Tim Drake

Red Robin

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General Information

Real name:

Timothy (Tim) Jackson Drake Wayne

First Appearance:

Batman #436 (1989)

Created by:

Marv Wolfman
Pat Broderick

Pat Broderick

Affiliations:

Batman Family

  • Teen Titans
  • Young Justice

Abilities:

Martial Arts Master
Detective skills
Acess to advanced technology and gadgets

Reading: Tim Drake

Portrayed by:

Cameron Bowen ( Voice )
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Charlie Schlatter ( Voice )
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Sioane Siegel ( Voice )
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Jay Lycurgo Matthew Valencia (Voice)Cameron Bowen (Voice) James Arnold Taylor (Voice)Charlie Schlatter (Voice) Troy Baker (Voice) Matthew Mercer (Voice)Sioane Siegel (Voice) Yuri Lowenthal (Voice) Timothy “Tim” Drake ( besides known as Tim Wayne ) is a crimefighter that works with Batman. As the third Robin in the Batman comics, he served as Batman ‘s buddy, and he is a superhero in his own right. He presently uses the superhero identity of Red Robin .

history

Tim Drake was little more than a toddler when he attended the circus with his parents. In ordain to ease his wife ‘s concerns that the circus might frighten Tim, Jack Drake asked to take a picture with the Flying Graysons, who were the starring act. It was here that Tim first gear met Dick Grayson, who offered Tim special attention, and even promised to dedicate his performance to the toddler. soon after, Tim and his class bear witness to the mangle of Dick ‘s parents John and Mary, aboard Bruce Wayne. As his parents rushed him out of the circus camp, Tim managed to catch sight of the mysterious Batman consoling Dick. Feeling blue for Dick, Jack and Janet sent him a copy of the photograph they had taken prior to the murder. A few years later at the historic period of nine, Tim saw footage of Batman and Robin apprehending the Penguin. Robin performed a quadruple somersault, a rare maneuver that only a Flying Grayson could do. After learning Grayson was the ward of Bruce Wayne, he came to the ending that Grayson was Robin and that of course Wayne was Batman. Tim continued to follow the adventures of the Dynamic Duo, vitamin a well as Grayson ‘s becoming Nightwing and Jason Todd succeeding him as Robin. After Jason ‘s death, Timothy began to take notice of a drastic and about psychotic change in Batman ‘s demeanor, in which he became convinced that Batman needed a Robin to maintain his sanity. When Nightwing left the Titans for a brusque time in order to find himself, Tim followed him and after helping Dick solve a mystery at Haly ‘s Circus, was able to convince Dick that Batman needed help. however, where Dick intended to help Batman as Nightwing, Tim remained convinced that Batman needed Robin more. Dick ignored these pleas and raced off to help his mentor, only for both Dick and Bruce to be captured by Two-Face. Realizing that his idols were in danger, Tim donned the costume of Robin, at only thirteen years old and with the assistant of Alfred Pennyworth, was able to rescue them. Batman, although extremely reluctant, accept Tim as the newfangled Robin on a test footing after being convinced by the boy, arsenic well as Dick and Alfred. He was trained over several months, first gear by Alfred, then Batman, and last Nightwing before ever being allowed to wear the costume again or go into the field. unfortunately, fair prior to completing his aim, the pitiless Obeah Man late captured Tim ‘s parents during a travel to the Caribbean. The Obeah man intended to sacrifice them, but Batman arrived to their rescue. unfortunately, Janet and Jack both drink water system laced with poison, and Janet died, while Jack was left in a coma. Batman began to reconsider Tim for the role of Robin, due to his fear that Tim was now motivated by anger, fair as Jason had been. Tim, however, became more driven by his desire to do what was justly, rather than fiddling retaliation. After late saving Batman and Vicki Vale and defeating the Scarecrow, Bruce at last lend upon Tim the mantle of Robin, a well as a new costume .

Starting on the path

Despite ultimately getting his heart ‘s desire, Tim had his doubts about becoming the new Robin, but Bruce told him that he had every confidence in him to be his newly partner. He besides confided in him that he was looking for person with smarts, not merely guts, and Tim had that and more. All that was necessary was that Tim go through intensifier education before taking to the streets in Gotham. This would involve a enlistment overseas, helping Tim understand who he was in accession to learning how to be a great combatant. His beginning catch would be Paris, where he would learn from Rahul Lama, a chinese martial arts master. In Paris, Tim crossed paths with some thugs working for King Snake, who was himself being shadowed by Lady Shiva. Shiva actually joined with Robin and a man named Clyde Rawlins ( who wanted retaliation against Snake for the end of his family ) to help take down King Snake ‘s heroin traffic in the area. not that Shiva was opposed to it for any moral sake, she just wished to learn for herself if King Snake was rightfully equally dangerous as rumors made him out to be—a effective challenge for her talents. together they discovered that King Snake was interest in more than equitable drugs—he was going into the chemical weapons industry, manufacturing his own bubonic plague. They followed the chase to Hong Kong. While there, Shiva trained with Robin some more, and here he first acquired his collapsible contend staff. King Snake ‘s design was actually to unleash his plague into Hong Kong so as to leave it a rotting cesspool before the Chinese reclaimed it from the british. The team split up when they breached his lair. Clyde found him foremost and was promptly killed by Snake. Robin managed to defeat him, but refused to kill him when Shiva ordered him to. He returned to Gotham, ready to take his space alongside the Batman .

