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 Khary Payton in most episodes, Jimmy Kimmel in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, and Kevin Conroy in the Teen Titans Go! episode "Real Orangins".
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
- "Driver's Ed" (cameo as a cardboard cut-out)
- "La Larva de Amor" (cameo, debut)
- "Gorilla" (cameo)
- "Girl's Night Out" (cameo)
- "You're Fired!" (impersonated)
- "Artful Dodgers" (cameo)
- "Books" (cameo)
- "Power Moves" (cameo in video clip)
- "Sidekick" (cameo)
- Caged Tiger (mentioned)
- "A Farce" (cameo)
- "Two Parter" (cameo in tank)
- "Garage Sale" (cameo)
- "The Cruel Giggling Ghoul"
- "Pyramid Scheme" (cameo)
- "Batman v Teen Titans: Dark Injustice" (cameo)
- "Finally a Lesson" (cameo)
- "Arms Race with Legs" (cameo)
- "Wally T " (cameo)
- "Rad Dudes with Bad Tudes" (cameo on stickers)
- "Booty Scooty" (cameo)
- "Snuggle Time"
- "Shrimps and Prime Rib" (cameo)
- TV Knight
- The Inner Beauty of a Cactus (cameo)
- BBRAE (cameo, cameo on a "missing" sign on back of a milk carton)
- TV Knight 2
- Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star
- The Academy (cameo)
- Costume Contest (cameo)
- Mo' Money Mo' Problems (cameo)
- Flashback (cameo with Commissioner Gordon and on puzzle box)
- TV Knight 3
- Real Orangins (speaking debut and on the couch with the Teen Titans)
- Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Second Greatest Team Edition
- TV Knight 4
- Forest Pirates
- What We Learned at Camp
Appearances in other Media
- Par for the Course (cameo)
- May I Have This Trance? (cameo on cover)
- Goblin Catch 'Em All (cameo)
- Customer Support (cameo)
- Claus of the Batman
- Appointment of Doom! (cameo as drawings in Robin's notebook)
- "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)
- Batman is the most recurring DC character and non-Teen Titans character in the series.
- The main factor of Bruce Wayne/Batman defeating much stronger opponents than himself is through the intuitive usage of prep time. By definition, preparation time means to prepare for whatever situation that arises, mainly whenever it comes to battle. In fact, while it works with strong fighters, prep time can actually work well with jack-of-all-stats combatants, which to who Bruce Wayne/Batman really is. Thanks to having a nigh-inexhaustible wealth as well as his Peak Human Intelligence, he is able to rival various superpowered hostiles in the DC multiverse, at best, almost all of them.
- 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 few amount of characters to change designs throughout the series.
- Batman was only hinted in the original show, although he can briefly be 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 they were unsure when, if ever, this will happen. This finally happened in the episode Real Orangins.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".
- "TV Knight 5" showcased various Pretty Pretty Pegasus drawings on his bedroom wall, so this heavily indicates that he loves this particular franchise.
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