"Batman: Legacy of the Dark Knight" ~~ IC Link ~~ https://www.iwakuroleplay.com/threads/batman-legacy-of-the-dark-knight-ic.48437/ Gotham City, once plagued and torn apart by crime, has now become a shining pinnacle of technology and is now seen as a great place to live in, while raising a family in peace. Despite the average crime rate going down, the rate of Super-crime committed by residents of the Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison has continuously gone up and down dramatically over the years. To fend off these criminals, vigilantes and heroes from all over the world have resurfaced to aid the people of Gotham. Not soon after an incident involving the Joker and his attempts to end the city (as well as his life in a shocking turn of events), an idea was generated from the mayor of Gotham. He proposed that the city council place the criminals from Arkham and Blackgate their own section of Gotham called "Arkham City". This place would be cut off from the rest of Gotham and would allow the less dangerous criminals to roam around without causing too much trouble, while keeping the more "extreme" criminals (such as Joker, Penguin, Scarecrow, Black Mask, ect) were locked up in cells specific to their personal mental condition. They were not allowed to leave the Asylum, or even their cells... Except for the few who were actually rehabilitated and allowed back into society, where the residents of Gotham (and in some cases, the world) were cautious about reaccepting them. After all, how was it easy to forgive somebody who until recently tried to commit such horrible acts against other human beings? All that aside, things have been quiet, uneventful, with almost no turmoil whatsoever. Arkham City was a huge contribution to aid the decline of crime, but there was one major contribution that shook the very foundations of Gotham: the disappearance of the infamous vigilante known as "The Batman".. Nobody knows what exactly happened to the Caped Crusader of the night, but his cowl was recovered from the river surrounding the city... It was torn and ripped, stained with blood. Now, 6 years after the disappearance of the Batman, the criminals and citizens of Gotham had managed to live quite uneventfully. Hell, even the Joker hasn't attempted a break-out from Arkham in the past years and has even shown signs of rehabilitation (when he finally dropped the gun aimed at his head and stopped demanding that Batman return to see him). However, something's not right. Nothing has ever been this peaceful in Gotham, even before the days of the Batman... Something's lurking in the darkness, something more then a hero or a villain... A memory, come back to haunt the men and women of Gotham... Some claim that it was about time, while others are fearful about what would happen when news of the event spread around... Suddenly, after years of no activity, a breakout occurs at Arkham City, and the streets are littered with the insane and the lethal... At the pinnacle of the crime pyramid, many of the supervillains strive for control, but something stands in their way.. The very event that had caused the riots and the break outs, the very reason people are panicking, the very reason that Gotham returned to its dangerous and horrifying state that it was in 6 years ago... The Batman, had returned... And all hell was about to break loose Essentially, this RP would deal with the return of everybody's favourite caped crusader, Batman. However, things in Gotham were much better when everybody thought he was dead and gone, so when he shows up again, things get out of control. Think of this as a darker version of Batman similar to "The Dark Knight" trilogy, which quite a few things will be borrowed from, as well as the "Arkham" game series and the comics. I'm looking for heroes, villains, vigilantes and even friends (every Batman's gotta have an Alfred :3) The plot would revolve around the changes in Gotham since Bruce/Batman (if we want to go canons, we can also take an OC route to this) disappeared from the face of the earth and how its affected various people. Obviously, there would be those who love his return (Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, Joker), those who hate his return (Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, Penguin) and those who don't believe he's actually returned and can't trust him anymore (Robin, Batgirl/Oracle, Catwoman, maybe even Superman if you persuade me) So, this RP will contain action, violence, romance, deception, lies and most of all, "THE GODDAMN BATMAN!!". If your interested, fill out the following CS. You may use Canon or OC characters, but if you want to use a different version of a Canon Character (ex. Having an OC as Nightwing, a Hero version of Poison Ivy, or something like that), then talk to me and we'll figure out if the canon character isn't taken already. I'll also allow other DCU characters such as Starfire, Green Arrow, and even Superman (however, I personally am not a fan of Supe's because I think he's OP, but if you persuade me that you won't let him become too godlike, then I'll gladly accept him!) In terms of character relationships, by all means go behind my back to do it! I feel it adds to the drama and intensity of Batman. We'll basically be writing our own story arcs, progressing through Gotham from a different point of view that stays true to the source material. If, however, you decide you want a romantic interest between characters, then speak to the other person please. I'm fine with having unrequited love drama (ex. Catwoman is in love with Batman and ICly kisses him, but Batman has the mindset that relationships can't work for him), but don't just say "Black Canary is Green Arrow's girlfriend!" without properly figuring it out with the other person. For now we can just figure out Characters, discuss plots and whatnot and get to the bottom of this RP before I release a character sheet. So, who's interested? I will be taking on the role of Robin, who has become an independant hero without Batman. So, we'd really need a Batman to start this, but if we generate enough interest from others, we can have Batman be an NPC until a player decides to pick him.