The New Boy Wonder

Tim distinguished himself from Jason Todd by being far more reserve in disposition and from Dick Grayson by being more of a detective and less of a big acrobat. Whereas Dick had been brought up from a identical early senesce to be acrobatic, Tim had to work arduous for it. He proved himself more than capable of holding his own in a competitiveness though. however, Batman did have hard-and-fast orders with Tim—whenever he came across a known killer ( such as Joker, Two-Face ) he was supposed to withdraw and summon assistant. unfortunately, Tim was not quite able to follow Batman ‘s orders, and during one of his first gear solo-periods in Gotham without Batman, he found himself confronting Jason Todd ‘s killer, the Joker. Having recently escaped from Arkham, Joker managed to use a hacker to cause the city to digitally self-destruct. Forced to handle the site entirely, Robin was made to confront the Joker who became infuriated at the sight of him, thinking that he had actually failed to kill the former Robin. Upon realizing that this was a newfangled Boy Wonder, Joker swore to kill this one, precisely as he had done Jason. unfortunately for Joker, Tim proved more intelligent than Joker thought, and he was soon defeated and returned to Arkham, where he claimed that Robin was his, and his alone to kill. Around this time, Jack Drake came out of his coma, and with some handling from Tim, purchased a dwelling justly following door to Wayne Manor. This allowed Tim to continue his work as Robin, while besides staying close to his founder. unfortunately for Tim, following the passing of his wife and his near-death, Jack ‘s priorities had shifted. Where before he was more concerned with business than his son, Jack now wanted to develop a close kinship with Tim. unfortunately, Jack became more and more resentful at Tim and Bruce ‘s close relationship and the fact that Tim would constantly disappear and seem to avoid spend time with him. soon after, the Russian Mob began cracking down against the King Snake ‘s arrangement, and once again Robin found himself stuck in the in-between. Batman had ordered Tim to stay clear of it, but Tim found himself unwittingly disobeying his orders, upon meeting a youthful russian girl named Ariana, who ‘s forefather had been murdered by the KGBeast. With the help of Huntress, Robin managed to defeat the King Snake, the Beast, and rescue Ariana who was forced to work in a drug sweatshop after being captured. Ariana would former move in with her aunt and uncle, and then be transferred to Tim ‘s high educate where they would soon start dating. Around the this time, the Cluemaster was released from imprison, purportedly cured of his motivation to leave clues for people to track his crimes. however, clues still managed to appear all over the city, causing Batman and Robin to become confused by the supposed odd behavior of Arthur Brown. While attempting to stop Cluemaster, Robin noticed a female child in a imperial costume leaving the scene. Assuming that she was an accomplice, Tim took chase and not lone caught the girlfriend, but unmasked her, revealing a adolescent blond girl. The girlfriend escaped by using Tim ‘s storm and striking him down with a broken brick. After a agile probe, Tim realized the female child was Cluemaster ‘s daughter Stephanie Brown, who was not working with her father, but trying to stop him. Calling herself Spoiler, Steph teamed up with Batman and Robin and stopped her forefather. Tim was in Gotham City when Bane broke open Arkham Asylum, unleashing about every convict into the city, and was the first to suggest to Batman that Bane was responsible. He set out with the Batman at foremost, and initially they had some beneficial build up, busting up the Mad Hatter ‘s tea party and delivery in a one-half twelve or so hood along with him. They got separated, however, as Robin decided to pursue Bird, one of Bane ‘s lackeys, while Batman went after Victor Zsasz. Robin was briefly captured by Bane and Killer Croc, but managed to escape. He then did some detective sour regarding Firefly, but a physically and emotionally drained Batman ordered him to stay put in the lair while he took on Firefly by himself. He did, however, get some military action when The Riddler held a survive television show hostage ( although he had a bogus fail ) and helped apprehend him. Tim was with Alfred and Jean-Paul Valley when Bane broke Batman ‘s back and threw him from a rooftop in downtown Gotham. They acquired an ambulance and took Bruce back to the Batcave ( despite Tim ‘s initial protestations that he should go to a hospital ). He contacted Jim Gordon to get some medicine Bruce needed. After that, there was nothing he could do but wait and pray aboard Alfred. thankfully, Bruce did not die, though when he awoke he was psychologically scarred, as his defeat from Bane on top of months of exhaustion was a major shock to him mentally ( in accession to his broken back ). Tim could barely stand to watch his mentor so shatter, but he stayed the course, helping Alfred recruit Dr. Shondra Kinsolving to be his personal doctor and smashing up the Porsche to explain how Bruce Wayne could have sustained such injuries. once Bruce was feeling in better spirits, Tim went to talk to him about the escalating ferocity and gang war in Gotham—someone would have to step in for Bruce until he could recover. Bruce turned down Tim ‘s suggestion to get Nightwing, reasoning that he was his own world now with his own responsibilities, which left the undertaking to Azrael, Jean Paul Valley. Tim gave him the costume and taught him a few of Batman ‘s tricks. Bruce ‘s condition was particularly heartbreaking for Tim, given that his own forefather was silent paralyzed ( although Jack had been making remarkable advance ; while distillery wheelchair bind, he had much more feel and could move his arms a set better ). Robin went out with the new Batman ( sometimes referred to by fans as “ Az-Bats ” ) on patrol and was dismayed when Jean Paul kept getting more and more aggressive, pushing the edge when it came to defeating criminals. Robin kept trying to remind Jean Paul that there was more to being Batman than just the costume, but Jean Paul had quickly lost himself in his function. meanwhile, Bruce surmised that since Bane had guessed his unavowed identity, he may have guessed Tim ‘s, and went to the Drake ‘s manor—too late, for Jack Drake was kidnapped barely before he got there. Tim found out that his father was missing when he finally went dwelling ( after Jean Paul made it clear that he would not take directions from him ). Bruce and Alfred had left Gotham to go search for Jack Drake and Shondra Kinsolving ( who had besides been taken ). Tim kept up the pretense that his founder had planned his tripper. Tim felt shut out of the team and the Cave by the meter Nightwing dropped by. Tim filled him in on the position, saying that he blamed himself partially for Jean Paul ‘s behavior, as it had been he who had designed his original costume, which was very similar to a villain Bruce had recently defeated. That, combined with “ the system ”, a kind of brainwashing Azrael had undergo, might have been the lawsuit of his recklessness. Nightwing told him not to blame himself. He besides admitted he was surprise Bruce had n’t asked him to fill in while he was injured. robin showed up when Bane and Jean Paul had their moment spar and managed to save the passengers of an raised train while Az-Bats took down Bane. much to Tim ‘s relief, Jean Paul did not kill Bane and for a here and now considered that possibly Jean Paul was a desirable successor .

