What’s the point of Batman in the Justice League of America? Yes he was a member of the original Justice League but he has lost most of his meaning for being a field member. Batman’s main attributes are his intelligence, his detective skills, his martial arts skills, his ninja skills and his unwavering commitment to his moral code. As far as his intelligence goes, though Batman is one of the smartest humans in the DC universe he isn’t the smartest. The smartest man on earth is Lex Luthor. Though batman is probably almost as smart as Lex, Lex isn’t as smart as Superman. Which is part of the reason Lex hates Superman. So Batman isn’t needed for his intelligence. As far as martial arts goes, yes he can hold his own against regular enemies and meta-humans to an extent. He can fight any lesser meta-human without much trouble but with the stronger meta-humans and against beings like Darkseid he stands no chance. With planning batman can take out most enemies with his gadgets, his intelligence and his skill but even that much wouldn’t be enough against characters with in the top tier of power in the DC universe. Batman is human and has human limitations so anyone who far exceeds the capabilities of a human would have no problem with Batman. Batman’s skills are, for the most part, exaggerated past the point of what he is logically able to be and passes challenges that he shouldn’t be able to [within the context of the DC universe]. Most of the other JLA members, like Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, are more fit to fight higher powered enemies. So Batman on the large scale isn’t really needed on the frontlines. As for his moral code, most if not all of the other characters have close to the same code and won’t kill. So the team doesn’t need him for that either. The only things that is needed for is his ninja skills and detective skills which aren’t needed for responding to giant crises. So other than Intel gathering and any added funding for the JLA Batman is simply isn’t needed.
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