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2012-03-22 18:52 (UTC)
I don't know this character. I love Dick Grayson, he's one of my favorite characters ever, but that was the guy that
-was taken in by Bruce Wayne at a young enough age that Bruce and Alfred became his family in a real way, and the Manor became his home
-became Robin at a very young age, faced brutally hard situations and learned from them so that he
-became a team leader in his mid-teens, and managed to garner the respect of nearly everyone, superheroes and regular joes
-went out on his own. Screwed up. Grew up.
-had a long, complicated, sort-of affair with Oracle (remember her?)
-became the big brother to Tim Drake, an important relationship for both of them
-stepped up to be Batman when needed (Yes, I know this version is supposed to have done that, but it's really hard to picture)
-was willing and able to give Damien the time and attention and endless patience needed to help him become a human being (more or less)
-and way too many other things to list
This Dick Grayson -- isn't that guy. He's not even what that guy was at age 21. He doesn't have the depth. I'm sure I'm reading some of this in due to the revised history being on my mind, but then -- I was always reading him with his history in mind, same as any other character.
I just can't fall in love with nU!Dick. The book isn't bad; it just isn't Nightwing. As always, YMMV. This is my opinion.
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