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Batman (Bruce Wayne) is the vigilante superhero of Gotham City, leader of the Justice League and Robin's former mentor. He made his debut as a cameo in the episode "La Larva de Amor". He is voiced by Jimmy Kimmel in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, and Kevin Conroy in the Teen Titans Go! episode "Real Orangins".

Biography

When he was just an eight year old boy, Bruce Wayne witnessed his own parents' murder in a senseless crime after exiting a theater late at night. In the eventuating years, Bruce trained, becoming a fearsome yet heroic vigilante known as "Batman", while also reclaiming control over his family company Wayne Enterprises as CEO.

When Dick Grayson (Robin)'s parents were killed in a circus accident, Batman took the young boy under his wing and raised him as if he was his own son. Eventually, Dick Grayson became his ward Robin, and he fought at Batman's side for many years, until Grayson who desires to become an individual hero due to being underappreciated, moved to Jump City and became the leader of the newly-formed Teen Titans.

Teen Titans Go!

His first official appearance was in the episode "La Larva de Amor". He was seen fishing with James Gordon, the police commissioner of Gotham City, in a boat that has a picture of Batgirl on it (who is, coincidentally, Gordon's daughter, Barbara). He was also seen in the episode "Girl's Night Out" where the girls (Starfire, Raven and Jinx) pass by a cop car with him and James Gordon laughing randomly. They don't seem to care that the girls are being pursued by much of the JCPD and just continue giggling.

Batman trains Robin

Batman training Robin

In "Thanksgiving", Robin invited Batman to spend the holiday with him and the other Titans. Before his arrival, Robin stresses over making sure everything is "perfect", in order to impress Batman. While waiting for Batman to arrive, the other Titans various activities that ruin most of the night such as engaging in a food fight that makes a huge mess of the living room. Right as Batman walks in, the pie Robin had intended to throw at Beast Boy hits him in the face. Batman angrily glares at Robin, who runs to his room screaming. Later on, Batman is transformed into a turkey by Trigon and is presumably eaten by the guests.

Batman and Robin Photo

A photo of Batman and Robin back in the good old days.

Batman's first speaking appearance is in the comic Prank'd!. Beast Boy prank calls several members of the Justice League, including Batman. When Robin hears of this, he worries that Batman will trace the call back to them, and orders an evacuation. Despite the prank call being bounced around six satellites and four continents, Batman is able to trace the call in mere seconds. Later on, Robin prank calls Batman, but bounces the signal to the invading Gordanian ship. Batman breaks into the Gordanian ship, confronts the leader, and forces the entire fleet of ships to retreat far away from the earth.

In "Real Boy Adventures", Cyborg is depressed about being a full human. Robin attempts to cheer him up with a song about being a "Real Boy". In the song, Batman appears and plays a lengthy electric guitar solo for a large crowd of other manly characters from DC Comics and throughout history.

Batman also makes a cameo in "A Farce". When the Brain announces that the jury has reached a verdict in the trial of the Teen Titans, Robin imagines that he successfully got the team acquitted. His visions include Batman's silhouette giving a thumbs up to congratulate Robin. Unfortunately, this does not really happen as the Titans were actually found guilty.

Batman appears alongside fellow Justice League members Superman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter and Flash in "Two Parter" as Darkseid's prisoners trapped inside tanks. After the Teen Titans defeat Darkseid, they are unable to save the members of the Justice League from falling to the lava and dying. However, after Cyborg makes several attempts to save them by traveling back in time, he is finally able to prevent their deaths, although unable to open their tanks. The League is eventually able to escape their tanks, as hinted when Cyborg is shown as a future member of the League.

Batman, like many DC superheroes and villains, makes up a huge pop culture-like influence throughout Jump City. His image often appears in various paraphernalia; such as posters, movies, magazines, and even his own cereal brand. Batman's influence is most prominent in Robin's room in Titans Tower, where the majority of Robin's decorations are linked to his days as Batman's sidekick.

