Richard Grayson (New Earth)

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Real Name

Richard John “ Dick ” Grayson

Main Alias


Other Aliases

Richie Grayson [ 1 ]

Richie Grayson


( mother, deceased ),
( adoptive church father ),
( adoptive brother ),
( adopted brother ),
( adoptive brother ),
( adoptive sister ) John Grayson (father, deceased), Mary Grayson (mother, deceased), Bruce Wayne (adoptive father), Damian Wayne (adoptive brother), Jason Todd (adoptive brother), Tim Drake (adoptive brother), Cassandra Cain (adoptive sister)


Batman Family,
Batman Incorporated ·
Haly ‘s Circus,
Teen Titans,
Justice League of America,
Blüdhaven Police Department,
The Society,
Justice League Task Force


Base Of Operations

Gotham City
Blüdhaven ·
New York City






Secret Identity



Marital Status



Acrobat · Police Officer Vigilante, Adventurer












New Earth


Bill Finger · Bob Kane

First Appearance
Batman #408
(June, 1987)
Quote1.png Who do I think I am? Good question, really, and I’ll answer like this: I’ve seen too much to be Robin, but I’m still too optimistic to be Batman. I’m Nightwing. I’m Officer Dick Grayson. I’m Barbara’s boyfriend, Bruce Wayne’s adopted son, and the last living member of the Amazing Flying Graysons. I’m happy. Quote2.png

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Dick Grayson is a vigilante in the Batman Family and the original hero known as Robin. finally, he outgrew this military position and was inspired by Superman to become Nightwing, while Jason Todd and Tim Drake succeeded him as Robin. Following the disappearance of Bruce Wayne, he succeeded his mentor to become Batman with Damian Wayne as his Robin. Bruce ‘s tax return allowed them to both wear the mantel for a curtly while, although Grayson has since then returned to his identity as Nightwing. He is a initiation member of the Teen Titans and has besides been a member of the Outsiders.

Flying Graysons

Dick Grayson was a twelve-year-old circus acrobat, the youngest of a family act called The Flying Graysons of The Haley Circus. Dick joined the dissemble at a very unseasoned senesce, having been trained in acrobatics from birth. While on enlistment in Gotham City, he overheard “ Boss ” Tony Zucco, a long-familiar and fear 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 parents ‘ high wire snapped, sending his parents hurtling to their deaths, all while many of Gotham ‘s elect watched on. Young Dick felt responsible, because he did n’t warn his parents in time. [ 2 ]


soon after the tragedy, Dick was placed in an detached juvenile services system, on the grounds that social services were broad. He got beaten up by a act of the inmates, and he was late sent to a catholic orphanage. [ 3 ] Bruce Wayne rescued Dick by adopting him as his ward, because the boy did not want to replace his die founder with the billionaire. [ 4 ] Frustrated by the miss of attention from his modern defender and the mystery still surrounding his parents ‘ death, Dick sneaked out of Wayne Manor one flush to solve the crime on his own – only to stumble into Batman, who was besides investigating the murder. When Dick returned to the circus, he was confronted by Zucco ‘s clientele associate, Eddie Skeevers who about killed Grayson, but Dick was saved thanks to Batman ‘s treatment. After waking up in the Batcave, he is shocked to learn that Bruce is very the Batman. [ 5 ] They succeed in revealing Zucco ‘s complicity, but he purportedly dies of a heart attack before his halt. [ 6 ] Seeing a mirror image of himself in Dick ; that he could temper compassion with a crave for judge, Batman made the young orphan the offer of a life ; the chance to become his crime-fighting partner. [ 7 ] Dick chose the name Robin, and his train began. Dick ‘s first gear mission alongside the Dark Knight involved battling The Hangman in Gotham ‘s sewers, and then Two-Face and the rest of Batman ‘s Rogues Gallery at the Batcave. [ 8 ] They swore an oath recently that night that they would fight together against crime and putrescence, never swerving from the way of righteousness. Batman had realized for the first time that he did not have to be alone in his crusade. [ 9 ] [ 10 ] Robin ‘s origin had a typological connection to Batman ‘s in that both witnessed the crime-related deaths of their parents, creating an urge to conflict the condemnable underworld. This provided a attachment and understanding between the two. Bruce taught Dick fighting techniques and detective skills for a grueling 6 months. last, Dick had to pass a final test – “ the Gauntlet ”. Dick had to elude the Dark Knight on the streets of Gotham for one night – from sunset to sunrise – without any outside help. Dick succeeded, simultaneously bringing Gotham gangster Joe Minette to justice. Dick took to the streets as Batman ‘s full-fledged partner in crime-fighting : Robin, the Boy Wonder. [ 11 ]


