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"My name is Bruce Wayne. When I was ten, my parents were murdered in front of my eyes. I've spent my life training to fight the same sort of criminals that took them from me."
—Batman[src]

Bruce Wayne was the owner and CEO of Wayne Enterprises and the son of the late Martha and Thomas Wayne. After his parents were murdered in front of him, Bruce dedicated himself to wiping out the crime that took their lives, becoming the Gotham City vigilante known as Batman, and later a founding member of the Justice League.

During his career against evil, he had fought soulless psychopaths, mercenaries, serial killers, vile scientists, dual personality, love obsessed clowns, and evil terrorists.

After Ra's al Ghul's death by one of his enemies, Deathstroke, his former lover, Talia al Ghul, charged him with looking after their son, Damian Wayne.

Biography[]

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox[]

Pre-Flashpoint[]

Early Life[]

Bruce Wayne was the son of Thomas and Martha Wayne, whom were killed in an alleyway by the criminal Joe Chill after a botched robbery. Due to this, Bruce would become the vigilante known as Batman. He at some point, would even join the Justice League.

Flash Museum Break-In[]

Batman arrived at the Flash Museum with the Justice League. He spotted the bombs attached to the villains and recognized that they would be hard to disarm. Green Lantern took Batman and Mirror Master to the lower atmosphere to disarm the bomb on Mirror Master's belt. After the League disarmed all of the bombs, the villains were taken to prison. Batman tried to convince the Flash to ignore Professor Zoom's taunts but failed. The Flash went on to accidentally create the Flashpoint timeline, erasing Batman and the world before Flashpoint.

Flashpoint Paradox[]

When Barry Allen went back in time to prevent his mother's murder, it created a rippling effect in altering certain events. In this timeline when Joe Chill attempted to rob the Waynes, it was the eight-year-old Bruce who was murdered in the alley instead of his parents. His mother held him in her arms and was driven to utter madness becoming The Joker, while his father became the Batman of that world, however unlike Bruce he’s a more brutal Batman and is willing to use lethal force.

After Flashpoint[]

After fixing the timestream, The Flash visited Batman to tell him about everything that occurred and gave him the letter from his father, prompting the tearful Batman to tell him: "You're one hell of a messenger."

Post-Flashpoint[]

Early life[]

Bruce after his parents were both shot.

As a boy, Bruce and his father often went to the Gotham Coliseum for ball games and then to the amusement park afterwards.[1] He also had a good relationship with the family's butler, Alfred Pennyworth. Thomas would also tell Bruce scary stories about the legend of the Court of Owls, a secret society of rich men that controlled the undergrounds of Gotham.[2]

Bruce Wayne as a child.

When Bruce was ten years old, he and his parents were walking down an alley, where they were both murdered right in front of him. Noticing an owl watching, Bruce became convinced of the Court of Owls' existence and their involvement in his parents' deaths, remembering the stories his father used to tell him about the Court of Owls killing anyone who dared to speak their name. Though to his disappointment, his investigation of them didn't yield any results.[2] Following the death of his parents, Bruce became friends with Thomas Elliot, who were so close, that the two were nearly inseparable.[3] After which he went on a journey, training to become the ultimate weapon against crime. He later became the Batman, although he maintained an urban myth like status, the Gotham City Police Department didn't recognize him. They didn't even know whether he was a vigilante, an urban myth, or a supernatural being.

Batman fought crime for years in Gotham, fighting villains such as The Joker, Killer Croc and Ra's al Ghul. He soon took on a protégé in the form of Dick Grayson who would become Batman's sidekick Robin. Dick eventually became Nightwing when he outgrew being Batman's sidekick.

Batman fell in love with Ra's al Ghul's daughter Talia. While they both loved each other, Batman couldn't bring himself to be with Talia due to the nature of her father whom he considered a madman. Talia later drugged him and unknown to him, gave birth to his son Damian.

Justice League: War[]

Batman and Green Lantern meet for the first time.

While tracking a Parademon who attempted to plant a bomb at the docks, Batman encountered Green Lantern who was fighting it. The two heroes met for the first time, with Green Lantern surprised at the fact that Batman was real. The two were soon discovered by the Gotham City Police Department, and the Parademon tried to escape, prompting Batman to shoot a grappling line onto the creature's ankle to pursue it. With Green Lantern close behind, the duo chased it through Gotham, though it eventually escaped into the sewer. Batman and Green Lantern pursued it, discovering it arming a Mother Box in the sewers. Though Batman warned against it, Green Lantern attempted to stop it. However, the Parademon self-destructs in an attempt to kill them, but Green Lantern shields them both. Batman then deduced that the Mother Box was some type of computer and from alien origin, the two headed to Metropolis to see what Superman knew about it.[4]

