The next article incorporates spoilers from Future State: Gotham #17, on sale now.
Batman is without doubt one of the most secretive characters within the DC Universe. It is by no means a stretch to think about that even his secrets and techniques are mysterious sufficient to have secrets and techniques. This expertise for discretion is how he is managed to function for so long as he has. Due to that, there has all the time been a suspension of disbelief as to how he pulls it off. That is partially defined in Future State: Gotham #17 (by Dennis Culver, Geoffo, Giannis Milonogiannis, and Troy Peteri).
When Purple Hood wasn’t positive if Bruce was again on this story resulting from all the opposite Batmen working round, Oracle used biometric knowledge to substantiate that he was the true Bruce. The story additionally exhibits how nobody has ever linked Batman to Bruce Wayne by blood. Bruce hid all medical details about himself and entrusted it to somebody near him. This makes a number of sense and is fully possible for a person of his means.
It is no secret to anybody that Batman, regardless of all of the bells and whistles, remains to be human. He will get injured each night time he goes out to battle crime. Logically, he could not probably stick round lengthy sufficient to wash up any blood that will have been spilled within the course of. Naturally, somebody needed to have had the thought to make use of Batman’s blood to attempt to establish him. It is one of many quickest strategies to establish a suspect. But, nobody has ever completed so.
Whereas it is comparatively straightforward to determine that Bruce Wayne is Batman, proving it’s one other matter altogether. Bruce is a superb man, so he’d know that finally, he’d go away some sort of genetic proof behind. That is the place he makes use of one of many precise superpowers he has — cash. For somebody as rich as Bruce, getting access to his medical info can be kid’s play. It will merely be a matter of monitoring down each potential place it may very well be saved, claiming it for himself, then deleting it. He might even have gone additional than that by offering false medical paperwork.
From there it was solely a easy matter of conserving it someplace secure. In his earlier days that will most likely have meant the Batcave or with Alfred Pennyworth. As he bought older although, and his allies grew in quantity, Bruce noticed one other risk, in addition to what may occur if he did not act on it. He’d been impersonated earlier than, if the imposter ever bought a maintain of his medical information, they’d have the one proof essential to persuade everybody that they had been the actual Bruce Wayne.
So, it’s miles safer to place the information within the palms of somebody he is aware of would preserve them guarded and solely use them when it is completely mandatory. As Oracle did on this very situation. This bit of data additionally makes it a lot extra plausible that Batman may get away with being a vigilante for therefore lengthy with out somebody tracing the acts again to Bruce Wayne.