Dick ‘s first solo mission was stopping Mad Hatter in a arouse trafficking ring while Bruce was indisposed. [ 12 ] Dick enjoyed his first class as Robin, regarding the job as an gamble until a confrontation with Two-Face served as a natural awakening for the young hero. Two-Face had captured the modern District Attorney and Batman, and had each suspended from a hangman ‘s noose. Two-Face dared Robin to appeal for their lives. Desperate, Robin played along, calling for neither valet to hang if Two-Face ‘s next two coin-flips both came up clean. Both flips landed in Robin ‘s, but Robin did n’t account for Dent ‘s obsession with the number two — it was a double trap, and the floor gave manner, dropping the D.A. into the water, where the man drowned. Robin was unable to prevent his death and received a beat at the hands of Two-Face with a bat. A beat witnessed by Batman, hush tied up on the platform trying to free himself. finally, Batman was able to free himself and apprehend Two-Face. This event, however, scarred the young crime-fighter, and it haunted him for the remainder of his life. [ 13 ] [ 14 ] Batman refused to let Robin go out with him anymore after the boy recovered because he did n’t want to put him in further danger. [ 15 ] Dick had to prove again that he truly wanted this biography, demonstrating his competence and resolve. [ 16 ]

adolescent Titans

Main article: Teen Titans

The formation of the Teen Titans chiefly happened due to the buddy ‘s mentors making them feel lesser of themselves, which they cursorily knew was n’t right field about them. Dick, along with Kid Flash, and Aqualad teamed-up ; later on, Wonder Girl joined the team along with Speedy. together, they cured the heroes of their beware control condition ; by and by, their mentors ( Batman, Flash, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman ) supported the mind of the teens becoming a epic group, the Teen Titans ! Dick became the leader of this team. finally, the team would disband when they grew older .

New Teen Titans and Independence

Dick continued his adventures with Batman, but Robin started to take on solo missions as well and found himself to be a capable crime-fighter in his own right. curtly subsequently, the mysterious Raven summoned Dick Grayson, and respective other new heroes, to form a new group of Titans. Robin again resumed leadership, and moved forbidden of the shadow of the Batman. Dick rediscovered his dignity among the Teen Titans and he besides found love in Starfire, a beautiful alien who joined the team shortly afterwards. Dick handed over leadership of the Titans to Wonder Girl. [ citation needed ] At the age of 19 and after six years of being Robin, Dick was shot in the shoulder by the Joker, and this prompted Batman to end his buddy career for good. [ 17 ] As a leave, Dick moved out of Wayne Manor and attended college at Hudson University, but dropped after the beginning semester. meanwhile, Dick continued working with the Teen Titans, but his identity as Robin was no longer fit for him and he soon adopted a new identity. [ 18 ]


Main article: Nightwing: Year One Uncertain what to do, he turned to person he knew would understand : Superman. Very concisely, Dick had considered giving up the hale crime-fighting gig, but he could n’t imagine his life any other direction ; but if he could n’t be Robin, who would he be ? Superman had the answer. Long ago on Krypton, a man was cast out by his syndicate – precisely as Dick had been. He dreamed of a global ruled by judge, and set out to protect the helpless of Krypton. His true identity was never revealed. He was known merely as Nightwing. The Post-Crisis adaptation of Grayson had him become the inaugural and only Nightwing, with his costume partially inspired by his father, who at one time wore a circus costume that was a form of colleague Boston Brand ‘s Deadman costume. When all his teammates were captured by Deathstroke the Terminator, and delivered to the HIVE, Dick assumed a new identity of Nightwing and helped to free them, with the aid of new ally ( and future Titan ), Jericho. [ 19 ] Nightwing had finally moved out of the trace of the Bat, and would lead the Titans through some hard times. Dick endured brainwashing at the hands of Brother Blood, his relationship with Starfire would suffer due to her marriage of state, he would be deeply affected by the fact that Batman trained a new Robin ( Jason Todd ) entirely for him to be apparently killed at the hands of the Joker .

A alone place of Dying

Main article: Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying Bruce and Dick remained at odds with each other, never fully sorting out their try relationship. After leaving the New Titans, Dick was searched out by Tim Drake, a long-time fan of the Dynamic Duo, who wanted Dick to return as Robin. Dick refused, but he noticed Batman ‘s necessitate for a partner. Although Nightwing assisted Batman in capturing Two-Face, they both required aid from Tim Drake, who adopted the Robin identity in order to help them. After weeks of persuading and proving his likely, Dick then returned to the Batman to plead Tim ‘s sheath, with help from Alfred. Due to their arguments and the realization that the Batman needs a Robin, Tim Drake became the third base Boy Wonder .

Titans Hunt

Main article: New Titans: Titans Hunt soon after, versatile members of the Titans were abducted by the Wildebeest Society. This event shook up the team in a big way. The group entered into disruptive times, where members came and went, longtime friends were maimed or destroyed, although Dick persevered through it all, and remained the heart and center of the team. But his relationship with Starfire became constrained, and problems in Gotham demanded Dick ‘s attention. impetuously, Dick proposed marriage to Starfire. The two about wed, but the ceremony was interrupted by Raven, immediately reborn as an malefic avatar of her father, Trigon. [ 20 ] Her beastly attack on Starfire triggered changes in Dick and Kory ‘s kinship. Starfire was implanted with a devil “ seed ” which causes her to leave Earth and go on a religious travel. [ 21 ] The two grew apart, and Starfire finally returned to her base planet of Tamaran .


