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  • Batman

    9 5.63%
  • Damian

    26 16.25%
  • Drake

    15 9.38%
  • Todd

    7 4.38%
  • Alfred

    63 39.38%
  • Batgirl

    14 8.75%
  • Gordon

    16 10.00%
  • The Japanese batman

    19 11.88%
  • Joker

    27 16.88%
  • Harley

    18 11.25%
  • Catwoman

    7 4.38%
  • Other

    36 22.50%
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  1. #286
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakiduam View Post
    That would be a devasting blow for everyone, . And in "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" Bruce saw Alfred claiming be the Joker because it was what he needed, very twisted resonance.
    It sure would be, I've always seen Alfred as the patriarch of the Bat-family, more so than Bruce, and by shattering that, the family would be left reeling & demoralized. It's the kind of thing that could hit them harder than a literal death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiberious View Post
    All through Court of Owls and Death of the Family, Alfred has felt "off". I assumed through CoO that it was to make the reader question whether or not Alfred was in on the Court. I think that what's going to happen is that Synder is again retelling a classic Batman tale in a new way. I believe that Alfred is wearing Joker's face. He has become the villain again like he did before. He knows who they all are. He above everyone else wants Bruce stronger and better. He could get into the house and kidnap "himself". At the end of the last issue, Batman thinks he will stare into Joker's eyes until he sees love. The "Death" will be when its revealed that "Joker" is Alfred. The secret that Bruce is keeping from the family is that Bruce knows that Alfred has had mental breaks and became a villain before and Bruce knew about it and didn't lock Alfred in Arkham. He didn't tell the others what Alfred is capable of.

    Just my take.
    The worst thing? The absolute worst thing?

    I think you're right.

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    It is an interesting theory and it would definitely effect the Bat Family maybe moreso than an actual death would. It would also fit into the theory that the "death" here is going to be more of a metaphorically death than a literal one.
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    Alfred is going to die, possibly at the hands of Batman (under some form of Joker toxin.) Alfred is not the Joker. Harper will become the new Alfred.

    And who the fuck put Japanese Batman on here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiberious View Post
    All through Court of Owls and Death of the Family, Alfred has felt "off". I assumed through CoO that it was to make the reader question whether or not Alfred was in on the Court. I think that what's going to happen is that Synder is again retelling a classic Batman tale in a new way. I believe that Alfred is wearing Joker's face. He has become the villain again like he did before. He knows who they all are. He above everyone else wants Bruce stronger and better. He could get into the house and kidnap "himself". At the end of the last issue, Batman thinks he will stare into Joker's eyes until he sees love. The "Death" will be when its revealed that "Joker" is Alfred. The secret that Bruce is keeping from the family is that Bruce knows that Alfred has had mental breaks and became a villain before and Bruce knew about it and didn't lock Alfred in Arkham. He didn't tell the others what Alfred is capable of.

    Just my take.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rakiduam View Post
    That would be a devasting blow for everyone, . And in "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" Bruce saw Alfred claiming be the Joker because it was what he needed, very twisted resonance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Claude View Post
    The worst thing? The absolute worst thing?

    I think you're right.
    I think that this is a fairly solid idea, but doesn't the scene where the Joker is kidnapping and attacking Alfred, as well as the security footage shown later of the same, kind of make it less likely?
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    I'm fairly certain DotF will end with Joker falling off an unreasonably high ledge and disappearing, Golden Age style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiberious View Post
    All through Court of Owls and Death of the Family, Alfred has felt "off". I assumed through CoO that it was to make the reader question whether or not Alfred was in on the Court. I think that what's going to happen is that Synder is again retelling a classic Batman tale in a new way. I believe that Alfred is wearing Joker's face. He has become the villain again like he did before. He knows who they all are. He above everyone else wants Bruce stronger and better. He could get into the house and kidnap "himself". At the end of the last issue, Batman thinks he will stare into Joker's eyes until he sees love. The "Death" will be when its revealed that "Joker" is Alfred. The secret that Bruce is keeping from the family is that Bruce knows that Alfred has had mental breaks and became a villain before and Bruce knew about it and didn't lock Alfred in Arkham. He didn't tell the others what Alfred is capable of.

    Just my take.
    Honestly? I can totally see a twist like that happening. After all, we got a Thomas Wayne Jr. story in the Court of Owls, so this very well could be Scott Synder's "New 52" version of "The Outsider." Heck, they could even have so that Alfred has been the real Joker all this time and the guy we thought was the Joker was merely just an actor Alfred hired. It certainly would explain how the Joker playing card got into the Batcave without setting off all the security, wouldn't it? Also, lbased on the solicit for March 2013, we have someone who could potentially be set up as the "new Alfred" already--Harper Row.

    Quote Originally Posted by SicSexSix View Post
    That's a pretty wild theory. I kinda like it :)

    Hey, the dream Bruce was having where Alfred attacked him with the axe, that could be a bit of foreshadowing. It's not outside the realm of possibility.
    Yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rakiduam View Post
    That would be a devasting blow for everyone, . And in "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" Bruce saw Alfred claiming be the Joker because it was what he needed, very twisted resonance.
    I was thinking the same thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by philioteria21 View Post
    I think that this is a fairly solid idea, but doesn't the scene where the Joker is kidnapping and attacking Alfred, as well as the security footage shown later of the same, kind of make it less likely?
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    Newsarama is speculating that it doesn't like good for Damian in DoTF.

    http://www.newsarama.com/comics/10-t...citations.html

    Though I'm not really inclined to agree with their assumption. I think it's reaching.
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    Yeah, I really doubt it's Damian, especially since solicits for B&R17 has Damian in it.

    And B&R is doing a great job at creating a Bruce/Damian Father/Son dynamic. At least... it was.

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    Inc still has 6 more months til it wraps. March is only three months away. I highly doubt Damian will be killed off in DotF.

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    Default Alfred's Death?

    In Death of the Family do you think Alfred will die?

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    No.

    No one ever dies in comics. Ever. Even IF he dies he'll back at some point through voodoo magic or a clone or time travel or a cyborg.

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    It will be revealed that this whole time the Joker has been a time traveling Stephanie Brown.

    Quote Originally Posted by KurtW95 View Post
    Newsarama is speculating that it doesn't like good for Damian in DoTF.

    http://www.newsarama.com/comics/10-t...citations.html

    Though I'm not really inclined to agree with their assumption. I think it's reaching.
    Damian won't die nor will he be injured. First of all he appears healthy in BaR and Nightwing covers and even if he wasn't in them it would still be unlikely because Morrison is still writing Damian and has total control over the character and what happens to him until he leaves. Snyder has confirmed that no one will die in DotF and they will only be maimed and spoilers:
    Alfred is blinded
    end of spoilers so that takes care of the maiming part of it.

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    I voted for the Joker.

    After reading The Red Hood and the Outlaws #0, it seemed to me that The Joker knows who Batman is. Since, He basically set up Jason to Join Batman as the second Robin. Why cannot the Death of the Family be that Bruce is guilty of not telling people that he was pretty sure he knew Joker knew their secret identities. If you were Barbra Gordon how pissed would you be that Batman never told you that his greatest foe might know who you are.

    Reading through this thread, I am agreeing with the Alfred might be the Joker theory.

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    I've gone back and reread a lot of stories and dmn, this joker is alfred theory keeppopping up in my brain. I almost can't see an alternative now.

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