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Is there any difference between Batman's Gotham City and Superman's Gotham City?What happens if they make a movie in which both appear together? Which city will they show? E.g. in Justice League.

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    Batman lives in Gotham, Superman lives in Metropolis. They both exist in the same Canon universe. – Valorum Mar 4 '14 at 12:25
  • The basic lack of information in this question requires me to refer the asker to reading more closely before being stumped by the obvious setting or context of a character. This sort of question tests one's patience. – Ihor Sypko Mar 4 '14 at 18:27
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Superman doesn't live in Gotham City.

Superman lives in Metropolis. It seems to be relatively near Gotham geographically (both appear to be in something like the New England area), but they're definitely different cities.

In fact, there's often tension when one hero works in the other hero's city, and that is likely to be a factor in any meeting they have. It's certainly been a regular point of contention in previous teamups, especially when it's just about the two of them and not about the whole Justice League.

Some visual representations may have the cities look similar, but generally Gotham is more brooding and gargoyle-infested, with a stoney Art Deco style (at least since the 1980s Batman film and subsequent Animated Series codified that look), while Metropolis has sleeker lines and is more "modern" with glass and steel (to reflect the "Man of Tomorrow" theme) rather than Gotham's ornate stone buildings carved with humanoid figures.

  • I just said that. .. – Valorum Mar 4 '14 at 12:28
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    @Richard As a comment? That's not what comments are for. – BESW Mar 4 '14 at 12:29
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    I meant that the whole premise of the question seems flawed ;-) – Valorum Mar 4 '14 at 12:35
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    @Richard I think a principle of the site is that we don't expect questioners to be familiar with the material they ask about, and we regularly field questions based on fundamental misunderstandings of the material. You didn't vote to close or suggest a way to improve the question, so it looked like a "comment answer" to me, and I ignore comment answers. In the future try to be more explicit about what the purpose of your comment is, and this might not happen again. – BESW Mar 4 '14 at 12:38
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    My joke had fallen on deaf ears... ;-( – Valorum Mar 4 '14 at 12:41

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