Flying Solo

The conclusion of “ Knightfall ” was the begin of Robin ‘s solo series. Although he would hush frequently be a “ guest ” in the even Batman titles ( and likewise Batman would “ guest ” in his ), he now had his own adventures in his own title. many storylines and arch would crossover between the two titles, such as “ Knightquest ”, “ Knightsend ”, “ Prodigal ”, “ infection ”, and “ No Man ‘s Land ”. Despite the fact that Azrael did not kill Bane, he was calm acting heedless, even out of dominance in some instances. The System kept playing havoc with his psyche, and ultimately he snapped and actually attacked Robin in the Batcave. Tim might have died if not for his quick think which caused Jean Paul to regain control of himself. Robin decided it was time to leave—the team was dead without Bruce. So he took his custom made vehicle, the Redbird, and left the Batcave. Tim met up with Ariana Dzerchenko, his girlfriend, for their first go steady in weeks, doing his best to put Jean Paul, Bruce, and even his dad ‘s fade apart for a few hours. The party they went to actually featured some exhilaration when some masked thugs, the Speedboyz tried to carjack another student ‘s car and Tim had to intervene. Later that night, Robin decided to try and track them down, only to be confronted by a local county bull, Steve “ Shotgun ” Smith, who thought that he was one of the carjackers. Robin managed to evade arrest and got to work on tracking down the Speedboyz. He managed to bust up their crowd and leave a earphone call for Shotgun, letting him know who to thank. Going spinal column home, Tim had to blow off Ariana, who was beginning to think that he was seeing person else. Tim decided to make it up to her by taking her to the movies, but his mind kept weave because he had fair learned the Cluemaster and some other thugs had escaped from prison. One was the Electrocutioner, the other was Czonk, who decided to create a new identity for himself, the Baffler, but the others did n’t like it, sol he changed it to Headbanger. Robin got to work investigation, stumbling into Spoiler soon adequate. That did n’t surprise him, as he knew Stephenie was Cluemaster ‘s daughter and figured she ‘d turn up finally. Unlike before, Stephanie was not as aggressive towards Robin, and rather began to flirt unashamedly with him, despite him telling her he was seeing person else. Going to the survive target the gang was seen, Robin and Spoiler discovered a clue that the “ Baffler ” had left for the police. He follows the hint to the gang ‘s burglarize : an armor car robbery, but unfortunately, he and Cluemaster get sealed inside the car and the other two ( not knowing they ‘re in there ) put the car in a pit and begin to cover it with cement. Robin could only wait until the others came back, which ended up being earlier than they planned since the cops were onto them. With some assistant from Spoiler, Robin was saved and Cluemaster and his buddies were sent back to imprison by Smith. Robin bumped into Huntress and helped her out of a jam. She was getting herself involved in a gang war with Mandy Paul and Robin decided to help. He reaffirmed that while he had discovered her substantial identity, he had never told Batman. They came to Mandy ‘s lair only to find a man calling himself Deathangel there, trying to “ send all sinners to God ” via a copulate of pistols. After a firefight where Deathangel fled the fit, Robin and Huntress split up, with Robin following Mandy to a church. Huntress found Robin and Deathangel there, after correctly guessing that he was very Danny DePaolo, Mandy ‘s brother, and he was a priest at that very church. He was suffering from a delusion caused by his sister ‘s evil. Everything lead to a final examination confrontation with Mandy and her goons. Deathangel could not pull the trigger—but his sister could, and she gunned him down. Robin kept Huntress from killing him. Bruce kept his word—he and Alfred found Jack Drake and they returned to Gotham City. Bruce had evening been mystically healed of his break in binding during the trip. Once bet on, Bruce confessed to Tim that he was thinking of permanently staying retired. That all changed when he learned that Azrael had let Abattoir die. Bruce was a little angry at Robin for not doing more to stop Azrael, but Tim replied there was n’t much else he could do—Jean Paul had sealed off the cave and had about killed them in their fight. Breaking into the lair, Bruce and Tim found Jean Paul, who was beyond reason. He did not tied refer to himself by name anymore, but plainly was the Batman in his thinker. Bruce decided he would have to retake the mantle by violence, but he would need a clang course to get up to peak again, and that meant going to Lady Shiva. Tim was barely felicitous to have Bruce and his founder back safely. Robin joined with Nightwing to help Bruce out once he had “ graduated ” from Shiva ‘s train. In the end, however, Bruce had to confront Jean Paul himself. Batman told Robin the job was hush his, and the Dynamic Duo was back in natural process. Jack decided to buy his son a car—or more precisely, a van ( one that was wheelchair accessible ). Tim had another competitiveness with Ariana when he fell asleep while she was trying to talk to him. soon after Bruce ‘s tax return, “ Zero Hour ” came into dangle, a crisis in time itself. The effects dropped a new Dick Grayson ( in his first or second year as Robin ) into the present and he and Tim worked together before Zero Hour began to erase everything. During the team-up, Tim was loath to reveal any details of Dick ‘s future or of Jason Todd, causing Tim to become boggy and foolhardy. After realizing he was acting merely like Jason, Tim began to think things through, allowing for the younger Dick Grayson to appreciate him. Afterwards, Bruce decided he needed some fourth dimension off, and this time he handed the mantle over to the right person—Dick Grayson. Robin and the newly Batman got along great, working against the likes of Two-Face. In his home life, Tim kept trying to make it up to Ariana while his dad kept insisting on some bonding time because of his absence. Jack besides hired Dana Winters to be his personal forcible therapist. On a date with Ariana, some teens picked a crusade, and unfortunately he had to take some hits. He vented his frustration late that night when he went out with Dick. On another night, when he runs into the teens alone, he got his revenge, but it was spoiled when he visited Ariana and found out her uncle had been attacked at his shop by gangsters. Dick ‘s tenure as Batman cursorily came to an goal when Bruce decided to return to the job. That consequence besides brought some retentive needed bring around between Bruce and Dick, who were identical much like father and son. Bruce redesigned his costume, making it colored than ever. Robin then had a run in with the KGBeast, but unlike their concluding brush, he did not have backup. KGBeast was absolutely will to kill him and destroy most of Gotham City. Beast had already put down Harvey Bullock, who only survived because Robin performed CPR on him. The battle against the Beast was tough—Robin was tempted to use Bullock ‘s sidearm, but refused. He managed to defeat him just in prison term for Batman to show up. Bullock was comatose for a while but recovered. Robberies were up recently, and Batman discovered that person was sending very lame clues to the police department from inside Blackgate Prison. Figuring it was the Cluemaster and he would talk to Robin, Batman took Tim to the prison. Cluemaster told them that he was being blackmailed to plan some crimes by some thugs on the outside—and that they had kidnapped Stephanie. Batman tracked down their lair and Robin got there. Robin saved her life, and after changing into her costume, she insisted on coming along. Batman was not amused, but Stephanie told him that Cluemaster had conned them and was in on the whole matter. While Batman went for another old world chat with Cluemaster, Robin and Spoiler stayed put until he tipped them in the right direction, where they rounded up the rest of the gang. Spoiler acted like the whole thing was a date, despite Tim ‘s protestations that it was dangerous commercial enterprise ( and that he had a girlfriend already ). Afterward, Stephaine paid a “ visit ” to her dad in jail, beating him savagely for what he did to her. King Snake turned up in Gotham again, extending his empire there, but after a brief meet with his enforcers aboard Huntress, Robin was told to back off by Batman. Robin future saved the life of Mayor Kroll from a disgruntle city employee, but the credit went to another valet, this one who had recently been fired for trying to blow the whistle on safety violations around the city. Following a couple of bizarre heists, like a neglect lion, Robin stumbled across Ulysses Armstrong, recently released from adolescent hall. Ulysses had recruited a vagrant who was under the impression he was Julius Caesar ( having obviously been influenced by an evenly aimless Maxie Zeus ) and together they plotted a crime spree. With some help from Shotgun Smith, Robin foiled the diagram. Returning home, he discovered Ariana was in his bedroom. She told him she had run away because her uncle was planning on moving away from the city because of the attack on his denounce. Tim might have been in some trouble oneself with his father and the kin maid Mrs. Mac for Ariana spending the night ( she took his board, he slept in the guest room ) — if only Jack ‘s physical flight simulator had n’t come out of his own bedroom. Dana had worked wonders on Jack in more ways than one, obviously. Jack was up and walking approximately with a cane, and apparently despite her being well younger than Jack, Dana and he had begun a quixotic relationship. Robin got to take his mind off things a fiddling by helping Batman investigate a string of local anesthetic robberies that were perpetrated by a gang of amateur ninjas—one of whom died when he fell off a rooftop. The asleep turned out to be a schoolmate of Tim ‘s and he learned that the kid had gone to a Ninja Camp. Robin followed another schoolmate and well took down some of the ninja, though they managed to escape. Tim decided to go clandestine and enrolled at the camp as his alias, Alvin Draper. He impressed the camp leaders enough that they let him in on their kit, provided he could pass one end trial. Robin passed it with flying colors—and the ninja were arrested. Tim got base and learned that Ariana ‘s uncle had sold his memory and they would be moving at the end of the workweek. fortunately, things were n’t therefore badly, thanks to a small serve from Bruce Wayne. Bruce arranged for Lucius Fox and Wayne Enterprises to buy the store at a very generous price—enough for the family to open another store in a better neighborhood and stay in the city. Ariana would even be now going to the same school as Tim. That night on patrol, Robin heard that Killer Moth had broken out. Figuring Moth for a third base tier extremely lightweight, Robin went after him. unfortunately, Moth had precisely sold his soul to Neron during “ Underworld Unleashed ” and been transformed into Charaxes. The atrocious being shredded its way through some cops and evaded a gunfight with Sheriff Smith while capturing Robin—hoping to use him for dinner. Robin was saved by an unknown party before Batman could turn up and Killer Moth was gone. Robin met the new Green Arrow ( Connor Hawke ) about that clock. green Arrow and Spoiler joined Robin to take down some gun runners who were selling guns around Tim ‘s high school. One of Tim ‘s classmates, Karl Ranck, had even been given a gunman by his dad to protect himself, prompting Tim to tell his father. Jack had a talk with Karl ‘s dad, who took the artillery away. Karl then took one of his dad ‘s and was killed in a gunfight at the school. Tim was sol angry that he attacked the gunrunners and may have even killed him, had Stephanie and Connor not been there. Tim spotted Stephanie at Karl ‘s funeral and tried to avoid her, prompting Ariana to misread the situation. then he and Spoiler went after the ridicule who shot Karl, who was partially of a larger street gang. They had to be saved by Batman, who was not happy Robin decided to go at the gang without more backup than Spoiler. He besides reminded Tim that Karl had made the choice to pick up the gun and become a target. When the Contagion virus struck Gotham City, Robin was scrambling with everyone else to find a cure, which put him up against Catwoman concisely. Tim was besides a victim of the virus, but thankfully Azrael and his allies managed to find a cure and Tim was healed. ( see the Contagion entrance for more data ). Returning home after being cured, Tim found Ariana had dyed her haircloth blond in an try to better keep his attention ( thinking that at the funeral, Tim ‘s care towards Stephanie had been because of her hair color ). Wanting to have “ more fun ”, Ari agreed to go on a date with another male child, who then attempted to rape her. She managed to escape before anything could happen. Later, Tim admitted he hated the hair color on her, and was pleased to see she had gone spinal column to black hair’s-breadth, although he did not realize the induce of the variety back. On a showery night, he ran across Maxie Zeus, the death of the Arkham escapees still free. Maxie was quite deranged at this decimal point, and he and his hire hood ( whom he called Heracles ) captured Robin and dragged him along on their burglarize, which was Maxie ‘s version of the Trojan cavalry ( only involving an armored car ). Robin tricked Zeus into letting him call the Oracle, but he managed to free himself and defeat Zeus and his crowd without any help ( although Oracle sending the police did aid ). At a car prove, Tim spotted Ted Grant, aka Wildcat, and was thrilled to be looking at separate of the legend—when Bruce was in education, he anonymously hired Wildcat to teach him to box. Tim besides saw that respective members of the Speedboyz were back and up to their old tricks. Working with Wildcat, Robin stopped the thieves from stealing a new Waynetech prototype cable car. Going to the Batcave, Robin learned some bad news—former Mayor Kroll, a victim the Apocalypse virus who was thought to have been cured, had a relapse and died. Tim, along with Nightwing, traveled abroad to chase Ra ‘s alabama Ghul and ensure that the plague will not come back full push. soon after, Robin met Impulse for the first time, while on a case in Virginia. While Tim ( along with Alfred ) was tracking down a group called White Heat and Mystral, Bart Allen ‘s school was at the same batch lodge on a school ski trip. Tim met Bart early in the trip, and once he saw him in uniform he was able to immediately guess who he was ( ascribable to Bart ‘s large feet and rampantly brown hair’s-breadth ) a lot to Bart ‘s surprise. This would mark the begin of a long and close friendship. Tim hated that he kept having to mislead Ariana—trouble seemed to come up everywhere, even at a scholar outing to “ Macbeth on the Beach ” where Tim had to avoid Helena Bertinelli from recognizing him. What ‘s more, Tim besides had to deal with the retain attention of Spoiler who kept making passes at him while as Robin. During the Final Night, the two of them were trapped in a snowdrift along with a hood who tried to kill them with a chain saw. Spoiler could not understand why Robin tried to save the hood trapped in the coke. While they were digging him out, however, they found a charwoman and her child trapped in the snow and rescued her. Stephanie realized that if they had n’t searched for the bend, they would have never found the mother and child. “ cosmopolitan ” Ulysses Armstrong got out on parole and Robin decided to drop him a visit at home, reminding him that he should stay in line. He knew that Armstrong would not do so, however, and certain enough the child soon joined up with the Toyman ( Winslow Schott ) to try and steal the miniature collection of a local character, Phillip Crouch. Robin tracked them to Crouch ‘s manor, where a fight broke out with some high-tech, deadly toys. Toyman betrayed Armstrong, however, and Robin had to rescue him and stop them both. Both were arrested. As a youthful child, Bruce Wayne enjoyed watching Roy Raymond, a television receiver criminologist. His son, Roy Raymond Jr., had a television receiver show where he called himself Manstalker, a testify of dramatizations of real crimes. Tim thought the display was a joke, but it could n’t take his mind off things—Ariana had been a little distant recently, and his acquaintance Ives was keeping secrets besides. On patrol, Robin found Slyfox and his crew trying to rob an insurance company, and Manstalker and his television receiver crew arrived on scene during a special episode. Robin had to destroy the tape in the camera before heading after the hoods, which he apprehended. While Spoiler was out getting into some perturb with Lynx and her goons, Tim was over at Ariana ‘s to spend some time with her. He got the traumatize of a life while they were entirely at her house and she walked out of her room in a aphrodisiac nightgown, wanting to sleep with him. Tim ultimately learned about the ridicule who had tried to rape her. Although it never got very far, but it left her feeling very frighten and vulnerable. Tim told her that he loved her and said it would be best if they waited, since they were so young. unfortunately, while Tim and Ariana were sharing a tender moment, her uncle and aunt walked in and saw them. Her uncle was not in the mood to listen for an explanation. Tim had to bible it before Vari strangled him. He decided to go on patrol, where he ran into Spoiler and she explained about Lynx ‘s Ghost Dragons. Robin agreed to work with her, but the Dragons proved besides much for them to handle and they had to back off. Robin knew he should tell her to give up being Spoiler, but he barely could n’t do it. soon, Tim learned that the alone confidential Ives was keeping was that he had a job dressing as a giant shiner at a syndicate restaurant. Ariana, however, was transferred to an all girl ‘s educate. Tim kept thinking about Spoiler, and when he went to meet her, he found out she had been kidnapped by Czonk, who was back to calling himself the Baffler. Despite being one of the dumbest goons in Gotham, the Baffler managed to tie up Robin and Spoiler and planned on leaving them to die in an previous project build that was being demolished. He knocked himself out, however, and so they ended up having to save him deoxyadenosine monophosphate well as themselves. Afterward, Robin told Stephanie she might have to stop being Spoiler. When he got home ( early on the next day ) he found his dad back from his late lecture tour—and Jack had spoken to Ariana ‘s uncle. Tim was grounded, but tied when forbidden from leaving his room he placid managed to solve a crime via watching the news .

