|Bruce Wayne (Scenesys ID: 165)|
|Occupation:||CEO Wayne Foundation|
|Groups:||Hellfire Club, Bat Family, Justice League|
|Apparent Age:||39||Actual Age:||39|
|Date of Birth||30 March 1981||Played By||Ben Affleck|
|Hair Color:||black||Eye Color:||blue|
Batman is the father figure to many of the young vigilantes of Gotham, and the erstwhile defender of that city known as the Dark Knight. Criminals flee him, allies fear him. Even years after first being spotted by the media, Batman remains an elusive and mysterious figure in the legends of Gotham. Quite the contrast to the billionaire Bruce Wayne, playboy-turned-father to a cavalcade of adopted children.
1980: Born to Martha and Thomas Wayne.
1990: Bruce, along with Thomas Elliot, witness a superhero assist with foiling a bank robbery.
1992: Thomas and Martha Wayne were murdered while leaving the Monarch Theatre, Bruce was left in the care of his guardian: Alfred Pennyworth.
1998: Bruce begins training his mind, and body, fueled by his desire to rid Gotham City of the criminal underworld.
2000: Bruce studies theatrics and stage magic under John Zatara.
2004: After a long hiatus from Gotham, Bruce Wayne enters the social spotlight again, quickly gathering the guise of a billionaire playboy. Wayne Enterprises welcomes Bruce as chairman. The Wayne Foundation is also founded, a charity giving grants to the arts, education, and medical research.
Summer 2004: Gotham PD start hearing reports of a masked man roaming the rooftops, stopping petty crimes, escalating to major crimes.
2005: The first credible sighting of the Bat-Man is recounted to the Gotham Gazette.
2006: Bruce Wayne gains a ward by the name of Richard 'Dick' Grayson, of the Flying Graysons.
2007: Reports of The Batman fighting crimes with a young sidekick named Robin surface. The Dynamic Duo is formed.
2009: Batman and Robin gain another teammate in the fight against crime: Batgirl.
2010: Dick Grayson retires from the role of Robin. Leaving to work with the Titans full time as Nightwing.
2011: Tragedy first hits the bat-group, as The Joker attacks Barbara Gordon, injuring her spine and rendering her unable to walk. Jim Gordon is tortured and attempts are made to break him psychologically.
2012: A tidal wave hits the eastern Seaboard of the New York/New Jersey area. Gotham City is effectivelyu cut off from the rest of the United States, in a time that eventually became to be known as 'No Man's Land'.
2013: While on patrol, Batman witnesses a young man attempting to steal the hubcaps off of the Batmobile. The young man, named Jason Todd, becomes the second Robin.
2015: Jason Todd was horrifically beaten and killed by The Joker. This incident causes Batman to spiral into a more violent role.
2017: Following the death of the second Robin, and after a conversation with Dick, Bruce allows Tim Drake to become the third Robin.
Batman cares deeply for the lives of innocent people, not just of Gotham, though that is very much his focus, but even for the world as a whole. And indeed, that compassion extends beyond even the innocent, and all the way to the villains he fights. He may be ruthlessly efficient in stopping their plans, and certainly can be violent in that struggle, but ultimately Batman is driven by the simple desire that no one should have to endure the type of pain he went through in losing his parents, not even those who care for those he battles against, nor the people he fights themselves. For all his grim demeanor and fearsome reputation, it is respect for life which is the core of Batman?s person.
While not by any means a split personality, one might be forgiven for thinking that was the case with Bruce Wayne and Batman. Batman is a grim, supremely focused, often-violent vigilante and Bruce Wayne, once you strip away the affected facade of the playboy dilettante, is a deeply compassionate philanthropist, but also a far warmer and less emotionally reserved person, even behind closed doors among those ?in the know.? To an extent, Batman compartmentalizes these personas himself, and despite often claiming that Batman is his ?real self? (to the degree that he can answer ?I?m Batman? to the question of his true identity and it will be accepted as truth even by supernatural methods of detecting deceptions) Bruce Wayne is more a part of him than he often realizes. In his best moments he blends the two seamlessly, and at his worst he focuses almost entirely on one than the other (almost always Batman over Bruce but there have been rare occasions of the opposite).
Batman is extremely self-disciplined and driven. He is easily capable of tuning out distraction and other concerns to devote himself fully to any given task at hand, to a degree that can make him seem positively monomaniacal at times. When he sets goals he pursues them relentlessly and with often-ruthless efficiency. Sometimes to his own detriment.
Batman, being a rational fellow, is aware that one cannot plan for every contingency. That doesn?t stop him from trying to plan for just about every contingency it is feasible to plan for. He has applied his exhaustive experience and knowledge to finely-tune every aspect of his crime-fighting arsenal to help provide the maximum chance for success. It doesn?t stop him from adjusting on the fly, but chances are in many given situations Batman already has devised a method or plan for dealing with it effectively. He has, for example, spent several years building up immunities or resistances to many common poisons. He?s never been a Boy Scout but he puts them to shame at their own motto of ?Be Prepared.?
