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.
A philanthropist and gifted surgeon, Thomas Wayne is the late father of Bruce Wayne and CEO of Wayne Industries.
Martha Wayne is the wife of the late Dr. Thomas Wayne and the mother of Bruce Wayne.
Edward Nigma is a villain obsessed with riddles, puzzles, and brain teasers, who took the alias of the Riddler to commit crimes. Riddler frequently tries to outsmart Gotham's hero Batman, but is always defeated by the Dark Knight.
James Gordon is one of Batman's first supporters, helping him fight against crime and corruption in Gotham City. He eventually rose to the rank of Commissioner in the Gotham City Police Department, and continues to be one of Batman's greatest allies.
Intelligent, rich and sophisticated; Oswald Cobblepot puts up a gentlemanly front, but behind closed doors he is the angered, power hungry criminal known as The Penguin. He shows flashes of compassion sometimes, but he is dominated by a desire to be respected and to control those around him.
Alfred Pennyworth is Bruce Wayne's loyal father figure and butler. Alfred raised Bruce (and later Dick Grayson) after the death of the Waynes. A former British secret agent, Alfred is a skilled surgeon who often treats members of the Bat-Family.
Gillian Loeb was the corrupt Commissioner of the Gotham City Police before James Gordon.
Martha Wayne's father, who suffered a stroke, leaving him unable to speak properly and confined to an iron lung.
Bruce Wayne's uncle. He briefly took care of Bruce after the deaths of Thomas and Martha.
A career criminal who taught Bruce Wayne all those fancy car chase tricks.
The original Red Hood One.
A Gotham City teenager, and the newest ally to Batman. Rather than train another sidekick, Batman looks to mentor Duke to be something new; Gotham's daytime protector.
A technological master who trained Bruce Wayne in the years before he became Batman.
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