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Is Batman actually a superhero?

Bruce Wayne has some issues. But while others may find various vices and other methods of coping with their parents’ murder, Mr. Wayne—who needs no introduction as Batman—decides to funnel his time, energy, money and brain into putting on a mask and beating dastardly criminal masterminds to a pulp. Comic book and general hero lovers are apt to admire Batman as one of the best superheroes ever created. However, others would argue that Batman isn’t a superhero at all—just a souped-up detective. Is this true? 

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People like to pooh-pooh Batman’s superhero status mainly because they argue he’s just a little rich boy with too much time on his hands. Yeah, OK, Batman’s wealthy, but he sure as hell uses his wealth for far better causes than most rich people do. He also trained with Ra’s al Ghul in the League of Shadows, learning how to blend into darkness and supernatural-esque abilities that aid in his crimefighting. Just because he didn’t fall from the sky or get bitten by a radioactive spider doesn’t mean he’s any less super of a hero than any of the other guys. 

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If Batman isn’t really a superhero, then that means characters such as Iron Man, Green Arrow, and Huntress fall into the same category. Not all heroes, super or otherwise, wear capes. And some just know how to deliver a well-placed pick-up line…

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As much as we like the guy, Batman is not a superhero. Superheroes all have special powers that are superior (get it?) than the average Joe's, hence the delineation of "super." He’s a hero, and that’s not a bad thing at all. In fact, he’s probably one of the greatest detectives in existence, with fancy cars and gadgets to boot. 

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Saying Batman is a superhero is kind of like if someone put on scrubs and just started saying they were a nurse; it’s just not accurate. Again (can’t stress this enough), this doesn’t make him any less heroic—he’s just stuck in traffic in the Batmobile whereas Superman can just fly. The only thing they have in common, really, is that whole Martha thing

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