Which Robins did Bruce officially adopt?

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#1 Posted by Shipster360 (59 posts) - - Show Bio

I always figured he officially adopted Dick, Jason and Tim. But I just read something that said he never adopted Jason. Is this true? I have also seen that he never adopted Tim as well, but I am pretty sure I read the book it happened in.

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#2 Posted by JakeN7 (15179 posts) - - Show Bio

He definitely legally adopted Tim. Not sure if Dick ever moved past "Ward" status. As for Jason, I'm pretty sure he was never legally adopted.

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#3 Posted by JonSmith (4529 posts) - - Show Bio

The only ones I know for certain are Tim and Cassandra Cain.

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#4 Posted by JakeN7 (15179 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

The only ones I know for certain are Tim and Cassandra Cain.

Well... she technically wasn't a Robin. ; P

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#5 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6732 posts) - - Show Bio

In Gotham City Sirens #4, Hush is pretending to be Bruce Wayne. Harley asks him, "Don't you have a kid or something?", to which he replies, "Huh? Oh, yes..." "Two actually, my adopted 'son' Tim and my ward, Dick."

Does that help at all?

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#6 Posted by JonSmith (4529 posts) - - Show Bio

@JakeN7 said:

Well... she technically wasn't a Robin. ; P

Yeah, I know. But I feel morally obligated to remind everyone that she's a member of the Wayne family too since DC seems to have forgotten that.

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#7 Posted by JakeN7 (15179 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

@JakeN7 said:

Well... she technically wasn't a Robin. ; P

Yeah, I know. But I feel morally obligated to remind everyone that she's a member of the Wayne family too since DC seems to have forgotten that.

Well put. I've always been pulling for her return more than Stephanie Brown's.

Don't tell anyone though, Steph's fanboys are almost as dedicated as Storm's. Lol.

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#8 Posted by serpent222 (321 posts) - - Show Bio

He 100% definitely adopted Tim. The continuity has differed as to whether or not he adopted Dick. At one point he remained a ward, though I think with a standing offer to b adopted, but in other continuities, he was adopted. I don't know which status was more recent, though.

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#9 Posted by havoc1201 (569 posts) - - Show Bio

i remember he offered to offical adopt Dick but they decided it was not necceasary, so he stayed a ward but he offically adopted Tim after his father was killed, and Cass, Never Jason though

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#10 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool info didnt know this :O

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#11 Posted by Evelynquinn (6 posts) - - Show Bio
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#12 Posted by thejman250 (155 posts) - - Show Bio

- I believed he adopted all of them (the ones that were important). I'm not sure though.

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#13 Edited by batshrine (1081 posts) - - Show Bio

he adopted, dick, tim, and cassandra

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And although he is Bruce's adopted son, I hope they never call him Tim Wayne ever again.

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#14 Posted by Stronger (5051 posts) - - Show Bio

He adopted Tim,Dick and Cassandra.

Jason was never adopted officially.Not that I recall.

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#15 Posted by consolemaster001 (6934 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick and cass

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#16 Posted by MuyJingo (2860 posts) - - Show Bio

In the new 52 he adopted no one. It is one of the things that made me quite sad, the extent to which his relationship with Dick has been lessened.

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#17 Posted by Himynameishoodie (6 posts) - - Show Bio

And here I was thinking he legally adopting all five of them Like a sucker

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#18 Edited by consolemaster001 (6934 posts) - - Show Bio

And here I was thinking he legally adopting all five of them Like a sucker

lol

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#19 Posted by thejman250 (155 posts) - - Show Bio
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- The ward of Batman like Richard. I think this solves the mystery.

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#20 Edited by TDK_1997 (17695 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim and Dick is his ward.

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#21 Posted by thejman250 (155 posts) - - Show Bio

@tdk_1997 said:

Tim and Dick is his ward.

- Feel free to argue with a canon fact from Jason.

- Here's another pic.

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#22 Posted by TDK_1997 (17695 posts) - - Show Bio

@tdk_1997 said:

Tim and Dick is his ward.

- Feel free to argue with a canon fact from Jason.

- Here's another pic.

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I have forgotten about that but it's kinda Lobdell and at times he gets sloppy but I do believe it.

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#23 Posted by MuyJingo (2860 posts) - - Show Bio

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- The ward of Batman like Richard. I think this solves the mystery.

Nope, Dick and Tim were adopted.

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#24 Posted by thejman250 (155 posts) - - Show Bio

@muyjingo said:

@thejman250 said:
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- The ward of Batman like Richard. I think this solves the mystery.

Nope, Dick and Tim were adopted.

- False. Jason was the ward of Bruce just like Richard was.

- Feel free to argue with canon facts simply because they displease you.

- I think Jason and Tim would know if Jason was Bruce's ward or not better than you sir.

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#25 Posted by MuyJingo (2860 posts) - - Show Bio

- False. Jason was the ward of Bruce just like Richard was.

Silly goose. As I said, Dick and Tim were adopted, and there is evidence that Jason was adopted as well. One issue had Dick being upset that Bruce adopted Jason and not him.

- Feel free to argue with canon facts simply because they displease you.

How about I slap you with some evidence?

Gotham Knights 17, Bruce adopts Dick

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- I think Jason and Tim would know if Jason was Bruce's ward or not better than you sir.

Apparently not.

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#26 Edited by thejman250 (155 posts) - - Show Bio

@muyjingo said:

@thejman250 said:

- False. Jason was the ward of Bruce just like Richard was.

Silly goose. As I said, Dick and Tim were adopted, and there is evidence that Jason was adopted as well. One issue had Dick being upset that Bruce adopted Jason and not him.

- Feel free to argue with canon facts simply because they displease you.

How about I slap you with some evidence?

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- I think Jason and Tim would know if Jason was Bruce's ward or not better than you sir.

