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Batman

Bruce Wayne

Batman

Information
Full Name Bruce Thomas Wayne
Occupation CEO of Wayne Enterprises
Co-LeaderJustice League of America
Status Alive
Family Thomas Wayne (father; deceased)
Martha Wayne (mother; deceased)
Alfred Pennyworth (butler, surrogate father)
Actor Henry Cavill
Brandon Spink (child)
Alter ego Batman
Bat of Gotham
Bat Vigilante
Caped Crusader
The Dark Knight
The Bat
Batsy (by the Joker)
Source
"Men are still good: we fight, we kill, we betray one another... But we can rebuild. We can do better. We will. We have to!"
—Bruce Wayne to Artemisia of Themyscira

Bruce Wayne is the billionaire owner and CEO of Wayne Enterprises, and a costumed vigilante operating in Gotham City, New Jersey known as the Batman.

After witnessing the murder of his parents at the hands of a mugger as a child, Bruce ultimately became the fearsome vigilante Batman as an adult to stop anyone from suffering like him and to put an end to organised crime, beginning his crime fighting career.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

"In the dream, they took me to the light. A beautiful lie..."
—Batman
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Bruce with his parents.

Bruce Wayne was born in 1972 in Gotham City, New Jersey, to Dr. Thomas Wayne, a billionaire advanced technology and military defense developer, and Martha Kane-Wayne, an Irish-Catholic debutante, and had an idyllic childhood due to his family's fortune. One night at age 9, he and his parents were walking home from a family night out at the theatre to see "The Mark of Zorro" when they are confronted by a mugger, Joe Chill, who shot both Thomas and Martha, killing them in cold blood right before Bruce's eyes. From then on, Bruce was raised by the Wayne family butler Alfred Pennyworth. His parents were buried on the grounds of Wayne Manor, but Bruce ran away from the funeral, falling into a cavern filled with bats that helped pick himself back up to the surface.

In the eventuating years, Bruce grew up inspired by his new bat friends to make himself a symbol of fear within the heart of crime in Gotham by training himself beyond the heights of mental and physical perfection. He used this newfound workout to take up the the persona of a fearsome yet heroic vigilante known as "the Batman" by launching a one-man war on crime at age 23, while also swiftly reclaiming control over his family company Wayne Enterprises as its CEO.

Fighting crime in Gotham as BatmanEdit

Bruce spent 18 years fighting crime in Gotham as Batman, during which time he encountered numerous villains (such as his archenemy, an extreme Witzelsucht-diagnosed psychopath known as the Joker), and had taken on at least one young sidekick, Jason Todd, better known as "Robin", and captured many criminals, locking them away in either prison or Arkham Heights. He would also form an alliance with GCPD officer James Gordon, and a Bat-Signal projector was used to summon Batman, if the latter were ever urgently needed. In addition, Batman later claims to have come across "a few" suspicious women during his long career. He was initially all about finesse, hardly appearing at all, as evidenced when he caught Sal and tied him up from a tall building.

PersonalityEdit

Bruce Wayne is very dedicated and determined to his work of crime-fighting vigilantism, sometimes employing illegal and morally dubious tactics (like torture), but ultimately for the good of Gotham. Despite his dark past and serious work, Bruce has displayed a sense of humor around his butler Alfred.

In addition, Bruce tends to be extremely distrusting of others, especially those in possession of great power, since he notably claimed that even if there is only a one percent chance of Superman being a potential enemy of humanity, that it has to be taken as an absolute certainty, due to the incredible destruction and carnage that the supremely powerful alien could potentially unleash. This very cynical point of view on Bruce's part comes from him having seen "what promises are worth" many times during his two decades as Batman, having seen many seemingly benevolent individuals become malevolently corrupted, to the point that Bruce claims that hardly any "good guys" are left anymore.

Despite his brilliant intellect and extensive experience, Batman is shown to be a damaged, almost sociopathic individual. Alfred explained it as fear and rage being able to a good man like him into a cruel one. This aspect of his personality ultimately allowed him to be outsmarted and manipulated, by one of the extreme few individuals to surpass Batman in intellect.

Although possessing great hate and anger towards criminals, Batman, like the other Justice Leaguers, has proven himself a very caring and selfless person, constantly putting his life on the line to save innocent lives and bringing the most dangerous criminals to justice for society's protection.

Bruce's strongest characteristic has been his strong moral code to never kill, until he became considerably more hardcore in his approach to fighting crime in Gotham City. It is believed that a combination of emotional and physical pain, loss, exhaustion, and potential disillusionment he’s experienced during his time protecting the streets of Gotham, as well as his growing cynical, pessimistic, and world-weary personality, caused Batman to decide that he was better off letting his enemies die than allowing them to return and cause more harm.

