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Old 09-09-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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How long could someone last as Batman?

Imagine if someone became Batman. They have just suited up in a Batsuit (and i mean an armored, 1 billion dollar Batsuit). They also have learned most of what Batman learned in the comics. They have now climbed to the top of a building and have begun their first night as Batman.

My question is: how long could they last as batman, until someone kills him or he gives up?
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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In the real world its not as easy to find crime as in the cartoons/comics.

I suppose a guy dressed up as Batman could go to where gang activity is and break-up some drug-lords, but that's about it. There are no real-life supervillains to fight so nobody is going to be shooting acid in Batman's face or freezing him with a gun or giving him Riddles to solve.

The most a real life Batman would have to deal with is a bunch of drug lords and their 6 inch knives and machine guns.
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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My question is: how long could they last as batman, until someone kills him or he gives up?
By the time Bruce gave up at the begining of Batman Beyond, he looked like he was in his very early 50s or very late 40s.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:41 PM   #4
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Realistically, I'd say a month at most before someone gets tired of his s*t and shoots him in the face (assuming we're keeping the costume semi-accurate to the comics), or else he falls off a roof, which is a lot less easy to survive as it is in movies.

Not long at all, though. There'd also be the inevitable problem of if someone really were Batman, and they were exposed as being real and not just some urban legend, eventually it'd be fairly easy to start identifying who it was. It would be someone very rich, very in shape, possibly with a strong background in gymnastics and martial arts, fairly young, who's fairly reclusive. Once you start whittling down possible suspects, in real life there'd only be a fairly narrow pool of candidates, especially since you could start by whittling away all the old, overweight rich guys who lead very public lives.

There's a lot of things going against someone being Batman in real life. It's enormously impractical. Most vigilantes wouldn't want to bother with the theatrics of it all, when a simple ski mask and a baseball bat could get the job done just as well. They'd eventually get killed, too, but they'd save a lot of money in the meantime.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:47 PM   #5
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A real-life Batman would be stupid to expose his chin like the real Batman. One well place bullet to the chin and you're done for, even if the rest of your suit is armored.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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A real-life Batman would be stupid to expose his chin like the real Batman. One well place bullet to the chin and you're done for, even if the rest of your suit is armored.
There's also the fact that drug lords aren't easy to take down. Break up a drug deal or two, rough up a pimp... sooner or later the big guys are start looking for you and doing what they can to find out who you are. Not only will the guy pay, so will his friends and family.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:11 AM   #7
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He'd have to kill to survive. I find it more realistic for the Punisher to last a good decade if he's smart and people think he's dead.A high profile billionare being Batman? 2 years at most, a month at least(he is a ninja after all). Drug lords and pimps can buy their way out of jail and such. Kill em and they're done.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:53 AM   #8
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Basically a real life Batman would be more akin to Big Daddy, and probably die in a similar fashion.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:26 AM   #9
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You guys are way off. I've been fine for quite some time now.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:01 AM   #10
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Probably two months or so.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:07 PM   #11
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You guys are way off. I've been fine for quite some time now.
Wait I thought you were Superman?
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:19 PM   #12
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Also a real life Batman would not be able to take on 5-6 guys who jump on him at once. This isn't the movies/comics/cartoons....if you have 5-6 huge guys coming at you at the same time you're not going to be able to fight them all off on your own.

Likewise one punch doesn't knock someone out cold like in the movies. People watch way too many movies where a guy gets punched once and he's knocked out on the floor unconcious.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:39 PM   #13
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I'unno, I'm sure some guys could probably handle at least 4. Any guy trying to be Batman would likely have lots of high-level fight training, whereas your average street punk is a veteran of drunken bar brawls and little else. Most people, in general, can't fight, or at least, not as well as they imagine they can.

There are lots of martial arts that specialize in handling groups of attackers, so it's not like it's impossible. 5 or 6, maybe pushing it, but 3 or 4 wouldn't be a huge stretch. Any guy playing Batman would study one-strike knockdown strikes that break bones on impact, they wouldn't be socking guys in the jaw. They'd also be a specialist on using anything in the immediate environment as a weapon, and would probably have a specific attack plan for engaging multiple people at once. Kind of like Batman.

This is assuming the guy playing Batman actually gave it serious thought and work and wasn't just some guy who thought he could beat up the whole world and decided to start with drug dealers. They'd at the very least be likely to anticipate the situation and plan accordingly. "Batman" would be pretty dumb if he thought he'd be fighting bad guys one-on-one every night. They'd pretty much train almost exclusively in group-fighting.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:52 PM   #14
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plenty of martial arts that dive into nerve points.

back when I was doing Ju Jitsu, we had a nerve point specialist visiting us for a week. It was intense. His instructor, have taken down several opponents at the same time by using minimal punches/strikes as possible, 1-2 per person. And he did take them all out without moving from his spot.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:56 PM   #15
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Wait I thought you were Superman?
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:56 AM   #16
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He'd last until he would meet Bane. He would not recover from the broken back.
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Only a true batman can regrow a broken back with ease, grow a full bear in a month as well as get drug-free after begin addicted.


And at the same time learn a new martial arts.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:42 AM   #18
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Also I doubt Batman could really jump across rooftops with ease with his grappling hook. The grappling hook seems to magically connect anything on the roof.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:44 AM   #19
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*Bale voice* Magic is just another real of science!
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