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Quote1 Bruce arranged the insurance, so of course the file is... vague. Quote2
-- Lucius Fox src

Lucius Fox is the current CEO and President of Wayne Enterprises and a sought after businessman all over the corporate world. He first met his future employer Bruce Wayne in Paris, when Wayne saved him from a mugger's attack. The two became fast friends and Bruce invited him to help him start a charity organization that later became known as the Wayne Foundation. Bruce recognized Lucius's strong business ethics and before long, Fox was a high ranking officer in Wayne Enterprises.

He graduated magna cum laude from the Morton School of Business. After school he took a position at Atwater Air and saved it from near bankruptcy to success. After that Lucius Fox has been sought after by the large corporations in the world.

With Bruce spending more and more time operating as Batman, he had little time for day-to-day business affairs and virtually handed the reigns of the company over to Lucius. In time, Lucius became the CEO of the company, saving Wayne Enterprises from financial ruin, along with his quick-witted business savvy and strong ethics that helped the corporation to prosper.

While traveling through Europe, Fox was kidnapped by Baron Bedlam in Markovia. Batman asked the Justice League to launch a rescue mission, but they refused because it would violate U.S. diplomatic policy. Batman quit the League and launched his own rescue mission with Black Lightning posing as Fox's brother.[1] They break Fox out of his cell, and leave him with a gun to take charge of the prison guards. This mission caused Batman to create the Outsiders.[2]

Lucius Fox was eventually kidnapped by Black Mask and forced to reveal information about Bruce Wayne, until he was saved by Bruce himself, disguised as "Skullface".[3][4]

A short time later, Fox was targeted by Cypher, a criminal with hipnotic powers that wanted to sabotage a project in which Fox was involved.[5] Cypher hypnotized Fox and commanded him to jump off a brige and commit suicide, but Fox was saved by Batman, Robin and Jean-Paul.[6]

Lucius was seen next during a Charity Function at Gotham's Civic Center, where he was joined by Leslie Thompkins, Sondra Kinsolving and Bruce Wayne. Lucius asked Bruce about his absence from business, but before they could talk more, Lucius and all the people at the event were hypnotized by Poison Ivy. Ivy kidnapped all the men from the event and took them to her secret greenhouse in order to take away their wealth and their lives. She was about to give Lucius her dealy kiss when Batman saved him and stopped Ivy.[7]

After Black Mask became the undisputed crime lord of Gotham, Wayne Enterprises was the target of a hostile takeover that caused the Research and Development Division to be sold to a foreigner company and Bruce Wayne was removed from the board of directors. Lucius tried to tell Bruce about the situation, but he was always unavailable and Alfred would make up stories for Lucius to stop calling. However, when Fox researched one of Alfred's lies, he learned that Bruce wasn't out of the country and he went to Wayne Manor and told the whole story to Bruce Wayne.[8]

Some time later, after Bruce's disappearance, Vicki Vale approached Lucius asking for Bruce, and he managed to avoid giving her a straight answer. This is most likely because even he didn't knew about Bruce's whereabouts.[9]

When Bruce returned after his long absence, he approached Lucius and informed him of an official partnership between Wayne Enterprises and Batman. Wayne told Fox to start the development of technology to help the crime fighter on his crusade and Fox started working on remote control androids and high-tech mechanichal suits for Batman and Robin.[10]


  • Business Management: Lucius Fox is unparalleled in the world of business and finance.
  • Leadership: He commands the respect and attention of those under his charge and is largely responsible from rescuing Wayne Enterprises from ruin and forging it into the multinational corporate giant that it is today.
  • Military Protocol: Lucius Fox has mentioned serving active duty in the U.S. Military during the Korean War.[2]


  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.



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