Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

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Real Name

Bruce Wayne

Main Alias

Batman

Other Aliases

Insider,
Matches Malone,
Robin,
Atmahn, Hei an Wushuh, [ 1 ]
Detective Hawke, [ 2 ]
Paul Grant, [ 3 ]
Black Pirate,
Frank Dixon, [ 4 ]
Lefty Knox [ 5 ]

Atmahn, Hei an Wushuh,Detective Hawke,Paul Grant,Frank Dixon,Lefty Knox

Relatives

( maternal grandfather ),
Betsy Kane ( enate grandma ),
( agnate grandfather ),
( founder, deceased ),
( mother, deceased ),
( legal defender ),
Nathan Kane ( uncle ),
( aunt ),
( son ),
( adopted son ),
( adopted son ),
( adopted son ),
( adopted daughter )
See Wayne Family and Kane Family for more Simon Hurt (ancestor), Roderick Kane (maternal grandfather),Betsy Kane (maternal grandmother), Patrick Wayne (paternal grandfather), Thomas Wayne (father, deceased), Martha Wayne (mother, deceased), Alfred Pennyworth (legal guardian),Nathan Kane (uncle), Agatha Wayne (aunt), Damian Wayne (son), Dick Grayson (adopted son), Jason Todd (adopted son), Tim Drake (adopted son), Cassandra Cain (adopted daughter)

Affiliation

Batman Family,
Batman Incorporated,
Outsiders,
Wayne Enterprises ·
Formerly
Justice League of America,
Club of Heroes,
White Lantern Corps,
Sinestro Corps,
Justice League Task Force,
Justice League International,
Justice League Detroit

Formerly

Base Of Operations

Batcave, Stately Wayne Manor, Gotham City ·
Formerly
Hall of Justice ·
Justice League Watchtower ·
JLA Watchtower

Formerly

Status

Alignment

good

Identity

Secret Identity

Citizenship

american

Marital Status

Single

Occupation

Businessman, Vigilante, Adventurer

Characteristics

Gender

Male

Height

Weight

Eyes

Blue

Hair

Black

Origin

Universe

New Earth

Creators

Bill Finger · Bob Kane

First Appearance
Batman #401
(November, 1986)
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Batman is a vigilante and the superhero defender of Gotham City, a man dressed like a bat who fights against evil and strikes panic into the hearts of criminals everywhere. In his unavowed identity he is Bruce Wayne, billionaire industrialist and ill-famed playboy. Although he has no superhuman powers, he is one of the world ‘s smartest men and greatest fighters. His physical art and technical inventiveness make him an fabulously dangerous opponent. He is besides a establish member of the Justice League of America and the Outsiders.

Origins

Main article: Batman Origins

early on life

When Bruce was four, he fell gloomy the family well into the caverns below Wayne Manor, attracting the attention of several bats. His forefather finally came to his rescue. These caves would later become the Batcave. [ 6 ] At the historic period of eight, Bruce and his parents, affluent doctor Dr. Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha, were walking home from the Monarch Theater one night, when they were held up at point by a mugger who demanded the drop necklace that Martha was wearing. When Dr. Wayne refused to surrender it, both he and Martha were shot dead in the streets. [ 7 ] The killer was a criminal known as Joe Chill. [ 8 ] fortunately, doctor and social worker Leslie Thompkins was making a house call that night, and arrived to give loving comfort to the traumatized Bruce. He was then raised on the Wayne Manor estate of the realm, with help oneself from the wise and firm butler, Alfred Pennyworth. [ 9 ] Bruce had very few friends during his childhood .

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Bruce swore an curse to rid the city of the evil that had taken his parents ‘ lives. He spent his young person traveling the global, training himself to intellectual and physical perfection and learning a variety of crime-fighting skills, including chemistry, criminology, forensics, martial arts, gymnastics, disguise and get off art. At long time 14, Bruce Wayne began his global sojourn, attending courses at Cambridge, the Sorbonne, Berlin School of Science and early european universities, alone taking subjects that suited him and his plan. [ 10 ] however, he never stayed retentive and would frequently drop out after one semester. [ 10 ] While overseas, he studied and received aim in multiple martial art styles from assorted instructors in unlike countries. He learnt man-hunting from Frenchman Henri Ducard, [ 11 ] stealth and reconnaissance under the japanese ninja Kirigi [ 12 ] and early certified shinobi, hunting under the African Bushman ( the Ghost Tribes of the Ten-Eyed Brotherhood, among others ), hand-to bridge player fight under the care of Ted Grant, a world-champion boxer and David Cain, one of the worldly concern ‘s premier assassins ; [ 13 ] [ 14 ] traditional bring around disciplines under nepalese monks and even ventriloquism under skilled practitioners. [ 10 ] Bruce besides trained with Chu Chin Li and Tsunemoto in warlike arts. [ 11 ] He was trained in kung fu by Richard Dragon. [ 15 ] He was besides trained in archery by Oliver Queen. [ 16 ] At the age of 17, Bruce was trained by detective Harvey Harris to improve his detective skills. [ 4 ] At age 20, he attempted to join the FBI, but after learning about its regulations and conduct, Wayne deducted that he would never be able to wholly oppose crime while working within the legal organization. The final mentor Bruce trained with was bounty orion Willie Doggett, when Bruce and Willie were tracking a prey, Willie was killed and Bruce managed to fight off the target by throwing him over a cliff, along with his parka. fortunately Bruce was rescued by a shaman and survived. [ 17 ] After this, Bruce returned to Gotham after twelve years of train at the senesce of 25 .

Batman Begins

Main article: Batman: Year One Bruce Wayne returned to Gotham City after many years of learn and trail with his body and judgment 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 armory. Wayne discovered the answer late one night while sitting in his manor. He recalled his fear of bats as a child after a large one crashed through one of the windows ; he ultimately decided to make his appearance resemble a bat ‘s. Wayne designed himself a costume equipped with experimental technology and set out against the crime and corruption that thrived in Gotham City. [ 7 ] Wayne ‘s tactics to oppose crime as a vigilante at night proved successful leading him to become an urban caption in Gotham City. He revealed himself at a dinner of the most influential and corrupt figures in Gotham City and promised them all that their reigns on the city would finally end. Wayne ‘s first ally was Assistant District Attorney Harvey Dent. [ 18 ] Most of the Gotham City Police Department was sent in coerce to capture him. [ 19 ] He gained his most potent ally when he met Police Lieutenant James Gordon, one of the few dependable cops on the force out. The two developed a working relationship operating outside of the law when they needed to. [ 20 ]

Rogues Gallery

Main article: Batman Villains
Batman ‘s bearing in Gotham City generated a newly breed of criminals, no longer the bare thugs and gangsters involved in Gotham Organized Crime, but more dynamic personalities. The first person inspired by him was Catwoman, a dangerous seductress using his manner and methods towards her own ends. [ 19 ] His next challenge was Dr. Hugo Strange, a huffy scientist who had created Monster Men to do his offer. [ 21 ] He met his greatest nemesis when the Joker first appeared, a brilliant consecutive killer dressing like a clown and murdering people uncontrollably. He had been exposed to chemicals in an accident that drove him wholly insane, and he swear retaliation on Gotham for creating him. This confrontation led to the creation of the Bat-Signal, a giant foreground displayed in the flip whenever there is danger and Batman is needed. [ 22 ] [ 23 ] There would be many more villains starting to appear within this time. The Scarecrow was an friendless who developed techniques to strike panic into the hearts of his victims for his own pleasure. [ 24 ] The Riddler was another perturb brilliance who felt a psychological compulsion to demonstrate his intellectual superiority, and constructed complicate crimes while delivering clues daring law enforcement to catch him. [ 25 ] Poison Ivy attempted to destroy the city when an boost connection to plant-life led her to engage a personal war against humanness. [ 26 ] The psychotic Mister Freeze used dangerous experimental engineering to take retaliation against club when his wife died. [ 27 ] Another crime foreman appeared named the Penguin who acted as an eccentric condemnable mastermind without any cripple genial illness other than a hope to prove himself. many of these villains were kept in Arkham Asylum for the criminally insane .

The Long Halloween

Main article: Batman: The Long Halloween Batman and his trust allies James Gordon and Harvey Dent met up on the rooftop of patrol headquarters one nox, and they swore that they would bring down the organized crime syndicates led by Carmine “ The Roman ” Falcone and Sal Maroni that were wholly controlling their town. Although it was necessary to bend the rules in their efforts, they agreed that they would never break them, and become american samoa bad as the evil they fought against. [ 28 ] meanwhile a consecutive killer whale named Holiday began stalking outstanding Mafiosos and shooting them dead. There was suspicion immediately cast on the three men in the triumvirate, and the possibility that it might be person trying to remove their contest. [ 29 ] Gotham ‘s new breed of criminals was replacing the traditional gangsters, and the underground was lento being taken over by costumed freaks with no respect for the old ways. Batman ‘s presence was arguably the induce of this. [ 30 ] Amongst the killings Falcone ‘s son Alberto was murdered. [ 31 ] Bruce Wayne went on his first date with Selina Kyle around this prison term, who flirted with him as Catwoman by night unaware of his alter-ego. [ 32 ] In his desperation, the Roman changed the game by employing super-villains in his activities. Falcone and Maroni each believed the other was creditworthy for Holiday, and their gang wars torus Gotham apart. [ 33 ] Harvey Dent became a leading fishy because of his revengeful attitude towards criminals. [ 34 ] Bruce Wayne was besides suspected of involvement with the Roman ‘s organization and arrested. [ 35 ] His father Thomas Wayne had reluctantly performed emergency surgery on a young Carmine Falcone for bullet train wounds and indebted him, making him indirectly creditworthy for the Roman ‘s empire. Bruce ‘s test proved his innocence thanks to the testimony of Alfred Pennyworth. [ 36 ] Dent later admitted this was a error, and Maroni brought himself into custody with the intention of spilling his secrets before he was killed. [ 37 ] At the trial, Maroni smuggled in a bottle of acid and threw it at Dent ‘s front during the pursuance, leaving him dreadfully disfigured. This besides drove him insane, and he killed a doctor of the church escaping from the hospital. [ 37 ] They arrived at the conclusion that Harvey Dent was Holiday, and Batman attempted to find him after he escaped. While Gordon was transporting the gangster to a different cell, Holiday appeared and shoot Sal Maroni in the fountainhead, ultimately revealing his real identity … Alberto Falcone, having faked his own death. [ 38 ] Batman was disguised as the guard accompanying them, and he beat Holiday down earlier taking him into hands. Harvey Dent reappeared calling himself Two-Face after the nature of his personal calamity, taking a team of villains into the Roman ‘s secret office. As the two leaders battled, Batman arrived and put most of the criminals down, but he was unable to stop Two-Face from shooting Carmine Falcone doubly in the head. The three men, Batman, Gordon and Dent, had a final meet on the rooftop of police headquarters. dent was accused of betraying the things he believed in, but he insisted that his methods were the merely ones that actually got rid of the Roman and he did what he needed to. He was then arrested, and although Batman and Gordon had seen one of the best men they knew completely broken, they however maintained that Gotham City could be saved and ride of evil. Neither of them was bequeath to give up. [ 39 ]

Justice League Origins

Main article: Justice League Origins There are several stories of the first time Batman met Superman, the greatest of his friends and allies. In the first version, Superman came to Gotham viewing Batman as a dangerous criminal and attempted to arrest him for his vigilante tactics. They were forced to work together tracking down the dangerous sociopath Magpie and Superman realized that although his own dash of crime-fighting was desirable for his environment, the Bat-Man did what he needed to do to protect his city. They both gained deference for each other, although they doubted, they would always work in concert again. [ 40 ] In another interpretation, they both met as Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent while they were forced to plowshare a board on a cruise ship. They are made aware of each other ‘s secret identities when both are called upon to fight threats including Deathstroke and the Crime Syndicate. [ 41 ] In Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity, Clark late introduced him to Wonder Woman while chasing “ The purify ” led by Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul. His methods however created tensions between them. He former rescued her from Bizarro and she fled to Themyscira. After finding her, he kissed her when he was overwhelmed by her beauty and the island ‘s enchantments, leaving a memory which he kept fighting for, though he was decked by her in response. After being surprised by his gesticulate of retrieving her Lasso of Truth and Superman stating that despite his methods, he was a audacious man who fought for judge despite no powers, she came to see him as a complicate man. She besides wondered about him acting alone, finding him obsessional. After defeating Ra ‘s alabama Ghul and Bizarro, she came to see him as a loyal company, though this contradicts her own comics where she first met both him and Superman during the Legends event. There was a great team-up between many heroes to fight the estrange Appellaxian invaders, including these three along with Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern and martian Manhunter. [ 42 ] finally they would decide that they could better protect the planet if they permanently joined forces … and they became the Justice League of America. [ 43 ]

