Kill him off; nobody else can write him properly
Let him live; he’s a great addition to the Batman family
Let him switch to being Nightwing’s sidekick
Change his code name to something more appropriate
Have him replace (or kill off) Jason Todd and take over the Outlaws
Give him a sex change and have him be the new Batgirl
Have his brain / thought patterns transplanted into Titus (his dog)
Have him and Bruce change bodies, so he takes control of Wayne Industries
Have him dispatched into the past, possibly eventually returning to the present
* Let him just disappear until Morrison eventually comes back to the Bat-books
I don’t care
Other (please explain)
I like Damian and hope he continues in the role for years. I do know where you are coming from however and do feel that he does not fit the traditional role of Robin. Morrison alongside fellow writers played this well with Dick and Damian having a foil relationship with each other that inverted the traditional roles attributed to the Dynamic Duo. The return of Bruce Wayne has left Damian in a delicate position where he is still intriguing but not in nearly as interesting a foil to Bruce. The two just don't click in my mind nearly as well as the previous paring. I personally would have preferred if Tim Drake and Bruce Wayne had remained partners with Dick continuing to mentor Damian.
I understand the choice to have not followed this direction but am still waiting for a payoff between the characters which I suspect to get in Leviathan but I guess we will have to wait and see.
You seem to be showing the post-CoIE Jason, but the pre-CoIE Jason was a slightly different character . . . more a direct clone of Dick. (Including the circus background and parents killed by bad guys. In pre-CoIE Jason's case, Killer Croc was involved.) And I hated the pre-CoIE Jason's "Are you my Mommy?" phase with Nocturna. (Was that Moench who gave us that?)
To answer the thread's question...I would say no...because in my opinion he sort of the true opposite of Robin, I mean not even Jason was that bad.
When I first 'met' Damian, I thought he was going to end up like Jason and I was supposed to dislike him but I've really have grown to like the little guy. True, he's not exactly what I'd call a happy little boy but I think he's a fine Robin. Its not the brightness of Robin that is needed its the desire to grow. With the different personalities that have taken that name, I think Damian does the role justice with a distinct personality. A little darker in humor than others but he's actually had a darker upbringing. It seems all Robins want to be like Batman in some fashion and Damian is no different. And I'm sure when he outgrows the role, he will be take a role that reflects his own journey with his father. We know Damian has more growing to do but I think so does Jason. Its odd because when I was growing up reading about Batman, Robin just seemed a useless character whose time was well up but I find all the Robins are some of my favorite characters in the world of Batman.
I would like to say for the record that this is the FIRST TIME I've withheld dong when someone was so desperately asking for some.
Brian C Wood
I reiterate the Dustin Nguyen Gotham Boys and Girls Club concept could be a very successful book with Damian, Cass and Steph as a core trio, a bit retooling (Steph as Spoiler obviously) after Damian's arc with INC and B&R get somewhere/end (and hopefully he survives).
Last edited by maximiliani; 05-06-2012 at 12:49 AM.
I can't stand Damian. I want Tim back fighting alongside Bruce.
Nightcrawler, Jean Grey, Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker, Professor X, Mar-Vell, Richard Rider- Bring Them Back!!!
At any rate, he is Damian's father and Bruce does feel a certain amount of duty to him because of that ffact. Moreover, I don't see Bruce standing aside and letting his flesh and blood be turned into a weapon or a body replacement for Ra's or whatever other plans people have had for the child. Plus, Damian has a bounty on his head currently, and wouldn't be safe in a boarding school. Actually, the prospect of Damian in school could be amazing yet a horrible decision for other reasons.
But ugh, I hated the "Talia raped Bruce" retcon so much and am so glad it was fixed back.
Last edited by minasithil; 05-06-2012 at 05:12 PM.
I'm a big Damian fan. He should definitely stay.
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