1930 Kamishibai to post WW2:
Ogon Bat 1.5 protecting Mari from a two-eyed Doctor Nazo.
When Ogon Bat was first made up way back in 1930 by writer Ichiro Suzuki. He looked totally different from his modern version. He had an 17th century attire and even had blond hair. Instead of sceptre he had Spanish rapier. (which contradicts the claims that Ogon Bat is an age old Atlantian protector) The rapier slowly evolved to an stick over a few stories and he also began to loose his hair and funky 17th century hat. Around WWII he survived as part of a few card games like Hanafuda cards for the Japanese soldiers and children at the time. But then he fell in to obscurity for a decade or two with only a few manga titles in effort for an revival.
1966 Live Action:
Golden Bat Millennium version:
A Bat factor?:
China and South Korea knocked of both characters by mixing the two. Often with bad results
|Screw the 8 year wait! this bot has to be beaten!|
Due to his magical nature Golden Bat was the most powerful super hero even for a few years after Superman was introduced. Aside from his obvious immortality he had Superman's staple powers of flight and super strength and super speed. He could also make gusts of winds with his cape and could also use it to disguise himself. He had a degree of invulnerability being able to withstand bullets and lasers with ease. (even though this is true he still dodges them for some reason) He could also easily breath underwater and even speak (or rather laugh because that's all he does any way). In the final episode of the 1966 anime he also showed that he had X-ray vision. In most versions of this story he also seems to have a physic link with the girl whom resurrected him.
Golden Bat's Sceptre:
Editor's Note: There that's done glad I did it :)