Dick Grayson, the First Robin

Bruce Wayne was on an digression to the circus when he witnessed another tragedy that would shape his life. The parents of a young acrobat named Dick Grayson were murdered by the gangster Tony Zucco. [ 44 ] He saw both capital likely and something of himself in the boy that night. Although Bruce knew he could never replace Dick ‘s forefather, he adopted Grayson as his legal ward to help him and provide steering where he did n’t have any when he was that long time. [ 45 ] [ 46 ] He finally revealed his secret identity as Batman. [ 47 ] Dick wanted judge for his parents, and he agreed to a regiment of rigorous physical and genial coach so that he could become Batman ‘s spouse. [ 48 ] After several months Dick was last ready to take to the streets as Robin, fighting crime alongside his mentor. [ 49 ] They swore an curse belated one night that they would fight together against crime and corruption, never swerving from the path of righteousness. Batman had realized for the beginning time that he did not have to be alone in his crusade. [ 50 ] [ 51 ] Before he could go into action regularly, Robin had to pass a final examination and he proved himself by taking down the gangster Joe Minette. [ 52 ] Their first adventures as a dynamic duet were a remarkable change in note, with Robin ‘s carefreeness alleviating the dour seriousness. Dick ‘s inaugural solo mission was stopping Mad Hatter in a sex trafficking ring while Bruce was indisposed. [ 53 ] Everything changed when Robin was targeted by Two-Face. A double-gallows trap caused Robin to unwittingly cause the death of an innocent valet, after which Two-Face beat him within an edge of his life using a baseball bat and made Batman watch. [ 54 ] [ 55 ] Batman refused to let Robin go out with him anymore after the boy recovered because he did n’t want to put him in farther risk. [ 56 ] Dick had to prove again that he in truth wanted this life, demonstrating his competence and resoluteness. [ 57 ] Robin began teaming up with early youthful heroes and sidekicks, starting with a competitiveness against Mr. Twister where he worked aboard Aqualad and Kid Flash. [ 58 ] Speedy and Wonder Girl joined them to fight an evil being named Antithesis who was mind controlling their mentors. This group decided to call themselves the Teen Titans and would go on to a hanker career with Robin as one of their core members. [ 59 ] [ 60 ] As the leader of the Titans, Dick decided to give up his identity as Robin. [ 61 ] This happened after an incidental where Bruce had fired Dick as his partner after Robin was shot off a rooftop by the Joker. [ 62 ] While he was doing some soul-searching, he met and talked with Superman who inspired him with a fib about a Kryptonian vigilante named Nightwing. [ 63 ] He reinvented himself using this new name and designing a new Nightwing costume, intending to honor all of the people who had shaped him into the man he had become. [ 64 ]

Batgirl

Main article: Batgirl Origins When Bruce was invited to the Million Dollar Masquerade Ball, Commissioner Gordon ‘s daughter, Barbara crashed the party in a female version of Batman ‘s costume to surprise her father, who was besides attending the event. At the party, before she revealed herself to Gordon, Killer Moth and his henchmen crashed the party, gunning for Bruce Wayne. James Gordon was taken out cursorily, so Barbara decided to step in. Bruce Wayne was previously shoved out of the way by Barbara so that she could protect him and her unconscious adopted beget, thinking that Bruce was but a helpless bystander. She defeated Killer Moth, breaking a heel in the process. She was late named Batgirl by Killer Moth, which stuck, even though she stated that she would have preferred Batwoman. directly after the confrontation with Killer Moth, Batgirl met Batman and Robin. Batgirl ‘s first gear meet with Batman and Robin proved to be unpleasant. While she was angry with Batman ‘s automatic dismissal of her capabilities, she was repulsed by Robin having a romanticist interest in her. [ 65 ] Soon after that, Batgirl attempted to swing from rooftops, being saved by Robin, who told her that regular rope is not good for diving from forty feet in the air travel. late, Robin sent Batgirl equipment, pretending that he believed in her and Batman did n’t. In reality, Robin was sending them on the orders of Batman. She was later captured by Batman and Robin to be tested, an examination she failed in Batman ‘s eyes, not being able to save the innocents in a holographic containment bedroom. [ 66 ] Batgirl late teamed up with Black Canary, her idol, and she ultimately gained some respect from Batman, while Robin still harbored a crushed leather on her. She was introduced to James Gordon as Batgirl, one of Batman ‘s protégés. [ 67 ] Batgirl ‘s career came to an end after a few years, when the Joker shot and crippled her in an try to drive Commissioner Gordon harebrained. Although Batman finally rescued Gordon and stopped the Joker, Barbara could never walk again. [ 68 ] however, she did n’t let this adversity stop her and Barbara finally resumed her career as a crime-fighter using the alias of Oracle, a calculator expert and information broke who assisted heroes on their never ending crusade. [ 69 ]

Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul

Main article: Batman: Tales of the Demon Struggling against the League of Assassins, Batman met the beautiful Talia alabama Ghul when he rescued her from Doctor Darrk. [ 70 ] Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul determined his hidden identity through coherent deduction and confronted him after Talia had been kidnapped again aboard Robin. Realizing that Ra ‘s was buttocks this as a personal quiz, Batman confronted him and fought his bodyguard Ubu. Ra ‘s explained that he was making sure he had found a worthy successor in the detective, as Talia had fallen in sexual love with him. [ 71 ] Batman finally came to the termination that Ra ‘s is a dangerous criminal who must be stopped at all costs and declared war on him. [ 72 ]

Outsiders

Main article: Outsiders Batman quit the League when they refused to help him rescue Lucius Fox from Baron Bedlam in Markovia for political reasons. Determining that he needed a raw team more concern with justice than the way they were viewed by the earth, he created the Outsiders as a black ops super-team to go where the League could n’t. This team involved Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana and Metamorpho. [ 73 ]

Justice League International

Main article: Justice League International Legends saw a new group of heroes form to fight against G. Gordon Godfrey after Justice League Detroit was disbanded, and they decided to form a new League together. [ 74 ] Batman gathered Black Canary, Blue Beetle, Captain Marvel, Doctor Fate, Doctor Light, Guy Gardner, Martian Manhunter and Mister Miracle in the Secret Sanctuary to take leadership of them as a team. [ 75 ] Maxwell Lord convinced the United Nations to grant them an external charter and they become Justice League International. [ 76 ]

Jason Todd, Robin II

When Dick Grayson reached maturity, Bruce forced him to retire from the Robin persona. shortly after this decision, Batman came across a young boy called Jason Todd, who had turned to crime out of necessity. [ 77 ] Batman tried to help him by placing him at Ma Gunn ‘s school, which was in fact a condemnable hideout. Investigating Jason ‘s background, Batman learned that the son was an orphan. When Batman checked upon Jason, he realized the truth about the school and stopped the criminals with help from Jason, after which Batman took him under his flank and allowed him to become his fresh Robin. [ 78 ] With Jason as the new Robin, the new Dynamic Duo stopped assorted criminals like Two-Face, [ 79 ] [ 80 ] the Penguin, [ 81 ] Mime, [ 82 ] the Crime Doctor [ 83 ] and Deacon Blackfire. [ 84 ] Batman besides worked together with Talia to stop the Penguin from spreading a deadly drug. [ 85 ] Around this time, Batman besides confronted numerous threats on his own [ 86 ] [ 87 ] and faced newfangled criminals like The Ventriloquist, [ 88 ] [ 89 ] The KGBeast, [ 90 ] The Ratcatcher, [ 91 ] [ 92 ] The Corrosive Man and Kadaver, [ 93 ] [ 94 ] Cornelius Stirk [ 95 ] [ 96 ] and the Dumpster Slasher. [ 97 ] [ 98 ]

A Death in the Family

Main article: Batman: A Death in the Family Over time, Batman realized Jason was behaving more aggressive towards criminals and this violence wound up being the cause of the end of a criminal. [ 99 ] When Jason became an inconvenience while fighting crime, Batman restricted him from going out as Robin. [ 100 ] In the interim, Joker had escaped from Arkham and Batman followed the drag of the lunatic to the Middle East, where he besides found Jason. Batman learned that Jason was looking for his real mother and when their missions crossed, they worked together to foil Joker ‘s plans. Although they could n’t capture the Joker, Jason was reunited with his mother, Sheila Haywood. unfortunately, she was being blackmailed by the Joker and the Dynamic Duo had to separate to deal with a bivalent menace by the lunatic. While Batman went on to stop a madly cargo of Joker Venom, Robin tried to save his mother, but he was captured and beaten by the Joker. [ 101 ] By the time Batman arrived at the crime view, the warehouse where Jason and his mother were locked in explode and Batman could n’t save either of them. After dealing with the funeral arrangements for them, Bruce returned to Gotham, where he tracked down the joker to the United Nations Building and learned the lunatic had become an Ambassador, which granted him diplomatic immunity. [ 102 ] Batman was soon confronted by Superman, who was asked to prevent Batman from starting an international incident by attacking the Joker. Despite this, Batman continued his probe and he confirmed Joker ‘s involvement in Jason ‘s death. finally, when the Joker attempted to murder the people at the UN Building, he was stopped by Batman and Superman, but on his escape attempt, he fell to his apparent death, but his body was not found. [ 103 ]

Loner Vigilante and Tim Drake, Robin III

Main article: Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying After the death of Jason, Batman mourned his loss and became a loner for quite a while ; stopping threats like the foreigner invasion, Mr. Freeze, [ 104 ] the League of Assassins, [ 12 ] the Bonecrusher, [ 11 ] Two-Face, [ 105 ] and solving early minor cases. [ 106 ] [ 107 ] [ 108 ] [ 12 ] [ 109 ] Batman besides faced other strange incidents like the mysterious “ Batman Killings ”, [ 110 ] the mystery of Tulpa, an ancient, dark and mysterious ritual with avail from the Demon, Etrigan, [ 111 ] [ 112 ] [ 113 ] the menace of the Mud Pack, which resulted in the creation of the Ultimate Clayface, [ 114 ] and finally he stopped the ill-conceived vigilante Anarky. [ 115 ] [ 116 ] During one of his final acts as a loner, Batman was forced to take back Arkham Asylum from the many lunatic who had taken over the institution. [ 117 ] Following the death of Jason Todd, Batman became much more violent and aggressive while coping with the calamity without person to balance him out. A young serviceman named Tim Drake figured out his secret identity using detective make, and determined that he needed a Robin to keep his darkness in check, fair as Two-Face reappeared with new plans to kill the Dark Knight. [ 118 ] Drake begged Dick Grayson to go back to his identity as Robin again when he was needed most. [ 119 ] After explaining that he had deduced their identities by following Grayson ‘s acrobatic career to Dick and Alfred Pennyworth, Tim was taken into the Batcave where it was suggested that he become the new Robin. [ 120 ] Batman and Nightwing tracked down Two-Face, and he caught them in his metro death-trap. [ 121 ] Tim took the Robin costume to rescue them and succeeded, although Batman argued that he no longer needed a side-kick. Begrudgingly, as he proved himself and helped them defeat Two-Face, Bruce agreed to start training Tim Drake and take him on as his new crime-fighting partner. [ 122 ]

prelude to Knightfall

Batman ( at the attack of a personal psychological mid-life crisis ) was forced to deal, in rapid sequence, with the returning villain Black Mask and his gang ( who targeted Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox ), [ 123 ] [ 124 ] a crazed killer called Metalhead, [ 125 ] and a marksman assassin hired by Vincent Morelli to murder Commissioner Gordon. [ 126 ] Batman began to feel he had lost his border, particularly after his failure to capture Black Mask. He found himself unable to meditate or even focus. As Bruce Wayne, he contacted holistic therapist Shondra Kinsolving for treatment. He besides assigned Tim Drake to train Jean-Paul Valley in detective employment to aid them as an ally, hoping he could prevent him from becoming a nefarious threat. [ 127 ] Despite the advice of everyone in his life, including Dr. Kinsolving, Bruce refused to rest, and continued to pursue his self-imposed duty despite his worsening condition. Bruce ‘s condition was worsened by The General usurping power in Gotham ‘s hell and assaulting a police station, [ 128 ] [ 129 ] [ 130 ] Cypher attacking companies ‘ CEOs [ 131 ] [ 132 ] and The Riddler creating chaos in Gotham. [ 133 ] interim, Robin found it difficult to work with Jean-Paul, due to the man ‘s crimson subconscious mind educate and lack of social skills, and besides found himself being shut out from working aboard Batman. [ 134 ]

