I guess I thought about what would happen if everyone gave up-- if nobody was willing to take the risks to fight crime! Somehow, I felt that if I didn't do my part to help people, then I couldn't expect anyone else to!
I-I'm afraid I must tell you that Batman is wanted for a crime!
To the blazes with them! The Batman is all I care about!
The real Batman will be back tomorrow-- so take off that costume, Bruce! You're a nice young chap but as Batman, you're just hopelessly miscast!
But Batman never gave up-- because he knew that a lawman must fight-- and keep on fighting until he wins the battle against crime!
He's an amazing individual- I've always been astonished at his powers of observation! He takes in the slightest details that are out of the ordinary! And he's a physical marvel, with reflexes that have been trained through years of experience! In many ways I have envied him for his abilities! He would have been a success in anything he wanted to do! He's brilliant-- one of the keenest minds of our time! And yet-- something seems to haunt him! Some terrible secret from his past seems to drive him ruthlessly-- something he can never forget! I have my own theories about it, of course!... To me, he seems like a man who never had a childhood-- a man who shuns close relationships! I sometimes wonder if his mask is only a defense against becoming involved with people! I've known him for years-- yet sometimes I think I don't know him at all! But whatever else may be said about him... whatever force it is that makes him drive himself so relentlessly... he is an exceptional man-- a true hero! He is... The Batman! There's no other like him on Earth... for which I both admire him... and pity him.
Batman-- don't let him get to you! Be the fighter you've always been! You've accepted the challenge... you can fight him, Batman-- and you can win!
That Batgirl sure is tops in my book! Harrumph! Too bad you couldn't be a little more like her, Babs!
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