Tim changed his name to Wayne?

#1 Posted by nickzambuto (13024 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't keep up with Red Robin so forgive my ignorance, but I just heard Tim Drake changed his name to Tim Wayne? Didn't Tim have like... a father and whatnot? Why is he so willing to throw away the Drake name?

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#2 Edited by The_Tree (7240 posts) - - Show Bio

He started going by Wayne once he took up the Red Robin mantle. He was pretty pissed with the way the family was so quick to believe Bruce is dead, and that he was sort of pushed out of the Robin mantle. I think him going by Wayne was his own way of keeping the legacy of Bruce alive.

#3 Edited by BlackArmor (6134 posts) - - Show Bio

Legally speaking he changed it to Wayne but he still goes by Drake allot

It's Tim Wayne for business (For the perks) and Tim Drake with his friends

#4 Posted by Haaydrian (173 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto: Pre-Crisis he did have a father, which is where his name "Drake" came from. He then came into the Batman family and never took the name Wayne. Eventually he becomes adopted by Bruce Wayne, much like Dick Grayson also was, which gives him the right to assume the name Tim Wayne. He doesn't do so however, as he prefers Tim Drake. However during his tenure as Red Robin, due to the circumstances that follow it, he demands to be known as Tim Wayne. The circumstances being that Tim believes that Bruce isn't dead, but no one believes him.

#5 Posted by nickzambuto (13024 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree said:

He started going by Wayne once he took up the Red Robin mantle. He was pretty pissed with the way the family was so quick to believe Bruce is dead, and that he was sort of pushed out of the Robin mantle. I think him going by Wayne was his own way of keeping the legacy of Bruce alive.

What about his own dad though? He just forgot about him?

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

@nickzambuto said:

@The_Tree said:

He started going by Wayne once he took up the Red Robin mantle. He was pretty pissed with the way the family was so quick to believe Bruce is dead, and that he was sort of pushed out of the Robin mantle. I think him going by Wayne was his own way of keeping the legacy of Bruce alive.

What about his own dad though? He just forgot about him?

Dead.

#7 Posted by nickzambuto (13024 posts) - - Show Bio

@Krissyjump said:

@nickzambuto said:

@The_Tree said:

He started going by Wayne once he took up the Red Robin mantle. He was pretty pissed with the way the family was so quick to believe Bruce is dead, and that he was sort of pushed out of the Robin mantle. I think him going by Wayne was his own way of keeping the legacy of Bruce alive.

What about his own dad though? He just forgot about him?

Dead.

So death is an excuse to just forget his father existed?

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#8 Posted by 4thhorseman (72 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce adopted him, so Tim tends to go by both names.

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

@nickzambuto said:

@Krissyjump said:

@nickzambuto said:

@The_Tree said:

He started going by Wayne once he took up the Red Robin mantle. He was pretty pissed with the way the family was so quick to believe Bruce is dead, and that he was sort of pushed out of the Robin mantle. I think him going by Wayne was his own way of keeping the legacy of Bruce alive.

What about his own dad though? He just forgot about him?

Dead.

So death is an excuse to just forget his father existed?

He didn't forget he ever existed. He was going by both names. As someone else pointed out, he went by Tim Wayne for Business purposes, and Tim Drake with his friends.

#10 Posted by Freddy_F_Freeman (47 posts) - - Show Bio

@4thhorseman said:

Bruce adopted him, so Tim tends to go by both names.

this. after his dad....you know, bruce took him in so he kinda became his son hence the name changing

#11 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually his name is Tim Drake-Wayne. He only goes by Wayne when he does things with Wayne Enterprises and social Wayne events...

Though it doesn't matter because in post-flashpoint Tim and Dick both are not "adopted"

#12 Posted by Seafarinhare (58 posts) - - Show Bio

I know that he went by Wayne to keep an eye on Wayne enterprises and whatnot, for the public eye and obviously because he was officially adopted by Bruce some time ago. But that was in pre-flashpoint. His parents are alive in DCnU, aren't they? Does he STILL go by Wayne? o.O

I'm curious because I really don't read the New 52, at all.

#13 Posted by havoc1201 (491 posts) - - Show Bio

im pretty sure that even in the new 52 Tim was still adopted by Bruce bc R.I.P is still relavent and all, and dameon hates Tim bc he calls himself Wayne

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