|Official name:||The Historic Manor of the Waynes|
|First Appearance:||The Knight of Gotham Trilogy|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Locale:||Gotham City (TJLMS)|
Wayne Manor began as the simple home of railroad financier Jerome K. Van Derm in 1855. Soon after, Van Derm had to give up the property to the brothers Solomon and Zebediah Wayne in 1858. Solomon, a judge, worked hard to preserve equality in Gotham, saying that the city should be a "fortress against vice and iniquity". Solomon expanded Wayne Manor to its present size, acting as the first Wayne to turn it into a manor. They later used it as part of the Underground Railroad, sheltering escaped slaves who fled north to Canada. According to Alfred, Wayne Manor has been home to six generations of Waynes.
Solomon Wayne found the batcave, but never told anyone about it.
Although there is a vast network of limestone caverns running beneath the manor, Martha Wayne filled the house with warm furnishings and flowers from the greenhouse. Many of the antiques in the estate have been passed down through multiple generations, such as mahogany furniture.
The current members of the Wayne family at the time of Batman Begins are Thomas Wayne, his wife Martha, and their son, Bruce. Alfred Pennyworth is the family's butler.
Bruce Takes a FallEdit
One day, while playing in the Manor's garden, Bruce fell down the old well into the caverns below. There, he faced what would become both his greatest fear and most valuable ally: the bat. Frightened out of his wits, Bruce was comforted by his father being lowered on a rope anchored by Alfred, the two adults having been alerted to Bruce's fall when they could not find him. That night, Bruce had a nightmare about the bats, causing his father to come soothe him, explaining to Bruce, "They attacked you because they were afraid of you. All creatures feel fear, especially the scary ones."
After the murder of his parents, Bruce felt guilty beyond imagination. He knew that if he hadn't seen the movie, then they might be alive. He swore to destroy criminals once and for all while Alfred sadly looked on.
The Knight of Gotham Edit
Bruce would later run away and Alfred would keep it. Once Bruce returned, Alfred dusted the whole house and got it all set up. Bruce would soon find the secret staircase to the batcave.
The Knight of KryptonEdit
The Knight of FearEdit
Bruce and Dick would still use the house as a home and their base. Later, Vicki Vale would join Bruce their for dinner.