The Boy Wonder
Richard John "Dick" Grayson
Telekinesis, Flight, Lazer Eyes, Freeze Breath and Super Speed Super Strength (as Super Robin)
The Flying Graysons
H.I.V.E. Five, Mother Mae-Eye, Ed, Trigon, Speedy, The Voice in Robin's Head, Plasmus, Parry, Octopus Demon, Doctor Light, Cinderblock, Tree Custodians, Kitten, Control Freak, Killer Croc, Kyd Wykkyd, Brother Blood, Pain Bot, The Mockingbirds
|Behind the Scenes|
Robin (Richard John "Dick" Grayson) is a teenage superhero and the leader of the Teen Titans.
Richard John "Dick" Grayson was a child growing up with his parents, two acrobats, in a circus. However, their performance was sabotaged which lead to their deaths. Dick overheard two men claiming that they had done the horrendus act. Before he could stop them, Batman convinced him otherwise claiming Dick would end up dead. He adopted Dick and trained him to be his sidekick, Robin.
Sometime before becoming Nightwing but after becoming Boy Wonder, Robin left Batman and became the leader of his team, the Teen Titans. Robin led his team without objection and trained the Titans for combat while also allowing time for horseplay. Robin has an inferiority complex and strives to be the best superhero in the world. Skilled in acrobatics and combat due to his training with Batman, Robin is a vigilant and born leader.
Robin told Beast Boy and Cyborg a story of him defeating a villain before they ate one of his legendary sandwiches. He expressed doubt in the reality of a sandwich better than his, and told the Titans to find their respective ingredients in an attempt to recreate it. Raven sent him to the supermarket to retrieve pretzel bread, much to his disappointment and boredom as he thought the leader should have the most dangerous mission.
The hero was bored while waiting for his number to be called and was ecstatic once he was able to retrieve the ingredient. Upon returning, he joined the others as they watched Raven recite a spell that allowed the legendary sandwich to be reformed. Robin wanted to have the first bite as he was the leader and sandwich expert, but got into a fight with Beast Boy, Starfire, and Cyborg who all wanted the first bite to compensate for the injuries they received. He noticed Silkie consuming the sandwich and was delighted about the larva's regurgitating it exclaiming that it's proof his sandwiches were better. Robin then asked who wanted to watch Pretty Pretty Pegasus, which Raven agreed to with a smile.
Robin enjoys eating pies, but not to the extent that Beast Boy and Cyborg do. He wondered what ingredients Mother Mae-Eye used for her pies, but the Titans could only guess. Later, he attempted to cheer Beast Boy up by reminding him that friends value the thought instead of the gift. However, he later tried to use this excuse in order to give Cyborg a half-drunk soda. At Cyborg's birthday party, Robin was chased by a goose in Starfire's variation of Duck Duck Goose...where he was attacked by and actual goose. Upon escaping, he asked Starfire or Raven if they should stop the battle between Beast Boy and Cyborg.
Raven declined, but the three were approached by Mother Mae-Eye who hypnotized the trio. She took them to the kitchen where she cackled evilly as the entranced trio were placed in an oven to be baked into pies. The three successfully escaped and hog-tied Mother Mae-Eye while staring at Beast Boy and Cyborg, who failed to realize they were eating pies made from their clothes.
Throughout the week, Robin tricked the other Titans into driving him around town, angering them in the process as a result of sacrificing something to do so. When confronted with his situation, Robin revealed his driver license was suspended as a result of wrecking the Batmobile causing the others to laugh at him prompting him to sign up for a sketchy driving test in order to prove he was a master driver. Upon arriving at the location, he met his driving instructor Ed who had set up a scheme involving Robin as a getaway driver for his crimes.
Robin continued to fail his exams while Ed enacted his various crimes. During one of his driving exams, Robin noticed the other Titans attempting to warn him about Ed but misinterpreted their appearance as a means to mock him. He led the Titans on a goose chase around the city's buildings and into outer space before eventually crashing near the end of a rainbow. Ed gave him a passing score, but cockily revealed his scheme claiming that Robin never had a clue. However, Robin countered by stating he knew all along and wasn't warning Ed about the Foul Demon because of his crimes. Ed was soon dragged into a portal created by the demon as Robin claimed he was a master driver.
Robin noted Raven's harsh behavior and had her reveal the reason for her attitude. Upon discovering that Trigon was Raven's father, he was astonished due to his fierce reputation. When Trigon arrived, he called Robin by his title, Boy Wonder, and slammed him into the floor after laughing heartily. Like the others, Robin asked for a power from Trigon and became extremely muscular. He later urged Raven to be more like Trigon and supported her when she went through the process of becoming truly demonic. However, he realized that Trigon was malevolent when he ordered her to kill her friends and used Beast Boy, who gained the ability to shapeshift into any object, to repeatedly slam Trigon on his head. Upon Trigon's defeat, Robin's gift was taken from him.
