Now, we all know the Dark Knight's number one rule: Don't kill. But, sometimes, it seems as if he suddenly gets amnesia and forgets about that, and ends up killing someone. So, here are the six times you didn't know about when the Caped Crusader murdered someone.
1. Batman Uses His Batplane to Hang a Mental Patient
Woah there, Batman. This one was actually in his first ever solo comic book. A mad scientist used some sort of serum that turned mental hospital patients into crazy, muscular, mad men. His henchmen drive away quick, but not quick enough, as Batman begins to shoot the van with a machine gun.
This forces the vehicle to crash right into a tree, resulting in one of the patients escaping. The Batplane dives down and picks one of them up by their neck using a noose.
As you can see, Batman is saying, "He's probably better off this way". Jesus Batman, harsh, don't ya think?
2. That Time When He Pushed a Statue Onto an Entire Crowd of Mongolians... Pretty Much Killing Them Instantly
This comic took place during Japan's involvement in World War II. Batman pushes the statue down on an entire crowd of the Green Dragon Tong, a criminal organization, which obviously, ends up crushing them all to death.
3. When He Snapped the Joker's Neck
Grant Morrison, an author that written several Batman titles, had this to say about the ending of the famous The Killing Joke that pretty much sums it up:
That’s why it’s called ‘The Killing Joke.’ The Joker tells the ‘Killing Joke’ at the end, Batman reaches out and breaks his neck, and that’s why the laughter stops and the light goes out, ’cause that was the last chance at crossing that bridge. And Alan Moore wrote the ultimate Batman/Joker story — he finished it.
In my opinion, it makes perfect sense, and is extremely clever.
4. When He Pushed One of His Villains Into a Sword
In this issue, a man with a monocle makes the terrible mistake of throwing a sword at the Caped Crusader, which only makes Batman angry, nothing else. Afterwards, Batman closes the door, gets on the other side of him, and punches him with so much force that his neck gets impaled onto the sword.
So yeah it's pretty messed up...
5. That Time When He Murdered Ra's al Ghul, Then Sent His Ashes into Space
During Batman and Ra's al Ghul space battle, Batman decides to use his death ray on his villain, then all nonchalantly sends the dude's ashes into space. Meanwhile, Robin is completely dumbfounded at what his teacher just did, telling him that he had just murdered someone. Then Batman, being the gigantic d**che that he is, just replies with a simple, "Have I Robin?" Uh yeah, you kinda did. Wow, Batman, just wow.
6. Batman and His Strange Obsession With Snapping Necks
These just speak for themselves...