“SUCCESSION.” ARMAGEDDON 2001 tie-in. A possible future for Batman finds him broken in body and spirit, even as his war with Ra’s al Ghul rages on!
Waverider looks into Batmans future again, only to see him locked in a final battle with Ras Al Gul. Ras ends up dying and the Batman is left bloodied and broken, While he is out of commission, rumours of Batmans death surfaces. In order to stem the rise in crime, Robin takes up the mantle of the Bat.