Gadgets & Abilities
Peak Human Conditioning: Due to years of intense and extensive training with Batman, Dick Grayson is at the natural peak of human capability (almost on Batman’s level). He has displayed the peak human strength, speed, stamina, agility, reflexes, and endurance because of his training at a young age.
Peak Human Strength: Nightwing possesses enough strength to break a holographic construct Bane’s back, throw a refrigerator and use a bed as a weapon with effort. He had even been able to damage Blockbuster. Dick can easily lift a man with one hand, flip around with a obese grown man on his shoulder with no strain, and throw KGBeast through a concrete wall. His greatest feats of strength were breaking through titanium legs, snap a Superhuman Talon’s knee tendons with a single kick, and supporting over 1000 lbs of rubble over his head to save people from a burning building.
Peak Human Speed: Grayson’ speed is at the peak human level, able to keep up with and even surpass his mentor in speed. He has been said to be faster than Batman. He is capable of sprinting speeds of approximately 30 mph.
Peak Human Agility: Dick Grayson possesses peak-athlete equilibrium, balance, flexibility, dexterity, and bodily coordination well above than most Olympic-level athletes. He is one of the 3 people able to do a quadruple backflip and one of the world’s finest human athlete. His agility also enables him to possess gymnastic and acrobatic prowess, Dick also can survive at heights that would even concern the likes of Superman and Starfire.
Peak Human Reflexes: Dick can evade several attacks to a degree and dodge multiple rapid gunfire bullets at near point blank range. He possesses enough skill to detect a Sniper bullet with concentration.
Peak Human Stamina: He is able to function for up to 4 days straight with no sleep and is capable of holding his breath for 7 minutes from training with Batman. As a teen he has been shown to intensely train for approximately 1 hour before the build up fatigue toxins begin to impair him. Dick’s body
Peak Human Endurance: Dick’s muscles and bones are more tolerable to damage than average humans, he possessed endurance similar to his mentor and is able to survive attacks from Blockbuster, who possesses Superhuman Strength, and Osiris. He is also survive a shot from a .32 pistol that only grazed to the back of his head and continue fighting.
Master Acrobat: Grayson is a prodigious natural athlete, possessing a peak human level of agility/acrobatic skills. He is generally regarded as the greatest human acrobat in the DC universe. Batman himself is an incredible athlete in agility, but even he gives the advantage in that area over to Nightwing. As he is the only person on Earth who can do the quadruple somersault (formerly one of three, the other two being his parents). Grayson is one of the world’s best human acrobat.
Indomitable Will: Like his mentor, Grayson has a very strong will. He is able to resist Scarecrow’s potent fear toxins, resist and overcome mind control from Brother Blood and the Groom. He was even a candidate to succeed the Green Lantern, Abin Sur.
Intimidation: He is skilled enough to get Scarecrow, who only fears Batman, to talk and, during his time as Batman, was able to contain a riot in Arkham Asylum.
Genius Level Intellect: Being trained by the Dark Knight himself in various fields, Richard Grayson is shown to have a naturally high level of intelligence, though not as high as Batman’s own. He was intelligent enough to build his own “Nightcar”, build and program a Tech Glider, and also mentioned he can fool a polygraph.
Master of Stealth: Due to his training with Batman and his time as a Spyral agent he is a master at stealth, espionage, infiltration, and sabotage. Dick is capable of breaching very high-security facilities with ease and without being detected.
Expert Marksman: Grayson is skilled in throwing modified Shuriken (Wing-Dings) to hit thugs at a medium distance, despite occasionally giving them head-starts and even disarm others with his wingdings. He is also skilled with firearms, as he was trained by Batman and Spyral to do so.
Weapon Proficiency: He has displayed high expertise with various weapons including Shuriken (Wing-Dings and Batarangs), throwing knives, paired staves, and swords.
Expert Escape Artist: Due to his training with Batman, he possess talented skill in escapology. He was able to escape a maze before the Flash could, release himself from police handcuffs in an instant before the cop could even notice, and was able to use a Tibetan Mind Technique to escape virtual reality.
Expert Tactician: Richard Grayson was taught in various fields by Batman and as a result, is a capable tactician. In addition to that, he is skilled in reading the body motions of others, using this skill to aid in defeating multiple armed opponents and anticipate an opponent’s next move.
Expert Hacker: He is skilled enough to hack into the JLA emergency override codes and hacked an alien Terminal with the use of the Tameranean Language he learn from Starfire.
Master Detective: Grayson is a world class detective on par to the likes of Batman. He was able to solve a riddle by the Riddler before Batman himself even figured it out before becoming Robin and has been shown to solve mysteries and cases in a speed that even impresses his mentor. Barbara even commented that he was able to solve 4 cases in “America’s Most Wanted” in a single morning and solved a homicide case that went unsolved for 14 years. He was also able to deduce clues Bruce left in the manor that suggested he was traveling through time.
Master Martial Artist: He is a master of several martial arts disciplines with an emphasis on Aikido, Kung Fu, Escrima, Capoeira, Judo, Hapkido, Taekwondo, Jiu-jitsu, Karate, Savate, Sambo, Ninjitsu, Boxing. He has effectively combined the martial arts he has mastered into a unique harmonious style that suits his strengths. This makes him one of DCs top tier martial artists.
