How old is current Nightwing?

#1 Edited by nightwing737 (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

How old is current Nightwing?

#2 Edited by 106me (1743 posts) - - Show Bio

@nightwing737: This should not be in the battle forums. You might want to change it if you can.

#3 Posted by nightwing737 (1100 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (6294 posts) - - Show Bio

21

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#5 Edited by nightwing737 (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

@ultrastarkiller He looks a lot older than that. He looks like, 25, or something near that.

#6 Edited by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

@ultrastarkiller He looks a lot older than that. He looks like, 25, or something near that.

He's not. I believe 21 is indeed the correct answer

#7 Posted by nightwing737 (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

O.K.

#8 Edited by explodingpineapple (837 posts) - - Show Bio

82... JK.

#9 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (6294 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

21, because I'm 21.

@nightwing737 said:

@ultrastarkiller He looks a lot older than that. He looks like, 25, or something near that.

He's not. I believe 21 is indeed the correct answer

#11 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1683 posts) - - Show Bio

16 when he was Robin, 5 years have passed since, making him 21.

#12 Posted by John Valentine (16335 posts) - - Show Bio

Screw the New 52 timescale, it doesn't make sense and it fits horribly with character histories. For someone like Dick, it completely undermines the time he spent as Robin and therefore the strength of his relationship with Bruce.

I, personally, like the idea that he's around 24/25 (being Nightwing since he was 18. Robin from 12-18). Jason being around 23, Tim around 17 and Bruce around 38. Damian as 10-12.

#13 Posted by JayAaerow (462 posts) - - Show Bio

21 in New 52.

#14 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1683 posts) - - Show Bio

Screw the New 52 timescale, it doesn't make sense and it fits horribly with character histories. For someone like Dick, it completely undermines the time he spent as Robin and therefore the strength of his relationship with Bruce.

I, personally, like the idea that he's around 24/25 (being Nightwing since he was 18. Robin from 12-18). Jason being around 23, Tim around 17 and Bruce around 38. Damian as 10-12.

You can't hide from the truth my friend. Accept it as the rest of us have, with all embracing love...despite the fact that the timeline sucks, and Dick's character has been stripped of more than any other Bat Family member.

#15 Posted by Fallschirmjager (18771 posts) - - Show Bio

side note - whats with all these age threads?

should just make one giant one

#16 Posted by cameron83 (7625 posts) - - Show Bio

Screw the New 52 timescale, it doesn't make sense and it fits horribly with character histories. For someone like Dick, it completely undermines the time he spent as Robin and therefore the strength of his relationship with Bruce.

I, personally, like the idea that he's around 24/25 (being Nightwing since he was 18. Robin from 12-18). Jason being around 23, Tim around 17 and Bruce around 38. Damian as 10-12.

I completely agree,but that's the new 52 for ya....

it's basically a take it or leave it scenario

#17 Posted by 106me (1743 posts) - - Show Bio

@nightwing737: Yeah, no problem. It would just be ashame to see a mod take action on this thread since you would lose karma points. Not a big fan of most of the mods here by the way.

But yeah, I believe Nightwing is 21 years old or something.

#18 Edited by richardjohngrayson (444 posts) - - Show Bio

Kyle Higgins has said Dick Grayson is 21 in the New 52.

#19 Posted by JetiiMitra (8794 posts) - - Show Bio

Legal.

#20 Edited by SuperJedi17 (300 posts) - - Show Bio

Wouldn't he be 22 now? Since the court of owls(and I'll assume the Nightwing series up to DOTF) lasted nearly a year,and it's been some time since then.

#21 Edited by SmoothJammin (2342 posts) - - Show Bio

What I'd like to know is if he still attended Hudson U

#22 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22794 posts) - - Show Bio

if he is only 21, that means Jason is like 19, WTF?

#23 Edited by Nathaniel_Christopher (1683 posts) - - Show Bio

if he is only 21, that means Jason is like 19, WTF?

Yeah they're really not that far apart in age. I don't even think Tim's that much younger anymore. Damian's the only one who seemed to be unchanged.

#24 Posted by CrazyScarecrow (1594 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Posted by Alak (928 posts) - - Show Bio

@john_valentine: Didn't Dick become Robin when he was around 8-10?

This was my impression too. I thought that in the pre-52 timeline, he was the youngest Robin to begin with. Although, to be fair they did change his initial age several times.

