EpicLLOYD as Robin
|Full name||Richard John Grayson|
Jason Peter Todd
Timothy Jackson Drake
|First appearance||April 1940|
Detective Comics #38
|Hair||Black (Grayson, Todd, Drake, Wayne)|
|Rap battle information|
|Appeared in||Batman vs Sherlock Holmes|
|Release date||November 27, 2012|
|Official vote(s)||37% (Old poll from ERB Website)|
Information on the rapper
Robin, also called the Boy Wonder, is the name of Batman's young sidekick in DC Comics; the team of Batman and Robin is commonly referred to as the "Dynamic Duo". The original Robin, Dick Grayson, was the son and apprentice of professional acrobats, before becoming orphaned and taken in by Bruce Wayne, a billionaire from Gotham City who secretly acted as its protector, Batman. Grayson would be trained as a crime-fighter and serve at Batman's side for many years, before splitting time with the Teen Titans, a group of heroes his own age, and eventually becoming his own full-fledged superhero, Nightwing. Since leaving the mantle behind, many others have taken on the Robin persona, with the second, Jason Todd, being infamously murdered by the Joker and later resurrected as the violent anti-hero Red Hood (a name previously used by the Joker himself). Subsequent stories have resulted in further incarnations, including Tim Drake (later Red Robin and Drake) and Stephanie Brown (originally Spoiler and later Batgirl). Since 2006, the primary Robin has been Batman's own son, Damian Wayne.
The character of Robin has appeared in various adaptations of the Batman franchise, including films and television shows (both live-action and animated). As he was the first, and held the title for the longest, these typically portray Dick Grayson, though each Robin has been represented in several mediums.
The Robin depicted in ERB is based on Burt Ward's portrayal of the character (more specifically Dick Grayson) alongside Adam West as Batman in the 1960s Batman television series - with a mask resembling that worn by his later persona, Nightwing
…When he's needed!
Boy Wonder make you wonder how your ass got killed!
Bite harder than those hounds down in Baskerville!
I'll blast you with that bat-whack-rap repellent!
Rappel a building, snatch a villain, then by dinner, be chillin'!
Gotta secret 'bout your homegirl, Irene Adler:
Took her back to my nest to "bam pow kersplat" her!
I'll shatter that fiddle with a chop of the hand!
Holy Conan Doyle, let's get 'em! Aw, goddamn!
- Robin is the second comic book character and superhero to appear, after Batman in the same battle.
- He is the third rapper to enter due to something said by either another rapper or the announcer, after Vince Offer and HAL 9000.
- He is the third character to back up another rapper, after Macho Man Randy Savage and Vince Offer.
- The signature "R" on his costume was changed to say "ERB".
- The Jason Todd incarnation of Robin was mentioned by the Joker in The Joker vs Pennywise.