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There're some who don't know not to do those.

There's occasions where the latter does the former.

There is one in last month's All-Star Batman.

It happens when the Bat and Two-Face're a hundred-fifty-something miles on the way to their destination.

One of the many many groups responding to the latter's open offer- " free me from Batman's clutches, and I'll pay you a ridiculous amount of money "- appears, shooting the former.

It's not fatal, of course.

(Yes, even small-town police departments want to Win Harvey Dent's Crime Money.

Also, I love that fifth panel- it's like the right hand isn't acknowledging what the left hand is doing.)

(You wonder if he died for calling the flip or just flipping the coin.)

Date: 2016-10-19 03:01 am (UTC)
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So why exactly are Batman's buddies not helping him out?

I always thought that during the Chuck Dixon era of Batman, the ban on metas was too strict, but this era seems to be a swing of overcompensation. Batman had entire weaponized buildings, but no one but Duke to help him bring in Two-Face?

Date: 2016-10-19 03:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
There's a handful of possible explanations, in-and-out universe:

a) Narrative convenience overlooked because of earned previous work cred;
b) Having an ensemble cast forces the creative team to divert time away from core characters;
b) Harvey's got vaguely-implied dirt on them / people that tangentially affect them, like Alfred;
c) They're probably busy on their own important stuff, a la Iron Man 3's "Help me, Avengers! XOXOXO ♡ POTUS".
d) Laundry.

Date: 2016-10-19 04:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
c) Is always how I always worked it in my head. They're always doing they're own thing, and unless somebody explicitly screams for help from a super-senses buddy (or the crisis grows big enough it's picked up on the monitor services), then they aren't rushing in just because somebody like Bats has gone dark. Even on the animated series, Batman went silent mode all the time.

Date: 2016-10-19 07:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
You'd think at some point, people in the DC Universe would learn to stop acting so blasé around murderous psychopaths.

Date: 2016-10-19 11:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ozaline
He also tossed it improperly, you shouldn't look at it before you flip it, and you should catch it in your hand for maximum randomness...

There's a pretty good video on it here:


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