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"The All-Over": Bruce Wayne finally reaches Vanishing Point, where the Archivists inform him of his voyage through time. They separate him from the entity known as the Hyper-Adapter and give him the absolute knowledge for a brief mome


Quote1 'What is the first truth of Batman?' I had help. I wasn't alone. Quote2
-- Bruce Wayne



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Synopsis for "The All-Over"

Bruce Wayne finally reaches Vanishing Point, where the Archivists inform him of his voyage through time. They separate him from the entity known as the Hyper-Adapter and give him the absolute knowledge for a brief moment, before the absolute destruction. The archivists know that they must send Bruce back to the 21st century, without any memory of his life; and for that purpose, they use the Time Sphere in which Superman and the Time Masters have arrived at Vanishing Point.

Hyper-Adapter Batman

Hyper-Adapter Batman
Batman finally arrives at the Justice League Watchtower, but he is no longer human. Instead, the cybernetic Batman is a hybrid of Bruce Wayne and the architects infused with Omega Sanction radiation from the Hyper-Adapter. As a result, the architect's AI allows Wayne to adapt his weapons and suit to each of the Justice League members that try to stop him. With most of the League incapacitated, Red Robin locks himself in with Wayne and tries to reason with him. Wayne subconsciously begins remembering every aspect of his life, including Drake, acknowledging him as Robin. When Drake informs him of events that have occurred in his absence, Wayne demands he stop trying to force him to remember as this is what Darkseid wants. Wonder Woman appears and uses the Lasso of Truth to contain Bruce and force him into revealing everything that's going on- namely Darkseid's true plan. Bruce explains that he knew of Darkseid's plan to use the Omega Sanction to send him slowly forward through time, and that his solution was to simply forget his existence. Every clue left to maintain the Wayne legacy was his 'Plan B'. Once Wayne would return to present time and subdue the Sanction/Architects from trying to destroy the universe, he would use every foundation he laid through time to regain the memories he forced himself to forget.

As he tells everyone this, a voice begins demanding Wayne to cease because he is 'disturbing father'. The voice is the Sanction, father being Darkseid, found within the netherworld of gods, observing the final stages of his plan as a voice repeats to him that something is wrong.

In the meantime, Superman, Green Lantern, Booster Gold, and Rip Hunter are stranded on Vanishing Point, after Bruce took the Time Sphere from them. However, as the imminent destruction of time begins, they are surrounded by a sphere that won't let them escape. When they are all about to lose hope, the sphere turns into a Time Sphere, much more powerful that the one they lost. This time Sphere was Bruce's last contingency plan for the Time Masters to return home before the end of time.

When the Time Masters arrive at the Watchtower, they help Bruce break free of the hyper-adapter and following Bruce's reasoning, they lock the being inside the time sphere, where Batman expected the creature to be locked and turn it against itself.
Batman is back

Batman is back
The plan succeeds, and the Hyper-Adapter is sent back in time transformed as a gigantic bat, instead of a doomsday weapon. After the struggle Bruce falls into a coma and his body is taken to the Hall of Justice. Superman states that the dangerous amounts of Omega radiation within Wayne must be purged, which will give them a window of mere seconds to revive him. During this, we see a vision of a bloody and beaten Bruce sitting in a chair in Wayne Manor commenting that if he rings his bell, Alfred will come and patch him up. Darkseid appeals to Wayne one last time to embrace the finality of Anti-Life, to which Bruce rings the bell- creating a metaphorical reverberation of the note that defeated Darkseid during Final Crisis. Wayne awakens from the coma, purged of the radiation and soon, he dons his cape and cowl once again, commenting that Gotham's disease has spread beyond its borders. And that once again, Batman is needed.



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