Perhaps not surprising for the ?world?s greatest detective? Batman?s mind is highly attuned towards logic and rationality. It is not so ironclad that he refuses to accept that there are things that cannot yet be explained by science and rational thought, but he is uncomfortable with those concepts and even then will try to place them in some kind of framework he can more easily relate to. When strange circumstances arise he will go to considerable effort to find the ?rational explanation.? This also tends to make him a bit of a skeptic when it comes to things like ?Magic? and supernatural phenomena and the like. Not that he isn?t aware that it is a real force, but he very much hews towards the ?technology/science we just don?t understand yet? belief.
Batman has adopted such a strict self-discipline that emotional control is very much a fundamental part of his personality. He tends towards stoicism at the best of times, though with the mask off or around his close allies and friends he can sometimes betray more warmth and humor than many expect from him. However coupled with some of his other tendencies this is part of what gives Batman a reputation among those that don?t know him so well for being...at best a bit cold and at worst a callous jerk.
Batman is a very self-sacrificing individual. He gives generously not only of his fortune as Bruce Wayne, but also of himself as Batman. He?s given up virtually the very thought of ever having a ?normal life? in order to protect Gotham and Earth. He would think nothing of giving his life to save innocents. He has no fear of harm, pain, death or discomfort for himself, save circumstance where incurring such things puts innocents at risk. He pushes himself harder, farther, and for greater spans of time than anyone ought to in order to keep others safe. Indeed, he is so without regard for his own well-being that it can sometimes become a serious problem for him.
Without question Batman is one of the most intelligent humans on Earth, well into the supergenius range. However while he is outstripped by several others in various specialized scientific and engineering fields, there is likely no one else on Earth who is as multifaceted as Batman is. He learns at an amazingly fast rate and has an eidetic memory, which has allowed him to achieve mastery or near-mastery over an astonishing array of wildly different fields, and allows him to learn new ones (or improve in existing ones) with equal alacrity. While within human bounds, his intellect pushes the limits of human capability.
Perhaps even beyond his intellect and physical capability, it is Batman?s indomitable will that drives him to accomplish the amazing things he does. He can push himself harder than virtually any human alive. He can face down Gods and Supernatural beings of immense power without flinching. He can withstand enormous amounts of pain, discomfort, or even outright torture of both the physical and psychological variety without breaking. He can tune out a multitude of distractions to focus on accomplishing his goals. He might waver. He might stumble, and he might make mistakes or suffer temporary defeats, but ultimately...his unwavering sense of purpose is virtually impossible to break. He could easily wield a green power ring (or a yellow, for that matter), and he tends to break free of mind control and other such influences far more quickly than others, or resist it outright.
Batman is easily the equal of a world-class olympic gymnast several times over in terms of balance and coordination. Years of rigorous training and experience have given him an uncanny ability to flip, twist, tumble, and dodge his way out threatening situations. Only a few notable exceptions among human levels could claim more agility and acrobatic prowess than Batman, foremost among them being his own protege, Nightwing.
While more of a physical capability then actual skill, Batman's body has been honed to the peak of human capability. It's entirely likely that barely anyone on earth can exceed him in overall physical fitness and still be considered ?human.? Batman can run a mile in about three minutes, hold his breath for seven minutes, deadlift almost 1000 pounds, and place in the top five at the Boston Marathon while barely breaking a sweat. He can endure tremendous amounts of punishment (primarily blunt force trauma) with little loss in performance. Also included among his physical abilities is his incredible control over his own body. Batman can effectively 'play dead' by slowing down his vital signs, or dislocate (and relocate) or contort his own limbs almost on command. Many of his own body-control techniques almost break the barrier into the mystical, but in truth are simply extensions of his phenomenal willpower and martial arts training.
Batman has mastered dozens of different martial arts styles, and is familiar enough with most others that he can identify their use on-sight and recognizes their techniques. He is not likely among the top 5 martial artists in the world but probably comfortably seated within the top 10, and is skilled and resourceful enough that he has been known to battle the most superb martial artists and occasionally manage a win. His own style borrows techniques from the multitude of styles he knows, creating an amalgamation that is more than the sum of its parts.
Batman is also extremely skilled in the use of thrown weapons such as shuriken, boomerangs, darts, bolos, throwing knives, and other such implements, often using customized variations on them in his crime-fighting. He is also intimately familiar with swords, staves, and most other melee weapons, though he practices with them more to have an idea what to expect from his enemies than for the intention of using said skills in battle directly.
Finally, Batman is more than passingly familiar with ranged weapons as well, including archery, and even firearms, which he may abhor, but he has learned to use out of respect for their deadliness, and if nothing else for a complete knowledge of ballistics and forensics surrounding such weapons. All told, Batman is one of the world?s most formidable all-around combatants, at least among those that fall within human capability.
