How smart is Nightwing

Posted by jayskee (1905 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally believe him to be almost as smart and good of a dectective as Bruce. I also think better he is better than Tim Drake at dectective work and is smarter then him.

#1 Posted by jack16ichigo (453 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree he's probably almost as good as Bruce and probably better than Tim still just from experience alone,although its not shown as much but he's defiantly one of the best :)

#2 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a pretty smart guy, though he isn't quite as smart as Tim Drake or Bruce Wayne. As for detective work, he was initially better at it than Tim Drake, who admitted tat he wasn't better than Grayson at the beginning of the Nightwing Series. Eventually though, he's become better than him, even though I haven't seen it explicitly stated.

#3 Edited by SmoothJammin (2332 posts) - - Show Bio

He's very bright, don't let the Tim Drake worship cloud your judgement. While I'll agree he's not as serious(obsessed) about his work as Tim or Bruce, he's a very underrated Detective and rivals their skills when he's forced to rise to the occasion. Read Who is Donna Troy, Judas Contract, Morrison's run on Batman and Robin. All good showings

#4 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin: He is pretty underrated, but Bruce is still > Dick in terms of Detective skills

#5 Posted by tchalla3000 (54 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick is smarter than all the preceding robins. He was trained by Bruce since he was a kid in the sciences and is a great detective in his right. A lot of his training was so that he could take care of himself should Bruce ever leave. Plus Bruc does consider Dick an equal, so that says a lot about his intellect.

#6 Edited by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a lot smarter than your average 21 year old.

#7 Edited by SmoothJammin (2332 posts) - - Show Bio

He's as introspective as Gotham's entire police department, home to the most crime ridden city ever. That is all.

#8 Posted by BatMark_ (49 posts) - - Show Bio

Grayson has stated before that Tim is a better detective then he will ever be, but still he solved plenty of cases in his run as Batman.

Although I feel as if Kyle Higgins isn't showing us his true potential as a detective in the current Nightwing series...

#9 Posted by mysticariadne (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick is smart and has his strengths compared to Tim and Damian. In terms of technology, Tim and Damian might be better, but that doesn't mean that Dick can't hack his way into a computer which he did in The Outsiders when he hacked the JLA's computer to transport his team out of danger. In terms of detective skills, he's up there with Bruce. In terms of strength and prowess, Dick's a natural compared to Tim. Damian's got the training and the abilities, but his temper gets the best of him for now. And Dick stating that Tim's the better detective doesn't mean that Tim is. That's his perspective, and Dick's always been the one to be humble. Tim's the same way with Dick. The three are gifted yet different. But when it comes to interpersonal and leadership skills, Dick beats all the subsequent Robins hands down. In terms of other things, he's street smart and he goes with the flow of things.

#10 Posted by weaponx25 (50 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayskee: No, tim drake is the one who is almost as good as batman and it's "Than", not then.

#11 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1555 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick's the best out of the Robin's in an overall sense. Not as smart as Bruce, but I would say he's smarter than TIm. That's different than being the better detective of course, as that goes to Tim. Let me say it like this: if they were both given a case, Tim would solve it first, but Dick would still eventually solve it.

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

Dick is pretty smart. I'd say, as others have said, he's smarter than the other Robins but not quite smarter than Bruce just yet. Many people say that Tim is a better detective than Dick but I don't quite agree with that. To me, I see it as Tim being a new age detective where Dick is more of an old school detective. They are both great detectives, just two completely different styles of detective.

Tim is much more analytical and plan-oriented with his approach to things where as Dick tends to follow the clues wherever they take him and uses his gut and intuition. That being said, whenever he's been part of a team, we can see him put the analytical part of his mind to use and he becomes much more plan oriented when part of a team, which is why he's such a great leader.

#13 Posted by SmoothJammin (2332 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick is Lion-O of the Thunder Cats. You know, if that makes any sense.

#14 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin said:

Dick is Lion-O of the Thunder Cats. You know, if that makes any sense.

