Seriously though, why isn't Batman dead yet?

#1 Posted by Pfcoolio15 (309 posts) - - Show Bio

Just tilling this through my head. I mean, he's only human. They can't come up with some amazing way for him to come from everything. I think he should have been dead by now.

#2 Posted by JohnnyGat (1563 posts) - - Show Bio

"Fiction"

#3 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman cant die. He's batman

#4 Edited by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe Batman has undiagnosed meta healing powers altho Batman has more scars on his body than the Tattooed Man has tattoos. Another possibility is that Batman is a super zombie.

#5 Posted by Urban_Ronin (9935 posts) - - Show Bio

Real life Human = Dead

Fictional Batman = Anything but human

#6 Posted by The Stegman (23971 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman is more than human, he's an idea,a symbol and that is eternal. 

#7 Posted by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

I think a more realistic look at how Batman can survive things, is Nolan's trilogy.

High powered experimental armor...

Experimental, mildly fictitious gadgets and artifacts...

The better part of a decade of high intensity training, both mental and physical...

And yet he still got beaten in the end, in many ways.

He could barely walk in TDKR.

The Joker broke his will in TDK.

The love of his life died in TDK as well.

He got his back dislocated in TDKR and spent months recovering.

He nearly died in TDKR near the end, and had to, whether by choice or by circumstances beyond his control, live out the rest of his life in relative anonymity.

So yeah... The comics are more fictitious than the Nolan franchise (even though, of course, there's plenty of movie magic going on in those movies), and thus, in the comics, Batman recovers from any wounds he sustains in about one issue. In these movies however, he has lasting wounds that affect him for most of his life afterwards, and almost dies after approximately only 2-4 years of active service as the Dark Knight.

#8 Posted by Urban_Ronin (9935 posts) - - Show Bio

@minigunman123 said:

I think a more realistic look at how Batman can survive things, is Nolan's trilogy.

High powered experimental armor...

Experimental, mildly fictitious gadgets and artifacts...

The better part of a decade of high intensity training, both mental and physical...

And yet he still got beaten in the end, in many ways.

He could barely walk in TDKR.

The Joker broke his will in TDK.

The love of his life died in TDK as well.

He got his back dislocated in TDKR and spent months recovering.

He nearly died in TDKR near the end, and had to, whether by choice or by circumstances beyond his control, live out the rest of his life in relative anonymity.

So yeah... The comics are more fictitious than the Nolan franchise (even though, of course, there's plenty of movie magic going on in those movies), and thus, in the comics, Batman recovers from any wounds he sustains in about one issue. In these movies however, he has lasting wounds that affect him for most of his life afterwards, and almost dies after approximately only 2-4 years of active service as the Dark Knight.

+1

#9 Posted by joeagentofhand1 (4362 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman said:

Batman is more than human, he's an idea,a symbol and that is eternal.

I thought you were going to have a Nolan series reference(he is more than a man he is a symbol)

#10 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

He is DC's moneymaker. Put him in a comic and you are printing money.

#11 Posted by The Stegman (23971 posts) - - Show Bio
@joeagentofhand1: That's copyrighted, I don't wanna go to jail....
#12 Posted by TheCowman (461 posts) - - Show Bio

@minigunman123 said:

in the comics, Batman recovers from any wounds he sustains in about one issue. In these movies however, he has lasting wounds that affect him for most of his life afterwards, and almost dies after approximately only 2-4 years of active service as the Dark Knight.

Or maybe Nolan-Batman's just a wuss. :P

#13 Posted by comicace3 (4692 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman said:

Batman is more than human, he's an idea,a symbol and that is eternal.

QFT

#14 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's Batman.

#15 Posted by Dayvid3 (807 posts) - - Show Bio

I've wondered about this. He needs to get some kind of batman beyond suit sooner rather than later. Between gunshots, broken bones, stabbings, smoke inhalation, he should have damaged lungs, arthritis, nerve damage and other ailments pretty early in life no matter how much he works out.

#16 Posted by dondave (36572 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's Batman

#17 Posted by SuperJedi17 (300 posts) - - Show Bio

The batman's will keeps him going? Oh and his super extensive training.

#18 Edited by Jack Donaghy (978 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't you ask the same thing about all the other heroes without powers? Why aren't Green Arrow, The Punisher, Nightwing, Black Widow, Hawkeye, etc. dead. Why only focus on Batman?

#19 Posted by mhanuroth (208 posts) - - Show Bio

and the answer is BECAUSE HE IS BATMAN

#20 Posted by DrAlbertVentum (267 posts) - - Show Bio

#21 Posted by Joygirl (19446 posts) - - Show Bio

HE'S RICH BYOTCH.

#22 Posted by SmashBrawler (5637 posts) - - Show Bio

@Joygirl said:

HE'S RICH BYOTCH.
#23 Posted by moywar700 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman did die.His first incarnation died in 1979.He first began in 1939

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

Seriously though.

