To many Gothamites, Batman is little more than an urband legend -- an urban legend that induces fear in many who walk Gotham's darkened streets.
After watching the murder of his parents at a young age on Gotham's Crime Alley, Wayne has spent his life in pursuit of physical and mental perfection in order to wage
unrelenting war on crime.
Over the years he's taken many partners and allies to help him in this war: three Robins, three Batgirls, Nightwing, Huntress, Azrael, The Justice League, The Outsiders and Catwoman. Though Gotham continues to be a crime filled city, moreso now than ever in the wake of a terrible earthquake, Batman continues to protect its streets and citizens as best he can.
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