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    Murder Machine

    Character » Murder Machine appears in 33 issues.

    Murder Machine is the Batman of Earth -44. After Alfred's death at the hands of Bane, Bruce created an Alfred AI with Cyborg's help that went rogue and fused with Batman to create an invincible but amoral new Dark Knight.

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    Murder Machine last edited by wkndnexile on 06/27/21 08:28PM View full history

    Creation

    Murder Machine was created by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. He made his first appearance in Dark Days: The Casting #1.

    Origin

    Bruce Wayne is Batman of Earth-44. Bruce watches the death of Alfred (by Bane's hand) over and over again. Following the events of Alfred's death, the Justice League is worried about Bruce. It's certainly normal to mourn when a loved person has passed away, but watching a recording repeatedly isn't healthy at all.

    Bruce asks Victor Stone a.k.a. Cyborg to create the A.I. Alfred he’s been working on, even before Alfred’s death. Vic initially refuses to help, but realizes that this will most likely help Bruce in order to cope with Alfred’s death.

    The A.I. turns out to be evil and goes on a killing spree killing each and every inmate of Arkham Asylum. Vic tells Bruce that he needs to do something before things get uglier, but more importantly, don't let him in.

    However, that is exactly what happens, several A.I. Alfreds surround Bruce and make him the Murder Machine!

    Murder Machine rips Cyborg's head off his body
    Murder Machine rips Cyborg's head off his body

    As his world crumbles apart, Murder Machine has been killing the entire Justice League barring Cyborg. Cyborg tells him to stop, that there's still humanity left in Bruce.

    Bruce doesn't stop fighting him, saying that he has no weakness, he only needs his surrogate father (Alfred), everything else is a weakness he is ready to shed.

    In Other Media

    Merchandise

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    • The Murder Machine was featured in the HeroClix figure game.
    • DC Collectibles produced a Murder Machine statue.
    • The Murder Machine was featured in Funko's Pop! line of bobbleheads.
    • The Murder Machine was featured in the DC Multiverse line from McFarlane Toys.
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