Batman is a modern retelling of Don Quixote, seen from Don Quixote's point of view.
For the unaware idiots, Don Quixote was an old rich dude who thought he must make a difference, fight for justice and all that stuff, but ended up fighting imaginary threats and living in a delusional world.
Batman does the same, and it explains everything.
Bruce Wayne is a rich guy who was traumatized by the murder of his parents and swore to fight for justice. But he did not receive proper psychological help and is messed in the head. This is actually canon.
Everyone in Gotham knows his secret identity. The city authorities play along because he shelles out money. He also owns newspapers and local news stations, that run special batman-is-real editions because they don't want to lose a job. Alfred probably controls those and keeps it a secret from Bruce.
Joker is just an innocuous crazy man. The type who starts ranting at you about random pseudo-philosophical shit. He'll enter a classy opera teathre and start bothering the patrons, and bats is the only one who takes the random shit that joker says seriously, because batsy is messed in the head as well.
Riddler? Just a crazy guy who messes with Bruce Wayne by giving him riddles. Catwoman? A catlady. Poison Ivy? Green peace activist.
The reason they "escape" so easily from Arkham asylum is because they are never locked up, that is just what Bruce believes. The asylum plays along when "Batman" brings them because Bruce makes huge donations to them. But in reality they are not considered dangerous and so are free to go.
Harley Quinn was a new psychiatrist who didn't like how the mental care institutions of the city treated some patients just to indulge Bruce's delusions, and so denounced the city institutions and went independent and espacially tried to protect the guy who was the main victim of Batman's persecutions, the Joker. Obviously Bruce saw it in the twisted way we all know.
Current Harley is because she managed to start her own charitable organization and doesn't follow the Joker personally anymore, so Bruce sees her as as successful criminal leader.
Bane, being from outsie the city didn't give a shit about Bruce Wayne so when "Batman" bothered him he punched him. Bruce imagined it as having hisspine broken.
Pengui is such a difficult enemy because being rich himself Bruce can't mistreat him as he does the others, but still he plays along from time to time just for fun.
The henchmen of Bat's rogues are either nurses or random guys who are hanging around to laugh at the crazy dudes fighting out.
And the Batsignal? That's just a way for the police to get him out of the way. Get him running after "the Riddler" so he doesn't get killed by actual criminals.
Gordon is not really the commisioner of course, or even a good cop, and cops are assignet to batman as punishment.
Supes and the others have met Bruce a few times, because he's a billionaire, and from there he imagined their great friendship and his role in the JLA
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I believed everything until you said "Everyone in Gotham knows his secret identity."
It is a known fact that Bruce ain't exactly right in the head. Being Batman is just a form of closure. Besides, Gotham would probably be worse without him.
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Oh look, it's one of those boring uninspired "it's all in his head" headcanons. Must be saturday.
1/10, at least you didn't say Bruce was a mental patient locked away in Arkham kept in a coma via drugs and his adventures are dreams.