|Real name:||Bruce Wayne|
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|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|First Appearance:||Detective Comics #27(May 1939)|
| Kevin Conroy (Arkham Asylum and Arkham City)|
Roger Craig Smith (Arkham Origins)
Born into the wealthy Wayne family, Bruce Wayne had an idyllic childhood, although he was given a strong sense of justice by his moralistic and philanthropic parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne. After their violent murder at the hands of a mugger, Bruce dedicated his life to battling the criminal element that took their lives. He left Gotham City for many years to train to physical and mental perfection across the globe, finally returning to Gotham city to take the mantle of The Batman.
Before Road to Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
On June 26, A wealthy philanthropist, Thomas Wayne, his wife, Martha, and their 8 year-old son, Bruce Wayne, were coming out of a movie theater after seeing "The Mark of Zorro"at 10:47 p.m. As they stepped onto Park Row (now called Crime Alley), a thug named Joe Chill armed with a gun approached them from the shadows to steal the pearl necklace Martha was wearing. Thomas, moving in to protect his wife, was shot by Chill, causing Martha to scream. Chill then shot her, while shouting, "this'll shut you up!". Bruce, traumatized by the deaths of his parents, would never be the same. Afterward, Bruce was raised by his wise and loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth, and inherited his family's vast fortune as well as his father's company, WayneTech. Standing at his parents' gravestones, Bruce made a solemn oath to avenge their deaths.
Once old enough Bruce traveled the world, training himself to intellectual and physical perfection. While traveling abroad he studied the criminal mind and received training in multiple martial arts under various instrctorss in different countries.
Trained under "The Great" John Zatara in Escape Artisy. A brillant engineer named Sergel in Advance Weapons Technology. Brutality, Deception, Cunning, and investigation under Man-Hunter Henri Ducard. While traveling he learned tracking under The Ghost Tribes of the Ten Eye Brotherhood.Old Grandmaster Chu Chin Li trained Bruce in Asian Martial Arts and Acuputure. He trained his mind and body to be a weapon under, he considered Bruce is favorite student and taught him everything he knew.
On the final leg of his journey, Bruce Wayne who has been training overseas in North Korea in Japanese Ninjitsu, takes on various brutal challenges against his fellow students orchestrated by Kirigi.Bruce faced his final test, that proved he is worthy to his Master Kirigi. He is also interested in Bruce's unwillingness to kill. Kirigi decides to give Bruce the final instruction,and after 12 years he reached his physical and mental peak and returns home to Gotham City.
Bruce Wayne returned to Gotham City after many years of study and training with his body and mind developed to perfection. Despite having all of the skills and methods to fight crime, he still felt that there was something missing in the completion of his physical and mental arsenal. Wayne discovered the answer late one night while sitting in his manor. He recalled his fear of bats as a child after a large bat crashed through one of the windows; he ultimately decided to make his appearance resemble a Bat.Wayne designed himself a costume equipped with experimental technology from WayneTech Applied Science Division and set out against the crime and corruption that thrived in Gotham City.
Wayne's tactics to oppose crime as a vigilante at night proved successful leading him to become an urban legend in Gotham City. He would reveal himself at a dinner of the most influential and corrupt figures in Gotham City promising them all that their reigns on the city would eventually end.
During his first year, Batman committed 70 assaults between the hours of midnight to 4 a.m. and concentrated his efforts in the East End. He made no exceptions and confronted anyone from junkies, suppliers, pushers, to corrupt police. During a cocaine delivery, Batman took out Jefferson Skeevers, a dealer, and Detective Flass. Flass was heavily injured in the scuffle.At this point, the Falcones have entered a rivalry with both Black Mask and the Penguin, two up-and-coming crime lords trying to move in on his operations. Batman was working behind the scenes interfearing with their illegal operations.
Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
On Christmas Eve, Bruce Wayne, who has only been Batman for two years, discovers that the criminal mob boss Black Mask has hired a cadre of eight assassins to kill him for reasons unknown, with a bounty of fifty million posted for him.
