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The Batman Who Laughs was once much like Prime Earth's Batman except that he ended up killing his version of the Joker. After doing this, Bruce was exposed to a nano-toxin that slowly transformed him. It rewired his mind not only to think more like Joker but also twisted his moral core into something evil. However, despite these changes, Bruce still managed to retain the orderly and logical aspects of his mind as well as his highly keen and calculating intellect. Thus he became someone with Batman's tactical genius and combat training and Joker's lack of morality. He also has the latter's desire for chaos, and insanity.

The Batman Who Laughs seems to have a fixation on winning and believes that he can always do so against his opponents because he had shed the self-imposed rules that restrained him from using more cruel and lethal methods in the past. Indeed, without his code holding him back, The Batman Who Laughs has been able to adapt to various situations and triumph against all sorts of remarkable odds. Laughs can also be quite arrogant, having already destroyed his own world and gaining knowledge from many others. He is also highly sadistic, with this aspect of him showing when he prevents the Grim Knight from killing Jim Gordon so he can experience a far crueler fate and comes to the Court of Owls with no intention but to "hear them all die screaming".

While he still is one of the most evil characters in the DC universe, it is assumed Bruce did not become a villain of his own free will. By this logic, it would appear Laughs may be more tragic than the Joker despite his evil surpassing his. When it comes to his actions, the idea of a version of Batman having the Joker's twisted morality would mean that it is possible The Batman Who Laughs might disregard the concepts of good and evil aside to do what he thinks is best, which in this case means winning, since he thinks it is the only meaningful act. However, considering he managed to retain some of his previous mindset when it comes to his genius, Laughs may still have some sense of right and wrong as well, although it would be very distorted. Since he has gained cosmic awareness, however, this is no longer the case, as Laughs now knows that what he did was wrong but still wants to create chaos and destruction without any remorse. Thus, Laughs isn't tragic anymore and any Freudian Excuse he once had is gone, becoming far worse than Joker ever was

 

Alias
The Batman Who Laughs
Batman Who Laughs
The Man Who Laughs
The One Who Laughs
Joker (mistakenly)
Batman
Mistah B (by Harley Quinn)
Laughs
The Scourge of the Dark Multiverse
The Clown King Of Horror
The Batman Who Talks (by the Joker)
Bat Gimp (by Penguin)
David Harper (in disguise)
Monster
Demon
Abomination
The Darkest Knight
Batman Who Tries Too Hard (by Wally West)

 

What Makes Him Pure Evil?
Killed the entirety of the Bat Family after succumbing to the toxin he inhaled from the Joker's mouth upon killing him.
Corrupted Damain Wayne and turned him into Jokerized Robins.
Brutally murdered his allies, the Justice League. He then infected Superman in an attempt to force him to murder his wife and son. He managed to infect the son as well and both him and Superman killed Lois before the Batman Who Laughs murdered them both as well.
He did the same thing to Supergirl and her family as well.
Completely exterminated everyone in his world except for himself, Alfred and his Jokerized Robins.
Tricked Alfred into thinking he still had some good in him and then trapped him in his Batcave for a year before Alfred finally became his loyal servant again.
Went on to commit genocides on countless worlds, later sadistically revealing to Diana he took down names of the children she and Bruce had on certain worlds before killing them too. He would summon Barbatos on certain worlds so he could torture and kill everything there.
Remorselessly attempted to annihilate the Multiverse as ordered by Barbatos.
Released inmates out of the Asylum, many of which had homicidal tendencies that made them very dangerous to the people around them, in some cases including themselves.
Tried to destroy Prime-Earth after Barbatos and the Dark Knights were defeated.
Murdered his way into Arkham Asylum.
Slaughtered his way into Wayne Enterprises, severely wounded Penguin and kidnapped Commissioner Gordon after teaming up with the Grim Knight.
Infected Shazam, Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Donna Troy, Hawkman, and Gordon, turning them into the Secret Six.
Has attempted to trigger world wars.
Tried to drive all of Gotham City into insanity.
Disarmed the Court of Owls' talons, causing them to slowly and painfully die.
Surpasses even the Joker, a psychotic mass murderer himself, in terms of heinousness as the Joker is shown to absolutely loathe him (The Batman who Laughs), teaming up with Batman twice to stop him and becoming deathly serious whenever referring to him, such as calling him "a wrong thing that should not exist."
For the longest time, he couldn't be considered as Pure Evil due to moral agency issues. However, after gaining the cosmic awareness of Doctor Manhattan and being freed from all restraints, he chooses to remain evil, becoming the Darkest Knight, having no remorse for his actions and caring about no one other than himself.
Murdered the Batmen who revived him once he no longer needed them.
He betrays and kills Perpetua who was another Pure Evil being. During their fight, he also throws multiple planets at her which causes them to be destroyed, causing billions of more deaths.
He teamed up with the Robin King, had him kill numerous Prime-Earth heroes and attempts to remake the multiverse in his own twisted image into a nightmarish reflection of his own soul, killing countless beings in the process, until everything is darkness.

