Battman is John W. Batter, son of Brian H. Batter, the CEO of Annex Ind., and Helen Batter, CEO of Nestle. As John grew up, he wanted to go to America to seek opportunity. However, after getting involved with the Russian mob, he discovered that he had been a sleeper agent of a long deactivated program with remarkable fighting skills, strength, and endurance.
After he ended his relationship with the mob, he found that opportunity that he was looking for. After being dubbed "Battman" by a child who witnessed his work. He began to work in the criminal underworld and eliminate anyone who posed a threat to the well being of people, the United States, or democracy, while being invisible to law enforcement.
John's inhuman abilities stem from an unknown disease. No one in the medical or scientific community can find a way to cure it, but his parents financed a project, that found a way to slow down his declining physical state, that emulates a long boost of adrenaline. Because of this, John must constantly exercise and keep his heart rate up after and during his 10 year bi-weekly treatment