Ro-El wrote: ↑Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:50 pmThus continues the lesson. None of them are relatable just as you’ve said. I never said any of those guys are relatable either. There needs to be a suspension of belief. Batman is no more relatable than Superman just cause he’s human. The dude does not do humanly possible things. Batman is not relatable to me.Ninjak wrote: ↑Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:55 pmJessica Rabbit said it best, "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Meaning she's a fictional character and is whatever the writer or artist wants her to be.
Batman is no more a "farce" than other non-super characters like Indiana Jones, James Bond, Rambo, etc. Who have all survived as many impossibly dangerous situations as Batman (and then some). Because they are all fictional characters who can do things that would likely get a real person killed. But James Bond doesn't die in the first 5-minutes of the movie because then there would be no more James Bond movies. The same applies to Batman.
At least Batman gets the explanation of a lifetime of training, wearing body armor, and carrying an array of non-lethal weapons.
Let's face it - In real life, if you were a criminal pulling a robbery and a guy suddenly showed up dressed as a bat (possibly accompanied by a young boy in short pants and a yellow cape), instead of shaking in fear, you'd be shaking with laughter. Then you'd probably shoot them both. But as a reader (or movie goer) you "suspend your disbelief" and accept the situation as it is presented by the writer/artist/director, etc.
Thus endeth the lesson.
I was just joking about the "lesson" thing, btw, but honestly it sounds like you really don't like "comic-book" type heroes at all.
Here’s a story you might like.
John Dagger is an ex Navy Seal and martial arts master turned government super spy. He’s just learned there’s a meeting of a terrorist organization at an old warehouse down by the waterfront. Using his years of covert training and experience he sneaks into the meeting and faces down 20 armed men. He pulls out his twin uzis (one for each hand) and yell’s “Hold it scum! You’re all under arrest!” Then the terrorists immediately gun him down and he falls to the floor dead.
There you go. A nice realistic story with a very relatable protagonist. Too bad there won’t be any sequels.