This one is for comic book fans - why does everyone make fun of Aquaman?
Because his power is so limited -- it only works in the water. I know he has powers of his own, but compared to someone like Superman or Wonder Woman, the guy who can talk to fish is kind of a dork.
Yeah, but Batman has absolutely no powers, just money. Why don't they make fun of him?
DH says: Because he's freaking Batman!
I think it's also because his abilities are fighting, crime solving, martial arts, and he has an impressive array of tools. He is very effective in multiple environments. He can fight on land, in the sea, on mountains, in space, etc.