The Lamest superhero: Robin!

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  1. DustinLC

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    Yeah, Robin is the lamest superhero. He should never have been created and its popularity is puzzling.

    Why am I bringing this up?

    Well, I'm doing a painting of DC superheroes, 4x5 ft on canvas to go in my art studio, and so far I've included almost everyone even down to Mary Marvel...... but I just can't do Robin. He's so lame looking. I just can't get myself to draw/paint that skinning legs. Is there a single women superhero that can't beat the crap out of him. Batgirl could eat him for dinner [​IMG].

    Of course I'm talking about Robin as he is created and known to most people, not nightwing and all the other incarnations.

    I guess I'll just have to get a six pack one day and get it over with but I'll curse his creation the whole way, I swear [​IMG]
     
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    I'd lump him in with the other boy super sidekicks like Kid Flash, Aqua Lad, and someone worse than Robin.

    Namely

    Kairo.

    Kairo was useless in so many ways. If you're not familiar with him, he was Green Lantern's sidekick. While Green Lantern was very cool, Kairo was not. I almost hesitate to call him a sidekick, he was more of a pointless character with no redeeming qualities.

    He actually had to ride on Green Lantern's back ala The Ambiguously Gay Duo. Ugh.

    One of the funniest web sites on the internet, Seanbaby's Super Friends Pages has a great page devoted to Kairo and the other uh, questionable man-boy relationships in the DC universe. It's The Green Lantern and it's worth an extensive visit.

    Don't miss the one on Giganta, Samurai, Apache Chief, or Hawkman either. [​IMG]


    Kairo makes Robin look like a hairy-chested he-man.
     
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    Robin is pathetic. When you put on sunglasses do people all a sudden have no clue who you are?
     
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    Bucky was pretty lame too.
     
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    Don't put down Robin, he is badass when he becomes NightWing [​IMG]

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    -Rob Lutter (who owns a copy of Robin #1 [​IMG] )
     
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    Robin is much more well known than other sidekicks. I didn't even know Green Lantern has a sidekick.

    Stan Lee's quote was perfect:

     
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    I hated teen-sidekicks too. But I have too arguements in this case...

    1. Robin is lame. Nightwing is badass.

    2. Aquaman is far lamer...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well, one thing that doesn't really come across well in the comics is that Superman supposedly does more than remove glasses and change his hair - he tends not to stand up straight as Clark, lowers the register of his voice, develops a bunch of different mannerisms. He's also greatly helped by people just assuming that Superman doesn't have a secret identity (and I don't believe Wonder Woman has for years).
     
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    Alex, you beat me to it. Seanbaby just nails Aquaman.

    The guy can talk to fish and manipulate water. Sorry. Lame.

    (Although granted Robin doesn't have powers. But neither does Batman.)

     

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