Yesterday the news broke that, according to IMDB.com, Robin had been castand would appear in Batman Arkham Asylum 2. But many aren’t sure if this is a good or bad thing. Isn’t Robin just an annoying kid in nylons who says corny phrases while being held for ransom by the Joker? Won’t that make Arkham 2 suck? Well, thanks to the insanely deep and perplexing history of comics, that all depends on which Robin we’re talking about.
Above: The young ward’s most recent gaming appearance, in LEGO Batman
Barring the emergence of some new, from-scratch Robin, or some alternate-universe incarnation, there are a total of five (maybe six) possible Robins to choose from. We’ll take you one by one through 60 years of comic-book history, and rate each by probability of appearing in AA2. We based our scale on good, old-fashioned guesswork and gut feelings, so it’s bound to be right.