Comic 85 - April 6 - Average Joe

5th Apr 2016, 8:05 PM in argylefox
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5th Apr 2016, 8:05 PM
argylefox
This is one that will 100% never be used in its original context.

I was considering Batman, and how he seems to just punch his way into and out of every situation. What happened to the world's greatest detective?

So, this is Average Joe (a name he calls himself). He is pretty much invulnerable, as he is immaterial. He can also control darkness (Not make it solid, just move it about).

So, this guy uses his powers to cause a few people to die (fall off buildings, etc). Batman finds a link and meets him at his latest attempt. Batman saves the guy, but can't do anything about Average Joe - he can't TOUCH him. Average Joe speaks quietly, never getting angry, always slightly amused at something. He blames batman for letting the Joker live all those times. All the deaths caused by the Joker could have been stopped, if Batman had pulled the trigger once. etc, etc. Long story short, Batman detectives his way to find the real, physical body of Average Joe. He is in a coma, after a Joker attack killed his family and injured him. He has been astral projecting due to his rage. Average Joe asks Batman what he will do, as he cannot be contained. Batman opts to put up Joe's meds, and he falls deeper into a coma. Joe tells him that this is equivalent to killing him, as he would never leave the coma now...

It ends with a battle between Batman and Joker. Someone is killed, and batman has the Joker on the ground, and looks ready to kill him, but stops himself at the last minute. Joker laughs, the end.

Comments:

5th Apr 2016, 8:30 PM
ProfEtheric
The inevitable Batman story that everyone has inside them, eh?

Joe's design looks good, arg!
6th Apr 2016, 8:32 AM
argylefox
Yeah. I hope mine is original, at least.
5th Apr 2016, 9:59 PM
JammyTheBirb
That story... is really sad :c
6th Apr 2016, 8:34 AM
argylefox
I was hoping to get people to think more that 'Batman is badass', and consider the fact he sometimes has to make some harsh decisions. To be fair, I also thought of a sequel, where Joe is taken off his meds by the Joker... but that's for another day.
5th Apr 2016, 11:02 PM
joeyballast
I think there are a lot of people who have some choice words for Batman. Dude's made a lot of mistakes.
6th Apr 2016, 8:34 AM
argylefox
He's turned into an overly angsty asshole. He needs to get back to his roots and stop punching his way out of conflicts.