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#1 Edited by TehStranger (873 posts) - - Show Bio

So I was playing Batman: Arkham Origins with the Deathstroke free roam mod, and I started to wonder how he would do as a replacement for Batman.

So lets say Bruce Wayne and the entire bat family all get sick for some reason. Then Bruce hires Deathstroke as a replacement for him while he's sick.

How would Slade fare against the Gotham crime families? How would he deal with The Joker's insanity? What about Bane's strength? Could he resit Poison Ivy's seduction? Could he solve The Riddlers riddles? etc .

Would he survive? Would he be killed? Or would he just do what Batman couldn't and kill everyone?

I'd prefer it if pre-52 versions were used since they have more feats/history (and I just like pre-52 versions more) but feel free to use new 52 versions as well.

Edit: I guess there's nothing stopping Slade from killing anybody, but lets just say Bruce will pay him more if he does this non-lethal.

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#2 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6366 posts) - - Show Bio

He'd probably do a better job than Batman, if he didn't go on a supervillain-killing spree.

#3 Edited by TehStranger (873 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Posted by JetiiMitra (8870 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, he'd be good. One might even say superior.

#5 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6456 posts) - - Show Bio

@mitran said:

Oh, he'd be good. One might even say superior.

Dan Slott like the way you think!

#6 Posted by Jayc1324 (13386 posts) - - Show Bio

Well he is pretty much better than batman in every way except fighting skill and smarts so he could definitely do an extremely good job but he doesn't understand Gotham or its criminals like batman does so he might have trouble at first dealing with them but after a while he would be an amazing batman.

#7 Posted by JetiiMitra (8870 posts) - - Show Bio

@mitran said:

Oh, he'd be good. One might even say superior.

Dan Slott like the way you think!

Every hero should have a Superior version! That's what Marvel Now and the New 52 should have been. You can't pick up a Marvel or DC title that doesn't have "Superior" in it!

#8 Posted by JetiiMitra (8870 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously though, I can't get around Batman with a gray beard. He has this little chin window and there's his moustache and beard. Criminals would probably laugh to death until he started killing them.

#9 Edited by Jphu8414 (3877 posts) - - Show Bio

He would do well

How good are Deathstroke's detective skills though?

#10 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6456 posts) - - Show Bio

@mitran said:

@norrinboltagonprime21 said:

@mitran said:

Oh, he'd be good. One might even say superior.

Dan Slott like the way you think!

Every hero should have a Superior version! That's what Marvel Now and the New 52 should have been. You can't pick up a Marvel or DC title that doesn't have "Superior" in it!

And its all written by Dan Slott! Every hero gets replaced by their archenemy, genius!

#11 Posted by Jokerpoker (2976 posts) - - Show Bio

That'd be really cool!

#12 Posted by Deadgod (1500 posts) - - Show Bio

he will do a much better job

#13 Posted by Racob7 (6087 posts) - - Show Bio

Crime? What crime?

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#14 Posted by MaxLevelGeek (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Assuming he wouldn't kill? Well I just can't do that.

#15 Edited by DrMantisToboggan (594 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah hard to imagine him not just killing off any enemy he encounters, it's just what he does

#16 Posted by LyraFay (2536 posts) - - Show Bio

DC/WB have been promoting Deathstroke as the Anti-Batman as of late. So probably not.

#17 Edited by Rubear (781 posts) - - Show Bio

Say hello to Superior Batman!

#18 Posted by Avenger85 (2017 posts) - - Show Bio

Would be interesting for sure...

#19 Posted by TehStranger (873 posts) - - Show Bio

@mitran: I pictured Slade still using his standard gear, but now that I think about it it would be hilarious if he wore the bat suit to see Batman with a beard, especially if he had one like this.

#20 Posted by Experio (17145 posts) - - Show Bio

Superior Batman.

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#21 Posted by hart7668 (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

@mitran said:

Seriously though, I can't get around Batman with a gray beard. He has this little chin window and there's his moustache and beard. Criminals would probably laugh to death until he started killing them.

First of all, I see what you did there.

Second, I started to laugh when I pictured the beard out of the Batchin. xD

#22 Posted by XImpossibruX (5251 posts) - - Show Bio

@experio said:

Superior Batman.

Along the lines of this.

However, it takes more than killing villains, there is detective work, posing as Bruce Wayne, ect.

#23 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20443 posts) - - Show Bio

Deathstroke was also to near perfectly mimic Batman in Winick's OUTSIDERS, so if Slade had to fill in for Bruce, he could do the job.

#24 Edited by Wolverine08 (45540 posts) - - Show Bio

He wouldn't fulfill the concept of Batman well.

