How would you like Damain's future to go

Posted by jayskee (1905 posts) - - Show Bio

What would you like to happen to Damain? I personally would like to see him stay robin until he's 16-17. Then become red robin nightwing or take another personality. Then a couple years later become Batman

#1 Posted by The_Tree (7478 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like for him to grow up into the Nightwing title, then later become Batman, and train Terry McGinnis when he's older.

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#2 Posted by War Killer (20209 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to see Damian become Batman (much like we've seen before like in Batman #666) but also find a way to tie his time under the cowl to Terry McGinnis becoming Batman as well.

I think, seeing as Terry becomes Batman what 50, 60 years into the future, between Bruce being Batman and Terry becoming Batman, I think it would be a great way to bridge the gap between them both by having Damian as Batman and for whatever reason giving up the title, maybe at the request of Bruce Wayne.

#3 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like him to be the third comic book character in all of comicdom to die and never come back.

:P

But seriously, I don't think he works well as a Robin. I think he should keep it up for a few years, realize he's better qualified to be his own hero/villain/anti-hero, do that for a while, and then take on the Batman mantle when Conner Kent takes on the Superman mantle.

#4 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13161 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like him to become the next demon head. That or die.

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#5 Edited by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

I'd like him to be the third comic book character in all of comicdom to die and never come back.

I know this is a noob question but who is the second character to never come back, I know Uncle Ben is one but who's 2.

Seriously though I don't want Damian to be Batman, I want him to be Nightwing or maybe Red X but I'd prefer Tim eventually become Batman, I want Damian to do something big but not be Batman, he's ill-suited for it

#6 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor: Gwen Stacy

#7 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024: What about Batman's and Superman's parents, why don't they count

#8 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor: Well I guess they can count, but they weren't really built up as much as Ben or Gwen (in my opinion anyway).

#9 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024: Fair enough. Did Gwen have a sister, or someone who looked like her, I feel like I've seen Spiderman talk to someone like that in modern comics, in fact I was so convinced that it was her that for a couple of months I thought she came back to life. I know it wasn't her but I wonder who it was

#10 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor: Maybe it was Ultimate Gwen? She's still alive. There was also a semi-recent story where they retconned things about Gwen in Amazing Spider-Man (pre-Brand New Day)

#11 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024: Possibly, I'll check it out thanks for the reference

#12 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

Hideous death at the end of Batman Inc.

#13 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

i would like him to become Batman, but maybe explore some other options first

#14 Posted by AtraCruor (237 posts) - - Show Bio

Death. A very long and brutal, painful death worse than the Spectre could inflict and then complete removal from continuity.

#15 Posted by superbatprime (130 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like him to resolve his current issues with Bruce but decide that being Robin to Bruce's Batman is not doing either of them any good.

Then he should go on a journey of self discovery around the world like his father did.

Then he should find a new persona for himself and become a hero in his own right and maybe even get his own books.

I wouldn't like to see him die or become a villain tbh.

Perhaps he could take leadership of his grandfathers organization and attempt to reform it?

That could form the basis of his own story arc right there, a war against his mother? (assuming she is alive).

A schism in the league of assassins, a civil war if you will, half remain loyal to Talia, half follow Damian's new vision for the league?

#16 Posted by WildValentine (289 posts) - - Show Bio

He won't be taking the Batman title, not while Tim Drake is around. Bruce has said himself, Tim will become the Batman. If, dare we ponder, Bruce died in ten years time, the cowl would go to Tim. If Damian even tried to wear it, Tim would put him down because he wouldn't honor the 'no killing' rule of Batman.

#17 Posted by viin (581 posts) - - Show Bio

i think he should maybe just be robin off and on until he has to take the batman role

Dick and Tim have made their own names and i think eventually they should have it somehow be narrowed down (not saying anybody should die) to where Damian is Batman and there is nobody else...no robins, nightwings, batgirls etc.

if you think about it Bruce was created in 1940 so i would think eventually (earliest estimate: 2040) people are gonna get tired of bruce and want something new...as well as bridge the gap to batman beyond...if that is the future

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

I hope that Damian stays as Robin for another year or two in order to give the writers more time to flesh out good story arcs dealing with a more sadistic Robin. After that I hope he gets in a fight with Bruce, leaves the Robin mantle for good, and then goes on to become Nightwing's sidekick until he is old enough to become a hero in his own right. I enjoyed the interaction between Dick and Damian much more than the father/son team going on in Batman and Robin currently.

