Think about it - he's the serious going-on grim scion of a family of wealthy industrialists, who stalks the night trying to
Benjamin Disraeli was more the Adam West-era Batman of nineteenth century politics - there was a man who knew how to have a good time.
And the Duke of Wellington was, of course...
the Iron Man of the Regency period.
Any more convoluted assignment of superheroes/villains to major Victorian figures most welcome. Karl Marx as Magneto, anyone?