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Batman is a superhero created by Bob Kane for D.C. Comics. His real name is Bruce Wayne and is a billionaire living in Gotham City. He wears a suit designed to look like a bat. Batman is also known as the Caped Crusader and the Dark Knight.

BiographyEdit

A young Bruce Wayne witnesses his parents' murder at a dark alleyway and decides to condition himself to become Batman and fight crime and take matters into his own hands due to the corrupt system in Gotham. Over the years and the different incarnations of Batman, he has had many appearances and sidekicks (his main one being Robin) and keeps in contact with the Gotham City Police as they aid him in fighting crime. Batman fights crime using various gadgets that can be technologically complex or simple such as a batarang, a bat-shaped throwing blade similar to a Shuriken or throwing star.

HistoryEdit

As a kid, Bruce Wayne lived happily with his parents. His life changed when, after he and his family exited a theatre, a criminal shot his parents in cold blood. Later in his life, Bruce Wayne decided to become a hero and donned a costume that resembled a bat so that criminals would learn to fear what he feared as a child.

Predator encountersEdit

Batman's first encounter with the Yautja occurred during his investigation of gangsters, Alex Yeager and Leo Brodin, after a boxing match between their sponsored fighters. Following the murder of Yeager and Brodin's boxers, the hunter kills Yeager, and Batman tracks the killer to a junkyard, only to be ambushed and nearly killed by the Predator. Batman barely survives the encounter and returns to Wayne Manor, where his butler Alfred sees to his injuries. Leo Brodin and Gotham's current mayor are killed in calculated assaults as days go by, while Commissioner James Gordon barely escapes the hunter when it targets him. Batman attempts to recover quickly, knowing the death toll rises every day. A countdown is initiated by the National Guard and SWAT teams: If Batman does not show before the end of the countdown, they plan to flush the Predator out of hiding by searching street by street, a tactic that will likely take more lives than would be saved.

Batman, nowhere near healed yet able to walk, plans one last face-to-face match with the Predator, using a specially-designed powered sonar exoskeleton suit to increase his strength and compensate for his recovering blindness and the Predator's stealth technology. The battle begins on the roof of the Gotham City Police Department, continues in the Batcave, and ends on the outskirts of Wayne Manor. Batman finally defeats the Predator wielding a baseball bat just as its ship lands, with others of its kind disembarking. The defeated Predator honorably commits suicide with a sword which the Predator commander then presents to Batman before leaving. Batman is confident that the Predators will not return after having met what lives in Gotham.[1]

Batman has a second encounter with the hunter race when another Predator comes to Gotham some time later, specifically targeting Batman and all standing in its way. Coincidentally, this occurs at the same time a crime lord named Terraro has put a bounty on the Dark Knight's head, hiring seven skilled and specialized assassins for the task. Batman shortly deduces another hunter has come to Earth after one assassin and of Terraro's men are killed- the Gotham City Police Department is attacked soon after and the Bat Signal is stolen and planted outside the city to lure Batman to the hunter. Batman only manages to survive the encounter due to the interference of Helena Bertinelli, the Huntress. Batman informs her of the creature's identity and warns her to stay out of it.

The Predator slays another assassin, while two accidentally kill each other- a 4th is apprehended by the Huntress moments after the Predator kills Terraro, ending the bounty. Batman tracks it to a rooftop, only to find the decapitated body of another Predator. A second hunter uncloaks itself in full view of Batman, indicating they have no intentions of hunting him and every intention of hunting their rogue brethren. Batman returns to the Gotham Police (subduing one of the two remaining assassins), learning that the FBI formulates a plan to attract the Predator back to GCPD with another signal, but the plan goes awry when a friendly Predator is discovered and mortally injured, while one of the officers is kidnapped. Batman and Huntress track it back to where the first Bat Signal had been taken and double-team the hunter, only to be incapacitated. The kidnapped officer sacrifices his life to kill the Predator, though it lives long enough to fly the vessel back into space, where the ship is destroyed when the friendly Predator collides his ship with the rogue.[2]

Batman's final encounter with the Predator race, separate from encounters with the Justice League, would occur years later, at this point aided by his ward Robin (Tim Drake). A series of mysterious, violent deaths clue Batman in on another Predator hunt, though he does not discuss this with Robin, who becomes increasingly frustrated by Batman's refusal to talk. Batman confides to Alfred that he does not want Robin to become another Predator mark- it is revealed that two Predators are active in the city rather than just one; an older hunter who recounts past hunts to his younger partner. Gotham's criminal population is unaware of the presence of the hunters, until Mr. Freeze (Victor Fries) is attacked at his hideout following a successful bank robbery. Though all of his associates are murdered, he is left alive- Robin tracks him down and subdues him, and Freeze reveals the hunters seemed to have not even seen him. Batman correctly deduces through this information that the Predator's vision is based on heat.

After dismissing Robin, he upgrades his exo-suit from his first Predator encounter so that it masks his body heat, then uses Wayne Enterprises as a battleground to fight the hunters, later realizing only one of the two hunters is engaging him. The other attempts to attack Tim at a drive-in movie theater, though he escapes back to Wayne Manor and survives the attack until Batman returns, having subdued the older hunter. Batman convinces the younger hunter take his kin and go home, before revealing to Robin that they were both targeted by a father-son hunting team, seeing the two as father-son warriors.

Xenomorph encountersEdit

Batman first encounter the Xenomorph when he had to travel on a "mission of mercy" near the Guatemala and Mexico borderline.  There he found a group of mercenaries. As the group went Into the jungle, the group finds a spaceship  near Mayan ruins and later discovers they have to prevent an Alien outbreak, besides saving themselves.[3]

Following that incident, Batman encountered another that  was found in 1927 in Alaska. It had been brought to Gotham city and sealed in a lab by the explorer who had found it. It was awakened by a construction crew. An army doctor named Fortune took charge of this case in Gotham city and hatched a plan to create xenomorph hybrids bred with DNA from Arkham Asylum's most notorious psychopaths. Batman was forced to fight both the soldiers and the xenomorph hybrids.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Batman versus Predator
  2. Batman versus Predator II
  3. 3.0 3.1 Batman/Aliens

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