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"A Life More Ordinary": Tim Drake visits his girlfriend, Stephanie at school and they talk about their future. Tim has given up being Robin and Stephanie is willing to continue being Spoiler.

Quote1 No, not Stephanie. Not even Spoiler. From now on you can call me Robin. Quote2
-- Stephanie Brown

Appearing in "A Life More Ordinary"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Bernard Dowd
  • Crystal Brown
  • Gerald Lieber (Only appearance; dies)
  • Louise Lieber (Only appearance; dies)
  • Michael William Lieber (Only appearance; dies)



Synopsis for "A Life More Ordinary"

Tim Drake visits his girlfriend, Stephanie at school and they talk about their future. Tim has given up being Robin and Stephanie is willing to continue being Spoiler.

Meanwhile, Scarab has narrowed the sample of people who might be Robin to twelve teens that she is going to look for.

Tim continues with his normal life, going over friend's places to study and going to the Louis E. Grieve Memorial High School. One day, Spoiler decides to check up on her boyfriend at the Hich School. Darla Aquista, one of Tim's schoolmates decided to kiss Tim without asking and Spoiler watches as her boyfriend is being unfaithful to her and she runs away, completely angry. However, Tim rejected Darla after a moment for the sake of his relation with Stephanie.

Later that night, Tim takes his friend Bernard for dinner, at his father's request. However, Bernard couldn't help noticing how attractive Dana, Tim's stepmom is, which bothered both Tim and Jack.

Three days later, Crystal, Steph's mom, noticed that her daughter has not left her room at all and Stephanie explains that she is angry and as a result she is skulking and sewing.

Some time later at the Wayne Manor at night, the intruder alarm in the Batcave activates, forcing Bruce and Alfred to go to the cave and discover who has entered. Batman is surprised to see Stephanie, who now calls herself Robin, as she is wearing a homemade Robin costume. Batman starts dissaproving and Stephanie fears the worse. However, Batman was disapproiving the homemade costume, but he actually likes the idea of having Stephanie as Robin. After a brief discussion with Alfred, who opposes to Steph being Robin, it's settled and they give Stephanie a proper Robin outfit.

Meanwhile, Scarab has claimed the first victim of the list of possible Robins. However, after searching the young man's house, she couldn't find any evidence that linked him to Robin, so she decides to start looking for the next man on the list.

Months start passing and Tim haven't heard of Stephanie for a while. During this time, Stephanie follows an strict training routine under Batman's supervision in order to be prepared for the work on the field.

After a while, Tim decides to give Darla a chance and he invites her to go out. At the same time, Batman and Robin, the girl wonder, are now working as a team on the streets of Gotham.


  • This book was first published on May 19, 2004.
  • This issue is collected in the Batman: War Drums graphic novel
  • First appearance of Stephanie Brown as Robin.


  • The tagline to this issue is, "Robin, the Girl Wonder!"
  • Bernard Dowd takes an X-Box videogame of Batman and Robin, completely unauthorized, to Tim's house, just after he retired from being Robin.

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