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The super Super-Hero

When I was younger Hulk was always my favorite super-hero. Because my brother had already picked Superman.
Yeah, I didn’t put much thought into it.

For my grown up life though, Batman is my favorite super-hero. He doesn’t have any super-powers but :
“Batman is a superhero because he fights crime and has a special car (i.e., the Batmobile).
A superhero isn’t necessarily defined by his powers, but rather, his zeal for fighting crime.”

By which definition James Bond should also then fall into the category of super-hero.

Batman and Bond beat the others BECAUSE they don’t have superpowers but still battle the baddies. That’s a whole lot of hard work put into becoming a crime-fighting machine. Not some magical gift that makes it easier, but rather the result of a deliberate decision to combat bad stuff.

Why Batman over Bond though? Because he’s just that much more humble, he uses the alter-ego, whilst crafting the true man to be a bit of a jerk just to throw people off, he doesn’t womanize like Bond, and he doesn’t trash his car as often. And Bond looks like he does it because he enjoys it, Batman looks like he does it because it needs to be done.

When I grow up, I want to be like Batman.


May 3, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. SF at 10:34 on 03 May
    batman tends not to have any overt weaknesses like superman(kryptonite) and bond(women). but then batman and bond both drive far better cars than superman. and bond works is a special agent so has influence from the State but both batman and superman are independent in that sense. thats why bond is less of a super hero in my books than compared to superman and batman.

    but batman, beyond his noble intentions, is restricted in how much and what he can do – so for me, superman is more of a global hero whereas batman is confined to the area of gotham city AND he cant do it on his own, he has a sidekick!

    thanks to tom welling though, i will always be biased to superman.

    Comment by zubairhabib | May 3, 2009 | Reply

  2. Riyaad: u seem to be more of the joker type

    me: the joker

    wanted chaos for chaos sake

    thts just dark man
    2:45 PM
    Riyaad: he is much deeper than that

    he wanted to test the humanity that we all claim to preach

    he tested the soul

    me: aah

    thru chaos?

    Riyaad: the essence of our being

    me: good take

    good take
    2:46 PM
    dint factor that in

    Riyaad: if it wasnt for chaos then there wouldnt be a true test

    same with our religion

    hell = chaos

    jannah = ease and everything we want
    2:47 PM
    so we do what we do to stay away from hell i/e chaos

    but whats happens when chaos comes to us

    and we have to make the “right” choice

    will we still be so noble as we claim to be

    or will our true inner self shine through

    deep man

    the joker is deep

    me: deep dude

    but ur saying he is satan

    thts all

    post it

    let ppl benefit
    2:48 PM
    Riyaad: u can go ahead and post it

    i have a ton of thigns to post :-S

    me: no

    i wont

    its fine

    Riyaad: i dont think he is satan…

    satan wont push you test the good in you

    satan will corrupt u
    2:49 PM
    the joker didnt corrupt

    he create scenarios

    but still have u the choice

    and some ppl failed and became corrupted

    others still chose the good
    2:51 PM
    go watch the movie again

    Comment by zubairhabib | May 3, 2009 | Reply

  3. i despise bond
    3:15 PM
    me: y

    cos hes arrogant

    Flame: but guys like batman dont win my vote either

    me: too full of himself?

    Flame: take their lot too seriously

    me: wats wrong with batman

    Flame: we’re all battling something

    we don’t act all brrody and important because of it

    i don’t like superhero’s moods

    even harry potter had moods
    3:16 PM
    me: ur a purist


    its dramatised

    to reflect daily struggles

    and no, we dont battle like batman does

    he battles his own battle

    and external
    3:17 PM
    Flame: we try dont we

    the internal and the external are not two seperate entities tho

    one cannot metamorphosize without an effect on the other
    3:18 PM
    people say islam has rituals

    those rituals are external but they create internal reformation

    Comment by zubairhabib | May 3, 2009 | Reply

  4. batmans a muller…:P

    Comment by mariam | May 3, 2009 | Reply

  5. nice to see this less serious blog, you’re way too serious these days, more like bat-uncle than batman 😉

    Comment by Shakira | May 5, 2009 | Reply

  6. oh, and as for my favourite, its gotta be spiderman, the dude is witty

    Comment by Shakira | May 5, 2009 | Reply

  7. The HULK is still my man!i mean superhero…whatever;)

    Comment by fay | May 6, 2009 | Reply

  8. james bond should be captured and tried for crimes against womanry.

    Comment by fugstar | May 19, 2009 | Reply

  9. I am BATMAN boss. Haaties

    Comment by Ned | May 20, 2009 | Reply

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  11. A friend of mine asked me this question when i was about 15….”Who is your fav superhero?” and I answered “Never thought of it” he said “mine is Batman” and had the same reasons as you. I never really furthered my relationship with that oke but now i relise i could have learnt a lot from him. I guess you could say he was a think tank.

    Comment by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 | Reply

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