I am proud to call myself “The biggest die hard Batman fan!” You guys heard that. But you can’t quiz me on the details of the episodes of its Cartoon Network shows or the illustrations on the Batman comics so far.
Batman stands as a symbol of fighting against crimes and bringing justice to the citizens of Gotham City in the DC universe. Fans, in particular, revere the character that Bob Kane created with his meticulous precision in the development of the character and the portrayal of the events unfolded in the Batverse thereby being strongly linked with our reality. Batman, Wayne, Gordon, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Ra’s Al Ghul, Talia and Two-Face/Dent are characters whose psychologies strongly resemble the authentic human world. For example, Batman’s stand against crime adhering to his principles to never ever kill anyone in doing so is an exemplary attitude that policemen alike, or anyone who gets involved in enforcing laws, can practice in their duties. Joker, on the other hand, is largely a resemblance of the ego that we manifest in every events of our lives. Joker’s character hints at the psychotic side of our lives as we try to get over our megalomaniac realms of life. More of such stand out characteristics are discussed in detail on this video.
For me, Batman stands out as a source of inspiration. I have been a big fan of Batman since my childhood when Batman and Robin took to the center stage often in the Cartoon Network series or when I was too addicted in playing its video games. Although I watched almost all of the other cartoons, there was none that appealed like Batman did. The husky Batman tone, Alfred Pennnigton’s dedication to Master Wayne, Lucius Fox’s captivating managerial skills and Commissioner Gordon’s depiction of Batman as the one who would restore justice are typical characteristics pertaining to the reasons most people enjoy watching Batman. And so do I.
Bruce Wayne, a billionaire philanthropist, claims to be a savior of corrupted Gotham City as he struggles to bring law and order to the place. I share moments of ecstasies as he demonstrates the reasons he is by far the best fictional character who ought to be real. Batman’s professionalism on garnering all the martial arts, his mastery of dialects in Russian, Mandarin, French, German to name a few and the best of all, the wit he gathers to outsmart almost anyone are some of the typical Batman moments that leaves me wanting for more. Moreover, Bruce’s intellect drives him to create sophisticated weapons in a limited time frame that would take years for people like us to put our hands on.
Batman instills confidence to take our chances at anything and have a go in our lives. There’s something about Batman’s world that leaves us crazy every time we try to decode what’s in store in the show. He steals the spotlight in solving mysteries, designing and inventing intricate machines, and thrusting an adrenaline rush every time I watch him. Sometimes, I pretend to be Batman myself and copy his signature tone to impress the crowd. Other times, I become so mad at the franchise that every time he has a guest appearance in other cartoons, Scooby-Doo to cite an example, I am supercharged and am forced to yell in honor of my favorite character.
After Christopher Nolan directed the “Batman Trilogy” starring Christian Bale, the franchise took onto a whole new level. Fans were delighted that the movie justified the character and were particularly impressed at the way Nolan balanced other characters’ parts in the plot. For me, it too was the best thing that could ever happen in my life. Yeah, in my life! Because the way Nolan intertwined Hans Zimmer’s soundtracks, it was too awesome. Whenever disputes arose among Batman and Ironman fans in my batch, we used the stunning plots and the gripping soundtracks to put the debate in our favor. Sometimes, the disputes nearly turned into a row as tensions arose between the two groups.
Even in the Justice League, Batman is the best of them all. Whenever Superman or Martian Manhunter are out of ideas, they depend on Batman’s intelligence. And as a fan, you are too delighted to share the moment. The JLA series that was aired on Cartoon Network had promising reviews and the show ended with applause from fans worldwide. But, I still feel emotional as it failed to develop the relationship that Batman had with Wonder Woman.
The best portrayal that I have seen of Batman and one which appeals in a comical way are the videos published by the You tube channel “How It Should Have Ended” The video’s filled with professional Batman voice and a lot of funny conversations with Superman. But Batman stands out because as he himself justifies: “Because I’m Batman!”.
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