Essentially, it looked at the stark mental health aspects within the costumed hero genre, such as egotism, dysfunction, maladaptive cognitive reasoning, poor social integrations, oppositional defiance disorder, antisocial behavioural disorder and grand delusions. The conclusion was that to look at our heroes in a strictly psychological light, was to see them as utterly insane, especially when juxtaposed to our own society (outside the comic setting).
With my Pilgrym project focussing on the Adeptus Arbites, I was looking for something rather tongue-in-cheek to include in the warband, something that truly represented the insanity that makes up the Imperium in the 41st millennium. It was actually the Runtherd, whilst playing one of the Batman games, that prompted the idea of what would Batman be like in the 41st millennium which in turn reminded me of that topic about the insanity of the costumed hero.
I imagined that Batman would be much more homespun, a sackcloth mask and probably entirely detached from reality, spouting irrelevant one-liners whilst throwing stars cut from rusted steel. An unhinged fanatic of the law avenging some imagined slight.
I was also thinking about how vigilantism is treated in the 41st millennium? Is it welcome, outlawed or simply ignored/treated as a nuisance?
I'd appreciate your thoughts!
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