Aquaman and Batman

#1 Posted by BlackWind (7051 posts) - - Show Bio

Both Orin and Bruce have lost their son at the hands of their enemy. They both dealt with it in different ways though. So, out of curiosity, who's loss of their son had a heavier impact on these two great heroes?

#2 Posted by insanepayne7 (19 posts) - - Show Bio

What are you talking about?

#3 Edited by AssertingValor (5410 posts) - - Show Bio

@insanepayne7 said:

What are you talking about?

batmans son died?

#4 Posted by VampireSelektor (749 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackWind said:

Both Orin and Bruce have lost their son at the hands of their enemy. They both dealt with it in different ways though. So, out of curiosity, who's loss of their son had a heavier impact on these two great heroes?

When you say Batman lost a son, are you referring to Jason Todd?

#5 Posted by BlackWind (7051 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, Jason. Sorry, I thought it was obvious what I meant.

#6 Posted by batshrine (1001 posts) - - Show Bio

Aren't the situations very different though?

One was a genetic son that was a baby, while the other was a ward that was fighting crime alongside Batman. So the impacts should totally be somewhat different. And this is where I stop because I don't know too much about Aquaman to really understand how these deaths shaped these characters. But wouldn't it be better to compare Tempest or Aquagirl to Jason Todd?

#7 Posted by SmashBrawler (5978 posts) - - Show Bio

@batshrine said:

Aren't the situations very different though?

One was a genetic son that was a baby, while the other was a ward that was fighting crime alongside Batman. So the impacts should totally be somewhat different. And this is where I stop because I don't know too much about Aquaman to really understand how these deaths shaped these characters. But wouldn't it be better to compare Tempest or Aquagirl to Jason Todd?

You're talking from a editorial standpoint, but I'm pretty sure it's much more emotionally crippling if your biological son dies than if your ward does.

Oh, and I'm pretty sure Aquaman barely cared about Aquagirl's and Tempest's deaths. I mean, Batman has Jason's Robin costume in a glass case display as a memorial to him and a reminder of what shouldn't happen ever again. Never saw this kind of treatment for these two from Arthur.

#8 Posted by serpent222 (319 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, as mentioned, those are clearly not the same situation, but they both did take a hard hit. It really did affect them differently, but I'm going to say Aquaman got hit harder. Jason's death is still a sore spot for Batman and it made him doubt things for a while, but he rebounded with Tim Drake and moved on. Not to mention, Jason came back, ultimately. Aquaman not only lost his son,but as a result lost his wife and became an outcast. He also seems to go off it on the crazy end, getting much more violent and touchy on the matter, also with the cutting off of his own hand business. Again, different situations, but Aquaman really took it harder, if you ask me.

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