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[-] [email protected] 115 points 7 months ago

The riddler is just a narcissist

The penguin is just short fat and ugly

Harley Quinn is just a ditz

The joker is just a sociopath

Catwoman (more of an anti hero than a villain) is just a dommy mommy

Mr freeze is just a smart dude with a dead wife

[-] [email protected] 80 points 7 months ago

I mean, yeah. Like ninety percent of Batman’s rogues gallery are just mob bosses with a gimmick. He’s a street level superhero, that’s about how much you can reasonably take on when your superpowers are martial arts and money.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 7 months ago

I dunno, Iron Man is pretty much just the money part without the martial arts, and he fought Thanos.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

So its something to do with how tony's parents raised him vs batman being an orphaned billionaire

Orphans lose again

[-] [email protected] 2 points 7 months ago

Lol the Tony that made the v1 suit would never have gone toe to toe with Thanos; he was too worried about his own ass. Tony learns what it means to sacrifice much later in life.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 7 months ago

Hell, Jason Statham was just an activist and singlehandedly took on a megalodon and swam unprotected underneath the Mariana's Trench by holding water in his nose. Bats and Stark really have to step it up as far as raw power.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 7 months ago

Lol what movie was that? Gonna have to check that out.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 6 months ago
[-] [email protected] 1 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Lol I actually watched that movie a few days ago because of this comment. He didn't swim underneath the Marianas Trench, but maybe that's in the sequel.

Edit: Just watched the sequel and can confirm he did swim underneath the Marianas Trench by holding water in his nose to avoid being crushed by the pressure.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 7 months ago

If your technology is good enough, you don't need super powers.

[-] [email protected] 34 points 7 months ago

And Batman is just a rich orphan

[-] [email protected] 30 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Riddler is a smart narcissist and in latest versions, apparently a twitch streamer. I find that part hilarious

Penguin is rich as hell and pretty much the only one who could rival Batman in terms of monetary power

Catwoman got athletics. Counts for something I guess.

And Mr Freeze is intensely augmented by his technology to a point of pseudo immortality and having a good mastery over his unique weapons. Honestly Mr Freeze is highly irregular

[-] [email protected] 5 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

I think that's the interesting thing about batman. He's just a dude.

Granted, he has a lot of money, but at the end of the day, he's just a dude, that enjoys solving mysteries. He's a hobbyist detective.

So yeah, all his villains are going to have similar abilities (Later they had the clay guy and croc and people with actual super powers). But the idea was for a guy that just liked solving crime.

And you have to make that memorable and go in on what's vogue at the time - so they made him have this whole bat identity. And ok, that adds an interesting back story, and similarly the villains need to be memorable too, but not super-powered.

So the villains, are some of the most interesting because they can't just do something because their super-powers granted them the ability, they have to actually think and plan and have interesting motives.

And two-face is either an agent of chaos or presldestination. And to my knowledge they never explore that, it's open to your interpretation.

Edit: batman also came out at a time when mental illness was really starting to affect society. Back in the day if you were mentally ill, they just called it evil, and put you to death. But then people started examining stuff like that and say "Hey, we might be able to help these people." So then you have the state-run looney bins which is rich soil for batman-type villains.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Nice character analysisation.

Would be a shame if they were to squander all that when they make him team up with a group of justice loving superheroes. We could call them the "justice League" and then make Batman bullshit OP because he has to keep up with superheroes and supervillains.

Good thing they would never do that to a setting that isn't based around superpowers, they would neeeveer do such a stupid idea

[-] [email protected] 2 points 7 months ago
[-] [email protected] 2 points 6 months ago

"just a dude" with elite ninja training

[-] [email protected] 0 points 6 months ago

Yeah, well as opposed to Superman, and the like, with actual super powers.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 7 months ago

Killer Croc is just a crocodile.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 7 months ago

Bane is just a disabled veteran

[-] [email protected] 48 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

To be fair, Anton Chigurh also flipped a coin to decide people's fate, and that dude was fucking terrifying. And he didn't even use a gun. Most of the time, anyway.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 7 months ago

The concept was the same, dude's essentially just one guy that anyone could kill, but he was always in the shadows just out of reach of Gotham PD. Wait...

[-] [email protected] 47 points 7 months ago
[-] [email protected] 2 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Irrelevant to what? The picture?

Time wasting? No such thing when it comes to channers

[-] [email protected] 37 points 7 months ago

He's just having fun and being chaotic. No need to be specifically evil with goals.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 7 months ago

Flipping a coin and abiding by its decision seems more rule oriented than chaotic to me

[-] [email protected] 14 points 7 months ago

Interesting edge case. He’s following this rule strictly but it’s based on chaos.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

The Riddler is a criminal whose MO is to leave clues behind. That makes him worse than an ordinary criminal.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 7 months ago

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[-] [email protected] 19 points 7 months ago
[-] [email protected] 12 points 7 months ago

too political

[-] [email protected] 5 points 7 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

How am I supposed to consider his position when that is anon's profile picture? Is he expecting to be taken seriously?

[-] [email protected] 7 points 6 months ago

>profile picture

Not sure how to be adequately enough condescending

[-] [email protected] 0 points 6 months ago

Wtf is with all these weeby 4channers and their anime pfps?

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