Who could replace Dick Grayson?

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#1 Posted by PlasticBag (1222 posts) - - Show Bio

That's right who could replace Dick Grayson as Nightwing? With Joker's inevitable return, Dick's life is on the line. Say worst comes and Dick dies! Fingers crossed of course! In all seriousness though, who do you think is fit enough in the New 52 to replace him? Personally no one comes to mind for me. It'd defiantly be hard on me to have a newcomer come in and replace him. But who do you think could replace Dick Grayson as Nightwing not necessarily in upcoming events, but in general who do you think would be fitting? Let me know!

#2 Edited by Nathaniel_Christopher (1486 posts) - - Show Bio

Nobody. He'd be revived in short order. Let's just speak hypothetically however and say he does stay dead for years or that an Elseworlds was written, i'd say Damien would take up the mantle at some point, though he wouldn't be able to live up to Dick.

#3 Posted by VampireSelektor (749 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick means too much to the DCU to be replaced in any form.

#4 Posted by serpent222 (319 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't expect to see him die. But, IF it were to happen, the only person I could see doing it would be Tim Drake. With him being shaky on the Teen Titans and not having his own title, he's the only person I can see hopping over to take up the mantle without an enormous backlash.

#5 Posted by danhimself (21904 posts) - - Show Bio

NO ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but if it were to happen then the only person who could do it would be Tim...but Nightwing isn't really a replaceable identity either

#6 Posted by Ravager4 (1625 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't really ever see it happening... but if it did, I say have Babs take up the identity to honor him (hey, she's Nightwing in Smallville, could work here, too), which then opens up the Batgirl mantle for Cass/Steph

#7 Posted by PlasticBag (1222 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree I don't see him dying. Its just those tweets from Kyle Higgins has got me all worried for the fate of Dick. That would be the worse I really dislike Tim Drake he needs to stay as Red Robin. If he became the new Nightwing I would drop all my Bat-Family related comics. Lol!

#8 Posted by Jodez (150 posts) - - Show Bio

Chris Kent

#9 Posted by War Killer (19485 posts) - - Show Bio

Cassandra Cain would be my first pick to take up the mantle of Nightwing. :)

#10 Posted by Icarusflies (12246 posts) - - Show Bio

Harper Row perhaps...

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#11 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29331 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icarusflies said:

Harper Row perhaps...

I prefer to think of her as a street-smart version of Oracle.

But I can see it.

@War Killer said:

Cassandra Cain would be my first pick to take up the mantle of Nightwing. :)

That'd be insane.

And I would want to watch.

#12 Edited by richardjohngrayson (393 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd quit(reading) DC and not care until Grayson was back.

#13 Posted by Dernman (13992 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I don't want him to go anywhere but if someone did have to take over Cassandra Cain would be great. Plus it means one less Batgirl and non of that dumb Black Bat. name.

#14 Posted by StarKiller809 (1214 posts) - - Show Bio
@Ravager4 said:

Don't really ever see it happening... but if it did, I say have Babs take up the identity to honor him (hey, she's Nightwing in Smallville, could work here, too), which then opens up the Batgirl mantle for Cass/Steph

Yes, Just yes. If he is to die, this should happen. 
#15 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio

A clone with the same memories and skills.

#16 Posted by KnightRise (4753 posts) - - Show Bio

No one.

EVER.

#17 Posted by Spectre108 (269 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully no one. But maybe Stephanie Brown?

#18 Posted by r3d_rob1n (541 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone can put on the Nightwing costume, but that doesn't mean they can replace Dick. He is one of the few characters (aside from Superman) that connects with other heroes all over the DC universe. Not only is he respected by heroes, but his gymnastic prowess has no real rival. Others trained by Bats would be the best to fill in (Steph, Cass, Barb, or Tim), but they wouldn't have the same effect.

#19 Posted by SmoothJammin (2329 posts) - - Show Bio

I think people enjoy more the idea of Cassandra Cain assuming Nightwing's position, rather than actually care for her taking on Dick's role as that hero, if I'm making any sense.

It's been demonstrated time and again. Nightwing is an extension of Dick's persona. It's simply not a rank you achieve or something you're promoted to. Jason Todd replicated the title out of warped admiration for his older brother. Cheyenne Freemont was a groupie. On planet Earth, Dick Graysons' deepest vigilant desires are exhibited as Nightwing.

