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Old 03-15-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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BATMAN: Superhero or not?

The question I pose is a simple one:

Do you consider Batman...the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, Champion of Gotham....do you consider him to be a superhero in the class of, say, Superman or Spider-Man?
What qualifies you to be a superhero?
Is it having super-villain archenemies?
Is it having super powers?
Is it wearing a costume?

Is James Bond a superhero?

And if you don't consider Batty-M a superhero, then what the hell IS he?
Crime-fighter?
Vigilante?
Exhibitionist?

You tell me, man. You tell me...
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:36 PM   #2
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Well, strictly speaking no he's not a Superhero. But I agree that powers aren't nessesscary to be a superhero. You just need to ability to kick butt-and a cool costume....
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:41 PM   #3
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yes he is a super hero. i understand how people can ask, but really, come on. hes freakin Batman. he's iconic.

he is super at being a hero.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:06 PM   #4
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Well, the only thing that may make him differ from being a Superhero, in one sense, is that he never became endowed with any supernatural powers. Or like Superman; wasn't born with them.

However, I always thought that what makes a Superhero is someone who fights for the good and for safety of others, no matter how different it makes them look. Or how out casted they may become. Of course I loved Superman, Spider-Man, and Batman for the awesome stunts they pulled and action that always comes with them! XD I mean, yeah!... I always saw that when I was younger and definitely agreed that they were Superhero's in my eyes based on that. lol
But I personally think that the sacrifice that these comic creations made is what makes them hero's.

So, maybe not by the book in certain senses, but Batman can still be considered a Superhero. I have always seen him as this anyways, and can't change that now, right? =P
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Supervillains aren't defined by their physical attributes alone. Their knowledge to construct mechanical terrors and develop highly effective weapons or hatch clever plots also count as well. This in mind, there's no reason why Batman shouldn't be considered a Superhero seeing how he possesses genius-level intellect and is actually regarded as the world's best detective. His vast financial resources and crime fighting know-how have enabled him to develop many gadgets and vehicles to give him the upper hand in confrontations with villains.
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Supervillains aren't defined by their physical attributes alone. Their knowledge to construct mechanical terrors and develop highly effective weapons or hatch clever plots also count as well. This in mind, there's no reason why Batman shouldn't be considered a Superhero seeing how he possess genius-level intellect and is actually regarded as the world's best detective. His vast financial resources and crime fighting know-how have enabled him to develop many gadgets and vehicles to give him the upper hand in confrontations with villains.
You get rep points for this; I've never thought of it that way before. I was going to say Batman wasn't a superhero, but now I'm unsure.
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I never thought of it that way either.

I consider Lex Luthor a "super" villain, so why wouldn't Bats be a superhero?
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I'd say that he's just a hero.
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Even though the cops chase him for no apparent reason, I think he's a hero.
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Even though the cops chase him for no apparent reason, I think he's a hero.
I think it's pretty screwed up myself how the cops chase Batman for making life easier for them. Batman may be in trouble with the law because he's a vigilante. Other than that, I don't see why the police would be after him. =o/
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