Should Batman be powered down

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  1. ShadowBoxing

    ShadowBoxing Well-Known Member

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    I'm not kidding about this.
    Batman current stats are that he can bench 725, he is an olympic level athlete in EVERY event (does this mean he is a good sychronised swimmer). and that he is the world's smartest man (I shortened this bio by a lot)

    He by 17 had 4 third degree black belts and started lifting at age 12 (which would mean in real life he would get past being 4 foot 5 in his life, lifting that young stunts your growth).

    Don't you think its time they powered him down a little, maybe even retconned his origin a little to make his trainning seem slightly more--oh I don't know--believable
     
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  2. Arkady Rossovich

    Arkady Rossovich Well-Known Member

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    Batman has no super powers.He should not be "powered down",he is one of the only successful heros who can go anywhere without powers.
     
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  3. The Question

    The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    He can bench 725? But there was a story in which he became addicted to steroids after he couldn't save a person who was traped under a 400 pound beam. And if he could bench 725, he's be way more riped than he's usually drawn. He'd have muscles like beach balls.
     
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    batnkevlar Well-Known Member

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    He couldn't save the girls life cuz he couldn't lift a boulder, causing the girl to drown... he got addicted to a form of Venom steroid...
     
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    I'd say yes. He's way too "powerful," and I don't mean in terms of his strength. I mean this whole "everyone fears Batman," world's greatest scientist, master of all martial arts, prep time invinciblility, uber-high-tech costume bull****.

    I'd say it's long past time to portray him as NORMAL for a while. Remember those detective skills? That used to mean something. Now it's just a minor aspect to his character, which has been overshadowed by the above-mentioned stuff.

    Batman needs to eat some humble pie for a good long time.
     
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  6. PaleRider

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    yeah I can agree that I'm getting alittle tired of the fact that just about everyone in the DCU "fears" him, thats alittle old. But I don't think his the worlds smartest man.
     
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  7. batnkevlar

    batnkevlar Well-Known Member

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    He's not supposed to be the world's smartest man... he's the best detective though... he sees connections other people don't see... he can fight, too, which is cool... and yes, i think he should be more of a detective... but he is still genius level... imagine this: if you had no social life, you coyuld easily devote your whole life to certain trades... that's what he did... so time is not really an issue...
     
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    CobraCommander Well-Known Member

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    Whatever you want to believe. I just hate Batman as he is now.
     
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  9. The Question

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    Personally, I think Batman should be written as "a Jack of all trades, but a master of none." He's good at alot of stuff (fighting, detective skills, forensics), but he aint necesairlily da best.
     
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  10. CConn

    CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    No, Batman should not be powered down.

    And yes, I'm only saying that because I'm a Batman fan. :o
     
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  11. Spike_x1

    Spike_x1 Get off my bandwagon!

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    I like Batman just the way he is. The stories in his books are still entertaining to me, so I don't see any need for change.
     
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  12. Lackey

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    hey yo its sean Well-Known Member

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    Jesus Christ, he just got the s**t beat out of him by Superman. Maybe he should get "powered down," so next time, instead of being in critical condition, he can just die.

    Even if does have the skills, it seems that everyone else is just as brilliant a tactician, detective, fighter, etc. So why does it even matter?

    In short, no, he shouldn't have his non-existant powers downgraded.
     
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  14. Brian Braddock

    Brian Braddock R.I.P. '96 Y.N.W.A.

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    Batman should always be an absolute badass. The hardest non -powered hero in the DC unverse - One person you would definately think twice about messing with. It's up to the villains to raise their game if they want to get past Bats.
     
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  15. The Leaguer

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    I don't think he should be "powered down," he should just stop winning bull**** fights that he has no business winning.
     
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  16. Lackey

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    like?
     
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  17. The Leaguer

    The Leaguer Well-Known Member

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    Exactly
     
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  20. Lackey

    Lackey Well-Known Member

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    yeah, that's the one I was thinking of, but I couldn't think of any others
     
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  21. Assassin

    Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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  22. hippie_hunter

    hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    No because many people are better than him in many fields:

    Deathstroke is a better tactitican

    Lady Shiva, Batgirl, Richard Dragon, and the Bronze Tiger are better martial artists

    Mr. Miracle is a better escape artist

    Green Arrow, Arsenal, Connor Hawke, and Arrowette have better aim than him

    Dr. Mid-Nite has better knowledge than him at medicine

    Bane is stronger than him, even without the Venom

    The list can go on and on
     
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  23. Lackey

    Lackey Well-Known Member

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    I gotta add to that, it wasn't just him, it was him and Nightwing.

    should we power down Nightwing too?




    Now I agree with you that they shouldn't have won that fight, but I don't think it justifies powering down either of them.
     
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  24. The Leaguer

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    I don't know about Arrowette.
     
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  25. batman44

    batman44 Go Speed GO

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    I wish he use more of his detective skills than asking Oracle for info. Also I wouldn't his attitude to change some, he's way too rude and tough with everyone.
     
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