#20 Posted by LuigiBat (225 posts) - - Show Bio

If anyone was going to replace Dick, and for the record I'd only hope to see him leave the Nightwing mantle so as to take over from Bruce as Batman in a few years time, then it''d be Damian. Note that I am talking about Damian taking over in about 8 years time when I assume Dick would have no choice but to takeover from Bruce who at this point would be ageing and no longer as capable of filling the role. It'd be fitting for Damian to take on the role given how Dick is his mentor and the one he respects most in the family. For me the idea that a person can go straight from being Robin to being Batman is very unrealistic even in comics, we know that Damian is next in line to the cowl after Dick (can't ever see Tim becoming Batman and I'd kill any writer who tried to make him Nightwing) and it would make sense for him to take on the Nightwing mantle so he could experience some real responsibility and independence.

#21 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icarusflies: why does everybody mention her? she is a 0 in the comics. she had i appearance alfred's shoes have more relevance than her.

#22 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

Why would his life be on the line?

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#23 Posted by TDK_1997 (13684 posts) - - Show Bio

No one.

#24 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightwing isn't a "job" to replace in the Bat-family pecking order. Nightwing is Dick Grayson. While Robin is a "Batman's Sidekick" Nightwing was created by and for Dick Grayson.

#25 Posted by fodigg (6094 posts) - - Show Bio

Cass Cain would be my pick. Nobody else could really pull off the acrobatics the same way.

#26 Posted by PlasticBag (1222 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

Why would his life be on the line?

The Joker is returning and I think he could cause serious harm.

#27 Posted by Z3RO180 (5943 posts) - - Show Bio

@PlasticBag: no one. Over the last year i have been reading the new 52 nightwing seris and have bought all 4 volumes of batman and robin where dick is bats and it awesome currenly i am going to order black mirror apparently its awesome plus i am looking forward to reading something writen by scott snyder

#28 Edited by richardjohngrayson (393 posts) - - Show Bio

@Z3RO180 said:

@PlasticBag: no one. Over the last year i have been reading the new 52 nightwing seris and have bought all 4 volumes of batman and robin where dick is bats and it awesome currenly i am going to order black mirror apparently its awesome plus i am looking forward to reading something writen by scott snyder

You will love Batman:The Black Mirror. It's so good.

#29 Posted by Z3RO180 (5943 posts) - - Show Bio

@richardjohngrayson: i just ordered it like 30 minutes ago cant wait for it

#30 Posted by whoohoo789 (212 posts) - - Show Bio

either Jason or Tim

#31 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

@PlasticBag: Yes I know this, but why is Dick in danger? I'd be more worried about Jason or Damian.

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#32 Posted by PlasticBag (1222 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: Hmm interesting why those two?

#33 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

@PlasticBag: Mainly because Joker already killed Jason and Damian beat on Joker with a crowbar.

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#34 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1486 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin said:

I think people enjoy more the idea of Cassandra Cain assuming Nightwing's position, rather than actually care for her taking on Dick's role as that hero, if I'm making any sense.

It's been demonstrated time and again. Nightwing is an extension of Dick's persona. It's simply not a rank you achieve or something you're promoted to. Jason Todd replicated the title out of warped admiration for his older brother. Cheyenne Freemont was a groupie. On planet Earth, Dick Graysons' deepest vigilant desires are exhibited as Nightwing.

No you're making perfect sense. Its like I said for Damian. He'd take on the mantle, but he wouldn't be "replacing" Dick. He wouldn't have the same effect or garner the same amount of trust. He'd be wearing the costume, nothing more.

#35 Posted by PlasticBag (1222 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: Wow I didn't know Damian beat the Joker do you have any scans you could post?

#36 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

@PlasticBag:

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#37 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8754 posts) - - Show Bio

If someone else had to take on the Nightwing mantle I would probably pick Tim Drake

#38 Posted by kasino (470 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim but no reason to take the identity he is GREAT but not a symbol like Batman/Superman/Wonder Women/Green Lantern/Aquaman/Flash

if their is no Nightwing in the world it won't fall apart, those 6 well your a step closer to owning the Earth

#39 Posted by LuigiBat (225 posts) - - Show Bio

This seems relevant given people's views on this subject

#40 Posted by richardjohngrayson (393 posts) - - Show Bio

@LuigiBat said:

This seems relevant given people's views on this subject

Lol. Awesome.

