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For today's blog from my series "Why___ is Awesome," I will be stating my reasons as to why I think Damian Wayne is awesome. Shout-out to @battle_forum_junkie
1. Son of the Bat
Damian is fairly similar to Batman himself. They're both stubborn, tough, and are warriors. I like Damian because of his personality. I like his arrogant, bad-boy behavior. Even though he's a little kid, he's cocky and isn't afraid of anything. Reminds me a lot of his old man. He and Stephanie Brown are the funniest Bat-family members out there. So, not only is he badass and awesome, but he's also funny and can bring a nice balance of light and darkness.
2. He Made Things Happen (spoilers for Grant Morrison's run)
Damian was never one of those characters that were just "there." He wasn't a side character that was present just for the sake of being present. He made things happen. Granted, he's a fairly new character, but I like him because events were always happening with him. He was introduced in "Batman & Son," which was huge, and was a big star in Morrison's "Batman and Robin" series. He played a significant role in "Injustice: Gods Among Us" the comic book series and the current "Batman and Robin" series, which is written really well by Peter Tomasi. Finally, he was part of a very big event in Batman's life. His death. His stories were always active and he became a pivotal part in many stories.
When Damian was first introduced, a lot of people hated him. He was a jerk and nearly killed Tim Drake. He disrespected everyone, even Batman. However, over time, he has grown a lot. He's still a jerk and a lot of people hate him, but he has grown nonetheless. Even before the New 52, in Morrison's "Batman and Robin" series, Dick Grayson started to trust him as the new Robin. Damian fought alongside Dick and became a reliable ally. When Bruce came back, he learned respect him and treat him as a father. Damian states that being Robin was the best thing to ever happen to him, showing that he grew to like fighting crime. We've seen him become more and more of a hero and now a lot of people sympathize with him.
The young Wayne has a lot of potential for the future. He's still really young, so I'm excited to see how he will turn out. It's obvious that he won't stay as Robin forever. Dick became Nightwing, Jason became Red Hood, and Tim became Red Robin. What will happen to Damian? Will we actually see his potential future of Damian being the Batman? Like I said, he's still very young and I expect many more stories centered around him will come along. In point two, I noted that his stories are active and stuff always seems to be happening when he's around. So, I'm enthusiastic to see what writers have in store for him. Not just in stories, but also in character depth. He has changed and grown already, but I see more change in him and becoming a deeper character.
Because. It's Bat-Cow.
Damian Wayne's interactions with others is always entertaining to see. It's always fun to see his relationships with others, like Bruce, Dick, Tim, Jason, Stephanie, Barbara, Cassandra, Alfred, and so on. To some, he's rude and sarcastic. To some others, he plain hates them. While to others, he respects them. No matter how cold Damian may seem, there are even some that he cares about, and those who care about him in return. I enjoy seeing Damian and Dick as a team together, Jason and Damian fighting, and Damian making fun of Steph and Tim. Most of all, I like seeing the father son relationship between Damian and Bruce (and Alfred). Tomasi has done a fantastic job of writing about their relationship in the "Batman and Robin" series.
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