In the Batman Nolanverse dimension, 8-year old Bruce Wayne was at the Gotham Opera with his parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne. During the performance, Bruce was scared by the performers dressed as bats because he developed a fear of bats. Bruce asked his father to take them out of the opera. So Bruce and his parents left the opera. They ran into a criminal named Joe Chill, who robbed and killed Bruce's parents. Though Chill was later arrested by the Gotham Police, Bruce blamed himself for his parents' murders. 14 years later, Bruce returned to Gotham from Princeton University, intent on killing Chill, whose prison sentence was being suspended in exchange for testifying against mob boss Carmine Falcone. Just before Bruce could act, a woman posing as a news reporter killed Chill for Falcone. Bruce told his childhood friend Rachel Dawes about his foiled plan and she expressed disgust for his blind vengeance without regard for justice and told Bruce that his father would be ashamed of him. Bruce then confronted Falcone, who told him that he was ignorant of the nature of crime. Bruce then met Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith. Sidious offered to train Bruce to become a Sith assassin. Bruce accepted Sidious' offer and Sidious bestowed upon Bruce the Sith name of "Darth Batrus". Darth Sidious then took Darth Batrus back to Coruscant in the Star Wars dimension.