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Old September 9 2013, 04:14 PM   #571
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Eh? What tells you enough about the mid-1800s Wayne family that it'd be likely OR unlikely they'd support slave labor?
Whaaa? The very thing both of us were just talking about -- the Underground Railroad connection. Do I really need to spell out why it's unlikely that a family that helped slaves escape to freedom would've exploited slaves themselves?
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Old September 9 2013, 06:53 PM   #572
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I saw the latest episode yesterday. It was pretty meh. I thought the whole point of testing "Katana" was to get her to figure out his identity herself, which would determine if she was a worthy partner, but I guess not. I do like that she actually used a sword that I'm pretty sure was a katana this episode. It makes me hope that we never see the big green sword again, because having Katana actually use a katana was interesting. This episode also wasn't helped by the fact that its fight scene sucked. The CGI animation is pretty poor looking normally, but I didn't think Batman fighting ninjas could be done so badly. It just wasn't exciting at all, and it actually also made me notice that Katana's model looks kind of weird. Having good animation wouldn't have made this episode particularly good, but it would have helped.
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Old September 9 2013, 11:07 PM   #573
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I saw the latest episode yesterday. It was pretty meh. I thought the whole point of testing "Katana" was to get her to figure out his identity herself, which would determine if she was a worthy partner, but I guess not. I do like that she actually used a sword that I'm pretty sure was a katana this episode. It makes me hope that we never see the big green sword again, because having Katana actually use a katana was interesting. This episode also wasn't helped by the fact that its fight scene sucked. The CGI animation is pretty poor looking normally, but I didn't think Batman fighting ninjas could be done so badly. It just wasn't exciting at all, and it actually also made me notice that Katana's model looks kind of weird. Having good animation wouldn't have made this episode particularly good, but it would have helped.
No the point of the testing was to see if she would be suitable help for Batman, not whether she could work out that Bruce Wayne is Batman.
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Old September 10 2013, 12:05 AM   #574
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No the point of the testing was to see if she would be suitable help for Batman, not whether she could work out that Bruce Wayne is Batman.
But since Batman is a detective, you'd think deductive ability is something he'd want to cultivate in an assistant. So those could've been the same thing.
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Old September 10 2013, 01:22 AM   #575
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No the point of the testing was to see if she would be suitable help for Batman, not whether she could work out that Bruce Wayne is Batman.
But since Batman is a detective, you'd think deductive ability is something he'd want to cultivate in an assistant. So those could've been the same thing.
it would be handy but not essential. Did either of the first two Robins have detective skills (something that Tim Drake displayed that got him the job iirc)?
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Old September 10 2013, 02:05 AM   #576
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I don't think we're saying it's "essential" -- just that the show gave us the impression that that was what Bruce was going for, and that it would've been a good approach if they had done it that way. It would've made Tatsu a more impressive character if she had the smarts to put the clues together.
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Old September 10 2013, 05:31 AM   #577
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No the point of the testing was to see if she would be suitable help for Batman, not whether she could work out that Bruce Wayne is Batman.
But since Batman is a detective, you'd think deductive ability is something he'd want to cultivate in an assistant. So those could've been the same thing.
it would be handy but not essential. Did either of the first two Robins have detective skills (something that Tim Drake displayed that got him the job iirc)?
Dick was good at acrobatics and Jason was good at boosting cars.
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Old September 10 2013, 06:50 AM   #578
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After Jason frakked Talia, all he had to do to become the living embodiment of Oedipus, was to kill Batman, and he had a bloody good college try at that for a while.

Seriously the phone vote on whether to kill him was 5,343 votes to 5,271

Did any of you codgers vote in that pole?
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Old September 11 2013, 02:25 AM   #579
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But since Batman is a detective, you'd think deductive ability is something he'd want to cultivate in an assistant. So those could've been the same thing.
it would be handy but not essential. Did either of the first two Robins have detective skills (something that Tim Drake displayed that got him the job iirc)?
Yeah I thought it was pretty obvious it was a test a character. He'd already tested her deductive and combat abilities.
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Old September 14 2013, 04:54 PM   #580
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At least now we know what happened to all the cars in Gotham City.
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Old September 14 2013, 07:21 PM   #581
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Today's episode was really bland and forgettable. Outside of Gotham having a bizarrely walled off part of town, nothing in this episode was interesting or something we haven't seen a million times before.
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Old September 14 2013, 07:30 PM   #582
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Not bad, though the gag about Katana's safety suit in the opening was overboard. I'm not surprised that her look is just her standard outfit with a domino mask; they've spent seven weeks establishing that look for her in our minds, so I didn't expect them to depart from it much now. Plus it saves them having to build a whole new digital model for her.

Barbara is still cool. I loved how she kept talking back to Whale, being thoroughly unimpressed by her own kidnapping. And I loved "When can I get a grapnel?"

Not too convinced by the origins of the Batsignal. With his daughter under threat, you'd think Gordon would've wanted to contact Batman more clandestinely, not in a way the whole city could see. Not sure how he would've managed that, though.
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Old September 14 2013, 10:36 PM   #583
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Barbara is still cool. I loved how she kept talking back to Whale, being thoroughly unimpressed by her own kidnapping. And I loved "When can I get a grapnel?"
It bugged me that she was so Genre Savvy, but didn't warn Our Heroes about the lawyer's fire powers. (She saw him all flame-y when he kidnapped her.)
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Old September 15 2013, 01:13 AM   #584
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Not bad, though the gag about Katana's safety suit in the opening was overboard.
You'd think that Batman would be smarter than to put her in something so ridiculous. It was a good attempt at humor though in that eye-rolling sort of way.

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I'm not surprised that her look is just her standard outfit with a domino mask; they've spent seven weeks establishing that look for her in our minds, so I didn't expect them to depart from it much now. Plus it saves them having to build a whole new digital model for her.
Still hoping for a Katana/Robin hybrid suit.

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Barbara is still cool.
Yes she is. She has the makings of a pretty good version of Batgirl if they ever get that far. I wouldn't mind seeing a Batgirl who's girly and precocious instead of overly heroic for an amateur.
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Old September 15 2013, 01:15 AM   #585
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Oh, and Katana is lucky enough to not have a cape. I've been thinking lately that Batman's cape probably gets in the way a lot.
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