Dr. Thomas Wayne
Real name: Thomas Wayne
Aliases: Dr. Wayne




Martha Wayne (wife)
Bruce Wayne (son)


Gender - Male

Portrayed by:

Linus Roache


Batman Begins

Dr. Thomas Wayne was a surgeon at the Gotham City Hospital, and of the fifth generation of the Wayne family to live in the Wayne Manor. He was the chairman of Wayne Enterprises until his death, a position that his friend and board member Lucius Fox would get later on after Bruce gained control of the company. Being one of the most prominent citizens in Gotham, he was trying to change the city into a better place, up until the end of his life. In this version, he and Martha are murdered at gunpoint by Joe Chill, a petty criminal, after attending a performance of Mefistofele. They leave the opera early when Bruce is scared by bat-like demons onstage bringing back a fear he gained whilst falling into a cave on Wayne Manor grounds. Martha's pearls are heard falling, but aren't shown. Thomas is killed because he is trying to protect his wife, after Chill tries to rip off her necklace. It is revealed in the movie that the deaths of two such prominent citizens encourages Gotham City's elite to bring it back from the brink of ruin (in the process temporarily foiling Ra's al Ghul's plan to destroy the city's economy). Dr. Wayne's last words were to his son, "Bruce... it's ok... don't be afraid."


  • Dr. Wayne was played by Linus Roache and received a far more prominent role than Thomas Wayne had ever been given in any 'other media' incarnation of Batman.
  • Jason Marsden voices Dr. Thomas Wayne on Warner Premiere animated feature Batman: Gotham Knight.

Batman Universe (New DC)
Characters Batman/Bruce Wayne | James Gordon | Alfred Pennywprth | Lucius Fox | Rachel Dawes
Enemies Joker | Ra's Al Ghul | Two Face | Scarecrow | Carmine Falcone
Miscellaneous Gotham City | Batcave | Arkham Asylum | Wayne Manor | Batmobile | Batsuit | Wayne Enterprises
Movies Batman Begins | The Dark Knight | Batman 3