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Nightwing III

Batman III

Robin I


Nick Name
The Ariel Avenger
Civilian ID
Richard John "Dick" Grayson
Occupation

Adventurer

Bartender

Crime Fighter

Police Officer


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
United States
Group Affiliation

Batman Family

Justice League

Outsiders

Teen Titans

Titans


Base of Operations

Blüdhaven

Gotham City


Height
5' 10"
Weight
175 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers

Normal human with above average strength, stamina and agility for a man of his age.


Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with an aptitude for martial arts and acrobatics.


Above average intelligence with skills of a police detective

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Accessories

Nightwing Uniform: Kevlar lined, armored and fire proof.


Night Vision Lenses: Low-level light lenses mounted in mask.


Escrima: Fighting sticks used for offensive and defensive combat.


Common Enemies

Bane

Black Mask

Blockbuster II

Brutale

Cain

Catwoman

Double Dare

Electrocutioner

Harley Quinn

Joker

Killer Croc

Lady Vic

Mad Hatter I

Nite-Wing

Penguin

Poison Ivy

Rās al Ghūl

Redhorn

Riddler

Scarface

Scarecrow

Shrike II

Stallion

Sylph

Tarantula III

Torque

Two- Face


Regularly Appearing

Batman

Detective Comics

Nightwing Vol. 1 & 2

New Teen Titans Vol. 1 & 2

Outsiders Vol. 2

Teen Titans Vol. 1

Titans


First Appearance

Robin I

Detective Comics #38 (April, 1940)


Nightwing

Tales of the Teen Titans #44 (Feb. 1984)


Creator
Marv Wolfman & George Pérez
Origin

The young Dick Grayson was a carefree member of the family of trapeze artists the Flying Graysons. That all ended when the mobster Boss Zucco caused the youth's parents, John and Mary Grayson, to plunge to their deaths by weakening the trapeze ropes with acid after the circus owner would not pay protection money.


Grayson overheard Zucco's thugs threatening the circus owner Mr. Haly that if he did not pay then more such "accidents" would occur.


Prevented by the Batman from contacting a police department, corrupt by mob influence, Grayson took an oath to help him stop Zucco's gang.


Batman entrusted Grayson with his secret identity and trained him with the skills necessary to take down the crime boss.


After bringing Zucco and his men to justice, the young Grayson was always by Batman's side as Robin the Boy Wonder.


Eventually Grayson became a man onto himself and abandoned his boy-hood identity. Creating an identity inspired by his mentor Batman and idol Superman he assumed the mantle of Nightwing.