Latest incarnation of boy wonder Robin officially bisexual

Rather than add a new wrinkle or layer to an existing character, why don’t they create or introduce a new one who has whatever attribute desired as part of themselves?

I understand and appreciate the representation of all humanity, and I endorse it wholeheartedly. However, it does sometimes feel a bit manufactured when it is pasted onto an existing character with an existing background and bio.

Bi would be appropriate, he already experienced his first oncoming thrust of manhood with bagirl.


If you’ve ever trawlled Bi/pan subreddits, a very common story goes like this:

"I’m a 30/40/50 year old who’s spent my entire life believing I was straight. I’m mareied and have kids. The other day I was talking with someone and somehow it was mentioned in passing that someone of my sex was attractive.

"I’ve always thought everyone has same sex attraction and straight people have just chosen to be hetero. But my friend said straight people don’t get same sex attraction pretty much ever

“Thinking about it, everything makes a lot more sense if I’m bi.”

Happens over and over.

Due to comphet and bi erasure you see middle aged people with a “backstory and history” realizing this big thing about themselves

If anything, it makes it more accurate that robin is finding out he’s bi late in the game.


If you ask how Robin is doing, he will say, “he’s getting bi”


I had wanted to use the magnificent headline “Cock Robin”

Yet you missed the chance to write the headline as “Latest incarnation of Batman’s sidekick is Robin the Bi Wonder”

ETA: D’oh! I should read the whole comments thread first. @teknocholer beat me to it.


“Bi” is one thing. But he’s always been a “Wonder”:

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Latest incarnation of boy wonder Robin officially bisexual

“Latest incarnation?” God in heaven, you fake nerds, you could’ve gotten actual info on fucking Wikipedia. Why didn’t you just headline this “Biff! Bam! Pow! Comics for Grownups?!”


Tim has been read as gay or bi by a sizeable portion of readers for like 25 years- when I told my sister the news she said “Finally!”

They made a good character choice for this particular Robin.

It’s no weirder than Liberace’s pragmatism vis a vis Scott Thorson.

or what tabletop RPG podcast you listen to…

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Yeah but Liberace also planned to murder Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson so that he could marry Aunt Harriet and claim Wayne’s fortune, so probably not the kind of guy Batman would choose to emulate.



He’s not Red Robin without bottomless coleslaw.


LOL – now this’ll drive the right crazy… but, but – the toilets!! I’m a tea pot, I’m a tea pot!! Click your heals together and say there’s no place like 1984, there’s no place like 1984!

Wait, we can create new fictional characters and not just strip-mine our childhoods?

How does allowing a long-running comic book superhero to experience character development impact your childhood?


Via time machines, of course!


It obviously doesn’t, and that wasn’t my point. I like to see characters develop over time - that’s one of the great joys of Pratchett, for example - to see what begin as archetypal characters over time become fully fleshed-out humans.

No, my comment was a sarcastic lament at how much movies and TV are drawing so heavily drawing on already existing characters when there’s a whole universe in L-Space (to reference Pratchett again). I’ll have to remember to use /s more often.

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Or having a “I knew it!” moment.

It’s not like there’s anything unseemly in that hidden room

jeez Bruce


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