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The Battle Staff is Tim Drake's weapon of choice.
Quote1 I warned you! What you call a stick is the most refined fighting instrument on the planet! Perfectly balanced, multi-purpose, and the best friend a guy could ask for! Quote2
--Robin (Dick Grayson)src

History

The Battle Staff is Tim Drake's weapon of choice.

Origins

Tim first used the staff before he became Robin. He learned about Scarecrow's plan to capture Batman and he went to save the Dark Knight, wearing civilian clothes and using only the staff.[1]

However, Tim was not properly trained to use that weapon. After that event, Batman allowed him to become Robin and sent him on a worldwide trip to learn about martial arts. During his journey, Tim encountered Lady Shiva, who taught him proper fighting techniques using a collapsible Chinese fighting staff. Robin modified this wooden staff and carved a hole on one end, which created a whistling sound that distracted opponents while fighting. This was useful against King Snake.[2]

Notable Events

When Robin was captured by Bane and subsequently saved by Killer Croc's timely appearance, Robin fell down to the waters of the sewer system and he was dragged by the current. Using the battle staff, Robin was able to stop himself on the threshold of a tunnel and then he climbed up some manteinance ladders in the sewers.[3]

Robin used the staff when he was called to aid Batman and the others on the Robinson Park's amphitheater. Using the staff as a jumping pole and a weapon, Tim defeated several criminals including Killer Croc.[4]

The staff proved useful once more when Robin was attacked by Swagman. Using the staff, Robin dumped a pile of junk on his opponent and then he jumped away from him.[5]

During his final confrontation with Lady Shiva, Tim used a battle staff similar to the one used during their first encounter.[6]

Tim still uses this staff even after his change of costumed identity to Red Robin.


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