Even after being fired from his position, he seemed eager to redeem himself and get his position back every chance he got. And I wish people woild do documentaries and news reports on it so as to shame the government and military into getting their act straight. He is also fairly hardworking but can be impulsive, which often works against him. Of course, it comes to bite him in the ass when the older, more conservative members of Watch decide he's destroying it and try to kill him. It increases performance in nearly every aspect of gameplay, but does not increase the level of challenge that's based on another, character-irrelevant value. In addition, Shreck's great plan won't be able to go forward if he's not alive to get it started, which is why he's grateful to Batman despite obviously being another foe of his for saving him from being murdered by Catwoman. You should still possess the boots, but when you try to equip them the game will tell you "You cannot equip this item at this time".