What ethnicity Is batman?

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#1 Posted by minutemen_64 (206 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm confused because l read his mother Martha kane was lrish Catholic, and his dad thomas Wayne is descended from mad anthony wayne the lrish american military commander , his first name is bassed off of Robert the Bruce who was Scottish , but that's a first name not a surname, so he's mostly lrish ?

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#2 Posted by NYBreezy (603 posts) - - Show Bio

No he's black. Everybody knows he's black.

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#3 Posted by ArkhamWrath (723 posts) - - Show Bio

@nybreezy:

No he is Britain... just like 80% of american nation...

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#4 Posted by Redatom1234 (2813 posts) - - Show Bio

@nybreezy: Lol, that reminds me of him doing a batdunk. Imagine batman talking street.

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#6 Posted by jayc1324 (26422 posts) - - Show Bio

White.

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#7 Edited by jayc1324 (26422 posts) - - Show Bio

But yeah mostly Irish I guess. Maybe some British too

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#8 Posted by mister_pimping (184 posts) - - Show Bio

Saren (Citizenbane) mentioned that Batman has Scottish ancestry.

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#9 Posted by Cloakx14 (9136 posts) - - Show Bio

he's white.

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#10 Posted by batchit_crazy (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Human

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#11 Edited by OrangeBat (960 posts) - - Show Bio

He seems to be mostly Irish, with some Scottish admixture.

Guess that means the paddies have legitimate reason to claim Batman as their own.

(though, wouldn't he have Black Irish ancestry then, what with the black hair?)

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#12 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (18984 posts) - - Show Bio

White isnt a race or ethnic group.

Also i dont think he belongs to any.

He is Batman, he is above that jazz.

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#13 Posted by deactivated-59c716930b8a6 (9227 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, I dunno.

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#14 Edited by Saren (27933 posts) - - Show Bio

He's Scottish, there's literally a comic called Batman: The Scottish Connection and a recent issue of Gotham Academy had Damian talking about his Scottish ancestors on his father's side.

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#15 Edited by Saren (27933 posts) - - Show Bio

@orangebat said:

He seems to be mostly Irish, with some Scottish admixture.

Guess that means the paddies have legitimate reason to claim Batman as their own.

(though, wouldn't he have Black Irish ancestry then, what with the black hair?)

Batman's veins are clean of potato blood thank you very much

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#16 Posted by JTMac005 (950 posts) - - Show Bio

Never been so proud to be of Irish and Scottish heritage haha

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#17 Posted by MysticMedivh (32250 posts) - - Show Bio

He must be related to William Wallace.

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#18 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (18984 posts) - - Show Bio

He must be related to William Wallace.

Nop, he is a Blind Blackkin Filipino LadyBoy Pansexual!!!

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#19 Posted by Rhymfre (3 posts) - - Show Bio

From Ive gathered from the Scottish Connection and this pedigree chart http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11111/111115721/3820854-3557299-a%2Bwayne%2Btree%2B%28close%29.gif

Batman seems to be English, Scottish, Irish and Dutch, with very small amounts of Native American.

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#20 Posted by jb681131 (3076 posts) - - Show Bio

@rhymfre said:

From Ive gathered from the Scottish Connection and this pedigree chart http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11111/111115721/3820854-3557299-a%2Bwayne%2Btree%2B%28close%29.gif

Batman seems to be English, Scottish, Irish and Dutch, with very small amounts of Native American.

By "English", you mean "British" I assume.

Here is a better view of that "pedigree chart" :

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#21 Posted by Aahz (1272 posts) - - Show Bio

Is "Mad" Anthony Wayne still canon? That relation is based on a silver age comic.

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#22 Posted by jb681131 (3076 posts) - - Show Bio

@aahz said:

Is "Mad" Anthony Wayne still canon? That relation is based on a silver age comic.

I would say it isn't canon because Silver Age Batman, Post-Crisis, and New 52 Batman live on different Earths.

But if you read Batman's origins between Silver age, Golden age and Post-Crisis age, they are somewhat the same. So you can assume that ancestry is somewhat the same too.

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#23 Posted by Aahz (1272 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131 said:
@aahz said:

Is "Mad" Anthony Wayne still canon? That relation is based on a silver age comic.

I would say it isn't canon because Silver Age Batman, Post-Crisis, and New 52 Batman live on different Earths.

But if you read Batman's origins between Silver age, Golden age and Post-Crisis age, they are somewhat the same. So you can assume that ancestry is somewhat the same too.

It's a a time travel story in Worlds Finest, and these things usually don't fit hat well in the modern canon. And iirc it is not even 100% clear if and how they are related from that story.

Btw. Bruce and Dick at several relatives in Golden and Silver Age stories that were erased post crisis. Most popular example is probably Aunt Harriet.

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#24 Posted by Rhymfre (3 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131: yes but the thing is that British can be either English, Scottish or welsh. I wanted to be specific so I put English and Scottish instead of just 'British'.

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#25 Posted by Rhymfre (3 posts) - - Show Bio

@orangebat: Batman is "Black" Irish on his mother's side, while being English, Scottish, Dutch with like 5% Native American on his father's side.

Clearly Bruce resembles more of his mother's side since some incarnations (such as the Arkham games) Batman has "Black" Irish features: very pale skin, jet black hair and blue eyes. In other incarnations he resembles his father more.

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#26 Posted by MasterDetective (1500 posts) - - Show Bio

Wayne comes from old english

http://www.behindthename.com/name/wayne

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#27 Posted by devildog8774 (13 posts) - - Show Bio

American, smh

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#28 Posted by commissar (92 posts) - - Show Bio

I always assumed he was your basic WASP.

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