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Ten Reasons Why Batman Will Always Be Cooler Than You!

  • Feb 27, 2012
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It's been said on many occasions and in many places that if any man, woman, or child could actually become a superhero, the hero they'd have the best shot of becoming would be Batman.  Why?  Because outside of his immense wealth, his amazing mind, his physical prowess, his mastery of multiple styles of fighting and weaponry, and his crime-solving skills, Bruce Wayne is just like all of us. 

He has experienced loss in his family.  He has just a few close friends that he really trusts.  He's known to lose control of his emotions from time to time and he doesn't like criminals.  I think we all share those qualities with the Batman at one time or another, right?

Still, no matter how close any of us come to being like ol' Batty, we will never be as cool as he is.  Why?  Read this little list of ten reasons and find out for yourself.  Thanks for reading!

Whether he's cruising with the top down while Robin is riding shotgun or taking out the Joker on the motorcycle he hides under the hood, Batman is always stylin' in his ride.  Sure,  he has a Batcycle, a Batwing, and even a Batcopter, but it's the car that gets the girls and you, my friend, will never own a ride as sweet as the Batmobile.

The Bat-Signal
Sure, you've got an iPhone, maybe an old school GPS, or, for you real antique shoppers, a beeper, but you can't top Batman's most beloved form of communication:  the Bat-Signal. 

All the good people of Gotham City have to do is light up this bad boy and the Dark Knight will be on the case in no time at all. 

Heck, you could have one of those cool old flashlights with silhouette figures that are thrown onto the wall and you still wouldn't top the Bat-Signal!

Alfred Pennyworth
Anyone with the right amount of money can hire a butler, but can you guarantee that said butler will not only guard your secret identity but also help get you out of a jam on countless occasions?  Bruce Wayne can.  Alfred has been with Bruce from the beginning and has held his on in more than one altercaton with some of Batman's biggest villains.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
I'm sure we've all had that one special someone, be it a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse, whom we just can't figure out.  We know we love them, but something in the back of our mind tells us that we shouldn't trust this person as much as we do.  When we do trust them, it often bites us in the end.

Yeah, Bruce Wayne has had his fair share of relationships over the years, but none are more interesting than his on-again, off-again relationship with Selina Kyle, better known as Catwoman.  She gets under ol' Batty's skin more than any other villain he faces. 

Of course, it doesn't  hurt that she's been portrayed by some of the most attractive women on the planet either!

You might have converted your garage into a "mancave" with a pool table, mini-fridge full of beer, a few pin-ups on the wall and a massive TV for watching football games, but you'll never have an actual cave to hide all of your secret weapons, vehicles, spoils of war, and other Bat-related things like Bruce Wayne.

If the car doesn't impress the ladies, this bachelor pad definitely will!


You might have an annoying bud who goes on beer runs with you from time to time, but let's be honest, no sidekick is as cool as Robin, Batman's best pal in a barfight or a battle with the Penguin.

Considered to be the trigger of countless other super sidekicks, Robin has gone by many names and even had a couple of gender swaps as well.  He is THE sidekick to beat when it comes to helping out the Dark Knight. 

Personally, I'm fond of the original, Dick Grayson, who would go on to become Nightwing.

The Joker
Oh yes, we all have that one person who we just can't stand.  They are always there wreaking havoc on our work week or, in some case, our nights and weekends.  They are our arch enemy, our villain supreme, but not one of them comes close to being as evil, vile, and wretched as the Joker.

He's been everything from a psychotic sadist with a taste for blood to a common thief with a weird sense of humor, but the Joker is always on Batman's hit list.  He has murdered the Batman's friends and tried on numerous occasions to ruin the Dark Knight's world.  Despite being captured repeatedly by Batman, the Joker always manages to escape again and again and like gum on the bottom of Bruce Wayne's shoe, he will not go away.


Your office's flag football team might have gone undefeated two years in a row.  You might even have a few guys on your local lacrosse team who rode the bench in college, but none of you can claim Superman, Green Lantern, or Wonder Woman as a teammate.  Heck!  Even ol' Aquaman is more of a boss than your buddy who bowled a perfect game that one time! 

Of course, I'm talking about the Justice League of America, or the JLA for all of us cool kids.  Batman has been running with this crew since the 1960's, and I'm pretty sure that none of us can claim to have friends quite as super as Bruce Wayne's pals.

The Logo
Maybe you have a cool tribal tattoo or wear the same shirt everyday and this helps people recognize you.  However, if you're Batman, you have one of the most instantly recognizable emblems in the world. 

How many of you out there have had your logo plastered on boxer shorts?  Lunch boxes?  Maybe a t-shirt or two?  Not too many of ya!

I have seen this logo all over the place.  My son has tons of merchandise with this logo on it.  I own t-shirts and beanies with this logo on it.  I even have a friend who buys any and everything she can get her hands on with this logo on it. 

In short, Batman is way cooler than any of us will ever be.  Let's enjoy him for what he is:  an American Icon.

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April 24, 2012
Ok Its official this is now one of my favorite lists on Lunch.
April 24, 2012
April 24, 2012
no problem
March 23, 2012
Great List!!!
April 24, 2012
Thank you!
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Despite looking extremely cool, I have to admit that I'm a dork. I grew up on the outskirts of the small town of Oberlin, LA. I have since relocated to the Lake Charles, LA area.I love my home state … more
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