A fictional character comic book superhero (created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger) who fights crime in Gotham City.

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Why do some of the Batman: Animated Series episodes feature the Batman-Superman opening?

I'm watching old episodes of Batman: The Animated Series on Amazon.com, and I notice several of them have, instead of the iconic B:TAS opening, an opening featuring Superman. Is there any difference ...
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How educated is Bruce Wayne/Batman?

Sure, Bruce Wayne is a billionaire, trained by the League of Shadows, pretty smart too but how does he manage to fix a sophisticated piece of tech like the Bat's Auto-pilot on his own (I assume he did ...
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Why is there no Robin in the Nolan-directed Batman movies?

Although Robin seems to have an pivotal role in ruining earlier Batman movies, he's still an integral part of the Batman series. Is there a reason why Robin does not appear in Batman Begins/The Dark ...
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Talia and Bane age problems?

Bane saved Talia when she was a baby. He was pretty old maybe in his 20s or 30s. But then she grows up and wouldn't that make Bane 60? He looks young.
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Is Batman Begins based on any Batman comic or was it entirely written from scratch?

Were Batman Begins or The Dark Knight based on any particular comic(s) or were they completely created from scratch?
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Why was there no hint of the Joker?

In Dark Knight Rises, we see a bit of history of what has happened to Gotham in the past 8 years. Batman in seclusion, criminals being locked up for being part of organized crime, and Gordon's guilt ...
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So Bane was actually helping Batman all along?

I came across this post about The Dark Knight Rises after it was shared by somebody on Facebook. It says that Bane secretly acted against the League of Shadows and wanted to redeem Gotham and help ...
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What is the real reason for the Joker's scars?

In The Dark Knight, The Joker told different reasons for the scars on his cheeks. Initially he said that his father gave him the cuts on his cheek as a child after his father performed the same act on ...
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Why does Christian Bale deform his voice when playing Batman

As almost every Batman fan, I like the Christopher Nolan's interpretation of Batman. But why does Christian Bale deform his voice when playing Batman? Is it to scare off/intimidate people? Or to ...
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Did Batman break his one rule?

In the final scene of The Dark Knight, we see Batman go on a final confrontation with the corrupted Dent. Dent, hell bent on making Batman and Gordon pay for Rachel's death, flips his trademark ...
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Why doesn't Bruce take a running jump when trying to escape from the pit?

When Bruce gets the hardest part of escaping the pit, the big jump, he stands at the edge and jumps from there. There is clearly room on the ledge he is standing on for him to take a running jump. ...
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Why does Alfred leave in The Dark Knight Rises?

Alfred leaves Bruce, telling him that he has buried enough members of the Wayne family. But, Bruce has been running around all this time as Batman. I think the odds of him being killed are pretty ...
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Why does Blake draw the Batman symbols all over town?

Late in The Dark Knight Rises, Gotham is closed off from the rest of the world and the police are forced underground (both literally and figuratively). We catch up with the action when the government ...
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How did Batman survive when he was stabbed?

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Batman was stabbed by Miranda. After a while Batman took his bat and flew away to detonate the bomb. Then at the end of the movie he was at the dining table with ...
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Why didn't the bomb cause a tsunami in Dark Knight Rises?

As far as I know, even smaller earthquakes measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale in Japan have triggered tsunamis. Was the atom bomb used in The Dark Knight Rises not this powerful?
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How does Bane know that Batman is Bruce Wayne?

In The Dark Knight Rises, when Catwoman (Selina) brings Batman to Bane's place, she trapped him in Bane's place, after a short while Bane came and called Batman by his real name, Bruce Wayne. I was ...
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Why doesn't Bane just detonate the bomb?

Why does Bane talk about giving Gotham to the people if he intends to blow it all up. Why doesn't he just detonate the bomb right away?
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The Ending of Dark Knight Rises

I need some assistance understanding the end of The Dark Knight Rises (2012), it doesn't seem at all plausible for me. We see Batman save Gotham City from Bane by escaping the city while carrying ...
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What happened to Bruce Wayne/Batman's knee?

Early in The Dark Knight Rises, Bruce is seen limping with a cane. Some characters allude to an injury sustained from a fight, but we never see this in The Dark Knight. At the conclusion of that film, ...
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Why choose that birth name for John Blake?

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, we learn that What motivated the Nolan brothers to include this in the film? Are they merely nudging and winking at the audience? Furthermore, why Robin? The ...
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Why does Nolan leave the Dark Knight Trilogy this way?

Once Batman dives into the ocean with the bomb and "The Bat", and after Bruce Wayne's obituaries are read and Robin discovers what Mr. Wayne left back for him, what is the significance of the final ...
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Is this Green lantern and Batman reference intended for Justice league movie?

In Man of Steel , there are two references to other DC character, such as - First Christina Wren's character called Carrie Ferris in the film resemblance to Blake Lively's character Carol Ferris ...
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What opera does Bruce Wayne attend with his parents at the beginning of Batman Begins?

There's a devil like person, and a lot of flying creatures sort of like bats, which is why they had to leave the theatre, but what Opera were they watching?
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Is Heath Ledger seen in the restaurant scene in The Dark Knight?

Any one observe this? It's interesting to see Heath Ledger in the restaurant .. Is that really Heath Ledger in the restaurant scene in The Dark Knight?
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Why did Nolan want to end the Batman series?

According to numerous sources, The Dark Knight Rises will be the end of the Batman series. I think all the three Batman movies directed by Nolan was successful and did well at the box office. Since ...
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Why would Dent's convictions be overturned?

