Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Fantastic Member Castiel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    444

    Default Think we'll ever see Dick become Red X in main canon & who'd take the mantle?

    Given the events of Future State do you think the mainstream Dick will become Red X? I honestly would like to see it but at the same time I'd like to see things diverge slightly from Future State. I honestly have this theory that Grant Wilson will return and will become Red X. I think a good plot would be for Jericho to return and to want to go after his father and learn his brother is alive. As for how they could bring Grant back I can see the Court of Owls being tied to Hive and for it to come out for the project used on Slade and his son was a precursor to how the Talons are brought back and for it to be revealed the Court took Grant's body and experimented on him for years by killing and resurrecting him over and over all the while bringing up their plans for Dick.

    I like this idea because I love the impact Grant returning as a Darth Maul type figure would have on his family and Dick. I know at first that probably would seem small but I do think him teaming up with maybe Jericho (since iirc they are full blooded brothers) would be interesting to see. I'd also be interested in Deathstroke's reaction and Rose especially since he was Ravager before her. Essentially what I'm thinking is for Dick to go undercover as Red X and to make morally compromises and for his path to end with him getting in the middle of a Wilson family battle and for it to end with Jericho discovering his brother is alive and completely insane.

    I can see Jericho finding his brother completely crazed in a old Court lair littered with bodies belonging to Talon's and Court members. I also like the idea of Grant taking the mantle of Red X to taunt Dick and after regaining a semblance of sanity he could act as a leader to Jericho displaying a new calculating side to himself and for the brothers to plot revenge on both Dick and Slade.

    Though it'd probably make more sense for Slade to go looking for him in that scenario. Regardless I do like the idea of Red X marking a dark part of Dick's life and for him to try to discard it only for a ghost from his past to take up that mantle to taunt him. I also think the Court being involved would really mess with him as well. At the same time I think it'd be interesting to see Dick face someone whose as capable as Slade but completely unhinged and obsessed.

  2. #2
    Invincible Member Digifiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    26,974

    Default

    Dick's been established to have used the Red X identity at some point back when he was still Robin.
    Appreciation Thread Indexes
    Marvel | Spider-Man | X-Men | NEW!! DC Comics | Batman | Superman | Wonder Woman

  3. #3
    Moderator Frontier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    68,800

    Default

    If Titans Academy gets to go more in-depth on Red X, we'll probably see more of Dick's tenure with the identity.

  4. #4
    Astonishing Member Badou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    4,836

    Default

    I think they set up that there has been 4 characters that have used the Red X identity in the TTA run? Dick was the first, then were were two more, and now we have the new one in the Academy book. So they left it open that there could be more people connected to the identity in the future.

  5. #5
    Moderator Frontier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    68,800

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Badou View Post
    I think they set up that there has been 4 characters that have used the Red X identity in the TTA run? Dick was the first, then were were two more, and now we have the new one in the Academy book. So they left it open that there could be more people connected to the identity in the future.
    Jason and Tim?

  6. #6

    Default

    I would've just use Damian but I don't know if that still an option.

    I'd laugh and cheer if it was Danny Chase. He's more of a joke choice but redeeming him could be fun.

    Grant is a cool choice.
    Last edited by the illustrious mr. kenway; 06-12-2021 at 12:51 PM.

  7. #7
    Extraordinary Member Jackalope89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    7,821

    Default

    I still think Jason is the best choice, all things considered, as the second Red X at least. And going by the animated series (and Jason was, if briefly, a member of the NTT).

  8. #8
    Extraordinary Member K7P5V's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Chicago, Illinois
    Posts
    5,212

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by the illustrious mr. kenway View Post
    Grant is a cool choice.
    Yup! Always thought Grant had potential!


  9. #9
    Fantastic Member Castiel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    444

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    Yup! Always thought Grant had potential!

    Same I honestly would love him to become like Darth Maul in Star Wars.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jackalope89 View Post
    I still think Jason is the best choice, all things considered, as the second Red X at least. And going by the animated series (and Jason was, if briefly, a member of the NTT).
    I disagree I think Jason wouldn't really fit given Red X is implied to be older than Robin in the cartoon.

  10. #10
    Moderator Frontier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    68,800

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Castiel View Post
    I disagree I think Jason wouldn't really fit given Red X is implied to be older than Robin in the cartoon.
    I always got the impression they were close in age, just different life experiences.

  11. #11
    Astonishing Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    4,705

    Default

    Only in flashbacks

  12. #12
    Fantastic Member Castiel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    444

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    I always got the impression they were close in age, just different life experiences.
    Red X always calls Robin "Kid." that seems to imply he's older though.

  13. #13
    Astonishing Member Korath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Toulouse, France
    Posts
    4,258

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    Jason and Tim?
    I don't think so. Red X 2 and 3 are supposed to have "lost themselves to the darkness" of the identity, whatever it may mean.

  14. #14
    Moderator Frontier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    68,800

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Castiel View Post
    Red X always calls Robin "Kid." that seems to imply he's older though.
    Fair enough.
    Quote Originally Posted by Korath View Post
    I don't think so. Red X 2 and 3 are supposed to have "lost themselves to the darkness" of the identity, whatever it may mean.
    Well, we're talking about Jason though, and he was supposed to be the actual cartoon Red X so...

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •