History YMMV / Nightwing

6th Aug '16 3:05:46 PM nombretomado
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** The announcement of the ''Grayson'' series lead to a big one regarding the premise, which is that Dick would become a secret agent, something he'd keep from Barbara and Alfred. Some like the idea, thinking it's a nice idea (although even they hope it's temporary), and others think it's a stupid idea that doesn't suit the character or his history, or simply that it simply doesn't make any sense, since [[spoiler:Dick's one of the most famous people on the planet since the Crime Syndicate unmasked him in ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'']]. The most polarizing aspect being that covers are routinely featuring Dick with a gun, as while he had a gun for a longtime thanks to his time as a cop in Bludhaven, he never actually ''used'' it and said he never would. ''However'', since the ''Grayson'' series has launched, the only time Dick has used his gun in a combat situation was to use the gun itself as a projectile, and Dick has stated his distate for guns on multiple occaisions.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[DCUniverse DC Comics']] official position is that he's the most beloved superhero in the community (yes, even moreso than ''Superman'') and that almost any member of it would instantly drop what they were doing to help if he were in trouble.

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** The announcement of the ''Grayson'' series lead to a big one regarding the premise, which is that Dick would become a secret agent, something he'd keep from Barbara and Alfred. Some like the idea, thinking it's a nice idea (although even they hope it's temporary), and others think it's a stupid idea that doesn't suit the character or his history, or simply that it simply doesn't make any sense, since [[spoiler:Dick's one of the most famous people on the planet since the Crime Syndicate unmasked him in ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'']]. The most polarizing aspect being that covers are routinely featuring Dick with a gun, as while he had a gun for a longtime thanks to his time as a cop in Bludhaven, he never actually ''used'' it and said he never would. ''However'', since the ''Grayson'' series has launched, the only time Dick has used his gun in a combat situation was to use the gun itself as a projectile, and Dick has stated his distate for guns on multiple occaisions.
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[DCUniverse DC Comics']] Creator/DCComics' official position is that he's the most beloved superhero in the community (yes, even moreso than ''Superman'') and that almost any member of it would instantly drop what they were doing to help if he were in trouble.
22nd May '16 7:35:38 PM TheGingerArtist
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** Tarantula, aka Catalina Flores. She's absolutely hated among the DC fanbase for being a petty, spiteful WomanScorned who caused the break-up of Dick and Babs, and for the controversial raping of Nightwing, which she never faced any consequences for. Made worse in that Devin Grayson tried to downplay the rape by claiming "[she] never said it was rape, just non-consensual". Though to the relief of fans, she was arrested for Blockbuster's murder and killed off by Gale Simone in her Comics/SecretSix run.
27th Mar '16 8:00:53 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* MemeticMutation: A running joke among comic fans is that Nightwing's greatest foe is editor Dan DiDio, since Dan has a history of screwing over Dick. DC is aware of this, and writers frequently joke about it, even Dan himself.
24th Dec '15 1:04:55 PM MagBas
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* TheScrappy: While she's acquired a bit of a cult fanbase in the years since who attribute her flaws to the overall shoddy quality of the OYL arc, Cheyenne Freemont was ''very'' hated when she debuted in Bruce Jones' arc. It mostly had to do with her being abruptly introduced, coming off incredibly flat, suddenly being revealed to be a metahuman (making her come off as a MarySue to some), and other fans feeling that she was made to spite those who shipped Dick with either Barbara or Kory. Cheyenne was swiftly PutOnABus by the end of the arc.

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* TheScrappy: While she's acquired a bit of a cult fanbase in the years since who attribute her flaws to the overall shoddy quality of the OYL arc, Cheyenne Freemont was ''very'' hated when she debuted in Bruce Jones' arc. It mostly had to do with her being abruptly introduced, coming off incredibly flat, suddenly being revealed to be a metahuman (making her come off as a MarySue to some), metahuman, and other fans feeling that she was made to spite those who shipped Dick with either Barbara or Kory. Cheyenne was swiftly PutOnABus by the end of the arc.
29th Nov '15 5:05:14 PM Luanna255
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** Not exactly. The history recap at the end of Issue 1 mentions not only their original break-up, but also Dick taking Babs skydiving on her birthday and the events of [[ComicBook/{{BatmanTheBlackMirror}} Batman: The Black Mirror]], both of which happened ''after'' the rape/the murder of Blockbuster and their broken engagement. It seems that rather than rewriting that history, this is a continuation of the pre-reboot universe where Dick returned to being Nightwing and he and Babs eventually found their way back together.
21st Sep '15 4:30:17 PM StFan
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** As of the New 52, the guy can't catch a break. He inherited Haley's Circus, but it's destroyed by his EvilFormerFriend Raymond for the [[MisplacedRetribution stupidest of reasons.]] Then, after he's getting it rebuilt, TheJoker then decides to blow it up and poison everyone, the result being a lot of people hating Dick, and him not being able to rebuild it because he put all his money into it. ''Then'', he finds out Tony Zucco, the man who had his parents killed, is still alive. His attempts to track him down, however, just result in a psychopath getting wind of incriminating info on the mayor of Chicago (where Dick has moved to find Zucco), which is promptly used to motivate said psycho into taking over Chicago and causing tons of death, all of which Dick blames himself for. Then ''ForeverEvil'' happened...

