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Located in the Crest Hill community in the Bristol Township, Wayne Manor was twelve miles from Gotham City, and stood amongst hills that were honeycombed with caverns and tunnels that were collectively known as the Catacombs.

It was most famously known as the residence of the Wayne Family. However it also served as a public façade that hid many caverns and tunnels (also the location of the Batcave), that was used by the Waynes throughout the years, and was directly underneath its foundations.

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Pre-Arkham Incident

Wayne Manor began as the simple home of railroad financier, Jerome K. Van Derm in 1855. Soon after, Van Derm had to give up the property to the brothers Solomon and Zebediah Wayne in 1858. Solomon, a judge, worked hard to preserve equality in Gotham, and said that the city should be a "fortress against vice and iniquity". Solomon expanded Wayne Manor to its present size, and acted as the first Wayne to turn it into a manor. They later used Wayne Manor as part of the Underground Railroad, and sheltered escaped slaves who fled north to Canada. According to Alfred, Wayne Manor had been home to six generations of Waynes.

Although there was a vast network of limestone caverns that ran beneath the manor, Martha Wayne filled the house with warm furnishings and flowers from the greenhouse. Many of the antiques in the estate had been passed down through multiple generations, such as the mahogany furniture.

In Batman's second year, Wayne Manor was the site of a Halloween Party, although the event ended up spoiled by one of the guests, Ian Chase, who harassed another guest, Clarissa Rodriguez, and thus forced Bruce Wayne to throw him out.

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Arkham Origins Incident

Though the player could only explore the Batcave, the elevator to Wayne Manor could be seen, and was briefly mentioned near the end when Bane broke into the Batcave via Wayne Manor.

Cold, Cold Heart Incident

Ferris Boyle received The Wayne Foundation Humanitarian Award at the New Year's Eve Party hosted by Bruce Wayne at Wayne Manor in the Ballroom. Before the party could start, Mister Freeze crashed the party and he alongside thugs belonging to the Penguin took the guests hostage. Bruce quickly ran to the Batcave to put on the Batsuit, but afterwards, Penguin's men set the manor on fire under orders from Penguin himself (as Penguin had a feud with the Waynes for the latter family ruining his). Batman rescued the hostages from Freeze's men in the Library, and advised Alfred to turn on the sprinkler systems. Batman then rescued Ferris, but Freeze encased Batman in enough ice to temporarily stun him with his Freeze Gun and took Ferris away. Batman broke free, but arrived too late as Freeze and Ferris were extracted via helicopter from the Ballroom. Batman interrogated one of the remaining henchmen, who said their arms dealer, who was in South Gotham, knew of their location. Batman summoned the Batwing and traveled to South Gotham.

Arkham City Incident

During the Arkham City Incident when Bruce Wayne was incarcerated in Arkham City, TYGER Guards infiltrated Wayne Manor, but were in turn disposed of by Nightwing, Robin, and Alfred. Some henchmen from the Joker and the Penguin also tried to infiltrate the manor, but they were taken out as well.

Arkham Knight Incident

Although it wasn't accessible, Wayne Manor could be seen from Gotham City and was a solution to the riddle: "A million dollar home for a spoiled child, his parents are dead but his parties are wild". Following the Knightfall Protocol at the end of the game, once all of the Most Wanted Missions were
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Wayne Manor before explosion

completed, Bruce Wayne returned to Wayne Manor and the press was waiting for his arrival. Immediately after Alfred closed the door with Bruce inside, an explosion destroyed the manor, but it was not known for certain whether the Batcave was destroyed or whether Bruce and Alfred were killed in the explosion.

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Trivia

  • Wayne Manor Main Hall and the Wayne Manor Armory were available as a Predator Challenge Map and Combat Challenge Map respectively with the Nightwing DLC Pack for Arkham City.
  • During the Predator Challenge Map, when the gang members infiltrated Wayne Manor, they talked like they were still in Arkham City.
  • The secret routes behind two bookshelves couldn't be used with Catwoman. This may be because she was not part of the Batman Family, unlike Batman, Robin, and Nightwing.
  • In Wayne Manor's Main Hall, there was a painting with Thomas and Martha Wayne, and their son, Bruce Wayne. In Cold, Cold, Heart, many paintings of the Wayne Family could be found, such as Judge Solomon Wayne, and Thomas and Martha Wayne.

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