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“What, are you dense? Are you retarded or something? Who the hell do you think I am? I'm the Goddamn Batman!”
Batman (sometimes referred to as The Bat-Man, The Caped Crusader, The Bat, The Dark Knight, The World's Greatest Detective, The Goddamn Batman, and The Adam West) is a Mythical Creature and masked vigilante, known for his ability to knock criminals' heads together, use nifty Bat-Gadgets, solve mysteries using an amazing level of detective prowess and then dance around, which made him the stuff of legends, especially since he, unlike almost every superhero who ever lived, has no superpowers, much to the chagrin of various other superheroes, especially Aquaman.
Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, a wealthy industrialist, playboy, and philanthropist. Witnessing the murder of his parents as a child leads him to train to perfection, dress up like a bat, and fight criminals at night. In 1966, Batman decided to go camping and he stayed camping for 20 years until Frank Miller talked him out of it. In fact most die hard Batman fans take the Miller oath to only talk about or write about the version of Batman after he stopped camping and never ever talk about Batman and camping or that Batman used to go camping at all, under penalty of
Dess Death. Which is why Batman must be only written about as dark, gritty, ultra-violent, and never ever anything else that can be mistaken for camping. After that Batman was known as The Dark Knight, and even The Joker stopped camping thanks to Frank Miller as well. In fact that surfing contest that Batman and The Joker had, never actually happened either, so don't bother mentioning it.
Batman is skilled in every form of martial art known to humans. He has been known to hit an enemy so hard, that the sound of hitting the enemy creates a large word like "Ka-Pow" or "Wham" in the air. Batman is one of the few superheroes that can do that, and trained his sidekicks to do that as well. This is a form of martial arts named Batjutzu that Batman had invented.
The first superhero Batman started out under the name Fatman, weighing in at a sweating 58 stone. Fatman was very rarely seen out in public, and was always considered a hindrance at crime scenes because of his huge mass and so was forced into early retirement. As a result of inhumane taunting by small children Fatman fell into a deep depression, and for 3 months ate only Super-Subs, from Subway. Miraculously, Fatman lost weight through eating Super-Subs and Starbucks coffee and was shown in the Subway advert.
On the subject of his weight loss there have been many conspiracy theories, including divine intervention and liposuction. A few have even suspected exercise, but it was not widely believed due to his severe laziness. The theory most likely to be true though, is that Fatman fell down a well and was unable to climb out for three month, his superhuman strength allowing him to survive without eating. As a result of being in the well and not being able to eat Fatman lost a lot of weight, and it was only when a Subway managing director happened to hear Fatman's moping in the well that he was saved, and together the two of them devised the unlikely story.....
edit Bat-Origins: the True Story
These theories were cobbled together from five minutes of research, and were constantly scrutinised in order to try and ascertain Batman's identity. The only constant was that a Mr. Bruce Wayne was constantly linked to events which Batman was also involved in, more than almost anyone else in such incidents. However, in 2007, a team of freelancers discovered the truth about Batman from hidden records and accounts with a few closely involved with him.
edit Bat-Vampire Theory
Some people believe that a Batman is the result of an accident where Bruce Wayne was bitten by a radioactive Vampire Bat while taking dubious photos of Bob Kane and Dick Grayson. There are no documented cases of this event being witnessed and is generally regarded as a load of old twaddle. However, it would account for why he only rescues people at night, and the overdrawn account at the Wayne Foundation Blood bank. Theorists insist that Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, Frank Miller, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Kevin Conroy are all Batmen. On the other hand Batman's side-kick, Robin, was bitten by a radioactive robin whilst taking photos of Graham Norton and George Michael.
edit Bat-Duke Theory
Another theory was that Batman was always a Batman named Bruce, and he wasn't able to change into his alter ego Bruce Wayne until he was attacked by a radioactive John Wayne while searching the Arizona Desert for peyote. It is suspected that the Wayne that attacked him must have been a sick and desperate specimen as normally the victims just become were-cowboys.
edit Bat-Birth Theory
Well, when a mommy bat and a daddy man fall in love... Well, they get married and go away on a honey moon. When they come back, the mommy bat says she's gonna have a baby. 3 years later, Batman was born. Not as a baby, but as the full grown Bruce Wayne.
