Dark Knight. Caped Crusader. World’s Greatest Detective.
Whatever you know him as, wherever you know him from—the
blockbuster movies, TV shows, video games, cartoons, or millions of
comics—Batman is proof you don’t need superpowers to be a
superhero and the poster boy for what a bad childhood can do to
you. Millionaire Bruce Wayne was just a kid when he watched his
parents get gunned down during a mugging in Gotham City. The crime
would define his life, as he dedicated himself to becoming the world’s
greatest weapon against crime—the Batman.
In his secret identity, Batman is Bruce Wayne, a wealthy
businessman who lives in Gotham City. To the world at large, Bruce
Wayne is often seen as an irresponsible, superficial playboy who lives
off his family's personal fortune and the profits of Wayne Enterprises, a
major private technology firm that he inherits. However, Wayne is also
known for his contributions to charity, notably through his Wayne
Foundation, a charity devoted to helping the victims of crime and
preventing people from becoming criminals. Bruce creates the playboy
public person to aid in throwing off suspicion of his secret identity,
often acting dim-witted and self-absorbed to further the act. Among
the more noted measures he uses to maintain the facade is pretending
he is a heavy drinker by claiming his glasses of ginger ale are strong
beverages; Bruce is actually a strict tea drinker to maintain his
physical fitness and mental acuity.
He is also a master of disguise, often gathering information under
the identity of Matches Malone, a notorious gangster. Additionally, the
Batman has been repeatedly described as one of the greatest martial
artists in the DC Universe; his skills in hand-to-hand combat are said
to rival such notable martial artists as Lady Shiva, Bronze Tiger, and
Richard Dragon. His batsuit also aids in his combat...
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