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This takes place on the Kane Brothers' second day in Gotham. This also clarifies and fixes a few logistical issues from earlier writings.
Sam wakes up and he and Barkley head down into the kitchen for breakfast. Alfred is washing the dishes, but has a plate already on the table for Sam; it's the only one on the table. Barkley heads to his food and water bowls, which is on a platform with his name on it. Sam sits down and starts eating, Alfred turns.
Alfred: Morning, Master Sam.
Sam: (yawning) Morning, Mr. Pennyworth.
Alfred: Do call me Alfred, sir.
Sam: Sorry, Mister Alfred.
Alfred: No need, Master Sam. Did you sleep well?
Sam: Kinda I'm still getting used to living far from home.
Alfred: I hope your room was comfortable.
Sam: It is. Thanks, Alfred.
Sam: Morning Mister Bruce. Do you know where my brother is?
Bruce: He had to go to Wayne Enterprises to fill out some paperwork before he can start working officially t
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Where dialogue is not thought up, action etc will be described. This could start in an issue of Batman, continues in an issue of Nightwing, and concludes in the following Batman.
Joseph is led into Jeremiah Arkham's office as the supposed Jean Paul Valley is taken to a computer lab for his activities time. During Joseph's conversation with Arkham, Jean Paul secretly hacks into the mainframe and sends a plot into motion (this is intercut with the conversation)
Arkham: Well, Dr. Kane, thoughts on our supposed Batman.
Joseph: He is most definitely not Batman.
Arkham: What makes you say that?
Joseph: Batman, last I checked, wasn't prone to religious rantings and threatening cities with doom. This man is obviously a schizophrenic who thinks he's Batman.
Arkham: Perhaps Batman has found religion.
Joseph: Even if he did, I doubt he'd be fire and brimstone. He may be the Dark Knight, but he believes in second chances.
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Instead of a scene this time around; I decided to write something like it would appear in Alfred's diary. This takes place a few days after Joseph finally wakes up from his coma.
It's been five days since Master Joseph awoke from his coma. Since his breakdown upon awaking, he has barely said a word to anyone other than what is needed. Given the fact before Jason nearly killed him he was a very talkative young man; his reticence is almost disturbing. However, at night I can hear coming from his room sobs of such sorrow and screams of such rage that it makes me sympathize with him, especially if I hear an answering sob from Master Sam's room.
The poor boy has a fever now as he recovers. Due to his lungs being injured, we have him on a respirator when he sleeps. Looking at him, he looks so thin, so gaunt. Before this incident, Master Joseph was sinewy; now what muscle that was left intact after Jason's attacks seem to be wasting awa
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These are various scenes from when Batman trains Joseph; they are not in any specific order (though you can tell roughly when they occur).
Joseph hobbles on his crutches to where Bruce is standing by the squat rack with Dick.
Bruce: How much did you weigh when you originally fought crime in New York.
Joseph: Uh .150 or so.
Bruce: What do you weigh now?
Joseph: 125 or so.
Dick: What are you thinking Bruce?
Bruce: Put 155 on the bar.
Joseph: Wait, what? I'm barely standing; you expect me to squat 30 pounds more than I weigh?
Bruce: You need to build strength up and fast; not to mention you're going to need to be bigger too.
Joseph: How much?
Bruce: 175 by the time training is done.
Joseph: You expect me to put on 50 pounds of muscle IN A YEAR!?
Bruce: You will now get under the bar, shut up and lift. By the time your training is done, you'll be lifting much more than your bodyweight.
Joseph puts his crutches by the squat rack,
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Nightwing needs some help with a crime going down in Chinatown, so he heads to the Cave. When he gets there, he sees Sam playing fetch with Barkley and Titus using spare Batarangs.
Nightwing: Hey, Sam.
Sam: Hey, Dick!
Nightwing: Is Bruce around?
Sam: Nah, he and Damian are on patrol.
Nightwing: Tim? Barbara?
Sam: Last time I checked, Tim was busy with the Teen Titans and Barbara had something to do?
Nightwing thinks for a second .
Nightwing: What about your brother?
Sam: He's in that workshop Bruce set up for him, he's working on his armor.
Nightwing: I need to talk to him for a bit about something; remember we got training tomorrow.
Sam: Yes, sir.
Nightwing does his normal acrobatics up to where Joseph is working hard on his armor. He's now almost fully trained, has a much more athletic build, etc. Right now he's concentrating on one of the gauntlets of his armor.
Nightwing: Hey, Joseph .
