|Real name:||Bruce Wayne|
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|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||210 lbs (95 kg)|
|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, with the aid of his butler Alfred Pennyworth by bringing Gotham's criminals to justice as a vigilante known as The Batman.
Before Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
Bruce Wayne watched helplessly as his parents were gunned down right in front of him. The first person to talk to the young Bruce Wayne after the tragedy was a kindly police officer called James Gordon. He offered the boy what little comfort he could. The family's faithful butler Alfred became Bruce's legal guardian and tried to help him live as normal a life as possible. As the heir to the Wayne family fortune Bruce still had a promising future, but was unable to turn a blind eye to injustice. He dedicated himself to learn every science known to man including criminology, forensic, chemistry and psychology. But concluded that he would need to operate outside the law in order to honor the vow to his parents. Upon completing his mental preparations he left the States to continue his training.
Before training in martial arts Zatara took on a pupil named John Smith (Bruce Wayne). Zatara sensed Wayne's desire to learn and taught him everything he knew about being a escape artist. After three months, Wayne had to press on and planned on going to Japan next. Zatara obliged him.
Bruce went on a journey for many years to learn and master many forms of martial arts. He went to China, Japan, Thailand and eventually Korea. In North Korea, Wayne found a secret Korean castle where he meet the Martial Arts Master Kirigi. At first, Bruce was treated as nothing more than servant and a foreigner. Later, Bruce was eventually allowed to train with Master Kirigi and his students in Togakure-ryū and other Shinobi arts similar to the Japanese Ninjutsu. Mastering all of them, even managing to defeat Kirigi's best student Shiva, Bruce earned the sensei's respect and was allowed access to the instruction that he'd been seeking.
Returning to Gotham City after years aboard, to claim his inheritance and become CEO of his family's company Wayne Enterprises, Wayne realized he needed to become a symbol to fully utilize everything he had learned on his journey. He chose the image of a bat, an old childhood fear, and began crafting an identity to prey on the superstitions and cowardice of criminals. He confided this plan with Alfred, who did not initially approve but faithfully stood by his charge, helping him renovating the caves beneath Wayne Manor into a base of operations. Bruce befriended Lucius Fox, though didn't share his plans with him at first, and used his position to develop or "borrow" custom made items that could be useful in his crusade. He fashioned the first armored Batsuit and utility belt out of various materials and re-purposed a prototype stealth jet to act as his Batwing, a means of transport and an aerial delivery system, with plans to develop a terrestrial alternative which would become the Batmobile.
Arkham Origins Incident Edit
On Christmas Eve, Bruce Wayne, who has only been Batman for two years, discovered that the criminal mob boss Black Mask had hired a cadre of eight assassins to kill him for reasons unknown, with a bounty of fifty million dollars posted for him.
He found out what Black Mask had against him, but it also brought him into conflict with the assassins Bane, Copperhead, Deathstroke, Shiva, Deadshot, Firefly, Electrocutioner, Killer Croc as well as the black marketeer the Penguin. He also confronted Anarky, the Riddler and the Mad Hatter. His campaign as Batman often brought him into conflict with his friend and butler, Alfred Pennyworth, and saw him as a parental figure that was holding him back. After Batman discovered that the Joker is the real threat, posing as Black Mask, he was haunted by the nature of his insanity while having intense flashbacks to the night his parents murder.
Later, while Bruce was investigating Bane's whereabouts, he learned in his lair that Bane had discovered who he was which caused Bane to attack Wayne Manor and the Batcave which left Alfred almost dead. Bruce used the Electrocutioner's gloves, to revive Alfred and decided to give up on being Batman. Alfred however managed to bring him around by reminding him that he couldn't fight alone, which stirred Bruce Wayne and Jim Gordon.