Apparently not.

- No, you're apparently attempting to argue against cannon facts, with utter nonsense.

- Jason saying that he and Richard were wards of Bruce in canon continuity, takes precedence over your drivel. Try again.

- Jason was Bruce's ward , get over it. Richard was Bruce's ward, get over it.

- Try again and try to "slap me with evidence" that proves that Jason wasn't Bruce's ward as you apparently can't read what Jason said and you apparently had to bring Tim into the conversation because you needed something to speak about. I'm waiting sir.

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#27 Posted by MuyJingo (2860 posts) - - Show Bio

- Jason was Bruce's ward , get over it. Richard was Bruce's ward, get over it.

- Try again and try to "slap me with evidence" that proves that Jason wasn't Bruce's ward as you apparently can't read what Jason said and you apparently had to bring Tim into the conversation because you needed something to speak about. I'm waiting sir.

Are you mentally impaired? I showed evidence, straight from comics showing that both Dick and Tim were adopted, not just wards.

I wasn't claiming that Jason was adopted, although there are references to it. Here you go, Dick being upset that Bruce adopted Jason:

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You may not like it, but pre DCnU, Dick and Tim and seemingly Jason were all adopted. Deal with it.

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#28 Posted by thejman250 (155 posts) - - Show Bio

@muyjingo said:

@thejman250 said:

- Jason was Bruce's ward , get over it. Richard was Bruce's ward, get over it.

- Try again and try to "slap me with evidence" that proves that Jason wasn't Bruce's ward as you apparently can't read what Jason said and you apparently had to bring Tim into the conversation because you needed something to speak about. I'm waiting sir.

Are you mentally impaired? I showed evidence, straight from comics showing that both Dick and Tim were adopted, not just wards.

I wasn't claiming that Jason was adopted, although there are references to it. Here you go, Dick being upset that Bruce adopted Jason:

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You may not like it, but pre DCnU, Dick and Tim and seemingly Jason were all adopted. Deal with it.

- I think you have the brain capacity of a fish because i've provided undeniable evidence that Jason and Richard were wards of Bruce in the New 52 which was what i was speaking about. You have yet to prove otherwise sir.

- Why would i have something wrong with them being adopted Pre New 52 when it's no longer canon and the New 52 is? Oh, that's what i thought.

- Richard and Jason are wards of Bruce. Get over it.

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#29 Posted by MuyJingo (2860 posts) - - Show Bio

- I think you have the brain capacity of a fish because i've provided undeniable evidence that Jason and Richard were wards of Bruce in the New 52 which was what i was speaking about. You have yet to prove otherwise sir.

- Why would i have something wrong with them being adopted Pre New 52 when it's no longer canon and the New 52 is? Oh, that's what i thought.

- Richard and Jason are wards of Bruce. Get over it.

Wow, so you actually are an idiot. What a waste of my time.

I never disputed that they were wards in the New 52. If you had been bothered to read the thread, you would see my first post which was prior to your own, where I say that Bruce did not adopt anyone in the New 52. You seemed to be arguing that that they were not adopted pre New52.

Whatever. Another person I don't have to respond to in the future.

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#30 Posted by thejman250 (155 posts) - - Show Bio

@muyjingo said:

@thejman250 said:

- I think you have the brain capacity of a fish because i've provided undeniable evidence that Jason and Richard were wards of Bruce in the New 52 which was what i was speaking about. You have yet to prove otherwise sir.

- Why would i have something wrong with them being adopted Pre New 52 when it's no longer canon and the New 52 is? Oh, that's what i thought.

- Richard and Jason are wards of Bruce. Get over it.

Wow, so you actually are an idiot. What a waste of my time.

I never disputed that they were wards in the New 52. If you had been bothered to read the thread, you would see my first post which was prior to your own, where I say that Bruce did not adopt anyone in the New 52. You seemed to be arguing that that they were not adopted pre New52.

Whatever. Another person I don't have to respond to in the future.

- An idiot that assumed i was speaking about Pre New 52, when i clearly posted new 52 scans. Surprise, surprise.

- If you had bothered to read any of my posts (if you can even read), you would have noticed that i wasn't speaking to you and that i obviously don't give a damn about what you have to say.

- You were the idiot who quoted me with drivel because you failed to read my post, and use obvious context clues. Try again.

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#31 Posted by thejman250 (155 posts) - - Show Bio

@muyjingo said:

@thejman250 said:
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- The ward of Batman like Richard. I think this solves the mystery.

Nope, Dick and Tim were adopted.

@muyjingo said:

I never disputed that they were wards in the New 52. If you had been bothered to read the thread, you would see my first post which was prior to your own, where I say that Bruce did not adopt anyone in the New 52. You seemed to be arguing that that they were not adopted pre New52.

- Yes, you apparently did try to dispute that RIchard was a ward in the New 52 sir as i was clearly speaking about the New 52 by posting a pic from the New 52.

- If you were a little more competent, maybe you could make coherent posts instead of contradicting yourself like an imbecile.

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#32 Posted by w0nd (6777 posts) - - Show Bio

@batshrine: In the red robin comics he is called Timothy Drake Wayne a few times, while going to press conferences and handling business while Bruce was away, and when he was faking his spinal injury.

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#33 Edited by EverMuse (37 posts) - - Show Bio

At least in the original (post crisis) cannon, Jason was definitely adopted by Bruce. And don't most of us choose to ignore the new 52 cannon for him anyway? Like the badly written changes in his origin story death -uckh.

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#34 Posted by commissar (91 posts) - - Show Bio

I think we need a chart saying which ones were officially wards and which ones were officially adopted under each continuity.

Some of them were but aren't anymore, but who knows if Rebirth may eventually revert their statuses back to what they had previously been.

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