Batman

History

It would be easy to say that all of Bruce's adult life hung on the actions of one mugger outside of Monarch Theater when he was a young boy. However, the rise of Batman did not rest solely on the actions of that criminal. A lonely child, Bruce had few friends before his parents' murder and certainly less afterward. His one constant and unwavering companionship was in the form of Alfred Pennyworth - his legal guardian. Had he more friends or other outlets in order to assuage his loss, Bruce might have channeled his rage and grief into other avenues. Instead, it laid the groundwork for Batman.

Left to his own devices, he dwelled on his parents' murder, slowly but resolutely coming to one conclusion: justice must be done. If the Gotham Police were unable to do it, he would take up the mantle himself.

As might be expected from an angry yet naturally brilliant student, Bruce acted out. He never learned to trust others and instead relied only on himself. To Alfred's dismay, he started to run away from both private and boarding schools. He would get into fights, stand his ground and then either simply disappear from his classes or was asked to not return after single semesters.

Instead of classes, Bruce honed his own form of study. He sought out masters of all sorts: martial arts, boxing, detective work, mechanical engineers, biology. Using his inheritance, he traveled the world and learned whatever he could from people he thought were far more useful than professors at the Sorbonne or at Cambridge. Eventually, he fell in with the League of Shadows. There, he learned quite a lot about hiding in plain sight as well as the quietest and swiftest ways to take down his enemies. It was there that he learned that despite his anger at the murderer of his parents, he was not willing to cross the line into taking a life himself.

Bruce escaped the League, traveling for a few more years around the world until he felt the pull of his original calling. Returning to Gotham, he resumed his position of CEO at Wayne Enterprises and started to establish himself in society. Then, using his considerable wealth, he started to outfit himself with retrofitted and entirely new designs and take on the criminals of Gotham.

The Legend of Batman started to rise and even more stranger criminals started to emerge to try and take on the Bat. With an iron determination, Bruce never wavered from his mission. Not even with the loss of teammates and family, not even in the face of overwhelming odds. The Batman will protect Gotham no matter what and therefore, that is what he does.

With the expanded and pointed look at vigilantism, Batman works as he does best - in the shadows. However, he refuses to leave Gotham undefended. He still defends the night and teaches those who he has brought under his wing to do the same. However, he is not quite as free to do so. The Bat Signal has gone cold.

Recent Events

Personality

As one might assume from a man who has shaped his life in the image of vengeance he envisioned as a young boy, Bruce does not form attachments easily. He is a man who has a single minded goal and a very firm idea on how it can be accomplished. That is not to say he cannot cooperate with others - he is a smart man and realizes that oftentimes foes and challenges must be faced together for there to be any hope of success. However, that does not mean he ever trusts the people with which he surrounds himself. In fact, most of Bruce's actions and decisions are meant to keep himself separate and above those he feel the need to protect.

RP Hooks

Relationships

Character Sheet

Miscellaneous

Gallery

Appearances

August 20, 2019. Coffee and Eggs

Morning before the attack of the Talons, Barbara catches Bruce up on what they know about the Court of Owls

Posted On: 24 Aug 2019 00:52 (Related Tags: batgirl batman)


August 20, 2019. Owl Moon

The Talons strike all over Old Gotham.

Posted On: 21 Aug 2019 05:21 (Related Tags: batgirl batman batwoman catwoman domino firestorm hawkgirl punisher)


August 17, 2019. Something of an Artist

Emma Frost and Bruce Wayne cross paths at a charity art gala in New York.

Posted On: 19 Sep 2019 03:36 (Related Tags: batman white-queen)


July 11, 2019. Another Night of Dancing

Another night for folks to dance their cares away at The Punchline, Gotham's new premier nightclub!

Posted On: 12 Jul 2019 22:18 (Related Tags: angel batgirl batman black-canary dazzler harley-quinn norah-walker power-woman punisher vixen)


July 04, 2019. Dancing at The Punchline!

The Punchline shows that it knows how to throw a party!

Posted On: 11 Jul 2019 22:05 (Related Tags: angel batgirl batman batwoman black-canary dazzler harley-quinn havok impulse iron-man poison-ivy psylocke raven thor)


May 28, 2019. Punching In at the Punchline

Batman and Misfit collect intel from the criminals near the Punchline and talk next steps.

Posted On: 29 May 2019 04:12 (Related Tags: batman misfit)


May 06, 2019. Accidental Partner

Batman's stakeout gets slightly interrupted, but when life hands you a blazing, nuclear teenager, you roll with it.

Posted On: 07 May 2019 05:59 (Related Tags: batman firestorm)


April 03, 2019. Batcave Strategy Session

Batman gives Misfit advice and instructions concerning the Sentinels and related problems

Posted On: 04 Apr 2019 04:21 (Related Tags: batman misfit)


February 19, 2019. A Walk in the Park

After the events at Stark Tower, Harley's little beacon keeps blinking… and it summons a Bat. Again.

Posted On: 09 Mar 2019 05:38 (Related Tags: batman harley-quinn)


February 18, 2019. The World's Greatest Party Pt. II

The Joker's party may be crashed but he intends to have the last laugh.

Posted On: 14 Feb 2019 10:27 (Related Tags: atli batman boomerang harley-quinn impulse iron-man joker pepper-potts raven)


February 18, 2019. The World's Greatest Party Pt. I

Who ordered the clowns? Someone's throwing a party of explosive proportions at Stark Tower. Unfortunately some people didn't get the memo.

Posted On: 14 Feb 2019 10:02 (Related Tags: atli batman boomerang harley-quinn impulse iron-man joker pepper-potts raven)


February 06, 2019. Advice For Cults and Dating

Bruce and Karen discuss the attack on Starr Industries as well as her developing relationship with Kate Kane.

Posted On: 07 Feb 2019 04:46 (Related Tags: batman power-woman)


January 31, 2019. A Good Deed

Batman catches Catwoman in the midst of trying to do something good.

Posted On: 01 Feb 2019 03:54 (Related Tags: batman catwoman)


January 16, 2019. Resolutions

While checking the mail at Shadowcrest, Zatanna Zatara gets a surprising message from Bruce Wayne, leading to an even more overdue discussion about the events that drove them apart a year ago, and paving the way to fixing what they broke.

Posted On: 17 Jan 2019 04:56 (Related Tags: batman zatanna-zatara)


January 07, 2019. Old Friend

Jim Gordon lights the bat signal for the last time to pass Batman a case that he's not allowed to touch, which only means it needs a vigilante's justice.

Posted On: 08 Jan 2019 05:59 (Related Tags: batman jim-gordon)


Batman
The Bat
The Bat
Full Name: Bruce Wayne
Code Name: Batman
Occupation: CEO of Wayne Industries/Caped Crusader
Aliases:
Reg. Status: Human
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: Gotham
Affiliations: Bat Family, Gotham Knights
Physical Information
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Species Detail:
Age: 40
Height: 6'2"
Build: Athletic
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Blue
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Jon Hamm
Theme Song:
Character Type: FC
Universe: DC
Wiki Tag: batman
Played Since: November 23rd, 2018

Last Posted Activity: 19 Sep 2019 03:36

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