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Batman was the bully

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By Brett RothenbergPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
Batman was the bully
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In popular culture, the characters of Batman and the Joker are often portrayed as polar opposites: the Dark Knight as the hero, and the Clown Prince of Crime as the villain. However, upon closer examination, it becomes clear that the roles of hero and villain should be reversed. Here are 10 reasons why Batman is the true villain, and the Joker is the hero.

Batman uses fear as a weapon. Batman's tactics of instilling fear in criminals is a key aspect of his crime-fighting strategy. However, fear is a destructive emotion that can cause more harm than good. The Joker, on the other hand, uses humor and chaos to disrupt the status quo, but never uses fear as a weapon.

Batman is a vigilante. Batman operates outside of the law, taking justice into his own hands. The Joker, meanwhile, is a criminal who works within the system, using his wit and intelligence to outsmart the law.

Batman's actions have unintended consequences. Batman's actions often lead to the destruction of property and loss of life, both of which have a negative impact on the community. The Joker, however, is more calculated in his actions, causing destruction only as a means to an end.

Batman is obsessed with his mission. Batman's quest to rid Gotham of crime consumes him, leading him to make questionable decisions. The Joker, on the other hand, is more balanced, always keeping his sense of humor and perspective.

Batman is a symbol of oppression. Batman's symbol, the bat, is a symbol of fear and oppression for many in Gotham. The Joker, on the other hand, is a symbol of rebellion and freedom.

Batman's methods are violent and extreme. Batman's use of violence and extreme tactics are often unnecessary and excessive. The Joker, meanwhile, uses non-violent methods to make his point.

Batman's wealth and privilege give him an unfair advantage. Batman's wealth and privilege allow him access to resources that the average person does not have, giving him an unfair advantage in his fight against crime. The Joker, meanwhile, is from the lower class and has had to fight for everything he has.

Batman's mental health is questionable. Batman's mental health is questionable, as he has a tendency towards violence and aggression. The Joker, on the other hand, is self-aware and in control of his actions.

Batman is a symbol of authority. Batman is often seen as a symbol of authority, which can be oppressive and restrictive. The Joker, meanwhile, is a symbol of anarchy and freedom.

Batman's ultimate goal is to maintain the status quo. Batman's ultimate goal is to maintain the status quo, which often means oppressing the marginalized and oppressed in society. The Joker, on the other hand, wants to disrupt the status quo, leading to a more equal and just society.

In conclusion, when examining the actions and motivations of Batman and the Joker, it becomes clear that the traditional roles of hero and villain should be reversed. Batman's actions and methods are often oppressive and harmful, while the Joker's actions and methods are disruptive and ultimately beneficial for society. It is time for society to re-evaluate its perceptions of these characters and acknowledge the Joker as the true hero and Batman as the true villain.

It's also worth noting that Robin, Batman's sidekick, can also be compared to the Joker in terms of their role in the story. While Robin is often portrayed as a loyal and helpful ally to Batman, the Joker is a chaotic and unpredictable force that challenges Batman's methods and beliefs. In a way, the Joker serves as a mirror to Batman, highlighting his flaws and questioning his actions. In this sense, the Joker is not only the hero in comparison to Batman, but also in comparison to Robin, who serves as a reinforcement of Batman's flawed beliefs and methods. The Joker forces Batman and the reader to question the status quo and consider alternative perspectives, while Robin serves as a reinforcement of the status quo.


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