In "The Cruel Giggling Ghoul", Batman (along with Commissioner Gordon) dressed up as the "Two-Headed Ghoul" to scare off people so that they would'nt have to wait in line for the bumper cars.

In "Shrimps and Prime Rib", Batman is one of the heroes who defeated The Brain when the Teen Titans are about to fight against the disembodied human brain.

In "TV Knight", Batman and Commissioner Gordon have an enjoyable time watching TV in The Batcave.

In "Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star", he is one of the judges from Justice League.

In "TV Knight 2", Batman and Commissioner Gordon invite The Joker and The Penguin to watch TV together.

Physical Appearance

Batman has a muscular build with a square jaw and a mask that covers his eyes. Batman wears a dark gray suit with a black and yellow bat-logo printed on the chest. He also wears a dark blue cape and cowl with matching gloves, boots, and tights. He also wears black underwear on the outside. He stores his gadgets in a yellow utility belt wrapped around his waist.

  • In Batman's first appearance in "La Larva de Amor", Batman is bulky with a giant chin.
  • In "Girl's Night Out", "Books", and "Sidekick", Batman has a square jaw that does not stick out, and a rectangle-shaped, muscular body
  • Batman's final variation first appears in the episode "Slumber Party". However, in this episode, he is seen without his cape and utility belt, and with his sleeves rolled up. The same variation appears in the episodes "Thanksgiving" and "Real Boy Adventures", only this time with his cape, belt, and unrolled sleeves.
  • In the comic version, Batman's cape and cowl, are black instead of dark blue.

Personality

Compare to his counterparts that normally has serious demeanor, this particular Batman is a laid-back slacker who enjoys laughing and hanging out with his best friend Commissioner Gordon. Also, he is notably a television addict who loves watching TV programmes, and carries various devices around himself, clearly shown in "TV Knight 2" as he and Gordon pretended to be asleep to escape being caught staying up watching TV and in "TV Knight 3" when he refused to participate his birthday party, but to watch TV instead. He is an immature manchild hence his butler, Alfred Pennyworth, has to act as his surrogate parent.

On the other hand, although Batman is Robin's adoptive father, he didn't seem to teach Robin well (in Mo' Money Mo' Problems, this obviously shows that in spite of telling Robin not to revel about money, he has failed to teach Robin to spend money properly) and tend to summon Robin to help him when he is away from home, probably indicating that he still regards the boy as his sidekick. Additionally, even though Batman does care about Robin, Robin still develops fear and some resentment towards him, persumably receiving abuses from him and/or being given a small, semi-empty room next to the supplies room in the past.

Episode Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Appearances in other Media

Movies

Comics

References

  • "Legendary Sandwich" (cardboard cut-out for BAT-O's cereal)
  • "Driver's Ed" (assumed to be speaking with Robin on the phone when he crashed the Batmobile)
  • "Dog Hand" (mentioned only by Trigon)
  • "Double Trouble" (same one for Legendary Sandwich and Driver's Ed in Cyborg and Beast Boy's apartment)
  • "Laundry Day" (Robin has a Batman bush shaped head after he fell off of Titans Tower)
  • "Ghostboy" (Beast Boy has a pair of underwear with the Batman symbol on it)
  • "Gorilla" (the phone was ringing and the ID was Batman)
  • "You're Fired!" (people keep calling Titans Tower, thinking it's the Batcave, where Batman does his work; also shown as a comment applauding Robin's status update in DCUbook)
  • "Super Robin" (Robin makes the Batman symbol on the wall with staples at one point at his job)
  • "Tower Power" (when Cyborg on the monitor, shorts out, Batman's face briefly flashes onto the screen)
  • "Staff Meeting" (Beast Boy uses the staff to hit a piñata shaped like Batman)
  • "Terra-ized" (A Picture of Robin sitting on Batman's shoulders with Superman and Alfred in the background is seen in Robin's nightstand along with a Batman alarm clock.)
  • "Colors of Raven" (Robin is seen reading a magazine called "Vigilante Daily", with Batman and his bat-signal on the front cover. A Bat-Os truck is also seen in the beginning of the episode.)
  • "The Left Leg" (A Bat-Os truck is seen again.)
  • "Books" (Apparently went missing according to a picture on a milk carton in the Titans' fridge, but turns out to be hiding behind his own picture frame in Titans Tower.)
  • Power Moves (Cyborg plays a video clip explaining the concept of a Power Move, which features Batman and Superman teaming up to defeat Darkseid.)
  • "Matched" (When Cyborg is selecting a superhero with his love machine, he scrolls past Batman's picture)
  • "Opposites" (When Starfire pulls out the file, it was originally addressed to Batman from Superman. Batman told Alfred to put it in the file of stuff he doesn't care about)
  • "Slumber Party(cameo)
  • "Real Boy Adventures" (cameo in Real Real Boy)

