As a child Bruce Wayne witnesses the murder of both his parents by a young criminal. This event completely changes his life. He devotes his life to stopping crime by creating the superhero Batman. The events that lead Bruce Wayne to become Batman are very similar to the events that lead Peter Parker to become Spiderman. The big difference being that Batman has no superpowers and Bruce Wayne creates Batman in large part because of his vast fortune. In this way he is like Iron Man. This is an example of combining elements from multiple myths, a practice noted author Joseph Campbell discusses in "The Power of Myth."

Myth in Super Hero Films