Batman's mysterious explosive bat-gel

Posted by Delta_Ass (3230 posts) -

I was just thinking about the explosive gel, and it occurred to me that there's no real way to trigger it, is there? Cause doesn't Batman just spray the gel onto the wall in the shape of a bat? Then he steps away and triggers the gel with a remote detonator in his hand. But how does that signal from the detonator activate the gel? Is there some sort of receiver stuck inside the gel that receives the signal from the detonator? I didn't see any. The gel itself can't possibly receive remote signals, can it? It's just this gel substance.

Has anyone figured out how Batman triggers the gel to explode?

#1 Posted by Delta_Ass (3230 posts) -

I was just thinking about the explosive gel, and it occurred to me that there's no real way to trigger it, is there? Cause doesn't Batman just spray the gel onto the wall in the shape of a bat? Then he steps away and triggers the gel with a remote detonator in his hand. But how does that signal from the detonator activate the gel? Is there some sort of receiver stuck inside the gel that receives the signal from the detonator? I didn't see any. The gel itself can't possibly receive remote signals, can it? It's just this gel substance.

Has anyone figured out how Batman triggers the gel to explode?

#2 Posted by PerryVandell (2100 posts) -

I suggest that you get outside a little more.

#3 Posted by buzz_clik (6837 posts) -

Nanobots. Anything can be explained away with those little buggers.

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#4 Posted by Delta_Ass (3230 posts) -
@Fullmetal216 said:
" I suggest that you get outside a little more. "
Hehe. And I suggest that you go die in a fire.
#5 Posted by PerryVandell (2100 posts) -

Wow, someone has social issues. You are talking about how a fictional character detonates fictional explosive gel, in a video game. Seriously calm down.

#6 Posted by Delta_Ass (3230 posts) -
@Fullmetal216 said:
" Wow, someone has social issues. You are talking about how a fictional character detonates fictional explosive gel, in a video game. Seriously calm down. "
I ask a question about something in a video game, on a video game website... you decide to be a complete douche, and I'M the one with the social issues?
 
Fucking hilarious, you are.
#7 Posted by Damian (1538 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:
" Nanobots. Anything can be explained away with those little buggers. "
Exactly that.
#8 Posted by buzz_clik (6837 posts) -

Oi, you two. If I have to Flag someone because of bloody Bat-Gel...

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#9 Posted by MB (11302 posts) -
@Fullmetal216: Stop being a dick please.
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#10 Posted by PerryVandell (2100 posts) -

You are asking about something so incredibly trivial and no real answer for. The developers don't need to explain every single detail on why something works. Besides my comment was a half-joke, and you suggested I die in a fire, so yeah, I think you have social issues, or 10 year old girl feelings one of the two.

#11 Posted by PerryVandell (2100 posts) -
@MB said:
" @Fullmetal216: Stop being a dick please. "
Fine, I'll drop it.
#12 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -

I know shit-all about science and compounds, but I'd posit the guess that the gel has some sort of chemical trigger which responds to a certain wavelength - and the detonator emits exactly that.
 
It's most likely impossible, but if he doesnt place a physical reciever on the charge, I don't see any other explanation.

#13 Posted by super_machine (1926 posts) -

Its like this. Batman has nano tech, He has infinite replicating batarangs doesnt he? So inside his bat gel are tiny nano RF receivers mixed into the explosive molecular structure. When they receive the correct RF signal, the nano receivers modify their structure thus creating a chemical reaction within the explosive molecule. This causes the chain reaction which detonates the gel.

#14 Posted by EdIsCool (1122 posts) -

The gel contains flammable filings and the detonator sends out inaudible sound waves causing the filings to vibrate and produce heat eventually combusting causing the detonation.
That probably makes no sense just came to me after reading the thread...I like it for some reason.

#15 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

I would assume that the detonator sends out some sort of frequency that the gel is extremely volatile towards and that causes it to detonate.
 
Or something. He's Batman, it doesn't have to make sense.

#16 Posted by Delta_Ass (3230 posts) -

All these receiver-less solutions sound good, except that... well, when you send out this frequency to detonate, what's stopping the frequency from detonating the explosive gel in the gel gun?
 
And of course, we haven't even addressed the threat proximity gel...

#17 Posted by EdIsCool (1122 posts) -

The gun would have to be sound proofed like a studio..awkward

#18 Posted by super_machine (1926 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" All these receiver-less solutions sound good, except that... well, when you send out this frequency to detonate, what's stopping the frequency from detonating the explosive gel in the gel gun?  And of course, we haven't even addressed the threat proximity gel... "
If you take  my nano RF concept a step further, you could explain that the nano RF receivers in the Gel are only activated when they pass a suppression field in the nozzle of the gun.
#19 Posted by Creamypies (4012 posts) -

Why does it matter?

#20 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

Dude, he's Batman. That's reason enough.

