"Titans, GO! And no other words after GO! and if anyone tries to add another word after GO! they're a dummy GO!"
Bad, Control Freak and Full of himself Superhero Leader
Media of origin:
Teen Titans GO!
Detective Comics #38
Robin, also known by his real name as Richard John "Dick" Grayson, is the leader and a member of the Teen Titans and one of the main protagonists in the American animated television series Teen Titans Go!. He is voiced by Scott Menville.
He's usually paranoid, psychotic, immature and usually the most misbehaved of the team than the others that the original 2003 counterpart of him would never do.
He has a very short temper and will mostly easily get angry at the other Titans if something isn't done properly. While this is to be expected considering he is the boss and the leader, he takes this way too far to the point that he is a spoiled brat mostly. He is also a crybaby who bawls if something doesn't go his way or one of his things breaks.
Robin may have been a whiny brat in the movies Batman Forever and Batman & Robin (which both aren't even good movies, to begin with), but not to this extent.
He is very unfunny and tells terrible jokes which makes his Batman 1966 tv counterpart look like a wisecracker.
He is shown to be mentally unstable at times even for a teenager.
He takes his crush on Starfire way too far at times, up to the point where he acts out fantasies with puppets. He also acts like an idiot about it.
He often goes from hero to villain to get what he wants, such as when he kidnapped Speedy to date Starfire.
He went full xenophobic at one point, claiming tea is the national drink of Britain (despite it originating from China) and it could help England in conquering America again, even though England (or the United Kingdom, the nation that England is a part of) has been America's ally for over century and brought culture and its language.
In one episode, "Hey You Don’t Forget About Me in Your Memory”, Robin acts like a childish sore loser and a bully to Beast Boy when the Titans go to school not to mention he assaults Beast Boy to the point it results to getting himself and the other Titans in detention twice.
To make things worse, Robin never learned a thing from his actions and violently assaulted the other Titans to the point where they all got expelled and kicked out of school.
In another episode, "Boys vs. Girls", Robin was very sexist against females when he competes about males being better than females just because of females having "cooties" which was not only childish but also against gender equality. Even after he lost to Starfire and Raven, and got himself, Starfire, Raven, Cyborg and Beast Boy infected, he still never learned his lesson about it.
He is unnecessarily ruthless to those who he considers rivals, like Kid Flash.
There are times when he twerks, which is very inappropriate for the type of show he’s in.
He and the other Titans "won" a dodgeball game by cheating, which also puts out a rotten moral which suggests that the best way to win at anything is to cheat.
Unlike the original series, while Scott Menville did reprise his role as Robin, his voice acting is rather annoying as he shouts and screams a majority of his lines. He’s easily compared to Rick Courage from Evil Con Carne for having the same voice actor and annoying attitude.
Although he, along with other Teen Titans, were tolerable as he is calmer in the first six episodes, he became what he is right now in many later episodes for reasons mentioned above.
He has basically become a Warner Bros/Cartoon Network version of Ed Bighead from Nickelodeon's Rocko's Modern Life, except unlike Ed, Robin is much less likable. He also is the Cartoon Network/Warner Bros. version of Caillou and Melvin Sneedly due to his arrogant behaviour and being the terribly written version of a Friendly Loved Boy.
He receives little-to-no character development like the other Titans in order to focus more on comedy, resulting in him having the same loathsome personality throughout most of the show’s run.
Also, he is in fact very unfaithful to his comic counterpart as he was going to retire the Robin persona in favor of changing it as Nightwing when growing up.
He gets no punishment for the dumb things he has done, making him a Idiot Houdini.
His new design in the show is admittedly passable.
He can be smart and witty sometimes.
He is oftentimes hilarious and charismatic, like in "Video Game References" etc.
He is still a strong, driven, and confident leader.
There are times where he is right.
The Titans do often disobey and treat him unfairly, so some of his behavior is warranted.
Compared to the other Titans, he does care the most about being a hero.
He can at times be very sympathizing. As he was abused by circus animals as a baby, which is why he's so uptight. And his team hardly has any respect for him often as they treat him like he's a joke, and they have even committed mutiny against him by wanting him to be replaced by a different leader. The movie Teen Titans Go! To The Movies furthers his sympathetic-ness as he's considered a joke by every single DC superhero, especially Batman!
He is a much better character outside of Teen Titans Go! and gets some redemption in Teen Titans Go! To The Movies and Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans.
Scott Menville still decently voices him for the most part.
As mentioned above, he was tolerable for the first six episodes and can be enjoyable for a handful of later episodes.
Robin can be compared to Takaharu Igasaki from Shuriken Sentai Ninninger very easily. Both are leaders of their respective teams, both have red as their signature color, both of them try to be "humorous", and both of them are mentally unstable. Similar to how Takaharu Igasaki takes his relationship with his sister, Fuuka Igasaki, way too far at times, Robin takes his crush on Starfire way too far at times.