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Why does Bruce hit Dick so much? I've noticed Bruce tends to physically take out his frustration out on Dick more than any of the other Robins.
What are you talking about… Bruce doesn’t hit Dick that much.
(World’s Finest #153)
(Secret Origins - Teen Titans)
(Teen Titans: Year One)
(New Teen Titans Vol 2 #55)
(New Teen Titans Vol 2 #56)
(Robin Vol 2 #86)
(Batman Vol 1 #600)
(Superman-Batman Vol 1 #55)
(Batman Vol 2 #7)
(Nightwing Vol 3 #7)
OKAY so out of context this all looks horribly abusive. Please give me a couple minutes to offer context. In at least three of these instances, Bruce was being mind-controlled in some form and wasn’t in control of his actions (Secret Origin TT, Teen Titans Year One, & Superman-Batman).
In that first panel (yes, the famous meme), the story is actually an alternate universe where Superman is Bruce’s enemy, so the universe is a bit whacked out.
NTTv2 #55 and 56 are actually the same moment twice. This came right after Jason’s death while Dick and Bruce were grieving.
Robinv2 #86 is from the Officer Down storyline. Batman overhears that Jim Gordon was shot and he goes a bit berserk. Nightwing tries to stop him from going too far against an enemy and gets punched in the process.
In Batman #600, Batman was choosing to leave his life as Bruce Wayne to focus on being a vigilante permanently. This upset Dick because he felt like he was losing his adoptive dad. After a bit of arguing, Dick punched Bruce first and the fight spiraled from there. You can read this very angsty moment [here], enjoy.
Finally, we have the New 52 panels, which are really just the same moment from different perspectives. I don’t think Bruce had any good reason for punching Dick here honestly. There was barely any lead up to it, and it was unnecessarily violent for such a casual setting. The New 52 has had Bruce punch Dick, I don’t know, 11 more times in Nightwing Vol 3 #30 as well, but I’m not going to bother including all those moments because they’re even more unnecessary and violent. If you want to read about how much they piss me off, though, [this is the post for you].
Alright, so to answer your actual question: my theory on why Dick gets punched so often is simply that Dick is far more confrontational than the other Batfam members. I often point that quality out in my [personality metas] for him. Dick doesn’t take people’s shit, not even Bruce’s shit. That’s the main reason he pushed Bruce so hard in Batman #600 while the others didn’t. Then Dick punched Bruce himself. In Batman #605, Bruce actually does feel bad about this and apologizes.
In the New Teen Titan issues, Bruce is the one who punches Dick, and it’s because he’s reeling from grief after Jason’s death. This was a painful time for both Dick and Bruce, and they didn’t handle it well. For more of this angsty moment, [click here]. Bruce was very harsh to Dick here (I suffer from it daily), but we at least understand that he was deep in mourning when he did it.
When Dick was punched in Officer Down, it was once again because he was willing to put himself in front of an angry Bruce. Bruce got caught up in his rage and was under the impression that Jim was dead. It doesn’t seem like he meant to punch Dick; he just lashed out instinctively. A few panels later we see that Dick seemed to give Bruce leeway over it (that or he just didn’t want to talk about it).
In all of these cases (including the times where Bruce was mind controlled), Dick was directly confronting Bruce to either stop him from doing something or to try and help him. Compared to everyone else in the Batfamily, I think this is simply the role Dick plays the most. Dick has known Bruce the longest and he puts up with his shit less. Also, though, Dick seems quick to understand where Bruce is coming from, so he doesn’t really hold it against the man. I personally think that Dick is too forgiving of Bruce in a lot of instances, but it goes to show an interesting dynamic in their relationship.
So, with all that said, punching people is not healthy and I don’t condone it to solve problems. At the same time, Dick and Bruce are both master martial artists who live in very physical planes, so I don’t think you can hold them to the same expectations as normal people. When you have two skilled fighters who live their lives as vigilantes and tensions are high like that, it’s much more common to see fists fly. In the vast majority of these cases, Bruce was either mind-controlled in some way or mourning. During the time where he wasn’t, you still see how bad he feels about punching Dick after.
tldr; I personally think these panels make sense in context and the motivations behind them are at least understandable even when Bruce is still in the wrong. It’s the New 52 moments which feel borderline abusive to me because the in context explanations are too weak to justify the violence against Dick.
Raph can only do so much in this state and thats practically nothing. At least the Kraang put him to sleep first. But OMG do you guys see that needle I think I’ll stick with the little doctors needles any day cause I can’t see this ending well.
Daaaamn Kraaaang were HELL to draw Its LATE and I’m going to sleep TT….TT
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NAME: Paizly, or JT
GENDER: gender???? idk her
HEIGHT: 149.9 cm (4′ 11″ TT )
MIDDLE NAME: ~secret~
PUT YOUR ITUNES ON SHUFFLE. WHAT ARE THE FIRST 6 SONGS THAT POPPED UP? not from itunes but:
dear - snuper all alone - day6 in the middle - dodie idle town - conan gray lo que siento - cuco remember me - victon + play ugly - akmu
GRAB THE BOOK NEAREST TO YOU AND TURN TO PAGE 23. WHAT’S LINE 17? “Eddie, he smells funny, like cough medicine.” from “the five people you meet in heaven” by Mitch Albom. Super good and emotional book!
EVER HAD A POEM OR SONG WRITTEN ABOUT YOU?
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU PLAYED AIR GUITAR?
honestly, maybe like 2 weeks ago? at my cousins bday party
WHO IS YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?
i don’t really follow celebrity
WHAT’S A SOUND YOU HATE? LOVE?
hate: the sound when people pick their nails with their other nails love: the sound of people typing or drawing
DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS? HOW ABOUT ALIENS?
def aliens are 100% out there and spirits/ghosts are a maybe?? 👀👀
DO YOU DRIVE? IF SO HAVE YOU EVER CRASHED?
i don’t drive bc anxiety :(
WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
does the art book of tloz count?
DO YOU LIKE THE SMELL OF PETROL?
WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?
spiderman: homecoming! but i’m gonna watch coco soon!
WHAT’S THE WORST INJURY YOU’VE EVER HAD?
i don’t ever really get seriously injured but i sprained my wrist pretty bad once in soccer
DO YOU HAVE ANY OBSESSIONS RIGHT NOW?
ummmm gardening? ya, gardening
DO YOU TEND TO HOLD GRUDGES AGAINST PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE YOU WRONG? not really? only if it’s something super super serious, otherwise nope!
IN A RELATIONSHIP?
nah, im not really looking for one either so it’s fine :)