Suggestion/Question Regarding the Crimes of Batman's Villains

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  1. myway Registered

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    Hi everyone. I was just thinking that it would be nice to see Batman take on some criminals whose crimes are a little more taboo. There are so many silent epidemics in this world and I think that it would be cool to see Batman take on a villain who dabbles in something along the lines of child abuse, sexual crimes, etc.. Does anyone know of any instances (from graphic novels perhaps) where Batman has encountered any of these crimes? Better yet, have any of the members of Batman's Rogues Gallery ever been known to commit such crimes?
     
  2. Katsuro Registered

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    I haven't read it myself, but I believe that in the graphic novel "Arkham Asylum", Mad Hatter is portrayed as a child molestor.
     
  3. batmaluco Run, Batman! Run!

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    yup.
     
  4. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    Hatter is way cooler as a brainwasher/mind controller if you ask me
     
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    I think Mad Hatter would be very interesting as a child molestor - and its the direction I want to see that character go. Its about the only villian I would want to see on Law and Order SVU.
     
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    It'd be a waste of good mind control material. Unless they did both.
     
  7. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    The two really don't cancel each other out.
     
  8. myway Registered

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    Exactly; it can be an added dimension to the character
     
  9. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    In TAS he was obsessed with a gal named Alice who didn't return his feelings, but for whom he had a screaming woodie. Make Alice under 18, and there you go.
     
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    Lol, that would be the greatest idea for a crossover ever. A Batman villain on an episode of Law and Order.

    On a related note, a friend told me he once saw a t-shirt for sale online which had the cast of Law and Order (not sure which one) walking alongside Batman. We've been unable to locate that shirt since, but oh how I wish i could find it.
     
  11. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    Damn. The Holy Grail!!! :eek:
     
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    I was told there will be a special episode of SVU airing on Scifi channel.

    Whats up with that? will there be aliens?
     
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    Mad Hatter should be a deranged child molester stuck in a timeless fantasy, like Alice in Wonderland. I think corrolates to real life [see Michael Jackson, who says he is Peter Pan.]

    I could see him in an all black trench with a long, tophat. He has light blonde hair that stucks out of it, and is very handsome. He could also carry around a copy of Alice in Wonderland, which he reads to his victims after the "act."
     
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    black trenchcoats are sooo 1999
     
  15. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    LOL. Yeah. Besides, Ashes, you just described a pedo Jack the Ripper. :(

    Digital ashes to ashes, digital dust to dust.
     
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  17. kenellard Guest

    while I think the idea of mad hatter as a child mollester would bring a very strong element of realism to a bat-film (much more than the current idea of realism, which seems to be "make everything boring") there's just no way it will happen.

    the current franchise is as much for kids as the previous one (Batman returns was a lot more risqué than Begins in that respect). Unfortunately for many fans, BB2 will be pg13 just like begins, so no child abuse or crowbar murders this time round
     
  18. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    I highly doubt that Mad Hatter's portray in AA, as a child molester won't adapt to film because of kids getting freighted anway most of you said that.
     
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    Oh, no. God forbid the little children to be scared. Poor children. No way.
     
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    i think this is a great idea, but as someone mentioned, it may be a little too "edgy" for the film franchise - but a great idea nonetheless. one instance where batman took on such crimes/criminals was actually in a novel by the name of "the ultimate evil" by andrew vachss. although the book wasn't that great (though it wasn't all that bad either), it did have some really fantastic elements to it. it may be exactly what you're looking for. an interesting (and out of the ordinary) take on the character and his "universe"...
     
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    i thought of another batman work, which again, sounds right up your alley. it is a graphic novel by the name of "night cries". it deals with child abuse and a serial killer that is offing the abusers. fantastic art also...
     
  22. kenellard Guest

    eh, yeah, exactly. :confused:

    unless you think kids should be exposed to child abuse onsceen, in a freaking superhero movie of all things
     
  23. El Payaso Registered

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    I don't think kids should be necessarily exposed to a superhero movie. Specially if that is an obstacle to tackle interesting stories.

    We're plenty of kiddie movies for them.
     
  24. kenellard Guest

    yeah but superhero movies are big-bucks, do you honestly think a studio would ever make an R-rated batman movie? simultaniously denying themselves of millions of dollars worth of merchandising revenue, not to mention box-office sales. there's just no way
     
  25. batmaluco Run, Batman! Run!

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    Agreed. :up:
    Scott Hampton did some great paintings in this book, awesome artwork.
     

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