Richard John Grayson
Robin, Dick Grayson
Vigilante and detective, former Circus Acrobat
- "You're right. I'm no Batman. But I'm close enough to shut you two down."
Richard "Dick" Grayson Dick Grayson was an eighteen-year-old circus acrobat, the youngest of a family act called The Flying Graysons of The Haly Circus. Dick joined the act at a very young age, having been trained in acrobatics from birth. While on tour in Gotham City, he overheard "Boss" Tony Zucco, a well-known and feared crime-lord, threaten the performers unless the circus's owner paid protection 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 elite watched on. Young Dick felt responsible, because he failed to warn his parents in time.
After the tragedy, Dick fended for himself