Let's face it, Bruce Wayne gets the women, but Batman forever has Robin. Ha-ha, multi-level comedic reference...score! Proceed to next level. Okay...continuing on; I sense that most sidekicks are really just a throwback to the Greeks "mentoring" program for young boys. Well, superpowers just don't come out of thin air, you have to earn those golden lassos and special wristbands. So, unless you are Superman, you are going to have to survive some kind of radioactive accident, or just have some rich weirdo in tights give you neat crime fighting skills.
I have often thought of Robin and what he must go through in order to stay in Bruce's good graces. Sometimes going for a ride on a Vincent Black Knight is a thrilling experience of man and machine, and other times it is just a euphemism for "paying the rent".
There is nothing as pure as two consensual crime fighters taking on the evil in the world, but I sometimes wonder if the young orphans of the world are really just being lured in with promises of fast invisible jets and bullet-proof cod pieces. What becomes of these side kicks?
I want your theories into these side kick relationships and their lives after the honeymoon has faded. I am mui tired, amigos. Wow me with your comments and I just might come out of seclusion and visit y'all. It has been a weird month for me.
4 years ago