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Why Do We Fall For Bruce Wayne?
Microwave Emitter? Or is it the mystery of his relationship with Rachel Dawes, Lucius Fox, or Henri Ducard? We’ve all wondered that. So let’s take a closer look. Let’s explore these questions in detail. What makes us fall for the most beloved hero of all time?
Ra’s al Ghul’s Microwave Emitter
The “microwave emitter” in Batman comics is an example of a weapon that was used in desert warfare. It is a weapon that emits microwave radiation and targets water molecules. This weapon is based loosely on a military “microwave” weapon but was very accurate since it vaporized water molecules without affecting humans. This is how the microwave works and why Batman was able to prevent it from being used in combat.
In the comics, Ra’s al Ghul is a ninja who was an expert in remaining undetected. In one of his stories, he hid in prison in Bhutan during World War II. He had sired 414 children by the time of the war and was still in his prime, thanks to the Pit’s effects.
The jihadist evil mode is similar to the terrorism in Batman Begins, but the characters are pretty dissimilar. Ra’s al Ghul’s Microwave Emitter has more power than Batman, but it does not have the same appeal. In contrast, Batman is a vigilante who fights crime on his terms. And he is not alone; Batman has a very complex and well-developed network of villains, including Ra’s al Ghul.
As a self-appointed messiah, Ra’s al Ghul’s mission centered on saving humanity. His pious nature kept him going until he realized he was humanity’s savior. He believed that every crime must be fought without mercy. Ra’s al Ghul explained that he joined the League of Shadows only after getting his revenge on his wife’s killers.
Bruce’s relationship with Rachel Dawes
The Batman and the Assistant District Attorney, Rachel Dawes, are romantically linked in the comics. Rachel is the Assistant District Attorney for Gotham City. She strives to keep justice in the city and also offers friendship and companionship to Bruce. She helps steer him back to the center when he veers off course. Rachel’s death in The Dark Knight is a major tragedy for Bruce. Although Rachel is created especially for The Dark Knight trilogy, her origin is in comics.
During college, the couple had a beautiful relationship, but distance caused them to drift apart. Rachel graduated from law school and began traveling the world, while Bruce enrolled in business school. After a few years of long-distance dating, the couple became long-distance friends. In the meantime, Bruce had to take on more work and responsibilities, and Rachel pursued her academic and professional goals. However, their relationship remained strong, even if it was not romantic.
In Batman: The Dark Knight, Rachel Dawes meets Harvey Dent, the mob boss and a fellow criminal. The two quickly become friends, and Rachel begins to define her life around Harvey. In The Dark Knight, Rachel even asks Bruce not to reveal his identity when Joker threatens to kill them. She is brave and speaks her mind, which keeps Harvey and Bruce grounded. She also keeps Batman, and the Joker grounded.
In the comics, Rachel is introduced as Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend. After Bruce returns to Gotham as an adult, she reunites with him. She is devoted to Gotham’s justice and a part of her secret identity as a superhero. Bruce’s playboy nature, however, deters Rachel from having a relationship with her. Rachel ultimately falls for Harvey Dent, and she plans to accept his proposal. Unfortunately, she is killed in the explosion that Joker has created.
Bruce’s relationship with Lucius Fox
Although many people assumed that Batman was born and raised by Lucius and Alfred Gordon, the actual story of their relationship is quite different. The two men partnered up in an anti-crime campaign, with Bruce providing funding and acquiring additional equipment. Ultimately, the pair developed a new Batsuit, and Bruce and Fox used this jet-suit concept to travel to Yemen. After their initial rescue mission, Bruce and Lucius remained friends, but their relationship changed considerably when the latter suffered a stroke.
The Fox family has four children. When Luke was murdered, Lucius Fox was standing by a window watching the event. He briefly turned toward Luke before he was revived. However, this story reveals that Lucius had other motives for joining Batman’s crusade. Despite his role as a benevolent figure in the Batman story, he did not like Robin’s involvement.
