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Well, Hudson City would seem like the obvious choice (being the Dark Champions hub). But in the real world, NY City is the only place he should be. I can't picture Batman stalking the dark corridors of Toronto, the grimy backlots of Tinsel Town, or the Potato-Mafia controlled hub of Boise.

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For a CU city it really has to be Hudson City, and more correctly the Justice not Law Hudson City. there should be superhumans, they should be rare or very low-level but they need to be a viable threat.

 

As for a real world city I'd say Chicago is your best choice. There's just no way he could operate in Manhattan without getting caught, particularly with the car, it's an island after all.

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For a CU city it really has to be Hudson City' date=' and more correctly the [i']Justice not Law[/i] Hudson City. there should be superhumans, they should be rare or very low-level but they need to be a viable threat.

 

As for a real world city I'd say Chicago is your best choice. There's just no way he could operate in Manhattan without getting caught, particularly with the car, it's an island after all.

 

 

I agree, even in the Batmobile traffic in NYC is horrible...I should know, I live there (in NYC, not the Batmobile...although I sometimes wish my car was the Batmobile...)

 

And if Batman found a parking space (a truly superheroic thing in Manhattan), the poor yutz would probably come back to find a ticket and a bunch guys having lunch on the hood of the Batmobile.

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I agree, even in the Batmobile traffic in NYC is horrible...I should know, I live there (in NYC, not the Batmobile...although I sometimes wish my car was the Batmobile...)

 

And if Batman found a parking space (a truly superheroic thing in Manhattan), the poor yutz would probably come back to find a ticket and a bunch guys having lunch on the hood of the Batmobile.

 

And the car would probably be on blocks.

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Spud guns are used. The bodies are found with a pack of fries in the mouth.

 

 

It's kinda sick. But this just gave me an idea for a Villian and gang to use when the PC's are getting uppity. Hmmm... the ideas.... :sneaky:

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Maybe I see Batman differently...

 

Yes, early Batman, from Adam West to Frank Miller would definitely be Hudson City...

 

But Justice League Batman? Teamed up with Supes and Wonderwoman and Flash and so forth? That's really Millenium City.

 

When Batman has the Batmobile, the Batarang and Kung Fu, he's Hudson City.

 

When Batman has a rotobotic BatSuit, a Bat-ExoSkeleton, the Batjet with BatMissiles, Kryptonite Napalm (I love the Kryptonite Napalm), and the Orbital BatLazerDeathRay, he really enters into the realm of Champions, not Dark Champions.

 

I mean, he's got to be built on a 2,000 pt. VPP. That's big stuff.

 

Dos centavos.

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One idea I had was Las Vegas.

Batman, Batgirl, and their associates (the PCs) aren't the only heroes there. There's also Lady Arcane, who lives near UNLV, and her team who deal only with supernatural threats. (Her support staff includes her housekeeper, an electronics engineer, Lucius Fox's daughter, April, a nurse, a computer expert and a DOSPA liaison.) The general public thinks they work only for Lady Arcane, but gates give the four women access to the Batcave.

Bruce, his secretary, Maggie, (who is secretly Batgirl), and Alfred live in one of the two penthouses at the top of a hotel/casino/resort Wayne Enterprises owns through its Wayne Entertainment division. The other penthouse is occupied by Lucius Fox and his family. (Lucius thinks his daughter works only for Lady Arcane.)

When Bruce or Maggie place their palms against specific wall panels, they are transported to an area of the Batcave where they can change int their costumes or disguises. The Batmobile exits onto a cave north of Las Vegas. If anyone tries to follow them, all they hit is solid rock. The Batmobile and other Bat vehicles can gate to the Batcave, but other vehicles can't. This same precaution keeps unotherised visitors from accessing the Batcave from the penthouse.

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Well, remember, Batman relies on swinging on his Batrope to get around as much as he does on the Batmobile, the same way Spider-Man relies on his weblines. That means Batman would need a city with lots of skyscrapers, like New York or Chicago. Anywhere else and he'd need a flying vehicle, especially in Los Angeles.

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Well' date=' remember, Batman relies on swinging on his Batrope to get around as much as he does on the Batmobile, the same way Spider-Man relies on his weblines. That means Batman would need a city with lots of skyscrapers, like New York or Chicago. Anywhere else and he'd need a flying vehicle, especially in Los Angeles.[/quote']

Okay, unless he has a flying vehicle, we have to forget about Las Vegas and Pittsburgh. Most of Pittsburgh's skyscrapers are Downtown and Las Vegas's are mostly on the Strip.

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When Batman has a rotobotic BatSuit, a Bat-ExoSkeleton, the Batjet with BatMissiles, Kryptonite Napalm (I love the Kryptonite Napalm), and the Orbital BatLazerDeathRay, he really enters into the realm of Champions, not Dark Champions.

 

I mean, he's got to be built on a 2,000 pt. VPP. That's big stuff.

 

Dos centavos.

 

 

hmm i don't think youd need a huge vpp to build him just have him as a multiform each different batman has the standard skills and a new powerset to cover the gizmos. of course each multiform would have a gadget pool as well.

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I've often wondered what Batman would be like if Bruce Wayne was a Londoner. Couldn't you see him patrolling the dark streets of the East End which in the past have been home to Jack the Ripper and the Krays.

 

The City of London as a financial centre would be an ideal home for Wayne Enterprises

 

Wayne Manor could be anywhere in the Home Counties but Royal Berkshire would be ideal.

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I'll give another thumbs up for London. Great (and not so great) scenery. Every sort of architecture under the sun along with bombed out flats from WWII. I loved my visit there especially in contrast to SoCal where the architecture is unrelentingly boring.

I'd also like to toss in Berlin and Moscow (though you have a slight lack of skyscrapers).

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I'd also like to toss in Berlin and Moscow (though you have a slight lack of skyscrapers).

 

 

Interesting take on Batman in the Soviet Union in the "Superman:Red Son" graphic novel. Of course, he was an anti-establishment terrorist, but it was still a plausible portrayal.

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