second Sabbatical

During the Genesis crisis, Robin was ineffective to save a hood who tried to kill him from drowning. Feeling depressed, Robin however had to head for the front-lines—this fourth dimension literally. Armstrong was back, this time as the adviser to Ali Ben Khadir, a claimant to the throne of the Karoccan Emirate. His equal was being backed by Qurac. With Nightwing ‘s help and a Waynetech coal-black, Robin went over to the war-torn area ( the conflict was escalating with the appearance of more mercenaries on either side, such as Deadline ( whom Robin managed to easily take down ). Nightwing managed to stop two armies from clashing outside the capital while Robin penetrated Armstrong ‘s lair. He found that Armstrong and his employer had had a falling out, so the boy was arrested and Robin withdrew. Robin had Nightwing drop him off in France, saying that recently he ‘d been feeling lost and decided he needed to step back for a while. He thought Paris was the right field set to start, since his discipline had never in truth ended there. Knowing that Rahul Llama was dead, Tim decided to train in the class of the Iron Master, although he remained in his identity as Robin. He stopped a erstwhile student from stealing from the master and besides met a girl named Dava Sborscs. The daughter was there to learn a single move to add to her armory of deadly moves. She wanted to be able to fight in the war that was destroying her native country of Transbelvia. After she left, Lady Shiva arrived looking for her. Robin had to withdraw, leaving the Iron Master to fight her alone, and she killed him. King Snake was besides involved again, this meter selling weapons to Transbelvia. Robin went after Dava to warn her about Shiva. Back in Gotham, Jack Drake, Ariana, and Spoiler were all wondering what had happened to Tim. Robin found Dava, a rebel fighting against the oppressive regimen, and she has a secret—a limited chemical called Aramilla that allows her to move at super-speed. together, they easily took down some military thugs—but then Shiva turned up. not volition to step apart and let her murder Dava, Robin attacked. not even Shiva could stand up to Robin moving at super-speed. Losing manipulate, Robin beat her to death—just in time for King Snake to saunter in. While Dava fought King Snake and his minions, Robin performed CPR and managed to revive Shiva—unfortunately, she had absorbed some of the Aramilla, and at super-speed she took down all of King Snake ‘s men and went after him herself. Robin left them to fight each other and brought an hurt Dava to condom. But the war continued, and Robin decided it was ultimately time to return home. unfortunately, on the flight home, Gotham City was struck by the Cataclysm, a massive earthquake that leveled most of the city .

