My friend and I are at a dispute regarding this
he’s a superhero without superpowers
I think Batman’s honestly an antihero. Sure he doesn’t kill, but the damage he inflicts on others (heroes and villains alike) is completely unethical and unreasonable.
Yes. He’s one of the defining superheroes. But he’s also a holdover from earlier pulp magazine detectives such as The Shadow.
What is your friend’s (or your) argument against him being a superhero?
His methods when combating enemies in his words “he broke a man’s arm over petty theft”
batman protect the people from crime team up with heroes superman and wonder woman batman can’t break his law of taking a life that what make him a hero
His argument points out some of his brutal methods that cause him to be confused with an anti-hero. He said “he broke a man’s arm over petty theft”
Sorry, missed this post. That’s a little… limited. Most versions of Superman or Wonder Woman have outright killed people, unlike most Batmen. Plus, on a related note, which Batman? Some are dumb and get written dumbly, but it’s a stretch to say that the character overall outright does not count because of what sounds like a pretty specific thing.
He also single handedly stopped 4 White Martians and helped save the planet from an alien invasion…
In that one instance of several that he’s helped save everyone on the planet.
Yeah, I would call him a super hero, with so many stuff in his utility belt and have a amazing Detective skill like Sherlock Holmes.
Of course I am a superhero.
Wait… now just wait a damn minute! Hol’ on now, hol’ on! This. ■■■■■■■ THISSSSSSS! All of this right here. You pretty much condensed all my hatred for Batman in 1 sentence.
I don’t hate him, I just dont consider him a hero.
Yes. Understandable. But you described MY hatred for him. An anti-hero constantly playing in a pool of and dictating the lives of actual heroes through means of toxicity, abuse, and manipulation. Batman is all round just a bad person, but yet still considered a hero… make it make sense.
Hey! I can’t force dc to do something it doesn’t want to do
I would say Batman is a hero, I would not say he is a superhero, has no powers, and most of villains have disabilities. For example Joker who suffers from Pseudobulbar affect, I could go on and on but you get the picture.
I sure do beat a lot of people with superpowers. Just yesterday I beat Dr. Fate in a fight with nothing but my bat-ball point pen.