Year 5: Event 1 - Dick flies for the first time without a net.

On his fifth birthday, Dick performs without a net with his father standing below. When he falls short, his father leaps on a small trampoline, catches his child, folds his body around him and then throws himself onto some mattresses commenting, "You're old dad isn't about to lose his boy wonder on the first time out."



Comment
This is the first time anyone called Dick a 'boy wonder'. This is an incredibly important event. Dick has lived with danger from a very young age and with the full consent of his parents. It is impossible to rationalize Bruce placing Dick in danger the way he did, but we need to remember, Dick's life included danger from the age of five... granted a different type of danger, but danger all the same.

Reference
# "Secret Origins #13"