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View Poll Results: How old is Bruce Wayne?
25-35 5 12.82%
35-45 26 66.67%
45-55 3 7.69%
55+ 5 12.82%
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:06 AM
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I've been thinking about this a lot, my usual sidekick/former Titans preoccupation, and then recently realized there were four Robins. The youngest of which is his teenaged son.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:18 AM
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Earlyish 40s
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:23 AM
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The current continuity of Batman is that he returned to Gotham 6 years before the book that started in 2011 began. Assuming he aged in real time since then, which is unlikely, the oldest he could be is early 30s.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:43 AM
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I always pegged him as being 38, and having started Batmanning 10 years previous
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:45 AM
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I mean, it's funnybooks, no real continuity, etc.
But it's compounded by the editorial culture at DC (probably WB too) that heroes are perpetually in their 30s. But with four Robins (one of which is his teeanged son), he would basically be this monster recruiting identical teen boys every four or five years.

Batman Year One established Bruce as being 25 when he first goes out as Batman.
He met Dick Grayson when he was 12.
Dick and Bruce had a falling out after Dick drops out of college, say 18 or 19.
Jason gets picked up shortly after Dick leaves.
(CRISIS)
Jason dies, Bruce vows "Never again".
Tim Drake breaks into the Batcave, blackmails Bruce into letting him be Robin.
Talia drops Damian off with Bruce. He was conceived after Bruce became Batman.

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Old 01-15-2019, 11:59 AM
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I would say roughly 40. The timeline with the Robins is hard to make sense of no matter what age Batman is.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:38 PM
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35 on the nose for me. His body isn't complete demolished yet, so he needs to be younger than 40, I think. Like even 35 is pretty old to be so fit considering what he constantly goes through. Didn't all of his bones get broken in a recent Justice League?
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:52 PM
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I am not prepared for the eventuality that Batman will someday be younger than I am, so 55+

snark response: Batman will turn 80 this year
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:57 PM
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His body isn't complete demolished yet, so he needs to be younger than 40, I think.
40 is full of vim and vigor, I'll have you know.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:59 PM
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Heís in his forties, wasnít batmanning in his twenties, and yes, he is inviting a new 14 year old boy into his home every 4 years to, at the very least, turn them into vigilantes. Suspect. I have never read a Batman comic but I think Iím right.
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:00 PM
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For people who aren't jumping off rooftops and having their ribs caved in every other week. So, you know, a five year difference makes it totally more believable that he can jump into action the next week and go back to punching 50 pound croco-men. But your assertion that he could still be doing it five years later? Preposterous!
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:01 PM
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All characters in comics age in real time until theyíre about 27, then they can slowly work their way up to 45.
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What is the appropriate interval rate for adopting pre-teens to train into crime fighters?
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:03 PM
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:04 PM
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I was reading early New Teen Titans and Dick was like, ďitís really weird you didnít adopt me, Bruce. Why didnít you adopt me?Ē Great question, Dick. I forget Batmanís answer.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:06 PM
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Batman Year One established Bruce as being 25 when he first goes out as Batman.
He met Dick Grayson when he was 12.
Another data point here: Dick Grayson is currently able to pass as Batman. Jim Gordon can tell the difference, but presumably, your average thug can't.

No way is Grayson a day less than 20 for that to be the case, and probably he's a good bit older.
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Where is the option for dead?
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:24 PM
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Millennials killed the Batman concept by making him one of them.
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Where is the option for dead?
The last one, presuming he lasted until 55.
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Bruce Wayne was perpetually born about 9 years prior to the most recent remake of Zorro to have been around for at least 15 years or so.

So he's kinda starting to get up there and it's only going to get worse if Hollywood doesn't dust that sucker off again quick.
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:56 AM
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When Jason Todd died, Bruce was canonically 45. He's got to be pushing 60 by now.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:48 AM
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Why is everyone ignoring the canonical reset that happened eight years ago
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:42 AM
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Why is everyone ignoring the canonical reset that happened eight years ago
"The New 52" means that every adult character is officially 52 years old.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:23 AM
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Bat Man is a very large and strong 14 year old
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Bat Man is a very large and strong 14 year old
I say younger.

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I've always assumed that Batman was in the 30s to 40s range, old enough that he can be a mentor/surrogate father figure to his teenaged wards.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:53 AM
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Re: 4 robins idea - Damien got retconned into a clone-baby, so Bruce can be both young and an old dad.

Also there are 5 robins. Unless something happened to Duke Thomas between the last time I was reading comics. Also donít forget Stephanie Brown.
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:35 PM
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Does Carrie Kelly count?
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No, that's its own continuity
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