Bruce Wayne, who witnessed the murder of his billionaire parents as a child, swore to avenge their deaths. He trained extensively to achieve mental and physical perfection, mastering martial arts, detective skills, and criminal psychology. Costumed as a bat to prey on the fears of criminals, and utilizing a high-tech arsenal, he became the legendary Batman.
The Joker, Clown Prince of Crime, is Batman's arch-nemesis. An agent of chaos known for his malicious plots, wacky gadgets and insidious smile, he has caused Batman more suffering than any other villain he has ever faced. His origin, name, and true motivations remain a mystery.
Barbara Gordon was the first modern age Batgirl until she was brutally shot by the Joker, rendering her paralyzed from the waist down. Barbara reinvented herself as Oracle, providing intelligence to the DCU heroes and leading the Birds of Prey. She has recently become Batgirl once again to protect Gotham City.
Ace was introduced as Batman's pet dog in the Golden Age. He was later revamped as a rescue dog, rehabilitated from his earlier days spent as a guard dog for the Joker.
Born with a partial strand of the original Batman's DNA, Terry McGinnis was a reformed juvenile delinquent who stole the Batman suit to avenge the murder of his father. Under Wayne's guidance, Terry became The Tomorrow Knight of futuristic Neo-Gotham: Batman Beyond.
A student at Hamilton Hill High School, Dana was Terry McGinnis' girlfriend, and later his fiancee.
Outwardly a model student at Hamilton Hill High School, Carter Wilson led a secret life as Terminal, the leader of a gang of Jokerz
Max was a friend of Terry and Dana. She eventually discovered Terry was Batman and began to help where she could in his war on crime.
The mother of Terry McGinnis (Batman Beyond) and Matt McGinnis. Terry came to live with her when her ex-husband, Warren, was killed.
The brother of Terry McGinnis. At the start of Terry's vigilantism, he was completely clueless to him being Batman. After learning of Terry's alter ego, he seeks to help him as much as possible, even becoming the new Robin
The ex-husband to Mary McGinnis and father of Terry and Matt McGinnis. He was killed by Derek Powers through Mr. Fixx, because he found out about Powers was producing an illegal nerve gas. Terry became Batman to avenge his father's death.
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