Nonsense. Certainly, he might've been presented as such in the first couple of decades of his creation, but Robin would later become awesome in all of his incarnations.
I'm gonna go with Robin. Robin is so old that we've forgotten how bad he is. He's the original Wonder Twins, a lame proxy to damper the coolness of the main character in order to sell comic books.
The first Robin, Dick Grayson, is one of the greatest characters in the DC Universe and, certainly, in his later identity of Nightwing as leader of the Teen Titans. He's just as formidable as Bruce Wayne, even taking up the mantle of Batman a few times during Bruce's absense.
The second Robin, Jason Todd, later became the awesome antihero, Red Hood, who became every bit the badass Batman is. Even when he was Robin, he possessed a no-nonsense, take-no-bull attitude that separated him from his precursor.
The third Robin, Tim Drake, became one of the greatest minds of the DC Universe and would go on to lead his own group of Teen Titans. He's one of the few people to deduce Batman's identity.
And, lastly, Damian Wayne, the son of Batman and Talia al Ghul, had been trained by the League of Assassins since he could pick up a sword. At only 10 years old, he was one of the deadliest fighters of the DC Universe. For a good portion of his career as Robin, he served alongside Dick Grayson's Batman, while it was presumed that Bruce was dead. Their dynamic was interesting in that Damian was the more serious crimefighter, while Dick was more of the happy-go-lucky hero he always had been.
All great, great characters.
Edited by Mercury, 24 February 2014 - 03:17 AM.