BUT I REALIZED SOMETHING, AND THAT SOMETHING IS:
Dick Grayson’s ass is not an accident. Maybe this is something everyone knows already but let me elaborate on the contents of my brain during today’s lecture.
I’ve run this by Nora so it is correct and that is that, but Dick Grayson is basically the most morally stable and squeaky-clean hero-type of all the Robins, yes?
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you the heroic male nude:
Incidentally, one girl said “What’s up with his dick?” when this one came through. I’m pretty sure my lecturer chose not to hear that.
And now we have Dick Grayson:
Do we see some similarities? Because we should. And I’m thinking they’re intentional. In Classical Greek art, the heroic male nude was the epitome of beauty - not just male beauty, but all beauty - because the heroic male nude was not only physically perfect but morally so, or as close as he could be. Heroic male nudes were not meant to be naturalistic representations of actual humans, but instead meant to be superhuman (hence the reason many of them are scaled larger than life size). Dick’s a superhero, heroic male nudes are superhuman.
I think Dick Grayson’s ass (and everything else on his foiiiine body) is a throwback from Classical Greek body type, and it’s probably intentional. And I came home and wrote this post basically just to make Nora squee.