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Old September 8 2013, 07:34 PM   #556
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^Actually bleeding out from a stab wound can be a relatively slow death, depending on the wound.

Per Wikipedia:
Katana's Soultaker sword, along with its non-powered twin, was forged in the 14th century by Muramasa, whose swords were said to be cursed and make those who were evil commit evil acts. It sometimes takes the souls of those it kills, storing them inside the sword, where they can engage in limited communication with whoever wields it. These souls can be reincarnated by the means of a sacred ritual, under which they serve their summoner, even if it is against their will.
Admittedly, the whole "make those who are evil commit evil acts" thing does sound pretty redundant.
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Old September 9 2013, 12:28 AM   #557
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Yeah, I figured in the comics there must be more to it, but as portrayed so far in the show, it can only do 2 things. Kill fast (stabbing) or kill slow (soul taking).
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Old September 9 2013, 01:32 AM   #558
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I was wondering how Batman would get back to the cave without Katana noticing that they're headed toward Wayne Manor. Then we saw the tunnels and I'm thinking... How did Bruce manage to get all that made?

Thinking about it further, I suppose it could have been an old network of tunnels that he outfitted with lights. And maybe he has some sort of mechanism to shut everything down if the tunnels are ever discovered.
When you look at the vast majority of Bat Caves in the comics, movies, tv shows, cartoons, it's probably best not to think about tunnels etc etc.

Just accept that Bruce Wayne/Batman does it and save the headaches
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Old September 9 2013, 01:53 AM   #559
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Come to think of it, with Wayne Manor having its own island in this version, that means the tunnel goes under the river (bay?), which is a pretty massive feat of engineering.
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Old September 9 2013, 02:19 AM   #560
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He may have access to alien technology, or Clark could have helped?

(This sounds bad)

19th century slave labour, or Chinese slave-like labour?

Thousands of people could have died making that tunnel.

Which kinda puts his parents removal from life into a relative perspective.

(He could have made that tunnel the hard way and only then got access to Thanagarian carving lasers and face palmed.)
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Old September 9 2013, 02:20 AM   #561
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Abandoned subway project.
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Old September 9 2013, 02:28 AM   #562
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Bootleggers tunnel from prohibition?

You say that Wayne Manor is an island?

What if that's a moat and not a lake?

Building the tunnel before the moat was poured would have been much easier.
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Old September 9 2013, 02:34 AM   #563
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Abandoned subway project.
Being from Cincinnati, I can believe that.
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Old September 9 2013, 03:21 AM   #564
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He may have access to alien technology, or Clark could have helped?

(This sounds bad)

19th century slave labour, or Chinese slave-like labour?
Wasn't there Wayne family involvement with helping slaves along the underground railway in during the Civil War?
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Old September 9 2013, 04:03 AM   #565
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-Private Contractors

-Portuguese workers who were driven in by buses at night.


The last one was seriously considered for the aborted "Gotham City" WB tv series.
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Old September 9 2013, 10:34 AM   #566
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He may have access to alien technology, or Clark could have helped?

(This sounds bad)

19th century slave labour, or Chinese slave-like labour?
Wasn't there Wayne family involvement with helping slaves along the underground railway in during the Civil War?
Yeah, it's unlikely they would've supported slave labor. Anyway, the first such tunnels in New York City were built at the start of the 20th century. I'm not sure about the construction methods used, but it's possible the technology didn't exist before then.


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-Private Contractors
A construction project that massive could not be hidden, especially considering that one end comes out in the city itself and connects directly to the highway system.
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Old September 9 2013, 10:42 AM   #567
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Can you date John Henry?



Men dug tunnels through mountains before that.
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Old September 9 2013, 01:25 PM   #568
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Wasn't there Wayne family involvement with helping slaves along the underground railway in during the Civil War?
That was only for the Nolanverse, I believe.

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Yeah, it's unlikely they would've supported slave labor.
Eh? What tells you enough about the mid-1800s Wayne family that it'd be likely OR unlikely they'd support slave labor?
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Wasn't there Wayne family involvement with helping slaves along the underground railway in during the Civil War?
That was only for the Nolanverse, I believe.
nope.

iirc mentioned in the novelisation of Knightfall which came out the better part of 20 years ago.
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Old September 9 2013, 04:11 PM   #570
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iirc mentioned in the novelisation of Knightfall which came out the better part of 20 years ago.
Ah, neat bit of info there.
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