Batman has long been the biggest icon of justice since Christopher Nolan rebooted the franchise to give it a realistic setting. Justice has become vigilante but he fulfills the role of someone who wishes to see justice done, his own way.
Without jurisdiction and rule of law, Batman roams the world to help administer righteous justice. But is he really righteous?
Batman Is Self-Serving
Everyone knows Bruce Wayne’s history. Thugs killed his parents for their jewels. In the end, he wanted something to give himself reason to unleash all his relentless hatred against criminals. The keyword here is hate. He hates criminals. He wants to see them gone from Gotham. To rid of the beast, he became a beast himself. A very sophisticated and rich beast.
Batman Is Paranoid
Bruce Wayne’s resources are endless. He could fund an entire campaign for himself and even win the elections if he showed enough intelligence and shrewdness to do so. There he could do real change. However, he fears that the system may corrupt him. The best way to force politicians to see the right way is his way. Which fortunately, Batman holds in high regard life and does away with crime. But to force one’s way into another is a crime in itself.
Batman Does Not Understand Criminals
In the 1920s, gangs became famous because there was an uneven power structure in US politics. Even politicians to this day are powerless against gangs. To find solace and safety against the fear of starvation and the repercussions of some relentless actions, they grouped together. Most members of these gangs are well-meaning individuals, who were forced to go through a life of crime because they had no employment competence or any resources to save themselves.
Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne was born to a rich family.