Never watched ThunderCats, but isn't Lion-O basically Naruto as a Cat?

#15 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11060 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

@SmoothJammin said:

Dick is Lion-O of the Thunder Cats. You know, if that makes any sense.

Never watched ThunderCats, but isn't Lion-O basically Naruto as a Cat?

In the new series, probably. In the OLD series, from the 90's, he was a BAMF

#16 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

@ReVamp said:

@SmoothJammin said:

Dick is Lion-O of the Thunder Cats. You know, if that makes any sense.

Never watched ThunderCats, but isn't Lion-O basically Naruto as a Cat?

In the new series, probably. In the OLD series, from the 90's, he was a BAMF

I only watched like 3 eps of the new series.

#17 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11060 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

@ReVamp said:

@SmoothJammin said:

Dick is Lion-O of the Thunder Cats. You know, if that makes any sense.

Never watched ThunderCats, but isn't Lion-O basically Naruto as a Cat?

In the new series, probably. In the OLD series, from the 90's, he was a BAMF

I only watched like 3 eps of the new series.

I haven't seen any. Was it any good?

#18 Posted by SmoothJammin (2332 posts) - - Show Bio

Cause Lion-O is second best at everything, which makes him the jack of all trades. Plus he's leader.

Nightwing is sort of a renaissance man too, he has a general knowledge of most things. If Tim/Babs/Cass are specialists in a respective craft, Dick is a generalist among them.

#19 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

@ReVamp said:

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

@ReVamp said:

Never watched ThunderCats, but isn't Lion-O basically Naruto as a Cat?

In the new series, probably. In the OLD series, from the 90's, he was a BAMF

I only watched like 3 eps of the new series.

I haven't seen any. Was it any good?

It was Okay, but like I said I haven't read the original so I don't know what I'm comparing it against.

#20 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@Supreme Marvel: lol.

#22 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

He's smart but not on Bruce or Tim's level.

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#23 Posted by SmoothJammin (2332 posts) - - Show Bio

trolololol...

#24 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

About as smart as Penny's boyfriend, yeah.

#25 Posted by VampireSelektor (749 posts) - - Show Bio

I somewhat addressed this topic in "Do ComicViners think Dick Grayson is a moron". Does the New 52 Nightwing have the same skill set and experience as his older, pre-Flashpoint self?

#26 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@VampireSelektor said:

I somewhat addressed this topic in "Do ComicViners think Dick Grayson is a moron". Does the New 52 Nightwing have the same skill set and experience as his older, pre-Flashpoint self?

Hard to say, but a very similar set if I had to give an answer.

#27 Posted by Stronger (4948 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick aint smarter than either Bruce or Tim Drake,but he is really smart.

#28 Posted by SmoothJammin (2332 posts) - - Show Bio

NewSchool Dick Grayson is a little younger, less seasoned. The one we saw at the end of Snyder's Tec was an unparalleled boss, comparatively speaking

#29 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

True

#30 Edited by SmoothJammin (2332 posts) - - Show Bio

I know. :D

#31 Posted by Billy Batson (57747 posts) - - Show Bio

He's smarter than your average bear.
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#32 Posted by SmoothJammin (2332 posts) - - Show Bio

Batson I swear you're a robot.

#33 Posted by Billy Batson (57747 posts) - - Show Bio

how so?
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#34 Posted by SmoothJammin (2332 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think you're programmed to hibernate. Idk where the hell you randomly appear from all the time, but I always get the impression you're just lurking the entire vine, watching, cleverly waiting just to post another signature comment for teh lulz. It feeds your power supply and keeps you going like the energizer bunny.

#35 Posted by Billy Batson (57747 posts) - - Show Bio

lulz.
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#36 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

Batson is a robot.

#37 Posted by SmoothJammin (2332 posts) - - Show Bio

Or a plant. Troll plant

#38 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

That would explain the brooding and lack of emotions I guess...

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