, sometimes known as The Boy Wonder, is Batman's crime-fighting partner. As Robin, he fights at Batman's side in their never-ending battle against the villians who seek to dismantle Gotham City.
The first Robin was carefully schooled by Batman, learning all the skills he would need to bring "Boss" Zucco to justice. Before long, d**k was ready for action. Searing a solemn oath, he joined the Dark Knight's crusade as his most trusted partner, Robin the Boy Wonder.
After several years in service to the Dark Knight, Grayson, then leader of the Tean Titans, relinquished the mantle of Robin when Batman forced him to choose between his duties with the Titans and the promise to aid the Dark Knight. Adopting the identity of Nightwing, d**k continued to battle crime while remaining Batman's close ally.
Richard "d**k" Grayson
Crime fighter; police officer
As a member of the Flying Graysons acrobatic family, young d**k Grayson thrilled audiences nightly on the high wire beside his circus aerialist parents. But when gangster "Boss" Zucco sabotaged the high wire because the owner of Haly's Circus refused to offer up protection money, the elder Graysons paid with their lives. Billionaire Bruce Wayne was in the audience that night; however, it was Batman who visited the grieving d**k Grayson, offering the boy a chance at retribution by becoming Robin, the Dark Knight's squire in his personal war on crime.
BRUCE WAYNE'S WARD
To give the orphaned d**k Grayson a home, billionaire Bruce Wayne became the boy's legal guardian. Wayne's trusted valet, Alfred was just as much a surrogate father to d**k as Bruce was. While the Dark Knight's alter ego trained d**k in fighting and detective skills to become his second in the war on crime, Alfred made sure that d**k kept with a more "classical" education. Bruce avoided adopting d**k because he didn't want to replace d**k's real father. However, he made d**k his legal heir in adulthood, and the two are as close as any father and son could be.