Do you want Bruce Wayne to retire as Batman???

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#1 Edited by kduayan (2 posts) - - Show Bio

we all grow up reading Batman as Bruce Wayne's Alter-ego....but there is one truth about us human beings....we Grow old and easily get tired and Bruce's is a man.....so do you want him to retire as batman????

#2 Posted by AweSam (7371 posts) - - Show Bio

Never.

#3 Posted by Duke_Nasty (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

No

#4 Posted by cellot (80 posts) - - Show Bio

No, definitely not. He's a fictional character, he doesn't have to get older. (Not to say a story about older Bruce could never work...) Besides what could you change to make a better alter ego for batman?

#5 Posted by blackadamFTW (7867 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope.

#6 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Comic book characters are immortal icons. So no, Bruce is Batman.

#7 Posted by danhimself (22268 posts) - - Show Bio

definitely not....Bruce IS Batman

#8 Posted by The Stegman (22993 posts) - - Show Bio

We've already seen Bruce retire a few times, mainly in Batman Beyond, currently, he can stay right where he's at, in the cowl and cape.

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#9 Posted by Justice_Acquintances (5 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be a cool story if instead of dieing on Earth 2 he would have retired and Dick became Bats. I'd be happy with that!

#10 Edited by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell. No.

#11 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

Never, he isnt a legacy character, so there is no point in making this.

Also, lets face it as much as people wsay it, Dick was horrible as Batman, Jason was to damn dark as Batman, Tim was a failure as Batman, Damian is a Bruce clone as Batman and Terry is Batman Beyond or from the future.

There is no way to change the fact Bruce is Batman and Batman is Bruce.

#12 Posted by GrandHarrier (119 posts) - - Show Bio

@DeathpooltheT1000 said:

Never, he isnt a legacy character, so there is no point in making this.

Also, lets face it as much as people wsay it, Dick was horrible as Batman, Jason was to damn dark as Batman, Tim was a failure as Batman, Damian is a Bruce clone as Batman and Terry is Batman Beyond or from the future.

There is no way to change the fact Bruce is Batman and Batman is Bruce.

I just wanted to comment that I thought Dick was a fun Batman. It felt like a natural transition.

#13 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14587 posts) - - Show Bio

@jrock85 said:

Hell. No.

#14 Posted by TheJSquad34 (42 posts) - - Show Bio

@DeathpooltheT1000: Just out of curiousity, when was Tim batman?

I thought Dick as Batman was great, but we all knew it wasn't going to be permanent

#15 Edited by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

@GrandHarrier: He never became Batman, being Batman isnt only using a suit, is about the personallity and how much you will push yourself.

Dick isnt Bruce, he is never going to push himself enough to be Batman.

@TheJSquad34: Battle for the cowl, Jason was using the suit and then Tim decide to use it, the last one was Dick.

#16 Posted by GrandHarrier (119 posts) - - Show Bio

THE REAL BATMAN AMIRITE?

#17 Posted by r3d_rob1n (541 posts) - - Show Bio

It's always interesting to see other people fill the role for a while, such as when Dick recently took over. However, Bruce is Batman and should always be Batman. There is no reason for him to retire when he does not physically age. Else-worlds and future glimpses can always be used to satisfy people who are looking for a change to break the monotony (not that Bruce is ever monotonous)

#18 Posted by allenbyrd (12 posts) - - Show Bio

then there is the Lazarus pit that the Al Gul's have that keeps them alive

#19 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

In the stories. No.

But as a fan, I do want Bruce to have the ability to retire and have a happy ending.

#20 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (11035 posts) - - Show Bio

@GrandHarrier said:

THE REAL BATMAN AMIRITE?

Get outta here!

#21 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8736 posts) - - Show Bio

@kduayan said:

so do you want him to retire as batman????

F*CK NO! He is the only batman and he is awesome

#22 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12488 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCrowbar: This. I wouldn't mind an alt universe where we see him retire and be succeeded.

#23 Posted by Rowen545 (378 posts) - - Show Bio

What would be the point? They would just unretire him later. 

#24 Posted by soccersss (537 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell No. Batman wouldn't be the same if Bruce wasn't behind the mask

#25 Posted by kamakazi152 (152 posts) - - Show Bio

No I don't want Bruce to retire as Batman ever. Having him retire in an alt universe like Earth 2 maybe but the main universe can't have Bruce Wayne retire as Batman; it would not be the same.

#26 Edited by Dernman (14712 posts) - - Show Bio

NO NEVER. Certain things in comics are meant to be timeless. They were here before us and they should be here after us. 
 
Anything else well that's what Elseworlds and mini's done out of cannon are for.

#27 Posted by Onemoreposter (3919 posts) - - Show Bio

@AweSam said:

Never.

#28 Edited by KingofMadCows (345 posts) - - Show Bio

It doesn't really matter what we want, it's never going to happen.

