Best Robin?

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#1 Posted by zero edge (3696 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim because he is actually a detective.

#2 Posted by MidKnight (131 posts) - - Show Bio

Between the three Robins that Batman had employed as his sidekick which one was most cut out for it? I personally have to say it was Tim Drake. He plays the part great. He works great with Batman and probably his true protege' as far as the current storyline goes. Don't get me wrong Dick Grayson is the reason for there even being a Robin in the first place but he makes such a better solo character as Nightwing. And Jason Todd... Well nobody really liked him as Robin that's why they eventually killed him off and resurrected him later on as Red Hood and eventually became Red Robin. Opinions?

I also just want to add since I have a feeling this is going to come up. I feel that if Bruce Wayne were to die that Dick Grayson would be the only one who could take on the Mantle of the Bat and be up to the task.

#3 Posted by DragonGateAcer (5400 posts) - - Show Bio

i like dick better as nightwing and tim as robin

#4 Posted by danhimself (22720 posts) - - Show Bio

tim's made it a point to say several times that he doesn't want to be batman and dick's actually gotten mad that bruce didn't make him his replacement when bruce was injured...i'd say that tim is the better robin and that if anything dick should takeover as batman and tim becomes nightwing

#5 Posted by danhimself (22720 posts) - - Show Bio

MidKnight says:

"danhimself says:
"tim's made it a point to say several times that he doesn't want to be batman and dick's actually gotten mad that bruce didn't make him his replacement when bruce was injured...i'd say that tim is the better robin and that if anything dick should takeover as batman and tim becomes nightwing"
It wasn't so much that he was upset that he didn't take over for him as much as it was that Batman didn't as him. Later on though Bruce had left for a while and had asked Dick to fill in for him. This was when Nightwing was feeling like a failure and his main drive to accept the mantle temporarily was so that he could prove to himself that he wasn't. "

true

#6 Posted by MidKnight (131 posts) - - Show Bio

danhimself says:

"tim's made it a point to say several times that he doesn't want to be batman and dick's actually gotten mad that bruce didn't make him his replacement when bruce was injured...i'd say that tim is the better robin and that if anything dick should takeover as batman and tim becomes nightwing"

It wasn't so much that he was upset that he didn't take over for him as much as it was that Batman didn't ask him. Later on though Bruce had left for a while and had asked Dick to fill in for him. This was when Nightwing was feeling like a failure and his main drive to accept the mantle temporarily was so that he could prove to himself that he wasn't.


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#7 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson created the name and is the only one that has taken the codename Robin in other media (except in the last season of BTAS). He was the most skilled fighter and like everyone says in comics. He was good for Batman, he was the one thing that stopped him from going mad

But

Dick Grayson is Nightwing, has been for like 20 years now. And I can't see him as someone else. While his past and roots as Robin can't be ignored he is Nightwing and in one way he always was.

Tim Drake may not be the fighter that Dick Grayson is or Jason....Or Stephanie. But he is a true detective, having discovered Batman's identity at a young age (I still think that Batman let him discover it) and a great Robin in his own right. He was the one that brought Batman out of the darkness after he had broken his relationship with Nightwing and Jason Todd had died.

You compare them and there will be people that don't want to accept that the new one is better in the role of Robin than the original, but the truth is that except in the leader skills (yeah like he is going to use them when he is with batman) and the hand to hand combat Tim Drake is a better Robin than Dick Grayson was.

So to make it short and sweet:

Dick Grayson is the one true Nightwing and Tim Drake is the one true Robin

#8 Posted by Knightwing (333 posts) - - Show Bio

Nighthunter says:

"Dick Grayson created the name and is the only one that has taken the codename Robin in other media (except in the last season of BTAS). He was the most skilled fighter and like everyone says in comics. He was good for Batman, he was the one thing that stopped him from going mad**But**Dick Grayson is Nightwing, has been for like 20 years now. And I can't see him as someone else. While his past and roots as Robin can't be ignored he is Nightwing and in one way he always was.Tim Drake may not be the fighter that Dick Grayson is or Jason....Or Stephanie. But he is a true detective, having discovered Batman's identity at a young age (I still think that Batman let him discover it) and a great Robin in his own right. He was the one that brought Batman out of the darkness after he had broken his relationship with Nightwing and Jason Todd had died.You compare them and there will be people that don't want to accept that the new one is better in the role of Robin than the original, but the truth is that except in the leader skills (yeah like he is going to use them when he is with batman) and the hand to hand combat Tim Drake is a better Robin than Dick Grayson was.So to make it short and sweet:Dick Grayson is the one true Nightwing and Tim Drake is the one true Robin"

So true.

#9 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio

tim drake

#10 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotta go with Tim Drake

#11 Posted by NightFang (10274 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake is the best Robin and if you ask me he will be the one to take on the Mantle of the Batman just like in Titans Tomorrow.

#12 Posted by jasmine cole (1474 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson

#13 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake for the best Robin

Dick was good, but he makes a better Nightwing

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#14 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

NightFang says:

"Tim Drake is the best Robin and if you ask me he will be the one to take on the Mantle of the Batman just like in Titans Tomorrow."

please don't bring the titans of tomorrow lol

after the recent storyline I hate the idea of anything that has to do with it to happen

#15 Posted by Uchiha NeVann (17706 posts) - - Show Bio

i would have to say tim

#16 Posted by Ms. Invisible (3292 posts) - - Show Bio

No love for Stephanie Brown? She may not have been the longest or the best Robin, but she sure did have her heart in the right place.

