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Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

If Batman doesn't have powers, why is he considered a superhero?

Asked by Aesthetic_Mess (7887points) December 8th, 2010

And part of the Justice League?

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marinelife's avatar

Because he can perform feats of strength and agility beyond those of ordinary mortals.

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CyanoticWasp's avatar

That car, that fortune, that bat-cave. If I had that car (or if I could pull of the ‘utility belt’ look) then even I could be a superhero. Of course, I’d need a secret location to drive from; I couldn’t leave it in the driveway, with the snowblower and lawn tractor taking its place in the garage, and I couldn’t even drive it out of the garage, could I? What good is a mask and cape and ‘secret identity’ if the neighbors can hear you rev up and, “Oh, there goes ‘Batman’ again. When’s he going to stay home and rake his leaves, I wonder?”

buckyboy28's avatar

Imagine if Warren Buffett went to the gym and bulked up a bit, and then spent his fortune on awesome gadgets to fight criminals for the greater good of mankind.

Pretty awesome, right?

Winters's avatar

He’s rich, intelligent, cunning, in peak physical condition, along with a mastery of close quarter combatives. All of these attributes allow him to go toe to toe with many super villains and superheroes.

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TrkReznor's avatar

Well a hero is like a firefighter saving a couple of people from a fire or getting a cat out of a tree. A hero is busting a big drug dealer or pedophile. A super hero is a man who spends his entire life with a hatred for criminals. He trains, he plans, he builds. He goes out every single night risking his life in ways unimaginable. With this, he is a super hero.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Uhhh because he’s fucking awesome….. clearly

filmfann's avatar

If for no other reason, because he has kicked Superman’s ass several times.

boffin's avatar


Nuff said. . .

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

God! It’s just Batman… You guys are acting like it’s Race Bannon or somebody cool.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

@filmfann When did he “kick Superman’s ass?”

filmfann's avatar

Off hand, I remember he beat Supe’s in The Dark Knight Returns, the best comic book/graphic novel ever.

Winters's avatar

@filmfann I beg to differ, the best batman comic is either Devil’s Riddle or Devil’s Masque.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Kicked his ass in Red Son too

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