#1 Posted by Dark_Slayor (211 posts) - - Show Bio

In the future, who do you see surpassing Bruce or being the next Batman when he passes? Tim Drake, Dick Grayson, or someone comepletely unrelated to the Bat-Family. Discuss!!

#2 Posted by MasterDetective (678 posts) - - Show Bio

a robot that has Bruce's brain

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

I don't think it'll ever happen in the pages of any canon Batman comics, Bruce will probably always be Batman (although he may sometimes be briefly replaced) because he's not really aging too much in the last 70 years and DC would never permanently kill off their #1 moneymaker. If Batman was to age and retire, I think Dick or Damian would replace him. Dick because he's done it before with reasonable success, he's been with Bruce the longest and has earned the right. Damian is more of a birthright thing considering he's the son of Bruce, and if he didn't get the cowl as an adult he'd definitely be fighting for it.

#4 Posted by OutlawRenegade (1236 posts) - - Show Bio

After Bruce retires, Dick takes over. After Dick retires, Damian takes over. After Damian retires, he trains Terry McGinnis.

#5 Posted by Pwok21 (2111 posts) - - Show Bio

@OutlawRenegade said:

After Bruce retires, Dick takes over. After Dick retires, Damian takes over. After Damian retires, he trains Terry McGinnis.

This.

#6 Posted by SandMan_ (4526 posts) - - Show Bio
@Pwok21 said:

@OutlawRenegade said:

After Bruce retires, Dick takes over. After Dick retires, Damian takes over. After Damian retires, he trains Terry McGinnis.

This.

yup
#7 Posted by Dernman (13996 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah I don't want Batman beyond as the official future. At least not with that dumb suit and non dark Terry.

#8 Posted by Dark_Slayor (211 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay maybe the question shouldn't be "who will become to next Batman, in Bruce's place" but more so "who is more likely to surpass Bruce in the next coming years". Still, im surprised no one mentioned Tim. So far he's the only one stated on panel to be Bruce's equal in brains and deduction skills, that's saying alot.

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

Robin John Blake that is a clone Batman made with the best thing from, Dick, Tim and Jason, also Damien sucks as a future Batman.

Damian should get to be Damian Al Ghul, not Damian Wayne, that kid is insane.

#10 Edited by The_Tree (6414 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian Wayne. Hopefully not as f***ed up as the Batman 666 version though.

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#11 Posted by RustyRoy (9237 posts) - - Show Bio

a robot that has Bruce's brain

@the_tree said:

Damian Wayne. Hopefully not as f***ed up as the Batman 666 version though.

These.

#13 Posted by SOG7dc (6713 posts) - - Show Bio

i love the batman beyond concept but i hate the batman beyond characters. theyre so dull. and i do not like terry. i wouldlike it if a good writer had a shot at the batman beyond future though

#14 Edited by Nathaniel_Christopher (1487 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce->Dick->Damian->Terry

#15 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (4924 posts) - - Show Bio

Only one person deserves it.

#16 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29331 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim, as I understood it (pre 52), seemed the most likely choice for a well-rounded Batman successor.

Then again, all I ever heard about him was that he was basically a clone of Bruce.

#17 Edited by nobodyisemo (222 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm gonna say....... that one black-haired guy who was Robin. Oh wait.......

#18 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2201 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson

#19 Edited by JairamGanpat (949 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson as Nightwing is too good a character to just be Batman after Bruce dies. Nightwing is Batman's equal, no need to shift.

Damian gets to be the Bat and then Terry.

#20 Edited by Azrael_Online (175 posts) - - Show Bio

Assuming Dick either takes up the mantle (again) hands it or passes, Tim should be next in line. After watching his succession from A Lonely Place of Dying and his early training before officially getting his suit in the Batman series and his 5-issue story arc from the early 90's, his overall intelligence and look before you leap mentality he should be up for the mantle. Why should Damien just because he's his blood related son? Tim and Dick have had Bruce more as a true father figure than Damien and Tim may probably be the most well rounded. Jason in the New 52 has become a bit much of a Jean Paul Valley clone to probably even be considered. A bit needy and wanting of acceptance from Bruce where Dick (finally) got that from Bruce at the end of Prodigal and Tim has had it for quite some time.

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

Nothing good is going to came out of this.

I give it 5 replies before it became a flame war.

#22 Posted by PopRock123 (98 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably be Dick then Damien.

#23 Posted by Tohoma (1182 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Posted by russellmania77 (13611 posts) - - Show Bio

DICK

#25 Posted by Zadoulo (77 posts) - - Show Bio

Calvin Rose. Please don't hurt me...

#26 Posted by biancaaac (1 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Posted by danhimself (21904 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim would be the absolute best Bruce replacement...read Red Robin if you don't agree...I mean Ra's calls him "Detective"

#28 Edited by Mitrageist (7179 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim would be the absolute best Bruce replacement...read Red Robin if you don't agree...I mean Ra's calls him "Detective"

I don't know, he seems to think pretty highly of Nightwing. Whatever you say about the fight, he pretty much equates Dick to Bruce afterward.

I'm not for Dick becoming a permanent replacement, but he more than fits. I think he should be interim Batman while Damian grows up or something. If Batman dies before Damian is ready.

#29 Posted by russellmania77 (13611 posts) - - Show Bio

it shouldve stayed Grayson and damian. at least for a long while

#30 Posted by RogueShadow (7860 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim or Dick.

But it'll always be Bruce and I always want it to be.

#31 Posted by War Killer (19484 posts) - - Show Bio
Damian Wayne: The Son of the Bat

#32 Posted by richardjohngrayson (393 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson.

#33 Posted by Wardishy (207 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick as Batman really shook things up in a good way in my opinion. It would've been cool if that had lasted longer than it did.

I wouldn't want Dick as Batman permanently though, so I guess that worked out. He's a valuable character as Nightwing.

Tim however... despite being great as Red Robin he's still not very far removed from being Robin in the way that Dick became Nightwing. I think Tim could make a great Batman at some point but he's not closely integrated enough with the Bat family anymore.

#34 Posted by Sovereign91001 (3355 posts) - - Show Bio

Grayson

#35 Posted by ghinzdra (20 posts) - - Show Bio

Surpass seems hard...

Dick is not much of a thinker, great leader but too much people oriented, not enought paranoid.

Jason is subpar on every level

Tim might surpass Bruce on the intellect plan but he's not much of a fighter - not mean enough either. Damian played his insecurities and beat him while he was younger

Mc gynnis is a freaking joke. He's like dick rivers to elvis Presley.

Damian has the perfect genetic material of brice wayne, seems to have received some genetic therapy on top of that, has been trained by the league of shadow since he was a baby, trained by batman, has the will to win no matter what.

Now batman has pretty much been defined and refined over the decades as the pinnacle of human might so it's kind I'd hard to "surpass him". Ultimately someone who gets all the box ticked might simply be brushed off as a Bruce Wayne copy.

But I think Damian has been conceived as a bafflingly over competent and deadly kid. If he had been given the years, and without PIS it would have been hard to believe that Bruce was better. Kind of like deathstroke on crack.