A batarang is a 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 portmanteau of "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.
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- "Can I keep this?"
- ―Barry Allen to Bruce Wayne[src]Sometime later, when Steppenwolf reappeared on Earth, Batman started assembling the Justice League by recruiting Barry Allen in Central City.
Bruce suddenly hurled a batarang at him, but Barry instinctively used his speed to dodge and catch it. Barry, admiring the batarang, promptly asked Bruce if he could keep it as a souvenir.
Found by Freddy Freeman
Freddy Freeman, an orphan from Philadelphia, owns a replica batarang that he keeps with other metahuman memorabilia. However, how he got it is unknown. Whilst Thaddeus Sivana attacked Shazam in the Rock of Eternity, Freddy has managed to throw the replica batarang at the back of Sivana's head, giving him a cut.