Batman is one of the most popular comic book characters ever. The main (Prime-Earth) version of the character has by now entered comic book history, but with the introduction of the Multiverse and, recently, the Omniverse, a lot of other iterations of the character have appeared and made their way into modern pop culture.
There are a lot of different iterations of Batman, some of which are stronger, some of which are weaker, and this list is going to bring you the most powerful versions of Batman.
The list is going to contain a total of 10 versions of Batman, that are going to be ordered by their strength, from 10th to 1st place. We’re going to tell you about each version and its powers, as well as when it debuted and which universe it belongs to.
10 Most Powerful Versions of Batman
10. Batman ’66 Batman
Debut: “Hi Diddle Riddle” (January 12, 1966)
Created By: William Dozier
Earth: Unknown (Batman ’66 universe)
Batman was played by Adam West on the 1966 Batman show and its spinoff film, serving as the protector of Gotham City. This incarnation has appeared alongside countless other appearances in two modern animated films (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and Batman vs. Two-Face).
Batman faced off against five recurring major villains in the series. These were the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, the Catwoman, and King Tut, although a lot of other villains have appeared on the show.
Although Batman was a master of a myriad of fighting styles, exhibiting an unfathomable understanding of advanced calculations and endowed with a perceptive wit and masterful cunning, the Caped Crusader occasionally had to sidestep and use his arsenal of artisanal tools to get through the day.
He is extremely moral when it comes to breaking the law, and while he was ready and willing to send criminals like the Joker, the Penguin, and the Riddler to jail, he has shown compassion for the Catwoman, whom he fancied.
But because she refused to give up her criminal life and always wanted to sideline Robin, the relationship was never further explored by the Caped Crusader.
He’s a good friend of Commissioner Gordon and Chief O’Hara as both are identities, but the two never found out who he really is. He developed a friendship with Batgirl who helped him and Robin fight crime but did not learn that she was really Detective Barbara’s daughter.
Batman was always ready to put others before him and often helped Robin on his adventures with things like math and languages.
9. Dark Knight Returns Batman
Debut: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1 (February 1986)
Created By: Frank Miller
In the absence of superheroes, criminals go on a rampage and a gang called the Mutants terrorizes a future Gotham City. Bruce Wayne retired from crime-fighting but eventually puts the Batman costume back on to stop the deranged Harvey Dent.
Carrie Kelley, a 13-year-old girl who saves Batman, buys a Robin costume and goes looking for Batman to help her. Kelly finds Batman in the city dump fighting the Mutants. The Mutant Leader defeats Batman in battle, but Kelly distracts him and lures Batman into the tank-like Batmobile.
Later, the Joker convinces his psychiatrist that he is in good health and regrets his misdeeds. To discredit Batman, the Psychiatrist appears with the Joker on a late-night show. As the police attack Batman, the Joker murders everyone in the TV studio and escapes.
Batman and Robin find the Joker at a fair, where Batman defeats Joker in a violent confrontation. Batman stops on the verge of killing the Joker, who cracks his broken neck, and intends to have the police charge Batman with the murder.
Batman and Robin train former mutants, now called the Sons of Batman, in non-lethal battles to stop the looting and ensure the flow of supplies they need. Gotham becomes America’s safest city and the US government orders Superman to take down Batman. Warned of the plans by Green Arrow, Batman confronts Superman.
Batman defeats Superman but dies of an apparent heart attack. After his funeral, he is resuscitated by Robin; his death was staged as an ingenious ruse.
8. Batman Beyond Batman
Debut: “Rebirth” (January 10, 1999)
Created By: Paul Dini, Bruce Timm
Terry McGinnis is the result of an experiment performed by Amanda Waller. After 60-year-old Batman hangs up his costume, Justice League liaison Amanda decides to launch the “Batman Beyond” project, convinced that Gotham City cannot do without its vigilante.
She takes a DNA sample from Bruce Wayne and finds a pair of compatible civilians: Mary and Warren McGinnis. Terry McGinnis was born on June 27, 2023 in Gotham City. Originally, her plan was to assassinate little Terry’s parents when he was eight (just like Bruce Wayne) but she gives up on this idea so as not to betray the hero’s line of conduct.
At 16, Terry is a teenager who lives a rather ordinary life for his age. Yet he is a brawler and impetuous. One day, while grappling with a bunch of thugs, he crosses paths with an old billionaire named Bruce Wayne, who helps him get rid of them. Terry takes him back to his mansion.
