The story raises questions about the differentiation between good and evil, since Batman is the people's hero but often uses means that resemble those of the villains he fights. A female character assumes a major role on the Batman team. Batman's superhero abilities often belie very human insecurities that are raised in the stories.
Batman's violent battles with the villains are prominently featured in the show. In addition to hand-to-hand exchanges with punching and kicking, they also use knives, saws, and swords. There's not much blood, but the characters do suffer injuries like bone breaks and bruises. Kidnappings, explosions, car accidents, and hostage situations are common.
Batman is one of the most recognizable superheroes on the market, and there's an extensive line of merchandise bearing his image.