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The Joker is a minor character in Batman: The Telltale Series and a supporting Batman. Batman · Detective Comics · Batman and Robin · Justice League · Batman/ . If Bruce puts himself in front of Victor and tries to stop the fighting, John is It seemed that Joker and Bane, like Riddler, had a very poor relationship. CBR looks at 15 things that Batman's kid sidekick, Robin, can do that the While Batman manages on his own, the character shines when his spunky . to navigate through relationships and situations, until he can don his dark show Brice a life outside of fighting crime, Batman will always be Batman. Poison Ivy is one of Batman's most dangerous enemies, but she has many hidden Poison Ivy is an extremely well-known female villain in Gotham City. animated films, as well as one live-action film, Batman and Robin. psychotic ways for the sake of evil, Poison Ivy fights for the greater good of plants.
However, White learned that he had made a mistake as he found himself among Batman's most dangerous enemies within Arkham Asylum. After much torture and abuse, a disfigured Warren White was driven insane. Now one of Batman's enemies himself, Warren White serves as a benefactor for other villains.
In order to try and impress the Joker, Duela began a series of crimes before deciding to track down the Dollmakerwho is a mad surgeon and one of the Joker's allies.
When Duela found the Dollmaker, she convinced him to inject her veins with the Joker's blood, which he had been keeping in jars. She then proclaimed herself to be the Joker's "daughter", continuing her career as a supervillain.
He is among the villains who are executed by the second Tally Man. He is among the villains who was killed by Bruno Mannheim. Completely delusional, yet quite dangerous, he usually uses electricity-based weaponry to emulate the lightning bolt of Zeus, and at one point formed the New Olympians consisting of characters based on Greek mythology characters. Though briefly cured of his delusional state, he reverted to his Maxie Zeus persona when the Joker murdered his nephew.
Green Arrow 12 March Onomatopoeia is a serial killer who targets non-powered, vigilante superheroes. He earned his name because he imitates noises around him, such as dripping taps, gunshots, etc.
No personal characteristics are known about Onomatopoeia, including his real name or facial features. Onomatopoeia is a superb athlete, martial artist, and weapons expert. He carries two semi-automatic handguns, a sniper rifle, and an army knife. Prometheus    New Year's Evil: Prometheus 1 February While the original Prometheus, Curtis Calhoun, was an enemy of Blue Beetlethe most notable villain to use the name is a twisted mirror image of Batman.
As a child, he watched in horror as police slaughtered his parents in a Bonnie and Clyde style shoot-out. He swore revenge upon "justice". Flash Comics 36 December Peter Merkel is a master contortionist and hypnotist who has fought Batman on many occasions.
Since the New 52he has been an inmate at Arkham Asylum. He has the ability to communicate with and train rats, and uses them to plague Gotham City. Shortly after the Infinite Crisis began, Ratcatcher was killed by an OMAC agent in hiding who identified the Ratcatcher as a gamma level threat and vaporized him.
The investigation leads to Gotham Zoo where Damian is captured by Joker.
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Joker accuses Damian and the other members of Batman's family of being a burden that prevents Batman from being the best foe for Joker. Joker tells Damian that his and Batman's greatest fear is being responsible for the other's death. Joker then presents Damian with Batman in Joker makeup, and states that Damian must kill Batman before Batman kills him.
Damian passes out from Joker venom and Batman is revealed to be a fake; as Damian recovers from the toxin, the Joker presents him with a cloche. The Joker is eventually defeated by Batman, but the trust between Batman and the Batman Family is shattered. During the "Leviathan" story arc, when his mother Talia puts a price on his head and is targeted by the most dangerous and skilled assassins, Bruce faked Damian's death and secluded him in the Batcave in order to protect him while he goes undercover to confront Talia and her minions.
But against his father's wishes he escapes, donning a new costume under the name of Redbird. However, Batman explains that the temporary defeat of the League will not stop a larger force to attack later and destroy the city, so he came to the extreme decision that the only solution possible is for Damian to return to his mother, a decision that caused an emotional reaction on Damian like never before.
Death[ edit ] Damian is killed battling a brutal enemy, the Heretic an adult Damian clone in issue number 8 of the second volume of the Batman, Inc.
According to the story's writer, Grant Morrison: He does his job as Robin. He dies an absolute hero". Behind cover, the two briefly reminisce about their time together as Batman and Robin before resuming the defense. When the Heretic arrives and knocks Nightwing out, Damian bravely fights him. However, the Heretic eventually gains the upper hand and impales Damian through the chest, the sword piercing Damian's heart and resulting in Damian dying almost instantly.
