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Species Human
Gender Male
Member of Super Friends
Mystery Analysts of Gotham City[Note 1]
Affiliation Robin
Wonder Woman
Alfred Pennyworth
Ace, the Bat-Hound[Note 2]
Mystery Incorporated
Occupation Superhero
Works for Wayne Enterprises
Father Thomas Wayne
Mother Martha Wayne
Marital status Single
Children First ward, Dick Grayson
Second ward, Tim Drake[Note 3]
Son(s) Damian Wayne[Note 4]
First appearance NSDMV: "The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair" (1972)
Played by Olan Soule (1972-83)
Adam West (1979, 1984-85)
Maurice LaMarche (2004)
Frank Welker (2011)
Diedrich Bader (2018, 2021)
Kevin Conroy (2019)
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The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
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Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

Batman, the alter ego of Bruce Wayne, is a superhero and one of the main characters of the Super Friends animated franchise. His voice was originated by Olan Soule, until he was replaced with Adam West, who also played a live-action version in the two-part special Legends of the Superheroes.

Character description

Batman as Bruce.


TV series





Video games


Past life

Bruce Wayne was originally the child of Thomas and Martha Wayne, where he once lived a happy life in a wealthy upbringing. One night after leaving from a theater, the family went to Crime Ally where they were discovered by a petty mugger. The man killed both Thomas and Martha cold-blooded, leaving the two dead in front of the young boy.[1]

Left alone as an orphan, Bruce sought to avenge his parents by training his physical and mental abilities, during which it peaked upon adulthood. He studied on criminals and knew the knowledge that they are by nature "a cowardly lot". As he thought of a disguise, a bat swooped in by Wayne Manor and inspired him to create the identity of Batman.[1] Now a crime-fighter and brilliant detective, he operates under Gotham City to swear vengeance against criminals. When not as the Caped Crusader, Bruce is a rich philanthropist owning Wayne Enterprises.

Early in his career as Batman, Bruce Wayne adopted a young Dick Grayson as his ward, which led Dick to then join Batman under his mantle of Robin.

The Dynamic Scooby Duo Affairs

Joining the Super Friends

Batman Goes to the Movies



Main article: Batman/Gallery


Behind the scenes

  • Batman is a DC Comics character created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. He made his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 (published in 1939).
  • Super Friends writer Alan Burnett viewed Batman as being Spock to Superman's Captain James T. Kirk from the 1960s TV series Star Trek.[2]
  • The deaths of Batman's parents in "The Fear" was the first time their deaths had been depicted outside of what DC Comics had published. Of course, you didn't see them get shot, as the camera moved away from that scene, but given how Super Friends began, it's a significant growth in how the series started with its squeaky clean image.
  • A young version of Batman would've appeared in Hanna-Barbera's proposed prequel series Junior Superfriends.

In popular culture

  • In the "Real World: Metropolis" segment of the Robot Chicken episode "The Deep End," Batman finds Gleek electrocuting Robin through his nipples.



  1. ^ a b The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians: "The Fear," season 1, episode 4 (1985).
  2. ^ Farago, Andrew, McIntyre, Gina (October 29, 2019). Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond, page 101. Insight Editions. Retrieved June 17, 2023.