Batman is commonly referred to as 'The World's Greatest Detective'. It's not a name that is unwarranted. Batman's array of detection and deductive skills range from the techniques of Zulu trackers in Africa to the modern forensic science of the FBI or Scotland Yard. He can spot clues and evidence with mind boggling ease, and his eye for detail is unparalleled (his photographic memory is a great help in this, of course). Additionally, Batman is easily the match of the finest forensic scientists on the planet, and is familiar with all the state of the art methods, as well as the simpler modes of analyzing crime scenes. He can often accomplish with a mere glance what less skilled detectives require weeks of analysis to accomplish. Finally, Batman's deductive mind is second to none. He can take even the shakiest of evidence and clues, link them together, and come to a usually frighteningly accurate conclusion as to the who, how, and why of any given situation. His leaps of logic and incredible instincts often astound and amaze those that work with him, to include his compatriots in the JLA.
Batman is skilled in disguise, acting, and impersonation, having been taught largely by Alfred himself. He has been known to apply realistic prosthetics and wigs to alter his appearance and take on alternate identities, most notably that of ?Matches? Malone, a mid-level Gotham criminal. He can tell bald-faced lies so well that he fools lie detector machines, and perhaps most notably can school his body language to subtly differentiate between, for example, Batman and Bruce Wayne.
Infiltration and Escape:
Batman has long since lost count of the number of traps he's managed to escape from. He is intimately familiar with lockpicking, safe-cracking, and general escape artistry. He is easily on par with master thieves in avoiding, disabling, or circumventing security systems, though perhaps not -quite- as gifted as (for instance) Catwoman He can contort and dislocate his limbs as necessary to escape bonds, to include straitjackets, ropes, chains, and even more sophisticated bonds. His keen mind allows him to break through electronic locks and security systems with relative ease. Of course, such techniques are much more effective when he has adequate tools to utilize, but he's proven time and time again that often his ingenuity and whatever happens to be on hand are more than enough to evade nearly any deathtrap.
Batman knows how best to use his image and reputation to strike fear into the hearts of evildoers, at a level he has practically elevated to an art form. Through a combination of psychological know-how, fearsome reputation, dark appearance, and a simply overpowering presence, Batman can make just about -anyone- nervous. Often he can accomplish this even without -trying- and often even fellow heroes and teammates have been known to comment about Batman 'making them nervous' or 'spooking' them.
Beyond his direct crime-fighting skills, Batman is an expert in a vast array of other fields, from survival techniques to virtually all major (and several specialized) scientific and engineering disciplines, to computer programming, driving, piloting, linguistics (fluent in a multitude of languages), cryptography, and business. And given his formidable intellect, he can brush up on old fields and learn new ones extremely quickly. This includes a tremendous amount of seemingly-trivial knowledge across a multitude of subjects. He is very much a ?walking encyclopedia? and ?jack-of-all-trades? though in his case a ?master of many? rather than ?none.?
One of the more effective skills Batman has mastered is the arts of silence and invisibility. In the shadows of the city, Batman is a ghost, and only the most perceptive of individuals ever find him unless he wishes it. So talented in the arts of stealth is Batman that he has even effectively hidden from Superman, despite the Man of Steel's ultra-enhanced senses. Of course, to hide from those with superhuman perception usually requires special equipment/devices/chemicals of some kind, which means prior knowledge of his opponents abilities (not usually much of a problem for Batman) is a must. But under normal circumstances, no ordinary human being is going to find Batman unless he?s not trying to avoid detection. Included in this ability is his uncanny knack for slipping out of Commissioner Jim Gordon's presence in the middle of any given conversation.
Batman has a commmanding knowledge of 'life on the streets'. While of course it is primarily focused on Gotham, it easily extends into nearly any other city as well. He knows they kinds of places drug dealers like to hang out, who makes the best informants, who's taking orders from who on the street, and which businesses the 'family' is using as fronts. He knows the ins and outs of criminal organizations like the back of his hand, from the simplest street gang to the oldest bastions of organized crime such as the Mafia. He also knows how and where the 'Black Market' sets up shop (figuratively speaking), and knows how illegal goods flow in most cities. Basically, Batman has the criminal element essentially 'mapped out' in his mind, which gives him a tremendous advantage in his crimefighting escapades.
Tactics and Strategy:
Batman has a genius for tactics and strategy that almost matches his genius for deductive reasoning. Batman can easily devise plans at the drop of a hat, with very little prior notice or warning. Furthermore, it can just as easily adapt to rapidly changing situations and adjust those tactics and strategies accordingly. Whether it's planning the retaking of a city, or the defeat of an ancient alien death machine, Batman is more than equal to the task of discovering and implementing how best to go about accomplishing the desired goal. There are those that say that Batman could find a way to defeat just about anyone or anything, given time to prepare. That may be a slight exaggeration, but there?s little denying that Batman often manages to hold his own even amongst metahumans of unimaginable power.
Over the years Bruce has gathered a collection of several younger heroes that he has trained and molded to varying degrees of success, as well as having always had the loyalty of the ever-faithful Alfred Pennyworth. Even those who have become estranged are often still willing to help Batman and Gotham when pressed, even if they might disagree on the methods to do so. Most would die for him. One for all intents and purposes did. He tries very hard not to let it happen again. Either way, his close group of Robins, Batgirls, and various others (including several ?civilians?) provides an incredible array of expertise across a wide span of different fields, several of them exceeding Batman himself in their most specialized fields, and others offering invaluable support to the operations of Batman and his fellow vigilantes in Gotham.
