Dark Beginnings Part II is the second episode of the first season of Batman: Guardian of Gotham. This episode details Batman's origin and Bruce Wayne's training. This episode also introduces Vicki Vale.
This episode follows an older Bruce Wayne (now in his early thirtys) who travels to Japan and enters a secret ninja school and learns ninjutsu and becomes a ninja master. Bruce later travels to France and learns detective skills from Henri Ducard, Harvey Harris and Willi Doggett. The four of them are seen tracking down a fugitive named Tom Woodley. They track him down to a mountain. During their fight Woodley kills Doggett and Woodley accidentally falls off the mountain to his death. Bruce would then approach David Cain. Cain tought Bruce how to kill. However, Bruce decided to never use these skills in his war on crime. After a decade of training Bruce returns to Gotham hoping to use his skills as a police officer. A few days later Bruce is approached by a reporter named Vicki Vale. Vale wants an interview on where the heir to the Wayne legacy has been. Bruce agrees and sets up a time for the interview. Bruce is then shown talking to Alfred about how he plans to join the police force and start an investigation on Moxon. However, Bruce quickly learns that most of the officers in Gotham City are on Lew Moxon's payroll and abandons this idea. Later that night at Wayne Manor Bruce is sitting in his study thinking of what he will do next. Just then a bat crashes through the window.
|Bruce Wayne||Neal McDonough|
|Alfred Pennyworth||Hector Elizondo|
|Sensei Yoru||George Takei|
|Shihan Matsuda||Greg Baldwin|
|Henri Ducard||John McCook|
|David Cain||Brian Bloom|
|Vicki Vale||Melissa Joan Heart|
Non Speaking Cameos Edit
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- Bruce Wayne training as a ninja explains why he is able to stay hidden in the shadows as Batman.
|Previous Episode||Next Episode|
|Dark Beginnings Part I||Dark Beginnings Part III|