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    Bruce Wayne, who witnessed the murder of his billionaire parents as a child, swore to avenge their deaths. He trained extensively to achieve mental and physical perfection, mastering martial arts, detective skills, and criminal psychology. Costumed as a bat to prey on the fears of criminals, and utilizing a high-tech arsenal, he became the legendary Batman.

    Has Batman ever killed a person intentionally?

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    S1DH1

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    #1  Edited By S1DH1

    I know Batman doesn't like killing but he does have a dark side. I know about him using guns in non-canon comics but has he ever killed someone in the real continuity?

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    #2  Edited By BiteMe-Fanboy

    Yes. He once hung a mentally ill guy with a rope on his Batwing.. Flew around and even said 'He is better off dead."

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    #3  Edited By TheHulk

    Hulk heard during Batman's original debut, that puny Batman no have that "no killing" rule. It like how Superman not originally fly.

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    #4  Edited By Daaerk

    @BiteMe-Fanboy said:

    Yes. He once hung a mentally ill guy with a rope on his Batwing.. Flew around and even said 'He is better off dead."

    Wow.

    That sounds sad and interesting. Do you have any scans of it? > . <

    - Daaerk

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    #6  Edited By Imagine_Man15

    @Daaerk said:

    @BiteMe-Fanboy said:

    Yes. He once hung a mentally ill guy with a rope on his Batwing.. Flew around and even said 'He is better off dead."

    Wow.

    That sounds sad and interesting. Do you have any scans of it? > . <

    - Daaerk

    It was a really early issue, before the Comics Code of Conduct and the "no kill rule."

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    #8  Edited By Imagine_Man15

    He did shoot Darkseid in Final Crisis with the intention of killing him.

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    #9  Edited By KnightRise

    Maybe Batman should play for the Ravens

    *CROSS MEDIA HUMOR YEAHHHHHH*

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    #10  Edited By Daaerk

    @KnightRise: @Imagine_Man15: @BiteMe-Fanboy:

    I see, no wonder it didn’t sound like our modern Batman. XD Though, thanks for the link. =3

    - Daaerk

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    #11  Edited By Dark_Vengeance_

    @Imagine_Man15 said:

    He did shoot Darkseid in Final Crisis with the intention of killing him.

    To save Earth.

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    #12  Edited By reignmaker

    I actually wish Batman would treat more villains like that instance with the KG Beast. It just makes too much sense!

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    #13  Edited By Imagine_Man15

    @DarkKnightDetective said:

    @Imagine_Man15 said:

    He did shoot Darkseid in Final Crisis with the intention of killing him.

    To save Earth.

    True, I never said it was wrong of him. The motivation is irrelevant to this thread, the question was simply if Batman has ever intentionally killed anyone, and he did in fact intend to kill Darkseid.

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    #14  Edited By Stronger

    @Reignmaker said:

    I actually wish Batman would treat more villains like that instance with the KG Beast. It just makes too much sense!

    Me too.

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    #15  Edited By S1DH1

    Ummm thanks...

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    Darkseid.

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    @s1dh1 said:

    I know Batman doesn't like killing but he does have a dark side. I know about him using guns in non-canon comics but has he ever killed someone in the real continuity?

    Depends what you mean by "Canon Comics"

    Batman has killed tons of people before the New 52, during his first year he was killing people fairly regularly.

    He was still killing people off and on during the 80s, such as in 1988s "The Cult"

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    @biteme_fanboy: yeah I heard about that the crack some how compiled a buch of bat kills

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    @s1dh1 said:

    I know Batman doesn't like killing but he does have a dark side. I know about him using guns in non-canon comics but has he ever killed someone in the real continuity?

    Depends what you mean by "Canon Comics"

    Batman has killed tons of people before the New 52, during his first year he was killing people fairly regularly.

    He was still killing people off and on during the 80s, such as in 1988s "The Cult"

    Do you have more on him killing in the 80s? Like scan or specific issues? Also, he didn't kill that often, even during the Golden Age.

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    Lord Death Man cant fully die as soon as he does he comes back to life, so Batman shot him into space in an oxygenless Ship so He'll be stuck in a permanent Loop of Life DEath

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    Does the circus giant in Batman Returns count?

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    A bunch of people actuall, eve Ras i dont mean Begins movie.

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    #23  Edited By silent_bomber
    @knightrise said:

    @silent_bomber said:

    @s1dh1 said:

    I know Batman doesn't like killing but he does have a dark side. I know about him using guns in non-canon comics but has he ever killed someone in the real continuity?

    Depends what you mean by "Canon Comics"

    Batman has killed tons of people before the New 52, during his first year he was killing people fairly regularly.

    He was still killing people off and on during the 80s, such as in 1988s "The Cult"

    Do you have more on him killing in the 80s? Like scan or specific issues? Also, he didn't kill that often, even during the Golden Age.

    Early Batman punched people off roofs, and cliffs, or onto swords, into vats of acid with suspicious frequency.

