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If you think about it "batman" is really about a rich aristocrat who beats up the members of the lower class who resorted to crime because they didn't have the good fortune to be born wealthy and inherit a vast network of resources and money. amirite?

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Not really. I think this would be true anywhere but Gotham, but Gotham is basically a massive shithole where the mob and corrupt politicians are generally running rampant, and Batman's attempting to stop the corruption and violence. The criminals he takes on are very rarely ones who were forced into crime, although there are exceptions like the Joker in The Killing Joke but even then he was taken advantage of by the mob in that scenario.
Social class or finances really have nothing to do with it, what he does is make sure violent criminals and corrupt officials stand trial.

Courage_Wolfs avatar Courage_Wolf Yeah You Are +3Reply
@Courage_Wolf Not really. I think this would be true anywhere but Gotham, but Gotham is basically a massive shithole where the...

your totally right, but i was trying to look at it through a real life, more comedic lens

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@Qeez your totally right, but i was trying to look at it through a real life, more comedic lens

Even given a realistic lens, taking violent criminals off the streets is hardly a bad thing, regardless of their social class. He shows contempt for the upper class frequently, anyway, although it's true he doesn't do anything to upheave them.
I'm not denying Batman is an incredibly entitled character and that his moral compass probably needs some readjusting, but he certainly doesn't discriminate against people for their social class or their money. Using the lens, most superheroes are heavily biased towards lower class violent criminals, since that's who most of them target.

Courage_Wolfs avatar Courage_Wolf Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Courage_Wolf Even given a realistic lens, taking violent criminals off the streets is hardly a bad thing, regardless of their...

I agree, mostly. Given a realistic lens, it is about a man in a bat suit gallivanting about and punching people in the jaw. Maybe realistic wasn't the best word choice...

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@Qeez I agree, mostly. Given a realistic lens, it is about a man in a bat suit gallivanting about and punching people in...

To be fair, a man in a bat suit gallivanting about and punching people in the jaw is probably a lot scarier in practice than it sounds here. Or maybe not...

Courage_Wolfs avatar Courage_Wolf Yeah You Are 0Reply

I don't entirely agree but I thoroughly enjoyed your elaborate explanation.

acisseJs avatar acisseJ Yeah You Are +1Reply

There's a SMBC comic that illuminates this topic to a degree.

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Begone you blasphemer. Batman is God. A guy with no super powers who kicked Supermans ass should never be disrespected!

@John_MacTavish Begone you blasphemer. Batman is God. A guy with no super powers who kicked Supermans ass should never be disrespected!

When chronologically? No idea. He fired an arrow from a bow and arrow at him and super man caught it. But the arrow tip was made of kryptonite so when batman blew it up it got kryptonite all over him, then while super man was weak and without powers Batman kicked his ass.

That's pretty much the point of Nolan's Batman trilogy.

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