Main articles: Batman: Knightfall and Batman: KnightsEnd finally, Nightwing learned that Bruce was taken down by Bane and that he had chosen a total unknown called Jean-Paul Valley in his place as Batman. While Nightwing did n’t agree with the decision, he trusted Bruce ‘s judgment. [ 22 ] unfortunately, months by and by, that judgment call proved to be wrong and a cured Bruce Wayne summoned Nightwing to Gotham City, to help him take down Jean-Paul, who had gone rogue while wearing the cape of the bat. While Bruce trained to regain his bemused skills, Nightwing and Robin teamed-up to find Jean-Paul. [ 23 ] The two of them went to the Batcave and placed surveillance equipment to monitor all of Jean-Paul ‘s activities. After this, they were shocked to see Jean-Paul acting as a lunatic, talking to himself entirely in the cave. [ 24 ] They decided to tell Bruce about Jean-Paul, but when they found Bruce, they witnessed how he apparently killed one of his opponents as part of Shiva ‘s prepare. [ 25 ] however, they soon learned that it was all a ruse to deceive Shiva and Nightwing joined Robin to prepare the Batcave for Bruce ‘s final rejoinder. [ 26 ] Robin and Nightwing joined Batman on his final confrontation with Jean-Paul, but they were sidetracked by the bodyguards of Penn Selkirk, who were trying to kill Catwoman. [ 27 ] After dealing with them, they witnessed the battle between Bruce and Jean-Paul until Bruce was apparently killed at heart an exploding Batmobile and they were confronted by Jean-Paul, whose armor had turned bolshevik. [ 28 ] Enraged after Bruce ‘s apparent end, Nightwing attacked Jean-Paul and tried his best to defeat him, but his efforts were futile as he was overpowered by the maniac. [ 29 ]


Main article: Batman: Prodigal however recovering from his break back, Bruce asked Dick to substitute for him as Batman for a time ; Dick accepted. [ 30 ] During this time, Dick was able to confront Two-Face and lay some demons to rest. He besides established a fantastic partnership with Tim. Bruce finally returned to Gotham to reclaim his function as Batman. For the foremost time in a long time, Bruce and Dick began to heal their filter relationship. Bruce ‘s deference for Dick was at last obvious .

Ties That Bind

Main article: Nightwing: Ties That Bind Nightwing travels to London to convince Alfred to come back to work for them, and they foil a military coup together. [ 31 ] Shortly subsequently, Dick decides to retire from crimefighting since his brief scrimp as Batman made him realize he does not want to be Bruce. He gives his costume to Bruce and tells him to get rid of it. [ 32 ] His attitude changes when he learns that Prince Balsik of Kravia might have been creditworthy for the mangle of his parents. Harold Allnut makes Dick a new improved Nightwing suit. [ 33 ] In Kravia he helps overthrow the trannical Balsik and besides learns that his parents witnessed an assassination shortly before their deaths. [ 34 ] Balsik sends the assassin Goode Ole Bernie to kill Dick, but Dick beats him. ultimately Dick learns that Balsik was not creditworthy for the death of his parents, but the experience makes him remember how crucial being a hero is to him. He reconciles with Bruce, saying Bruce and Alfred are the best family he could have hoped for, and returns to his function as Nightwing permanently. [ 35 ]

contagious disease

Main article: Batman: Contagion Batman calls in Nightwing when the Apocalypse Virus breaks out in Gotham. [ 36 ] He teams up with Huntress and Robin to stop rioters from burning down Babylon Towers. [ 37 ] [ 38 ] When Robin is revealed to have been infected, Nightwing carries him to the Batcave ‘s medical facilities. [ 39 ] They resign themselves to Gotham dying when nothing works, but Azrael figures out a cure and saves everyone. [ 40 ] Batman and Nightwing leave Robin to deal with the remaining looters once he ‘s ultimately cured. [ 41 ] They late realize that the virus was never cured, lone mutated into a dormant state of matter. Nightwing accompanies Batman and Robin to look for a cure in Sudan during Legacy. [ 42 ] Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul is revealed to be responsible, and they fight through an united states army of assassins to reach him. Nightwing holds his own in a sword-fight against Ra ‘s, but he loses and Ra ‘s escapes. [ 43 ] Nightwing and Robin travel to Paris, where they team up with Henri Ducard to stop Ra ‘s from releasing his plague into the Louvre. [ 44 ] While Batman destroys the plague in Gotham, Nightwing pursues Ra ‘s with Robin and Huntress. [ 45 ] They catch up to his boat The Shrike, and Ra ‘s prepares to execute Grayson. Robin finds the cure, then rescues them as the boat explodes. [ 46 ]

A Knight in Bludhaven

Main article: Nightwing: A Knight in Bludhaven Investigating a crime in nearby Blüdhaven, Nightwing saw that the city was fair as bad, if not worse, than Gotham. With no one to protect Blüdhaven, and a indigence to forge his own way as a bomber, Nightwing decided to relocate there. [ 47 ] [ 48 ] This was the beginning of a long, uphill battle for Dick Grayson. He fought many victorious battles in Blüdhaven as its defender, and surely made it a safer put, but he never won the war. The city, and his losses, took their bell on Nightwing, leading him to finally adopt a gloomy lookout on being a hero .

