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The Vampire Batman turned all his Earth's heroes into vampires and formed them into the Blood League.
To fight Dracula, Batman sought out demonic powers. Dracula's defeat came at a price, as Batman eventually succumbed to the full vampire curse, despite attempting to control himself at first and trying to protect innocents like Barbara Gordon. Soon after Batman embraced his bloodlust, other heroes were turned to vampires and they formed the Blood League.
Batman and the Blood League's bloodlust led them far beyond Earth as they wage an ongoing attack on the Planet Rann, defended by Adam Strange. Later on, Batman and the Blood League were manipulated by their world's vampiric Dr. Sivana into invading Earth 13, where they were stopped by the League of Shadows.
Long after the Blood League is sent back to Earth 43, Batman witnessed the Ultima Thule traveling through his world and joined other Batmen in fighting Barbatos. Afterwards, Dark Matter entered Earth 43, and Batman discovered that it could sustain vampires to the point they would no longer feed on humans. Before going forward with this plan, however, Batman was confronted by his world's Arsenal, who was joined by a Wally West from another world. In the battle, Batman slew Arsenal, but was then locked down inside his Batcave's nuclear reactor by Wally. Wally knew this wouldn't kill the vampire, and hoped that someday someone would be able to cure Batman of his vampirism.
For unknown reasons, Batman was freed and joined the side of Earth-0's John Stewart and other Multiverse refugees during the Dark Nights: Death Metal event while his world and fellow Blood League teammates were under the control of Perpetua.
Powers and Abilities
- Vampirism: In addition to the various mental and physical benefits that vampires are heir to, they also possess the ability to turn others into vampires as well. Each new vampire is traditionally subservient to the one who "turned" them, but some strong-willed vampires have been known to rebel against their masters.
- Enhanced Senses: A vampire's senses are enhanced far beyond those of a normal human being.
- Immortality: So long as vampires continue to consume blood, they will not age beyond the physical state they were in when they first became a vampire.
- Invulnerability: Vampires are invulnerable to most forms of injury (certain exceptions apply). Bullets, blades and blunt objects do little to no damage to a vampire's body.
- Regeneration: In addition to being virtually indestructible, whatever damage a vampire does in fact suffer can be healed through the consumption of human blood.
- Superhuman Strength: A vampire's strength level is several times that of a normal human being and they are considered superhuman.
- Superhuman Speed: A vampire's speed level is several times that of a normal human being and they are considered superhuman.
- Superhuman Stamina: So long as they continue to consume human blood, a vampire can function tirelessly without rest or relaxation. However, a vampire's stamina wanes the closer it is to sunrise.
- Psychokinesis: Most vampires possess some form of psychokinesis. Some are clairvoyant, others can communicate telepathically, some possess mind control. Particularly powerful vampires can control the minds of several people at once.
- Transformation: Vampires often possess the ability to transform into a variety of creatures or effects such as bats, wolves, rats or even mist. While their physical attributes may fluctuate during such states, a vampire's mental acuity is the same as that when they are in their human shape. A vampire who transforms into an animal may also benefit from that particular animal's attributes including razor-sharp claws, fangs or the ability to fly.
- Metamorphosis: Vampires often demonstrate the ability to alter their appearance at will.
- Batman's history may be loosely based on the Elseworlds Batman - Vampire trilogy, with the difference being that in the original story, he didn't deliberately seek out the powers to fight Dracula.
- 13 Appearances of Bruce Wayne (Earth 43)
- 10 Images featuring Bruce Wayne (Earth 43)
- Quotations by or about Bruce Wayne (Earth 43)
- Character Gallery: Bruce Wayne (Earth 43)
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