So, the third Batman movie came out, and some nutjob goes into a theater in Colorado and Shoots the place up. 12 or so deaths, 38 injuries and 1 captured nutjob later, and the “Supervillain” term is on the tip of people’s tongues, just waiting to point itself at the criminal. I swear, if anybody I know calls this lowlife a Supervillain I’m going to lose it. The suspect that has been caught had a firearm on him, and made comments about explosives, prompting the police department to evacuate his apartment building. I’m sure this crackpot has grand delusions that he is making the police dance to his tune, when he’s just wasting their time and taxpayer’s money if there’s no actual bombs involved. There was very little Supervillainous about the attack, and anyone equating this mini-terrorism with Supervillainy is sadly ignorant of what Supervillainy is.
Not to belabor the point, but I will point out some differences, so you, my Listener Army, can explain to the uninitiated why James Holmes, the suspected shooter is NOT a Supervillain.
1. He started shooting during a part of the movie that led a few people to believe it was part of the movie. A Supervillain would have made sure to start a plot insuch a way that NOBODY is mistaken that something special is going on, and WHO is doing it.
2. He wore a gas mask, and used either smoke bombs or tear gas before shooting. A Supervillain would have used something thatwould not require them to alter their costume by adding a gas mask, or send in henchmen in gas masks to handle the preliminary work, then stroll in after the gas is no longer effective.
3. He used “an AK-type rifle”, a shotfun and handguns. A Supervillain doesn’t lower themselves to using normal weapons. Or they at least disguise them as lasers, phasers, or disintegration rays.
4. There was no benefit in shooting people at random in a movie. A Supervillain always, ALWAYS has a point to their plans. I’m sure this loony has some excuse for his actions, but believe me it won’t be adequate. It changes no laws, proves no point, and shows no hidden truth for a lone gunman to be able to, duh, go somewhere random and use his guns.
5. No Costume, No Theme, No Villain Identity, I won’t even go into how this separates this guy from a real Supervillain. It’s obvious. As King Oblivion, PHD said in his first book, Hate You Forever, WAGIYAN: Without a Great Identity, You Are NOTHING!
That’s all I’ll go into for now. Just point out those 5 points, and you’ll be able to tear down anyone’s assertion that the Batman Shootist is anything like a Supervillain.
Oooh, Losers like this make it bad for us REAL Supervillains. They make me so mad…