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Batman, superhero or not?
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iamironman
Feb 03, 2011
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He's not a superhero


jonjax71
Feb 03, 2011
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Batman like the Green Hornet as well is not/are not "super" heroes

Batman is Bruce Wayne, a millionaire business man who masquerades as Batman-due to his wealth he is able toi have the latest gadgets, electronics and a souped up-tricked out car so he does his best to combat crime in Gotham City.

The Green Hornet is just a reporter who also fights crime.

Theyt maybe extraordinary at what they do but they are not superheroes, perhaps you could call them heroes that are superb.



 
xxsmileyninjaxx
Feb 06, 2011
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he isnt "super human" Nor is he a super hero. he is just a rich guy with a bunch of toys.

 
UltimateDarius
Feb 07, 2011
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By this convoluted logic, Lex Luthor should be considered a "super villain." Lex is the evil Bruce Wayne due to monetary assets alone, and he fights against Superman in his own right...in the same style as Batman: expensive toys.

 
2school4cool
Feb 08, 2011
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Sadly, batman is no super hero. He is just a rich man by the name of Bruce Wyane with a butler name Alfred Pennyworth. Bruce Wyane is a millionair and drives a reall nice car "the batmobile." A real super hero is Superman.

Batman just drives around and if he gets shot at by the joker and gets hit, then he would die. But for superman the bullet would just bounce off his chest, and for that is a real super hero.

 
christopherma
Feb 14, 2011
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Batman does not defy the laws of physics so so therefore he is not super natural, super human or a super hero he would die just as easily as any other human if a bullet or knife pierced his armor.

 
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He is a superhero


simmyjay
Feb 08, 2011
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He's a "superhero" alright. So what if he doesn't have superpowers. He's got the costume, the secret real-life identity, gadgets, an awesome car and fights on behalf of the good. If superpowers were all it took to make a character a "superhero", then anyone who does magic (Gandalf from Lord of the Rings) could be labelled a "superhero". Batman definitely deserves the label.

 
iamironman
Feb 03, 2011
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I think he's a superhero, because, think about it. He's a superhuman, therefore, he has supernatural powers. How? Merriam Webster defines supernatural as, of superlative degree; what's beyond natural. And another definition says "Of a reality that is past the observable, physical world." If this isn't true of Batman, I'm sure we'd see plenty of copycats and other caped crusaders roaming around. Plus, he's at an intellectual and physical peak that's been unheard of.

 
stof
Feb 03, 2011
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What do you mean by “super” hero, if you say that being a super hero is to wear a mask to hide his own heroic personality would be the only superheroes will be superman like since his mask would be Clark Kent to hide his true identity of a hero, and they aren’t a lot of this kind of superheroes… meaning batman is not, spiderman is not…(i can't think of any others who hide their heroic identity) ;).
If you say being a superhero is something that you are born with the truth is that none is born a hero, if so then the best superhero comics would be about kids not grown ups, and even if so batman would be a superhero since he was born with his superpower like superman and unlike spiderman, his superpower is money, he is just rich rich rich, and he uses his superpower to fight crime hence he is a superhero.

 
iamironman
Feb 03, 2011
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The Green Hornet and Batman aren't alike. Batman, like I've said, has peaked in both intellectual and physical ways, especially ways of which have been unheard of. Show me a Bill Gates running around fighting crime, and I shall believe your point. However, Batman, who not only fights some of the toughest criminals that could exist in a world such as his, which could actually count as supervillains, but has every iconic element that a superhero could have as well. He contains the cape, the mask, the headquarters, the air transportation, the gadgets... etc...

 
ikombo
Feb 04, 2011
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Batman has the morals of a superhero. Its just not fake BS like Superman. He is a character that is built out of reality, anyone with a billion dollars could be him.

 
iamironman
Feb 07, 2011
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Yes, Batman uses "toys" as you must call them I suppose. However, he still contains the state of mind, and aside from that, if he were just a human being, then why would the Justice League accept him as an honorary member? Comparing him to Superman? They accept him as an equal. Also, in various older Batman comics, he had actually received the assumed superpowers. If Batman's not a superhero, it's quite funny how no one else was able to acheieve what he did in his movies, it's hilarious how he actually does make these fancy gadgets that no real person has yet to obtain, and it's just grand how he captures criminals and villains (alone) on hardly any sleep, and with all the determination in the world. Ohh, yes, but of course, it wasn't the years of training he put himself through, the murder of his parents in front of his eyes, the countless subjects he's studied, and his amzingly high levels of combat and intellingence (that, do, in fact, exceed Superman's, Iron Man's, Spiderman's, and the Hulk's.), and it's not his dedication, or saving of people that puts him at his rank. Of course, it's HIS MONEY! Wow, that didn't sound right, huh? That's because Batman is, indeed, a superhero.

 
bradj16
Feb 11, 2011
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First of all as "Simmyjay" points out, what do you define as a superpower?
A superhero can of course be self made / scientific accident: "The Fantastic Four" and "The Hulk" being examples.

I don't see why falling in a vat of toxic waste etc gives anymore legitimacy to the claim "superhero" than using your superior intellect and economic value to construct the identity for yourself.

Clearly batman is super due to his superior combination of wealth, intellect and moral codes, I fail to see the wall street elite regularly crusading, therefore batman has something unique, and for that matter "super" in order to do what he does.

 
rockdrigo
Feb 13, 2011
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Batman is a superhero.
First of all what is a superhero?
A mutant, born or made? If this is true then superman isn't a superhero either
Or maybe someone with powers beyond ordinary? If this is tre then superman isn't a superhero either
Maybe someone out of the ordinary who chooses to fight evil and/or save people from disasters? then he is a superhero since he is out of the ordinary and fights evil.

Batman can do what no other ordinary man can do, he is very intelligent and has great physical condition, it is true that he has money for his gadgets, either way he had the intelligence of designing the gadgets wich no other richboy had done.

Superman is less amazing than batman. Superman is nothing special when you compare him with any other kryptonian, it is true that he has won over other kryptonians, just as batman wins over other humans gadgets or not. Superman is not super when you remember where he comes from, for that matter any kryptonian is a superhero.... But considering the posibilities of the DC universe, if you take batman and superman into a planet without a yellow sun, superman is no match for batman, just as superman is no match for batman in earth because of the kryptonite.

 
Dan Lowther
Apr 28, 2012
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He is a superhero. Even though he does not have superpowers, the money and intelligence he has is definitely super, as well as the technology he uses.

 


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