8 Times Robin Outsmarted Batman

Those times that the Boy Wonder was able to one-up the Caped Crusader.

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Barely a year after Batman was created in 1939, Detective Comics #38 saw Robin arrive to work alongside the Caped Crusader.

For so long, wherever there has been a Batman, there has been a Robin at his side. Much like there have been several people to take on the moniker of the Batman, of course, there have also been several different incarnations of Robin over the decades since the character's April 1940 debut.

In the standard narrative of DC Comics' accepted canon, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Damian Wayne have all at one point or another been Robin, while alternative worlds and different timelines have seen a slew of others take on that particular mantle.

Some Robins have been great, some Robins have been less than great - and some Robins have managed to prove themselves as being just as smart, if not smarter, than the World's Greatest Detective.

Taking a look through the various people to have taken on the Robin name throughout the history of DC Comics, then, here are eight examples of times when Batman has been outright outsmarted by his supposed sidekick.

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