Timothy Drake (New Earth)

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Real Name

Timothy Jackson “ Tim ” Drake-Wayne

Main Alias

Red Robin

Other Aliases

Alvin Draper, [ 1 ]
Caroline Hill [ 2 ]

Caroline Hill


[ 3 ]
( father, deceased ),
( beget, deceased ),
( former step-mother ),
( adoptive father ),
( adoptive brother ),
( adoptive buddy ),
( adopted brother ),
( adoptive sister )

Charles Drake (grandfather), Jack Drake (father, deceased), Janet Drake (mother, deceased), Dana Winters-Drake (former step-mother), Bruce Wayne (adoptive father), Damian Wayne (adoptive brother), Dick Grayson (adoptive brother), Jason Todd (adoptive brother), Cassandra Cain (adoptive sister)


Teen Titans,
Batman Family,
Batman Inc.,
Wayne Enterprises ·
Young Justice,
Justice League Task Force


Base Of Operations

Gotham City · Titans Tower, San Francisco





Secret Identity



Marital Status



Vigilante, Adventurer, Student












New Earth


Marv Wolfman · Pat Broderick

First Appearance
Batman #436
(August, 1989)
Quote1.png Since that night at the circus when I first saw him swooping down from the darkness… from the point Dick joined him– Batman and Robin have meant everything to me. I’ve followed them both… I know them so well. I knew when Dick left to become Nightwing. I knew when Jason came and became Robin… and I knew when Jason died. And I saw how Batman changed without there being a Robin to care about. Look, I never wanted this for myself… but I wanted Batman and Robin back together the way they should be. And if Dick won’t become Robin again… someone else has to! Quote2.png

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Tim Drake is a vigilante and member of the Batman Family. He became the third Robin at a young senesce, succeeding Jason Todd as Batman ‘s buddy. finally, he would be forced to give up the identity of Robin and begin wearing the costume of Red Robin when he was replaced by Damian Wayne.

early liveliness

Main article: Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying Timothy Drake was the entirely son of Jack and Janet Drake and was raised in a affluent family. As a small son, Tim was taken to Haly ‘s Circus, where he met Dick Grayson and the Flying Graysons, the lapp day as their deaths, which he witnessed and would never forget. Years late, Tim saw footage of Batman and Robin apprehending the Penguin and noticed Robin ‘s alone acrobatics, which reminded him of Dick Grayson. Making use of impressive deductive abilities, Tim pieced together the truth behind Batman and Robin ‘s identities and followed their careers very closely. Tim flush noticed Grayson ‘s change of identity to Nightwing and Jason Todd becoming the second Robin .

Becoming Robin

At the age of 13, after the end of Jason at the hands of the Joker, Tim, from his observations, noticed a change in Batman ‘s personality, who was grieving over his bankruptcy, and went on a pursuit to reunite Batman and Nightwing, hoping to return the Dynamic Duo back to basics. When Dick refused to give up his new side to once again work as Robin, Tim volunteered to become the newest robin, but Batman refused. however, when Batman and Nightwing found themselves trapped in a situation with Two-Face, Tim donned the Robin costume and, with Alfred ‘s avail from the Batcave, managed to rescue them. Impressed, Batman accepted Tim as the new Robin on a trial basis. Tim trained for the role over several months – first base with Alfred, then Batman and last Nightwing. While educate, the Obeah Man captured Tim ‘s parents during a slip to the Caribbean. During the kidnap, his mother was killed, and his beget was left with paralysis, despite Batman ‘s assistant. Tim ‘s beget now required the care of a personal nanny Dana Winters. After assisting in the frustration of the Scarecrow, [ 4 ] Batman ultimately deemed Tim was ready to fulfill his role as the new Robin and was gifted a costume singular from the former two. [ 5 ]

Starting on the path

Main article: Robin Vol 1 Though ultimately in costume, Tim had cold feet about his abilities as a crime fighter, but Bruce told him that he had every confidence in Tim being his fresh partner. Bruce besides confided in Tim that he was looking for person with smarts, not just guts, and Tim had that and more .
however, Tim ‘s training was n’t over, and Bruce had Tim sent oversea on a tour to continue learning. His inaugural barricade was Paris, to learn from Rahul Lama, a Tibetan martial arts overlord. In Paris, Tim crossed paths with some thugs working for King Snake, who was himself being shadowed by Lady Shiva. Tim, Shiva and a man named Clyde Rawlins all worked together to take down King Snake ‘s heroin traffic in the area. however, they learned that his operation was much larger, and that King Snake was working on weaponizing the Bubonic Plague in Hong Kong. The group traveled to Hong Kong to stop the operation, and Shiva continued to train with Robin. It was during this time that Time acquired his iconic collapsible fighting staff. once they breached King Snake ‘s lair in Hong Kong, Clyde was killed by King Snake. Robin managed to defeat the villain, but refused to kill him when Shiva ordered him to. With the day saved, Tim returned to Gotham, ready to take his place alongside the Batman. When he was ultimately ready for patrol in Gotham, Tim was given particular instructions by Batman that, whenever Tim came across a known cause of death such as Joker or Two-Face, he was supposed to withdraw and summon help .


