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|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)
|Reckoned birth year(s) (this is for age comparison purposes, and so may look odd; click on the question mark for details)?||1995-1996|
|Documented age range (as recorded in court record profiles and case files)||22* (Turnabout Big Top)|
|Status* (last known)||Alive (comatose)|
|Height* (from official guidebooks)||??? cm|
|Family||Unnamed parents (absent) |
Acro (brother and colleague)
|Friends||Regina Berry (crush and colleague)|
|Affiliates||Russell Berry (employer; deceased) |
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.
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".