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Bios - Dick Grayson / Nightwing

Voiced By: Loren Leaster
First Appearance:
"Sins Of The Father" (as Dick Grayson)
"You Scratch My Back" (as Nightwing)
Position: Hero of Gotham

Bio: After college Dick Grayson left Gotham to travel the world on his own, much like Bruce Wayne did in the years before he became Batman. While living abroad, Dick studied many different crime fighting techniques and reexamined his feelings about taking up the role of Robin again when he returned to Gotham. He eventually realized he had outgrown the role of Batman's trusted kid sidekick Robin, and set about developing a new heroic identity all his own.

When Dick returned to Gotham, he moved out of Wayne manor and into a downtown loft above an abandoned warehouse. Money from a generous trust fund set up years before by Haley's Circus enabled Dick to buy the building and he has turned its top two floors into his own high-tech urban headquarters. True, Dick's fortune is small compared to the Wayne billions, but he's got enough cash to keep his crime fighting alter-ego in state of the art weaponry for years.

Batman was respectful of Dick's decision to go it alone. Like any father-surrogate he knew his "first born" had to leave the nest sometime and watched him go with a mixture of pride and regret. Now in his new identity as Nightwing Dick still teams up with his one-time mentor, but Batman often finds his one-time partner has new, and in some cases radically different crime fighting ideas of his own.
Nightwing is quickly establishing himself in Gotham City as a young, powerful and mysterious force for good. Nightwing uses his sleek motorcycle to patrol the streets of Gotham. Barbara also likes the change in Batman's former sidekick and is looking at Nightwing as a romantic possibility, something she never could see in the old Robin. 
It's established that Nightwing will eventually leave Gotham to establish himself in Bludhaven as their prominent crime-fighter.

Bio (Cartoon Network): Batman's first partner, Dick Grayson's parents were murdered when he was a boy, leaving him an orphan (much like the young Bruce Wayne). Batman decided to take young Dick in, honing his skills learned as an acrobat (with his parents) into a crimefighting career. First as Robin, half of Gotham's Dynamic Duo, then later as Nightwing, Dick Grayson has given as much to Gotham city as the dark knight himself. His relationship with Batman becomes somewhat antagonistic in later years, with Dick resenting Bruce's controlling nature. But Nightwing and Batman have been known to work together occasionally.

For more, refer to the
Justice League Unlimited bio.

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