In a message dated 4/26/02 1:03:06 PM,
<< what keeps Batman out? While Bruce Wayne may not be,
Batman is tough and colloquial in many (most?) of his
incarnations. So why is he out according to the rule?
Good question. I think that Bruce
Wayne rejected his "upper class" status and used it as a
cover. As Batman he became a tough and straight talking bird
(There's that word again.).
Same thing seemed true to me with Simon Templar who was an upper class dandy until he donned his street persona of "The Shadow." On the prowl he would have made out all right as a "pulp" hero.
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