In the Dark Knight, When Batman interrupts (what would probably have ended in) Dent killing Thomas Schiff, Batman tells Dent that if people saw him doing this, then all of the criminals he'd locked up ...
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Was Bane part of the League of Shadows during the time Bruce was being trained?

Both Bruce Wayne and Bane were obviously trained by the League of Shadows so it seems quite possible that their time with the League of Shadows could've coincided. Bane was in the pit for a long time ...
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Why is Christian Bale not in the upcoming movie Batman vs Superman?

This is about the upcoming Zack Snyder movie Batman vs Superman, where Ben Affleck is playing Batman. I just read an article that Christian Bale wanted to be Batman again. So I wanted to ask why ...
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How did The Joker know who Batman's parents were?

In Batman (1989), when Batman tells The Joker that he killed his parents, The Joker responds with, "I was just a kid!" See this clip at the 0:52 mark: How did The ...
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Why did Tommy Lee Jones play Harvey Dent in Batman Forever?

How is it that Tommy Lee Jones plays Two-Face in Batman Forever, when Dent is black in Batman?
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Why does Bane want to destroy Gotham city?

In The Dark Knight Rises, at the end of the movie Talia said, it was her father's dream to destroy Gotham city, and I accept that any daughter who was in that situation will definitely think to ...
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Did Ra's al Ghul have a hand in the murder of Bruce's parents?

In the film, Liam Nielson's character states something along the lines that they had tried to destroy Gotham once before via economics, but some stubborn citizens (Bruce's parents) kept things afloat. ...
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What did the Joker want to prove in The Dark Knight?

In the movie "The Dark Knight", what did the joker really want to prove? I mean burning all the money, killing few innocent people and creating chaos.
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Why does Batman trust Selina Kyle all the time?

In The Dark Knight Rises, in the beginning of the movie Selina Kyle stole a necklace from Bruce's home as well as taking finger prints of Batman and helping Bane to steal from the share market. Then, ...
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Does Batman Begins occur before Tim Burton's Batman?

I know that the movie Batman Begins [2005] was made many years after the movies Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman and Robin, but it seems to be set before all the other movies in the ...
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What language is shown on the TV in Bruce's cell?

When Bruce Wayne is in the prison-pit-thing in The Dark Knight Rises, what is probably the president of the US appears on TV. Underneath, there are some subtitles, in some language. Screenshot: ...
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Was Alfred in on Bruce's plan in The Dark Knight Rises?

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Alfred is fed up with Bruce's inability to let go of Batman and quit despite Alfred saying to him "I've buried enough members of the Wayne family" so ...
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Why was Lucius Fox fired?

In Batman Begins there is a scene where William Earle fires Lucius Fox. I just watched the movie for the first time so I may have missed something, but it seemed out of place. At the time he is fired ...
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What does Bruce Wayne pack on his third attempt of leaving the pit in Dark Knight Rises?

Right before Bruce Wayne attempts to leave the pit he packs up something in a towel and wraps it around his body. Does anyone see what he packs?
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Why did the prisoners help Bruce?

When Bruce is left broken and suffering in the Prison Pit, Bane explains that this is where he suffered and where Bruce will fully realize his failure with Gotham, and then be killed. During his time ...
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What is the main theme of The Dark Knight?

According to Wikipedia, the main theme of The Dark Knight is escalation, such that each event lead to an escalation that results from the choices Batman and James Gordon make. A separate source said ...
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Why does Bane protect the girl?

In the final twist of the movie, it is revealed that Talia is actually the one to have climbed out due to Bane helping her get up the hole. However, Bane's pure motivation during the events of the ...
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Why would Batman discard his disruptor?

During the chase sequence in which Batman reveals himself during The Dark Knight Rises, there is a sequence when Batman uses a pump action disruptor weapon against Bane's getaway motorcade. Moments ...
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Why didn't Katie Holmes play Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight?

Katie Holmes played Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins but Maggie Gyllenhall played the character in The Dark Knight. Was there any particular reason why Katie Holmes didn't continue on in the role?
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Why doesn't Batman kill?

Why does Batman not kill? He could have at least killed the Joker when he had the chance instead of handing to the law, he would've done the world a great favour.
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Were parts of The Dark Knight Rises a commentary on the Occupy movement?

A fair amount of the second act of The Dark Knight Rises has a class warfare plotline. This is foreshadowed in the trailers with Selina Kyle's "there's a storm coming" monologue. Some of the ...
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Why doesn't the bomb cause radiation poisoning to Gotham City?

The ending to me makes no sense. Batman put his plane on auto pilot that was carrying the bomb away from the city, but they should be affected for many years to come just like Hiroshima. How come ...
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Why was Gotham City moved to New York City in The Dark Knight Rises?

The Dark Knight was shot in Chicago. And so was Batman Begins. But The Dark Knight Rises is clearly shot in New York City. Why was Gotham moved to a new city for the last part of the trilogy?
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Have Batman comics/movies always had a political influence upon them?

First, I want you all to know, before watching Nolan's version of Batman, neither have I watched any other Batman movies nor have I read the Batman comics. So literally, Nolan's Batman is the first ...
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Evidence for and against the ending of Dark Knight Rises

I've heard a few people mention that the ending of Dark Knight Rises, where Alfred sees Bruce and Selina at the bistro in Italy, was just a dream. When I watched it I thought it was really happening. ...