Main article: Batman: Knightfall
soon after Tim started patrols, Bruce took another apprentice and assigned Robin to train Jean-Paul Valley. [ 6 ] Robin and Azrael stopped a couple crimes in advancement together, [ 7 ] including rescuing Lucius Fox from a supervillain known as Cypher. [ 8 ] When Killer Croc reappeared in Gotham, Bruce was temporarily indisposed, and Tim gave Jean-Paul the Batsuit so they could fight Croc together as Batman and Robin. however, Bane appeared and defeated Croc himself. [ 9 ] Tim was in Gotham City when Bane broke open Arkham Asylum, unleashing about every inmate into the city, [ 10 ] and was the first to suggest to Batman that Bane was responsible. He set out with Batman to clean up the streets, [ 10 ] together recapturing Bird, the Ventriloquist, [ 11 ] Mr. Zsasz, [ 12 ] Firefly [ 13 ] and the Riddler. [ 14 ] belated, Robin was briefly captured by Bane but managed to escape thanks to Killer Croc, who wanted revenge on Bane defeating him early. [ 15 ] During one of their stopping point missions, Robin tried to help Bruce against Two-Face, but Bruce denied Tim the casual, fearing for his base hit. [ 16 ] however, Robin and Alfred went looking for Two-Face anyhow. Batman had been captured by Two-Face because of his increasing debilitation, and together Robin and Alfred managed to capture the villain however again. Batman was grateful for Robin ‘s perseverance. [ 17 ] In Batman ‘s climactic conflict last confronting Bane, Robin and Azrael summoned to aid in the fight but arrived excessively late. When they had gotten to Batman ‘s localization, Bane had broken his back and threw him from a rooftop in business district Gotham. The sidekicks acquired an ambulance and took Bruce back to the Batcave. [ 18 ] arsenic soon as Bruce recovered his consciousness, Tim was asked to give Jean-Paul the curtain of the Bat, as Gotham was in awful need of Batman. [ 19 ] however, Tim cursorily noticed Jean-Paul losing his humanity as the responsibility and power went to his head. While they were out on a mission, Robin was dragged along to witness Jean-Paul ‘s newfound brutality and for this reason, was not present when his don Jack and Dr. Kinsolving were kidnapped from Drake Manor. [ 20 ] Tim tried to rationality with Jean-Paul once again, but all he managed was to get pushed away from the crime-fighting team. Robin witnessed Bane ‘s frustration at the hands of Jean-Paul and how the winner spared Bane ‘s life. This event changed Robin ‘s mentality about Jean-Paul, and he admitted that he earned the right to be called Batman. [ 21 ]

Flying Solo

Tim soon learned that Jean-Paul did n’t want him as his buddy and blocked about every entrance to the Batcave. [ 22 ] however, he entered the Batcave as Robin using an capture Jean-Paul did n’t know about and he tried to take his own fomite the Redbird with him. unfortunately, he was confronted by Jean-Paul, who about killed him, but Robin escaped with his motorbike anyhow. [ 23 ] late, Tim met up with his girlfriend Ariana Dzerchenko for their first date in weeks, doing his best to put Jean-Paul, Bruce and even his Dad ‘s disappearance aside for a few hours but, alternatively, he stopped a group of thugs called the Speedboyz that were causing trouble. [ 24 ] Tim went after the villain called the Cluemaster and met the vigilante Spoiler for the beginning fourth dimension while on the case. Robin used his detective skills to deduce that Spoiler was the Cluemaster ‘s daughter Stephanie Brown. With some help from Spoiler, Robin was saved from a dangerous position while fighting the villain, and Cluemaster was sent back to imprison. [ 25 ] Robin bumped into Huntress and helped her stop a gang war with Mandy Paul. Tim reaffirmed that while he had deduced her real identity, he had never told Batman. The conflict was complicated by a condemnable calling himself Deathangel, who claimed to be killing people to sent them to God. The heroes stopped Deathangel and Mandy Paul, and Robin kept Huntress from executing them. [ 26 ] [ 27 ] Afterwards, Tim felt the want to assist Jean-Paul in locating the serial cause of death Abattoir, but by the clock time he managed to locate the killer ‘s hideout, Jean-Paul was already confronting him on a nearby foundry. Robin tried to get there in time to help Batman, but he could only witness how Jean-Paul refused to help as Abattoir fell to his death in a tub of fade metal. [ 28 ]


Main article: Batman: KnightsEnd soon after this, Tim was beaming to hear from Bruce and learn that he had rescued his father from his kidnap. [ 29 ] Once Bruce and Jack returned to Gotham, Tim informed Bruce about Jean-Paul ‘s fatal actions as Batman and his bastardization of the mantle. Bruce, disappointed, vowed to fight Jean-Paul for the mantle of the Bat after an intensive aim and a procedure to heal his broken back. [ 30 ] While Bruce trained with Lady Shiva, Robin and Nightwing were asked to keep a close eye on Jean-Paul. [ 31 ] [ 32 ] The two of them went to the Batcave and placed surveillance equipment to monitor all of Jean-Paul ‘s activities. After this, they were shocked to see Jean-Paul acting as a lunatic, talking to himself entirely in the cave. [ 33 ] When everything was ready, Robin and Nightwing joined Batman on his final confrontation with Jean-Paul, but they were sidetracked by the bodyguards of Penn Selkirk, who were trying to kill Catwoman. [ 34 ] After dealing with them, they witnessed the crusade between Bruce and Jean-Paul until Bruce was apparently killed inside an exploding Batmobile [ 35 ] but had escaped just in time. [ 36 ] Bruce defeated Jean-Paul and took back the mantel of the Bat. Tim was ecstatic over the victory, and the Dynamic Duo were reunited, back in action. [ 37 ]


