|Just a bit of re-cap.
||[Dec. 18th, 2006|01:07 pm]
With Sentry's backstory in the works (currently in the not-on-paper-but-in-my-mind stage), I think I'll do a little bit fo recapping on the first bit of work I posted.|
Sure, it was more about the team than Robin. But, Robin is the life force of the team. The leader. of course, you all know Dick Grayson's history, so I didn't really need to go into it. I didn't want to reinvent Robin. He's too great a character. Which, coincidentally, is why I want to Read Batman and Robing The Boy Wonder by Frank Miller.
The R-Cycle. It's been depicted so many times. In The older Batman series', it was a stylish black motorcycle. Another was from the Teen Titans cartoon show, a red, sleek thing. My R-Cycle is a mixture of both. Sleek, about a foot wide, five and a half feet long. It's kind of what you'd call a crotch rocket, with more head room. It has contours for the knees to tuck in to. it's color is a mix of red and black, in random swashes, to make it hard to distinguish where it starts and begins.
His secret identity.. Now, in Teen Titans, he never, ever revealed himself, either by name or even by face. I think that was a little.. well, dumb. I can understand not being public about who he was, but he could easily have told his friends. People would easily figure out Batman was Bruce Wayne if they knew Dick Grayson, his assistant, were Robin. My Robin will tell his teammates his name, but no one else. And, in the records, his name will not exist.
Now, there really wasn't too much about Robin in this, as he's predefined. Kon-El "Conner" Kent, I wanted to tell more about with this. Kon-El was a clone of Superman, who, at the time, was presumed dead. After being raised in a government facility in Hawaii for some months (this is where I made things up. The clone thing, and the hawaii bit are actually from the comics), he was taken by Ma and Pa Kent who, "Just wanted to give a nice boy a nice home" forgetting to mention they'd raised the original Superman.
Of course, Superman was soon found alive and well, and Conner was left to grow up with the Kents. He met Robin at dinner in Metropolis. Bruce was hosting a large dinner at the Daily Planet, and would of course bring Robin. Clark, knowing of this some time in advance, asked Conner if he'd like to attend on a visit to the farm. Bruce had asked him to, becuase he knew Robin would be bored.
The two were hostile towards each other, trying to size each other up, and prove their masculinity. Of course, they ended up being best of friends somehow. Anyway.
Some might take notice of the fact that you don't see, or even hear Pa Kent in my exerpt. Why? Well, I thought of having him dead, from a heart attack or some nonsense, months prior to Robin's arrival. I was perfectly fine with this, until I realized Conner would be leaving Ma Kent all alone on the farm while he went off to Gotham to fight crime. So, for Ma's sake, let's say he was on the john, or taking a nap, something elderly.
Also, Conner has an accent, which is far from anything like Clark. He grew up with most of his Kryptonian instincts still intact. Kon-El, however, was entirely succeptable to his surroundings, and picked up the accent from his neighbors. I like it, myself. It makes him distinguished. he's smart, with that sly accent. it's also very, very attractive.
I had also planned on giving Conner a motorcycle, as he had in the comics. But, I've decided against it. Instead, Bobby will get the other bike. But, he won't use it as frequently as Robin uses his. Robin's is battle-ready. Bobby's is for show and pleasure.
Conner's a great character. I prefer him over Superman, myself. He's not as strong, not as invulnerable. Not as perfect.
That'll be all from now. The next thing I post will probably be Bobby's backstory. it's going to be cool, I think. It's drawn from another failed attempt at superheroifiction.