He's the Anti-Hero
Type IV in fact. Relies on intimidation through the frightening bat-themed mantle and isn't afraid to fight dirty (or of most things). He ranks alongside Michael Keaton-Tim Burton in being the most ruthless Batman (willing to kill mooks via collateral damage and actually intending to kill Superman).--AlexHoskins (talk) 21:11, May 21, 2016 (UTC)
Not Pure of Heart
The Battle of Metropolis made him wary of Superman. In addition, Robin's death is heavily implied to be one of the major reasons he's so jaded and more brutal.--AlexHoskins (talk) 21:14, May 21, 2016 (UTC)
Why does he qualify as such?
This version of Batman is the most dangerous one yet:
- The Comic-Con trailer gives a brief glimpse into why Batman is so feared by the criminal underworld when the police find some bloody-nosed criminal chained to a wall with the Bat symbol iron-branded onto his chest.
- Batman was out to kill Superman in this movie. Just imagine how scary he normally is and remove his one rule. Yeah...
- The fact that most traits Batman has in this movie seem far more similar to the villain/anti-hero Red Hood. That's right, Batman is closer to one of his VILLAINS. Superman has pissed him off royally.