24-year-old Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City. He attempts to fight crime on the streets but fails, leaving him nearly dead. After an epiphany in his study, he crafts his identity a Batman with the help of 47-year-old Alfred Pennyworth. He crashes 46-year-old Carmine Falcone's dinner party, announcing his presence as he begins dissasembling his organization.
19-year-old Lady Shiva acts as the League of Assassins agent in Gotham, testing 24-year-old Batman. She is attacked and tested by the monkey cult, which causes her to question the supremacy of the training of the League. After she fights 28-year-old Richard Dragon & 32-year-old Ben Turner, she concludes that she will learn more with them, and joins them.
The Joker first appears in Gotham City, poisoning several prominent citizens before threatening to poison the water supply directly, confronting 24-year-old Batman for the first time.
26-year-old Hal Jordan is attacked by Star Sapphire, an alternate identity of 24-year-old Carol Ferris created by a crystalline alien symbiote trying to feed on his Oan energy by exploiting emotions that overpower willpower like his feelings for Carol. He manages to seperate it from her, returning her to normal and removing her memories, and takes the symbiote to Oa.
19-year-old Ted Kord helps develop the security systems for the Justice League teleporters, and in the process sees superheroes for the first time.
34-year-old Felix Faust attempts to summon three demons to amass power in hell. He is stopped by the Justice League.
38-year-old James Gordon is the only man on the police force 24-year-old Bruce Wayne trusts when he first surfaces. Gordon mistrusts him at first, but soon they are working together.
26-year-old Harvey Dent becomes and assistant DA, and begins working alongside 38-year-old Commissioner Gordon & 24-year-old Batman.
20-year-old Clark Kent, while traveling the world and helping people, begins submitting stories to the international press corp. He meets and helps 46-year-old John Standing-Bear.
29-year-old Pieter Cross, after the death of his mother at the hands of a mugger, begins to spend his nights following criminals & reporting them.
22-year-old Lois Lane graduates and is hired by the Daily Planet, quickly establishing herself as formidable reporter. She goes out with Metropolis man-of-the-year, 34-year-old Lex Luthor.
38-year-old Winslow Schott has a public breakdown when Lexcorp acquires Schott Toys to utalize it's robotics patents, blaming 34-year-old Lex Luthor for the death of his "wife".
18-year-old Rory Regan inherits the Ragsuit from his father, becoming the new Ragman.
17-year-old Zatanna meets and has a fling with John Constantine.
28-year-old Barry Allen is first confronted by 31-year-old Eobard Thawne, a refugee from a lost future timeline and expert at speed force manipulation who is obsessed with using Barry to return home. Thawne depletes his speed reserve and has to construct a new force reactor to recharge his powers. 28-year-old Leonard Snart learns Barry's secret identity and strikes a deal with him to allow for leiniency as long as he keeps his crimes non-violent. He first forms the Rogues. 37-year-old Roscoe Dillon vies for control, but Leonard shuts him down.
28-year-old Leonard Snart creates a fire harness device for 26-year-old Mick Rory to become Heat Wave. He joins the Rogues.
34-year-old Digger Harkness, seeing the upsurge in costumed crime, begins wielding his signature boomerangs as Captain Boomerang, going up against the Flash. He becomes a founding member of the Rogues.
The Fourth Shadowpact occurs with 37-year-old Jim Rook, 31-year-old John Constantine, 34-year-old Meihui Lan, 17-year-old Zatanna & 57-year-old Zatara, a seance to contain a demon attempting to escape through the portals closed during the Third. Mei sacrifices her life and is immolated. Zatanna nearly follows her but her father intervenes and gives himself in her place.
39-year-old Terry Thirteen loses his wife 34-year-old Meihui Lan when she participates in the 4th Shadowpact and is immolated. Terry closes his investigative practice, focusing on his research.
25-year-old Edward Nygma first learns about the newly active Batman. Offended at the implications of the idea of him being the "world's greatest detective", he feels compelled to challenge him, and begins planning his criminal career.
30-year-old Flora Black uses her pheromone powers to control the will of Elliot Weems & marry him, always trying to protect 9-year-old Suzy Black.
17-year-old Drury Walker becomes an errand-boy for the Falcones. He starts building equipment to fight Batman in his spare time
34-year-old Garryn Bek returns to his home planet & disrupts the drug trade.
55-year-old Ted Knight retires from adventuring when he grows too weak.
47-year-old Jim Harper is killed in the line of duty. his memories are transplanted into a new, younger clone body.
31-year-old Johnathan Crane becomes the new head of psychiatry at Arkham when the previous head dies mysteriously.
27-year-old Travis Morgan declines promotion, choosing to stay a combat pilot.
26-year-old Roland Desmond is released from prison. His brother 22-year-old Mark Desmond graduates, beginning his masters program, focusing on the development of an experimental steroid that could save his brother.
22-year-old Dan Cassidy gets his first movie stunt work.
22-year-old Paul Booker loses his fight licence when he fails his 3rd drug test. He becomes a mob enforcer to pay his gambling debts.
18-year-old Celia Forrestal goes to the air force academy.
37-year-old King Faraday's daughter Emma is born.
10-year-old Koriand'r is sent with her sister Komand'r to begins her warrior training with the warlords of Okaara.
11-year-old Grace Choi runs away from her latest abusive foster home. She is abducted & used in a child sex trade.
10-year-old Tara Markov is sent away by Dr. Helga Jace once her metegene has been fully mapped, sending her to America to live with her mother. She feels abandoned.
21-year-old Michael Holt marries Paula.
30-year-old Martin Stein is awarded the Nobel Prize for physics.
23-year-old Edgar Cizko is rejected by Marva Jane Gray. He uses his mental powers to manipulate her to becoming his fiance.
22-year-old Buddy Baker becomes vegetarian & animal rights activist.
29-year-old Jefferson Pierce's second daughter Jennifer is born.
15-year-old June Moon becomes a freelance artist.