But if by some miracle that it does happen, I think Bane could make a good Batman. Cassandra Cain could take Batman's place too if they ever bothered giving her the necessary education.

#29 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4691 posts) - - Show Bio
@Rowen545 said:
What would be the point? They would just unretire him later. 
Pretty much this.
#30 Posted by serpent222 (319 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't be completely against the idea, but I'd go into the idea very skeptically, to say the least. I think they are much better off with the routes they have gone with other characters temporarily picking up the mantle, and visiting other times or worlds where you can see how the world does with the Batman legacy.

But they could never really replace Bruce Wayne as Batman. People just wouldn't accept it.

#31 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman said:

NO NEVER. Certain things in comics are meant to be timeless. They were here before us and they should be here after us. Anything else well that's what Elseworlds and mini's done out of cannon are for.
#32 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

NO, it just don't seem right :/ Bruce = Batman and no one can make it change

Till I think Dick was a cool Batman.... he was maybe too cool to be Batman

.......but will be interesting as an elseworld far of main continuity veeeery far.....

but wait that already exist....... oh well

#33 Posted by Tyler Starke (4410 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved when there was two Batmen running around scaring the living crap out of people when they see two

#34 Posted by War Killer (19944 posts) - - Show Bio

Just read Batman Beyond.

#35 Posted by RoboShark (1208 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

Just read Batman Beyond.

Batman works whether it's Dick, Terry, Bruce, or whoever under the cowl to me.

#36 Edited by JonSmith (3987 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce Wayne CAN'T retire as Batman, because Bruce Wayne isn't real. Not as a fictional character, Bruce Wayne, as a person, DOES NOT EXIST. The persona known as Bruce Wayne is actually the other identity of Batman. Clark Kent is Superman, Batman is Bruce Wayne. If anything, Batman'll retire as Bruce Wayne and just be Batman all the time. The only reason Bruce Wayne even exists is to maintain Batman's funding through his parents company. It has even been said (admittedly in a non-canonical, though still viable, source) that Batman doesn't even think of himself as Bruce Wayne.

#37 Posted by soyacat (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce was Bruce before he was Batman, and besides, in out society, one's name, and not his alias, are that that describe him.

He could never succeed to retire, as his emotional vulnerabilities and emptiness over his parents' death make it impossible for him to detach from his crusade.

I woman could fill that void in his life, life Selina Kyle, Catwoman, for instance, in the animated batman, which I think would have made him a nice wife.

Of course, he cannot keep a woman, as something always happens.

On top of that, even had he a woman, something were to happen at some point that would force him to go into action, and so to speak, into war.

His life would never be a good one, he is a tragic figure, the sort that always have it bad; A strong and upright man.

#38 Posted by NEEK_03 (1200 posts) - - Show Bio

@cellot said:

No, definitely not. He's a fictional character, he doesn't have to get older. (Not to say a story about older Bruce could never work...) Besides what could you change to make a better alter ego for batman?

this. he should never change. Bruce is batman.

#39 Posted by NEEK_03 (1200 posts) - - Show Bio

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@TheCrowbar: This. I wouldn't mind an alt universe where we see him retire and be succeeded.

it happeend, its called batman beyond....

#40 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11035 posts) - - Show Bio

@NEEK_03 said:

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@TheCrowbar: This. I wouldn't mind an alt universe where we see him retire and be succeeded.

it happeend, its called batman beyond....

Check and Mate.

#41 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:

definitely not....Bruce IS Batman

#42 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12488 posts) - - Show Bio

@ Neek_03 and ArturoCalaKayvee: I mean by someone who isnt boring.

#43 Posted by sinestro_GL (3050 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the name of the thread should be 'do you want Batman to retire from Bruce Wayne'

#44 Posted by mtrakos (563 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman is the person. Bruce is the "face" Why Batman Beyond bothered me I guess. I could never see him stepping aside, he will die in that cowl. It would be kinda cool to see him eventually break and go to the lazarus pit.

#45 Posted by oraclefyre (936 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

#46 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

The next Question, why would some one want that?

#47 Posted by Queso6p4 (1430 posts) - - Show Bio

My first reaction is to say no but I'd be okay with him retiring as long as it made sense, was done well, and was in keeping with how I perceive Batman/ the Bat Family. Too much of the same old same old can stifle creativity and lead to stale, horribly cliche, lifeless stories. I can deal with good change.

#48 Posted by thanobomb1124 (2010 posts) - - Show Bio
@ArturoCalaKayVee

@GrandHarrier said:

THE REAL BATMAN AMIRITE?

Get outta here!

lol
#49 Posted by BlackPookie (610 posts) - - Show Bio

NO

He cant retire!

#50 Posted by Cosmic_Hobo (60 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm clearly in the minority here but I really like Dick Grayson as Batman. I would have been okay with that as the new status quo

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