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Old October 10 2011, 01:35 PM   #121
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^But that's what I'm saying. Discussing possibilities means being aware that there are multiple possibilities and that anything you conjecture may be wrong. All I'm hearing is "I'm certain Alfred will be portrayed like XYZ and there's no way that can work." That's like learning about that exoplanet and insisting right off the bat that it can't possibly be inhabited. That's not discussing the possibilities. It's just preempting them. Discussion in this case doesn't just mean whining about how this version of Alfred can't work. It means exploring the question of how it might work, of the various possibilities that this image could suggest.
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Old October 10 2011, 01:42 PM   #122
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Yeah that is what is bothering me with all the knee jerk reactions. People have automatically assumed because we saw a picture that it is exactly what it is implying. No one has said that it isn't unusual or strange. I can understand why purists would be bothered by something that implies a drastic change of character for Alfred. I like to try and be open minded as possible with stuff like this. I think if this discussion is going to consume the thread more that I will probably step out until more information becomes available regarding the series...which I'm guessing could be as soon as NYCC.
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Old October 10 2011, 08:11 PM   #123
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^But that's what I'm saying. Discussing possibilities means being aware that there are multiple possibilities and that anything you conjecture may be wrong. All I'm hearing is "I'm certain Alfred will be portrayed like XYZ and there's no way that can work." That's like learning about that exoplanet and insisting right off the bat that it can't possibly be inhabited. That's not discussing the possibilities. It's just preempting them. Discussion in this case doesn't just mean whining about how this version of Alfred can't work. It means exploring the question of how it might work, of the various possibilities that this image could suggest.
No, people are saying that this is what it looks like and it's a bad (or good) idea. People are more upset about the opinions than the picture.
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Old October 10 2011, 09:57 PM   #124
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No, people are saying that this is what it looks like and it's a bad (or good) idea.
And I'm trying to point out that it's premature to make assumptions about what it looks like, for all the reasons I've explained. There are many ways to interpret the fragmentary information we have, not just one.
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Old October 10 2011, 10:09 PM   #125
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Personally, I'm more interested in Katana, and how she relates to the Robins. You'd think if they wanted to do a female sidekick, they would have gone with one of the Batgirls, or even the Stephenie Brown Robin. As for Robin, does the fact that they say Katana isn't replacing him/her mean that we'll possibly be seeing one or more of the Robins in some kind of a supporting or recurring role?
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Old October 11 2011, 12:15 AM   #126
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I'm guessing that Robin will appear in a reoccurring supporting role similar to how Dick Grayson would sometimes appear in "Batman: The Animated Series".
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Old October 11 2011, 04:30 AM   #127
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As far as Alfred carrying a gun, I can think of several ways that could work.

The most obvious to me comes from RL experience. Most personal drivers/pilots/ etc I've met of billionaires also serve at one point or another as body guards. Would Batman have a sidekick blowing away criminals? Not in a version I'd probably watch.

Would Bruce Wayne have the one man always with him while in public equipped to protect himself and others? That's plausible.
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Old October 11 2011, 02:49 PM   #128
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^Good point!
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Old October 11 2011, 03:04 PM   #129
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How do we even know that it doesn't fire Sleep pellets or the like?
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Old October 11 2011, 04:15 PM   #130
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How do we even know that it doesn't fire Sleep pellets or the like?
Like I said, since this is a kids' cartoon, it's a given that even if the guns fire bullets, they won't be used to shoot or kill any living beings. Only to shoot out tires, shoot weapons out of people's hands, take out robots and equipment, futilely barrage heavily armored or bulletproof villains, fire hails of bullets into the ground to deter pursuit, stuff like that. There are network rules about these things.
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Old October 11 2011, 11:11 PM   #131
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I think you're making premature assumptions.
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Old October 12 2011, 01:59 AM   #132
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^Yeah, right, "premature." Kids' shows on network television have been subject to restrictions on the depiction of gun violence since I was a child in the '70s. All I'm saying is what should be glaringly obvious to anyone who watches cartoons.
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Old October 12 2011, 02:42 AM   #133
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^Yeah, right, "premature." Kids' shows on network television have been subject to restrictions on the depiction of gun violence since I was a child in the '70s. All I'm saying is what should be glaringly obvious to anyone who watches cartoons.

That's true, Christopher, but rules can be relaxed. Anyone remember the TAS episode where Commissioner Gordon was shot and teetering on the brink of death.
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Old October 12 2011, 09:27 AM   #134
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^Yeah, right, "premature." Kids' shows on network television have been subject to restrictions on the depiction of gun violence since I was a child in the '70s. All I'm saying is what should be glaringly obvious to anyone who watches cartoons.
Relax. My point is that it's okay to say more than "Acknowledged" when somebody posts a bit of news.
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Old March 29 2012, 10:00 PM   #135
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Here's the link to the announcement and other CN upfront news:

http://www.comicsbeat.com/2012/03/29...etwork-lineup/

Seems like they are trying to do something new with Katana as the sidekick and using villains like Anarky & Magpie.

I could probably be up for that I guess. Any hopes for a crossover between this CGI show and the CGI Green Lantern?
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