Graduation Day

Main article: Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day The Titans and Young Justice are approached by a corporation named Optitron who want to achieve a massive tax write-off by completely funding them, but Nightwing angrily dismisses the mind as “ selling out. ” They ‘re besides attacked by an android named Indigo who hospitalizes a third gear of both teams, although Cyborg insists that she is not hostile. [ 49 ] In the aftermath, Nightwing broods in the hospital over his failures as a drawing card. The Indigo android continues her rampage and unintentionally releases a break Superman Robot from S.T.A.R. Labs who murders Omen when they try to approach it. [ 50 ] Nightwing coordinates the team to fight this automaton, but they ‘re ill beaten and Indigo does n’t defeat it until after it ‘s already slain Donna Troy. Following her funeral, Nightwing angrily tells armory that he ca n’t see another supporter die and he ‘s disbanding the Titans. [ 51 ]


Main article: Outsiders: Looking for Trouble Three months after Graduation Day, Arsenal approaches Nightwing with the idea of rebuilding a team that they ‘re not emotionally attached to. This team of newfangled recruits includes Grace Choi, Indigo, Jade, Metamorpho and Thunder operating out of a turkey tax shelter under Brooklyn. [ 52 ] Their first mission is an invasion of super-intelligent gorillas led by Gorilla Grodd in Manhattan. [ 53 ] This is revealed to be a ruse engineered by the Joker to kidnap and torture President Luthor, although they stop him before he can kill the President. In the aftermath, Nightwing explains to Batman that he ‘s tired of being a reactionary hero and wishes to make his team proactive hunters as the fresh Outsiders. [ 54 ]

War Games

Main article: Batman: War Games
After the incident in which Nightwing contributed to the death of Blockbuster, a capital crowd war broke out in Gotham, forcing Nightwing to return and help Batman. however, Tarantula followed him to Gotham and Nightwing was set responsible for her actions. [ 55 ] Tarantula ‘s presence caused Nightwing ‘s relation with Barbara to have some troubles. [ 56 ] Nightwing was summoned at the Louis E. Memorial High School, where a gunfight between several gangs was taking locate. Nightwing infiltrated the build along with Batman and Batgirl and they eliminated all the thugs who were holding students hostage. Nightwing was exposed to the public eye when Batman carried out of the school the apparently abruptly body of Darla Aquista. [ 57 ] A few days subsequently, Nightwing was contacted by Batman and sent to deal with a position on a cabaret. There, he came across Robin, who was looking for Nightwing to ask him a patch of advice. Nightwing ‘s guilty conscience over Blockbuster ‘s end kicked in and caused Nightwing to collapse in the middle of the conflict until Robin rescued him. After recovering, Nightwing went to Chinatown and stopped a gang battle, right before the massive blackout in Gotham. [ 58 ] Nightwing was among the members of Batman ‘s team outside Robinson Park, when the “ War Games ” plan was foiled by Black Mask and he had to face several criminals along the GCPD until he was called inside the park to aid Batman. [ 59 ] Nightwing races Batgirl to the battlefield and they arrive about at the like time. [ 60 ] After the battle was over, Batman sent Nightwing to the West Side of the city, where he battled Firefly until they were discovered by the police. One of the officers shot Nightwing in the leg and the wound caused him to pass out. [ 61 ] Nightwing was located by Alfred and taken to the fluid Batcave, [ 62 ] where he healed Nightwing and prevented him from joining the final struggle at Oracle ‘s Watchtower. [ 63 ] After a brief recovery, [ 62 ] Nightwing joined Batman and they struck against an illegal operation at the docks. The ship was bombed and they chased down the new criminal known as Red Hood until he went inside a warehouse, where Batman and Nightwing were confronted by Amazo. [ 64 ] Nightwing was able to hurt Amazo and distract him adequate for Batman to deal more wrong. In the goal they destroyed Amazo and looked for the pieces of him on the Gotham Harbor. [ 65 ] After this, they followed the trail of Kryptonite radiation and found Mr. Freeze fighting Red Hood. Nightwing fight Red Hood, but was unable to capture him. [ 66 ]


Main article: Nightwing: Renegade Nightwing refuses to join his recently resurrected supporter Donna Troy as she journeys to New Cronus with respective heroes. He rather adopts a modern nefarious costume and character in order to infiltrate Lex Luthor ‘s Secret Society of Super Villains and apparently attempt to fuss it from the inside. Under Deathstroke ‘s hire, he trained Slade ‘s daughter Rose, the newest Ravager .