Knightfall

Main article: Knightfall Bane, a brilliant tactical genius who had trained his body to physical perfection, came to Gotham City and dedicated himself to destroying Batman and taking over his territory. This villain was more drive and powerful than anyone he had always faced before and wanted to prove himself by defeating and breaking Batman. At their first merging, Bane did not introduce himself but said that his name would finally make him beg for mercifulness. Batman suggested that if he was threatening him, he should get in line behind everyone else. [ 135 ]

Broken Bat

Bane began his rape by organizing a massive break-out at Arkham Asylum with the aid of his henchmen Bird, Trogg and Zombie. [ 136 ] Aware that he would lose in a direct attack against Batman, Bane ‘s plan consisted of weakening Batman by forcing him to deal with the deadly villains simultaneously. Among the unblock inmates, there were numerous high-profile villains, which Batman took down one by one. Batman faced against great criminals like Poison Ivy, [ 137 ] the Joker and the Scarecrow, [ 138 ] vitamin a well as many lesser know villains, such as the Mad Hatter, [ 139 ] The Ventriloquist, Amygdala, [ 140 ] Firefly, [ 141 ] [ 142 ] Cavalier, [ 141 ] and Mr. Zsasz. [ 143 ] The scenario created a rift in the relationship between Robin and Batman, as Batman irrationally sought to face the outbreak alone — Robin later asked Batman if he was even needed as his buddy anymore. [ 144 ] Batman became weaker and weaker as each condemnable was put aside. The rescue of Mayor Krol from the combination of the Joker and Scarecrow took Batman to his mental and physical limit : a drug of Scarecrow ‘s reverence accelerator made him relive the murder of Jason Todd, which he considered to be his greatest failure. [ 145 ] After saving the Mayor, Batman was confronted by Trogg, Zombie and Bird and he took them out with the final come of energy left in him. [ 146 ] Bane last confronted him by breaking into Wayne Manor when Batman was at his weakest, beating him about to end in his weaken submit and breaking his spine. [ 147 ] Bane took his body downtown to Gotham Square and threw it from a rooftop to demonstrate his superiority to the populace. With Batman incapacitated, Bane assumed control of Gotham City ‘s hell and took over several illegal operations within it. [ 148 ]

Who Rules the Night

After his get the better of, Batman was rescued and his injuries were treated in the Batcave. [ 148 ] When Bruce woke up, he was moved upstairs to Wayne Manor and Alfred summoned Dr. Shondra Kinsolving to tend Bruce ‘s injuries, telling her that they happened in a car crash. As the city was in need of Batman, Bruce asked Jean-Paul to fill in for him, much to Tim ‘s alarm. Around this prison term, Bruce started to develop feelings for Shondra and considered revealing his secret to her. [ 149 ] unfortunately, Shondra was kidnapped along with Jack Drake and Bruce could n’t stop the kidnappers, flush though he tried. [ 150 ] Bruce investigated the evidence left behind by the kidnappers and with Oracle ‘s aid, he tracked them to the island of Santa Prisca. It was then that Bruce and Alfred started their quest to find Dr. Kinsolving and Jack Drake [ 151 ] and upon arriving at Santa Prisca, Bruce acknowledged his love for Shondra. [ 152 ]

Knightquest

Main article: Batman: Knightquest once in Santa Prisca, Bruce was joined by Bronze Tiger, Gypsy and Green Arrow ; all irregular members of the Justice League Task Force. [ 153 ] Working together, they tried to rescue Shondra and Jack, but they failed and the hostages were moved out of the island. [ 154 ] Bruce then tracked Shondra and Jack to London, as he learned about Shondra ‘s connection to Benedict Asp. [ 155 ] Disguised as an old aristocrat, Bruce investigated Asp ‘s residence [ 156 ] and failed to rescue Shondra, as he came to the wrong conclusion that she was criminally involved with Asp. Bruce managed to rescue Jack Drake but learned that Shondra was somehow involved in the murder of an stallion village, and he swear to bring her to judge. [ 157 ] When his efforts to locate Shondra proved bootless, Bruce dig into her past and managed to locate Shondra ‘s foster beget, who revealed much about her past, before she was killed similarly to the people of the village. [ 158 ] Bruce and Alfred returned to Gotham, where Bruce was told by doctors to rest. Despite this, Bruce was compelled to track down Asp and Shondra, which caused Alfred ‘s resignation due to Bruce ‘s recklessness. Using the identity of Sir Hemingford Gray, Bruce forced Asp to come to him as the criminal kidnapped Bruce. [ 159 ] Asp took Bruce to his hideout, where he was reunited with Shondra and Bruce tried to rescue her, leading to a confrontation between Asp, Bruce and Shondra. Confused and even under the effects of drugs, Kinsolving tried to heal her buddy, but alternatively she killed him. Filled with repent, Shondra used her powers to completely heal Bruce from his broken back. unfortunately, the have was excessively much for her mind and her psyche returned to that of a child permanently. Bruce Wayne bought a big residence, where Kinsolving could spend the rest of her days under the best medical care. [ 160 ] last, back in Gotham, Bruce learned of the black effects of Jean-Paul ‘s actions as Batman, and he decided to reclaim the mantle of the Bat. however, Bruce ‘s physical condition was deteriorated after months of inaction, and he decided to start an intensive train to confront Jean-Paul and take back the blanket of Batman. [ 161 ]

KnightsEnd

Main article: Batman: KnightsEnd
In order to regain his bemused skills, Bruce sought aid from the lone overcome champion he trusted : dame Shiva. After weeks of rigorous train, Shiva wanted Bruce to learn a deadly technique, but when he refused, set a plan in movement in which Bruce would fight the Disciples of Armless Master, who was murdered by Shiva as she wore the Mask of Tengu. Shiva then gave the mask to Bruce in order to lure the Disciples to him. Bruce confronted the foremost two Disciples and although they proved to be a great challenge, Bruce managed to defeat them, regaining some of his lose skills. however, he knew that it was not enough and he continued Shiva ‘s trials. [ 162 ] Like this, Bruce defeated the pillow of the Disciples and every match became much easier than the last one, [ 163 ] with minor exceptions in which luck was on Bruce ‘s side. [ 164 ] On the final confrontation, Bruce realized that Shiva would n’t stop sending fighters his manner to challenge him unless he used the baneful technique, she taught him. [ 165 ] In regulate to get rid of her, Bruce pretended to use the leopard shove off and deceived her, officially ending his train. Knowing that he was ultimately cook, Bruce dons the Batsuit, marking the restitution of the veridical Batman. [ 166 ] Taking Nightwing and Robin along, Bruce tracked down Jean-Paul and confronted him in arrange to claim back his true place as Batman. [ 167 ] Jean-Paul put up a crusade and the contend attracted the attention of the authorities. As the building they chose to battle was lento consumed by the flames, they attached the Batrope to a nearby helicopter, which dragged them to the Gotham Bridge. [ 168 ] The fight continued over the bridge, where Bruce managed to get the upper bridge player and caused Jean-Paul ‘s drop into the river. After saving the people on the chopper, Batman tried to use the Batmobile, but it exploded due to a trap prepared by Jean-Paul. [ 169 ] Bruce avoided the explosion in the last minute and after talking to Robin, he went to Wayne Manor to challenge Jean-Paul for the last time. [ 170 ] Bruce tried to talk sense into Jean-Paul, but he would n’t listen, and a confrontation started. Bruce managed to avoid violence and finally forced Jean-Paul to remove his armor and admit his get the better of. Bruce showed clemency at the end and allowed Jean-Paul to leave and start a raw life while he continued with his own. [ 171 ] After this victory, Bruce decided to return to the role of Batman, even though it might not be absolutely permanent. [ 172 ]

Zero Hour

Main article: Zero Hour The Timestream was damaged by Extant and Parallax working together, causing clock time to deteriorate and reality to break down throughout history during the Zero Hour crisis. [ 173 ] A fresh Batgirl appeared from an alternate timeline where she had never been crippled, and went on to get romantically involved with Bruce. [ 174 ] Alfred was temporarily replaced with his Earth-Two counterpart Alfred Beagle. [ 175 ] There was another timeline he saw in which his parents were never killed by Joe Chill, and he wasted the time he could ‘ve spent with them tracking the mugger down anyhow. [ 176 ] Batman was killed by an randomness crack that opened right on top of him as the universe died. [ 177 ] The timeline was then rebooted at the Big Bang with changes in history that caused little differences in Batman ‘s continuity. [ 178 ]

prodigal

Main article: Batman: Prodigal Bruce reaffirmed his partnership with Tim, resolving the tension caused by Bruce ‘s unwillingness to accept help during the Arkham prison break. Bruce passed the cape of Batman to Dick Grayson so he could re-evaluate what it would take to restore his sensed aura of indomitability. Because of previous events, considerable time passed before Commissioner Gordon restored his faith in the estimate of a Batman working for good. Gordon could tell that he was not looking at the master Batman ( based on Jean-Paul ‘s costume and Dick ‘s altitude, and the fact that Jean-Paul was more than ready to kill people ), and he refused to place blind trust in a costume after spending sol farseeing learning to trust the man. numerous loose ends were tied up during this time, with Killer Croc, the Ventriloquist, Ratcatcher and Two-Face, along with many early, less ill-famed released inmates being returned to prison. During his meter as Batman, Dick avenged his worst mistake from his days as Robin, when a mistake in a confrontation with Two-Face caused a homo to die and about killed Bruce. He besides came to appreciate the incredible forcible and mental burden Bruce placed on himself in donning the Batsuit. During this clock time, a firm bond arose between Dick and Tim as they shared Wayne Manor together in Bruce and Alfred ‘s absence .

Troika

Main article: Batman: Troika When Bruce finally returned for good, he wore a hardy ( made of Kevlar ), colored Batsuit and drove a new, state-of-the-art Batmobile. He again fought Colonel Vega, KGBeast and Dark Rider, in order to foil a plot to nuke Gotham City with a device the size and shape of a baseball. Batman made changes to his life as Bruce Wayne, his relationships with his ‘ family ‘, planned to live without Alfred, and coped with the decision of making Jean-Paul his substitution .

infection

Main article: Batman: Contagion curtly after Batman ‘s rejoinder, Azrael sent him a video magnetic tape showing the effects of a deadly and highly contagious virus named Ebola Gulf-A. [ 179 ] Azrael told Batman that there would be an outbreak of the virus if he did n’t stop it on meter. The virus spread excessively fast among the citizens of Gotham, and it was impossible for Batman and his allies to find a remedy or develop a serum from the survivors ‘ blood. The “ clinch ”, as the virus was known, decimated the population of Gotham and tied Tim Drake was infected. The city was quarantined, and the national guard was sent to control all of Gotham ‘s access. It was former revealed that the order of St. Dumas was responsible for creating the virus and for setting it free into the global. [ 180 ] Azrael, together with Sister Lilhy, translated an erstwhile record from the order of St. Dumas that contained the recipe to create a cure for the virus. Azrael delivered the remedy to Gotham and the city was saved. The virus was under control, or at least it seemed that means .

bequest

Main article: Batman: Legacy The Ebola Gulf-A virus was not completely cured from those who were infected ; it mutated into something more deadly. Batman sought Azrael ‘s avail on where to search for far information on the virus in ordering to develop a true cure. Batman ‘s investigations lead him to Sudan where he had to face two of his deadliest enemies. Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul joined forces with Bane in holy order to spread a new tenor of the virus taken from the Wheel of Plagues. [ 181 ] Batman, Nightwing and Robin traveled around the world to prevent the League of Assassins from spreading the virus in major cities like Paris, Edinburgh, Calcutta, and Gotham City. once in Gotham, Batman and Bane faced each other in a long-awaited replay, but this fourth dimension Batman defeated Bane and saved Gotham from the menace of Ra ‘s ‘ modern virus. With Oracle ‘s assistant, Batman managed to find a cure, although a great number of citizens had died from the mutated virus. Bane appeared sometime later with a new threat to Gotham : a nuclear weapon. [ 182 ] Batman, Nightwing and Robin successfully stopped Bane and restored Gotham ‘s convention “ peace ” .

