The Shadow vs. The Dark Knight: Spirituality vs. Technology

The Shadow

Schooled in the secrets of the Eastern Monastic arts, the Shadow mastered the power of mind control.  It was this spiritual art that enabled the Shadow to move invisibly among the minds of men.  His power was of the spirit world, an enchantment from another realm.

Whereas, The Dark Knight

Born into the wealth created by the Western Materialism, the Dark knight translated his wealth into exotic instruments of crime fighting.  it was this access to advanced technology that enabled the Dark Knight to overwhelm the forces of evil.  His power was of the material world, an empowerment from this realm of existence.

The Shadow

He gathered a growing number of confederates, all beholding to the saving acts of the Shadow.  Thus his realm of influence grew as an ever-burgeoning realm of saved souls.  His spiritual mission was a movement among those who had experienced the consequence of his moral outreach,

Whereas, The Dark Knight

He limited himself to a finely selected inner circle, all motivated more by personal loyalty to the person of the Dark Knight than to the consequence of his cause.  His mission did not grow beyond his close circle, and quite possibly, that circle kept tightening as time went by.

The End

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