Who Is Best Suited to Take the Mantle of the Bat?

Who do u think should be the next Batman or bat-woman ?

  • Dick Grayson
  • Jason todd
  • Tim drake
  • Damian Wayne
  • Cassandra cain
  • Duke Thomas
  • Carrie Kelly

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I put Damian because he has shown so much growth over the years and it seems like he can avoid becoming Batman 666 and be a better Batman than Bruce

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I’d want Damian to be the next Batman because he’s probably gonna be the most similar to Bruce once he gets older.

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Also you forgot Terry McGinnis.

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I mean in the present so I didn’t add him and I kind of forgot about Terry lol sorry

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Stephanie Brown

Hear me out: It would be funny.

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Jason Todd would be cool too, necessarily the best fit for the cowl but it would be cool.

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I wasn’t surprised Jace Fox of future state isn’t on here. No one but me apparently likes him. :laughing:

By default Dick Grayson is Batman’s successor but it’s a role he is always shown in the comics, movies and on television that he would take reluctantly if Bruce was dead or incapacitated.

So I believe it’s Damian Wayne. Despite the carnage he caused as Batman 666, he’s shown to be the most effective Batman and the one who is seamlessly destined to become Batman in the future.

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I like him!

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I love Damian, but he’s not a good Batman.

Detective Comics shows he reverts back to killing in the future, once he becomes Batman

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Unpopular Opinion: I think Duke would be an amazing Batman!

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I like Kate Kane enough, she’s fine. But her absence in the current DCU with no ongoing or any significant presence in the current bat family books leaves a lot to desire. Sometimes I think DC has no idea what to do with her anymore.

Helena Wayne is coming back in the current continuity, so instead of having two huntresses around why not just have one Batwoman take it’s place. Really would work well given Tom King established her already as Batwoman in his run on Batman with this line in Batman/Catwoman making it clear she is also a lgbt Batwoman as well.

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Helena is a good one and gets my vote for hypothetical but she generally only exists on earth-2.

For main earth, most people just think about who is best and not who actually wants to take up the mantle. Dick, Barbara (also not on list), Jason, Tim, Duke, and Steph don’t want it. A few also have their own separate identities and responsibilities. That doesn’t leave many. I say it should be Cass. She understands what the mantle means and has dedicated her life to it. She actually wants it and is literally the greatest martial artist on earth. Only thing against her is that she is behind on the “greatest detective” bit. I think she could be taught to that point but until then, I suggest a Batman Beyond situation. Stick someone on comms with her who knows their stuff for a while until she gets that part down (Oracle, Tim, Lucas, Luke, any number of police and non Gotham characters, even Batman himself if we assume that he’s not dead). I have put a lot of thought into this and my second choice is Tim Drake but he doesn’t want it and he is more or less his own thing. [I should start a Cass appreciation thread. You know she first appeared in NML right?]

Like I said, I put a lot of thought into this and eventually ruled out everyone, including Cass, as being perfect. Then I remembered Batman Beyond and it just clicked.


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Yeah I forgot abt Jace too

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And duel would be an awesome Batman if given a chance

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I think Tim would be the best option for the next Batman, but also, I do not want him to be Batman. I think he would probably go crazy in that position after a few years. I actually think Cass might be the best in the role of Batman (or in her case, Batwoman, but still taking over Bruce’s position) out of the people listed

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Another member of team Cass! I agree with everything you said except for the word “actually.” I would have taken that out.
HappyCassy

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the only reason i said ‘actually’ was because i was typing my thoughts as they came to me and i never really realized how much it made sense to make Cass the next Bat

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Dick has the best historical claim to it, but he is too strongly associated with his Nightwing persona for the transition to work permanently.

Tim is the character who could take the role with the least fuss. He’s something of a detective himself, so the average Batman crime thriller could play out exactly the same. The more personal stories would be different, obviously, but it would still be easy to tell classic Darknight Detective tales with Tim. And no one will miss Drake or Red Robin, right?

The other options would be too drastically different for the audience to go with it. Readers want things to stay fresh, but they don’t want things to change.

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He’s had the job twice, third time’s the charm, Dick Grayson.

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