The Dark Knight and The Caped Crusader: World’s Greatest Detective.

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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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