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Official Name
Siggy [1]


Lead Designer


Place of Creation

Created by Batman to allow Commissioner Gordon to contact him.


Previous Owners

Quote1 The signal goes on and he shows up. That's the way it's been, that's the way it will be. Quote2
-- Commissioner Gordon


The Bat-signal is a large projection lamp that casts the silhouetted shape of a bat across the sky of Gotham City. Batman gave this device to Commissioner Jim Gordon as a means of contacting him. The Bat-signal is located on the roof of police headquarters. As Batman's existence is not officially recognised by the Gotham City authorities, the batsignal is explained as a method of using the "urban legend" around Batman to terrify the criminal class of Gotham.

As official proven police interaction with the Bat-Signal and Batman himself can lead to cases against criminals arrested by Batman being dismissed, it is up to the civilian employees of the Gotham police department – including the Major Case Squad's civilian attache, Stacy – to operate the signal officially.

Following No Man's Land, a new Bat Signal was given to the GCPD, which had a number of additions, including a laser writer, built into it. However, when then-Commissioner Michael Akins declared vigilantes illegal, he removed the Bat Signal, though it ended up self-destructing in the process. The original one was returned soon thereafter.

During a brief period when Batman was out of the country, The Question replaced the bat shape on the front of the signal with a large question mark.


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