“You’ll never know if you can fly unless you take the risk of falling”
For a long time, I’ve been studying all of the Robins, and I think its time to write about it. Here are the 6 Robins. In the end, I do mention all the Robins from the “We are Robin” team. The order of this list is from the first Robin to the sixth Robin.
- Richard John Grayson
Dick was an acrobat with his parents (John and Mary Grayson), they were called “The Flying Graysons”. His parents were offered protection from a man, but they declined their offer. Then Dick’s parents were going to perform an act without a net and didn’t let Dick participate because they thought it was too dangerous. But what they didn’t know was that the man who offered their protection sabotaged their act. His parents fell to their deaths. Luckily Bruce Wayne was there and saw himself in Dick. So Bruce adopted Dick, but Bruce didn’t tell Dick that he was Batman. Bruce trained Dick but didn’t let him go out as a hero. Then with the time, Dick found out that Bruce was Batman. Dick wanted to avenge his parents. One night Batman was tracking who sabotaged Dick’s parents, when all of a sudden Robin appears, with his acrobatic moves he defeats the sabotager. And in 1940 the first Robin. Later on, Dick found out that he didn’t want to be Batman. Then Dick Grayson became Nightwing. Dick Grayson has been in the Teen Titans including Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Raven and Wonder Girl.
- Jason Peter Todd
Jason was an orphan on the streets. His dad (Willis Todd) died, and his mother (Sheila Haywood) would drug herself because of that. His mother died later, so Jason would stay in his mother’s apartment. A woman called Leslie Maurin Thompkins, she would help him when he got hurt. At night Jason would steal medicine from Dr. Leslie. One night Batman caught him stealing medicine. Batman was about to attack when Leslie stopped Batman. Leslie convinced Batman to not hurt him. Batman knew that Jason was dangerous, so Batman trained him, and taught him how to be the hero he was. That’s how the second Robin appeared in 1983. Over the years, Jason found out that his mother was still alive. So Jason went to see her, but it was all a trap. The Joker was there, Jason got kidnapped and tortured with a crowbar, then Joker set up a bomb, and Jason died. The reason that they killed Jason Todd was that the people thought that Jason was a copy of Dick Grayson. So the people voted, on killing Jason or leaving him alive. Later Jason got resurrected in the Lazarus Pit by Ra’s Al Ghul. But Ra’s didn’t tell Batman. Jason was trained by Talia Al Ghul, but Talia would train him to kill. Five years later Jason wanted revenge on Joker but also got mad at Batman for not killing Joker. Jason adapted the name “Red Hood”. Jason fixed his problems with Batman. Now Red Hood is the leader of the Outlaws including Starfire and Arsenal.
Timothy Jackson Drake
The origin of Tim is different than the other Robins. It all started with the death of Jason Todd. Tim was the perfect little boy, he was smart and athletic. So Tim started to investigate the death of the second Robin, he found out that Jason was killed by the Joker. Tim almost figured out Batman’s secret identity, but in the end, he didn’t. Tim spoke to Batman and told him that he wanted to be his new Robin. But Batman was still grieving about Jason and rejected him. Tim didn’t give up, he wanted to be the next Robin. Tim realized that he had to get Batman’s attention. So Tim hacked into Penguin’s bank account, and stole all his money and donated it. He put his family in danger when Penguin’s goons come to attack, Batman comes and saves them. Tim’s parents had to go into witness protection, but Tim’s parents believed that Tim deserved better and asked Bruce to take care of him. So in the end, Tim becomes Robin. But when Alfred gets a Robin suit, Tim stops him and said that he respected Jason Todd but he had a different idea for his suit. And instead of Robin, he wanted Red Robin. Later Tim becomes the leader of the Titans and shows feelings for Wonder Girl.
- Stephanie Brown
Stephanie was first called Spoiler, and she was really good friends with Tim Drake. At the moment Tim was Robin but when his father (Jack Drake) found that he was Robin, his father told him that it was too dangerous. So Tim stopped being Robin. So Stephanie went with name Robin. The problem was that she was already her own hero with her own rules, and having to be Batman’s Robin meant that she had to follow Batman’s rules. She didn’t last long as Robin, she got fired for disobeying Batman a lot, even after he would explain many times. So Tim went to be Robin again.
- Damian Thomas Wayne
All of Batman’s Robins are nothing related to him, and if they are, they’re adopted. Damian is the only blood son that Batman has. Damian met Bruce when he was ten. Before that, he lived with Talia (his mother) and Ra’s Al Ghul ( his grandfather). They trained him to be the perfect soldier, and they succeeded. Damian was taught to kill his enemies. When Talia gave Damian to Bruce there was a lot of conflicts between the two because Damian was taught to kill, but Batman wouldn’t kill. Damian wanted to be Robin, so he became Robin. Batman would teach him not to kill and soon was the fifth Robin. The sad part is that in the Injustice comics Damian betrays Batman and joins Superman and the regime.
- Carrie Kelley
Not a lot of people like to include Carrie in the list of Robins because she was never really one, only in Batman Begins. Her origin is not so entertaining, because she was a normal girl that was once saved by Batman, and she got inspired and wanted to be Robin. She already knew how to fight a little, but she still needed training. When all of that was happening, there were mutants terrorizing the city. Batman went to fight with the alfa of the mutants, so Carrie followed him. Batman didn’t win the fight, and almost got killed. So Carrie threw a rock at the mutant and knocked him out. She saved Batman, so Batman made her Robin.
- There was also a team of Robins, you can learn more in the comic Robin War. But I’m not going to include all of those Robins because, they were a lot, and they didn’t have a backstory. I hope you liked my blog, maybe I’ll write a blog about the Robin War. I’ll be making new blogs every week. But the real question is…
Who will be the next Robin?