New World order

Main article: JLA: New World Order Brought together through a fight against Doctor Destiny, Aquaman, Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Superman and Wonder Woman realized that Earth needed its greatest heroes working together and reformed the Justice League of America. [ 183 ] Their first challenge was to prove themselves against a raw superhero team called the Hyperclan who attempted to discredit them. Although the team were about overpowered by the Clan, Batman was able to outmaneuver the kin and expose their true identity as the White Martians, and the League stopped them from taking over the planet. [ 184 ]

calamity

Main article: Batman: Cataclysm Gotham City was wholly destroyed by an earthquake that reached order of magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale. Batman was trapped inside of his cave at the prison term and was closely killed by falling rocks. [ 185 ] The alone properties that were not affected by the earthquake were those owned by Wayne Enterprises, not including Wayne Manor for geographic reasons. [ 186 ] With his car crushed, Bruce was forced to scuba through underground streams before getting to the harbor and seeing his city in flames. [ 187 ] Blackgate Prison had a break-out in the chaos, and Batman was able to put a stop to the rioting although many villains escaped in the march. [ 188 ] He enlisted the Penguin ‘s determine on organized crime to incorporate local gangsters into the rescue efforts for survivors in the wreckage. [ 189 ] Teaming up with the GCPD he adopted the guise of Detective Hawke so he could drag people to base hit in the day. [ 2 ] A new villain named Quakemaster claimed to have generated the catastrophe, and held the city hostage for several million dollars, threatening to hit them again if they did not comply. [ 190 ] In reality he had kidnapped seismologist Jolene Relazzo and was using her cognition to credibly take credit. [ 191 ] Robin figured out that Quakemaster was a imposter ; in world it had been the Ventriloquist, and he was swiftly defeated. After the position was stabilized, the consistency count had reached over one hundred thousand people. There were mass graves dug to burn the corpses and prevent diffuse of disease. [ 192 ]

Mr. Wayne Goes to Washington

Bruce Wayne was called upon as Gotham ‘s top citizen to speak on their behalf in front man of the United States Congress in Washington, applying for federal aid. His main contest was the pitiless and corrupt Senator Barclay Means. Nicholas Scratch besides launched a smear campaign, attempting to convince America that the city was n’t worth saving. [ 193 ] Bruce ‘s testimony was a great address delivered from the heart about the spirit of Gotham, its importance and the firm will of its people in dealing with adversity and helping to make the nation bang-up. [ 194 ] however, the negative sentiment was excessively big. There was not enough money in the federal budget, and they arrived at the stopping point that the minus elements would have to be isolated. right before the ending of the test, Mayor Grange was gunned down by an assassin. Everyone still living within city limits was given 48 hours to leave, excluding anyone with know connections to the criminal component. After that the bridges leading inside were destroyed, and the national guard was stationed to make sure that no one else got in or got out. [ 195 ] Jeremiah Arkham was forced to release all the perilously insane patients from Arkham Asylum into the streets. [ 196 ]

No Man ‘s Land

Main article: No Man’s Land In response, the U.S government declared Gotham a “ no man ‘s down, ” destroyed all bridges leading to Gotham and forbid people from entering or exiting. The city was swiftly carved up by gangs and versatile supervillains Batman had battled over the years. Jim Gordon and several members of the Gotham patrol department stayed behind to protect civilians. Oracle and Huntress besides ended up on the inside. Bruce Wayne left the city to lobby the government not to cut Gotham off but failed. Gordon and his men waited for Batman ‘s return, but by the fourth dimension he returned more than three months by and by, they believed he had abandoned Gotham. Huntress attempted to keep arrange, fashioning a Batgirl costume. She soon discovered that criminals feared her more as Batgirl than they did Huntress and succeeded in holding territory of her own. When Batman returned, he allowed her to continue to use the costume. however, when she failed to hold off Two-Face and his army of men and lost Batman ‘s district, she abandoned the costume. Batman and James Gordon ‘s officers worked individually to reclaim Gotham, piece by slice, by beating and subduing the gang leaders and then marking the reform territory with graffito. Poison Ivy took up residence in Robinson Park and Batman allowed her to remain there a farseeing as she cared for the local orphans and distributed food. Gordon allied with Two-Face, but Two-Face betrayed their alliance. Two-Face besides hired David Cain to kill Gordon, but Cain was thwarted by his daughter Cassandra. Cassandra later took up the blanket as the third Batgirl to help clean up No Man ‘s Land. Later, Two-Face kidnapped Gordon and put him on test for breaking the confederation. Police officer Renee Montoya reached out to Two-Face ‘s Harvey Dent persona, whose defense led to Gordon ‘s acquittal. Dent ‘s questioning concluded that Two-Face had basically blackmailed Gordon into the alliance, therefore making any alliance between them void. The turn point for No Man ‘s Land came when Lex Luthor arrived with helicopters to rebuild Gotham. however, Luthor ‘s screen plan was to take the deeds and much of the place in Gotham, since the original deeds had been destroyed, and many of the owners had died in the earthquake. Lucius Fox discovered the original documents and advise Luthor. Luthor then attempted to kill Fox, but Batman intervened and told Luthor that Gotham was not for sale, warning him to leave. The United States government reversed the No Man ‘s Land order and allowed Gotham to rejoin the United States. Gordon and his surviving police officers were promoted. The Joker attacked police sergeant William Pettit ‘s compound, killing Pettit and leaving the Huntress badly injured. The Joker later kidnapped all of Gotham ‘s babies. When Sarah Essen-Gordon discovered the babies, the Joker murdered her. Batman subsequently convinced a bereaved Commissioner Gordon not to kill the Joker, who gloated at Gordon about murdering his wife. Gordon shoot Joker through one of his kneecaps alternatively and let Batman take him away to be incarcerated .

column of Babel

Main article: JLA: Tower of Babel Realizing how perilously improper things could go if any of his friends were mind controlled or manipulated into doing evil, Batman began to study their weaknesses and develop contingency plans to neutralize them. Talia aluminum Ghul broke into the Batcave and stole the plans from the Batcomputer. [ 197 ] Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul began using these particular methods to incapacitate every extremity of the League, while distracting the detective by stealing his parents ‘ corpses. Ra ‘s ‘ plan was an undertake to thin the global ‘s population using a machine that destroyed people ‘s ability to process speech worldwide. [ 198 ] Bursting into the League of Assassins ‘ floor to fight Ra ‘s and prevent his parents from being lowered into a Lazarus Pit, Batman realized that his plans had been stolen and warned everyone else. [ 199 ] Recovering from frustration, the Justice League saved their aggression towards Batman ‘s controversial actions and fought back with aid from a defecting Talia. [ 200 ] After saving the universe, they voted to dismiss Batman from the League on grounds of distrust. [ 201 ] Superman finally convinced him that he needed to regain the team ‘s hope to be accepted again, and Batman returned by revealing his secret identity to the rest of his allies. [ 202 ]

Bruce Wayne : fugitive

Main article: Bruce Wayne: Fugitive Bruce Wayne and his bodyguard Sasha Bordeaux were framed for the murder of Bruce ‘s girlfriend, radio talk picture horde Vesper Fairchild. [ 203 ] There was a test and they were ineffective to defend themselves without revealing their secret identities. [ 204 ] Escaping from detention, Bruce determined that he would become Batman permanently and allow Bruce Wayne to disappear wholly. [ 205 ] finally he realized that he was wrong to think he did n’t benefit from the companies of his allies, and they proved his innocence by determining that the man who framed him was David Cain. [ 206 ]

quieten

Main article: Batman: Hush

Bruce Wayne realized that he was in the center of a malefic trace conspiracy targeting his life one night when his batline was cut in mid-air by a thrown batarang and he barely survived the descent from the rooftops. [ 207 ] Tommy Elliot, his out-of-touch nearest childhood ally who had grown into a skilled surgeon, repaired the damage and saved his animation. [ 208 ] Soon subsequently, the tires on the Batmobile were shot out by a sniper during a mission that led to a dangerous crash. At the lapp clock, Batman became romantically involved with the reformed Catwoman after saving her life from Killer Croc. They shared a passionate kiss together and gave into the feelings they had both been experiencing for years. [ 209 ] Having begun to open up emotionally again, Bruce reopened ties with his old friend Tommy and began working more closely with Catwoman in the playing field as a partner, teaming up with her to fight Poison Ivy. [ 210 ] Ivy mind-controlled Superman and the two were forced to fight against the most knock-down being on the planet. Batman was able to combat Superman ‘s animal force by using victor tactics and his green Kryptonite Ring. Catwoman kidnapped Lois Lane and put her in mortal danger so Superman would be forced to break the appreciation and rescue her. After they caught Ivy by having Krypto lead her down, Clark felt reassured that he had given the one weapon that could hurt him to the right person. [ 211 ] During an digression to the opera that was interrupted by Harley Quinn staging a looting, Tommy Elliot appeared to be shot in the heart and killed by the Joker. [ 212 ] This drive Batman into a angry rage, and in his bereaved state he intended to beat the villain to death, thinking that he should have done many years before to prevent so much otiose calamity. He was stopped only by Commissioner Gordon until his senses returned. [ 213 ] Harvey Dent reappeared in Gotham no longer insane, having gone through operating room to fix his grimace, and wanting to return to his early position as district lawyer. Bruce took advice from Nightwing that if he was rightfully going to pursue a meaningful kinship with Selina, he would need to open up to her, and to her surprise he made the decision to reveal his clandestine identity. [ 214 ] further investigation led him to suspect Ra ‘s alabama Ghul might have answers about the spiritual world pass coordinating holocene events, therefore Batman abducted his daughter Talia alabama Ghul and held her hostage. Besting Ra ‘s in a swordfight entirely allowed him to learn that there had been late unauthorized entree to the Lazarus Pits and the League of Assassins was desperate to kill whoever was responsible. Catwoman was about killed by Lady Shiva while trying to stop her from rescuing Talia, interim Batman acknowledged that the love he felt for Selina made it deserving being emotionally vulnerable about her. [ 215 ] A fight against Scarecrow led him to Gotham Cemetery where the cryptic homo last revealed himself to be Jason Todd, a mature adult and obviously back from the dead, angered that Bruce had let him die. [ 216 ] After drawn-out physical battle he realized he had been tricked by Clayface. reference with Oracle on surveillance equipment found in the Batcave revealed that he had been betrayed by his former employee, mechanical genius Harold Allnut. When he set up a meet with Harold the world broke down in tears over his perfidy, because he had been given happiness and expensive operation that repaired his voice and bizarre looks, making him finally normal. At that consequence, two shots rang out and Harold was murdered. [ 217 ] The cryptic villain ultimately revealed himself as Hush, Bruce ‘s ally Tommy who had faked his death using Clayface and masterminded this elaborate schema to take revenge on the Wayne Family in a personal vendetta. Hush would have killed Batman if not for the treatment of Gordon at the behest of Dent, once a co-conspirator, who betrayed Hush immediately that he had gone sane again. Tommy Elliot fell into the harbor and escaped before they could capture him. Batman realized that there must have been another heed pulling the strings and deduced that the Riddler had been working with Hush and manipulating the early villains the entire time. Riddler was the matchless who had broken into the Lazarus Pits to cure his cancer, and in the ensuing suit of rabies he figured out that Batman was Bruce Wayne. however, a riddle that everyone knows the answer to is worthless, so his psychosis would not allow him to tell anyone else about it. Afterwards Batman besides ended his amatory affair with Catwoman, realizing that he could n’t allow anyone to get that close to him in his agate line of knead, but hoped that someday in the future he would be able to. [ 218 ]

War Games

Main article: Batman: War Games Tim Drake was forced to give up his career as Robin when his father Jack Drake discovered his identity. [ 219 ] Stephanie Brown, once Spoiler, sought out the situation and Batman agreed to take her on as his new Robin. [ 220 ] She was fired shortly afterwards for disobeying his orders during a crusade with Scarab. [ 221 ] Trying to impress Batman in the hopes of changing his mind, Spoiler activated one of his contingency plans to unite the stallion Gotham hell under Matches Malone, not realizing it was one of Bruce ‘s other identities. The meeting between the boastfully bosses turned bad and there was a gunfight, creating a massive ability vacuum in the city. [ 222 ] Black Mask ended up taking control of organized crime throughout the integral city. [ 223 ]

