I've recently read Batman - Dark Victory, which I own in a translated version in my native tongue. In the second book there's a particular moment where Batman talks with Dick about why he chose Robin as his crimefighter identity. Dick replies something like this:

"My mom called me Robin, because I was constantly doing stuff".

In my version the word used for "doing" is "robil" which is a nice word play. But I cannot figure out how this sentence is carried out in the original.

Is there any word play in the original? If so, what is it?

  • Do you want a name specific to Dark Victory, or just the general origin of the name Robin? – Edlothiad Feb 12 '17 at 19:04
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    @Edlothiad - He's asking "what was the wordplay in the English version?" – Valorum Feb 12 '17 at 19:17

In the English version the joke was that his mother called him Robin because he was always "bobbin' along"

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Dark Victory - Vol.1 #12

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    Can't upvote now, but +1 for the video :D – Gallifreyan Feb 12 '17 at 19:50
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    Thanks a lot! I prefer the translated version though, it's funnier to me ;) – doomista Feb 12 '17 at 21:00
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    That video confused me for a while, until I remembered that the American robin is a completely different species. – TRiG Feb 12 '17 at 23:12

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