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What do you think of the Az-Bat?

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Author Topic: Costume Rating 139: Az-Bat  (Read 253 times)

Offline Podmark

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Costume Rating 139: Az-Bat
« on: August 20, 2017, 12:59:16 AM »
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Re: Costume Rating 139: Az-Bat
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 01:20:30 AM »
Image Batman.

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Re: Costume Rating 139: Az-Bat
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 04:42:14 PM »
Because nothing says "I am hiding in the shadows" like shiny gold, red and white sections.

It's so... bad. I only didn't give it a hate because I don't have any particular hatred for it.

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Re: Costume Rating 139: Az-Bat
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 08:19:21 PM »
1: I'll do it for you.  Yeah, this is one of the worst examples of 90s EXTREEEMMMMEEE excess that doesn't involve Rob Leifeld.  You've got your weird and unnecessary pouches, super pointy bits, armor, and it's all dripping with angst.
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Re: Costume Rating 139: Az-Bat
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 09:42:54 PM »
"Meh". When it first came out, I thought it was awesome. A sign of the times, I guess. In retrospect, though, if it was introduced now, or if it was still being used, then I would definitely go with a strong "Dislike", maybe even a "Hate".

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Re: Costume Rating 139: Az-Bat
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 05:26:20 PM »
I actually Like this design. As an armored design I think it looks kinda cool. I wouldn't want Bruce Wayne wearing it as Batman, but for some hi-tech villain I think it'd be pretty decent.
I would get rid of the spike-fins on the lower legs and gauntlets, or at least redesign them. They look silly as is. I'd also get rid of the pouch pad on the left leg, mostly because asymmetrical.
Anyway I can see why people aren't big on this. The colour scheme is a little odd, and it's an curious fusion of tech and costume. It's an interesting costume to me.

In the current issues of Detective Comics Azrael wore a modern version of this, but I haven't gotten a good look at it yet. I'm curious if they've made it really work or not as it's a concept that could translate to a modern redesign pretty well. This return was also the inspiration for this poll.
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Re: Costume Rating 139: Az-Bat
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 11:23:48 PM »
I like it for what it is: Batman gone horribly wrong. 

Remember, Valley turned out to be a terrible Batman, and this suit was just indicative of all that was wrong with his being Batman.  It s a terribly 90's suit which is exactly what it was supposed to be. 
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