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Batman Beyond: Legends of a Dark Knight by phil-cho Batman Beyond: Legends of a Dark Knight by phil-cho
I've been doing Bat-family illustrations every summer so far - I figured it was time to do one again, only this time with the Beyonders.

Why "Legends of a Dark Knight" instead of "the Dark Knight"? Well, I figured the title of THE Dark Knight belongs only to Bruce, and everyone else who came after are only considered other Dark Knights. In this case, this Dark Knight is Terry. How many times did I type Dark Knight?

Anyway, the only original design here is Robin, but it's actually just a tweak from older "Robin Beyond" designs I made way back when. Only this time, I felt okay with taking out red altogether since Terry has that covered. Who's the under the Robin suit? I still don't know, but my best guess is Matt, Terry's brother. It could just be a new character altogether, but come on...everyone wants Matt to get in on the crime fighting action right?

As for Batgirl, I won't spoil who it is! You can read the latest Batman Beyond comics on comixology to find out who it is, they're like $1 for each issue. I had no idea this was happening, but you guys should definitely check it out. Props to Annie Wu for making such a bad ass Batgirl design!!

Oh also, this should go without saying by now, but this is just fan art. Could make a pretty awesome show, movie, comic, or video game though. :) As much as I liked Terry's high school days as Batman, I'm a little more interested in seeing him in his prime, so like late 20s, early 30s?


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*Batman Beyond, Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Max Gibson, Ace, and Bruce Wayne of DC Comics
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:iconwallbie:
wallbie Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I've always liked how Ace's ears made him resemble the cowl.  Also, I really dig Bruce Wayne's chair.
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bonnybanshey Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015   Artist
why couldn't max have been batgirl or since she's so good with tech something akin to oracle
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kevanrtor Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Love the designs on Terry, Robin ( whom might be Matt ), that could be Barbara Gordon's granddaughter as Batgirl hoping Max to be her, and Bruce and Ace looks much older.
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phil-cho Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Terry and Matt are supposed to be older here as well - early 30's and 16-18 respectively. There actually already is a Batgirl with this design, and as much as I wanted her to be Max, she's a new character named Nissa.
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xneoguy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
its so sad that series had to end it was my favourite batman they should make a movie or a game of this batman.    
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sonicman613 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Yea I agree the possibility for this batman is endless maybe the show will come back in the future
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Aseika Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you know if they ever got that far I bet terry's girlfriend would have been a great batgirl. 
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:iconhistoryman14:
Historyman14 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
We need bios on the new Robin and Batgirl.
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WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomeness. :)
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Sper3 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
read batgirl beyond, she is more like daredevil.
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UltimateHammerBro Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Awesome! I love Batman Beyond, and your designs rock. The only thing I'd change would be Robin's hair: I think it would be better if his hair didn't show, and the mask had a couple of imprinted lines to suggest hair.
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MattHunX Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Wait a heck....

So, a Batman Beyond comic is still on-going, you mean, the series (after the tv-show) is still expanding...!? With a Batgirl Beyond, too? O_O

Also, I always thought Max would be a good Batgirl, but....hm...
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jordantheanimator Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
i love your design, can i make a model of robin for you? i love the design
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phil-cho Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah man, go for it :)
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raventhedoll Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
that the granddaughter of barber gorgon  
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:iconownerest:
Ownerest Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Is Max batgirl?
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:iconphil-cho:
phil-cho Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I wish! It's a new character named Nissa Fox (related to Lucius I think).
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Recneps8 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
well it makes sense that terry's younger brother is robin, (i don't know if this happened in the comics but it did in the tv show so SPOILER ALERT) because he has bruce's genes in him
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Needham-Comics Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Is the Robin design from the comics?
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phil-cho Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, still no Robin in Batman Beyond yet - I designed that one myself. If a Robin ever shows up though, he'll probably look different.
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Needham-Comics Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
I came up with an idea when the show was still going, but I think its time has passed.  It was a techless suit so Terry could hone his skills without falling back on the suit.  So Terry was also Robin.  I like your design and it fit so well I thought it was real.
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phil-cho Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh, that's a good idea! Maybe if the suit malfunctions, Terry could eject(?) out of the suit, and become Robin haha. Like a bird hatching out of an egg :P

I'm still hoping for his little brother to be Robin though - maybe too obvious of a choice, but I feel like it should happen anyway.
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Needham-Comics Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
While the comic isn't having Terry be a clone of Bruce like the cartoon did, maybe his brother still could be.  Like Terry was already born when Amanda Waller decided to make a clone of Bruce.

