Batman

Batman was created by Bob Kane and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939)
 

"The most elusive of
targets, Batman has
eluded our data
collection teams for many
years. Most of the data
collected here is
speculation. Our program
of mapping Gotham has
come to a halt since the
quake but if the
government sponsors
Gotham, our program will
be reinstated. Of all the
Justice League, Batman is
probably the most
dangerous and the most
likely to discover the
Krypton Protocols."
Alter Ego: Bruce Wayne, Various cover identities (“Matches” Malone, Sir Hemmingford Grey, etc.)
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 210 lbs.
Eyes: Blue Hair: BlackOccupation: Multimillionaire Industrialist, Playboy and Philanthropist
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Thomas Wayne (father; deceased); Martha Wayne (mother; deceased), Philip Wayne (uncle)Group Affiliations: Justice League of America (current); Justice League International (formerly); Outsiders (former leader)
Base of Operations: Gotham City

Overview:
Gotham City made the Batman. An industrial center that never recovered after the Great Depression. An emerging indusrialist and his wife were killed one night by the rising crimewave and the Batman was born. Desiring that no one else suffer what he has suffered, Bruce Wayne has battled against the most insane, rogues gallery of criminals, the brutal underbelly of mankind, and now against the forces of nature itself. An earthquake has leveled most of Gotham, and the Batman alter ego, Bruce Wayne has gone to the Government to convince them to help fund the repair of Gotham. Batman is also a member of the Justice League and is their most insightful member, making leaps of logic based in reason, rarely participating directly with League business, but offering information when required.

Sponsoring the Huntress into the League, it would seem that he wants to help her see a more heroic side to what she does, hoping perhaps, it will come with association to other heroes. Batman has little use for most of the Justice League, considering most of them to be too young, too inexperienced, or simply not dedicated enough to be effective.History: Historical References for Batman

Batman is a trained scientist, escape artist, detective and inventor.

  • Batman began his physical and mental conditioning when he was 11.
  • Began intense physical training and weight lifting at age 12.
  • Trained in the US for various martial arts for 3 years.
  • Gained degrees in criminal science, forensics, computer science, chemistry and engineering by the time he was 16.
  • Became 2st and 3nd degree black belt in Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido by the time he was 17.
  • Trained and became proficient with all small arms and basic vehicles operations.By the time he was 18 he:
  • Studied commando style operations with small mercenary units.
  • Left US to further study martial arts under specialized masters.
  • Other skills: knife throwing, escrima, melee weapons mastery, body control
  • Other skills: disguise, diverse environmental training, combat driving, savate, kungfu
  • Other skills: security systems, illusion/sleight of hand, blind fightingBy the time he was 24 he had expanded his studies for more advanced:
  • forensic and medical sciences
  • expanded computer and engineering sciences
  • expanded disguise and weapon/device sciences
  • expand device pool, improve vehicle designs
  • use of personal powered armor and systems.
  • continual physical training in Batcave facility.
  • database creation on underworld crime bosses, rogue’s gallery foes and other supers.
  • expanded melee weapon techniques
  • improved material sciences for body armor and micro-machinery

Skills and Powers
With few exceptions, the non-metahuman known as the Batman is a superbly trained and highly experienced fighting machine. Mastering the world’s most lethal martial arts disciplines, he is considered to be the best martial artist in the world. The enigmatic Lady Shiva (see attached files), the new Green Arrow, and perhaps his young protege, Nightwing, are the only non-metas on the planet who could possibly defeat him in a one on one conflict.Batman maintains the physical stature of a man in perfect physical condition and he constantly trains his physical abilities, strength, agility, reflexes and coordination until they reach mythical proportions for a human. Starting at a very young age, Batman conditioned his body with physical regimes such as strength conditioning, martial arts, yoga and biofeedback. These years of intenstive training have allowed him to become and remain one of the most physically capable men on Earth.

He may bench press approximately 725 pounds and is the near-equal or equal of the world’s best athlete in any Olympic event. Batman is a ruthless combatant and fights with an unothodoxed mixture of styles that incorporate techniques from other cultures, mixed with the weapon styles of his uniform. These include batarangs, razor-wings and grappling lines. Batman is also an accomplished night fighter and is capable of fighting in an obscured or poorly lit environnment.

Weapons
Batman has no singlular weapon of choice, instead he relies on a bevy of devices to supplement his needs at any time. With proper preparation, Batman carries a wide assortment of support devices.

The most common are: An infrared flashlight used in conjuction with his infrared lenses in his cowl, a short-term rebreather, a remote access vocal command processor for his computer and communications, a powerful laser cutting torch, smoke and tear gas grenades, batarangs and razorwings for attack, a grapnel line for swinging and tying up foes and a glider cloak that can be used to glide short distances or remove momentum from a fall. He also carries a small forensic kit for detective work and a series of lockpicks and security skeleton cards for simple to advanced security locks.

Batman wears a suit of superlight ballistic fibre proof against low to medium caliber firearms. His cowl is armored, lead lined and his cape is also bulletproof, fire retardant and water resistant. Batman also possesses a number of other suits that he can tailor to his needs. He also possesses a suit of powered armor.

Vehicles
Batman has a multitude of vehicles for his one man war on crime. His primary vehicle, the Batmobile is a modified jet aircraft that has an armored car built around it. It is capable of speeds of 200+ miles per hour, 300+ with an afterburner. Batman also has a variety of terrain vehicles, gliders, small aircraft and watercraft as well, such as speedboats and submersibles for covert operations. He also keeps a modified stealth aircraft that he uses in conjuction with the Justice League. It was destroyed recently in conflict with the Martians but will probably be replace soon with something more advanced. All of Batman’s vehicles are resistant to small arms fire and designed to be a durable and maintenance free as possible. Alfred and Harold maintain any vehicles that Batman himself does not have time to keep up. All of the vehicles have microwave connections to the Batcave and to Oracle for data upload or download. All of the equipment can also be driven or controlled by voice or can be designated to autoreturn in the event that Batman is injured.

Facilities
Batman stores all of his technology beneath Wayne Manor in what is called the BatCave. The cavern system beneath Waynne Manor is quite extensive and has not been completely mapped. It did have a connection to the Gotham Subway System and Batman had a high speed railcar that once used that connection to get into Gotham. Batman’s information technology is located in the Batcave as well. All of Batman’s data is highly encrypted and secure. Besides, Batman, Tim, Alfred and Oracle are the only people with complete access to the Batcave computers. These computers have Batman’s criminal database and his connections to other information resources. The cave also keeps what little memorabilia that Batman deems important enough to save.

Allies: Nightwing, Oracle, Huntress, Robin, Sir Alfred Pennysworth, Commissoner Gordon, Azrael, Catwoman, Superman, Orion, Flash,Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Zauriel, Green Lantern.

Enemies: Killer Croc, Mister Freeze, Rhas A’Ghul, Joker, Riddler, Two-Face, The Penguin, Harlequin, Bane, The Scarecrow

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