Monday, December 1, 2008

An interesting contradiction

It's been a while since I've posted something non-wrestling related, so I thought I'd bring up an interesting contradiction I've observed recently.

In the recent Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe commercial (game looks awesome, by the way), Batman essentially notes that if one universe doesn't eliminate the other, they'll both be destroyed. Watch for yourself:

That's a fair enough stance, right? Except for the fact that in The Dark Knight, this very moral dilemma takes center stage (on a smaller scale, of course). In one of his sick games, Joker challenges that if two groups are told that if one doesn't kill the other, they'll both die, sooner or later one group will take the plunge and eliminate the other.

Batman, on the other hand, takes the more righteous approach, believing that people are inherently good and that the possibility of death or violence won't manipulate people into inflicting that same threat against others.

Yeah, yeah, I know that the video game version is on a much grander scale, but's interesting that, of all people, Batman's the one saying, "We gotta do what we gotta do..."

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