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Old 09-25-2013, 09:41 PM   #84
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Default Re: "...a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent": Does this not worry anyone els

Originally Posted by Shikamaru View Post
Little? Based on everything we are hearing, Batman will not be a "little" older than Superman.

They don't need to have the exact same birthdays and start on the same day, or anything like that. They have to remain around the same age and experience level. Maybe Bruce is a little bit older, maybe Clark is. Maybe Bruce started a bit earlier, maybe Clark did.
I'm just playing Devil's Advocate. I'm in your camp; I prefer them to be about the same age, and to be learning and stumbling along together.

And I'm trying to stay positive. I don't know if you noticed, but I really have a very sunny personality.

Every single part would make someone like me look as if they're jumping the gun too much when separated from context and from all the other facts. "Weary" as a single word description by itself? Kinda suspicious, but we don't even know what that even means. "Weary" combined with all the other descriptions we've used plus everything else we've been hearing from Snyder and WB separately? At that point, "weary" goes from "kinda suspicious" to "really suspicious".

Creating such big gap between their age and experience goes beyond just the idea of them being equals. It also changes their dynamic. Two 30 year old men with around the same level of experience have an entirely different relationship than a 30 year old man with a 40 year old man do (with that 40 year old man having done this since he was 30). They might still be close, but it still won't be the exact same relationship. You've essentially created an entirely new dynamic. There will always be an element of "mentor/older brother" in there. Imagine if they did the same thing to the Raphael/Leonardo dynamic of the TMNT. It's really a shame IMO, since the classic Batman/Superman dynamic is one of the best dynamics in all of comics.
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