Reading Nightwing and watching Dick’s world coming down around him
But no seriously. You thought JASON had it tough? (well, he did, but STILL), in the span of a few weeks, Dick:
- Gets dumped by Babs
- Accidentally beats the Joker to death with his own hands
- Watches Haly’s Circus burn to the ground
- Watches his home burn to the ground, with all his civilian friends in it
- Loses his job
- Let’s Blockbuster die
- Gets molested by Tarantula on a rooftop
- Gets shot in the leg in the Gotham riots and almost bleeds out
- Turns himself and Tarantula in to the police for the murder of Blockbuster but gets released and therefore couldn’t pay his ‘penance’
- Decides to end his life as a vigilante and join a mafia mob under the name Crutches
- Joins Slade in training his daughter to prove he’s not a good guy anymore
- Fights with Tim
- and generally spirals downwards into a pool of self loathing and hatred.
There was other stuff but i forgot it. Also this. Because it broke my heart.