The reason that Batman was always my favorite hero was because he won by being flat out fucking smarter than everyone else. Tony Stark had the "Rich guy as a superpower" thing as well, but his approach was more "Kick down the door, guns (Hand Cannons) blazing"
Batman scared the living fuck out of criminals, and tricked them into disabling themselves. By all rights he should have been the greatest fucking villain ever, but instead he was the hero.
Batman would be an incredible villain and he should have been if the league of shadows would have had their way... haha (I know comics are fake I was just making a reference before someone takes that comment too seriously). I do think there is something more appealing about a super hero who doesn't per say have powers but instead relies solely on wit and gadgets in order to defeat the greatest of villains.
Originally Posted by NiallF96
#temamodest are the nicest people aboit. get outa here team ego! its not that my spelling gets shit when ikm drunk, just that i canr be bothered correctin the many mistakes i make while typing !
Don't forget being even more ruthlessly driven than any foe he ever came up against. His drive, his willingness to sacrifice himself when offset by the fact of his humanity and fallibility made him the best superhero ever to me. Also, that he never seemed anywhere near as interested in being Bruce Wayne as he was Batman. These other guys struggled to come to terms with their hero side and longed to be normal but Batman seemed to be the opposite of that.
Totally, The only reason I think he maintained the fiction of Bruce Wayne at all, (Which in his case it was a total fiction) was just because he needed access to the resources of WayneCorp. Sure every now and then his dick lead him into trouble, but who hasn't had that problem?
Opportunity is often missed because it shows up in overalls, looking like work.
Yeah, all you have here - as with so many - is just comic creators upping the ante. When you have the ability to look at something that already exists and one, two, three-up it, it becomes very wan. It's like a bunch of bullshitters sitting around and going "Oh yeah? You think that was bad? Well this is what happened to me......." It's hardly a challenge to make up bigger and badder stuff, and after the fact counts less.
I think I should have use the oh-so-useful , shouldn't I? xD