Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 182
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“Barbara, you and Miss Isley will move to a safe place later. I remember you set up a base in Robinson Park, right?”
After receiving confirmation from Barbara, Gordon nodded.
“Although I really hope you can hide in the park and not come out, I know that you will have your own ideas and will not obediently stay there.”
Gordon looked at Barbara with love and concern in his eyes.
“But I have to ask you to promise me that you must not participate in our battle.”
“This is a decisive battle between GCPD and Bane and his alliance, not yours.”
Barbara was about to retort when Gordon interrupted her.
“You have more important things to do!”
Barbara and Pamela’s eyes widened at the same time, not understanding what Gordon meant.
“Right now, all of Gotham’s hope is on Phantom Kid.”
Gordon looked at the two girls solemnly.
“I want to declare war on Bane in a high profile just to cover Kid as much as possible. The battle of the GCPD is not really important.”
“If you want to do something, I hope you will do your best to help Phantom Kid and find the hiding place of the nuclear bomb as soon as possible.”
After hearing Gordon’s words, Barbara looked at him in disbelief.
Is this really what her father is telling her?
Could it be that he is still a fake?
Thinking that this is impossible, Barbara lowered her head confusedly.
She knew Gordon was right, unless the problem of the nuclear bomb is solved, other battles are meaningless.
But the GCPD has less than three hundred people left, even though Blake has been trying to secretly contact many of Gotham City’s veterans.
In the end, a force of more than 500 people was recruited.
There are only 800 people in total.
But what about the enemy?
The Penguin alone has more than 5,000 gang members, which is an old number of years ago.
After Bane came to Gotham, many gangs recruited a large number of people.
Maybe they have expanded to a huge army of more than 10,000 people by now, in addition to the Wayne high-tech weapons that Bane provided them.
No matter how they fight them, she can’t see any odds of winning.
In Barbara’s perspective, this is a losing battle.
However, this war is inevitable.
That being the case, with Barbara and Pamela joining their combat power, they would be definitely much stronger than Gordon and others fighting alone.
But they need to at least hold on a while longer.
“I know what you’re thinking, Barbara.”
Seeing Barbara’s hesitant face, how could Gordon not read through his daughter’s thoughts.
“Your friend should have power beyond our imagination.”
Gordon looked at Pamela and asked Barbara.
Gordon knew Pamela Isley’s identity. After observing Pamela for a while, he remembered that this girl was the one who was rescued by Phantom Kid.
Then it’s not hard to think of the reason why she came to Gotham with Barbara. It must be for Kid.
To be able to make friends with Barbara, she must be smart. How cannot she perceive what’s currently happening in Gotham?
And still, she did not only come, but she doesn’t even have the slightest sense of dread about Gotham’s current state.
This only proves that Pamela is powerful enough to stand against the random aggressions happening in Gotham.
A woman with great power and support of Phantom Kid, the answer will naturally come out as: Pamela being Poison Ivy!
Gordon had deduced Pamela’s secret, but he didn’t reveal it.
Poison Ivy did not do anything out of the ordinary other than help Phantom Kid.
And she has a good relationship with his beloved daughter, so Gordon naturally won’t hold any hostility towards Pamela.
“Don’t underestimate GCPD too much, ordinary gangsters can’t defeat us.”
“The headquarters of the Gotham Police Department is in front of you, you don’t have to go there anymore.”
After walking for a while, they reached their destination.
Gordon looked at Barbara and her friend one last time and told them to stay away.
Pamela asked behind Barbara, who was reluctant to speak in front of Gordon.
After all, Gordon has seen that she has hidden powers. It is unclear that Gordon already knows that she is Poison Ivy though.
This only led Pamela to avoid contact with Gordon.
She wanted to persuade Barbara to not hesitate any longer, so she listened to Gordon and went with her to find a way to solve the ultimate puzzle left by the Riddler.
She wants to help Phantom Kid to find the hiding place of the nuclear bomb; it doesn’t matter if Kid solves the riddle first.
They can also act as a cover for Kid, clearing most of the obstacles for him.
It is indeed more effective than confronting forces such as Bane’s army.
“Say no more; I understand.”
Barbara nodded to Pamela, agreeing with her idea.
Gordon looked with relief as the two girls drifted away.
As long as Barbara didn’t remain in the most dangerous place, the rest is upon him…
On the other side, Mathison flew away over the Wayne Tower on Midtown Island.
He glided in the direction of the Diamond District.
While smelling the wind carrying gunpowder blowing on his face, he was thinking about the ultimate puzzle of the Riddler.
“Which one is the Riddler trying to play? Damn, the most difficult puzzle to solve is no puzzle?”
Without a riddle, what was he trying to solve? Mathison was at a loss.
He even wondered if the Riddler didn’t want to leave any riddles at all, and it was impossible for Bane himself to actually find the location of the fusion reactor.
“Jeez, can Riddler really suppress his obsessive-compulsive disorder?”
Mathison didn’t quite believe it.
Edward Nygma had an odd habit of leaving riddles at crime scenes.
The information obtained after solving the riddle is either the location and time of the next crime, or it will reveal the current hiding place of the Riddler.
This has become a kind of hallmark of the Riddler.
It is a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Nigma’s instincts always drove him to leave clues of a riddle, whether he wanted to do so or not.
That is to say, unless the Riddler’s obsessive-compulsive disorder has been cured by the eight years of Arkham experience, the riddles he left behind must have meaning.
Even if the Riddler says there are no riddles.
Mathison thought more and more deeply.
“No riddles” doesn’t really mean that there are simply no riddles.
If it’s really a “no” riddle, the Riddler doesn’t need to record the whole thing at all.
Mathison couldn’t figure out what the riddle was referring to but fortunately, put it aside for now.
“Charlie, how are your preparations? I’ll be there soon.”
With no clue, Mathison contacted Charlie…
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