>>104893454>She was always designed to be a sexy character.
But she's not *written* to be a sexy character, is the thing. There's a difference between the belly window and, say, Power Girl's boob window. PG is invincible and can fly and generally has a lighter tone, so she can wear a less practical outfit. Huntress is supposed to be more serious, and Batman especially is supposed to be serious, so the belly window not only makes her look a little silly, it makes Batman look silly for treating her seriously, and we're not supposed to think of Batman as a silly billy.
Like, there are a ton of characters who could run around fighting crime in a sports bra and a jacket, but it's hard to square "Huntress is a serious antihero on the edge" with "Huntress went out of her way to cut a hole in her costume to show off her midriff"