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Is Batman Overrated?

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  • stewart.boyatt 2012/12/12 00:02:56 (edited)
    Definitely
    stewart.boyatt
    Yeah Batman is overrated. Right now he is the Mary Sue of DC. The guy isn't perfect, he doesn't always win and he screws up plenty. Hell his actions once almost cause the JLA's destruction (see Tower of Babel).



    I think a lot of his current popularity comes from his position as the an angry, angsty, misanthropic character. This type of character tends to be really popular with teenagers and man-children. They think that just because they view the world without the rose colored glasses of childhood that means their fatalistic world view is a realistic one.



    I find that this is a major misinterpretation of Batman as a character. He believes that people can be saved. He cares about doing the right thing. He knows that he isn't always right and that he can't win every time. He knows the limits of his powers. And he respects guys like Superman who strive to do the right thing without anything forcing them to do (like Bats has).



    I am a huge fan of Batman but right now, with the fans of my generation, he is wildly overrated
  • james 2011/12/01 04:35:10 (edited)
    Definitely
    james
    +1
    Honestly to all those Bat-geeks who quote the 'scriptures'(the dark knight returns etc),let me tell you that comic book writers can create any story with any outcome.Heck,they could even show a 3 yr old whoopin the Hulk's ass !!! But logically,is it possible? That is why I dont get it when hardcore Bat-worshippin' fanboy geeks write a 100 page thesis as to how Batman can beat the entire DC Marvel universes blindfolded,with an arm tied around his back !!! Afterall,he is just a nerd dressed in a rubber fetish bat costume with a made in China belt he brought from Toys R Us ,venting his repressed homosexuality on criminals ....he cant even stop a frikkin' clown LOL !!!!
  • russian... james 2011/12/12 08:49:56
    russian doll
    i couldnt agree more !!! batman sucks !!!!
  • Lexandrea 2011/06/15 15:52:24
    Not at all
    Lexandrea
    +1
    He's the best!
  • killernick~PWCM~JLA 2011/01/19 23:34:11
    Not at all
    killernick~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I'm watching you ....


    watching batman beats superman
  • Darnel 2011/01/19 19:30:13
    Yeah, a little
    Darnel
    +1
    he's only human,... yet others in the superhero/villian community WITH POWERS are afraid of him.
  • fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust" 2011/01/19 19:27:50
    Not at all
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
  • BrianD3 2011/01/19 17:49:33
    Not at all
    BrianD3
    +1
    he didnt get bit by a spider or come from another planet. What he has, what he does is all on his own and it is inspiring to see his example of what any one of could do if we just applied ourselves
  • Elmo~WAWU~Bn-2~ 2011/01/19 16:33:02
    Not at all
    Elmo~WAWU~Bn-2~
    +1
    My best friend sings the theme tune on a regular basis. It's rather catchy.
  • irish 2011/01/19 16:09:45
    Not at all
    irish
    +1
    he has brains and cleverness. those are just as important as super powers.
  • Tom 2011/01/19 15:51:01
    Yeah, a little
    Tom
    +2
    Batman has no real super powers..............just common sense and his sidekick Robin, along with a utility belt that makes MacGyver jealous.
  • Jaguar 2011/01/19 15:06:49
    Definitely
    Jaguar
    +1
    He's a guy in a cape with a utility belt... He has no real powers...
  • RoryCanadia 2011/01/19 15:03:00
    Not at all
    RoryCanadia
    in response to your pic for this question.

    response pic batman vs superman
  • irish RoryCan... 2011/01/19 16:10:20
    irish
    uhh,wouldn't that break batman"s fist?
  • RoryCan... irish 2011/01/19 17:19:44
    RoryCanadia
    +1
    Batman's too smart. Read "The Dark Knight Returns" by Frank Miller and you'll understand what I mean. Winning doesn't always come down to physical strength.
  • irish RoryCan... 2011/01/20 11:14:23
    irish
    i agree totally!
  • Billy 2011/01/19 15:02:40
    Not at all
    Billy
    batman isn't over rated like superman is.
  • Thomas Rea: Gay Christian A... 2011/01/19 14:14:11
    Not at all
    Thomas Rea: Gay Christian Advocate
    +2
    Batman use his mind. He did not have superpower.
  • mjollnir 2011/01/19 09:28:17
    Not at all
    mjollnir
    +2
    Over-rated, no. Over publicized? A little. Too many movies for my taste, but as mentioned before, he's still one of the lost bad-assed Marvel characters there is, because he has no powers.

