metropolis represented two sides of New York City:
 Batman (Franchise) / int_94389bb8
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_94389bb8
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9444833e
type
Bruce Wayne Held Hostage
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9444833e
comment
Bruce Wayne Held Hostage
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9444833e
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_9444833e
 Batman (Franchise) / int_95dd3f2a
type
Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred
 Batman (Franchise) / int_95dd3f2a
comment
Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred: Joker is prone to this.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_95dd3f2a
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_95dd3f2a
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_95dd3f2a
 Batman (Franchise) / int_95dec9d2
type
Plant Aliens
 Batman (Franchise) / int_95dec9d2
comment
Plant Aliens: He has dealt with them in the story "The Plants of Plunder".
 Batman (Franchise) / int_95dec9d2
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_95dec9d2
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_95dec9d2
 Batman (Franchise) / int_96553833
type
Eagle-Eye Detection
 Batman (Franchise) / int_96553833
comment
Eagle-Eye Detection: One of the many skills employed by the Bat-family.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_96553833
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_96553833
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1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_96553833
 Batman (Franchise) / int_96fbeaf
type
There Are No Therapists
 Batman (Franchise) / int_96fbeaf
comment
There Are No Therapists: Most depictions for the past two decades have made it clear Mr. Wayne has... issues... lots of issues. Double Subverted. There are numerous psychologists in Gotham City - just none you'd actually want helping you. Scarecrow and Hugo Strange would rather drive you mad for laughs, whereas Harley Quinn and Jeremiah Arkham couldn't even keep themselves sane. Then there's the crack staff of Arkham Asylum, who will probably be curing their first patient any day now. How many levels of subversion did they reach when Arkham did successfully cure Cluemaster... of his obsessive need to leave clues. Now he's just a criminal genuis who doesn't give our heroes any way to anticipate his next crime. How about the fact that in multiple continuities, including the titular video games, Arkham was founded not to cure the mentally ill but to exterminate them. Though averted in Batman: The Animated Series, multiple episodes have shown that certain villains such as Penguin and Harley Quinn were cured, though Penguin went back to villainy when his heart was broken and Harley Quinn was starting to snap back in less than a hour after release, simply over a misunderstanding towards a shirt she paid for, which just went downhill further and further. Then there was the Ventriloquist in The Batman who was completely rehabilitated, only for Hugo Strange to pull him back in For the Evulz. Even worse, Amanda Waller's Suicide Squad oftentimes uses it as a harvesting ground because it's where anyone who Batman stops tends to end up, so wearing a costume and going there is often a one way trip to government conscription and a head bomb. And every now and then supervillains slaughter a ton of people there. In the It Takes a Thief storyline in JLA, Bruce and Batman are separated into two personlities. Bruce is full of rage, while Batman is a soulless, faceless cypher. Eel O'Brian (Plastic Man's original identity) sums it up:
 Batman (Franchise) / int_96fbeaf
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_96fbeaf
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9723e2cd
type
Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9723e2cd
comment
Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?: The Tim Burton movie is the Trope Namer.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9723e2cd
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_9723e2cd
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9736fbe0
type
Bat Family Crossover
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9736fbe0
comment
Bat Family Crossover
 Batman (Franchise) / int_9736fbe0
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_9736fbe0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_977a6870
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Adaptational Wealth
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Adaptational Wealth: As Movie Bob put it...
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Chick Magnet
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Chick Magnet: Lucky man. Some members of the Batfamily such as Nightwing is also one in his various incarnations, this extends to even Catwoman herself just like Batman.
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Not So Different
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Not So Different: It is generally agreed upon that one of the biggest reasons Batman has the best villains in the business (Joker, Scarecrow, et cetera) is the fact that each of them reflect an element of Batman himself. However, Joker is the most prominent, oft-referenced version of this; in many of his incarnations, he is very fond of pointing out that Batman has no greater claim to sanity than Joker himself does, often lampshading - if not directly invoking - this trope.
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Bandaged Face
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Bandaged Face: At least one the villains is bound to have this happen to them at some point. Hush in particular is known for this. Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight Returns.
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Family-Unfriendly Death
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Family-Unfriendly Death: Clayface is the best example in Batman lore. Everything he does: the morphing, the voice, that thing he does where he morphs his features back-to-front rather than turn around. the big kicker is the times he absorbed people inside him to kill them, which he once temporarily did to Wonder Woman. And then there's the Clayface whose main power was to melt people he touched into bubbling puddles of protoplasmic muck, which is described as horrifically painful even though it's extremely fast.
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Evil Counterpart
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Evil Counterpart: Quite a few. For starters, there's Prometheus (although he's more of a JLA-specific villain than a Batman villain) and Black Mask (or Roman Sionis) who has a similar back story to Bruce (son of wealthy parents who died by unnatural causes, although in Roman's case his parents were Rich Bitches who were killed by Roman himself, and Roman ran his company into the ground with his own carelessness). One of the origins of Catman tried to build him up as an evil mirror counterpart who was inspired by the death of his parents to become a supervillain complete with Catmobile and the like. The idea got dropped quickly. Hush is a much more recent example, especially when you get into his backstory and how intricately entwined it is with Batman's. Killer Moth (of all people) was originally presented as an Evil Counterpart. His MO was that he was an anti-vigilante; he showed up to rescue criminals. He even had a Moth Signal criminals could use to summon him! Then there is Bane, whom Chuck Dixon created from the idea of a "dark mirror" for Bruce Wayne. They both lost their parents at an early age, but instead of affectionate guardian raising him in comfortable wealth, Bane grew up in possibly the worst prison on earth. Nevertheless, he honed his intellect and body until he could escape and then return for payback. He's Bruce Wayne Gone Horribly Wrong. An obscure character called The Wrath is gloriously over the top in how closely his backstory mirrors Batman's. His parents were career criminals who were gunned down by the police in front of him the same day as Bruce Wayne's parents were killed. Thus, the Wrath dedicated his life to fighting law and order. Even his costume is almost just a Palette Swap of Batman's. Deadshot is another, an idle rich boy who moonlighted as a vigilante before turning villain, and also had a retconned family tragedy as his motivation. More gun-focused than the above examples. He's moved further away from this than his friends Bane and Catman, and is sometimes used as an Anti-Green Arrow these days. Kobra was originally conceived as this as well, being fabulously wealthy and having his own international team of associates loyal to him, in much the same way as Batman's own teammates were to him. Kobra was so much so this that one edition of the DC Heroes RPG had his stats identical to Batman's. Deathstroke is occasionally implied to be this, given immense training and discipline, and is one of the few low-powered supervillains who's single-handedly defeated the Justice League in combat, in much the same way Batman is often implied to be capable. Man-Bat was a literal take on this, working off the in-universe assumption many people have that Batman is some sort of supernatural monster. Kurt Langstrom is a dedicated scientist, almost fanatically driven to his work, just like Bruce, but is an occasional ally to Batman, too. Ra's al-Ghul has elements of this, most notably in his desire to save the world even at cost to himself, his reluctance to work with others as an equal, and his personal skill. Notably, both Ra's and Batman respect each other enough to work together occasionally, and sometimes Batman is even implied to sympathize with Ra's views, if not his methods. Black Mask was originally like this, a rich kid turned villain due to a personal tragedy, but the characterization is largely eclipsed by the later mob boss take on him. Azrael as Az Bats was an intended subversion of this trope. While capable physically, Azrael was nowhere near Batman's match mentally or psychologically, and quickly degenerated. While not to Black-and-white counterpart standards, Dark Age Of Comics and later retellings posit that most of Batman's rogues gallery reflect a part of Batman's characterization.
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Eldritch Location
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Eldritch Location: Arkham Asylum frequently has shades of this, particularly in series dwelling upon its inmates and staff, or its history.
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Supernatural Fear Inducer
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Supernatural Fear Inducer: Batman enemy Scarecrow uses fear gas to cause hallucinations, paranoia, and even full on panic-induced heart attacks in his victims. Sometimes this overlaps with I Know What You Fear, while other times it's just straight up irrational terror.
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Double Consciousness
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Double Consciousness
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Continuity Nod
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Continuity Nod: Crossing over with Mythology Gag, when Batwoman resurfaces in 2006, her suit borrows very heavily from the one made famous in Batman Beyond, especially in regards to the Bat Symbol she uses.
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Bored with Insanity
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Bored with Insanity: The Joker several times.
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Sarcasm Mode
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It wasn't called Crime Alley back then. It's canon that it used to be a nice neighborhood called Park Row. The Wayne murders signaled the beginning of the decline of the neighborhood. But then again, they walked into some random, trash-strewn alley, through a side door of the theater, because that's how rich people routinely exit such establishments.
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Rogues Gallery
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Rogues Gallery: Quite possibly the most famous, extensive, and recognizable Rogues Gallery in all of comics. Also easily one of the most violent.
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Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop
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Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: Gotham City Police Department, in most new-millennium portrayals. Except for Gordon. Eventually got its own comic series, Gotham Central, about the few honest cops in the city who have to deal with working in the second most corrupt department in the country. It often seems like a woefully understaffed Police Department. Chicago, one of the basis cities for Gotham, has nearly 15,000 officers. The most we ever see on one page at one time is about twenty for Gotham, no matter how big the crisis (until The Dark Knight Rises, where they move out of this trope and into Red Shirt).