Main article: Batman: Prodigal After all the tension he had been under to get his curtain back, Bruce decided he needed some time off, and this time he handed the cape over to the correct person Dick Grayson. [ 38 ] [ 39 ] Robin and the new Batman got along big, working against the likes of Two-Face. In his home life, Tim kept trying to make it up to his girlfriend Ari, who he kept by chance ignoring due to his crimefighting, while his dad kept insisting the two contribution some bond clock because of his absence. Jack besides hired Dana Winters to be his personal physical therapist. [ 40 ] Dick returned the Batman curtain to Bruce when he was finally ready to use it again, and Bruce redesigned his costume to be blue than ever before. [ 41 ] Robberies were up recently, and Batman discovered that person was sending identical cripple clues to the patrol department from inwardly Blackgate Prison. Figuring it was the Cluemaster, the villain refused to talk to anyone except for Robin. At Blackgate, Cluemaster told Tim that he was being blackmailed to plan crimes by some thugs on the external and that they had kidnapped Stephanie to ensure his cooperation. Batman and Robin tracked down their lair, and Robin saved Stephanie ‘s animation. After changing into her Spoiler costume, Stephanie told the copulate that Cluemaster had conned them and was in on the whole thing. together, Robin and Spoiler rounded up the perch of Cluemaster ‘s men, and Spoiler acted like the whole thing was a date, despite Tim ‘s protestations that it was serious business ( and that he had a girlfriend already ). [ 42 ] After days of crimefighting, Tim learned that his girlfriend Ari had fugitive from her uncle ‘s house and was hiding in Tim ‘s bedroom. Her uncle had decided they would move after his shop class was attacked by gang members. interim, Tim ‘s father ‘s physical flight simulator had worked wonders on Jack, and he was up and walking about with a cane thanks to her. [ 43 ] Ariana ‘s family was able to remain in the city thanks to a small help from Bruce Wayne. Bruce arranged for Wayne Enterprises to buy Ari ‘s uncle ‘s memory at a very generous price, enough for the class to open another store in a better Gotham region. Ari would tied be able to go to the same school as Tim, and Tim was identical grateful. That night on patrol, he heard that Killer Moth had broken out. Figuring Moth for a low-level menace, Robin went after him on his own but had n’t realized that Moth had sold his soul to Neron and turned himself into a moth monster. [ 44 ] Though Robin was about killed, he scantily survived, and Moth escaped. Robin met the new Green Arrow around that time. green Arrow and Spoiler joined Robin to take down some gunrunners who were selling guns around Tim ‘s high school. One of Tim ‘s classmates Karl Ranck had been shot outside the school after getting in a battle with the gunrunners using one of his forefather ‘s sidearms. Tim was sol angry that the beat-down he gave the gunrunners might have been a lot worse had Stephanie and Connor not been there. Robin and Spoiler went after the man who shot Karl but they had to be saved by Batman, who was not happy that Robin decided to go after the gang without more backup. He besides reminded Tim that Karl had made the choice to pick up the gun and become a target. [ 45 ]

contagious disease

Main article: Batman: Contagion When the Apocalypse Virus broke out in Gotham, Batman assigned Tim to find the plague survivor Kendall Stuart. [ 46 ] He reluctantly teamed up with Catwoman [ 47 ] and Azrael, but Robin failed his deputation when Stuart was shot all in by the order of St. Dumas. [ 48 ] Tim, Nightwing and Huntress tried to suppress the rioters as the virus continued to spread, but Tim himself became infected when one of the rioters spit in his face. [ 49 ] Tim was clinging to life fighting the virus in the Batcave and was saved precisely in meter when Azrael deciphered the remedy. Despite still recovering, Tim dutifully helped the respite efforts even in his weakened state. [ 50 ] Around this time, Tim learned that his girlfriend Ariana had developed a jealousy over Stephanie, who, because of their secret crime-fighting partnership, Tim had been spending more time with than her. [ 51 ] The Apocalypse Virus resurfaced, having been discovered to have never been cured, and Tim still had it in a dormant state. [ 52 ] The heroes learned that Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul was in control of the virus, hoping that it would wipe out Gotham. [ 53 ] Batman destroyed the last of the plague in Gotham, and Robin pursued Ra ‘s across the earth with Huntress and Nightwing. [ 54 ] The group of heroes tracked down his boat The Shrike and acquired enough data about the virus before the boat self-destruct. [ 55 ] Bruce and Tim blamed themselves for the count of deaths to the plague, and Alfred reminded them they should besides conversely count all the lives they saved. [ 56 ]

The Final Night

Main article: The Final Night Robin met Impulse for the first time when their respective classes went on the lapp ski field trip in Colorado. once he saw Bart in uniform, Tim was able to instantaneously guess his secret identity, much to Bart ‘s storm. This would mark the beginning of a long and near friendship. [ 57 ] Tim hated that he kept having to mislead his girlfriend with his secret identity ; trouble seemed to come up everywhere. [ 58 ] Tim cared for Ari very a lot, even if Spoiler kept making passes at him. [ 59 ] During what was assumed to be the final night on Earth as a Sun-Eater threatened to devour Earth ‘s sun, Robin and Spoiler protected Gotham tied while it was covered in coke. At one point, Spoiler was knocked unconscious, and Robin gave her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and, when she awoke, Spoiler used the opportunity to have her first snog with Tim. By the time they were done protecting Gotham, the Sun had been protected and the crisis had been averted. Robin ‘s enemy “ General ” Ulysses Armstrong was released from prison on parole and immediately returned to crime. The child joined up with the Toyman to try and steal an expensive play solicitation. The Toyman betrayed Armstrong during the burglarize, and Robin caught them both. [ 60 ] Tim was put in a difficult position when, while hanging out at Ari ‘s house, she walked up to him in her underwear, wanting to sleep with him. At this time, Tim ultimately learned what had been bothering her for weeks ; not long ago, while hanging out with one of her guy friends, her supporter tried to rape her. It was an unsuccessful try, but it left her feeling very daunt and vulnerable. Tim told her that he loved her and said it would be best if they waited to have sex. While Tim and Ari were sharing a affectionate consequence, Ari ‘s uncle and aunt walked in on them and, misunderstanding the situation and seeing Ari in her underwear, forced Tim to flee as her uncle tried to strangle him. [ 61 ] Ari was then transferred to an all daughter ‘s school in answer and, when Tim ‘s father was told the information from Ari ‘s uncle, Tim was grounded. however, even trapped in his room, Tim solved a mystery precisely by watching the newsworthiness on television receiver. [ 62 ]