I never want to see him as Batman. That title should be passed down to Tim Drake when Bruce chooses to retire/ dies.

#19 Posted by Negative_Flash (9 posts) - - Show Bio

I would LOVE Damian to become one of Batman's biggest enemies. Father vs Son.

#20 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

@WildValentine said:

He won't be taking the Batman title, not while Tim Drake is around. Bruce has said himself, Tim will become the Batman. If, dare we ponder, Bruce died in ten years time, the cowl would go to Tim. If Damian even tried to wear it, Tim would put him down because he wouldn't honor the 'no killing' rule of Batman.

I just want to say, that this is an awesome comment, I don't remember Bruce saying that but that doesn't make this comment less awesome.

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

@Negative_Flash: Having Damian become a villain would be too similar to Jason Todd as the Red Hood. Batman considers all of the Robins to be sons to him, hell he seems to adopt every member of the bat family, so the aspect of making Damian a villain would be too repetitive in my mind. However, I think someone mentioned having him go back to the League of Assassins which I wouldn't mind.

#22 Posted by Negative_Flash (9 posts) - - Show Bio

@r3d_rob1n: Ya but Red Hood in the New 52 is now apart of the bat family and a good guy. Not villain. So I think it would be cool.

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

@Negative_Flash: I havent really been following Red Hood and the Outlaws, but I was under the impression that he wasn't a part of the Bat family per say.

I'm not sure if Jason has stopped killing criminals, as I haven't been following the series, so I wouldn't say he is a villain necessarily. I also don't see Damian breaking away from Batman to murder innocent civilians so in that sense neither of them would be a bad guy, they just have a different moral code from Batman. Of course I would be in favor of any idea as long as it was written successfully and added to the Batman mythos

#24 Edited by Negative_Flash (9 posts) - - Show Bio

@r3d_rob1n: Well because Ra's Al Ghul is his grandfather it would be cool to see him as a mentor, so to speak, of Ra's. Becoming the ultimate assassin, Batman's son and Ra's Al Ghul's grandchild. Rivaling The World's Greatest Detective, his father.

#25 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally, I want Damien to wind up being an enemy to Tim Drake.

We all know that Tim and Damien didn't exactly get along when they met. And now, its time for Tim to establish himself as his own hero, with his own villains. What if Damien won't accept the no-killing policy and winds up becoming a violent killer who is frequently at odds with the Red Robin? It would be too predictable for him to become just another Batman enemy into adulthood, and with Tim, they are closer to the same age range... I think it would be awesome if Damien sort of became Tim's Joker.

#26 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10845 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian gets evil and Terry haves to stop him, in a Evil Batman vs Good Batman figth, then Bruce stops Damian and beats him, because he is BATMAN, the GOOOOOODAAAAAMN BATMAN!!!

#27 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio
@The_Tree said:

I'd like for him to grow up into the Nightwing title, then later become Batman, and train Terry McGinnis when he's older.

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

@Imagine_Man15: Damian as a villain to Red Robin would be cool. Not sure if Damian is crazy enough to be Tim's Joker, per se, but he could easily fulfill the role of villain. I don't think his Dad would idly stand by and let him go evil though. It would also put a strain on the Dick/Damian duo

#29 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

He should be Red X.

#30 Posted by entropy_aegis (15319 posts) - - Show Bio

He should kill Two-face and Riddler lol.

#31 Posted by X9 (757 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally, I love that character and I'd like to see him as Robin for a bit longer.

I don't have any urgency when it comes to him taking Batman's title. If it happens in future, great. If it doesn't, I'm sure there'll be a much nicer story for Damian.

