Think You Know Batman? Get Featured in DC Universe Encyclopedia!

This week for our Year One “Think You Know”, we’re asking DC fans to submit their fun trivia facts about someone very special to all of us. That’s right, we’re looking for fun facts about our very own Caped Crusader, the World’s Greatest Detective, the Dark Knight, Batsy himself, :notes:na na na na na na na na​:notes:… BATMAN! Where DOES he get those wonderful toys? Does he actually have any pet bats? What are their names? What is Bruce Wayne’s skincare routine? Tell us all the things!

Because we’re talking about Martha-lovin’ BATMAN here, we’re going to let this dark topic run for TWO WHOLE WEEKS.

Let us know all your little-known intel in the comments below, and it could be selected for featuring in our new “Trivia” Encyclopedia section!

Remember – All facts MUST be cited with their source to be considered for- it can be any source! Just be sure you cite it.

Would You Like To Know More?

—CITE your facts with a credible source by providing a link, a magazine, commentary, DVD featurettes; anything that can validate your fact.

—If we are not able to VALIDATE your fact, or if it does not fit the tone of our Encyclopedia entries, we may not use the fact right away.

—If REPEAT facts are submitted that we would like to use, the first user to post that fact will receive the credit.

—You can submit AS MANY facts as you’d like! However, submission to this thread DOES NOT guarantee that your fact will be selected for featuring in the Encyclopedia. The selection process is entirely up to the discretion of DC Universe.

—We have RECRUITED a very helpful little friend from the 5th dimension to sort out the facts and answer questions you have moving forward in our weekly installments. He’s VERY excited to keep this party going!

—We will be accepting Bat-facts now through MONDAY, September 23rd- that’s two weeks!

—To ensure your information has not ALREADY BEEN CITED in our existing Encyclopedia, you can find the current Batman entry here:

https://www.dcuniverse.com/encyclopedia/batman/

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Batman does not eat nachos. (Source: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “A Bat Divided!”)

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Even though Alfred in fact made him nachos in The Batman’s “Traction”. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Andrea Beaumont/ The Phantasm is technically Bruce Wayne’s first love interest in the Animated Series canon.
-Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

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Michael Keaton, Batman 89’, his real name is Michael Douglas…but there was already a Michael Douglas so he replaced his last name.

Bruce Wayne’s birthday (as per Wayne of Gotham) is February 19, 1963 which would make the first time him being Batman 1991. Give or take a year based on the continuity.

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While we’re talking about Batman and food, in Batman: Sword of Azrael #2, Alfred finds a bunch of food in the bunker of an Order of St. Dumas hideout and makes Bruce a spinach fajita.

And, as we saw in Batman Vol. 3 #54, Thomas Wayne loved cucumber sandwiches.

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His full name is Bruce Thomas Wayne. He has a hallucination when bane almost kills him.

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Which actor has had the pleasure to play both Superman & Batman in a movie?

@mrbaskerville76.24916 Ben Affleck. He portrayed George Reeves (and Reeves as Superman) in Hollywoodland before he played Batman.

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Adam West was a real life hero to a couple in Maui when a man attacked them with a machete. At first he thought it was a publicity stunt, but it became clear that it wasn’t. He grabbed a heavy metal chair and chased the man into an area of the hotel he was at with his wife, where he trapped the man with the chair and held him until security could take the man away. Afterward, as he headed back to his wife, he thought about what Bruce Lee had said on the set of Batman. “Real fights are nothing like movie fights. They’re over in just a couple of seconds, depending on which guy gets the first hard lick in.” - Source “Back to the Batcave,” by Adam West with Jeff Raven.

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Batman’s favorite food is Mulligatawny Soup.

Source: Batman vol 1 #701

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Batman speaks over 40 languages.

Source: https://screenrant.com/bruce-wayne-batman-trivia-facts/

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The person who develops Batman’s cars is a movie stunt driver and engineer, Jack Edison.

After Batman saved his life he rebuild the Batmobile every time it breaks down.

Untold Legends of Batman #3
Written by Len Wein
Art by Jim Aparo

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Bruce Wayne is a direct descendant of of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table, Sir Gawain.

He inherited the Holy Grail but after a run in with the League of Assasains he gave it to Superman for safekeeping.

It currently resides in the fortress of solitude.

Source: Batman: The Chalice
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by John Van Fleet

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Batman wielded a gun in his early appearances, even killing several criminals with the weapon.

Source: Detective Comics #35

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Before Crisis on Infinite Earths, Alfred Pennyworth never actually raised Bruce Wayne.

He was actually under the guardianship of his uncle, Phillip, but the person who looked after him was the housekeeper, Mrs. Chilton, who is secretly the mother of Joe Chill, the man who murdered Batman’s parents.

Source: Untold Legends of the Batman #1
Written by Len Wein
Art by Jim Aparro
Source: Batman #208
Written by E. Nelson Birdwell
Art by Gil Kane

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Troy Baker has voiced both Batman and the Joker as well as a couple of former Robins.

Batman: various Lego Batman projects and Telltale’s Batman games
Joker: Arkham Origins and Assault on Arkham
Dick Grayson: Injustice
Jason Todd: Arkham Knight
Tim Drake: Arkham City

Source:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1684869/

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On Earth-One (the mainstream Earth for dc from the 1950s - 1986) a young Bruce Wayne became the first Robin under the tutelage of Harvey Harris

Source: The Untold Legends of the Batman #1
Written by Len Wein
Art by Jim Aparo
Source: Detective Comics #226
Written by Edmond Hamilton
Art by Dick Sprang

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On Earth-One (the mainstream Earth for dc from the 1950s - 1986) a young Bruce Wayne became the first Robin under the tutelage of Harvey Harris

Source: The Untold Legends of the Batman #1
Written by Len Wein
Art by Jim Aparo
Source: Detective Comics #226
Written by Edmond Hamilton
Art by Dick Sprang

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On Earth One, Superboy first meets a young Bruce Wayne in Smallville.

They team up with Bruce going under the guise of “The Flying Fox”

Source: Adventure Comics #275
Written by Jerry Coleman
Art by George Papp

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