he started crime fighting at eight??? (nightwing)

#1 Posted by G'bandit (13689 posts) - - Show Bio

Born to a family of acrobats, Dick Grayson lived an exciting childhood while growing up in the circus. His parents were John and Mary Grayson, and as a family, formed "The Flying Grayson's," famed trapeze artists and acrobats.

These happy times would soon take a turn for the worst, as the mafia had begun targeting the circus. At eight years old, Dick witnessed mob boss Anthony Zucco threaten the circus owner, demanding insurance for the safety of his performers. The owner vehemently refused the extortion and Dick went along his way. Unfortunately, Zucco decided to use the headlining act- which happened to be The Flying Graysons- as an example. Young Dick was helpless as he watched his parents die.

i mean DC comics are more realistic but i dont see my nine years old green belt karate naphew beating me.... is hard to believe he started at that age..
well maybe they changed it... did they? or is in record he started at eight?

#2 Posted by Akira Overdrive (10075 posts) - - Show Bio

LMAO.He would kick your ass at eight.Mine too lol.

#3 Posted by Nighthunter (28580 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the age that Dick Grayson had when he became Robin has changed a few times because of events and attempts to don't make Batman look old

I remember that in All Star Batman & Robin (which is the most recent comic I've seen adressing it) Dick Grayson is 12 years old when he becomes Robin, don't know if that's official

#4 Posted by Gottheit (3473 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, that's All Star, so, only in the All Star universe.

#5 Posted by Nighthunter (28580 posts) - - Show Bio

All Star ain't a parallel universe, at least it hasn't been tell that it is

#6 Posted by Mighty Thorion (797 posts) - - Show Bio
G'bandit said:
"

Born to a family of acrobats, Dick Grayson lived an exciting childhood while growing up in the circus. His parents were John and Mary Grayson, and as a family, formed "The Flying Grayson's," famed trapeze artists and acrobats.

These happy times would soon take a turn for the worst, as the mafia had begun targeting the circus. At eight years old, Dick witnessed mob boss Anthony Zucco threaten the circus owner, demanding insurance for the safety of his performers. The owner vehemently refused the extortion and Dick went along his way. Unfortunately, Zucco decided to use the headlining act- which happened to be The Flying Graysons- as an example. Young Dick was helpless as he watched his parents die.

i mean DC comics are more realistic but i dont see my nine years old green belt karate naphew beating me.... is hard to believe he started at that age..
well maybe they changed it... did they? or is in record he started at eight?

"

I think you're right -he was 8 or 9. Obviously Golden Age hoods were old, fat and slow!
#7 Posted by Gottheit (3473 posts) - - Show Bio

No, it's a parallel, I'm pretty sure.

#8 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio
G'bandit said:
"

Born to a family of acrobats, Dick Grayson lived an exciting childhood while growing up in the circus. His parents were John and Mary Grayson, and as a family, formed "The Flying Grayson's," famed trapeze artists and acrobats.

These happy times would soon take a turn for the worst, as the mafia had begun targeting the circus. At eight years old, Dick witnessed mob boss Anthony Zucco threaten the circus owner, demanding insurance for the safety of his performers. The owner vehemently refused the extortion and Dick went along his way. Unfortunately, Zucco decided to use the headlining act- which happened to be The Flying Graysons- as an example. Young Dick was helpless as he watched his parents die.

i mean DC comics are more realistic but i dont see my nine years old green belt karate naphew beating me.... is hard to believe he started at that age..
well maybe they changed it... did they? or is in record he started at eight?

"

more realistic?  than what?

Akira Overdrive
said:
"LMAO.He would kick your ass at eight.Mine too lol.
"

i dont think an eight year old boy could even beat me up!
#9 Posted by Adam Warlock_ (6 posts) - - Show Bio

I kinda assume it went like this:

Oh stranger i don't want the candy from your pocket... HAH! In your face gangster!

*Guy actually reviels candy from his pocket and looks weird*

#10 Posted by Nighthunter (28580 posts) - - Show Bio
Gottheit said:
"No, it's a parallel, I'm pretty sure."
if it's then it hasn't been stated as oneApparition said:
"G'bandit said:
"

Born to a family of acrobats, Dick Grayson lived an exciting childhood while growing up in the circus. His parents were John and Mary Grayson, and as a family, formed "The Flying Grayson's," famed trapeze artists and acrobats.

