Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale and Heath Ledger have revived the Batman franchise. Batman is once again one of the most popular heroes. One of the things that everybody loves about Batman are the gadgets that he seems to be able to fit all in one belt. Which one of Batman’s gadgets are the best?
Note: I am not counting vehicles as “gadgets”. Nor is the utility belt a gadget. It is a gadget holder.
Top 10 Batman Gadgets: Bat Credit Card
Batman & Robin had a lot of low points and maybe none were lower than when Batman flashes his Bat credit card and declares he “never leaves the cave without it”. On the other hand, Batman has to buy all his cool stuff somehow. If Bruce Wayne’s credit card was used to buy a bat shaped boomerang then it might be a little suspicious.
Top 10 Batman Gadgets: Boot Jets
Some readers will be unhappy that I didn’t include the Batmobile or the Batwing but who needs those when you can just put on your boot jets?
Top 10 Batman Gadgets: Communicator
Batman often talks into his wrist when he wants something from Alfred or Robin. I assume he has some kind of communicator in there but maybe he is just crazier than we all thought.
Top 10 Batman Gadgets: Ice Skates
There really is only one villain that ice skates would be useful for but I guess Batman has to be ready for each specific villain. I’m sure he also carries a gas mask in case Poison Ivy attacks and breath mints in case Killer Croc comes to town.
Top 10 Batman Gadgets: Shark Repellent Bat Spray
In the classic 1966 Batman movie, Batman and Robin are just about to be eaten by sharks when Batman whips out the shark repellent. Whew! Good thing you decided to go with the shark repellent today and not the giraffe repellent.
Top 10 Batman Gadgets: Wings
Batman has wings that allow him to glide through the air. It’s a good thing too because a Batman that can’t fly would just be a Ratman.
Top 10 Batman Gadgets: Smoke Pellet
Not only is the smoke pellet a good way to impair the villain’s sight but it is also an effective way to slowly kill them with lung cancer.
Top 10 Batman Gadgets: Bola
You’ve probably seen a bola before even if you don’t know it by name. A bola is a throwing weapon that has weights with interconnecting chords. They are usually thrown at somebody’s legs in order to trip them up. I’m not positive but I think Batman uses a bola that has three weights. Bolas with three weights are called a boleadora. This concludes your bola lesson.
Top 10 Batman Gadgets: Bat Grappler
The bat grappler is effective for climbing all the buildings in Gotham but I think Batman could get more use out of it. I would probably use it mainly for getting food from the kitchen without leaving the couch.
Top 10 Batman Gadgets: Batarang
The batarang is a classic Batman gadget. Now that I think about it, we really only see the batarangs hit Batman’s adversary or other objects. We never actually see the batarang return to Batman. How does he do that?