Infinite crisis

Main article: Infinite Crisis Deathstroke betrays Nightwing when Blüdhaven is destroyed by the Society. The Society drops the super-villain Chemo on the city, killing 100,000 people. Dick tries to rescue survivors, but is overcome by radiation poison, only to be rescued himself by Batman. Nightwing confides that he let Blockbuster die and asks Batman to forgive him. Batman tells him that his forgiveness does n’t matter ; Dick has to move beyond Blockbuster ‘s death. Inspired by his mentor, he proposes to Barbara Gordon, who tearfully accepts his proposal with a kiss. Batman then entrusts Nightwing to alert other heroes about the risk that the Crisis poses. Dick flies to Titans Tower, but the entirely bomber who answers his call is Superboy ( Conner Kent ). together, they locate and attack Alexander Luthor ‘s column, the center of the Crisis, only to be repelled by Superboy-Prime. Prime is ready to kill Nightwing when Conner intervenes, sacrificing himself to destroy the tower, ending the destruction of the Universe.

Saved by the Justice Society, Nightwing recovers with Barbara at his english. angstrom soon as he ‘s able to walk again, Batman asks him to join him and Robin in retracing Bruce ‘s original journey in becoming the Dark Knight. While Nightwing is hesitant, due to his engagement with Barbara, she encourages him to go and returns his employment ring so he can make an honest decision for himself. Barbara feels that it is crucial he re-discover himself, and until he does, they ‘re not even ready to be married. They partially on good terms, though before he departs, Dick leaves her an envelope containing a photograph of them as Robin and Batgirl, along with the employment ring on a chain and a notice promise he ‘ll come binding to her one day .


Main article: 52 As his travel with Batman and Robin began, Nightwing found himself with Robin trying to capture criminals associated with Intergang and they travelled across Europe, taking them down. [ 67 ] After a while, Nightwing returned to Gotham, following Intergang ‘s trail. He worked with the new Batwoman and Renee Montoya to stop Intergang from destroying Gotham, shutting off dozens of fire spewing devices spread across the city .

Brothers in Blood

See also: One Year Later

One year late, Dick Grayson returned to New York City ( his previous home base with the Teen Titans ) in ordering to find out who had been masquerading as Nightwing. The homicidal imposter turned out to be the early Robin, Jason Todd. [ 68 ] Grayson lead the Outsiders once again, operating clandestine and globally. [ 69 ]

Love and War

Main article: Nightwing: Love and War Nightwing followed an armored thief named Raptor, who he suspected was responsible for a series of murders. late, Raptor himself was murdered in a manner alike to the early victims by an unobserved contract killer whale, who proceeded to bury Grayson alive. Nightwing freed himself, but wondered about the relationship between his have and a cryptic part who told him that he was “ supposed to be dead ”. Nightwing was having trouble finding things to keep him busy during the day due to the vomit on his veracious arm. Incapacitated from his injuries, he tried without luck to find jobs and continued to research into the mysterious assassin. At one point, Dick agreed to attend a party for Bruce Wayne and their relationship seemed to flourish. Bruce praised Dick for his achiever on the Raptor case, and besides mentioned to look into the Landman Building which hosted ex-Lexcorp scientists ; most likely those who worked on the Raptor plan. Dick had besides continued to keep a close up brotherly relationship with Tim Drake, and helped him deal with his many losses during the past year. After dealing with the Raptor write out, New York City was plagued by a nefarious couple called Bride and Groom. Nightwing begins avocation of these two after some ghastly murders, including that of the Lorens family ( stopping point friends of his after the Raptor incident ). Dick grew obsessed with finding them, not knowing how far he was will to go to take them down. finally, he formed a improvised team with some “ villains ” to find them. They located them, and after killing some of his “ team ”, Nightwing chased them to a cave, where Bride began a cave-in and the two were trapped there .

Old Friends

Main article: Titans: Old Friends Some time subsequently, Nightwing disassociated himself from the Outsiders, turning the responsibility of leadership over to his old mentor Batman. He then reunited with his alma flat the Titans after learning about a evil attack influence against Cyborg ‘s impromptu Titans East trainees. [ 70 ] Along with Beast Boy, Cyborg, Donna Troy, Flash, Raven, Red Arrow and Starfire, Dick discovered that the perpetrator behind this attack was the engender of one of the Titans ‘ deadliest villains – Trigon. [ 71 ]

Batman R.I.P .