No Man ‘s Land

Robin joined with Batman and the rest of the “ family, ” overwhelmed at the dear total destruction of the stallion city. There was little that Robin could do in such chaos, and Batman had him stay out of most of the city. fortunately, the Drake home plate, in one of the outer neighboring communities, suffered merely minor damages and they were able to repair it. During the Aftershock, Ariana and Stephanie were both staying in a tax shelter with their families. Stephanie asked Robin to retrieve her costume, worried person would steal it and learn her secret. Cluemaster was waiting there, but Robin took him down and turned him in to the National Guard. unable to be with Ariana for a long time period of time, Robin began spending more and more clock time with Spoiler, causing Robin to realize that he did concern for her. however, before taking their newly relationship besides far, Tim decided that he to break things off with Ariana rather than keep leading her on ( the pair had been allowed to date again soon before ). fortunately, Ariana felt precisely the lapp way about a separation, although stating it was because they were besides young to be sol serious. Tim would late run into Ariana during an awkward meet upon Tim ‘s late return key from Keystone City. At this same meter, Robin besides became one of the charter members of Young Justice alongside Superboy and Impulse. Despite Superboy ‘s protests, Robin immediately became the team ‘s unofficial drawing card, due chiefly because of his train from Batman. Robin and Spoiler got along well—she did n’t pry any about his real number identity, and he could share being Robin with her. however, after their foremost actual date, Steph told him that she was pregnant. Robin was not the guilty party ( he was not even a distrust ) — she was actually about two months along—but he stood by her. Disguised as Alvin Draper, he went to Lamaze classes and told her that she had to give up being Spoiler until after the pamper was born. Later, Robin had to save his friends Ives and Hudson from Steeljacket. At school, a friend of Tim ‘s was found absolutely in the woods and two bullies were suspected of killing him. While Tim initially believed they were innocent, he soon found evidence of their guilt, which lead to their halt. With all of Gotham in ruins, Jack Drake decided the family should relocate from Gotham Heights for a while. He decided to move to Keystone City along with Dana, who was transferred there. When they arrived, Robin teamed up with the Flash ( Wally West ) to take on the Riddler and Captain Boomerang. They besides got some help from Superman to stop a fail threat. While they were in Keystone, Stephanie went into undertaking ( earlier than expected ) and needed a cesarean delivery. Flash got Robin back to Gotham in meter for him to come to the hospital and see her before the baby was born just as he promised her. The baby ( late revealed to be a girl ) was born and Stephanie gave the child up for borrowing as planned. Jack was ferocious with his son for obviously running base to Gotham—but admitted that he had hated Keystone and that he wanted to come back. Robin flush managed avail Shotgun Smith take down three grotesque thugs who held hostage an emergency room. now that he had returned, it was time for Robin to help with No Man ‘s Land. Recalled to Gotham City by Batman, Robin and Nightwing had to crawl through an across-the-board system of tunnels and metro chambers, as the bridges were all down and patrols kept them from going over the river. They had a scuffle with Tommy Mangles and Gearhead, but Nightwing well defeated them and got into the city. Robin was depressed by what he saw—despair and despair, people fighting to fair survive. Batman put Robin to work immediately, ordering him to track down a hoard of food from an previous shelter. Robin found it—and discovered the Ratcatcher there. Robin had to flee the Ratcatcher and his legions of rats—though a combination of fink bites and exposure to sewage gave him a fever. He managed to stay it off with some antibiotics he brought, and was found by a group of children known as the Wolflings, including a kid Robin knew from his school who was calling himself Aragoth. The Wolflings decided to find the stores, and Robin was besides vomit to follow them at first gear. The kids found it, but unfortunately so did the Ratcatcher—and sol did Mister Freeze. Robin managed to defeat both Freeze and Ratcatcher, arranging for them to be arrested. Batman was impressed with Robin ‘s actions. Robin did not have much prison term to recover, however, as he knew Batman and the others were fighting for their lives. Robin was captured by Killer Croc, who was planning an all out struggle with Penguin and his police allies. Alfred helped free Robin and he rallied with Bullock and Penguin to defeat Croc. He then had to make the intemperate decision to call his don and tell him that he was in Gotham—and there was no means extinct. Jack made a distribute of noise, and Washington took notice. federal agents were ordered to stage a rescue. Tim was told to come to Grant Park to be pulled out. The rescue site turned into a firefight, but Tim was successfully lifted out with some avail from the new Batgirl .

Brentwood Academy

Jack decided to enlist his son in Brentwood Academy, a individual high school not besides far from home. Because of all his absences, Jack besides insisted that Tim board at the school. His first roommate was Ali Ben Khadir, the religious leader of a small nation called Dhabar. Ali had a bodyguard, Zugir. Thankfully, Bruce assigned Alfred to be his personal valet for the pillow of the semester. Tim decided life at the school was n’t sol bad—he still got to see Spoiler and created a modern high-tech skateboard. There were some people who had been transformed into Man-Bat like creatures that warranted investigating. With help from Nightwing, he learned that the bats were Kirk and Francine Langstrom and their child. He had to ask Jason Bard for help. Bard had been entrusted with a serum by Man-Bat years ago. The serum worked on the parents, but the child was born in his stipulate .

Young Justice and the Teen Titans

much like Dick Grayson, Tim Drake has allied himself with the other superheroes in his age demographic. He by and large worked with only the Gotham City heroes, but on affair joins forces with heroes such as Superman, the Flash, Superboy ( who became Tim ‘s best supporter ) and Impulse. During one adventure where a pre-teen son was given god-like powers, Robin, Superboy and Impulse joined forces to defeat him. The male child workplace so well together that they created their own team of heroes called Young Justice. Robin acted as the leader of the team ( with Red Tornado acting as team mentor ) until the Imperiex War. Due to the team ‘s age, the then President Lex Luthor refused to let adolescent heroes on the frontline of the war. As such, Young Justice was forced to play the character of a space mobile checkup team, collecting injure heroes. During one of their missions, the group crashed onto Apokolips, where they would belated be captured and tortured. Robin discovered during those events that over half the team, Superboy, Wonder Girl, Impulse and Cissie King-Jones ( once Arrowette ), no longer trusted him. The cause of the newfangled misgiving came after the Justice League discovered that Batman kept eventuality plans on them in lawsuit they ever went rogue. As a consequence, the younger heroes begin to wonder if Robin, who had silent not revealed his true identity and kept most of himself hidden, might besides have plans to defeat or tied kill them. Secret, who has deep feelings for Robin, along with new members Empress and Lil ‘ Lobo, however, remained trust of Robin and english with him. still, feeling injury and unable to be a proper leader when only half the team trusted him, angstrom well as strained by assorted other problems in his personal life, Robin quit the team temporarily. Tim rejoined the team after having to go up against Bedlam a second time, during which his mysterious identity is revealed to his teammates. however, upon his refund the team refused to give him back the mantle of leader, and decided rather to elect their leader this time around. Tim lost to Wonder Girl, however the team continued to look at Tim as its tactical technical, aiding Wonder Girl, in leadership, like to Batman ‘s own position in the JLA. Unwilling to quit Young Justice a second clock time, Tim takes on the identity of “ Mister Sarcastic ” at a point where Young Justice agree to be become reality television receiver stars. soon after, Secret is turned evil by Darkseid and it is Tim ( not Robin ) who manages to save the world by reminding Greta of her humanity. soon after Young Justice and the Titans were approached by a company volunteer to support their super-heroic teams. Before anything could happen however, the team was attacked by a cyborg from the future, who then turned on a automatic Superman in an feat to save itself. The Superman Robot was out of command and while trying to shut it down, Donna Troy and Omen were murdered. Young Justice disbanded soon after, as did the Titans, both of who felt break following the losses of Donna and Lilith. Cyborg, Starfire and Beast Boy brought Robin, Superboy, Wonder Girl and Impulse ( later known as Kid Flash ) together to form the new Teen Titans. While Cyborg took the lead, Robin was often seen as the drawing card of the younger members, even going against the directly orders of the elder Titans. In the “ Titans Tomorrow ” storyline, Tim encountered his future self in the identity of Batman after his mentor died in a crisis. This future happened despite his repeat statement that he did not want to be the following Batman, and is rather contentedness being Robin. In this timeline, Tim was now the leader of the future Titans with himself as Batman. After Bruce Wayne ‘s death, Tim has the Titans take control of the entire West Coast. He orders any rebellions to be put down by Dark Raven absorbing the people ‘s free will and hope. He even hunts down most of Batman ‘s Rogue ‘s veranda and kills them with the pistol that was used to kill Thomas and Martha Wayne. As he explained to his younger self, “ It took me years to do it. ” He even began a relationship with Bettie Kane, who became his partner, Batwoman. He late killed her during an argument ; wracked with guilt, he makes a conduct with Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul to restore her using the Lazarus Pit. once revived, however, she joined the Titans East ( led by an older version of Cyborg ) and opposed him and his team. His latest victim before the younger adolescent Titans show up was Duela Dent, the Joker ‘s daughter, whom he apparently murdered out of retaliation for the death of assorted people including Cassandra Cain and Alfred Pennyworth.

War Games

just before The War Games floor bow, Tim ‘s father, Jack Drake, discovered Tim ‘s unavowed identity. Jack was enraged and threatened to expose the confidential identities of all those involved with Batman. Tim offered Jack a batch, in which he would give up his function as Robin to respect his church father ‘s wishes ; in rally, Jack would keep their secret identities dependable. After this, Stephanie Brown took over the character of Robin for a short period, until Batman fired her for disobeying orders. soon subsequently, a massive gang war ( which Stephanie starts unintentionally ) consumes Gotham City, and found its manner into Tim ‘s school. After assisting the Bat-Team to the best of his abilities, with no equipment or costume, Tim protected his classmates, but not without casualties. Tim then realized that he can not disregard his responsibilities and took up the Robin mantle again, against his church father ‘s wishes. When Jack found out that Tim was Robin again, he grudgingly realized how truly authoritative his son was to Gotham, despite the huge risk. Black Mask then captured and tortured Stephanie. She then apparently died from both her injuries and the froward negligence of Batman ‘s confidante Leslie Thompkins at the end of the fib discharge .