Trivia

  • Batman has had three different design variations in the series. In his first appearance in "La Larva de Amor", Batman is bulky with a giant chin. In his second appearance, which first appeared in "Girl's Night Out", Batman has a square jaw that does not stick out, and a rectangle-shaped, muscular body. This variation remained the same throughout the rest of Season 1. In his first Season 2 appearance, "Slumber Party", Batman is given a new, final variation. In his final design, he has a bigger chin again, muscular arms and narrow legs.
    • He is one of the small amount of characters to change designs throughout the series.
  • Batman was only hinted in the original show, although he can briefly been seen in a silhouette in the original Teen Titans episode "Haunted". Now he appears as a reoccurring character in Teen Titans Go! while he is often referenced or mentioned.
  • The show's producers have rumored that they want to have Kevin Conroy (voice of Batman in various media, including the DCAU, the Batman: Arkham series, the Injustice series and many more), to do a speaking role for Batman, although it is unsure when, if ever, this will happen.
    • Kevin Conroy's Batman often works with Tara Strong's Batgirl. Tara Strong currently voices both Raven and Batgirl in the series.
  • Batman's square jaw, appears to take after his Batman: The Brave and the Bold design.
  • When Raven showed the picture of the Halloween spirit in her book in "Halloween", one of the bats references to his face.
  • Despite his numerous appearances, as of yet Batman has never said anything, aside from being heard laughing or singing.
  • Batman's first appearance was in Detective Comics #27 (1939), however he did not receive his own comic series until 1940 with the release of Batman #1.
  • It is unknown if he will ever have a speaking or any major role in the series itself.
  • Batman presumably died the first time on the series, in "Thanksgiving".
    • But like the Titans who have died multiple times, he was revived as he makes more appearances.
  • As mentioned in "The Cruel Giggling Ghoul", riding bumper cars is his favorite amusement park activity.
  • Robin is shown to be very afraid of him, which is seen or referenced in several episodes.
  • Batman owns a variety of Superman merchandise. Shown in "TV Knight 2", he was seen wearing Superman themed pajamas and in "Mo' Money Mo' Problems", he owns a pair of Superman themed swimming trunks.
  • Batman is voiced by Jimmy Kimmel in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, marking his first ever speaking role in any Teen Titans Go! media.
  • Batman is apparently skilled in origami, as seen in Robin's flashback where he was helping Robin master it in Teen Titans Go! issue #61 "The Deadliest Art".

