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Quote1.png Hurting? Try traumatized. I finally become leader and wind up sending all of my friends to their deaths. I know I did what I had to, but I hated it. When we started this team, I was desperate to be in charge. Not anymore. And that's not even the worst of it. You can't tell Batman. I always wanted, expected, to grow up and become him. And the hero bit? I'm still all-in. But that thing inside of him? The thing that drives him to sacrifice everything for the sake of his mission? That's not me. I don't wanna be the Batman anymore. Quote2.png
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Dick Grayson was the first protégé of Batman. He was a founding member and leader of the Team, first as Robin and then as Nightwing.

Richard Grayson is the son of John Grayson and Mary Grayson who along with the rest of the family were known as the Flying Graysons of the Haley Circus.

Dick joined the act at a very young age, having been trained in acrobatics from birth. While on tour in Gotham City, Tony Zucco, a well-known crime-lord, threaten the performers unless the circus's owner paid extortion money. The owner refused, and that night Dick watched in horror as his family's high wire snapped, sending his parents, cousin and aunt hurtling to their deaths and paralyzing his namesake uncle for life, all while many of Gotham's elite watched on.

Dick as Robin

Bruce Wayne adopted Dick as his ward after witnessing the death of Dick's parents as Dick's uncle Rick was comatose. He trains Dick in various techniques such as martial arts, stealth, computer hacking and weapon training.

When Dick started his crime fighting career, he took on the identity of Robin, the sidekick or, as he prefers to be known, partner to Batman.

Founding The Team

Grayson joined Aqualad, Kid Flash, and Speedy on July 4th in entering the Hall of Justice after having defeated Mister Freeze with Batman. While the League was dealing with other matters, Aqualad, Kid Flash, and Robin investigated a fire at Project Cadmus.[1]

Together, they rescued a clone of Superman, known as the Super Boy, and with his assistance, defeated a mutated Mark Desmond. In an act of defiance, the four teens banded together to form a team, and on July 8th they were brought to the Secret Sanctuary, where they met their fifth member, Miss Martian.[1]

On The Team

The Team

Grayson, being the most experienced member of the team, he assumed that he would automatically be the leader, but this would prove to not be the case. As the youngest member of the team, he was still a bit immature and had often be heard laughing in combat as to toy with his opponents, yet leaving his teammates to question his intentions.

The team felt Robin lacked proper communication, when in reality it was a habit he picked up from partnering with Batman. When in combat with Batman, their relationship is so defined that they do not need to communicate and Robin therefore assumed he could disappear and that others would immediately know what to do.

Robin later nominated Aqualad to be leader as he was the oldest and the most mature of the gang. Aqualad later accepts which he calls a burden, saying that Robin will one day take over as he was born to lead the team.

Despite being apart of the new team, when not on assigned missions, Grayson still lived in Gotham City and attended Gotham Academy with his friend Barbara Gordon, and Bette Kane. Later in the first year of his team's formation, Artemis gained an education at the same school thanks to a Wayne scholarship.

Five Years Later

Dick adopted a new identity as Nightwing and became leader of the team. He ceded his Robin identity to Tim Drake, who had joined the team. He, Superboy, and Miss Martian had received outstanding invitations to join the Justice League, but all three said they were happy where they were.

Nightwing, Kid Flash, and Artemis were the only people who knew of a undercover mission to gain more intelligence on The Light's operation and new partnership. The undercover operative had been revealed to be Kaldur'ahm, Aqualad.

As a part of this secret operation they faked Artemis' death in a mission and she joined Kaldur'ahm in a magical disguise. Nightwing was worried that his actions would upset the other team members since they were grieving for Artemis' death at the hands of Kaldur'ahm.

Nightwing took a leave of absence from the Team after Wally sacrificed himself to disable an MFD.

The New Team

Nightwing's new team

After leaving the Team, Nightwing began working in secret in conjunction with Barbara Gordon, now known as Oracle. After learning about a metahuman trafficking ring operating out of Markovia, he recruits Artemis, Superboy, and Black Lightning to sneak into the country and take them down. While they fail to apprehend the rings leader, Baron Bedlam, they manage to rescue two young metahumans: Geo-Force, the prince of Markovia, and Halo, a Quraci refugee.

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  • Dick's birthday is December 1, 1996.[2]
  • Dick is in a relationship with Oracle.[3]


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