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Sean Dingling


Bat (stage name)
Occupation Trapeze artist (lapsed due to coma)
Names in other languages
Japanese (romanization written with the given name first) 木下一平 (Ippei Kinoshita) (birth name; equivalent of Sean Dingling)
バット (Bat) (stage name)
French Alec Loche (birth name; equivalent of Sean Dingling)
Bate (stage name; equivalent of Bat)
German Sean Dingling (birth name)
Bat (stage name)
Spanish Sean Dingling (birth name)
Bata (stage name; equivalent of Bat)
Italian Sean Dingling (birth name)
Bat (stage name)
Biological information
(this is for age comparison purposes, and so may look odd; click on the question mark for details)? 1995-1996
(as recorded in court record profiles and case files) 22 (Turnabout Big Top)
Status (last known) Alive (comatose)
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Height (from official guidebooks) ??? cm
Family Unnamed parents (absent)
Acro (brother and colleague)
Friends Regina Berry (crush and colleague)
Affiliates Russell Berry (employer; deceased)
Moe (colleague)
Benjamin Woodman (colleague)
Debut episode Turnabout Big Top

Sean "Bat" Dingling is an acrobat who was put into a coma after an accident at the Berry Big Circus.

Early lifeEdit

Sean Dingling and his older brother Ken were abandoned by their parents when they were children. Russell Berry, the ringmaster of the Berry Big Circus, took them in and later employed them as acrobats. Ken and Sean became known as "Acro" and "Bat," respectively.

Bat developed a crush on the ringmaster's daughter, Regina Berry, and they would constantly play pranks on each other.


One day, Bat made a bet with Regina that if he successfully stuck his head into a lion's mouth, Regina would go on a date with him. Unfortunately, earlier that day, Regina had covered Bat's scarf with pepper to make him sneeze. Bat didn't sneeze, but when he stuck his head into the lion's mouth, the lion sneezed and bit Bat, critically wounding him. His older brother, Acro, tried to wrestle the lion off Bat, but was injured and became paralyzed in the process.

Bat remained in a coma, and Acro was confined to a wheelchair. Regina, being too naive to understand what really happened to Bat, quickly got over him and moved on. Angered at this, Acro devised a plan to kill her six months later, which resulted in her father's death instead. The resulting trial of one of the circus performers led to Acro's implication as the killer.

After Acro's conviction, Regina finally realized the seriousness of Bat's accident and vowed to stay by his bedside until he woke up.


  • Acro and Bat's stage names combine to form "acrobat".
  • "Kinoshita" likely comes from the "Kinoshita Dai Circus", a famous Japanese circus.
  • "Dingling" is likely a combination of the "Ringling Bros Circus" and "dangling", a reference to his job as an acrobat.
  • His French surname "Loche" is likely a play on "cloche", meaning "bell" in French. This may be a reference to the English surname "Dingling".


  • Bat only appears in the court record and in-game dialogue, making him one of only two living named characters to date (Bruto Cadaverini being the other) to have a court record profile but not make an appearance in person.

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