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Robin's NSFW language in DC's Titans trailer is already spawning memes

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Jul 19, 2018

As the new trailer for DC's Titans makes the rounds online following its premiere at San Diego Comic-Con, it was inevitable Robin's colorful use of language would spawn a series of clever memes. As usual, the internet did not disappoint. 

Titans, which will premiere this fall on DC Universe, the company's own streaming service, looks to be embracing a dark and brutal aesthetic. Blood is spilled, bones are crunched, and Brenton Thwaites' Robin lets out a very bad word when asked about Batman. 

**Warning: this post contains memes with NSFW language. If that's not your thing, turn back now. **

The scene in question, which comes at about the halfway mark of the new Titans trailer, finds Robin in a dark alleyway beating up a group of criminals. Before the fight begins, one of the thugs asks "Where's Batman?" After Robin makes short work of the lot, he replies simply "F**k Batman." 

Obviously, this was a moment that DC fully intended to go viral, and go viral it did. Here's a look at some of the best reactions to Robin's F-Bomb, starting with Batman's hurt feelings. 

Naturally, several took the opportunity to put a new spin on the already popular 'Batman hits Robin' meme. 

Some couldn't resist bringing Marvel in on the fun. 

And some used it as a chance to vent some of their frustrations about some of the pre-Nolan Batflicks.

Whereas others just want to watch the world burn. 

Former DC Entertainment President Geoff Johns, who's serving as a writer and producer on Titans, spoke to Polygon about Robin's... particular choice of words.

"The trailer shows a piece of the tone of the show — the show’s not all that. But it does make you go, 'Why is he saying [F*ck Batman?]' If you look at when Robin first left Batman in the comics, there was a lot of uneasiness and him being lost. Titans is really a series about these different characters that are all lost in their lives; just like the greatest comic book Titans run ever, by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, it's about all these lost characters find one another. And they’re all struggling with something, and Robin is clearly struggling with his past with Batman."

What do you think? Does Robin's use of bad language make you more or less inclined to check out Titans when it premieres this fall on DC Universe? Let us know in the comments. 

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