#41 Posted by SmoothJammin (2329 posts) - - Show Bio

@LuigiBat said:

If anyone was going to replace Dick, and for the record I'd only hope to see him leave the Nightwing mantle so as to take over from Bruce as Batman in a few years time, then it''d be Damian. Note that I am talking about Damian taking over in about 8 years time when I assume Dick would have no choice but to takeover from Bruce who at this point would be ageing and no longer as capable of filling the role. It'd be fitting for Damian to take on the role given how Dick is his mentor and the one he respects most in the family. For me the idea that a person can go straight from being Robin to being Batman is very unrealistic even in comics, we know that Damian is next in line to the cowl after Dick (can't ever see Tim becoming Batman and I'd kill any writer who tried to make him Nightwing) and it would make sense for him to take on the Nightwing mantle so he could experience some real responsibility and independence.

I'm beginning to warm up to the idea of Damian becoming Nightwing. I haven't read up on Batman Inc past issues 3 or 4 but I saw an image of Damian dressed in a different costume on one of CV's news articles and it almost looks like he took inspiration from Nightwing's design.

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

Nobody. He'd be revived in short order. Let's just speak hypothetically however and say he does stay dead for years or that an Elseworlds was written, i'd say Damien would take up the mantle at some point, though he wouldn't be able to live up to Dick.

Even though I strongly oppose the the idea of anyone replacing Nightwing, I feel like this is the most feasible option.

#42 Posted by Nightflame (26 posts) - - Show Bio

REPLACE Dick Grayson?! Are you crazy? No one can replace him, he's too unique. I might just explode if they killed off Dick, it would be too tragic. I can't even fathom the response (and by response I mean angry mob with super-powered pitchforks) if that were to happen.

#43 Posted by Nightflame (26 posts) - - Show Bio

In short, I am appalled by anyone willing to think he is replacable. (Interesting [yet disturbing...so disturbing] chain of thought though :3)

#44 Posted by soduh2 (856 posts) - - Show Bio

In the new 52 Dick isn't a major part of the universes frame work as he was in the pre-new 52. Dick can be killed off and it would only really effect that Batman family. (perhaps this was a secret reason for aging him up)

#45 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1486 posts) - - Show Bio

@richardjohngrayson said:

@LuigiBat said:

This seems relevant given people's views on this subject

Lol. Awesome.

Way awesome.

#46 Posted by Onemoreposter (3556 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe Cassandra Cain would be up for the job.

#47 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (13885 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake.

#48 Edited by SmoothJammin (2329 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkKnightDetective: Tim has his own identity now. Just because his brother falls in combat doesn't mean he takes up Nightwing's sword. Being the cerebral chessmaster that he is, Red Robin most likely exacts revenge like a magnificent bastard and earns the reputation of being Batman's right hand man since Dick is no longer there.

Also guys, Cassandra and Dick weren't exactly fond of each other. Lets not forget about their trust issues and NW knocking her lights out. When Batman died I still remember how she ditched her post as Batgirl and left for Hong Kong stating Bruce is the only guy she'd ever follow. Mind you, Gotham was in shambles at the time and Dick was doing everything in his power to restore the balance. -__- She has a stronger argument for replacing Red Robin to be real, lol.

#49 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake?

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Damian...?

#50 Posted by Trodorne (2569 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

Nobody. He'd be revived in short order. Let's just speak hypothetically however and say he does stay dead for years or that an Elseworlds was written, i'd say Damien would take up the mantle at some point, though he wouldn't be able to live up to Dick.

I like this. If Dick did die. The ENTIRE family would pretty much leave bruce and blame him for the death what Dick is to the family, he is the heart that Bruce could never have been. Damian was the only one who was close to Dick; probably THE closest to him. If anyone wanted to seek revenge or take up the Nightwing mantle it would be damian.

Id like to see that. But my guess is they will kill off Alfred.

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