Posted by Alchemax_7 (347 posts) - - Show Bio

If Gotham was over run with walkers and Batman was one of the few surviving citizens, Would he be over run? Or could he contain them and attempt to develop a cure for the virus? No addition support by members of the Bat-Family save Alfred. Batman has no knowledge that all of them are infected, only knows if you get bit, you're a dead.

#1 Posted by Shawnbaby (10869 posts) - - Show Bio

Containment isn't going to be possible. Batman can't be everywhere at once.

Finding a cure for the living might be possible...but The Walkers are already dead...there's no curing that.

#2 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

Back up White Lantern ring in his sock drawer next to his back up Alfred-whistle and backup personality's back up personality.

/thread?

#3 Posted by Alchemax_7 (347 posts) - - Show Bio

True, People already turned into Walkers are not Batman's priority, He's accepted the fact that they cannot be saved and is focussed on rescuing survivors. Containment may not be an option so Batman has decided destroying the dead will be the best option for the safety of the living populace. Batman is determined to develop a cure and will not stop until he's achieved his goal or is KIA.

#4 Posted by Dextersinister (6456 posts) - - Show Bio

Without PIS zombies are an easily contained threat and we have someone of Batman's level dealing with it. It will be a simple case of rounding up survivors and carefully wiping them out. Given what he could do Batman could walk down the street for milk with no problems.

#5 Posted by Shawnbaby (10869 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dextersinister said:

Without PIS zombies are an easily contained threat and we have someone of Batman's level dealing with it. It will be a simple case of rounding up survivors and carefully wiping them out. Given what he could do Batman could walk down the street for milk with no problems.

A city with Millions of people-turned-walker is not easily contained...especially not when there's only one man responsible for their containment. Let's crunch some Numbers here.

The wiki says Gotham is home to about 10,000,000 people. The OP says that the most of the city was overrun and that there are only a few survivors...so let's just say 75% of the population are now walkers. That's about 7.5 Million people. Now even if Batman is able to contain 95% of those walkers.... That still would mean 375000 Walkers would have escaped.

Now, let's talk about Focus....Is Batman going to focus on keeping the survivors alive..or is he going to work on the cure? He can't give his full attention to both...and he doesn't have any of his people except Alfred to delegate responsibility to. How is he going to get all the survivors together, keep them all alive and work on a cure all at the same time?

#6 Posted by Rick_Grayson (852 posts) - - Show Bio
@Shawnbaby said:

@Dextersinister said:

Without PIS zombies are an easily contained threat and we have someone of Batman's level dealing with it. It will be a simple case of rounding up survivors and carefully wiping them out. Given what he could do Batman could walk down the street for milk with no problems.

A city with Millions of people-turned-walker is not easily contained...especially not when there's only one man responsible for their containment. Let's crunch some Numbers here.

The wiki says Gotham is home to about 10,000,000 people. The OP says that the most of the city was overrun and that there are only a few survivors...so let's just say 75% of the population are now walkers. That's about 7.5 Million people. Now even if Batman is able to contain 95% of those walkers.... That still would mean 375000 Walkers would have escaped.

Now, let's talk about Focus....Is Batman going to focus on keeping the survivors alive..or is he going to work on the cure? He can't give his full attention to both...and he doesn't have any of his people except Alfred to delegate responsibility to. How is he going to get all the survivors together, keep them all alive and work on a cure all at the same time?

I agree with everything up until the focus part. I imagine he would have the bat-computer running endless simulations for a cure during the day while he gets survivors rounded up and he can analyze results and work more toward the cure during the night. As we know, he only requires micro sleeps so I'd say this is feasible.
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#7 Posted by Dextersinister (6456 posts) - - Show Bio

@Shawnbaby said:

@Dextersinister said:

Without PIS zombies are an easily contained threat and we have someone of Batman's level dealing with it. It will be a simple case of rounding up survivors and carefully wiping them out. Given what he could do Batman could walk down the street for milk with no problems.

A city with Millions of people-turned-walker is not easily contained...especially not when there's only one man responsible for their containment. Let's crunch some Numbers here.

The wiki says Gotham is home to about 10,000,000 people. The OP says that the most of the city was overrun and that there are only a few survivors...so let's just say 75% of the population are now walkers. That's about 7.5 Million people. Now even if Batman is able to contain 95% of those walkers.... That still would mean 375000 Walkers would have escaped.

Now, let's talk about Focus....Is Batman going to focus on keeping the survivors alive..or is he going to work on the cure? He can't give his full attention to both...and he doesn't have any of his people except Alfred to delegate responsibility to. How is he going to get all the survivors together, keep them all alive and work on a cure all at the same time?

The zombie numbers would be a lot lower, Zombies eat there victims, Gotham has a heavily armoured police force and citizenry who will fight back on there own,.

The army can easily quarantine Gotham as it's an island city.

Batman doesn't need to do this alone, he could go along rooftops on his plane assisting people in creating safe havens on the upper floors, easily done as you simply need to block the stairs from walker. When they need to retake the city they can simply open fire on walkers from rooftops when they have lured them out into the open which is easily done as it's simply a matter of creating loud noice in that area.

