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Old 02-15-2014, 09:34 AM   #223
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Default Re: Robin or no Robin?

Originally Posted by Llama_Shepherd View Post
Which is different to Batman, how?
Batman was still created as a dark/serious character and was quickly made into one with a tragic past. Robin was brought in just so Batman can have a lighter buddy to talk to, for kids to get into it more. He was a gimmick.

Of course he developed into something more over the years.

Originally Posted by Llama_Shepherd View Post
Wow! Robin has thematic reasoning to his character, as a reflection to Bruce himself, which by extension makes him less pointless than most of the characters in the universe.
He does, but the idea of him suiting up (in that suit) at that age, is still ridiculous. The Robin bits have always been hokey while the private Dick Grayson-Bruce Wayne moments have the potential to be serious and different. Sometimes they are.

I think it lightens up the mood too much for Batman, it distracts from the Gordon-Batman team/relationship that i love so much.

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