Batman and Green Lantern arrived at Metropolis, only to be fought by Superman, who had fought a Parademon previously and believed the heroes were working with it. After a long battle (which destroyed half of the city), it finally ended when Batman called Superman "Clark." Superman used his X-Ray Vision and recognized Batman as Bruce Wayne. After Superman concluded that the device isn’t of Kryptonian origin, the authorities reached the scene as the three heroes fled through the sewer lines. At the Daily Planet, the Mother Box activated causing several boom tubes to start appearing throughout the world as Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern realized the invasion had begun. The heroes worked together to fight their way through the Parademons. Wayne tried to help Green Lantern concentrate after he noticed his Ring power waning, until Green Lantern shrugged it off and told him to worry about himself since he's the one without powers. Bruce then tried to get the heroes to regroup since there were too many Parademons to beat, until Superman heard a distress call from Air Force One and left Batman and Green Lantern alone.

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Batman and Green Lantern continued to fight Parademons in Metropolis and were assisted by the Flash and Wonder Woman. Superman, Cyborg, and Shazam arrived and Cyborg warned the heroes that the Parademons were terraforming the Earth. Batman deduced that the Parademons were harvesting humans as the heroes witnessed the arrival of the Parademons' leader Darkseid. The heroes fought Darkseid separately but were no match for his power one on one.

Darkseid captured Superman so Green Lantern decided to go after him, until Wayne stopped Green Lantern and persuaded him to help the heroes work together after he unmasks himself and told him the invasion wasn't about any of them alone. Bruce calls Green Lantern by his true name, Hal Jordan, to make sure he listened to his pep talk. Wayne then deliberately got himself captured so he could save Superman.

Batman arrived on Apokolips and stopped DeSaad from turning Superman into a Parademon, but because of his brainwashing, Superman went on a rampage, resulting in DeSaad's death. Batman fought and reasoned with Superman, helping him regain control.

Superman and Batman arrived and together with the rest of the heroes, forced Darkseid into a portal sending him and the rest of his army back to Apokolips. With the world safe, the once discriminated superheroes gained the public's trust and were honored at the White House. Grateful to have met others like themselves but debating whether they should be a team if a similar threat happened, the President of the United States asked if they had a name. The newly formed group was annoyed when Shazam abruptly announced the "Super Seven" without their consent.

Son of Batman[]

Sometime after the Battle in Metropolis, Batman returned to fighting crime in Gotham on his own. When Killer Croc attacked half of the city's bio firms, Batman attacked him and together with Talia, subdued Croc.

On a boat, Talia offered Bruce a drink but he refused, citing Talia's previous drugging. Talia flirted with Batman and told him about her father's death, and that the assassin, Slade Wilson, wanted to kill her and their son, Damian. Damian revealed himself to his father, sending Bruce into shock.

Although Damian wanted to avenge Ra's by killing Deathstroke, Batman objected. Batman later followed a lead about a formula's mutagen to the apartment of Kirk Langstrom, where he found evidence of Deathstroke's involvement.

Later he found Damian at his office.

Against Batman's orders, Damian left the Batcave and defeated Ubu who had been sent by Deathstroke. Before Damian killed him, Nightwing intervened and took him back to the Batcave. Batman berated Damian for his recklessness, willingness to kill, and exposure of their operation. Nonetheless, Batman tried to reason with Damian that he can't fight crime by becoming a criminal. Batman and Damian went to Commissioner Gordon who warned them about an abandoned stadium believed to house Deathstroke's men.

At the stadium, Batman and Damian questioned Langstrom but were attacked when Damian became violent. In the cave, Langstrom revealed Deathstroke's plan to create superhuman, flight-capable assassins. While Nightwing worked with Langstrom on an antidote, Batman and Damian rescued Langstrom's family. Batman guessed that Talia had been abducted when he found evidence of torture in an empty cell but was unaware that Deathstroke challenged Damian to a duel in exchange for Talia's life. Nightwing learned that Deathstroke was operating on an oil rig off the coast of the United Kingdom and when Batman was distracted, Damian went to the rig.

He found Deathstroke and Talia in an underwater base with a swarm of Man-Bats and another Lazarus Pit, Deathstroke intended to sell the fluid from the Pit. As Deathstroke cornered Damian, Batman appeared and Deathstroke ordered the Man-Bats to attack. Batman warded them off with sonar-emitting devices and beat Deathstroke in a brief fight before he fled.

