Batman (Bruce Wayne) is a fictional character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger for DC Comics. He first appeared in Detective Comics #27 and quickly became of the most iconic superheroes of all time. Unlike other superheroes, he does not possess actual superpowers, but instead relies on his intelligence and an array of high tech gadgets. Batman is also known as 'The Dark Knight' and 'The Caped Crusader.'

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Batman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. The character first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), and since then has appeared primarily in publications by DC Comics. Originally referred to as 'The Bat-Man' and still referred to at times as 'The Batman', he is additionally known as 'The Caped Crusader', 'The Dark Knight', and 'The World's Greatest Detective,' among other titles. In the original version of the story and the vast majority of retellings, Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, an American millionaire (later billionaire) playboy, industrialist, and philanthropist. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on criminals, an oath tempered with the greater ideal of justice. Wayne trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime.

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