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Bruce Wayne: R.I.P.


It had to happen sooner or later. Sure, superheroes die and come back all the time in comics. But sooner or later a final exit must occur. Yet what would be the most fitting end for The Batman?


Should he go out heroically in a climactic battle with an arch-foe? Ironically by some random thug who happens to get lucky? Tragically by an alien overlord?


But after seeing the Batman Beyond series, and the Justice League Unlimited episode "Epilogue", it was clear to me that the death Batman deserves is the one he never would have expected.


To go peacefully, in his sleep, surrounded by those who love him.


Thanks to Yogurth for doing this for me.


And for those who don't know, the people in this pic are (from left to right)
Timothy Drake (formerly Robin)
Barbara Gordon (formerly Batgirl, now Police Commissioner)
Dick Greyson (Nightwing)
Terry McGinnis (the new Batman and, genetically, Bruce Wayne's son)
Dana McGinnis (Terry's wife) with their son Thomas Wayne McGinnis (named for his great-grandfather)
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:iconmoorandmountian:
MoorandMountian Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, not Bruce! (Did Jason bail? xD)
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ShyTurtle1984 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
since when is terry mcginnis batmans real son?
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KiteBoy1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a sad occasion. Well, we all got to leave this world someday. I wonder who will  Bruce Wayne will leave his fortune to. But that is a well told story and a well drawn picture.  I hope that Mr. Wayne a.k.a. Batman finds peace.
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SpaceRocker1994 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it and all but why put dick in the night wing costume?
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Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cuz he would still be Nightwing.
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SpaceRocker1994 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
In his 60's or 70's ?!? 
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Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
..............I thought Nightwing would be at least late 40s-50s range..........But you bring a good point there.
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:iconspacerocker1994:
SpaceRocker1994 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think he's at bare minimum 15 years younger than bruce
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Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well...I made an assumption.
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:iconspacerocker1994:
SpaceRocker1994 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's all good man
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Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
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waynegirl13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Why does Terry care? He didn't give a you know what in the series OR the finale! :| but I do like the artwork! :D
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bossman12 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Guess what, Bruce is Terry's real father.
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waynegirl13 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Ik, I remember from Justice League the epilogue. That was a touching episode, but he was a real jerk to Bruce. I mean he just walked away when Bruce was having A HEART ATTACK!!! DX
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bossman12 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
But at the end he apologized, came back to see Bruce and helped him out when he couldn't open his medication. And at the end Bruce said "You're a stubborn piece of work, you know that?" Terry then responded with "...Just like my old man." at the end of the episode we here the "Industrial Rock" version of Danny Elfman's Batman theme. 
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waynegirl13 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh yeah, that's right. I guess I'm just jealous. Embarrased 

It would be so cool to have BATMAN as a dad right? XD
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bossman12 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Yes!
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tdickensheets Featured By Owner Edited Jul 4, 2014
Bruce Wayne Death!

I wonder DC comic did this?
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sonic5467 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Ask Grant Morrison He Did It He Killed and Resurrected Batman
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Chris96hellboy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
I can just imagine Thomas calling Bruce grandpa, and Bruce crying a little because he never expected to live long enough to hear that.
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EvalRedEye Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Awwwwww I feel sad looking at at this. :(

But saying that Terry is a good Batman successor though.
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CelticDragon0 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Awesome job!
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JohnnyOTGS Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Sad indeed. But I'm also glad to hear that Barbara became the new police commissioner (like her dear ol' dad) and Terry manned up and got married and wanting to honor Bruce and his family.
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selvokaz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
lol at Dick still being in his Nightwing outfit, You'd think he'd retire around the sametime Bruce did let alone the fact that Bruce was only active as Terry's mentor/supervisor. *smh* really like this picture though, especially Dana and Terry's baby.
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lastcrazyhorn Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cranky old man to the end!
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BobbyDavid Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
I believe Batman's last words should be "Bring me my mask!" 
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spirits13 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Rest in eternal Paradise Batman
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WPBloodwolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
its so so sad... i can t believe it but atleast his son terry will go on as batman
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nicodemusA Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
dem feelings
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Captainjjb84 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Superman should be there, he is and always will be one of Bruce's best friends.
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Willburforce Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013

Batman should never die.

