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    Exactly. Just for as long as she had been...

    Exactly. Just for as long as she had been Batwoman, roughly. Not from the moment she decided to join the Army.

    I can buy that he had a picture of Kate serving alongside him since that time, but...
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    He didn't push her to join the Army, though. That...

    He didn't push her to join the Army, though. That was all her choice. Had she actually been commissioned, Colony service could have been a thing he brought up to her naturally in time. Intent isn't...
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    It helps simplify things for an adaptation, which...

    It helps simplify things for an adaptation, which is good, and also gives a reason for the adaptational differences in the Kanes.



    Only revealed relatively recently.



    I for one don't...
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    I wonder if people who go on about so-and-so...

    I wonder if people who go on about so-and-so actor being "stiff and expressionless" or whatever ever think about that being appropriate for the character. Stoic people do indeed exist in real life....
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    I already didn't understand how people could...

    I already didn't understand how people could think this, but after the pilot, I understand it even less. She did fine, especially on the more emotional scenes.
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    I've heard a theory that it had armor plating,...

    I've heard a theory that it had armor plating, and that's why the cables couldn't hold the extra weight. But cars also aren't designed to hold their weight on the trunk hinge, either.


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    There's nothing contradictory about it that I can...

    There's nothing contradictory about it that I can see. He's not somehow a bad father for keeping a literal black ops project a secret from his civilian daughter. And it didn't make him power-hungry...
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    I figured out where Kate was training at the...

    I figured out where Kate was training at the beginning: Lake Baikal, Siberia. The rock formation in the first shot is called Shamanka or Shaman's Rock, located on Olkhon Island.
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    For the comics? Not much. She's been de-aged to...

    For the comics? Not much. She's been de-aged to about 27 at the start of the 2017 series, but that's the biggest one. She's currently right at the limit of DADT ending, now resigning in August of...
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    More than most Big Two characters. That...

    More than most Big Two characters. That consistency, even in small details, is trackable, which is cool.



    Aesthetic choice, same with her hair. No one in-universe has made mention that she's...
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    Because most people don't review the shows they...

    Because most people don't review the shows they watch.

    But they're showing up where it matters. The viewership ratings have been good.
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    The pilot encore showing had 1.1 million viewers....

    The pilot encore showing had 1.1 million viewers.

    https://tvline.com/2019/10/09/the-flash-ratings-season-6-premiere/
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    Arrow has 2313 for all of season 1, 7 years after...

    Arrow has 2313 for all of season 1, 7 years after the fact.

    Legends: 1323 for all of season 1, 3 years later.

    The Flash: 4892, 5 years

    Supergirl: 3196, 5 years


    Batwoman now has 1898...
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    Most viewers don't rate things on these sites. As...

    Most viewers don't rate things on these sites. As of me typing this right now, Supergirl's premiere from the same night, which had a similar number of viewers, has 32 audience ratings on RT.
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    We literally don't know yet what kind of...

    We literally don't know yet what kind of hand-to-hand combat training Kate has had, or how much.



    That's part of the source material. It's a big part of Kate's backstory.



    You're...
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    And on IMDB and Metacritic, too. And now their...

    And on IMDB and Metacritic, too. And now their same ilk has the gall to crow about the low user ratings like they're legitimate. It's so gross.
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    What? No. :confused: The pilot takes place...

    What? No. :confused:

    The pilot takes place before Elseworlds, which would've roughly been late 2018.
    Kate resigned a week before she was to graduate, which, given the fixed date of DADT's repeal,...
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    If Point Rock operates like the real service...

    If Point Rock operates like the real service academies, Sophie would have been required to serve five years. The best info right now on how long Kate was gone comes from an audition scene where Mary...
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    TV Ratings: ‘Batwoman’ Debuts to 1.8 Million...

    TV Ratings: ‘Batwoman’ Debuts to 1.8 Million Viewers

    And a 0.5/2 rating/share. Those aren't even the final numbers, but this is good.
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    Kate was already out of the Academy at that...

    Kate was already out of the Academy at that point; if anyone "threw her under the bus" (I don't like that phrasing for this situation), it was Kate herself.

    If Point Rock operates like West Point...
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    That first part at least is pretty accurate. The...

    That first part at least is pretty accurate. The comics have never shown the immediate aftermath of Kate's resignation nor Sophie's reaction, but she did indeed stay in the Army. The reason she gave...
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    How did they make him look bad? That's...

    How did they make him look bad?



    That's direct from the comics.



    The Kanes and Waynes didn't like each other too much. It was probably in the wills that Alfred would take guardianship.
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    Watched it. Liked it a lot. Typical pilot-y...

    Watched it. Liked it a lot. Typical pilot-y problems, but easily fixable. B-.
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    If J.J. Abrams and co. can get away with not...

    If J.J. Abrams and co. can get away with not having a clear answer to their mysteries for seasons and seasons, this isn't such a big deal. :cool: At least this time, there are actual answers already,...
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    Even more so since she wrote the intro to the...

    Even more so since she wrote the intro to the first collected edition of Elegy.
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