moment Sabbatical

When Tim failed to save a criminal from drowning, he began feeling depressed. After stopping a war in Qurac that Robin ‘s nemesis Ulysses Armstrong was abetting, Robin stopped in Paris where a lot of his early education took space and committed to staying longer, feeling he placid had a bunch to learn. [ 63 ] Tim decided to train with the Iron Master, although he remained in his identity as Robin. He met a female child named Dava Sborsc who was there to learn a single move to add to her arsenal of deadly fighting moves. She wanted to be able to fight in the war that was destroying her native state of Transbelvia. After Dava left, Lady Shiva arrived looking for her and killed the Iron Master in a one-on-one fight. Robin went after Dava to warn her about Shiva. once he had caught up with her in her country, the match fought Lady Shiva and King Snake, who was supplying the ongoing war with weapons. Though Tim unintentionally about killed Shiva, Robin was victorious and returned to his life in the United States. [ 64 ]


Main article: Batman: Cataclysm
On Tim ‘s flight family, Gotham City was struck by the Cataclysm, a massive earthquake that leveled most of the city. Robin joined with Batman and the rest of the Bat kin, overwhelmed at the about sum destruction of the entire city. There was little that Robin could do in such chaos, and Batman asked him not to get involved. fortunately, the Drake home, in one of the outer neighboring communities, suffered entirely minor damages from the quiver. The end was n’t over though, and during the aftershock, Tim battled Cluemaster again, who ambushed the young champion while he was retrieving Steph ‘s Spoiler costume. Tim defeated him though and turned him into the national defend. [ 65 ] After spending more time with Stephanie during the calamity, Tim realized he actually did have feelings for Stephanie and that he had to break things off with Ari. fortunately, Ari was alright with the dissolution and agreed it was the right thing for them, believing they were excessively young for a serious relationship. [ 66 ] Tim and Spoiler got along wonderfully. however, after their first real go steady, Stephanie told Tim that she was meaning with her ex-boyfriend ‘s child. Tim, understanding the nuance of the situation, remained with Steph anyhow and offered her moral corroborate. He told her that she had to give up being Spoiler until after the baby was born. At school, a friend of Tim ‘s was found dead 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 led to their check. [ 67 ] With Gotham in ruins, Jack Drake decided the family should relocate for a while and decided to move to Keystone City. When they arrived, Robin teamed with the Flash to take on the Riddler and Captain Boomerang. They besides got some help from Superman to stop a bomb calorimeter terror. While Tim was in Keystone, Stephanie went into labor ( earlier than expected ) and needed a cesarean delivery. Flash got Robin back to Gotham in time to see the pamper, which Stephanie then gave up for adoption. Tim ‘s father was angered with his son for running base to Gotham, but Tim admitted that he had hated Keystone and wanted to come back. [ 68 ]

No Man ‘s Land

Main article: Batman: No Man’s Land With Gotham still in ruins and entirely getting worse, the government quarantined the city and declared it a No Man ‘s Land, cutting it off from the world and only increasing the chaos .
Recalled to Gotham by Batman, Robin and Nightwing had to crawl through an extensive system of tunnels and metro chambers, as the bridges were all toss off and patrols kept them from crossing the river. Robin was depressed by the despair and despair he witnessed in people fighting to survive. Batman put Robin to work immediately, ordering him to track down a cache of food from an old shelter, which Robin was surprised to discover had already been claimed by the Ratcatcher. Robin was forced to flee, though a combination of rotter bites and sewage exposure gave him a fever. Robin managed to defeat both the Ratcatcher and Mister Freeze while fighting his fever with antibiotics, which impressed Batman. Robin was caught in a gang war between Killer Croc and the Penguin, with the former holding Tim hostage. Alfred helped barren Robin, and, teaming up with Penguin and the GCPD, fought to bring Croc polish. Tim admitted in a telephone call to his father that he had once again gone to Gotham without his license, though this clock he was stuck. Jack made a fortune of noise at the government about their handle of the situation, and Washington took notice, agreeing to rescue Tim. Though the origin turned violent, Tim was successfully airlifted out of the city thanks in separate to the efforts of the new Batgirl. [ 69 ] As the restoration feat was finally made to save Gotham, the Drakes moved back to Gotham, and Jack enrolled his son in an all boys boarding school called Brentwood Academy because of Tim ‘s many absences while attending Gotham Heights High School ( due to his extra-curricular heroics ). [ 70 ]

