- “I know I'm not exactly the Bruce you were hoping for. But I am Bruce. We all are. Let me remind you of a story we have in common. On my world, I developed ways to eliminate the Justice League… then they found out and were so disappointed in me. I betrayed their trust. It was a dark time for the League. But in all honesty… I was holding back. Now imagine if seven Bruce Waynes put their heads together… what horror they could be capable of. If they were to… say… develop separate murderous Batcaves meticulously designed with each of you in mind. So I hope you appreciate our work, because… you're going to die here. Ha. Ha. Ha.”
- ―The Batman Who Laughs
The Batman Who Laughs is a Character From DC Comics, He is an alternate Bruce Wayne came from Earth-22 from The Dark Multiverse. He is responsible for murdering The Joker and Killing all of the Justice League Members in his Reality. He is also responsible for infecting Superheroes to create his villanious group named The Secret Six.
He was created by Scott Synder for his Dark Nights: Metal Run.
This Batman has the same Origin as his Counterpart But his life went downhill when Joker started a killing spree across the City of Gotham. What caused Joker to do this because He discovered that the same chemicals that he fell from is causing him to dying and he wants to take down everyone with him, that includes The Penguin, Catwoman, James Gordon and other villains and allies he ever known. He even start to bomb a hospital in front of Bruce and shooting the many young children parents and he infect the children with the chemical that turns them into Rabid Robins.
This caused Batman to snap and killed Joker by snapping his neck, The Joker died with smiling but not without infecting Batman with the same chemical gas that turns him into the Joker he is today.
Days after Days, Bruce is feeling different that Superman is suprised when he went out a laugh after telling him how one of the children bit one of the doctors. When Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Red Robin were doing a training in the Batcave. When they became worried about Bruce condition and offered to help him, Bruce rebutted that he doesn't want any help and the real reason why he called them to the batcave is that he knows that they are the first people who will know his condition and will warn other heroes. After that, He starts killing them all with hidden machine guns.
Bruce convinces Damian Wayne to join him and transform him into a Rabid Robins with his Joker Chemical, He gather up all of the young childrens and turn them into his pets. A Week later, Batman proceed to kill and slaughter the whole Justice League including Superman with a shard of Black Kryptonite that transform Superman and his son going crazy and kill Lois Lane before they started to kill each other.
The Batman Who Laughs proceed to annihilate the whole inhabitants of Earth-22. His Butler, Alfred Pennyworth is the only who is the last stand and Batman locked him when he convinced Alfred that there was still hope for him.
When his Earth began to fade, Barbatos arrived to him and revealed The Dark Multiverse to him with The One Who Laughs join Barbatos and the rest of the evil Dark Knights, Barbatos made Bruce the spearhead for his plans to drag all of creation into darkness.
He appeared in Mortal Kombat 11 as an Elseworlds Skin for Noob Saibot.
The Batman Who Laughs first appears in Metal Pt I:Scarlet Speedster mocking Red Death for his Failure, He appears in Metal Pt 1: Monsters Of Metal as the final boss. The Batman Who Laughs is also one of the possible minibosses in the first stage of Part 2.
- The Batman Who Laughs represents the fear of Batman if he went too far after killing the Joker and became a Villain Himself.
- He is referred as ''Laughs'' by The Devastator.
- He is selected as the ''Villain of the Year", which was decided through votes cast by fans.
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