Location: Gotham City
First Appearance: Detective Comics #27 (1939)
Created By: Bob Kane
Publisher: DC Comics
Team Affiliations: Justice League of America (JLA)
Currently Seen In : Batman, Detective Comics, Superman/Batman, Justice League of America, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knights
Powers:Although Batman has no powers per SE, when compared to the normal human being what he can do often appears to be superhuman. First and foremost is Batmans keen intellect. Batman is considered by many to be the greatest detective in the world. With his mind, and supercomputer in the Batcave, he has been able to solve many problems, from seemingly random attacks by the Joker to the toughest riddles of The Riddler.
Interesting Fact:Batman had files on each and every member of the Justice League of America, with key information on how to beat his own teammates.
Ra’s Al Ghul
OriginBruce Wayne is the sole survivor of the Wayne family. A rich and powerful family of Gotham City. During a visit to the cinema, the family wandered into a notorious part of Gotham City and was robbed by a mugger. The mugger shot both of Bruces parents and left them to die, scuttling away, never to pay for his crimes. Bruce was left alone and in the care of the family butler, Alfred. That day he made a vow to his dead parents that he would avenge them any way possible.
Batman has also had a few sidekicks join him, all under the disguise of Robin, Boy Wonder. The first was Dick Grayson, a circus performer whos family was killed by the mob. Dick eventually dropped the mantle of Robin to become Nightwing, and has since worked to stop crime in Bludhaven a nearby town. Then there was Jason Todd, who appeared to have been killed by the Joker. Jason has recently reappeared though and has taken up the villainous role as the Red Hood.
The latest Robin to join Batman is Tim Drake, a young student who has greatly risen in the eyes of his teacher. Drake has since become a part of the Teen Titans.
Throughout all of his trials and tribulations, Batman has continued on his never ending quest to ride his beloved Gotham City of crime and evil. Some would say he has become paranoid in his later days, pushing those he could love far away to the point that they cannot hurt him. It would seem that Batman is truly conflicted, wanting to have the things his family had, love, children, and the like, but never able to truly attain these things, as they will only be in harms way as he continues to try to complete his vow to his parents, made on that fateful day in a cinema alley.