30 Days of Batman: Day 30
Why do you love Batman?
I’ve been siting with this question all day trying to figure out what to say. There’s many reasons that I love Batman, but I feel like so many of them would be cliches. Then I thought, cliches exist for a reason so why couldn’t I like him for those exact cliches?
First, he is everything we thrive to be. I don’t mean filthy rich, but I wouldn’t mind. I mean he is a man who pushes himself to his physical and mental extreme to better himself. He is never content with where he is and is always training, always fighting and always looking to better the lives around him.
He’s dark, but not depressing. Sure, his origins and identity start with his parents’ murder, but it shows that a person can overcome trauma. Granted, his way isn’t the healthiest, but it is a way. And it makes for an interesting character. Someone who is cold and frightening on the outside, but a truly compassionate and caring human being on the inside, who can make only a handful of people see the true him.
His is adaptable. I know this isn’t for all Batman fans, but one of the reasons I love him so is that he can be put in so many different mediums and work. And tonally, he has been goofy, serious, cheesy, dark, brooding, over the top, non-sensical and it has all worked for me to varying degrees. I enjoy the fact that it can make me laugh, make me cry, make me question life and all that comes with it.
He’s bad-ass. Let’s be honest, we also love him because he kicks so much ass. And he has amazing moments of insightful and complete douchery.
I love him because he is an amazing character who has entertained me in comics, movies, video games, animation, action figures, coloring books, theme park rides, music and so many other avenues.