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Dumb Muscle
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Dumb Muscle: Killer Croc, Amygdala and Clayface at times. Averted with Bane, who has the mind of a criminal mastermind as well as the colossal strength to back it up, but played annoyingly straight in several adaptations. Though completely averted with The Dark Knight Rises.
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Monster Fangirl
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Monster Fangirl: Harley Quinn to the Joker.
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Affirmative Action Legacy
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Affirmative Action Legacy: Batman's first sidekick and later successor Dick Grayson was retconned to be part Roma. And after Batman's supposed demise, his longest-running title was given to the Jewish lesbian Batwoman. Also, The Dark Knight Returns featured a female Robin.
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It Gets Easier
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It Gets Easier: Why Batman doesn't kill.
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Cop Killer
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Cop Killer: Wrath, an Evil Counterpart of Bats, specializes in killing law enforcement officials.
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Adaptation Dye-Job
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Post-Crisis Todd had black hair, and was a Street Urchin taken in by Wayne. His father was killed by Two-Face; his mother was killed by the Joker in the same explosion he himself died in. Noted for being a bit of a jerk, even before he died.
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The Notable Numeral
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The Notable Numeral: The Dynamic Duo and Titanic Trio.
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Joker Immunity
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At least people who team up with the Joker usually have their own Joker Immunity to prevent serious problems. Henchmen that work for the Joker though are just asking to be killed.
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Obfuscating Stupidity
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Obfuscating Stupidity: Brucie's outward persona is like this, to make him seem harmless and Not-Batman-At-All.
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The Un-Smile
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The Unsmile: This applies to Batman, but not Bruce Wayne. Which may imply a bit of insight regarding his psyche.
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Not So Stoic
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Not So Stoic: Often a case of OOC Is Serious Business. In the comic/episode Mad Love, Harley is seriously creeped out by Batman laughing. Amongst those who know him, him breaking stoicness is a sign his mental state isn't the same as normal, good or bad. Losing his temper with Alfred means he's either under the influence of something or the villain of the story has successfully gotten under his skin (except ASBAR, where it means he's clearly a hobo pretending to be Batman). Being emotional, especially crying, means he's officially broken and usually has severe PTSD (examples include when he died hundreds of times in Emperor Joker, the death of Jason Todd, after torture by the Court of Owls, and an exception of happy crying at the end of Flashpoint). Laughter either means Joker toxin or he's extremely happy, oftentimes in love.
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Roguish Romani
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Roguish Romani: Subverted. A plotline in the comic strip of the 1940s had a Gypsy lad framed for murder. The Gypsy is dressed in colorful clothing, hot-tempered, especially when it comes to the honor of his sister, and distrustful of the police and legal system.
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Flying Firepower
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Flying Firepower: The villain Firefly is this, possessing a jetpack and an arsenal of incendiary weapons.
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Offing the Mouth
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Offing the Mouth: The number of times that Gotham City mooks have been killed by their bosses precisely for this reason could fill up a page in and of itself.
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Doesn't Like Guns
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Doesn't Like Guns: Even more than he despises killing.
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Red Baron
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Red Baron: The Batman has been known as the Caped Crusader, the Gotham Guardian, the Masked Manhunter or more commonly, the Dark Knight, which came from Darknight Detective. A Silver age World's Finest cover referred to him as "the Cowled Crimefighter."
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Harmful to Minors
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Harmful to Minors: Seeing his parents gunned down in front of him as a child has clearly left a big mark on Bruce's psyche.
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Save the Villain
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Save the Villain: Too many times to count.
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Master Poisoner
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Master Poisoner: Poison Ivy, the Joker, the Scarecrow
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Armor-Piercing Response
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Armor-Piercing Response: When Tim Drake tells Bruce that Batman has to have a Robin:
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Reverse Cerebus Syndrome
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Reverse Cerebus Syndrome: When the stories first began, they followed the pulp magazine model. Things became Lighter and Softer shortly after Robin was introduced, and the Jack Schiff era relished in this trope. Julius Schwartz attempted Cerebus Syndrome when his term as editor started, but then the 1960's show debuted and the trope was forced to reverse itself for the comic to emulate the show. The syndrome has waved back and forth since then.
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Aesop Collateral Damage
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Aesop Collateral Damage: As said above, in War Games, Leslie Thompkins (a pacifist who took an oath to do no harm to others) purposefully let Stephanie die just to prove her point about the dangers of kids fighting crime.
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Arkham's Razor
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Arkham's Razor: Not related to Arkham Asylum, but Riddler's riddles work this way. The obvious interpretation of his Riddles is almost never the answer. For a relatively grounded example, his first-ever crime used the clue "banquet," sending Batman and the police to a charity dinner. The real, and much less conventional meaning of the clue was that the Riddler had flooded a bank vault — gotten a "bank wet" — to defeat its pressure-sensitive locking mechanism and was looting it in scuba gear.
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Knockout Gas
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Knockout Gas: One of his standard tricks, Batman has used knockout gas from various sources: bombs, canisters, guns, etc. In the DC/Marvel Crossover where Bats met The Incredible Hulk, it's even shown to work on Ol' Greenskin.
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Contrasting Replacement Character
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Contrasting Replacement Character: Batman needs a Robin to act as his sidekick and Morality Pet. However, every official Robin is different from the last one. Dick Grayson's loving parents were murdered and he was taken under Bruce's wing out of sympathy. His tenure of Robin established the role as a lovable, wise-cracking sidekick and foil to Batman. Despite his guardian's anti-social tendencies, Dick is arguably one of the most beloved and sociable characters in the DC universe next to Superman and is a natural-born leader because of this. Jason Todd grew up on the streets with a dad who walked out on him and a drug addict for a mother. He was adopted by Bruce after he caught Jason stealing the tires off the Batmobile. His personality was coarser and was betrayed by his own mother to the Joker. Depending on the Writer, Bruce didn't like or tolerate Jason as much compared to Dick. After his resurrection, Jason becomes the Red Hood, a dark and gritty Anti-Hero willing to cross lines Batman won't. Tim Drake was born into an upper-middle-class family with a neglectful father who wanted a Jerk Jock for a son. Instead of Batman stumbling upon him by accident, Tim sought him out and offered to become Robin after seeing the turmoil Batman went through in the wake of Jason's death. Initially depicted as a chipper and talented teenager, he slowly becomes grimmer and more brooding after a number of tragedies in his life. Damian Wayne is Bruce's biological son with Talia al Ghul. He's an Insufferable Genius who is already a master of hand-to-hand combat and trained in every skill one could expect a Robin to have. But his brutal upbringing under the League of Assassins made him indifferent to murder, which makes him come to blows with his father and adopted brothers. In time, he grows to appreciate his role as Robin and steps away from his murderous past, making him a much kinder and more empathetic young man, even if he retains his penchant for Brutal Honesty and snark.
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Deadpan Snarker
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Deadpan Snarker: Alfred, especially when Frank Miller's writing him.
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Catchphrase
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Catch Phrase: At least once every continuity, expect situations set up to dramatically deliver the line "I'M BATMAN!"
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Ms. Fanservice
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Ms. Fanservice: On the other end of the pole, all the female villains, anti villains, and rogues, then most female supporting characters with Cassandra Cain being the most notable exception. Even there, some artists...
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Loners Are Freaks
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Loners Are Freaks: Even though most of his fellow heroes respect him, quite a few do take this viewpoint due to his standoffish and sometimes paranoid nature.
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Living Doll Collector
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Living Doll Collector: The Mad Hatter's shtick.
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Abusive Parents
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The Penguin. In most versions his father dies of bronchial pneumonia, but in Penguin: Pain and Prejudice His father's behavior and commentary eventually pushed him too far, and he murdered Tucker Cobblepot, leaving him alone with his mother. The only one that showed any signs of loving him.
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ReTool
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Jason Todd was initially a Dick Grayson clone whose parents were circus trapeze artists killed by Killer Croc. He was also a natural redhead who dyed his hair black so nobody would realize there was a new Robin. Post-Crisis on Infinite Earths, he was retooled into his better-known modern incarnation as a (naturally brunet) street kid. (Although some of the writers for the non-main line books didn't get the memo for a while, leading to some inconsistent depictions.)
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Nice Day, Deadly Night
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Nice Day, Deadly Night: Gotham is shown as a deadly city mostly by night, which is the moment when the Caped Crusader defends the city from threats ranging from thugs to supervillains.
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An Ass-Kicking Christmas
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An Asskicking Christmas/Twisted Christmas: Christmas is never a happy time for Batman. Not only is it an emotional time for him since the loss of his parents, but his enemies LOVE the irony of stirring up crap on what's supposed to be the happiest holiday of the year. The Joker, Mister Freeze and the Calendar Man, in particular, have stirring up crap during Christmas practically as a tradition (though at least Calendar Man is partially justified in this, given his particular obsession/MO). Batman's had at least one Christmas story in pretty much all media he's been featured in. This is so common for Batman that the aversion of these tropes is its own trope that he named!
