The death of Uncle Ben may have done more harm than good in the Marvel Universe for many reasons, mostly because of one thing:
When Peter Parker rejected the symbiote, it became violent and full of rage and inevitably found a willing host to embrace it in Eddie Brock becoming Venom. Years later, an even more violent “offspring” of the Symbiote was born in the form of Carnage. Hundreds of murders occurred at the hands of Venom and Carnage, and one storyline actually put Spider-Man on trial (Trial By Jury). Then you have to put into accounts of all those villains “inspired” by Spider-Man to take him down. Heck, Scorpion’s creation was funded and greenlit by J. Jonah Jameson, whose anti-Spider-Man commentary hasn’t endeared the hero to his fellow New Yorkers. Even Norman Osborn’s criminal life was spurred on because he wanted to challenge Spider-Man. Poor Gwen Stacy would still be alive if there wasn’t a Spider-Man.
I could easily say the same thing about the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Gotham is a cesspool. There was once a bright city there, but it tarnished over the decades. Crime-ridden streets, corrupt officers pocketing payoffs from mob bosses and underground criminals. The murder of one of the most prominent socialite couples should have been a signal for the better half of society to clean up the city, but the opposite happened.
Gotham City is a place where you would be afraid to walk in the light and wouldn’t dare go outside in the dark.
You think the Batman cleaned up the streets of Gotham? Think again. Like I said, before the Batman, Gotham was full of crime-ridden streets and corrupt officers pocketing payoffs from mob bosses and underground criminals. After the Batman decided his war on crime, Gotham is still full of crime-ridden streets, corrupt officers pocketing funds from mob bosses and underground criminals, and costumed, theatrical criminals either hired by mobsters to get rid of the Bat or foolishly challenging a formidable opponent in a battle of wits, chaos, and martial arts.
Even though there was an episode of Batman: The Animated Series that stated otherwise (Trial), Batman IS just as much responsible for the arrival and actions of his colorful foes as they are. And Batman is seen as a hero who puts his foes away through the revolving door of justice where he’ll dance that dance again.
The death of the Waynes made Gotham a lot more darker and much worse, but it did convince their son to pick up a hobby.
Just had a frustrating week. Found out I had a client that wanted a small service by today but I didn’t find out about it until yesterday afternoon. I didn’t half-arse it by any stretch, and I checked and double-checked it all night long. First time I stayed up until about 7 AM in a long, long time. Surprisingly, I’m well-rested.
Had to tutor this kid in a subject that I thought was going to be geometry (which I know quite well) but is advanced trigonometry (which, well, I don’t). Had to study the basics on that myself, but I found myself understanding this ridiculously pointless skill.
Almost felt like quitting everything because I’m tired of arguing with people unwilling to bend and just so hellbent on hating anything new. It’s a futile task, so why bother?
I just need a hug or something.