If you’re a fan of Batman Beyond, you may have wondered which Robin appears in the animated movie Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. The answer to this question may surprise you, as it’s not one of the more well-known Robins from the comics.
First off, let’s do a quick rundown of who the Robins are in the DC Comics universe. The first Robin was Dick Grayson, who later became Nightwing.
The second Robin was Jason Todd, who was famously killed by the Joker and later resurrected as the anti-hero Red Hood. The third Robin was Tim Drake, who went on to become Red Robin. Finally, there’s Stephanie Brown, who briefly served as Robin before becoming Batgirl.
So which one of these Robins appears in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker? The answer is.. Tim Drake.
Yes, that’s right – Tim Drake is the only Robin to appear in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. However, he doesn’t appear as Robin – instead, he’s donned a new persona and is now known as “the Joker Junior.”
In the movie, it’s revealed that the Joker had kidnapped Tim Drake and brainwashed him into becoming his successor. Under his new persona as “the Joker Junior,” Tim assists in carrying out a new plan to take over Gotham City.
But why did they choose Tim Drake for this role? It could be because Tim is widely considered to be one of the most competent and intelligent Robins – after all, he deduced Batman’s secret identity at a young age and became his protégé as a result. It also adds an extra layer of tragedy to his character – not only was he kidnapped and brainwashed by one of Batman’s greatest enemies, but he was also forced to become a villain himself.
In conclusion, while there are multiple Robins in DC Comics lore, only Tim Drake makes an appearance in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker – albeit in a very different form. His portrayal as “the Joker Junior” adds an interesting twist to his character and makes for a compelling storyline.