Despite “man” being in his name, Batman is still questioned whether or not he is an actual real person in reality. What are his powers? Is he an actual bat? Questions like this are common and his allure created a sort of mythical background.
The answer is yes, Batman is a real person. Although he has a utility belt with all sorts of gadgets, he has no superpowers. That being said he is also a genius and uses computer technology to keep tabs on criminals, his fellow Justice League friends, and the world itself. Batman trusts very few people. He is kind of a psychopath like that. I recommend you read my analysis of Batman if you want to know more. But yes, Batman is a real person.
You’re not the only one who has wondered this. In DC’s New 52 reboot of superheroes the Justice League (before becoming a league) asked the same question, as he is such an elusive character. People are often surprised that he has no super abilities per se. In the Justice League movie, the Flash asks him what his super powers are. He replies with a snarky “I’m rich”.
But the truth is Batman is so much more than “rich”. His ability to plan an execute are his strongest points. Combined with his genius mind and you have a dangerously powerful character. Proof of this is in the JLA: Tower of Babel (Affiliate Link) story line. Batman took her paranoia too far and came up with plans to subdue all members of the Justice League. He even created Red Kryptonite, a new variant that causes Superman intense pain. So it’s not simply whether or not Batman is a real person but rather how great of a person he is. And he is one heck of a smart fella. So smart that after the Tower of Babel incident they turn against him. What kind of friend creates way to trap or kill you?
Be sure to leave a comment about your own thoughts on this matter.