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Superman: Speeding Bullets by Shadowhawk27 Superman: Speeding Bullets by Shadowhawk27
After seeing that Superman episode, "Knight Time" where Bruce Wayne went missing and Superman takes up the mantle of the Dark Knight to keep Gotham City's supervillains from running amok. It reminded me of this ElseWorld comic book.

Instead crashing in Smallville, Kansas and being raised by the Kents, Kal-El crashes in Gotham City and is adopted by the Waynes.

When Doctor Wayne and Mrs. Wayne find a baby (Kal-El) in some kind of rocket, they take him up and raise him as their own. They name him Bruce and teach him respect for all people. Regardless of social class or race. Martha Wayne cultivated his heart and nurtured him with an unconditional love that shaped his soul.

Doctor Thomas Wayne was a kind and compassionate father, despite his emotional reserve. He understood the power of Kal-El -- So quick, so agile: never a bruised or broken bone -- but he was more concerned with testing Bruce's Mental limits than his physical ones. He told Bruce "The cowards and bullies use violence, but you -- of all who live -- must aspire to something better. Something Higher."

Many years passed and Bruce lived a happy life... Until one fatal night when Bruce and his family went out for dinner at a fancy restaurant and a movie of his choice. As the Wayne's were walking through an alley, a robber stops them and robs them. As Bruce watched as his parents were gunned down, he remembered his father's words "It's time to face the world Bruce."

The robber pointed his gun at Bruce and fires two shots. Out of anger, Bruce's Kryptonian powers go out of control and he burns the robber with his heat vision. The next morning, Joe Chill (the robber) was found face down in an alley: Dead. Body burned almost beyond recognition. Next to him, they found Bruce, his eyes were wide and unseeing. Covered in his parent's blood.

For years after that Bruce would constantly repeat "The bullets. The bullets. The bullets..." For years after the shooting, Bruce hid himself from the rest of the world, living in his parent's mansion in solitude. He hated violence and death with all his soul. The images of murder making him go insane.

One day, a group of robbers invaded his house. Bruce uses his powers to brutally attack the robbers, tearing them apart with his heat vision. He decides there is much he can do with his powers. He takes up the identity of the Batman. Bruce also takes up a job as publisher at the "Planet" which was bought by Lexcorp.

One day, when Lois was kicked out of Lex's Limo and was about to be attacked by a group of thugs, the "Batman" steps in and breaks them apart, he burns their flesh, splinters their bones. He was a dangerous psychopathic animal.

After Lex Luthor supposedly died in a flood of chemicals and flames, he was reborn as The Joker. He kidnaps Lois and flies away with her. He reveals his plan to take over Gotham and begins his attack. The Joker commands his mercenary army -- supplied with guns, grenades, fire-bombs and everything else Lexcorp money could buy. He intended to take control of the city and remake it in his own warped image: "The independent nation-state of Jokerania"

Batman eventually stops all the madness and reveals himself to be a true hero. A man of decency and high ideals. Wayne is eventually persuaded by Lois Lane that a more hopeful superhero is needed than his dark, violent Batman persona, giving birth to his new identity of Superman.
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28ear Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
Weill I think they need to make this into an animated movie.
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Fenris007 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
The probem I have with this Story is that they killed Joe Chill. Without the mystery of who that guy was Bruce never trains to become Batman. He just sits on his ass till he remembers he has powers. So instead of a Batman with super powers we just get Superman in a Batcostume. Lame.
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primmaster Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
I liked it =)
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
I've never seen this Elseworld, but now I'm feeling all sorry for Lex....
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Shadowhawk27 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Why would you feel sorry for Lex? :?
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
To be all damaged and twisted, like the Joker? How could I not? (I should probably add that I come here by way of the television series Smallville, so I generally see Lex as a misunderstood hero, fighting to save the human race.)
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Shadowhawk27 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Never did like that show Smallville, do it's "No Costumes" policy.
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
I didn't mind the lack of costumes. What's a bit disorienting is how different the characters are there from typical comics canon: Smallville's Lex is essentially a good but misunderstood man, while Clark Kent is a total jerk, and nearly everyone else (the Kents, Lana Lang, Pete Ross, the Justice League, etc.) is flat-out evil.
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Kerevon Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Clark Kent eventually wised up, the Kents became good, Pete Ross left, Lana Lang was an insufferable *******, the Justice League ALSO wised up, and Lex had every single one of his memories removed. RIGHT after coming back from the dead. Basically, the end result was that Clark became a the hero Superman as we know him, a basically decent and inspiring guy, and Lex Luthor was replaced with an EXTREMELY shallow character who could no more remember anything about his life before 2011 much less his quest to save humanity. He basically consists of public-known facts about Lex Luthor.
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Draconicat Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
So SV is a tragedy.... That actually explains a lot.
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Shadowhawk27 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
That's why i prefer Batman over Superman. ;)
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
I keep thinking that Lex Luthor (at least, SMALLVILLE's Lex Luthor) would have made an awesome Batman.
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Shadowhawk27 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Then you should look at this [link]
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PiRatE-ChicKA Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
wut an awful elseworld....... lol
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Shadowhawk27 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
I thought it was an interesting twist :p
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PiRatE-ChicKA Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
intresting- yes! Lol
but iam a strict believer tht the two people are too different to combine...... i dunnooo... lol :)
intresting, but it feels as wrong as the new wonderwoman redo. It's cool, but something just isn't right...
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