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Old 01-28-2013, 08:03 PM   #422
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Default Re: The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - Part 143

Originally Posted by ThePhantasm View Post
Who knows? Blake is totally cool with letting Batman do the dirty work that the police can't, but then when Gordon admits that he and Batman together covered up the Two-Face murders, Blake freaks out and says Gordon's hands look totally dirty to him. For some reason this kid who has no issues with vigilante justice or with disobeying orders suddenly gets all self-righteous and judgmental.

Because Blake is just a film prop for the other characters like Wayne and Gordon to play off of. He isn't a real character, he's an "idea" floating around... the idea that anyone can become Batman. That's all Blake is. That's why Blake sucks.

There's a HUGE difference between the idea of vigilante justice and using a lie to justify the creation of measures that deny rights to citizens. Blake is a fan of the Batman because he inspires hope, whereas the act of lying to abuse the power of the law is exactly the kind of injustice Bruce set out to expunge. Both he and Blake are set to find justice, and clearly Blake does not think being shackled by the law is the most effective way given the way the film ends (he quits the force to pursue a means outside of the law).

"No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness." - Aristotle
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