Chosen One of the Day: Nightwing's beautiful backside

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Jan 23, 2017

Superheroes have to be pretty fit, especially the ones without superpowers to help them fight crime. They have to be able to run long distances, fight hordes of faceless bad guys, dodge bullets, swing from buildings, master parkour and, if they exist in the Arrowverse, jump around on a salmon ladder just because.

All of that physical activity means superheroes generally have the silhouettes of greek gods and the abs of Jesus. But while nearly every hero is a self-esteem-destroying example of the human form, when it comes to gluteus perfection none of them can hold a candle to one Dick Grayson.

I mean, look at it.

Doesn't that make you want to grab a stack of quarters and do some target practice?

Dick Grayson's ass has been the subject of admiration and objectification for decades, and you can't tell me the artists drawing him didn't know what the former Boy Wonder's greatest assets really were. They have found countless excuses to highlight his perfectly round rump.

Like here.

And here.

And also here.

Dick has also become the victim of the ever-popular "butt pose," wherein a person (usually a female character or actor) is made to contort their body in promotional art so as to both face the camera and show off their ass. Not that we're complaining or anything. I mean LOOK AT IT.

Fans of Dick Grayson's beautiful behind have made their love well known, drawing fan art and starting not one, not two, but at least three different Tumblrs dedicated to posting nothing but images of it for your late-night perusal. 

During DC’s New 52, Dick shed his Nightwing moniker -- and the skin-tight spandex that accompanied it — but even in his Spyral uniform his butt was still on display, so to speak. And it wasn't just the artists in on the joke. It’s popped up as an actual plot point on more than one occasion. For example, a group of girls named each cheek in Grayson #8.

Batgirl even recognized a disguised Dick because of his distinctive left cheek. Way to go, Juan.

Oh, and so did Midnighter.

His ass fights crime.

Hang on, let's freeze-frame that.

Much better.

So let’s sit back and appreciate the hardest-working ass in Gotham.