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Moral Myopia
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Moral Myopia: Villains operate on their own twisted morality.
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No OSHA Compliance
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No OSHA Compliance: A lot of Gotham's buildings, warehouses and factories are like this, but the most glaring example is the Batcave. Platforms suspended over near-Bottomless Pits with nary a bit of railing in sight. The health hazards of all the moisture and wild bats have been pointed out from time-to-time as well.
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Epic Hail
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Epic Hail: The Bat Signal: the most badass searchlight in existence.
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Hide Your Lesbians
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Hide Your Lesbians: A curious case with Harley and Ivy, despite the various comics and shows having open gay relationships that are as blatant as any other, Harley and Ivy's relationship is still danced around. Word of God has stated their relationship is sexual, and there have been many moments that imply as much. But any question or statement that might confirm this is either deflected or cut short, making it practically a Running Gag.
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Take That!
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This happened LONG before Battle for the Cowl. A large portion of the "Knight" arc (Knightfall/Knightquest/Knightsend), apart from being a Take That! at people who wanted a Darker and Edgier Batman, was to point out that a huge part of the problem in Gotham was mostly psychological in nature, and that Gotham needs Batman, even a fake one.
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Too Dumb to Live
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Speaking of The Joker, any Gotham City mook that decides to work for him is Too Dumb to Live. What do those mooks have to look forward to? If they're lucky: almost certainly getting their asses kicked by Batman. But not only does the Joker routinely kill his own Mooks for failing him, he'll do it in order to try and kill Batman, because they have outlived their usefulness, because they might have said something that he didn't like, or because he was bored. How dumb to you have to be to work for a guy who will kill you for shits and giggles? The rest of Batman's rogue's gallery aren't much better, but the Joker takes the cake. There are a couple explanations. Some of the Joker's mooks are almost as crazy as him and are drawn to his madness. The Joker's randomness also means that he'll shower his mooks with money as often as he kills them for kicksnote In most modern depictions, the Joker doesn't really care about money, just causing chaos, so he's not exactly a greedy boss after a robbery, so working for the Joker is basically Russian Roulette.
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Shadow Archetype
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Shadow Archetype: Several of Batman's villains apply, such as The Joker (obsession and mental issues), Catwoman (night animal motif and skills with things like spying and thievery, was also a wealthy socialite in the Golden Age), The Penguin (was created as a parody of Bruce's image as a fop), and Two-Face (dual nature). Batman himself has served as a Shadow Archetype for Superman.
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Rainbow Motif
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Rainbow Motif: The colors tied to each of the Robins combined with Batman's indigo creates a subdued rainbow motif. Dick is Blue, Jason is Red, Tim was Green, Stephanie is Purple/Violet and Damian is Yellow. Things got muddled by bringing Timmy Todd's uniform from the DCAU in for Tim and tying him to red and the Bat's costumes less and less frequently including dark blue so the motif has been lost over the years.
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Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training
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Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: Cassandra Cain, but also Bruce Wayne in a few things.
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Character in the Logo
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Character in the Logo: Various iterations of the Batman logo have his name in front of a bat-shaped symbol with his head on top of it.
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The Gimmick
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The Gimmick: Saying "Batman's Rogues Gallery has plenty of examples of The Gimmick" is bit like saying "Water is wet".
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Cast Full of Crazy
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Cast Full of Crazy: Virtually all of Batman's rogues gallery are portrayed as mentally ill in some way or other; and the man himself has varying emotional disturbances (mainly stemming from the murder of his parents) Depending on the Writer. In some versions, the entire legally sane and reasonably emotionally stable population of the Bat-Universe, friend and foe alike, can be numbered in single digits — see Gotham.
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Plant Mooks
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Plant Mooks: A common tactic used by Poison Ivy is to grow her own army of obedient Mooks.
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Berserk Button
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Berserk Button: Anyone getting killed, whether by any fault of his own or someone else's. Bats is not good with death, for obvious reasons. If you've killed someone within his vicinity, he may not kill you, but you may wish he had.
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Tragic Dream
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Tragic Dream: This is what motivates Mr. Freeze, wanting to cure his wife. After an extenuating day being Batman, Jean-Paul Valley reflected that after being the Avatar of the Order of St. Dumas, who wanted to conquer Jerusalem back again to Christianity, and presently being the Temporary Substitute to Batman, who wants to stop crime in Gotham City, he finds the fanatical obsessive founder Dumas was the wiser: sure, Jerusalem was never conquered again, but it was a tangible goal that could be achieved... ending crime forever in Gotham is a madman’s dream.
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Anti-Hero Substitute
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Anti-Hero Substitute: When Azrael took over as Batman during the Dark Age.
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Blonde, Brunette, Redhead
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Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: With Batman: Reborn and Gotham City Sirens, as well as Blackest Night, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy take on this trope respectively. The three Batgirls: Stephanie, Cassandra and Barbara respectively.
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Evil Cripple
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Evil Cripple: Averted in one Golden Age story. A villain named Clubfoot with a clubfoot (obvously) and a Hook Hand is killing members of the Storme family. It turns out that the actual family member who has the club foot is innocent and being framed by the family lawyer, who was Obfuscating Disability.
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Subverted Trope
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Also during the Cataclysm event: a condemned criminal on death-row (who continually proclaims his innocence throughout his arc) keeps rubble from falling on his lawyer and a nun who were there to witness his execution. Earlier in the arc, he'd helped defend them against several escaping inmates, helping add to the reader's sympathies to the character. Subverted when he reveals that he really did commit the crime for which he was condemned, just before he finally passes out and dies when the rubble falls on top of him. Coincidentally right when he was scheduled to be put to death.
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Superheroes Wear Tights
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Superheroes Wear Tights: See above. More recent portrayals have his costume be a high-tech suit of body armor that only looks like this. How realistically this is portrayed is Depending on the Artist.
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Murder by Inaction
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Murder by Inaction: In issue #633, Robin (Stephanie Brown) dies due to torture and Batman later discovers that Dr. Leslie Thompkins deliberately withheld treatment that could've saved her life but chose not to in order to teach the kids of Gotham a lesson about superheroing. This was retconned into Thompkins making Batman think that Stephanie died, but she didn't really die. AzBats does this with Abattoir, to Robin's horror. Worse, this leads to the death of an innocent person.
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Mooks
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Mooks: almost literally countless.
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Water Source Tampering
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Water Source Tampering: Deconstructed in one comic, where Bruce deduces the Villain of the Week won't put his hallucinogen into the water supply, because it's too easy to shut off. Instead, he plots to put it in the milk supply.
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Bulletproof Vest
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Bulletproof Vest: Batman's costume has evolved into a suit of advanced lightweight armor with the Chest Insignia intended to draw fire to his thick chestpiece.
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Novelization
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In the Novelization of Knightfall, Gordon in an internal monologue reveals he only works with Bats because he doesn't kill. The moment he crosses the line, according to Gordon, his relationship with Batman will be over and he'll be marked as a criminal like any other — as indeed he was in the very earliest stories. Bruce is smart enough to know this. But, even more importantly:
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Bedlam House
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Bedlam House: Arkham is one of the most famous in fiction.
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Shout-Out
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Shout Out: The Joker's first appearance has civilians dismissing his threats over radio as a hoax, much like the 1938 The War of the Worlds broadcast, mentioning it in all but name. The 1960's Batman series was generally held in disfavor by Batman's comic book creators, but prolific Batman writer Chuck Dixon was a fan of the show, and snuck in some tributes here and there. Most notably in a two-parter featuring pirate-themed villain Cap'n Fear, which was structured much like a two-parter for the show, and began "in the shadow of the Westward Bridge." In the one-shot Vengeance of Bane, the titular villain ambushes four mooks that resemble the four actors within The Three Stooges. This wasn't the only appearance of the Stooges in comics. The armour costume that jim Gordon wore during DC YOU is thought to have been inspired by Apple Seed
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Stolen by Staying Still
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Stolen by Staying Still: In one short story, a gem vanished from inside a special display case in a museum. The thief was the curator, who had designed the display case and the lighting for the exhibit. The top pane of glass was a special lens that, when the light shone through it, made the case appear to be empty. He then palmed the gem as he was dissembling the case for the police.
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 Batman (Franchise) / int_c85cb635
type
WhyDontYaJustShootHim
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c85cb635
comment
Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c85cb635
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_c85cb635
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c8604049
type
The Reveal Prompts Romance
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c8604049
comment
The Reveal Prompts Romance: Batman has unmasked himself as Bruce Wayne to various women in various continuities. Neither the reveal nor the romance has stuck, yet.
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_c8604049
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c895f927
type
Criminal Mind Games
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c895f927
comment
Criminal Mind Games: The Riddler's MO.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c895f927
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_c895f927
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c913ec99
type
Felony Murder
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c913ec99
comment
Felony Murder: One telling of Batman's origin has this law be the explanation for why Batman is a vigilante and not a badged police officer. One of Bruce Wayne's law professors poses a hypothetical situation where two teenagers steal a car for a joyride and end up hitting and killing a pedestrian. When Bruce states that only the driver should be held responsible for the death, the professor corrects him that both teens are responsible because they both participated in the felony that killed the victim. Bruce finds this shockingly unjust, leading him to decide to work outside the law.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c913ec99
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_c913ec99
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c92a568
type
Family Extermination
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c92a568
comment
Family Extermination: Batman’s parents were murdered by a criminal; Depending on the Writer, this is either an example of this — i.e deliberate targeting of the Waynes — or just a tragedy of them being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Either way, unfortunately for the (DC) underworld, there was a Sole Survivor.
