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    The notion that one man can single-handedly 'fix' a city by throwing around billions of dollars is a bit absurd.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickswordfish View Post
    Then why hasn't anyone been executed
    Because, like everything in Gotham, the criminal justice system is fucked beyond repair. Anyone who would normally get the death penalty is, instead, labeled as insane and thrown into Arkham, where they wind up escaping two weeks later and repeating the process all over again.

    At this point, Gotham and unfixable are pretty much synonymous. And, for the sake of the stories that they tell, it kinda has to be that way. The most Bruce can do, as both himself and as Batman, is put a band-aid on a gaping wound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue22 View Post




    Because, like everything in Gotham, the criminal justice system is fucked beyond repair. Anyone who would normally get the death penalty is, instead, labeled as insane and thrown into Arkham, where they wind up escaping two weeks later and repeating the process all over again.

    At this point, Gotham and unfixable are pretty much synonymous. And, for the sake of the stories that they tell, it kinda has to be that way. The most Bruce can do, as both himself and as Batman, is put a band-aid on a gaping wound.
    A legal system that broken would never be allowed by the government

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickswordfish View Post
    A legal system that broken would never be allowed by the government
    And yet there it is. Blatantly allowing Gotham's revolving door of crime.

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    wow. unique and original take, this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickswordfish View Post
    Then why hasn't anyone been executed
    I think it's because most of the main villains are considered insane, and placed in Arkham. That's a big part of how it comes up- Punchline is arguing that she's sane and can stand trial, and the Judge points out that if she does, she may have to face execution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius View Post
    I don't even like modern Batman but this always came off as a dumb "gotcha" question.

    It's 'cause it'd be a very boring comic if 80s years of Batman was Bruce in meetings going over how much he's donating to which charity this month or in meetings he has with municipal poverty programs.
    This is pretty much always the long and short of it. How entertaining is it to read comics about Bruce solving problems with his money in board meetings? Nobody wants to spend money on that.

    Him not being able to save Gotham long term also has more to do with needing the villains and setting available indefinitely than any in-universe reason. The reasons why Batman can't fix Gotham no matter what he does always exists outside of the comics and not within them, so it's kind of a futile task to speculate why Batman can't solve the current status quo. We know why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickswordfish View Post
    Warning this question may ruin Batman for you
    Too late for that.

    Didn't we already have three-and-a-half years of Tom King writing the main Batman book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Too late for that.

    Didn't we already have three-and-a-half years of Tom King writing the main Batman book?



    Though, let's be real, there have been SO many other things before that. Despite being DC's cash cow, they sure love stories that make Bruce look bad.

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    Gotham is an unfixable hellhole. But Batman will never give up and always try to fix it. You have to fight a war despite how unrealistic it is to win such war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prepmaster View Post
    Gotham is an unfixable hellhole. But Batman will never give up and always try to fix it. You have to fight a war despite how unrealistic it is to win such war.
    The next Batman fixes it in Future State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superboy-Prime View Post
    The next Batman fixes it in Future State.
    The next batman can not even help the man he killed and that man's family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prepmaster View Post
    The next batman can not even help the man he killed and that man's family.
    That's crazy, he still saved Gotham in Future State, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superboy-Prime View Post
    The next Batman fixes it in Future State.
    That's how you know it's an alternate future .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickswordfish View Post
    Ok better question, Why haven't any of Batman's rogues gallery been given the death penalty, they're all mass murders, at the very least The Joker should've gotten executed a long time ago
    Joker got the death penalty once, but Batman cleared his name before they could execute him. He apparently wasn't guilty of that one particular crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiegePerilous02 View Post
    This is pretty much always the long and short of it. How entertaining is it to read comics about Bruce solving problems with his money in board meetings? Nobody wants to spend money on that.

    Him not being able to save Gotham long term also has more to do with needing the villains and setting available indefinitely than any in-universe reason. The reasons why Batman can't fix Gotham no matter what he does always exists outside of the comics and not within them, so it's kind of a futile task to speculate why Batman can't solve the current status quo. We know why.
    I think most just forget the money is just so he can have all the "wonderful toys".

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