City of Crime

Main article: Batman: City of Crime Batman had to deal with a modern brandish of erstwhile and new criminals in Gotham, all alone. [ 224 ] One night, the death of a youthful female child named Haddie McNeil made Batman feel guilty and after capturing those creditworthy, a burn started at Crime Alley. [ 225 ] After saving the most people he could at the fire, Batman tried to relieve his guilt over Haddie ‘s death by taking the case of a missing girlfriend by the name of Cassie Welles. [ 226 ] On his quest to find this female child, Batman realized that there were many villains involved in the crime including the Penguin, [ 227 ] Mister Freeze, the Ventriloquist, [ 228 ] and a new threat : an united states army of men made of dirt. After this discovery, Batman tracked Freeze down and rescued a kidnapped female child from the psychopathic villain. [ 229 ] shortly after, Batman investigated an attack on the Ventriloquist and late he learned of Cassie ‘s death. In a quest to find the truth he investigated the body and discovered that it was n’t the veridical Cassie. The army of disguise attackers struck again and they revealed themselves as The Body. Batman was saved by the Penguin, who told Batman full of life information about this modern enemy. [ 230 ] Batman reached Crown Point and disguised himself as Donnie Maloy, a worker at the Waterfront Construction in order to learn the truth about The Body. [ 231 ] After a workweek of trying, Bruce managed to befriend the drawing card of Crown Point and point of workers. Investigating promote, he discovered that something mysterious was happening at the nearest park. [ 232 ] After this, Bruce witnessed a lunatic become the source of a catching fear. [ 233 ] After another abortive undertake to enter the parking lot, Bruce decided to act and took down the drawing card of Crown Point before calling Alfred and asking him to bring him the Batsuit. As Batman, Bruce was ultimately able to get inside the park. [ 234 ] In the park Batman learned the secrets of The Body and when he left the plaza, he was ready for a concluding battle. [ 235 ] Batman attacked The Body and led them to their own floor of operations and there, he destroyed the set with a colossus explosion, eliminating The body ampere well. Batman found the killer whale of Cassie Welles, and everything was back to normal. [ 236 ]

Under the Hood

Main article: Batman: Under the Hood As a result of Superboy-Prime punching the walls of reality during the Infinite Crisis, [ 237 ] Jason Todd was resurrected as an amnesic and crawled out of his own grave, finally being taken in by Talia alabama Ghul who restored his personality through a Lazarus Pit. Distraught to find that Batman had not cared adequate to avenge his death against the Joker, he took on the identity of Red Hood and vowed retaliation. [ 238 ] loss Hood began terrorizing the Gotham hell to enlist Black Mask ‘s soldiers into his own constitution, allowing the drug trade to continue under his control condition with rigorous restrictions. [ 239 ] Batman and Nightwing met him for the first time when he blew up a dispatch of weapons on a boat they had taken down, chasing him until he released a stolen Amazo prototype to fight them. [ 240 ] together they improvised and destroyed the android by taking out his individual components, while Red Hood used the distraction to steal another cargo containing respective hundred pounds of Kryptonite. [ 241 ] Mister Freeze was sent to reclaim the trade and all four of them fought it out until the Red Hood left, saying this had been a gambit to get his lie of the kingdom. [ 242 ] Batman began investigating the possibility that he was Jason in disguise, talking to his friends with cognition of resurrection including Green Arrow, Jason Blood and Zatanna. [ 243 ] Superman helped him confirm that it realistically could have happened. red hood teamed up with Onyx, although he betrayed her when she tried to stop the murder of several criminals. [ 244 ] During a climactic fight between the two men, Jason revealed himself to Bruce and explained his intention to change the face of crime-fighting. To prevent hundreds of unnecessary tragedies, he would bring death to those who deserve it. Alfred asked if the old Robin costume should be removed from the Batcave, but Bruce insisted that this did n’t change anything at all. [ 245 ] Red Hood destroyed Black Mask ‘s skyscraper headquarter with rockets, and Deathstroke appeared to offer his Secret Society of Super-Villains ‘ services in killing Red Hood. [ 246 ] Captain Nazi, Count Vertigo and Hyena were the collision squad sent to kill him, and Batman was deeply conflicted over whether or not he should save his former student. Bruce and Jason teamed up to defeat the three villains, but when they were done Jason murdered Captain Nazi and escaped. [ 247 ] Batman learned that Red Hood had captured the Joker and was holding him hostage, while Black Mask ultimately got into a massive fist-fight with the Hood over territory. [ 248 ] Bruce and Jason confronted each early in Crime Alley, where they witnessed another calamity across the river. [ 249 ] Chemo was dropped as a populate bomb onto Bludhaven by the Brotherhood of Evil, wholly eradicating it. [ 250 ] They argued about the philosophy and morality behind the rule against killing, and Jason explained that he never blamed Bruce for failing to save him ; he blamed him for letting the Joker live and continue to kill thousands of people. If their positions had been switched, Jason would not have hesitated to avenge him and put the lunatic down. Holding a final ultimatum, Jason gave Batman a gun and threatened to shoot the Joker unless he was lethally stopped. Having an emotional breakdown at this point, Batman ricocheted a batarang off the wall and hit his scholar in the neck non-fatally to save his enemy. Joker took this opportunity to grab the accelerator and shot the explosives inside the build, detonating a massive explosion. [ 251 ]

Infinite crisis

Main article: Infinite Crisis

See also: OMAC Project

Batman became paranoid about the super-hero community always since he found out that they had Secret Society of Super-Villains including Doctor Light and Catwoman ampere well as his own in the past. [ 252 ] He developed a sentient satellite called Brother Eye to help monitor them, using a database of every secret identity he was aware of. This system was stolen by Maxwell Lord of Checkmate, who wanted to eliminate all super-humans by connecting it to the O.M.A.C. Project. [ 253 ] During the Infinite Crisis, Batman about killed Alexander Luthor after the death of Superboy and Nightwing being about beaten to end. He was however dissuaded from it by Diana, who stated that it was n’t worth it. [ 254 ] Regardless, the incident shook Batman ‘s decide, and he realized that he had crossed the line. It was meter to re-evaluate his identity and retrace the steps that forged him into the man he had become .

52

Main article: 52 Batman, Nightwing and Robin went across the worldly concern together following the path of Bruce ‘s original train as a family. Seeking to rid himself of the paranoia and fear that had corrupted him, he had his personal demons cut out in a desert ritual performed by the Ten-Eyed Men. This broke him down and forced him to rebuild himself from the start. [ 255 ] Going through a spiritual purification ordeal called the 30 Days of Thögal in Nanda Parbat, he spent a calendar month alone in the darkness and looked deeply into his own soul through induce hallucinations. [ 256 ]

Face the face

Main article: Batman: Face the Face Batman and Robin returned to Gotham after their year of education, completely renewed and reinvigorated. Harvey Dent was trained to fight crime in his stead and had become the city ‘s resident vigilante defender. Commissioner Gordon turned on the Bat-Signal again and cheering broke out in the streets. Harvey Bullock began investigating a new serial killer taking out minor villains with two shots to the head, starting with KGBeast who was found dead in an alley. [ 257 ] Poison Ivy was the first villain to appear again, holding new political motives that led her to attack corporate executives like Lucius Fox. Magpie was besides found dead. [ 258 ] Ventriloquist was the following victim, alongside his puppet Scarface. Batman decided that he needed person working for him who could operate regularly during the day, and hired detective Jason Bard permanently on servant. [ 259 ] Dent was the chief suspect and grew enraged when he was accused, although Batman believed it was not truly him. [ 260 ] Orca was the adjacent victim found dead in the sewers, where her cadaver was mutilated by a hungry Killer Croc. The lone connection was that all victims were early enforcers for the Penguin, who had recently fled town. Bard discovered the assassin was a newly Tally man when he was attacked. [ 261 ] Driven back to insanity by inner conflict, Harvey Dent poured acid over one side of his face and reverted to his Two-Face persona. [ 262 ] Bard defeated the new Tally Man, and had him sent to Arkham Asylum. [ 263 ] Batman was forced to take down Two-Face, who immediately blamed him for turning evil again. Great White Shark was revealed to be the originator behind the shootings, having taken over the underworld and started running it for himself out of Arkham. Bruce besides decided to adopt the recently orphaned Tim Drake legally as his son. [ 264 ]

Batman and Son

Main article: Batman and Son Having virtually eliminated all super-crime in Gotham with the department of energy from his holocene vacation, Bruce went overseas. Alfred explained that he had become so consume by Batman he forgot how to act as Bruce Wayne, and needed to relearn. [ 265 ] At a jacob’s ladder officiate in London he met Jezebel Jet, an healthy fashion model and rule of an impoverish african nation whom he falls in sleep together with immediately. The League of Assassins attacked Batman using a legion of ninja transformed into Man-Bats by a serum stolen from Kirk Langstrom. Talia alabama Ghul took him prisoner and revealed that they had a son together she never told him about, introducing him to Damian Wayne. [ 266 ] Bruce needed to take worry of the child and teach him respect while he figured out Talia ‘s plans, as Damian proved to be spoiled and cranky. Raised by the League, he was a chief soldierly artist and proved highly difficult to control, beating up Tim Drake and beheading the Spook to prove he could be Robin. [ 267 ] Batman agreed to let Damian fight at his side quite than leave him alone, with the understand that he would follow their no kill rules and obey orders. Talia was in Gibraltar, and they took the Bat-Rocket to get there before she could follow through with her terrorist attack. This turned out to have been an elaborate ploy to bring them together as a family, in the hopes that Bruce would return to her so they could put an end to all crime by ruling the satellite together. Batman refused, so she declared war on him, and they both disappeared during an plosion. [ 268 ]

Three Ghosts of Batman

Main article: Three Ghosts of Batman Bat-Cop, a strange valet dressed as Batman wielding guns, fought the Joker and shot him in the face before disappearing. [ 265 ] Joker believed the real Batman had changed the rules of their crippled, and was taken to the hospital where he psychologically transformed. Reinventing himself in a a lot dark and more barbarous persona, he became an uncompromisingly malefic creature of hatred. [ 269 ] Jezebel Jet pursued a relationship with Bruce, sensing a deep connection between them. Looking into the cryptic disappearance of several prostitutes involving defile GCPD officers, Batman found they were trying to control and cover up a massive Bat-Bane on malice and monster men serum. Reminded of the other twist imposter, he fought the huge enemy and was pounded into the paving. [ 270 ] After a nightmare promising that a third ghostwriter from his by would yet haunt him, he recalled the Black Casebook ; a diary documenting all of the strange and bizarre adventures from his early career which could n’t be logically explained, including a similar position. Beating the Bat-Bane in their future contend, Batman was stopped from finding farther answers by the corrupt officers and left him to be taken into custody. [ 271 ] Bat-Devil made his appearance by storming into GCPD Headquarters demanding the Commissioner, when he was woken up as a sleeper agent. Shooting Batman in the chest of drawers, he sent him into cardiac arrest and a near-death Bruce began to hallucinate Bat-Mite. [ 272 ] Strapped into an engage chair in Bat-Devil ‘s sanctum, he deliriously dreamed of his encounters with Joe Chill and having tormented him into committing suicide. This began flashbacks to his prior experiences with hallucination, including the 30 Days of Thögal [ 256 ] and the isolation chamber experiments conducted by Doctor Hurt. [ 273 ] [ 8 ] The three men were revealed to have been function of an experiment that tried and failed to create another Batman in case of his death ; it was conducted by Doctor Hurt, who was said to be the annoy himself trying plainly to destroy estimable men and make slaves of others. Batman broke free of his restraints and attacked Bat-Devil, who escaped as patrol arrived, and Bat-Bane was shot dead. Bruce considered the extreme hypothetical of an ultimate villain targeting his weaknesses through huge conspiracy spiritual world until it ‘s excessively late and wonder if this adversary was showing itself to him. [ 274 ]