Minutes after Damian's death, Batman arrives and sees Damian's dead body. Angered, he and a revived Nightwing battle the Heretic, but are eventually forced to retreat with Red Robin, and Damian's body.
After holding a private funeral for the fallen Boy Wonder, Bruce vows to avenge his son's death. The later storyline, Requiem, deals with the aftermath of Damian's death and Batman's thirst for revenge against Talia as well as his own increasingly unbalanced mental state resulting from this loss.
He is buried next to Bruce Wayne's parents, Damian's paternal grandparents.
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Batman is also unwilling to accept his son's death, and begins seeking the means to resurrect Damian at the cost of his relationships with his friends and allies, and keeps his death a secret from public. Batman, despite desiring to kill his son's murderer more than anything and Nightwing making no attempts of stopping his mentor, spares the villain's life after seeing his resemblance to Damian, realizing the clone is what is left of his son.
However, Talia later kills the Heretic for his failure to kill Batman, and challenges Batman to a duel to the death in the Batcave. It has also been shown that Ra's al Ghul has begun to engineer more clones of Damian. Batman continues his pursuit out of his distrust towards Ra's.
Ra's flees with the bodies afterwards. After defeating Ra's in combat, Batman reclaims Damian's body and threatens his son's maternal grandfather that if he steals his son's body again, he will kill him in retaliation.
They later encounter Darkseid 's elite member Glorious Godfreysetting in motion the Robin Rises story arc. After detecting a trace signature of the shard coming from inside Damian's body, Godfrey escapes with Damian's corpse back to Apokolips, despite assistance from the Justice League. Angered, Batman once again vows to retrieve his son's corpse. With Batman facing two choices of whether to resurrect Damian or his parents, he chooses his son, granting Damian's true resurrection.
As Damian and Batman embrace, Batman collapses from exhaustion. During the fight, Kalibak beats the team nearly to death, when suddenly Damian knocks out Kalibak with a powerful uppercut; discovering that due to the Chaos Shard he has gained superhuman abilities.
While Damian fights Kalibak, Batman remotely controls the Batwing and sends it crashing into Kalibak, sending him back through the Boom Tube and then closes the portal. Damian then reunites with his father and his family team. In the aftermath, Damian is tested by Batman on how to control his new power abilities before Damian returns to the role as Robin.
Son of Batman[ edit ] After the events of Batman: Endgame that resulted in Bruce Wayne's disappearance, Damian, as Robin, sets out on a globe-spanning journey to forge his own destiny and make amends for all of his wrongdoings in his own series, titled Robin: Along his journey, he crosses paths with Ra's and Talia al Ghul, Deathstroke, and a new character named Maya Ducard, daughter of the late villain, NoBody.
Damian plays a particular role in Batman and Robin Eternal when the Bat-Family is pitted against Mother, a ruthless woman who believes that she can make her 'children' stronger by putting them through intense trauma.
Returning to assist his fellow Robins as the crisis reaches its conclusion, Damian helps Dick, Jason and Tim regain confidence in themselves after Mother decimates their initial efforts against her by recalling a conversation he had with Bruce where Bruce noted that he is proud of how all three of the other Robins have different strengths, Bruce wanting his partners to find their own paths rather than blindly follow his own example.
In the climax, the Court manipulates Damian into joining them so they can use him to recruit Agent Dick does join in order to save Damian and end the war. In the aftermath, Robin forms an unlikely partnership with his mother Talia. DC Rebirth[ edit ] This article needs to be updated.
Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Teen Titans, where he becomes the team's leader in order to defeat Ra's al Ghul and succeed Red Robin Tim Drake as leader, Super Sons, co-starring with Jon Kentthe son of Superman and the new Superboy and Nightwing, where he will have a supporting role.
On his 13th birthday Damian is sent a package by his grandfather Ra's al Ghul, which contains a dead robin. After a meeting with his mother Talia, he discovers that it is a warning from his cousin Mara al Ghul, who has chosen him as her prey as part of an initiation ritual that she must undertake in order to properly join the League of Assassins.
