How long would it take Superman to clean up Gotham?
I don't see Superman cleaning it up, sure he could get rid of the flashier super criminals for a while. But Gotham is such a thriving economy for crime, that power vacuum would quickly fill. Sure the gangs may not directly war in the streets but it would still be there.
Now if you don't believe it, just check the thread for an rough estimate of organized crime in Gotham.
The streets wouldn't take long at all to clean. It's the inmates in that damn asylum that's the variable. After Supes cleans out the scum on the street in an hour or so, he should make it his first priority to secure the asylum to prevent any of the inmates from escaping. Get that Kryptonian technology to work!
it woult take probably as long as batman if not longer because batman villains arent't like his own villains they don't go on the street and start smashing things(besides Luthor) most of batman villains work from the shadows and you need evidence to bring them down
Aside from the fact that he actually dislikes being in Gotham for any considerable time (by his own admission) he could physically fly around and collar every single criminal on the street in seconds sure... BUT!
Gothams problem is deeper than that, it's a psychological problem... he'd have to stay in Gotham every second of every day and he still couldn't cure it's "sickness".
Gotham as a city, as an entity is cursed (some would say literally), it's a deep ingrained darkness that people like Joker and Harvey Dent and all the rest are merely manifestations of.
Gotham is insane and Superman ain't no shrink.
It takes somebody who understands this intangible darkness that permeates the city to fight it, somebody who understands the city, who has seen first hand how Gotham can rip away your soul and devour everything you hold dear.
Gothams problems are not some muggers, a few pimps, not even super criminals... Gothams problem... is Gotham itself.
No amount of superspeed or heat vision is going to help.
he cant clean his own city where things are done in the open he cant fair better with places where its done in secret and sometimes without tons of evidence even if they are caught nothing happens to them.supes has a city with clean people in the law with a few crooked individuals turn it around with gotham.
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