LUCIUS FOX: Business Manager [bio]

LUCIUS FOX: Business Manager [bio]
" Bruce arranged the insurance, so of course the file is... vague.''

Comic Book History

LUCIUS FOX is a DC comics character primarily appearing in Batman comic books. He was created by Len Wein and John Calnan, and first appeared in Batman #307 (January 1979). Lucius acts as Bruce Wayne's business manager who supposedly unknowingly runs the business interests that supply Batman's equipment needs as well as financing his operations.
First Appearance

LUCIUS FOX is CEO of Wayne Enterprises, Fox has been said to have "Midas Touch" of turning failing businesses into successful conglomerates. Fox is called in to the failing Wayne Enterprises and brings a balance to both Wayne's private and business finances.

LUCIUS FOX was shown heading the project that produced the prototype that would become the Batwing. He also manages the particulars of the Wayne Foundation while Wayne dictates the organization's general policies. Since then, Fox has been approached by other companies seeking his expertise, and often time gave him offer to work for them. However, Fox chose to stay at Wayne Enterprises and has been given an unparalleled freedom in the company.

LUCIUS FOX first met a young Bruce Wayne in Paris, after Wayne saved him from muggers. Later, Fox asks him if he wants to start a foundation for charity, to which Bruce agrees many years later, deciding that not all of his money has to go to crime fighting.

Many stories allude to LUCIUS FOX knowing the secret activities of his employer, and yet keeping it to himself.


Batman: The Animated Series
LUCIUS FOX was voiced by Brock Peters in Batman: The Animated Series and then by Mel Winkler in The New Batman Adventures. His appearances are consistent with Fox as Wayne's friend and business manager. Fox appears clueless about Wayne's alter ego throughout the series.

The Batman
LUCIUS FOX appeared in The Batman he is voiced by Louis Gossett Jr. This version is based on the Nolan movie version and given the background of being a friend of Thomas Wayne. He knows Bruce Wayne's secret identity as Batman.

Batman: Gotham Knight
Kevin Michael Richardson voices LUCIUS FOX in Batman: Gotham Knight, within the segment Field Test.

Morgan Freeman plays LUCIUS FOX in the Nolan's Batman movies. He was first seen heading Wayne's Research and Development division but later promoted to become its CEO.

Note: Due to the nature of comicbooks being an on-going tale, the character's powers along with his appearance, is in a constant state of flux.

LUCIUS FOX has no superhuman powers

LUCIUS FOX is unparalleled in the world of business and finance. He commands the respect and attention of those under his charge and is largely responsible from rescuing Wayne Enterprises from ruin and forging it into the multinational corporate giant that it is today.

Strength level
Average: LUCIUS FOX possesses the strength level of a man his age, size and weight who engages in moderate regular exercise.

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