Mara has been made leader of a group known as the Demon's Fist, which was originally supposed to be led by Damian, but became hers when he chose to leave the League. They, too, have chosen targets that they must hunt down in order to ascend to the League. After the events of Justice League: No Justice, the Titans disband. In his subsequent struggle with organized crime in Gotham and a mysterious crime lord known as The Other, Damian assembles a new team of Titans, consisting of Kid Flash the only old team member to joinKid Flash's friend and kid genius Roundhouse, Red ArrowLobo's daughter Crush, and the immortal spirit creature Djinn.
During a case in which Gizmo nearly detonates a nuclear device, Robin uses the ring to which Djinn is bound to grant her the use of her full powers to avert the crisis, and returns it afterwards, refusing to assume mastery over her.
This earns him Djinn's trust, which gradually begins to turn into a mutual romantic attraction. He was also trained in the disciplines of forensics, acrobatics, criminology, disguise and escapology. Damian is skilled in mimicking voices and speech patterns of others accurately, as he was able to imitate his father's and Tim Drake's voices in order to bypass the Batcave's voice-recognition security systems. Damian is also a capable businessman despite his young age, being involved with Wayne Enterprises and its board members.
He also has been trained in numerous weapons as shown in the Blackest Night event. However, he is shown to possess healing abilities and powers in the future.
After stealing Jason Todd 's Robin tunic and mask from his memorial case, Damian's unofficial appearance as Robin was wearing them over his black and white League of Assassins bodysuit with a grayish hood and cape. He carried a pair of brass knuckleswhich he incorporated as part of this costume, and would also carry a sword. After Dick Grayson officially sanctioned Damian's role as Robin, while a standard Robin tunic was retained, the bodysuit was replaced with a black survival suit, the grayish cape with a yellow "para-cape" which grants him a gliding capability, the black mask with a green one, a bulkier utility belt to carry more arsenal and gadgetry, a black hood, and flexible green gloves and boots.
Alternate versions of Robin References in current continuity have been made to the future of Bruce and Talia's son. One tombstone reads "Ibn al Xu'ffasch" which means "son of the bat" in the Arabic language. He takes on the mantle after he is unable to save Batman from being killed.
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Damian is a darker Batman than his father, more willing to injure and kill opponents if he judges it necessary to do so although he mentions that he promised his father not to kill.
He sets his base beneath Wayne Tower, suggesting that he inherits his paternal family's resources. He also has a pet cat he calls Alfred. He seems to have developed a rivalry with Commissioner Barbara Gordon who strongly condemns his actions, claiming that he was responsible for the death of someone close to her and possesses some form of supernatural ability; most visibly, the ability to heal catastrophic wounds in moments.
It is implied that in this possible future, Damian made a literal deal with the Devil: Damian states he knew he could not match his predecessors Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, but makes up for it by "cheating" as he calls it.
By setting booby traps throughout the city mostly prominent buildingsDamian turned Gotham itself into a weapon. Even further into this future in Batman he is seen mentoring Terry McGinnis taking the mantle of Batman.
This continuity is continued further in Batman Incorporated vol. The only New 52 canon story featuring this version of Batman's costume is Batman and Robin Annual vol.
The cover of this issue shows the Damian Wayne version of Batman and the motif of Gotham City in flames, featured in prior stories with this version of Batman. The issue also features Titus, Damian's dog, given to him by his father in Batman and Robin vol.
However, the annual's story does not have a grown-up Damian, instead, present-day Damian fights crime in a smaller version of his future Batman garb. Damian's co-creator Andy Kubert is both writer and penciller for a story revealing how he would have become Batman if the events of Flashpoint and the subsequent The New 52 had not occurred.
This four-part limited series entitled Damian: Son of Batman by Kubert explains how the near future may have transpired had Damian never been killed. References to Batman are made, such as the new rogues' gallery.
The first issue reveals that Damian has begun a quest to eliminate any and all of Gotham's criminals who have claimed responsibility for Batman's death, despite the actual reason being a trap apparently set by the Joker. At the end of the debut issue, it is revealed that Bruce Wayne is still alive.
In the second issue, it is made known that the Batman who had died was, in actuality, Dick Grayson. Though this miniseries takes place in a continuity supposedly separate from The New 52, it has a stamp on the cover of each issue labelled "The New 52! Unlike his father and the original Superman, Damian is apparently completely at odds with the new Man of Steel due to Damian's violent approach as Batman.
Issue 80 also shows Damian as Batman and another Superman: Superman Secundus of the future. Generation Lost 14 shows another alternate future for Damian Wayne, this time taking place over years in the future, where Maxwell Lord has plunged humanity into a massive metahuman war. It is implied that Damian was able to survive and maintain his longevity by taking repeated baths in a Lazarus Pit.
