The first Robin, sidekick to the Batman at only 9 years old, when his parents are murdered. Later when he is older and more experienced, he becomes Nightwing…
Alfred and Dick - This is why Alfred is such an important character. He's always there and he knows just what it is that each of his boys needs. He's the stability that they all need in their rather unstable lifestyle. He's the one who reminds them that they're all family, and that they're all vastly different people who handle things in different ways. Alfred is the center of the batfamily, and I'm not entirely sure that any of them could have done without him.