I feel like many times, watching many Battle Fourms with Nightwing involved, I feel like half the time, they underestimate his intellectual prowness and ability as a Detective. So I wanted to put together some things to help clear up some thing about his ability as a Detective and level of Intellect. Sorta like a Respect thread except dedicated to only thing that shows his intelligence and Detective ability. Going to use both Pre-Reboot and New 52 feats for this.
EDIT: There's a lot more to come.
EDIT 2: I hope this thread is enjoyable. I see a lot of people commenting about how he should be leading his own team like the Justice League. I'm thinking about opening a thread showcasing his skills as a leader before the reboot. Also wanting to do something showcasing his skills in battle.
Edit 3: I also forgot to menton this: This is filled by a lot of feats Pre-Reboot. The reason for that is this: The New 52 makes his Detective abilities and Intellect questionable then what it use to be. For example: Nighwing 10-14 has him go through 2 story arcs. The Tomorrow people did show some detective ability but in comparison to what I post, he's portrayed as being a bit slower. Also, it's the same arc where he has trouble with Paragon, a character who IMO sucks. He has no background on how he aquired the tech he has nor his combat training and yet gave Nightwing a hard time. A low showing. Also, the next arc pits him against Lady Shiva. While their fight was cool IMO, his skills there were lower then it was before the reboot. He lost that fight because of an injury he aquired from the first issue. And wasn't even explored upon, as he then fought Saiko 3 times, a demon similar to Etrigan, and a couple of minor character and never hindered him before. Then Paragon's fight somehow made that injury reappear and then is a contributing factor of why he lost? And was played by Penguin. And thought the Joker was involved. Joker wasn't even involved in that arc nor made any significant appearance till the end, in which led to the Death of the Family crossover. I laughed, honestly, on how they now portray him as a detective and fighter. There's also the Chicago Arc. While I probably post things about it, keep in mind that arc also undermines his initial intellect. In that arc, he meets a skilledv hacker. I'll try finding feats of him in his hacking prowess but i know he's been good to the point not just anyone should hack his suit easily.And later has his roomate, who just happen to specialize in Computer Security, try to explain to him ways to protect his suit, despite having the resources from his mentor along with Tim Drake to be able to do that all on his own with a few pointers, not that he even needs pointers. He's been shown to be computer-able before so I don't get why in the New 52, his intellect and deductive ability has went down a notch or 2. Can't tell If it's because his writer is aware of his skills in that area or thats a New 52 change. He's not the only incantation to show this. In YJ, He was shown to be an expert hacker. My point of this edit post is that I'll try putting good New 52 feats up but considering his portrayal right now, it's going to somewhat difficult finding good ones that deal with his intellect and detective ability.