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The Dark Knight Trilogy Epilogue: The Huntress by kinjamin The Dark Knight Trilogy Epilogue: The Huntress by kinjamin
Ok first thing -- I heartily agree that The Dark Knight Rises was it. I would be highly upset if WB decided to take the continuity Nolan established and made another movie with John Blake as Batman. The Batman story was meant to end in TDKR. Otherwise you lessen the impact of the trilogy as a whole.

BUT that doesn't mean the story couldn't continue in my mind movies.


Some notes:

- One thing I refused to include was the idea that tragedy seems to be Helena's drive in all her incarnations (even the BoP TV show!) And I'm adamant that I retain Bruce and Selina's happy ending. So if there is some kind tragedy that occurs in Helena's life, it will not involve her parents who will continue to live on in post-movie bliss.
- Bruce and Selina being in Italy at the end of TDKR really paved the way for them to adopt the 'Bertinelli' guise. Thus the nice amalgamation of Helena W. and Helena B.
- I dig the idea that she took her Mom and Pop's costume and essentially mashed them together. She took the Bat belt, somehow melded it to the Cat belt, and painted it purple. She nabbed her mom's thief suit because she didn't want to be weighed down by her father's armor. But she did adopt his Memory Cloth cape.
- Helena improved her mother's goggles (notice the new hotness infrared visor rotates up to shape her bat ears)
- NBC Community fans may recognize the audience members in panel 2.
- Helena, like her parents, has brown hair.
- Helena has way more facial features from her mom. (Admittedly because Christian Bale's sharp features may be dashing - but don't make for a very pretty girl)
- I like the idea Linda Hemming presented in an interview concering Bruce and Selina wearing colorful clothing. This signified they had made it.. that they had let go of their former lives. So in order to keep with that theme, Helena is going in the opposite direction. So in each panel, her outfit is getting darker.
- I kind of regret I didn't give her a more youthful body build. But I wanted to give her a physique that's somewhere between Catwoman and Batwoman. Plus I was watching the Olympics and was inspired a bit by the ever bad-ass Hope Solo..

In any case... have more post TDKR character takes. More to come. Hope you guys like this one.
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:icontwilightnite:
Twilightnite Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
She's Bruce and Selena's Daughter?
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TheRealCas Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I love this, I actually based my fanfiction on your work please check it out at the TheRealCas 8).
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Shibbypower2468 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
I like this on a lot but I don't think Bruce and Selena would keep their old equipment around if they're trying to leave that life behind. But other than that I like it.
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jfarah Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
If I recall correctly the Huntress had a relationship with the Question, is this still a thing in your epilogue


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:iconabiyasha:
abiyasha Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Huntress!! Awesome!
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Sasorixthexpuppet Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
That Community shout out definitely made my day. I bet Troy and Abed spent days trying to acrobat their way around the school after this.
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darkphyre0 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the angle you've taken here. Most impressive indeed.

