Does Jimmy Olsen that Bruce Wayne is Batman?

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  1. sto_vo_kor_2000 Registered

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    I have a question for you guys.I was looking for a Countdown thread but I cant find it so I thought I'd start a new thread and ask the question.I'm sorry if its been debated already.

    Is Jimmy Olsen awaer that Bruce Wayne is Batman?In week 50 of the countdown serries the book opens with Jimmy looking for Jason Todd.While he's having some internal monalog he refers to Jason being the second Robin.

    If he knows that Jason Todd was once Robin then it should be very simple to figure out that Bruce Wayne is Batman.

    Have any of you guys come across this and has it been resolved?
     
  2. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    We don't know.

    It's been thirty-four weeks and the exact circumstances of Jimmy's mysterious knowledge and powers still haven't been revealed:dry:.

    We do know it has something to do with the New Gods and the Source and the Motherbox.
     
  3. Harlekin Business

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    Jason Todd having been Robin does not even immediately lead to the conclusion Bruce Wayne is Batman.
     
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    Ok.Thanks but can you answer this.

    He was looking for Jason for a source to a story he was working on.......why didnt he just figure that the story of knowing who Batman is was big enough of a scoop???
     
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    For a reporter it does.Anybody that finds out the real name of one of Batman's partners is going to check out his knowen relitives and friends.Jason Todd's only knowen family was his adoptive father Bruce Wayne.The rest is eazy to figure out.
     
  6. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    Well, he's been a bit busy. A lot of things have been going on with him, not the least of which is sprouting random powers at opportune moments. It is entirely possible that he just didn't get around to it.

    Of course, the other possibility is that Countdown sucks and is simply not a very good gauge of characterization.

    :D
     
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    I got to go with your second option because when he was talking to Jason was at the start of his recent troubles.:grin:
     
  8. Harlekin Business

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    Is it? Jason Todd was a street punk. He died in Ethiopia trying to find his mother. Bruce went on television, crying about it. As was shown in a Gotham Central arc, there's a lot that even Gothamites don't know about the Robins. Finding out one Robin was a street punk by the name of Jason Todd doesn't prove anything. It'd give you a hunch, but it wouldn't prove anything.
     
  9. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    Someone good, like Lois Lane, might be able to follow through with it. But Jimmy's a novice reporter. A decent novice reporter, but still.
     
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    The "hunch" as you called it would lead most anyone to the information.And Jimmy is a reporter not just anyone.Reporter's are detectives too.

    If you remember such a hunch was what lead Tim Drake to the information that Bruce Wayne was Batman.

    Its a mater of public knolege that Bruce is [was] Jason's adoptive father and as you pointed out Bruce went public about how he died in Ethiopia.

    Jimmy speeks about how Jason was killed by the Joker, Jimmy speeks about Jason's return to the living, Jimmy speeks about how he resurfaced a year earlyer as the Red Hood and how Jason was also recently possing as an other of Batman's protege's the first Robin named Dick Grason A.K.A. Nightwing.

    Jimmy must have done some research to know all of this.Givven that he know's the name's of both the first Robin and the second Robin all he would have to do is a google search to see what names both Jason Todd and Dick Grason both have in common.

    Doing so Jimmy would discover that Bruce Wayne was legal gurdian and adoptive father to both Dick and Jason and since they were both Robin's at different times then Bruce "MUST" be the Batman.

    A hunch could get you pretty far as a dictective or a reporter.
     
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    He also knew Dick was Robin too.He knew that Jason was pretending to be Nightwing.Even if he was told all of this by Superman a simple google search would have givven him the rest of the info he needed.And Countdown has showen that he's a pretty good reporter in his owen right.

    But I'll admit its a little out of character for Jimmy as he's been written latly ....but not always.

    And a novice pro reported has got to be better then a 10 year old-ish novice detective like Tim Drake.And Time was very young when he figured out who Batman was.
     
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    No, I don't think a novice pro reporter like Jimmy is necessarily better than Tim, even at age 10. Tim has pretty sweet detective skills. Jimmy takes pictures.
     
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    he does have a point though...for Jimmy to know the identity of 2 out of 3 Robin's even a moron with the thought process skills of a 10 year old should be able to point out the big connection and most likely only conection between the 2..not to mention that by diggin into Bruce's past which is clearly common knowlegde would send some sort of alarm bells...
     
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    And I think Tim was younger at the time that he figured out who Batman was.

    Jimmy has been doing far more then taking pic's as of late and Perry White has been following up on all the info Jimmy has been gathering.

    Even Perry knew that Jimmy was talking Jason Todd for a story and Perry is way to good or a reporter not to have put the peaces together.Perry even knew what Jimmy's story was about.


    Thank you.
    Thats my point.Even if Jimmy's not that good of a reporter he already has way to much information about who they are not to have sparked his curiousity.
    And he is good enough to put the rest together.Since it would be very eazy to do so.
     

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