He must find out what Black Mask has against him, but it also brings him into conflict with the assassins Bane, Copperhead, Deathstroke, Shiva, Deadshot, Firefly, Electrocutioner, Killer Croc as well as the black marketeer Penguin. He also confronts Anarky, Riddler and Mad Hatter. His campaign as the Batman often brings him into conflict with his friend and butler, Alfred Pennyworth, and sees him as a parental figure holding him back. After Batman discovers that Joker is the real threat, posing as an imprisoned Black Mask, he is haunted by the nature of his insanity whilst having intense flashbacks to the night his parents were murdered.
Later, whilst investigating Bane's whereabouts, he learns in his lair that Bane has discovered who he is which causes Bane to attack Wayne Manor and leaves Alfred dead. Bruce using Electrocutioner's gloves, manages to revive Alfred and decides to give up on being Batman. Alfred however manages to bring him around reminding him that he cannot fight alone, which stired Bruce Wayne and Jim Gordon
Cold Cold Heart IncidentEdit
Bruce Wayne hosts the Humanitarian Of The Year Awards ceremony at Wayne Manor to support the winner Ferris Boyle. But soon the party is interrupted by a giant ice explosion in the ballroom. Penguin thugs appear and take the guests hostage. A man in a mechanized suit called Mister Freeze by his thugs, walks in and demands that Ferris Boyle be brought to him. Amongst the panic, Bruce slips away and attempts to contact Alfred with no success, and makes his way to find him. He finds Alfred fearlessly engaging several Penguin thugs. After he saves Alfred, Bruce finds Vicki Vale, several guests around the grandfather clock entrance to the Batcave so he uses the wine cellar entrance to the Batcave instead. Bruce dons the Batsuit and returns to a Wayne Manor in flames as Batman. He again rescues Alfred and the guests from several armed men. He meets Mr. Freeze face to face for the first time shortly after. Freeze kidnaps Boyle and sets off in a helicopter. Later during the night Batman deploys his XE suit to battle Mr. Freeze. Batman discovers that Mr. Freeze's acts were not of hate but of love for his wife Nora Fries who is terminally ill and in cryostasis after an accident caused by Ferris Boyle. The same one that made Victor Freeze the man he is now. Batman took down Freeze and Boyle in a GothCorp lab and saves Nora's life.
Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit
After Arkham IncidentEdit
Quincy Sharp reveals plans for the construction of Arkham City, which Bruce says he's taking a "wait and see" stance on, despite the disturbing fact that Sharp has interfered with the Arkham parole boards power, leaving him wondering who will decide if the convicts will be fit to rejoin society. He later comes forward with information on Strange's medical record and his criminal history, in hopes of destroying his plans for Arkham, but Strange passes off the unearthed history as being placed to make him a scapegoat and tells Bruce easily that Arkham City will go ahead as planned, and that he is amused by Wayne's attempts of stopping him. At the end, it is revealed that Strange discovered long ago that Bruce Wayne was Batman and he awaited his return to Arkham.
Arkham City IncidentEdit
As Bruce Wayne rather than Batman, Bruce would protest against the prison, Arkham City, gaining a large following because of the pull his family had in the city. However, it was quickly stopped when TYGER Security Guards arrested him. Inside Arkham City, he was tortured by Hugo Strange, who revealed he knew his secret identity and threatened to tell everyone if he tried to stop his plans, namely "Protocol 10."
Bruce tries to escape after Strange leaves. A TYGER guard enters, trying to kick Wayne but manages to take his radio encryption key and pockets it before another guard strikes him against the wall and drags him out into the processing area. Passing criminals like Black Mask, random thugs and a non-costumed Deadshot (who had been hired to kill Wayne in Arkham, along with other political prisoners), Bruce made his way to the front of the line to Arkham City.
Bruce is thrown into the front area, along with a familiar face, Jack Ryder, who was also imprisoned for speaking out against the prison. Urging Jack Ryder not to panic as the doors open, Ryder ignored him and charged out along with another prisoner, finding the inmates of Arkham City forming a welcoming party. Beating the two of them down, Bruce came to Ryder's rescue, knocking out the thugs and helping Ryder to his feet. However, the gates of the prison opened and allowed in the Penguin and his gang, the Penguin, delighted to have Wayne because of the long standing enmity between them, says "Welcome to hell!" as a thug knocks Wayne down with a pipe from behind. Penguin mockingly says "Nighty night" and stomps on Wayne's face, knocking him out.
