Titans' Nightwing origin is tied to Batman in the worst way possible.
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Dick Grayson's story has been about emotional and physical liberation from Bruce Wayne.
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It revolves around Dick carving out a new identity as a man and a leader.
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By having Bruce design the Nightwing suit, though, the new hero becomes his creation.
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Nightwing's simply an upgraded Robin, made by Bruce once more.
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We don't mind Dick using Bruce's tools and people to make the costume.
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But preventing him from designing it himself defeats Nightwing's purpose as a self-made hero.
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It's made worse when Bruce lectures Dick about how to lead the Titans.
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