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    Default Favorite Batman analogue?

    Who is your favorite character based on/inspired by Batman? Could be anyone from Nighthawk to Die Fledermaus, just who do you like the best, and why?

    My personal favorite is the Confessor from Astro City. Complex, brilliantly realized character, as scary and as dark and driven and brilliant as Batman should be, a true hero, and yet, a very original take on the character.

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    Darkwing Duck

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    Sometimes, especially recently, I like the Midnighter a little more than Batman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by literally exaggerated
    Who is your favorite character based on/inspired by Batman? Could be anyone from Nighthawk to Die Fledermaus, just who do you like the best, and why?
    Hmm. Been a while since I reread my run of the old "Hero Alliance" title that was published by Innovation for awhile (and I think at least one other company whose name I forget?) but I really liked the guy they called Sentry, who was obviously cast from the same mold as the Batman (at least in some ways - although he was such a mystery that we readers and the other heroes never did find out who he "really" was under the mask or exactly why he did what he did). Shortly after first meeting him, Victor (a Superman type) was shocked to learn about something he had done - I think it was dangling a hoodlum off the edge of a high roof and threatening to drop him - and asked in concern, "What? But aren't you concerned about your reputation?" Sentry said with a smile, "You bet I am. My reputation goes to the dogs if I don't pull a stunt like that every once in a while!"

    Talk about a major communications gap here . . . :)

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    Heh, I think I love them all by default.

    I'll throw in Nighthawk, from Mark Gruenwald's Supreme Power. By acquiring the presidency, Kyle Richmond almost seems like a "realized" Batman.

    And of course there's Die Fledermaus. :D

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    The Roach, oviously ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Converge
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    I second that motion.

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    Astro City's Confessor. That story blew me away, and the costume rocked.
    Currently playing as Encyclopedia Brown in the Traitor Game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Converge
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    I'll go with that.

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    Nosferata The She Bat of She Hulk fame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazzler_slave
    Nosferata The She Bat of She Hulk fame.
    Wow, I googled the character. I'm speechless.

    http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/nosferat.htm

    Her name is "Purple Hayes". Her base of operations is called the "Nosferattic". She drives in the "Nosferauto". Uses "Nosferatarangs". She saw her parents gunned down when she was a kid, started studying criminology. Got beaten badly the first time she tried heroing, convicing her that she had to "form an identity to strike terror into evil-doer's hearts, and was inspired by a rubber bat that was thrown at her by a disgruntled homeless person". She finds her parents' killer, and he is put to justice in "Dorkham Asylum".

    Wow... just wow.

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    Gotta love She-Hulk's silliness.

    I'll go with ol' DW too. That show was funny. Well, from what I remember, it's been a long time. But I can strangely still remember that theme song. That and Gummi Bears...

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    Favourite...

    Darkwing Duck

    2nd fav...

    Die Fledermaus
    "Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humour was provided to console him for what he is."

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    Midnighter, probably.
    It used to be The Owl, until I learned that he was actually inspired in the Blue Beetle.

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    Moon Knight

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