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After Reading This Fan Theory, Batman Will Never Be The Same For You

I love Batman like anything. I like Christopher Nolan's version of Batman more than the recently rebooted Batman in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, though. No matter how hard the directors work on it, they won't be able to match the comics.

We all know how Bruce Wayne became Batman after his parents were gunned down in a senseless act of violence. While there are many fan theories surrounding that event, there is this one theory that is so convincing that it will change the way you see Batman forever.

Here is the fan theory by the Reddit user Rappaccini.

After Reading This Fan Theory, Batman Will Never Be The Same For You

After Reading This Fan Theory, Batman Will Never Be The Same For You

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Defeating the ultimate evil of DC Universe.

Defeating the ultimate evil of DC Universe.

It's a couple of years from now, the chips are on the line, the multiverse is at stake, again... only this time it all comes down to Batman. He defeats the ultimate evil of the DC universe, only to find himself launched through time... into a strangely familiar city.

The remains.

The remains.

Scrambling to find some clothes after his costume got destroyed by Z-rays in the epic final battle, he nabs some threads off a low-hanging clothesline. He leaves his bat-wallet full of cash on the windowsill... he's not a bad guy, after all.

The Deja Vu.

The Deja Vu.

Just then, he sees a family of three emerge from the alley nearby. With a strange sense of deja vu, Bruce recognizes... his mother and father, and his childhood self. This is the night Bruce's parents were murdered. Bruce whirls around, looking for the culprit, "Joe Chill," but the only people there are himself and the Waynes. They barely glance at the ragged figure as they start to walk past.

It all made sense.

It all made sense.

With a spike of cold horror, Bruce realizes that in its final death throes, the ultimate evil he had faced in the future sent him backward through time for a very specific reason.

The Revolver.

The Revolver.

Color draining from his face, Bruce reaches a hand into the borrowed coat's pocket... to find a dense, metallic lump. Drawing it out of the pocket, he comes face to face with a snub-nosed revolver.

It's now or never.

It's now or never.

A flash of terrible insight comes to Bruce along with an iron certainty. Without Batman, the universe would never survive the ultimate evil. Without this night, there is no Batman. This is his only chance... he must choose: break his one rule (to never kill), or be complicit in the assured annihilation of the universe. There is no real choice.

The trigger finally pulled.

The trigger finally pulled.

With tears streaming down his face, he remembers with trained photographic memory the hollow words the mugger spat at the elder Waynes. They turn, startled. As if his hands had minds of their own, he feels the pressure on his fingers as he slowly and inexorably... pulls the trigger.

The cost being his parents.

The cost being his parents.

Bruce Wayne has killed his parents in order to save everything else.

He will never be able to forgive himself.

He will never be able to forgive himself.

In a blind haze, Bruce the elder stumbles from the alley as Bruce the younger wails into the night. Nearing the Narrows Bridge, Bruce's mind begins to crumble under the weight of what he has just done to himself.

Trapped in his personal hell.

Trapped in his personal hell.

Unable to bear the maddening maelstrom of conflicting grief and certainty, he climbs to the highest point of the Bridge, looks out over the long-suffering city, and jumps without looking into the icy depths a hundred feet below.

The unidentified body.

The unidentified body.

Later that night, dockworkers pull a body from the water. No ID, no wallet. Nothing in the pockets but a gun and lint. Broken, deathly pale... but alive. As the foreman hangs up the call to the cops, he almost swears he hears something from the body.

The horrifying laughter.

The horrifying laughter.

It sounds almost like... laughter. It is the laughter of a man who knows the funniest joke in the world but just can't quite remember the punchline.

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