2011-07-12 09:03 pm (UTC)
Agreed, but that pettiness has to be balances--as Aaron understood--with his deep-seated desires to be loved, desired, and accepted. A good take on the Penguin is one of delicate balance, something most writers and fans don't understand.
And also that patheticness has to be tempered with the fact that he's still a genuinely brilliant, genuinely cunning, genuinely threatening villain.
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