A less accepted theory is that the original Batman was President James K. Polk. As Batman, Polk won the first and third American-Canadian War, while losing the second due to a tenacious defense by Oscar Wilde at Bikini Bottom.
Every US president followed Polk's tradition until Herbert Hoover, which led to the Great Depression. Under coercion from his butler, Alfred, Bruce Wayne was then force to become the next Batman. A pity. Batman is currently George Bush after a mad airplane flight through a cloud of VC killer bats during his well documented posting with the National Guard during the Vietnam War. This is indeed a fact verified by UnNews and in the "Dark Knight" movie Batman actually does all of the things that George Bush did as President. Including but not limited to torture, domestic spying, innocents dying for no reason in some unjust war, being highly unpopular so much that he makes the bad guy look good by comparison, ruining economies just to bring criminals to justice, massive property damage, and telling his enemies to swear to him instead of God.
edit Bat-Governing Order of Batmen
Closely linked with the Bat-President theory, there have been whispers of an underground order of all the previous Batmen, led by the previous Bat-President George H. W. Bush. This order is said to be the true rulers of the world. They have chosen most of the world's rulers since its founding in 1874. A few even think that Elvis Presley in the upper rankings of the order. Since most of the members are supposed to be dead, the order is never in one country for more than a year or two. They are currently thought to be hiding in Jamaica, and might be moving to Mexico by the end of the year. Though the idea probably came from a group of 30 year old nerds, living in their parents' basements, some suspect that there may be a hint of truth in this theory.
edit Bat-Camera Investigation
The Hidden Camera Investigation, conducted by a deranged, half-Thai man named No Credson was a supposed attempt to have the real truth about Batman exposed, only the documentary never got made, and he explained that his Dog ate all of his video footage, claiming that it can eat even plastic with ease and gain nutritional value from it due to a rare mutation. While few people actually believe anything he says, he once appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brian in 1994, and, not realizing that it was a mainly comedy show, eagerly explained what his footage DID manage to capture before the "incident", which shall be shown below:
"Hidden wardrobe cameras reveal that the alter ego of Batman is Superman! This means that Clark Kent is the alter-alter-alter-ego of Bruce Wayne. During the day Superman patrols the skies of Metropolis peeking at all the pretty girls with X-Ray vision, whilst by night, after a super-speed-bat-commute to Gotham City he keeps the streets safe from Kitten Dealers and other perverts. While dressed as Batman, Superman is unable to use his super powers because of a union dispute."
edit Bat-The Dark Alley
On occasion, a piece of evidence surfaced pointing to an eccentric and enigmatic billionaire known as Bruce Wayne, who conveniently is nowhere to be found, and according to secret investigations of his mansion, seemed to go into the library and vanish. This had prompted researchers to speculate on whether or not it was indeed He who was Batman. When questioned, Mr. Wayne said "I'm Ba...ruce Wayne. But... Thanks for asking."
Needless to say, it still was a viable theory.
edit Batman and Robin (secret lovers?)
Batman and Robin were constantly accused of being lovers, which is probably true as they both wear underpants on the outside of their pants. Superman was also accused of being homo after he had a threeway with Batman and Robin at the Gay Club down past the alley.Infinite Crisis as the editors admit it was a bad idea for a story and bring Batman and Bruce Wayne back one year later and nobody seems to have any memory of Batman RIP happening thanks to Zatanna casting a "forget" spell so that everyone forgets that Batman was Bruce Wayne even the villains.
edit Bat-Songs about Batman
Batman (and his orchestra) composed famous hits in the early 1940's, mainly 'Stairway To Gotham' , 'Die, Joker, Die ' (known in Germany as The Joker The), 'Someone's Robin' My Friend' 'Jingle Bells Batman Smells' , 'If I Went Crazy Would You Still Call Me Batman?' , 'Enter
SandBatman ', 'Smells Like Bat Spirit' , and 'The Ivy May Be Cute' . Some of this songs contain references to Batman's childhood and early life, but of course, the best known song has to be:
Ba na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na phone! Batman! Bruce Wayne! Batman! Paul is dead, miss him. Ba na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na yo!