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_c92a568
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c9e5a0db
type
Legacy Character
 Batman (Franchise) / int_c9e5a0db
comment
Legacy Character: In some retellings, Bats himself; in more, his most famous sidekick.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_c9e5a0db
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ca04edd6
type
Charles Atlas Superpower
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ca04edd6
comment
Charles Atlas Superpower: See that page for more info
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ca04edd6
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_ca04edd6
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ca1161ba
type
Useless Spleen
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ca1161ba
comment
Useless Spleen: Tim Drake loses his spleen to a sword-strike in Red Robin #4.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ca1161ba
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_ca1161ba
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ca6e3245
type
Picked Flowers Are Dead
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ca6e3245
comment
Picked Flowers Are Dead: Poison Ivy is known to react this way.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ca6e3245
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_ca6e3245
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ca85e684
type
Power Trio
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ca85e684
comment
Power Trio: Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman have been called the "holy trinity" of the Justice League. They even starred in a comic called Trinity for a short time together.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ca85e684
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Batman (Franchise) / int_ca85e684
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cbe687ab
type
Corrupt Corporate Executive
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cbe687ab
comment
Corrupt Corporate Executive: Bruce's Starter Villain, Alfred Stryker, was a businessman willing to murder his partners to take full control of the company.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cbe687ab
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_cbe687ab
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cc4d190a
type
Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cc4d190a
comment
Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He tends to do this more often during crossover events.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cc4d190a
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_cc4d190a
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cd8ca67a
type
DoubleSubverted
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cd8ca67a
comment
Double Subverted. There are numerous psychologists in Gotham City - just none you'd actually want helping you. Scarecrow and Hugo Strange would rather drive you mad for laughs, whereas Harley Quinn and Jeremiah Arkham couldn't even keep themselves sane. Then there's the crack staff of Arkham Asylum, who will probably be curing their first patient any day now. How many levels of subversion did they reach when Arkham did successfully cure Cluemaster... of his obsessive need to leave clues. Now he's just a criminal genuis who doesn't give our heroes any way to anticipate his next crime. How about the fact that in multiple continuities, including the titular video games, Arkham was founded not to cure the mentally ill but to exterminate them. Though averted in Batman: The Animated Series, multiple episodes have shown that certain villains such as Penguin and Harley Quinn were cured, though Penguin went back to villainy when his heart was broken and Harley Quinn was starting to snap back in less than a hour after release, simply over a misunderstanding towards a shirt she paid for, which just went downhill further and further. Then there was the Ventriloquist in The Batman who was completely rehabilitated, only for Hugo Strange to pull him back in For the Evulz.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_cd8ca67a
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cda0c781
type
Revealing Skill
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cda0c781
comment
Revealing Skill: In the backstory of the third Robin (Tim Drake), this is how he learned the secret identities of Batman and Robin (Dick Grayson): by watching news coverage of the Dynamic Duo's escapades, during which Robin performed a complicated gymnastics move (a quadruple somersault) — which it had been established could be performed only by orphaned circus artist Dick Grayson.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cda0c781
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Batman (Franchise) / int_cda0c781
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cda501da
type
Killed Off for Real
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cda501da
comment
Killed Off for Real: Martha and Thomas Wayne, or Batman's PARENTS. The ones that ARE DEEEAAAAAAAD!!! (Most of the time.)
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Batman (Franchise) / int_cda501da
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ce6487aa
type
Misery Builds Character
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ce6487aa
comment
Misery Builds Character: Batman envelopes the very heart of this trope.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ce6487aa
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Batman (Franchise) / int_ce6487aa
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ce6555f0
type
Lighter and Softer
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ce6555f0
comment
Lighter and Softer: Yes, the Batman television series and Brave and the Bold cartoon, but John Byrne's crossover with Captain America set in the 40's shows that Batman can be The Cape and still be hard as nails and Awesome by Analysis; for example, Batman showing Bucky that the Batmobile's design is intended for city use, such as being able to switch off the headlights and still be able to navigate easily.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_ce6555f0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ce6652e5
type
Classy Cat-Burglar
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ce6652e5
comment
Classy Cat-Burglar: Catwoman more often than not.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_ce6652e5
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_ce6652e5
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cf7b362
type
Horror Hunger
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cf7b362
comment
Horror Hunger: Killer Croc is frequently depicted as being a cannibal, while one of the multiple versions of Clayface to appear exclusively in the comics had a case of Body Horror where not only was it contagious, but the only way to keep it from killing him was to kill other people with it.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cf7b362
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_cf7b362
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cf8135c1
type
Just Whistle
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cf8135c1
comment
Just Whistle: The Bat-Signal serves this purpose.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_cf8135c1
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_cf8135c1
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d001c42c
type
Anti-Villain
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d001c42c
comment
Anti-Villain: Lots. Most of Batman's Rogues Gallery are some shade of antivillain; turning to crime as a result of some past trauma is very common. There are also a fair number of real villains.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d001c42c
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d0c5c216
type
Reckless Sidekick
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d0c5c216
comment
Reckless Sidekick: Jason Todd (in the issues leading up to his death), Damian Wayne
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d0c5c216
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d260f885
type
Fighting Back Is Wrong
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d260f885
comment
Fighting Back Is Wrong: Bruce Wayne had promised his friend Thomas Elliot that his parents would be saved by his father (Dr. Thomas Wayne). After Dr. Wayne was only able to save Mrs. Elliot, Thomas lashed out and attacked Bruce for the false hope he gave him. When Bruce tried to fight back he was reprimanded by his father, who consoled Thomas.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d260f885
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d32a5fec
type
True Love Is Boring
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d32a5fec
comment
True Love Is Boring: One of the major reasons why Bruce will probably never settle down.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d32a5fec
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d32b5dde
type
Hope Bringer
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d32b5dde
comment
Hope Bringer: One constant running theme, no matter the writer, is that Batman serves as a symbol of hope to the good people of Gotham. Even the biggest Deconstruction stories and adaptations, like The Dark Knight Trilogy and the Batman: Arkham Series, consistently portray him in this regard.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d32b5dde
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d4965b6d
type
Too Funny to Be Evil
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d4965b6d
comment
Too Funny to Be Evil: Usually the Riddler. Less often the Joker. And those who believe this of The Joker are often proven fatally wrong. In The Animated Series, The Riddler just seems more lighthearted. The Joker applies to this more. This is basically a "class" of Batman villain, typically the most absurd ideas of the Silver Age. Some have been revamped, such as Calendar Man. Others have been shown to be tragic figures, such as Kite Man. And others have just been left as sheer jokes, such as the Condiment King.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d4965b6d
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d4f0d6f0
type
Elemental Shapeshifter
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d4f0d6f0
comment
Elemental Shapeshifter: Clayface is a walking mountain of mud, and can use his powers for shapeshifting or brute strength. He's one of the few recurring villains Batman admits to being no physical match for.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d4f0d6f0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d52d28b6
type
Hypocrite
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d52d28b6
comment
Hypocrite: In Batman Heart of Hush, Hush mocks Batman's crime-fighting career as a sign of his inability to move on from his past. This is pretty rich considering that his own vendetta against Bruce stems from a grudge he's held since childhood for something that wasn't even Bruce's fault.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d52d28b6
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d563a53c
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Batman Grabs a Gun
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d563a53c
comment
Batman Grabs a Gun
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d563a53c
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d59d06c4
type
Breeding Slave
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d59d06c4
comment
Breeding Slave: In one storyline in Tales of the Dark Knight, Batman, who had just started working as a vigilante, actually enjoys what he does until he meets the Monster of the Week—the son of a Nazi female scientist who looks down on him but grows somewhat fond of Batman, trying to get him to have a child with her. Partially through her son's help, Batman manages to escape and swears to never think of what he does as 'fun' ever again.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d59d06c4
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d61c0620
type
Joker Jury
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d61c0620
comment
Joker Jury
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d61c0620
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d61c0620
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d62dd556
type
The Chessmaster
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d62dd556
comment
The Chessmaster: The Riddler. See "Hush" for details. Batman himself is a heroic version of this trope due to being a brilliant tactician and superb analytical skills.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d62dd556
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d69653a
type
Tontine
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d69653a
comment
Tontine: The very first Batman story, The Case of the Chemical Syndicate, used this as a plot point.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d69653a
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d69653a
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d7f21602
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Holding Out for a Hero
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d7f21602
comment
Holding Out for a Hero: Some versions of the story explore the idea of Gotham being too dependent on Batman. Commissioner Gordon often has the worry of relying too much on Batman to patrol Gotham, and points it out in Batman: No Man's Land by claiming that he can't get himself hired anywhere because his reliance on an "urban legend" damages his credibility. Usually though, he has to admit that the corrupt and perpetually-underfunded police department couldn't handle Gotham's crime rate before, and probably couldn't now. And, as Battle for the Cowl demonstrated, Gotham does indeed become a lawless warzone the moment Batman disappeared and only returns to something resembling normality (for Gotham) once Dick accepts that there must be Batman (and he's it). This happened LONG before Battle for the Cowl. A large portion of the "Knight" arc (Knightfall/Knightquest/Knightsend), apart from being a Take That! at people who wanted a Darker and Edgier Batman, was to point out that a huge part of the problem in Gotham was mostly psychological in nature, and that Gotham needs Batman, even a fake one.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d7f21602
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d7fc9fd0
type
Vitriolic Best Buds
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d7fc9fd0
comment
Vitriolic Best Buds: Batman and Superman are sometimes depicted this way, as both Type 1 and Type 2 - while they respect each other and acknowledge there is a need for both of them, they would rather have as little to do with each other as possible.
