if dc actually cared to give steph a fair chance at being robin, do you think she'd ever be part of the titans? considering they were tim's friends, im wondering if they'd ever accept her
You know, it’s terrible but while I can see Steph being on the Titans as the Robin and excelling in the right circumstances, one of the things you come to really hate about Volume 3′s Titans is they’re pretty hateful and unrelenting in their “club” mentality.
I mean, I’ll be the first to talk about how Damian was prickly and difficult to get along with when he joined them, but he was still a ten year old hanging out with kids who ranged between the ages of sixteen and nineteen and everyone save maybe Rose Wilson was awful to him, and they kind of made no bones about the fact that it was because Tim was their Robin and they weren’t going to give anyone else the time of day. Nevermind that Tim had quit and left the team a year beforehand. Nevermind that Tim had a completely different (…okay not completely different, but one word/syllable off) hero identity.
[Teen Titans (2003-2011) #92 – like, guys, could you not outright reject and show favoritism in front of a ten year old kid when you have no reason to limit your numbers to begin with and, oh yeah, he’s the brother of the friend you’re showing your favortism to?]
So the pieces are there for a not really welcoming experience for Steph wearing the Robin mantle. Which… in a roundabout way makes sense. I mean they were awful to Kara’s Supergirl not too long before this issue with Damian, too, and that’s just another thing that Kara and Steph would have had in common for their own friendship… unfortunately.
It’s also worth (or not worth?) noting that Steph’s previous encounter with this generation of heroes, back when they were Young Justice, wasn’t stellar either. She was Spoiler and dating Tim at the time, and it got her literally attacked by Greta (Secret). This was part of the UGH writing in handling Greta’s character arc, and one of the things I disagree with most astutely when it comes to Young Justice (1998-2003), but it reads a pretty unpleasant history.
Of course, everything depends on the writing and the management higher up when it comes to these things. If DC had really been backing Steph as Robin and had really wanted to promote her as a character and part of the legacy, they would have made it work, and I do wish I had a peering glance into that reality, because it could have been pretty awesome.
I mean, it’s even what Tim wanted.
[Teen Titans (2003-2011) #14]