Type of villain "Cataclysmic Fallen Hero"
 

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Honestly I loved the idea behind the Batman who Laughs. The whole story behind how he became who he is and the whole concept behind him. He’s supposed to be Batman’s nightmare come to life.I was hyped as soon as Dark Nights Metal dropped and I saw him and I’ve quite enjoyed the mini comic series on him. Design wise he’s pretty awesome looking.

  Not that I think Scott Snyder does a bad job with the Justice League comics, I just think overall he does a much better job with the Batman comics. He’s a very well done character and I honestly hope we get a movie with him someday(live action.) If done right they could make something pretty crazy awesome and terrifying with him. Definitely an R rated movie.

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27 minutes ago, Clawdeen said:

Honestly I loved the idea behind the Batman who Laughs. The whole story behind how he became who he is and the whole concept behind him. He’s supposed to be Batman’s nightmare come to life.I was hyped as soon as Dark Nights Metal dropped and I saw him and I’ve quite enjoyed the mini comic series on him. Design wise he’s pretty awesome looking.

  Not that I think Scott Snyder does a bad job with the Justice League comics, I just think overall he does a much better job with the Batman comics. He’s a very well done character and I honestly hope we get a movie with him someday(live action.) If done right they could make something pretty crazy awesome and terrifying with him. Definitely an R rated movie.

and The Batman Who Laughs did become The Darkest Knight a dark God and I don't think he even human anymore


