Peacemaker Refer to the Biggest Flaw With Batman’s Moral Code in Episode 4


Peacemaker won’t live by Batman’s stupid moral code, and he makes that crystal clear in Episode 4.

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Peacemaker Episode 4, “The Choad Less Traveled,” now streaming on HBO Max.

Batman is a muddled person on the grounds that, however much he needs to stop all wrongdoing, he lives by a code that can restrain his capacity to do as such. Peacemaker, then again, has not many limitations with regards to getting rid of trouble makers, and he makes that unmistakably clear in Episode 4, “The Choad Less Traveled,” when he gets down on the Dark Knight’s ethical compass.

After a disagreement with a Butterfly toward the finish of Episode 3, Peacemaker and Vigilante are needing some R&R. However, before they can return to home base, Chris needs to stop at his father’s home to get some stuff. Tragically, while he’s inside getting a few extra protective caps, Chris needs to grapple with the way that his dad is a bigot supervillain, leaving him apparently resentful. Furthermore things don’t improve when he comes outside in light of the fact that he encounters his dad’s neighbor, who loves to call attention to that Peacemaker isn’t a saint.


The elderly person thinks Batman is the best hero and requests that Peacemaker list his supervillains to demonstrate his bravery. Not having the option to take it any longer, Chris starts castigating the man concerning how each of his scalawags are dead and that Batman is an over the top quitter to polish his adversaries off, selecting to toss them behind bars and offer them the chance to get away and kill more individuals.

Obviously, Chris isn’t the only one in his convictions. For a really long time, fans have discussed whether Bruce Wayne ought to be considered a saint since he rehashes time and time permit miscreants like the Joker to proceed to live and cause destruction. A portion of the Dark Knight’s most renowned stories even investigate this thought, for example, The Killing Joke, a story that sees the Joker push the saint to his limit by attacking Barbara Gordon and hijacking Jim Gordon, and Under the Red Hood, which observes Jason Todd return to look for vengeance on the Joker after Batman neglected to take the lowlife out for apparently killing the Boy Wonder.

Furthermore that is not in any event, referencing the issues the DC Extended Universe’s Batman has had with killing. In spite of the neighbor in Peacemaker asserting that Batman doesn’t kill, Ben Affleck’s cycle became lost after the demise of Robin and the misfortune in Metropolis, to the place where he couldn’t have cared less with regards to blow-back insofar as he met his objective. He got it together in Justice League, sure, in any case, at a certain point, the DCEU’s Caped Crusader was a great deal like Peacemaker.


There might be some reality to what Peacemaker says since similar scoundrels plague Batman again and again, however his reasoning for homicide isn’t sound. As Peacemaker has attempted to show, Chris is a messed up soul, a kid controlled by his dad into turning into a killing machine. That implies he’s a man worth saving, and that is the means by which Batman feels about his foes, no matter what.