|The Ariel Avenger|
|Richard John "Dick" Grayson|
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
Normal human with above average strength, stamina and agility for a man of his age.
Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with an aptitude for martial arts and acrobatics.
Above average intelligence with skills of a police detective.
Nightwing Uniform: Kevlar lined, armored and fire proof.
Night Vision Lenses: Low-level light lenses mounted in mask.
Escrima: Fighting sticks used for offensive and defensive combat.
Batman Vol. 1
Detective Comics Vol. 1
Nightwing Vol. 1 & 2
New Teen Titans Vol. 1 & 2
Outsiders Vol. 2
Teen Titans Vol. 1
Titans Vol. 1
Detective Comics Vol. 1 #38 (April, 1940)
Tales of the Teen Titans Vol. 1 #44 (Feb. 1984)
|Marv Wolfman & George Pérez|
The young Dick Grayson was a carefree member of the family of trapeze artists the Flying Graysons. That all ended when the mobster Boss Zucco caused the youth's parents, John and Mary Grayson, to plunge to their deaths by weakening the trapeze ropes with acid after the circus owner would not pay protection money.
Grayson overheard Zucco's thugs threatening the circus owner Mr. Haly that if he did not pay then more such "accidents" would occur.
Prevented by the Batman from contacting a police department, corrupt by mob influence, Grayson took an oath to help him stop Zucco's gang.
Batman entrusted Grayson with his secret identity and trained him with the skills necessary to take down the crime boss.
After bringing Zucco and his men to justice, the young Grayson was always by Batman's side as Robin the Boy Wonder.
Eventually Grayson became a man onto himself and abandoned his boy-hood identity. Creating an identity inspired by his mentor Batman and idol Superman he assumed the mantle of Nightwing.
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