Multilingualism: Having had the finest education as Bruce Wayne’s ward, he speaks with extreme fluency in English, Spanish, Japanese, German, Russian, French, Swahili, Mandarin, Cantonese and has some knowledge of Romany and the alien language of Tamaran.
Expert Leader: He is also a brilliant and experienced strategist with superlative leadership skills, having served as leader to the Titans, the Outsiders, and even the Justice League. Additionally, Dick’s efforts to remain in contact with other heroes makes him a master at rallying, unifying, and inspiring the superhero community, a skill in which he has surpassed his mentor.
Dick Grayson possesses the normal human strength of a man that has intense physical workouts at the height and weight of 6’0 175 lb. While he relies more on speed and agility than strength, Grayson has shown incredible strength throughout the years. He has kicked a thin steel door off of its hinges with maximum effort, supported nearly 1000 lbs of rubble.
Nightwing Suit: Nightwing had four versions of his costume. The original costume was mostly blue with light blue gloves and boots. The second was more advanced with a dark blue hue and gold boots and gloves, and trimmings on the neck. Each suit was made of a version of the Nomex fire-resistant, triple-weave Kevlar-lined material. It is an excellent protection against damage, and it’s also electrically insulated. Instead of a black cape for stealthing, the suit is light sensitive, darkening when there is more light in the area. The current costume, a stylized blue “wing” across his shoulders and extending to his hands, coloring his two middle fingers, over a black torso and legs. Nightwing’s costume is tailored specifically to his unique style of crime-fighting. As such, his costume has fewer body-armor inlays than Batman’s, anticipating a decreased need for shock-absorption and an increased capacity for motion. (“Move more, get hit less.”) A caveat of this configuration can be exploited by capable fighters who are both fast and strong, such as Superman. Should Nightwing need to engage an enemy who is capable of exploiting this weakness, he has supplemental body-armor overlays which he can attach to his gauntlets, mask, shoulders, and boots. Recently he has begun using a new version of his costume. It appears to be the same basic design of the third, except the blue portions have been changed to red, and he now has spikes on the gauntlets similar to Batman’s. Nightwing’s latest suit returns to the blue and black design. The logo is now slimmer and has a bird head. The logo wraps around his chest, around her shoulders and back. The boots now have a light blue trim.
Nightwing Mask: The mask, in the form of his symbol, is fixed in place with spirit gum, and includes a built-in radio transmitter/receiver and Starlight night-vision goggles. His gauntlets and boots each contain eight compartments in which he can store items. They have a self-destruct feature built into them, similar to the ones in Batman’s utility belt, and, as another security measure (especially when the hero is unconscious), the suit contains a one-use-only taser charge, which automatically emits a high-voltage electrical shock when someone attempts to tamper with either the boots or gauntlets.
Nightwing Gauntlets: Each gauntlet’s sections can contain a wide array of equipment, such as sonic or smoke pellets, modified batarangs (“Wing-Dings”), knockout gas capsules and throwing tracers. The right gauntlet is also equipped with a 100,000-volt stun gun.
Nightwing Boots: Like the gauntlets, his boots can carry vital elements like flares, a rebreather as protection against any airborne non-contact toxins, a mini-computer equipped with fax, modem, GPS and a minidisk rewritable drive. Other items are lock picks, a first aid kit, a mini-cellphone, flexi-cuffs, antitoxin assortment, signal flares, wireless listening devices and a small halogen flashlight.
Held in spring-loaded pouches in the back of his costume, Nightwing carries a pair of Escrima sticks made from an unbreakable polymer that are wielded as both offensive and defensive weapons. Some depictions have displayed these tools with the mechanism to shoot a grappling hook attached to a swing line (like Daredevil’s billy clubs), while, in other instances, he is seen using a “line gun” like the one Batman currently uses.
Transportation: Nightwing has a transformable car which has a convertible chassis that can disguise itself as any similarly sized vehicle like a taxi cab or sports car. It houses a 3.7L McLaren racing engine, automatic transmission with all wheel drive, dual batteries and puncture resistant tires. The car is not only bullet proof but also bullet absorbent in order to prevent stray ricochets from hitting innocent bystanders.
Nightwing once used a customized boat; this boat presumably has the same specs as the Batboat if it was not the Batboat itself.
Nightwing also has his own personalized model of the Batcycle, which he refers to as the “Wingcycle”. The Wingcycle is equipped with a passenger sidecar.
Nightwing Weapons: Batarangs, smaller shurikenlike “Wing Dings”, regurgitant gas (tear gas mixed with an additive agent to induce vomiting) pellets smoke capsules. His right gauntlet contains a 100,000 volt stun gun, although his preferred weapons are two shatterproof polymer Eskrima sticks.
Batman suit: As Batman, Grayson’s Batsuit featured a lighter cape to accommodate his more acrobatic fighting style and a utility belt with a bat-shaped buckle. He also developed “para-capes” for his and Damian’s costumes which gives them the ability to glide, which may be a homage to Batman Begins. Grayson is a noticeably shorter than Wayne.