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    Default Did Bruce and his wards/sons ever do anything for purely recreational purposes?

    No, not that. Get your minds out of the gutter, already. :)

    During the Golden and Silver Ages, Pre-COIE, there were times when we saw Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson out doing things together for purely recreational purposes...not as a pretext for their crimefighting activities as Batman and Robin or for training purposes. They might go out to a movie or ballgame together, go camping or fishing, play a game of tennis or catch, etc. The kind of normal things that men and their sons or younger brothers typically do for recreation and heterosexual male bonding.

    But in current continuity, has Bruce ever done such things with Dick, Jason Todd, or Tim Drake? Post-COIE, Batman has been depicted as completely obssessed with his war on crime. Everything he did with his three Robins was always part of either a crimefighting mission or training. In current continuity, has Bruce ever participated in a purely recreational activity with his wards/adopted sons?

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    Well, we know what Ollie's ward did for recreational purposes. Though he wasn't quite aware of that for some time.
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    Hmm...I thought that being Batman was Bruce's form of recreation? For type 'A' personalities like Bruce. Working is playing. I imagine that going to parties and socialising is really Bruce's form of work.
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    I just have this image of Robin and Nightwing setting up like 50 "slip and slides" all over the mansion and cave...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mia View Post
    Hmm...I thought that being Batman was Bruce's form of recreation?
    Some recreation. It's burnt him out mentally and physically on several occassions.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Buried Alien View Post
    Some recreation. It's burnt him out mentally and physically on several occassions.



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    He's a party animal.

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    Hmm, I get the feeling there's something just out of the reach of my memory..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buried Alien View Post
    Some recreation. It's burnt him out mentally and physically on several occassions.



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    Hey, better to be burnt out physically and emotionally. Than be bored to tears. I'm sure that Bruce get's more enjoyment and fullfillment being Batman. Than he does driving expensive cars, socialising with celebrities and sleeping with models.
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    Back when Dixon wrote Robin, before he was on the school of the month program, Tim used to play role playing games with his friends if I remember correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mia View Post
    Hmm...I thought that being Batman was Bruce's form of recreation? For type 'A' personalities like Bruce. Working is playing. I imagine that going to parties and socialising is really Bruce's form of work.
    I don't know if I'd call being Batman recreational, but I definitely agree with the second part of your post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Xenos View Post
    Well, we know what Ollie's ward did for recreational purposes. Though he wasn't quite aware of that for some time.
    LMAO:D

    Quote Originally Posted by Mia View Post
    Hey, better to be burnt out physically and emotionally. Than be bored to tears. I'm sure that Bruce get's more enjoyment and fullfillment being Batman. Than he does driving expensive cars, socialising with celebrities and sleeping with models.

    Well since you put it like that, WTF is he thinking? He could be driving expensive cars, socialising with celebrities and sleeping with models!

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    They play emulated Mario Kart on the Batcomputer. Bruce can be a bit of a dick with it though, since he always hogs Donkey Kong.

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    They must sneak in and secretly slide down the batpole just for fun once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLazy View Post
    Well since you put it like that, WTF is he thinking? He could be driving expensive cars, socialising with celebrities and sleeping with models!
    He already has been driving expensive cars (the Batmobiles), socializing with celebrities (the JLA), and sleeping with women who could be models (Talia, Selina).

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    I remember an issue of Rucka's Detective Comics, when Sasha was his bodyguard, Bruce was playing golf. Granted it was a business meeting on the links, but that's recreation.
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