In Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy,how many people in total actually know that Bruce Wayne is Batman?

  • 7
    Bruce Wayne knows Batman's secret identity.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Apr 22, 2016 at 18:39
  • 5
    I'd say most people who've seen the movies. Apr 22, 2016 at 19:31
  • 2
    @RogueJedi I notice he's left out of the answers though--maybe he's in so deep that he doesn't even know anymore?
    – Milo P
    Apr 22, 2016 at 22:26
  • 1
    How many hot chicks are there in Gotham?
    – Omegacron
    Apr 22, 2016 at 22:42

2 Answers 2


By my count, at least ten. Six are still living by the end of the third movie.

  • Rachel (dead)
  • Lucius
  • Alfred
  • Selina Kyle
  • Gordon (finds out at end of 3rd movie)
  • John Blake
  • Coleman Reese
  • Ra's al Ghul (dead)
  • Talia (dead)
  • Bane (dead)

In Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises, it seems that other members of the League of Shadows know that Wayne is Batman. We don't know how many or whether they surived. So, the number could be higher.

  • Make sure to toss in the hobo in the first movie. Apr 23, 2016 at 15:38
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    How did the hobo know? Because Batman said "nice coat" to him, which he said to Bruce Wayne earlier in the film? If so, and the hobo made the connection that it's the same person, I don't think he knew that it was Bruce Wayne who gave him the coat. Apr 25, 2016 at 16:23

Within the Dark Knight Trilogy, Batman's identity is well concealed.

Alfred and Lucius Fox obviously know since they're working with him, as does Ra's al Ghul, Bane and the other members of the League of Shadows such as


Since they were instrumental in his training.

Jim Gordon also works out his identity at the end of the film series, as does John Blake and Selina Kyle. Coleman Reese strongly suspects (albeit this knowledge isn't explicitly confirmed within the film) and Rachel also learns his identity. As Rogue Jedi points out in his comment, Bruce Wayne is also aware of Bruce Wayne's secret identity.

11 named individuals, but potentially dozens of others.

  • 1
    Rachel knows that he's Batman, as does Fox.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Apr 22, 2016 at 18:36
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    Lucius Fox, also knows
    – tilley31
    Apr 22, 2016 at 18:36
  • @tilley31 - Well duh. How could I miss him.
    – Valorum
    Apr 22, 2016 at 18:37
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    Did Harvey Dent ever know?
    – Skooba
    Apr 22, 2016 at 19:49
  • @Skooba - Not in the Nolan-verse, as far as I'm aware.
    – Valorum
    Apr 23, 2016 at 16:56

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