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This article is about the character. For the film, see BATMAN.

The Batman (Real Name: Bruce Wayne) is a vigilante who fights crime in Gotham City. He is the titular central protagonist of Tim Burton's BATMAN and it's sequel, BATMAN RETURNS.


Early life[]

Bruce Wayne was the son of Dr. Thomas and Martha Wayne. They were murdered in front of him by a criminal named Jack Napier, while he was still very young.

He was raised by his family's trusted butler, Alfred Pennyworth, from then on.

Claiming the night[]

After the death of his parents, Wayne devoted most of his time and energy to becoming a very well equipped vigilante with the intent of waging a war on crime. His years of training are only hinted at, with a armory display in Wayne Manor. He took on the name Batman, and dons a Bat-themed suit to strike fear in the hearts of criminals.

Dance with the devil[]

He later met and began a relationship with photographer Vicki Vale, who would later discover his secret. He would also encounter and battle his parents' killer, now known as Joker, and stopped him from killing Gotham's citizens with tempered cosmetics.


Source material[]

Batman is a character owned by DC Comics and was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. He is one of the most famous comic book heroes of all time, as well as one of the most popular fictional characters of all time.

Batman made his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 (1939), where he was originally referred to as "The Bat-Man".

Behind the Scenes[]

  • This version of Batman would later be featured in the sequels to Burton's films, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, in which he was portrayed by Val Kilmer and George Clooney respectively.


See also: Batman/Gallery


  • This version of Batman makes a cameo on a newspaper in the Arrowverse crossover event, Crisis on Infinite Earths.
  • This version of Batman is set to appear in the 2022 DCEU film, The Flash.
  • This version of Batman openly kills his enemies and criminals, which was an outcry among fans. This portrayal harks back to Batman's original depiction in the early issues of Detective Comics and his own series, where he used deadly weapons and didn't think twice about killing his enemies and criminals in order to serve justice. In response, Daniel Waters quoted: "We live in dark times. You can't just drop bad guys off in a spider web in front of city hall." "He was a grim figure in his first years, casually killing criminals, and Bob Kane liked this dark version best.", Batman co-creator Bob Kane commented "Keaton's hero is dark, mysterious and melancholy--"the way I created Batman in 1939"".

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