Batman uses two primary vehicles in his war against crime. The first is, of course, the infamous Batmobile. The Batmobile is a specially designed supercar, capable of reaching extremely high land speeds, and carrying a wide array of gadgets and equipment that assist Batman in a variety of ways. It?s an array that seems to only get bigger with each new iteration of the Batmobile. Batman's second most prevalent vehicle is the Batwing. The Batwing is a supersonic jet fighter that is easily on par with anything a modern military can devise. Unlike the Batmobile the Batwing tends to be armed, and is most often used alongside the JLA against superhuman foes. Batman also has a veritable fleet of other somewhat more 'mundane' vehicles, that have generally been modified to suit the 'Bat' motif. They are all top-of-the line quality with state-of-the-art technology, and may very well have further modifications and innovations designed and incorporated by Batman himself.
For more details see +info Batman/Vehicles.
While Batman?s primary headquarters remains the massive Batcave beneath Wayne Manor, he has several smaller outposts scattered throughout Gotham for use in emergencies or occasionally by other members of the Bat-Family. Most of these have little more than a spare costume and utility belt, extra supplies for the replenishable components of said utility belt, medical supplies, a berth for the Batmobile, Batwing, or perhaps both (though a few are too small for even this, instead usually housing a Bat-cycle), and a remote link to the main computer terminal in the primary Batcave, which in addition to all of the above hosts a full forensic laboratory, training spaces, a full infirmary stocked for trauma care, a biochem laboratory, and deep down a mooring for a Batboat. It also contains a ?vault? of equipment and trophies, some of which are prototype designs of Batman?s own making, such as a few different variants of powered armor, and others are acquired from his foes (For example, he has a fully-working Freeze Gun from Mr. Freeze, albeit an older model). One never quite knows what he might pull out of there (but anything particularly fantastic will be TP only).
This ultra-sophisticated crime computer serves as the 'heart' of the Batcave, and potentially Batman's most useful tool when conducting an in-depth investigation. On its own, the computer is a match for the finest supercomputers on the planet, with immense data-storage and processing capabilities. What's more, the computer has access to the JLA mainframe, and a direct link to Oracle and all of her (even more extensive) electronic resources. The computer also has 'back door' (in other words, hacked) access to Scotland Yard, Interpol, and the FBI. Furthermore, a skilled user can easily use the computer to 'hack' into other agencies if time and the situation permits. Aside from some of the systems Oracle uses, there may be no other more comprehensive and sophisticated crime-analysis computer system in the world. The main batcomputer of course rests in the primary Batcave beneath Wayne Manor, but it can be linked to from nearly all of the ?mini-Batcaves? Bruce has set up in and around Gotham.
Even outside the Bat-family and JLA, Batman has a wide network of individuals that can assist him in his work. From informants on the streets of Gotham, to experts in particular fields he might not be quite as gifted in, to various superheroes and vigilantes he has managed to form respectful acquaintanceships with. Batman may be a supremely resourceful individual, but despite legends to the contrary he does not know EVERYTHING. But if he doesn?t know something, there?s a good chance he knows someone who does know the thing.
As to be expected, Batman's costume has a wide variety of innovations built into it to allow for more effective crime fighting. It protects him from low to medium caliber bullets, as well as a fair amount of blunt force. The cape is weighted to be used as a weapon and can also become a gliding mechanism. The cowl of the uniform has radio and night vision capabilities, among others, as well as a voice modulator that distorts his voice enough to make it not-immediately recognizable. Finally, the suit has an electrical anti-tamper feature that activates in the case of Batman falling unconscious. Batman also maintains a few unique suits for specific situations.
For more information on Batman?s costumes, see +info Batman/Costumes.
While Batman does at times have a contentious relationship with the GCPD, for the most part they work well together, largely due to his friendship with Commissioner Jim Gordon. Individual opinions of Batman may vary on the force but a slight majority seem to view him and his partners as a net positive for Gotham City. Aside from being an alternative source of ?backup? when notified, Batman is on occasion allowed to view evidence and access files for open cases he assists on. In exchange, Batman (and company) stand ready to answer the GCPD?s call whenever the famous bat-signal lights up the night sky.
Batman has longtime connections to the Justice League of America, and can generally count upon assistance from their membership and access to their collective resources as-needed, though of course he?s expected to offer assistance of his own (which largely consists of helping to fund the operation when it?s active, though he does take part in operations with them as-needed. As much as Gotham is his focus he?s well aware there?s a larger world beyond Gotham that needs protecting, too.
The heart of Batman's crime fighting arsenal, the utility belt consists of several compartments carrying a wide variety of tools to assist Batman's nightly escapades. The contents of the belt are usually tailored to the task at hand, but a 'typical' load would include: A dozen or so of Batman's custom shuriken, one or two batarangs, a penlight, lockpicks, several smoke pellets, Batman's grapple launcher and hook with de-cel cord, a bit of cash, a pocketknife or 'leatherman' style tool, a rebreather with 30-minute oxygen supply, and a small first aid kit. Other items that Batman has been known to carry include tear gas pellets, flash-bang pellets, miniaturized forensic kits, small cutting torches, illumination sticks (chemlights), thermal blankets, and god only knows what else. Batman's uncanny resourcefulness and planning ability insure that no one can ever be quite sure what he's going to pull out of his belt next.
