Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 160
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Inside the twisted sewers, Mathison and his group followed Blake’s lead and headed for their base camp.
“Judging from your appearance, you must have been fighting against Bane for a long time.”
Walking along, Mathison suddenly questioned Blake.
“Although it had only been only three days since Bane had announced his possession of the nuclear bomb, I don’t believe that Gotham had been made this corrupt in only three days.”
Blake sarcastically sneered and then revealed a shocking truth.
“It’s been ten days since the GCPD was attacked by Bane!”
“How is this possible! Bane only blew up Gotham’s bridge to the outside world three days ago. If he had launched the operation ten days ago, the government should have gotten the news.”
Before Mathison could say anything, Pamela said incredulously.
“Of course, the government has already gotten the news!”
Blake said solemnly.
“Bane’s actions that day exceeded all of our expectations. He has been lurking in Gotham City a long time ago, and his influence has penetrated into every layer.”
“At the same time, as they attacked the GCPD, they had already cut all communications in Gotham. A whole city suddenly lost contact with the world. Naturally, the Intelligence Agency discovered the anomaly immediately.”
“For such big threats, the government has already established an advanced alarm system, so why would there still be a need for blowing up bridges for the news to spread?”
“Bane’s threat to the government started ten days ago, not three.”
“I assume that while Bane was able to cut off communications to the city, you also kept a method of contacting the National Security Bureau, and the odds are that when you did make contact, the results were less than satisfactory.”
“But there is one more doubt, though.”
Pamela looked at Mathison’s side face with her full attention, her eyes couldn’t move for a moment, waiting for his next sentence.
“Until three days ago, and during the seven days that have passed from the first one, how did Bane hide the news from leaking? The government may suppress this matter considering various reasons, but how did he deal with the people traveling to and from Gotham normally?”
“Gotham citizens rarely go to other cities, and it is also very rare for outsiders to come to Gotham for vacation or tourism, so long as Bane places a temporary maintenance sign on several bridges.”
“Basically, this would be enough to prevent out-of-towners from entering Gotham by land.”
“But Miller Harbor is one of the two most important ports alongside New York’s. The flow of cargo ships is quite dense, and it is obviously impossible to silence them all. So how did Bane keep a low profile from these people?”
Mathison looked at Blake and asked.
“I don’t believe that Bane’s men can pretend to be port staff. Many of the secret words between sailors can’t imitated by laymen.”
“Also, changing all the faces on the port would raise suspicions.”
“For being able to analyse this matter so thoroughly, you must have a meticulous mind. I am beginning to believe that you are an agent.”
Blake looked surprised and answered Mathison’s question.
“Actually, that’s what we thought at first; Although the government was suppressing the incident and appeasing Bane, the dozens of cargo ships that come here every day would definitely detect the anomalies in the city and send information to the outside world.”
“But after a few days, there was no news. Until Bane blew the bridges three days ago, Port Miller was the same as before, as if nothing happened.”
Blake gritted his teeth.
“Later, our people took the risk and went there to investigate and found out that it was because of the presence of a single person that the cargo ships were not suspicious.”
“Yes, a woman, Miranda Tate, the current second-largest shareholder in Wayne Enterprises after Daggett’s fall.”
Mathison narrowed his eyes, «it was actually this woman.»
«No, it could only be her.»
Her real name is Thalia Al Ghul, daughter of Ra’s al Ghul.»
«She is the real heir of the League of Shadows, and Bane is nothing more than a loyal guardian to her.»
“How could it be Ms. Tate!”
Pamela couldn’t believe that! In the heart of every Gotham citizen, Miranda was a big philanthropist, not a villain who made a name for himself.
Blake looked suspiciously at Pamela, her reaction was too intense.
Although he had reacted the same way when he first learned about it, Fujiko Mine was obviously an oriental name, not a native of Gotham.
Pamela realized her outburst in an instant and quickly added.
“In our investigations, Miranda Tate is a philanthropist with a great sense of justice and should be the least likely to help Bane. In fact, I have always admired women like Miranda Tate.”
“What you just said is seriously inconsistent with our intelligence.”
Mathison was noncommittal. It would be weird if Pamela hadn’t reacted so intensely. Miranda’s reputation is very loud in Gotham.
After all, even Bruce was deceived by Miranda’s acting skills; none could doubt her.
In this way, the last suspicion is solved.
The second-largest shareholder of Wayne Enterprises was personally in the port. Naturally, no one would doubt that the whereabouts of Gotham City had changed.
Gotham Harbor and New York Harbor are so close together that even if sailors need to rest, the fleet generally does not stop in Gotham, and goes straight to New York after the cargo is unloaded.
“Is it possible that Bane forced Ms. Tate to do such a thing?”
Pamela came up with a hypothesis.
“I don’t think it’s possible.”
Mathison immediately retorted.
“If Ms. Tate was desperate to seek help from the outside world, she has a lot of opportunities. Even if Bane sends someone to watch over her, the situation would still be insecure.”
“Bane is so meticulous that if there was only a possibility of an early information leakage, he would not allow that possibility to exist.”
Blake nodded, he felt that Lupin III’s ideas had a lot in common with his own.
This made the vigilance in his heart drop a lot unwittingly.
“Officer Blake, have you found out where Bane hid the nuclear bomb during this time?”
Mathison asked again.
“We haven’t found it yet. Director Gordon has some clues, but no one can infer the location of the nuclear bomb from the clues present.”
Blake shook his head and said.
“And you guys don’t pry into what the clues are until you see the director.”
“Okay, so how long until we get there?”
“Up to five minutes.”
Blake gradually sped up his pace, and after running forward for more than 20 meters, he turned sharply to the right and entered a passage.
Seeing this, Mathison and Pamela immediately followed.
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