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Would be Watcher

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Subj: Re: To me it's just another question that can be answered by SHOULD or WOULD...
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 07:22:12 pm EDT
Reply Subj: To me it's just another question that can be answered by SHOULD or WOULD...
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 02:32:15 pm EDT (Viewed 42 times)

> ...many super-humans SHOULD be intellectually superior to Bruce on many level. After all many of them have a superior genetical stocks the capacity to process data infinitly faster and can memorize with crystal clear perfection ten life times worth of human experience. Let's just say that on a IQ test based on speed speedsters SHOULD own Batman HARD.
> Now, that being said it's clear as day DC and the crushing majority of writers want Bruce to be the mental guy and while WW or flash or superman aren't idiots, far from it, they wouldn't hold a candle to bat supreme analytical mind that can analyse/anticipate everything from before you exised to past your death... Batman WOULD while WW most likely SHOULD... after all I do consider Athena superior to Bat mentally... the only problem is the rest of the writer community doesn't agree with me and never demonstrated otherwise... No wonder they call him Bat-GOD...

Although I agree somewhat I dont necissarily would say that Athena is smarter than Bats. She is the goddess of wisdom and as such is much wiser and such and likely has millenia of experience to back that up. No doubt. At the same time though many mortals are smarter than the gods that do not have something akin to cosmic awareness. I think how Marvel did it with Cho and Athena showed it well. I hate the Cho character but there is no doubt that Cho is much smarter but Athena smacked him down with wisdom and such.

Batman being so smart is a function of him being on a team. Streets need to be boosted up and heralds need to be boosted down a bit. Just the way it is. He is the DC universe version of IM more or less, but no armor. That is what he has become and I would say he has super intelligence without question. No sense in having Superman be the best at everything he does.

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