A superhero who deals with ordinary human dilemmas, he is not bulletproof nor invulnerable to the emotionally hitches of life, he can be dead as well and that he is ordinary like us, is extraordinary about him. So whether for real or to manipulate a situation, Batman died many times but only to come back. Below here are listed 5 times when Batman apparently died:
In The Dark Knight Returns
Batman gave numerous attempts to stop an ultimately unstoppable force but nothing sufficed to win over Superman. Cunningly, Batman fakes a poison-induced heart attack which fooled Superman and the media in believing he was dead creating room for more Batmen to rise for those in need. Sure the guy plans way ahead in the future.
Going Sane: a tale from the Legends of the Dark Knight anthology series
Out of the multiple attempts that joker made to kill Batman, one of them went against joker’s inner will, it worked. Adding to the complexities of the relationship between the Batman and Joker, batman’s death turned joker into just another face in the crowd, a face with skin condition though. Batman pulls out the insane energy out of Joker without him Joker is sane. However, Batman is shown to have actually survived, giving Joker back his madness.
Emperor Joker Storyline
Well, Joker has taken more from Bats than anyone, no one else has the guts to chop the hands of Bruce’s butler, kill his protege, or kidnap the entire Bat-family, but the time when he actually killed the Bat himself was in Emperor Joker, where the clown had the powers of a God, that he and he tortured and killed and resurrected the Dark Knight every day.
Killed By Darkseid
Batman’s death here was a surprise to all, as he was considered too cool to die. In his final confrontation with Darkseid, the Dark Knight fires a radion bullet at him, the same bullet that killed Orion and severely wounds the villain. But moments later, he is killed by Dark Sied’s Omega Beam.
In Flashpoint, flash altered the timeline to Bruce being killed instead of his parents. Things turned out such that Thomas Wayne became Batman and his wife Martha went insane over his son’s death creating a joke out of her. In Batman #22 Thomas Wayne most, fortunately, got a chance to share his mistakes with his son, giving flash a letter which he hands over to Bruce in the real timeline.