AbilitiesEdit

SkillsEdit

  • Enhanced Condition: Batman, as a tremendously skilled and experienced vigilante, is in beyond peak physical condition and from frequent intense workouts in the Batcave and his numerous vigilante escapades in the city and the training he did before becoming Batman have heightened his abilities beyond the levels of peak human potential, and pushed him to the early levels of superhuman condition, and while not fully superhuman, Batman's extremely muscular and athletic physique (and resulting nigh-superhuman physical prowess) makes Batman immensely physically powerful by normal human standards, with his physical attributes far surpassing even those of other exceptionally fit humans (like Deadshot, w:c:arrow:Captain Boomerang).
    • Enhanced Strength: Batman has and can, by properly using physical forces, momentum and leverage, as well as his knowledge of anatomical weaknesses and undergoing frequent extremely intense strength-and-endurance-based exercises, easily generate low-level superhuman strength. Bruce undergoes extremely intense exercises to strengthen the maximum number of muscles beyond the limits of human potential and vastly increase his endurance.
    • Enhanced Durability: Batman is also exceptionally durable by human standards (further enhanced by his bulletproof Batsuit), due to his intense training in the Batcave, as well as the continuous physical trauma that he has sustained in the 20 years of his vigilante career which, in turn, vastly increased Batman's durability to nigh-superhuman levels.
    • Above peak Human speed and agility: Batman has demonstrated superb nimbleness and agility, he can much run faster than the finest Olympian athlete.
    • Enhanced Stamina: Batman is immensely endurant, superior in that regard to the finest Olympian athlete, able to exert himself at his peak capacity for hours without tiring or slowing down. Also Batman can recover extremely fast from injuries and fatigue due to his training and will. 
    • Enhanced Metabolism: Bruce's metabolism runs several times faster (due to his strict diet and workouts) than an average human. Thus, drinking and taking pain killers he had no effect whatsoever on him as his body burns it off several times faster than average humans despite him drinking several bottles at a time to which Alfred remarked that the next generation of Waynes will stare at an empty wine cellar.
  • Master martial artist: Batman is an extremely skilled hand-to-hand combatant, an infamously formidable master of a vast array of martial arts, with 20 years of experience battling and overpowering numerous criminals in Gotham City
  • Expert marksman: Batman is a highly skilled marksman, utilizing his batarangs, sniper rifle, grenade launcher and grapple gun with a high degree of accuracy and precision. 
  • Stealth: Batman is an immensely formidable master of stealth and infiltration, capable of breaching high security facilities without being detected, which is all the more remarkable and impressive, given his large muscular frame. Batman's stealth is so effective in fact, that some criminals would claim that you wouldn't even know he was there until it was already too late. 
  • Intimidation: Batman commands an extremely intimidating presence, able to instill fear into the hearts of Gotham's criminals, with some of them not even daring to shoot him after Batman fiercely gazes them in the eye.
  • Interrogation: Batman is infamously adept in interrogation techniques, often using law enforcement methods, as well as torture as an effective means of punishment or information extraction.
  • Indomitable willpower: Batman, although he has no powers, has tremendous determination and strength of will, which make him an extremely formidable opponent. 
  • Genius-level intellect: Bruce is extremely intelligent. Hence, Batman's brilliant intellect is arguably his greatest and most formidable ability of all.
    • Master tactician: Batman, given his lack of superpowers, often uses cunning and planning to successfully outwit stronger and more powerful foes, rather than simply out-fighting them, often using any of their exploitable weaknesses to his advantage.
    • Expert deceiver: Batman is extremely skilled in the art of deception, with Alfred Pennyworth even going so far as claiming that Batman's skills in that regard ever since the age of seven have been equivalent to Mozart's in music.
    • Expert detective: Batman is a highly skilled detective, capable of observation, forensic investigation, and psychological assessments, as well as both inductive and deductive reasoning of the highest caliber.
    • Expert engineer: Batman is highly skilled in vehicles' operations and general engineering, with him and Alfred having personally built and over time improved upon his various sophisticated gadgets, most notably, the Batmobile, Batsuit, and Batcomputer.
  • Expert driver: Batman is a highly skilled driver, able to successfully pursue his enemies through the streets of Gotham on his Batmobile.
  • Expert pilot: Batman is a highly skilled pilot.
  • Expert diver: Batman is a highly skilled swimmer and diver.
  • Expert businessman: Bruce Wayne is a highly skilled businessman, helping his father's company, Wayne Enterprises, grow and gain more business partners, as the CEO. As a result, Bruce is very well-respected in the business world.
  • Bilingualism: Bruce, apart from his native English, also speaks fluent Russian (albeit with a slight accent).

EquipmentEdit

As the CEO of Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne has an immense fortune, making him one of the wealthiest people in the world, rivaled only by extreme few, like Maddox King. His wealth allows Bruce access to some of the most sophisticated technology in the world, allowing him to create the equipment that is crucial to him as Batman, with it effectively compensating for his lack of superpowers.

  • Batsuit: Batman's highly durable Kevlar-titanium weave protective suit and combat armor (later inspiring the Robinsuit of Jason Todd), used to compensate for his lack of invulnerability.
  • Batmobile: Batman's imposing and heavily armed custom combat vehicle used by him for transportation, pursuit and capture and one of his most powerful tools to aid in his war against crime in Gotham.
  • Batwing: Batman's aerial combat prototype vehicle with an immense amount of firepower. It is sometimes remotely piloted by Alfred from within the Batcave.
  • Nightcrawler: Batman's other vehicle, used to access rough terrain that cannot be reached via a car or plane.
  • Flying Fox: Batman's large three-story airplane.

RelationshipsEdit

FamilyEdit

  • Thomas Wayne † - father
  • Martha Wayne † - mother
  • Benjamin Wayne †
  • Charles Wayne †
  • Laura Wayne †
  • Patrick A. Wayne †
  • Alan Wayne †

AlliesEdit

EnemiesEdit

  • The Joker - long-time archnemesis.
  • Joe Chill - parents' murderer

Concept artEdit

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