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#14 - shrapnelleader (05/03/2013) [-]
Also, Alfred is one tough dude.

As an incredibly smart man himself and a good fighter, Alfred is not afraid to back down to anyone. Batman may have an aversion to guns, but Alfred....
User avatar #93 to #14 - killerblue (05/03/2013) [-]
Shot, that's the picture is the one where he is fighting the predator.
User avatar #16 to #14 - fatspartan ONLINE (05/03/2013) [-]
Isn't Alfred a retired British secret agent? (If I can find the episode with the evidence, I'll post it later)
#15 to #14 - tomthehippie (05/03/2013) [-]
In the Dark Knight comics he doesn't.
User avatar #17 to #15 - shrapnelleader (05/03/2013) [-]
Sure, but obviously different writers/artists have all sorts of takes on Batman.
#19 to #17 - tomthehippie (05/03/2013) [-]
True enough. I always liked the Dark Knight series the best, because it seems the most realistic.

The cops are after him cause he fucking kills every criminal he can. He's not some fucking depressed boyscout like most comics or shows make him, he's the motherfucking Dark motherfucking Knight. He's not here to be admired or for people to like him; he's here to strike fear in to the hearts of any piss ant piece of shit who even thinks of victimizing another person.

In that series he's a true antihero; not a dark hero, but a hero who uses the tools normally used by villains to protect those who can't protect themselves.
#120 to #19 - anonymous (05/03/2013) [-]
Killing = Anti-Batman
User avatar #21 to #19 - shrapnelleader (05/03/2013) [-]
At the same time, though, I don't think the older versions of Batman are far off from realistic when regarding the Bat himself.

There's something about the refusal to stoop to criminal methods that always came off to me as more powerful than boyscoutish. Aside from vowing to do good despite the fact that it would never be enough, he also had a somewhat psychological imperative to do so, due to his tragic past. It went deeper than "I do it for revenge and because I can."

Granted, I've not read the Dark Knight series personally, but from what I have read, Batman always stepped that line between justice and vigilanteism, but usually never strayed far to either side. That, to me, was what made him such a relatable and empathetic character.
#22 to #21 - tomthehippie (05/03/2013) [-]
Definitely a good point. And I see where you are coming from.

I guess, personally, it just seemed more powerful that in the Dark Knight Batman didn't care about his own life, his own morals, his own health; he wanted to become a symbol of fear to any and all who would victimize another. He wanted to make criminals scared to break the law, and to do that, was willing to go to any lengths.
User avatar #51 to #22 - shrapnelleader (05/03/2013) [-]
That's the awesome thing about Batman.

With his vendetta, writers can do a lot with the how and why.
#172 to #51 - tomthehippie (05/03/2013) [-]
Yeah. I hear you there.
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