...you get the idea
Reports indicate that, when played backwards, the song says "go eat a pickle". Due to this and other evidence, it is suspected by many that Bruce Wayne is also John Lennon, and when he turns into his dual ego, he becomes John Wayne.
edit Bat-Eiffel Bat-Tower Bat-Incident
dick jamey once sold Batman the Eiffel Tower in a cunning scam, cunningly executed at a very cunning hour on the 25th December, 1827. The scam involved deception on the nature of the tower itself: Mr Halliday sold it under the false appellation of the "biggest dildo in town". The time was a very emotionally trying and challenging one, given that Batman was desperately seeking a birthday present for Robin.
Mr. Halliday had freshly run out of Mogwais named Gizmo, but nevertheless seemed to provide the ideal answer to Batman's problems. The exorbitant selling price he managed to con out of Batman was two pints of lager and a packet of crisps. Batman was deceived by the shape and size of the tower and mistook it for a similar implement he had previously discovered hidden in Robin's bedroom. Robin greatly appreciated the gift, and his use of it has since been immortalized in the tradition of having Angels on top of Christmas trees.
In a completely unrelated note, Batman was banned from any and all NFL stadiums after controversy during a Super Bowl halftime show. Though Batman had nothing to do with the show (and, it has been noted, hates football), the NFL reported that their decision was "just to be safe." Batman has since been banned from eating Barbeque Sauce as well, and the case is currently in court.
edit Bat-Christmas Bat-Incident
On christmas day in the early fifties, Batman was chasing The Joker through the streets of Gotham. It was reported that Batman had been up all night partying, and he hadn't had a chance to shower, so he smelled. Robin had, unfortunately, come down with a bad case of constipation, so he was unable to aid Batman on that night.
“It was like laying an egg!”
The Batmobile, while rounding a corner, lost its wheel, causing Batman to veer out of control and hit an elderly woman. The woman survived with minor injuries but filed suit with Batman claiming it was "reckless driving". Batman won the case against him, but reported dissatisfaction with the fact that The Joker got away.
This incident has since been immortalized in song, further suggesting that at some later point, the Joker somehow learned the identity of Batman's alter-ego and snuck into his house. There, while Batman was otherwise occupied in the kitchen and Robin was busy in the hallways, The Joker took the opportunity to sneak into Batman's bathroom and urinate all over the wall.
After two serials that no one cared about, Adam West finally got the chance to be Batman in the first movie, Batman 1966, which depicted what Batman would be like in the year 1966. The film was praised for its high realism and grittiness and won the Oscar for best picture and the Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, among many other rewards and is considered a worthy second to The Room as the greatest film of all time. Its spin-off TV show of the same name was also highly praised for its realism. Twenty-three years later, Tim Burton directed a sequel to the movie entitled Batman 1989. It depicts what Batman would be like in the year 1989. Burton cast the star, Betelguese, as the supporting role of Batman. Jack Nicholson stars as himself and Lando Calrissian plays Harvey Dent. The film was so successful that Burton got the chance to make another movie with Batman. In 1992, he directed Generic Tim Burton Movie (With a Cameo Appearance of Batman). The film stars Danny DeVito as The Midget from the Sewers and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. Soon after, Burton was fired when McDonald's didn't want to have a nose-biting Penguin toy.
Warner Bros. decided to hire Joel Schumacher (pronounced Shoe-maker) to direct the next Batman film after being impressed with his work on The Incredible Shrinking Woman. The film was appropriately named Batman Is Gay. In the movie Harvey Dent was exposed to chemicals off-screen which scarred half his face and turned the other half Caucasian. The film also features Jim Carey as himself. After the success of Batman Is Gay, Warner Bros. gave Schumacher the opportunity to direct another film, Batman With Nipples. The film starred the Governator as Mister "Puns galore" Freeze in an Academy Award winning role and Uma Thurman as fake plant lady. For some reason, there were no Batman films for eight years after this.
In 2005, Christopher Nolan was slated to direct Batman Starts It Up. The film would star Patrick Bateman as Batman because of their similar names. The movie is wildly regarded by critics as having completely incomprehensible and unwatchable fight scenes. This has earned the movie several awards (which were later taken away when they realized it wasn't a Japanese martial arts movie.) The movie also set a record for "Longest amount of time before Batman shows up in a movie with Batman in the title".
