He’s sick of it because Tim swears he hears the comparison to Jason as often as getting thrown into the glass case.
I’m gonna reblog this.
Because it irks me as much as well.
(also, unpopular opinion, but Dicks kind of an moron if he thinks Tim and Damians situation is the same as his and Jason and Jason and Tims. dear god, bruce’s stupid must have rubbed off on him.)
>w< Tim fans unite! I am also a Dick fan so I think I should explain a bit.
I don’t think Dick believes Tim and Damian is the equivalent of his relationship with Jason. Its more like Dick knows exactly what needed to be done. I think it was completely right Damian needed to be Robin. I think it was incredibly difficult for Dick to let Tim understand especially when Dick was suffering pressure from Bruce’s death too.
He’s trying to connect to Tim by reminding Tim he knows exactly what being ‘replaced' feels. And Dick knows he’s responsible for Tim kicked out of the nest. But the thing is, Tim eventually does understand and he does accept the fact he’s outgrown the role. Its just Damian’s being a dick about it. So in a sense yes the next step is just to not let Damian’s attitude bother him especially when Damian no longer go out of his way to provoke Tim. (Damian feels his position in the family secure and doesn’t lash out as much, I think deconstructing Damian was really awesome at explaining this)
As much as Dick loves Damian I do think he favors Tim more. Damian is a brat and Dick endures Damian. Dick accepts Damian but it doesn’t make lil D less of a annoying kid brother. Tim on the other hand was the amiable one. Of course Damian knows Dick favors Tim and Tim thinks Dick is doting Damian. And Bruce regards Tim closer as a equal. Bruce trusts Tim and still looks as Damian as a child he has a responsibility to raise.
(I think Bruce Tim Damian relation is complicated as well because Tim thinks Damian skipped the earn Bruce’s trust step when really it starts as obligation)
This may be a reason Damian still targets Tim because he doesn’t see Tim as another source of position/stability/comfort. Instead Tim is still competition though not lethally threatening.
Dick is special in the case he can be the emotional pillar of his friends which is why he is the most trusted person, and best leader of DCU. Tim’s problem is too close to home because Tim and Dick is very very similar. They comfort each other and have trouble emotionally on the similar problems. Its hard not to feel hypocritical when they help each other. Basically there’s a lot of good intention and a lot of Brain Farting X:
nooo timm don’t use the laz pits of doom derp of course id use it to get my parents back lol who wouldnt noo Dick! Batman doesn’t hate u he luvs u lskd I’m sick of his shat goodbye fiveever I do think Dick had the responsibility as an older brother to be more emotion sensitive with Tim. Donna dies and Titans AND Young Justice disbands. You don’t see that happening when Kon died. Its not Dick’s fault but he didn’t help the matter. There’s always more someone can do more and Dick was in a position to do the most good.
sorry just a little rant on Dick. Its great to talk to Tim fans >3< I just didn’t want to misrepresent Dick