“I’m telling you, that’s not a normal girl! They don’t make them like that at Hogwarts!”
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.)
I remember this episode
Batman’s dog is named Ace.
He named his dog after her.
I just really need everyone to understand the perfection evident in this gif. It’s a simultaneous “excuse you, I am on the phone” face combined with “uh, really, so this is what, you being secretive? that’s working out well for you” face, and tumblr needs a limit on the amount of flawless you can contain in one gif because this one’s just killing me.
Maybe this is why I befriend complete sociopaths.
for those brief moments of true human interaction.
Cause it’s so fucking fascinating.
BRB BECOMING A PSYCHIATRIST.