With the Penguin update and all the rants, this came to mind, “How is the Penguin update similar(if at all) to the Penguin in the Batman movies”.
The Penguin is Oswald Cobblepot. He is an enemy of Batman.
Like many Batman villains, there have been different versions of the Penguin on page and screen, but some key characteristics remain constant.
The Penguin is so called because he resembles the aquatic Antarctic bird, with a squat body and a long pointed nose. He usually accentuates the resemblance by wearing a tuxedo, often accessorized with a top hat, spats, white gloves, monocle, and a cigarette holder.
The Penguin's other great arsenal is his birds, which are most often penguins, but can be any kind of fowl. He is an expert trainer, and his flocks can be the size of small armies.
The Penguin's greatest weapon, however, may be his devious mind. He has often convinced the public that he is an honest citizen, even to the point of becoming a mayoral candidate. While he is a very intelligent and cultured man, enjoying opera, fine cooking and reads Nietzsche and Goethe, the Penguin hates most people and considers himself above them, often blaming them for his status as an outcast.
The Penguin's weakness is his vanity. No matter what the crime or misdeed, he desires recognition, and Batman has often exploited this desire to trap him. [imdb.com...]