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    Bruce Wayne (Earth-89)

    For other uses of Batman, see Batman (Disambiguation).

    A lot of people think you're as dangerous as the Joker.
    He's psychotic.
    Some people say the same thing about you.
    What people?
    Well, I mean, let's face it. You're not exactly normal, are you?
    It's not exactly a normal world, is it?
    Vicki Vale and Bruce Wayne[src]

    Bruce Wayne is the orphaned son of the wealthy Thomas and Martha Wayne. Wayne later grew up to be in charge of his family's fortune, while secretly operating as Batman, a vigilante in Gotham City.

    Biography[edit | hide | hide all]

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    Crisis on Infinite Earths[edit | hide | hide all]

    At some point, Bruce Wayne became the vigilante known as Batman. Immediately prior to the Crisis, Batman captured the Joker.[6]

    Early Life[edit | hide | hide all]

    Bruce Wayne was born in 1953 to Thomas and Martha Wayne in Gotham City, mostly under the care of their butler, Alfred Pennyworth.[1]

    During his childhood, Wayne fell into a well on the grounds of Wayne Manor. There he was confronted by numerous bat, inspiring his life-long phobia.[1]

    The Murder[edit | hide]

    On October 19, 1967, Wayne would witness the murder of his parents at the hands of Jack Napier[1]

    Caped Crusader[edit | hide]

    Clown Prince of Gotham[edit | hide]

    Bat, Cat, and Penguin[edit | hide]

    Flashpoint[edit | hide]

    Back in the Cowl[edit | hide]

    Try Not to Die[edit | hide]

    Lightning Strike[edit | hide]

    You Already Did[edit | hide]

    Powers and Abilities[edit | hide]

    Abilities[edit | hide]

    • Genius-Level Intellect: Wayne had proven himself multiple times to be an intellectual individual in many fields, including tactics, deception, and business.[1]
      • Artistry:
      • Business Acumen: Despite living a double life, Wayne remained capable of handling business affairs efficiently.[1]
      • Deception:
      • Detection:
      • Driving:
      • Hacking:
      • Medical Knowledge:
      • Multilingualism:
      • Pilotry:
      • Science:
      • Tactics: As Batman, Wayne was capable of orchestrating thorough plans before each night on patrol and managed to capture criminals across the city with ease.[1]
      • Welding:
    • Peak Human Physical Condition: To operate as Batman, Wayne trained himself to optimize his physical performance, allowing him to achieve complicated tasks for an extended period of time without any significant signs of exhaustion.[1]
      • Acrobatics:
      • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Wayne was able to take down a group of criminals single-handedly using his expertise in combat skills.[1]
      • Intimidation:
      • Marksmanship: Wayne was proficient in throwing his Batarangs with high accuracy and wielding his Grappling Gun to grapple on distant objects.[1]
      • Stealth:

    Equipment[edit | hide]

    Current Equipment[edit | hide]

    • Batcomputer:
    • Batmobile: While out of patrol as Batman, Wayne drove an advanced and defensive vehicle known as the Batmobile.[1]
    • Batskiboat: Wayne utilized a boat when operating on water.[4]
    • Batsuits: Wayne wore a protective suit as his alter-ego, Batman, to hide his identity from his enemies and protect himself.[1]
    • Batwing: The Batwing served as Batman's air transport.[1]

    Appearances[edit | hide]

    Batman Appears
    Batman: The Official Comic Adaptation Appears
    Batman: Novelization Appears
    Batman: The Video Game Appears
    Batman: The Video Game Appears
    Batman: The Video Game Appears
    Batman Appears
    Batman Returns Appears
    Batman Returns: The Penguin's Plot Appears
    Batman Returns: The Official Comic Adaptation Appears
    Batman Returns: Novelization Appears
    Batman Returns: Junior Novelization Appears
    Batman Returns Appears
    Batman Returns Appears
    Batman Returns Appears
    Shadows Chapter One Appears
    Shadows Chapter Two Appears
    Shadows Chapter Three Appears
    Shadows Chapter Four Appears
    Shadows Chapter Five Appears
    Shadows Finale Appears
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One Pictured
    Batman Returns: One Dark Christmas Eve: The Illustrated Holiday Classic Appears
    The Flash Appears
    The Flash: The Official Visual Companion Appears

    Notes[edit | hide]

    Cancelled Projects[edit | hide]

    • Despite his initial willingness to return to his portrayal of Batman in the sequel to Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Michael Keaton eventually decided against it due to issues with the different tone envisaged by director Joel Schumacher, and the role was instead given to Val Kilmer.[7] Despite the recast, both Batman Forever and its sequel, Batman & Robin, were initially still said to take place within the same continuity as Keaton's portrayal. However, this decision was later retconned through various creator statements, and those films are now stated to take place in a separate universe called Earth-97.[8][9][3]
    • In the decades following Keaton's portrayal of Batman, numerous attempts were made by employees at DC to create a comic book series set within the same continuity as the Tim Burton films.[10] One such attempt was the original concept to the later reworked Batman '89 comic, created by Joe Quinones ad Kate Leth.[11]
    • During Walter Hamada's tenure as Head of DC Films, it was planned that Michael Keaton's portayal of Batman would be the main version within the DC Extended Universe following the reboot of its timeline during Flashpoint. This would have entailed appearances by Keaton in both Batgirl,[12] as well as in a Batman Beyond film. However, these plans were abruptly scrapped following the appointment of James Gunn and Peter Safran as co-heads of DC Films, in favour of developing the new DC Universe.[13]

    Gallery[edit | hide]

    Promotional Images[edit | hide]

    References[edit | hide]

    Other versions of Bruce Wayne
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