Club of Heroes

Main article: Batmen of All Nations many years ago, Batman had been separate of a golf club involving super-heroes inspired by his caption from around the worldly concern. [ 275 ] Knight and Squire from England were bequest heroes after the original Knight ‘s death at the hands of his bane. The Musketeer from France by chance killed an enemy and was sent to prison, then wrote a ledger about it. Sioux indian champion Man-of-Bats was a sophisticate and had a strained relationship with his buddy and son Raven Red. Wingman from Sweden refused to admit his origins and claimed that he was crime-fighting a year before everyone else. El Gaucho of Argentina had become a greatly respected hero in his own right. The Ranger from Australia had developed a black and more fierce character to keep up with the changing confront of crime. legionnaire from Rome had gotten way past his prime and lived in his aura days. They were all called together to a reunion at the island sign of the zodiac of billionaire John Mayhew, although no matchless greeted them. A man appeared on video recording screen wearing Mayhew ‘s severed face, challenging them to solve the mystery of his murder and save their own lives. They were fighting the Black Glove, an administration that placed bets on the fight between beneficial and evil. Legionary was stabbed to death twenty-three times like Caesar by an attacker. [ 276 ] Everyone was a suspect as the house turned into a colossus death-trap, using methods coarse to all of their respective villains. Wingman was the adjacent body found burned to death. [ 277 ] Ranger was discovered to be Wingman in disguise, having faked his end by switching bodies. Mayhew was still animated, and they were revealed to have worked together, taking revenge on Batman for ruining their opportunity at greatness by dismissing the team. After shooting Wingman in the head, Mayhew died when the Black Glove punished him for his bankruptcy and blew up the island as everyone else escaped in his plane. [ 278 ]

Heart of Hush

Main article: Batman: Heart of Hush Hush reappeared in Gotham to destroy his nemesis before the Black Glove could take his victory, establishing an abandoned hospital as his headquarters and filling it with patriotic mental patients. Shooting Doctor Aesop by chance during a contend, he promised Bruce that no other villain would be allowed to harm him. [ 279 ] Batman cautioned his allies to become paranoid, and Hush set his plans in movement, teaming up with the Scarecrow. [ 280 ] A young orphan named Colin Wilkes was pumped full of venom and set on a rampage to distract attention from Hush ‘s main diagram. Hush kidnapped Catwoman and surgically removed her heart, leaving her barely alive on life defend. [ 281 ] The two men fought at the hospital, and Hush explained that he would shut off Catwoman ‘s heart if attacked again. then he revealed that he had undergo plastic surgery to look precisely identical to Bruce Wayne. [ 282 ] Their fight took them to the Batcave after Batman secured the affection with Doctor Mid-Nite and Mister Terrific. Hush escaped permanent get the better of after an explosion crippled him, although Catwoman used her resources to hunt down his integral fortune and destroy it, leaving him bankrupt. Bruce told Selina in her hospital bed that he loved her. [ 283 ]

Batman R.I.P .

Main article: Batman R.I.P. During a dinner date where she considered breaking up with him, Jezebel Jet was captured by a terrorist named the Fiend with Nine Eyes and discovered that Bruce was Batman when he rescued her. [ 284 ] The Black Glove invited Batman and Jezebel Jet to a dance of death called the Danse Macabre, having distinctly discovered his mystery identity. Doctor Hurt had organized villains and madmen from across the world including the Joker, Le Bossu and the Club of Villains to last put an end to Batman. Robin believed that Bruce was lento starting to lose his grip on world, although Alfred insisted that there was no stronger beware in the world. [ 285 ] Hurt announced to his team that they would be creating a oeuvre of art in the complete and dead ruin of a baronial homo heart ; Thomas and Martha Wayne were discredited through defame published in the Gotham Gazette and the Club was sent out to attack his allies. Bruce ultimately collapsed into a mental break-down when he heard the trigger phrase Zur-En-Arrh talk loudly, and villains stormed the Batcave [ 286 ] The attack completely destroyed his beware ; he was injected with weapons grade quartz glass methamphetamine and street heroin and then woke up as an amnesic derelict on the streets. A homeless homo named Honor Jackson took him in and gave him a little radio receiver he believed to be the Bat-Radia, although this was a hallucination and Jackson had died of a drug overdose the previous day. Nightwing was captured by Scorpiana and taken to Arkham Asylum where Bossu planned to lobotomize him. Pierrot Lunaire and Swagman went after Robin. Bruce stitched a new costume called the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh with Bat-Mite as a spiritual guide. [ 287 ] This was a contingency plan he had prepared in case there was always a direct attack on his judgment, a stream-lined back-up personality that existed as Batman without Bruce Wayne. Taking out criminals across the city at unheard-of speed, he defeated King Kraken and interrogated Charlie Caligula. Hurt began wearing Thomas Wayne ‘s Batman Costume and claimed that he was the actual Thomas Wayne, having faked his own death years ago. Jeremiah Arkham was beaten and the Black Gloves took over his mental hospital. Commissioner Gordon came to investigate Wayne Manor personally and found himself caught in one of El Sombrero ‘s death traps. [ 288 ] The Black Glove prepared Arkham Asylum while its richest members gathered to gamble on whether good or evil would triumph. Batman fought his way inside through henchmen, although he had to make the final travel entirely as Bat-Mite was his last voice of reason and could not enter the doorway. Damian and Talia al Ghul got involved and rescued Gordon. Batman viciously fought the enrage Joker and then unmasked in front of him when he ultimately saved Jezebel, although she was revealed to have been separate of the conspiracy all along. [ 289 ] Joker killed a member of the Glove and placed his bet on good exuberate over evil. Buried alive in his cowl to be raised from the grave accent after incurring brain damage, Batman woke up, broke out of his coffin and rose through the soil. The Bat-Radia was activated and it had been converted to send signals rather of receiving, putting the refuge into lock-down through the Batcomputer. Nightwing woke up in time to break his restraints and punch out Bossu seconds before his lobotomy. Robin brought the Club of Heroes in to help clean up the city. Hurt tried to escape in a helicopter driven by Bat-Devil after swearing to continue destroying Batman unless he submitted, but Bruce refused and took the helicopter down with his bare hands. There was a massive explosion over the body of water, but Batman survived and continued his crusade against evil. [ 290 ]

final crisis

Main article: Final Crisis Batman had to solve the murder of a New God when Orion was killed in Metropolis by a Radion Bullet. This was separate of a greater plot by Darkseid to control the Multiverse using the Anti-Life Equation during Final Crisis. [ 291 ] Libra, prophet of the Religion of Crime, killed martian Manhunter. At the funeral, Batman paid his respects by placing a Choco on his dead person supporter ‘s grave accent. [ 292 ] Investigating the killings, he was taken prisoner by another dark servant, Granny Goodness posing as Kraken of the Alpha Lantern Corps. [ 293 ] They intended to use Bruce Wayne to create a ringer army of Batmen, using his body and heed as the template for perfect soldiers. Simyan and Mokkari held him in their Evil factory where they sedated him and lento drained his character. Recognizing what was happening to him, Batman broke his psyche out of telepathic restraints and fought back against the system. Making his own thinker into a weapon, he used all of the pain and trauma he had experienced to destroy their machines. Every unmarried memory that Batman had driving his motivations, all of the naked emotional energy, was more try than anything else could tolerate and the stallion building complex destroyed itself and about everything inside. [ 294 ] Batman went to the Command D bunker and challenged Darkseid, the ultimate personification of evil, as the Anti-Life destroy reality around them. Although he had made a identical grave vow about firearms, he said that he was making a once-in-a-lifetime exception and blast Darkseid in the thorax with the Radion Bullet. This was a transposition of the moment when evil struck down his parents in the streets, and this fourth dimension, Batman stood with his smoking gunman pointed at evil himself. The last thing he said was “ gotcha. ” right before dying, Darkseid blasted Batman with an Omega Sanction that apparently killed him. Arriving moments besides late, Superman recovered Batman ‘s bony bite cadaver. [ 295 ] Bruce Wayne was shown to have survived the Omega Sanction, and his body had been splurge back thousands of years in time. He was trapped in the Prehistoric Era, where he was present for the death of the first valet Anthro and drew cave paintings of his own insignia. [ 296 ]

Battle for the Cowl

Main article: Batman: Battle for the Cowl naturally, following the events of the Final crisis that left the Batman Family without their leader, Batman ‘s allies were in disorder, Gotham criminals took advantage of his absence, and the wonder stood, “ Is Batman gone ? ” Feeling a combination of obligation and hesitation, Dick Grayson, Tim Drake-Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth and Damian Wayne debated as to what the future of the Dark Knight should be, until an estrange Jason Todd turned up, having taken a twist hood ( evocative of Jean-Paul Valley ‘s ) for himself. [ 297 ] Todd decommissioned an arrogant Damian, making Dick, Tim and Alfred feel an even greater feel of importunity to send the Caped Crusader back on the streets. however, Dick however refused, prompting Tim to hijack an honest-to-god Batsuit himself and seek out Jason and his flex Batcave. Jason managed to defeat Tim and sternly hurt him, leaving merely Dick and Jason as the successor to the cowl. [ 298 ] As Alfred provided checkup care for Damian and Tim was scantily escaping with his life, Dick and Jason fought hanker and hard until Jason, vowing that he would see Dick “ much sooner than you think, ” plummeted off of a moving train into the depths of the river below. The ending of this conflict found Dick accepting his function as the newfangled Batman, with the darkest Robin however, Damian, by his side. [ 299 ] Tim, however, was army for the liberation of rwanda away from Gotham, believing that Bruce was not actually dead. He took the mantle of the Red Robin and explored the earth for clues as to where his adoptive father was. [ 300 ]

Blackest Night

Main article: Blackest Night Superman later returned the cowl from Bruce ‘s remains to Nightwing and Robin, to be left in a memorial like to the one Batman made for Jason. At Alfred ‘s insistence, no populace funeral was held for Batman, and Robin, refusing to believe he was dead, prevented them from declaring Bruce Wayne dead. [ 301 ] Wayne ‘s body was buried in an overlooked grave accent following to Thomas and Martha Wayne. Some weeks by and by, as Gotham City was going through a rampant crime wave following Batman ‘s disappearance, Green Lantern Hal Jordan and Barry Allen, the second Flash, who had returned during the Final Crisis, met each early at Wayne ‘s scratch for a private farewell to their friend. Although Hal was somber given the loss, coupled with the earlier losses of Arthur Curry and J’onn J’onzz, Barry reminded Hal that they, Superman and Green Arrow all died and returned, and if anyone could beat the Reaper, it was the Dark Knight. unfortunately, soon after they left, the criminal Black Hand, dug Wayne ‘s skull out of the establish while reciting the Black Lantern Oath. [ 302 ] Nekron later used a Black Lantern Ring to revive the skull and build it a shape to tether an emotional joining to the heroes salute, and had it spit out Black Lantern Rings that attached themselves to the resurrect heroes ; [ 303 ] Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Superboy and Kid Flash, with two more failing to reach Barry Allen and Hal Jordan. [ 304 ] Almost immediately after, much to Hal Jordan ‘s storm, Nekron released the skull from the resound, and it returned to normal. After the Blackest Night, Hal and Barry returned to Bruce ‘s grave accent to talk about what had transpired. After stating that “ abruptly is dead from here on out, ” Hal said that Batman is the exception because the Black Lantern Batman they fought did not recognize any of them and was not in truth Bruce, proving that Tim Drake was correct ; Bruce was calm alive, somewhere. [ 305 ] sometime after the Blackest Night, at Jason Todd ‘s behest, Dick ( obviously unaware of Hal Jordan ‘s post-Blackest Night conclusions ) immersed Bruce ‘s body in a Lazarus Pit. [ 306 ] The body turned out to be one of Darkseid ‘s Batman clones that he decided to keep as a perfect replica of Batman. however, its memories were warped and unstable and it went huffy. After attacking Damian, the knockoff burned out and died. Dick last accepted that Bruce was hush alive somewhere. [ 307 ]

