After witnessing his parent's murder as a child, Bruce Wayne left the country, spending his family's fortune to train for the day he would avenge them. World's greatest detective, master tactician, and world class martial artist, Bruce found inspiration in the image of a bat, vowing to becoming a mythic creature feared by those who preyed on innocents.
As Batman, he has faced the worst monsters of Gotham City, from gangsters to psychopaths. Yet despite his rough demeanor, he has gathered his share of followers, each marking a different generation of his adventures. Originally joined by orphaned circus acrobat, Dick Grayson, as the original Robin, the Silver Age brought forth a Batman family with the marriage-minded Batwoman and her niece, Batgirl, who were both replaced with Barbara Gordon, the far more popular Batgirl, daughter of Commissioner Gordon. When Dick Grayson resigned as Robin, he was replaced with a string of successors: street tough Jason Todd, kid genius Tim Drake, impetuous Stephanie Brown, and his own previously unknown son, Damian Wayne.
He has battled organized crime and the Nazi scourge in the Golden Age, conquered and led armies (Son of the Demon), saved his city from the brink of destruction (Contagion, No Man's Land), and fought his way back from the beginning of time (Return of Bruce Wayne). Some say he is just a man, but as Superman has said, he is the most dangerous man alive.
Ra's Al Ghul
Talia Al Ghul
Graphic Novel & Limited Series