Dick Grayson was a member of the Flying Graysons, a circus act with his parents. During one performance, his parents died when the trapeze they were on snapped, causing them to fall. Grayson watched as they fell.
Grayson went on to serve as Batman's sidekick known as "Robin." Eventually, Grayson became a police detective where he encountered the superpowered teenager, Raven.
- Dick Grayson was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. He debuted in Detective Comics 38 in April 1940. Grayson is the first character to hold the mantle of Robin. He would eventually go on to become the hero Nightwing, and even take on the role of Batman for a short time.