one day you'll come down // Dick Grayson (knightflown) wrote,
one day you'll come down // Dick Grayson
knightflown

NIGHTWING'S COSTUME AND INVENTORY

The Bat-utility belt is ridiculous, and Nightwing's costume/compartments only marginally less so. I think it has long been a fan joke that Batman's belt is contiguous to hammerspace; in fact, I'm pretty sure that was the previous Batman's superpower over at capeandcowl. In striking a balance between ludicrous canonical interpretation and ... sanity ... here's a description of PostHumans!Nightwing's costume and what he carries, mostly taken from Wikipedia and the DC Comics Database.

"Nightwing's costume is tailored specifically to his unique style of crime-fighting. As such, his costume has fewer body-armor inlays than Batman's, anticipating a decreased need for shock-absorption and an increased capacity for motion. A caveat of this configuration can be exploited by capable fighters who are both fast and strong."

The Suit
  • Nomex
  • triple weave kevlar
  • insulated against electricity
  • light sensitive (turns darker in the light) (how does this help??)
  • mask: built-in radio transmitter/receiver
  • mask: starlite lenses (night vision)
  • steel-inlaid collar
  • one use only taser charge - automatically emits a high-voltage electrical shock when someone attempts to tamper with his suit
Inventory (stored in gauntlets and boots)
  • sonic or smoke pellets
  • modified batarangs (I am not calling them "wing-dings", Dick)
  • knockout gas capsules
  • throwing tracers
  • a rebreather - protection against any airborne non-contact toxins
  • lock picks
  • small halogen flashlight
  • wireless listening devices
  • flexi-cuffs or zip-strips - made of a lightweight diamond-impregnated nylon overlaying a banded steel core; they slide closed and have to be cut off with a diamond-edged cutting utensil
  • line-gun or grappling gun - uses a strong clamp attached to a high-tensile wire for scaling surfaces and/or traversing gaps; can be recovered by releasing the clamp and rewinding the cable, based from one that is designed as compact climbing gear for commando units, and can lift several hundred pounds
  • miniature camera
  • miniature cellphone
  • some money
  • small evidence bags
Weapons
  • two escrima sticks made of unbreakable polymer
  • completely normal not bizarrely named batarangs
  • regurgitant gas pellets - tear gas with an additive to make you throw up
  • 100,000 volt stun gun in his right gauntlet
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