Some of Batman's enemies include the penguin, (Secretly Batman's estranged -- and presumed dead -- father who, before faking his own death by falling into a vat of chemicals, almost certainly molested Bruce as a child) Cat Woman (the woman Bruce almost married before realized he was gay and leaving her at the head of the aisle) and though there are more, the Joker, who in a Bizzare twist is, by some totally inexplicable coincidence, Batman's mother. (also deformed --and with a change of sex -- after falling in a separate vat of chemicals)
Batman/Bruce Wayne's residence is in a giant Mansion in Gotham City (a fictional New York) complete with Bat-Mobile parking, secret underground lair filled with giant glowing screens, flashing lights, and a coffee maker. Additionally there is a BDSM chamber beneath the recreation room.
"-Have you seen the new Batman movie?"
"-No, I heard it was shit."
As in the comic strip:
"Gee Batman, whatever are we going to do about The Joker?"
"I don't know Robin but at least Gotham is safe one night more."
As in a creepy older man living with a teenage boy
"-Oh Robin, why don't you come down stairs to the lair. Alfred and I have a surprise for you."
"-Holly rubber fist Batman!!!"
He was eventually adapted to television through movies and his own animated series by Warner Bros. A parody starring Adam West as Batman has diluded some people about the real theme of the series.
Like Superman, he was given a tragic past and a reason to fight. But, unlike Superman, he has no powers of his own, and relies on theatrics and fear to get his message across. He dresses like a Bat to invoke fear in his enemies.
He has a network of associates known as the "Bat Family," which includes: Nightwing (Dick Grayson, the first Robin), Robin (Tim Drake), Oracle (Barbra Gordon, the first Batgirl), Batgirl (Cassandra Cain). Previously, he has taken Jason Todd and Stephine Brown under his wing, both as Robins (the second and fourth ones, respectively), and both were murdered.
Since his inception, Batman has appeared in comic books, cartoons, movies, plays, and various other media. He currently stars, and is featured, in various DC comic books.
also see: The Batman, The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne, vengence, the night
(2) v. To suddenly appear or disappear without bringing attention to oneself, as Batman is known for doing.
(2) "I didn't even see her leave! She pulled a total Batman!"