Who Knows Batman is Bruce? (Very rough draft of a master list)

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  1. celldog Registered

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    Geeez.........for a guy who dresses in black, wears a cowl, hides in shadows, only comes out at night, lurks in shadows, lives on the outside of town and works in a cave, a whole lot of people (enemies included) know who he is. :whatever: :whatever:

    Heck...Clark's list is shorter and he's not suppose to be a as clever as Bruce???
     
  2. jono11 Registered

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    Nope, I just happen to have been confused by you, and then amused by your perspective. See, identity-related mindwipes don't have a great history in the DCU. There was that one time with Wally West, and then, gosh, it seems like there was another one that happened...
     
  3. jono11 Registered

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    Out of 6 billion people, he's doing pretty well.
     
  4. dude stannis Registered

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    No, he's not. celldog is completely right way too many people knows Batman's identity.
     
  5. Nepenthes Registered

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    Yeah this is bullshiiit. Batman wouldn't stand it. He would find some horrible way to make them forget.
     
  6. dude stannis Registered

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    They had the chance to do it in Crisis, but no, because they're idiots.

    EDIT: Blind Justice is still in continuity. Knightfall never stated that Bruce hadn't been in a wheel chair before, in Blind Justice Alfred stated that the Batcave was nevr designed for wheelchair access. In Knightfall that point wasn't raised. Besides, his stint in a wheelchair was because he woke up from a coma, not because he got shot, so it was temporary, where as in Knightfall the risk was permanant.
     
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    JLA 0 Ma Kent knew. In The Death of Superman they knew and in Superman's Wedding they knew. Also They knew in the lastest AC that comes out on the 22nd.
     
  8. jono11 Registered

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    JLA 0 is a possible future, and I refuse to believe that any of those count yet. Because they don't yet.

    Hasn't a lot from the Death/Rebirth of Superman been retconned?

    Where in Superman's Wedding?

    How do you know what they thought in an issue that hasn't been published yet?
     
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    Preview.
     
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    The whole bit with the Society of Villains learning the heroes' identities was not a retcon. It was the revival of an old obscure JL story.

    Anyway, Ma Kent certainly didn't know, although maybe she does now, but I recall her saying in a recent issue how after Clark helped her out that "Batman probably never does this for his parents." That'd be a pretty cold and heartless thing to say if she knew he was Bruce Wayne.
     
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    dude love has a point.its to the point now like who doesnt know? he should mindwipe everyone except supes,wonderwoman ,robin and nitewing.and for the last time,how can gordon not know?if hes such a great cop. i remember him sorta put up a theory in batman;year one.so much for a secret id.anyone of these people could screw him over.of course its up to the writers.
     
  12. dude stannis Registered

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    My guess is Gordon, eventually put two and two together, but kept it to himself.

    But it really is rediculous. Something has to be done.
     
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    I've always preferred the idea that Alfred helped Bruce become Batman ala Batman Begins. It makes sense that he'd be in on it from the very beginning, since he's a surrogate father of sorts.

    Also, whether or not is was retconned at the end of the arc, there was a time when "Cosmic King", "Lightning Lord", and "Saturn Queen" all knew Bruce's identity, and Clark's. But, since the entire arc dealt with alternate timelines, it's not clear if they still know or not, or whether they were even the real Legionnaires. (Superman/Batman 13-18)
     
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    Wow......this guy has a point! Bats is suppose to be the the "mysterious" guy. But there ain't much mystery when that many people know you.

    And that "compared to 6 billion" argument don't fly. In Bruce's line of work just six people knowing can be too many.
     
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    Another great point! Crisis could have been a whole new jumping off point for his I.D. being clean again.
     
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    Batman: Death of the Family
    Joker told Batman he knows who he is, but it was never revealed if the Joker was telling the truth.

    Batman: Endgame / Joker: Endgame
    While on the phone with Jim, the Joker interrupted with "Hello Bruce" after punching Jim out. The arc ended with a huge battle that left Bruce to ditch the Bat suit.

    The following arcs was with Jim as the Batman. Bruce returns as Batman just before the start of the DC rebirth.

    Then there's Joke's War.
     

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