Batman: All 11 animated Batsuits ranked from worst to best

Batman has had many looks over the years, but which animated series had the best Batsuit?

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5. The Batman

The Batman was known for its more family-friendly (and funky) approach to the Batman lore and that came across instantly from its design for the Batsuit. It too opted for the traditional animated Batsuit look (black and grey combo accompanied by the classic bat emblem with its yellow backdrop) but it also took its cues from anime, which made it look that much more unique.

What sets The Batman's Batsuit apart is that the ears are much smaller than the typical modern look. To make up for that, the white eyes are that much larger, which makes Batman look absolutely terrifying in the shadows when all you can see is those eerie white eyes. Similarly, the cape is much longer here, with each of its sharp trails making The Dark Knight look that much more unearthly (vampire-like, if you will) when its shut, and the sharp claw-like fingers making him that much more lethal in battle.

The exaggerated design merged with the traditional Batsuit well and made for a very unique-looking Batman. The Batman itself has gone down in history as one of the character's most underrated adaptations and, as it's being rediscovered in recent years, people are starting to appreciate it more and more. The Batsuit is one of the many reasons why.