“It’s more than just a light… It’s a signal. A signal to Gotham that their secret hope for justice, for a better tomorrow, isn’t just a fantasy.
Now let’s just hope the right people see it.”
Renee says here that she was seventeen when Batman took up the cowl/the bat signal was first used. How old would that make her in Gotham Central?
I always forget how long Batman’s been under the cowl. I feel like it’s been at least ten years by Gotham Central, according to Jim Gordon’s timeline, which would make Renee twenty-seven by Gotham Central. However, in 52, her license says she was born in 1970.
I don’t think Batman had been under the cowl for sixteen years (as he would have had to have been for the timelines to match up at that point).
I know I’ve figured this out before and things didn’t line up, especially since Benny and Renee’s conversation also placed things differently… I wonder if this is just a weird continuity error? I wonder which Greg considers correct.
If Renee WAS born in 1970, it would mean she met Kate when she was 27 (“ten years ago” by Elegy timeline). Which isn’t correct, either…
And yes, this is the kind of shit I think about at 8:30AM.
That way madness lies. Timeline continuity isn’t anchored to real time. A driver’s license that says someone was born in 1970 is meaningless in a universe where the heroes are locked at certain ages, ie, Batman is 33. Age is relative. My suggestion? They’re as old as you want them to be.