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Bat man


Urist likes bat men for their haunting cries.


Bat - Bat man - Giant bat

Alignment: Savage

· Flying · Learns · Humanoid

Cannot be tamed 
Max: 35,050 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 20-30
Cannot be butchered
This article is about the current version of DF.
A humanoid with the head of a bat and wings stretching from wrist to ankle.

Bat men are humanoid versions of the common bat and one of the races of tribal animal people who can be encountered in caverns. They may also be found on the surface, living in savage biomes, though these bat men will not live in tribes and will act like the usual mindless animal men.

In the underground, bat men will live in small tribes equipped with wooden spears and blowguns which may be coated in poison, making them a threat to civilian dwarves who may need to cross their territory. They are also capable of flight, which makes them marginally harder to hit than other animal people, though an equipped military squad can make quick work of them.

Some dwarves like bat men for their haunting cries.

Do they still have echolocation?
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Some things to watch out for when dealing with bat men:

  • They show a preference for working individually, paired up with a different birdman of some type or with nightwings.
  • They are most likely to target the dwarf whose "comedian" attribute is at the highest level.
  • They are exceptional detectives: given enough preparation time, they can defeat any foe.
  • Their default identities are a secret. If you turn this off, their chasm will flood your fortress with nobles instead.
  • They can breathe in space.
  • They are vengeance. They are the night.
  • Their parents are DEEAAAAAAAD!!!
  • Batmen DO NOT eat nachos. They prefer hotdogs instead.

Urist McGordon Jr.: Why's he running, Dad?

Urist McGordon: Because we have to chase him.

Urist McGordon Jr.: He didn't do anything wrong.

Urist McGordon: Because he's the hero our Fortress deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark champion.

Now you will know why you fear the night.

In the legendary tournament Splatterface, it is customary for fans to emit shrieking sounds for the sponsored and popular bat woman gladiator Shrieking Sounds.