Since 2014, Dark Knight fans have celebrated Batman Day. However, the date is not fixed and may change from year to year. In the first instance, it took place in July to celebrate the character’s 75th birthday during San Diego Comic-Con.
This year, the 17th of September was chosen. So, how about remembering some of Bruce Wayne’s best moments with his special superhero costume? So, below, check out 13 facts you probably didn’t know about Batman!
13. Some nicknames
Although Batman is his official name and the Dark Knight is his most remembered nickname, there are other nicknames received by the hero over the years, mainly in the comics.
In this sense, it is worth mentioning “The Greatest Detective in the World”, later being shortened to just “Detective” and “Caped Crusader” or “Cruzado Hooded”. In Brazil, we also call him o Homem Morcego, but this is just a literal translation of his original name.
12. Robin Wasn’t Your Only Partner
Although Robin has become one of the most popular and most remembered recurring partners by people, he was not the only one to fight alongside Batman. Within this context, it is worth highlighting Batgirl, Batwoman, Barbara Gordon and Huntress Helena Bertinelli. And we can’t forget about the main names that have represented Robin over the years, such as the characters Dick Grayson, Jason Todd and Tim Drake.
Batman (DC Comics/Reproduction)
11. Many Actors Played Him
Batman had several interpreters between series and movies. Each of them built interesting nuances under his personality, including the animations. Thus, in addition to Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck and Robert Pattinson, it is also worth mentioning the voice actors Kevin Conroy, Peter Weller, Jason O’Mara, Will Arnett and Olan Soule.
10. He committed many murders
The character consists of a rather controversial figure, right? And while the idea that he would never kill anyone was sold, that’s not true. Initially, Batman only killed the criminals he faced in his early career.
The methods were varied, including beatings and hangings. Some of his best-known villains also suffered at his hands, such as Darkseid, Harvey Dent, Joker and KGBeast.
9. Your arsenal of tools
Fans of comics aficionados have already done a survey that guarantees that Batman’s arsenal of tools is greater than that of any other character. Devoid of powers but with great purchasing power, he developed his own weapons, such as the Batarang. All stored in the Bat-Cave, he also frequently uses his Batmobile to get around.
8. Batman always thinks of everything
in the animation Justice League: The Legion of Doom (2012), it is possible to see how the character is always ahead of everyone else. In order to protect the League, he developed a contingency plan so that if any hero became corrupted, no one would suffer severe consequences.
7. Several assumed their identity
Bruce Wayne is best known for being the man behind Batman’s armor. However, this bat mantle has been passed on to other allies several times, such as Commissioner Jim Gordon. In addition to him, it is important to mention Azrael, Terry McGinnis and even Dick Grayson, the most legendary Robin.
6. Your great loves
In the comics, both Bruce Wayne and Batman have fallen in love a few times. His first love interest was Julie Madison, a Gotham socialite. Reporter Vicki Vale was also one of those who won the character’s heart, as well as Catwoman, seen most recently in Matt Reeves’ feature. Talia al Ghul, daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, and Rachel Dawes, created exclusively for Christopher Nolan’s films are also remembered.
5. Batman has been defeated several times
On the internet, it is possible to find many fans of the hero speculating about hypothetical duels between Batman and other characters. While many believe him to be unbeatable in many ways, the original stories have already shown the Dark Knight’s significant defeats. One of his most remembered defeats is to Bane, who dominates Bruce Wayne physically and mentally.
4. Villains with psychiatric problems
Most of the iconic villains faced by Batman have several psychiatric problems worthy of hospitalizations at Arkham Asylum. The Joker is perhaps the main villain and most remembered by fans, but we can also mention Riddler, Bane, Penguin, Harvey Dent (Two-Face), Crocodile, Ra’s al Ghul, Talon, Lady Shiva and Poison Ivy.
3. Your greatest weapon
You may be wondering: in Batman’s grandiose arsenal, what would be his greatest weapon? Although some might think that the hero’s finances are what he has most important, in fact, his intelligence always stands out.
Thus, it is possible to argue that your greatest weapon is your own mind, providing challenging moments in the fight against villains who also use cleverness as their main weapon.
2. Three illustrators have stood out over the years
Many writers and illustrators have spent much of their careers developing stories about Batman. To name some of the most celebrated screenwriters, there are Frank Miller, Paul Dini, Alan Moore, Alan Grant, Bill Finger and also Joseph Loeb.
And in the field of illustration, three names stood out the most: Tim Sale, Neal Adams and Jim Lee. They were largely responsible for building incredible designs in comics, becoming famous for their inventiveness and ability to articulate with the scripts. The ability to portray strength, moving action and the aura of characters are some of its qualities.
Batman (DC Comics/Reproduction)
1. Your parents didn’t die
And to close the list, did you know that not all Batman stories deal with the death of your parents? Perhaps one of Bruce Wayne’s biggest motivations for becoming the hero of Gotham City is the fact that his parents were coldly murdered by unscrupulous criminals.
He was built as a solitary being and without much ambition. However, during the narrative of flashpoint, Barry Allen, the Flash, changes the timeline of Bruce, who becomes the murder victim, causing his father to actually become Batman. Martha Wayne goes insane after her son’s death and becomes the Joker woman.
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