I watched the Lego Batman movie and wanted to learn more about Robin and,,,I didnt know Dick, Todd and Damian were all versions of Robin,,,how do you differentiate them,,how do you do it,,
i’m used to them so i just differentiate them by outfit in one look (e.g. if he’s wearing pants he’s either tim or damian, if there’s a lot of red it’s probably tim, if he’s not wearing laced boots then it’s definitely tim), but if even that’s difficult to differentiate (e.g. classic dick and jason have the same outfit, teen titans dick and classic tim have VERY similar outfits), i go by personality
if he’s being overdramatic and arguably social, it’s probably dick (most likely bossing people around)
if he’s being edgy and RADICAL and bold, it’s probably jason
if he’s being a fucking nerd and still slightly social if a bit awkward, it’s probably tim (may be bossing people around depending on what comic era you pick up)
if you even slightly think it might be damian, then it’s damian. there’s no way you can mistake him for any of the other three. he’s most likely the most recognizable robin out of the four boys.
not including steph or carrie in this because they’re very easy to tell apart, included Tim because he gets mistaken for dick and jason all the time
keep in mind that these are all approximations of what the robin in question should act like, they’ve all grown a lot as characters and changed personalities drastically, but most comics depicts them as their respective tropes