#8 Edited by Shawnbaby (10869 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dextersinister said:

@Shawnbaby said:

@Dextersinister said:

Without PIS zombies are an easily contained threat and we have someone of Batman's level dealing with it. It will be a simple case of rounding up survivors and carefully wiping them out. Given what he could do Batman could walk down the street for milk with no problems.

A city with Millions of people-turned-walker is not easily contained...especially not when there's only one man responsible for their containment. Let's crunch some Numbers here.

The wiki says Gotham is home to about 10,000,000 people. The OP says that the most of the city was overrun and that there are only a few survivors...so let's just say 75% of the population are now walkers. That's about 7.5 Million people. Now even if Batman is able to contain 95% of those walkers.... That still would mean 375000 Walkers would have escaped.

Now, let's talk about Focus....Is Batman going to focus on keeping the survivors alive..or is he going to work on the cure? He can't give his full attention to both...and he doesn't have any of his people except Alfred to delegate responsibility to. How is he going to get all the survivors together, keep them all alive and work on a cure all at the same time?

The zombie numbers would be a lot lower, Zombies eat there victims, Gotham has a heavily armoured police force and citizenry who will fight back on there own,.

The army can easily quarantine Gotham as it's an island city.

Batman doesn't need to do this alone, he could go along rooftops on his plane assisting people in creating safe havens on the upper floors, easily done as you simply need to block the stairs from walker. When they need to retake the city they can simply open fire on walkers from rooftops when they have lured them out into the open which is easily done as it's simply a matter of creating loud noice in that area.

The Army is not involved according to the Op...it's just Bruce. And Zombies never quite seem to eat everything.

#9 Posted by jackofspades (1860 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dextersinister said:

Without PIS zombies are an easily contained threat and we have someone of Batman's level dealing with it. It will be a simple case of rounding up survivors and carefully wiping them out. Given what he could do Batman could walk down the street for milk with no problems.

this is batman if walkers come to Gotham

#10 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman's got this.

#11 Edited by Jean199999 (548 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman can do this.

Inspired from @Dextersinister and Rick Grayson's plan

He can elaborate a plan rescue missions all over Gotham, using tech from the cave. From the fancy "Batcomputer", he could work out a city wide screening algorithm based on heat signature, assuming that my logic is sound and that zombies emit little to no heat. It's safe to say that downtown would be the trickiest because of population density. He could then attempt rescuing people wth the batplane, throwing them rope/ladders and picking them up. He would of course have some sort of scanner in the plane to check zombie inflicted injuries or infection. Another Batplane on auto-pilot makes the trips back and forth to bring all the refugees back to the mansion so that our darkest knight can continue his work.

At their arrival, Alfred checks everyone for injuries, infections and such and provide them with food and shelter. With the Batcave defense system, the mansion would be the safest place in Gotham. Batman would also knowingly bring him at least one infested patient and one zombie, for research purposes so that Alfred can start with working toward a retrovirus and then a cure. Alfred also accesses resources from Watchtower, and Oracle (dead or not I'd like to think that the Batcave has a "friendly" back door to Oracle's system). A cure could be found within 3 weeks tops,during which the country wide infection would be really minimal.

The cure is then synthesized, mass produced anywhere else and then distributed everywhere in the continent and maybe the planet. (I'd suggest keeping the likes of Luthor and such out of the equation cause he could want to make $$$ out of the situation)

In case finding a cure takes too much time,Batman could work on a long term plan which would maybe include sealing off Gotham to slow down the propagation of the infection, maybe using blueprints like Arkham city's but on a wider scale.

One other long term solution could be to attract the maximum of zombies somewhere, idk maybe with something emitting a huge noise, like Babs' clock tower bell, then seal off that area the best he can and then NUKE THE SNOT OUT OF THE AREA.

The insider suit and the fancy new suit he recently used on Clayface will be used for when he is hunting on foot.

Lethal force will be used on zombies with a high level of decomposition (bones showing and stuff).

Thanks for reading.

#12 Posted by Nefarious (21962 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman.

#13 Posted by Dextersinister (6456 posts) - - Show Bio

@Shawnbaby: The OP just says no additional support from the bat family and in a normal vine you can't really call the police or army but in this scenario it would be stupid not to get there assistance, even if he can't he can blow the bridges up easily enough himself with his plane but if they can keep them intact they can herd the zombies into a firing range, deliver aid and supplies that and bridges don't grow on tree's.

I would say get Superman but that would just be me being a smartass although he may be able to purchase the aid of some of his more mercenary minded foes.

#14 Posted by dondave (38811 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman ftw

#15 Posted by T888 (6 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman wins.

#16 Posted by Obtrusive (1646 posts) - - Show Bio

Why can't batman delegate some of these tasks to the bat family? Would it be more fair if he had some help?

Also what happens to clay face? Can he be turned into a zombie?

#17 Posted by Alchemax_7 (347 posts) - - Show Bio

All of the Bat-family are dead, That's why they can't help.

#18 Posted by jeanroygrant (20191 posts) - - Show Bio

@Obtrusive said:

Why can't batman delegate some of these tasks to the bat family? Would it be more fair if he had some help?

Also what happens to clay face? Can he be turned into a zombie?

That would be cool