Powers
Nigh-Omnipotence: The Batman Who Laughs acquired the powers of Doctor Manhattan, due to his brain being transplanted into the corpse of a Bruce Wayne who had said powers. This transformed him into a quantum being of nearly unlimited power.[13] After absorbing the energy from every Crisis in history, The Batman Who Laughs became more powerful than ever.[17] His power was such that reality shook in response of his Nigh-Omnipotence, the possibilities of Hypertime to burn out and the last denizens of the Sphere of Gods to shudder at his power.[18]
Bio-Fission: The Batman Who Laughs is able to split and replicate himself. He is capable of dividing his quantum consciousness among other separate physical forms resembling his physical appearance.[14]
Bio-Fusion: Likewise his Bio-Fission ability, Bruce can bring his sentient copies back into his body without any adverse side effects.[14]
Darkness Manipulation The Darkest Knight can fire beams of darkness from his hands powerful enough to harm the Forge of Worlds-empowered Wonder Woman.[19] He can also generate chains from his darkness.[16]
Darkness Constructs[16]
Dimensional Travel: Bruce can traverse between the various realities in the multiverse as well as reach into these worlds at will.[17]
Energy Absorption: Bruce is able to absorb both Crisis Energy and Anti-Crisis Energy, in order to add to his immense power.[14]
Energy Projection: After his brain was transplanted into the Final Bruce Wayne's corpse, The Batman Who Laughs became a being made up of a positive cosmic energy known as Anti-Crisis Energy.[13] Bruce radiates this energy from his body, and was capable of projecting it on a massive scale to match Perpetua's energy blasts.[15]
Flight: Bruce is not restrained by basic physical laws and can levitate and fly at will.[20]
Geokinesis: The Darkest Knight's laugh was described as a terrible sound that shook the entire Earth.[16]
Immortality: After his transformation, Bruce never appears to age physically and mentally.[13]
Infection: Bruce is also able to infect other energy sources at will. He was able to find cracks in the Speed Force and corrupt it.[21]
Interstellar Travel: Bruce is immune to the nature of space and is not inhibited by its lack of gravity. He can travel the reaches of space where no human body could probably be without the aid of technology or protection.[20]
Invulnerability: Bruce possesses incredible durability and is practically invulnerable to any physical harm. He has only been shown to be harmed by the likes of Perpetua and Superboy-Prime.[20][22]
Molecular Reconstruction: The Batman Who Laughs was able to restructure and alter his appearance at will. He is not limited to using this reconstruction power only on himself, as he can also take apart most inanimate objects and human beings.[13]
Disintegration[13]
Regeneration: The Final Bruce Wayne reintegrated his body's molecules after he was disintegrated.[23]
Shapeshifting[13]
Size Alteration: Bruce can manipulate his physical size at will.[14] There is currently no known limit to how much he can grow. He has shown himself capable of growing from the height of an ordinary man to the size of several planets.[18] Bruce had also displayed the abilities to shrink his Last-52 planets and place them safety within himself[17] and release them later back to their full size.[20]
Power Absorption: Bruce was capable of instantly removing the powers of the Titans.[16]
Reality Alteration: After being empowered with more Crisis Energy, Bruce gained the power to alter reality on a universal scale. He was able to create his own fifty two universe of madness known as the "Last 52".[14]
Resurrection: The Darkest Knight was able to bring his Dark Knights back to life.[15]
Summoning: Bruce was able summon an army of zombie Flashes to chase down Barry Allen, Wally West and Jay Garrick.
Superhuman Agility: Bruce's agility, balance and bodily coordination are enhanced to superhuman levels. This allows him to easily make sharp turns and leap far distances while moving at superhuman speed.[24][21]
Superhuman Reflexes: Bruce's reflexes are enhanced to levels far beyond that of any normal human, allowing him to react to attacks from Superboy-Prime.[22]
Superhuman Speed: Bruce is able to move at immense superhuman speeds. He was fast enough to closely keep up with Barry Allen, Wally West and Jay Garrick, when chasing them down.[24]
Superhuman Stamina: Bruce's body can handle the stress of moving at superhuman speeds for extended periods of time without getting tired or weak.[24][21]
Superhuman Strength: Bruce possesses immense levels of superhuman strength. During his battle with Perpetua, he was capable of hurling entire planets at her.[18]
Time-Travel: Bruce's strength is to the extent that he was able to shatter time and space through sheer strength. By hitting her hard enough, Bruce able to send Wonder Woman and himself back through time to the dawn of creation.[16]
Telekinesis: Bruce is capable of manipulating the movement of objects and people with his mind.[16] He was able to control multiple fragments of the Source Wall to imprison Perpetua.[13]
Telepathy: The Darkest Knight was able to restore the Groblin-Robin King back to his normal self, regaining his free will.[17]
Nigh-Omniscence: Bruce perceives time in a non-linear fashion. This means that he sees the past, present and the future simultaneously. His powers allow him to view everything throughout time as well as the workings of the multiverse. Bruce is also aware of every Batman from the Dark Multiverse, and was able to pull aspects of the most terrifying and vicious of them, including their skills and experiences, and stitch them into his own mind.[23]
Cosmic Awareness: Bruce possesses an understanding of the workings of the universe on a cosmic scale. He states he is able to feel the Dark Multiverse as if it were a part of him.[23]
Precognition: Due to his ability to see the past, present and future simultaneously, Bruce is able to look into the future of his own timeline, as well as the future of every Batman of the Dark Multiverse.[23]
Retrocognition: Due to his ability to see the past, present and future simultaneously, Bruce can look into his past, as well as the past of every Batman of the Dark Multiverse

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He sounds like a pretty cool character! I’ve always liked alter egos (although Laughs is more of a Joker and Batman merge) and it’s interesting to see how someone who was supposed to be the hero slowly lose his mind and become a villain. His twisted morality makes him the most interesting with the way he believes he’ll be satisfied if he lets go of all his rules.

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On 2021-08-07 at 11:49 AM, ExplosionMare said:

He sounds like a pretty cool character! I’ve always liked alter egos (although Laughs is more of a Joker and Batman merge) and it’s interesting to see how someone who was supposed to be the hero slowly lose his mind and become a villain. His twisted morality makes him the most interesting with the way he believes he’ll be satisfied if he lets go of all his rules.

 

and he know pretty much everything about the multiverse and the dark multiverse and not even batman can defeat his evils counterpart the Batman who laugh is dangerous and t’s terrifying when he became the darkest knight and a Evils Dark god and recruited some evils  version of batman from their  dying world

 

 He is the ultimate Batman villain, as BWL embodies what would have happened if he succumbed to madness and embraced the Joker's ideology.
The irony is that Batman who Laughs is everything Joker wanted Batman to be, but he himself loathes BWL. 
 
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The Red Death - He represents Batman's fear of losing members of the Bat-Family, his love for them and regret for those he failed. Some of his dialogue and his Speed Force quirk imply he might also represent Batman's fear of old age slowing him down.
 
See the source imageThe Merciless He represents Batman's fear of who he would become if he started killing, how Wonder Woman helps him see the good in people, and his regret that he really cannot end his crusade since his villains keep coming back.
 
