New LEGO Batman Villain Announced
Created 07/27/2008 - 23:00
Real Name: Robert Kirkland ("Kirk") Langstrom
Base Of Operations: Suburban Gotham City
An expert in biology with a specialty in bats, Dr. Kirk Langstrom hoped to cure his growing deafness by creating a serum that would give him a bat's ability of echolocation, which allows those creatures to use sound to navigate in the dark. However, the serum had an unforeseen side effect, reacting with Langstrom's genetic makeup to transform him into a man-sized bat. The serum also robbed Langstrom of his intellect, and he went on a crazed rampage, terrorizing Gotham City until Batman was able to reverse his transformation. Langstrom, unwilling to give up on the serum, injected himself again soon after, and turned once more into Man-Bat. After kidnapping his fiancee, Francine, he injected her as well, and she too became a half-human/half-bat hybrid. Batman again stopped Man-Bat, restoring both Langstrom and Francine to humanity.
In his bat-like form, Man-Bat has powerful wings that allow him to fly, and strength far greater than that of a normal human. He has the natural sonar of a bat that allows him to navigate in the dark, but his vision in daylight hours, when transformed, is severely limited.
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