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Real Identity: Not Applicable
Appearances (BTAS): On Leather Wings, Christmas With The Joker, Nothing To Fear, Pretty Poison, The Underdwellers, The Forgotten, Two-Face Part One, It's Never Too Late, I've Got Batman In My Basement, Heart of Ice, The Cat and The Claw Part Two, Beware The Gray Ghost, Prophecy of Doom, The Joker's Favor, Vendetta, Fear of Victory, Appointment in Crime Alley, Mad As A Hatter, Dreams in Darkness, Eternal Youth, Perchance to Dream, The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy, Robin's Reckoning Part One, Part Two, The Laughing Fish, Night of the Ninja, Cat Scratch Fever, If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?, Moon of the Wolf, Almost Got'Im, What is Reality?, I Am The Night, Mudslide, Zatanna, The Mechanic, Harley and Ivy, His Silicon Soul, Read My Lips, The Worry Men, A Bullet for Bullock, Mask of the Phantasm, House and Garden, The Terrible Trio, Harlequinade, Time Out of Joint, Bane, Baby Doll, The Lion and The Unicorn, Showdown, Second Chance, Harley's Holiday, Lock Up, Make Em Laugh, Sub-Zero, Sins of the Father, Cold Comfort, You Scratch My Back, Joker's Millions, Growing Pains, Torch Song, The Ultimate Thrill, Over the Edge, Mean Seasons, Critters, Cult of the Cat, Animal Act, Old Wounds, Girls Nite Out, Chemistry, Beware the Creeper, and Mystery of the Batwoman
Appearances (BTAS Comics): Demons
Appearances (STAS): The Demon Reborn
Appearances (BB): Rebirth Part One, Blackout, Heroes, Shriek, The Winning Edge, A Touch of Curare, Ascension, Lost Soul, Joyride, Hidden Agenda, Once Burned, Hooked Up, Mindgames, Revenant, Babel, Terry's Friend Dates a Robot, Final Cut, The Last Resort, Sneek Peak, The Eggbaby, April Moon, Sentries of the Lost Cosmos, Payback, Ace in the Hole, Untouchable, Inqueling, Big Time, Speak No Evil, The Call Part One, Part Two, Betrayal, Curse of the Kobra Part One, Countdown, Unmasked, and Return of the Joker
Appearances (TZP): Shadows
Appearances (JL/U): Injustice For All Part One, The Savage Time Part One (Hypertime Version), Tabula Rasa Part One, Part Two, Only A Dream Part Two, A Better World Part Two (Parallel Version), Hereafter Part One, This Little Piggy, Panic in the Sky, and Epilogue
Appearances (SS): Hard As Nails
Appearances (DC Nation): Batman Beyond
Appearances (BTAC Comics): Hardware, The Darker Knight, Red Son Rising Part 1, Red Son Rising Part 3, and Court Fight Part I
Powers/Skills: Transportation and Various Offensive Capabilities
Voiced By: Not Applicable
The Batmobile is Batman's primary mode of transportation. It was completely modified and armed with advanced technology, most from Wayne Tech prototypes. The first appeared to based off the MRW Sports Car, a blue two-door sedan modified with gadgets, scalloped vertical tailfins, and a bat-shaped ornament protecting the front grill. Over the early years, it began to wear out. While investigating Global Motors, Batman saved the life of Earl Cooper. After being outed as a whistle blower, Cooper was approached by Batman to build him a new Batmobile. He incorporated a design that appeared at the World's Fair over a decade ago. The second Batmobile came built with unusual materials: 12 gauge piston pins, titanium steel wheel wells, security device, an onboard computer that routes all controls through a main switch, tri-nitro propulsion units, ablative skin cowling, dual accelerators, and fuel injected turbo boosters. The wheels are gel-filled Kevlar-reinforced, puncture proof, flame resistant, and are equipped for all-weather terrain.
During high-speed chases, the Batmobile is armed in the rear and front. In Batman's tenth year, the Batmobile is known to be armed and equipped with autopilot, television, a remote link to the Batcomputer, spare disguises, voice command, flame thrower, rocket launcher, lubricant slicks released by a green switch, smoke-screens, tire-piercing caltrops, anti-toxins hidden in the driver-side visor, police emergency band, automated binocular, ejector seats, automatic tire replacement, a secret phone line to Commissioner Gordon, and grapnel. War-torn, the Batmobile was occassionally submitted to Earl Cooper in a secret location three miles outside of Gotham City for repair and tune ups. It has also been destroyed and rebuilt several times, including one instance when the Penguin sabotaged the onboard computer. Once the Penguin was defeated, Cooper took the opportunity to not only rebuild but upgrade. Sometime after 1997, the Batmobile changed in appearance again to a third generation vehicle.
Aside from his partners, Batman has also had a variety of passengers in the Batmobile. From allies to enemies to civilians, one rule is constant; Batman drives. Superman, Zatanna, Harley Quinn, Detective Bullock, and an unconscious Joker were some of the more notable ones. 50 years later, parts of the second generation Batmobile appears to have been converted into Bruce Wayne's limousine and the third generation lays idly on display in the Batcave, even 15 years later. The latest Batmobile in use by the second Batman is a high speed hovercraft.