but really, though, you're right- there is a massive gap between batman and waller. it's the fact that waller has official government support.
If you think that is the bulk of the difference, I think you are wrong.
thanks for making this an engaging debate by enumerating why you might think that.
alright, let's think about it like this- in america, we have had some small trouble with terrorists. now, some may have noticed that this has affected our foreign policy somewhat in that we have gone completely bonkers, from the top down as it were.
now imagine living in an america where al-qaeda is like the most mundane, run-of-the-mill, boring-ass terror organization in the world. there's crazy snake-god doom cults, card-themed supermadmen for hire, a alien spacegod technology-powered crime syndicate, russian rocket-men clad in impenetrable armor, not to mention all the jumped-up human atom bombs running around killing for fun and profit on their own. and let's certainly
not forget about all of these pajama-wearing maniacs who think it's just a-ok
for them to run around at night and beat the shit out of american citizens without bothering with pesky things like due process or trial by jury.
(incidentally, here i think is an important point. we the readers
have seen countless thousands of examples that prove that superman is a just and benevolent being, that batman never makes mistakes, that when it comes down to the crunch time the flash will always pull through. regular dc citizens don't have the advantage of peering into superman's head and hearing his thoughts every time he battles darkseid. this is basically the shra argument again, but on a smaller scale, since we're only defending the viewpoint of one person)
of course, those are only the earth
-based threats. domestic threats, if you will. there's a whole goddamn universe out there that regularly
tries to eat our lunch.
now, keeping that in mind, put yourself in amanda waller's shoes (not literally. she may well have smaller feet than yours and isn't real anyway). you're charged with keeping your country safe. you believe it deserves
to be safe. you work for the highest authority in the land and yes, maybe you've had to make some tough calls and maybe they weren't always the most white-washed decisions, but you've done your job
to the best of your ability and you know in your heart you've made the world a safer place.
i think perhaps you've misunderstood my initial point about waller having government support. that doesn't automatically make all her decisions correct and just. what it makes her is accountable
. if batman fucks up disarming a bomb and a bunch of schoolkids die, what happens to him really? oh sure he beats himself up about it for a while probably, but eventually it's just back to wayne manor for a dip in the pool and some extra caviar to keep the spirits up. if waller fucked up something like that, her ass
is on the line because it's her job
now, all that said, do i agree with all her decisions? absolutely not. has she played her cards so close that sometimes nobody else knows what her plans are? certainly. has she made questionable calls based solely on her own judgement that have had massive and deadly ramifications? most definitely.
you know who else did all those things? batman. remember OMACs? remember the time that damn ras al ghul got his paws on batmans secret plans to murder all his friends? batman made some bad calls and all his widdle fwends got mad for a while and then got over it.
waller fucked up in checkmate and got shitcanned