#17 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Ms. Invisible says:

"No love for Stephanie Brown? She may not have been the longest or the best Robin, but she sure did have her heart in the right place."

personally I think that the only ones that can battle for the title of best robin are Dick Grayson and Tim Drake.

Stephanie was a better Robin than Jason tough

#18 Posted by King Saturn (225200 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake was the better Robin. Dick is just better suited as Nightwing to me.

#19 Posted by Dirk (9 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty much a unanimous opinion here. Dick Grayson is NightWing. He would assume the roll if asked to but I don't think Dick wants it. Tim is being groomed as the replacement. Not much has been said about Jason Todd. Personally, I don't care too much for him. Has Jason ever been potrayed as a decent character other than in The Cult (by Jim Starlin)?

#20 Posted by pixelized (62883 posts) - - Show Bio

awwww...why no love for dick?
i loved dick.......as nightwing and robin

#21 Posted by lboy (525 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake

#22 Posted by Taekwon (36 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake the best "Robin." Dick Grayson the most skilled.

#23 Posted by Jokerswild (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Shouldn't the question be which of the four robins is the best?
Tim is the best robin, dick the best crimefighter that has been robin. Jason was a bit of a nut.

#24 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio
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#25 Posted by paranormal (43 posts) - - Show Bio

I know it sounds bizarre but my fav Robin is Carrie Kelley from The Dark Knight Returns

#26 Posted by Akira Overdrive (10120 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake all the way.

#27 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim was the best at being a Robin, but certainly not the better fighter

#28 Edited by Hawkingbird (350 posts) - - Show Bio

Stephanie Brown. I like her upbeat, positive attitude while still having a violent streak that Batman doesn't like. I have a feeling that ten years in the future continuity-wise, she'll be a bit like the Huntress.

Also, to anyone that says "She had no detective skills", Tim couldn't fight at all when he started. He got loads of training, he got better. If she had had the chance, who knows, she might have become a great detective.

#29 Posted by Batmanfan (9 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to agree with everyone else on this... Tim Drake is the better Robin and Dick IS and will stay Nightwing. for taking the mantle nightwing could take but he wouldn't take Batman he would stay as nightwing ... Tim would be the one who take the mantle as batman. Batman has great detective skills and Tim is a great detective. BUT detective skills and fighting skills can all be learned, what you need to consider is the morale of the person and who could keep Batman's 1 rule and not take a life? it is really a toss up between Tim and Dick. they both can do it and they both are great at what they do, personally though i think Dick should stay as Nightwing and Tim should take on the mantle.

#30 Posted by likalaruku (759 posts) - - Show Bio

There were like, 5 Robins, two were girls. I hate them all. Nightwing is kinda cool though.

#31 Posted by Nightwolf3 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick is better as far as being the only one who could take over for batman and is sick as nightwing

Jason sucked and sucks

Tim fits the best as robin but won't be anything but robin

#32 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11271 posts) - - Show Bio
zero edge said:
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Tim because he is actually a detective.

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And plus, I can read his work more than the others. Love Grayson, but I like Tim a lot more.
#33 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11271 posts) - - Show Bio
Nighthunter said:
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Oh my god, I was looking for that picture a while ago for a friend. What comic and issue is that if you know it from memory?
#34 Posted by The Batman! (879 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake

#35 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

hush, don't remember the issue

#36 Posted by inferiorego (28313 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason Todd

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#37 Posted by John Valentine (16335 posts) - - Show Bio
inferiorego said:
"Jason Todd"
Why?
#38 Posted by cpt_linger (2902 posts) - - Show Bio
best robbin' ive ever witnessed
#39 Posted by inferiorego (28313 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
"inferiorego said:
"Jason Todd"
Why?"
Because he'll shank me if I say different
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#40 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11271 posts) - - Show Bio
Nighthunter said:
"hush, don't remember the issue"
You know, I remember, I think, it was in a Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee book.
#41 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio
Supreme Marvel said:
"Nighthunter said:
"hush, don't remember the issue"
You know, I remember, I think, it was in a Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee book."
yup, that's Hush
#42 Posted by paranormal (43 posts) - - Show Bio

It's part 10 of Hush and I think it's Batman 628

#43 Posted by Mr. noir (51 posts) - - Show Bio

This is so hard but I have to say Tim Drake.

#44 Posted by NightFang (10274 posts) - - Show Bio

 Tim Drake is the best Robin.

#45 Posted by LightBright (4297 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always had a soft spot for Grayson, but he makes a better Nightwing than Robin. I'm gonna have to go with Tim Drake.

#46 Posted by geraldthesloth (33313 posts) - - Show Bio

tim drake ftw

#47 Posted by Tt78 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

as robin maybe tim i mean batman fired dick not really his fault but yeah dick should stay nwing but heck no batman stays batman, dick is too emotional and tim well hes tim

#48 Posted by AssertingValor (5474 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson is a better fighter than the rest.

#49 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio
ebuchanan said:
"Dick Grayson is a better fighter than the rest."
Im liking the tractor
#50 Posted by John Valentine (16335 posts) - - Show Bio
ebuchanan said:
"Dick Grayson is a better fighter than the rest."

Naturally.

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