Kathy, in response to the fandom meme, asked for Batman. Here goes!
- The first character I first fell in love with
- The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
Scarface. The first time I encountered Scarface in the comics, I thought this was perhaps the most pathetic excuse for a villain, ever. But then, to see that a major crime boss in Gotham City is a talking ventriloquist dummy, that’s hella cool, people. 🙂
- The character everyone else loves that I don’t
Two-Face. I recognize that there have been some great stories told with Two-Face–Faces and The Long Halloween among others–but I’ve no great affection for the character.
- The character I love that everyone else hates
Jean-Paul Valley, also known as Azrael and, for a time, the replacement Batman. I liked the character, I think he could have worked as Batman on a permanent basis, and the really intriguing thing would have been if Bruce Wayne, confined to a wheelchair, had been the brains behind the brawn of Valley, prefiguring Batman Beyond. That would have been interesting, but perhaps it would have redefined what Batman was too much.
- The character I used to love but don’t any longer
Tim Drake, the third Robin. I blame it on over-exposure.
- The character I would shag anytime
Either the Huntress or the Barbara Gordon Batgirl. I can’t decide.
- The character I’d want to be like
- The character I’d slap
The person who needs a good slap of sense is Bruce Wayne, but you won’t see me trying to deliver it, oh no.
- A pairing that I love
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.
- A pairing that I despise
Some may find this curious, but I don’t like the Dick Grason/Barbara Gordon pairing. It doesn’t work for me.