The best part is how the two suits blend so well and lend themselves so perfectly to Huntress' design.
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:iconsith2886:
sith2886 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
This (and the rest) are amazing and awesome.
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:iconastro31345:
Astro31345 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great work, and a really good story! Just one question-who's her half brother?
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:iconkinjamin:
kinjamin Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Damian -- in this same gallery I did a Robin piece that hints that Talia faked her death and was pregnant
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:iconastro31345:
Astro31345 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh-cool! :D
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T-R-E-V Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Third fave. Very cool backstory. :)
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danthe93 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I love it !!! I thought exactly the same .... If Bruces died and Selina used the "clean slate" they need news identities in Italy and immidiately came to my mind Helena ;)
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benfrenZ Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those goggles are genius. Also, Bruce and Selina look like Daniel Day-Lewis and Selma Blair.
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hulkpants Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I LOVE THIS!!!! I agree that I would be very pissed off if WB continued the trilogy in some way or if Bale ended up in the Justice League movie or something, but wondering what happened after TDKRises is a blast. Of all these, this one is my favorite.
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victor4782 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I've always felt that Helena was subtly referenced in TDKR. Helena is known for her crossbow work and the first time Bruce meets Selina breaking into his safe he fires an arrow near her.
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HelloIamGracie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was not aware I had favorite-d this! Perhaps I glanced at it and thought it was a thing about Catwoman. This is a very good idea, I have a couple of your other comics saved that I hadn't gotten the chance (until now) to read (out of pure laziness, I'll admit). But this is wonderful! Though I would always hope that Selina and Bruce would have maybe two kids, but whatever. And I think that they would probably want to keep their first names, because it would be really hard adjusting to new first names and everything about them was erased from EVERYTHING (haha) by the Clean Slate. As long as they kept a low profile I feel like they could keep their first names, but Wayne is too big of a name to stick with. I agree that would have to change. And I did absolutely love the fact that they ended up together happily ever after in the end! It was so perfect, just like they are perfect for each other... the Joker may have said that the Batman "completed" him, but I think Selina completes Bruce perfectly! Lovely little comic!
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mbembet Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
you should direct the Batman reboot or continue Nolan trilogy with this story :)
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:iconhtrevor27:
htrevor27 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Kinda borrowed a bit from this story for one of mine. I'm sorry! I'll take my story down if I have to.
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:iconkinjamin:
kinjamin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Don't be ridiculous - feel free. It's not like I own the characters.
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I like how Helena is drawn. She has her mother's looks. And her 'mask' is reminiscent of Catwoman's. Yes, yes. You pointed that out already. And I like how the uniform is almost like a nun's pontif.
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dcfan0590 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I love all ur epilogue pics. don't get me wrong ii lke helena bertinelli but i like how your huntress is helena wayne.
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Very cool.
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Ankzkool Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Thoroughly loved your work on all the epilogue, would love to see a complete series. Awesome
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GunMasterG3 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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JohnnyCopeland Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I was never the biggest fan of Anne Hathaway, but seeing a chick who looks like Anne Hathaway in a Huntress costume is pretty cool.
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LightOfTheStray Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
This one has to be, by far, my favourite.
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starkilleralpha Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I like this but there would be no need for them to change there names because the clean slate got rid of there criminal record. but still I do like this
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:iconkinjamin:
kinjamin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
well yeah but he can't go around calling himself Bruce Wayne the billionaire and think that people won't leave him alone in Italy
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starkilleralpha Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
True but there is more than one bruce wayne in the world. And alot of people mite not know what he looks like. But if this happened after the film I would be a great story
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kaileyrox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Wouldn't Damian be older than Helena since he was conceived in the 3rd movie, while she- at least- had to have been conceived like a year later.
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:iconkinjamin:
kinjamin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yeah he is. Helena arrives into Gotham nearly a decade after her older brother does.
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:iconkerevon:
Kerevon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Very cool design, I actually like the reasoning behind her symbol (even if it's another reason she's kinda insane). Good amalgamation, makes sense. There's just one thing: if you're referencing Damien again with the "half-brother" thing, it's once again not possible. Six months is not enough to bring a child to term. If it's a reference to Robin for some reason, then cool.
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Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Writer
Oh well done my friend, very well done. I like the amalgamation, nice touch
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poison2ivy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Great
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Kittyperez Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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guardianblade801 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
awesome
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adrock4815162342 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
You need to do a full comic book style story with this. The look and feel is spot on. I have some ideas to pitch!
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Retta-Mac Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Love this amalgamation!!! Huntress has always been my favorite, in both of her incarnations.
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StrikeFalcon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I LIKE IT!
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:iconkaileyrox:
kaileyrox Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
OH MY GOD

MY LIFE IS COMPLETE

THANK YOU, KIND STRANGER OF THE INTERNET.
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:iconkinjamin:
kinjamin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
haha glad I could help.
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Dilbot1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nice way to hint daimain wayne
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:iconkinjamin:
kinjamin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
haha yeah that wasnt very subtle was it?
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AbbyRomana Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Okay. I adore this! I would love this to be where the Nolan films lead to. I would love to see sequels where Helena does exist and follows the journey you suggest... and she teams up with Blake... or whoever it is you are suggesting takes over as Batman.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. :hug:
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zviray Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
This is incredible!
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CheekyLombax Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Cool.
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:iconkehlli:
Kehlli Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
<3
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Azkadellia93 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is fantastic! I think it would make a great comic book series :D very clever
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27poker Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
The writing is really corny, the story and art are great.
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