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Not nerdy enough for this town. [Oct. 13th, 2014|05:22 am]
kyle cassidy
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Actual conversation in line to get in at Comic Con:

Me: "Name one possible way that Batman could beat Superman in a fight? I don't even understand this."

yagathai: "Well, he collects Kryptonite."

Me: "WTF? you're telling me that Batman, collects Kryptonite?"

[Guy in front of us, turning around]: "He does. Collect Kryptonite. Batman hoards all the Kryptonite he can find."

Me: .......

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[User Picture]From: mizkit
2014-10-13 02:25 pm (UTC)
Seriously, Kyle, how could you not know that? :)
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[User Picture]From: yagathai
2014-10-13 03:20 pm (UTC)
He always carries some in his belt, just in case. Superman knows, and trusts Batman enough to let him do it.
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[User Picture]From: moonchylde
2014-10-13 04:00 pm (UTC)

In addition to comics

There is a whole animated movie about Batman and his "contingency" plans. ;)
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[User Picture]From: lentower
2014-10-13 04:05 pm (UTC)
Depends on which Superman/Batman story line you're quoting.
The writers create new ones at whim.

This whole "Batman doesn't trust Superman and other superheros" sub-plot is relatively recent.

Of course, the younger readers (who haven't read into the past) do not know better. ; - }
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[User Picture]From: cynic51
2014-10-13 11:35 pm (UTC)
My first search on "Batman and kryptonite" brought up a 1990 comic, and I feel like it's been there longer. Is 25 years relatively recent?
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[User Picture]From: sheilagh
2014-10-14 01:10 pm (UTC)
Batman first appeared in 1939, so he'd've been around 50 in the nineties, so 25 years might be recentish, after decades of canon establishment.
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[User Picture]From: lentower
2014-10-14 05:02 pm (UTC)

Yes, for me, relatively recent

... and Superman first appeared in a comic book in 1938, the year before Batman.

I've been reading comic books[1] since the mid-1950s.

So, historically, and for me, Batman keeping kryptonite is relatively recent.

BTW, the older comic books are well worth reading.

[1] relatively recently, often, known as graphic novels (thanks Neil Gaiman and his co-creators!!!)


Edited at 2014-10-14 05:03 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: briansiano
2014-10-13 06:35 pm (UTC)
Makes sense. Bruce Wayne would certainly know about achieving secret big-scale jobs through shell companies, anonymous intermediaries, and the like.

And it'd give him leverage. He's protecting Superman as long as Supes behaves well. But if the guy gets outta line, the Kryptonite Option comes into play.
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[User Picture]From: howlokitty
2014-10-13 06:47 pm (UTC)
Did they give you a wedgie for being a jock?
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[User Picture]From: framlingem
2014-10-13 08:14 pm (UTC)
Batman likes to be prepared for any contingency.
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[User Picture]From: morbid_curious
2014-10-14 10:09 am (UTC)
Batman makes Lord Baden-Powell look woefully short-sighted and unresourceful.
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[User Picture]From: moryssa
2014-10-13 11:48 pm (UTC)
I really only know this because Batman had a vault of the stuff in the Lego Marvel/DC game. LOL!
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From: wrayb
2014-10-17 04:22 am (UTC)


The recount made me chortle to the point of nearly choking. The replies make me a bit wary. Where do these people come from? (I've not read batman since about 1967.)
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