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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Batman's Catalog of Super-Powers: The Death Touch

Last week, I talked briefly about how Batman overcame the notable shortcoming of not having any super-powers, and--through sheer force of will--started flying.

Wel heads Up, Criminal Element! That's not all he's bringing to the war on crime!

The Ancient Art of... Dim Mak


Yes, according to Brave and the Bold #169, Batman--who can pretty much be summed up as "a super-hero with no power who doesn't kill people"--can kill you with the slightest touch.

That's just how he rolls.

9 Comments:

Blogger Ragnell said...

*Boggles*

6/14/2006 12:45 AM

 
Anonymous Doug said...

the dark knight deathdealer

ps -- new reader of your site. have been reading a lot of the archives. you are one funny guy. I'll be checking back every day now.

6/14/2006 9:25 AM

 
Anonymous Justin Garrett Blum said...

So in order to avoid an ass-kicking by Batman, all you need to do is have a heart attack? Weak, Batman. If you're not willing to beat up a guy having a heart attack, that's going to totally ruin your street cred.

6/14/2006 11:50 AM

 
Blogger Canton said...

Not even the courtesy of CPR?

Wow.

6/14/2006 2:33 PM

 
Anonymous Andy said...

This reminds me of that Simpsons episode in which Bart got in trouble for claiming he had learned the Touch of Death in at karate class.

6/14/2006 4:31 PM

 
Blogger Jake said...

Ogre: Dim Mak? What's a Dim Mak?
Kumite Organizer Guy: Dim Mak... Deeeeeef Touch!

6/14/2006 7:28 PM

 
Blogger Brandon said...

It kind of looks like Batman was just reaching out to lovingly stroke the dude's hair.

Him and Man-Thing should have some sort of deadly-finger face off. My money's on Batman.

6/14/2006 7:45 PM

 
Blogger J. Kern said...

My money's on Jean-Claude in the finger-off.

And while i love Bloodsport like my own children*, i can't STAND Ray's mispronunciation of Dim Mak. For heaven's sake, they just said it to him.

BATMAN: I'm Batman.
CRIMINAL: Bot-meeng? What the hell's a Bot-meeng?
BATMAN: No, Batman.
CRIMINAL: Boatmine?
BATMAN: Batman!
CRIMINAL: ...bleem froozle?

Ooo, Beatrix Kiddo's got the death touch too! It's a four-way now!



* - i have no children.

6/15/2006 11:15 AM

 
Blogger Centurion said...

If you want to get technical and spoil all the fun, Dim Mak isn't only a death touch. The death touch part is only a small part of it, since it is all about pressure points.

One strike can make your arm useless, stop your beathing, give you terrible aching, cure joint pain, give you a head ache, or relax your bowels. It's all about controlling your attack to do exactly what you want to happen.

Death is only a side effect, and I'm sure Bats wouldn't go that far. There are so many other, more fun, things to do to criminals.

6/15/2006 10:14 PM

 

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