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Is Batman truly the greatest detective in all of comics or is that a misapprehension most people have? Is there no one better?
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>>78940426
I believe it's been stated that Tim Drake would one day be better at detective skills than Bruce when the character was introduced.
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He's supposed to be

DC stands for "Detective Comics" after all. They used to write detective comics.

He probably shouldn't even be Justice League tier to be honest, except maybe as the brain of the group, but certainly not in a combat sense.

His popularity has made his ability rise exponentially over the years though. Now he's not so much a detective as just an everything.
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>>78940504
And yet we see it less than Batman's detective skills.
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>>78940426
DETECTIVE CHIMP
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>>78940426
>Batman
>world's greatest detective

>not Detective goddamn Chimp
>or the Elongated Man
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>>78940677
As this anon said, Detective Chimp outranks him.

I believe Batman has admitted that Elkngated Man is better at solving weird mysteries than he is, but outside of that speciality I don't know how they compare. They'd be very close at least, when it comes to normal detective cases.
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Sherlock Holmes can solve mysteries with just a laptop and smartphone. Batman has to have all the billion dollar resources of Wayne Enterprises plus years of secret and specialized training just to match him.
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>>78940898
Bugger off Cabbagepatch
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when was the last time Batman even did detective work beyond "scan this shit that was blatantly at the crime screen"
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>>78940677
>implying
Superior animal detective coming through
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>>78940968
BBC > ITV
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>>78940426
Go back to your cave Wayne
https://youtu.be/17CLlZuiBkQ
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>>78940739
Also, in the DC Animated Universe, Batman considers The Question to be the best detective on the Justice League, to the point that he had the Question become the head of the League's investigation into Cadmus. Really, DCAU Vic Sage's only problem is his conspiracy theorizing (which, apparently, seems to be at the very least partially right, considering he was right about Emil Hamilton switching sides and cloning Supergirl, as well as Baskin-Robbins having made a secret 32nd flavor; no word yet on the Illuminati, boy bands, toothpaste, and aglets, however).
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>>78941001
Uhhhh
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>>78940426

He's only the best if you include manhunting with being a detective.

I don't really think there's a single best detective, though. Batman, Chimp, Question, Dibny, they all seem equally competent. Batman just gets the moniker of "greatest" because he does a ton of really high profile cases, from dead kids to dead gods.
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He's not even the best detective in the DCU
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>>78941562
Damn I fucking love The Question.
Give me some more Question shit.
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>>78942104
Comic book Question isn't a crazy conspiracy theorist

That said O'Neil and Cowan's 30 something issue run is fantastic
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>>78940426
You have good taste in shows OP.
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>>78941001
Cmon, dont cherry pick. There's plenty of detective work in Batman still, maybe even more than before.
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>>78941001
Also this
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>>78940504
He WILL. He is not an adult yet, he will also be better at prep time since he is not as good at martial arts
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>>78940426

Considering his detective skills consist of feeding evidence to his computer, stalking people and punching random thugs until they blurt out what he needs to know, probably a lot.
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>>78946684
They dont read or like batman m8 this is yet another batman hate thread
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>>78941128
Soviet Holmes > Capitalist Holmes
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>>78940426
>implying Detective Conan or Colombo wouldn't eat his detective skills for breakfast.
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>>78947452
>Detective Conan
Anime's not real, anon.
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