Batman took Talia into the Lazarus Pit, while Nightwing and Langstrom reached the oil rig and cured the Man-Bats. Damian defeated Deathstroke, refusing to kill him because he was his father's son. The elevator from the rig to the underwater base was destroyed, flooding the base. Batman, Talia, and Damian escaped, but Deathstroke was left behind. Batman and Talia argued over Damian; she decided to let him care for their son, and left with the League of Assassins.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis[]

Batman was pursuing Scarecrow when Green Lantern interrupted and told him that the Justice League needs his help. Correctly guessing that the situation was about the missing missiles Batman told Lantern he was busy. Green Lantern caught the criminals but Batman quickly chastised him telling him that he needed information out of the criminals and told him not to help next time. [5]

Alongside the rest of the team, Batman and the others check the raised sub and analyze Cyborg's assault. They realize the enemy isn’t related to Darkseid but warriors from Earth's origin. Thanks to Diana's knowledge, she reveals these warriors are from Atlantis with the theory of war related to the missing missiles. Using Shazam's suggestion, Superman and Batman decide to meet Atlantis-expert Dr. Shin, while the others are tasked with finding Atlantis. Arriving at Dr. Shin's home they discover that somebody has destroyed his life's work with Batman correctly deducing that Shin himself is also dead. Superman finds a ripped note by Shin and tapes it together.

With Cyborgs help Batman discovers that Shin was following a man named Arthur Curry and tells the team to find him. Batman and the Justice League arrive in time to save Arthur from being killed by The Trench.

Later when Orm and the Atlanteans attack Metropolis the Justice League confront him but Orm defeats them all. Batman arrives and asks Green Lantern for information on Orm. Green Lantern tells him that Orm killed his Mother. Batman revives Cyborg and tells him to replay Orms confession. Seeing this the Atlanteans turn and Orm who is then knocked out by Arthur ending the invasion. Later Batman and the Justice League attend Arthur's crowning as the King of Atlantis.

Batman vs. Robin[]

The Grandmaster obliged him and Wayne was discreetly returned to his residence. He awoke at the front gate in his wrecked car.

Eventually, Batman followed the bloody trail left by Talon, an agent of the Court, and Robin. He confronted the two on the roof of The Garden. Batman tried to tell Robin that he was being manipulated but Robin attacked him. As the battle spilled over into the next building, Batman took the brunt of the fall and broke the head off a statue. Robin spared Batman's life but refused to go back home.

Batman shifted his focus to putting the Court down. He followed the tracer he planted on the owl mask to a section of sewers abandoned in the 1800s. He settled on a brick wall where the signal was strongest and pushed one of the bricks in. He entered the passage and lost contact with the Batcave. Batman found the Court but felt the effects of an odorless psychotropic drug they flooded the sewers with. He was dropped into their giant labyrinth. Undaunted, Batman vowed to escape and take them down.

Batman experienced an apocalyptic hallucination of the future. Damian was an adult and Batman. Filled with rage and hatred, he tore out the heart of Gotham and left a trail of terrible destruction across the world. Batman realized the errors of his parental ways. As Damian shot him over and over, Batman lurched closer and embraced Damian. He apologized. Batman regained consciousness after seven hours and found himself back at Wayne Manor in a straitjacket. Nightwing and Alfred Pennyworth tried to get him to rest but Batman was worried about his son. After Robin revealed his face to demonstrate loyalty, the Grandmaster, who was Vanaver all along, realized Batman was Bruce Wayne. She ordered Robin's death, but Talon couldn't bring himself to kill Robin, a kindred spirit, and murdered the Owls present. Concluding Bruce Wayne was a complication, Talon revived every dead Talon and set off for Wayne Manor while Robin was forced to take part in the resurrection ritual.

Batman and Nightwing fought off the Talons while Pennyworth activated the Panic Room Protocol and went to work on quickly finishing the Bat Armor. Eventually, Batman put the wounded Nightwing through a passage to the Batcave and briefly fought Talon. He blew up the study and ran for the lawn. He took a secret elevator in the toolshed down to the Batcave. The battle raged on. Batman made his way to Sub-Level 3 and entered the Armory. After suiting up in the Bat Armor, Batman cleared the Talons off the floor. He and Pennyworth jumped down to the utility core to change the cave's temperature levels and froze the Talons. Talon drove the Batmobile off the edge and shot up the Bat Armor then crashed into it. Batman emerged from the suit and remarked he was going to enjoy hurting Talon for his role in the Court's plan to take the city, destroy Wayne Manor, and manipulate his son. Talon got the upper hand and stabbed Batman in the side with one of his gauntlet blades. Talon repeatedly kicked him in the face then stomped his back with spiked boot soles.

Robin arrived at Batman's defense. Talon declared Batman's death would set Robin free and with the Wayne fortune, they could escape the Court of Owls' revenge. Robin defeated Talon and declared he would never replace Batman. As Robin in shock from Talon using him to commit suicide, Batman hobbled to him and told him he was proud of him. Batman welcomed him home but Robin pulled away. Robin stated he couldn't be Batman's son without knowing who he was first. His head was filled with the voices of Batman, Ra's al Ghul, and Talia. Batman hinted about a monastery in the Himalayas that he stayed when he was in a similar situation. The two made amends and hugged. Damian packed and left. Batman pointed the Gotham City Police Department to the Court's headquarters to gather evidence and gave remains of the Talons to S.T.A.R. Labs to analyze. Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, and Alfred Pennyworth started packing books up. While Grayson voiced his concern for Robin, Wayne remarked there wasn't another child on Earth like Damian and he would be back when he wanted to. When Pennyworth asked how he knew that, Wayne remarked it was just a little faith.