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#25 Edited by Orician_Seis (491 posts) - - Show Bio

He would be better. He would end up putting Bruce out of a job.

#26 Posted by TehStranger (873 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Posted by The Stegman (25975 posts) - - Show Bio

#28 Posted by AllStarHit-Girl (574 posts) - - Show Bio

That would be awesome

#29 Edited by Jokergeist (4935 posts) - - Show Bio

Deep throat?

#30 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8023 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by Wardemon32 (4536 posts) - - Show Bio

I like how the title name is Deep Throat and Deathstroke is just standing there like a proud champion.

#32 Posted by lesterlawton (902 posts) - - Show Bio

He'd be more effective than Bats is now. Guys like Joker wouldn't live to escape prison anymore.

#33 Edited by DaseanComerWCR (888 posts) - - Show Bio

Def. better job, way less criminals, they would really fear the bat and the law!

#34 Edited by TehStranger (873 posts) - - Show Bio

More on topic does anyone have any arguments against Deathstroke? I'd really like to hear them.

#35 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

He would be more effective

#36 Edited by Erik (33327 posts) - - Show Bio

Cape and other major crimes would be over in just a few months and there would be no villains at Arkham or Blackgate. They'd all be taking a dirt-nap.

#37 Edited by whysoserious1 (73 posts) - - Show Bio

That would be awesome.

#38 Posted by IheartZombies92--defunct (2200 posts) - - Show Bio

Crime in Gotham would go down by at least 80% overnight when word gets out that the Batman has apparently gone apesh*t and now has powers, guns, and kills criminals.

Major villains would be gone, too:

Riddler traps Batstroke in chains, and throws him into a tank of water or something - instead of solving the riddle, Slade busts out and throws Riddler out of a window

Penguin would be nothing but target practice

Joker dies too

Two-Face and his gang get wiped out in several hours

C-listers like Calendar Man or Firefly are wiped out in minutes

Gotham City would be a much nicer place to live in, that's for sure.

#39 Posted by MaccyD (5110 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadshot could be Robin!

I could imagine the two of them just sitting on a rooftop casually sniping crime.

#40 Edited by TehStranger (873 posts) - - Show Bio

@iheartzombies92: Thanks for saying how he would deal with crime, I've been waiting for someone to say how instead of just saying he would. Also Batstroke, lol.

#41 Posted by IheartZombies92--defunct (2200 posts) - - Show Bio

@iheartzombies92: Thanks for saying how he would deal with crime, I've been waiting for someone to say how instead of just saying he would. Also Batstroke, lol.

Heh, thanks. Yeah, I thought that would be appropriate :p

#42 Edited by lifeofvibe (3514 posts) - - Show Bio

a hell lot more better thats for certain

#43 Posted by TehStranger (873 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump

#44 Edited by TehStranger (873 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone? Anyone? Buller?

#45 Posted by bflynn316 (846 posts) - - Show Bio

@tehstranger: This idea should be done in comics.

It's way better than Superior Spiderman for those referencing that. The idea of him trying to fight like Bats makes me think of Iron Fist replacing Daredevil.

Anyway I think he would kill villains but I also think Batman is flawed for not killing bad people.

#46 Edited by TehStranger (873 posts) - - Show Bio

@bflynn316: Yeah, it would be pretty cool if they did this idea, unfortunately DC would never do something like this in their main continuity, however I think it would make a great Elseworlds story, and since it would be an Elseworlds story, they could have Slade do anything they want, like killing The Joker or something.

Which reminds me, does DC still even make Elseworlds stories?

#47 Posted by bflynn316 (846 posts) - - Show Bio

@bflynn316: Yeah, it would be pretty cool if they did this idea, unfortunately DC would never do something like this in their main continuity, however I think it would make a great Elseworlds story, and since it would be an Elseworlds story, they could have Slade do anything they want, like killing The Joker or something.

Which reminds me, does DC still even make Elseworlds stories?

I don't believe they do. Last time they did one was a decade ago.

#48 Edited by YodaPrime (835 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, firstly batman is all about heroism. Off course he'd kill of some villains, but not without collateral. Secondly I'm really not sure if slade would be a better detective. Lastly, once crime is under his boot, and he's eliminated enough villains, I think the criminals will start to take him a lot more seriously, and do better working together at least until slade is out of the picture. Not to mention the city would be a lot more against him. The dark Knight is a vigilante but does enough good that at the very least Gordon does his best to keep people off his back however he can. Slade probably wouldn't get any mercy.

#49 Posted by sinestro_GL (3322 posts) - - Show Bio

Jean-Paul Valley v2.0

#50 Posted by Vitalius (2229 posts) - - Show Bio

It would work fine. But Batman probably would be broke if he wants Deathstroke to be the new Batman.

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