Main articles: Batman R.I.P. and Nightwing: The Great Leap Nightwing and Robin put away the Wonderland Gang and after this, Batman warned them about Hush ‘s reappearance. [ 72 ] A few days late, Nightwing and Robin were summoned to the Batcave to confront Hush and put an end to his evil scheme. [ 73 ] Shotly after, Nightwing was attacked by a match of henchmen disguised as Roman warriors, but he defeated them easily. Robin contacted him and told him about the Club of Villains and they arranged a meet. however, Nightwing was attacked by Scorpiana and after she captured him, he was taken to Arkham Asylum, where Guy Dax locked him aside. [ 74 ] Soon, Nightwing was drugged and moved to an operation table by Scorpiana in club to be lobotomized by Dax. [ 75 ] Nightwing recovered just in time to stop Dax and Scorpiana from hurting him and to aid Batman fight the Black Glove in Arkham Asylum. Nightwing retrieved the cape and cowl from Arkham ‘s rooftop after Batman ‘s apparent death. [ 76 ] ineffective to find Batman, Nightwing returned to the city, where he unleashed his frustration on some street criminals. [ 77 ] Upon his tax return to the Batcave, Nightwing learned of Batgirl ‘s plan to create a new team to replace Batman and he did n’t like the mind at all. [ 78 ] Nightwing returned to New York, where he was contacted by Two-Face, who asked Nightwing to save Carol Bermingham and keep her safe from an stranger terror. Nightwing rescued Carol, but he was badly injured. [ 79 ] After recovering, Nightwing took Carol to one of Batman ‘s safehouses and he went to the Batcave seeking Alfred ‘s medical attention. Alfred healed Nightwing from his wounds and after a abbreviated recovery, Nightwing went rear to Carol and took her to one of his safe places in New York, but the target was soon attacked by all of Batman ‘s greatest enemies. [ 80 ] Nightwing realized that it was all an delusion created by Scarecrow ‘s Fear Toxin as Alfred informed him earlier. Nightwing fought his cryptic fears and managed to overcome the illusions, just to find that Two-Face was behind it all. Nightwing failed to save Carol from Two-Face and the villain escaped. [ 81 ] After a few days, Nightwing saved New York from Two-Face ‘s ultimate design to destroy half of the city of Manhattan. [ 82 ] It is later revealed that Nightwing actually managed to save Carol and faked her funeral to trick Two-Face. Nightwing made certain that Two-Face was locked in Arkham Asylum and after a brief confrontation with the Justice League, he went back to New York, where Deborah informed him that she was moving out of the city, ending their kinship. Dick then decided to perform what he called “the great leap” and he ascended to the stratosphere and dived back to Earth, breaking several global records. Aftewards, Dick enjoyed a dainty movie even at Wayne Manor with Alfred and Tim, but constantly missing Bruce ‘s presence. [ 83 ] While mourning Batman ‘s fade, Nightwing was contacted by Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul. Nightwing travelled across the global to meet him and after learning of Bruce ‘s death, Ra ‘s started a sword contend which Nightwing won, without killing his opponent. [ 84 ] Nightwing was forced to return to Gotham when Two-Face reappeared in the city and person scarred Millicent Mayne ‘s face. however, Nightwing did n’t find Two-Face and rather, was knocked unconscious by Gracchus and left to die in a burn off construction. [ 85 ] After being rescued by a pizza pitch male child, Nightwing reflects on his mistakes and learns from them. Nightwing then learns about Mayne ‘s fortune and he located the woman in order to capture Gracchus and his hood. [ 86 ] Nightwing last decided to move back to Gotham definitively and after rebuilding the Batcave, he resumed his crime-fighting career, to honor Bruce ‘s memory. shortly after, Dick met Barbara for her birthday and as a present, he took her on a plane tease and together they skydived, which made Barbara very glad. [ 87 ] shortly after, Nightwing witnessed Robin ‘s victory over Lady Shiva and he was creditworthy for taking her to prison. [ 88 ] Later, Nightwing and Robin were contacted by Catwoman and she informed them that she had captured Hush, who was impersonating Bruce Wayne. Nightwing and Robin travelled to Vietnam and retrieved the villain, taking him back to Gotham and locking him in a batten cell at the circus tent of Wayne Tower. [ 89 ]

Battle for the Cowl

Main article: Batman: Battle for the Cowl In the wake of Bruce Wayne ‘s disappearance, Gotham was thrown into chaos by a newfangled Black Mask who destroyed Arkham and took control of its inmates using microchips. Nightwing rallied Batman ‘s Network to stop the gang violence, but in the midst of the increasing ferocity, a raw Azrael appeared and Nightwing became aware of his presence. [ 90 ] When Azrael broke into the Batcave, Nightwing confronted him and they started a sword competitiveness. [ 91 ] Nightwing defeated Azrael and returned him to his apartment, where he placed the courtship of Sorrows and the swords attached to a note allowing him to work in Gotham and belated he informed this decision to Talia. [ 92 ] Refusing to take the mantle of the bat, Nightwing learned of the end of Arkham and during his investigation, he saved Damian from a certain death, but in the end they were confronted by Jason Todd, who had started wearing his own asymmetrical version of a batsuit. [ 93 ] Grayson fought Todd, but Damian was shot in the breast and Nightwing took him to the Batcave, where he finally realized that he was the entirely man paroxysm to wear the cape and cowl. however, he learned besides late that Tim had taken one of the batsuits from the cave and went to fight Jason, by himself. [ 94 ] Secret Six members Bane, Catman and Rag Doll in a Robin costume showed up to help out in Batman ‘s honor, but Nightwing banished them for murdering terrorists. [ 95 ] Later, Nightwing organized The network to go after Black Mask while he tracked down Jason. After a long conflict against Jason, Nightwing managed to defeat him, claiming back the curtain of the bat and Dick became Batman with Damian Wayne at his side as Robin. [ 96 ]

