Originally Posted by Llama_Shepherd
The whole idea of a billionaire who scrambles rooftops preying on the poor and homeless of a city and trying to punch away crime instead of donating his fortune to philanthropic gestures is stupid.
Recruiting impressionable teenagers to his cause seems pretty par for the course.
Robin was created for commercial reasons and then has been assimilated to Batman's mythos, but he's dispensable: how many stories have you seen with Robin helping Batman in his adventures? Generally writers don't like him, he's a bother to them and to the own Batman. The one reason I see for his existence is being part of Bruce Wayne's psychosis (he represents the innocent kid Bruce was the night his parents were murdered, in opposition of Batman, the man who should've avoided the crime), and this is a dark reason that puts Batman still nearer the villain side... but anyway, Robin is a nuisance.