#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32207 posts) - - Show Bio

If Batman somehow disappeared and Deathstroke decided the criminal element in Gotham was bad for business and decided to clean up the city, would he do a better job?

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#2 Posted by Wolverine08 (38145 posts) - - Show Bio

No. Deathstroke doesn't have the love for Gotham that Batman has, he doesn't have the same obsessive drive to clean up Gotham that Batman posses, he doesn't have the amount of money and resources that Batman ahs, and he isn't willing to sacrifice himself for Gotham like Batman.

#3 Posted by Paragon_Sean (70 posts) - - Show Bio

Due to his crazy skill and willingness to kill, I feel like he could easily get rid of lower tier threats like Joker, Two-Face, and Penguin. However, villains like Ivy or Clayface might pose a problem for him. However, I'm not an expert on Deathstroke or Batman, so I could very well be underestimating Batman's baddies.

#4 Posted by i_like_swords (12683 posts) - - Show Bio

In terms of taking on the role of Batman? Not that well.

In terms of cleaning up? He'd probably do a far better job.

#5 Posted by entropy_aegis (14123 posts) - - Show Bio

No he wouldn't be a better Batman,but he will leave a mountain of bodies behind.

#6 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5046 posts) - - Show Bio

#4 Posted by i_like_swords (1689 posts) - 7 minutes, 2 seconds ago - Show Bio

In terms of taking on the role of Batman? Not that well.

In terms of cleaning up? He'd probably do a far better job.

This. Half of Batmans rogues would disappear overnight.

#7 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3874 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he would make a better job but in a worse way. He's ready to go that extra mile and actually get rid off the criminals.

Though the role of Batman and what it represents he would not be better.

#8 Edited by hart7668 (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

In terms of taking on the role of Batman? Not that well.

In terms of cleaning up? He'd probably do a far better job.

Hit the nail on the head so hard, you broke the 2x4.

Of course Deathstoke, the assassin, wouldn't adhere to the moral code that Batman employs at all (I mean, the guy's name is Deathstroke).

Would he kill Cobblepot, Scarecrow, TwoFace, Joker, and the others within the first week? You betcha. Although Joker may prove to be a bit difficult. However, Batman would then be wanted for multiple accounts of murder, so I'm not sure Bruce would want the cowl back lol

#9 Edited by Alak (920 posts) - - Show Bio

As "Batman", he'd definitely be worse. I do, however, agree with people who said that he'd clean up Gotham in no time. If you've seen Deathstroke's feats, I have no doubt that organized crime would disappear within a week. Metahumans would no longer be relevant within a year. The problem, though, is that Slade would also kill anyone who gets in his way (civilians, cops, politicians, etc.).

#10 Posted by Zijuun (854 posts) - - Show Bio

In terms of taking on the role of Batman? Not that well.

In terms of cleaning up? He'd probably do a far better job.

This, well~written post bro.

Zijuun.

#11 Posted by Joygirl (18133 posts) - - Show Bio

Two-Face and Cobblepot die the first few days, Joker goes berserk and nukes the city. Game over.

#12 Posted by MysteriousUsername (1210 posts) - - Show Bio

He'd be a terrible Batman.

Sure he's a skilled fighter, but it takes more than that to deal with some of Gotham's problems.

#13 Edited by THEOCITYLEGEND (1151 posts) - - Show Bio

No. Deathstroke doesn't have the love for Gotham that Batman has, he doesn't have the same obsessive drive to clean up Gotham that Batman posses, he doesn't have the amount of money and resources that Batman ahs, and he isn't willing to sacrifice himself for Gotham like Batman.

#14 Posted by dondave (33501 posts) - - Show Bio

In terms of taking on the role of Batman? Not that well.

In terms of cleaning up? He'd probably do a far better job.

#15 Edited by ccraft (5016 posts) - - Show Bio

no

#16 Edited by batmannflash (6170 posts) - - Show Bio

No. He'll probably clean up Gotham better but...

Also, Joker would actually want Deathstroke dead because he's not the same Batsy. Then he'll just suicide bomb along with Slade or destroy the entire city. The Joker's insane. The only thing stopping him is the fact that he doesn't want to kill Batman. If a different person takes on the mantle of Batman...game over. And I have a feeling Deathstroke would end up abusing his power and do quite a lot of questionable things. And then the GCPD would be after him

#17 Edited by QueenCorp15 (1018 posts) - - Show Bio

No

#18 Posted by cfrehse (1004 posts) - - Show Bio

deathstroke would kill the villains which i think would help gotham. The joker is a terrorist.

#19 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (5217 posts) - - Show Bio

Riddler or Joker kill him if he isn't taking them seriously during all this.

#20 Posted by StrangeMan (407 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, I can already see it now, New 52's Superior Batman...

#21 Posted by MonsterStomp (15306 posts) - - Show Bio

Sadly no.

He'd kill the criminals. Not that good of a detective. Wayne Enterprises will be gone etc etc.