Red Robin...and flight

#1 Posted by Decept-O (7277 posts) - - Show Bio

If you've been reading Red Robin, perhaps you may have noticed something, and that something is that Tim Wayne has continued to mention a desire to fly.  Literally.  He has mentioned it a few times already and I'm wondering if it's just something writers have been inserting simply due to Tim's costumed identity or if it's a possible indication that Tim will develop a method of flight, or it's simply a symbolic metaphor involving several things.   
 
Any opinion regarding the matter? 
#2 Posted by Grim (2079 posts) - - Show Bio

probably more symbolic than anything else. Its possible he may get a jet of  his own at some point, but i wouldnt look much further than that...

#3 Posted by .Eternal. (21 posts) - - Show Bio
@Grim said:
"probably more symbolic than anything else. Its possible he may get a jet of  his own at some point, but i wouldnt look much further than that... "

I agree totally with that.
#4 Posted by Mister Sarcastic (34 posts) - - Show Bio

I think, Tim said something about a new flying bike in Red Robin 11

#5 Posted by comicnerdy (259 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mister Sarcastic said:
"I think, Tim said something about a new flying bike in Red Robin 11 "
A flying bike would be sweet!
Who doesn't wish they could fly at some point? It would sure make getting around a lot easier! 

I don't think Tim will be gaining the ability to fly...that would be totally strange.

 

#6 Posted by velle37 (6058 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey. Off topic. 
 
I haven't read the Red Robin comics yet, but i just read in a bio that Red Robin fought on par with Batman (Dick Grayson) in the comic. That DEFINITELY shouldn't happen. If that was true how did that happen. Tim only knows 7+ martial arts and has 6+ years of experience. Dick is the greatest human acrobat in the DCU, mastered far more martial arts, was raised an athlete from birth and has at least more than twice the experience of Tim. 
  
Also the fight in the lazarus pit that ppl say was a standstill between Tim and Dick was not. Clearly Dick was holding back and trying to calm Tim down, Tim is no challenge for Nightwing. Jason todd stomped Tim, then Nightwing returned the favor to Jason. 

Can Someone explain?    
#7 Posted by -Eclipse- (7588 posts) - - Show Bio
@velle37 said:
" Hey. Off topic.  I haven't read the Red Robin comics yet, but i just read in a bio that Red Robin fought on par with Batman (Dick Grayson) in the comic. That DEFINITELY shouldn't happen. If that was true how did that happen. Tim only knows 7+ martial arts and has 6+ years of experience. Dick is the greatest human acrobat in the DCU, mastered far more martial arts, was raised an athlete from birth and has at least more than twice the experience of Tim.   Also the fight in the lazarus pit that ppl say was a standstill between Tim and Dick was not. Clearly Dick was holding back and trying to calm Tim down, Tim is no challenge for Nightwing. Jason todd stomped Tim, then Nightwing returned the favor to Jason. Can Someone explain?     "
I think the second example kind of explains the first. When Red Robin fought Batman, Dick was just trying to calm Tim down, trying to convince him to get some help. So, he wasn't really concentrating on the battle at hand, which allowed Tim to gain the advantage. Besides, he wasn't really interested in hurting Tim.
#8 Posted by -Eclipse- (7588 posts) - - Show Bio
@velle37 said:
" Hey. Off topic.  I haven't read the Red Robin comics yet, but i just read in a bio that Red Robin fought on par with Batman (Dick Grayson) in the comic. That DEFINITELY shouldn't happen. If that was true how did that happen. Tim only knows 7+ martial arts and has 6+ years of experience. Dick is the greatest human acrobat in the DCU, mastered far more martial arts, was raised an athlete from birth and has at least more than twice the experience of Tim.   Also the fight in the lazarus pit that ppl say was a standstill between Tim and Dick was not. Clearly Dick was holding back and trying to calm Tim down, Tim is no challenge for Nightwing. Jason todd stomped Tim, then Nightwing returned the favor to Jason. Can Someone explain?     "
I think the second example kind of explains the first. When Red Robin fought Batman, Dick was just trying to calm Tim down, trying to convince him to get some help. So, he wasn't really concentrating on the battle at hand, which allowed Tim to gain the advantage. Besides, he wasn't really interested in hurting Tim.
#9 Posted by velle37 (6058 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't actually read the comic this was in, i just read the description in the recent profile of red robin. But someone told me that it wasn't a fight. Dick grabbed Tims arm, they traded like 3 blows, then it was over. but it's cool.
#10 Posted by Mrs. Tim Drake (268 posts) - - Show Bio
@velle37: yeah, thats pretty much all that happened.  
then again, both those times Tim was fighting angry which as we all know is a BIG No-No. 
i think if Tim and Dick were just sparring, like a friendly fight i could honestly say that Tim might win...he beat like a hundred super-assassins while taking care of Tam in Red Robin #8 (i think) 
#11 Posted by velle37 (6058 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mrs. Tim Drake said:

" @velle37: yeah, thats pretty much all that happened.  then again, both those times Tim was fighting angry which as we all know is a BIG No-No. i think if Tim and Dick were just sparring, like a friendly fight i could honestly say that Tim might win...he beat like a hundred super-assassins while taking care of Tam in Red Robin #8 (i think)  "


I don't. Tim is a prodigy, and very good for his age, but he still isn't at Dick's level. 
 
" Tim has mastered many different forms of unarmed combat such as taekwondo, Karate, Judo, Boxing, kick boxing, and jeet kune do. Tim has also mastered stick fighting which Lady Shiva taught him...." 
 
"Dick is one of DC's leading martial artists due to a rigorous training regimen with Batman. He has mastered Eskrima/ Kali, Aikido, Savate, Muay Thai, Boxing, Capoeira, Kendo, Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, Bojutsu, Hapkido, Ninjutsu, Tai Chi, Jujutsu, Judo, Kenpo, Wing Chun, Krav Maga, Kobudo, and more. His preferred form of hand-to-hand combat primarily emphasizes Escrima, Bojutsu, Wing Chun, Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, and Jujitsu." 
 
Dick's been around longer, and knows more, has more experience, and is also a martial arts prodigy. Tim can't beat him, Dick has too much on him.
#12 Posted by danielddavis (105 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course.

#13 Posted by -Eclipse- (7588 posts) - - Show Bio

 More gliding than flying... But he says that it gets him across 24 blocks in 2 minutes

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