>>108179925>I think regress isn't the right word.
No, I'm using it most appropriately. >Like Early season Hank, the Bat was a childish delusion
This is what he has regressed to. >Season 5 the Bat is a fucking monster
Only whilst fueled by raw coffee beans. >The issue might be that Hank himself isn't going to be confronting his issues but that doesn't mean the Bat can't get a lot of legwork done while Hank is checked out.
He will confront his issues. The Bat is the personification of his most basest child/immature-fueled issues that he needs to grow out of. Hence "regression".
To put it in more Batman-esque terms, "the night is darkest just before the dawn". The Bat is the darkest part of his "night". The "dawn" will be his realization into maturity.