DC’s Future State has come for Dick Grayson, and it appears as if the Dark days forward for Gotham Metropolis will in flip make Nightwing just as grim. The autumn of Gotham and believed homicide of Batman will drive Dick to turn into far more critical and vengeful as a vigilante, a lot in order that he is determined to take the Magistrate regime down as soon as and for all in Future State: Nightwing #1, seeing the previous Boy Marvel main the remaining heroes in Gotham as a resistance motion making ready for all-out struggle.
Almost the entire Future State titles set in Gotham happen across the similar time, the place the Magistrate has taken over the town and turned it right into a police state. Vigilantes and masks have turn into outlawed, and the group’s “peacekeepers” have shoot on sight orders. This included Batman, who naturally turned public enemy primary. Ultimately, the Dark Knight was supposedly shot and killed in consequence (although he secretly survived to turn into the Dark Detective). Despite a brand new Batman having come on to the scene to hold on Batman’s mantle, Nightwing is the one who has rallied the vigilantes who stay.
Based mostly out of Arkham Asylum, Nightwing is seen coordinating the efforts of Gotham’s resistance drive, together with the likes of Batgirl, Batwoman, The Arkham Knights, and extra. Nevertheless, Nightwing would not acknowledge Tim Fox because the Subsequent Batman. In his thoughts, there was solely ever one. Likewise, when Fox involves Nightwing for assist, Grayson reveals that he has his personal problems, particularly considering that he just let himself be tracked by the Magistrate’s brokers, main them proper to his location in Arkham.
It appears evident that Nightwing has turn into very bitter and indignant within the wake of Batman’s loss of life, a lot in order that he is able to danger all of it and go to struggle with the Magistrate on a grander scale than he is ever done earlier than by the top of this primary difficulty. The events happening on this collection additionally assist clarify Grayson’s eventual transformation in Future State: Teen Titans, which is ready later down the timeline. In that collection, he is left the struggle in Gotham behind to affix the surviving Titans after an enormous incident result in a number of deaths. As time goes on, Nightwing even turns into so Dark that he chooses to turn into a brand new Deathstroke, and it appears as if it began right here with Grayson’s declaration of struggle in opposition to the Magistrate.
It is little doubt very hanging for Nightwing followers to see this darker model of Dick Grayson in DC’s Future State. Nightwing has at all times been characterised as a hero who’s at all times chosen to function within the gentle despite all of the darkness surrounding him. It is what made him such an incredible praise to Batman, who refused to let go of his ache and inner darkness. Nevertheless, it appears as if Nightwing is starting to embrace his personal inner darkness similar to his mentor whereas main Gotham’s resistance motion.