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Thomas Wayne was the husband of Martha Wayne and the father of Bruce Wayne.

While he and his family were returning home after a night out at the cinema, they were attacked by a mugger, with Thomas being shot while attempting to fight the mugger off and his wife being caught by a deflected gunshot. This trauma inspired their son to become Batman in an attempt to make Gotham a place where nothing like that could happen again, but he became increasingly brutal and bitter as time went on.[1]