Originally Posted by Ponyboy
The consensus seems to be that you're not wholly correct. And again, the latter part above in bold doesn't prove hatred. Professional boxers take out their aggression in the ring against an opponent and pummel the crap out of them. Doesn't mean they hate them. Batman beats the dickens outta the Joker time after time and doesn't kill him. Why? If he hated the Joker, he'd probably kill him right? I think it's because Batman has to believe that you can come back from the brink of that kind of madness. He has to believe you can be reformed. He might break someone's nose to make them see that, but that doesn't mean his use of violence (which is warranted) equates to hatred. After all, these villains aren't afraid of the cops... he uses the Batman persona to strike fear. Nowhere in that formula does hatred necessarily enter in. You can theorize and ponder that part of it all you want, but there's isn't proof. And we all know proof is in the pudding. Mmm.... pudding... gloglogloglog...
Oh yes, breaking the nose seems a good way to show someone the erroneous of his behaviour. Do you know the doctrine which is based on that principle? The fascism, and it has proved to be a fantastic way to organise society...
And the comparison between Batman and the rest of superheroes isn't valid for two reasons: 1- he doesn't have powers, so he moves in a realistic plane most of his "colleagues" don't; 2- he has a traumatic origin (unlike Green Arrow, for example) which explains his behaviour like part of a serious psychological disorder where anger and hatred play an important part.
For the rest I totally agree with the posts of Anita.