To begin with: Batman doesn't have special powers. He is the epitome of the answer to "what would you do with your life if money were no object?" The answer: I'd dress up as a bat and fight crime to avenge my parents' murder! He's filthy rich and physically fit as all hell, but Batman has no special powers.

Special powers are powers that make a given person (or character) stronger, faster, or better than your average Joe in some respect. This can be associated with an emotional trigger, a talisman of some sort, or be inherent. Some examples:

Characters like Batman, the Punisher, Rorschach, and many others are popular because they have no special powers; they simply possess the willpower, resources, and foresight to accomplish any goal they set their mind to, and to accomplish any challenge that presents itself.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.