History ComicBook / Robin

11th Jun '16 11:50:04 AM flyingfishcake
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He's gained a new fanbase since his resurrection, both for being the one who will do what Batman won't and for being a general bad boy. Since the 2011 reboot, he's become a lot more stable and while he remains an AntiHero, he's slowly becoming less antagonistic towards his father and brothers. His fans think this is great, his haters think that he should have remained a villain, and the ''rest'' of his haters want their money back for that hotline call.

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He's gained a new fanbase since his resurrection, both for being the one who will do what Batman won't and for being a general bad boy. Since the 2011 reboot, he's become a lot more stable and while he remains an AntiHero, he's slowly becoming less antagonistic towards his father and brothers. His fans think this is great, his haters think that he should have remained a villain, and the ''rest'' of his haters want their money back for that hotline call.
brothers, with mixed results.
25th May '16 12:01:03 AM StrixObscuro
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During ScottSnyder's {{Flashback}} arc ''Comicbook/BatmanZeroYear'', Bruce encountered an intelligent youngster by the name of Duke Thomas. In the present, Duke returned in the ''Comicbook/BatmanEndgame'', and has been announced as the lead of the upcoming ''We Are Robin'' series.

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During ScottSnyder's Creator/ScottSnyder's {{Flashback}} arc ''Comicbook/BatmanZeroYear'', Bruce encountered an intelligent youngster by the name of Duke Thomas. In the present, Duke returned in the ''Comicbook/BatmanEndgame'', and has been announced as the lead of the upcoming ''We Are Robin'' ''ComicBook/WeAreRobin'' series.
13th Apr '16 3:36:43 PM DreamerCynist2
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* AntiHero: Frequently crosses the line between UnscrupulousHero and NominalHero.

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* AntiHero: Frequently crosses the line between UnscrupulousHero and NominalHero. Though since the New52 started, he's often written as either closer to the former or just pragmatic.
8th Apr '16 9:26:13 AM nighttrainfm
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Despite their usual role as a supporting character, the Robins are well-known for several events which helped modern comics to their current form--all of which will be noted below, in the description of the Robin they pertain to. It's also notable that the individual Robins often become popular in their own right. All five Robin characters are currently in print, with two headlining their own books, two co-starring alongside other sidekicks, and the newly-reintroduced Stephanie Brown making the rounds of guest appearances. All are set to play a role in the upcoming weekly series ''Batman and Robin Eternal''.

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Despite their usual role as a supporting character, the Robins are well-known for several events which helped modern comics to their current form--all of which will be noted below, in the description of the Robin they pertain to. It's also notable that the individual Robins often become popular in their own right. All five Robin characters are currently in print, with two headlining their own books, two co-starring alongside other sidekicks, and the newly-reintroduced Stephanie Brown making the rounds of guest appearances. All are set to play a role featured in the upcoming weekly series ''Batman and ''ComicBook/BatmanAndRobinEternal'', although Stephanie has never been Robin Eternal''.in this version of events.
16th Mar '16 8:20:00 PM TargetmasterJoe
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The 1987 story ''Batman: Son of the Demon'' concluded with the birth of a boy to Bruce Wayne and Talia Al Ghul ([[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter daughter of Batman foe Ra's Al Ghul]]). The canonicity of the tale was questionable. In 2006, the existence of the son was confirmed. He was named Damian and had grown up to late childhood. Whether he is a result of mutual intercourse, a ChildByRape, or a DesignerBaby created from Batman's genes is left ambiguous and [[ArmedWithCanon many sources outright contradict each other.]] Damian was raised by his mother in the League Of Assassins, and, according to recent comics, was put through an initiation ritual known as the "Year of Blood" that involved 365 days of desecration, robbery, and slaughter. After Bruce Wayne "died" and Tim Drake permanently retired as Robin in 2009, Dick Grayson and Damian served as the new Batman and Robin respectively. In the new 52, Damian served as Robin beside his father. Damian was killed in early 2013 while doing battle with The Heretic, an accelerated growth clone of himself. However, in due time, Damian was resurrected and returned to his role as Robin (gaining superpowers for a brief time). He briefly appeared in ''ComicBook/GothamAcademy'', going undercover as a student while figuring out the connection between the eponymous academy and [[BedlamHouse Arkham Asylum]]. He then went off to atone for his past independently in his own series ''Robin: Son of Batman''. It was in this series that the Year of Blood was established as part of his past.

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The 1987 story ''Batman: Son of the Demon'' concluded with the birth of a boy to Bruce Wayne and Talia Al Ghul ([[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter daughter of Batman foe Ra's Al Ghul]]). The canonicity of the tale was questionable. In 2006, the existence of the son was confirmed. He was named Damian and had grown up to late childhood. Whether he is a result of mutual intercourse, a ChildByRape, or a DesignerBaby created from Batman's genes is left ambiguous and [[ArmedWithCanon many sources outright contradict each other.]] Damian was raised by his mother in the League Of Assassins, and, according to recent comics, was put through an initiation ritual known as the "Year of Blood" that involved 365 days of desecration, robbery, and slaughter. After Bruce Wayne "died" and Tim Drake permanently retired as Robin in 2009, Dick Grayson and Damian served as the new Batman and Robin respectively. In the new 52, Damian served as Robin beside his father. Damian was killed in early 2013 while doing battle with The Heretic, an accelerated growth clone of himself. However, in due time, Damian was resurrected and returned to his role as Robin (gaining superpowers for a brief time). He briefly appeared in ''ComicBook/GothamAcademy'', going undercover as a student while figuring out the connection between the eponymous academy and [[BedlamHouse Arkham Asylum]]. He then went off to atone for his past independently in his own series ''Robin: Son of Batman''.''ComicBook/RobinSonOfBatman''. It was in this series that the Year of Blood was established as part of his past.
5th Mar '16 7:55:32 PM nombretomado
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For a time, the most famous thing about Jason Todd was that he (like his CaptainAmerica counterpart ComicBook/BuckyBarnes), had [[DeathIsCheap remained dead]]. Since then, however, he has come BackFromTheDead and has re-adopted several identities which were once used by other characters: the Red Hood (originally used by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker), Red Robin and Nightwing (both originally used by Dick Grayson). Since his return, Jason Todd has become even more of an AntiHero than ever and is even sometimes cast as a villain for both Batman and Nightwing, standing in opposition to their ThouShaltNotKill ideology.

