This incarnation of Batman is from the Earth prior to the current DC Comics continuity, which was created following the event Flashpoint. As a result, he considered the "progenitor" of all Batmen in the multiverse. He is captured from his world along with the Mirage incarnations of the Ninja Turtles by Krang. Batman escaped using a pick hidden in the callous of one of his hands, and freed the Turtles along with him. Batman grabbed a Mother Box so that the five of them could enter the new multiverse Krang was building in order to break it open from the inside. Krang's robotic minions swarmed Batman and the Turtles and prevented their freedom, but Raphael was able to make it out and meet up with the new multiverse's Batman and the Turtles. Batman/TMNT III #2.