Quote1 And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. Quote2
-- Thomas Wayne src

Doctor Thomas Wayne is a brilliant surgeon and billionaire CEO of Wayne Enterprises. He lives with his family at Wayne Manor on the outskirts of Gotham City. He is married to Martha Wayne and the two had a son Bruce Wayne.

Thomas, Martha and young Bruce were walking home from a night out at the opera. A mugger Joe Chill leapt from the shadows of Park Row and assaulted them, demanding money. Thomas tried to fight back, but the mugger shot him directly in the chest, killing him. He then turned his gun on Martha and viciously ended her life as well. Thomas last words to the young Bruce is "don't be afraid". Bruce Wayne stared on in horror, as his parents layed dead beside him. Chill turned on his heel and ran from the alleyway.