He is the world's greatest detective.
That's actually one of his titles. He didn't give that name to himself, y'know. He was even introduced to the world in an issue of "Detective Comics!" Who else even comes close?
C’mon. Sherlock Holmes maybe, but few people would declare him a hands-down winner. When it comes to intelligence, problem solving, and overall crime detection, who else are you going to compare the goddamned Batman to?
|Batman taking care of business.|
Yeah, there are other great ones out there. Mostly from TV. Personally, out of this small group of "famous detectives," I’d put Columbo at the top. But even he couldn't last a week in Gotham City. It's hard to use your powers of reason when the criminals are all batshit crazy.
To top it all off, Batman solves every crime annonymously! The general public doesn't know who he really is and some refuse to believe he even exists. For everyone else, it's their job. For Batman, it's his obsession. Tough to compete with that.
So sure, Sherlock Holmes might come close. But there is still one glaring reason why Batman stands above the rest.
|Don't underestimate this man. Seriously.|
Could Sherlock Holmes stop/capture The Riddler? Probably not.
Could Batman stop/capture Professor Moriarty? Easily.
For someone who prides themselves on intelligence, deduction, and a sharp wit, what greater challenge could there be? Yet again and again, the Riddler is outsmarted by the Batman.
Has there ever been anything that Batman couldn’t solve? Even if he fails at first, he always seems to figure everything out just in time.
Just google “World’s Greatest Detective” and see for yourself.