Bruce wakes up, being dragged in front of the Penguin underneath the old Ace Chemicals building. Penguin wanting "good old fashioned revenge." tries to beat him Bruce, however, was still not to be trifled with. As Penguin punched, Bruce grabbed his fist and twisted it, breaking Cobblepot's fingers and fought his thugs eventually breaking his handcuffs in one strike, beating the thugs and Cobblepot and climbs to the rooftops, now in contact with Alfred and letting him know about Strange. The Batwing drops in a Batsuit for him and he dons it, becoming Batman.
Later, when Batman is infected, he seeks out Ra's al Ghul for his blood so Mr. Freeze can make a cure, even seeing his dead parents telling him to let go. This brings Bruce back into contact with his former lover Talia. As Bruce convinces Talia to let him take the demon trials he eventually reveals that he had no intentions of killing Ra's which made Talia very infuriated but eventually gained a cure for himself.
A week after Talia was killed by Joker, and Joker by the poison in his own blood, Bruce fell into a state of depression for losing his love and not being able to save Joker, refusing to talk about it to Barbara or Tim.
Arkham Knight IncidentEdit
Dr. Hugo StrangeEdit
- Peak-Human Physical & Mental Attributes
- Peak-Human Strength & Speed
- Peak-Human Tolerance & Durability
- Peak-Human Metabolism & Stamina
- Peak-Human Mental & Aging Process
- Peak-Human Agility & Reflexes
- Peak-Human Instincts & Senses
- Master Martial Artist, Espionage & Melee Combatant
- Genius-Level Intellect
- Tactical Analysis
- Gadgets Usage
- Eidetic Memory
- Master Of Disguise
- Business Management (CEO OF WayneTech)
Allies and EnemiesEdit
- Harvey Dent (formerly)
- The Joker (Deceased)
- In Batman: Arkham Asylum, players play as a young Bruce Wayne in one of Scarecrow's nightmares. The nightmare shows Bruce's reaction to his parents murder, and also sheds some light on his relationship with Commissioner Gordon.
- In Batman: Arkham City, Bruce Wayne is playable during the first part of the game.
- In the Batman: Arkham Origins Initiation DLC, Bruce Wayne debuts as an alternate selectable character along with two alternate skins. The DLC details part of Bruce's travels in Asia, training with the secluded ninja master Kirigi.
- Bruce Wayne appears as a selectable costume in Batman Arkham Origins Lockdown This is merely a cosmetic change, as he will still be referred to as Batman.
- Bruce is again playable in the first part of the Cold Cold Heart DLC of Arkham Origins. As Penguin thugs ransack Wayne Manor, Bruce must fight his way through his own home to get to the Batcave via the wine cellar entrance and suit up as The Dark Knight.
- In Arkham City, Batman hacks Deadshot's PDA that has the list of his victims and three remaining and Bruce is on his list, to kill just before he kills Batman. This is due to the fact that Deadshot is unaware of Batman's secret identity.
- In Arkham Origins, Bruce is playable in a character mod. He wears a Arkham City free zone tag like the same in the opening event of Batman: Arkham City.
- In Enigma's hideout, there are newspapers indicating that Enigma suspects that either Bruce Wayne or Harvey Dent is Batman.
- During his travels, Bruce Wayne trained with the best martial art masters, manhunters, and detectives, and in time became a master of his own in all of these fields, along with gadgetry.
- Before traveling across the world to trained in the deadliest martial arts, Bruce traveled and trained with an escape artist named "John" Giovanni.
- One of Bruce's key stops was with a brilliant engineer named Sergei, who trained him in advanced weapons technology in Egypt, a lesson he used in making his gadgets as Batman.
- Bruce Wayne trained under Henri Ducard in manhunting, detective work, Interrogation, and firearms. Ducard was regarded as the best detective in world, but was known to work both sides of the law. Bruce left Ducard after he killed a man during training.
- Bruce began his vigilante career at the age of 25
- Perhaps Bruce's strongest characteristic is his strong moral code to never kill.