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d7fc9fd0
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d93b3103
type
Step into the Blinding Fight
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d93b3103
comment
Step into the Blinding Fight: Often invoked by Batman with his use of shadows and smoke pellets to scare criminals. It disorients his enemies and make them easier to pick off one by one. In The Dark Knight Rises Bane was a member of the League Of Shadows and knows of their tricks of using darkness to distract enemies in battle, so when Batman tries to use these same tactics on Bane, he mocks him for it and goes into a Badass Boast about how he is made of Shadows.
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 Batman (Franchise) / int_d9f4972a
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Recruited from the Gutter
 Batman (Franchise) / int_d9f4972a
comment
Recruited from the Gutter: Jason Todd was a street urchin who stole the wheels off the Batmobile. Bruce Wayne takes him in (later adopting him) and trains him up as his new sidekick.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_d9f4972a
 Batman (Franchise) / int_da0eeab5
type
Breakout Character
 Batman (Franchise) / int_da0eeab5
comment
Breakout Character: Alfred was originally intended to be a comedic foil to Batman and Robin, but eventually got more serious. The Post-Crisis version had him as an out and out Battle Butler, and surrogate father figure to the entire Bat-Clan.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_da0eeab5
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_da0eeab5
 Batman (Franchise) / int_daef39ee
type
Elaborate Underground Base
 Batman (Franchise) / int_daef39ee
comment
Elaborate Underground Base: So elaborate that it indirectly caused the end of the 1966 series. After ABC cancelled it, NBC was ready to pick it up — but the Batcave had already been torn down, and NBC judged the expense of rebuilding it would outweigh the potential profit.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_daef39ee
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Batman (Franchise) / int_daef39ee
 Batman (Franchise) / int_db2f3581
type
All Girls Want Bad Boys
 Batman (Franchise) / int_db2f3581
comment
All Girls Want Bad Boys: It's not so much that Bats is a bad guy, but compared to a lot of the other team members within his various groups, his dark, brooding act stirs up the loins of many a female, both superpowered and non.
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Batman (Franchise) / int_db2f3581
 Batman (Franchise) / int_de357f50
type
Loners Will Stay Alone
 Batman (Franchise) / int_de357f50
comment
Loners Will Stay Alone: Batman is trapped in one of these due to his own inability to maintain a relationship with anyone.
 Batman (Franchise) / int_de357f50
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1.0
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1.0
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Batman (Franchise) / int_de357f50
 Batman (Franchise) / int_e03533c8
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Blood Bath
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Blood Bath: Garth Ennis once wrote a comic where the villain was a drug lord who got people hooked on a drug so he could kill them, fill a pool with their drugged-up blood, and get high by bathing in it. In Batman: The Cult, Deacon Blackfire bathed in blood, supposedly to make himself immortal.
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Criminal Doppelgänger
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Criminal Doppelgänger: Bruce Wayne's childhood friend Thomas Elliot (a.k.a. Hush) got facial reconstruction surgery to look more like Bruce so that he can impersonate him and more easily get away with sapping Bruce's wealth.
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The Cowl
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The Cowl: Trope Codifier.
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Amateur Sleuth
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Amateur Sleuth: Alfred had a great desire to be a detective in the early years after he was added to the cast. He studied detective work via correspondence course, and once even took a month's vacation so he could go to a nearby town and be a detective.
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Ambiguously Gay
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Ambiguously Gay: Aside from accusations on all sides, The Joker sometimes delivers Ho Yay, depending on the writer. After a while, some writers decided to incorporate that aspect of the character into their stories to create ambiguity on purpose.
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Bash Brothers
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Bash Brothers: On occasions, Batman and Robin. This trope could have easily been called "Dynamic Duo". Batman and Red Hood/Robin II: even after all the time that passed between Jason's death and his return, they're able to fall right back in to this and work together flawlessly.
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Friend of Masked Self
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Friend of Masked Self: Bruce Wayne often claims to have a cordial relationship with Batman to explain why the Caped Crusader shows up to his rescue so often. Since the Morrison run, Bruce Wayne publicly funds Batman.
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Load-Bearing Hero
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Load-Bearing Hero: Blockbuster does it in a story, holding up a collapsing mine prop long enough for Batman and the miners to escape. Also during the Cataclysm event: a condemned criminal on death-row (who continually proclaims his innocence throughout his arc) keeps rubble from falling on his lawyer and a nun who were there to witness his execution. Earlier in the arc, he'd helped defend them against several escaping inmates, helping add to the reader's sympathies to the character. Subverted when he reveals that he really did commit the crime for which he was condemned, just before he finally passes out and dies when the rubble falls on top of him. Coincidentally right when he was scheduled to be put to death.
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Expy
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Expy: Batman himself started out as this of several characters: the secret identity and basic costume of Zorro, the fear factor and night-orientation of The Shadow, the supreme training and physical/mental abilities of Doc Savage, and of course the detective abilities of Sherlock Holmes. Fortunately, he evolved into his own unique character. Kirk "Man-Bat" Langstrom is one of Curt "The Lizard" Connors. Really, regardless of where each character ended up, the only difference between their origins is the specific ailment they were trying to cure and the specific animal they were working on. During the aftermath of Knightfall while Azrael is filling in for Bruce as Batman, Jean-Paul's darker and edgier (and crazy) version of The Dark Knight starts off as a commentary on comics of the time, but slowly he explicitly becomes Frank Miller's Dark Knight, cemented when Jean-Paul makes himself gauntlets with metal claws.
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Determinator
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Determinator: Bruce himself, of course, and to the point that it is the common familial trait of the entire Bat-family.
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Insane Equals Violent
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Insane Equals Violent: Batman villains are serial representatives and offenders of this trope. This results in part because of Characterization Marches On. The original Batman villains were master-criminals typical of pulp villains with no real motivations other than basic greed or lust for power. The first Joker dressed in white paint and didn't have silly gag-based antics. After the 50s, where comics were subject to Bowdlerization, Joker became a harmless villain with gag based antics celebrated in the 1966 TV series. When Dennis O'Neil, Steve Engelhart and other writers sought to make Joker menacing again, they had to justify the gag-based elements which had become The Artifact as well as other motif-themed criminals such as The Riddler who became famous thanks to the show.note It's significant that even in this Lighter and Softer work, all of the villains tried to kill the Dynamic Duo at least once, and in really "creative" ways. Their solution was Hollywood Psych, and they added Arkham Asylum into the mix. Since then, almost all of Batman's villains were described not merely as supervillains but as psychopaths. Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns partly plays this straight and partly parodies it, by showing how absurd Batman's conflict with supervillains become when made a discourse to the popular psychology and sociological analysis of prime time cable news. Popular psychologists and careerist shrinks like Bat Wolper tries to cure the likes of Two Face via plastic surgery that repairs the bad-half of the face. It turns out to be the wrong half, the real Harvey Dent was the scarred out part of his face, representing his guilt and self-loathing. The book also shows Joker closer to the original Bill Finger characterization as a joyless psychopath who speaks in a Creepy Monotone, although it does this by playing up the Foe Yay element to whole new heights. Batman himself in Frank Miller's books is shown to be somewhat of a Functional Madman most of the times, except for All-Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder, where he's just as bad as any of his foes and explicitly wants to take over the world. Alan Moore wrote The Killing Joke in part to reconcile all the elements of the earlier Joker origins with his new characterization as a psychopath, in the process he raised the question whether Joker can be truly held accountable for his actions on account of his mental illness, whether he can potentially be cured. While the "one bad day" element of Joker and the book's depiction of him as Batman's Shadow Archetype has endured, Moore felt that introducing realistic psychology is pointless with the function that Joker, as an entertaining supervillain, is supposed to perform. Two-Face wasn't evil until one side of his face was ruined and (depending on the version) his insanity either began or became much worse. In fact, most Batman villains tend to fall into this category... with the exception (usually) of Humpty Dumpty, who saved Batgirl from falling off a building, fixed her dislocated shoulder, and went quietly to the asylum.
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Charity Ball
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Charity Ball: Bruce Wayne, being a wealthy playboy, attends a lot of these. Sometimes they even go off as planned.
