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Nightwing: The Animated Series (or Nightwing: Bludhaven (Season One), Nightwing: Anarchy (Season Two), and Nightwing: Outsiders (Season Three) is a potential, TV-PG mock-series idea focusing on the titular DC Comics superhero.

The series follows Richard "Dick" Grayson, the first and former Robin of The Batman Of Gotham. After a fallout on morals and ethics between the two, Dick Grayson sets out alone for a different career: being a rookie police officer within Bludhaven's Police Department. A simple job quickly upgrades into familiar roots when the city rears its ugly image with a growing crime underworld and widespread municipal neglect that makes Gotham look "moderate" by comparison. Choosing to take advantage of his connections, Dick Grayson reboots himself as Batman-Lit-..er, Nightwing to attempt to investigate deeper into the inner workings of the city. Hopefully to save it from itself. Though having the likes of Detective Tatsu Yamashiro and Rex Mason of the Bludhaven Police Department and Barbara Gordan, as Orcale, doesn't hurt.

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     Main Series Tropes 

Episodes of this series provide examples of:

  • All-CGI Cartoon: Ideally a 3D-rendered animated show with a comic book-like art style. Along with some 2D animation for certain effects, backgrounds, and flashbacks. Similar to the likes of Batman Ninja.
  • Animated Adaptation
  • Battle Harem: Downplayed in the Season Two finale. Zatanna, Power Woman (Kara Zor-El), Huntress, Katana, and Ravager are enlisted by Barbara (remotely controlling a mech suit) to aid Dick's plan in shutting down Black Mask's master plan. Out of those listed, only Power Woman, Barbara, and Zatanna had some form of romantic relationship with Grayson, with Barbara being the most recent and strongest bond.
  • Cool Bike: The NightCycle "owned" by Dick Grayson; it's what he considers his own Batmobile, equipped with basic non-lethal weaponry, gadgets, and "armored mode". Later upgrades from Hiro Okamura (Toymaster) grants the abilities of cloaking and flight.
  • Lighter and Softer: Than most of the usual Batman-related affair. That doesn't mean it can't be serious or dark when the time calls.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black
  • Pragmatic Adaptation
  • Spy Fiction


Characters

     Main Heroes 

Dick Grayson (Nightwing)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Scott Porter

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His civilian look would sport naturally brown hair, unlike his usual depictions which were colored jet black. His helmet's hair, however, retains a navy blue color that's normally shown to be black.
  • Amazon Chaser: Grayson would admit to some form of affection towards the Kryptonian Kara Zor-El and, arguably, Barbara Gordon. The arrival of Starfire in Season Three adds another name to the list.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Grayson would get the inspiration for his superhero identity from a story told by Supergirl. It was about a Kryptonian avian-like night creature that actively stalks multiple types of prey, usually to provide environmental balance among the wretched areas of Krypton.
  • Anime Hair: His suit helmet's fake hair would imitate this style, channeling some form of Spiky Hair. His normal civilian hair
  • Battle Couple: Whenever Nightwing is paired with Barbara's drones and mechs or Starfire.
  • Badass Normal: Naturally.
  • Blithe Spirit
  • The Cape: While he doesn't like wearing an actual one, Nightwing is viewed as an ideal hero with the superhero (starting from his Robin years), and later the Bludhaven community especially after he publicly dethrones Chief Redhorn and his involvement with Season One's gang wars.
  • Confusion Fu
  • Combat Parkour: Nightwing's primary fighting style involves fast strikes and plenty of movement that takes advantage of his environment.
  • Dual Wielding: Nightwing's weapon of choice: two multi-functional escrima sticks.
  • Every Device Is a Swiss-Army Knife
  • Friend to All Children
  • Good Is Not Soft
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: He said this in verbatim towards Tarantula.
    • Funny enough, Grayson gets the receiving end of this when he revealed his feelings to Kara Zor-El during their Titans tenure, only for Kara to turn down the ship as politely as she could.
  • In-Series Nickname: As Nightwing, they include "The Ninja", "The Vigilante", "Wing-Night", and "Night-Stick". As Richard Grayson, it's "Dick" or "Grayson".
  • Interspecies Romance: Dick, during his Robin, temporarily attempted one with Supergirl/Kara Zor-El, but it fell through just as quickly as it started. He gets a second shot at this when Koriand'r crash-lands on Earth.
  • Le Parkour: Grayson's secondary form of travel would combine with grappling hooks and a built-in glide suit function.
  • Non-Powered Costumed Hero
  • Mr. Fanservice: As per tradition with any scene featuring shirtless and/or battle-damaged Nightwing.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Dick employs this trope in both his heroic and officer personas. Whenever he's around his police co-workers Grayson acts as a wide-eyed, (mostly) obedient cop who would rather perform light paperwork.

