The Batman that cares about the inmates is my favorite. He doesn’t put up with their shit, but he does try to reach out here and there and he’s as human as he can be to them.
When Harley was re-institutionalized, he got her that dress she wanted.
In the comics based on B:tAS, there was a time during Christmas that there was snow and it was Mr. Freeze’s fault, and he was making it snow because Christmas was his anniversary with Nora and she LOVED it when it snowed on Christmas, so Batman let him finish mourning before calmly taking him back to Arkham.
He never, ever gives up on Harvey possibly recovering.
Sure, Batman is going to throw punches and do what it takes to take these guys down when they’re hurting or threatening people. And he’s not going be a complete bleeding heart; he has to protect the innocent. He’s going to take them down and take them back to Arkham, but it doesn’t mean he’s incapable of being a bit human to the ones who deserve it.
The original Batman killed people, but then again none of you would know that, that involves actually reading the comics.
Wow, man, the reek of entitled, gatekeeping douchebro is rolling off of you in waves.
What the fuck even made you think anyone here hasn’t read the comics? What the fuck makes you think it even matters if any of us hadn’t?
The original Batman was a lot of shit that didn’t last, yeah, including a killer. His costume looked pretty fucking ridiculous in some of those early days, too.
The story and the character changed over the years more than a couple of times, and the Batman whose ultimate principle is not killing also originated in those comics you’re so sure none of us read because we happen to like or prefer this specific incarnation and interpretation of the character.
You know why I prefer the DCAU Batman/Bruce Wayne to the comics? For one thing, consistency. Character development and continuity. The comics change drastically from writer to writer, sometimes even remade from the ground up. And for a long damn while there, comics!Bats was a grimdark jackass with the personality of very grouchy curdled milk.
But DCAU Batman? He’s intelligent, he’s driven, he’s ruthless. But he’s also compassionate, passionate, and incredibly lonely. He’s a much more human character we can grasp onto and understand, versus trying to relate to the ever-changing face behind the mask in the comics who you couldn’t trust to be funny or kind or growly and vicious from one writer’s run to the next.
The comics Batman title got so up its own ass with DC’s proud parading of Batman as an icon, an archetype, an image, that it got fucking stale as shit. The stories might be interesting, but Bruce Wayne? Well, it depends on who’s behind the wheel this issue. And more likely than not he’s going to be a scowling wet blanket shaped like an alarmingly bulging bodybuilder.
In the comics, Batman has often and largely become a particular look more than an actual character. In the DCAU, he’s human, he’s consistent but growing (just fucking watch him become from the comparatively jovial beginning of BTAS to Old Man Wayne in Batman Beyond.) He’s relatable and understandable, because you can expect him to play to an established personality and pattern of behaviors, or to change based on new events in the continuity.
Just. Is it women talking about Batman that gets your little manpanties in a bunch? Is it women having opinions on your sacred hero that pisses in your Doritos? Or do you just have a mad hateon for the DCAU for some reason?
Because it sure as fuck can’t be that there’s nothing good or valid coming out of the DCAU. The comics (and no, not just the BTAS direct spinoff comics) often patterned off of popular storylines, characters and events in animated series.
It’s where Harley Quinn and the Creeper and a handful of others besides even originated.
You talk about Batman originally killing people like it invalidates our love for the version who not only doesn’t kill his adversaries, but has compassion for them, too. As if somehow that early incarnation is vastly superior or trumps this interpretation.
it doesn’t. Do you relate to the version of Bats that doesn’t give a fuckshit about taking lives? Bully for you. Perhaps you instead prefer one of the other hundreds of iterations Bruce Wayne to be found in the greatly disparate comic books.
Those of us in this discussion resonate more on the wavelength with the Batman who understands that the mad villains he faces off against are mentally ill, that they’ve become what they are due to stresses and horrors and victimizations they’ve survived. We resonate with the Batman who recognizes he’s daily facing down the dark mirror image of himself; that he’s a few steps off his chosen path away from being just like them from the things that shaped him.
Somehow, you have a shitty, sneering problem with that. Whatever. Walk away with your irrelevant, asinine commentary; people who love comic books and comic book characters are trying to have a discussion here.
I’m openly not even going to read what you said and I assume you googled half of it just so you could sound like you might have the slightest idea you know what you’re talking about. I’m guessing you’re one of those overly sensitive “Nerd” girls especially since you decided to immediately label me a dudebro when you don’t even know my gender or who I am.