View Poll Results: Underrated Detective?

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  • Batman (Bruce Wayne)

    0 0%
  • Nightwing (Dick Grayson)

    20 35.71%
  • Red Hood (Jason Todd)

    11 19.64%
  • Red Robin (Tim Drake)

    3 5.36%
  • Robin (Damian Wayne)

    5 8.93%
  • Batwoman (Kate Kane)

    1 1.79%
  • Huntress (Helena Bertinelli)

    1 1.79%
  • Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)

    3 5.36%
  • Orphan (Cassandra Cain)

    2 3.57%
  • Spoiler (Stephanie Brown)

    4 7.14%
  • Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley)

    0 0%
  • Batwing (Luke Fox)

    0 0%
  • Signal (Duke Thomas)

    3 5.36%
  • Catwoman (Selina Kyle)

    0 0%
  • Commissioner James Gordon

    3 5.36%
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  1. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpeace View Post
    this is the biggest cap. Dick at worst just isn't regarded as the literal best detective, not being regarded as the best of the best of the best doesn't make him underrated; it just mean he's not one of the best. but even with that, again, DC consistently is hammering how perfect at everything Dick is, including his detective skills. I get you are a Dick fan, but him and underrated (in terms of what's on the page) have never met; let alone is he more underrated than anyone in this list not name Tim Drake or Bruce Wayne.
    Dick isn’t regarded equal to the amount or the performance he does and has done it at. Just in his circle alone, second to Bruce he has most likely done it the most and longest yet is considered 5th tier at best or lower. That’s being underrated. I get your not a Dick fan, but DC doesn’t protect him as you claim they do. Dick’s reputation tends to exists as it does today so he can act as a benchmark. He’s the first one they usually offer up. Save for back flips, if he’s good at something he good at it to help them demonstrate how so and so is better. Even with characters like Duke.
    Last edited by Godlike13; 03-12-2021 at 05:04 PM.

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    He’s the first one they usually offer up. Save for back flips if he’s good at something he good at it to help them demonstrate how so and so is better.
    Remind me of the complaint that Superman is too often used to lose to another hero/villain to establish the other character's impressiveness. I don't think it's all that incorrect, at least at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light of Justice View Post
    Steph: Same problem with Dick, kinda worse for her since unlike Dick most DC writers only see her as Tim's girlfriend.
    Thing is that Steph simply doesn't has (or at least in the comics from the 90s and early 2000s) the kind of detective training the other Robins got.
    And I don't think that there are many comics that show her doing detective work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aahz View Post
    Thing is that Steph simply doesn't has (or at least in the comics from the 90s and early 2000s) the kind of detective training the other Robins got.
    And I don't think that there are many comics that show her doing detective work.
    Not even in her pre-New52 Batgirl series?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Not even in her pre-New52 Batgirl series?
    I would have to reread that, but even there she had iirc often either Oracle or Proxy as hacker support.

    And this series ran anyway for just 2 years, and the current version of Steph seems closer in age and experience level to her portrait pre Batgirl.

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    With 53 people having voted so far,
    * Nightwing (Dick Grayson) = 18 votes
    * Red Hood (Jason Todd) = 10 votes
    * Robin (Damian Wayne) = 5 votes
    * Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) = 4 votes

    All other choices have less than four votes, though there are a few (Red Robin (Tim Drake) / Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) / Signal (Duke Thomas) / Commissioner James Gordon) who currently have three votes each.

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    Like others have said, pretty much everyone but Bruce and Tim get overlooked as far as detective skills go. But I think the ones that's happened to the most are definitely Dick, Jason, and Steph. Though I think it's gotten better for Dick. Especially with shows like Young Justice and Titans coming in and highlighting that aspect of him more than even the acrobatics that he's more well known for.

    Like...you don't get to be Batman's partner without being smart as fuck.

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