Who is the best Robin?

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#1 Posted by nerd217 (80 posts) - - Show Bio

Who do you think is the best Robin and by that I mean whilst they were Robin because Grayson as Nightwing rules but he sucked bat balls as Robin. And there's a reason I put this in Tim Drake's forum!

#2 Posted by Ninja_girl_x (35 posts) - - Show Bio

Stephanie Brown!

#3 Posted by redbird3rdboywonder (4030 posts) - - Show Bio

theres already a thread like this

#4 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14683 posts) - - Show Bio

they are all special in their own way.

Grayson: Well, yeah he did suck as robin because he showed no personality, except when he said something like HOLY MAC N CHEESE!

Todd: he was a darker and a more rebel version of grayson

Drake: he had mad detective skills and was horrible at jokes.

Damian: (which I love/hate, it depends who writes him) is a mix of all of them, he has Jason's rage, Grayson's fighting skills, and Drake's genius

#5 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14683 posts) - - Show Bio

@redbird3rdboywonder: yeah that's what I thought

#6 Edited by cattlebattle (12759 posts) - - Show Bio

Grayson sucked as Robin??
 
Yeah, because establishing your own identity by founding a team of sidekicks and being the best leader ever is really bad on a resume.

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

Drake is a great Robin. He is the most like Batman in that he is calculating and a great detective. His solo arc during the 90s was also ground breaking for the role of a sidekick.

This being said, does that make him the best Robin? He is certainly not the most acrobatic nor is he the best fighter. He has glimpses of comedy, but is by far not the funniest. He really hasn't been the center of any controversy, even going so far as to make Tim a virgin. He shows glimpses of darkness especially after Conner's death and the clone incidents.

In my opinion he is the best Robin, simply because he was MY Robin. However, if he doesn't establish himself in the New 52 with an ongoing monthly (I don't count TT) then I fear that he has a high chance of fading into obscurity. Hopefully that doesn't happen and Tim Drake will continue to play a large role in the Bat-Universe

#8 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Stephanie.

#10 Posted by redbird3rdboywonder (4030 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkKnightDetective said:

@redbird3rdboywonder: yeah that's what I thought

yup

#11 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35 said:

qft

#12 Edited by noj (1084 posts) - - Show Bio

the best robin is for sure damien. hes awesome. the grayson and tod really flourished in their secnd identities as nightwing and red hood, i dont count stephanie, and ive never really liked drake

#13 Posted by sexynIknowit (12 posts) - - Show Bio

No one can out class this Robin =)

#14 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake is the best Robin. Dick Grayson is the best hero. Jason Todd is the most interesting (imo).

#15 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13122 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake. No one else.

#16 Posted by jayskee (1905 posts) - - Show Bio

damain

#17 Posted by CaptainRodgers (1656 posts) - - Show Bio

Drake , he's different from the rest .

Grayson , Damian and Jason all took the mantle of Robin with either assassin skills or acrobatical skills or street fighting skills etc. and continued to focus on their physical capabilities throughout their careers , Drake's different , he was a bright kid who figured out who batman was through his brains and then added the physical side to it , not the other way around , he is robin who realises that his most important tool in the fight against crime is his brain .

Secondly , Grayson was chosen because Bruce felt a similar pain to him as a child and when he discovered Bruce was Batman because he lived with him Bruce made him his sidekick . Damian was Bruce's son as well as a former assassin so it's only logical he take the role of robin . Unlike the others though Damian wasn't given the role , he took it . He figured out who was behind the bat cowl himself and claimed the mantle of Robin through that.

Drake is by far the best .

#18 Posted by Z3RO180 (6533 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle: im with you how can the first of something suck if there wasnt anything like that dude at the time also grayson rocks...so to round up haters gona hate.

#19 Edited by SupBatz (1734 posts) - - Show Bio

I say Damian. I think he's the best thing to come out of comicbooks in a very long time. Don't get me wrong, I really like Tim, but I look forward to reading about Damian far more than I do for Tim.

#20 Posted by GunGunW (996 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson and Tim Drake

#21 Posted by sinestro_GL (3143 posts) - - Show Bio

Grayson was the best Robin.

End of discussion.

#22 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe Bruce already settled this when he named Dick his successor as Batman. I know Tim and Jason threw on the suit but they were never official.

#23 Posted by viin (578 posts) - - Show Bio

best is hard to decribe...

Since Grayson kinda made the Robin mantle I would think it would be him.

Jason is the anti-hero or whatever.

Tim is a logical choice for being the best Robin.

I dont count Stephanie Brown.

Damian is the perfect candidate for being Robin, but its still to early to know whats gonna happen with him or if we can consider him being the best.

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#24 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim is the best Robin, Grayson and Damian come in joint second.

#25 Posted by CrimsonCake (2677 posts) - - Show Bio

I always Preferred Tim Drake,I find him to the most "Charismatic".

#26 Posted by Teerack (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

Stephanie Brown <3

#27 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason Todd made the most interesting one.

#28 Posted by darktiger (4529 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkKnightDetective said:

they are all special in their own way.

Grayson: Well, yeah he did suck as robin because he showed no personality, except when he said something like HOLY MAC N CHEESE!

Todd: he was a darker and a more rebel version of grayson

Drake: he had mad detective skills and was horrible at jokes.

Damian: (which I love/hate, it depends who writes him) is a mix of all of them, he has Jason's rage, Grayson's fighting skills, and Drake's genius

#29 Posted by VenomousDragon (852 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim

Dick and Jason are best as Red hood and Nightwing and damian hasnt proven himself enough to say he is as good a robin as drake.

#30 Posted by Stronger (4948 posts) - - Show Bio

@GunGunW said:

Dick Grayson and Tim Drake

Tim Drake for me.