As majority owner of Wayne Enterprises Bruce often uses the corporation to provide him with necessary equipment and resources as Batman (though of course he covers his tracks well, particularly with Lucius Fox aiding and abetting him). Through them, he can acquire state-of-the-art technology, loads of raw material, pharmaceuticals, and all sorts of other potentially useful items. It also makes him a major player in the business world and while Lucius Fox is known to be the brains of the outfit Bruce is still its? face, and has access to the social network of the biggest names in business.
Bruce Wayne is likely among the top 5 wealthiest men on the planet, at least as far as those for whom there are reasonable methods of tracking said wealth. He is the majority shareholder of Wayne Enterprises and the Chairman of the Board (though Lucius Fox often holds his proxy), giving him a positively massive amount of wealth in terms of business ownership. When he is not Batman he lives a life of luxury though not really excess. He has a massive estate in Wayne Manor, as well as Penthouse Apartments in downtown Gotham and Manhattan. He wears almost entirely custom-tailored clothing by some of the best designers, tailors and shoemakers in the world. He has a fleet of high-end luxury automobiles (many of them classic) and modern supercars. He has multiple private jets at his disposal, and a fully stocked wine cellar that contains numerous extremely rare and valuable vintages. About the only common thing for people of his wealth that he DOESN?T have is a megayacht and he has the connections to rent one whenever he?d like. He can afford the best of everything that money can buy. And can afford to have it made if it doesn?t exist. As Batman has been known to quip when asked what his superpower is by those who are aware of his identity: ?I?m rich.?
Batman has amassed a wide array of villains over his career, from the psychotic Clown Prince of Crime called the Joker to the international criminal mastermind Ra?s al Ghul, and a vast array of others. There are a LOT of extraordinarily skilled, powered, and/or dangerous individuals that would love nothing more than to see Batman dead, or at least to see him suffer in defeat. Worse yet, a few of these villains already know his secret identity.
As noted, Batman is extremely selfless, but he can at times take that to extremes that are severely detrimental to his health and performance. He has been known to go without food, water, and particularly sleep for far longer than he ought to when matters are at their most critical. He will push himself to continue the fight even when injured, weakened, or otherwise distracted. While this can at times be admirable, he has been known to take it to a level that borders on being a form of self-harm. Likewise, he?s been known to keep secrets from even those closest to him, in an effort to shield them from burdens he feels they shouldn?t have to shoulder. Which often can lead to those very critical circumstances that wear him down. It?s a vicious cycle if he?s not careful to keep it in check and listen to those closest to him.
Batman keeps his identity a very closely-guarded secret from all but a select few individuals (and an even smaller number of villains who have discerned it but for whatever reason don?t spread the secret around). Were his identity to become public knowledge, not only would it open a vast array of avenues from which to attack and hamper him, it would also put all the people he cares most about in grave danger, to say nothing of potentially embarrassing certain friends and allies (most notably Commissioner Gordon of the GCPD).
As a follow-on to this, while many of Batman?s ?family? are quite capable of taking care of themselves, several of his nearest and dearest are, if not noncombatants, at least far less overtly capable than say, Nightwing or Cassandra Cain. This includes Wayne Enterprises CEO Lucius Fox, Alfred Pennyworth, Dr. Leslie Thompkins, and to an extent even Commissioner James Gordon, to say nothing of a long list of women that have been romantically attached to Bruce Wayne at any given time (he may not be linked to them anymore, and several of the relationships may have ended poorly, but that doesn?t mean he wouldn?t go out of his way to protect them). All of whom would be in an exceptional amount of danger if his secret identity were ?outed.?
Batman knows that many of the things he does skirt a lot of lines...legal, moral, ethical, and so he holds himself to a strict standard of behavior to prevent himself from falling too far on the wrong side of those lines. Most notably is that he adamantly refuses to use lethal force and techniques, even against the deadliest and most murderous of opponents. While this is often only a minor impediment in the heat of combat, it has insured that however well-intentioned Batman might be, he is all-but-doomed to a cyclical pattern of battle-capture-escape with most of his recurring foes. While Batman would like nothing more than to see his mentally ill enemies rehabilitated, thus far there has been very little success at it. Batman is well aware that it would be more efficient and likely even save lives if he were to simply do away with some of his opponents. He?s even been tempted from time to time. But he knows if he crosses that line he will become something no better than the man that killed his parents, and it would likely trigger an identity crisis that could turn Bruce from one of the world?s foremost protectors to one of its? greatest threats.
