Someone asked for the identities of certain characters.
While talking with Tim and Jason after they react to Dicks' deception we get a mixture of memories from Dick as he's trying to explain what they mean to him. I didn't know that because I just saw cropped versions of the image.
- Someone in a Flying Graysons' costume holding a little boy. This confused me because the circus costume isn't New 52/DCYOU Dick Graysons' uniform. So I assumed it was his dad and the boy was Dick. Nope, it's supposed to be Tim. Just like pre-Flashpoint he apparently met the Graysons as a little boy although he couldn't have seen them die.
- Two men hugging. Now the grey uniform of the man who's face we can't see I assumed was Jason because that's the color of his RHATO top without the jacket. The guy we see I thought was Bruce which confused me. Then I wondered if it was Bruce hugging Dick. It's actually Dick and Jason hugging with Dick apparently being the one we see.
My thoughts on this:
- I guess this is the reason Tim got into gymnastics? It really reminds me of the unpublished art pages for the last Nightwing issue at Dicks' funeral, which I wasn't fond of. Not because of the art but rather the story it was telling. It's not the end of the world if this is still canon it just reminds me of something that annoyed the crap out of me.
- I'm a believer that Dick and Jason could have a deeper relationship than we expect. There's certainly potential for it given their bond pre-death and a few stories made after that showed them getting along. But Jason isn't someone that lowers his guard easily. Remember how long it took for him to hug Roy? I could see Dick hugging him but the question is when. The only time I can make this work is after Jason recovered from getting his face burned. Dick was a little short with him beforehand because of DOTF aghast. Maybe he felt guilty and was pleased to see Jason was alright?