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Old February 4 2013, 04:59 PM   #69
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Re: Why does Batman leave his mouth exposed?

Aldo wrote: View Post
Why does a dog need to wear a mask?
Per Wikipedia:
Ace was a German Shepherd Dog originally owned by an engraver named John Wilker. He was found by Batman and Robin after his master was kidnapped by a gang of counterfeiters. Batman used Ace to try to locate Wilker. Because he had already placed a large number of "lost dog" announcements for Ace in his civilian identity of Bruce Wayne, he was concerned that anyone recognizing Ace (who had a prominent star-shaped marking on his forehead) might make the connection between Bruce Wayne and Batman. To forestall that problem, he hastily improvised a hood-like mask for the dog that incorporated the bat emblem as a dog tag dangling from Ace's collar. Ace was subsequently christened "The Bat-Hound" by a criminal he helped Batman to apprehend.

Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post
Is he smart enough to know not to answer to his real name when wearing the mask?
Ace is his real name.
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