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Robert Long

Donna Troy’s Son

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History


ABOVE: Lord Chaos seeks to insure his own future in NEW TITANS #91 [1992].
BELOW: A powerless Donna as den mother to the Team Titans in TEAM TITANS #7 [1993].

Robert Long was the son of Donna Troy and Terry Long. Destined to be born sentient with godlike powers, Robert had the potential to become a power-mad despot known as Lord Chaos.

The Titans of Myth helped take away these powers the instant Robert was born, thus preventing the child’s destructive future. Robert’s parents divorced when he was an infant, but he never lacked love or attention from either of them.

Tragically, at the age of three, Robert was killed alongside his father and half-sister, Jennifer, in a car accident.

Also See: Lord Chaos entry.

Terry, Jennifer and Robert meet with a fatal accident
in WONDER WOMAN #121 [1997].

Essential Reading


New Titans Annual #7 and New Titans #80 [1991]:Waverider leaves an unconscious Nightwing to meet Joe Wilson, while in the future, the Team Titans the mysterious leader details his plans to them on how they will go back in time to eliminate Donna Troy before she can give birth to her son, who will turn out to be Lord Chaos. Lord Chaos vows to follow them to the past and insure his future. First appearance of Lord Chaos in New Titans Annual #7.
Total Chaos: New Titans #90-92, Team Titans #1-3, Deathstroke #14-16 [1992]: The Team Titans have been sent to the past to kill the pregnant Troia before she gives birth to her son, who could become a god-powered dictator named Lord Chaos in the future. The Team is defeated, and Troia, having lost her powers, gives birth to a normal baby boy. Mirage of the Team Titans kidnaps Starfire and impersonates her so that she can date Nightwing. Birth of Robert Troy Long.
Team Titans #21 [1994]: Dozens of Team Titans are stranded in the past and ponder their futures. Donna Troy petitions the Titans of Myth to grant her powers again, but they reject her. Donna searches to reunite with Terry, only to find he has left her and is living with his ex-wife, Marcia. This issue guest stars Wonder Woman. Chronologically, Titans #25 [2001] follows up on these events with a flashback sequence wherein Terry asks Donna for a divorce.
Green Lantern #82: As Donna and Kyle Rayner continue their relationship, their bond strengthened as Kyle bonds with Donna’s son, Robert on a trip to the zoo.
Wonder Woman #121 [1997]: While driving along the New England Coast, Terry, Robert and Jennifer Long try to drive through a raging storm. Unable to see, their car plunges off a cliff, killing all three of them. Death of Terry, Robert and Jennifer Long.
Titans #25 [2001]: Part 3 of the “Who’s Troia?” trilogy. The evil Dark Angel is erasing Donna from existence throughout Hypertime. The Titans are joined by the Titanic team from The Kingdom — traveling through different points in Donna’s history before the evil Dark Angel can erase them. A flashback reveals Terry Long asking Donna for a divorce and Robert’s funeral.

 


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