Batman: DC Comics’ Bat-Family characters ranked from worst to best

Ben Affleck (Batman / Bruce Wayne) in Zack Snyder's Justice League. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO Max
Ben Affleck (Batman / Bruce Wayne) in Zack Snyder's Justice League. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO Max /
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9. Damian Wayne (Robin)

Damian Wayne is an insufferable and entitled teenager. It would be bad if he wasn’t worthy of that arrogance. He’s not old enough to drive a car, but tough and smart enough to be a good detective and a superb fighter. His sometimes-narcissistic attitude and hubris sometimes gets him in trouble, but getting out of it usually helps make him better.

Like most of the Bat-Family, Damian continues to evolve as a character (see his current series Robin to see it live). He can still be unbearable, but it’s part of his personality. Making him completely humble would take away from who he is but there is character growth there. Hanging out and teaming with Superman’s son Jon helped him become a more well-rounded kid. Otherwise, he’d be more broody than his father.

Comic book series to check out: Super Sons

8. Jason Todd (Red Hood)

Jason Todd acts like he doesn’t care, but everyone knows it’s an act. He’s an emotional person who can care too much at times. Also, no matter how much he says he can’t stand Batman, he loves him like a father. It’s why he was hurt when Bruce didn’t kill The Joker after the villain brutally killed him. He remains the black sheep of the Bat-Family and isn’t well-liked by them. Nonetheless, he’s there when he’s needed.

Jason has gone through a lot of transformations. He was hated as Robin so much that fans voted for him to be killed off. He was then resurrected and came back as Red Hood, the crime boss. He later tried to become Batman after Bruce died (Battle for the Cowl). It didn’t work out well. Now, Jason is a hero. He’s worked on not killing and has saved the world with Artemis and Bizarro. In the final issue of Batman: Urban Legends, Batman lets him back into the family leaving a note to tell him that family dinner was on Thursday.

Comic book series to check out: Red Hood and the Outlaws