3 Reasons Why Batman is a Badass

May 1st is the official Batman Day. In honor of the Dark Knight, we’ve compiled a few reasons why he’s one of the most badass superheroes.

1) He has no superpowers

Batman isn’t an alien from another world or a demi-god, he’s just human. Part of what makes him one of the most fearsome superheroes is his incredible dedication to and success with his combat training, possessing an Olympic level skill in rare forms of martial arts. Additionally, not only is he skilled in combat, but he also has superior deductive reasoning skills that allow him to be a detective and stay a few steps ahead of his foes while kicking butt at the same time.

2) He runs his own company

When he’s not being the Caped Crusader of the night, Bruce Wayne runs his own company. Being a CEO in and of itself are large shoes to fill, but add on vigilantism and extensive physical training and you’ve got someone of supreme superhero caliber.

3) He doesn’t let his past define him negatively

At a young age, Bruce Wayne witnessed the murder of his parents at gunpoint. While that’s certainly a legitimate reason for anyone to venture down a dark, Joker-like path, Bruce translates his experience into his role as Batman by foregoing the use of any firearms, which you would think would make his job all the more difficult. Yet, in doing so, he wholly dedicated himself to learning other forms of combat, using his body and skills as a weapon in addition to his high-tech gadgetry to become one of the most brilliant superheroes of all time.

With Batman Day coming up, it’s only right that we highlight Bruce Wayne’s incredible skill and determination. As one of the most loved and well-known superheroes, Batman surely owns up to his legend with no help from preternatural abilities. Are you a Batman fan? If so, what are some of your favorite things about him?