#26 Edited by CrazyScarecrow (1594 posts) - - Show Bio

@alak: I know him and Damian were both the same age whenever they donned the mantle of Robin.

#27 Posted by SuperJedi17 (300 posts) - - Show Bio

@alak: Pre New 52 he was 10,the same age that Bruce was when he lost His parents,there were a lot of parallels to what happened to them as children,but thanks to Bruce,dick was able to be different,he wanted to help people,genuinely,unlike Bruce,who is infinitely in a pursuit f vengeance for the injustice befallen upon his parents. Bruce saved dick,from becoming someone like himself. My dick origin is the dark victory version (sequel to long Halloween)

#28 Posted by MideonNViscera (376 posts) - - Show Bio

Too old too have been running around in that Robin outfit 4-5 years ago haha

#29 Posted by Alak (928 posts) - - Show Bio

@superjedi17: You know, I've actually never read Dark Victory. The origin story I've read (comic-wise) for Dick was in some kid-friendly digest, so I knew all the basics but it wasn't dark or gloomy. Is the entire Dark Victory arc about Robin or does he just happen to show up in the middle of it? I might go see if my local comic book shop has it in stock.

#30 Posted by SuperJedi17 (300 posts) - - Show Bio

@alak: Dick's first appearance in dark victory would be in the 7th issue I'm sure,for about 1-2 issues he's being sad,mourning Hus parents,and there moments that mirror Bruce when he was going through it,Alfred even acts different towards dick,and it helps,as he was silent,but NOT cold(don't want to send that message) with Bruce when he was goi through it,he didn't know what to say,with dick,he used what he saw how Bruce's parent's deaths consumed him,so he helped him,to move forward with his life. There is a pretty dark scene involving tonny"Fats" zucco,but I won't spoil it. He's never really robing till the final page of the story,but Bruce let's him know his secret the second or third to last issue of the either 12 or 13 issue story (get the trade,nice info about his e artist didn't like the idea of robin,his it wouldn't work but got convinced,or it was the other way around for the writer instead, forget,great mysyery'story as well) a great read overall.

#31 Posted by Alak (928 posts) - - Show Bio

@superjedi17: Sweet! Thanks for the good info, I'll definitely check it out since it sounds like a great read!

#32 Posted by SuperJedi17 (300 posts) - - Show Bio

@alak: one other thing,it's definitely a sequel,I'm not saying you'll be lost if you haven't read the long Halloween,but you may have one or two things go over your head. Also,I wasn't a big fan of how scarecrow and mad hatter were portrayed in those books,so if you're a fan of those villains,be warned,Harvey and calender man are done well in these book though.

#33 Posted by Alak (928 posts) - - Show Bio

@superjedi17: I did read Long Halloween and I definitely enjoyed it a lot. Is Dark Victory just as good? I know that sequels don't hold up to the originals sometimes. I loved DKR, but I didn't care for DKSA lol.

#34 Posted by RustyRoy (13554 posts) - - Show Bio

@alak: Yeah its good, not great though, still very underrated.

#35 Posted by SuperJedi17 (300 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy: @alak: it's really good,I actually prefer it to the long Halloween. I especially like calender man in this story,two face is great,joker is,well joker. Riddler's decent. But dick is great,in my opinion. Like rusty Roy said it's underrated. I was wrong,dick shows up in issue #8,not #7. But it's a 13 issue story,which I think does the holiday thing again,the story has a similar format,but I personally like it more in dark victory,felt more well done,again,my opinion. You should at least like it if you ever get the chance to check it out. I reccomend it

#36 Posted by Alak (928 posts) - - Show Bio

@superjedi17: Well, I bought the kindle version off Amazon to save myself some time. It's black and white and super hard to read on my kindle, but at least I can view off of my phone in full color. Definitely looking forward to the experience, and thanks for the recommended reading!

#37 Posted by SuperJedi17 (300 posts) - - Show Bio

@alak: Yeah,I'd recommend reading it with color,since Tim Sale's art would be somewhat harder to understand what's happening here and there,with all the emphasis on shadows as well,I've never actually read digital,I like pages and paper 8) personally. But to get back on topic,I'm sure dick is 22 nowadays. So I think Bruce would be 31,not sure about the other bat-family members,though.

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