Batman: Bad Blood[]

Half a year later, Batman intervened in a battle between Batwoman and the Heretic gang. He knocked Tusk to the ground, sidestepped Electrocutioner's blast, ducked Hellhound's kick, backhanded him then used him as a shield for Electrocutioner's blast, fired his grapnel line and crashed Killer Moth and Firefly into each other, shoved Hellhound into

Electrocutioner then unleashed a combo of attacks on him. Batman chided Batwoman for wearing a Batsuit and making herself a target. She aimed her handgun at Hellhound but Batman pulled it upward. She fought Hellhound then Batman pushed her out of the way of Electrocutioner's blast. He kicked Electrocutioner in the ribs, grabbed one of his hands and electrocuted Tusk then palmed him in the face. Batman leaped up in the air and descended on Tusk with a hard punch utilizing the momentum. Killer Moth unleashed his flying drones. After one carried Batwoman off into a warehouse, Batman shot a grapnel and zipped past Moth, leaving an explosive on his suit's back. Moth was launched into Tusk.[6]

As Batwoman recovered, Firefly tossed grenade canisters at her. Batman tackled her out of the way and tossed two Batarangs. One of Firefly's wings was blown and he crashed. Batman kicked his flamethrower out of the way and interrogated him. Batman deduced he was working for someone new. The leader revealed himself, the Heretic. The Heretic admitted it was an honor. Batman got a sense of deja vu and realized he matched an adult Damian Wayne from his drug-induced hallucination caused by the Court of Owls. Batman and Batwoman battled Heretic. Batwoman was no match and was tossed over the rafters. Batman snagged one of her legs with a grapnel. While he was distracted, Batman was nailed with Onyx's throwing knives. Heretic detonated explosives planted in the warehouse. Batman swung Batwoman outside into the dock waters. Batwoman thought he was killed. Batman survived but was captured and taken to Heretic's master, Talia, at the Sisters of Perpetual Grace convent outside of the city. He was subjected to Mad Hatter's brainwashing programming without pause.

Two weeks, one day, and 15 hours after Batman's disappearance, there was already a palpable uptick in underworld activity. Alfred Pennyworth feared it would only get worse and reached out to Nightwing for help. Nightwing made the tough call and donned one of Batman's older suits. Wayne supplied Talia's group with the location of a secret vault on Sub-Level 3 at Wayne Tech. Heretic led the team on a raid and secured a crucial technological component. Wayne endured strange visions. From sleeping with many women which Samantha was included at once to suddenly reliving the murder of his parents, to being pulled underwater by the people in his life. Talia ordered Mad Hatter to dig deeper and push past the trauma to the child Wayne was before he lost his parents. Disobeying Talia's orders, Heretic kidnapped Robin and brought him to the convent. A tracker was hidden in Robin's suit as a precaution for his moonlighting. Soon, Batwoman, Batman (Grayson), and Batwing converged on the convent. Talia ordered a retreat but left Bruce and Damian Wayne behind. Damian got him free, slapped him out of his daze, and walked him out. They soon encountered Grayson.

The convent partially collapsed in the battle. Wayne, Robin, and Grayson fell to a certain death but Batwing saved them. Wayne coldly declined any further assistance from Batwing and Batwoman then ordered Nightwing and Robin back to the city. A week later, Wayne was in surprisingly good condition. On the eve of the World Tech Summit, Wayne stated they would hunt down Talia after he was finished hosting the event. Grayson disagreed and wanted to involve Batwing and Batwoman. Wayne and Grayson came to blows over it. Wayne was none too pleased to have their secrets also revealed to them. Pennyworth reiterated he was absent and Grayson had to make the hard call. Wayne conceded to Pennyworth's point but wanted to keep it in the family going forward. Grayson revealed Batwoman was still working on the hard drive recovered from the convent. Wayne stated she was done after the drive was hacked and stated he called the shots. Wayne was still under the control of Talia's programming and alerted her Batwoman had the drive.

The next day, Bruce Wayne gave his keynote address at the World Tech Summit. He formally introduced beta versions of Wayne Tech's cutting-edge translators then revealed the venue was actually the Watchtower Initiative, a joint venture between Wayne Tech and S.T.A.R. Labs to combat threats to the modern world. All the while, Talia and the remains of her team infiltrated the summit and set up shop. Nightwing, Robin, Batwoman, and Batwing realized the truth about Wayne and Talia's plans. They conducted an airdrop into the Watchtower but were quickly met with Talia's team. Nightwing was forced to fight a brainwashed Batman. Batman eventually broke Nightwing's left shoulder and toyed with him until Talia tossed him her gun and ordered Nightwing's death. Robin caught up with them and realized she only cared about control and not Ra's al Ghul's vision of a better world. Talia ordered Batman to start with Robin instead but Nightwing begged him not to kill and lose his soul to her. Nightwing reminded Batman he brought them all together because he understood their pain and loneliness better than anyone ever could. They needed a family. They needed Batman.

