Ok I have a disagreement with a number of people on this site who complain that batmans sends his villains to jail instead of killing them or "permanently stopping" them and I want to address it here. So first off I don't get why people pick out batman to have this complaint on. Superman, spiderman, flash and a littanybof other characters do not kill. And even the ones that do kill try every alternative before they decide to end a life. My second complaint is why does btman, who has one of if not THE most popular rogues galleries in all of comics, be forced to kill or get rid of his villains? Villains that are as big a draw to his comics as batman himself is? Joker is the one brought up the most. Why would dc kill of one of the most recognized fictional characters of all time? My third complaint is that it just doesn't make sense for batman to kill. It's in direct conflict with his character. Batman watched his parents bleed to death and is totally messes up because of it. The death he experienced as an 8 yr old boy was enough to last him a lifetime. Now I think it would be an interesting story if batman tried locking them all up in stasis prisons in a secret batcave somewhere only to have some new mysterious villain break them out, but killing? That would be against his moral code and against the law....I'm rambling now but what do you all think?
Fans may be idiots but I only blame them partially,the real problem is that writers are lazy,unoriginal hacks incapable of creating new villains,always resorting to the Joker and Arkham for their "epics" and we all know that people have to die in spades in epics or they're not epic at all.
I re-read Knightfall a few months back and it amazed me to see the amount of thought that writers put in that particular breakout,now there's a mass breakout every other week.
@entropy_aegis: I agree and disagree. I agree about the KVM of creativity but disagree about blaming all writers. I mean consider how much it takes to become a comic writer. How much creativity you have to exhibit before theyll even look at your name as an option. I personally think writers have creative ideas all the time but the editors tie their hands and make them do the usual. What do you think?
I personally don't really have a problem with Batman sending them to Jail. The reason I thinks some people do is because at some point it becomes insanity. I mean how many times have Gordon told batman that no matter how many time they lock the Joker up he just breaks out. Just to kill what another 20 people destroy another dozen . Then get locked up and repeat.
But if Batman did kill we would not have this amazing rogues gallery!!!!
@sog7dc: I completely agree with you and quite honestly I don't know who complains about this other than immature internet trolls.
That being said, it's not like Batman has NEVER killed a person: http://www.cracked.com/article_20111_the-6-most-brutal-murders-committed-by-batman.html