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|image=[[File:John and Mary Grayson.jpg|250px]]
 
|Character name=John Grayson
 
|Character name=John Grayson
 
|real name=John Grayson
 
|real name=John Grayson
 
|Appearance=''[[Detective Comics Issue 38|Detectove Comics #38]]''
 
|Appearance=''[[Detective Comics Issue 38|Detectove Comics #38]]''
|creator=[[Bill Finger]]<br>[[Bob Kane]]
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|creator=[[Bill Finger]] (writer)<br>[[Bob Kane]] (artst)
 
|affiliation=[[The Flying Graysons]]
 
|affiliation=[[The Flying Graysons]]
 
|Abilities=Skilled acrobat
 
|Abilities=Skilled acrobat
|actor=[[Larry A. Lee]] - ''[[Batman Forever]]''
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|actor=[[Larry A. Lee]] (''[[Batman Forever]]'')
 
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'''John Grayson''' is a flying trapeze artist, father to [[Dick Grayson]], and husband to [[Mary Grayson]].
   
==Character History==
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==History==
In the comics, '''John Grayson''' and his [[Mary Grayson|wife]] were performers in [[Mr. Haley|Haley's]] [[Haley's Circus|Circus]] with their son, [[Dick Grayson]], while preparing for a performance, Dick overhears [[Tony Zucco|Anthony "Boss" Zucco]], a well-known and feared crime-lord, threaten the performers unless the [[Mr. Haley|circus' owner]] pays extortion money. The owner refuses, and that night young Grayson watches in horror as his parents' high wire snaps, sending them hurtling to their deaths, all while many of Gotham's elite watched on. Dick felt responsible, because he hadn't warned his parents in time.
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In the comics, '''John Grayson''' and his [[Mary Grayson|wife]] were performers in [[Mr. Haley|Haley's]] [[Haley's Circus|Circus]] with their son, [[Dick Grayson]], while preparing for a performance, Dick overhears [[Tony Zucco|Anthony "Boss" Zucco]], a well-known and feared crime lord, threaten the performers unless the [[Mr. Haley|circus' owner]] pays extortion money. The owner refuses, and that night young Grayson watches in horror as his parents' high wire snaps, sending them hurtling to their deaths, all while many of Gotham's elite watched on. Dick felt responsible, because he hadn't warned his parents in time.
   
Before John and Mary's deaths, they, along with Dick, were known as [[The Flying Graysons]] - the acrobats of Haley's Circus.
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Shortly after the tragedy, the billionare philanthropist [[Bruce Wayne]] rescued Dick from an uncaring juvenile services system. Frustrated by the lack of attention from his new guardian and the mystery still surrounding his parents' death, Grayson sneaks out of [[Wayne Manor]] one evening to solve the crime on his own - only to stumble into Batman, who is also investigating the murder. They succeed in revealing Zucco's complicity, but he seemingly dies of a heart attack before his arrest (it was later revealed that he was still alive, but had been confined to a ventilator for decades.) Seeing a reflection of himself in Dick, Batman not only reveals his identity as Bruce Wayne to the boy, but also makes the young orphan the offer of a lifetime: the chance to become his crime-fighting partner. Dick chooses the name Robin, and his training begins.
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Before John and Mary's deaths, they, along with Dick, were known as [[The Flying Graysons]] - the acrobats of Haley's Circus. John is survived by a brother, [[George Grayson|George]].
   
 
==In other media==
 
==In other media==
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|Character name=Mr. Grayson
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''See [[Mr. Grayson]]''
|real name=Unidentified (likely John Grayson)
 
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|alignment=Good
 
|relatives=[[Mary Grayson|Mrs. Grayson]] (wife)<br>[[Mitchell Grayson]] (eldest son)<br>[[Robin (Chris O'Donnell)|Dick Grayson]] (son)
 
|characteristics=Gender - male
 
|actor=[[Larry A. Lee]]
 
|status=Deceased
 
|appearances=''[[Batman Forever]]''
 
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In ''Batman Forever'', Dick's dad appears along with his wife and son Mitchell (created for the film) but is not named. They are [[The Flying Graysons]] and try to stop [[Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones)|Two-Face]] from blowing up the Circus. He dies along with his wife and Mitchell, leaving Dick on his own.
 
   
 
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Revision as of 15:28, January 2, 2019

John Grayson is a flying trapeze artist, father to Dick Grayson, and husband to Mary Grayson.

History

In the comics, John Grayson and his wife were performers in Haley's Circus with their son, Dick Grayson, while preparing for a performance, Dick overhears Anthony "Boss" Zucco, a well-known and feared crime lord, threaten the performers unless the circus' owner pays extortion money. The owner refuses, and that night young Grayson watches in horror as his parents' high wire snaps, sending them hurtling to their deaths, all while many of Gotham's elite watched on. Dick felt responsible, because he hadn't warned his parents in time.

Shortly after the tragedy, the billionare philanthropist Bruce Wayne rescued Dick from an uncaring juvenile services system. Frustrated by the lack of attention from his new guardian and the mystery still surrounding his parents' death, Grayson sneaks out of Wayne Manor one evening to solve the crime on his own - only to stumble into Batman, who is also investigating the murder. They succeed in revealing Zucco's complicity, but he seemingly dies of a heart attack before his arrest (it was later revealed that he was still alive, but had been confined to a ventilator for decades.) Seeing a reflection of himself in Dick, Batman not only reveals his identity as Bruce Wayne to the boy, but also makes the young orphan the offer of a lifetime: the chance to become his crime-fighting partner. Dick chooses the name Robin, and his training begins.

Before John and Mary's deaths, they, along with Dick, were known as The Flying Graysons - the acrobats of Haley's Circus. John is survived by a brother, George.

In other media

Films

Batman Forever

See Mr. Grayson

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