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18. Mecha Batman
So, let’s just imagine that, for whatever reason, Batman decides to skip work and leaves Gotham City unprotected. What would you do? Would you try to find Batman and convince him to return? Would you work hard to improve Gotham’s police force by rooting out corruption, improving pay, and increasing training? Or would you build a giant mechanical suit that sort of looks like Batman and get out there yourself?
Since we’re talking about the completely out-there world of comics, it should be pretty clear what option appealed most to Police Commissioner Jim Gordon. When Batman appeared to be really, truly dead in 2015 (spoiler alert for this and every other comics property in which a superhero “dies” – he wasn’t), someone had to fight crime. And rather than do anything sensible like hiring the right people or holding a training seminar, Gordon decided to become Batman.
How could a grizzled, aging Commissioner Gordon take over the job? I mean, it’s not like he’s going to be running around the rooftops of his city in plain old spandex. Not if he doesn’t want to break every bone in his body, that is. So, of course, he jumps into a robo suit.
Said mech is bright blue and has a set of antennae-like structures that look like bunny ears. It also sports lights, speakers, and enough weapons to level the city. Just like Batman would have wanted.
Gordon also wore a diaper in the suit. Just so you know.