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General Information
Real name: Bruce Wayne
First Appearance: Batman: Arkham Asylum (Detective Comics #27 May 1939)
Created by: Bob Kane
Bill Finger
Affiliations: Wayne Enterprises
Alfred Pennyworth
Abilities: Genius-level intelligence
Master detective
Master escapologist
Peak human physical condition
Master martial artist
Access to high tech equipment
Portrayed by: Roger Craig Smith (voice)
"I am the reason the criminals breathe easier when the sun rises."
―Batman to Alfred[src]

Batman is the masked vigilante who defends Gotham City.


When his parents were gunned down in front of him, young Bruce Wayne resolved to rid Gotham City of the criminal element that took their lives. He trained extensively to achieve mental and physical perfection, in addition to mastering martial arts, detective techniques, and criminal psychology. Dressing as a bat to prey on criminals' fears, Batman fights crimes with the aid of specialized gadgets and vehicles, operating out of his secret Batcave below Wayne Manor.

Batman: Arkham Origins

On Christmas Eve, Batman intervenes in a breakout at Blackgate penitentiary led by Black Mask. There, Black Mask executes Police Commissioner Loeb and then escapes while Batman confronts Black Mask's hired assassin Killer Croc. After defeating Croc, Batman learns that some of the world's deadliest assassins are in Gotham City to claim the $50 million bounty put on Batman's head by Black Mask. Batman makes his way to Jezebel Plaza to interrogate an arms dealer named Ricky 'Loose Lips' Leblanc and sees Loose Lips and Penguin's gang making an arms deal with an unknown criminal gang. Upon beating the thugs at the arms deal and capturing Loose Lips, Batman attempts to interrogate him by stranglehold. However, his attempt unintentionally knocks him unconscious instead. After Loose Lips awakens, Batman starts to interrogate him up on the roof of the clock tower, then Batman got his phone and drops Loose Lips off the roof and straight into the Christmas tree. Batman tracks down the Penguin aboard his ship, believing he knows Black Mask's location. After arriving, Batman is forced to overcome the assassins Deathstroke and Electrocutioner, before learning from Penguin that there was a murder at Black Mask's safe house in Lacey Towers. Batman discovers that Anarky is placing bombs all over Gotham so decide to deactivate the bombs. Batman travels to the towers and investigates the murder scene, piecing together that the victim was not Black Mask, and the murder may have involved a new criminal known as "the Joker".

Needing more information to solve the case, Batman infiltrates the GCPD to access the National Criminal Database. In the midst of his escape, Batman encounters the newly promoted Commissioner James Gordon, and the corrupt SWAT team who hope to eradicate Gordon and collect Black Mask's bounty money for themselves. With advice from Gordon's daughter Barbara, Batman enters the sewers beneath the GCPD to secure permanent access to the database. There, he finds Black Mask's crew planting explosives. The database helps Batman uncover that Black Mask was kidnapped by the Joker, who Batman believes intends to use Black Mask to access the Gotham Merchants Bank. Exiting the sewer, Batman encounters the Mad Hatter's mind-controlled henchmen, who sing a nursery rhyme inviting him to a “party” hosted by the Mad Hatter. The Mad Hatter then contacts Batman, explaining he had a business proposal; a girl then cries for help, before the Hatter silences her. At the bank, Batman encounters Black Mask, who is revealed to be the Joker in disguise: the Joker had replaced Black Mask days earlier, seizing his criminal empire and placing the bounty on Batman. Leaving the bank into Jezebel Plaza, Batman heard a baby crying in a carriage, but it turns out to be a recording. He is then encountered by one of the assassins, Shiva. Batman then pursues the Joker to the Sionis Steel Mill, where he frees Black Mask, and defeats the poisonous assassin Copperhead. Batman discovers an S.O.S and the helicopter was shot down by Deadshot, one of the assassins.

Tracking the Joker to the Royal Hotel, Batman finds that he and his men have taken control of the building, filled it with explosives, murdered the staff, and taken the guests hostage. Joker gathers the assassins about their failure to kill Batman, and throws Electrocutioner out of a window to his death: Batman recovers his electric gloves. The assassins depart except for Bane who believes Batman is coming for the Joker. Batman works his way through the building, eventually encountering Joker and fighting Bane. Concerned Batman is outmatched, Alfred alerts the GCPD for help, who arrive and interrupt the fight. As Bane escapes by helicopter he fires a rocket at Joker, and the concussive force sends Joker falling from the hotel. Batman leaps after and saves the Joker before leaving him with the GCPD. The Joker is left intrigued by the events as he is imprisoned in Blackgate, and placed in the care of Dr. Harleen Quinzel. Talking to Quinzel, he explains that he now believes it was fate for he and Batman to meet.

In the Batcave, Alfred implores Batman to abandon his crusade, fearing he will die, but Batman refuses to listen. Batman enters the GCPD morgue and scanning the body of a Venom User. Locating Bane's hideout, Batman heard the GCPD Dispatcher that the Venom shipment was behind by Bird, Bane's lieutenant. Batman locates Bane's headquarters and discovers that Bane knows Batman is Bruce Wayne. Firefly launches an assault on the Pioneer Bridge, forcing Batman and Gordon to work together to overcome the assassin and his bombs. Meanwhile, Bane breaks into the Batcave and beats Alfred nearly to death. Batman returns to find the Batcave in ruins: Alfred dies after requesting that Batman not feel guilty over him. Batman manages to resuscitate Alfred using the Electrocutioner's gloves. Elsewhere, the Joker has taken over Blackgate after launching a riot.

Finally accepting that he needs allies, Batman works with Gordon and the GCPD to retake the prison. Batman is forced to fight Bane to the death when Joker places himself in an electric chair that will automatically kill him unless Bane dies: Batman uses the electric gloves to shock Bane to death. Satisfied, the Joker leaves, intending to detonate the bombs placed around the city. Batman resuscitates Bane, but he becomes enraged and injects himself with a prototype of Titan, known as TN-1, which transforms him into a hulking beast: Batman manages to defeat him, and the steroid's side effects damage Bane's memory. With Gordon's help, Batman fights his way to the Joker in the prison chapel. Dismayed to learn that Batman saved Bane, the Joker tries to goad Batman into killing him, but Batman subdues him. Gordon decides to let Batman go, believing he can help the city.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

See: Batman (Batman: Arkham Asylum)

Batman: Arkham City

See: Batman (Batman: Arkham City)

Batman: Arkham Knight

See: Batman (Batman: Arkham Knight)

Challenge Mode Gameplay

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  • Trained to a physical and mental peak
  • Arsenal of gadgets, vehicles, and advanced technology
  • Inventor, detective, genius-level intelligence
  • Expert in most known forms of martial arts
  • Trained in all aspects of criminology
  • Mastery of the physical sciences
  • Computer expert
  • Master of disguise
  • Photographic memory
  • Trained in stealth and espionage techniques
  • Expert escape artist
  • The "Initiation" DLC reveals that even when not wearing his WayneTech-equipped Batsuit, Bruce Wayne's extensive martial arts training allows him to visualize his surroundings in a manner reminiscent of Detective Mode, referred to simply as "Concentration".


  • "The Black Mask put a bounty on my head, where is he?"
  • "I am the reason why criminals breathe easier when the sun rises."
  • "I am done playing games, Slade."
  • "You want teeth I want answers."
  • "Noted."
  • "Tonight will not be my end, but it will be theirs!"


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