Solomon Wayne is Bruce Wayne's great-great-great-grandfather. A judge and promoter of the Old Gotham style of architecture. Solomon was one of the men responsible for the beginnings of Gotham City.


When young, Solomon Wayne came to Gotham with a Harvard degree, a law book, and a Bible, Gotham was little more than a village. After obtaining a federal judgeship, he dispensed the harsh justice of an old-testament patriarch, he also started a dozen businesses. Within six years of his arrival in Gotham he was it's leading and most prosperous citizen.

Upon meeting architect Cyrus Pinkney and seeing his drawings, Solomon knew he had found the style that would one day make Gotham a great city. He then went to work promoting the style.

Solomon lived long enough to see Pinkney's vision come to fruition. He died at the age of 104.

In other media

  • In Batman: Arkham City, a courthouse is named after Solomon Wayne. It's seen that Two-Face controls that area, but before he claims it, Poison Ivy takes over the area until she is apprehended by Batman during the events of Batman: Arkham City Lockdown.
  • In the Christopher Nolan film series, as part of the Gotham Tonight series of mockumentary shorts, Solomon Wayne is briefly mentioned as one of Bruce's ancestors and a major patron of Gotham City in the mid 19th century. He is visually represented by a briefly shown period photograph.

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