Gargoyle Hero Bracket: The Championship Match
Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 5:16pm
Before we get into the new round of voting, here are the results of the last poll.
Batman vs. Atticus Finch
As seen in: “Batman”, “Batman Begins”, and “The Dark Knight”
Bruce Wayne was the son of famous philanthropists Thomas and Martha Wayne. Bruce grew up in an environment of wealth and love, until the fateful day when his parents were brutally gunned down in front of him. From that day on, Bruce dedicated his life to becoming a force for justice. Choosing to prey on the fears and superstitions of the criminal mind, he chose to appear as a bat does, dark and imposing on the night sky. Batman will never take a life, making him one of the most moral symbols of justice within the DC universe.
As seen in: "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Atticus Finch isn't like many of the heroes on this list. He doesn't possess any superhuman ability or skill, and he solves his problems by different means than brute force. Atticus is fighting a different kind of fight with his own set of skills. Atticus is a southern lawyer in the time of the depression. He steps up to defend an African-American worker who is wrongly accused of rape charges. He tries to stand up against the social injustice of the time to defend a fellow human being that deserves better. At the same time that this is happening, Atticus is dedicated to raising his children and teaching them how to be accepting and good in a hateful world. Atticus may not be a fighter in the conventional sense, but he is a true hero.