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Old 03-27-2012, 07:52 AM   #99
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Default Re: Should this Superman kill? - Part 1

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Originally Posted by Rodrigo90 View Post
The thing with Begins was, Bruce said he wouldn't become a killer. Ducard was egging him on to kill him and was mocking Bruce for saving him in the first place.

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That view in Begins makes sense to THAT characterisation of Batman. He won't shoot a criminal to death, but he won't save them if he get's mocked for it, and he doesn't mind if he kills a criminal accidentally, because it wasn't intentional on his part. I'm sure there is a logic in there somewhere, but I can't find it

Superman doing something like that
"I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you"
It isn't him.

I could be persuaded that the specific line didn’t properly serve the context. It was rather clear that Batman couldn’t save Ducard – the train was about to crash, there was only time and the means for Batman to escape. So it might have been better if he had said: “I won’t kill you, but I can’t save you.” Essentially, that’s what was transpiring. I don't think Bats was goaded into anything by Ducard.

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