View Poll Results: Which hero is the worse mentor?

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  • Batman

    13 35.14%
  • Green Arrow

    8 21.62%
  • Both

    12 32.43%
  • There are other heroes that are worse mentors than both of them

    6 16.22%
  • Misc.

    2 5.41%
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    Default Which is the worst mentor: Batman or Green Arrow?

    Batman and Green Arrow: Which of these heroes has the worst track record when it comes to sidekicks(proteges)?

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    Batman has three dead robins (including his own son). So i would go with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    Batman has three dead robins (including his own son). So i would go with him.
    Jason, Damian...who's the third?

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    Murdered side kicks Batman 1 Green Arrow 0
    Drug addicted side kicks Batman 0 Green Arrow 1

    Irresponsibly putting young teenagers lives in danger.....well both....I will go with both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vakanai View Post
    Jason, Damian...who's the third?
    Stephanie Brown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Nostalgia View Post
    Murdered side kicks Batman 1 Green Arrow 0
    Drug addicted side kicks Batman 0 Green Arrow 1

    Irresponsibly putting young teenagers lives in danger.....well both....I will go with both.
    3 murdered robins and Batman has put 5 pre pubescent kids in danger while Oliver only put two. Actually, Mia Dearden was already a teenager in a prostituion ring right? So I guess Oliver at least saved her in many ways. Batman wins the award for worst mentor by shear number and average age of the sidekicks.

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    Is it getting to point where Batman will need to be written differently soon to be acceptable to modern sensibilities and modern style of comics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    Stephanie Brown
    I always forget she was Robin.
    Also, didn't they reveal that her death was faked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackDaw View Post
    Is it getting to point where Batman will need to be written differently soon to be acceptable to modern sensibilities and modern style of comics?
    By written differently do you mean they need to write out the history of him having 5 or 6 Robins?

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    Batman might be overbearing and sometimes abusive but at least he has never abandoned his children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakzo View Post
    Batman might be overbearing and sometimes abusive but at least he has never abandoned his children.
    Yeah, that's definitely a factor.

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    I mean, there are examples where they dropped the ball, sure, but I think generally their sidekicks turn out pretty well.

    For every Jason or Stephanie there's a Dick and Tim, and for every Roy or Connor there's a Mia and Emiko.

    You want to know who I think is the worst mentor? Blue Devil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    3 murdered robins and Batman has put 5 pre pubescent kids in danger while Oliver only put two. Actually, Mia Dearden was already a teenager in a prostituion ring right? So I guess Oliver at least saved her in many ways. Batman wins the award for worst mentor by shear number and average age of the sidekicks.
    3 murdered Robins! Forgot about Stephanie....I'm a casual Batman fan, who was the third?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Nostalgia View Post
    3 murdered Robins! Forgot about Stephanie....I'm a casual Batman fan, who was the third?
    Jason, Stephanie, and Damian have all died as Robin.

    Further, Dick died for a moment in Forever Evil, while Tim had his death faked in Detective Comics, while everyone believed him to be dead for a while.

    So his sidekicks don't have a great track record of avoiding death.

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