By Nico Smit
Zorro and Batman are two sides of the same coin - rich young men who dress in black, use gadgets, and don't kill.
Zorro is batman
"Zorro is Batman, no jokes, they really are the same character."
The characters of Zorro and Batman are very similar. Both are rich, young men who dress in black, use gadgets, and are named after animals. They are also both skilled in stealth and combat. The only major differences between the two are their time period and setting.
"Some similarities between Zorro and Batman:
Aristocratic, rich, young man, no need to work for a living Lives in a mansion outside of town Has a secret lair in the caves under their mansion, with a secret entrance Dresses in black Comes out mainly at night Specializes in stealth tactics Refrain from using guns as they are too violent Uses a lot of cool gadgets Doesn’t kill Rides around on/in their black mobile/horse Is named after an animal (Zorro means “Fox”) Has an old, wise mentor and guide: Alfred and Don Alejandro Vega (Diego’s father) Is the exact opposite in costume as their alter ego is in real life: Bruce Wayne is a fun, carefree playboy, while Batman is somber and serious. Don Diego de la Vega is serious and stiff lipped, stays away from the limelight – but Zorro is flamboyant and playful, humiliating his enemies in public. Has a cape Has no super powers, only naturally trained strength and agility"
The similarities between Zorro and Batman are interesting, as they are both wealthy young men who dress in black and use their wealth to help others. They are also both skilled in stealth and combat, and use gadgets to help them in their fight against crime. However, there are also some key differences between the two characters. Zorro is more flamboyant and playful than Batman, who is more serious and somber. Additionally, Zorro has a mentor in the form of his father, while Batman has Alfred. Overall, both characters are intriguing and enjoyable to read about.
"So this “revelation” of mine is no news to most avid comic book fans, they will be aware of this. Still, it’s interesting for me to see the similarities, and finding myself liking both of these characters in their own way."
While some comic book fans may already know that Batman and Zorro are similar, it's still interesting to see the similarities. The speaker likes both characters for different reasons.
"The movie that Bruce Wayne watched with his parents the night that they died, for example, is sometimes revealed to be 'The mark of Zorro'."
Bruce Wayne's parents may have been killed because they were watching a movie about a vigilante named Zorro. This is just one theory, but it's possible that the movie inspired Bruce Wayne to become a vigilante himself.