In 2006 it was announced that a sequel to Batman Starts It Up was in production titled Batman Keeps Going. The film was later renamed The Dark Knight. It is the first movie ever to have been universally declared as "The Greatest Movie Ever Made" before it was even released and is also the first movie to ever have kept the title after it was released. The movie is in the Guinness Book of World Records for "Most appearances of Batman in a movie without 'Batman' in the title". It features Heath Ledger as Jack Nicholson.
It is rumored that Nolan is hard at work with a third movie. Considering that over 99% of viewers of The Dark Knight were Ledger fangirls, Nolan felt it was necessary to hire yet another hollywood hearthrobb as his main villian. For inspiration, he turned to Burton whom immediatly suggested Johnny Depp to play The Riddler. Because of this decision, the film is rumored to be called "Batman and The Chocolate Factory". The film is also said to co-star wreslter Bane as Killer Croc and Eddie Murphy as Gotham City.
In 2007, Ridley Scott cast Batman as Harrison Ford in a remake of Blade Runner, titled Batman: The Company, which aired on TNT. In this remake, the time period of the story was moved to the Cold War, the replicants were changed to the KGB, and Robin and Dr. Octopus were given bit parts. This and Christopher Nolan's spin-off film, Batman: The Prestige are the only two movies which feature crossovers of DC and Marvel characters. In Batman: The Prestige, Batman and Alfred meet Wolverine of the X-Men. There was also an animated Batman film called Batman: Mask of the Superior Animation which starred Batman as himself and Luke Skywalker as the Joker.
Many over the years have tried to imitate the style of Bruce Wayne. The most famous of cases was the notorious picture of Pope John Paul II taken over what was later admitted to be a "wild weekend in Vegas." This image can be found here. The costume was supposedly created by Hell's Angels members in Vegas who wanted to pay their tribute to the Pope.
Although no viable images have ever been found, a rumor states that Eleanor Rigby of Beatles fame supposedly kept a Batman mask in her home, prompting The Beatles to sing, "Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door Who is it for?"
However, historians are claiming Batman is in fact Hitler. David Starkey claims he had Bats on the Brain.
edit Bat-Alter Ego
At long last, a new piece of vital data has been gathered about this hero of heroes:
Batman is really a whole dynasty of people, going from Fatman in 1932, to Bruce Wayne in 1939, to various others, although Bruce Wayne has occasionally resumed the role after a previous Batman left, or was killed.
Due to the loss of his second Robin, Jason Todd, the mysterious deaths of several muggers near Crime Alley have been suspected to be at Batman's hands, although he points to similar instances from another city, and blames them on tramps led by Zippy the Pinhead.
Despite having super hero status, controversy has plagued his eventful career. From the accusations of drunk driving, to the 'accidental' death of the host from "Reading Rainbow" to slowly touching himself on camera, he has hardly been out of the limelight.
More recently, stories have circulated around the media of Class A drug use. The Riddler once said the Batman stole all of his drugs but nobody investigated.
According to Wikipedia, Batman was diagnosed with syphilis in 1833.
Robin has also come forward claiming mental and physical abuse at the hands of Batman, including "tummy sticks".
Batman was recently kicked out of an ice cream parlor after an assassination attempt of the register clerk was blamed on him. The Batman, in the past, has disclosed his hatred for chocolate.
Batman is said to be Welsh. One day, he was travelling with an Eskimo in the Batmobile when it broke. He looked at the engine and exclaimed "I knew you shouldn't have been driving, you've blown a seal" to which the Eskimo replied "So what?? You buggered a sheep"
Batman also made headlines when he slapped Oscar Wilde in public stirring all of Ireland, or Britan or some European place. This brutal assault led to a $250,000 fee and a restraining order placed on him by Oscar.
In the far future Batman becomes the Dark Knight and the Dark Knight Returns with a female Robin and a Bat Tank. Batman is considered an outlaw because people think he broke The Joker's neck but the Joker twisted his own neck to frame Batman. Batman uses Green Arrow to shoot Superman with green kryptonite and then proceeds to beat up Superman until he says "Uncle". Ultraviolet kryptonite separated the Batman personality from the Superman personality in the far future making both equally retarded and full of emo emotions. In The Dark Knight Returns II, Superman makes out with Wonderwoman to get over the beating that Batman gave him from the first book.
