Bruce Wayne – Hero’s Journey
The Mundane World
Bruce Wayne began life in Gotham City in a rich and loving family. He was exposed to education, comfort, and affection.
The Call To Adventure
One night, after a theatre visit, Wayne’s parents were killed by Joe Chill. His life was obviously drastically changed.
Crossing The Threshold
After attending university and then failing to kill Joe Chill, Bruce Wayne left America to travel the world. This travel gave him time to consider who he was. He trained under a man named Ducard in the League of Shadows. His final test in the training involves executing a criminal, which he refused. This act showed his suitability for heroism.
The Path of Trials
Returning to Gotham City, Wayne took on the role of Batman in order to reduce crime in his home town. Aided by his Butler, Alfred, and friend of his father, Lucius Fox, Wayne took on the organized crime world led by Carmine Falcone. He also worked with Rachel Dawes and Jim Gordon, though neither knew his secret identity.
His efforts were combated by a Dr. Crane who had an hallucinogenic spray and eventually by his old mentor, Ducard, who was revealed to be the villain, Ra’s al Ghul. Wayne foiled a large plan by Ra’s al Ghul involving poisoning the water supply of Gotham City.
Master of Two Worlds
Throughout all of the learning in his path of trials, Wayne realized his goal of becoming the hero Gotham City needed. He performed his duty without any expectation of reward – simply wanting Gotham City to be a safe place for children and their parents