To Monk or not to Monk.

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  1. Mister Gone Master of His Toaster!

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    With the new darker direction Bats is taking with this new franchise, I was thinking how well the "Monk" story line would fit in. If you are not familiar with this story, in a nutshell, Batman tracks some crazt monk and just offs him, with a gun, in his sleep. It is one of the tuning points where Bats realizes that he needs to be more than just a vigilante.
     
  2. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    I don't believe you.
     
  3. Nightwing 52 Things change

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    No.
     
  4. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    You know, I thought you're talking Tv series called "Monk"

    Wait I'm confused.
     
  5. Nightwing 52 Things change

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    No, he's talking about the villain called "The Monk" from Detective Comics back in 1939. He was one of the earliest villains in Bat-history, who turned out to be a vampire and wore a red, monk like outfit. He ended up being defeated by having a silver bullet shot into his skull, below is a picture of him.

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  6. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    Was "The Monk in "Bat-Man" issue cos he wasn't in the Bat-Man issue that came with Batman Begins SE DVD.
     
  7. Nightwing 52 Things change

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    Could you rephrase your sentence a little?
     
  8. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    Was "The Monk in "Bat-Man" that came with Batman Begins SE DVD?
     
  9. Nightwing 52 Things change

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    The comic that came with the Begins DVD, was a reprint of "Detective Comics" #27. Monk didn't appear until issue #32, is that what you're referring too?
     
  10. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    Batman vs Dracula.


    I just wanted to say it.
     
  11. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    Yeah that's what I was trying to ask.
     
  12. SpyderDan Registered

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    So did I.
     
  13. Shoemeister srsly

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    Makes sense.
     
  14. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    I think vampires are a not good idea in Batman.

    Other original bat-world superpowered villains are fine, but no vampires.

    Don't get me wrong, I love vampires, but one of 2 things will happen: Either they will be "explained" in the "realistic" Nolan-verse, thus making them a disease or something else dumb (one of many fatal mistakes of Blade 3), or they will be mystical and not meld well with the milieu Begins has set for us.

    Thus I vote NO on the Monk.





    plus I've never heard of him before
     
  15. StorminNorman Registered

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    I would stay away from the normal supernatural baddies (werewolves, witches, demons, wizards, vampires, etc) for the simple fact that Batman has one fo the greatest rogue galleries out there anyway - no need to add in fluff.
     
  16. Rynan Registered

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    Nah, No Monk. Too obscure and too out-there. Fighting a clown man is weird enough, don't add vampires into the mix.
     
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    Tony Shalhoub v. Batman would be a fight I wouldnt be mind seeing though....
     
  18. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    I agree Stormin.
     
  19. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    the same thing goes for werewolves thru wizards in that list for what I said about vampires.

    And yeah, the bat-rogues pwn. Don't need any more really.
     
  20. The Fallen Hot! Spicy! Tastes Great!

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    I faught a clown, what 'cu on about? I told him his suit looked faggy and he needed a big a$$ spider in his act... my name is John Peters...
     
  21. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    The Monk resurfaced in the early 80's, where he was explained as a Lousiana plantation owner who had an incestuous relationship with his sister... he treated his slaves bad and they put a voodoo curse on him that turned him into a vampire. He bit his sister and the two of them were immortally incestuous, and, in the 80's when they clashed, he infected Batman... and, I think, an adult Dick Grayson.

    Anyway, a priest shows up and helps cure Batman.

    But... okay... here we go.

    1.) I don't like the idea of the supernatural in Batman's world.
    2.) I am not opposed to the Monk appearing in a Batman movie.
    3.) I do not want to see vampirism made a disease.

    I believe that the Monk could be played as a crazy emo guy who just WANTS to be a vampire and drinks blood. They're out there. Maybe this crazy emo guy is a serial killer or, something, and... as happened in the original monk story - he kidnaps Batman's girlfriend and Batman has to track him down and smack him around.

    Emo guys need to be beaten. When I am president, this shall be law. :up:
     
  22. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    That would work. Maybe as a subplot to a film about a more important rogue.
     
  23. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    Agreed; it couldn't carry a film on its own.

    I don't know what other character would compliment him, though. Nocturna and her brother were certainly emo... but they're not really much more important than "The Monk."

    Of course, emo people are never very important.
     
  24. The Fallen Hot! Spicy! Tastes Great!

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    Sushi for Prez! General Zod for Vice Prez!
     
  25. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    Oh sure, stick me with an evil Kryptonian as a running mate. :(
     

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