“Okay boys, spread out and get all the goodies you can get your grubby hands on… and destroy the rest. We’re going to Jokerize this joint,” Laughs Joker as he views the mayhem from his perch atop the home of the First Gotham Bank.
The purple clad henchmen are surprisingly efficient in their duties as they converge on the roofs and balconies of the multi-story building to await the final stage. Most of the henchmen carry the weapons of their destruction as they continue to smash all that is smashable. The rest carry vermillion sacks laden with loot that will surely end up bankrolling yet another maniacal sweep of death and destruction across the city.
“I wonder where Batsy is? He’s usually here by now.” Ponders the Joker.
Meanwhile a couple of blocks away the latest in Waynetech technology is about to undergo its baptism under fire. It’s sleek, black, large and very intimidating. Batman takes one last look at the villains swarming about the bank building before he climbs aboard his bat contraption. The Batapult makes a virtually undetectable swoosh as it launchs Batman directly…
Wait a minute! A Batapult?!?
Batman has taken to launching himself willy-nilly at a building in the hopes of landing directly on a villain? No more scarily efficient and silent dispatching of everyone involved in the heist in less than 5 minutes? No more smoke bombs, infra red goggles and flurry of barely discernable fists and boots? Batman is now relying on the vagaries of medieval level technology for goon dismissal? Well, ok, he’s the boss.
Batman flies across the sky and lands with an audible smack that would have gotten everyone in the building’s attention had they not been causing such a ruckus themselves. Unfortunately the landing had more of a fly/windshield relationship than it did a Batman/henchman relationship. No worries because he’s the Bats. He’ll just get up and wallop some bad guys…
or he’ll head back to the Batapult and try again…
Thwang … Splat …
Thwang … Splat … Ugh (got one that time.)
Thwang … Splat … Ugh (he’s getting better.)
Well, you get the picture. But because it is the Batman it’s only a matter of time, 37 minutes to be precise, before the goons and the Joker are apprehended. Maybe they weren’t so efficient after all.