|REAL NAME: Richard (Dick) John Grayson
BASE OF OPERATIONS:
MARITAL STATUS: Single
WEIGHT: 175 lbs
|Dick Grayson lived the first
few years of his life on a circus. He and his parents were an acrobat
group called the Flying Graysons. When the circus came to Gotham, a
gang boss named Tony Zucco tried to get protection money from the owner
but failed. He later got his revenge by severing the acrobat ropes which
resulted in the death of Dick's parents. Bruce Wayne, who was at the
circus, related Dick's loss to his own, adopted him and a year later
revealed his secret to him. He trained Dick to be his partner and named
him Robin. Unlike Bruce, Dick's training was a lot shorter because he
didn't have to go all over the world like Bruce did and Dick's acrobatic
skills helped his training.
Dick's days as Batman's partner came to an end when he was shot by the Joker and was forced into retirement. Dick returned a short time later then shed the Robin persona to become Nightwing. He led the group called the TITANS but problems in his marriage to Titan Starfire and other problems eventually led to him being stripped of his leadership.
He returned to Gotham and became Batman for a while and once again became Nightwing afterwards. Nightwing for a few years took up residence in the city of Bludhaven until it was destroyed by the villain Chemo.
-In 1981, Marv Wolfman and George Perez made Dick the leader of the Teen Titans. A group of heroes who were sidekicks to the main heroes. Dick would also shed the Robin persona and become Nightwing.
-Nightwing has appeared twice in non comic mediums. First was on the Batman: Gotham Knights show and then in an episode of Teen Titans.
-Like Bruce, Dick
also has dated many women. The most notable is Titan Starfire. He has also had a brief relationship with Barbara Gordon as well