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|A Very Wayne Birthday||March 31st, 2021||Bruce Wayne's birthday brings out his family and friends for a quiet celebration. The cake was a hit. Dick got an unexpected cupcake. Bruce's heart grew three sizes that day. But then he put it in the dryer to shrink it back down.|
|Law Enforcement Convention||March 16th, 2021||The National Law Enforcement Convention kicks off in Gotham City, with Commissioner Gordon doing the introduction, and Bruce Wayne speaking as corporate sponsor of the event.|
|A Tiny Case Of Remodeling||March 11th, 2021||Bruce, Dick and Stephanie discuss some matters, villainous and otherwise.|
|Court of Owls: Plan of Attack||March 11th, 2021||The Bat-clan gather at Strix's safehouse for a presentation of the Court of Owls. Much needed information was divulged by the mute assassin, priming them to take out the Court once and for all.|
|A Thorn In The Side||March 6th, 2021||Felix Faust might very well have added another ally to his ranks, but again he finds himself driven away by the Justice League and their allies. More and more eyes are turning towards him and he is accumulating enemies as quickly as allies. Soon he may have nowhere left to run. Or will he manage to bring his hidden goals to fruition and at last gain his revenge on those that have humiliated him so often before...|
|The Beast: Out of the Shadows||March 6th, 2021||The leader of the Beast's Paw is revealed with explosive results. With their true target finally established the bat Family and their allies will need to put an end to the Beast's activities before he plunges all of Gotham into an underworld war.|
|Two Bats with One Stone||February 22nd, 2021||Batman, Robin and Troia discuss strained relationships, Kryptonian dangers, and a lack of sharing.|
|In hot pursuit of a Cat.||February 20th, 2021||Catwoman has a run in with Batman. Information is exchanged.|
|When Justice Attacks||February 16th, 2021||Felix Faust makes a play, stealing away Professor Amos Fortune right under the Justice League's nose. And what the hell is Bruce going to tell Barbara about what he did with her ward?|
|The Beast in the Locker||February 16th, 2021||The Beast's Paw makes their play and finds that the vigilantes of Gotham are more then up to the case. The stash of military grade weaponry remains in the GCPD custody. For now.|
|Gotham U Winter Fest (And Steph's Birthday)||February 10th, 2021||A winter festival at the Gotham U campus draws people from all over. The funnel cakes were the hit of the event.|
|Calling a Bat||February 6th, 2021||Catwoman contacts Batman and exchanges information on the recent Falcone attack.|
|An Owl's Cry for Help||February 2nd, 2021||Strix hunts down Batman to ask him a very important question: Will he help her leave the Court of Owls? Batman agrees and sets her up into a safehouse.|
|What is teamwork||February 1st, 2021||Damian and Bruce have a little father/son moment while suiting up for a night of busting heads and whipping ass.|
|Demon Claws Are Not Nice Things||January 31st, 2021||Bruce has a social event to be seen at, but first he helps Alfred and Leslie Thompkins check out some demonic clawings on Stephanie that are starting to fester, courtesy of Felix Faust.|
|The Jar, The Bell, and The Wheel||January 20th, 2021||Felix Faust manages to acquire the Jar, the Bell and Wheel, summoning the Demons Three. While the heroes managed to deal with the demonic invasion of the Gotham Museum of History, the wizard and his new followers make their escape.|
|The Beast's Gambit||January 18th, 2021||The plans of the Beast's Paw come into greater focus as they manage to successfully achieve at least part of their objective with burning of Chinatown and the trap to provoke more violence between the gangs of Gotham. Still, heroes like Batman, Batwoman, the Shadow and the unlikely Harley Quinn prevent the loss of life from being as great as it could have been.|
|The Symkarian Job||January 12th, 2021||A tense political situation boils over thanks to the manipulations of T.O. Morrow, but what did the mad scientist want with terabytes of astrological data? The Pythian Comet continues here!|
|Goliaths Win! ...in a riot||January 2nd, 2021||The riot comes to an end. But the questions are just beginning...|
|Santa comes to the docks||December 28th, 2020||Two Bats, a Shadow and an Harley remind Vinny and his thugs why smuggling stuff in kid's toys is wrong.|
|To Be Determined||December 2nd, 2020||No description|
|An Inside Straight Flush||December 2nd, 2020||The Royal Flush Gang is apprehended and no doubt headed for prolonged incarceration. But was it really nothing more then a robbery gone wrong?|
|Shadows of Gotham||November 28th, 2020||With their meeting of the minds finished, the Dark Knight and the Shadow go their separate ways.|
|Vacation Notice||November 25th, 2020||Batman is invited to a pleasent picnic...with the Joker! Can the Caped Crusader escape the Clown Prince of Crime's deadly dinner? And what is Joker's startling new adventure in crime? Shell Game begins here!|
