The Red Robin Costume Came Out of Nowhere



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Tim Drake took over the mantle of Robin from Dick Grayson in “The New Batman Adventures” after stealing his costume, and…wait, that’s a very different costume that we’ve never seen before, and it never gets explained. Where the heck did the red Robin suit come from?

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0:00 – Intro
0:54 – Sponsor
2:53 – The Robin Suit Conundrum
5:32 – Never-Before-Seen
7:49 – Option 1: The Same Costume
11:34 – Option 2: Jason Todd
16:12 – Giveaways
17:02 – Option 3: Little Richard
19:02 – Right Under Our Bat-Nose
21:45 – Outro

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31 thoughts on “The Red Robin Costume Came Out of Nowhere”

  1. This channel is amazing! Seriously, thank you. I’ve been binging all these videos the past few days, can’t believe I didn’t discover you guys sooner

  2. The Boy Wonder's comic origin actually referred to Robin Hood, especially as depicted in William Soare's art. There you got a bird-red tunic with lincoln-green highlights. So yeah…definitely wierd to see a Robin costume with no green.

  3. We here really talking about the Red Suite, when Barb is rocking the Blue and Yellows, which are a completely different design? Not to mention Catwoman more simplified costumes and poison Ivy's serious melanin issue. I think the different lens theory is the only way to explain it, all the other appearances were just fan service in non-canon breaking appearances.

  4. Personally, I like the idea that it was the outfit when Dick was younger long before the BTAS. To me, that would make sense concerning the DCAU timeline because this version of Tim Drake was actually a combination of Jason Todd and Tim Drake in the comics. It's not as weird as the changes to Joker's redesign in TNAB.

    However, at the same time even though the character designers didn't put much thought into it, the other thing you could also take into consideration is that it would be a lot more easier for the animators and colorists to work with that in the it'd make things more steam lined in that regard. Ultimately in the animation industry, simplicity in design makes the difference.

    Ultimately, I wouldn't exactly try to compare the spin off comics or any other timeline because there's really no point in over thinking the creative liberty that Bruce Timm and the rest of the creators made when they were making the show. (At least… from my perspective having studied animation)