    He also tended to put people into situations where they had no hope of surviving (yep, Comic Batman did that too), such as when he hit an airplane pilot with knock-out gas, or when he beat up a guy whilst he was driving and then bailed as he went over a cliff.

    and that's not counting the times when he just plain killed people, like the guy who's neck he broke, the experimented upon man that he hung, the guys in a van he machine gunned down from the Batplane, people he crushed with a huge statue, people he literally threw to their deaths (multiple occasions) etc.

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    80s Batman -

    • Killed Qayin at the end of Son of the Demon by kicking him into electric cables
    • Locked the KGBeast underground to starve (later retconned)
    • Blew people up in The Cult
    • Sent a car careening into some suicide bombers in DC 590
    • Blew up a bunch of crooks in Legends of the Dark Knight 31.

    He also did some fairly questionable stuff, like tricking Solomon Grundy into walking into a furnace.

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    #24  Edited By Dud317

    He did so very recently, though not canon to the comics.

    In Arkham Origins, Joker put himself in an electric chair wired to Banes heartbeat. As his heartbeat rose the voltage rose as well. Batman was in a kill or be killed situation. He shocked Bane to death with Deathstroke's shock gloves. However, once Joker fled the scene, Batman restarted Banes heart with the same gloves. You find out it was part of the plan all along.

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    He killed off KGBeast

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    Back Swamp Thing's second volume from the 80's he told told Swamp Thing he will kill him if he ever came back to Gotham.

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    He killed off KGBeast

    Yeah, and then the writers changed it. What's wrong with Bats killing as last resort? Batman had such a dramatic character development only for the other writers and dc to ignore it. Lame.

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    Batman used to dual wield 45's

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    @darkhunter89 said:

    He killed off KGBeast

    Yeah, and then the writers changed it. What's wrong with Bats killing as last resort? Batman had such a dramatic character development only for the other writers and dc to ignore it. Lame.

    well i think its because some of his fanboys wouldn't stop bitching about it.

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    #30  Edited By DwightSpitz

    Yes, back in the starting days of Batman barely any villains made it out alive. I dont know as far as DC canon goes, he did kill Darkseid thou & that was intentionally no?

    Depending on the writer, I can accept Batman taking someone out if he is in the earlier years of his career; the seasoned Batman killing someone intentionally is just too far.

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    Yes.

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    I don't think he killed anyone intentionally in the New 52.

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    I remember he killed Scarface, Ventriloquist's doll. It was in the issues about Matches Malone (the real Matches) and how Batman promised to kill his murderer.

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    I always thought the no-kill rule had more to do with inflicting suffering on criminals.

    That is they would be living with debilitating psychological trauma, irreparable physical injuries or pure shame, loss of finance, etc..

    In many ways Batman's punishment was far crueler than death; locking a minor criminal up in Blackgate or even Arkham, knowing that they would be subject to torture and humiliation.

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    Darkseid?

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    He did in Blind Justice.

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    @rustyroy said:

    @deathstroke52 said:

    Darkseid?

    Pre-Flashpoint yes, New 52 no.

    Batman did not kill Darkseid. Morrison confirmed that in an interview.

    Besides, Pre-Flashpoint Batman has killed 6-7 people.

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    @frozen: yeah i know, I just thought that that's kind of like killing him because Batman meant to kill him.

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    Yes. Batman has killed lots and lots of people throughout his entire comic career.

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    @frozen said:

    @rustyroy said:

    @deathstroke52 said:

    Darkseid?

    Pre-Flashpoint yes, New 52 no.

    Batman did not kill Darkseid. Morrison confirmed that in an interview.

    Besides, Pre-Flashpoint Batman has killed 6-7 people.

    Batman shot him, intended to kill him.

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    Post-crisis, nope.

    New 52, nope.

    IN every live action movie he has murdered at least one person.

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    @biteme_fanboy: he was not mentally ill. The guy was actually a monster man, meaning he was nothing but a shell that Hugo strange was using. I don't like batman killing but this is not only in character for golden age bats but also modern bats would likely do this if he felt he had to. They had already established that it can't be reversed.

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    Sometimes, he has

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    Why don't you ask Harvey Dent.

    Oh wait...

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    yes, different versions of him have.

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    He killed Ras Al Ghul in Batman Annual 8 and blew up Nazis on several times in the old the Brave and the Bold series.

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    @dud317 said:

    He did so very recently, though not canon to the comics.

    In Arkham Origins, Joker put himself in an electric chair wired to Banes heartbeat. As his heartbeat rose the voltage rose as well. Batman was in a kill or be killed situation. He shocked Bane to death with Deathstroke's shock gloves. However, once Joker fled the scene, Batman restarted Banes heart with the same gloves. You find out it was part of the plan all along.

    That was Electrocutioner's gloves, not Deathstroke...

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    He tried to kill Darksied, but other than that, every other kill has been retconned

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    In the new animated movie Batman vs Robin. During the fight in the museum, batman attached a small bomb on one of his attackers and blew him up. I guess that counts as killing someone.

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