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Robin

FoV 57 - Robin

NN 19 - Dick Grayson

Name: Richard Grayson
Alias(es): Dick, Boy Wonder
Affiliation: Flying Graysons
Father: John Grayson, Bruce Wayne (adoptive father)
Mother: Mary Grayson
Portrayed by: Loren Lester
Joey Simmrin (child)
First appearance: Fear of Victory
Last appearance: The Lion and the Unicorn
Appears in: 32 Episodes & 1 Film
Robin Gallery


"That Grayson kid is a real boy wonder!"
―Circus Preformer[src]

Robin (A.K.A. Dick Grayson) is a fictional character, and superhero in the DC Comics universe. Robin has  been a fixture in Batman media as Batman's partner. The team of Batman and Robin is commonly referred to as the Dynamic Duo or the Caped Crusaders.

HistoryEdit

Early lifeEdit

RR I 30 - Young Dick Grayson

Dick as The Boy Wonder of the Flying Graysons

Dick was a member of the Flying Graysons acrobatic act together with his parents in Haley's Circus. Dick and his parents performed every night with their death defying high wire performances. When the circus came to Gotham City, local gangster, Tony Zucco tried to wrest protection money out of the ringmaster, who refused to cooperate. In reprisal, Zucco damaged their high-wire trapeze rope, staging an "mishap" that ended in the death of Dick's mother and father. Bruce Wayne, who helped to get the circus to Gotham, was amongst the audience and saw these events unfold.[1]

Wayne arranged with Commissioner Gordon of the Police Department to become the 10-year-old' boy's legal caregiver. However, in the rather big and vacant Wayne Manor, Dick became more and more isolated. Alfred Pennyworth brought this to Bruce's attention, who was in his fledgling years as Batman, and had little time to devote to Dick.[1] In time, Dick went out on his own and traced Zucco but was caught. Batman saved Dick and took him back to the Batcave, where he revealed his secret to Dick.[2]

RobinEdit

Bruce personally trained Dick, and then allowed him to become his partner, who took the pseudonym of Robin. Dick, apparently worked with Batman unswervingly well into his college years. Subsequently, he became Batman's semi-regular partner continuing to work with Batman on a restricted basis but, also dividing his time between crime fighting and his studies.

During Christmas, Robin tried to convince Batman to stay home as nobody in their right minds would disrupt Cristmas' Eve. However, Robin was proven wrong, when Joker started terrorizing the city and he helped Batman take back the criminal to Arkham Asylum.[3]

NN 59 - Robin

The Teen Wonder

Some time later, Dick was affected by the Scarecrow's fear toxin and was paralyzed with fear on his missions with Batman. However, Batman encouraged Robin to join him anyway and on the final fight, Robin overcomes his fears and the Scarecrow is captured. The effects of the fear toxin eventually wear off and Robin recovers.[4] Some time later, Robin assisted Batman during his confrontation with his longtime rival, Kyodai Ken. Robin himself tried to take the ninja down, but he was defeated and instead, he decided to help Batman against the sneaky enemy.[5]

Later, Robin helped Batman confront the genius criminal known as the Riddler and thanks to his knowledge of the game "Riddle of the Minotaur", the Dynamic Duo were capable of saving Daniel Mockridge from being killed by the Riddler, although they didn't capture the criminal.[6] Robin also proved vital against Riddler on his second criminal caper, when he trapped Commissioner Gordon inside a virtual reality world. Robin assisted Batman on his quest to save Gordon from Riddler.[7]

After Commissioner Gordon was seriously injured, Alfred called Dick Grayson to help Bruce Wayne recover from the trauma. Dick tried his best, but Bruce refused to listen. When the criminal responsible for Gordon's state escaped from prison, Batman still refused to go into action and Robin decided to go instead. His courage allowed Batman to see clear and he returned to the role, capturing the criminal and recovering his own self-confidence.[8]

Tony ZuccoEdit

Nine years after his parent's deaths, Tony Zucco reappeared in Gotham City, putting Robin to the test. Batman prohibited Robin from going after him. Robin promptly defied Batman and tracked Zucco by himself.[1]

He finally found Zucco, but, Robin ultimately declined to kill Zucco and turned him over to the authorities. While Dick had thought that Bruce was merely cold hearted; Bruce got unexpectedly emotional and he confessed that he didn't want Robin going after Zucco for fear of Dick being hurt or killed as a result. This, however, would not be the last time Batman and Robin disagreed with each other.[2]

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Due to being raised as a circus acrobat, Dick was capable of unbelievable exploits of nimbleness and athletic skills. Later, he trained under Batman as well as other masters of martial arts, covertness, and detection that would lead to him rivaling his former mentor. Even as Robin, Dick Grayson confirmed that he could at least hold his own with the ninja Kyodai Ken in battle.

EquipmentEdit

Being the ward Bruce Wayne, Dick has access to the very same cutting edge technology that Batman uses as part of his usual field equipment.

  • Batarangs-of differing size and effect. These ranged from standard, to explosive, electric, remote, etc.
  • Grapple-gun. This item assisted Batman in scaling the various buildings of Gotham City.
  • Utility Belt - Robin's utility belt has compartments to hold several items, the contents of which change according to his needs, and often include items such as flashlights, laser cutters, underwater rebreathers, binoculars, a fingerprinting kit, flashbangs and smoke pellets.

VehiclesEdit

Robin has used several vehicles in the course of his crimefighting career, including:

AppearancesEdit

Feature filmsEdit

Video GamesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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