Here’s the thing. Nightwing is arguably one of the best hero’s in the DCU. He’s not my favorite, but I recognize the argument. I’ve stated before that he’s pretty much a more well rounded version of Batman. He can do pretty much everything Bats can do with 80% less brooding, which leads me to my next point. This guy basically embodies aspects from each of the Trinity. -He’s got the charm and leadership of Superman. The compassion and love of Wonder Woman and determination and will of Batman, along with quite a bit of other admirable traits.
-He’s led multiple teams.
-He’s filled in for Batman and kept the Gotham criminal underworld at bay in his absence.
-He survived being Robin.
-He’s went on to defend his own city.
The list goes on.
The thing is almost all of the same could be said for Batgirl. And given her run as Oracle, she has arguably been involved in taking down more criminals than Bats and Dick. She’s been commissioner. She survived being paralyzed along with countless other tragedies and she also held onto herself.
It’s a really hard call but I feel that given Nightwings ability to walk and run and remain at the front lines ready to fight, it just gives him an edge over someone who’s paralyzed. (No matter how valuable they are behind the computer and mic.)
And I’m really trying hard not to act like over coming what Barbara did was easy. I just think if we’re considering everything, all iterations, Dick was shot in the head…
So I’m going to stop ranting and choose Nightwing. But for some reason I don’t feel right about it haha.