Bats were animals frequently found in the company of Batman. One that terrified Bruce Wayne as a child was the inspiration for his vigilante persona, as well as most of his technology and the names of said technology. In turn, many others turned to bats for symbolism in direct reference to Batman himself.
Other individuals inspired by bats because of Batman
Other individuals inspired by bats
- Man-Bat - Dr. Kirk Langstrom turned to research on bats to cure his failing hearing. A bat-derived serum tragically mutated his cellular structure, causing his physiology to quickly adopt the features of a bat.