 

He cracks after the Joker finally pushes him far enough to kill him (Frank Miller, thank you for that gem). He builds his bat army from the leftover "Mutant" forces and convinces the Justice league to help him take down Ra's once and for all.

 

The battle ranges accross the planet as one by one the enemies of the Justice league are swept away in the all out war to follow. Every enemy they face is backed into a corner. Every enemy leaving them no choice but to eliminate them once and for all. The story builds to a head in Ra's secret fortress above the fountain of youth. Through the dark recesses of those tunnels the Justice league is mortally wounded one by one. Only Batman and Superman are able to finally reach the bottom level.

 

While walking through the tunnel to the chamber where the bubbling cauldron of immortality is located Batman tells superman to procede ahead. He is getting sore in his old age.

 

Superman enters the room. Ra's, mortally wounded yet unbroken, stands before the bubbling cauldron of immortality.

 

Superman "It's over Ra's, give up."

 

Ra's "This is what was meant to be. I haven't failed. This is my triumph!"

 

Superman "You cannot win. Your forces are broken and you are wounded. Good will always triumph Ra's."

Ra's "You fool. I was once the teacher. But my pupil has surpassed me. Surpassed even you!" he pulls out a small crossbow with a kryptonite bolt and points it at superman but superman blasts it with his laser vision.

 

A moment of confusion glimmers in Supermans eyes. "what could he have meant by that?" He realizes where he is. Realizes what lies before him. He realizes too late. His confusion is contorted by pain as a glimmering shard of kryptonite explodes from his chest.

 

Superman collapses to his knees. He coughs up blood and looks over his shoulder the pain stricken look on his face telling so much more than physical pain... the pain of betrayal. "Why Bruce?"

 

"Because it must be done."

 

As supermans last bits of strength fades from his body he watches as Batman strides forward into the chamber. Stepping over the now dead Ra's as he strides into the pool. Everything went perfectly.With his enemies consumed and the Justice League immaciated no one will be able to stand between him and his quest for true justice.

 

Enter the Avengers crossover series.

 

 

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tobor88 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Bruce: Im not dead. The grim reaper is to scared of me.
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RPM97 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Good pic. I think Bruce, as typical, had obviously planned his death long ago
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NublarRaptor1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student General Artist
He will reunite with his parents in heaven :)
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TheDUDERulez Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I love everything about this...except Nightwing. He looks kind of out of place as the only one in a costume.
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ArchitArt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Yup I like it too, but old Nightwing still in his costume seems out of place
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StarWarsmaniac Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
This.........this is epic.........
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NBVega Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bruce Wayne may die, but the Batman can never die, because the Batman is a symbol of justice, and symbols...are immortal.

Awesome pic. I think I've said so before, but really, just awesome.
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spirits13 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That is how heroes who who will soon become legends are born
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TheNarutoSage95 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Nice pic and very touching love the old Nightwing like and old kung fu master
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JessicaCowgirl666 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Where's Wonder Woman???
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sandman840 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Where the hell is Jason, did he die again?
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hunterXIII Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student
...a little off-topic, but am I the only one who thinks Terry looks a little like John Travolta?
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280077s Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I would be happy if I died that way. Thanks for this, it is really deep, and meaningful. :heart:
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
ABOUT DAMMN TIME-I mean-sorry for your loss.
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bluerose5 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
sad
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MangaMolly1991 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Very sad.
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bluerose5 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I know.
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beamerbackpack Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love it, point blank period, great idea
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Gaijin0 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Great pic. I luv how Terry is the closest one to him in the pic. I really like McGinnis. He will hold true the responsibilities, persona and fear that the Batman represents. RIP Bruce you can finally close your eyes and rest. You have made a difference.
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