Barbara Gordon (Oracle)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Kelsey Landowe

Tatsu Yamashiro (Katana)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Kelly Hu

Rex Mason (Metamorpho)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Adam Baldwin

  • Doomed by Canon: Comic fans will be well aware of the fact that Rex has to turn into Metamorpho at some point. It would just be a matter of where and when. The Season Two finale would seal it when Rex and Power-Woman's desperate attempt at mitigating the potential "Orb of Ra-infused Chemo" damage blew up in their faces. The result would seemingly kill off Rex until a follow-up Bludhaven episode in Season Three would show otherwise.
  • The Big Guy
  • Gentle Giant
  • Growing Muscles Sequence

Koriand'r (Starfire)

Proposed Voice Actress(es): Hynden Walch

     Major Rogues Gallery 

Ronald Desmond (Blockbuster)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Kevin Greivoux

Roman Sionis (Black Mask)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Brian Bloom

Krank (Toymaker)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Steve Blum

  • Badass Longcoat
  • Canon Immigrant: Originally created for one episode in "The Batman" (and had an easter egg in Arkham City).
  • Graceful Loser: While he can act aggressively during the duration of his games (and sometimes a downplayed Sore Loser when events don't go to plan), Krank shows off some reasonable sportsmanship towards his participants and willingly faces potential incarceration afterward.
  • Reluctant Mad Scientist

Lazlo Valentin (Professor Pyg)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Dwight Shultz

Saiko

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Matthew Yang King

  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
  • Meaningful Name: "Saiko" is Japanese for "the best", matching Saiko's boisterous perception of his fighting skills (though, he's not wrong). However, when you pronounce the name, it sounds like "psycho" which also matches his outward personality of low empathy and loneliness.
  • Race Lift: In the comics, Raymond is Caucasian. Nightwing: TAS would make him Japanese, most likely to avoid the Mighty Whitey trope.
  • Walking Spoiler: His presence begins a build-up side story spreading throughout the three planned seasons focusing on the Court of Owls.
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    Bludhaven Police Department 

Chief Redhorn

Proposed Voice Actor(s):Fred Tatasciore

Lieutenant Travis Nie

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Travis Willingham

Catalina Flores (Tarantula)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Rosa Salazar

    Bludhaven Residents 

     Minor Heroes 

Tadpole (Nite-Wing)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Tom Pelpfrey

Helena Bertinelli (Huntress)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Amy Acker

Bruce Wayne (Batman)

Proposed Voice Actor: Kevin Conroy

  • Dick Grayson's adopted father and former mentor
  • Gotham City Vigilante
  • Billionaire Playboy Philosophist
  • Walking Spoiler: [[He appears in 2 episodes in flashbacks during Season One of how Grayson quits as Robin. Makes his full physical appearance in Season Two and Three in assisting Nightwing in fighting Deathstroke and Black Mask.]]

Kara Zor-El/Danvers (Power-Woman/Supergirl)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Laura Bailey

     Minor Rogues 

Grace Balin (Orca)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Laura Bailey

Rose Wilson (Ravager)

Proposed Voice Actor(s):

  • Anti-Villain
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Early-Bird Cameo
  • Punch-Clock Villain
  • The Lad-ette
  • Morality Pet: Her young brother, Jericho, would be this to Rose. Hence why she chooses to kill contracts involving morally ambiguous or rotten folks rather than innocent people for cash (which would be used to support her brother's health condition).
  • Walking Spoiler: Rose would appear in an episode involving an assassination plot of important business figures during a big gathering. However, it would appear that she was not blatantly involved with the ordeal, but rather acting as one of Blockbuster's guests. A later episode would feature Deathstroke, or so it seems, ambushing Nightwing as Black Mask reveals that his hired gun "to even the odds". During their brutal fight, Nightwing damages "Deathstroke's" helmet, forcing the assailant to unmask and reveal herself as Slade's daughter and the guest from weeks prior.

Harleen Quinzel (Harley Quinn)

Proposed Voice Actor(s): Hynden Walch

  • Funny Schizophrenia: Downplayed.
  • Reluctant Psycho: Harleen would be well aware of the fact that Harley Quinn has a separate personality as a result of The Joker's death. Therefore, she would try to self-diagnosing and get prescriptions to subdue her wild side.
  • Talking to Themself: Harleen privately holds conversations with Harley, usually when she's in her temporary office within Bludhaven. This also extends to her mental manifestation of The Joker.

Drury Walker (Killer Moth)

Proposed Voice Actor(s):

Adonis

Proposed Voice Actor(s):

The False Faces

Proposed Voice Actor(s):


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Episode Recap

     Season One: Bludhaven 
  • Episode 01) Out of the Shadows: Part 1: Months after passing the police academy, Dick Grayson gets comfortable with his new surroundings within the Bludhaven police and social community. Comfortable enough to brush off his vigilante skills to investigate the aftermath of a random mugging.
  • Episode 02) Out of the Shadows: Part 2: New clues reveal an ongoing substance transport occurring near Bludhaven's shipping harbor.
  • Episode ??) Saiko-pathic:
  • Episode ??) The Strangest Show in Bludhaven:
  • Episode ??) The Problem with Masks

     Season Two: Anarky 
  • Episode 01) Police Relations: A couple of months after exposing Redhorn's connection to the foiled gang war, Nightwing earns the respect of Bludhaven populace. Though as a cost, the populace's strained relationship with the police worsens.
  • Episode ??) Endgame: Part 1:
  • Episode ??) Endgame: Part 2:

     Season Three: Outsiders 
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