Although Bruce has a complicated relationship with Lucius, he still supports him as Batman. While he disagrees with Lucius’ plans for the future of Gotham City, he remains his partner in the story. Lucius’s new motivations paint a much darker picture of the Batman character than his former. Though he has always had a problematic relationship with the Bat, Lucius was a significant part of the story in his own right.
In addition to the comics, Lucius is a recurring character in movies and television shows. He also has his role in Batman’s film series The Enemy Within. Lucius suggests Tiffany might be a valuable ally to Bruce in the movie, but the mission ends in tragedy when a missile hits his office. The incident leaves many deeply shaken. It makes Bruce even more determined to stop the Riddler while Alfred is put under extra strain.
Bruce’s relationship with Henri Ducard
The genesis of the Batman series begins with an encounter between Batman and Henri Ducard, a French crime accountant. The two men develop a relationship, ending when Ducard murders the crime accountant. Ducard is a stone-cold mercenary whose only concern is money. He doesn’t care about morality and will take any job to get him rich. The character’s unwavering professionalism makes him seem a perfect match for Bruce and his team.
Sam Hamm and Denys Cowan created Henri Ducard for Detective Comics #599 in 1989. The character played an exciting role in Batman’s origin story. Bruce Wayne learned a lot from Ducard and developed a relationship with him, but their relationship ended abruptly when Bruce discovered that Ducard had killed his targets. In The New 52, Ducard had a similar backstory and made a cameo in Batman: The Knight #2. Ducard’s backstory relates to his own father’s death in Batman: The New 52.
Although Ducard was duplicitous, the searching skills he taught Wayne made him a formidable opponent. Ducard is also a master of disguise and a highly skilled detective. Bruce Wayne’s relationship with Henri Ducard is often strained, as he is involved in the criminal underworld. Ducard’s son, the Nobody, is also a criminal.
After becoming Batman, Henri Ducard re-established the relationship between him and Bruce Wayne. They were once very close. However, this changed when Henri Dugard paired Morgan with the thief Hassan. Bruce and Morgan had a rift over Bruce’s amorality, and he sent Morgan to kill Ducard. Morgan failed to reach Ducard’s workshop, but Bruce sent him to kill him, and after an argument between them, the two eventually parted ways.
Bruce’s relationship with Alfred
Alfred and Bruce’s relationship began when he accidentally opened the Batcave door while fighting a burglar. They soon became friends, and the two began a romantic relationship. During WWII, Bruce and Alfred began teasing each other about Alfred’s efficiency, and it continued. Alfred’s role in saving Bruce Wayne was vital that Bruce and his son, Dick, would often make fun of Alfred behind his back. In the late 1940s, Alfred was the man who took the fall for Bruce Wayne’s homicide, and he was temporarily imprisoned.
In 1951, Bruce fired Alfred as part of his attempt to catch criminals.
Alfred’s role in Bruce’s life is essential to the success of the superhero franchise. Despite being distant from his father, he is an emotional support system for Bruce. In the first two films, Alfred is Bruce’s legal guardian. However, this relationship doesn’t last long. He eventually dies, and his death shatters the entire franchise. But despite the tragedy, Alfred’s role in Bruce’s life will remain at the forefront of comic book fans.
Although the characters never had a relationship before Rachel’s death, the storyline is still intriguing. Alfred tells Bruce to let go of Rachel and move on in one scene. In another, Alfred reveals that his secret life with Rachel has pushed him to the brink of suicide. In another scene, Alfred confronts Bruce about the photograph of Rachel. When Bruce finally reveals that Talia is the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, the scene in which he saves her becomes tense.
While there is no direct homage to Helena, the most accurate tribute is to his middle name, Helena.
In other instances, Alfred is more concerned with his son’s happiness than his own. In other words, Alfred wanted Bruce to be happy outside of being the Batman. While it’s unlikely that Alfred could have saved his mother, his heartbroken death left him with nothing else to do. So, his relationship with Alfred remained positive after his parent’s deaths.