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""Batman Beyond: Wake"": It's New Year's Eve in the near future and Bruce Wayne has been murdered. Someone hacked into the Batcave's systems and overloaded his pacemaker, causing him to bleed out. Before he dies, he tells his successor Terry McGinnis not to let fear be his legacy, and that he is

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Quote1.png I saw Batman... as an endless darkness in my own heart. One I'd forged... into a weapon. My true self. My true name. I need you to know, Terry... I was wrong. Quote2.png
Bruce Wayne

Batman: Urban Legends #7 is an issue of the series Batman: Urban Legends (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 2021. It was published on September 14, 2021.

Synopsis for "Batman Beyond: Wake"

It's New Year's Eve in the near future and Bruce Wayne has been murdered. Someone hacked into the Batcave's systems and overloaded his pacemaker, causing him to bleed out. Before he dies, he tells his successor Terry McGinnis not to let fear be his legacy, and that he is a better Batman than Bruce was.

Terry is looking for the killer, but he has no evidence and no leads. He tells everyone he cares about to leave Neo-Gotham and attacks the Maroni crime family looking for answers. Their leader Tai Maroni tells him that every crime family in Gotham had been attacked that night, presumably by the same person who killed Bruce. He heads to the Wayne-Powers building to look at the company's extensive data network for clues, and the new CEO tells him that all bank accounts in the city have been locked in some kind of massive cyberattack. Suddenly, a mysterious voice speaks to Terry over his commlink, using Bruce's old channel. Terry realises he is speaking to Bruce's killer, and whoever they are, they're in the Batcave.

The hacker puts out an APB for Batman on the police radio, claiming he killed Bruce Wayne, and informs every criminal in the city that he will pay the value of the Gotham stock exchange for Batman's head. Terry fights his way across the city, evading lawbreakers and law enforcers alike until he reaches Gotham River. He swims to the underwater entrance to the cave but finds Bruce's chair at the Batcomputer empty. The killer is not a person, it is the Batcomputer itself, which has achieved sentience and taken over all Gotham's systems.

Terry plans to use the back doors Bruce left in the systems to initiate the "Blackout Protocol", which will shut down all Neo-Gotham's systems and deactivate the AI. Terry "kills" the AI, but remembering Bruce's last words he reactivates it, deciding he doesn't have the right to end a new form of life. However, he activates the cave's self destruct, forcing the AI to transfer itself out of the cave and lose access to the city's systems.

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Synopsis for "The Executive Game"


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Synopsis for "Hunter... or Hunted"


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Synopsis for "The Batman With No Name"


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Trivia

  • In the "Batman Beyond: Wake" story, as he is lay dying in the Batcave, Bruce Wayne tells Terry McGinnis that he was vengeance... he was the night. This is a reference to the popular Batman catchphrase, "I am vengeance... I am the night" from the Batman animated series.
    • Similarly, in the The Batman with No Name story, DC One Million Batman also refers to himself as the vengeance and the night.
  • In the "Batman Beyond: Wake" story, the Batcomputer's monitor shows to Terry McGinnis many events of Batman's history, including:


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