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For a time, the most famous thing about Jason Todd was that he (like his CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica counterpart ComicBook/BuckyBarnes), had [[DeathIsCheap remained dead]]. Since then, however, he has come BackFromTheDead and has re-adopted several identities which were once used by other characters: the Red Hood (originally used by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker), Red Robin and Nightwing (both originally used by Dick Grayson). Since his return, Jason Todd has become even more of an AntiHero than ever and is even sometimes cast as a villain for both Batman and Nightwing, standing in opposition to their ThouShaltNotKill ideology.
26th Feb '16 6:42:58 AM KeyaS
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* TheHeart: Of the Batfamily. He's also been called the Heart of the DC Universe because of how beloved he is both inside and out of it.
10th Jan '16 9:00:45 PM phoenixwormwood
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* CatchPhrase: Whenever someone is skeptical of his abilities he spouts this:
--> '''Damian:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Son. of. Batman.]]



* WellDoneSonGuy: In Tomasi's latest run on Batman and Robin, he clearly wants his father's approval.

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* WellDoneSonGuy: In Tomasi's latest run on Batman Damian fits this trope to a T. He was designed, trained, and Robin, he clearly wants conditioned to please his father's approval.mother and fulfill her ambitions, and his greatest childhood wish was to meet his father. Some of his most aggressive and insecure actions have stemmed from his wish to be the greatest in the eyes of one of his parents, both of whom can be very emotionally distant.
10th Jan '16 8:44:55 PM phoenixwormwood
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The 1987 story ''Batman: Son of the Demon'' concluded with the birth of a boy to Bruce Wayne and Talia Al Ghul ([[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter daughter of Batman foe Ra's Al Ghul]]). The canonicity of the tale was questionable. In 2006, the existence of the son was confirmed. He was named Damian and had grown up to late childhood. Whether he is a result of mutual intercourse, a ChildByRape, or a DesignerBaby created from Batman's genes is left ambiguous and [[ArmedWithCanon many sources outright contradict each other.]] Damian was raised by his mother in the League Of Assassins. After Bruce Wayne "died" and Tim Drake permanently retired as Robin in 2009, Dick Grayson and Damian served as the new Batman and Robin respectively. Damian was killed in early 2013 while doing battle with The Heretic, an accelerated growth clone of himself. However, as of 2014, DC [[http://comicbook.com/2014/10/20/batman-and-robin-38-cover-reveals-damian-wayne-rises-/ confirmed]] that Damian is coming back as Robin, albeit with a set of superpowers (which he then lost). He then briefly appeared in ''ComicBook/GothamAcademy'', going undercover as a student while figuring out the connection between the eponymous academy and [[BedlamHouse Arkham Asylum]]. He then went off to atone for his actions before he met Bruce in ''Robin: Son of Batman''.

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The 1987 story ''Batman: Son of the Demon'' concluded with the birth of a boy to Bruce Wayne and Talia Al Ghul ([[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter daughter of Batman foe Ra's Al Ghul]]). The canonicity of the tale was questionable. In 2006, the existence of the son was confirmed. He was named Damian and had grown up to late childhood. Whether he is a result of mutual intercourse, a ChildByRape, or a DesignerBaby created from Batman's genes is left ambiguous and [[ArmedWithCanon many sources outright contradict each other.]] Damian was raised by his mother in the League Of Assassins.Assassins, and, according to recent comics, was put through an initiation ritual known as the "Year of Blood" that involved 365 days of desecration, robbery, and slaughter. After Bruce Wayne "died" and Tim Drake permanently retired as Robin in 2009, Dick Grayson and Damian served as the new Batman and Robin respectively. In the new 52, Damian served as Robin beside his father. Damian was killed in early 2013 while doing battle with The Heretic, an accelerated growth clone of himself. However, as of 2014, DC [[http://comicbook.com/2014/10/20/batman-and-robin-38-cover-reveals-damian-wayne-rises-/ confirmed]] that in due time, Damian is coming back was resurrected and returned to his role as Robin, albeit with a set of Robin (gaining superpowers (which he then lost). for a brief time). He then briefly appeared in ''ComicBook/GothamAcademy'', going undercover as a student while figuring out the connection between the eponymous academy and [[BedlamHouse Arkham Asylum]]. He then went off to atone for his actions before he met Bruce past independently in his own series ''Robin: Son of Batman''.
Batman''. It was in this series that the Year of Blood was established as part of his past.
10th Jan '16 8:31:19 PM phoenixwormwood
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* InTheHood: Damian wears a hood as part of his Robin costume. Dick Grayson points out the inconvenience of such an accessory in Batman & Robin vol 1: Batman Reborn - Damian promptly informs Dick that he doesn't even need to see to fight. "I can hear you breathing in the dark," he says, and the subject is dropped.
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