|Revenge of the Paw||November 22nd, 2020||The violence in Gotham is dealt with. For now. Will the Bat Clan hunt down Frank Castle? Will the city develop a squirrel proof dumpster? And who will track down the hidden hand behind the Paw of the Beast first? The Bat Family or Shiva?|
|Legacies||November 14th, 2020||Barbara and Bruce surprise Stephanie with a Batgirl costume, and trusting her with Barbara's legacy. Cass speaks!|
|The AMAZing A.I.M. Robbery||November 13th, 2020||When a coup within an A.I.M. cell goes wrong, the Justice League must stop the mad scientists from destroying Queensland Park! But the mad Professor Ivo has a parting gift for his old colleagues; the super android AMAZO! Can the Justice League defeat an opponent able to duplicate their own powers, weapons, and skills? And what is Ivo's master plan?|
|Firepower||November 6th, 2020||An arm's deal was prevented but the clean-up remains. As do questions, questions about the Shadow, questions about the Beast and of course, was that really a giant mutant turtle?|
|Cleanin' House||October 31st, 2020||The Bat trio of Batman, Spoiler and smol Robin visit Harley when she is doing clean-up chez April's store. The hyenas are disappointed about no caramel chew though apparently Harley is somewhat different from the past. Is it for real though?|
|Cavern Musings||October 28th, 2020||Bruce gets a chance to get an update from Stephanie and Cassandra. There is much bleeding on things.|
|Spooktacular Justice Party||October 19th, 2020||The Justice League Halloween party!|
|Court of Owls: Can't Stop The Signal...Or Can You||September 26th, 2020||Batman and Batgirl brainstorm on ways of mapping the Gotham Undercity, in search of the Court of Owls.|
|Court of Owls: The Talon's Claws -- Catcall||September 23rd, 2020||The Batman hires the Catwoman for a job that may bring the Court's wrath upon her, with some moral lines definitely being skirted for the Dark Knight when it comes to payment.|
|Court of Owls: Red Dead Redemption Fin - Aftermath||September 19th, 2020||Jason and Tim return back to the Batcave in... interesting regalia, with bits and pieces of a story to tell.|
|Court of Owls: Red Dead Redemption Interlude 1 - Ravager||September 19th, 2020||Rose arrives to Wayne manor, bloody and broken. It's clear she knows The Secret.|
|Court of Owls: Red Dead Redemption Three - The Cave||September 19th, 2020||Batman, Batwoman, and Robin fend off a home invasion, and discover a vulnerability in their foes that turns the tide, of both the battle and maybe the war.|
|The Hall of Justice: About King T'Challa of Wakanda||September 16th, 2020||The Justice League deliberate on the idea of expanding teleporter use raised by Kara. While the idea fails at logistics, the group seems genuinely interested in knowing more about Wakanda and T'Challa.|
|London Bridge is falling down||September 13th, 2020||The Justice League, with some unexpected help, repel a rampaging dragon tourist from space. Zero stars!|
|And My Bow||September 11th, 2020||Green Arrow introduces Arsenal to Batman and Red Robin. It seems he's a great fit for the Outsiders.|
|A Fantastic Dinner Party||August 30th, 2020||Some of the Bats have a nice dinner with some of the FF. The drama may not come from the direction you expect.|
|Court of Owls - Black Book Prologue||August 29th, 2020||No description|
|Happy Birthday Jason, You're a Real Boy||August 25th, 2020||Jason comes home on his birthday to find Bruce waiting for him with a surprise he wasn't ready for.|
|A Visit from a Large Bat||August 24th, 2020||An evening of pool and socializing turns awesome when Batman shows up bearing gifts of new transport. Also, Hope shoots Batman.|
|This is not my beautiful house!||August 22nd, 2020||Batman warns Catwoman about the Court of Owls in the process of gently foiling her robbery. Catwoman is Catwoman about it. He gives her a GPS device to summon him in case of trouble.|
|The Way We Were||August 19th, 2020||Star-crossed lovers share a bittersweet reunion.|
|Watchtower Unveiling||August 17th, 2020||A crowd of dignitaries, journalists, and superheroes gather at the Justice League's moon base to celebrate the inauguration of the Watchtower.|
|Doom Over Gotham - Alpha||August 17th, 2020||Bats, Sparrow, Red Robin and Nightwing work together to prevent one of Doctor Doom's tests from going out of control. Minimal collateral damage, zero casualties and maximum results. That's how the Bat Family rolls.|
|Court of Owls: Bloodlines - Prologue||August 16th, 2020||Damian Wayne gets a bit of a family history lesson...and a dangerous set of marching orders...from his father.|
|Court of Owls: Gotham Society Fall Gala||August 16th, 2020||Drama and spilled drinks and rogues and fainting socialites, oh my|
|Court of Owls: A First Strike||August 7th, 2020||The first of Bruce's family falls to Talon blades, but not the last. Tim is stitched up, but the first shots have truly been fired by the court.|
|Court of Owls: Marshalling Forces||August 7th, 2020||The Batman reveals what he knows of the Court of Owls to some of his closest allies. And Ravager.|
