Not just heroes! Villain babies/kids/teenagers (kids/teenagers who are villains and/or babies/children of villains) aren't safe either. The more I look into it the more horrified I am. I've morbidly been considering making some kind of list, its terrible
Yeah, it’s pretty bad. I’m not sure if Marvel has similar issues, they seem to do weird shit with babies that makes them age to something ‘useful’ (see: Cable, Hope, Wiccan and Speed, etc).
One huge reason I side-eye the pregnancy storyline in Nightwing is because…either there is no baby and it’s just drama, or there is and I already know that’s not going to go well, especially for a kid of Dick who is hugely popular but also vulnerable because he is not allowed to age significantly (especially these days, in Post-Crisis all the other og Titans had kids–but then they all lost them so).