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Old Money
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Old Money: Where Bats gets the money to fund his crimefighting. The Waynes are one of the oldest, richest, and most respected families in Gotham, and often depicted as having been involved in its founding. Sometimes it's his mom's family that's this while his dad's family is Nouveau Riche after his grandfather made all the money.
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Merry Christmas in Gotham
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Merry Christmas in Gotham
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In Prison with the Rogues
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In Prison with the Rogues: Batman has been locked up in Arkham Asylum a few times as an inmate, with his rogues gallery for company. In the first arc of the Batman series Shadow of the Bat, "The Last Arkham", Batman is locked in Arkham Asylum, and while isolated at first, Jeremiah Arkham invokes the trope by having Batman fight Amygdala first and then the other villains, in an attempt to break Batman's spirit. It doesn't work as Batman defeats them all.
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Strapped to a Bomb
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Strapped to a Bomb: The story "And The Executioner Wore Stiletto Heels" has the villain going above and beyond by covering the victim in glue and sticking the bomb to their chest (and sticking the victim to the ceiling, too). By the time Batman finds them, there's not nearly enough time to do something about the bomb...
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Sidekick
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Sidekick: The assorted Robins have their own page! Robin I: Dick Grayson. Circus Brat, saw his parents killed in front of him, taken in as Wayne's ward. The original Earth-2 Grayson grew up, became a politician, and stayed Robin even after his Batman died. He himself died in the Crisis on Infinite Earths. The Earth-1 Grayson was a founding member of the Teen Titans, was urged to retire by Wayne after nearly getting killed by the Joker, changed his supranym to Nightwing, and mended his fences with Wayne. He later took over the role of Batman when Wayne was apparently dead, and continued in the role for a while when he returned. Returned to being Nightwing in the New 52. Robin II: Jason Todd. The pre-Crisis Todd was a redheaded circus acrobat whose parents were killed by Killer Croc. He dyed his red hair black, became Robin, and was later adopted by a minor villainess named Nocturna. He vanished into Canon Discontinuity after the Crisis. Post-Crisis Todd had black hair, and was a Street Urchin taken in by Wayne. His father was killed by Two-Face; his mother was killed by the Joker in the same explosion he himself died in. Noted for being a bit of a jerk, even before he died. Around Infinite Crisis, Todd came back from the dead. He is now an adult villain calling himself the Red Hood. This Todd has had black and (later) red hair, so he's apparently an amalgam of the pre-Crisis and post-Crisis Todd. Robin III: Tim Drake. Mother killed by the Obeah Man very early in his career, father killed by Captain Boomerang much later. Later became Red Robin II. In the world of the New 52, it's possible he was never just "Robin", but accounts differ. Robin IV: Stephanie Brown. The daughter of the Cluemaster (a minor Batman villain), she originally went by the Spoiler, and was Tim Drake's girlfriend. She was Robin very briefly (during a period when Drake and Wayne were arguing), before Batman faked her death. Later became the third (or fourth, or fifth, depending on how you count) Batgirl. In the World of the New 52, she is once again the Spoiler and it is not known how much of her backstory remains. Robin V: Damian Wayne. Batman's son, born and raised in secret by Talia al Ghul. Became Robin while Wayne was presumed dead. Mildly psychopathic, considering he was raised by assassins, but he received Bruce's blessing to continue as Robin. He was killed by his own clone. Helena Wayne: In DC Comics' New 52 line, Helena was the Robin of Earth 2, which she and Supergirl fled following the deaths of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. She adopted the duel guise of Helena Bertinelli/Huntress, while Supergirl became Karen Starr/Power Girl.
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The Vamp
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The Vamp: Poison Ivy, Nocturna, Catwoman at times (Depending on the Writer), and others.
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Villainous Harlequin
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Villainous Harlequin: Harley Quinn.
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Big Damn Heroes
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Big Damn Heroes: Batman and his extended family make a regular habit of this trope.
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Chronic Villainy
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Chronic Villainy: Gotham's recidivism rate is proportional to the popularity of his Rogues Gallery, so it's about 100%.
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Bright Is Not Good
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Bright Is Not Good: Some members of the rogues gallery (Such a the Joker and the Riddler) tend to wear bright and colorful oufits, in contrast with Batman's dark costume.
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Shrine to the Fallen
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Shrine to the Fallen: Batman keeps Jason's costume on display in the Batcave.
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Silver Fox
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Silver Fox: Depending on the art style, Commissioner Gordon can be one of these.
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Servile Snarker
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Servile Snarker: Alfred was a candidate for Trope Namer.
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Hired Help as Family
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Hired Help as Family: In most depictions, the Waynes' butler, Alfred Pennyworth, is treated as a beloved member of the family, to the degree that when Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered, Alfred takes their son Bruce under his custody and raises him like his own son. The feeling is quite mutual, with Alfred and Batman mourning each other as "my son" or "my father" when one believes the other has died.
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Offhand Backhand
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Offhand Backhand: Considered to be one of his trademark moves.
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Reckless Pacifist
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Reckless Pacifist: Batman, on and off. Excluding incarnations that actually did kill people (or just refused to save them), The Bat has been known to get really, really rough with with his enemies despite his Thou Shalt Not Kill policy.
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Rival Turned Evil
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Rival Turned Evil: Hush, Deadshot. Subverted with Red Hood II, Catwoman Played with with Bronze Tiger. The current canon has him as a member of the League of Assassins, a part of the same class as Bruce Wayne, and thus is one of the few people who knows Bruce is Batman. Nevertheless, they're still friends, even while Tiger is serving time in Arkham, and Batman can rely on him.
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Underhanded Hero
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Underhanded Hero: Batman is the archetypal powerless superhero, and as such, his fighting style relies heavily on misdirection and agility. His other skills include stealth, spying, and hacking, all done in the name of protecting Gotham City. The rest of the Bat Family also fit this trope, even wheelchair-bound Oracle.
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Amnesiac Costume Identity
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Amnesiac Costume Identity: One comic starts with Batman waking up, only remembering who he is on seeing his outfit. He tries to stop a crime and is quickly beaten down. Then the real Batman shows up, explaining that the man we've been following since the beginning is an ordinary citizen (who likes to get kinky in the bedroom). He and his wife were roleplaying a Rescue Romance scenario when the man hit his head, resulting in the comic's events. Batman leaves, but asks that they stick to Superman outfits from then on.
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Combat Parkour
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Combat Parkour: Batman makes use of this. Especially in a confined space surrounded by thugs, at which time he is forced to twist, pounce, and perform somersaults and back handsprings to narrowly dodge attacks coming from multiple directions. Then once out of danger he makes a few attacks of his own to defeat them.
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No Sense of Humor
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No Sense of Humor: Batman is sometimes depicted as this, Depending on the Writer. Even when he does, it tends to be an extremely dry sense of humor that characters In-Universe have difficulty parsing. Sometimes used for symbolism, with Batman's sense of humor improving and increasing the more "normal" and sane he is at the time or the inverse, with him laughing being the most terrifying thing possible.
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Photo Doodle Recognition
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Photo Doodle Recognition: In one Golden Age story, Bruce Wayne realises that a new playboy in town and the master thief he is hunting are one and the same when Dick Grayson doodles a moustache and goatee on a picture of the playboy in the newspaper.
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Shoe Shine, Mister?
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Shoe Shine, Mister?: In one early comic, Robin goes undercover as a shoeshine boy, and when the villain of the week stops to get a shine, Robin secretly applies a tracking device to his shoe.
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Spirited Competitor
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Spirited Competitor
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Snow Means Love
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Snow Means Love: A rather tragic example: flashbacks in one comic show a pre-transformation Dr. Victor Fries, starved for love his whole life, finally find happiness with his future wife Nora, and the two share a tender first kiss as snow falls around them. What makes it tragic is the fact that we already know that eventually Nora contracts the rare disease that results in her being placed in suspended animation while Victor feverishly works to save her...before he himself is turned into Mr. Freeze. The fact that they share their first kiss while snow falls around them is romantic...but still bitter irony considering the mutation that Victor ends up undergoing later on.
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Faceship
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Face Car: The Batmobile sometimes has his masked face on it.
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The Shadow Knows
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The Shadow Knows: Bruce Wayne is occasionally depicted as casting a shadow with Batman's silhouette, emphasizing the idea that Bruce is a mask for Batman.
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Love Cannot Overcome
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Love Cannot Overcome: This is why Silver St. Cloud broke up with Bruce Wayne in a famous 1970s arc: she can't handle knowing that he's risking his life against people like The Joker every night, so she abandons him and Gotham. This seems to be the source for many other examples of this trope from Batman adaptations in other media.
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Relationship Reboot
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Relationship Reboot: After Infinite Crisis, Batman returns to Gotham City and decides to give the former corrupt cop Harvey Bullock another chance.
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Excuse Me, Coming Through!
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Excuse Me, Coming Through!: He is carrying a live bomb after all, you would've run screaming too, admit it.
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Rhymes on a Dime
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Rhymes on a Dime: In Batman #525, Mr Freeze's mooks, Ice and Cube, do this. At least Ice does, speaking after Cube and rhyming with what he said. (This was before Batman: The Animated Series' backstory for Freeze became Ret-Canon'd into the comics).
