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during dick and damian’s time as batman and robin like there’s no way you can convince me that dick didn’t take him up to the top of the penthouse and was like “damian everything the light touches is our kingdom. a king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. one day, damian, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.”
and damian took these words to heart and engraved them into his psyche and got emotional about them
and like 5 years later when he’s in his mid-teens and hanging out with the titans, they watch the lion king and he’s so furious he literally walks out of the movie and calls dick and is like
THE FUCKING LION KING????????????????????
… give or take a few. Here’s a (most definitely incomplete) list of characters who have worn the Robin uniform, played a Robin-like role or a role in a way connected to being Robin.
Starting off, the Big Five: Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown and Damian Wayne.
Anonymous asked: “Tim? Has a temper. A very, very nasty temper”. Not to sound rude or belitting but I thought Jason was the angry Robin?
Hmmm. Okay. It’s important to note that “carries a lot of anger” and “has a nasty temper” are different things. Birds, butterflies, and bats all have wings, but nobody is going to argue that all three are the same type of wing, are they? Same thing with Jason and Tim. Simply because they express their anger in similar ways doesn’t mean they both arrived at that point from the exact same experiences. I don’t claim to be an expert here, but to me, Jason’s rage seems more of the “builds up to the point where it has to come out any way it can”, which is more of a sign of an inability to express anger in ways that help him reach a resolution. Looking at Under the Hood, Jason initially seems angry at Bruce, but later on it becomes clear it’s betrayal and hurt, not just purely anger. Arguably he has the same problem as MCU!Bruce Banner (whose “anger” is more often than not actually fear): he can’t really express his feelings in a healthy way, not because he has a bad temper.
Tim, on the other hand, is perfectly capable of venting his feelings; however, his particular temperament is such that when he expresses anger, he does it extremely violently. This is a personality trait that shows itself consistently throughout the comics canon (wow I’m actually rather happy writers remember this): he trashes his room, he beats Villain of the Week almost half to death, he lashes out at Damian, ad infinitum. Looking at canon, you actually have a much stronger case for Tim being “the angry Robin”, much more so than Jason.
Again, I’m no expert, I’m just a reader like you and this is only my opinion.
Reblogging this because this is relevant to my interests. I agree with everything the writer pointed out.
I’d also like to add that assuming every Robin has a trait is normal (and to fair it’s a good way to tell them apart), but you can’t pretend they don’t share traits. The Robins aren’t just ‘The happy one, the angry one, the detective one, the girl and the son’. The Robin are supposed to be multidimensional characters you could find in real life, they are people.
Dick is known for his bad jokes and sense of humor, but Jason and Tim also have their own dry sarcastic way of making fun of things and Damian is slowly but surely growing one. Tim is the smart Robin but that doesn’t mean the others aren’t able to investigate and pull a Batman on their own.
Jason is angry and doesn’t think much before he jumps into attack, but that doesn’t mean other Robins can’t pent up anger and lash out. And somebody like Tim, who has no idea how to deal with his feelings and tends to keep them inside… well, when he does show anger he kind of explodes.
Can I hug this post? Can I frame it on my wall for everyone to see? Can I freaking marry it?
Because seriously… YES. Yes, yes, yes, yes YES. THIS.
I hate when people try to write the Robins (or Batgirls, or any character, really) into these narrow little boxes. Because Dick is “The Happy One”, and Jason is “The Angry One”, and Tim is “The Smart One”, etc., and there can never be any overlap between them? And their characters can never be any more nuanced than that? HOW ABOUT NO.
Newsflash? EVERY SINGLE ONE of the Robins has a temper. Yes, ALL of them. Even Tim, “the quiet one”. Even Dick and Steph, “the happy ones” (and believe me, I can prove it). Now, that doesn’t mean they’ll all get angry in the same way, or to the same degree, or over the same things. Because they won’t. And it doesn’t mean they’re all equally likely to lose their temper.
But believe me when I say that you do not want to get on the bad side of ANY ONE of the Robins. Because they can ALL be “the angry one” if you push the right buttons, and you don’t want to be there when they do.
Dick would so kiss Barbara in the moment and dip her back, before accidentally dropping her when his name was called.
Tim’s actually canonically done that to Steph:
Whenever Dick is alone and needs to think, he likes to hang upside-down. He doesn't really know why, but it just feels... natural.
I imagine he use to see his father do that. John would hang upside down when the circus was having troubles or he wasn’t inspired enough for a new performance.
Little toddler Dick would wander by his side and roll over, trying to do hand stands because he couldn’t reach the bars. His father would notice him there, struggling to stand up on his head, and laugh before pick him up and hold him upside down with him.
And there they would hang together until Dick started yawning or Mary would come in and tell John not to let the baby hang to long, that could hurt his neck.
When he was older, he learned to hang from the bars and when he was upset, he and his father would hang and pout together.
"Problems can be solved while hanging," his father would tell him, "because we can see things differently. Nothing looks so bad when we’re seeing it upside down, right?"
and Dick kept that advice and that’s why he’s always in deep thought when he hangs upside down
I love this headcanon!
Day Two: Tell us who is your Favorite Male Hero?
Warning: I refuse to accept the New 52 as my universe.
Without any doubt, Dick Grayson. No matter if he goes by Robin, Nightwing or Batman.
Because he’s an acrobat who is only fondly humoring gravity.
Because he proves that tragedies don’t need to define you.
Because he was able to make even Bruce a bit less grimdark.
Because he’s an amazing big brother.
Because he’s an amazing friend.
Because he’s been and/or has led practically every superhero team with great results.
Because when stripped of a superhero identity he said “Fuck that!” and made himself another.
Because when he had to assume someone else’s superhero identity he made that work for him and even made it something more and better than the original owner. (I will forever love Dick!Bats..)
Because he gave a child assassin a chace to become something greater and was able to make him so.
Because he didn’t feel like he was doing enough to fight crime and so became a cop.
Because he didn’t just read Cinderella to his new, illiterate, adopted sister Cassandra: he acted out all the parts.
Because he’s got no fashion sense, bless him.
Because, no matter what fandom tells you, he’s not a manslut but a serial monogamist who really loved his long term girlfriends.
Because he’s able to stay friends with his ex girlfriends and still love them after they broke up.
Because he shouts at Batman. And even occasionally punches him when he’s more of a jerk than usual.
Because he’s unshakeably loyal to Batman eve if he’s a jerk.
Because his mere existence was reason enough for Batman to save the world.
Because fighting 1000 ninjas is just the start of what he’d do for his little brother Tim.
Because after a few months with him, Damian would cut off his mother when she tried to insult him.
Because after saving your life he’d let you hug him for half an hour and not leave until he’s sure you are completely ok.
Really, I could continue but it would probably become embarrassing.
All that and he’s a badass too.
What’s not to love?
(Ok, fine: he’s also got a pretty spectacular ass. I was just trying to be classy here…)
top 5 best brother ever dick grayson moments ;)
*consults my handy-dandy tag*
#1 - The moment I consider “big brother Dick” to really have been born - giving Jason his blessing as Robin and telling him to call on him any time:
#2 - Reading Cinderella for Cass and acting out all the parts:
(Do I care that we never actually see this happen on-panel? No. No, I do not. It is still one of my all-time favorites, because it’s amazing and perfect and that is all.)
#3 - A thousand ninjas is just the start of what he would do for Tim:
#4 - His love and belief in Tim:
#5 - Teaching and reassuring Damian:
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