Batman Arkham Asylum: Diagnosis Madman
We're putting Joker, Poison Ivy, and the rest of Arkham's criminals on the Freudian couch to diagnose their mental disorders. But are they really crazy or better off in jail?
I do like that crazy train known as the Batman universe. :)
If you did some thinking and more research, you'd see that Batman doesn't kill them because he feels it makes him as bad as the villains.
Great theory about Batman's hero complex - it makes sense why Gotham is still overrun with criminals.
I was hoping to see Harley and Selena talked about in here. I mean, Harley was a psychiatrist and fell in love with the Joker and took to a life of crime! She's often seen to be dumb, but isn't that just an act? After all, she was a psychiatrist looking after the criminally insane.
As for Selena (Catwoman) - it would be interesting to see what you have to say about her.
You should do another one of these, except do it for Spider-Man and his villains. I mean, Batman and Spider-Man have two of the largest and most recognized rogue galleries of all superheroes.
you didn't even analyse ridler.
Wow, everything makes sense to me now o_o
That Batman & Robin kiss was NOT nessacary!
Have you been watching Samurai X? xD
OH crap batmans crazy
baloo its ok and bane sux killer croc is bttr duhh speli phaliure
U must B confused or insane Ur-self to think that the hero should kill the villian in order to save lives when that would actually = to the HERO committing MURDER & any of the HERO'S RICH VILANS would LOVE to put the HERO behind bars by having him/her aressted for murder DER EPH AIL
Bane is one of the best Batman villains, fuck you.
I shake my head at you sir!
I like how you actually referenced the comics quite a bit. Batman himself is a complicated character to psychologically diagnose. While I don't think he has a 100% hero complex, I think the no killing policy that Batman has shown since at least back to the Silver Age comics is mainly due to not wanting to be like all those killers & in my opinion is also partly due to a need to interact with criminals since he feels his "social life" as Bruce Wayne isn't complete. Batman has a strong sense of justice, but he also has a sense of guilt as seen by the Venom storyline where he began taking & got addicted to Venom because he was unable to find & save a girl from dying before it was too late. He took it to make himself stronger & able to recover quicker from injuries. This is the same Venom that Bane has pumping through his body later on when he was introduced.
This is why I love the battles between Jason Todd/Red Hood & Batman because Jason is like what Batman would be if he killed. And Batman's guilt is never more seen when he has to deal with Jason & his murder by the Joker back when he was Robin. Back when they killed Jason off, I hated it because he was my favorite Robin and I was so happy when they brought him back. I wish they would have at least kept him around a little longer as Robin before killing him off because right before the Death In The Family storyline, in Batman #424 a very interesting thing happened. Batman & Robin were dealing with Felipe Garzonas, the son of a diplomat who was abusing women & was untouchable thanks to immunity through his father. They try to catch him in the act to have him deported but he calls the latest woman he's abusing (Gloria Stanson) and Batman & Robin find her after she hung herself in fear of Felipe. Jason as Robin goes to stop Felipe & when Batman catches up with him, he finds Felipe falling off his hotel balcony. The issue ends with a very ominous line from Batman to Robin, "Did he fall, or was he pushed". Jason tells him he slipped, but it's obvious what really happened. What would have been cool is if before they killed Jason off, if they would have explored the Batman & Robin dynamic a bit more with them working together but with Robin killing criminals. Unfortunately, 2 issues later in Batman #426, the Death in the Family storyline already began & in another 2 issues he was killed.
The catch and release stuff started later as far as I've heard. The early, early Batman used a gun and offed practically all of the villains to the point that the series is known for some of the worst villains ever in comics. The Batman today is almost an entirely different person, especially the one in the new "Dark Knight" movies.
Actually Bane normally goes to Blackgate Prison they even mention that Bane got transferred to Arkham so Dr. Young could start the TITAN project.
They actually had a forum recently with real life psychologists and FBI profilers looking at the minds of some of these characters. I like this episode!!