These happy times would soon take a turn for the worst, as the mafia had begun targeting the circus. At eight years old, Dick witnessed mob boss Anthony Zucco threaten the circus owner, demanding insurance for the safety of his performers. The owner vehemently refused the extortion and Dick went along his way. Unfortunately, Zucco decided to use the headlining act- which happened to be The Flying Graysons- as an example. Young Dick was helpless as he watched his parents die.

i mean DC comics are more realistic but i dont see my nine years old green belt karate naphew beating me.... is hard to believe he started at that age..
well maybe they changed it... did they? or is in record he started at eight?

"

more realistic?  than what?

Akira Overdrive
said:
"LMAO.He would kick your ass at eight.Mine too lol.
"

i dont think an eight year old boy could even beat me up!"
He beated Jordan's sorry ass, he could take you down any day of the week lol
#11 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio
Nighthunter said:
"Gottheit said:
"No, it's a parallel, I'm pretty sure."
if it's then it hasn't been stated as oneApparition said:
"G'bandit said:
"

Born to a family of acrobats, Dick Grayson lived an exciting childhood while growing up in the circus. His parents were John and Mary Grayson, and as a family, formed "The Flying Grayson's," famed trapeze artists and acrobats.

These happy times would soon take a turn for the worst, as the mafia had begun targeting the circus. At eight years old, Dick witnessed mob boss Anthony Zucco threaten the circus owner, demanding insurance for the safety of his performers. The owner vehemently refused the extortion and Dick went along his way. Unfortunately, Zucco decided to use the headlining act- which happened to be The Flying Graysons- as an example. Young Dick was helpless as he watched his parents die.

i mean DC comics are more realistic but i dont see my nine years old green belt karate naphew beating me.... is hard to believe he started at that age..
well maybe they changed it... did they? or is in record he started at eight?

"

more realistic?  than what?

Akira Overdrive
said:
"LMAO.He would kick your ass at eight.Mine too lol.
"

i dont think an eight year old boy could even beat me up!"
He beated Jordan's sorry ass, he could take you down any day of the week lol
"

really?  i'd like to see that little eight year old climb out of his comic book and even try anything with me!
#12 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

LMAO APPLE

I dont think Tim Drake was much older when he started was he?

#13 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

lol no i think he was right about the same age

#14 Posted by Nighthunter (28580 posts) - - Show Bio
Apparition said:
"Nighthunter said:
"Gottheit said:
"No, it's a parallel, I'm pretty sure."
if it's then it hasn't been stated as oneApparition said:
"G'bandit said:
"

Born to a family of acrobats, Dick Grayson lived an exciting childhood while growing up in the circus. His parents were John and Mary Grayson, and as a family, formed "The Flying Grayson's," famed trapeze artists and acrobats.

These happy times would soon take a turn for the worst, as the mafia had begun targeting the circus. At eight years old, Dick witnessed mob boss Anthony Zucco threaten the circus owner, demanding insurance for the safety of his performers. The owner vehemently refused the extortion and Dick went along his way. Unfortunately, Zucco decided to use the headlining act- which happened to be The Flying Graysons- as an example. Young Dick was helpless as he watched his parents die.

i mean DC comics are more realistic but i dont see my nine years old green belt karate naphew beating me.... is hard to believe he started at that age..
well maybe they changed it... did they? or is in record he started at eight?

"

more realistic?  than what?

Akira Overdrive
said:
"LMAO.He would kick your ass at eight.Mine too lol.
"

i dont think an eight year old boy could even beat me up!"
He beated Jordan's sorry ass, he could take you down any day of the week lol
"

really?  i'd like to see that little eight year old climb out of his comic book and even try anything with me!"
roflol
#15 Posted by Virago (1005 posts) - - Show Bio

I was thinking the same thing about Captain America's Bucky -- there's no way I'd let either chumps take me down, much less supervillains.

#16 Posted by KnightlyVengence (302 posts) - - Show Bio

um... after a couple months with Batman I bet a four-year-old could take you down...

#17 Posted by G'bandit (13689 posts) - - Show Bio

so tim jason and dick where really young.. kids... umm.... do you guys think the batcave is part of never never land park???

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