Young Justice

Around the same time as the earthquake that destroyed Gotham, Robin and his best friends Superboy and Impulse joined forces to create their own adolescent super-team called Young Justice, soon recruiting Wonder Girl and Arrowette. Robin acted as the drawing card of the team until he temporarily quit following the Imperiex War. During that deputation, the group was tortured on Apokolips. Tim soon returned to the team but he learned that his friends no longer trusted him because, around the same time, the Justice League had discovered that Batman kept contingency plans on how to defeat them all in case of emergency. The younger heroes were fishy that Robin had besides made eventuality plans for them american samoa well. New members Secret, who had a crushed leather on Robin, angstrom well as Empress and Slobo trusted him and supported his inclusion. With his feelings suffer and the stress of his personal life weighing on him, Robin depart again. [ 71 ] When Tim returned for the third gear time, the team agreed to elect their following leader, but Tim lost his early position to Wonder Girl. The team silent looked at Tim as its tactical technical, aiding Wonder Girl in decisiveness produce.

When Young Justice temporarily became reality stars for a television display, Tim took on the identity of “ Mister Sarcastic ”. [ 72 ] Soon after, Secret was turned evil by Darkseid, but Tim managed to save the earth by reminding Greta of her humanness. [ 73 ] Young Justice temporarily teamed up with the Titans on a series of missions, but due to Young Justice ‘s miss of experience and inadequate coordination, Titans Omen and Donna Troy were killed action. angry at themselves, Young Justice about disbanded, but Cyborg volunteered to mentor them rather under a new team list. [ 74 ]

adolescent Titans

Tim and Young Justice were rebranded as the newest incarnation of the Teen Titans, under the steering of former Teen Titans members Beast Boy, Cyborg and Starfire. They established a raw Titans Tower in San Francisco, and the mentees were invited to meet and team up on a weekend-basis. One of the first superintendent villains the newfangled team fight was Deathstroke, mind controlled by his own son Jericho. The new Teen Titans clashed with the Justice League soon after formation over a misinterpretation, with Tim having to go toe-to-toe with Batman, but the conflict was settled by Nightwing, who encouraged the newfangled generation of department of justice. [ 75 ] On his 16th birthday, Tim was so busy that he forgot, and his friends planned him a surprise party. Tim received a confront that appeared to be a hologram of Alfred from the future. This message told him that one member of the Batman Family would betray the rest. [ 76 ] Robin worked arduous to determine which of his friends could be the double-crosser, only to discover that the mystery was a hoax engineered by Batman to test Tim ‘s detective skills. [ 77 ]

Unmasked !

Main article: Robin: Unmasked! Beginning his junior year at the raw, unfamiliar Louis E. Grieve Memorial High School, Tim cursorily made friends with Bernard Dowd and Darla Aquista. [ 78 ] Around this time, Tim ‘s founder caught him with a black eye after fighting crime [ 79 ] and soon discovered all of Tim ‘s confidential Robin gear. [ 80 ] Tim ‘s beget demanded that he quit being a superhero, confronting Bruce Wayne for endangering his son, and threatened to expose their secrets if Tim was n’t released from duty. Tim reluctantly retired from the role due to his founder ‘s wishes. [ 3 ] This put on a strain on Tim ‘s relationship with Stephanie Brown, who, in Tim ‘s absence, volunteered to become the adjacent Robin in his place. Bruce accepted, and Steph was given her own costume. [ 81 ] When Tim learned of this, he tried to talk to Steph, but she began to avoid him. Superboy visited Tim in his civilian identity and tried to persuade him to come back to the Titans, but Tim insists he was happier giving up the responsibilities of being a superhero. [ 82 ] Bruce finally fired Stephanie for disobeying orders, but Tim did not immediately return to his character. [ 83 ]

War Games

Main article: Batman: War Games
When the city was plunged into gang war, Tim ‘s dad urged him to stay at home even though the boy was uncomfortable attend Gotham go to war. [ 84 ] Darla was targeted by the Odessa Mob and the Ventriloquist, who sent hitmen to kill her at their educate. Because he was n’t allowed to operate as Robin anymore, his acquaintance Darla was shot and killed, forcing Tim to break his predict and become Robin once again to stop the violence. [ 85 ] Batman welcomed Tim back, and they became partners once again. [ 86 ] Tim confessed to his dad that he had once again become Robin, and his dad begrudgingly realized that the city in truth needed him. Trying to containment the war in Gotham, Robin took down Mr. Fun, the Ravens and Trickster. [ 87 ] After the climactic final conflict at Gotham Clock Tower, ending the crisis, Stephanie succumbed to wounds she had sustained fighting Black Mask and she died in Leslie Thompkins ‘ clinic. [ 88 ] Bruce told Tim about his girlfriend ‘s death afterwards, and noticed that he did not cry or make a sound. [ 89 ] Tim returned to active duty with the Titans shortly subsequently. [ 82 ] Tim encountered his future self, who had taken on the mantle of Batman after his mentor died. In this possible future, Tim was the leader of the Titans, viciously paroling the West Coast and murdering all of Bruce ‘s early rogues gallery them with the pistol that killed Thomas and Martha Wayne. [ 90 ]

