"Target: Batman - Conclusion": Trying to stay lucid, Bruce has to understand how even he and Matt can be brought to believe Batman is a monster. Robin is even trying to kill him, and [[Barbara Gordo


Quote1.png This is how she's always seen Batman... since that day a sweet, innocent child... watched as Batman beat her father to a pulp. Quote2.png
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Batman Beyond (Volume 6) #24 is an issue of the series Batman Beyond (Volume 6) with a cover date of November, 2018. It was published on September 26, 2018.

Synopsis for "Target: Batman - Conclusion"

Trying to stay lucid, Bruce has to understand how even he and Matt can be brought to believe Batman is a monster. Robin is even trying to kill him, and Barbara Gordon too, even if they both know there's Terry McGinnis under that mask. When Melanie Walker, in her identity as redeemed criminal Ten of Hearts, saves the life of Terry, Bruce starts asking himself why Melanie is not influenced by the new mean of transmission of the Scarecrow. Soon Batman realizes that she must spread fear through technology, and recalls that Matt started reacting badly to Batman after hearing the virtual assistant device in the Manor: those devices have been hacked with a television signal and utilized to transmit the fear in the brain of most of the city, including him and Matt. Melanie must not have one of those things.

Just in time, Bruce manages to isolate and jam the signal: he then transmits a message from Wayne Enterprises, telling everyone what happened. But before this came to an end, Terry had to unmask himself to stop Matt from killing him, letting also Melanie see that he is the man behind Batman's mask. The dynamic duo then heads out to the television station, to face Scarecrow herself, but they get stopped by Jack Ryder, formerly known as the Creeper, who tells them that Scarecrow is just a personality of her colleague Adalyn Stern, scared to death when she was a child due to Batman assaulting his father, a criminal.

After Bruce accepts, with some doubts, that Melanie knows Terry and Matt's secret identities, Jack confronts Bruce, telling him it's his fault if Adalyn ended up being like that: the trauma she originated got even worse when she ended up being a patient of a former scholar of the original Scarecrow, Jonathan Crane. Bruce tells him he never knew she was there and that maybe they can help her at Arkham, making Jack leave in anger: Arkham never helped anyone and Batman should have looked around before acting.

In Arkham, another inmate hears Adalyn's rants about Batman, calling him a demon and a monster. The inmate tells her she's right, and that he will deal with the Bat for her once he's out of custody,

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