There, he discovers the Batcave by mistake, and understands that Bruce Wayne is none other than the one we used to call Batman. Later, Warren McGinnis, Terry’s father, discovers that his employer, Derek Power, is using his company to develop a poisonous virus with terrifying effects.
This discovery led to him being assassinated. Terry then asks Bruce Wayne to help him get revenge, but the old man advises him instead to speak to Commissioner Barbara Gordon.
Pursued by Power’s men, Terry infiltrates the Batcave during the night and grabs the last Batman costume, a high-tech piece of equipment that, he thinks, will allow him to take justice into his own hands. his limited physical strength. Thus equipped, he manages to put an end to Derek Power’s actions by destroying his virus.
7. Kingdom Come Batman
Debut: Kingdom Come #1 (May 1996)
Created By: Alex Ross, Mark Waid
After his parents were killed by a common street thug, Bruce Wayne decided to become a daredevil vigilante. After years of training and discipline, he refashioned himself as the hero Batman. In this capacity, he defended the people of Gotham City against crime and injustice for many years.
He proudly served his universe in this trait, becoming a friend of Superman and Wonder Woman in the process. After Superman retired, Batman became disillusioned with the new generation of heroes that emerged in his absence.
Additionally, after years of physical abuse caused by the physical demands of crime-fighting, Bruce had to resort to an exoskeleton that was surgically attached to his body to maintain his physical movements and mobility.
According to a report, this process was designed specifically for Bruce and requires extensive rehabilitation. In the years that followed, Batman’s identity became public.
After that, Two-Face and Bane, who had found out who Batman really was, destroyed the entire Wayne Mansion and all the items that came with it.
6. Vampire Batman
Debut: Batman and Dracula: Red Rain (February 1992)
Created By: Doug Moench, Kelley Jones
After Batman found out that the legendary vampire Dracula was still alive and well in Gotham City, Batman realized that his recent weird dreams were the result of a visit from Tanya, a renegade vampire who managed to get away from the control of Dracula.
Since Tanya had bitten him without actually draining blood, she had given him the powers of a vampire without destroying his humanity. Since Batman and Tanya now have the power to kill Dracula, Batman and Tanya lured Dracula’s henchmen into the Batcave, where Batman destroyed the cave roof to expose all of the vampires to the sun.
Tanya and her followers sacrificed themselves to decimate Dracula’s ranks. After most of the vampires were destroyed, Batman confronted Dracula and killed him by impaling the old vampire on a tree which was destroyed by lightning.
Victory comes at a price, however – during the fight, Dracula successfully sucked Batman’s last blood and destroyed his humanity. Even so, Batman retained his confidence and assured Alfred that only Bruce Wayne was dead; Batman will live and thanks to his new vampiric powers, he will be able to protect Gotham City forever.
5. DC One Million Batman
Debut: DC One Million #1 (November 1998)
Created By: Grant Morrison, Val Semeiks
Earth: New Earth
After years of patience, training, learning, and preparation, Batman One Million and his pal Robin One Million have embarked on the dangerous asylum planet of Pluto. Soon after, he was invited to join a new incarnation of the Justice League, Justice Legion Alpha, where he met Superman One Million, Flash One Million, among others.
After years of working together, they have traveled back in time to invite the 20th Century Justice League to witness the rebirth of the first Superman, Superman Prime. Unexpectedly, his companion Starman betrayed them and unleashed a plague on Earth that the real Justice League couldn’t stop, Justice Legion Alpha was there to help.
Batman One Million worked with the 20th century Batman to find a way to stop Starman’s plan, along with Dick Grayson and Tim Drake, using the technology of the Batcave. Batman One Million stopped his plans, ending with Starman returning to the light once more and committing suicide to stop what he had done.
Batman One Million and his companions returned to their time with the 20th century Justice League to see the rebirth of Superman Prime.
4. Green Lantern Batman
Debut: Batman: In Darkest Knight (February 1994)
Created By: Mike W. Barr, Jerry Bingham
The story begins after Bruce Wayne’s horrible first attempt at fighting crime, as described in Year One. Suddenly a ghostly image from a bust appears in front of him, telling him that he has been chosen. The character heals his wounds and leads him to a crashed missile on his property.
Inside, the dying Green Lantern, Abin Sur, gives Bruce his ring of power. His first mission is to catch the Red Hood thieves in a chemical plant. With a combination of his powers and abilities, Bruce manages to overpower the three and hand them over to Officer James Gordon, preventing the creation of The Joker.
