Like any comic book universe, the world of Batman and Gotham City is full of gadgets and lots of weapons. Whether used by our hero, the Caped Crusader himself, or one of Batman’s villains, these gadgets can easily become legendary.
Inspired by the release of The Batman in 2022, starring Robert Pattinson and a host of other big celebs like Colin Farrell, we decided to put together this quick look at our favorite Batman gadgets and weapons.
What exactly is Selena Kyle hiding beneath her polite, librarian demeanor? Not less than a pretty serious one -piece catsuit in tight leather and a tendency to steal. He also packs one of the most iconic weapons of any baddie in comics: his whip.
Ranked 11th on IGN’s Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time list, Catwoman is one of the characters that will last an entire generation, and her whip accompanies her throughout the journey.
Used to move around things he can’t reach, it helps him move from one plate to another. It also helped him snaffle shiny items and jewelry that he didn’t have the right to own but wanted to own (he was a cat thief, after all).
Combined with a cat-o-nine-tails and an even more cat-wrist tapping, Catwoman’s whip also means she can inflict a lot of damage on those standing in her path.
Okay, it’s definitely not the most modern of all Batman’s gadgets, nor is it one that Alfred Pennyworth gave Batma. Batarang is a gadget that our hero has had since his inception.
Hidden within the usable utility belt of the bat, the Batarangs can be used to throw enemy explosives, participate in mid-range combat full of ninja style, offer a timely distraction and all the way in other uses.
Shaped like a bat, it takes inspiration from the shuriken and is the starting point for everyone. Battalionprefixed gadgets in this DC world, and for that alone we are grateful.
The Riddler’s Cane
For every good Bruce Wayne, we need the same bad Edward Nigma. After all, is it possible to have a hero without an enemy?
This year’s Batman movie opens with a scene where Mr. Norton (aka the Riddler) kills the elected Mayor with a carpet tucker, a simple gadget used to straighten the edges of newly laid carpet. However, the person with all the questions usually relies on his cane to create damage.
This cane is made of iron and shaped like the mark in question, in a style befitting the villian. Inside, it contains a wide variety of technological tools and weapons that provoke fear. The Riddler can pull out his can and conjure holograms, security bypasses, and electric explosions.
Poison Ivy’s Crossbow
Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley is a gentle botanist by day, but by night she is the resident eco-terrorist of Gotham City: Poison Ivy. A part of man and a part of plant, Ms. Ivy doesn’t pay much attention to people. He was even more invested in his precious crops and their final reign of the human race.
While he has a few weapons he can use, including poisonous claws and powerful plant pheromones, he is associated with a small crossbow attached to the wrist. Often used as her last resort, Poison Ivy can use her weapon to hit others or to stab objects that stand in her path.
Don’t forget, with her skillful level of skill, Ivy is a skilled gymnast who can jump, turn, and escape her circumstances. So, his crossbow is an addition to his arsenal as opposed to a be-all and end-all. However, we don’t want him to point that out at us!
Catch Batman, the Riddler, and Catwoman flaunting their weapons and gadgets in The Batman, which is now showing in theaters.