Dick Grayson Aka The 2nd Greatest Detective?

#1 Posted by JorRis107 (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Simple answer is maybe. He is a good detective I mean he learned from the greatest. But is he the second greatest?

#2 Posted by joshmightbe (24884 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually Tim Drake has proven to be a better detective than Dick, I like Grayson more but Tim is considered by Batman to be his equal as a detective.

#3 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio

@JorRis107:

Sadly, no.

Tim is the second greatest out of the Bat family. Dick has admitted it, Bruce knows it, even Ra's al Ghul admitted it.

I still like Dick though. He's a better leader.

#4 Posted by vernierhawk001 (534 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to preface what I'm about to say by mentioning that I am a huge Dick Grayson fan. That means I'd love to agree and say he is. Sadly, I think the books are pretty adamant on the fact that Tim is actually the one who rivals Bruce. Somewhere I read that Ra's al Ghul has only bestowed the title of "detective" on Bruce Wayne and Tim Drake.

#5 Posted by Mercy_ (92686 posts) - - Show Bio

@RainEffect said:

@JorRis107:

Sadly, no.

Tim is the second greatest out of the Bat family. Dick has admitted it, Bruce knows it, even Ra's al Ghul admitted it.

I still like Dick though. He's a better leader.

Yup

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#6 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13014 posts) - - Show Bio

No. Tim is superior to Dick, Bruce is superior to Tim and Ralph Dibny is superior to all 3 XD

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#7 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13014 posts) - - Show Bio

To clarify, when I say superior, I mean as detectives not as characters

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#8 Posted by r3d_rob1n (541 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman>Ralph>Tim. But Tim is still young, he has time to learn and surpass them both.

Also, if Identity Crisis and 52 didn't happen, what is the status of Ralph and Sue?

#9 Posted by vernierhawk001 (534 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah man......Elongated Man....lol

#10 Posted by _Zombie_ (10416 posts) - - Show Bio

No, Tim is. Dick's always been the more athletic one. While he's a good detective, it's not his specialty.

#11 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

The Question should be second in my humble opinion. Though I think Dick makes top 5 easy.

#12 Edited by SmoothJammin (2333 posts) - - Show Bio

@vernierhawk001: Although I do believe in the latter issues of Nightwing(right before cancellation) Ra's Al Ghul bestows upon Dick the sword he used to duel Batman, and accepts him as a replacement, I think in part b/c he was never able to route Batman himself. He even calls him by Detective if I remember correctly.

#13 Posted by vernierhawk001 (534 posts) - - Show Bio

oh wow! really?! I need o check that out. Thanks!

#14 Posted by Krissyjump (104 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin: You remember correctly. :)

#15 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim

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