It’s a well-worn truth of comic adaptations: What works on the page doesn’t always work on-screen.  Witness the live-action adaptation of Steve Ditko’s impossible Hawk costume or the endless noodling of the CW Flash uniform.  Heck, back in ’77, Lynda Carter wore Wonder Woman’s tiara/diadem and made it clear that it’s a really hard item to pull off, but the adaptation of Batwoman to TV has added another wrinkle.  When her comic look was designed, the red of the cape lining, belt and symbol was the same as Batwoman’s red wig, something that looked completely WRONG in her first appearance and which has been altered at least twice in the four episodes of her solo series, leading to today’s tonsorial query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that it MIGHT have worked better if they hadn’t muted the color like live-action superhero costumes always do, but that’s a different MS-QOTD, asking: Does Batwoman’s red wig being the bright, obviously unnaturally red color bother you?

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  1. nope. not only is it a cool look that goes with the rest of the costume, it’s a distraction and a decoy. obviously, bad guys will try to grab her hair, only to have it come off in their hand, and Kate to escape. can’t armor her head, yada yada, etc.

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