as an asian fan i first had no idea about the dc universe or anything about the dc comics since i'm not from the us it wasn't until the 2003 teen titans cartoon show that i got introduce to the dc universe. I fell in love with Robstar's relationship, especially after they finally became a couple in the show's movie TROUBLE IN TOKYO. i find their relationship really slow burn, interesting, lovable, relatable and healthy. Robin was close to becoming a batman 2. 0., he was obsessive, serious , stern and he highly believed that a hero is all he can be , but Starrfire helped him realized that there's more to life than just fighting crime, she helped him open up with his emotions, and in so many ways. Starfire is bubbly and lighthearted and she cools him down, and Robin is a great councilor, and adviser whenever starfire is depressed , down or insecure, He was always there to comfort, encourage and make her feel better, he also teaches her about Earthling ways whenever Starfire gets curious. Their relationship is like day/night, light/dark. They balance each other out. They're good and healthy for each other..
until I started to get curious about their relationship in the comics.
I went on the internet and started searching for nightwing and starfire and i saw a bunch of batgirl and nightwing comic panels, i was shocked, confused, i thought he was with starfire? they were a couple in the animated show, and in the DCAMU , their relationship was even mentioned in the injustice videogame, why is he being paired with barbara in the comics? why did he leave her, and why did he cheat on her, why did he tell her that he's no longer in love with her . who made and wrote these comic panels? why did they destroy the Nightwing and Starfire relationship in favor of Batgirl? My mind was filled with questions it was hard being a Robstar/Dickkory fan when you realize there are a bunch of writers who love to shit on your ship so they can feel better about their ship which to me is petty.
After doing a lot of research I learned that there are many different universes in the dcuniverse..and not all dc universes he and starfire ended up seperated and broken. I realized that the universes that he and starfire are together or are currently each others love interest( Teen titans cartoon show, Teen Titans Go, DCAMU, Injustice Videogame) are not on the same timeline and continuity with the comics. They are completely different versions and adaptations which I am glad because i really thought that the comics is the continuation of their relationship in the cartoon shows and animated movies.
There are also comic universes where he and starfire ended up together, got married and even have a son and a daughter together, which are Kingdom Come, Nightwing New Order and the New Teen Titans Convergence Comic. and that made me happy so much