|Real name:||Bruce Wayne|
|First Appearance:||Detective Comics #27 (May 1939)|
|Created by:|| Bob Kane|
|Affiliations:|| Batman Family|
Justice Society of America
|Abilities:|| Genius-level intelligence|
Peak human physical condition
Martial arts master
Access to high tech equipment
|Portrayed by:||Bruce Thomas - Birds of Prey|
- "Much as I hate to take human life, I'm afraid this time it's necessary!"
Batman was the sworn protector of Gotham City on Earth-Two.
Although as a young boy Bruce Wayne lost his parents to a gun-wielding robber, as his vigilante alter-ego Batman, he took firearms into his war on crime. The Batman of Earth-Two did not have the same "no-guns" policy as his Earth-One counterpart. He often wore a holster on his utility belt that carried his pistol and had a machine gun mounted on the Batplane.
Considered a vigilante by the police because he killed many of his early opponents, Wayne as Batman proved to be effective against the open acting crime organizations that the ineffective Gotham City police force could not. Batman began gathering the grudging admiration of then Police Commissioner James Gordon in his efforts, despite Batman's lethal methods of crime combating operations.
The Caped Crusader joined the Justice Society of America to unite heroes against the threat of Nazi Germany during World War II. Batman later married his former foe Catwoman and became the father of Huntress (Helena Wayne).
In other mediaEdit
- In the Birds of Prey TV Series, a similar depiction of the Batman of Earth-Two was portrayed by Bruce Thomas. He appeared only briefly on the show and was established as the father of Huntress.
- In Batman (1989) Batman was very similar to the gun-toting Batman of Earth-Two. He opened fired on Joker's Goons with the Batwing. Batman also attempted to shoot Joker with the Batwing's guns and rockets, but missed. Over the course of the film series, he killed others, including other Goons and the Joker himself, a tattooed strongman, and Two-Face, albeit without the aid of projectile weaponry, save his grappling gun.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Batman in earlier comics also frequently killed villains and thugs by punching or kicking them into vats of acid, or off roofs.