I also don't think he's going to grow into a villain. He's changed a lot since he joined the Bat Family and I don't see all that change simply desapearing. He's a good guy who's been trained by the bad guys. And is learning how to behave according to the good ones. That's all.

I still haven't read Jason in the New 52, but it'd be nice if his bloody past wasn't erased. He could be acting different, but, still, he has that story to carry.

#32 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

@Negative_Flash said:

I would LOVE Damian to become one of Batman's biggest enemies. Father vs Son.

i geuss they sort of did that with jason and bruce

#33 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he should stay Robin for a while, before becoming either his own persona, (at least I think it'd be cool) become an apprentice of Red Hood, become Nightwing after Dick retires, become another one of Batman's villains now that Red Hood seems to be becoming good, or stay Robin permanently,

I actually like the idea of Damian staying Robin until his father's death, and then becoming Batman. The Red Hood apprentice thing works out nice, too.

#34 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian rebels and quits being Robin, he goes to Jason for guidance and becomes a rogue Bat-family member,

Bruce tries to get him back for years but he only comes back when Bruce is seriously injured.

Damian becomes Batman and trains New 52 Stephanie Brown!

#35 Edited by Citrus (77 posts) - - Show Bio

I want Damian to take an 'extreme' approach to crime fighting. Eventually thinking that just jailing them is not enough, and is repetitive and stupid. He could temporarily join the LoD and use the money to nuke every major jail in the world. Of course Bats and others would stop it from actually happening. Bruce would feel horrible, and lock his own son up in a personal prison. Talia would try to break Damian out, but Damian would accept his jail time until Bats needs him in some big event. That would be awesome.

#36 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio
@The_Tree said:

I'd like for him to grow up into the Nightwing title, then later become Batman, and train Terry McGinnis when he's older.

pretty much this.
#37 Posted by SupBatz (1734 posts) - - Show Bio

I just want him to stay Robin *shrugs*.

#38 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1651 posts) - - Show Bio

He needs to be Robin for a few years. Join a team, make some friends and at some point have a falling out with Bruce (They're on the brink of one every other arc after all) and go his own way. Some time in his late teens. Do a bit of travelling to find himself and figure out who he really wants to be. Then he needs to take on the Nightwing mantle, as out of everyone Dick's the one who's been the most supportive and accepting of him, to honor Dick. Dick will become Batman and have his own thing going on and perhaps a new Robin. Damian will at this point will be in his second solo series, after having had one as a teenage Robin. Damian will operate in a city other than Gotham, and eventually when enough time has passed he'll take on the Batman mantle from either Dick or Tim. (Depends on if Dick dies or not during his 3rd stint as Batman)

#39 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

@SupBatz said:

I just want him to stay Robin *shrugs*.

#40 Posted by Selinaky (677 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like for him to stay as Robin for a while longer, I like his interactions with Bruce, Dick, Tim and Jason.

I wondered: Is Damien known to the outside world? Do people know Bruce Wayne has a son?

#41 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29501 posts) - - Show Bio

@Selinaky said:

Do people know Bruce Wayne has a son?

Yes.

In the first Jason Todd arc of Batman and Robin, we see a few girls squealing over how cute Damian is.

#42 Posted by TDK_1997 (14896 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like Damian to become after Robin his own dark hero that wants to kill but he can't because he promised to his father not to kill and then to become Batman.

#43 Posted by YMCMB (160 posts) - - Show Bio

I like to imagination the legacy of the Bat as a combination of The Dark Knight Returns, #666, and eventually Batman Beyond. I think it'd be cool if after spending a good amount of time as Robin, he and Bruce have a falling out and Damian leaves and becomes the new Head of the Demon. Damian takes the League in a more peaceful direction and is the leader till he is about 30, when TDKR happens. Damian believes Bruce to be dead at the end of TDKR (I'm gonna ignore TDKSA and pretend Bruce just retires somewhere, like in Nolan's trilogy *spoilers btw*) as does the rest of the world, but he believes that Gotham will always need a Batman so he returns to Gotham and becomes Batman, similar to what we saw in #666. Damian serves as Batman as long as he can, and eventually trains and mentors Terry McGinnis.

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