The third season of this animated series is now available Harley Quinn premiered on 28th July, and its trailers have shown that it will feature several new characters from across the DC Universe.
One of them is Dick Grayson, the first Robin, who becomes the hero Nightwing after breaking out on his own, and is voiced by Harvey Guillén. Nightwing is not the first animated appearance of Nightwing. The character actually has a rich history of appearances on television and films.
The New Batman Adventures (1997-1999).
Nightwing’s first animated appearance was a fitting one, as it fully showcased Dick Grayson’s evolution from Robin to Nightwing. Dick was Batman’s Robin. Batman: The Animated SeriesHowever, the show will continue as it is. The New Batman Adventures, premiered it was Tim Drake who assumed the mantle.
This was because Dick had left the role of Robin and taken up the new identity of Nightwing. Nightwing’s appearances highlight the disconnection between Dick and Bruce, and how Nightwing functions as a single hero.
Teen Titans (2003-2006)
Thought Teen Titans never officially confirm just exactly which Robin is the extremely quotable Robin seen throughout the series, it is largely believed that the Robin is in fact, Dick Grayson.
One of the biggest hints for this is the appearance of Nightwing in the episode “How Long is Forever?” Starfire is transported twenty years into the future by a wormhole. There, she meets future Teen Titans colleagues, including Robin who is now the hero Nightwing.
The Batman (2004 – 2008)
Before the Robert Pattinson live-action film The BatmanThe animated series was titled the same thing. The show made some radical changes to character designs and the Batman mythos, one of them being Dick Grayson’s Robin joining up with Batman after Barbara Gordan had, with Robin debuting in the fourth season.
The episode “Artifacts”, which airs in two parts, takes viewers through Gotham in 3027 and back to 2027. This is when Dick, Nightwing, and Barbara, as Oracle, are fighting Mr. Freeze.
Batman: The Brave And The Bold (2008 – 2011)
Another series that showed Dick Grayson’s transition to Nightwing was Batman: The Brave and the Bold. In “Sidekicks Assmble!” Robin and his sidekicks Speedy, Aqualad and Aqualad embark on a solo mission that goes beyond what they expected.
Silver Age Batman is a lighter and more family-friendly version of Batman. Brave and the Bold ends the episode with Nightwing appearing in his iconic “Disco Suit” costume from the comics and receiving the name “Nightwing” from Batman, just seconds after saying he was going to call his own shots.
Batman: Under The Red Hood (2010)
Many consider it to be one the greatest animated Batman movies. Batman: Under the Red HoodThe story of Jason Todd, the second Robin, and his death, followed by his resurrection as anti-hero Red Hood.
Red Hood takes on his mentor Batman throughout Batman: Under the Red HoodThe family affair would not be complete without Dick Grayson, the original Robin. Bruce is able to see Dick as Nightwing, and he helps him in his search for the new Red Hood.
Young Justice (2010 -)
Dick Grayson is the main hero of the animated series Young JusticeHe was first seen in his Robin identity in series 1, and then in his Nightwing identification in season 2, following the five year time skip. Nightwing, one of the most skilled members of the young team super heroes, was once the leader of that team.
His numerous acts of bravery throughout the series have made Dick one of the most popular characters in the show and the show’s interpretation of Nightwing is considered one of the best ever produced.
Teen Titans Go! (2013-)
Teen Titans Go!The comedic spin-off from the original Teen TitansSome consider it to be the worst TV reboot of all time. The reason is that Robin’s character was completely changed from the original series. Go!As he transforms from a caring and cool leader to an annoying jerk who is the subject of almost every joke in the series, it’s quite funny.
The Titans also meet Nightwing, a sad sandwich-stealing Nightwing who lives in an apartment alone.
Son Of Batman (2014)
Dick is seen in many films in the DC Animated Movie Universe. His first appearance was in Batman’s Son. Dick is no longer Robin when the film begins. Dick is now Nightwing and meets Bruce’s new son Damian as the young boy is about beheading a criminal.
Dick and Damian fight, and though Dick is severely scratched up by Damian’s sword, he is able to subdue him and leave him hanging from a light post until the boy’s father can pick them both up.
Batman Ninja (2018)
Nightwing was among the many Batman characters who appeared in the anime Caped Crusader film. Batman Ninja. The film shows the Bat-Family with its Gotham villains being sent back in time, to feudal Japan.
Nightwing helps in Batman’s fight against the Joker and other top villains, who have all become feudal lords in the time period. It is notable that almost all major Robins (Dick Jason Tim Tim and Damian) are present in this Batman film. Stephanie Brown is absent.
Batman and Harley Quinn (2018)
The latest season of Harley QuinnNightwing and Harley have been animated before. They actually become very close to one another. Batman and Harley Quinn.
The DC Animated Universe is the same place that featured Batman: The Animated SeriesAnd The New Batman AdventuresNightwing is seen fighting with Harley, a parole violator, in the film. However, Nightwing is eventually knocked unconscious. Waking up tied to a bed, Nightwing proceeds to have sex with Harley.
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