Thanks for liking my idea.  I like yours too, the hatching from an egg is a great symbolic idea.
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Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
alright!
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:iconalwaysforeverdreamer:
I gotta go read this now, I figured that if the batfamily started expanding again Max would find a way to get into that suit! 

I like this Robin design, I've seen a lot of them and a lot of times the style doesn't mesh with the batman beyond look or the colors are far to bright.  I think the days of a Bright red, yellow, and green robin may be over...
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phil-cho Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And actually the new Batgirl isn't Max unfortunately. That would have been my pick to be honest, but it's a new character, Nissa Fox (presumably a relative of Lucius Fox?) - but I haven't kept up with the series, so I'm not too sure. From what I've read though, it's really fun. Dick Grayson makes an appearance, and he's actually Terry's new oracle now - very cool idea. I'm guessing he and Terry had a falling out or something.
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thewizardofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Love it. Batgirl looks like a combination of Nightwing from Arkham City and Cassandra Cain.
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nicolechar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I would love it if Matt was the new Robin. To me it just fits.
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AceTrigger00 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
That Robin is SICK!!!
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:iconvalrock93:
valrock93 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
6 times 6 times
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zender3162 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
it's so amazing
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GH0ST-FACE Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Robin looks funny
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conjob1989 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Of course Matt's Robin. Wouldn't it be hilarious if Terry found out Matt already knew they're biologically Bruce's kids all along?
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Skyrio Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I love it so much!
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Shiznicx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Like it all but Robin.. his face.. how does his hair, mask.. so confused.
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phil-cho Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha yeah I've been getting that a lot. It's the future, so I tried something new/weird - I mean I personally thought even Batman's mask was a little confusing. Like does the cowl go inside his lips? Is his face painted black? Anyway, I took that same sort of weird design and decided to give Robin hair. This way, they are sort of freaky - to look almost as if that's their natural skin. I might be digging a hole here, but hopefully you at least understand why I went with it. I'm still not sure if the hair is a part of the suit, or if that's his actual hair - I'll go with whichever people are more uncomfortable with! :D
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Shiznicx Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Yeah I understand  more of were your coming from now, its just strange haha 

Keep up the good work though :)
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Led1v Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Pretty sure I asked this already & if I did I apologies in advance, but could you make a pic of the Titans from the animated series?
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phil-cho Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, I don't take requests - I'm a busy man. :P But you can take a look at one I did 6 years ago when I was in high school! (wow, I've been on here for a long time) - phil-cho.deviantart.com/art/te…
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pedrofaria339 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cooooooooooooooooooool
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StarrWolf84 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Cool!
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knight-hawk217 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
max is that u? o.O as batgirl?? yesss they gave u a hero identity 
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Ayasugi-san Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
No, that's the new Batgirl from the comics. Her name's Nissa and I don't think she's related to any previous BB characters, but she's building a working relationship with Barbara Gordon.
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knight-hawk217 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
oh lol boo xD i really wish they'd give max a much bigger role in the field rather than being oracle but oh well i like this batgirl too xD
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Ayasugi-san Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Nice designs! Think you can do the supporting characters, like Barbara Gordon, Dana Tan, maybe Terry's schoolmates?
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legendry69 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
<3
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AxdentProne Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

SWEET

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FastFlyer01 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013

This is SO AWESOME!!! I love the Beyond versions you made of these classic Batman characters. I used to watch the cartoon back in high school. I am not a big fan of Batman or the DC comic universe because I grew up with Marvel, but I thought that was an awesome cartoon. I like how the creators did something different with the classic character. I like how you decided to do something different with these classic characters; I like artists who look at things and decide to do a new twist to see how things can be different, and impressive in their own way.

 

Great job! I look forward to seeing more Beyond versions of the other DC characters. Do you think you could also do some future versions of some Marvel characters?

 

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Revan005 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Great work!Thumbs Up 
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mskeenan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent job.
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