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DarkwingDork, June 27th, 2017, 8:18 am ( Reply )

- Funny thing about today's page: I always wonder what would happen if criminals captured Batman, but instead of trying to kill him, they just pressed charges against him. :P

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Wow, this guy's bad at bluffing.

posted by Marshal Banana (Guest) on June 26th, 2017, 11:23 am





 
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@Marshal Banana: Get put in a choke hold, you'll find you're not on your best game...

posted by DarkwingDork on June 27th, 2017, 8:16 am



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@DarkwingDork: Press charges against Batman? An interesting gambit, but given how rich Bruce Wayne is, also a gambit that's unlikely to succeed.

posted by Cubist on June 27th, 2017, 3:59 pm



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@Cubist: I know the Riddler tried it in an episode of the Adam West Batman series. I never saw the end of it, though, so I don't know how it turned out. I assume Batman won.

posted by Marshal Banana (Guest) on June 27th, 2017, 4:08 pm



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@Marshal Banana: Aren't we forgetting that the one of the key pieces to Batman's arsenal is the fact nobody knows who he really is? If the criminals captured him and pressed charges, the legal system would force him to reveal who he really is.

It would make him a target every day as everyone and their mother would know where he lives and how he gets all his gadgets. It would ruin his reputation as an ordinary person, and could even prevent him from using his resources and connections at Wayne Enterprises to continue, possibly even make him even more vulnerable to criminals who target him.

posted by Dimensional on June 28th, 2017, 10:06 am



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@Dimensional: This was the Adam West Batman show. Logic was fuzzy at best.
Of course, in real life you couldn't sue Batman because "Batman" is not a legal person. You have to sue the person underneath the mask and if you don't know who that is, it's impossible to press charges.
But in this case, henchman snake has a solid point. They have no actual proof that he's done anything illegal. Even him being "from off-world" doesn't prove anything under enchanter law (I would hope). And if they go investigate Apex Logistics, they'd be trespassing, unless they had a search warrant. Hence why this guy is bad at bluffing. If he approached this from the legal side of things, he has them screwed six-ways to Sunday, so if he'd stayed calm and not given them any reason to think he doesn't want them to investigate, he could have played that card.
I mean, they probably would have just locked him in a closet and investigated anyway, but the point stands. Legally, he's got the advantage here.

posted by Marshal Banana (Guest) on June 28th, 2017, 11:42 am



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@Dimensional: If you're going to inject RealWorld logic into the discussion, don't forget that in the RealWorld, the US legal system provides all the justice you can afford… and Bruce Wayne can afford a lot of justice. Just knowing that Wayne is Batman doesn't help you in court unless you can prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the guy in that Batman suit was Bruce Wayne and not some copycat.

posted by Guest on June 28th, 2017, 8:41 pm



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my fave bit was "Blackmailing Batman" in the Dark Knight, roughly: "so, you think your boss goes around brutalizing criminals at night, and you're planning to blackmail him?... good luck."

posted by Pendrake (Guest) on July 5th, 2017, 5:27 am



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