A Batarang is a roughly bat-shaped throwing weapon used by Batman as a non-lethal ranged attack alternative to firearms. Batarangs are one of the many gadgets kept in Batman's Utility Belt. The name Batarang is a moniker of both bat and "boomerang", a similar throwing device which will return to the thrower.

Batman also leaves batarangs near crime scenes after he's finished as a calling card, with a dual purpose using them as a psychological weapon against other potential wrongdoers.[1]


  1. Newell, Adam, Gosling, Sharon (March 22, 2016). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Tech Manual. United States: Titan Books. p. 166.