Cold Cold Heart IncidentEdit
Bruce Wayne hosted the Humanitarian Of The Year Awards Ceremony at Wayne Manor in the Ballroom to support the winner Ferris Boyle: founder and CEO of Gothcorp. But soon the party was interrupted by a giant ice explosion in the ballroom. Penguin's thugs appeared and took the guests' hostage. A man in a mechanized suit that was called Mister Freeze by his thugs, walked in and demanded that Ferris Boyle be brought to him. Amongst the panic, Bruce slipped away and attempted to contact Alfred with no success, and made his way out to find him. He found Alfred fearlessly engaging several Penguin thugs. After he saved Alfred, Bruce found Vicki Vale, and several other guests around the grandfather clock entrance to the Batcave in the Study, so he used the wine cellar entrance to the Batcave instead. Bruce donned the Batsuit and returned to Wayne Manor as it erupted in flames as Batman. He rescued Alfred again and the guests from nine armed Penguin thugs in the Library. He met Mr. Freeze face to face for the first time shortly after. Freeze kidnapped Boyle and escaped in a helicopter. Later during the night, Batman deployed his XE suit to battle Mr. Freeze. Batman discovered that Mr. Freeze's acts were not out of hate, but out of love for his wife Nora Fries who was terminally ill and in cryostasis after an accident caused by Ferris Boyle. That same accident transformed Victor Fries into Mister. Freeze. Batman took down both Freeze and Boyle in the Cryogenic Testing Facility at GothCorp and saved Nora's life.
Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit
After Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit
Quincy Sharp revealed plans for the construction of Arkham City, which Bruce said that he was taking a "wait and see" stance on, despite the disturbing fact that Sharp had interfered with the Arkham Parole Board's power, which left him wondering who would decide if the convicts would be fit to rejoin society. He later came forward with information on Hugo Strange's medical record and his criminal history, in the hopes of destroying his plans for Arkham City, but Strange passed off the unearthed history as being placed to make him a scapegoat and told Bruce easily that Arkham City would go ahead as planned, and that he was amused by Wayne's attempts of stopping him. At the end, it was revealed that Strange discovered a long time ago that Bruce Wayne was Batman and he awaited his return to Arkham City.
Arkham City IncidentEdit
As Bruce Wayne rather than Batman, Bruce protested against Arkham City, which gained him a large following because of the pull his family had in Gotham City. However, it was quickly stopped when TYGER Security Guards arrested him while he was giving a speech to the Gotham City Press outside the gates of Arkham City. Inside Arkham City, he was tortured by Hugo Strange, who revealed that he knew his secret identity and threatened to tell everyone his "secret" if he tried to stop him and his plans, namely "Protocol 10."
Bruce tried to escape after Strange left. A TYGER Guard entered, and tried to kick Wayne but Bruce managed to counter this and knocked him to the ground and took his radio encryption key card and pocketed it before another guard entered and struck his head against the TV screen and dragged him out into the processing area. Bruce encountered passing criminals like Black Mask, random thugs and a non-costumed Deadshot (who had been hired to kill Wayne in Arkham City, along with 4 other political prisoners and Batman), Bruce made his way to the front of Line A to Arkham City.
Bruce was 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 opened, Ryder ignored him and charged out along with another prisoner, and found the inmates of Arkham City forming a welcoming party. Beating the two of them down, Bruce came to Ryder's rescue, knocking out the thug that was beating on him and helped Ryder to his feet. However, the gates of the prison opened and allowed the Penguin and his gang in. The Penguin was delighted to have Wayne at his mercy because of the long standing enmity between them, and he said "Welcome to hell, Brucie boy!" as a thug knocked Wayne down with a pipe from behind. Penguin mockingly said either "Nighty night" or "Lights out, rich boy" and stomped on Wayne's face, which knocked him out.
Bruce woke up, and was dragged in front of the Penguin underneath the old Ace Chemicals building. Penguin, who wanted a "good old fashioned revenge." tried to beat him Bruce to death with a set of brass knuckles on his left hand, Bruce, however, was not to be trifled with. As Penguin punched, Bruce grabbed his fist and twisted it, which broke Cobblepot's hand and fought his thugs which eventually broke his handcuffs in one strike. Bruce beat the thugs and Cobblepot and climbed to the rooftops, and got in contact with Alfred and let him know about Strange. The Batwing dropped in the Batsuit for him and he donned it, becoming Batman.