return of Bruce Wayne

Main article: Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne Trapped in the past with no memory, Bruce was forced to fight his means through clock time back to the present day. Darkseid used the Hyper-Adapter giant to aim him like a judgment day weapon through history, picking up Omega Energy until he reached the modern era and exploded. Rip Hunter and his prison term Masters, including Booster Gold, Green Lantern and Superman became a time traveling research party to stop him from ending the earth. Starting in the Prehistoric Era, he was given the appoint Man-of-Bats and defeated Vandal Savage ‘s Blood Tribe in battle. This inhalation drove Anthro ‘s people to call themselves the Bat Tribe. [ 308 ] several hundred years late he became a colonial witch-hunter, using detective work to disprove supernatural explanations for local anesthetic crimes using the identity of Mordecai Wayne. His name went down in legend as a fabulous dragon-slayer when he disappeared while fighting the monster. [ 309 ] Bruce was mistaken for the Black Pirate when he washed up on an unfamiliar prop up future to the real Jack Valor and was taken hostage by Blackbeard. They forced him to guide them through a cave organization to reveal his care for, but he fought them off with the Pirate ‘s cowl and was assisted by the native Bat-people. Valor was entrusted to write down a cryptic message in a box, and gave it to the Wayne family for safe-keeping over the centuries. [ 310 ] As a cloaked avenger in the previous west he protected his future class from Monsieur Savage and another ancestor named Thomas Wayne, attempting to steal the box for themselves. This was supposed to bring about the end times through a benighted deity named Barbatos. Succeeding in his mission, Batman was shot off a bridge by the bounty orion Jonah Hex. [ 311 ] Returning to Gotham curtly after his parents ‘ murder, a ally of his mother named Marsha Lamarr enlisted him as a secret investigator looking into the photograph. There were accusations made that Thomas Wayne staged the killing to fake his own death. Marsha betrayed Bruce to Doctor Hurt ‘s devil-worshiping Black Glove constitution who had attempted to destroy his parents ‘ souls through their reputations and set him on fire as a human sacrifice. Carter Nichols ‘ prototype time machine allowed him to escape into the future, to the end of time at Vanishing Point. [ 312 ] Bruce regained his memory at the end of time, having worked out his plan to thwart Darkseid ‘s revenge. Memory loss gave the monster nothing to go on, and the clues he planted for himself all along helped him work out how to get through everything. Merging with one of the bang-up Archivists, he briefly gained omniscience and created a Time Sphere to travel back to his own meter though he was infected by the Hyper-Adapter. After coming bet on to the salute, he easily took out every member of Justice League that stood in his way. The entirely people he did n’t harm were Tim and Diana, who used her Lasso of Truth to make him regain his memories and remember his design. The infestation however overtook him, and he started attacking her. The Time Masters soon arrived on the blemish, and he ripped the Hyper-Adapter off of himself when others failed to do it. Superman, Diana and Hal trapped it in the Time Sphere on Bruce ‘s advice, sending it second in time. He was then induced into a clinical death to dissipate the radiation while Clark and Diana tried to revive him. Experiencing a delusion in the Fifth World, Batman was confronted by a sight of Darkseid urging him to accept Anti-Life and Metron urging him to defeat the ultimate malefic by accepting the foremost truth of Batman. Tim gave them his Batsuit and told them to inform him that Gotham was in trouble. Bruce then states the beginning truth of Batman : he was never alone. After he is revived and purged of the radiation, he suited up to go stating he wo n’t be done until Gotham needs him. [ 313 ] however, before going out as Batman again, Bruce took over the identity of the vigilante Insider and started meeting his past friends and allies to learn how things had changed since his passing. His return called the attention of Ra ‘s alabama Ghul and after a confrontation in Gotham, Bruce decided that it was clock time to reclaim the cape of the Bat. [ 314 ] Doctor Hurt and Professor Pyg had taken Gotham by siege, fighting Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne. After defeating the 99 Fiends in concert, Bruce went after Hurt and the others went after Pyg. Trapping him in his own question room to listen to Alfred ‘s death, Hurt proclaimed that he was the annoy and Batman would r ot i n p urgatory. Bursting out of the prison, he delivered a final beat-down to Hurt and went to rescue Pennyworth. The Doctor escaped outside where he was defeated by the Joker and buried alive with a giant grin on his side. Having come to a raw conclusion about the direction of his fight against crime, Bruce revealed in a crusade conference that he had been privately financing Batman for years and went populace with Batman Incorporated. [ 315 ]

Batman Incorporated

Main article: Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes Batman gathered his closest associates Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Barbara Gordon, Stephanie Brown and Damian Wayne in the Batcave and gave them all new assignments as the startle of an united states army against crime. They would make their battle ideological, fighting the idea of crime with the idea of Batman and making sure there was nowhere for evil to hide. Lucius Fox was commissioned to make a private army of Batman Robots. Bruce tried Damian out and determined that they would not work well together on missions, insisting that he continue his position with Grayson as the Batman and Robin of Gotham City. These actions drew the attentions of the Leviathan Organization. [ 316 ] Batman traveled to Japan with Catwoman to recruit the crime-fighter Mister Unknown. [ 317 ] They helped Mister Unknown defeat a Leviathan agent called Lord Death Man, and Mister Unknown became the raw Batman of Japan. [ 318 ] In France, Bruce Wayne recruited a Muslim called Nightrunner to become the Batman of Paris. [ 319 ] [ 320 ] Batman visited Argentina to recruit El Gaucho. They battled Leviathan agents El Papagayo, El Sombrero and Scorpiana. [ 321 ] [ 322 ] This drag led them to an island prison, where Leviathan had released the aging nazi super-criminal Doctor Dedalus. [ 323 ] Bruce continued his expansion with Batwing in Africa, Black Bat in Hong Kong, Dark Ranger in Australia, Red Robin in charge of the Outsiders, and a mysterious newly Wingman. [ 324 ] During a travel to to South Dakota, Bruce helped Man-of-Bats and Raven Red deal with the Leviathan agent Red Rippa. [ 325 ] Bruce introduced Internet 3.0 to his investors, and Oracle defended it against Leviathan cyber-attacks. [ 326 ] Batman and Batgirl went clandestine to take down an malefic finish school. They stopped Son of Pyg, who was using the school to recruit for Leviathan. Doctor Dedalus trapped the entire team in a maze to drive them harebrained, until Robin was forced to kill Dedalus. It was revealed that Dedalus was barely a distraction, and the originator by Leviathan was Talia aluminum Ghul. [ 327 ]

convergence

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This section of the history takes place during Convergence, a massive crossover event revisiting characters from past eras and realities. The villains This part of the history takes target during, a massive crossing over event revisiting characters from by eras and realities. The villains Brainiac and Telos plucked them from their own timeline and stored them together, causing them to cross over into each others ‘ reality. Its precise chronological placement and canonicity may be unclear .Roy Harper Cry for Justice.jpgIncomplete
There’s something missing here. This section of the article is incomplete, and contains information, but requires more before it can be considered complete. You can help DC Database by editing this page, providing additional information to bring this article to a higher standard of quality. There ‘s something missing here. This section of the article is incomplete, and contains information, but requires more before it can be considered. You can help DC Database by editing this page, providing extra data to bring this article to a higher criterion of quality. Two separate versions of Batman are taken to Convergence from Pre-Zero Hour, around the time when Jean Paul-Valley was still Batman and the Pre-Flashpoint Version. The villain Brainiac stole pre-Flashpoint Gotham City and pre-Zero Hour Metropolis and put them under the detention of Telos the Living Planet. The cities were surrounded by a dome that trapped everyone inside and caused all superhumans to lose their powers. Pre-Zero Hour Batman and Valley team up to fight Tobias Whale. After the dome goes down and Whale is defeated, they fight the Wetworks. [ 328 ] [ 329 ] During the course of a class, Pre-Flashpoint Batman and Robin struggled to maintain club. One night, Batman and Robin protected Poison Ivy ‘s garden, a generator of good for Gotham, from the Penguin ‘s minions, but Red Hood ‘s arrival caused friction between the dynamic couple. Batman stopped the fight in clock for the dome about Gotham to disappear. Telos announced that all of the cities he captured would fight among each other for survival, forcing Batman and his allies to confront the Extremists. [ 330 ] It was lone by setting their differences apart that Batman and his allies survived the confrontation and defeated their opponents. Bruce admitted to Damian that he did not know much about being a founder, but he loved him and that was all that mattered. Damian silent and put the argument behind them both. Later, Batman re-met Superman, who had besides become a father by that time. The World ‘s Finest acknowledged their responsibilities as fathers and decided to stand together, any happened. [ 331 ] After the fall of the dome, Bruce met an alternate version of his church father, who had become his world ‘s Batman. Their interaction was abruptly, and Bruce and Thomas left to complete their respective missions, but not without saying kind words about one another. [ 332 ] When the evil sorcerer Deimos announced his plans to conquer Telos, Batman and his friends formed an confederation with other heroes on Telos to stop him. Deimos ‘ end initiated a singularity that threatened to destroy the Multiverse, but a penitent Brainiac and a group of heroes were able to stop it by preventing the first base crisis from happening in the inaugural set. Such an action restored the multiverse and released all of Telos ‘ prisoners back into their respective homes, allowing Batman and his friends to resume their lives. [ 333 ]

People think it’s an obsession. A compulsion. As if there were an irresistible impulse to act. It’s never been like that. I chose this life. I know what I’m doing. And on any given day, I could stop doing it. Today, however, isn’t that day. And tomorrow won’t be either.

Batman[src]

Batman, in most of his incarnations, is a dark and blue hero with a personal vendetta against criminals. Traumatized by the death of his parents, Batman has sworn to rid Gotham from the criminal elements that took his parents from him. He is very paranoid and obsessional, which frequently makes it unmanageable for him to trust other people that are n’t Alfred, the Robins, or the Batgirls. Despite this, Batman has proved to have a great love for humanity, which was instilled by his parents. His don was a sophisticate, while his mother was a crusader against child abuse. indeed, Batman ‘s oath of vengeance is tempered with the greater ideal of judge. He refrains from killing, as he feels this would not make him any better than the criminals he fights. He is besides a very big extremity of the Justice League and the founder of the Outsiders. To protect his secret identity, Batman has constructed a bogus character he can use in his civilian identity. To the earth at bombastic, Bruce Wayne is a self-absorbed, superficial, irresponsible playboy and philanthropist. entirely his closest allies know that this attitude is merely an act .

Who is “ The Real serviceman ? ”

I’ve wondered why I become alive only as the Batman. Now I know that Bruce Wayne is a hollow man, a convenient disguise.

Batman[src]

The playboy billionaire aspect of his character is a facade, while the mask and peculiarly dark, dour vigilante is marked as the “ genuine ” serviceman. normally, Batman is separated from Bruce Wayne by the grating and granitic bass voice he normally assumes while costumed. however, although even Bruce considers Batman his ‘real ‘ identity, when he briefly contemplated abandoning Bruce Wayne to live entirely as Batman after the murder of Vesper Fairchild, his decision to act to protect a nickel-and-dime hood from being caught in the crossfire helped him recognize that Bruce Wayne was evenly important to him, as that action was based on what his father would have done. When Bruce and Batman were split into separate people by the wish-granting Id, Bruce retained the memory of Thomas and Martha Wayne ‘s deaths, leaving him angry at the earth with no way to channel that ramp, while Batman began to gradually lose focus, lacking any actual drive to avenge deaths he nobelium longer rightfully ‘remembered ‘ flush if he hush had his existing skills.
Another identity used by Batman is that of gangster “ Matches Malone. ” Matches was a nickel-and-dime arsonist who killed his brother and then committed suicide by burning himself to death. Becoming Matches allows Batman to operate within the criminal community as a respect penis with pre-established credibility. Matches is frequently under misgiving of being a denounce to Batman however, and big lengths frequently have to be gone to maintain his “ rep. ” Matches would later return to Gotham City, and uncover to Batman he had been innocent, and had faked his death. The real Matches was murdered by the Ventriloquist, for Batman ‘s actions in his name, but Batman was able to preserve the identity and even avenge his death. [ 334 ] He has since, when in the Malone character, pursued it to the point of even being incarcerated as him in Blackgate Penitentiary .

Secret identity

Wayne guards his secret identity well, but several individuals have come to know of his superhero alter-ego, including Superman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Lois Lane, The Flash ( Jay Garrick, Barry Allen and Wally West ), park Lantern ( Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner and Alan Scott ), Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Plastic Man, Starman, Vixen, Zatanna Zatara, Black Lightning, Black Canary, Green Arrow, Arsenal, Nightwing, Catwoman, Red Hood, Red Robin, Oracle, Black Bat, Batgirl III, Robin V, his butler Alfred Pennyworth and the kindly doctor Leslie Thompkins. respective villains have discovered his truthful identity over the years, most notably Ra ‘s alabama Ghul, Hugo Strange, the Riddler, the Scarecrow and Bane. The villain Hush has attempted to take retaliation on both sides of the Batman/Bruce Wayne persona, and he is noted throughout his run as a villain who has personal ties to Bruce Wayne and/or Batman ; Hush is subsequently revealed to be Thomas Elliot, a childhood friend of Bruce Wayne. fortunately, most of Batman ‘s enemies have dismissed the notion of Bruce Wayne as Batman because of Wayne ‘s apparent dim-wittedness and self-absorption while the ones who do know prefer to keep the data to themselves for their own reasons. The Joker has had opportunities to learn himself, but he has constantly refused them, since it would personally rob the mystique of his enemy .