    (However, I'm a Thor/The Darkness fan, from DC and Image, so maybe a bit biased.)
  • Mark 2011/01/19 09:21:46
    Not at all
    Mark
    He's at least a fairly realistic superhero, unlike most of them out there. Seriously, Superman isn't even worth my time, because he's simply the ultimate boy scout.
  • Montana 2011/01/19 08:13:46
    Definitely
    Montana
    +2
    I hate super heroes. But after a heated arguement with my uncle when I was twelve, I will say that Batman is the only "superhero" worthy of being called a super hero. He's a smart ass dude
  • Ves~Sailor Soldier of PHAET 2011/01/19 05:49:46
    Not at all
    Ves~Sailor Soldier of PHAET
  • Xx ☠Shadow's Darkness xX 2011/01/19 04:52:20
    Not at all
    Xx ☠Shadow's Darkness xX
    +1
    nooo not at all
  • Son of Furious 2011/01/19 04:51:52 (edited)
    Yeah, a little
    Son of Furious
    +1
    Sometimes, only sometimes though. I feel like they make him out be too perfect compared to several other characters. If Green Arrow wasn't such a political extremist I would enjoy his character even more. Batman is a cool character, but would it kill the writers to give him some real personality? enjoy character batman cool character kill writers real personality DC comics Green arrow
  • abrowlspecialbrowl 2011/01/19 03:47:10
    Yeah, a little
    abrowlspecialbrowl
    +3
    i rlly lik batman, but i DO think there r aspects of th character that ppl run into th ground. i dont lik how hes now always this dark, mental dude whos got issues or whatevr to work out. th way he is strict about seeking justice without killing is actually way mor interesting to me, jus to see how he does it with all his skills an stuff. but th emo stuff is lame, i mean, supermans whole planet exploded an hes not a downer. look at spidy too, geez his life blows an its lik, hey no deal
  • PanDuh 2011/01/19 03:46:14
    Definitely
    PanDuh
    +3
    I meant not at all D:
    Their both pretty hot :3

    meant pretty hot 3 gay batman
  • AlexanderFeterman 2011/01/19 03:44:52
    Definitely
    AlexanderFeterman
    +1
    Of course he is. He can't stop a clown-themed villain.
  • Spent 2011/01/19 03:40:39
    Not at all
    Spent
  • Stealthy Spent 2011/01/19 08:02:06
    Stealthy
    Lol I remember seeing that.
  • xaylan 2011/01/19 03:36:28 (edited)
  • guroxchan 2011/01/19 03:05:42
    Yeah, a little
    guroxchan
    +2
    A bit. I still enjoy Batman, regardless, but I can't help but feel as if he's over-hyped at the moment. I do admire his skills, though, and his reasons for fighting, but I can't help but feel a lot of people lately have been getting into him just because of that Dark Knight movie...
  • pierre 2011/01/19 02:59:23
    Not at all
    pierre
    +1
    among dc super heroes... he's the only one with no powers... ONLY HUMAN LIMITS!
  • Son of ... pierre 2011/01/19 04:56:45
    Son of Furious
    There are several characters without powers... http://static.tvtropes.org/pm... characters powers httpstatic tvtropes orgpm DC Comics The Question characters powers httpstatic tvtropes orgpm DC Comics The Huntress
  • Angecael 2011/01/19 02:58:48
    Not at all
    Angecael
    +1
    I think batman deserves a bit of credit, its so easy for all of the others with powers. Batman has none, he decided to do it for the good of humanity, not because he had powers and felt responsible and had to do it.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2011/01/19 02:37:56
    Not at all
    Christopher Kirchen
    +2
    He's got no powers and yet the criminals are still scared spitless of him. To paraphrase what he said in a future-set story, they'll fear him more than they trust Superman.
  • Nudenz 2011/01/19 01:51:31
    Definitely
    Nudenz
    +2
    What has Batman got besides enormous wealth? He doesn't have x-ray vision, can't fly.
    The guy just has lots of money, and is close friends with the Police Commissioner.
    I still prefer Superman.
  • Christo... Nudenz 2011/01/19 03:42:33
    Christopher Kirchen
    He has beat Superman before; brains triumphs over brawn and power every time.
  • carlton999 2011/01/19 01:37:03
    Not at all
    carlton999
    +2
    H3LL no
  • Arty 2011/01/19 01:31:25
    Not at all
    Arty
    +1
    doesn't matter i can kick all their asses they might be Republicans
  • Serial Killer 2011/01/19 01:28:51
    Not at all
    Serial Killer
    +5
    no but robin is!
    robin classic robin

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