reply to post by ninjas4321
Batman stated in Red Hood the reason for his "no kill" rule. "It would be too damn easy". He states there wasn't a day he didn't think about
just losing it, and taking Joker out once and for all. But if he did, he would be just like Joker, willing to kill over nothing more than his decision
that "You don't deserve to live." Then he's not only like Joker, but Joe Cool, the guy who shot his parents.
Batman stands as a symbol of hope, that one can overcome evil, and not have to lower one's self to becoming a murderer. Because of his past, I think
we can all see why Bats feels the way he does.
Is Punisher's methods more perminate? Sure. Would alot of Gothamites like to see that style of justice so they didn't have to worry about the next
costumed clown coming along and killing them? I bet there's a few.
That being said, I agree with Batman, because anyone can just kill you with a gun, but it takes a true super-hero to endure the tide. And it's not
like those deaths caused by his rogue gallery don't haunt him every night. But instead of giving up, or becoming something more violent, he maintains
his vigil. Creating a legend amongst the scum of Gotham that keeps them looking over their shoulder any time they start breaking the law. Only the
most looney don't fear Bats, and they would've been sociopathic killers weither he was there or not.
A final point, since we're talking about super-heroes here, a comic super-hero shouldn't be a killer like that.Though, I agree, it works with Frank
[Punisher] and Blade and the like. They live in a darker type of story. A realier world so to speak. That's why Batman is so popular as a hero in the
culture, because he doesn't take the easy way out.