Is Batman REALLY a street character?

#1 Edited by Wolfrazer (7682 posts) - - Show Bio

Hm? I suppose perhaps, at a point in time he was a street character but at the moment they made him with the JL he went from street to superhero in an instant. More to that point is, it seems even before that he was never truly a street character anyway...what street character needs to know all the things Batman knows if they are just fighting a bunch of thugs? Now I know Batman has a few super villains as enemies, but they are really low in terms of their power(at least compared to the bigger ones) so its not that much of a stretch that Batman would be able to beat them all. Batman stopped being a street character when superheroes/villains like Superman and Darkseid were introduced a street character is pretty much worthless in a fight and so the writers improved Batman and took him from a street character fighting the Joker to a superhero being able to fight Darkseid without getting destroyed by the god. 
 
So theres my thoughts, Batman isn't a street character anymore he went beyond that. AM NOT SAYING ITS A BAD THING, its just...I dunno I guess its kinda hard for me to see him go from 
 
Batman fighting thugs and the like----to--- Batman fighting some big super powered beings. 
 
and still try to wrap my head around that he is still a street level character.

#2 Posted by Batnandez (511 posts) - - Show Bio

he's like spiderman

#3 Posted by KraytRawk (628 posts) - - Show Bio

The only reason he can even tangle with foes that high is because of his intelligence and preperations skills. Otherwise he IS just a street leveler..

#4 Edited by Wolfrazer (7682 posts) - - Show Bio
@KraytRawk said:

The only reason he can even tangle with foes that high is because of his intelligence and preperations skills. Otherwise he IS just a street leveler..

Which with his intelligence and prep skills, is the reason why he isn't a street leveler.
#5 Posted by Cap10nate (2731 posts) - - Show Bio

I look at it the same way as with Cap or Spiderman. In his own books, he is a street leveler. He goes against Joker, Two Face, Bane, Croc, Scarecrow, etc. Occasionally, he may step out and face a higher being in his solo book, but it is rare. However, his skills add to a team like the JL which enable him to help with threats like Darkseid. Same as with Cap going against Thanos. He couldn't do it himself but he could lead the Avengers with abilities to create the plan that does beat him.

#6 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

Agreed I watched JLU here the other day.. Hes doing fairly well i might add

#7 Posted by Sufferthorn (1738 posts) - - Show Bio

@Cap10nate said:

I look at it the same way as with Cap or Spiderman. In his own books, he is a street leveler. He goes against Joker, Two Face, Bane, Croc, Scarecrow, etc. Occasionally, he may step out and face a higher being in his solo book, but it is rare. However, his skills add to a team like the JL which enable him to help with threats like Darkseid. Same as with Cap going against Thanos. He couldn't do it himself but he could lead the Avengers with abilities to create the plan that does beat him.

#8 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman is primarily a street-level character.

#9 Posted by entropy_aegis (15443 posts) - - Show Bio

Deathstroke is a street level character,Wolverine is a street level character,Azrael(JPV) is a street level character.Street level has so many categories that you're gonna have to be more specific.

#10 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

My two cents: Bats is an all around guy... thats what makes him interesting! the very FACT that he doesnt have superpowers makes him so, that he can rise to the challenge if anything super overpowered major thing is gonna happen he has everything going on for him!

#11 Edited by Alexander505 (2177 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman is above this. Of course, not on a physical level, but on an intellectual and technology level.

#12 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

His only weakness I would say is, that if villains know his true identity hes screwed..

#13 Posted by Tunsieon (316 posts) - - Show Bio

@FatihBATMAN said:

His only weakness I would say is, that if villains know his true identity hes screwed..

Because as we all know that Hugo Strange, Hush, and Dr. Hurt all have beaten Batman time and time again. He has never won a fight against any of them...

#14 Posted by GrandSymbiote94 (11723 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly think Batman should've died years ago.

#15 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

@GrandSymbiote94 elaborate please? :O

#16 Posted by LightningTiger2190 (106 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce is street level because he wants to be. He has shown that if need be he could whip out some high tech stuff that would put him on a more even playing field with the heavy hitters. He just likes to stay in his lane.

#17 Posted by darktiger (4626 posts) - - Show Bio

@FatihBATMAN said:

Agreed I watched JLU here the other day.. Hes doing fairly well i might add

yeah he is my favorite character,and he is doing very well

#18 Posted by matchesmalone21 (9182 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tunsieon: What a f..?? you read comics?

#19 Posted by Tunsieon (316 posts) - - Show Bio

@matchesmalone21 said:

It was sarcasm.

#20 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8869 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman has many versions. The street level Batman in his own comics. The super-powered version of JLA comics, etc.

#21 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends how much prep he has. XP

#22 Posted by PurpleCandy (791 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crom-Cruach said:

Batman has many versions. The street level Batman in his own comics. The super-powered version of JLA comics, etc.

This

#23 Posted by BatWatch (3057 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't see much use in the "street leveler" label. Anybody who fights on the street is a street leveler. Anybody who saves the planet is not, but how many people who fight on the street have also saved the planet? It's a fairly arbitrary distinction as far as I can tell.

#24 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3286 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman >>>>Skyfather

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