Identity Crisis and Blüdhaven

In Identity Crisis, Tim, along with the rest of the superhero community, tried to keep all of their sleep together ones safe after some tragic attacks come down upon the class members of the Justice League. One night, while Batman and Robin were investigating these crimes, they received an incoming infection from Oracle saying that Tim ‘s beget needed to speak to him immediately. It turns out that there is an intruder in the Drake home and a mysterious notice with a gun was left for Jack suggesting that he protect himself. Jack told Tim that he was proud of him, and that he is not responsible if something bad happened. The intruder turned out to be the hire cause of death Captain Boomerang. Jack fired as Captain Boomerang unleashed a razor boomerang and the two killed each early before Batman and Robin can make it back to the scene. Like Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, Tim Drake had now lost both of his parents to crime. Dana Drake, meanwhile, suffered from a dispatch mental dislocation upon discovering her conserve ‘s death, and Tim placed her in a mental hospital in Blüdhaven, where he took up residence as the city ‘s defender along with Batgirl. soon after, however, the city was destroyed during an attack by a group of super-villains, after which Dana disappeared. Whether she was killed or removed from continuity following the Infinite Crisis has not been explained. At around this time, Bruce Wayne offered to adopt Tim. Unwilling to take Bruce up on the offer, Tim hired an actor to arrive, claiming to be Tim ‘s Uncle Eddie. unfortunately, Batman cursorily discovered the ruse and confronted Tim about it. however, Bruce revealed that he is neither defeated nor angered by Tim ‘s actions, but in truth was greatly impress and alternatively offered to help teach Tim how to wholly cover all his tracks. soon subsequently, a military super-hero caption called The Veteran ( similar to Marvel Comics ‘ Captain America ) attempted to recruit Robin. Tim, now concerned with his own mission rather than Batman ‘s, took the Veteran ‘s offer under consideration and went on a mission with his team to get a palpate for the job. Tim finally turned down the offer .

Robin vs. Robin

Some time prior the events of Identity Crisis, Jason Todd returned, apparently from the dead, as the new Red Hood. Angered that person had replaced him as Robin, Jason broke into Titans Tower wearing a interpretation of his own Robin costume ( only previously seen in the back-pages of volume one-era Teen Titans ). Quickly immobilizing the early Titans, Jason confronted Tim to see if the new Boy Wonder was very a good as everyone claims. The two Robins fight, until at last Jason struck Tim gloomy in the Hall of Fallen Titans, where he besides raged at how he was forgotten by everyone. Although Drake was defeated, Jason demands to know if he still believed himself to be arsenic good as people say, to which Tim replied with a defiant “ Yes ” before Todd rendered him unconscious mind. Jason spared Tim ‘s life sentence, merely tearing off the ‘ R ‘ shaped emblem from his chest of drawers. In the epilogue of the history, Jason had developed a grudging sort of obedience for Tim, wondering if he would have been a better Robin and a better person, had he lived a life sentence like Tim ‘s and had actual friends like the Titans .

Infinite Crisis & 52

As of the events surrounding the Infinite Crisis storyline, Robin, along with the Veteran ‘s forces, defended the city of Blüdhaven against an army of OMACs who captured dozens of meta-humans for immediate extinction. After a virus deactivated the cyborg ( see besides : The OMAC Project ), Tim, the Shadowpact and the Veteran ‘s team accomplished the capture of the meta-humans. With Blüdhaven safe, Wonder Girl arrived on the scene asking Robin for serve. Along with the Teen Titans, the Doom Patrol and the Justice Society of America, he battled against Superboy-Prime, who had gone on a fierce assail of their universe ‘s Superboy. The fight overwhelmed Conner ‘s body to the point where it began eating away at itself for energy. After Robin ‘s deviation from Blüdhaven, the city was destroyed by the Society. Although he worried about his stepmother, his “ uncle ”, and Nightwing, Tim continued to Titans Tower. He then lead a successful assail into one of Lex Luthor ‘s familial inquiry bases to find a cure for Superboy. With Blüdhaven hush in chaos, Superman left Robin in dominate of all the superhero rescue efforts. however, when the politics put the city on complete lock down, the Titans were kicked out. Following the discovery of Superboy ‘s death in the North Pole, Robin joined the remainder of the world ‘s heroes in a final battle against the Secret Society of Super Villains in Metropolis. Although the heroes won the conflict, many on both sides are injured and killed. After the Infinite Crisis, Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, and Tim Drake retraced Bruce Wayne ‘s master travel around the world in his quest to become Batman ( see besides : 52 ). At a ceremony honoring Superboy one year after his death, Robin attended in a new costume primarily bolshevik and black. When asked why, he explained that they were Conner ‘s colors .

One class by and by

After spending closely a year away from home after the events of the Infinite Crisis, Tim was the first to return to Gotham following his trip with Batman and Nightwing. He received a message from an strange source telling him that if he did not return to the states, Batgirl would be killed. Tim moved into the Wayne Estate, living in the Carriage House, which had been converted into a loft and Robin ‘s newly “ nest ”. Upon his fall to Gotham, Robin went in search of Batgirl, entirely to be attacked in an bowling alley. Using his “ R ” shaped throwing stars, he purportedly killed his opposition, which he realized was Lynx ( who already had died while battling Batgirl ) dressed in a Batgirl costume. After doing an in-depth probe, Tim discovered that the kidnapper is in truth Cassandra Cain, who had become the leader of a splinter cell of the League of Assassins. Cassandra orchestrated her “ kidnap ” and the release of her church father, David Cain, as a plan to convince Robin to join her. Robin refused, and after a drawn-out conflict, she escaped. soon after, Batman approached Tim and once again made him the offer of being adopted. After the events of the past years, Tim this clock time accepted the offer, and became Bruce Wayne ‘s legal son. At the like time, Tim had retaken restraint of the Teen Titans, which during his absence suffered many upheavals and changes in the roll. At first, the team was comprised entirely of himself, Kid Devil and Ravanger. soon after, he manages to assemble Cyborg, Wonder Girl, Raven, Miss Martian, and a resurrect Jericho into the team ‘s ranks. unfortunately, soon after the team got reassembled, they were attacked by Deathstroke the Terminator and his own squadron of Titans, he dubbed “ The Titans East ”. During their battle with the group, Robin discovered that Batgirl was under the same thinker control serum that Deathstroke used on Ravanger. Using a remedy he developed, he freed Cassandra from Deathstroke ‘s control. unfortunately, hush driven by a thirst for vengeance, Cassandra did not immediately return to the Gotham with him. She would late rejoin the Batman Family, and in fact be adopted by Batman curtly before his “ end ”. During his time with the fresh Titans, Tim developed an uneasy romantic relationship with Wonder Girl, both of whom were still having difficultly letting go of the loss of Superboy. Despite several kisses, and attempts at a amatory relationship, they continued to back out at the last minute from making anything good. soon after, the Titans were shocked to learn that their honest-to-god friend and teammate Bart Allen had been murdered by the Flash Rogues. The personnel casualty of Kid Flash, and his upset personal life, led Robin to become a cold and more detached drawing card with the Titans .

Batman R.I.P .

