Bats are useless, right? And they always will be, I KNOW that.
Almost none of these ideas ever actually get into the game, so it doesn't matter.
But what if we could tame them with some sort of food? Like potatoes maybe, they're totally useless.
If tamed, they would disappear and drop an item. You would pick this up, and throw it at a player. If it hits them, the bat will appear and follow the player.
AND NEVER STOPPING EVER.
They would dodge and weave, too, making them harder to kill. They would continue to make those AGONIZINGLY PIERCING HATEFUL GODAWFUL BLOODY squeaks.
They would also tame all bats within like a 32 blocks radius, causing THOSE bats to follow the victim as well, making an UNHOLY IMPENETRABLE TANGLE of SQUEALING HORRORFLAPPERS, which is NOW WHAT I SHALL REFER TO BATS AS.
This would be completely useless yet completely hilarious.