Batman struggled. Nightwing declared he wasn't just a mask. He was the best man he ever knew. Batman turned the gun on himself, unable to keep fighting the programming. Talia drew her sword on Nightwing but Batman shot it out of her hands. Nightwing and Robin held Batman up. Batwoman and Batwing caught up and surrounded Talia. Talia wondered how she could ever love him. Batman doubted it was love. Talia admitted she thought of little else for the last 12 years. She pulled a grenade and feigned suicide to escape outside onto her transport, only to crash into the ocean after Heretic's second, Onyx, attacked her. Back at Wayne Manor, Bruce had a heart-to-heart with Damian over Talia's demise. Sometime later, Batman accepted Batwoman and Batwing into the family. They all met at the rooftop of the Gotham City Police Department headquarters but noticed a police pursuit of the Penguin on the streets below. They joined in the chase, unaware of Batgirl starting her first night.

Justice League vs. Teen Titans[]

Batman attended the unveiling of the Justice League's new headquarters, the Hall of Justice, in Metropolis. It was interrupted by a group of supervillains calling themselves the Legion of Doom. Solomon Grundy attacked Batman. He lured Grundy to a nearby Metropolis Electrical station and tricked him into running into live transformers, electrocuting himself. Grundy collapsed. Batman checked in with Robin, who wasn't happy to be in charge of crowd control. After Weather Wizard was possessed, Flash and Batman focused on evacuating remaining civilians away. Robin had a better idea to keep them safe and summoned the Batplane against Batman's orders. He flew the Batplane at the Weather Wizard and ejected himself. The three kiloton blast knocked Wizard out of the air and Wonder Woman captured him with her lasso but the Corruptor demon left his body. Wizard had no memory of what just happened. Batman wasn't pleased they had no answers. He decided Robin needed to learn how to be part of a team. He had Nightwing drive Robin to the Titans Tower, where he would train with Starfire and the Teen Titans.

Batman worked into the night at the Hall combing through footage from every camera on the grid in the area. He noticed odd dark spots. After Cyborg cleaned up the footage, Batman immediately noticed the sun direction was wrong and the shadow in question was disconnected from the surface. He deduced it was looking for something or someone. Batman and Wonder Woman found Superman, now possessed, at the scene of a battle with Atomic Skull. Batman exposed Superman to a piece of Kryptonite to try and drive the Corruptor out but it wasn't enough. He stated the "rising" was coming and they couldn't stop it but they had their parts to play so the girl would be taken. Batman alerted Steve Trevor of the situation and he dedicated military satellites to track Superman. Batman warned Wonder Woman that anyone in the League could be a target. He returned to the Hall and had Cyborg run a search on the Internet for Superman sightings and recent supernatural events with a subsection for "female."

The next day, the League boomed to the Titans Tower. Batman inquired if Raven was at the center of what was going on. Starfire revealed she was the daughter of an inter-dimensional demon named Trigon. Batman wanted Raven to come with the League but Robin objected on the grounds he felt the Titans could protect her. The Corruptors revealed themselves and possessed the League. Batman pulled out a device and injected himself with a nerve toxin designed to counteract Bane. As Batman succumbed to the toxin, the Corruptor left his body. The Titans hooked him up to life support in the Tower. Batman was still unconscious 24 hours later. 10 days after Trigon was imprisoned once again and his invasion failed, the League contacted the Titans. Batman reported he sifted through all the data and found no signs of the Corruptors. After Superman and Wonder Woman congratulated the Titans, Batman agreed they were proud of them. Cyborg suddenly boomed into the Tower, ready for pizza night. Batman broke the silence and implored the Titans to carry on then signed off.

Justice League Dark[]

"You exude pain. Your life is a patchwork of darkness; with no room for joy. Tell me, how do you cope?"
"I have a butler.
"
—Batman curtly replies to Black Orchid's heart reading

All over the world, people suddenly begin panicking as they start to see everyone around them as demonic monsters and end up killing innocents before members of the Justice League stop them. Deliberating about this strange outbreak, most of the League's members come to the conclusion that magic must be involved in this. Despite his own past experiences with magic, Batman expresses his skepticism and walks out; but as he returns to Wayne Manor to rest, he suffers a temporary blackout (from a possession by Deadman) and then finds the word "Constantine" written all over the nearby walls.[7]

Batman visits Zatanna after one of her performances and begins to ask about Constantine, with whom Zatanna had a disappointing romantic history. Deadman possesses Batman once again and tells Zatanna she needs to see John.