Batman Reborn

Main article: Batman: Reborn
At Bruce Wayne ‘s individual funeral, Dick announces that they can not allow Batman to die and his legend must continue. Alfred Pennyworth helps him build a newly Bat-Bunker so he can make the identity of Batman his own, and Dick begins his career by taking down Scarecrow. [ 97 ] He makes an immediate impression as a more media-friendly Batman who allows crime scenes to be recorded so his convictions stick. When he goes after the Penguin, Black Mask intervenes by sending Clayface and Lyle Blanco as hitmen. Two-Face breaks into the Batcave using a teleporter and tries to confront Batman as an imposter, but Dick convinces him differently. [ 98 ] His first gear mission with Damian Wayne as Robin involves Professor Pyg and the Circus of Strange, who they stop from spreading drug addiction like a virus and turning people into Dollotrons. [ 99 ] They continue to struggle with Hush posing as Bruce Wayne, and begin keeping him under constant guard to stop him from damaging the Wayne Foundation. Firefly betrays Black Mask to satisfy his pyromania and Zsasz uses the Broker to construct a gladiatorial abattoir. [ 100 ] Tim Drake believes that Bruce is still alive, and leaves Gotham as Red Robin to look for clues in Europe when Dick wo n’t support him. [ 101 ] They test the heart of Stephanie Brown as the new Batgirl when they ‘re attacked by Roulette. [ 102 ] He besides observes Batwoman taking down the religion of Crime, although he allows her to operate independently. [ 103 ] The Riddler gains his respect when they work together on a casing involving Conundrum. [ 104 ] In an meet with Booster Gold, he ‘s briefly erased from history by the Black Beetle and then restored. [ 105 ] Aqualad visits him for advice on how to handle Atlantis after losing his mentor Aquaman. [ 106 ] His modern identity is besides shown to affect Starfire, who however has romantic feelings for him. [ 107 ] When Vigilante arrives in Gotham, they fight and then arrive at a common understanding. [ 108 ] In his first team-up with Azrael and the Question, Robin is kidnapped and they go after a religious cult named La Saligia. [ 109 ]

life After Death

Main article: Batman: Life After Death Black Mask remains cornered by the National Guard in Devil ‘s Square with his mind-controlled False Faces, but he plans to threaten the city with experimental toxins using his Ministry of Science including Doctor Death, Fright, Hugo Strange and the Reaper. Mario Falcone returns to Gotham after many years and tries to take organized crime back for the Roman Empire, although Batman finally burns his estate down. The Penguin hires a young thief named Kittihawk who plagues Batman, although she finally becomes Catwoman ‘s buddy and takes the name Catgirl. Eventually Batman is forced to lead a frontal rape on Devil ‘s Square using the Network, and he exposes Black Mask as the newly harebrained Jeremiah Arkham. [ 110 ] Batman and Robin meet a foreign crime-fighter Oberon Sexton who begins assisting them. Jason Todd returns as Red Hood with a new buddy named Scarlet and begins violently carry through criminals. Red Hood attracts the attention of the Penitente Cartel and their top-level hatchet man El Flamingo, who about kills them before Batman has Todd arrested. [ 111 ] While Arkham is incarcerated, Batman visits him for aid in one of Black Mask ‘s homicides but Arkham ‘s schizophrenia is excessively far gone and he is placid evil. [ 112 ] Batman and Robin assist Azrael when investigation into the Religion of Crime uncovers new leads in the death of his siblings Gwendolyn and Marion. [ 113 ] When Humpty Dumpty finds the corpses of children in the river, it leads them to Zsasz ‘s gladiator resound which Robin and Abuse take down from the inside. [ 114 ]

Blackest Night

Main article: Blackest Night Zombies rise in Gotham when power rings turn the dead into agents of the Black Lantern Corps. The animate corpses of Abbatoir, Blockbuster, Deacon Blackfire, KGBeast, King Snake, Magpie, the Trigger Twins and the Ventriloquist lay siege to GCPD Headquarters. Batman, Red Robin and Robin ally with Deadman and Etrigan during this crisis. Dick is forced to confront his resurrect parents John and Mary Grayson trying to kill him, but the heroes survive by freezing themselves. [ 115 ] finally Dick decides to reanimate the cadaver of Bruce Wayne in a Lazarus Pit, traveling to London where he fights King Coal and the Religion of Crime with Batwoman, Knight and Squire. This goes dreadfully incorrect when it ‘s revealed that the cadaver was not Bruce Wayne, but an harebrained clone made in the Evil Factory during Final Crisis. They stop the ringer from killing Alfred and Damian with the help of Colonel Kane, and Dick acknowledges that Bruce Wayne must truly be alert somewhere. [ 116 ]

Justice League

Main article: Justice League of America: Team History In the consequence of Blackest Night, Donna Troy and Hal Jordan rebuild the Justice League inviting Batman into their membership including The Atom, Congorilla, Cyborg, Doctor Light, Green Arrow, Guardian, Mon-El and Starfire. [ 117 ]

