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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicComics & Animation · 9 months ago

How come Batman doesn't have a permanent love partner?

Superman has Lois. 

Green Arrow has Black Canary. 

Flash has Iris.

King Arthur has Mera. 

Wonder Woman has Steve. 

Supergirl has her asian husband. 

Batman is sometime Catwoman, sometime Batgirl, sometimes Natalia, sometime some random girls.

7 Answers

  • 9 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Well, I mean...he's gay but closeted.  You get that right?  Robin?  Hello?  :)  They're the Ambiguously Gay Duo.

    More seriously ….

    It's because the character isn't well suited to romance.  Batman is a man with ONE overriding mission in life.  Beating up clowns.  Because the character's main trait is his obsession, it's just not a natural story element to have him in a committed and happy relationship with someone.  A happy Batman is a boring Batman.  

    Some people have suggested that Superman is Clark Kent's REAL identity and that Clark Kent is just a disguise Superman wears.  And there's some truth to that.  But it's maybe even more apropos for Batman.  Bruce Wayne is just a thing that character does BETWEEN clown beatings.  He doesn't care about his business or his life.  He maintains political connections and high society connections because they are useful for preserving the illusion and occasional useful in crimefighting...but that character IS Batman.  Bruce Wayne is his disguise.

  • 9 months ago

    From a psychological point of view, Bruce Wayne is a damaged and obsessive character.

    Most of the other characters you list are far less so, if at all.

    This makes Bruce a very poor choice for a lasting relationship, because his damage from seeing his parent be murdered in front of his young self left him with no ability to really love another person, or even himself.

    In Btaman: Hush, here's what Bruce thinks while fighting a partly controlled Superman:

    “If Clark wanted to, he could use his superspeed and squish me into the cement. But I know how he thinks. Even more than the Kryptonite, he's got one big weakness. Deep down, Clark's essentially a good person... and deep down, I'm not.”

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Ever since his folks were killed, he's been afraid of loss.  

  • 9 months ago

    Super-Man also has Wonder-Woman, Super-Girl also has Braniac-5. He had a kid with Talia!

  • 9 months ago

    He's more complex. 

  • 9 months ago

    They’ve shown in many comics, if Batman becomes happy and is in a committed relationship he becomes less effective in the war on crime, he’s broken up with girls before because Batman is more important to him. Multiple notes, 1 they’re making a Batman/Catwoman alternate reality 12 issue series soon where they have a child together if you’re interested in that, it’s by Tom King who has some really good comics and some pretty bad comics so who knows if it will be good or bad, 2 there’s one comic where multiple of his past girlfriends have a daytime talk show together and talk about Bruce Wayne on it I thought that was pretty funny, and 3 I think Batgirl is usually a teenage girl and she’s only been with Batman in one bad movie from a couple years ago, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s happened somewhere else and I just don’t know about it. 

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Bats are like that

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