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Quote1 I know it. It was a... thing from Apokolips. A war weapon, to neutralise a planet so it'd be easier to invade. Or something. Batman had it. Quote2
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Bruce Wayne, better known as Batman, was Gotham City's protector along with his sidekick and later equal Nightwing.

Batman was present at the Battle of Metropolis that practically destroyed the city and caused the deaths of thousands of people. Wayne had considered using an Apokoliptian world-conquering device he had gotten to eradicate 90% of the world's superpowers and, in effect, end the war but was talked out of it by Nightwing. However, Wayne was later killed in the fight when Superman, exposed to Black Kryptonite, was driven insane and murdered him. Batman's death and his indirect causation of it caused Nightwing to react drastically and use the Apokoliptian device himself to end the war.[1]

Life went on after Batman's death, and Nightwing made his secret identity public to lead a military police force in Gotham, living out of Wayne Manor.


  • Unlike some of his alternate counterparts, Bruce didn't have a middle name.
  • Bruce died in the year 2028.
  • When Bruce is shown to have been killed by Superman, there are two cabinets behind Clark. One is Dick Grayson's and the other one, while the name tag is unclear, is clearly Jason Todd's. This confirms his existence in this universe. Although, it is unknown whether he was revived by the League of Assassins and became the Red Hood as he is not seen or mentioned at all.[2]



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