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Half man, half bat. These weak creatures are commonly found around chasm areas. As a properly-armed dwarf can easily take them down with sufficient armor/weapons, they provide good military training. However, an unarmed no-military skilled dwarf can also take one down easily without weapons or armor. Caution is still advised when dealing them in a group at once and near or in the chasm itself as there are more dangerous creatures than Batmen that dwell in them.
They can fly and are sometimes armed with weapons.
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Some things to watch out for when dealing with batmen:
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!!!
[CREATURE:BATMAN] [NAME:batman:batmen:batman] [TILE:'b'][COLOR:0:0:1] [LARGE_ROAMING] [BIOME:SUBTERRANEAN_CHASM] [PATTERNFLIER][FLIER] [GENPOWER:4] [LARGE_PREDATOR] [CAN_LEARN][CAN_SPEAK] [CANOPENDOORS] [POPULATION_NUMBER:15:30] [CLUSTER_NUMBER:5:7] [PREFSTRING:mystery] [BODY:HUMANOID_FLIER:2EYES:2EARS:NOSE:2LUNGS:HEART:GUTS:ORGANS:HUMANOID_JOINTS:THROAT:NECK:SPINE:BRAIN:4FINGERS:4TOES:MOUTH] [SIZE:4] [MAXAGE:10:20] [ATTACK:MAIN:BYTYPE:GRASP:punch:punches:1:2:BLUDGEON][ATTACKFLAG_WITH] [ATTACK:SECOND:BYTYPE:MOUTH:bite:bites:1:2:GORE][ATTACKFLAG_CANLATCH] [FEATURE_ATTACK_GROUP] [EQUIPS] [FAT:1] [ALL_ACTIVE] [STANDARD_FLESH] [HOMEOTHERM:10067] [LAYERING:100] [SWIMS_INNATE][SWIM_SPEED:2500]