Even after everything he and Creote have done on the team - heck, right before this, they’d been helping Helena pull off her undercover assimilation into Gotham’s mobs - Dinah still can’t stand them, with good reason. But despite everything they’ve done to merit that loathing from her, she still chooses them when she needs a team of fighters skilled enough to take down the freaking Twelve Brothers in Silk. Dinah holds their fighting abilities in the same esteem as Connor Hawke - as previously stated - Wildcat, Huntress, Richard Dragon, and her own skills. It would take a hell of a lot of confidence in someone’s asskicking ability to recruit them even though you hate them, but Dinah did.
An excellent example of Savant’s mental prowess, as well as his physical. It’s a rare occasion where he got to use his profinity for hacking, tech savvy, and playing with other peoples’ dirty laundry for a good cause. He’s crazy-good at it. And look at how fierce he and Helena are! Shiver shiver. >3
Speaking of Savant’s mental gifts, let’s take a second to think about them. Savant is an incredibly physically built guy - it’s obvious he’s put a lot of time and pain into his body, getting to a level of proficience equal to some of the best fighters in the DCU. He’s as capable as Creote of putting someone on the ground with little to no ado. But he chose a name that reflects his mind, because that’s what he’s just as proud of and what he puts considerably more value in. More than just the technical know-how that made him his fortune in extortion, Savant is a genius on a lot of levels: in addition to the obscure trivia he and Babs exchange, rattling off complex linguistic formulas, mathematical equations and a broad range of languages, he’s dabbled in medicine and law, and is extremely well-traveled. Savant is a mental giant, which is far rarer in the DCU than fighters who can wear spandex. Once again, he’s a character on an entirely different level.