Batman is the legendary crime-fighter from the crime ridden, Gotham City. Dressed as a bat to strike terror into the hearts of criminals everywhere. His alter ego, Bruce Wayne acts as a , billionaire industrialist and notorious playboy. Although he lacks superhuman abilities, he is one of the most intelligent men in the world and greatest fighters. His impressive physical prowess and technical ingenuity make him an incredibly dangerous opponent. He also is one of the founding members of the Justice League. Later into his crime fighting years, he enlisted the aid of a sidekick who called himself, Robin and eventually went on to becoming Nightwing. Throughout the years, different successor have worn the mantle of the "Batman".

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Bruce Wayne was a child born from privilege, but raised in pain. After seeing a play with his parents, the Waynes were confronted by a mugger, who demanded that they hands over what ever useful things they had. Bruce's father calmly handed the mugger his wallet. The mugger spotted his wife's pearl necklace and immediately tried to grab it. Bruce's father attempted to defend his wife and the mugger fired his gun. With his wife in a panic, the mugger shot her too to make her be quiet. Leaving, only Bruce the mugger ran. Bruce in shock over what had just happened, was unable to speak. His parents laid dead in front of him.

Bruce was left in the hands of his caring butler, Alfred Pennyworth. Bruce made a vow on his parents grave, that he would avenge their death's and fight men such as the mugger, and pervert this from happening to any other person.

Bruce left Gotham City to travel the world and learn what he needed to learn to fight the criminal underworld. Years and years past, and Bruce finally returned to the crime ridden city he had left behind. He was a changed man. In a few short days, Bruce unleashed the ultimate terror upon Gotham's criminals--"The Batman".

Throughout his years fighting crime, the criminals of Gotham became more advanced. Adapting to the Batman's methods and in turn unleashed their own weapon, "Super Criminals. Unleashing villains such as The Riddler, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze, Clayface, Mad Hatter, Scarecrow, Killer Moth and worst of all, The Joker.

Batman built a strong relationship with police Commissioner Jim Gordon. They both dream of a Gotham without crime and their identical goals gives them a reason to work together. Batman's relationship with the law thaws quickly, and he is made an honorary member of Gotham City's police department.

He has incorporated the use of a partner. Wayne takes in an orphaned circus acrobat, Dick Grayson, who becomes his sidekick, Robin. And throughout the years, the Robin mantle has been passes down to many successors. Batman's war on crime inspired the creation of a Batgirl, Batwomen, Nightwing, Red Robin, and many others. Some even believe his inspiration created the very enemies he fights.

Batman also becomes a founding member of the Justice Society of America, although he, like Superman, is an honorary member and thus only participates occasionally.

Background in Comics

Batman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. The character first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), and since then has appeared primarily in publications by DC Comics. Originally referred to as "The Bat-Man" and still referred to at times as "The Batman", he is additionally known as "The Caped Crusader", "The Dark Knight", and "The World's Greatest Detective," among other titles.

DC Nation

Batman appears in two DC Nation shows.