The dance commonly referred to as the Bat-2OC (two-oh-see) is in fact a waltz-crump hybrid. It involves sweeping your index and middle fingers across your eyes starting from the nose, and out towards the temples (index finger is placed above the eye and the middle finger is placed below the eye), while kicking wildly in random directions and screaming "ficas, ficas!" Then, the person attempting this dance needs only to eat the aforementioned fingers, and in doing so, has successfully completed the Bat-2OC.
Many right-wing dance groups across the nation state that the Bat 2OC has nothing in common with either waltzing or crumping, but shortly after issuing such bizarre statements it is not uncommon to find the bodies of such individuals lying in unmarked graves with index and middle fingers removed and a bat symbol spraypainted on thier tombstone. Clearly, Batman feels that it is indeed a waltz-crump hybrid dance.
edit Batman's Top 10 Peeves
- 10. After dramatic entrance at scene of crime, having to convince everybody he's not a professional wrestler.
- 09. When you can see outline of underwear through Bat Suit.
- 08. Punks who gather around and smart off while he's getting gas for the Batmobile.
- 07. Nuclear power source for utility belt has rendered him sterile.
- 06. Really stupid people that shout out, "Hey! Where's Tonto?"
- 05. When dry cleaners accidentally switches Bat Suit and San Diego Chicken costume. When an episode focuses way too much on Jake.
- 03. Seeing Alfred the butler talking to Albert Goldman.
- 02. The way any two-bit moron with a flashlight and a piece of cardboard can summon him at night.
- 01. When people call him "The Batman" -- it's just "Batman," damn it!
It allowed DC Comics to make someone else as Batman to sell more comic books. Like when they killed off Superman and had four people take over for him, now they have four people take over for Batman. "hello?" "uh what are you talking about Superman my comics were out way before your Kryptonian arsehole! Yes readers of this article I said arse "
"Whatever happened to the Cape Crusader?" shows Batman dying and being reborn over and over again thanks to Darkseid's Omega Beams using the Omega Sanction which instead of killing Batman makes him go back to the stone age and be reborn over and over again with each new life being worse than the last, but he is always reborn as Bruce Wayne aka Batman on each Parallel Earth.
Seriously, WTF is up with that? Why not kill him off and bring him back as a Black Lantern during the Green Lantern miniseries of "Blackest Night"? At least he'd be a Zombie Batman instead of a Stone Age(there is no Stone Age with the Batman,just the ambush that leads to sudden death."trust me I would know he nearly killed me in the Dart Night."(the Joker 2008?) Batman being reborn.
Why the need for four people dressing up as Batman? Don't we have enough lunatics wearing caps and cowls running around in the DC Universe like the League of Nations Batmen?
So now after a big war, Dick Grayson aka Nightwing, the Original Robin took over for Batman and Bruce Wayne's bastard lovechild with Talia al Ghul, Damian Wayne took over for Robin. Of course this is temporary, and only until Bruce Wayne returns from the dead or stone age or whatever happened to him and comes back as the original Batman."now thats what I am talking about!"(the cat in the Hat)
Oh don't worry DC has plans to bring Bruce Wayne back as Batman sometime in 2010 as part of two different miniseries. The DC Fanboys whined too much and DC decided to find a way to bring Bruce Wayne back from the dead or back from the past or an alternative Earth or whatever. Maybe we'll see a Zombie Batman or a Time Traveling Batman or maybe Batman will just hitch hike a ride back to the present from Dr. Who like Marvel's Death's Head once did? Anyway if Batman is lost in time, were did that skeleton that SuperWIMP carried back from Final Crisis and got buried in Batman's unmarked grave come from? Don't ask stupid questions, it isn't really Batman's corpse, but a magical construct left over from Darkseid sending Batman back in time via the Omega Sanction, which is why it powered Blackest Night.
edit Bat-See Also
- The Batles
- Pounding bat sodomy
- Shark-Repellant Bat-Spray
- Moas (Batman displays Moa Safety)
- Bat Villains
- Batman Starts It Up
- The Rough Guide to Gotham City
- Batman at Wikiality