Justice League Unlimited presented two little seen aspects of Batman as those that made him unique amongst the Justice League. First, that he is a man who feels very keenly the pain of children (for obvious reasons), and that he is a man who can’t stand to see a child be completely alone (for the same obvious reasons). Those two details, set in conflict with his obsessive need to be a costumed vigilante, make the subtlest, saddest, and yet one of the most compelling arguments for “why Robin,” in any medium.
(For context, the little girl is Ace, she’s been engineered and raised to be a psychic torture machine. She’s dying because brain overload from evil science. The Justice League understands that they don’t kill her, she’ll leave half a city comatose when she dies. Batman volunteers to go in alone. Instead he sits with her, and she dies calmly, killing no one.)
Oh my god
I remember this episode
Batman’s dog is named Ace.
He named his dog after her.
respect for Batman +100000
I literally cried during this episode and even more so when I learned that’s why he named his dog Ace. The thought of him sitting there till a child died was so scary and so heartbreaking, it tore me up even more when I realized he probably wanted to do this with Jason, not that he wanted to Jason to die, but he probably realized that Jason had been scared out of his mind and unlike Ace, he died alone.
crap gave myself tears.
I just love you so much it hurts.
This is the Batman I love. This is MY Batman.
I just finished reading chapter 55 of The Death Cure….
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#isn’t it ironic that sam#who always sort of a protector/parental role to kevin#that in the end it’s his body that murders him#i bet sam was in the inside watching helplessly and screaming for gadreel to stop#and right now he’s in just as mich pain as dean is #but he can’t express it#because he’s trapped in his own skin without consent and with no way of getting out#HAHAHA kill me now pls [via]