Would Batman kill too?Would he leave criminals die too?
What if Death sentence was accepted in Gotham City?
Sort've interesting idea. What do you think would happen if Gotham ok'd bounties? Like if a criminal had already been sentenced to do death and that was his fate regardless of anything else would Batman go ahead and kill them? I always figured Batman didn't kill because he believe in the justice system and knew it wasn't his place to sentence judgement, but if judgement had already been sentenced.......
It is clear in the very essence of Batman's vigilanteism that Bruce believes morality extends beyond the law. Therefore, I do not believe that Batman would necessarily approve of the death penalty even if it were the law.
Furthermore, even if Bruce did approve of the death penalty (which is possible), he would not execute criminals himself for he only serves to bring criminals to justice. He does not work as judge, jury, and executioner.
Keep in mind that the death penalty is the most severe of consequences. Only the main villains like the Joker would receive this punishment. Many of the other villains would still commit the crimes that they usually commit, and probably receive the same punishment that they usually do.
Death penalties are dealt by states, not individual municipalities.
Having said that, that doesn't really change anything about how Batman operates or what happens to his villians.
Batman's baddies ending up in an asylum over and over isn't because there is or isn't a death penalty, it's because they're considered mentally incompetent or insane, and unsuitable to be jailed or punished as a sane person would.
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