With the unprecedented success of his Dark Knight Trilogy, Christopher Nolan has single-handedly spawned a new generation of Batman fans – an impressive feat considering the Caped Crusader’s inherent flaw as a superhero (his lack of superpowers). Spider-Man fans would argue that Batman is an inferior character because he’s basically just a guy with cool stuff, while others take solace in the fact they too could be a superhero if they won the lottery.
In Japan (the world capital of cool stuff), one citizen is proving that it’s not quite that easy. A video captured in traffic on a motorway in the Chiba prefecture shows a convincing Dark Knight imposter, complete with Nolan-inspired Bat-suit cruising the streets on the closest thing you can get to a Batpod without spending a ridiculous amount of money. While the impersonator definitely looks the part, he seems to lack the heroic spark that makes the real Batman so great. Instead of brazenly shooting through lanes of traffic in pursuit of super villains this guy seems to just drive around, diligently obeying road laws.