Is he ever going to get the costume upgrade ?

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#1 Posted by ALT (165 posts) - - Show Bio

just wondering

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#2 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17379 posts) - - Show Bio

What upgrade?

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#3 Posted by SmoothJammin (2650 posts) - - Show Bio

This is been my burning question for months now. His suit is too plain. He lacks a utility belt, holsters for his escrima sticks, and gliders. Possibly more. Stuffing everything into his gauntlets is unrealistic and impractical. He doesn't even have a headquarters, operating from an apartment room and Dick tossing his costume on floor like it's nothing(it really is) just goes to show you it's prestige. I think his utility belt should look like Earth 2 Robin's. Even better, the Batman Beyond capsule belt on the bottom right. If I had to color them I'd choose a shiny jet black to match the suit, for the belt buckle I'd use the batman beyond type with the red circle in the middle and color the outer rim a glossy black not silver.

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#4 Posted by r3d_rob1n (543 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope that Nightwing upgrades his suit and in the process switches back to blue. Having all the former robins wear a red/black color scheme takes away from Dick's identity of going solo without Bruce's help.

As for his base, I hope he does something similar to what Tim Drake did in the pre-reboot Red Robin series. Come to think of it, if Tim is not using his bunker in the abandoned movie theater next to crime alley that may be a good place for Dick to hole up. He could also establish a bunker in the fair grounds where the circus was when his parents died (depending on how far away from Gotham this area is)

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#5 Posted by John Valentine (16467 posts) - - Show Bio

Everyone knows that blue and black clash.

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#6 Edited by SmoothJammin (2650 posts) - - Show Bio

@r3d_rob1n said:

I hope that Nightwing upgrades his suit and in the process switches back to blue. Having all the former robins wear a red/black color scheme takes away from Dick's identity of going solo without Bruce's help.

As for his base, I hope he does something similar to what Tim Drake did in the pre-reboot Red Robin series. Come to think of it, if Tim is not using his bunker in the abandoned movie theater next to crime alley that may be a good place for Dick to hole up. He could also establish a bunker in the fair grounds where the circus was when his parents died (depending on how far away from Gotham this area is)

I liked the warehouse spot Haly signed over to Dick before Saiko burned it down. It was a clear contrast to Bruce's cave.. above ground and tucked away in the woods, it was a storage place containing all of the circus memorabilia. Too bad it wasn't near Gotham. I wish Dick built another one near a fairgrounds in Gotham and operated from there.

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#8 Posted by Batmandemon23 (139 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they should that they should bring back the blue, combine his current costume with his arkham city and young justice costume. And he will look AWESOME(again with the BLUE bird not the RED bird)

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#9 Posted by SmoothJammin (2650 posts) - - Show Bio

@Batmandemon23: I know some people don't like the bird emblem, I do but I guess it apparently makes him look silly. My problem lies in the plainness of his costume. Its a dark leotard with a long red/blue stripe running through the middle. It's uninspiring. The blue bird logo gives him an iconic vibe, people will remember the bat symbol and instantly contrast it with Nightwing's bluejay(?) through simple context. Young Justice Nightwing looks clean as hell.

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#10 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

That's got to be the baddest Nightwing costume EVAR.

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#11 Posted by Batmandemon23 (139 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin: I agree with you on the plainness of his costume. It makes no sense because there is no way he can keep dodging bullets with his abcrobatics.

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#12 Posted by MikeyHramiak (19 posts) - - Show Bio

I much prefer the black and red colour scheme, but the blue and black looked amazing together.

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#13 Posted by z3ro180 (8772 posts) - - Show Bio

the new one is pretty cool i just wish his emblem wasent as big also the white lense in his mask kind of need to be red an not white just to match the emblem plus if they changed the red to blue that would be cool also oh and if it is blue the white in the mask need to be blue.

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#14 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17379 posts) - - Show Bio

All the suit needs is the black and blue color scheme IMO. It's already almost perfect.

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#15 Posted by SmoothJammin (2650 posts) - - Show Bio

The blue and black looked solid. If his lenses glowed a light blue hue like Batwing's it would've been ideal.

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#16 Posted by The_Eurythmic_King_of_Nowhere (34 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin: I don't know, I think that in creating his own solo identity the goal was to be "not Bruce". Plus, I think the lack of a lot of armor or a utility belt (the plainness you commented on), is more a homage to his roots as an acrobat. It's suppose to be simplistic and less bulky. Same for the lack of an official HQ. Batman was the millionaire playboy with a high-tech cave for brooding. Dick operates from an apartment because that's all he needs. He doesn't need all of Batman's prestige.

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#17 Posted by Funrush (1486 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally like his Young Justice outfit.

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#18 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (83311 posts) - - Show Bio
@Funrush said:

I personally like his Young Justice outfit.

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#19 Posted by Mercy_ (94709 posts) - - Show Bio

Blue finger-stripes FTW

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#20 Posted by sinestro_GL (3651 posts) - - Show Bio

He already did.

Twice.

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#21 Edited by catgyrl (4 posts) - - Show Bio

No. No. No. The utter sleekness and simplicity of this muscle-hugging, fire-engine red and glistening black unitard sets my loins on fire. Is it possible for a middle-aged comic book groupie to have a bad crush on a two-dimensional boy she grew up watching (who never did grow up to be as old as he should be by now)?

