Here’s one hell of an important question: why is Batman one of the best heroes and why is he an even better man?
For me, it’s like this: He pulls on the mask and he’s no longer Bruce Wayne; he’s now Batman and he can’t afford to show his fear or his uncertainty. It’s what allows him to face Gods and Demons without even flinching. All he can do his channel his rage and skills into protecting the innocent.
And by that I mean he pulls more $$$ into DC/ WBD than all the other properties put together. So his fans want to see him look good against everyone else. He must beat everyone else, look cooler than everyone else and all others must pay homage or Batman’s fans will riot.
There’s this part in Paradise Lost (and I’m probably going to misremember it a bit) where Satan is battling an angel, but Satan loses every time. The reason for this is that God creates the rules of the universe, so, because God opposes Satan and favors the angel, there is no way Satan can win no matter how mighty or clever he is.
That is why Batman is so “powerful.” Because the rules of the DC Universe favor him based on how much money he brings into the brand, he cannot lose. “God” is on his side.
The very pain that propelled him to become Batman in the first place, is also motivating him to become a perfectionist. He HAS TO be better than everybody in order to save little Bruce Wayne over and over again.
Because he has no power, and knows alot of fighting moves, and he’s a great Detective, much like Sherlock Holmes.
Also he has so many great villains that he has to deal with.
And if he needs help, he got alot of good sidekick to help him out.
I really can’t find anything bad about him…
Ok so he has one terrible movie, beside that, for 84 years his adventures still continues and he doesn’t seem like he’ll be slowing down anytime soon.
Not sure if being very smart can be considered a power. Using technology does increase powers a lot. For example, even Jim Gordon can become very powerful inside a bat armor. With technology, lex luthor is powerful enough to fight superman.
I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that, unlike many heroes, Batman was born out of trauma, namely his parents’ murders. That trauma propelled him to become the best person he can be. He trained for years and used his fortune to create gadgets to assist him in crimefighting. Even his moral code is affected by his trauma. At least in most interpretations of the characters (and I know there are exceptions), he won’t use guns because that’s how his parents were killed. He has a code against killing. In the end, I think Batman is one of the best heroes out there because he holds himself to a higher standard than most.