Thursday, November 8, 2012
This Case Is Closed-ish
Actually that brings up an interesting point that brings it back around to Batman eventually. Thinking of all the cases that Stick Guy P.I. may or may not have just closed because he wanted lunch, this would create a potential wing of the local prison with guys that have something against the 'stache. That's the point at which I think of Batman's rogues gallery.
I was listening to a podcast earlier today that brought up the point that Batman is unique as a super hero in that most heroes are a reaction to an inciting incident. They then make it through the other side and find themselves changed and ready to take on graver and larger threats. Batman inciting incident was post-traumatic stress and guilt as a result of small-time crime. Instead of joining the police force though, he escalated things and was actually on the scene before his villains were. The Joker, Two-Face, Killer Croc, Clayface, the list goes on and on of super-powered baddies that only seem to stick around in Gotham because Batman won't relent. The idea of a hero that spawns enemies is fairly unique on the scale that Batman is responsible for, yet rarely do you truly feel a sense of guilt from the Caped Crusader about that fact. Granted, it's not really something he could do much about it would just be nice to see him acknowledge it maybe once in awhile. My favorite sociopath could use a little more self-awareness.
Hoping the weather cooperates with us this weekend, we're going hiking and maybe cow tipping! One of those things is false, you choose.
Punch it, Chewie!