|A Totally-Not-Surprise Bat-Birthday Party!||August 7th, 2020||Damian Wayne celebrates his 15th Birtday! There's Ox-Blood Soup, Assorted Swords, Cute Animals...and only one stabbing!|
|Bam! Zoom! Straight to the Moon!||August 5th, 2020||Three particular members of the Justice League of America discuss plans to revitalize that team, along with ideas for a shiny new HQ.|
|Tacit Permission||August 2nd, 2020||Bruce and Tim have some discussions about Tim's new team... and a couple of other things.|
|Court of Owls: Dark Horizon||August 1st, 2020||Lucius Fox informs Bruce Wayne of brewing discontent amidst Wayne Enterprise's Board of Directors.|
|Dinner with ... Dad||July 30th, 2020||Carrie and Henry survive dinner with Bruce.|
|Benefit for Bushwick||July 27th, 2020||The benefit is a success. Funds raised, and everyone who shook Senator Kelly's hand should wash it immediately.|
|On the Outside, Looking In||July 18th, 2020||Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson discuss Tim Drake's team-in-the-making, among other things, and Nightwing reveals some future plans.|
|Court of Owls: Prologue - In The Grip of Talons||July 12th, 2020||Some curiosity on the part of Bruce Wayne leads him to a vicious battle against mysterious new...or perhaps very old...foes.|
|Court of Owls: Lincoln March Re-Election Fundraiser||July 6th, 2020||Mayor Lincoln March unveils a bold new vision for Gotham's future at his first Re-election fundraiser, and faces some tough questions.|
|(Bat) Family Matters||July 5th, 2020||Alfred Pennyworth informs Bruce Wayne of the arrival of his granddaughter, Julia Pennyworth. Arrangements are made for her to stay at Wayne Manor.|
|Running Late||July 4th, 2020||Tim brings a new problem to the Batclan. Fun will be had by all because the Joker will likely decree it.|
|Mojo's Arcade Legend: Howling Abyss||June 30th, 2020||Mojo and Arcade throw Mockingbird, IMP, Jemma Simmons, Victorious, and the Batman into an arena with some of Batman's 'friends'. They cheat. So does Batman.|
|A Hellfire Masquerade||June 28th, 2020||A Hellfire Masquerade Ball!|
|Grappling For Dummies||June 5th, 2020||Bette works on an investigation while Dick does maintenance and Stephanie trains. All under the watch eye, and paintball gun, of Batman.|
|Temp Title - GA and Bats||May 30th, 2020||Green Arrow makes a pitch at Batman to help reform the JLA.|
|What's in a Name||May 16th, 2020||Tim and Jason sit down at the table with Damian, and try to help him understand what the mantle of the Robin really means.|
|One step closer to Justice||May 16th, 2020||Kal calls upon Diana, Bruce, and Hal to meet him on the Embassy roof and discuss the future of the Justice League.|
|With a Side of Mustard||May 12th, 2020||The Batlings run afoul of Condiment King; Batman provides ominous commentary.|
|The Tolling of Silver Clockbells||May 3rd, 2020||Shang-Chi, Catwoman, Nightwing and Batman foil the Clock King's latest caper.|
|A Change in the Detente||April 26th, 2020||With Tim Drake and Jason Todd both metamorphed into gorillas, the Bat-Fam takes on the problem as a team to find a way to treat the two vigilantes and cure their affliction.|
|The Tuxedo Caper||April 22nd, 2020||Finished.|
|Scouting the Campus||April 17th, 2020||While scouting out Gotham University from the rooftops, Hellcat once more runs across Batman.|
|Craven: Prowling Gotham Zoo||April 9th, 2020||Hellcat and Batman foil Kraven the Hunter's poaching attempts.|
|The Play's The Thing||April 7th, 2020||Both Selina and Bruce have a bad date at a theater show. This time it's not with each other!|
|Limos are for Bat Birthdays||March 30th, 2020||Bruce Wayne's birthday party. It ends about as well as one would expect. Not well.|
|Going Back to Gotham, Harley Style||March 30th, 2020||Harley comes to Gotham to confront one of her inner demons.|
|Remember the Family||March 27th, 2020||Carrie confronts Bruce about being a father to Damian.|
|Spoiler Talks With The Batman||March 21st, 2020||Stephanie returns to Wayne Manor to talk to Bruce and see where she stands with him.|
|A Case of the Cackles||March 16th, 2020||Cackler tries a strongarm robbery in Gotham and bites off more than he can chew when the BatFam shows up.|
|The First and the Scion||March 12th, 2020||The rest of the bay group get to meet Bruce's biological son, hijinxs ensue. Damian's head gets bumped, Dick shows his daddy issues. Batman does the shadow thing, it was overall a gas.|
|Holy Resurrected Capes, Batman||March 10th, 2020||Superman Returns: Superman contacts Batman and Nightwing, seeking some advice. Nightwing is somewhat surprised to learn Superman is alive.|
|Handling the Hand.||March 6th, 2020||Elektra and Batman trail a shipment of the Hand in Gotham. An unexpected, temporary alliance ensues.|
|When a Kitty Leaves a Calling Card||March 2nd, 2020||Batman warns Catwoman that Talia al Ghul might be gunning for her.|
|Hoop Shootin||February 20th, 2020||Tony and Bruce play some b-ball|
|Cash Crop||February 18th, 2020||The Scion of the Al Ghul clan pays a visit to the Waynes.|
|The Houses of Stark and Wayne||February 17th, 2020||Bruce talks family, Tony talks anything but.|
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