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Quote1 Hear that? It's the sound of the Robin King, and a new spring is coming. Quote2
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The Robin King is a homicidal young Bruce Wayne from the Dark Multiverse serving the Batman Who Laughs.

Bloody reign

Bruce kills his parents.

Bruce kills his parents.

Bruce Wayne was born into the wealthy Wayne Family of Gotham City. He had been a violent child ever since he was a baby, which the butler Alfred Pennyworth knew, but ignored out of attachment and the belief that he'll grow up to have a calmer personality. The child would make an excuse whenever he was caught and Alfred helped hide his violent attacks even from his parents, but one day decided he had enough. Unfortunately for him, that very same day Bruce killed his parents when they took him to the movie theater. They were stopped by a mugger as they were returning home, but he stabbed him before using his gun to kill his shocked parents. When the police arrived, he pretended that the mugger had shot them.[1]

Bruce, who was ten at the time, was delighted at the money his parents had left him, but Alfred reminded that he'll only be able to use it when he turned 18. Soon the police officer James Gordon, who had been nearby when the Waynes were murdered, arrived at the Wayne Manor and gave evidence to Alfred, which showed that the one really responsible was Bruce himself. He was shot through the jugular vein however by Bruce, who turned his crossbow on Alfred. Alfred however subdued him with the tranquilizer gun and took him outside, before recorded the truth about him on Thomas Wayne's voice recorder. Bruce however burst in from the window dressed in a strange garb with a R on it and a crown of thorns, proceeding to disarm and bash his head in with a bust. As Alfred died, he rung a handbell and declared himself to be the "Robin King".[1]

Later he designed weapons to murder the heroes of his planet in brutal ways, including covering Barry Allen's mother in a poisonous substance that could nullify his Speed Force, while also melting his muscles, before stuffing her inside Barry's Flash Ring.[2] He also killed Anton Arcane and Abigail Arcane, obtaining The Rot from their bodies. Another elemental he killed was Swamp Thing. While many of the heroes believed he was just a traumatized child dressing up as a bat, Harley Quinn recognized him for who he was and tried to kill him at the Wayne Manor. Bruce however gunned her down first.[3]

Death Metal

The Dark Knights took Bruce along when they invaded Earth 0 under a pact with Perpetua, inducting him as part of the Robins under the Batman Who Laughs. When Laughs killed some of the Dark Knights after gaining the powers of the Final Bruce Wayne, he recognized that the child unlike them was inherently vicious and asked him about his background. After hearing it, he asked him to be his partner as the "Robin King", since he was still weak. The Batman Who Laughs then changed his form into that of the "Darkest Knight" in front of him.[4]

As promised, the young Robin King was given his crown and dressed up in his old suit again. He later teleported to the Valhalla Cemetery in order to watch the Batman Who Laughs kill Wally West and the other heroes. He told them how he had made plans to kill every hero, including that for Barry Allen, which were kept in his utility belt. Doctor Fate upon learning how he had planned to kill Barry of his own world, was shocked and told everyone to not listen to him, before being told by Bruce that the Darkest Knight was coming for them and he just came to enjoy the coming carnage.[2]

He assaulted Harley Quinn, Jarro, Jonah Hex and Swamp Thing who had been left to stay at the portal to the Dark Multiverse in the Castle Bat. He succeeded in killing Jonah with the Debrider (which ate his dead tissue whole) and used the Rot to attack Swamp Thing, forcing the heroes to flee.[3]


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