Dick Grayson was born into a family of aerialists. I watched as his parent were killed. And even though he was forced to leave that life… that life never left him.
He likes to free-fall. To him, this is fun. He handles the pressure— the responsibility— all of it, so… effortlessly. (Red Robin #23)
"I am not Bruce Wayne. But when lives were lost…and the entire city was at state…I did what Batman had to do. I acted as the Dark Knight. To the best of abilities—I became him. And I succeeded. Not as Dick Grayson. And not as Bruce Wayne. (Batman #697)
Batman Vol. 1 #429 (January 1989)
"A Death In The Family Part IV"
Art by Jim Aparo & Mike DeCarlo