#25 Posted by JimTheSurfer (560 posts) - - Show Bio

I've noticed that villains are often made weaker, when they're battling Batman. Carnage, for example. It took a team of super heroes to take him down. He was being attacked by all kinds of super powerful attacks. Scarlet Spider has even stabbed him with two blades at once. No effect. But when Batman battled Carnage in Spidey and Bat team-up it took Bat just a single freaking kick to magically take down Carnage. I don't really see logic here...

#26 Posted by Alchemax_7 (347 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman has Anti-Death spray on his utility belt.

#27 Posted by TheCannon (18317 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pfcoolio15: He's not dead because he's the Master of PIS.

#28 Posted by Pfcoolio15 (309 posts) - - Show Bio

@DrAlbertVentum: Thank you for giving me that laugh. lol

#29 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio

@DrAlbertVentum said:

lol!!! i love this!!!!

However, to address the original question, well...

Answer 1: Because he's THE BATMAN!

Answer 2: Because no one in the comics ever dies and stays dead... Except for Uncle Ben.

Answer 3: Comic book writers have this idea that super heroes shouldn't really age or change that much. This is why, most people who were 15 when Spider-Man first debuted have grand children, while Peter Parker himself is still only about 25. yes, he's only aged about ten years since 1962.

In the movies, however, they are FORCED to be more realistic. Actors age and you can't keep saying, he's in his twenties, when more than a decade has past... Consider the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. We see a Bruce Wayne that has virtually no cartilage, scarred over kidneys, and who knows what else wrong with him. And this is BEFORE Bane breaks his back.... In a universe where people actually age, mature, get older, etc... they actually get hurt in ways that permanently affect them...

Twenty years from now, Bruce Wayne will still be somewhere around 39 years old, still in great physical condition, he'll have about 40 Robins then, and most of them will have gone on to become super heroes like Night Wing... and most of them will be in their mid-twenties.... At least half of them will have died and come back to life. Most will have been shot, stabbed, and or crushed multiple times and they also will be in top physical condition.... Why? Because the writers want it that way...

#30 Posted by dtm1980 (240 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pfcoolio15:

He has died, but because it's Bruce friggin Wayne and he's THE Batman, people want him back when he's gone so they bring him back. Time travel, alternate unis, it's all there to cheat death.

Same thing with Punisher. That guy's been blown up, sliced into pieces and died of too many bullets. Just can't keep a good human fictional character down, I guess!

#31 Posted by Hazlenaut (1960 posts) - - Show Bio

He did die several issues ago. He came back the hard way, by being recarnated across time. He is now a time paradox. We not sure if that his real body a clone or whatever alternate he is. His real body could have been Roboticized or became cybernetic. How he became time paradox anomaly, because he is Batman and that is all were are going to get answer.

In other notes this may explain why time travel has stop at this moment of time.

#32 Posted by Jokergeist (4935 posts) - - Show Bio

He's still alive because the Joker doesn't want to kill him. Batman is just "too much fun."

Sincerely,

#33 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15 said:

Seriously though.

Seriously?

#34 Edited by FatihBATMAN (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

Aww..good one there;)

#35 Posted by Just_J79 (78 posts) - - Show Bio

@Quintus_Knightfall said:

@minigunman123 said:

I think a more realistic look at how Batman can survive things, is Nolan's trilogy.

High powered experimental armor...

Experimental, mildly fictitious gadgets and artifacts...

The better part of a decade of high intensity training, both mental and physical...

And yet he still got beaten in the end, in many ways.

He could barely walk in TDKR.

The Joker broke his will in TDK.

The love of his life died in TDK as well.

He got his back dislocated in TDKR and spent months recovering.

He nearly died in TDKR near the end, and had to, whether by choice or by circumstances beyond his control, live out the rest of his life in relative anonymity.

So yeah... The comics are more fictitious than the Nolan franchise (even though, of course, there's plenty of movie magic going on in those movies), and thus, in the comics, Batman recovers from any wounds he sustains in about one issue. In these movies however, he has lasting wounds that affect him for most of his life afterwards, and almost dies after approximately only 2-4 years of active service as the Dark Knight.

+1

perfect...

#36 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicace3 said:

@The Stegman said:

Batman is more than human, he's an idea,a symbol and that is eternal.

QFT

#37 Posted by consolemaster001 (5275 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's the goddamn batman

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

Extensive training

#39 Posted by Mileylovestina (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Becuase batman is Omnipotent

#40 Posted by inchiso (147 posts) - - Show Bio

50% if post says cuz hes batman!!

GAYYYY lool

#41 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1672 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce Wayne is a god joking around with everyone in order to spend his time.

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

@The Stegman said:

Batman is more than human, he's an idea,a symbol and that is eternal.
#43 Posted by matchesmalone21 (8665 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jack Donaghy: well said my friend!!! Especially Punisher

#44 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's Batman, you ignorant swine.

#45 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman should be dead for sure once the human species becomes extinct.

#46 Edited by Nathaniel_Christopher (1601 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's a comic book character, and therefore suspension of disbelief is required when reading about him.

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