Joseph nearly leaps up out of his seat out of
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WARNING: The following scene has parts that could be offensive. Reader Discretion is advised.
Azrael, now dressed in a new version of his Az-Bats armor combined with elements of his Azrael garb, appears to the captured Batman, Nightwing and Robin. He mocks them as failures as Gotham's guardians and says he'll be the Guardian Gotham deserves once the city is "cleansed" by his bomb. He praises St. Dumas and uses biblical imagery. And then a soft voice is heard above them.
Joseph: (singing) It ain't necessarily so, it ain't necessarily so .
Everyone looks up and they see Joseph. He's wearing the Shadow Armor he has been working on, a red Bat-Symbol lit up in the chest plate. His head is covered with a helmet with bat ears. His armor, compared to Azrael's, is slim, streamlined; but just as deadly. His voice sounds distorted in the helmet. He stands on a beam holding up the church's ceiling, leaning agains
Intro Arc PlotBatman is investigating some unrest among the Gotham underworld when Alfred reminds him that the representative from Kane Industries in New York is arriving the following morning to discuss some joint projects with WayneTech. That representative is Dr. Joseph Kane, a young man a year or two younger than Dick Grayson, and a certified genius. Joseph and Dick knew each other from when they were kids (from before the Grayson murders), and Bruce has known the family for years. However, Bruce notices Joseph is a lot healthier than he was as a kid, a point that bears watching. Joseph has been put in charge of KI's R&D Division and is very shrewd in his dealings. However, Joseph asks certain questions about goings on in Gotham, particularly among the criminal classes. He explains he's always had a fascination with mystery and crime; considering them to be interesting puzzles.Intro Arc Plot in Sketches More Like This
Later that night, Batman is tracking down a group of criminals when he overhears some big wigs talking to a man who has
Joseph meets TaliaIt's still early on in Joseph and Sam's move to Gotham. Joseph has only been working at WayneTech a couple days (this is after Sam's fight with Damian but before Damian attacks Joseph) when he arrives at his office and sees a very large man by his door. His secretary informs him a "Miss Head" is waiting for him in his office. Joseph goes into his office, closes the door, and turns to see Talia Al Ghul.Joseph meets Talia in Sketches More Like This
Talia: Dr. Kane.
Joseph: Ms. Al Ghul.
Talia: So you've heard of me.
Joseph: I've read your file.
Talia: So my beloved has put you to work already. Seems like he's wasting your talents making you be just a voice in the dark; a digger of information.
Joseph: Why are you here?
Talia: My father and I are to war against the Detective again; I'm here to offer you a choice.
Joseph: (sitting on a couch) That being?
Talia: You are a clever boy, Doctor; take a guess.
Joseph: You want me to switch sides, to join the "winning team".
Talia: Yes. Bruce will delay your training until you prove yourself
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Joseph Kane heard Dick Grayson's car pull up to Wayne Manor. It wasn't unexpected; for months now, while Joseph was recovering from his injuries and undergoing his own training, Dick was training Joseph's little brother, Sam. Everyone knew Sam was a bit young to be on patrol, but all agreed that the earlier and more training he had, the better.
When Sam slammed open the front door, Joseph knew something was wrong. Sam, even after all they've been through due to Joseph's "night job" (first as a data gatherer for Batman, now Joseph was just back to being the vigilante known as Ronin), tended to keep his optimism and his good humor. Something was VERY wrong.
"Sam, please listen"
"LALALALALA Can't hear you!"
Sam ran up the manor staircase, bolted into his room and slammed the door with such force that even Damian Wayne looked up from his MP3 player.
Dick hung his head, but put on a (obviously fake) smile when he saw his old friend.
"Hey, Joseph, is Bruce around?"
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Ra's: You think he's ready to begin?
Deathstroke: First things first, let's see how he reacts to the changes. His body, his powers then we'll begin.
We then cut to the sleeping Joseph. The reader can tell there is a change; Joseph's face looks more chiseled, stronger. He wakes up.
Joseph: Oh my head. (to himself) Wow, did my voice drop an octave or two? Wait, last thing I remember is being injected with that formula by Deathstroke and everyone's favorite immortal terrorist. Where am I?
Joseph looks around. He's in what can be considered an opulent apartment in Ra's' base. The furnishings are both Spartan but of the finest materials. Decorations depicting warriors and battle line the walls along with weapons. Joseph gets up and puts a sheet around his waist. He gets up and goes to explore. But when he passes a mirror, he doubles back.
Joseph: What the ?
Joseph sees in the mirror that he is now a few inches tall