History: Dick Grayson was born into a circus dynasty, son of the world-renowned acrobatic aerialist
"The Flying Graysons." As a youngster, Dick wowed audiences with his dynamic and near-impossible high-wire
displays. But when the circus cam to Gotham, Dick's world would come crashing down. "Boss" Zucco, pursuing
a vendetta against Haly's Circus, had Dick's parents executed in the middle of their performance.
By chance billionaire Bruce Wayne was in attendance that night. As Batman, he protected and comforted the
young boy after the death of his parents. Bruce took Dick as his ward and offered him a chance to avenge his
parents' death by trained him to become his crimefighting partner: Robin.
After bringing Zucco to justice, Dick became invaluable to Batman as a partner, a happy counterpoint to his
brooding darkness. But Dick's attention became increasingly divided between his duties as Batman's partner
and his life as the leader of the Teen Titans. When Dick had a falling out with Batman, he adopted the name
of "Nightwing" and returned to action outside of the Dark Knight's Shadow.
Looking for direction in the aftermath of his tenure with the Titans, Dick eventunally found new purpose
in city of Blüdhaven, Gotham's corrupt, crime-ridden neighbor, and would pull crimefighting double duty when
he became a policeman.
Nightwing has recently decided to take a bold new direction in his crimefighting carere, going undercover to
bring down the New York City mob.
Last Update: November 16, 2013