Shortly thereafter, the Guardians of the Universe give Bruce his first official mission: to stop the wandering, power-hungry Sinestro. Bruce manages to subjugate Sinestro, leaving the people he once dominated discouraged. When one of them, Katma Tui, says Bruce is her hero, he gives her Sinestro’s Ring of Power before returning to Oa. Sinestro swears revenge.
Later, while Gordon is at work, Sinestro shows up, wearing a Yellow Power Ring. He steals the information Gordon’s been working on and kills him. Sinestro finds Joe Chill, the murderer of Batman’s parents, and uses his Ring of Power to absorb his mind. Bruce manages to hunt down the criminal, which leads Sinestro to find allies on Earth.
Days later, Bruce meets two people empowered and changed by Sinestro: Attorney Dent was scarred on the face and driven mad from transformation, and burglar Selina Kyle has become a Star Sapphire. Although Bruce defeats Dent and Kyle, they flee to Sinestro.
During his absence, Sinestro wreaked havoc on other planets in the area, leading the Guardians to question Bruce’s role as a Lantern. He refuses to give up his ring, however, prompting the Guardians to contact three other worthy Earthlings – Clark Kent, Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons, and Barry Allen – to become additional Green Lanterns.
Sometime later, Bruce is patrolling the city when four Lanterns, including Katma Tui, attack him and try to hold him back. Using his distraction, Sinestro directs his troops to attack Bruce’s Cave, injuring Alfred Pennyworth. Bruce is overwhelmed but senses that Alfred is in danger and wins his ring back as it responds to his will.
When he rushes home, he finds Alfred dead and Sinestro has escaped. The Three Lanterns beg him to stay and teach them, but Bruce refuses and begs them to protect the earth while he tracks down Sinestro.
3. Hellbat Batman
Debut: Batman and Robin #33 (September 2014)
Created By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
The Hellbat was an armor forged by the Justice League and designed and built by Batman to help him fight in battles beyond his strength. The armor cloak transforms into a pair of wings to fly, the substance of which is the same supposed network of nanoparticles from the suit.
Allows the Hellbat fireplace to change shape and appearance, immerse itself in living bodies and throw inner ear, liquefy and reform around enemies to throw/hit them, use them as shields for defense or as stonemasonry weapons for attack to use.
The armor was then reconstructed and placed in a secondary Batcave on Earth’s moon, where New Earth’s Lois Lane used it to defend her son Jon Kent from Eradicator.
Even after removing Bruce’s armor, Lois kept a glove of the armor for special emergencies. Which turned out to be powerful energy launchers powerful enough to temporarily knock down Frankensteins like Frankensteins with a single blast.
2. White Lantern Batman
Debut: Brightest Day #14 (January 2011)
Created By: Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Earth: New Earth
After the events of the Final Crisis, Bruce Wayne had been presumed dead. Still, during the events of the Brightest Day storyline, Batman was revived by Deadman as a member of the powerful White Lantern Corps, thus becoming one of the most powerful characters at the time. This iteration of Batman reappeared later in the Batman Universe series.
1. Mobius Chair Batman
Debut: Justice League #50 (July 2016)
Created By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Earth: Prime Earth
The chair was created by Mobius, also known as the Anti-Monitor, to assist in his quest for knowledge. He later gave it to Metron, but it was taken from him by Batman. The Mobius Chair Batman isn’t actually a specific version of Batman, but rather a phase in the evolution of the Prime Earth Batman.
With his newfound power on the Mobius chair, Batman patrolled Gotham. Although Jim Gordon turned on the Batsignal for him, Batman informed Jim that it was not necessary as he now knew about every crime in Gotham and every crime that would happen.
Jim challenged Batman’s ethics with such power, but the New God ignored him and severely punished potential criminals before committing their crimes. However, Batman found he couldn’t change past crimes when he tried to prevent the assassination of his parents. Instead, in anger, he went to the jail cell of his parents’ murderer, Joe Chill.
Batman furiously berated the man and, in an effort to torture him, revealed that he – Batman – was Bruce Wayne before teleporting. Chill was traumatized by the incident and did not tell anyone what he had learned. Batman’s power came at a different price – he couldn’t escape the Mobius chair.
When the battle between Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor came to a climax, Green Lantern Hal Jordan desperately attempted to free Batman from the control of the chair by offering him his Lantern Ring, which gave Batman enough willpower that the chair is gone forever.