identity crisis

Main article: Identity Crisis Tim, along with the rest of the superhero community, tried to keep all of his love ones dependable after class members of the Justice League were tragically being targeted by an strange conspirator. One night, while Batman and Robin were investigating these crimes, Tim received a call from his father that there was an intruder in the Drake home and a cryptic note with a gun suggesting that he protect himself. Jack, fearing for his biography, told Tim that he was proud of him and that he was not responsible if something bad happens. The intruder was revealed to be Captain Boomerang, hired to kill Jack. Tim ‘s don fired the accelerator as Captain Boomerang unleashed a razor boomerang, and the two killed one another before Batman and Robin could make it to the scene. Like Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson before him, Tim Drake had immediately lost both of his parents to crime. [ 91 ] Bruce Wayne offered to adopt Tim, who was not initially fond of the theme. Tim falsified records to create an uncle who would become his legal defender. He then moved in with his ‘Uncle Eddie ‘ in Blüdhaven while his stepmother received discussion at a psychiatric hospital. Although Tim covered his tracks well, Batman was still able to figure out the accuracy and flush offered to teach Tim to cover his tracks completely. [ 92 ]

return of Jason Todd

Main article: Robin: To Kill a Bird Some time after this, Jason Todd, the Robin before Tim that was long think dead, was resurrected and returned to Gotham as the new Red Hood. Angered that person has replaced him as Robin, Jason broke into Titans Tower wearing a version of his own Robin costume. Quickly immobilizing the other Titans, Jason confronted Tim to see if the newfangled Boy Wonder was very american samoa thoroughly as everyone claimed. The two Robins fought, until at survive Jason struck Tim down in the Hall of Fallen Titans. Although Tim was defeated, Jason demanded to know if he hush believed himself to be equally good as people say, to which Tim replied with a defiant ‘Yes ‘ before Todd knocked him unconscious mind. Jason spared Tim ‘s life, plainly tearing off the ‘ R ‘ shaped emblem from his chest of drawers. Jason has developed a grudging sort of respect for Tim, wondering if he himself would have been a better Robin and a better person had he had friends like the Titans. [ 93 ]

Infinite crisis

Main article: Infinite Crisis Robin, working with a team of military superheroes who wanted to recruit him, commanded by a vigilante called the Veteran, defended the city of Blüdhaven against an army of OMACs who had captured dozens of metahumans for immediate extinction. With Blüdhaven safe, Tim worked with the Teen Titans, the Doom Patrol and the Justice Society of America to battle Superboy-Prime, who had violently assaulted their world ‘s Superboy and put him in a critical condition. After Robin left Blüdhaven, the city was nuked by the Society using the villain Chemo as a survive atom bomb calorimeter. Although Tim was obviously implicated, he continued his mission and led a successful attack on one of Lex Luthor ‘s genetic inquiry bases to find a cure for Superboy .
With Blüdhaven still in chaos, Superman left Robin in command of all the superhero rescue efforts in the ruins, but, when the government put the city on complete lock polish, the Titans were kicked out. Despite Tim ‘s effort to save his ally, Superboy died at the North Pole, and Robin joined the rest of the world ‘s heroes in a final struggle against the Society in Metropolis. Although the heroes won the battle, many on both sides were injured and killed. After the crisis had ended, Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson and Tim Drake went on a yearlong sabbatical to retrace Bruce ‘s original travel around the world in his quest to become Batman. The journey took them to Europe, where Robin and Nightwing stopped Intergang ‘s associates in different countries. [ 94 ] At this time, Robin upgraded his costume in arrange to better hit fear into the eyes of criminals and as a way to honor his fallen ally Superboy – who besides wore loss and blacken. [ 95 ] [ 96 ]

One year late

Main article: One Year Later When Batman and Robin returned to Gotham, they worked better together and started a crime-purge and managed to wipe out major super-crime in a month. Over a year since Tim ‘s founder ‘s death, Bruce once again offered to adopt Tim, which the boy gladly accepted. [ 97 ] Robin was framed for mangle when Lynx turned up dead in a Batgirl suit and the real Batgirl went missing. Tim discovered that Cassandra was herself the perpetrator and had turned evil, having taken over the League of Assassins and wanting Tim to join her. He refused and scantily escaped alive. [ 98 ] Tim led the newest iteration of the Teen Titans, and, when Wonder Girl learned that Tim was trying to clone their dead ally Superboy, they shared a bereaved kiss. [ 99 ] After many side adventures cleaning up crime, Tim had a get worse into violence on the anniversary of his father ‘s death but swear to honor his memory by improving. [ 100 ]

Damian and the Resurrection of Ra ‘s alabama Ghul

Main article: Batman: The Resurrection of Ra’s al Ghul Damian alabama Ghul surfaced in Gotham – the confidential son of Batman and Talia al Ghul – and demanded he become Batman ‘s buddy. however, Bruce was not quick to accept the boy, and Damian ambushed Tim in a one-on-one contend for the right to be Robin. Damian, who had decapitated the criminal The Spook, threw the villain ‘s severed question with an explosive in its mouthpiece at Tim to kill him. however, Tim survived and even saved Damian from falling to his death. Damian, unappreciative, used the opportunity to sucker punch Tim and left him defeated and bally on the Batcave floor for Batman to find. however, before Damian was officially integrated into the team, he was apparently killed in a submarine explosion during a mission – though his soundbox was never found. [ 101 ] Damian returned erstwhile later – having healed from his wounds during his disappearance, and warned the Bat family that Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul had returned. Tim and Damian had a replay fight, but, before there could be a winner, Alfred scolded them to stop [ 102 ] Ra ‘s targeted Tim and asked the male child to serve at his side and realize his true potential. Ra ‘s promised that, in return, he would resurrect Tim ‘s parents with his Lazarus Pit. [ 103 ] Tim refused, but Ra ‘s had other plans for him anyhow. Ra ‘s constrained Batman to pick between which male child he would have to sacrifice as Ra ‘s modern host body – Tim or Damian. [ 104 ] Batman bought enough time that he did n’t need to decide, and Robin and Damian escaped, fighting their way through the White Ghost ‘s ninja. Afterwards, Tim reconsidered the offer Ra ‘s made and decided to sacrifice himself for his lost friends and kin. [ 105 ] At the last second though, Nightwing tried to convince Tim to back out of the deal, and, forced to make the decision for himself, once again refused Ra ‘s offer, breaking down in tears as he did therefore. [ 106 ]

Batman R.I.P .