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The Dawnbreaker -He represents Batman's fear of how dangerous he would be with superpowers but lacking his adult discipline, his inner despair taken to its extreme and the regret over his inability to get over his parent's deaths.

 

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The Drowned - Represents Batman's fear of going too far in the fight against superhumans, his love for Catwoman, and his inability to trust anyone but himself.

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The Devastator - He represents Batman's fear of losing hope, how important his friendship with Superman is and both the fear and regret that he cannot fully trust the Man of Steel.

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The Murder Machine - He represents Batman's fear he isn't as self-sufficient as he thinks, his father-son relationship with Alfred Pennyworth, and losing his humanity.

 

 

dc-comics-dark-nights-metal-the-batman-who-laughs-statue-prime1-studio-903893-05.jpgThe Batman who Laughs - He represents Batman's fear of becoming as bad as the Joker, how much he is defined by the never-ending war with the Clown Prince of Crime and his regret he cannot stop the Joker for good without killing him.

 

 

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, The Grim Knight He is based on the fear of Bruce Wayne using guns as a primary weapon

 

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Castle Bat is the fear of the prime Bruce Wayne if he were to ever sacrifice himself and even Gotham City. So this version of him deeply cares about Gotham making him more affable but nevertheless delusional. From him killing Damian to stopping crime, it was all for the city Bruce deemed needed to be saved. This also being how he justified his need to commit mass destruction in his universe killing many in the process. Making himself in his own eyes the hero whilst doing this. Overall a delusional villain who genuinely believes to be on the side of good

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Unlike other versions of Bruce Wayne from the Dark Multiverse, the Robin King is evil by nature as opposed to losing his moral code through outside circumstances. The Robin King represents Bruce’s fear that he was always broken deep inside, and that the death of his parents was ultimately just an excuse for unleash the darkness and violence that was always inside of him.
The Robin King is, along with The Batman Who Laughs, one of the only two versions of Bruce Wayne to be Pure Evil.

 

Barbatos (Colors)

Many eons ago, Barbatos was a dragon from the World Forge created by another powerful cosmic being known as the World Forger who hammered whole universes from the fears and hopes of every living being of the positive matter Multiverse. Barbatos was tasked with destroying any malformed and twisted worlds that were unstable and destined to decay. However, he eventually killed the World Forger and allowed these malformed worlds to exist, corrupting the World Forge slowly and giving birth to the Dark Multiverse.

Barbatos would find himself becoming a resident of the Dark Multiverse after he was repelled from returning to the central one. Despite this, the dark god had still gained many worshippers within the central Multiverse. With some trying to summon him on worlds he was barred from returning to. Many years later, when Batman shot Darkseid with a Radion bullet at the end of Final Crisis, the New God retaliated by striking Bruce down with his Omega Beams, seemingly killing him. Earth's heroes mourned the loss of one of their finest, but in reality, Darkseid had not killed Batman.

He had used his powers to warp time around Bruce, infusing him with Omega energy and sending him back to the Stone Age without any memory of who he really was. During this time, Barbatos realized the similarities between his and Bruce's Bat emblems and believed he could use him as a doorway back into central Multiverse. Barbatos' followers manipulated events throughout history in order for Bruce to be injected with four out of the five metals needed to create the doorway, and after the fifth was injected in the present day, Barbatos was able to transport himself and the Dark Knights to Prime Earth with the intent of conquering it.

After his defeat, Barbatos was left chained down to the bottom of the Dark Multiverse by the Over-Monitor, forced to watch the Forge of Worlds burn bright once more until the return of the World Forger.

During the rise of the dark goddess Perpetua, Barbatos saw the sigil of doom from the Dark Multiverse. 

Barbatos was extremely aggressive, cruel, misanthropic and power-hungry, so he has no qualms enslaving, butchering and ultimately destroying entire dimensions and realities.

Despite his murderous impulses, Barbatos was sly, cunning, manipulative and willing to wait in order to succeed in his schemes. Barbatos despises all form of life and happiness, so he wishes above all to plunge the central DC Multiverse into darkness, eradicating all life from it just so he can remake it in his dark image.

Perhaps his biggest flaw was that he only knew one thing: destruction. In his eyes, he believed that all worlds are doomed to fall into darkness. To him, leaving the dark at all, to explore outside it, was the ultimate mortal sin.

 

Author Avatar: Not just for Scott Snyder, but pretty much any Batman writer. Barbatos manipulated the events in Bruce Wayne's life so that he would always emerge victorious and uncompromised, while simultaneously keeping any scenarios where Batman might go wrong to one side for when he wants to deliver a spectacular gut punch.