Oops, TMI - sorry.

Anyway, no. He's not Bruce. He doesn't need all Bruce's crap.

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#22 Posted by oraclefyre (944 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_ said:

Blue finger-stripes FTW

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#23 Posted by SmoothJammin (2650 posts) - - Show Bio

@catgyrl: Gail Simone? Is that you

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#24 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

Nay.

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#25 Posted by SmoothJammin (2650 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp: Nay on the costume upgrade?

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#26 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

Nyet

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#27 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin said:

@ReVamp: Nay on the costume upgrade?

Nay on a COSTUME Upgrade.

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#28 Posted by Onemoreposter (4361 posts) - - Show Bio

@sinestro_GL said:

He already did.

Twice.

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#29 Posted by cosmo111687 (1583 posts) - - Show Bio

Black and Blue all the way.

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#30 Edited by SmoothJammin (2650 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if readers in the 80's were arguing about Discowing's suit not having paraphernalia like people are now. To be fair the old costume did have gadgets stored in it's gauntlets. Same argument can still be posed however

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#31 Posted by Sovereign91001 (7447 posts) - - Show Bio

@sinestro_GL: This.

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#32 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

the finger stripes looks ugly as hell.

Sorry.

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#33 Posted by ValendianKnight (302 posts) - - Show Bio

I think his costume looks perfect, though I do prefer black and blue over black and red. Also, finger stripes=WIN.

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#34 Posted by KnightRise (4811 posts) - - Show Bio

Upgrade?.No..His.costume.is.still.unique.and.classy,.even.without.the.awesome.fingerstripes.and.blue.color.

Also:.the.arm.and.calf.gauntlets.just.about.equal.a.utility.belt.in.surface.area.

But.where.the.Escrima.sticks.go.is.a.mystery...in.Tomasi's.run.they.attached.to.his.back

What.he.did.need:.the.return.of.a.base.of.operations,.which.I.think.was.what.theyre.going.for.in.Nightwing10

And.a.highpowered,.armored,.motorcycle.would.just.be.dope.to.me

I.miss.the.blue.and.black,.but.the.red.doesnt.bother.me.as.much.as.it.used.to.

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#35 Posted by SmoothJammin (2650 posts) - - Show Bio

The escrima sticks lock into his gauntlets, when he presses a button they eject like projectiles or something. You can see in the first issue when he's fighting the ugly mook how they're concealed underneath his wrists. I get that he doesn't want to be like Batman so he kills the cape but a utility belt is tradition! Every vigilante should wear one. The old school gauntlets were fine, there's just no way these current ones can equip so much gadgetry to carry along on missions. So he fits all his wingdings in those? Seriously!? Give him a mini belt, or some pouches on the side atleast ala Young Justice

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#36 Posted by Blacklightning13 (937 posts) - - Show Bio

I like a plain looking suit. With a large blue raven looking symbol on his chest and reaching to his shoulders. He should have utility bands (don't know what they are actually called) on his gauntlets. He should also have his batons on his upper back. I liked it when he had his grappling hooks on his forearms.

But this only works if he starts to do less reliance on gadgets and more of what he is good at; hand to hand.

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#37 Posted by SmoothJammin (2650 posts) - - Show Bio
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@Blacklightning13: My current favorite design

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#38 Posted by Batmandemon23 (139 posts) - - Show Bio
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says it all by itself

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#39 Posted by ThanosIsMad (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

His Young Justice suit with the Pre-DCnU blue bird across the chest and arms, along with the DCnU suit gloves with the scallops would be the best suit ever.

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#40 Posted by Onemoreposter (4361 posts) - - Show Bio

@sinestro_GL: 3 times pre-flashpoint. Don't forget the first one he switched too

Disco madness

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#41 Posted by Onemoreposter (4361 posts) - - Show Bio

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#42 Posted by BlueArrow (284 posts) - - Show Bio

The red suit has upgrades. It has Batman's spike gauntlets on it, which the blue suit didn't have before, plus it is more armored.

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#43 Posted by cameron83 (8548 posts) - - Show Bio

@r3d_rob1n: actually I like the red (and think it looks better)

But this is just opinion,based on what color you like better.

As long as it is not pink,or purple

@MikeyHramiak said:

I much prefer the black and red colour scheme, but the blue and black looked amazing together.

AGREED!

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#44 Edited by cameron83 (8548 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the new 52 suit better.For some reason I used to hate it,and the new 52 in general,but then they grew on me.I love all (so far) the new 52 costumes. Nightwing's especially,It is red (I like the red much better and prefer it),it is sleek,practical (unlike the arkham city suit) and it suits him (NPI).

And he keeps it in his guantlets (or on his back)

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#46 Posted by LuigiBat (231 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick definitely needs some kind of utility belt. I get that he doesn't want a cape (should still have some glide mechanism though), but his lack of other gear annoys me. It doesn't have to be something big and bulky, just something that contains a bit of tech and gadgets.

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#47 Posted by xtremekidx (590 posts) - - Show Bio

i was expecting to see some awesome sketches for how his costume should look like.....is anybody up for it....?

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