Bruce Wayne was the son of the very wealthy and loving Thomas and Martha Wayne. Though because their vast wealth will eventually be the cause of the couples demise. While walking home from the theater, a mugger approached the Wayne family at gunpoint, demanding for the pearls Bruce's mother was wearing. When his father refused, both he and Martha were shot dead in the streets, all while Bruce Wayne watched with his still innocent eyes. Bruce Wayne swore an oath to rid the city of the evil that had taken his parents' lives. He spent his youth traveling the world, training himself to intellectual and physical perfection, before becoming the Batman. What the Dark Knight lacks in super-human abilities, he more than compensates with his mixture of technology, wealth, determination, and unrivaled all-around skill.