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Go-Karting with Bowser
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comment
Go-Karting with Bowser: As noted on the trope page, Batman visits Two-Face at Arkham occasionally for a friendly game of chess.
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Sidekick Graduations Stick
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Sidekick Graduations Stick: Grayson is one of the more triumphant examples, though Todd, Drake, and Brown have all moved on as well.
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Well-Intentioned Extremist
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Well-Intentioned Extremist: Ra's Al Ghul. The Order of St. Dumas, who created Azrael, who was also one.
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Master of Disguise
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Master of Disguise: Sometimes he can even don them over his cowl.
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Underwear of Power
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Underwear of Power: Batman is one of the older examples, though nowadays (Post-Knight Saga and then Post-Return) his Underwear on the outside is usually either absent, not shown, or the same color as the rest of him (and thus hard to see). Also, the Robins wore this until Tim Drake came along.
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Depending on the Writer
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Depending on the Writer: As with most stories which have been told over decades, there is a lot of this. Examples that illustrate the range of interpretations include Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, which presented Batman as a dangerously-obsessed, deeply-disturbed, paranoid control freak, as opposed to the stalwart Caped Crusader of Batman. This vast range is sometimes the basis for whole story arcs. One example is his creation of the Brother Mk I satellite, which was created by Batman to keep an eye on all of the meta-humans, hero and villain alike. Another story, "Tower of Babel", centers on Ra's Al Ghul obtaining a file containing Batman's contingency plans to cripple each and every member of the Justice League "just in case" and using them to his own ends. The existence of the files and the secrecy under which they are kept infuriates The League and lead to his expulsion. This is hinted at in The Dark Knight. Another issue of interpretation is whether he became a man the night his parents died, or if he never truly grew up. Some versions of Poison Ivy gave her powers to grow and control plants with her mind. While other adaptations she had no superpowers (Unless you count being immune to all poisons), she was simply a massive eco-terrorist who loved plants more than any human.
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Survivor Guilt
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Survivor Guilt: His ENTIRE LIFE revolves around the guilt he felt at his parents' murder.
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Real-Life Super Powers
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Real Life Superpowers: The Trope Codifier for comics. To the point that people often question (in both real life and fiction) if he actually has real superpowers.
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Adaptation Displacement / int_8125b468
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Adaptation Inspiration / int_8125b468
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Adaptation Origin Connection / int_8125b468
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Attractive Bent-Gender / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Auction of Evil / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Audience Participation / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Audience Surrogate / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Audio Adaptation / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Author Appeal / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Author Avatar / int_8125b468
 Authors
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Avenging the Villain / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Awesome Anachronistic Apparel / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Awesome Aussie / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Awesome, Dear Boy / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Awesomeness by Analysis / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Axes at School / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Back-Alley Doctor / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Back for the Dead / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Back in the Saddle / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Back-to-Back Badasses / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Backup Twin / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Backwards-Firing Gun / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass Normal / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bad-Guy Bar / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bad Humor Truck / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bad is Good and Good is Bad / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bad Santa / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass and Baby / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass Back / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass Baritone / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass Biker / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass Cape / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass Decay / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass Driver / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass in a Nice Suit / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass in Distress / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass Israeli / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass Longcoat / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass Mustache / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass Pacifist / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badasses Wear Bandanas / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Baker Street Regular / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bald of Awesome / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bald of Evil / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Ballroom Blitz / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Banana Republic / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bandaged Face / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bare-Fisted Monk / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Basement-Dweller / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bash Brothers / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bastard Boyfriend / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bat Deduction / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bat Family Crossover / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bat Out of Hell / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bat People / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bat Scare / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bat Signal / int_8125b468
 Batgirl
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bathroom Break-Out / int_8125b468
 BatmanAndRobin
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman Can Breathe in Space / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman Cold Open / int_8125b468
 BatmanDetectiveNo27
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batman Grabs a Gun / int_8125b468
 BatmanRiseOfSinTzu
processingCategory1
Batman (Franchise)
 BatmanYearOne
processingCategory1
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Batter Up! / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Battle Boomerang / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Battle Butler / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Battle in the Rain / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Battle Trophy / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Battleaxe Nurse / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bear Trap / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Beard of Sorrow / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Beast Man / int_8125b468
 Beastess
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Beat Still, My Heart / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Beautiful Singing Voice / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Beauty to Beast / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bedlam House / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bedouin Rescue Service / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Beef Bandage / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Been There, Shaped History / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Behind the Black / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Being Tortured Makes You Evil / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Belated Backstory / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Beneath the Mask / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Benevolent Boss / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Benevolent Genie / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Best Served Cold / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bestiality Is Depraved / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Better Manhandle the Murder Weapon / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Beware the Honest Ones / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Beware the Superman / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bifurcated Weapon / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big Bad Duumvirate / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big Brother Bully / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big Brother Is Watching / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big Brother Mentor / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big Brother Worship / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big Fancy House / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big Heroic Run / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big Little Brother / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big, Screwed-Up Family / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bilingual Backfire / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bio-Augmentation / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bioweapon Beast / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bit-Part Bad Guys / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bitter Almonds / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bizarre Human Biology / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Black and White Insanity / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Black Knight / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Black Market Produce / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Black Sheep / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Black Widow / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
/ int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blank White Eyes / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blast Out / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blasting It Out of Their Hands / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blind and the Beast / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blind Seer / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blind Weaponmaster / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blindfolded Trip / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blob Monster / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blood Bath / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blood Is the New Black / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blood Magic / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blood-Splattered Innocents / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blow Gun / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blue Blood / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blue Is Heroic / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blunt Metaphors Trauma / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Boarding School of Horrors / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Body-Count Competition / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Body Double / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bodyguard Babes / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bodyguard Crush / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Boisterous Weakling / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bold Inflation / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bomb-Throwing Anarchists / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bonding Over Missing Parents / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bookcase Passage / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bookworm / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Boomerang Comeback / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bootstrapped Theme / int_8125b468
 Bored Now
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Boring Insult / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Born in the Wrong Century / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Born Winner / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Borrowed Biometric Bypass / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bottled Heroic Resolve / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Boxing Battler / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Boxing Lessons for Superman / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Boyish Short Hair / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brain Transplant / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brains and Bondage / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brains and Brawn / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brains Evil, Brawn Good / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brainy Brunette / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brandishment Bluff / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Break Out the Museum Piece / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Break the Badass / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Breakout Character / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Breakout Villain / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Breakthrough Hit / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Breeding Slave / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Briar Patching / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Briefcase Full of Money / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Briefer Than They Think / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bright Is Not Good / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bring It / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bring My Brown Pants / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
British Stuffiness / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
British Teeth / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Broken Ace / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Broomstick Quarterstaff / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brought Down to Badass / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brought Down to Normal / int_8125b468
 BruceWayneFugitive
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bruiser with a Soft Center / int_8125b468
 BuckyBarnes
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Building of Adventure / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bulletproof Vest / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bulletproof Human Shield / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Buried Alive / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Burn the Witch! / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Busman's Vocabulary / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
By-the-Book Cop / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
By the Hair / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
C-List Fodder / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cacophony Cover-Up / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cain and Abel / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cain and Abel and Seth / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Call a Human a / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Calling the Old Man Out / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Calling Your Attacks / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Came Back Strong / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Came Back Wrong / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Camp / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cane Fu / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Canon Welding / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Can't Hold His Liquor / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Can't Un-Hear It / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cape Snag / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cape Swish / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cape Wings / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Captain Crash / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Captain Ersatz / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Car Fu / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cardboard Prison / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cargo Ship / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Carnival of Killers / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Carpet of Virility / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Carpet-Rolled Corpse / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cast from Lifespan / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cast Full of Crazy / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cast of Expies / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cast the Runner-Up / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cat Fight / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Catapult Nightmare / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Catch a Falling Star / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cave Behind the Falls / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Celebrity Masquerade / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Celibate Hero / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cement Shoes / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cerebus Retcon / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chained to a Bed / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chained to a Railway / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Channel Hop / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chaos Architecture / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Character Alignment / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Character Check / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Character Exaggeration / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Character in the Logo / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Character Rerailment / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Character Shilling / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Character Tics / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Character Title / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Charles Atlas Superpower / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Charm Person / int_8125b468
 Checkmate
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chessmaster Sidekick / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chest Insignia / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Child by Rape / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Child Hater / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Childhood Brain Damage / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Children Raise You / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chosen Conception Partner / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Christianity Is Catholic / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Christmas Episode / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Christmas Songs / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chronic Hero Syndrome / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chronic Villainy / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Churchgoing Villain / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Circus of Fear / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
City Noir / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
City of Adventure / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
