Batman doesn't live in Gotham City alone. He also visits India sometimes. The caped crusader has gone further than comic pages and the screen, and become an icon easily identifiable by all age groups and across the world.
Any sign of the Bat symbol is sure to turn heads anywhere.So when a swanky Batmobile-like car was spotted on the roads of Pune, complete with a masked driver, it's comes as no surprise that the photographs of the Indian batman were all over Twitter. The images show an uncannily accurate Batmobile with all the elaborate contraptions. One photo also shows the face of the driver, covered with a Batman mask. While true to Batman's origin story, the identity of the masked man is not known, and he has already become a star attraction in Pune.
The Batmobile comes with an MH-14 number plate and was reportedly designed for a Pune-based business man’s four year-old-son by a Mumbai-based custom designers Executive ModCar Trendz (EMT), according to a video by Daily Hot News.
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Who would have thought, that Bruce Wayne would find his groove in India after all!
However, India is not the only place Bruce Wayne's alter ego decided to pay a visit. A swashbuckling Batman has been spotted regularly in Japan as well, whizzing around on his two-wheeler with his cape aflutter. Known as Chibatma, after Chiba the Japanese town he frequents, the masked hero has often been seen dressed as Batman and riding around town. His motivation behind these trips is simple -he wants to make people smile, especially after the earthquake and Fukushima disaster in Japan, according to the video. Check out his amazing adventures below.
Another similarly large-hearted Batman lives in Washington DC who uses his superpowers to visit children's hospital on his Lamborghini-turned Batmobile dressed as the caped crusader. This noble hero shot into the limelight after being stopped on the road by cops for not having the proper tags on his car.... mobile. (the license plate was the Batman symbol instead)
The video from the police camera went viral and he later told officers his real name was not Bruce Wayne but Lenny B. Robinson, and that his real tags were in the car. Robinson is a businessman from Baltimore County who visits sick children in hospitals, handing out Batman paraphernalia to up-and-coming superheros who first need to beat cancer and other wretched diseases.
But not all the real-life Batmen out there spread cheer by their existence, some of them actually fight crime. A masked hero in combat trousers and a muscle top supposedly patrols streets in London's Bromley area and has rescued several victims of mugging. Dubbed "Bromley Batman", the vigilante has been spotted in action several times, but he continues to remain anonymous. How is that for art imitating life?
Batman seems to a popular figure in United Kingdom as there was another instance of a vigilante dressed as the superhero fighting criminals. A man, dressed in the vintage grey Batman costume, handed over a wanted man at a Bradford police station before disappearing into the night. Police said the costumed crime-fighter handed over the 27-year-old man who was charged with handling stolen goods and fraud offences. Batman's police work was caught on camera and the photograph became very popular online. And as expected, his identity is unknown. Maybe Batman is the hero we all deserve!
Updated Date: Jul 03, 2015 14:28 PM