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
NOT THIS EPISODE!!! I’m tearing up right now because words can’t even describe how perfect he was
i’m not crying theres just something in my eye like a brach or a tree
Here’s my dream animated Batman series! :D
It happened in the midst of a massive crowd scene on Wall Street in Manhattan, during a fight sequence between their two characters.
“It was the first time I ever heard Christian say he was tired,” Hardy remembers. “I was watching him for however many months getting beaten up and wet and cold, and he never said anything. Inside, I was dying, but I was thinking, ‘This can’t bother me because he’s not bothered.’ But on Wall Street, he just turned and said, ‘You know what? I’m exhausted.’ I said, ‘Me too.’”
“We stopped the fight and started hugging each other,” Bale adds.
A part of me hopes that the movie will just abruptly pause during this fight scene and show them hugging.
And then just go straight to credits.
And no one will die.