In the months that follow, Robin began to catch glimpses of a conversant purple costume around Gotham City, and began to question whether or not person had taken up the Spoiler mantel, once worn by his die girlfriend Stephanie Brown. He voiced these concerns to Batman who seemed both unsurprised and uninterested, which infuriated Tim. last, Robin confronts the modern Spoiler, and discovered that it is in fact Stephanie. She reveals to him that Doctor Thompkins faked her death, so as to allow her to escape from the dangerous life of being a vigilante, and that the pair of them left for Africa following the gang war. Batman revealed that he had suspected that truth for a long clock that Stephanie was not dead, and this was why he never put her Spoiler or Robin costumes in a trophy sheath. soon after, Batman became targeted by a group calling themselves the Black Glove. Their attacks became so intense that they apparently drive Batman insane, and he disappears, leaving Robin alone to defend the city. He enlisted the aid of Spoiler, who unfortunately was ordered by Batman to interfere with his solve, in order to help make him a better hero. As such, Spoiler hired consort villains and assassins in order to force Robin to up his crippled. Spoiler went therefore army for the liberation of rwanda as to enlist the avail of Robin ‘s old foe, Ulysses Armstrong AKA the General. unfortunately, Ulysses was agile to betray Spoiler, due to his vendetta against Robin. Upon discovering that Spoiler had been orchestrating everything, Robin broke off all ties with her, and ordered her never to again don her costume. interim, Robin was forced to battle against his assume older brother Jason Todd, who started a crowd war in an attack to gain command over the gangs. Jason attempted to coax Robin to join him, but Tim refused, due to his disagreeing with Jason ‘s methods. During the fight that followed, Jason was defeated due to the combined efforts of Robin, a gang extremity shooting Jason in the stifle, and the arrival of person claim to be a new Red Robin, an identity previously used by Jason Todd. Robin began to investigate the modern Red Robin and discovered it to be Ulysses. Although Robin managed to temporarily defeat him, he had late been led into a ambush purportedly set by Ulysses ‘ partner, Anarky. Robin was closely killed in a warehouse explosion, but managed to somehow survive, though he suffered from extreme burns to the back of his head. It was subsequently revealed that the substantial Anarky had been left in a paralytic state thanks to Ulysses, who has usurped the Anarky identity. Upon discovering this, Robin donned the hood and cape of the Red Robin, and went out to confront Ulysses. Although he managed to defeat him, it came at the loss of several civilian casualties. however, in the end, Robin managed to bring an end to the gang war, and created a irregular sum of peace throughout the city. As a resultant role of his actions and the continue absence of Batman, Commissioner Gordon opted to have a Robin Signal made, therefore making Robin the city ‘s primary defender. While appreciating the gesture, Robin requested they go back to the Bat-signal so as to make the city believe that Batman was still about. due to the events that were occurring in Gotham needing his full attention, Robin decided that it was clock time to step down as drawing card of the Teen Titans and gave leadership over to Wonder Girl. Around this time, it was revealed that Batman ‘s slip into rabies and supposed disappearance was in fact an complicate plan created by Batman to draw out the Black Glove. Although through the unite efforts of Batman and his allies, and the Black Glove was defeated, Batman was purportedly killed in a helicopter crash battling the group ‘s leader. It was Robin who informed Commissioner Gordon of the true events. In truth, however, Batman survived the crash, and later joined the Justice League during the events of the Final Crisis. unfortunately, Batman was apparently killed during his final confrontation with the new deity, Darkseid, therefore leaving Dick, Cassandra, Jason, and Tim once again orphaned. Following the loss of Batman, Tim was forced to face a ghost from his by, the Obeah Man, who had managed to bribe his way out of prison. Refusing to let the man who killed his mother get off true justice, Tim followed him to Haiti, where the Obeah Man attempted to drive Tim harebrained with gases and especial effects. Tim, however, made shortstop influence of the Obeah Man and sent him back to imprison, using Wayne Enterprise ‘s lawyers, thus giving Tim concluding closure on his mother ‘s death .

Battle for the Cowl

In the months that followed, the Bat-Family was trying urgently to bring order to Gotham. Dick led the attempt but refused to become Batman despite Tim ‘s urging. interim, a man impersonating Batman began his war on crime using deadly tactics and leaving slips of paper saying “ I AM BATMAN ”. Tim found that the imposter was none early than Jason, and he began a search to stop him, even dressing up as Batman himself in club to demonstrate how the substantial Batman would have acted. Tim found Jason ‘s Batcave in a metro station, and was saved from a booby trap by Catwoman, who knew Tim was behind the masquerade. Jason ambushed them, disposing of Catwoman, and then getting into a fight with Tim before impaling him in the chest of drawers with a batarang, proclaim, “ One more to go. ” thankfully, the kevlar re-enforcement of the Bat-suit that Tim used protected him from being killed, although it did leave him extensively injured. still, Tim managed to have enough intensity to attempt an evasion, but a combination of injury and blood-loss found himself excessively fallible to get far. Jason caused his base to explode by dueling Nightwing, and the base began to cave in on itself. fortunately, Damian, along with the Squire, managed to rescue Tim before he could fall to his death .

Red Robin

soon after, Dick at last agreed to take on the mantel of the Batman. unfortunately, a lot to Tim ‘s shock, Dick did not ask him to continue as Robin. Stating that Tim was more his adequate and ally than protege, Dick alternatively offered the cape of Robin to Damian. Feeling betray and infuriate, Tim left. Whether due to his refusal to let go of another father or something else, Tim came to the impression that Bruce was still active somewhere in the universe. As such, he left Gotham behind in order to begin his search. But as he was no longer the Boy Wonder, he took on a mantle previously worn by Jason : the Red Robin. Tim began traveling around the world looking for Bruce Wayne. Tim cut himself off from the rest of the Bat-Family, who all believed he was having problems due to the shock of losing his mentor. Tim, however, managed to get proof of Bruce Wayne ‘s retain being, and besides managed to cripple Ra ‘s alabama Ghul ‘s organization. In response, Ra ‘s promised an assail to destroy everything the Wayne Family had built in Gotham. While travelling around the populace, Tim was called back to Gotham to help Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne who – in their roles as Batman and Robin – were fending off an united states army of zombie-like Black Lanterns in Gotham after millions of dead heroes and villains came spinal column to life ascribable to a Black Lantern ring, like to the Green Lanterns ‘ rings. Tim was able to hold his own as Red Robin, and after saving Tammy Fox, the two rushed back to Gotham. One of the first actions Tim took upon arriving in Gotham was defeating Killer Moth. After capturing Moth, Tim began to contemplate ways in which to find and save Batman from the past, but not before turning his attention back towards Ra ‘s plans against Wayne ‘s family. Tim headed to the Batcave hop to find Dick, but rather finds Stephanie Brown, who was now the new Batgirl. Reluctant at first, the two joined forces and managed to rescue Leslie Thompkins from assassins, and were late joined by Tim ‘s ally from the League of Assassins, Pru .

New 52

Tim Drake, Batman ‘s erstwhile buddy, is rear in action when an international constitution seeks to capture, kill or corrupt super-powered teenagers. As Red Robin, he ‘s going to have to team up with the mysterious and belligerent power station thief known as Wonder Girl and the hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash to stand any find at all against a animation, breathing weapon with roots in another global. He is promptly developing feelings for the Metahuman Powerhouse Cassandra “ Wonder Girl ” Sandsmark .

DC Rebirth

After his clock as Red Robin, Tim started to operate under the mantle of “ Drake. ” however, in the absence of Damian Wayne, he shed this name and once again began operating as Robin. After again breaking up with Stephanie Brown, Tim goes on a journey of self-discovery and realizes he is bisexual and starts dating old acquaintance Bernard Dowd

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Powers and Abilities

Martial Arts Master: Tim has been trained by Batman, Nightwing, Batgirl, Lady Shiva and assorted others in a broad assortment of soldierly arts disciplines which include but are not limited to Kung Fu, Aikido, Jeet Kune Do, Escrima, Krav Maga, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Wing Chun, Hapkido, Karate, Savate, Kendo, Ninjitsu, Tai Chi, Leopard Kung Fu and Biangan. His abilities with the bo-staff gives him an extra edge with his crusade. He has besides been considered the most skilled hero in all the DC Universe with his choose weapon of choice though there is a another combatant who is rightfully the most skilled with their weapon of choice in all the DC Universe. Although he has not mastered near as many fighting styles as his mentors, he has managed to use the aim given to be considered a highly skilled combatant. Escapologist: Batman and Nightwing have trained Red Robin to be skilled in escaping from any trap, lock or captivity, ranging from the most simplistic of handcuffs to the most elaborate of cages .
Gifted Intellect: His naturally eminent intellectual allows him to excel in calculator science and more importantly as a skilled detective. further more, Tim obviously has a firm clasp of assorted scientific techniques including biology, mastermind and genetics, which he has been shown to use in his attempts at re-cloning Superboy. Batman states that Tim could potentially be smarter and better than himself. The Batman has trained him in many disciplines, such as forensic, criminology, acrobatics, stealth, disguise, and escapology. Master Detective: His ability to deduce the secret identities of superheroes on his own has been used to underscore his skill. Among the identities used in this way are the Batman, both of his predecessors as Robin, the Huntress, Impulse, the Flash, and Captain Marvel. Master Tactician and Strategist: Tim, much like Dick Grayson is besides a bright and experience strategist with impressive leadership skills, having served as drawing card to the Teen Titans, Young Justice, and even being placed in charge of the rescue efforts of Blüdhaven by Superman, following the attack made by Deathstroke and his fellow villains. In recent times, he has managed to orchestrate the unite master of the Gotham Street Gangs, frankincense reducing the threats they pose to the city .

