Thomas Wayne was the father of Batman (Bruce Wayne).

While walking home from a movie theater with their young son Bruce, Dr. Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha were accosted by a robber named Joe Chill, who attempted to rob Martha of her jewelry. Dr. Wayne tried to disarm Chill, but the mugger shot and killed him. Martha was soon shot as well, leaving Bruce orphaned.[1]

  • This version of Thomas Wayne, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
  • The Earth-Two version of Thomas and Martha Wayne had a close history with their later Earth-One counterparts, though with obvious and specific differences such as Chill was specifically identified as their killer and the Earth-Two Waynes only had one son.



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