* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to [[http://about-faces.livejournal.com/38372.html Wizard magazine]], Nightwing was slated to encounter Two-Face and a "reformed" [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]] in the aftermath of the Cataclysm arc. This was before [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand No Man's Land]] was decided upon instead.
** He also could have been ''dead'' had Creator/DanDidio had his way in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''. Geoff Johns [[WriterRevolt outright refused to write it]], so while we ended up with the crappy Bruce Jones "One Year Later" story with tentacle monster!Jason Todd, Dick is still amongst the living.
*** In addition, had Dick Grayson died, Jason Todd would've taken up his role as Nightwing, thus explaining why he was impersonating him in the above story (before being turned into a tentacle monster). This would also explain Dick's out of character behavior in Outsiders, as Winick was likely writing under the impression that Jason was Nightwing instead of Dick.
** At the height of the success of the ''Batman'' movie franchise in the 90's, there were plans for a Nightwing SpinOff starring Chris O'Donnell. The film was scrapped after ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' underperformed at the box office and got extremely negative reviews.