History ComicBook / Robin

20th Aug '16 12:50:11 AM KingDyste
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* DependingOnTheArtist/OlderThanHeLooks: How the mask on his adult costume is supposed to be designed, and how old he looks. He was in his forties during the [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] revival of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, and in his fifties when ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' occurred.

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* DependingOnTheArtist/OlderThanHeLooks: DependingOnTheArtist: How the mask on his adult costume is supposed to be designed, and how old he looks.looks.
* KidHeroAllGrownUp: Moreso than most Robins, due to ComicBookTime not applying in Earth-Two.
He was in his forties during the [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] revival of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, and in his fifties when ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' occurred.



* SidekickGraduationsStick: To an extent. While he remained in the Robin identity, he remained active as a hero even after Batman retired, and has considered taking the mantle of Batman. [[spoiler:He doesn't take the role until the end of ''Convergence: Detective Comics'']]

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* SidekickGraduationsStick: To an extent. While he remained in the Robin identity, he remained active as a hero even after Batman retired, and has had considered taking the mantle of Batman. [[spoiler:He doesn't take the role until the end of ''Convergence: Detective Comics'']]
20th Aug '16 12:44:11 AM KingDyste
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* {{Ambadassador}}: In the [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]], he became the American Ambassador to South Africa, all the while still being active as a hero.
* DependingOnTheArtist/OlderThanHeLooks: How the mask on his adult costume is supposed to be designed, and how old he looks. He was in his forties during the [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] revival of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, and in his fifties when ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' occurred.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: To Helena Wayne, the daughter of Bruce Wayne, also known as the Huntress.
* RetGone: Alongside most of Earth-2 following ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', at least until the Multiverse was properly restored.
* SidekickGraduationsStick: To an extent. While he remained in the Robin identity, he remained active as a hero even after Batman retired, and has considered taking the mantle of Batman. [[spoiler:He doesn't take the role until the end of ''Convergence: Detective Comics'']]
6th Aug '16 3:17:46 PM nombretomado
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* TheLeader: Unique in comics as Dick Grayson was one of the first teen sidekicks to lead his own team, and he became ''so good at it'' that by the time he became Nightwing, he was acknowledged as the most capable leader in the DCUniverse! Seriously, ''even Franchise/{{Superman}}'' has stepped aside to let Nightwing take command at times, and Franchise/{{Batman}} has said that Dick Grayson has vastly surpassed him in terms of maintaining strong connections with virtually every superhero in the community. In the comics fandom in general, Dick Grayson is usually seen as the second-best leader in the ''entire superhero genre'', second only to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica!

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* TheLeader: Unique in comics as Dick Grayson was one of the first teen sidekicks to lead his own team, and he became ''so good at it'' that by the time he became Nightwing, he was acknowledged as the most capable leader in the DCUniverse! Franchise/DCUniverse! Seriously, ''even Franchise/{{Superman}}'' has stepped aside to let Nightwing take command at times, and Franchise/{{Batman}} has said that Dick Grayson has vastly surpassed him in terms of maintaining strong connections with virtually every superhero in the community. In the comics fandom in general, Dick Grayson is usually seen as the second-best leader in the ''entire superhero genre'', second only to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica!
3rd Aug '16 12:19:35 PM MattP5557
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** [[spoiler: His Red X persona was most likely inspired by Jason.]]



* CompositeCharacter: [[spoiler:Of the first three Robins in the comics, though most similar to [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]].]]

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* CompositeCharacter: [[spoiler:Of the first three Robins in the comics, comics as well as [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Terry McGinnis]], though most similar to [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]].]]
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.
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