First Appearance - "Rebirth pt 1"
A. K. A - Batman
Eye Color: Blue
First Comic book Appearance - "Detective Comics #27"
Team(s) - The Justice League
Position - Retired Hero
Bruce Wayne had a heart problem one night while trying to save debutante Bunny Vreeland from some kidnappers who were holding her for random. While getting beaten, Bruce was near death and saw a gun directly in front of him. Bruce picked up the gun and aimed it at the kidnapper which made the kidnapper run away in terror, fearing that Batman would pull the trigger and end his life. After the kidnappers were captured by the Gotham City police, Batman pulled off his mask and walked off into the night. Then, at the Batcave Bruce put the Batman costume away into a display case alongside all of the other costumes of him, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Robin and shut off the light in the batcave saying never again as he ended his career in crime fighting.
20 years later, Bruce Wayne had lost his company to Derek Powers who now ran the hybrid of Powers Technology and Wayne Enterprises called WaynePowers. Derek had turned the company into a weapons manufacturer and he did many things that Bruce would normally object to doing if he still had run the company. Bruce would still appear at the various board meetings and such and he would participate actively if Derek had something big going down with the company that could affect everyone in Gotham.
Then, while taking a walk, Bruce noticed a young teenager driving up to his mansion on a motorcycle, and being chased by the new criminal group the Jokerz. Bruce and the teenager fought off all the gang members, but Bruce was weakened after the fight. He had asked the teenager to take him to his house and give him his medicine. Bruce then took a nap, only for the teenager to discover his secret of Batman and explore the cave. Bruce then threw Terry out of his house, only to have him come back to his home looking for help in solving his father's murder. Bruce helped Terry until he stole the Bat-suit from the display case and took matters into his own hands. Bruce was against Terry doing this until Terry talked him into it. Bruce then gave Terry the opportunity to remain Batman under his guidance.
Bruce still helps Terry out on missions and he helps Terry master his skills to become the new Batman.
View his other character guides at:
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman Gotham Knights
Justice League Unlimited
for more info about the character.