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The "Memory Cloth" cape is an integral part of Bruce Wayne's Batsuit. The fabric of the cape hardens when an electrical charge from his right glove runs through it, creating a wing-like glider. The cape in combination with magnetic grapple gun are his primary tools for traversing the city.


Becoming Batman[]

Wayne was introduced to the memory fabric technology by Lucius Fox of the Applied Sciences division of Wayne Enterprises.

Hong Kong Extraction[]

Batman folded the wings into a "backpack" that could eject from the shoulder blades of his redesigned Batsuit. It was used to infiltrate the highly secure compound of a mob accountant named Lau.

Behind the Scenes[]


Folded backpack cape concept art

The memory cloth cape is the film's version of the hang-glider, eschewing the traditional Batglider from comics like Batman: Year One. It draws direction inspiration from Michael Keaton's transforming glider cape in Batman Returns. Originally the cape was going to be in "backpack" form when Batman rode the Batpod, due to fear that the cape get caught in the back wheel.


Gliding sculpt

Gliding Sculpt statue by Noble Collections

  • Noble Collections released a 'Gliding Sculpt' statue depicting him in flight with the full wingspan of his memory cloth cape.