Helena and her friend Power Girl visited Damian's graveside and his alternate-universe 'sister' became visibly upset at her 'brother's' death. However, as SupermanBatman and Wonder Woman transformed this world into a virtual utopia, its second-generation metahuman " superheroes " have little to do apart from engaging in historical re-enactments of their glory-day battles.
Feeling his father is too self-righteous and stubborn, he sides with Superman's more forceful way of obtaining world peace and warns him of Batman wanting to stop Superman's plans of imprisoning the inmates of Arkham Asylum. As the riot continues, Robin inadvertently kills Dick Grayson when he throws one of his kali sticks into his head, causing Nightwing to fall and break his neck on a piece of rubble.
For this act, Batman disowns Damian while Superman comforts him, understanding that Dick's death was an accident. Robin later becomes the first person to use Lex Luthor 's new super-pill and goes to the Batcave to apologize to Batman; however, the two end up arguing, and not knowing his own strength, Damian accidentally knocks Alfred into the Batcomputer in a fit of anger and causes the giant penny to almost crush Alfred. Hawkgirl arrives to take Damian back to the Watchtowerbut Damian realizes that "Hawkgirl" is actually Martian Manhunter and lights the Batcave on fire in order to escape, stealing Nightwing's costume as he escapes.
In Year Five, Damian goes through an identity crisis: An encounter with Alfred in the Batcave leaves Damian considering whether Superman will lose the war because he, unlike Batman, is governed by fear; a later encounter with Catwoman and Harley Quinn also gives him insight, as the former pushes him to make his own identity.
Damian later goes to Bludhaven to capture escaped criminals, but is eventually overwhelmed. Unknown to him, he is saved by the deceased Dick Grayson, the new Deadmanwho calls for help.
After leaving Damian the Nightwing costume, Dick watches as Damian grows closer to Superman, realizing the influence the now-corrupt Man of Steel has on Damian. Later, Damian visits Alfred on his birthday, only to find that he has been murdered by Victor Zsasz. Damian never realizes that Superman hired Zsasz to kill Alfred and he later murders the criminal in his cell.
During the Year Five Annual and sequel series Ground Zero Damian is left in charge of looking over the Batcave until it is ravaged of any useful materials and completely destroyed.
Unknown to anyone, Damian had burned down some of Wayne Manor as a way to distance himself from his past. He is also in direct conflict with Terry McGinniswhom he considers an inferior pretender to the Batman legacy. Flashbacks reveal that Damian was the first to wear what would become Terry's Batsuit, donning it to confront a mass assault by the League of Assassins after Bruce officially retires as Batman, but he departed Gotham after the battle was over, Bruce reflecting in hindsight that Ra's provoked that attack because he knew that the power of the suit would drive Damian to his grandfather rather than his father.
The team name and character names were influenced by fans on social media. This version hails from Earth-Minus of the Dark Multiverse. The Batman Who Laughs, a version of Batman from this Earth, pushed Damian to expose himself with the same type of Joker toxin, which Batman was exposed to when he killed the Joker. He was killed by his counterpart from Earth-0 by using Green Arrow's metallic arrow - one of the ten Metals that could kill anyone from the Dark Multiverse. Masters of the Universean alternate, adult version of Damian takes the mask and mantle of Batman.
In this alternate reality, Superman has gone evil and established a despotic rule over Earth. Damian's father, Bruce Wayne, organized a resistance movement, but was captured and used as a living information computer. The Brave and the Bold. Damian Wayne makes his television debut in the Batman: This version is a stark departure from his original counterpart: Initially portrayed as being reluctant to follow in his father's footsteps, he tells his parents that he does not want them to plot out his own life for him.
But after his parents are killed by Joker Jr. Ultimately, the two bring Joker Jr. The episode ends with Dick passing on the Batman mantle to Damian shown fighting crime with his own child voiced by Sebastian Bader as the new Robin. The pair are seen fighting the mutants from The Dark Knight Returnsa reference which is further established by the new Robin's resemblance to the Robin Carrie Kelly from that comic.
It ultimately turns out that the episode's events were part of Alfred Pennyworth 's book 'The Knights of Tomorrow'. He also appears in Batman vs. Robin as a sequel to Son of Batmanwith Stuart Allan reprising his role.