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9. Nightwing Was Batman’s First Robin

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When Dick Grayson was a young boy, his parents were gunned down in front of him as the trio performed in an acrobatic show for Haly’s Circus. Bruce Wayne (who was in the audience) took him under his wing and soon made him his sidekick, a young superhero we all know as Robin.

The two were inseparable, but as Dick took charge of the Teen Titans and grew older, he decided to create his own identity as Nightwing and established himself as a hero in his own right. It’s somewhere around this point that Titans will likely kick off, though whether Nightwing is estranged from his father figure or in good standing – as in the current comic books – remains to be seen.

There’s a good reason that Dick is a fan favourite character, and like Captain America’s sidekick Bucky, he even took over his mentor’s mantle for a time as the new Batman!

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