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Aside from his distinctive cowl, Batman’s most iconic costume element is his utility belt. As the world’s greatest detective, Batman has to take a variety of gadgets and gizmos to investigate scenes and solve crimes. And while he does lurk in the shadows, the Dark Knight doesn’t shy away from battle—requiring specialized equipment to help level the playing field when surrounded by nameless goons or supervillians.
Bruce Wayne rotates out the contents of his utility belt depending on what circumstances require, but here are some of Batman’s most commonly used gizmos, and which games they’ve appeared in, too. We don't know which, if any, of these Batman will be bringing along to Arkham City, but we can speculate the possibilities by examining his most consistent contraptions.Bat-cuffsOnce Batman’s temporarily incapacitated a thug, it makes sense to make more of a long-term commitment. Bat-cuffs are slipped onto a bad guy’s hands, where they have to be cut off by authorities. They’re kind of like the disposable plastic hand restraints used by police during large-scale operations, though these are made of diamond-encrusted nylon and steel.Featured In: Batman: Dark TomorrowFirst Aid KitSometimes you get hurt in the field and there’s no time to get back to the Batcave. To be fair, this is probably a problem specific to Batman. Using the medicines and tools in his first-aid kit, Bats can temporarily patch himself up before heading back home. In games, being able to restore health is critical, for obvious reasons.Featured In: Batman: Vengeance, Batman: Dark Tomorrow
Batarang is Batman’s bread and butter. The bat-shaped projectile is
typically thrown by hand, though how it behaves afterward can vary
wildly. Sometimes they come back like boomerangs. Other time, Batarangs
take one-way trips on their way to stun or disarm enemies. It’s also
one of the most common items in Batman’s video-game toolbelt, appearing
in nearly every game he’s been in.Featured In: Batman,
Batman: The Caped Crusader, LEGO Batman, Batman: Return of the Joker,
Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Begins, Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu,
Batman: Vengeance, Batman: Chaos in Gotham, Batman: Dark Tomorrow,
Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, Batman
BatlightIt’s a flashlight. There’s not much else to this gadget, though it’s pretty handy to have around.Featured In: Batman: Dark Tomorrow, The Adventures of Batman & RobinBat Goo GunThis device does what it sounds like; it fires a blast of sticky goo to contain Batman’s foes. Insert joke here. (Don’t confuse this with the Arkham Asylum’s explosive gel; this is just as viscous, but it doesn’t blow up.)Featured In: Batman Forever
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The stun and smoke grenades would have been very helpful in Batman: AA during some predator missions. Batman typically has too much in his utility belt... I think it has some kind of infinite dimensional space within each compartment.
I wonder if their gonna invent any new gadgets for his belt in ther new game?
What about when Batsy needs to mark his territory. Bat-piss is your answer.
NO BATCUFFS!!!!! I watched the replay of Batman dark tomorrow, and it looked so annoying having to handcuff every fallen enemy. they should only add gadgets that make sense, not dumb ones like batcuffs.
he has had some cool gadgets!
No Bat-Credit Card?
Please no bat cuffs...please!
Pretty handy too see Batman's former tools. Get it.. Handy! I know that was half hearted. What Batman game doesn't have the Batarang? That's treason!
A variety of suits to choose from would be neat, ie, choose from a selection to get one that suits your Batman playing style?
I <3 Batman!
Can't wait for BAS2.
Batmans da best. Plain and simple.
im thinking batcondoms.. i mean hes gotta be protected on his missons
I would bat goo someone to a wall or have them hanging from the ceiling, once others game and looked at the body I detnonate the explosive gel that I would also put on there
He shops at Bed, Bat & Beyond.
Utility is Batman's "Middle Name".
Come on Batmobile in Arkham City.