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Quote1 We wanted to believe you. We wanted to believe that the strongest man in the world was there to save us. [...] But we were wrong. Quote2
-- Batman: The Devastator src

Bruce Wayne, also known as the Batman of Earth -1, is The Devastator, one of Barbatos' Dark Knights.

Life in the Dark Multiverse

On his home world of Earth -1, Bruce Wayne suffered a great loss and became the vigilante Batman. He went on adventures with Superman and the Justice League, but he remained paranoid that Superman would try to kill him, and so he built and collected a host of weapons capable of deterring him if he ever needed it.[1]

When Superman murdered his wife and went on a killing spree, Batman faced him with a Kryptonite spear. Losing his right arm in the process of battle, Superman went into a lengthy diatribe about how much stronger he is than everyone else. Bruce soon revealed that the spear was simply a bluff for his true weapon: a modified version of the Doomsday Virus he kept on hand, something Bruce hoped he would never actually have to use. The virus not only regenerated his arm, but gave him the power to kill his best friend and the sociopathic detachment to do the task.[1]

In his victory, the doomsday virus quickly began to spread and infect the whole that lay around him, only for the rechristened Devastator to realize it was too late to save his world, watching helplessly as it slowly degenerated and died all around him. Minutes before the eminent destruction of his Earth, he was recruited by the The Batman Who Laughs, who told him of another world, a world where Superman had not yet killed, and where his friends could still be saved and taught how evil Superman was.[1]

Dark Nights

After arriving in Prime Earth,[2] the Devastator came to Metropolis, where, using that world's Lois Lane as a carrier, infected the entire city with his Doomsday Virus, including the members of the Superman Family who came to stop him.[1] He took pleasure in physically tormenting that world's Superman when he awoke from his coma attached to a Dark Multiverse tower,[3] but nonetheless took the Multiversal Tuning Fork from the Fortress of Solitude after physically destroying it first, then bringing the reassembled device to Gotham City at Barbatos' request, having bested most of the remaining members of the Justice League in the process.[1][4] Once having catapulted Lobo into the the sun using his own chain, after assisting with the assault on the Oblivion Bar. Devastator would appear in the final battle where Kal-El effortlessly defeated him with the help from metal.

Powers

  • Regeneration: Batman regrew a new arm to replace his severed one when he became the Devastator.[1]
  • Reactive Adaptation: Like all Doomsdays, The Devastator is able to spontaneously adjust his physiology in order to maximize it's own advantage. Having capitalized on the weaknesses of his Earth's Superman by generating kryptonite radiation from his breath alongside his virus spores, making the killing blow much more effective.[1]
  • Toxikinesis: Like The Prime Earth Doomday, The Devastator can freely manipulate his own toxic spoor's as a tool for tactile use. Like a weapon or a conversion agent.[1]
    • Infection: The Devastator can convert others around him into doomsday clones loyal to him and Barbartos.[1][3]
  • Summoning: Devastator can summon spikes of his being from the ground at any time.[1]
  • Superhuman Durability
  • Superhuman Speed: Devastator is as fast as Superman.[4]
  • Superhuman Strength: Bruce in his Devastator form is powerful enough to trade blows with, injure and draw blood from a Kryptonian and a Czarnian with ease.[3]
  • Flight: The Devastator can fly under his own power with or without the doomsday transformation.[3]

Abilities

Weaknesses

  • Diminished Intellect: The longer he has the Doomsday Virus, the more the Devastator descends into unthinking destruction above all else.[4]

Equipment

Weapons

Related


Footnotes


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