This week's batman and robin #8 (written by peter tomasi and illustrated by patrick gleason and mick gray) was a welcome denouement to the morgan ducard/nobody storyline that culminated at the end of #7 when, as bruce explains to alfred, nobody's dead damian killed him (imagine parsing that. Joker is a homicidal psychotic, an exhibitionist of cosmic irony, whose only delight in his maniacal atrocities bubbles up from how much pain it inflicts on batman he has no loyalties or allegiances to anyone- including himself, considering that his greatest denied accomplishment would be death at the avenging hands of the. So, the internet has been busy, the last few weeks, discussing ethics and i'm going to continue avoiding discussion of what i'm sure everyone would love me to discuss, and instead wade into the other debate: should batman just kill the joker tauriq moosa, over at big think, argues yes, batman should. I was expecting an in-depth analysis of the character of joker and the sociological roots of the crime-haven that is gotham instead, i ended up reading the classic's like should batman kill to prevent further death, is batman superior to superman, is it right to train the young robins in crime fighting overall an enjoyable. Exploration of why batman doesn't kill completely tanks it for me the only reason that batman should give as to why he doesn't kill is that the batman doesn't kill that's all there is to it but there is an underlying reason for it, and it's one that the scene above doesn't touch and it all hinges on the idea that.
Should batman kill however, i am more interested in the question of should batman be allowed to kill his victims it's long been a debate within the comics itself whenever the joker rears his ugly head to once again commit the vile mass murders that he is known for how many lives would batman. Should batman kill the joker think about it why does the dark knight allow joker to live after all the death and destruction he's caused in gotham city batman should have put an end to joker's life years ago, but his moral code prevents him from killing doesn't it what exactly is batman's personal. Batman: the killing joke is a 1988 dc comics one-shot graphic novel featuring the characters batman and the joker written by alan moore and illustrated by brian bolland the killing joke provides an it was probably one of the areas where they should've reined me in, but they didn't in the introduction to the story as it.
Because the joker wins if batman kills him that's what the joker wants everything he does is to taunt batman into killing him in fact, the interesting part of their relationship, the real conflict of each story, is not to see if batman will stop him (he will), but to watch batman struggle with not killing him, because. Outgoing batman comic writer grant morrison suggests that the joker was murdered by batman in 1988 without anyone actually realizing at the time.
It all makes sense now view the real reason batman should never kill and more funny posts on dorkly. As mark hamill's joker clings to life, he taunts batman by delivering a laundry list of reasons as to why he should simply just finish him in that reality, joker still doesn't quite get his wish, dying accidentally “quick, the cure what are you waiting for come on i killed your girlfriend, poisoned gotham, and. But if we say that batman should kill the joker, doesn't that imply that we should torture terrorism suspects if there's a chance of getting information that could save innocent lives of course, terrorism is all too present in the real world, and batman only exists in the comics and movies so maybe we're just.
The exact opposite of utilitarianism is deontology for deontologists, the end never justify the means, but the means must be justifiable on their own merits 11 killing is wrong so no one should kill for whatever reason if batman kills the joker he will not be the symbol of hope he tries to be for gotham. Batman john wiley & sons, 2008 (edited with robert arp) part one does the dark knight always do right 1 why doesn't batman kill the joker (mark d white) 2 is it right to make a 7 batman's promise (randall m jensen ) 8 should bruce wayne have become batman (mahesh ananth and ben dixon). A question every batman fan has asked them self at some point in their life this video takes an in depth look at whether batman should end the clown prince.
Tauriq moosa, an ethicist writing for the site big think, recently posted a thought piece titled why batman should kill the joker in it, he argues that, contrary to batman's famed no killing policy, batman actually has a moral obligation to rid the world of the joker once and for all it's certainly not the first time. Over and over again, after each crime, the batman ropes in the joker, and puts him into arkham asylum from there, the joker breaks out, and then the game starts all over again you could almost think that batman should put an ultimate end to this story by simply killing the joker, proactively, given that he. Facebook: hybridnetworkyt twitter: https://www twittercom/ hybridnetwork_ --------------------------------------------------------------------- --- --- outro music: chillstep angel beats - floidbeats / user/ floidbeats.