One night when Batman was working solo, he ran into a super strong criminal that shattered his spine before unmasking him and tossing the cowl into a ditch. Batman was found by the police and press and taken to Gotham City General Hospital. His cowl and utility belt were placed in the Batmobile, which then returned to the Batcave under remote control. Bruce is now cared for at home by a nurse, home health aides, and a physical therapist. Alfred tends the manor and, along with resident engineer, Bonnie Barstow, the Batcave. There’s also a live-in secretary because Bruce likes to keep up to date on business. Enter the Outsiders, the player characters heroes who join Batgirl in defending Gotham.