To your question about future iterations of Batman: I'd answer that he'll always be pulled from the straight and narrow path, into an excess of vengeance, order, or control. At his core, he seeks human order with the best of human means (intelligence, strategy, violence, and collaboration).

But his characteristic propensity for questionable aims and means is what I find most intriguing about Batman, compared to other heroic figures in the American mythos. He aims to do his own form of good by his own "good" means, but his stories also reveal the limits of his relativism (he's never shown to be straightforwardly moral).

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