Zatanna brings Batman to Constantine, but they’re attacked by a magical whirlwind summoned by an unknown sorcerer.

The trio narrowly manages to get inside John's house in time where they’re joined by Black Orchid, the spiritual embodiment of the House. The group gathers to share information, and after a quick discussion and some argument between John and Zatanna, form a team to investigate the cause and reason for these supernatural occurrences.

The heroes visit a friend of Constantine and Zatanna's named Ritchie Simpson, but outside the house, they find shroud spirits of Death waiting to collect Ritchie's soul upon his upcoming demise. The team is granted entry by Simpson, who’s suffering from magical cancer and resentful of Constantine for abandoning him to his fate but loans them the Keshanti Key.

At hospital Batman, Deadman, Constantine, and Zatanna narrowly manage to escape from a living feces beast conjured to consume the man, and Zatanna proceeds to destroy the monster.

Returning to Ritchie's home to identify the ring from the man's memory, the team finds him about to die, with Blood nearby. Batman revives Ritchie with an adrenaline shot to the chest, but he quickly falls into a coma. After being brought to the House of Mystery for interrogation, Blood tells the team that he didn’t attempt to hurt Ritchie, but was looking for a way into the House of Mystery to find the Dreamstone. He reveals his past and Destiny. Ritchie awakens and names Felix Faust as his assailant before falling back asleep.

The group locates Faust's observatory and castle with help from Swamp Thing.

When they infiltrate Faust's lair, the wizard battles the team, but is ultimately defeated by Zatanna; however, Faust is found to have no involvement in hurting Ritchie.

Ritchie awakens and is revealed to have the other piece of the Dreamstone, which he has been using it to keep his cancer in remission; he apparently destroys Black Orchid, but then is seemingly killed when the Dreamstone brings Destiny back to life. Destiny declares himself a god, destroys the House and departs to sink the United States into chaos; Zatanna saves the group but passes out from the exertion. The Justice League attempts to fight Destiny, but he uses his powers to make them perceive each other as demonic threats.

Constantine tricks Destiny into bringing him and Deadman within his protective shield, allowing Deadman to wound Destiny, before Constantine, Batman, and Blood destroy the Dreamstone and Destiny's body, leaving Ritchie, whose soul is dragged to Hell by the shroud spirits. Right afterward, Blood succumbs to his mortal wound from centuries before. Zatanna agrees to join the Justice League and offers Constantine a position as well. Constantine initially declines to claim Batman wouldn't approve of him, but Zatanna claims it was his idea.

The Death of Superman[]

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Reign of the Supermen[]

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Batman: Hush[]

Bruce Wayne attended to a festivities taking a night off as Batman, during the festivities Selina Kyle appears. As Alfred tells her she hasn't been involved with anything illegal for at least a year or 16 months to be exact, Bruce meets up with Selina and chat. Later Thomas Elliot appears and Bruce introduces him to Selina, Bruce later leaves as Alfred tells that Bane held hostage a child and Bruce changes into Batman, Selina also left.

Batman sneaks in to Dupree chemicals where Bane is holding hostage unsuspected and manages not to be seen while the the GPCD holds over money to free the boy. Batman manages to take down some of the guards and also free the child and defeat Bane in the process later he finds a leaf on bane's neck, Lady Shiva appears and tells Batman that someone used the Lazarus pit by an unknown intruder she asks if Batman knows. Batman responds he doesn't know anything but will look into it.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War[]

"Damian: "You won't pick apart so easily Father!"

"You dare call me that! Your Mother drugged me to conceive you, goaded me into raising you and broke me mentally. But once my eyes were opened by Lord Darkseid, I see you were never my son, only a burden!""

—Batman under Darkseid's control before battling Damian

Batman is present during the Justice League's meeting, discussing a direct counterattack to Apokolips to wage war against Darkseid. The League plans to raid Apokolips and attack Darkseid while his elite troops and Furies are off-world to conquer worlds and there are only Parademons, who are barely a threat to the League on their own, to guard him. Unbeknownst to the League, however, Darkseid was spying on their meeting through Cyborg's Apokolyptian technology. While the Teen Titans remain on Earth as a home-guard Upon arriving to Apokolips, the League are utterly decimated by Darkseid's Paradooms, genetic hybrids of Parademons and the monster Doomsday. While most of the League members were violently slain, Batman was one of the only ones whose life was spared by Darkseid, being strapped to a Mobius chair and forced to undergo torture.

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Two years later, now completely brainwashed and serving as Darkseid's right-hand man, Batman reports to Darkseid about the Reapers attaching themselves to Earth to mine the planet's plasma. Darkseid isn’t satisfied with the delays, blaming the Justice League's attack for compromising the power source of Apokolips, and Batman states that the new power source he came up with pales in comparison. Batman later contacts Lex Luthor, who is serving as the New God's representative. Later, Batman reports to Darkseid that most of the Green Lanterns were taken down, and Darkseid departs for Oa to get rid of those remaining. After Darkseid's departure, Batman assumes leadership in his absence, sending the Paradooms to Earth to defend the Reapers after the remaining heroes attempt to destroy them.

