View Full Version : A Batman idea I'm working on. Tell me what you think.
09-19-2003, 11:13 PM
My idea is for the Batman to die, similar to the way he died in "The Death of Batman", but not exactly. He gets stuck in limbo (between Heaven and Hell) and is confronted by Deadman, the Spectre (Hal Jordan), and a number of other deceased characters from the Batman stories. He is given a choice to come back to Earth as a Spirit of Vengence and he gets some really cool powers in his ethereal form (instead of physical batarangs he shoots ephemeral, ectoplasmic batarangs that do indeed physically strike his enemy/enemies). He can now literally be in two or more places at once but only if he is needed. As a spiritual entity, he can divide himself to be of more use but he doesn't lose anything that he had or didn't have before being turned into a corporeal form. His costume is now white and not black, blue, or gray. The emblem on his chest is yellow and he no longer wears his utility belt. He can create almost everythig he has need of in the blink of an eye. He no longer wears a cape, but posesses the wings of a rather gothic angel and can fly. There's more to the story but I just want to know what you think so far. Feel free to leave your thoughts about how stupid the idea is.
09-20-2003, 12:42 PM
Not necessarily a stupid idea...
But you're taking a superhero who can already kick major butt and making him more powerful. One of the things that sets Batman apart is that he uses gadgets instead of mind rays, superhuman strenth, etc. and letting him fly and create whatever he needs at a whim would make it all too easy.
09-20-2003, 12:54 PM
Sorry, sweetie, this is the wrong forum for this topic. I'm moving this over to the Storyboard forum.
"The Goddess has spoken..."
09-20-2003, 02:24 PM
WonderWomanGoddess, forgive me. I was under the impression that seeing as how my idea was for a novel, I was in the right area. Guess not. Oh, well. You live, you learn. Thank you for correcting the situation. It's appreciated.
As for mind rays? No way. I'd never do that to Batman. It just wouldn't seem right. It would be an Elseworld's idea anyway. It'd only go so far as to incorporate his last physical adventure... then he'd move on to the spiritual plane of existence for awhile, where he'd come across Deadman and Spectre. Once there, he'd be given the choice to go on to be with his late parents or go back to Earth because a crisis is coming and the world will need the master detective to help set things right. It's harder to type up the idea than it is to discuss in person. LOL! I understand exactly where you are coming from, though, fhqwhgads. My father and I have discussed these little problems, as well. He's not the world's greatest comic book fan, but he knows a thing or two. He loves the movies based on comic books. When one's at the theater it seems he can't get there soon enough. he's a C2F junkie. So am I. Anyway, it's just an idea. I know Elseworlds is soon to be no more in comic book form, but I'd like to create an Elseworlds novel writing company and be able to write some of my favorite characters from both Marvel AND DC under this moniker. I'd like to start with Batman. I'd also like to have a team of writers working with me to discuss and debunk ideas and maybe come up with new stories for characters. Hell, I'd also like to have a billion dollars in a Swiss bank account and own an island, but I see none of that happening. It's just an idea, anywho. You know?
09-20-2003, 02:34 PM
I wouldn't give him superhuman strength either. His wings would only allow him limited flight. They'd basically be glider wings. He'd be able to use these in abscence of his cape. They'd allow him to slowly glide downward from the rooftops of the city he protects... Gotham. While they are basically for show, they serve a small purpose. You should see the costume design I've come up with. It is awesome. Once I figure out how to post a picture, I'll put it up somewhere so that everyone can view it. I'm not the world's greatest artist, but I've worked at an independent comic book company in the past and have a rather good mind for character design. I was an editor for writing and story art. That was when I was 16 to 18 years old. I'm now 22 and have a bit more experience in things. Like I said, though... it's harder to explain all my ideas in typing than it is face to face. Once I start rolling with an idea, however, I just can't stop... as you can probably see by now. I get obsessed with ideas that I NEED to breathe life into. I suck.
09-21-2003, 01:00 PM
Good ideas man,but the thing that separates Batman from all of the other comics superheros is that he's human.Has the same emotions as us....same everything basically.I think thats why everyone likes Batman so much,because he's human.Like us.
09-21-2003, 02:05 PM
Exactly. That's why, I'm not giving him any "super powers". He IS human, although, inthe story I'm working on, he's lost his physical body. He's come back as a spirit. Ethereal. He's only going to have limited flight (gliding abilities) with the wings. He's not going to possess mind rays or whatever. He will, however, be able to move his hand in the same motion as throwing his physical batarangs and dispatch ephemeral batarangs that will render an opponent's target point useless. For instance, if he tosses a nonphysical batarang and it hits his opponents left arm, said arm will be useless to that opponent for an undisclosed period of time... probably an hour or so. The non- physical batarangs act like novacaine, causing a numbness in said arm. I'm still working out all the details. But, so far, I've received some pretty decent responses. I'd like to hear more opinions and questions. Maybe a few ideas on this matter as well. Feel free to leave a thought or whatever.
06-28-2005, 02:08 AM
8) I already written five Batman films, one the first one where I won recognition award for the first one. A Batman: Year One type of story, with a mix of Bruce Wayne's secret training in Japan. WGA Best Inventive Story, titled Batman Year One. Plus, four other scriptwriting. They gave it to Chris Nolan to produce and direct it. They went with it as Batman Begins. If you did pay your copyright on the WGA, and send the first completed story to them. I wonder where they will put it after, the next, or in the middle of my continuous storylines. I have been wondering they might be changing it.
07-09-2005, 12:40 PM
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