Later, when Batman was infected by Joker's Titan poisoned blood, he searched for Ra's al Ghul for a sample of his blood so Mr. Freeze could make a cure, even seeing his dead parents in an illusion that told him to let go and come to into the light. This brought Bruce back into contact with his former lover and potential ally Talia al Ghul, who was the daughter of Ra's al Ghul. As Bruce convinced Talia to let him take the Demon Trials he eventually revealed that he had no intention of killing Ra's which made Talia very infuriated, but eventually gained the 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 the love of his life and not being able to save Joker, refused to talk about it to Barbara or Tim.
Arkham Knight IncidentEdit
Thomas and Martha Wayne were gunned down Crime Alley outside the Monarch Theatre when Bruce Wayne was just eight years old. He was raised by the Wayne Family butler, Alfred Pennyworth. Upon his return to Gotham City two years ago, the sole surviving Wayne made an impression on their city with philanthropy as well as his aggressive reluctance to discuss exactly where he was or what he was doing during his time away. All reports indicated that Wayne Enterprises and Wayne himself were inscrutable, but someone with this much power and influence should be watched closely.
- Peak-Human Physical & Mental Attributes:
- Peak-Human Strength & Speed
- 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 Wayne Enterprises)
Bruce Wayne is very dedicated and determined to his work of crime-fighting, 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. Although possessing great hate and anger towards criminals he 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.
Perhaps Bruce's strongest characteristic is his strong moral code to never kill.
To the public Bruce Wayne takes on the facade of a irresponsible, fun-seeking playboy in order to avoid suspicion of his alter-ego. However, even as Bruce Wayne, he has attempted to do good, through charitable campaigns, renovation projects. while as Batman he reveals his dark, intimidating personality in the form of a bat (his childhood fear for his enemies to dread) to frighten the criminals he stands against, believing theatricality to help him seem more than a man. Bruce Wayne's ultimate goal is to bring order and justice to Gotham City.
Allies and EnemiesEdit
- Harvey Dent (formerly)
- Joker (Deceased)
- Killer Croc
- Mad Hatter
- Mister Freeze
- Killer Moth
- Maxie Zeus
- Victor Zsasz
- Poison Ivy
- Calendar Man
- Arkham Knight
- Mr. Hammer
- Humpty Dumpty
- Tweedledum and Tweedledee
- Great White Shark
- Solomon Grundy
- In Batman: Arkham Asylum, players play as a young Bruce Wayne in Scarecrow's 2nd nightmare. The nightmare showed Bruce's reaction to his parents murder, and also shed some light on his relationship with Commissioner James Gordon.
- In Batman: Arkham City, Bruce Wayne was playable during the first part of the game.
- In the Batman: Arkham Origins Initiation DLC: Rite of Passage, Bruce Wayne debuted as an alternate selectable character along with two alternate skins. The DLC detailed part of Bruce's travels in Korea, training with the the League of Assassins ninja Master Kirigi and his students.
- Bruce Wayne appeared as a selectable costume in Batman: Arkham Origins Lockdown This was merely a cosmetic change, as he was still referred to as Batman.
- Bruce Wayne was again playable in the first part of the Cold Cold Heart DLC of Batman: Arkham Origins. As Penguin's thugs ransacked Wayne Manor, Bruce fought his way through his own home and got to the Batcave via the wine cellar entrance and suited up as The Dark Knight.
- In Arkham City, Batman hacked Deadshot's PDA that had the list of all his victims and three of them remained and Bruce was one of them to kill just before he killed Batman. This was due to the fact that Deadshot was unaware of Batman's secret identity.
- In Arkham Origins, Bruce was playable in a character mod. He wore 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 suspected that either Bruce Wayne or Harvey Dent was Batman.
- Before training in martial arts Zatara took on a pupil named John Smith (Bruce Wayne). Zatara sensed Wayne's desire to learn and taught him everything he knew about being a escape artist. After three months, Wayne had to press on and planned on going to Japan next. Zatara obliged him.
- Bruce trained with a brilliant engineer named Sergel. he trained Bruce in advance weapons technology, lessons that will help him one day as Batman.
- Bruce Wayne trained with the best man-hunters, detectives and martial masters and in time became a master of his own.
- Bruce traveled the world over for 12 years to understand the criminal mind and to train his mind and body to perfection.
- Bruce became the batman at the age of 25