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Old 02-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: Do You Think Commissioner Gordan Suffers from Depression?

I think depression comes from a feeling of helplessness, which Gordon certainly would have had at the end of TDK. His greatest ally was forced to go on the run and essentially abandon him in a way. Harvey , his second greatest ally, kidnapped his son and completely snapped. Harvey abandoned Gordon for the darkside. Gordons wife packed up the kds and abandoned him as well. Maybe abandonment issues even fueled his depression further.

I think a big part of the Batman mythos is the psychology of the characters. They are all on edge and suffer some sort of mental afflction/disturbance. And i think it is a good catch on your part Shpati to recognize that our dear Comissioner Gordon is not exempt from this. The war on the mob turned war against homicidal clown prince of crime turned fight against former White Knight took its toll on poor Jim.

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