This is not the first time this idea has been explored. There was the 52 series which put up the scenario what would happen if the trinity basically died for a year, there was also the Death of Superman, Battle of the Cowl, and so on. But I thought it would still be interesting to think about what would happen if the Trinity died and didn’t come back.
Obviously DC would NEVER do this and these are comic book characters so they can’t exactly die unless someone wants them to. But for this scenario to occur we will have to follow these rules:
The Lazarus Pit is NOT an option nor is any means of resurrection.
The heroes are dead and are not coming back ever.
So What Would Happen?
I think the first thing that would happen is that all three would have a huge memorial inviting everyone all over the work to remember the times the Trinity were alive.
Second, the Amazons would have a burning boat ceremony after the Vikings as they would sail Diana’s belongings or corpse if there is one in a boat down a river or something and then fire flaming arrows in the traditional Viking way when heroes die in combat. They would most likely also attend the funeral as an army.
The heroes would most definitely get a militaristic funeral with the 21 gun salute and all. Especially with everything they’ve done it would only make sense.
More personally, there would most likely be people stepping up to take their place. Dick Grayson would most likely assume the role of Batman much like he’s done whenever Batman is missing. He’s the most convincing and experienced of them all.
Donna Troy would most likely assume the role as Wonder Woman like she did when Diana wen MIA after Crisis.
As for Superman either Connor Kent or Jon Kent would most likely take his place at least as Clark Kent.
In doing so there would probably an act of Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent also dying in order to keep the identities in tact while also sending them off so the world knows they are gone for good.
Crime rate would probably also increase with the news the three strongest heroes are now out of the picture, but obviously there would be heroes to stop them all.
And if Dick were to move to Gotham in order to take Batman’s place, one of the other vigilantes such as Huntress or Black Canary would probably move to Blüdhaven to cover crime there.
But those are just my own theories. What do you think would happen if the Trinity were to die?