Martha Wayne
Biographical Information
Relatives Bruce Wayne (son)
Thomas Wayne (husband)
Born 1946
Died 1981
Affiliation Wayne Enterprises
Physical Description
Species Human
Gender Female
Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Behind the Scenes
Portrayed By Lauren Cohan
First Appearance Guide to the Caped Crusader/Guide to the Man of Steel: Movie Flip Book

Martha Wayne (1946 - 1981) was a respected philanthropist and the wife of former Wayne Enterprises chairman Thomas Wayne, whose death left their only son Bruce the sole heir to the Wayne Family fortune.


Early YearsEdit

Martha was born into one of Gotham City's wealthiest families. After coming of age and inheriting the family fortune, she met and married Thomas Wayne. Sometime later, she gave birth to a son, whom she named Bruce.

The MurderEdit

In 1981, the Waynes were leaving the Aragon Theater when they were held at gunpoint by a mugger who shot Thomas and Martha before fleeing.

Thomas and Martha were later buried in the family mausoleum. Their butler Alfred dismissed the rest of the staff and became Bruce's legal guardian.


Batman v Superman 48

Thomas and Martha's funeral.

Having witnessed his parents' murder, Bruce was traumatized by the event and vowed to battle the criminal element that took their lives as "The Batman."

Personality Edit

Much like her husband, Martha was a loving mother and wife, as she notably risked her life to protect Bruce from Joe Chill.



External LinksEdit

Batman universe
Media Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | The Batman
Characters Bruce Wayne/The Batman | Alfred Pennyworth | Dick Grayson/Nightwing | Barbara Gordon/Batgirl | James Gordon | Lucius Fox | Thomas Wayne | Martha Wayne | Jason Todd/Robin | Clark Kent/Superman | Diana/Wonder Woman
Enemies Joker | Harley Quinn | Killer Croc | Deadshot | Penguin | Lex Luthor | Deathstroke | Catwoman | Poison Ivy | Jonny Frost | Cesar Santos | Anatoli Knyazev | Joe Chill | Doctor Aesop | Firefly | Black Mask | Victor Zsasz
Miscellaneous Gotham City | Batcave | Arkham Asylum | Wayne Manor | Batmobile | Batsuits | Wayne Enterprises | Bat-Signal | Gotham City Police Department | Aragon Theatre | Batman film series | Ace Chemicals | Glasshouse | Batwing | Wayne Family | Blackgate Penitentiary | Batman Family | Joker's Gang | Wayne Hangar
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