Well this is my first post on the site so I better make it a good one!
The subject I want to approach is the idea that Batman is blind! Yup, just DC comics very own Matt Murdock (except in black, with a Cape and a fuck load of money). The idea came to me when me and Tony had a conversation about the fact Superman gains his strength from the earth’s sun, yet shields his eyes when there’s an explosion. I know! Makes no sense!
Anyway, I digress, we also realised that while Superman is looking away, Batman would be staring into the flames with a fierce glare.
The theory I came to was that Bruce Wayne is blind. And it all happened when Bruce fell into the bat filled cave as a child. I believe young Brucie hit his head in the fall and suffers from Anton Babinski syndrome.
Anton–Babinski syndrome, also known as visual anosognosia, is a rare symptom of brain damage occurring in the occipital lobe. Those who suffer from it are “cortically blind”, but affirm, often quite adamantly and in the face of clear evidence of their blindness, that they are capable of seeing. Failing to accept being blind, the sufferer dismisses evidence of their condition and employs confabulation to fill in the missing sensory input.
I think that after the fall and the blow to the head, young Bruce’s fragile mind could not cope with the trauma of being blind, and ABS did the rest! As Bruce became Batman, Albert became worried about Bruce and had portable sonar units mounted in the cowl which sent 3D images of his surroundings directly to his brain via neural transmitters.
That’s how he looks directly at the explosion, that’s how he can sneak around an environment in complete darkness and not make a noise and that’s why, he’s Batman.
Please feel free to comment on this subject if you agree, disagree, or just want to bitch and troll! Hahaha!
Hope you all liked this, and lots more random ramblings coming soon!