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Robin

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Name
Robin
Alter Ego
Tim Drake (1st-3rd game)
Damian Wayne (4th game only)
Powers and Abilities
Batarangs

Suit Change (First 3 games only)
Acrobat (3rd game only)

Baton (3rd game onward)
Appearances
Robin is Batman's trusty sidekick and adopted son and a playable character in all 4 LEGO Batman games.

Character Backstory

Dick Grayson was a circus acrobat in Haly Circus and their main act, The Flying Graysons when his parents were killed by mobster Anthony Zucco. Bruce Wayne saw it happen and instantly realized the connection between them. He then took Dick as his ward. He then showed Dick the Batcave and revealed himself as Batman. Bruce then offered Dick the mantle of Robin. Dick gladly accepted, and Robin was born. Over the years, Dick had grown to become too old for the mantle and gave it up to become the mantle based on the legendary vigilante, Nightwing.

In between, Batman caught a child named Jason Todd stealing the wheels off the Batmobile. Wanting to help young Jason and stop him from continuing his life of petty crime, Batman took him in as the second Robin. They both grew a strong connection with each other, but Jason was getting noticeably more violent. Then in an incident, Jason was kidnapped and murdered by the Joker, yet years later, Jason returned as a neutral vigilante named the Red Hood.

When Dick was visiting Haly's Circus, he met a young boy named Tim Drake who admitted he knew that Batman was Bruce Wayne. With help from Dick, Tim convinced Batman that he needed a Robin as a balance. Tim was very willing to become that balance and Batman was reluctant at first but eventually followed his heart and made the right choice.

In LEGO Batman: The Videogame

In the first LEGO Batman game, Robin serves as the deuteragonist to Batman during the heroes' story campaign. Like Batman, Robin can use Batarangs as projectiles to hit enemies and objects otherwise unreachable, and can change into multiple useful outfits using special stations:

  • Magnet Suit, which allows Robin to walk on special metallic surfaces to reach otherwise inaccessible areas.
  • Water Suit, which automatically sinks Robin to the bottom of the water to reach levers, studs, and tunnels.
  • Technology Suit, which allows Robin to operate tech panels to control 'robotic' equipment such as robots and vehicles within levels.
  • Attract Suit, which gives Robin a vacuum to collect red, green and yellow LEGO pieces to fill canisters which use the pieces to make LEGO builds or minikits.

In LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

In LEGO Batman 2, Robin once again plays a primary playable role in the story, acting as Batman's sidekick for many levels. He can once again use batarangs and make use of special stations to change into 4 new suits:

  • Acrobat Suit, which gives Robin a double-jump, gives him a pole to stick to walls and jump with and lets him use an Acrobat Ball to activate special switches.
  • Magnet Suit, which allows Robin to move glowing blue objects and walk-up glowing blue walls.
  • Ice Suit, which allows Robin to use a gun to freeze water and launch snowballs to activate special switches.
  • Hazard Suit, which allows Robin to walk in toxic waste, and store liquids such as water and waste in a canister to shoot at switches.

In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

In LEGO Batman 3, Robin is again a primary playable character and Batman's sidekick. This time, Robin has a double-jump and uses a baton, which can be used to stick into walls and swing across paths. Robin can change into special suits, this time from any location, to help solve puzzles and reach new areas:

  • Dive Suit, which allows Robin to dive underwater and gives him a laser to destroy golden objects.
  • Hazard Suit, which allows Robin to walk in toxic waste, and use a vacuum to collect red, green and yellow LEGO pieces to fill canisters to create LEGO builds or minikits.
  • Helmet Suit, which allows Robin to mind-control targets and becomes immune to Brainiac's mind control.
  • Illumination Suit, which allows Robin to make use of charging stations to light himself up and illuminate dark areas.
  • Magnet Suit, which allows Robin to move glowing blue objects and walk-up glowing blue walls.
  • Sphere Suit, which allows Robin to create a Zorb Ball to activate special switches.
  • Techno Suit, which allows Robin to operate tech panels to activate switches, and summon the Toy Wonder drone to fit into small areas and activate switches.

In LEGO DC Super-Villains

In DC Super-Villains, Robin serves as a secondary character who is absent for most of the game. He is shown talking to news reporters about Batman's disappearance during a cutscene, and later when Batman returns, he becomes playable for a single level as part of the story. In this game, Robin can use his batarangs, but there are not any suits for him to change into. He can now also use a black baton for melee attacks.

Identity

The name Robin does not necessarily refer to one person, as multiple characters have taken up the title over the years. As a result, the true identity of Robin is somewhat unclear. Beyond Gotham has proven that Robin was Tim Drake at the time, and the character's new design in DC Super-Villains (as well as the existence of Red Robin in the roster) clearly shows Damian Wayne is the new Robin, with Tim Drake having grown past the title. However, DC Superheroes claimed that its incarnation of Robin was Dick Grayson even when that game's depiction of Robin looked exactly the same as its successor's; this also brings up the mystery of Nightwing being later added to the roster through DLC despite Dick apparently already existing. Meanwhile, the 1st game provides no information on Robin's real name at all.

An official guide to the minifigures of LEGO Batman soon confirmed the designs used for each version of Robin, with a yellow cape being worn by Dick Grayson & the black cape belonging to Tim Drake. This highly suggests that DC Superheroes' Robin is in fact Tim, and calling him Dick was an error on the developers' part. On the contrary, despite looking very similar, Dick's design doesn't match that of the Videogame's Robin-- the minifigure has shorter sleeves, messy hair, & the same black mask that Tim Drake is wearing. With this in mind, as well as Nightwing's being in the roster already, no true conclusion can be made on who holds the title of Robin in the original game, but the common assumption is that Tim was Robin for most of the series until the name was passed on to Damian in DC Super-Villains.

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Physical Appearance

In LEGO Batman: The Videogame, Robin wears a green domino mask, a red vest with a yellow R on it, a utility belt, green arm sleeves, a yellow cape, and green trousers with slick, black hair and red tights.

In LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes, Robin wears a black domino mask, a red vest with a yellow R on it, a utility belt, red arm sleeves, a black cape, and red trousers with slick, black hair and black tights.

In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Robin's design is virtually unchanged, the only difference being some detail on his suit.

In LEGO DC Super-Villains, Robin's look is changed to be more reminiscent of his original game look, with an updated version of his old suit, featuring black tights and footwear, green gloves, a red torso with his 'R' emblem and a yellow utility belt. His green mask now features spiked bottoms, and his yellow cape now features scalloped edges. Another major noticeable difference is Robin's height (he is much shorter now), and the fact that he is hooded.

Games

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