Batman’s character can be quite brutal in his quest for justice, but one thing he doesn’t do is kill. Sometimes he will make it look like he has killed someone, but Batman’s great rule is not to sink to the level of those he fights. Justice and death are two different things and Batman wants justice. As one of the most formidable heroes in the DC Universe, he would not find it difficult to kill his enemies.
However, there is a full Multiverse, and a Dark one, and those Batmen don’t always hold to the same standards as the main one. Some Batmen have no problem killing their enemies.
10 The Batman who laughs shows no mercy
Batman Who Laughs hails from the Dark Multiverse, from a Land where Batman killed the Joker and played directly into his hands. This Batman was infected by a special toxin from Joker, losing his mind, killing the Batman family and everyone else who got in his way. Eventually he would join the dark god Barbatos and then Perpetua, trying to infect the entire Multiverse with his madness.
Batman Who Laughs achieved some impressive victories against the heroes of the main Earth, but was ultimately defeated in his latest plan. However, his death toll is incalculable.
9 The Dark Knights went too far in their search for justice
The Dark Knights were various Batmen from the worlds of the Dark Multiverse who went too far in their search for justice and ended up becoming assassins. Each Batman would use plans they made against their Justice League, taking power from one of the League’s members and killing the rest. Some of the most powerful beings in the Dark Multiverse, they acted as Batman Who Laughs and the shock soldiers of Barbatos.
The Dark Knights were able to give the Justice League a run for their money – Batman with superpowers and no morals is one of the scariest things anyone can imagine and the Dark Knights were a serious threat.
8 The DCEU Batman was altered due to the goal of making a braver version of the character.
The DCEU suffered a case from the Grimdarks in its first existence and one of the bleakest and darkest parts was Batman. Batman of the DCEU may have been a less violent hero before Joker killed Robin, that’s the implication, but the ones fans saw in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice he had no problem with killing. The sequence with the Batmobile proves it; there’s no way any of those guys survived.
Add to that the battle to get Martha, some of those guys definitely died from their injuries, and Batman had no problem with the death of his enemies.
7 Batman’s Omega: The Last Knight on Earth Embraced The Darkness Within
Technically, this is an alternate apocalyptic future of the main DCU, but it counts. In this future, Batman woke up in a world torn apart by a villain named Omega, one who had defeated Earth’s heroes and turned things into a wasteland. Batman, with the living head of the Joker, teamed up with the remaining heroes to fight Omega and take back the world.
However, it was revealed that Omega was not a villain at all, but the actual Batman, with whom readers had been following a clone, one that was a fail-safe Batman that Batman had built years ago. Omega killed many heroes in his time at the top, having embraced the darkness within.
6 JLA’s Batman: the Joker pushed the nail too far
JLA: The nail It was an Elseworlds story from the late 90s that was about a world where the Kents suffered a puncture and never found baby Kal-El. Many things in the world were the same, like Batman being a member of the Justice League. However, a secret villain was working behind the scenes, giving the villains Kryptonian technology and one of those villains was the Joker.
The Joker was enraged and Batman tried to stop him, but the Joker’s Kryptonian weapon was too much for Batman. After forcing Batman to watch him kill people while begging for their lives, Batman ended up breaking his neck in front of a crowd of people, marking him as evil in the eyes of the people of Gotham and leaving him a marked man.
5 Flashpoint Batman proved how dangerous a Batman without morals could be
The world of Flash point It was very different from the normal DC Universe and one of the biggest changes was Batman. Instead of Thomas and Martha Wayne being killed, it was Bruce who died that night, leading his parents down very different paths: Thomas would become Batman and Martha the Joker. Thomas Wayne as Batman would be a very different Batman from his son, one who had no qualms about killing.
Eventually, he would come to the normal universe and team up with Bane in forcing his son to stop being Batman by any means necessary. He would fail in this mission, but it still proved just how dangerous a Batman without morals could be.
4 Leatherwing embraced the Nazi idealogy
Earth-10 was a world where the Nazis won World War II, thanks to Superman’s landing on German soil. A Justice League still existed, but they served the Reich, ensuring their power over the world even after Hitler’s death. Leatherwing was the Batman of this universe, a skillful and brutal man who embraced Nazi ideology to the fullest.
Leatherwing and the Nazi Justice League had no trouble killing the Reich’s enemies. The Nazi Batman is not something anyone wants to deal with and Leatherwing did a great job of proving it.
3 Superman’s Batman: Red Son terrorized Superman’s regime
In Superman: red son, Superman landed in Russia and became the Soviet Superman, replacing Stalin when one of his illegitimate sons killed the Russian leader. This same son killed Batman’s parents and caused him to become an enemy of the state. Batman would terrorize Superman’s regime, killing soldiers and making his life more difficult.
He was able to catch Superman using red sunlamps after binding Wonder Woman with the Lasso of Truth. However, Wonder Woman broke the Lasso, a move that would have dire consequences for everyone, and captured it. While he was lobotomized and transformed into a “Superman Robot”, his example would inspire others to fight against the Soviet Man of Steel.
two The vampire Batman killed his enemies without hesitation
In Batman and Dracula: Red Rain, Batman would fight against the Prince of the Vampires, becoming a vampire to defeat him. This would set off a series of events that would see Batman kill the Joker, get staked by Alfred and Jim Gordon, and then resurrect during a crime spree. This time he would kill his enemies, embracing the darkness within.
Two-Face and Killer Croc would team up against him, but until then, Batman would be the kind of dark creature of the night that he never even dreamed he could be. His vampiric powers and his thirst for blood made him an even greater danger, one that he had no trouble killing.
1 Batman 1989 was not bloody but he did not lose sleep over the death of his enemies
In 1989, bat Man it hit theaters and fans loved it. Michael Keaton surprised everyone with how good Batman could be and fans loved Tim Burton’s gothic chic Gotham City. Jack Nicholson stole the show as the Joker and all, it’s still one of the best superhero movies ever made.
While he wasn’t overly bloodthirsty, Batman didn’t have much of a problem with killing his enemies in his battles. This is a man who put machine guns on the Batmobile after all. His final battle with Joker would see him kill the Clown Prince of Crime. While he didn’t have much of a choice in this regard, he didn’t lose much sleep over it.
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