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Ace wearing a Batman earring. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)

Batman was a costumed comic book superhero on Earth.

According to Maxwell Collins, Batman was "the world's greatest detective", and despite having no powers, he could beat "anyone". The Twelfth Doctor didn't believe that "solving crimes after they happen[ed]" made him clever, let alone cleverer than Captain America, and thought that Batman was a bored billionaire with "too much time on his hands". Batman wielded "a batarang" [sic], and fought what the Doctor referred to as "an idiot in clown make-up". Batman had a "cool car", protected Gotham City, and avenged his deceased parents. Maxwell thought that Batman would win in a fight between Batman and Captain America, while the Doctor favoured Captain America. (COMIC: Moving In)

In one issue of a comic, he was faced up against Superman, and, as the cover promised, "only one can survive!" (PROSE: Curiosity)

He had a butler named Alfred (AUDIO: A Kill to a View) and a sidekick, Robin. (PROSE: In the Sixties)

During a visit to Shoreditch in November 1963, Ace was wearing a Batman earring in her left ear. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)

In the 1970s at the Inferno Project, when Greg Sutton expressed surprise at the appearance of the Third Doctor's TARDIS console, the Doctor sarcastically asked Sutton whether he'd expected "some kind of space rocket with Batman at the controls" instead. (TV: Inferno)

Stuart Hyde playfully called Dr Ruth Ingram "Batman". (TV: The Time Monster)

Ace once called the Seventh Doctor "Batman." (AUDIO: Night Thoughts)

The Batmobile. (COMIC: Selfie)

When the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald landed at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2015, the Batmobile from one of the Batman films was being shown off. (COMIC: Selfie)

In the far future, Miranda Dawkins occasionally wore a Batman T-shirt. (COMIC: Miranda)

Clyde Langer jokingly referred to Sarah Jane's attic at 13 Bannerman Road as "the Batcave", after Batman's secret base of operations. (TV: Sky)

Upon completing his own superhero comic book, The Silver Bullet, Clyde declared, "Step aside, Batman!" (TV: The Curse of Clyde Langer)

Behind the scenes[]

Batman faces off against Daleks in LEGO Dimensions.

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