DC fans know for a fact that Batman is one of the greatest superheroes out there. But no matter how iconic this protector of Gotham City is, Batman is only human. Just like his superpowers and strengths, he has got plenty of weaknesses that have given villains the perfect opportunity to exploit him. In fact, he endangered his life many times because of these weaknesses. Some are obvious while some are a little less known. On that note, we are going to take a look at five major weaknesses of Batman we bet you didn’t know. Let’s dig in.
Anger is a foe indeed! Fans know Batman as a good guy but here is the thing. He has a dark past and sometimes, it can trigger him. This causes him to become prone to making rash decisions while succumbing to his own anger. This makes him vulnerable to violence and he can act in a questionable way which diminishes his good-guy image and quickly turns them into a bad guy. The lack of self-control combined with anger fits can sabotage his savior deeds.
Unwillingness To Kill With Firearms
Witnessing his parents’ death was a major cause of psychological trauma in Batman’s life. Since they were killed by a firearm, Batman doesn’t use them no matter how dire circumstances get. This gives enemies a chance to abuse this trait, especially Joker.
Can’t Fight Dogs
The fact that Batman is unable to fight well against dogs doesn’t seem to align with his superhero personality and powers. However, it’s noticeable that he is unable to adapt his fighting techniques during a dog fight. Internal hesitation might also be the reason why he can’t fight well with dogs considering how strong his bond is with is the Bat-Hound.
Dependency On Technology
It’s a little hard to envision Batman, the iconic superhero as he is without his gadgets, Batmobile, and if you talk about The Dark Knight, his X-ray vision goggles. Equipment or gadget malfunctions have the power to distract him during fights. Remember the time when compromised X-ray vision goggles during his battle against Joker turned out? The high level of reliance on technology can become one of the biggest reasons for Batman’s defeat.
Almost every superhero has a weakness leaning towards complicated romantic connections. The fondness Batman has for Catwoman causes him to risk his life to save her. This makes us think that her strong hold on Batman could easily lead to his defeat if he falls into an emotional trap. After all, her anti-hero backstory makes her a villain. And a superhero falling in love with the villain? We all know how that goes!
Just like every other superhero, Batman seems to have some crippling weaknesses he has to deal with. But just like everyone else, he always manages to combat them and emerge as the real winner. What do you think of these 5 major weaknesses of Batman? Let us know in the comments below.