Stephanie Brown Robin

With the inclusion of Stephanie Brown in the upcoming Robins book I want to ask. Does she deserve to be there. Is it Fanon that she was a Robin?

Personally I say no. I am all about her being Spoiler and Batgirl but to me she little more than cosplayed as Robin. I don’t think Batman took her under his wing in any meaningful way.

What do you think?

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She actually did take over the Robin mantle during a time Tim couldn’t, but it was really short lived. If I remember correctly she was fired from being to impulsive for Batman’s liking. Afterwards Tim returned to the role as Robin. In terms of comic book history she is the first canon female Robin, even though her time was shorter than Jason’s.

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I do know she wore the uniform for a hot second. I would say my personal questioning/issue is what it means to be a Robin.

By that I do not mean you have to be a black haired male orphan. I mean the mentor ship that Bruce gives. In Stephanie’s instance I don’t see it.

She was a perfectly good Robin who wasn’t given the same chance as any of her predecessors. Plus, she was a major supporting character in Tim Drake’s comic for several years.


Yes, she is Robin.

I did not take her under my wing.

I absolutely think she was Robin, and am really pleased to see DC building on that history with the Robin 80th anniversary special (though Firefly does agree with you there and calls her “cosplay girl”) and the Robins books (plus Robin #5 this summer).


From what I recall, she was officially Robin for a short time. I much prefer her as Spoiler or Batgirl, but that doesn’t change the fact that she was Batman’s sidekick. That partnership, even though brief, is a different relationship compared to other Gotham vigilante roles. I’m fine with Steph being included in Robin-centric stuff because she did experience “Robinhood,” which impacted her life. I’m also fine when she’s not included, if the story is brother focused or adopted kid focused - although the last includes other characters dependent on the era/timeline - which seems to be the aspect the OP is highlighting.


Robinhood - I see what you did there. :slight_smile:


Dick did get the name from Robin Hood. He was originally going to call himself “Hood,” but I suffocated that name out.

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