|Real name:||Bruce Wayne|
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|Height:||6ft 2in/ 1.90 meters|
|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
Young Bruce Wayne traveled the world for many years to understand the criminal mind and learning various skills in martial arts, manhunting, and detective skills from the best martial art masters and hunters. On the final leg in his journey Bruce Wayne, who has been training overseas in North Korea, 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 that he seeks thus completing his training and returns home to Gotham City.
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
Allies and EnemiesEdit
- Harvey Dent (formerly)
- 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.