View Poll Results: where do you want Duke to go next?

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  • make him an official Robin

    0 0%
  • Daytime hero as Signal (street level hero)

    5 33.33%
  • public identity as The Signal (street level hero)

    2 13.33%
  • new hero direction entirely

    3 20.00%
  • Daytime hero as Signal (metahuman mythos)

    2 13.33%
  • public identity as The Signal (metahuman mythos)

    1 6.67%
  • retire and be a civilian ally

    2 13.33%
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    Default Duke Thomas: The Signal Appreciation 2020

    We made it baby, Happy New Year!


    I would say, due to Outsiders, Duke had a better 2019 than his 2018. new powers, some character work is being done, and most importantly he is being regularly used. here's hoping 2020 brings bigger better things for Gotham's Son of Light !

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    Created by: Scott Snyder (writer) Greg Capullo (artist)

    First Appearance: Batman Vol 2 #21 (August 2013).

    Powers: Duke is a metahuman with photokinetic vision, meaning, he has the ability to absorb light through his eyes faster than normal humans and manipulate the way he processes that light. This allows Duke to detect changes and variations in light that other people can't. Most notably, Duke can see the "ghosts" of where light has hit objects in his vicinity to see a few minutes into the past and glimpse into the future by seeing where light will be. Duke's precognitive abilities, plus his training from Batman and all of his former Robins, give him an edge in combat, being able to react faster to attacks than normally possible and even catch projectiles in some cases.

    Duke's photokinetic vision can be uses in a variety of practical ways. He can see the entirety of the Electromagnetic Spectrum and can even see beyond the spectrum; this also allows him to follow and detect someone through walls, ceilings, and most materials. Duke can also focus his vision to see something at a great distance or to see extremely small objects down to the subdermal level. my boi is stacked with the practical superpowers

    Duke's metahuman abilities come from naturally occurring traces of Nth metal in his bloodstream, inherited from both of his biological parents; Elaine Thomas and Gnomon. Duke's unique metahuman physiology gives him an affinity for Nth metal, often becoming reactive in the presence of powerful forms of Nth and/or 8th metal. Particularly potent forms of Nth metal can amplify his visions, allowing longer more vivid visions into the past and across dimensions, even hearing some audio


    new power alert!

    After experiencing the touch of Ishmael, Duke's abilities have "evolved" to include the ability to manipulate darkness. Duke describes his new powers as behaving like a tide, being able to pull shadows into him and spread them from him. how this ability will be applied practically is yet unknown.

    Essential Reading

    We are Robin (2015-2016) written by Lee Bermejo, art by Khary Randolph
    Robin War (2016) written by Various Writers, art by Various Artists
    Dark Days: The Forge & The Casting (2017) written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, art by Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, and John Romita Jr.
    Batman and The Signal (2018) story by Scott Snyder, written by Tony Patrick, art by Cully Hamner
    Batman & the Outsider (2019-) written by Bryan Edward Hill, art by Dexter Soy & Veronica Gandini
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    Link to the 2019 thread
    Link to the 2018 thread
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    Happy New Year to Duke .

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    "Duke is a metahuman with photokinetic vision, meaning, he has the ability to absorb light through his eyes faster than normal humans and manipulate the way he processes light. This allows Duke to detect changes and variations in light that other people can't. Most notably, Duke can see the "ghosts" of where light has hit the objects in his vicinity to see a few minutes into the past and glimpse into the future by seeing where the light will be."

    So he's basically a living CSI kit.

    That's freaking awesome. He should be more involved in detective stories.

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    Whats everyones hopes/predictions for Duke in 2020!

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    Happy new year Signal fans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katana500 View Post
    Whats everyones hopes/predictions for Duke in 2020!
    I'm hoping Outsider carries on doing stories like it's latest arc but I'd also like to see Duke work with other members of the family especially Damian, Dick and Steph.

    I'm hoping we get Duke on YJ TV show since we have Harper on there already so it's not so crazy to expect Duke.

    Duke in the shared Animated Universe would be a dream.
    I wish we could go back to a solo title for Duke. His last mini was killed before it got the chance to grow any legs.

    Those are my hopes. Predictions Duke will join YJ tv series



    I wonder what plans DC has for Duke during 5g?

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    5G is supposed to be a 6 year timeskip so maybe a new status quo?

    Giving him a solo set 6 years later could be pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katana500 View Post
    Whats everyones hopes/predictions for Duke in 2020!
    Not a prediction but a hope - I would love for him to make the jump to animation. He'd be great in either the Young Justice series or one of those Lego DTV movies (I'd love a little Lego minifigure of him).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katana500 View Post
    Whats everyones hopes/predictions for Duke in 2020!
    I'm predicting that we'll start to see Duke move away from whole "he's soooo green, watch how he trips into danger!?" angle and finally start putting some points on the board with good showings and overdue W's. I'm hoping we'll see more Duke outside of Outsiders interacting with other young non-bat heroes in the DC universe (ideally Naomi, Sideways, and Wallace for me)and *fingeys crossed* he'll get a costume update/revamp with his own logo. I'm also hoping we see him pop up on Young Justice next season.
    SIGNAL/Duke Thomas' fandom wikia and Dark Multiverse: METAL was great
    I support militant Professor X
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    Anticipated titles: The Next Batman, Future State: Green Lantern, FS: Aquaman, FS: Wonder Woman, Immortal Wonder Woman
    "power does not corrupt, power always reveals."

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpeace View Post
    I'm predicting that we'll start to see Duke move away from whole "he's soooo green, watch how he trips into danger!?" angle and finally start putting some points on the board with good showings and overdue W's. I'm hoping we'll see more Duke outside of Outsiders interacting with other young non-bat heroes in the DC universe (ideally Naomi, Sideways, and Wallace for me)and *fingeys crossed* he'll get a costume update/revamp with his own logo. I'm also hoping we see him pop up on Young Justice next season.
    Awesome picks.
    I'd also add Caden Park from Immortal Men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpeace View Post
    I'm predicting that we'll start to see Duke move away from whole "he's soooo green, watch how he trips into danger!?" angle and finally start putting some points on the board with good showings and overdue W's. I'm hoping we'll see more Duke outside of Outsiders interacting with other young non-bat heroes in the DC universe (ideally Naomi, Sideways, and Wallace for me)and *fingeys crossed* he'll get a costume update/revamp with his own logo. I'm also hoping we see him pop up on Young Justice next season.
    That would mean time would have to go buy

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    I voted for Street Level hero as the Signal... but in truce I also wants it combined with the metahuman mythos !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katana500 View Post
    Whats everyones hopes/predictions for Duke in 2020!
    I guess I just hope he has a partin the big summer batman crossover event Tynion has been teasing on twitter. It's clear Duke has gotten less importance lately without scott snyder having a role in the bat books, so the most I can really hope for is Duke at least still getting some spotlight.

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