Its probably the one thing that bothers me most. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Partly because a bird-a-rang can’t be that hard to fabricate for TV, and the shape would not make for a good projectile.
He throws those a lot in the comics and animated series.
You have a great point Truth. The R shape makes a horrible projectile to throw. Majority of the time it won’t penetrate nor stick to its target.
If the edges were sharp, it would penetrate and stick.
Yes the R’s are a thing in the comics and animated series.
I must be blind then. I just watched BTAS not to long ago and don’t remember that.
I’m not sure it’s in Batman the animated series.
Tim uses them in Young Justice, not sure about Dick.
I’m pretty sure in the comics it’s only Tim as well.
First time I remember seeing Robin throw his R was issue 465 of Batman. But it may have been in the first Robin solo series.
It was originally in the comics with Tim Drake’s redesign of the Robin costume. The R on his chest was meant to be a backup projectile if he ran out of batarangs or was in a pinch and needed a sharp edge. For one reason or another the Titans series took that concept and made Dick Grayson throw Rs instead of batarangs.
I mean if this is a lethal throwing weapon, I am sure an R could be. It is an African throwing knife called a Hunga Munga.
You’re right, he should change his name to Wobin. W is more symmetrical and pointier
Elmer Fudd is technically a Batman villain.
If you watch Titans, you also know that he throws F-Bombs.