History ComicBook / Robin

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.
10th Jan '16 8:19:21 PM phoenixwormwood
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* CatchPhrase: Damian's "tt" noise is an iconic verbal tic (which he shares with his mother). Additionally: whenever someone is skeptical of his abilities he spouts this:
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* CatchPhrase: Damian's "tt" noise is an iconic verbal tic (which he shares with his mother). Additionally: whenever Whenever someone is skeptical of his abilities he spouts this:

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* VerbalTic: Damian's sardonic "tt" sound is common in the comics, although it's been left out of his movies so far. It probably runs in the family: his mother also uses this odd little noise.
10th Jan '16 8:13:01 PM phoenixwormwood
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* CatchPhrase: Whenever someone is skeptical of his abilities he spouts this:
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* CatchPhrase: Whenever Damian's "tt" noise is an iconic verbal tic (which he shares with his mother). Additionally: whenever someone is skeptical of his abilities he spouts this:
26th Dec '15 9:09:39 PM nombretomado
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As time went along, the implications regarding a [[HoYay rich adult who lived alone with a traumatized teenage orphan boy]] (Alfred would not become part of the Batman home until sometime later) garnered [[MoralGuardians negative media attention]]. [[NewMediaAreEvil Comic books were blamed]] for everything from juvenile delinquency to homosexuality [[RedScare to communism]], and the "indecent" relationship between Batman and Robin is often cited as one of the major reasons for the creation of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode that spelled the end of UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum and the dawn of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks. Robin's reputation as a character suffered its greatest blow in this period, and the repercussions are still felt to this day (such as in parodies like the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Ambiguously Gay Duo]]). Outside of comics, new media involving the two has tended to split them apart. Batman has remained consistently popular and has been subject to [[Film/{{Batman}} many]] [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns darker]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga reimaginings]], but Robin has found [[Comicbook/RobinSeries more]] [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} success]] [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans away]] [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice from]] [[OvershadowedByAwesome his/her mentor's shadow.]]
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As time went along, the implications regarding a [[HoYay rich adult who lived alone with a traumatized teenage orphan boy]] (Alfred would not become part of the Batman home until sometime later) garnered [[MoralGuardians negative media attention]]. [[NewMediaAreEvil Comic books were blamed]] for everything from juvenile delinquency to homosexuality [[RedScare to communism]], and the "indecent" relationship between Batman and Robin is often cited as one of the major reasons for the creation of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode that spelled the end of UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum and the dawn of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks. Robin's reputation as a character suffered its greatest blow in this period, and the repercussions are still felt to this day (such as in parodies like the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Ambiguously Gay Duo]]). Outside of comics, new media involving the two has tended to split them apart. Batman has remained consistently popular and has been subject to [[Film/{{Batman}} many]] [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns darker]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga reimaginings]], but Robin has found [[Comicbook/RobinSeries more]] [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} success]] [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans away]] [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice from]] [[OvershadowedByAwesome his/her mentor's shadow.]]
15th Nov '15 10:56:15 PM Tzitzimine
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![[Comicbook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason Todd]]
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![[Comicbook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws ![[ComicBook/RedHoodArsenal Jason Todd]]
12th Nov '15 5:52:30 PM nombretomado
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* HeroesFightBarehanded: Notable exceptions include Tim Drake and Dick Grayson, both former {{Robin}}s who now fight crime as [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Red Robin]] and ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} respectively. Tim uses a Bo staff and Dick a pair of Escrima sticks, presumably because their focus on agility over strength compared to other barefist DC fighters means the weapons give them the 'kick' they need.
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* HeroesFightBarehanded: Notable exceptions include Tim Drake and Dick Grayson, both former {{Robin}}s ComicBook/{{Robin}}s who now fight crime as [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Red Robin]] and ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} respectively. Tim uses a Bo staff and Dick a pair of Escrima sticks, presumably because their focus on agility over strength compared to other barefist DC fighters means the weapons give them the 'kick' they need.
24th Oct '15 12:57:29 PM ZenBlade
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** Mostly just Dick's, really. Jason tried it once, and Batman just asked him to never do it again.
14th Oct '15 4:37:34 PM StFan
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* HeroesFightBarehanded: Notable exceptions include Tim Drake and Dick Grayson, both former {{Robin}}s who now fight crime as [[RobinSeries Red Robin]] and ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} respectively. Tim uses a Bo staff and Dick a pair of Escrima sticks, presumably because their focus on agility over strength compared to other barefist DC fighters means the weapons give them the 'kick' they need.
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* HeroesFightBarehanded: Notable exceptions include Tim Drake and Dick Grayson, both former {{Robin}}s who now fight crime as [[RobinSeries [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Red Robin]] and ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} respectively. Tim uses a Bo staff and Dick a pair of Escrima sticks, presumably because their focus on agility over strength compared to other barefist DC fighters means the weapons give them the 'kick' they need.
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