Paraphernalia

Robin Costume 1: Drake ‘s master costume was slightly different from that of his predecessors as supplied by Batman to give him a quantify of increased protection. It includes an armored tunic, a cape that is black on the outside though even yellow on the inside, and green leggings. other details include an armored gorget, jika-tabi style boots, an hand brake “ R ” shuriken on his chest of drawers in addition to the traditional batarangs, a utility belt that is less bulky, and a collapsible bo staff as primary weapon. There is besides a general change of the theme of the equipment from “ Bat ” to “ Robin ” Robin Costume 2: Tim updated his costume to match Superboy ‘s black and red tinge scheme as court to his late friend. These updates include long sleeves, the elimination of the greens from the suit, the accession of scallops to his gloves and cape, and inclusion of a utility belt with pockets. The scallops on the cape give an illusion of feathers quite than bat-wings, as seen on the cape of the Batman. The conventionalized “ R ” on Robin ‘s breast has been replaced with a more traditional one, though its appearance varies from artist to artist. Robin retains his “ R ” shurikens, but he immediately carries them in his swath as opposed to his tunic. During a brief period where he suffered damaging burns, Tim temporarily wore the Red Robin hood and cape, which covered his head and offered him glider capabilities. Batman Costume: With Batman purportedly dead and Dick Grayson refusing to become Batman, Tim temporarily assumes the mantle, by wearing Bruce ‘s old blasphemous and grey costume, with the jaundiced background emblem surrounding the Bat on his thorax. He continues to carry his bo-staff. Red Robin Costume: With Damian now assuming the role as the fifth Robin, Tim adopted the wide uniform of Red Robin. This costume seems to contain a mixture of both Tim ‘s erstwhile Robin uniforms, vitamin a well as Batman ‘s. The uniform is comprised of black leggings and boots, a red tunic similar to that of Dick Grayson ‘s old Robin tunic, though lacking the ‘ R ‘ emblem. He wears a utility swath, again like to the one wear by Dick Grayson while as Robin, lone of a slightly larger size. He then has a chest harness, that is connected by the Red Robin symbol. ultimately, he wears a black hood and cape. Rather than using throwing stars or batarangs like earlier, Tim now uses Red Robin throwing disks. He does, however, continue to use his collapsible bo-staff as his elementary weapon. Red Robin Costume 2: With a few minor alterations by Alfred, Tim begins patrolling with a new version of the Red Robin costume. The hip-flaps are replaced with a more streamline look and the heavy leather is replaced ( or at least lessened ). Tim returns to a utility program belt more like his former Robin costume ( arguably more Batman in nature, american samoa well, ditching the reduce rod-canisters in favor of the alloy, square “ pouch ” -style ). It seems, if the cover of Red Robin 13 is anything to go off of, that Tim has developed a kind of Red Robin-branded batarang of his own to replace the throw disks. Transportation : Tim first fomite was the Redbird car. It is able of morphing between a highly armored battle vehicle and a normal looking cable car. With the fade of Batman, Robin has besides begun using the Batmobile. Robin Weapons: “ R ” shurikens, Batarangs, extendible staff given to him by Lady Shiva. He besides much uses a slingshot. Red Robin Weapons: Red Robin emblem throwing disks, collapsible bo-staff, grappling hooks .

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In early Media

television

DC Animated Universe

Young Justice

Titans

Tim will appear as Robin in the third gear season of Titans played by Jay Lycurgo .

other

  • Tim Drake appears in the Teen Titans Go! episode “The Best Robin”, voiced by Scott Menville. His portrayal in the series is more serious and grim compared to his comic counterpart.
  • Tim’s Robin outfit appears briefly in the Justice League Action episode “Play Date”.

film

Tim Drake appears as Red Robin in the Batman Unlimited film series .

Gotham by Gaslight

Tim appears as a street orphan in the 2018 animated adaptation of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight .

Main article: crimson Robin ( Batman Ninja )

Tim appears in one of the scenarios for A Death in the Family. During a confrontation with Two-Face, he saves Jason ‘s life and persuades him not to kill the criminal. Charmed with Tim ‘s optimism, Jason decide to take him on as his buddy : Bat-Kid.

Video Games

LEGO Video Games

Tim Drake serves as Robin in the LEGO Batman series and the cross-over LEGO Dimensions. He later appears as the Red Robin in LEGO DC Super-Villains .
Tim Drake will appear as Robin in the approaching video game Gotham Knights voiced by Sloane Morgan Siegel .

trivium

  • DC editors named the character Tim after director Tim Burton[1] who also helped select his costume redesign.in the same year of Tim Drake’s debut after the film’s release.
  • Tim was killed in a alternate universe by a unknown League of Assassins operative. He was beaten to death and then his head was decapitated and sent to Bruce Wayne’s house in a brown box.
  • Tim was somewhat unique among the Batman Family vigilantes in that both of his parents were alive when he began his hero career. He has however, since lost both his parents to violence just like Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, and Jason Todd.
  • Tim’s best friend was Superboy, followed closely by Bart Allen and Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark).
  • Nightwing is like a brother to him emotionally. Both Dick and Tim, along with Cassandra Cain and Jason Todd were all adopted by Bruce Wayne.
  • Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) was his favorite superhero and a good friend of his.
  • Tim’s girlfriends have been surrounded by dangerous circumstances: Ariana Dzerchenko, daughter of a deli owner targeted and murdered by the Russian mob; gang leader Lynx who’s brother was murdered and who she herself has been killed, resurrected and killed again; Darla Aquista, daughter of a mafia boss who later is killed and resurrected as a witch-demon; fellow vigilante Spoiler, daughter of the Cluemaster and who faked her own death, with whom he has his longest relationship; and even Marvel Universe’s Jubilee who’s parents were murdered by the mob.
  • Both Superboy & Impulse (in an issue of Young Justice) once commented on how “their” comics had been canceled yet some heroes, who were no less worthy just seem to go on, at this point Robin walks in and both of his friends give him the “evil” eye when he asks “what?”
  • Tim has been propositioned for sex twice in the comics. First by his now ex-girlfriend Ariana and later by his former-teammate Ravager. On both occasions he refused (although with the latter he was forced to handcuff Rose in order to stop her).
  • Tim has assumed the Batman mantle twice. Once when he and Batman switched ages during the Sins of the Youth Young Justice storyline and again when Bruce Wayne was seemingly killed and Nightwing refused to take up the cape and cowl. Tim is supposedly destined to become Batman in an alternate future.
  • In the course of two years (continuity-wise), Tim has had his father, Superboy, Spoiler, Kid Flash, Blue Beetle, and possibly even his stepmother Dana, die on him. Superboy, Kid Flash, and Spoiler did not, however, “stay dead”.
  • Tim’s birthday is July 19th.
  • In LEGO Batman: The Videogame, Robin’s costume and mask is based off of Tim Drake’s original comic book appearance, only difference was the sleeves on the arms were short (with green gloves) in the comics but the sleeves were long (with black gloves) as a LEGO minifigure.
    • His original costume barely resemble Dick Grayson’s costume from “Batman Forever” due to the long green sleeves and black gloves.
    • His original hairpiece and cape is based off of Dick Grayson’s original hair style and yellow cape in the comics.
  • In Batman: The Animated Series, Dick Grayson’s Robin costume is exactly the same as Tim Drake’s original costume in the comics.

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