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Match 16902 Francisco Scaramanga vs. Batman


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With a whining explosion the last robot exploded into a pile of spare parts and burning money. Nightwing, Robin, and Commissioner Gordon collapsed on top of the storage crates surrounded by the horrific mess of scrap metal from the waves of robots they had managed to defeat. “You know… fighting Bane again doesn’t sound so bad.” Dick was breathing hard. They had been more nimble than the robots, but avoiding veritable walls of explosives and bullets had even taxed them. 


Tim reached for his communicator, “Oracle, we’ve got the Commissioner.”


Oracle breathed a sigh of relief, “Thanks Robin. I’m sure Barbra Gordon will be waiting for her Father’s return.”


 “but I’ve got some information that might be of interest to the investigation.” Tim relayed that the Lion’s Eye Diamond was not cast in gold according to the documents he had found. “Then these dirty bombs are a genius work of biochemistry. They are designed to latch onto human specific strands of DNA. Animals, plants, even most microbes would be unaffected by them. This feels like Ivy’s work, but it wouldn’t be paired with smoke spewing robots”


“I’ll take a look. I think the big man will take a trip to Arkham to talk to Dr. Isely right away.”


“Commissioner, is there anything you can tell us about your kidnappers?” Nightwing asked. “Any potential lead is useful especially when they were planning an act of terrorism of this scale.”


“Whoever it was, was some sort of shapeshifter, it seemed like Bullock was coming in to give me a report and then the moment my back was turned they knocked me unconscious. I did overhear a lot while they had me though.”


“They discussed” the commissioner made air quotes “ ‘Australium’ quite a bit. I suspect it was some sort of code word. They mentioned restoring the pits for the demon.”


“Ra’s” Nightwing nodded to Robin.


“They also mentioned they would test the ‘Pit’s True Limits.’” Commissioner Gordon looked at the two boy wonders “What that means I haven’t a clue.” Jim turned to look at the approaching police sirens as it seems almost every squad car in town approached. “Guess you boys will be,” The Commissioner turned to find himself alone with piles of scrap surrounding him. “Like Father, like sons,” he scoffed to himself.





“With Jim back at the wheel, the Gotham police department might actually start functioning.” The Batmobile rolled to a stop in front of the brownstone facade of Arkham Asylum. “Ivy’s been locked up for the last 8 months. I don’t think she’s behind the dirty bombs, they found.”

“Records show she had a visitor a few months ago. I’m running the data now… Olivia Mann, she’s 9 years old.”


“And the daughter of the CEO of Gray Gravel Co.” Somehow this 9 year old girl was the connection. “Any other visitors?”


“Greenpeace, a host of other environmental organizations,” Oracle continued to look through the files.


“This has all the hallmarks of Ra’s’s work. Get me everything on Gray Mann and Olivia Mann including any trips abroad.” Batman strode with a confidence through Arkham as the staff moved aside. 


“You don’t have to worry about that too much Detective.” Batman turned to see a little girl in a green dress looking down on him.


“Olivia Mann I presume.”


“Correctly, I don’t have any grudge against you, but Ra’s Al Ghul does. This is what Daddy would have wanted anyway.”


“What does your Father want? What has made Ra’s decide I’m not some worthy adversary to convert but an obstacle to be removed?”


“The combination of my Father’s work and Ra’s magic pits will culminate soon enough, but you have bigger problems to deal with it.” A barrage of robots wearing boxing gloves streamed out of the nearby rooms. They were strong, but Batman evaded their attacks and with repeated strikes to the joints took them out only to find Olivia Mann missing after the chaos.


The Arkham Intercom sounded “Not bad Detective, but I think your next playmate will be more than a match for you. The man with the Golden Gun, Fransico Scaramanga! Don’t expect him to show up on you. He is one of the world’s deadliest assassins. Oh and by the way, Dr. Isley has been replaced with a spy bot for months. Figured you should know you wasted your trip here.”


Scaramanga had been dead for months and was on an island that exploded. Even a Lazarus Pit does have limits. Perhaps this scheme of her father’s and Ra’s had to do with some improvement of the Lazarus Pit. Batman looked around. This little girl was devious for her age and she had been corrupted by Ra’s, but ultimately she was nine and needed setting straight. First things first, this assassin would need to be dealt with.   


Scaramanga has had time to prep Arkham with traps of his own and has Olivia Mann watching the security cameras to feed him intel. 

Batman does not have prep time, but he is generally familiar with Arkham’s layout and his standard variety of tools.


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Shorter matches this week. I have to get ready for a vacation drive and time is scarce.

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I read both matches. I gave them each a 5.0.

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Another good set-up, Twogunkid. I haven't seen a lot of James Bond films, but now that I've looked up Scaramanga, it's very interesting that he and KDBeast are working together. :) 

On 8/3/2021 at 1:23 PM, Twogunkid said:

Shorter matches this week. I have to get ready for a vacation drive and time is scarce.

Nah, I don't think the length's too bad here. You managed to get every angle of the story across just fine here. 

As for the match, while I have a feeling this Scaramanga dude might make an unprepared Batman work, Bruce has dealt with all manner of hitmen in the past. Even with Scaramanga setting up traps throughout Arkham, Batman may still arguably know the place a little better. 

All-in-all, Bats should probably take this with some difficulty. 

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Match Final Results

Member Ratings:
4.00 - patrickthekid
5.00 - Venom 2009
4.30 - DSkillz
4.20 - Pizzaguy2995

FPA Calculation:
4 Total Votes cast
17.50 Total Combined Score
17.50 / 4 = 4.38 Final Rating on the match

Francisco Scaramanga: 1
Batman: 5

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