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What are you? I’m Batman.

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Scientific American has a fascinating little piece on what it would take to “Be Batman”… though they seem to fail to take into account that Batman is a total freaking bada$$… it’s like arguing that a chubby pitcher can’t hit home runs, even if his name sounds like it would make a tasty candy bar.

How long would Bruce Wayne have to train to become Batman?
In some of the timelines you see in the comics, the backstory is he goes away for five years—some it’s three to five years, or eight years, or 12 years. In terms of the physical changes (strength and conditioning), that’s happening fairly quickly. We’re talking three to five years. In terms of the physical skills to be able to defend himself against all these opponents all the time, I would benchmark that at 10 to 12 years. Probably the most reality-based representation of Batman and his training was in Batman Begins.

[From Dark Knight Shift: Why Batman Could Exist--But Not for Long: Scientific American]

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July 16th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

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  1. Interesting. This assumes it is humanly possible to get to that level. I always assumed it wasn’t.

    Vered

    18 Jul 08 at 1:48 pm

  2. That’s what I found so interesting, that the guy they interview is actually an “expert” in things that would make it seem one COULD get to that level, even if they couldn’t keep it up for very long. Of course it also presupposes that there are billionaires out there in the prime of their youth with an inclination to do so… but that’s just a small matter.

    cpillsbury

    19 Jul 08 at 9:04 am

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