History Headscratchers / Batman

11th Jun '17 8:56:23 PM SteveMB
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*** The original "Mad Love" comic book made it pretty clear that Harley [[SexForService traded sexual favors for grades]] and suggested that she wasn't interested in actually learning, just "getting her ticket punched" with a degree so she could become a pop-psychiatry author and/or media celebrity. Those elements were left out of the [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE21MadLove animated series adaptation]]. That said, she's clearly smarter than she looks, but (usually) knows better than to anger Mistah J by showing him up.

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*** The original "Mad Love" comic book made it pretty clear that Harley [[SexForService [[SexForServices traded sexual favors for grades]] and suggested that she wasn't interested in actually learning, just "getting her ticket punched" with a degree so she could become a pop-psychiatry author and/or media celebrity. Those elements were left out of the [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE21MadLove animated series adaptation]]. That said, she's clearly smarter than she looks, but (usually) knows better than to anger Mistah J by showing him up.
11th Jun '17 8:55:27 PM SteveMB
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*** The original "Mad Love" comic book made it pretty clear that Harley [[SexForService traded sexual favors for grades]] and suggested that she wasn't interested in actually learning, just "getting her ticket punched" with a degree so she could become a pop-psychiatry author and/or media celebrity. Those elements were left out of the [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE21MadLove animated series adaptation]]. That said, she's clearly smarter than she looks, but (usually) knows better than to anger Mistah J by showing him up.
11th Jun '17 8:36:44 PM SteveMB
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*** Also, Ra's motivation is to ''restore and protect'' the Earth's ecosystem from the damage caused by humanity. Poison Ivy would ''radically alter'' the balance of nature if she were able to fully indulge her plant obsession. Their goals aren't really "extremely similar" at all.
11th Jun '17 6:51:38 PM SteveMB
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** The Joker is supposed to symbolize the ridiculousness of a man dressing up as a bat and fight crime. He
points this out frequently. I find him to be the proper arch-nemesis to Batman; they're both equally crazy, except that one of them is functionally so.

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** The Joker is supposed to symbolize the ridiculousness of a man dressing up as a bat and fight crime. He
He points this out frequently. I find him to be the proper arch-nemesis to Batman; they're both equally crazy, except that one of them is functionally so.
10th May '17 1:53:05 PM andypoe
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*** This made more sense in the Golden Age. They were walking home from the movies along Park Row because that's where they lived. Bruce Wayne purchased Wayne Manor as an adult. Multiple retellings and retcons drain the sense of this origin story.
28th Apr '17 2:47:26 PM tafelshrew
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** There's a pre-Crisis story where Batman visits a parallel universe that's twenty years behind his and saves that universe's Thomas and Martha Wayne; young Bruce is inspired by Batman's heroism and dedicates his life to becoming a superhero. If Thomas (or Martha) had stopped Joe Chill, maybe Bruce would have grown up to fight crime as the Philanthropist or something.


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** Gotham literally had a demon bound into its foundations since around the War of Independence up until some time in the Nineties. That probably explains most questions about the city.
17th Apr '17 12:49:32 PM trixus
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** Real talk, Joker isn't that special in the Rogue gallery to have Batman remove his one kill rule for him. Penguin, Scarecrow and even Zsasz killed as much innocents as Joker and aren't redeemable (Batman working with Penguin as intel broker must be a slap to the face of every lives he ruined and took because he has money and keeps it sporadic compared to Joker). If Batman kills Joker there is no reason why the other mass murderers gets a pass. So Batman would end up killing so many of them he will snap, it's not a slippery slope to think killing one psycho in a clown make up is different from killing another psycho covered in scars. When Batman removes his rule for Darkseid, now that makes sense since he isn't human and nothing short of lethal force can stop him while Joker can be punched in the face and restrained.
9th Apr '17 3:22:09 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** Well, in ''Joker'' he's somehow managed to ''convince'' the Arkham Asylum release panel that he's sane. It's implied that he was faking it ("Where's the best place for a lunatic to hide? In-sanity!") and plus, well, it's Arkham. They're not exactly exemplars of the psychiatric profession there.
7th Apr '17 9:25:06 PM Rubber_Lotus
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*** In some retellings, most notably ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', ''Bruce'' was the one who (accidentally) led his family down the alley, because he was too busy play-acting Zorro to pay attention to where he was going.
3rd Apr '17 8:46:26 PM Luppercus
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** There is a comic that has Batman actually defending the Joker in court arguing that the Joker is crazy and can not be held criminally responsible for his actions. Which I think is the issue, he honestly think that a crazy person is not really guilty and applies the same with other crazy criminals like Posion Ivy. He is not as "nice" with non-crazy criminals like the Penguin and Ra's al'Ghul. If I recall correctly in some comics he causes directly or indirectly the death of Ra's al'Ghul during the final fight ala James Bond. On the second thing, you have a point.

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** There is a comic that has Batman actually defending the Joker in court arguing that the Joker is crazy and can not be held criminally responsible for his actions. Which I think is the issue, he honestly think thinks that a crazy person is not really guilty and applies the same with other crazy criminals like Posion Ivy. He is not as "nice" with non-crazy criminals like the Penguin and Ra's al'Ghul. If I recall correctly in some comics he causes directly or indirectly the death of Ra's al'Ghul during the final fight ala James Bond. On the second thing, you have a point.
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