Main article: Batman R.I.P. While on his usual patrol, Tim encountered a woman wearing a Spoiler costume operating in Gotham. Wondering who was impersonating his asleep girlfriend Stephanie, Tim caught the charwoman and discovered the imposter was actually Stephanie Brown herself, who only faked her death. Tim immediately kissed her, and they talked through all the details. Robin and Spoiler were reunited and once again operated as a crime-fighting duet. [ 107 ] [ 108 ] After this, Robin began having suspicions about Batman ‘s mental state as Bruce started to operate more erratically and secretly. Robin tried to investigate, but his search was stymied by Spoiler, who was specifically asked by Batman to throw Tim off the drag. Despite this, Tim learned that Batman ‘s insane behavior was being orchestrated due to a conspiracy against him by Doctor Hurt and the Black Glove. Robin and Batgirl tried to help how they could and deciphered a code from the Black Glove that revealed their master plan to eliminate Batman and the Outsiders. [ 109 ] Despite Tim ‘s efforts to save Bruce from self-destruction, Batman was apparently killed in one final crisis against Darkseid, being struck by the conqueror ‘s Omega Beams and being reduced to a cadaver. [ 110 ] Gotham had lost their champion, and the Bat family was forced to make some desperate changes without their drawing card .

search for a Hero and Battle for the Cowl

Main article: Robin: Search for a Hero Robin tried to protect Gotham in Batman ‘s absence but could n’t contain the gangs and police from rioting. Jason Todd returned and tried to take master of the gangs, but Robin captured him and sent him to Blackgate. Spoiler continued to test Robin ‘s skills in order to make him the best hero for Gotham he could be, including going so far as to hire assassins to ambush him. concurrently, Tim ‘s nemesis Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong returned, taking the name Red Robin until he cursorily ditched the alias to become the second Anarky after the first was paralyzed. When the riots reached a climax at Anarky ‘s manipulation, Tim adopted a black character to fight the ferocity, leaving his Robin costume behind and wearing Armstrong ‘s Red Robin costume rather. Spoiler worried that her try to make Tim a better hero had actually made him a worse person as Tim trust to do whatever it took to keep Gotham safe. [ 111 ] During the riots, Lady Shiva challenged Robin to a fight to the death. During the fight, Shiva broke three of Tim ‘s rib, but he defeated her anyhow as he had poisoned her food earlier in the day. later, Tim besides defeated the man who killed his mother years earlier – the Obeah Man – when he got out of prison in Haiti and had him extradited to a US prison. [ 112 ] Main article: Batman: Battle for the Cowl With the gang war still escalating and Gotham in chaos without Batman, Tim tried to convince Dick to become the raw Batman, but Dick refused. Jason Todd, once again out of Blackgate, began wearing a Batsuit of his own to gun down criminals, declaring himself the new Bat. [ 113 ] Tim responded to this by putting on a Batsuit as well and took to the streets, but Todd impaled him with a Batarang through the chest of drawers. [ 114 ] Tim was scantily rescued from dying by Damian and Squire. concisely after, Dick defeated Jason and decided he needed to become the new Batman. [ 115 ]

Red Robin

Main articles: Batman: Reborn and Red Robin: The Grail
Tim believed Bruce was still alive after seeing a painting of his “ ancestor ” Mordecai Wayne in Wayne Manor, believing that Bruce was somehow lost in time, though no one believed him. [ 116 ] Angered that Dick had chosen Damian Wayne to become his new Robin alternatively of him, Tim left Gotham for Europe to investigate Bruce ‘s disappearance – formally committing to the alias change he had tried during the riots. Tim gave up his Robin costume for a new one and graduated to the role as Red Robin – believe he could immediately work more maturely without tarnishing an existing symbol. [ 117 ] In Paris, Tim was contacted by Ra ‘s alabama Ghul, who wanted to help Red Robin on his mission to find Bruce. [ 118 ] With the League of Assassins help, Tim found an ancient cave painting that proved that Bruce was lost in time and survived an ambush by the mysterious Council of Spiders. [ 119 ]

Blackest Night

Main article: Blackest Night: Batman Red Robin was called back to Gotham by Batman and Robin when their honest-to-god enemies started rising from their graves as members of the Black Lantern Corps. [ 120 ] He arrived in the Batplane to save them from a siege at GCPD Headquarters by sweeping the building with flame-throwers and airlifting them out. [ 121 ] In the craze, Tim ‘s founder Jack was revived as a Black Lantern zombie and reenacted his own death with Captain Boomerang to get an emotional response from Tim and feed off his life-energy. Dick and Tim used Mister Freeze ‘s Freeze Gun to avoid the zombies ‘ detection, then had Deadman unfreeze them and pass on their information to others. [ 122 ] The green Lantern Corps, New Guardians and the White Lantern Corps contained the event, and all the corpses returned to their perch places .

