Superheroes and Villains : Who’s criminology philosophy was better, Batman or Rorschach?

Who’s criminology philosophy was better, Batman or Rorschach?

How do they compare and contrast?

Rorschach is a believer in black and white morality/ moral absolutism. Actions are either inherently noble or inherently evil. Hence his decision to defy Ozymandias’ plan in watchman knowing he would die at the hands of Dr. Manhattan if he interfered. Rorschach’s philosophy leans toward elements of Kantian ethics.

Batman is more complex. He’s apathetic when it comes to Gotham because he knows the city is corrupt and his job as the embodiment of vigilante justice is to scrub it clean. However, Bruce Wayne is capable of applying nuance to people’s actions and handling them individually. He tried to save Harvey dent from himself, something Rorschach never would have done. Rorschach would view Harvey as an enemy and only an enemy (post mental breakdown and transition to villain).

"You had me at Elk Tartare"
-Erin Wotherspoon

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I would say Rorschach. If you give too many people a second chance, you'll ultimately be disappointed.

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Rorschach is a moral crusader, Batman is a police officer.

"You had me at Elk Tartare"
-Erin Wotherspoon

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"You had me at Elk Tartare"
-Erin Wotherspoon

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[(post mental breakdown and transition to villain)

Eh? I’m actually feeling alright today, Erica.

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"You had me at Elk Tartare"
-Erin Wotherspoon

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