Later, Batman confronts the invasion force of Apokolips, along with Darkseid. Calling his son Damian a burden that he was goaded in raising, Batman engages him in a duel, eventually beating Damian down. Ordered by Darkseid to finish Damian off, Batman hesitates after looking at Damian, seeing his younger self cornered by the mugger who murdered his parents. This was enough to free Batman of his programming, throwing Damian's Kryptonite sword at Darkseid's eye. Batman watches as Damian steps in front of Darkseid's omega beam attack, fatally wounding him. Raven loses her control and Trigon emerges, taking on Clark's body as his host and killing Constantine, then engaging into battle with Darkseid. Batman is saddened as his son dies in his arms.

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Batman watches as Lois Lane says her goodbyes to Clark and Clark regains control of his body over Trigon, regaining his powers and engaging in a final battle with Darkseid. After Constantine is revived by Zatanna and Damian is revived by Raven, Batman hugs his son. Cyborg proposes a plan to send everyone to Earth while simultaneously bringing the Paradooms to Apokolips, then transporting Apokolips into a void of nothingness, but Batman refuses to leave Superman behind as he is fighting Darkseid. Constantine and Raven combine their magic to grant Trigon a physical form, and he takes over battling Darkseid as Superman reunites with the heroes. Going through with Cyborg's plan, Batman and the other heroes are transported to Earth while Apokolips, Cyborg, Darkseid, Trigon, and the Paradooms are sent into the void.

Back on Earth, the Justice League lament over their failures and losses, despite being victorious. Batman announces to the group that despite the Reapers being destroyed, the damage was done, and the Earth lost 31% of its molten core, compromising the planet as well as over a billion of the population. Batman then watches as The Flash runs to reset the timeline, creating a second Flashpoint.

Physical appearance[]

Batman is a tall Caucasian male with a dark and imposing figure, short black hair, and blue eyes.

Personality[]

"Deep down, he's a good person. And deep down... I'm not."
—Batman to Catwoman[src]


He’s a strategist, cunning and has sheer willpower. When the Justice League first met with each other, Batman was the most mature and rational. He’ll do anything for his family. He almost never loses his cool. He’ll never kill and strongly believes in the policy. In an argument he had with Damian, he understands that while killing may be "easy," you’ve got to do the right thing because it's right. Batman’s a sharper, especially with Hal. He considers the general public fear and hatred of heroes to be a necessary evil but does what he does to make the world a better place. Wonder Woman even compares him favorably to Hades, who in the original myths was a very dark, but not evil death god. He’s Combat Pragmatist as he picks his fights carefully like sticking to surprise attacks against the parademons as best he can. He can be smug; he swipes Green Lantern's power ring and when told he's not going to do it again, his reply is "Unless I want to." Due to his intellect, even a god like Darkseid found use in him being a servant rather than brutally killing or mutilating him like the rest of the Justice League. While enslaved by the Mobius Chair, the worst traits of Batman become amplified such as his interrogation tactics and torture abilities. His ruthlessness and hate is unrestrained, as he’s got no problem killing criminals like the Joker who he would normally spare due to his moral code. He also uses his martial arts skills to their full capacity and doesn’t hold back, unleashing every bit of strength and not holding back against his own son. However, Darkseid is unable to fully erase the good in Batman's heart. With the help of his son, Batman fully overcomes his brainwashing by remembering his parent's deaths and what he stood for and fights for good once again.

Later on, Batman starts to become better at handling Damian's bratty outbursts and giving his son effective punishments.

Powers and abilities[]

Former Powers[]

  • Clairvoyance: Batman had this power while under the influence of Constantine's spell, which allowed him to perceive spirits invisible to mortal eyes.

Abilities[]

"My name is Bruce Wayne. When I was ten, my parents were murdered in front of my eyes. I've spent my life training to fight the same sort of criminals that took them from me."
—Batman to Green Lantern[src]


