The DC Future State books are set in a Gotham that has turn into a fascist dystopia. The town has turned towards Batman, and vigilantes have been branded unlawful. Mayor Nakano has solid an unwise alliance with the Magistrate, a right-wing group who dominate Gotham. Bruce Wayne is believed to be useless, though Darkish Detective #1 by Matthew Rosenberg, Mariko Tamaki, Carmine Di Giandomenico, and Dan Mora reveals that is not the case. Wayne remains to be alive, decided to undo the chaos he blames himself for.
Whereas he displays, Bruce Wayne remembers how the Magistrate managed to take over Gotham. “Batman is useless,” Bruce Wayne tells himself. “Bruce Wayne is useless. There is not any one left to face over their graves. Nothing left of them however errors. And town these errors helped construct. Wayne Enterprises, Batman. My expertise, my justice. It is what helped construct the Magistrate.” It appears the Magistrate have used Batman’s personal tech towards him – and that means the Darkish Knight was betrayed by Lucius Fox.
There’s a shut relationship between DC’s Future State comics and those set in the primary DC Universe. Within the aftermath of “Joker Battle,” Bruce Wayne handed your entire Wayne fortune on to Lucius Fox, believing he was the correct person to take care of town now Wayne himself had turn into too controversial. Clearly that was a horrible mistake, as a result of all Batman’s expertise found its option to the Magistrate. What’s extra, Lucius Fox seems to nonetheless be flourishing within the Magistrate’s Gotham, as a result of other comics within the Future State line have talked about he is among the metropolis’s biggest figures.
It seems, then, that Batman was betrayed within the Future State timeline – and that the Magistrate was the results of that betrayal. However this provides one other layer to the Future State: Batman comics, which have launched Bruce Wayne’s successor because the Darkish Knight – Tim Fox, Lucius’ beforehand estranged son. He returned to Gotham after “Joker Battle,” and within the Future State timeline he has turn into the subsequent Batman. Little doubt he has a relatively extra private cause for doing this than anybody had beforehand realized.