#1 Posted by SushiGut (20 posts) - - Show Bio

By his rule of not killing would he technically be able to kill a robot as it not being a human? Or does his rule bind him to not killing any type of living thing (except for Darkseid)

#2 Posted by Black_Claw (3042 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think he would have a problem offing a machine, unless it was a half human hybrid like Cyborg, then the no kill rule would still apply.

#3 Edited by SushiGut (20 posts) - - Show Bio

@black_claw: Thanks! That could make some serious story arcs!

#4 Edited by Breadspread (774 posts) - - Show Bio

@black_claw: agreed.

In the "Heart of Steel" episode of Batman:TAS he takes out a bunch of robots made by HARDAC.

#5 Posted by Pr0metheus (5416 posts) - - Show Bio

If it has any human element in it,i doubt it.

But if its just a hunk of metal like "Amazo" im sure he would off it

#6 Edited by UncleEmu (179 posts) - - Show Bio

I would buy a blade runner inspired batman arc

#7 Posted by PCN24454 (454 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on the writer and situation.

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

Well for sure in any animated medium Batman destroys robots simply because thats when Batman gets to let loose (due to censorship rules), however in comics I haven't seen any Batman story where he struggles with the humanity of a robot. But then again the only two robots that have a conscience like humans that I can think of are Red Tornado (does his family have that same level of humanness?) and Metallo. Both I don't see Batman killing anytime soon.

#9 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (12022 posts) - - Show Bio

f there is any humanity on them i dont think so.

#10 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

oh batgod please kill the one called cyborg. he is useless, though the writers are pushing ubber much. it is an illusion. he is a glorified car. a glorified BLAND car.

#11 Edited by RustyRoy (13540 posts) - - Show Bio

\@uncleemu said:

I would buy a blade runner inspired batman arc

That would be awesome.

#12 Edited by Breadspread (774 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy: @uncleemu: I'm playing this video game right now, Binary Domain, where there are these humanoid robots, but they don't know they are robots. Reminds me of Blade Runner a bit.

I could totally see a decent Batman mystery involving a search for hidden android sleeper agents.

Off topic: didn't Ridley Scott announce he was going to do another Blade Runner movie?

#13 Edited by Breadspread (774 posts) - - Show Bio

@batshrine: I think you're absolutely right about how robots are used in the animated series.

... and Batman struggling with the humanity of a robot sounds great! If the humanity of the robot is well established, and believable, this could be an amazing story.

#14 Posted by consolemaster001 (6035 posts) - - Show Bio

He has.

#15 Posted by Breadspread (774 posts) - - Show Bio

@consolemaster001: can you tell me the story arc? Or the issues? I'd love to read it.

#16 Posted by nickzambuto (14384 posts) - - Show Bio

Assuming it was a self aware AI with free will and consciousness, that'd actually make for an interesting story.

#17 Posted by NightCrawler358 (199 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman has destroyed plenty of robots, right? But Cyborgs are half-human so he'd avoid that.

BUT what do you guys think he would do with an Android who believes he is human? Or a character like Red Tornado, or Marvel's Vision? Personally I think he'd avoid 'killing' them if it would be impossible to bring them back.

#18 Posted by consolemaster001 (6035 posts) - - Show Bio

@consolemaster001: can you tell me the story arc? Or the issues? I'd love to read it.

I think it was in batman vs spawn. Terrible comic.

#19 Posted by Breadspread (774 posts) - - Show Bio

@consolemaster001: holy crap, I have that book. I vaguely remember, the robot was at the beginning right? It's what leads Batman to Spawn. I'll dig it out. Written by Frank Miller, you're right it was pretty bad. I did find it funny in spots... like how Batman talked to Al.

#20 Posted by Breadspread (774 posts) - - Show Bio

@consolemaster001: It was a cyborg in the Batman/spawn crossover. Dr. Margaret Love used her Heal The World organization to take advantage of New York homeless and then used them in her sick experiments.

And for the record Batman did not try to kill it: "A cyborg of some kind -- It's human part deprived of free will. Stop it-- Disable it-- don't kill it."

and later: "A self-destruct sequence. Free what's human. Saving his life may still be possible."

I'd like to see a story where Batman struggles with the humanity of an A.I.

#21 Posted by consolemaster001 (6035 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Edited by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6514 posts) - - Show Bio

He killed Amazo in Under The Red Hood, so I think he'd be fine with killing robots.

#23 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13604 posts) - - Show Bio

Just ask Captain Clown............

#24 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

I know Bats has no hesitance to kill animals if need be either.