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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.

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May 3, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 16 Comments