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Pater Familias by GavinMichelli Pater Familias by GavinMichelli
Ancient Roman versions of Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Robin, for :iconbatfan1939:
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Cocoman68 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
That is wicked!!!
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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AntiRCCZealot Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing concept! :D So would this Dark Centurion be chasing after Christians and handing them over to the Roman government or would he be on the Christians' side? How would he view the Jewish rebels in 66 AD?
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You know, that's a great question!  Honestly, I don't think a Roman Batman would take sides in that fight, any more than the modern Batman gets involved in religion or politics.  The closest thing to police that Romans had was the Praetorian Guard, so street crime was exponentially worse.  Robberies and murders were just something that happened, and they often went unpunished.  If someone couldn't hire private protection, they were vulnerable, and if they couldn't hire a good lawyer, they had no legal recourse.  I think the Dark Centurion and his people would focus mostly on street crime, and maybe take out the occasional rotten senator.  That does lead to an interesting question...there were no jails in Ancient Rome.  Prisoners were given physical punishment, if they weren't executed outright.  Would Batman have given a criminal over to be killed?

Have you read The Dark Knight Returns?  There a big US/Soviet conflict on the island of Corto Maltese in that book that sets off a nuclear firefight.  Batman basically just stays in Gotham and takes care of what he can in the aftermath, rather than going off to CM and getting directly involved in the military conflict.  I feel like this version of Batman would do the same thing during the Jewish rebellion, especially since any alliance with the government would put him in league with Nero, who would probably be the closest thing they have to The Joker ;P
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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013   Artist
The Caped Centurion/Dark Centurion.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
NICE!!!
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HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Definitely got a kick-ass elseworlds feel to it! :D
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Marvelninja Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
This is awesome! I love these designs, especially Batgirl and Robin, completely badass those two. Batman looks cool, mind you, but those two just really stand out to me. I'd love to see a full sketch of just their outfits (solos of Batgirl and Robin), since it looks like they're kinda cut off by the rest of the Batfamily in this shot, but this is still pretty awesome. Fave and watch for you :D.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well thank you very much for faving and watching!  You may very well see some full-body versions of Batgirl and Robin in the future.  These designs were done pretty quickly, so I'd enjoy doing some more research into drawing the details.
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