witnessing his parents' murder at the gunpoint of a mugger, young
Bruce Wayne swore to rid Gotham City of the evil that had overtaken
its streets. Preparing himself both intellectually and physically,
Wayne traveled the world acquiring the skill and knowledge he needed
to fulfill his oath - combat techniques, disguise, and criminology
among his studies. When he returned to Gotham City after years of
training, he was ready to take on even the most deranged villians.
Completing the final steps in his preparation, Wayne designed a suit
and equipped himself with experimental technological tools, donning
the mantle of Batman.
Batman soon became legendary in Gotham City, besting gangs of petty
crooks and earning a reputation within the city's underbelly. When
he finally appeared before the most high-powered and corrupt crime
lords in the city, he vowed to end their reign. His presence drew
out the most twisted villains of the city - Catwoman, Poison Ivy,
and the Joker, to name but a few of his foulest adversaries. While
he continues his fight to end the darkness that plagues Gotham, no
name evokes more dread in the city's criminals than Batman.