Title

Batman starts by getting superpowers

by BatPimp
Storyline Crossing the Line
Characters Batman
Category DC Body Modification Body Modification Corruption Corruption
Previous Chapter Batman wants all of the above and more

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Bruce decided that his priority for now would be to give himself superpowers. That was the smartest move as superpowers would be the ideal tool to help him in most of his future plans. He would just have to be careful of not relying too much on them and not acting recklessly like his colleagues.

First he needed to decide what kind of powers he wanted. Obviously, the more the merrier, but he needed to choose wisely. Most people wanted to have the same powers as Superman, but they didn't take into consideration his too easily exploitable weakness to Kryptonite and Magic.

In that regard, powers like those of Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel seemed much more suitable to him. But both Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel drew their powers from otherworldly beings: the Olympians for Wonder Woman and the Wizard Shazam for Captain Marvel. People didn't have any real power unless it was their own. He refused to be dependent on the moods and whims of anyone, no matter who or what they were. He refused to call them Gods, because he didn't believe any of them were deities.

But their kind of powers was perhaps the closest to what he was looking for. The problem was that, if he believed Wonder Woman's word, the Olympians drew their power from their followers, the more people believed in their godhood the more powerful they got. That weakness was much more difficult to exploit, but given the right circumstances he was sure even those so-called Gods could be defeated. Besides the only Olympian, or a least one of their relatives, to actively roam the Earth was Circe and the sorceress' power was probably impossible to gather for himself.

A very good alternative would be to become one of these so-called New Gods from New Genesis and Apokolips. Batman had heard stories about Darkseid making his most loyal and powerful slaves into New Gods, but he doubted he could simply go to the Lord of Apokolips and ask him to make him into a New God. Maybe he could trick Orion, Barda or Scott (all three New Gods that he was in regular contact with) into revealing the secret of their strength. He wondered if they also had an exploitable weakness to a rare crystal like their buddy Superman.

He could probably even find a way to become a vampire. Though being stuck as an undead wasn't a very attractive outcome.

Another possibility was to make himself into a cyborg, like Victor Stone aka Cyborg or John Corben aka Metallo. Although their technology was a bit outdated, Batman had no doubt he could find something much better for himself. This solution however would require for him to abandon part of his humanity.

He could also try to pretend to take Ra's al Ghul up on his offer and exploit the Lazarus Pits and the enhancements they grant. The problem was that Ra's was no fool and that he wouldn't be easy to trick. Also, having witnessed Ra's al Ghul bathing in a Lazarus Pit, he wasn't sure the side-effects were worth the prize.

He could find a way to discover what procedure had turned Deathstroke or Flash into meta-humans or use a similar procedure to gain similar powers to some of his colleagues, powers like telepathy, telekinesis, pyrokinesis and so forth. It was a much easier solution than most of the previous ones, though it lacked some much needed perks like immortality, although he could probably achieve something close to that with a powerful enough healing factor.

Another way to gain powers would be to splice himself with animal DNA or something else's DNA and make himself into a chimera.

All in all, he had a wide variety of potential superpowers to choose from.


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Grimmer - 10/18/2014 9:38 PM
I liked it, gotham! Looking forward to more.
gothamalleyviper - 10/18/2014 9:21 PM
Let me know what you guys think, Hopefully I fuel some contributions
gothamalleyviper - 10/17/2014 10:02 AM
ES, I keep trying to pick up the weekend on Sunday morning, but work and such keeps me from working on Rubber Queen. You did guess who I was going to have WW marry
ESchorcho - 10/17/2014 8:20 AM
Going along with CorruptionCentral's theme, I would say the best choices for WW to marry would be Ares, Cheetah or Circe. GAV, do you need me to do anything with Rubber Queen?
CorruptionCentral - 10/17/2014 6:44 AM
GAV: For Wonder Woman I would like to see polar opposites as spouces... Cap & Red Skull, Dr Psycho & Cersi, Reed and Doom. People that want to kill each other but can't act on it due to the contract
gothamalleyviper - 10/16/2014 9:04 PM
If I were to put in a Wonder Woman thread for Waking up in Vegas, who do you guys think she should marry?
Evva - 10/16/2014 3:33 PM
Jazze are you going to do something about Waking up in Vegas? Because so far you are piling the women and doing nothing to them. How about their reactions to the ring? I bet it would be more interesting if they had a chance to act.
Drake G. Reaper - 10/11/2014 8:08 PM
I've just put up a new chapter for Gwen Stacy: Supervillainess hope you guys are interested. Also I'd be great to see the Buffy in stepford storyline continue.
C.King - 10/9/2014 6:53 PM
Spider-man: Supergirl, Oracle, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Spoiler, Black Canary, Powergirl, Starfire, Huntress, Wonder Woman, Lashina, Cat Grant, Zatanna, Vixen, Raven, Black Bat or Wonder Girl
Grimmer - 10/9/2014 6:53 PM
Batman and She Hulk would be fun to see.



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