(BRUCE WAYNE has finally died – but it turns out he left a program based on his brain inside the BAT COMPUTER. Turns out this has not gone without problems.)
Panel 1: TERRY MCGINNIS is in the BATCAVE. His mask is off as he faces the BAT COMPUTER. Text is displayed on the BAT COMPUTER that matches its dialogue.
BAT COMPUTER (1): I MUST DO WHAT IS NECESSARY.
BAT COMPUTER (2): I AM BATMAN.
TERRY (1): No.
TERRY (2): Batman…Bruce Wayne, he’s gone.
Panel 2: The BAT COMPUTER.
BAT COMPUTER (1): BUT I AM BATMAN.
BAT COMPUTER (2): I MUST PROTECT GOTHAM CITY.
Panel 3: TERRY.
TERRY (1): You’re right. Batman must protect Gotham.
TERRY (2): But you’re not Batman.
TERRY (3): And you’re not trying to protect Gotham, you’re trying to control it.
Panel 4: BAT COMPUTER.
BAT COMPUTER: BUT I AM BATMAN.
Panel 5: TERRY attempts to close in on the BAT COMPUTER.
TERRY (1): I’m sorry, but no, you’re not.
TERRY (2): You’re a program gone wrong.
TERRY (3): And it’s time to let go.
Panel 6: TERRY gets hit by a large electrical shock and flung backwards.
BAT COMPUTER (1): NO!
Cool idea! Definitely something that could have happened in the show. (Except for the Bruce being dead part. He would have been kidnapped or something.)ReplyDelete
I think that throughout my consideration of the prompt, my mind was on the idea of "AB", or 'After Bruce', as while it's probably unlikely that "Batman Beyond" would ever really kill off Bruce Wayne, the fact is that Bruce is still human, he's not immortal. And there WILL inevitably come a day where age gets him the way villains seem incapable of.Delete