"Where does he get all those wonderful toys?" (Joker, Batman.)
When you're an average, every day, non-super-powered human being, you need all the help you can get to fight crime. So what is a billionaire with his mind set on vengeance to do? Invent all best ass-kickery to take out the bad guys.
Whether it's specific to the foe (I've got to think the Bat-Heater comes out mainly when Mr. Freeze is in town), or a broader use tool like the batarang, all of these devices have their merits.
We've decided to rank the best Bat-Gadgets of all time found in Batman comics, movies, animated shows, and video games. Be sure to vote up your favorites!
Bat-Grapple/Grappling GunGun used for scaling walls/buildings (used constantly in the Adam West show) a bat-shaped hook or magnetic hook is at the end of the line.
BatarangsThrowing weapons relating to that of either boomerangs or shurikens in the shape of a bat. These can be used for many things such as cutting, immobilizing, disarming, and more.
Tear-Gas PelletsSmall pellets that emit tear gas when cracked.
BatclawOne of the most iconic Bat-Gadgets. A small claw attached to a taut line shot from a gun for climbing and spelunking. Auto retracts for the pulling of people or things.
Night Vision Bat-GogglesInfrared and thermal lit goggles built into Batman's cowl to see in the dark, like a bat.
RebreatherBatman's device to breathe underwater.
Remote Control BatarangA Batarang, with camera, that can be controlled remotely. The remote can control direction, speed, and height.
Bat-TracerPlanted on thugs and then used to trace them.
Sonic Bat-BeaconDevice that emits a high frequency call to attract bats.
EMP GrenadeA large gun that temporarily destroys all electronics within a 20-50 foot radius.
Kryptonite RingA piece of rare Kryptonite fastened to a ring, stored in a lead box, used as needed against Superman.
Bat-SignalLarge projector light used to summon Batman, usually used by Commissioner Gordon.
Bat BombsBatman's grenades used to blow down doors, walls, and small buildings.
Flash-Bang GrenadesDevice that renders those around them temporarily blind and deaf.
Bat StungunBatman's stungun used to temporarily stun enemies.
Energy DeflectorA Lucius Fox designed device to repel energy based weaponry.
BatcallUsed to summon bats from the Batcave.
Bat-Lock PickSmall lock pick kept in Batman's gloves.
Bat-DartsBatman's own tranquilizer darts.
BatropeRope usually attached to Batarangs for swinging or to catch on something when falling. (Batman's webshooters!)
Bat-CuffsBat-shaped handcuffs made from nigh indestructible materials to keep all those bad guys detained.
Shark Repellent Bat SprayKeeps those sharks away.
Collapsible Bat-SwordWe're going to call it like it is, Batman's lightsaber.
Bat-Goo GunA handheld non-lethal firearm that projects a foam used to stick thugs to walls, floors, etc.
Master Bat-KeyBatman's Skeleton Key that works in any door. (The golden age of comics was a different time, folks.)