City of Weirdos / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clandestine Chemist / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Classy Cane / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cleanup Crew / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clear My Name / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clear Their Name / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cleavage Window / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Closet Punishment / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clothes Make the Legend / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clothes Make the Superman / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clothing Damage / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cloudcuckooland / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clueless Detective / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clueless Mystery / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Coincidental Broadcast / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Coins for the Dead / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cold-Blooded Torture / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Collective Identity / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Collector of the Strange / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Color Animal Codename / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Color Character / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Color-Coded Characters / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Color-Coded Secret Identity / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Combat Clairvoyance / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Combat Parkour / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Combat Sadomasochist / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Come to Gawk / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Comforting Comforter / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Comic-Book Fantasy Casting / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Commitment Issues / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Common Crossover / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Common Nonsense Jury / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Competence Porn / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Competition Freak / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Completely Different Title / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Complexity Addiction / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Conditioned to Accept Horror / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Conflict Ball / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Confronting Your Imposter / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Confusion Fu / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Conjoined Twins / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Connect the Deaths / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Conspiracy Thriller / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Consulting a Convicted Killer / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Consumer Conspiracy / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Contemptible Cover / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Contested Sequel / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Continuity Porn / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Continuity Reboot / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Contractual Genre Blindness / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Contrasting Replacement Character / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Contrasting Sequel Main Character / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Convenient Miscarriage / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Conveniently an Orphan / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Conveniently Cellmates / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Conveniently Placed Sharp Thing / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cool Airship / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cool Boat / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cool Car / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cool Garage / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cool Horse / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cool Old Guy / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cool Train / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cool vs. Awesome / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Coolest Club Ever / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Coordinated Clothes / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cop/Criminal Family / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cop Hater / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cop Killer / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cops Need the Vigilante / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cordon Bleugh Chef / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Correction Bait / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Corrupt Church / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Corrupt Corporate Executive / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Corrupt Politician / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Costume Copycat / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Costume Evolution / int_8125b468
 CostumedNonsuperHero
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Costumes Change Your Size / int_81253c48
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Couldn't Find a Pen / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cousin Oliver / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Covered with Scars / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Covert Emergency Call / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crack Fic / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crack Is Cheaper / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cradling Your Kill / int_8125b468
 CraigShawGardner
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cramming the Coffin / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crash-Into Hello / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crazy Jealous Guy / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crazy Sane / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Create Your Own Hero / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Create Your Own Villain / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creator-Preferred Adaptation / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creepy Awesome / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creepy Centipedes / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creepy Crows / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creepy Doll / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creepy Good / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creepy Souvenir / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crimefighting with Cash / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Criminal Doppelgänger / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Criminal Mind Games / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Critical Psychoanalysis Failure / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crossover Combo Villain / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crossover Ship / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crowd Panic / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cruel Mercy / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cruella to Animals / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crusading Lawyer / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cry for the Devil / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cuckoo Nest / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cultured Badass / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cunning Linguist / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cupid's Arrow / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cursed With Awesome / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Curtain Camouflage / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cut Himself Shaving / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cut Lex Luthor a Check / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cute and Psycho / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cutscene Power to the Max / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cutting the Knot / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cycle of Revenge / int_8125b468
 DCOneMillion
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Da Chief / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Daddy DNA Test / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Daddy's Girl / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Daddy's Little Villain / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Damsel in Distress / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dance Battler / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dark Fic / int_8125b468
 DarkKnight
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dark Lord on Life Support / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dark Messiah / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dark-Skinned Blond / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dark-Skinned Redhead / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Darkness = Death / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dastardly Dapper Derby / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dating What Daddy Hates / int_8125b468
 DaveJohnson
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Daydream Surprise / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dead Animal Warning / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dead Fic / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dead Person Impersonation / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dead Sidekick / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dead Sparks / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deadline News / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deadly Doctor / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deadly Game / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deadly Gaze / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deadly Hug / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deadly Prank / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Death by Origin Story / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Death by Secret Identity / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Death Dealer / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Death Glare / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Death Trap / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Decade Dissonance / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Decapitation Presentation / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deceased Parents Are the Best / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deconstruction / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deface of the Moon / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Defective Detective / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Defusing the Tyke Bomb / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deliberately Monochrome / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Delicious Distraction / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Demonic Dummy / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Denied Food as Punishment / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Denser and Wackier / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dented Iron / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Department of Child Disservices / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Depleted Phlebotinum Shells / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Depraved Bisexual / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Depraved Dwarf / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Depraved Kids' Show Host / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Derivative Differentiation / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Designated Evil / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Desk Jockey / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Despair Speech / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Detective Animal / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Determined Doctor / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deus Ax Machina / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Development Hell / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Devil in Plain Sight / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Diagnosis from Dr. Badass / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu? / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Didn't Want an Adventure / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Die Laughing / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Died in Your Arms Tonight / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Diesel Punk / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dig Your Own Grave / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Diplomatic Impunity / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dirty Cop / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dirty Old Man / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disability Immunity / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disabled in the Adaptation / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disappeared Dad / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Discreet Drink Disposal / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disguised Hostage Gambit / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disguised in Drag / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dishing Out Dirt / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disney Owns This Trope / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disobey This Message / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disposable Love Interest / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disposable Sex Worker / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disposable Woman / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dissonant Laughter / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Distant Sequel / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Distressed Dude / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Ditch the Bodyguards / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Divide and Conquer / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Do Not Adjust Your Set / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Do Not Call Me / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Do Not Do This Cool Thing / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Do Not Go Gentle / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Do with Him as You Will / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Doctor's Orders / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dodge the Bullet / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Does Not Know How to Say / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Does Not Like Magic / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Does Not Like Men / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Doesn't Like Guns / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dog Stereotype / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Doing In the Wizard / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Domestic Abuse / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Domino Mask / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Donut Mess with a Cop / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Doting Parent / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Downer Beginning / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dr. Jerk / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Drama-Preserving Handicap / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dramatic Necklace Removal / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dramatic Shattering / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dramatic Unmask / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dramatic Wind / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dream-Crushing Handicap / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dressed in Layers / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Driven to Madness / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Driving into a Truck / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Drowning Pit / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dual Wielding / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Duck Season, Rabbit Season / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dumb Dodo Bird / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dutch Angle / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dying Curse / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dying Dream / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dying to Be Replaced / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dynamic Entry / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dysfunctional Family / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eagle-Eye Detection / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Early Installment Character Design Difference / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Earth Drift / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Earth Mother / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Earthy Barefoot Character / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eccentric Exterminator / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eco-Terrorist / int_8125b468
 EdBrubaker
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Egocentric Team Naming / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Ejection Seat / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Elaborate Underground Base / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eldritch Location / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Electric Joybuzzer / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Elemental Shapeshifter / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Elephant in the Living Room / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Elvis Impersonator / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Embarrassing First Name / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Embarrassing Nickname / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Embodiment of Vice / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Empty Nest / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Empty Quiver / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Encyclopaedic Knowledge / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
End of an Age / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Ending Memorial Service / int_8125b468
 EnemyAce
seeAlso
Batman (Franchise)
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Enemy Civil War / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Enemy Mime / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Enhanced Interrogation Techniques / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Enter Stage Window / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Entertainingly Wrong / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Epic Hail / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Era-Specific Personality / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Escape Artist / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Escapist Character / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Estrogen Brigade / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Et Tu, Brute? / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eureka Moment / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evasive Fight-Thread Episode / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Even Evil Can Be Loved / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Even the Guys Want Him / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Every Scar Has a Story / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everybody Did It / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everybody Laughs Ending / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everybody Lives / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everyone Can See It / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everyone Hates Mimes / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everyone Knows Morse / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everything Is Online / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everything's Better with Penguins / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everything's Better with Rainbows / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everything's Better with Samurai / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Brit / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Chef / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Genius / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Is Deathly Cold / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Is Hammy / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Is Not a Toy / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Is One Big, Happy Family / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Is Sexy / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Mentor / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Parents Want Good Kids / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Power Vacuum / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Puppeteer / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Reactionary / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Redhead / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Sorcerer / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Sounds Deep / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evolutionary Retcon / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Examples Searching for a Trope / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Exotic Entree / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Expansion Pack Past / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Expecting Someone Taller / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Experienced Protagonist / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Explosive Cigar / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Exposed to the Elements / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Expressive Accessory / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Expressive Mask / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Extended Disarming / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
External Combustion / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Extreme Mêlée Revenge / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Extremely Short Intro Sequence / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Extremely Short Timespan / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eyeless Face / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Face Framed in Shadow / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Face-Revealing Turn / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Face Your Fears / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Faceless Goons / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Faceship / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Facial Horror / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
/ int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fad Super / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Failure Knight / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fair Cop / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fair-Play Whodunnit / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fake Crossover / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Faking the Dead / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
False False Alarm / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
False Flag Operation / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Falsely Reformed Villain / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Family of Choice / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Famous Ancestor / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Famous-Named Foreigner / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fan Community Nicknames / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fan Film / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fangirl / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fan Verse / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fandom-Enraging Misconception / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fang Thpeak / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fantastic Drug / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fantastic Noir / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fantastic Radiation Shielding / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fan Wank / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fashion-Victim Villain / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fashionable Asymmetry / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fat Slob / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fatal Flaw / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Faux Death / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Faux Symbolism / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Female Flatfoot and Snarky Guy / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Females Are More Innocent / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Femme Fatale / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fiction 500 / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Field Trip to the Past / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fighting Back Is Wrong / int_8125b468
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Film Noir / int_8125