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12 hours ago, Clawdeen said:

Honestly I loved the idea behind the Batman who Laughs. The whole story behind how he became who he is and the whole concept behind him. He’s supposed to be Batman’s nightmare come to life.I was hyped as soon as Dark Nights Metal dropped and I saw him and I’ve quite enjoyed the mini comic series on him. Design wise he’s pretty awesome looking.

  Not that I think Scott Snyder does a bad job with the Justice League comics, I just think overall he does a much better job with the Batman comics. He’s a very well done character and I honestly hope we get a movie with him someday(live action.) If done right they could make something pretty crazy awesome and terrifying with him. Definitely an R rated movie.

and what would his voice sound like? does the batman who laughs sound like batman and joker voice merge together with a darker and sinister laughter with batman voices

 

I imagine him talking mostly in a quiet but unhinged, deep voice. Pretty much the same as Batman, but as if Joker has taken over his body. And when he laughs, it’s just like the way Batman laughs at Harley in that one scene when he hangs over the fish tank, only more maniacal and a tad higher.

 

 
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A version of Kal-El known as the Last Sun is an antagonist in DC Comics. He is an evil counterpart to Superman made by The Batman Who Laughs. Biography Supposedly, when this version of Kal-El's home planet blew up, his ship got lost and ended up flying through a thousand suns, which corrupted him into an energy-feeding monster. The Batman who Laughs unleashed him into battle, although the Justice League came close to beating him, he overpowered them and drained them of their energy. He hails from the Last 52 Multiverse in which he was created by The Batman who Laughs. However, he, alongside his master. were ultimately killed by Wonder Woman.

The Batman Who Laughs is far more Dangerous and Evils he would conquer world universe  or multiverse he might conquer equestria

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On 2021-08-07 at 11:49 AM, ExplosionMare said:

He sounds like a pretty cool character! I’ve always liked alter egos (although Laughs is more of a Joker and Batman merge) and it’s interesting to see how someone who was supposed to be the hero slowly lose his mind and become a villain. His twisted morality makes him the most interesting with the way he believes he’ll be satisfied if he lets go of all his rules.

 

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oh, that is pure evils.  The batman who laughs almost act like a complete monster.   

The one who laughs is the shadow of his former self. overcome by the joker toxin he became who he is today

and also, this song Perfectly Fit him. 

 

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This is the most terrifying scene that show the batman who laughs sadism.  what not to love about this Villain? He has all the same abilities and training of The Batman, who is the second smartest man on earth, one of the greatest strategists in all existence and one of the best martial artists. But. he is even more than an evil Batman. He is Batman’s GREATEST fear, a living nightmare. Something distorted, something wrong that should not be allowed to exist. Batman acknowledges that, as he has admitted that he actually is willing to kill him if needed. Almost every time they faced each other, BWL was one step ahead of his counterpart in each encounter they had. He is so dangerous that Lex Luthor, the smartest man on Earth, built a special prison just for him with the help of the greatest magicians and with the technology from the future. Even so, all the Justice League’s rogues could not stand the first door of the prison being opened out of fear. If that wasn’t enough, he reveals he could have escaped whenever he wanted. 
The Batman Who Laughs is quite literally Batman combined with Joker.

One of the most powerful minds on the planet combined with the psyche of one of the most  Deadliest men alive.

That’s one dangerous combo.

But even after all this deadliness, his mentality isn’t the only thing that makes him Bruce Wayne’s true arch nemesis.

Batman is known for having a lot of emotional struggles, but his one main emotional struggle is the struggle of holding back.


The Batman Who Laughs is the embodiment of everything the Batman struggles to fend off everyday.

See, the Joker might kill as much people as the Batman saves, but the Batman Who Laughs doesn’t just kill people. He doesn’t crack jokes and laughs manically like the Joker does.

He thinks bigger. He ravages entire earths like it’s some twisted version of multiversal Mad Max.

Because in the end, the Batman Who Laughs isn’t looking for a laugh at all. He’s looking for a scream.

A scream that echoes throughout the entire multiverse.

 

I suppose there would be a degree of relief and freedom in finally letting go of all of that fabled restraint and just doing everything he was capable of doing.

Indulging every dark thought crosses his dark mind without worrying about the consequences.

There is tragedy here, but the tragedy is not what happened to this Earth's Bruce Wayne. He enjoys every minute.

He didn't resist because he couldn't. Or he didn't want to.

Most likely, both.

which it makes him even terrifying, 

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