There have been very rare occurrences where Batman has shown some kind of emotion. We have always known him as the brooding type who stays composed at all times. And does not even show a speck of emotion to anybody else. But there have been very rare occurrences where Batman has shown some kind of emotion. And the scenes where Batman has given his approval by giving thumbs up are just downright scarce.
In this article, we are going to cover some of the most notable instances where Batman approves something. These are the most favorite Batman moments for some fans. Because it is in these moments that their favorite Superhero shows that he is Human after all. And he might be the best at masking his emotions but he is not devoid of them.
Batman Thumbs Up Scene
Batman: The Animated Show
In the episode “The Underdwellers” of Batman: The Animated Series we see Batman take on a villain called Sewer King. It is also in this episode that we see Batman give a thumbs-up sign.
The episode begins with two teens standing on the top of a train playing chicken. One of them sees Batman and he jumps off the train while the other one gets trapped and Batman saves him just in time before a collision. After saving the boy he tells both of them to play it safe. Meanwhile, a kid covered in a green cloak grabs a lady’s purse and runs off with it.
The camera then shifts to an underground area where a lot of children are silently doing certain jobs in the darkness. The jobs include farming, sewing, and storing stolen items. One of the boys gets injured while farming and cries in pain. The others try to calm him but a bell rings. And all of them have to go to another room where a man is sitting on a large chair like a throne.
He introduces himself as their king and rebukes the children for making a sound. And punishes the boy who cried in pain by exposing him to strong light inside a small room. He also has trained sewer alligators that he uses to intimidate kids. We see in this scene that the children have remained in the darkness for so long that their eyes hurt when they are exposed to strong light. And this man sewer king has somehow trained these kids to work for him. He even makes them steal from the people of Gotham at night time.
Batman Finding The Kids
As the episode proceeds, we see Batman capture the kid with the green cloak and takes him to the Batcave in the Batmobile. He tries to communicate with the boy and asks for his help. The name of the boy is revealed as Frog. He then takes Batman to his home in the sewers where Batman is appalled by the sight of so many kids trapped in such a place. He then takes some pictures as evidence and then both of them ring the bell so hard that everybody gathers around the bell.
Batman then tells everyone that their poor treatment is over but the Sewer King arrives and unleashes hit alligators on Batman. The Dark Knight succeeds in defeating the alligators but the Sewer King holds a boy hostage to make Batman stop. At this moment Frog rescues the hostage boy and signals Batman with a thumbs-up sign.
In response to this Batman also shows his approval by signaling the thumbs up back to the boy. After which Batman succeeds in defeating the Sewer King and also saves him from an oncoming train. He also tells the villain that he does not take the law into his hands but in this case, he would love to pass a sentence on the so-called Sewer King.
In this movie, Val Kilmer played the role of Batman. We see Batman and Robin take on The Riddler and Two-face. We see that both these villains figure out the true identity of Batman. And attack the Batcave injuring Batman by shooting him. They also kidnap Dr. Chase who is Batman’s love interest in the movie.
With Batman injured they commit several crimes in Gotham and there is no sign of Gotham even after turning the Bat signal on. After recovering Batman dons a new suit and goes on to save Dr. Chase on Batwing while Robin follows him on the Batboat.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon has lit up the Bat signal and is hopelessly waiting for Batman. But Batman arrives and while flying by over Gotham gives a thumbs-up sign to Gordon. Signaling his return and giving hope to the people of Gotham.
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