Fanfic, or fan fiction, gets a notorious rep because of all of the people who are out there turning beloved [insert franchise name here] characters into lovers (most often) in hopes of experimenting with the universe and inventing alternate plot lines (or so I’m told, but there are other theories out there too).

And though there is much “fanfic” out there that some don’t want to even touch, there are some people who end up creating quality narratives that could pass off as excellent spin-offs or flat out alternate dimension sequels or prequels to the superhero franchises we’ve grown to love.

Though the Batman Series is quite phenomenal, some people think that there is still room for improvement

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Enter Sean Kelly, a.k.a. the Story Slug as his Twitter name suggests, who has recently written an alternative storyline to the dark and gritty generation of Batman movies. And people loved it, so scroll down to check out the full story.

In particular, Kelly provides a version that is more realistic and updated with the times—like Batman is no longer something out of the ordinary when considering the arsenal modern police forces have and what he has, and also turning the narrative on its side and now having Batman target corrupt and abusive cops rather than aiming at crime lords directly.

Sean Kelly recently wrote an alternative dark and gritty story line for Batman that drew everyone’s attention

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Considering things the way they are now in the Batman universe, Kelly stated that Batman comes off as an ad for abusive policing. Sure, he never aimed to kill anyone, but beating baddies to a pulp to enforce the law isn’t exactly within the confines of the law either in most cases.

“So instead of spending ten years learning how to fight against street crime and mob bosses, he spends ten years with his eyes firmly fixed on police corruption, the blue boy’s club that protects murderers,” explained Kelly.

We won’t spoil anything and allow you to have a read for yourself, but even if it is provided as a string of tweets, it does not detract from how well written it is and how it manages to give a defamiliarized plot to an otherwise aging narrative.

The thread managed to draw quite a bit of attention on Twitter, garnering over almost 83,000 likes with over 15,000 retweets and 4.1 quoted tweets. People responded with a discussion. Among the commenters, some said that the premise might be a bit off but a good plot overall, while others expressed their desire for this story to become an official Batman movie.

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