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Arkham Oranges - Justice is Blind as a Bat by TheGouldenWay Arkham Oranges - Justice is Blind as a Bat by TheGouldenWay
This is a common superhero mentality that just about EVERYONE who I've watched a superhero movie with has pointed out to me.  Superman can throw his enemies through ten buildings, knocking each one over onto a couple blocks of smaller buildings, but the moment he sees ONE person dangling off a roof, that suddenly becomes the most important thing.  Oh well.  It's superheroes!  Collateral damage be damned!
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RedRacoon09 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Gotham City News: "Are your loved ones truly protected from a costumed caper whose methods hurt more than the criminals he targets? Your cause for worry may not be unfounded, but perhaps you aren't worried enough. A new Gotham has vigilante appeared, a la Batman, under the name 'Collateral Carmine', and judging from his methods, police speculate that the two may get along just fine if they haven't met already."
serg35 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Actualy as i remember in 90-s cartoon Batman had  a habit of hanging people too... but was doing it properly - after he tied criminals he'll leave them hanging on nearest lamp post but in normal way not upside down and always on safe height. Actually if you think about it there were more thought about consequences of his actions in this old cartoon then anywhere else Oo
TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Huh.  That's interesting.  You can see more recent media taking him farther from his human detective roots and placing emphasis on the "superhero" aspect with more action at the cost of realism.
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen this a few times and I still don't get the significance of the guy who went out to procure supplies for emergency surgery on his wife. I mean, in-game there are no civilians, only criminals. So... I dungettit, surry sah

Still laughed at the comic as a whole. So true. And the game even brings this up like, every five minutes!
TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Yeah, sorry about the vague-ivity-ness of the doctor thing.  The idea is that, although civilians are supposed to be indoors, he went out to get supplies.  This included a knife, and when Batman showed up and saw him holding a knife, his Bat-Vision (or whatever) registered him as a threat.  He's the guy you run up and punch before he even knows your there, so this comic is satirizing the idea that just one of those guys might not necessarily have been evil.  Thanks for the feedback!  I strive for clarity, so it's good to know if I screw up.
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still, the only people in the game either A) stand around chatting, or B) patrol an area on a set path. That's why it's not readily clear, but I do get what you were going for now.
brensey Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
This is awesome!!

And yeah, Bruce's habit of hanging people off buildings and leaving them there for the cops to pick up has always bugged me. It's just not possible that NONE of the crooks he left dangling like a Christmas ornament ever fell to the ground, slammed into the building wall, or had a deadly brain hemorrhage. The fact that he can do that to common thugs but can't bring himself to put a bullet in the Joker's face is just weird. LOL
Omnipotrent Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I love you
shorewall Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Man of Steel BABY!  :D
TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist
No kidding.  Superman even says that he only sees what he wants to see.  That's, like, the epitome of this trope.
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