For the past many years, Batman’s characteristics have been very well defined. He is remarkably intelligent, stoic, and almost unbeatable in hand-to-hand combat. However, the Caped Crusader has slipped into the shoes of demons, Gods and Lanterns. What happens when such events take place? We will take a look at a few of these moments:
10. THE RED DEATH
The Red Death is an evil iteration of Batman who was born out of Dark Nights: Metal-a series where Batman learns about DC’s Dark Multiverse. Here, Bruce Wayne of Earth -52 merges with Earth’s Flash.
9. GREEN LANTERN
Batman had adopted the role of the character, Green Lantern in the Elseworlds tale, Batman: In Darkest Knight. This follows the tenets of Batman mythos, like the murder of his parents. Desperately wanting to fight crime, Bruce starts to ask for a sign about the best course of action and a sign arrives in the form of a crashed alien vessel, where Abin Sur relinquishes the Green Lantern Power Ring and gives it to Bruce.
8. ETRIGAN THE DEMON
Batman & Demon: A Tragedy is another Elseworlds one-shot, by Jim Murray and Alan Grant. Etrigan takes over at night and becomes Gotham’s Bat-like vigilante. Due to Bruce’s nature, Etrigan targets the worst of the criminals.
7. YELLOW LANTERN
Batman wielded the Yellow Lantern Ring two times. One instance is short, and this takes place before the events of Sinestro Corps War. Another instance happens during Forever Evil. After Sinestro Corps War, Bruce keeps a Yellow Lantern ring, knowing that a tool will always come in handy. In his fight against the Crime Syndicate, Batman dons this ring to fend of Power Ring, the Crime Syndicate’s villainous version of the Green Lantern.
6. THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS
The Multiverse has spawned many villainous versions of the Bat and noting is as disconcerting as The Batman Who Laughs. This is Batman in the Joker form. This blend happens after a murderous rampage by the Joker. Batman then subdues him, although not before Joker toxin starts infecting all the citizens of Gotham.
5. WHITE LANTERN
During Brightest Day, Batman had wielded a White Lantern ring and Deadman grants this to him, in hope that the vigilante is worthy of actually replacing the Entity as the bearer of the White Light. This ring rejects Batman as he is not the true successor.
Although he wears the ring for just a few moments, the Dark Knight earned a white suit redesign, and this mirrors that of the White Lantern Corps.
4. THE MURDER MACHINE
This Batman does not turn into another DC hero or a villain. The Murder Machine kind of emulates Cyborg. Earth -44’s Bruce Wayne has a pretty familiar origin, and everything changes after the rogues murder Alfred. With the help of Cyborg, Batman designs AI which helps him as Alfred had.
3. THE DEVASTATOR
This is a version of Batman who injects himself with a Doomsday virus for fighting Superman. The Devastator originates from DC’s Dark Multiverse and also resides on Earth -1. His desire is to bring about Superman’s demise, and this lies in Earth -1’s Man of Steel becoming a murderous person. While this Doomsday virus had turned the Bat into a pretty monstrous being and also ensures his victory of Superman, it does not affect only Batman. This virus is very infectious, and it spreads across the world.
2. THE DAWNBREAKER (DARK MULTIVERSE)
Batman with a Green Lantern ring is a remarkable concept. In the Dark Multiverse’s Earth -32, Bruce Wayne’s story plays out ‘somewhat’ normal. On the night of his parents’ death, a Green Lantern Power Ring appears and wanting vengeance; he takes this. In spite of the Corps’ strict rules against the use of lethal force, Bruce corrupts this ring and kills Chill, who killed his parents.
1. THE MERCILESS
The Batman of the Dark Multiverse’s Earth -12 is called The Merciless, and he is a barbarous war machine. This iteration begins as a hero and also fights alongside Wonder Woman for stripping Ares of his powers The War God’s helm has a lot of power, which Batman removes during combat. Batman’s turn to villainy happens during this battle after he puts on the helm and he then kills Ares.