You know sometimes i get to thinking about The Dark Knight Returns and i wonder when the joker finally stopped and realized batman wasn’t there anymore. what was his last scheme like? Was it big? Was it small? Did he spend a lot of time preparing it? Like i just imagine him sitting next to piles of rubble and blood and waiting for him…
and eventually just giving up completely, it’s done, there’s no point, he has no purpose, it’s over. There’s no point in doing anything else.
After hours, days maybe, the GCPD finally finds him, and he’s just lying there next to his overly convoluted doomsday device completely fucking vacant, disheveled. when they realize he’s not dead or fighting back they all just want to leave him there to rot… but they know they can’t. not because of any “moral code”, but because it’d be too dangerous, and of course they can’t just shoot him because of legal reasons and the lingering fear that batman might still be out there.
So they take him in and usher him to arkham and try to find people who wont feel urged to poison his food or smother him in his sleep and that’s where he stays, in a half coma for 10 fucking year’s
Just because joker doesn’t have it in him to off himself and no one has the guts to do it on thier own.
(Since some people aren’t understanding the post, here’s an explanation: A small part as to why Keith most likely didn’t want to fly the Black Lion/lead and was also pulling away from the group was because Lance was feeling insecure about his position on the team, since there are more members than there were lions and he was feeling doubtful, which is why he wanted to step aside on the team. Now that Shiro is able to pilot Black, he prob doesn’t want to take Red away from Lance too so that he feels somewhat worthless - since he has so much self confidence issues. That may have influenced him to go with the BOM as well, along with Shiro being leader again. Like I said tho it was prob only a small part of the reasoning, not the full part.)