Robin sided with Raven when she refused to create a magical double of Cyborg. Once magical doubles of Cyborg and Beast Boy were created, Robin held a meeting to discuss their fate and voted them out of the Tower. However, the magical doubles had created more replicas and kicked the Titans, including Robin, out. Robin tried to remind them of the memories they'll always have until Beast Boy and Cyborg realized they didn't have any. Tracing the costs of pizza from Cyborg's credit card, Robin located the real Beast Boy and Cyborg's apartment and scolded them for their selfishness. Once they replaced the Tower, the original magical doubles decided to become hobos and fled while Robin pleaded for them to take Beast Boy and Cyborg as well.
Robin secretly created fortune tellers that detailed alternate futures for him and Starfire which were discovered by Beast Boy and Cyborg much to his displeasure. He asked them for help on asking Starfire on a date to the new restaurant and worked up the courage to ask only for Starfire to reveal Speedy had asked her first. Jealous, Robin attempted to change Starfire's mind and restored to kidnapping Speedy to take his place and sabotage the date.
Arriving at the restaurant, Robin nearly repented but ultimately followed through his plan, succeeding in disgusting Starfire until Speedy (dressed as Robin) arrived to reveal the scheme. Robin attacked and defeated Speedy before switching clothes to avoid a confrontation with Starfire. Berated by the Voice in his head, Robin revealed his underhanded scheme to Starfire which infuriated her to the point of blasting him. Dazed, Robin was mocked by the Voice in his head as he left on an outing with Starfire.
Robin is a vigilant and born leader who knows when to do the right thing due to his training with Batman, thus being capable of maintaining control and order over the Teen Titans. However, these traits can occasionally go to extremes due to his traumatic past with the circus animals and his parents' deaths. He has an extreme sense of pride and ego, shown when he targeted Mammoth due to his size., and when he refused to let Beast Boy be better at something than him. As a romantic, Robin is nervous about admitting his feelings toward Starfire, but does have questionable traits shown when he was snooping around Starfire's room and going through her drawers. He is also quick to anger when something goes wrong, but very loyal and dependable to his friends. He is also very self absorbed.
To fit with the format of Teen Titans Go!, his leadership qualities were drastically reduced.
Robin wears a domino mask (which are actually glasses) over his eyes. He wears a red suit with two small yellow stripes and an R symbol which represents his name. His sleeves, as well as his gloves and tights, are green. His shoes are about knee high with the leg portion colored black and the actual shoes colored grey. He has a yellow utility belt around his waist and also wears a cape which is yellow on the interior, but black on the exterior. Robin has peach-colored skin and spikey black hair. In order to fit with the format of Teen Titans Go!, his head was slightly enlarged.
Powers and Abilities
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Robin has no superpowers, a trait he feels makes him inferior compared to the other Titans. However, he does maintain an assortment of talents due to his training.
- Acrobatics: Robin is skilled in acrobatics and is capable of performing flips and jumps even on a dangerous mountain terrain. It is probably because he was in circus before.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat: Robin is also skilled in close combat and uses his size and slim figure to defeat powerful and large opponents like Mammoth.
- Staff: Robin's most skilled in wielding his prized possession, which he sees as the most powerful of weapons. The staff itself has many abilities such as an electric claw which he uses to shock his opponents.
- Accessories: Robin has many weapons stored on his belt such as birdarangs, grappling hooks, and smoke pellets which he uses to give himself an advantage in battle.
- R-Cycle: Robin has a motorcycle at his disposal which he sometimes incorporates into battles.
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Starfire is Robin's "love interest" throughout the series. His feelings are clear in his jealous moments; Starfire is very pretty and boys often flirt with her, which infuriates Robin to no end. It is also seen throughout the series Robin is always at the side of Starfire.
It is obvious that Cyborg's laid-back nature and Robin's serious demeanor sometimes clash on missions. Cyborg doesn't like people telling him what to do and is often annoyed by Robin's leadership position.
Robin and Beast Boy are quite different and the two have clashing personalities. While Beast Boy is free-spirited, carefree, and doesn't exhibit much intellectual strength, Robin is very focused, smart and serious. Despite their different personalities though, the comics have portrayed both of them as having very similar pasts, even if they both have a mutual ignorance of this fact.
Robin and Raven are friends.
Speedy is Robin's enemy. When Speedy invited Starfire to a restaurant, Robin got jealous and kidnapped him.
Robin doesn't interact with Silkie as much as the other Titans, but seems to care for him less than the other Titans due to using the search for Silkie as an excuse to raid Starfire's room while the others, save Beast Boy, searched for the maggot throughly. However, he was seen talking to the maggot sharing his concern for Starfire's sanity, but this was mainly due to the others having found a friend in Parry and thus leaving Robin without someone to talk to.
Batman is Robin's adoptive father. Robin seems to be scared of Batman, as he was constantly warning the Titans not to touch anything. However, Robin is also shown to respect Batman to the point where he considered that getting his former mentor's equipment safely was more important than battling the H.I.V.E. Five.
Media focusing on Robin
|The image gallery for Robin may be viewed here.|
- Robin claims to be a sandwich expert.
- Robin is a fan of Pretty Pretty Pegasus.
- Robin's mask was revealed to be glasses in the episode, Driver's Ed.
- Robin does not like being called Boy Wonder as revealed in Sidekick.