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** As of the New 52, the guy can't catch a break. He inherited Haley's Circus, but it's destroyed by his EvilFormerFriend Raymond for the [[MisplacedRetribution stupidest of reasons.]] Then, after he's getting it rebuilt, TheJoker then decides to blow it up and poison everyone, the result being a lot of people hating Dick, and him not being able to rebuild it because he put all his money into it. ''Then'', he finds out Tony Zucco, the man who had his parents killed, is still alive. His attempts to track him down, however, just result in a psychopath getting wind of incriminating info on the mayor of Chicago (where Dick has moved to find Zucco), which is promptly used to motivate said psycho into taking over Chicago and causing tons of death, all of which Dick blames himself for. Then ''ForeverEvil'' ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'' happened...
28th Aug '15 7:28:13 AM Rjinswand
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* MemeticSexGod: In-universe, every straight woman comments on how attractive he is, and the fandom loves to mention his nice ass and the finger stripes. In 2013, he was voted as the most dateable of DC's superheroes. He is very much the MemeticSexGod of the DC universe.
17th May '15 1:07:06 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* AwesomeArt: The one thing that fans seem to agree on in ergards to Kyle Higgins' run is that Russel Dauterman's art was amazing. Of course, not only was the run cancelled shortly after Dauterman got on, but he would've likely left anyway to work on ''Thor'', making it also an example of TooGoodToLast.

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* AwesomeArt: The one thing that fans seem to agree on in ergards regards to Kyle Higgins' run is that Russel Russell Dauterman's art was amazing. Of course, not only was the run cancelled shortly after Dauterman got on, but he would've likely left anyway to work on ''Thor'', making it also an example of TooGoodToLast.
17th May '15 1:05:54 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}: Nightwing and Oracle'' functions as this for the Nightwing series. It resets Nightwing and Barbara's status quo back to the point while they were dating, but not yet engaged. It removes all the stuff with Tarantula's controversial raping, Nightwing casually allowing Blockbuster's murder, his breakup with Barbara, and the reversal of her paralysis. The story provides a sugary-sweet HappilyEverAfter for Dick and Barbara, with her accepting his proposal, [[TheyDo the two of them getting married]], and deciding to take on whatever the world throws at them as husband and wife.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}: Nightwing and Oracle'' functions as this for the Nightwing series. It resets Nightwing and Barbara's status quo back to the point while they were dating, but not yet engaged. It removes all the stuff with Tarantula's controversial raping, Nightwing casually allowing Blockbuster's murder, his breakup with Barbara, and the reversal of her paralysis. The story provides a sugary-sweet HappilyEverAfter for Dick and Barbara, with her accepting his proposal, [[TheyDo the two of them getting married]], and deciding to take on whatever the world throws at them as husband and wife. wife.
* AwesomeArt: The one thing that fans seem to agree on in ergards to Kyle Higgins' run is that Russel Dauterman's art was amazing. Of course, not only was the run cancelled shortly after Dauterman got on, but he would've likely left anyway to work on ''Thor'', making it also an example of TooGoodToLast.



** He seems to have a slight amount of this in real life as well. The producers of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' have said he is their "holy grail" of characters they'd like to appear on the show if they can, and he seems to have a permanent spot on the list of DC characters fans hope will eventually be realized in a live-action TV series or film, alongside others such as Wonder Woman or Zatanna.

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** He seems to have a slight amount of has this in real life as well. The producers of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' have said he is their "holy grail" of characters they'd like to appear on the show if they can, and he seems to have a permanent spot on the list of DC characters fans hope will eventually be realized in a live-action TV series or film, alongside others such as Wonder Woman or Zatanna.


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* GrowingTheBeard: Regarding Kyle Higgins' run, many readers feel it stopped having to tie into the stories in ''Batman''.
6th May '15 11:21:45 AM KingZeal
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}: Nightwing and Oracle'' functions as this for the Nightwing series. It resets Nightwing and Barbara's status quo back to the point while they were dating, but not yet engaged. It removes all the stuff with Tarantula's controversial raping, Nightwing casually allowing Blockbuster's murder, his breakup with Barbara, and the reversal of her paralysis. The story provides a sugary-sweet HappilyEverAfter for Dick and Barbara, with her accepting his proposal, [[TheyDo the two of them getting married]], and deciding to take on whatever the world throws at them as husband and wife.
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