  • Peak human Condition: Through intense training and specialized dieting, Batman represents the pinnacle of human physical prowess all of which have naturally heightened his abilities to the highest levels of peak human potential, almost pushing into the early-levels of superhuman conditioning.
    • Peak human Strength: Batman's strength allows him to physically overpower combatants, including elite-trained humans and extraterrestrial troops. He has fought and defeated superhuman beasts like Killer Croc, Parademons, and Atlantean foot soldiers.
    • Peak human mobility: Batman’s a master acrobat and gymnast, being able to perform nearly superhuman feats of agility, reflexes, balance, coordination, and dexterity, such as hang onto a Parademon by a grappling line while it was flying violently through the air.[4] He can traverse cityscapes with his grappling device and acrobatics with amazing speed, scale skyscrapers in seconds, and perform high flying acrobatics in combat with ease.
    • Peak human speed: Batman's speed, reflexes, coordination, and dexterity are far beyond any Olympic athlete that has ever lived. He can nearly keep up with speeding cars, is a blur in combat, can fight off hordes of enemies at once, and can dodge bullets. He can even dodge attacks from Superman, although the latter was not trying to actually kill him.[4]
    • Peak human resilience: Batman has nearly superhuman durability, stamina, and endurance, enough to survive getting attacked by Superman (who wasn't trying to kill him), the Parademons, Killer Croc, and many metahuman combatants. He almost never shows signs of fatigue and can withstand normally fatal impacts, such as falls from great heights, without even being injured or weakened. He can also take multiple gun shot and knife wounds without being put down.
    • Peak human metabolism: His peak-human metabolism allows for peak-human levels of self-healing, longevity, and tolerance for drugs and ailments.
    • Peak human senses: His senses and focus are also at the highest limits, allowing him to even hear the Talons sneaking up on him.
  • Master combatant: Batman’s an exceptional martial artist and a master of all forms of melee, unarmed, and close quarters combat, which is further enhanced by his knowledge of leverage, physics, and anatomical weaknesses. He has used his combat skills to be able to fight off and overpower much stronger foes like Killer Croc, Atlantean soldiers, and Parademons.
  • Master acrobat: Batman’s highly skilled acrobat, and he’s capable of great acrobatic and gymnastic feats, such as parkour or free running moves, which sometimes allow him to jump and leap 20 feet through the air.
  • Stealth mastery: Batman can disappear and reappear without anyone, even some people with enhanced senses, noticing him, a fact noted by Green Lantern. Batman notably used his skills to steal Hal's ring while he's wearing it, and Hal didn't notice until Batman held the ring up. He later used this same method on John Stewart.
  • Genius-level intellect: Batman’s skilled at calculations and strategy, has a photographic memory, and is a master tactician and detective. He’s known for being able to easily figure out a way to defeat his enemies and managed to deduce Superman and Green Lantern's true identities.
  • Indomitable willpower: Batman's unstoppable determination and strength of will makes him an extremely formidable opponent. This makes him able to function while tolerating massive amounts of physical pain. his tremendous power also help him break free when was temporary put under Talia control and even when was possessed by Deadman.

Equipment[]

  • Batsuit: A high-tech suit of lightweight and highly flexible body armor, most notably for speed and durability enhancements. The sensory systems on his suit allow for a better sense of awareness and senses. His suit has on-board computer and scanner systems. The cape allows form gliding and minimal flight. His color scheme, combined with his ninjutsu training makes him almost invisible in the dark and night.
  • Super Robo/Mecha Batsuit:
  • Utility belt: Batman carries a wide array of gadgetry and weapons on his suit, specifically on his belt. It is also outfitted with abilities of its own, such as a rocket propulsion system powerful enough to nearly push Darkseid through a Boom Tube when the Justice League banished him from Earth, and explosive devices that Batman used to take down Parademons and the undead Talons.
    • Grappling gun: Batman uses a line-launching handgun, along with his own natural mobility, to descend or scale several stories and to traverse several yards in seconds or less by shooting a retractable, detachable and replaceable line at a nearby structure and then retracting it. It can also be used to pull objects or people towards him and restrain others like a lasso. The device has demonstrated that it can fire two lines at once to form a tether between two targets, such tethering a Parademon to a building.
    • Batarangs: Batman's signature weapons are his throwing blades, similar to shurikens, but shaped like the bat symbol on his chest. He primarily uses them as nonlethal projectiles to knock out or wound his opponents. Some of these batarangs are actually explosives, such as the one that he used to distract Superman in their initial encounter.

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Appearances[]

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Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • He is the most prominent character in the DC Animated Movie Universe which is similar to the DC Animated Universe Batman. Until Teen Titans: The Judas Contract he appeared in all films.
  • Like his comic book counterpart, Bruce is a big movie buff.

References[]

  1. Lansdale, Joe R., Robinson, James (writers) & Spaulding, Ethan (director) (April 22, 2014). Son of Batman.
  2. 2.0 2.1 DeMatteis, J. M. (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (April 14, 2015). Batman vs. Robin.
  3. Altbacker, Ernie (writer) & Copeland, Justin (director) (July 20, 2019). Batman: Hush.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Corson, Heath (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (February 4, 2014). Justice League: War.
  5. Corson, Heath (writer) & Spaulding, Ethan (director) (January 27, 2015). Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.
  6. DeMatteis, J. M. (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (February 2, 2016). Batman: Bad Blood.
  7. Altbacker, Ernie, DeMatteis, J. M. (writers) & Oliva, Jay (director) (January 24, 2017). Justice League Dark.
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