What's known about Tim's parents in N52/Rebirth?

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#1 Posted by Gospel_Truth (42 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember Jason referring to Bruce as his own and Tim's 'dad', I remember all of them except for Damian referring to each other as 'brothers' multiple times, but I also remember Tim holding grudges against Dick because he threatened Tim's parents, or something like that. I don't quite remember it clearly, and I forgot where I read that (probably in either Batman Eternal or Batman & Robin Eternal).

Anything to clear it up a bit for me?

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#2 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (3301 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember Jason referring to Bruce as his own and Tim's 'dad', I remember all of them except for Damian referring to each other as 'brothers' multiple times, but I also remember Tim holding grudges against Dick because he threatened Tim's parents, or something like that. I don't quite remember it clearly, and I forgot where I read that (probably in either Batman Eternal or Batman & Robin Eternal).

Anything to clear it up a bit for me?

Batman and Robin Eternal is what you're thinking of. To go over the basics, both of Tim's parents are still alive at the moment as far as i'm aware. They were proud of Tim since he was your typical teen genius, excelling in school and at athletics. Tim made a point, kind of as a challenge to himself, to search for the true identity of Batman. On the side he also stole a fortune from the Penguin. When Penguin sent assassins to kill Tim and his family they were saved by Batman, who then helped place Tim's parents into witness protection.

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#3 Posted by Lhynn (326 posts) - - Show Bio

Nothing other than they have no personality and they love their son.

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#4 Posted by Gospel_Truth (42 posts) - - Show Bio

@nathaniel_christopher: Thanks!!

Honestly, the thing with Tim's parents is quite confusing, I wish they sticked to the good'ol adopted Tim canon. Tim 'died', what are his parents supposed to think or know of? Sigh.

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#5 Posted by Lhynn (326 posts) - - Show Bio

They will never know is my guess, unless batman tells them. All they know is that he runs around in a mask beating up homeless people with a mean attitude.

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#6 Posted by RDClip (2792 posts) - - Show Bio

After their ONE appearance in Tim's zero issue, DC put them on a bus never to be seen again.

New52 DC (especially books written by Scott Lobdell) didn't really care about human things like family and normal relationships and was more interested in stupid fights, so Tim's parents were decided to be superfluous. Maybe in this rebirth era, DC will bring them back.

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