Re: Let The Hero Lose.
Bats did lose in both of the later installments of the trilogy. Even though WE was able to manufacture an antidote to Crane's fear toxin, Bats was still unable to prevent it from being deployed. Think about all of the innocent civilians who were tripping in the worst possible way...
"Johnny Storm's a good-hearted kid, sure, but he has the attention span of a toaster, and he leads with his face; in Johnny's undisciplined mind, there's only a single synapse between thinking and doing. The Avengers' battle cry is "Avengers Assemble"; the Fantastic Four's is "Johnny, WAIT!"----Mark Waid