Gallery

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The image gallery for Batman may be viewed here.
Teen Titans Go! Characters
Teen Titans RobinStarfireBeast BoyRavenCyborgSilkie
H.I.V.E. Five GizmoJinxMammothSee-MoreBilly Numerous
Titans East BumblebeeSpeedyAqualadMásMenos
Villains SladeBrother BloodDoctor LightTrigonTerraBlackfireThe BrainKiller MothMother Mae-EyeMumbo JumboKittenCinderblockPlasmusMonsieur MallahControl FreakKyd WykkydMad ModPunk RocketGeneral ThraxisPuppet KingProfessor ChangDarkseid
Other Heroes BatmanBatgirlJaynaZanAquamanRaven's EmoticlonesSilkie's EmoticlonesStarfire's EmoticlonesCyborg's EmoticlonesBeast Boy's EmoticlonesRobin's EmoticlonesCommissioner GordonVixenB'wana BeastCarrie KellySilver Age RobinTim DrakeNiborGrobycErifratsNevarBoy BeastGreen LanternAqualad (Kaldur'ahm)Miss MartianSuperboyKid FlashTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesSplinterWildebeestThe Powerpuff Girls
Little Buddies Pain BotSuper RobinBirdarangBeat BoxDaveUniverse StaffDemon
Comics Only Mystery IncorporatedMyronSupermanCaptain ColdThe GordaniansMadame RougePhobiaGeneral ImmortusBat-CowColossal BoyFun Gus
Alternate Identities NightwingLady LegasusRed XStoneSapphireRavineBeast BobGrandma VoiceBeast BabeScar ManThe JeffFleshy GuyBeast ManCaptain CankleThunder ThighsThe CalfIncredible QuadMega LegasusStarfire the TerribleDick GravestoneBeast MonsterDemon of AzarathThe CyborgThe Dastardly DandyThe Wild ManThe Grave MistakeThe Yeller
Minor Villains Puppet WizardDeathKiller CrocRobot OverlordsTamaranian DronesMagic GodMockingbirdsEdCarlosBrain SoldiersStarfire's KnowledgeThe Perfect SandwichVegetorThugsKlatakHurt BotBelly BrosThe JokerThe PenguinThe RiddlerStorkThe ManRavagerBenjamin FranklinInvisible ManPelicansThe WhispererFather TimeNew Year BabyCrystal RobotsEvil Pig Master of Pig LatinArmy of PigletsMojo JojoMojo Jojo's Monkey ArmySanta ClausLarge OctopusDance DemonOld McDonaldBingoQueen of EnglandEvil DragonShareconomy RobotsHeavy Metal DemonBalloon Man
Minor Characters Sonia Conchita HernándezThe CouchGrim ReaperMagical DoublesSeagullCrabLizardSecond SantaDetective ChimpCouch SpiritTreadmill SpiritGeorge WashingtonUnnamed CitizenPizza DelivererPizza Delivery BoyGayleSeniorsPolice Officer #1Police Officer #2Robin's SonLittle GirlRobin's FangirlsLady Legasus FangirlMother NatureCyborg's GrandchildrenJohnRobin's Parasitic TwinThe RatsMaster of WhistlesSticky JoePeter PanPinocchioWaiterSparklefaceButterbeanGrizzly BearPuppet TigerTVBlack CatTooth FairyDairy KingBlossomBubblesButtercupMojo Jojo's GuardsRed DragonPirate GhostOctopusThe FishSticky JoanTwo O' ClockDaylightCeeLo GreenFall Out BoyB.E.R.SweetAlfred PennyworthCloudJade Wilson
Monsters Sandwich GuardiansCironielian Chrysalis EaterDemon OctopusGiant Mutant OctopusSlime MonsterBarbecue Sauce MonsterGiant Robotic AlienBurrito MonsterBurger RobotScary TeriTwin Destroyers of AzarathGumdrop GoblinHalloween SpiritVirusDoor RobinSphinx StarfireCyborg Chess PiecesBeast Boy Chess PiecesGridnock the Skull CrusherKing GoalBooger MonsterSoccer TrollsBoss MummyMummy HenchmenThe Freak
Organizations Teen TitansTitans EastThe Wonder TwinsH.I.V.E. FiveThe Brotherhood of EvilTeam RobinBizzaro TitansYoung JusticeLeague of LegsJustice LeagueThe Powerpuff Girls