This is the respect thread for one of the best Batman's of all time. Frank Miller's insane Batman of Earth 31. Whether you love him, or hate him, he is the godd@mn Batman!
Feats for this thread apply to Earth 31 Batman, which include Year One, All Star, Batman vs Spawn, Dark Knight Returns, Dark Knight Strikes Again, and the upcoming The Master Race.
The origin of this Batman was establish in Year One, which ironically became the origin of Post crisis Batman, and New 52 Batman as well. From the bios base on Year One we get a understanding of this Batman. So lets start with the stats of this Batman.
One of Frank Millers Batman's best traits was his strength.
At the age of 55 he snaps a gun in half.
At a young age he snaps Handcuffs easy.
At the age of 55 he is more than capable of overpowering 3-4 swat team guys at a time.
At the age of 55and out of shape, he hauls a 200+ pound man up the side of the largest skysraper.
During his younger years he manages to bust multiple bricks with a chop, and even kicks a solid tree down!
With a bullet in his leg, Batman still kicks down a solid stone support column.
One of his best feats at his oldest age of somewhere in his 60s, Batman punches sense in a raging Plastic man of all people.
This Batman was not slow at all. Even at his old age, he had great speed as he did in his prime.
In the dark of the cave, Batman catches the arrow from a bow aimed at the back of his head by Robin.
Many feats from his young age, to his prime, to his older age of 55 dodging gun fire from thugs to train Marksmen. Dodging massive gunfire with ease.
Batman at his old age manages to out distance a explosive bomb that leveled a apartment building, with Carrie in tow.
While many may not know it, this Batman is insane durable. Insanely so. He has taken beatings like no other, and never let it slow him down.
In his prime he could run for days straight with no rest, beating down criminals to a pulp.
Many times whether at the age of 55 or as a young adult he has shrug of bullets wounds from large caliber weapons.
Batman is pulverized by Classic Spawn unleashing his magic amps, but sets his bones right, and gets back to fighting Spawn the next issue.
At the Age of 55, with his old body, Batman still took a critical beaten, to near death by the Mutant Leader only to recover, and get back to work on beating the Mutant Leader.
At the age of 55, Batman is stabbed multiple times in the guts, and still fights on against approaching Swat.
In his final fight with Superman, Batman was wearing a medical harness, and still suffering all the accumulated injuries of his recent battles, and the problems of old age. Yet through all this he fought Superman who was breaking bones, ripping up the suit, all the while Batman continue to fight on.
One of the most important things to any Batman is gear. Frank Miller Batman is no exception to the awesome gear he makes and gets his hands on.
Of course the main stay weapon would be his Batrangs which Batman has amazing accuracy with.
Accurately nails the arm of this Mutant with four Batarangs.
Disarms more thugs with thrown Batarangs.
Disarms two shooters easy.
Nails Joker in the eye through all the gas.
Plants one in Spawns head before he could defend himself.
This Batman also makes use of Grapple Lines like any other. Even for attacks.
Grapple Line in the Gauntlet.
Hand thrown Grapple Line.
Used to snatch a crook and drag him down.
Used to tie some people up from horseback.
Batman makes extensive use of Thermite Weapons that burn at hot temperatures, and set fire to nearby things.
Explodes a large search light.
Explodes a couple of row bots with it, blowing men around.
Blows back a cop.
Batman uses it again here to explode Bleach.
Batman makes use of Smoke for distraction, and cover.
Uses it here to distract.
Smokes the entire area of Cops and fights them in it.
Smokes out cops for a getaway.
Fights thugs in it no problem.
Batman uses a form of Fear Gas to make people live their worst nightmares.
Batman has use Nerve Gas to hinder foes, or KO a mob of men.
Batman uses a powerful Nerve Gas that even affects Spawn who is mostly immune to chemical attacks.
Used from his Gloves that sedates Dick Grayson, though it should have Knocked him out a normal man.
Batman caries explosives for whatever the situation may require.
Batman uses explosive to blow a hole in the wall.
Batman uses explosives to bring down a tunnel.
Thanks to his strict no intentional killing policy, he makes use of tranq like sedatives.
Tranq dipped Batarangs.
Another Tranq dipped Batarang.
Blow Dart with tranq dipped darts.
Tranq Gun to the neck.
Razor Edge Cape
This Batman also used a razor edge cape later in his career to maim foes.
Uses it to slice a mans stomach, chop off another thugs hand of, and leaves his mark on Luther.
Main Stay of Batmans gear is the ability to summon mass amount of bats for cover, and distractions.
Summons Bats to cover a city block.
Summons bats to Attucks crooked cops.
Batman one time used a special putty capsule to hit the face of the Mutant Leader, and stop him dead in his tracks. While unclear in the comic itself, it was clarified in the animated adaptation.
Ends the fight with the Mutant Leader in one move.
A weapon the older Batman design to take down people with Electronic level.
Shuts down the nervous system of anyone in its path. Does not work on Kryptonians though.
Batman has shown many times to have use, or have on stand by a Batglider of some kind.
Early Glider to get around the city.
Self operating Glider that can carry two.
Batman has twice in extreme cases make use of Power Gauntlets to fight foes superior than himself.
The first pair he use were confiscated pair from a raid. He then mention to take time to analyzed them. In his fight with Spawn they granted Batman increase strength, and fresh stamina to beat on spawn with.
The second pair were energy made ones to beat on a weaken Superman with.
What kind of Batman this be without Skill?
Two Separate Bios base on Year One origins. One stating his Year One comic as having study and master over 127 martial arts. As well Hunting techniques, and stealth techniques, and more. Another states in his Year One that he learn from Manhunters and Martial Artist mastering every fighting style.
Pressure Points and Human Body Knowledge
Batman shows this knowledge in his fighting and use of Pressure Points.
Here Batman states several ways to get out of his predicament, and then shows one way with a single kick to handicap the crook for life.
Batman again shows this knowledge by stating how he hit Spawn where the kidney should be hard enough to hospitalize Spawn for 6 months. Spawn however had no kidneys.
Batman using Pressure Points on nerve clusters, as well chops that cause desired bleeding effects.
Takes down two grown men with nerve pinches in the neck.
Against Other Skilled Foes
The Spawn Cross Over is stated to be Canon to Earth 31 by Miller in hear say, he wrote the comic with McFarland and both originally wanted it to be a canon crossover, only McFarland shortly retcon this afterward. However this official Novel on all things Batman confirms the Cannon of this rumor as well.
With that said one can say this was one of Batman's best feats, fighting a classic version of Al Simmons whi himself is the most deadly assassin in the Image world. Batman match well enough with no real special gear, and stalemated with the help of Gauntlets. A great feat against a skill establish foe like Simmons..
This Batman was no pushover in a fight. Had some epic battles that most remember.
With Prep he taken down Superman twice, Match Spawn, killed a super human version of Dick Grayson, straighten all the corruption on Gotham, save all the Justice League from imprisonments, and brought down Lex Luther's empire to name a few. If your really curious how things went down, read the comics.
Hope fans of the Frank Miller Batman enjoyed the thread.