In the mid-20th Century, in Europe, several traditional hereditary monarchies managed to survive both world wars, remaining independent and retaining their original form of government. Among these were Boravia, Carabas, Cornovia, Gardevia, Gavonia, Granaco, Kravia, Markovia, Moldacia, Norania, Numark, Offalia, Pan Balgravia, Ruina, Sardonia, Solvonia, and Valdania. Others, such as Cerania, Emporia, Patrania, or Resbia, are confirmed to have survived the First World War, but are not known to have survived the second.
In the mid-1950s, Norania still had a king, who paid a state visit to Gotham City, seeking funding for a modernization project. While in Gotham, he exchanged places with Batman, in a ploy to throw off a gang of jewel thieves.
- King Eric
- Chancellor Zarits
- Count Viras (wears a monocle)
- King Eric has a big square chin just like Batman.