Relationships with allies

Batman is a convention human being who does not possess any superhuman abilities, but has character flaws that can be exploited by enemies. As a young child, Bruce tended to be solitary confinement and indrawn, a condition only exacerbated by the murder of his parents. This led to his current country as a loner who would prefer to be on his own quite than rely on others. His difficulty in trusting others is a constant exit for him to overcome, and possibly his only weakness. His longest and closest relationship is with Alfred Pennyworth, who represents a beget human body, confessor and adviser. Alfred and he have clashed in the past, but share a deep and unbreakable bond. To the global at big, Bruce Wayne looks like a rich, well looking, dim-witted playboy. But there are times when Bruce has found sexual love — the beautiful Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Talia al Ghul, Vicki Vale, Sasha Bordeaux, Zatanna and others, have all fallen in sleep together with him. Bruce can love, it ‘s just more unmanageable for him to after his parents ‘ deaths. next to Alfred, his closest relationships are with his partners and students, the Robins and the Batgirls. Although they have not constantly been harmonious due to his nature as an frequently harsh, hard-and-fast and emotionally remove mentor, it is clear that he views the Robins as his sons, although he views Jason Todd as the son he failed. James Gordon remains a conclusion ally and steadfast ally, although their relationship has besides been challenged by Batman ‘s close nature. hush, Gordon remains arguably Batman ‘s best ally. His relationship with early superheroes and metahumans has been complex. Though a long-time penis of both the Justice League and the Outsiders, and a close associate of the Justice Society and the Teen Titans, he besides does not fully trust them. This ( warranted or not ) has led to his keeping files on how to defeat allies and friends in case they ever cross the lineage. This stems from events revealed in the Identity Crisis incident where his memory was erased by other members of the Justice League to cover up their roles in the mindwiping of Doctor Light, who had raped Elongated Man ‘s wife Sue. In the past, this information has been used against him and his allies, first by Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul, and then by and by by the OMAC Project .
Among the superhero residential district outside the Robins and Batgirls, he is closest to Superman and Wonder Woman, having a long established partnership with both heroes, equally well as a quixotic, but by and large unexpressed, relationship with Wonder Woman. These relationships have never been smooth. Superman and Batman have frequently disagreed with each other over methods and faith. A peculiarly false point was the arrival of Kara Zor-El ; Superman believed Batman was being unnecessarily timid about a potentially dangerous Kara and Batman was shocked at Superman ‘s willingness to reveal his secret identity to a daughter with little actual memory of Krypton. Despite their disagreements, the two hold a deep regard for each other, to the extent that Superman has trusted Batman with a Kryptonite Ring to use against him in the consequence that the Man of Steel should fall under another ‘s control, or simply turn against the world on his own. Though he may have never admitted it, he did love him as a ally. Batman viewed Clark as the most human of any of the people he had known, despite him being born on another satellite. Regarding Diana, he in the first place thought of her as a attraction for worry, even telling her not to come to Gotham. The two however developed a great respect for each early and their abilities. Diana recognized the implicit in compassion, deference and does believe in his comrades, knowing that fear was only a tool of his and he hid his good behind a mask. Batman admired her for her hope of a just and better global, viewing her as one of the most charitable people he had known and besides believed that she inspired anyone who met her. Among all of the detectives in the superintendent bomber community, Batman appreciated Barry Allen ‘s affirmative mentality ; a serviceman who saw his work as protecting the innocent, rather of damning the guilty. Batman has occasionally been arrogant, treating many of his allies with versatile degrees of disrespect. He often imposes his claim standards on others as he does himself. He besides sometimes overestimates his own abilities, allowing foes to take advantage of that. A major sour charge in his relationship with others has been his privacy and paranoia, including setting up surveillance on them and making plans to take them out should they ever become corrupt. Batman however perceives his dishonesty and miss of complete trust as necessary .

Romances

For the most separate, Bruce does not engage in serious romance, preferring to focus in his superhero duties alternatively. however, Bruce occasionally softens his heart and has been romantically involved with the succeed women :

  • Catwoman: Quite possibly Batman’s best-known romance, the master thief Catwoman has been Batman’s lover at several points of his life. Selina Kyle was inspired to don the costume of the Cat after seeing Batman in action, and later proved herself as both an adversary and ally to Batman. The two regularly flirted in costume and also dated in their civilian identities as socialites on occasion, though Selina was then unaware of Bruce’s identity as Batman. After years of attraction, Bruce confided in Selina by telling her of his identity, and the two pursued a relationship. This was short-lived as Bruce determined that his commitment to justice could not allow him to get so close with anyone else. Despite this, they remain close friends and reliable allies. Catwoman’s morally ambiguous nature represents a gray area in Batman’s otherwise black and white life.
  • Jezebel Jet: The supermodel and leader of a small nation in Africa, Jezebel Jet dated Bruce Wayne and eventually discovered his identity as Batman. She was later revealed to be an agent of the criminal organization Black Glove, who were plotting Batman’s demise. She was killed at the hands of another of Wayne’s lovers, Talia al Ghul.
  • Julie Madison: Julie is the daughter of Norman Madison, a wealthy entrepreneur. She began a relationship with Bruce Wayne, but after discovering her lover’s true identity, she left Gotham and joined the Peace Corps, relocating to Africa to help the needy as a missionary.[335]
  • Sasha Bordeaux: Officially hired as Bruce Wayne’s bodyguard due to the demands of Wayne Enterprises, Sasha eventually learned the truth about his identity as Batman and assisted him on patrols until the two were accused of the murder of Vesper Fairchild. Although she kept Bruce’s secret and never implicated him in the murder, the conclusion that she had been used prompted her to part company with him. The two later shared a kiss, but their relationship never progressed further than that.
  • Shondra Kinsolving: Shondra was a doctor who helped Bruce Wayne to recover from his back injuries inflicted by Bane.[147] Bruce started to develop feelings towards her and was ready to tell her about his secret identity as Batman, but she was kidnapped by her brother Benjamin Asplin. Bruce traveled around the world in his crippled state to find her and confess his feelings for her. When he finally found her, Bruce asked Shondra to marry him. After a struggle with her brother, Shondra was left mentally unable and Bruce took her to a care center, ensuring that she could have everything she needs.[160]
  • Silver St. Cloud: A wealthy Gotham socialite, Silver St. Cloud first met Bruce Wayne at a private party.[336] They entered a romantic relationship and Silver later deduced Bruce’s secret identity,[337] causing her to break off the relationship as she couldn’t bare the thought of losing him as a result of his crusade.[338] Years later, the two met again and rekindled their romance, with Silver becoming accepting of his role as Batman. Her life was cut short, however, when the villain Onomatopoeia slit her throat.[339]
  • Talia al Ghul: Talia al Ghul is the daughter of the immortal terrorist and leader of the League of Assassins, Ra’s al Ghul. Talia first met the Dark Knight when he rescued her from a usurper within the League of Assassins. She fell in love with the Batman, and Ra’s al Ghul considered him the only man worthy of marrying his daughter and producing an heir to the League. This began a tumultuous relationship between Bruce and Talia, with her being as often an enemy to Batman as she is a lover. Talia later assumed control of the League of Assassins and introduced Bruce to his only biological child, a son she bore and raised in secret named Damian. After her plan to unite Bruce to her cause and rule the world at her side failed, Talia declared war on Batman. She led the Leviathan Organization and became a fierce foe in her own right.
  • Vesper Fairchild: A popular radio talk show host in Gotham, Bruce and Vesper went on several dates, with Bruce acknowledging that he had deep feelings for her even if he tried to repress them. They were separated when Vesper left Gotham during No Man’s Land, and her life was subsequently cut tragically short when she was killed by David Cain as part of a plan to frame Bruce Wayne for her murder.
  • Vicki Vale: A reporter, photographer and television personality, Vicki Vale has been romantically involved with Bruce Wayne on multiple occasions. After his disappearance at the same time as Batman’s, Vicki theorized that Bruce and Batman were one and the same.[340] After presenting her findings to Bruce and proving her theory correct, she destroyed all evidence of his secret and offered to help him in his efforts.[341]
  • Wonder Woman: Princess Diana’s relations with Bruce sometimes weren’t amicable[342] but he eventually grew fond of her.[343] She spent some time combat training against Batman alone together in the JLA, and this eventually developed into a flirtatious relationship.[344] They were trapped in the past together during the Obsidian Age, and Diana nursed him back to health from the brink of death where he stated that an imperfect human is beautiful, she is too.[345] They also shared a kiss together before what they believed was their final battle.[346] The two set up their first date at Wayne Manor,[347] but Bruce couldn’t make it because he was crime-fighting while Diana was busy helping the world.[348] Eventually when they discussed their relationship together, both of them stated that it might not be a good idea. Diana stated that they had potential for both a wonderous and disastrous relationship, and she didn’t want to risk their friendship.[349] The two however continued to flirt for a time.[350][351] She admitted later that she once had romantic feelings for him and his war on crime left little scope for a long-term relationship.[352] The events of the Blackest Night showed that her feelings were still strong, as the strength of her love towards him allowed her to become a member of the Star Sapphire Corps.[353]
  • Zatanna Zatara: Bruce met Zatanna when he began training alongside her father, the powerful magician Giovanni Zatara. They maintained a close friendship as superheroes and partners, but had a major falling out after Bruce’s discovery that Zatanna had mindwiped him at the request of the JLA. They eventually reconciled, and after Zatanna asked him why their relationship had never progressed further into romance, Bruce responded by telling Zatanna he hadn’t wanted to bring her into his dark world.

Abilities

Weaknesses

  • Single-Mindedness: Batman’s drive to protect Gotham has been used against him on several occasions, most notably when Bane decided to confront Batman only after wearing him down by destroying Arkham Asylum, knowing that his foe would try and capture all the escaped inmates himself and thus push himself to the brink of exhaustion.
  • Drug Addiction (Formerly): Batman was at one point addicted to Venom.[512]
  • Restricted Mobility (Formerly): After Bane broke his back Bruce was bound to a wheelchair.[147][153]

equipment

  • Batsuit: The costume Batman wears is composed of Nomex reinforced Kevlar and a small percentage of titanium; it’s bulletproof and resistant to various types of attack (explosions, impacts, blunt force trauma, falls, etc). It’s also flame-retardant and insulated. The gloves and the boots are reinforced to rebound the impact of punches and kicks. The gloves also have some metallic blades on their sides. The boots have shin guards, The cape is designed to provide the wearer with controlled gliding functionality with the ability to change directions and heights while in mid-air. The mask has a small percentage of lead, which shields Batman’s face from x-ray powers or x-ray technology, and incorporates an infrared and night visor, auditory sensors and a sonar. The mask is accessorized with some security systems (aggravating gas, electric blasts, etc.), like the utility belt, and integrates a transmitter receiver device for voice and video.[citation needed] The cowl can see in all known spectrums of light.[513]
  • Utility Belt: Batman keeps most of his personal field equipment in a signature piece of apparel: a yellow utility belt. The utility belt has a button to call the Batmobile. Over the years it has contained items such as plastic explosives, nerve toxins, batarangs, smoke bombs, a fingerprint kit, a cutting tool, a grappling hook gun, torches, a “re-breather” breathing device, and lockpicks. Superman entrusted Batman with a ring made of kryptonite, to be used should the Man of Steel ever need to be reined in (due to being mind-controlled by a villain, etc.) The Kryptonite Ring is contained in a lead pocket, in order to shield Batman from its radiations. The belt also has its own automatic security systems.
  • Batrope
  • Batcomputer: It one of the most highly advanced computer hardware systems in the entire world. The Batcomputer has multiple functionalities that a normal computer doesn’t. It includes a microwaves transmitter, which can create any frequency on any range.[514] It also has a direct connection to all TV broadcasts which is useful when there are important events being transmitted live.[515] It can simulate explosions and their impact on the environment.[516] Identify someone based on DNA.[517] It is connected to all major computer systems in Gotham, including bus, train and airline schedules[518] It also details files that include identities, locations, contingencies, fail-safes and every technology on Earth.[519]
  • White Lantern Ring (Formerly)

transportation system

Weapons

  • Batarang: They are mostly used like shuriken or ninja stars. Variations of batarangs include those which are able to be opened and closed (presumably so they can fit into Batman’s utility belt), those which can be explosively charged and those which are electrified. Other varieties include remote-controlled batarangs, sonic batarangs, and even batarangs that freeze people or objects they come in contact with. Batman has modified versions of the batarang including a smoke grenade batarang that he would use to create a distraction during situations when he finds himself outnumbered.[520]

Main article: Batman Recommended Reading

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