Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Characters

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Bruce Wayne is a millionaire who, at the beginning of the story, appears to be an older gentleman, trying to enjoy retirement. However, it clear that Bruce is still a man haunted by his past. Not only that, Bruce is tormented by his inner nature, which is desperately calling out to him to take action once again as Batman. At first, his transformation occurs subconsciously as is evidenced when Alfred asks him what happened to his moustache. Bruce's moustache coming off is a big step back in the direction of reemerging as Batman.

Once he makes his first appearance as Batman after such a long time, Bruce feels at home. It seems to be a natural transition for him back into the crime-fighting mode. As he comments on it, he says how he suddenly feels thirty years younger and has all of his old strength back. However, as he continues...

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