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Quote1 I knew we've discovered a formula to create a totally new species, neither man nor bat. Once I started taking it, I couldn't stop. I desperately wanted to, but it took over. Quote2
-- Kirk Langstrom src

Kirk Langstrom was a scientist who worked on the Gotham Zoo researching bat DNA, hoping to implement some of its characteristics on humans. He abstracted a serum, which he tried on himself - to devastating effect, as he (temporarily) transformed into a large bat-like creature. After commiting crimes across Gotham City, Batman managed to capture him and he restored him to his human form.[1]

When Kirk's wife, Francine was infected with the Man-Bat Serum, Kirk tried to help her, but Batman was responsible for curing her and ending the threat of the Man-Bat.[2]

Langstrom later became a friend of both Batman and Bruce Wayne, even attending his "marriage" to Susan Maguire.[3]

Powers

  • Transformation: Upon injection of his bat gland extract, Kirk Langstrom can transform himself into a half-human/half-bat creature. Once the serum wears off, the Man-Bat returns back to human form.[1]
    • Flight: Man-Bat can fly by way of genetically generated leather wings.
    • Claws: The Man-Bat has sharpened claws which are strong enough to easily tear through flesh and muscle.
    • Echolocation: Man-Bat can navigate through the air by way of echolocation, similar in function to a bat's radar.

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