Why don't assassins constantly go after batman?

#1 Posted by dave17 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

In the battle forum etc. it is generally accepted that Lady Shiva and Deathstroke could defeat Batman so why don't they just kill him? There must be someone who would be willing to pay, do they have an underlying respect for him or do they just think it's not worth the trouble?

Not just limiting it to them two, just they the ones that came to mind, although I'm sure other could also be up to the task if they prepped for it, ie. deadshot

#2 Posted by ThanosIsMad (2203 posts) - - Show Bio

Because not everyone has "kill Batman" cash to throw around. Dude is an expensive hit.

#3 Edited by UncleEmu (179 posts) - - Show Bio

Because then Batman would be dead and they couldn't continue selling his comics

#5 Posted by RustyRoy (12012 posts) - - Show Bio

At first I was going to agree with @thanosismad but then I thought can they kill the Batman in his own city? He definitely knows the city better than anyone and not everyone can sneak up on him in his city. He also has so many allies in Gotham, he's definitely not easy to kill, even they get the upperhand, it will be enough time for the other members to come to his rescue.

#6 Edited by drgnx (3562 posts) - - Show Bio

Well his greatest threats don't actually seem to want him killed or are too busy with their main foes

  • Lex probably admires him as he is a normal human.
  • Ra's wants him to replace him
  • Joker, wants to play, or die together
  • Vindel Savage does not seem to interested in killing him
  • DeathStroke does not seem to interested in killing him
  • Most of the other guys are focused on their own foes (Lanterns and Superman etc..)
#7 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (6112 posts) - - Show Bio

If your good at something never do it for free. That's why he's not dead cause broke Gothamites can't afford the good people.

#8 Edited by TheBournePoster (584 posts) - - Show Bio

Even if it is generally accepted, everyone should agree that it would not be in anyway a guarantee. Batman has beaten both Deathstroke and Shiva in the past, and they don't exactly want to get beaten to a pulp and sent to prison. Even if you think they would win most of the time, they could lose, and that is a big risk to take.

#9 Posted by Xwraith (17364 posts) - - Show Bio

@uncleemu said:

Because then Batman would be dead and they couldn't continue selling his comics

Best answer.

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#10 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Because they know better.

#11 Posted by Perethorn (3348 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he is Batman

#12 Posted by RustyRoy (12012 posts) - - Show Bio

Even if it is generally accepted, everyone should agree that it would not be in anyway a guarantee. Batman has beaten both Deathstroke and Shiva in the past, and they don't exactly want to get beaten to a pulp and sent to prison. Even if you think they would win most of the time, they could lose, and that is a big risk to take.

@veshark said:

Because they know better.

Because he is Batman

These are the best answers.

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