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* OneHeadTaller: Inverted; both of his main love interests (Starfire and Oracle) are taller than he is. Granted, by the time he actually slept with Oracle, she... aw, that joke's too [[DudeNotFunny tasteless]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards even for this site]]. It's also been commented on that as [[spoiler:the new Batman]], he's significantly shorter than Bruce.

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* OneHeadTaller: Inverted; both of his main love interests (Starfire (ComicBook/{{Starfire}} and Oracle) ComicBook/{{Oracle}}) are taller than he is. Granted, by the time he actually slept with Oracle, she... aw, that joke's too [[DudeNotFunny tasteless]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards even for this site]]. It's also been commented on that as [[spoiler:the new Batman]], he's significantly shorter than Bruce.



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* See Characters/{{Batgirl}} or ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''

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* See Characters/{{Batgirl}} Characters/{{Batgirl}}, ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' or ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey''
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* AmazonChaser: One of his most prominent love interests is Starfire, a 7 ft alien princess. Most of his other love interests tend to be {{Action Girl}}s.

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* AmazonChaser: One of his most prominent love interests is Starfire, a 7 ft alien princess. Most of his other love interests and crushes tend to be {{Action Girl}}s.Girl}}s who are at least as tall as he is.


* PlatonicLifePartners: With Donna Troy. Considering his status as MrFanservice and that she's the twin sister of WonderWoman, this is pretty surprising.

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* PlatonicLifePartners: With [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Donna Troy. Troy]]. Considering his status as MrFanservice and that she's the twin ([[ContinuitySnarl/DonnaTroy sometimes twin]]) sister of WonderWoman, ComicBook/WonderWoman, this is pretty surprising.


* IncompatibleOrientation: In ''ComicBook/BatmanAndRobin2009'', Dick expresses an attraction to Batwoman (Kate Kane), who is, of course, a lesbian.



* MoralityPet: All of the Robins are this, but Dick in particular is very special to Bruce. Being the "firstborn son" and all, he has helped Batman from being a far worse man, just by being there. In a fascinating example, Dick is this to 10-year-old Damian Wayne.

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* MoralityPet: All of the Robins are this, but Dick in particular is very special to Bruce. Being the "firstborn son" and all, he has helped Batman from being a far worse man, just by being there. In a fascinating example, Dick is also this to 10-year-old Damian Wayne.


* AllUpToYou: Happened so often to him that when he left to be Nightwing, Batman couldn't succeed without him (eventually necessitating Jason Todd and Tim Drake to step up).

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* AllUpToYou: Happened so often to him that when he left to be Nightwing, Batman couldn't succeed without him (eventually necessitating him; Jason Todd and Tim Drake had to step up).up.



* CoolCar: While operating as Nightwing, Dick painstakingly built a high-performance vehicle that could "camouflage" itself with a variety of exterior shells. He promptly blew it up less than a year later.

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* CoolCar: While operating as Nightwing, Dick painstakingly built a high-performance vehicle that could "camouflage" itself with a variety of exterior shells. He promptly blew it up less than a year later.

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* NormalFishInATinyPond: Desmond is mutated into a gargantuan humanoid form of muscle and is the most dangerous man around...in Bludhaven. Bludhaven has very little costumed crime and the few costumed crimals around are at best c-list of the BadassNormal variety. Outside of Bludhaven, Desmond is a C-lister himself that barely rates as a threat to the Hero or Villain community. This point is beautifully illustrated when Superman visits Nightwing and they both threaten Desmond to keep him from evicting tenants from one of the properties he owns. Desmond takes a swing as Superman who promptly stops the punch like it's being thrown from a 5 year old while Block Buster looks like he broke his hand. Supes then tells him not to start fights he can't finish. Interestingly, Desmond fully acknowledges his place in the pecking order and is content to be the the king of a small hill rather than shoot for the top of the mountain.
* SmugSuper: In spite of his enhanced intellect Desmond is a bully who like throwing his weight around. For all of his schemes, he's nothing but a thug at heart an like lording over others. The problems is that it tends to make him arrogant or overconfident. Once when Superman visited Nightwing and the two of them threatened Desmond, Roland lost his cool and threw a punch at Supes. Superman stopped the punch with barely any effort while Desmond damn near broke his hand. As dangerous as a man who can pick up a truck can be, he doesn't hold a candle to a guy who can bench press mountains.

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* RealMenCook: Dick may love cereal but he's a fair cook who already had some kitchen knowledge from his parents and gleaned more from Alfred. [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim]] is quite impressed by some of the meals Dick whips up while Dick is watching him.

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* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Before joining Sypral, Dick and Bruce engage in a hold-nothing-back sparing match with Dick emerging victorious.

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* InSeriesNickname: During [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeofComicBooks the Silver Age]] he was called "Robin-o" while with the Teen Titans, and during the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] was occasionally called "Batboy". He also goes by Dick rather than Richard in his civilian life.