council of Spiders

Main article: Red Robin: Council of Spiders
Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul had Red Robin and Tam Fox kidnapped by the White Ghost, with the champion being assigned to take tear of the League of Assassins while they were under attack from the Council of Spiders. According to Ra ‘s, Red Robin was the only person known to have survived the Spiders and was most qualify to lead the organization. [ 123 ] As their drawing card, Tim set up fake assassinations across the universe to bait the Spiders, but the plan backfired and the Spiders slaughtered his men and infiltrated the League ‘s headquarters. [ 124 ] Drake was barely able to save Tam, and Ra ‘s was apparently killed by the Council ‘s leader the Wanderer. [ 125 ] Despite the integral League of Assassins having been wiped out by the Council, Drake took on all of the Spiders simultaneously and won. Before leaving with Tam, Tim used the League ‘s computers to blow up all of their facilities across the planet – attempting to end the League ‘s villainy once and for all. Ra ‘s, having survived, announced he would retaliate by destroying Wayne Enterprises. [ 126 ]


Main article: Red Robin: Collision Tim reunited with Superboy in Paris, who had returned from the dead after being revived in the thirtieth century by the Legion of Super-Heroes and went back in fourth dimension to the salute. Tim and Connor attempted to look for a Mother Box in order to get to New Genesis and continue the search for Bruce. In the catacomb under Paris, Tim broke devour and told Conner of the hardships he ‘d faced. Conner emotionally supported him, besides believing that Bruce was alive. [ 127 ] Returning to Gotham, Tim took down Killer Moth and tried to reconcile his new gloomy persona with his old life sentence. [ 128 ] Ra ‘s announced that, to make good on his retaliation, he would kill those dearest to Bruce Wayne, and Tim teamed up with Batgirl to save Leslie Thompkins from assassins. [ 129 ] Tim enlisted Batman and Robin to help as he believes Ra ‘s was planning something larger. [ 130 ] Ra ‘s ultimate plan became clearer, as the villain tried to use Hush to transfer see of the Wayne Enterprises to Ra ‘s in Bruce ‘s absence. Lucius Fox, thinking quickly, subverted the process and had Tim appointed CEO of Wayne Enterprises to block the power bring. Ra ‘s was outraged, though he developed a massive total of deference for the Tim – even calling him “ detective ” like he had once called Bruce and suggesting he wanted Tim to sire his successor. In the aftermath, Tim apologized to his friends for the blue guidance he ‘d taken and revealed his testify that Bruce was inactive active. Vicki Vale published an article announcing Tim ‘s employment to Tam Fox, and Alfred designed a change costume for Tim, allowing him to truly become his own person. [ 116 ] Tim Drake began a newfangled quest of his own to take down several of the Bat-family ‘s presently active foes and enlisted the help of Lonnie Machin ( once the villain Anarky ) to be his “ Oracle ”. The pair worked together to recapture Ulysses Armstrong, who was inactive on the lax engage as the new Anarky. [ 131 ]

The Return of Bruce Wayne

Main article: Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne Red Robin was summoned to the Justice League Headquarters to help them rescue Bruce Wayne from being stranded in clock. [ 132 ] After his rejoinder to the award, Bruce teamed up with Red Robin to defeat the Council of Spiders in Amsterdam, with a short aid from Prudence, Tim ‘s ally, once of the League of Assassins. [ 133 ] Afterwards, one of Bruce ‘s adult initiatives upon his return key was establishing Batman Incorporated – a ball-shaped association of the Batmen around the worldly concern. Red Robin, after being indoctrinated, traveled to Hong Kong, where he contacted Cassandra Cain, the early Batgirl, to return to her position as the spokesperson of the area. once Red Robin returned to Gotham, Bruce gave Tim advice on the bitchy relationship the boy had with the criminal Lynx, who Bruce could tell Tim had a like relationship with as he had with Catwoman. [ 134 ]

The Rabbithole

Main article: Red Robin: The Rabbithole Tim ‘s adjacent mission was to investigate the supervillain communications network known as the Unternet and discern how to either control it or destroy it. He traveled to Russia to investigate a go – a man named Viktor Mikalek, whose specific joining was unknown. however, while tracking a russian vigilante known as Promise, Tim and his encircle of allies were attacked by the Unternet ‘s creator the Calculator. [ 135 ] Tim and his team ‘s consciousnesses were absorbed into the Unternet, where they discovered a very dreamlike world in which all of the persons inside manifested as they saw themselves. Tim discovered Viktor Mikalek ‘s true connection to the Unternet was that he wished to regulate it and make the world ‘s supervillains pay him to use it. Tim and his allies escaped the Unternet but left their team member Lonnie behind to work as a spy. [ 136 ] shortly thereafter, Tim discovered that the Calculator had constructed hundreds of androids that looked like him and had sent one such android to kill Tam Fox. Though the attack failed, Tim realized that he would need some aid tracking down the substantial Calculator. frankincense, he contacted the Teen Titans, who helped him narrow down that the Calculator ‘s foundation of operations seemed to be in Istanbul. [ 137 ] Narrowing the location down further to a specific cabaret, Red Robin and the team discovered the real Calculator, who had obviously tortured and killed Kid Eternity. The Titans worked together to defeat the Calculator and his automaton united states army but, upon the villain ‘s get the better of, realized that he excessively was another android and the real man was however on the loose. In the consequence of this mission, Red Robin rejoined the Teen Titans, with the current Robin release, saying that the team “ already had a Robin ”. [ 138 ] Tim finally discovered that the informant of the Unternet was the Madmen, who had been turned by Darkseid into living servers for it. Red Robin lured them to Gotham City where he was forced to fight with them. He finally managed to render them catatonic, therefore disabling the Unternet. [ 139 ]



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