Bilal Alsselah (Arabic: بلال الصلاح) is a French Muslim who was raised by his single mother on the outskirts of Paris, France. On Bilal's 16th birthday, he and his friend Aarif were caught in the middle of a French-Muslim protest and were beaten mercilessly by the French National Police who were being racist. After they both healed, Aarif gave Bilal a gift which was the music of Leni Urbana, an urban representative of the Muslim people in France, urging Bilal to listen to her words.
Aarif was later killed by the French National Police after burning their station and Bilal became a symbol without racial or religious bias so he can do what's right. Already a superior athlete, he donned the mask of Nightrunner in order to help the people's cause and bring justice to France.
Night Runner helped Batman bring down a child-slavery ring.