#21 Posted by EdIsCool (1122 posts) -
@creamypies said:
" Why does it matter? "
It dosent matter at all its just fun to talk about.
Trying to come up with a workable solution for fictional tech interests me.....oh ok I'll go back to my parents basement and my ramen.
#22 Posted by Delta_Ass (3230 posts) -
@creamypies said:
" Why does it matter? "
Why does anything matter? We're all just atoms being carried along this temporal stream of chaos...
#23 Posted by heatDrive88 (2173 posts) -

Bat-gel works the exact same way Bat-shark repellent and the Bat-atomic-reorganizer do. 
 
They just work. It's that simple.
#24 Posted by Delta_Ass (3230 posts) -
@heatDrive88 said:
" Bat-gel works the exact same way Bat-shark repellent and the Bat-atomic-reorganizer do.  They just work. It's that simple. "
 
I didn't know Batman ever had a Bat-atomic-reorganizer. Which issue was it in?
#25 Posted by Creamypies (4012 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:

" @creamypies said:

" Why does it matter? "
Why does anything matter? We're all just atoms being carried along this temporal stream of chaos... "
 Bahaha... wow this has gone waaaayyy off topic.
#26 Posted by TheDoorman (532 posts) -

How dare you question Batman's methods of blowing shit up.
#27 Posted by heatDrive88 (2173 posts) -

It wasn't in any issue, I loosely made up the name from whatever the tool or machine from the Adam West Batman movie where he had to put the members of the UN back together again.
#28 Posted by Delta_Ass (3230 posts) -
@heatDrive88 said:
" It wasn't in any issue, I loosely made up the name from whatever the tool or machine from the Adam West Batman movie where he had to put the members of the UN back together again. "
Ooooh, right on. I never watched the Adam West Batman movie, was it any good? Did I miss anything? Should it be on my rental list?
#29 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8610 posts) -

I think when we are talking about a universe in which people can turn into mutant crocodiles, manipulate plants with their body and mind, and become stories-high Scarecrows through the use of special gases and drugs, a suspension of disbelief is definitely necessary.

#30 Posted by CaptainObvious (2981 posts) -
@Delta_Ass: Oh yes. 
 

 
#31 Posted by Delta_Ass (3230 posts) -
@RHCPfan24 said:
" I think when we are talking about a universe in which people can turn into mutant crocodiles, manipulate plants with their body and mind, and become stories-high Scarecrows through the use of special gases and drugs, a suspension of disbelief is definitely necessary. "
I'm pretty sure Scarecrow didn't actually grow to be stories-high, it was all just a hallucination in Batman's mind.
#32 Edited by heatDrive88 (2173 posts) -
#33 Posted by JokerClown88 (1051 posts) -

 Why does it work? 
 
Because hes the Bloody Batman!!! 
 
:D
#34 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8610 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" @RHCPfan24 said:
" I think when we are talking about a universe in which people can turn into mutant crocodiles, manipulate plants with their body and mind, and become stories-high Scarecrows through the use of special gases and drugs, a suspension of disbelief is definitely necessary. "
I'm pretty sure Scarecrow didn't actually grow to be stories-high, it was all just a hallucination in Batman's mind. "
True, but it was definitely a fantastical stretching of the imagination. Nonetheless, you can see the point I am making here, right?
#35 Posted by buzz_clik (6837 posts) -
@super_machine said:
" Batman has nano tech... "
Boy, I wish I'd suggested this! Oh, wait...
 
@Delta_Ass: The oldskool Bats movie was on telly here recently. It was a lazy Sunday, there was nothing really to watch while I ate my lunch and then KAPOW! This little baby came on. I hadn't seen it in years, and I couldn't wait to revisit it in all its camp-as-a-row-of-pink-tents glory. It didn't disappoint.
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#36 Posted by LiquidPrince (15609 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:
" Nanobots. Anything can be explained away with those little buggers. "
This.
#37 Posted by ArclightBorealis (1563 posts) -

He's Batman.

#38 Posted by TooWalrus (12977 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" @Fullmetal216 said:
" Wow, someone has social issues. You are talking about how a fictional character detonates fictional explosive gel, in a video game. Seriously calm down. "
I ask a question about something in a video game, on a video game website... you decide to be a complete douche, and I'M the one with the social issues?  Fucking hilarious, you are. "
You talk like Yoda, so I think he may be right... Anyway, I try not to be too nit-picky about realism in my super hero games.
#39 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4874 posts) -

You think too much.

#40 Posted by Delta_Ass (3230 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
You talk like Yoda, so I think he may be right... Anyway, I try not to be too nit-picky about realism in my super hero games. "
That was just a random affectation, I don't like Star Wars.
#41 Edited by TheMustacheHero (6654 posts) -
@MB said:

" @Fullmetal216: Stop being a dick please. "

Moderation post of the year! I loled.

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