A big criticism of Batman is that his destructive obsession with Gotham villains creates a feedback loop of violence that produces more and more collateral damage—innocent Gotham civilian lives lost. As Batman’s obsession with the latest villain grows, so too does the villian’s obsession with Batman. The result is an escalating series of pitched battles between Batman and the villian that wreak incredible havoc on Gotham. The cycle is entirely predictable.
But what if Batman knew the cycle was entirely predictable, and had a reason for perpetuating it? One of the Batman theories we recently encountered has an explanation.
Imagine you’re a policeman in anywhere other than Gotham, and some random clown with a machine gun appears and uses chemical gas on hundreds of civilians. You’d have no idea what to do.
But if you’re in the Gotham police force, that’s just your average day on the job.
This is also the case for Batman himself.
Consider the fact that in The Injustice comics, Joker tricks Superman into killing Lois Lane and their unborn child.
And this wasn’t Joker with extra powers, or with more planning. It was simply Joker against anyone other than Batman.
Batman knows he’s a magnet for Joker, and actively tries to keep him in Gotham so he doesn’t wreak havoc on unprepared cities and superheroes.
Further, Batman knows he’s a magnet for all supervillians, so he effectively gathers them all in one place, where he can deal with them—along with the Gotham Police Force, who also knows how to aid and assist Batman with his fights.
Think about it. The supervillians’ obsession with Batman keeps them focused on him, as opposed to spreading their fear and chaos across the country, on unprepared towns and cities.
By keeping all the supervillians in one place, Batman is saving the rest of the country from the chaos and destruction.
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