Imagine Batman replacing Nite Owl on Watchmen

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#1 Posted by Tyrus (1208 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, as the movie was nearing release - non-fanboys of the comic thought Nite Owl was much like Batman. Well, in terms of, appearance and minor wealth, that's about it - Rorschach is the closest character to Batman. But, I thought it would be better if I replace Nite Owl with Batman on the team - for some reason, everytime I think of Batman as a Watchmen member, I see him as Nite Owl... So if Batman replaced Nite Owl - how would things go? Would he be Rorschach's superhero-detective partner? Would he hook up with Silk Spectre?

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#2 Posted by Eternal19 (2178 posts) - - Show Bio

batman would never work with Rorshach becuase he's willing to kill if it comes to it and is known for brutally beating criminals and has a radically different view on crime fighting and society than batman. and batman might have a one night stand with silk spectre but, batmans not good at relationships

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#3 Edited by Wolfrazer (12395 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh I don't think Batman would fit with being a Watchmen, just about all of them were willing to actually kill if it came down to it whereas Batman would never do such a thing. Besides the Watchmen were actually street characters, meaning they were trained just well enough to actually do what they were doing whereas if you put in Batman you take away that aspect of the Watchmen.

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#4 Posted by Xanni15 (6791 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman stops Ozy.

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#5 Posted by JonSmith (4520 posts) - - Show Bio

Doctor Manhattan see's Batman coming into the Watchmen universe and explodes in fear, unable to reform. His death results in Ozymandias not having a way to cause a large scale natural disaster and frame an unnatural threat. Therefore, Batman solves all of Watchmen before even arriving.

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#6 Posted by JohnnyWalker (825 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolfrazer: darkseid does not agree

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#7 Posted by Wolfrazer (12395 posts) - - Show Bio
@JohnnyWalker:  He didn't kill Darkseid, just mortally wounded him and besides even if he did that was just an exception. 
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#8 Posted by JohnnyWalker (825 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolfrazer: still counts

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#9 Posted by Wolfrazer (12395 posts) - - Show Bio
@JohnnyWalker:  Not really since Batman didn't actually kill him.
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#10 Posted by MrShway88 (721 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolfrazer:didn't he still die?

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#11 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12450 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman and Rorschach togethr. OHH MY!!!!!!!!!!

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