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Subj: Re: Bruce and Tim's mixed-up age [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 at 07:36:49 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Bruce and Tim's mixed-up age [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 at 06:58:21 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)
> Then there's Tim Drake:
> 1. Tim was in the audience when Dick's parents died, but their has traditionally shown to be a sizeable age gap between the two. TIm was probably only five when Dick's parents died.
> 2. Tim was only able to drive the Redbird in its civilian form because he was granted a special underage Driver's License so he could drive his crippled father around. But no one is going to give a 12-year old a driver's license under any circumstances, so Tim was probably 14-15 at the start of his solo series.
Thirteen actually. I believe he was stated to be twelve when he first mate Batman, and he was trained for a year before his first mini-series. So at least thirteen, at most fourteen.
> 3. Tim had at least three summer vacations in his solo series, he would have been 18-19 during One Year Later, yet he and Steph are shown as probably being juniors.
Prior to one year later his last stated age was sixteen. That was during a summer. Between his birthday and OYL he had completed at least half (at most one) year of school. So post OYL he was seventeen, and should still be so.
This is just going by scant details in his own book. When you factor in other events in the DCU (most notably Luthor's term as president) Tim should be somewhere around 19-21.
> 4. The current "Robin" artist and the current "Teen Titans" artist draw Tim, Steph and friends as pumped-up 18-19 year olds, yet in R.I.P., Robin Spoiler Special and Gotham Underground they're drawn as 15-16 year olds.
How an artist depicts a character isn't a reliable way to determine said characters age. Yes, it can be annoying when a 18 year old is drawn as a thirteen year old, but them's the breaks.