The Return of Bruce Wayne

Grayson and Damian made an excellent job as Batman and Robin and as such, they attracted the unwanted attention of Vicki Vale, and Dick was forced to turn her attention away. [ 118 ] however, this entirely caused her to focus her care even more, which was badly for Batman and Robin as a fresh vigilante appeared in Gotham ; a man only known as the Insider. [ 119 ] Upon his refund to the present, Bruce Wayne has turned the concept of “ Batman ” into a ball-shaped operation known as “ Batman Incorporated “, after revealing to the wardrobe he has been “ fund ” Batman all these years. Dick has retained the Batman identity despite Bruce ‘s return to the mantle. He continues to operate as Gotham City ‘s primary defender with Damian Wayne continuing as his Robin. He has besides joined the stream incarnation of the JLA .

The Black Mirror

Main article: Batman: The Black Mirror When respective murders are committed with old super-villain weapons, Dick begins pursuing a villain known as the Dealer. [ 120 ] He infiltrates the Dealer ‘s headquarters Mirror House and finds a dark cult, although he ‘s cursorily discovered and drugged. [ 121 ] Escaping through fierce hallucinations, he returns and takes the Dealer ‘s plane down when he tries to leave Gotham. [ 122 ] James Gordon, Jr. returns to Gotham after many years and is rejected by his family as a sociopath, although he requests a recommendation from Dick to work with Leslie Thompkins. [ 123 ] Commissioner Gordon suspects that his son is a murderer, and hunts down old leads with Batman ‘s avail. [ 124 ] Tony Zucco ‘s daughter Sonia Zucco is targeted by super-villains, and Dick agrees to help her as she ‘s become a lawful businesswoman. [ 125 ] This leads him to a weapons dealer named Roadrunner who tries to kill him in a car-crusher. [ 126 ] The actual perpetrator is a pirate named Tiger Shark who gets away because Sonia manipulated Batman into dealing with her other enemies. Dick meets with James Jr. and gives him a dear recommendation, although it ‘s revealed that James is still torturing people. [ 127 ] The Commissioner discovers his son plans to drug a nutrition adeptness and turn thousands of infants into future psychopaths, while the Joker escapes simultaneously. [ 128 ] Dick goes after the Joker when Barbara Eileen is attacked with toxin, but the Joker entirely wants to fight his own Batman and insists he did n’t commit the assault. [ 129 ] James Jr. ultimately kidnaps Oracle to murder her, and Dick rescues her at the death here and now but it ‘s left ill-defined whether or not he was able to save the nutrition facility. [ 130 ]



  • Nightwing Suit: Nightwing’s current costume is made of a version of the Nomex fire-resistant, triple-weave Kevlar-lined material. It is an excellent protection against damage, and it’s also electrically insulated. Instead of a black cape for stealth, the suit is light sensitive, darkening when there is more in the area. The current costume is a stylized red “wing” across his shoulders and extending to his hands, coloring his two middle fingers, over a black torso and legs. Nightwing’s costume is tailored specifically to his unique style of crime-fighting. As such, his costume has fewer body-armor inlays than Batman’s, anticipating a decreased need for shock-absorption and an increased capacity for motion (“Move more, get hit less.”). A caveat of this configuration can be exploited by capable fighters who are both fast and strong, such as Superman. Should Nightwing need to engage an enemy who is capable of exploiting this weakness, he has supplemental body-armor overlays which he can attach to his gauntlets, his mask, his shoulders, and boots.
  • Batsuit: (Formerly) As Batman, Dick used a more modern, sleeker design of the Batsuit, featuring only two gauntlets and more separated Kevlar plates. It is possible that the suit was just a re-design of the Nightwing suit but fitted with a cape and cowl.
  • Utility Belt: (Formerly) Although seemingly unremarkable in appearance, the utility belt remains as one of Batman’s most important tools in fighting crime. Composed of a leather strap and a solid steel buckle, the utility belt houses ten-cylinder cartridges, which vertically clip onto the outside of the belt. The buckle itself contains a miniature camera and two-way radio. A secondary compartment behind the length of the belt houses Batman’s supply of collapsible batarangs. Each of the ten cylinders contains various tools integral to Batman’s war on crime. Through the years, Batman has modified the contents of his belt to accommodate various needs.

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  • Nightwing’s Car: (Formerly) Nightwing has a transformable car with a convertible chassis that enables it to be disguised it as any similarly sized vehicle such as a taxicab, a police car or a sports car. It houses a 3.7 McLaren racing engine, automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, dual batteries and puncture resistant tires. The car is not only bulletproof, but also bullet absorbent in order to prevent stray ricochets from hitting innocent bystanders.[135]
  • Wingcycle: Nightwing also has his own personalized model of the Batcycle, which he refers to as the “Wingcycle”. The Wingcycle is equipped with a passenger sidecar.
  • Batmobile: (Formerly)




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