A mouse themed thief who was part of Blockbuster's gang and has had run ins with Comic/{{Catwoman}}.

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A mouse themed thief who was part of Blockbuster's gang and has had run ins with Comic/{{Catwoman}}.ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}.



In ''ComicBook/NightwingRebirth'' he maintains his tech savvy, pet squirrel and relationship with Mouse but has a background of being captured when trying to help his love free her mentor Comic/{{Catwoman}} from prison. He has joined a support group of villains called the Run-Offs trying to lead less criminally inclined lives and finally acquired a civilian name.

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In ''ComicBook/NightwingRebirth'' he maintains his tech savvy, pet squirrel and relationship with Mouse but has a background of being captured when trying to help his love free her mentor Comic/{{Catwoman}} ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} from prison. He has joined a support group of villains called the Run-Offs trying to lead less criminally inclined lives and finally acquired a civilian name.



--->first appearance: 1996, ''Comic/{{Catwoman}}'' Vol 2 #28

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--->first appearance: 1996, ''Comic/{{Catwoman}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' Vol 2 #28


!!Flamebird / Hawkfire
!!!Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Kane
Was a love interest for Dick as "Bat-Girl" Pre-Crisis and when reintroduced retained a seemingly permanent crush on Dick which he did not reciprocate.

--->'''created by:''' Creator/BillFinger · Sheldon Moldoff · George Pérez
--->'''first appearance:''' 1961, ''Batman'' #139

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!!Flamebird / Hawkfire
!!Roberta, the Girl Wonder!
!!!Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Kane
Was a
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Dick's first
love interest for Dick as "Bat-Girl" Pre-Crisis and when reintroduced retained where that interest went both ways--he'd previously had a seemingly permanent crush on Dick which he did not reciprocate.

a disinterested school mate named Marjory Davenport--and where the girl was a fellow crime fighter. Mary only appeared in one story but her motivation, costume and even name had a distinct influence on the design on Bette below.

--->'''created by:''' Creator/BillFinger · Sheldon Moldoff · George Pérez
Jim Mooney
--->'''first appearance:''' 1961, ''Batman'' #1391950, ''Star-Spangled Comics'' 103, Robin: "Roberta, the Girl Wonder"



* FiftiesHair: Mary's curled bangs, shoulder length waves and frequent chignons are emblematic of the early '50s and late '40s.
* ActionHeroine: Mary was a much more effective crime fighter than her successor Bette.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: At school the redheaded Mary is always in the company of her two best friends, a black haired girl who always wears the letter "C" somewhere, and a blonde with a flipped bob. The only time shes seen without both of them while out of costume is in drama class which the blonde is not in.
* TheChick: She wore a dress and low heels to fight in, and her tool kit was disguised as a make-up compact. She at least had a good excuse for the compact as she often went undercover as an employee or such to make herself beneath suspicion while investigating.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After her single appearance she is never seen again, even during issues that take place at Dick's school where she is one of his classmates.
* DistaffCounterpart: "Roberta" was the first female Robin counterpart.
* GirlsHaveCooties: Mary accuses Robin of this when his reaction to her responding to the Bat-signal the first time is to tell her that girls have no place as heroes. He obviously does not actually feel that way, and by the end of the night he actually accepts her assistance in tracking down a criminal whose only identifying feature is a unique ring and who is known to frequent a certain drive-in. Mary disguises herself as a waitress and keeps an eye out.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: The start of Dick's long list of redheaded love interests.
* MagicSkirt: She never has any trouble running about rooftops and fighting crooks in that short skirt.
* MasterOfDisguise: Between the wigs, masks and her acting abilities Mary is able to talk to her own friends while in disguise without them recognizing her and no one puts together that her disguises as meek workers are actually the Girl Wonder after they get busted by Roberta and Robin.
* MasterOfUnlocking: After Robin turns away Roberta's help she picks her way into ''the Batmobile'' and hides in the trunk until he arrives at his destination to calmly knock on the lid to get him to let her out. She did warn him she wouldn't be turned away for such a dumb reason as girls shouldn't be heroes, they live in the DCU for crying out loud.
* SelfMadeWoman: Mary didn't need anyone's help becoming a hero, once she'd decided she was going to be one she started studying criminology, chemistry, math, and detective work while starting a vigorous training routine. She also converted her small at home dark-room into a crime lab, sewed her own costume and created her own gadgets including smoke and explosive pellets, a disguised radio, disguised first aid kit, and hidden camera.

!!Flamebird / Hawkfire
!!!Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Kane
Was a love interest for Dick as "Bat-Girl" Pre-Crisis and when reintroduced retained a seemingly permanent crush on Dick which he did not reciprocate.

--->'''created by:''' Creator/BillFinger · Sheldon Moldoff · George Pérez
--->'''first appearance:''' 1961, ''Batman'' #139
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