Dick is better as Nightwing.

#31 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6853 posts) - - Show Bio

I love all the Robin's.

#32 Posted by alezayas (13 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

Tim Drake is the best Robin. Dick Grayson is the best hero. Jason Todd is the most interesting (imo).

THIS. While Damian may be the second best Robin.. But I dislike him so much!

#33 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

I've explained the whys and hows of this several times before on this forum...

Tim Drake is the best, period.

If you want to argue best hero as someone mentioned then Tim is also the best Hero.

Dick didn't give up anything and he does it because he view it as an adventure. That is not "heroic"

Jason Todd gained from being Robin and did it for vengeance. That is not "Heroic"

Damian is doing it to prove something to Bruce

Stephanie did it because she recognized Tim's reason but also because she wanted to prove herself and ultimately being a vigilante for her isn't a selfless thing.

Tim is the only one that has been selfless, didn't gain anything from being robin, and indeed sacrificed much. he's the only one, in my opinion, that qualifies as being heroic.

#34 Posted by tyco6300 (45 posts) - - Show Bio
#35 Posted by InfamousFish (353 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake

#36 Posted by KraytRawk (628 posts) - - Show Bio

Grayson was the best. Drake was the favorite.

#37 Posted by daredevil21134 (11758 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say Tim Drake but according to Scott Lobdell he was never a Robin.Ladies and Gentlemen the New 52 at its finest

#38 Posted by benette_rivera (55 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkKnightDetective said:

they are all special in their own way.

Grayson: Well, yeah he did suck as robin because he showed no personality, except when he said something like HOLY MAC N CHEESE!

Todd: he was a darker and a more rebel version of grayson

Drake: he had mad detective skills and was horrible at jokes.

Damian: (which I love/hate, it depends who writes him) is a mix of all of them, he has Jason's rage, Grayson's fighting skills, and Drake's genius

what he said...

#39 Posted by TheCannon (18660 posts) - - Show Bio

@Ninja_girl_x said:

Stephanie Brown!

This.

#40 Posted by Enosisik (1153 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Tim Drake because he was the Robin that I grew up with . Jason Todd was mostly written as a spoiled brat which didn't go over well at the time but in the modern era I think he'd be far more interesting , maybe not well liked but ppl would understand the character better and writers would have more freedom to explore that aspect and basically make him into what Damian Is becoming . Dick I think gets a bad wrap again because of his era. I've read that even true comic fans complained about how Bat and him were on the shows. Thing is they were right in the middle of the comic code era where comics were almost outlawed due to violence so all DC characters were stuck as fun loving, corny joke telling and full of 70's love not war techno color'ism. With that I would judge Dick more for his years as a Teen Titan and as Night Wing than as he was as Batman's Robin. Plus the fact that I wasn't alive during his run and didn't grow up with him as Robin , I don't think it's fair for me to truly judge. The girl and Damian I haven't read so idk.

#41 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1638 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake and Dick Grayson are the only ones who can really be considered lol. Tim Drake's the best Robin in terms of Batman and Robin as a team, because he was written in the right time for the character to stand out and he definitely earned the name time and again. Because of the tragedy that is Jason Todd, Tim received more training and was kept close to the Bat at first to make sure he'd be 100% ready for anything he'd face out there. Because of the glory that is Dick Grayson, Tim wasn't held too close for long and was eventually given his own breathing room after he'd proven himself. This allowed him the chance to go on more of his own adventures than the previous Robin's did. Tim is the Robin he is because of how Bruce handled his first two sons. He learned from the mistakes he made with both and was careful to treat Tim with all the respect he deserved.

Dick Grayson's the best Robin in terms of being a hero, you only have to read the New Teen Titans era to understand that. Back when Dick was being written as Robin alongside Bruce he wasn't given much personality and didn't have many solo adventures. It wasn't until the New Teen Titans where he really started to shine on his own. That's why he isn't the best Robin in terms of Robin being in Gotham with Batman. His best days were never in Gotham. They were out of Gotham with the Teen Titans. Which is one of the reasons he's the best hero for the world out of the Robin's. He's had a bigger impact on the superhero community than Tim or the others by being a founding member of the Teen Titans, and pretty much the overall leader (Like in Young Justice) Not only did he do good work with the Titans, but he formed a legendary team that would set the standard for years to come, and made it so that the concept would be emulated by future young heroes. Giving them a place to meet, train, and work alongside others their own age, with similar problems.

Dick Grayson simply wasn't Robin during the right era. Re-create him in the comic world of today and it'd be a different story, but as things stand Tim takes the title of best Robin, with Dick a close second.

#42 Posted by coolsam125 (136 posts) - - Show Bio

John Blake

#43 Posted by RedHoodNinja (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason was the muscle Tim was the brains Dick was gifted Damien???????

#44 Posted by ded_redhood (24 posts) - - Show Bio

dick and damian,damian is the best because is so difrent of the other robin

#45 Posted by TheCannon (18660 posts) - - Show Bio

Stephanie Brown, no question

#46 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson for me!

#47 Posted by Nightwing1 (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake he is the robin i grew up with so im partial in my mind he was the only one really equal to batman in intelligence. all of the robins had something to offer but i feel Tim was the most like Bruce in every way.

#48 Posted by Floopay (8721 posts) - - Show Bio

Grayson for me.

Thanks for reading,

Floopay

#49 Posted by TheHeaven_Guardian10 (12 posts) - - Show Bio

For me Tim will always be the best Boy Wonder, Damien is currently battling it out with Dick. For my second favorite spot.

#50 Posted by russia599 (93 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian

You don't get a lot better than the grandson of Ra's al Ghul fighting crime!

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