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Tim was an athletic and popular teenage genius, who sought out new and exciting challenges within everyday life. One such challenge was to find out the secret identity of his local superhero Batman. After crossing the Penguin to get Batman's attention, Tim's family was put into witness protection, and Tim used his middle name as his new last name "Tim Drake".
With the Robin mantle still not filled after the predecessor's death, Batman finally acknowledged Tim's skill and offered him the position. Tim declined, however, finding that taking the name of a fallen hero was disrespectful, and chose to act under a moniker known as Red Robin.
Batman trained Red Robin to be a vigilante, and the two worked together for a short time before Tim had a falling out with his mentor and went into a state of semi-retirement.
Following the death of Darkseid, evidence of tampering with the timeline arose. With these changes, Tim's history turned out to be vastly different.
As a child, Tim was taken to Haly's Circus, where he watched the Flying Graysons, the same day of their deaths. He witnessed Batman and Dick Grayson in action and was deeply moved by both. Later, he noticed as Robin first appeared around the same time Bruce Wayne took Dick as his ward and performed the same acrobatic movements as the latter, which Tim knew had been mastered by very few people. Theorizing they could be Batman and Robin, Tim followed their careers closely and, using his impressive detective skills, was proven correct, keeping the secret for himself. Years later, he correctly deduced Dick had become Nightwing and Jason Todd was the second Robin.
After Jason's death, Tim grew worried about Batman's change in personality and tried to convince Dick to reunite to Batman as Robin, but, while impressed by Tim, he refused. Later, when Batman and Nightwing were in a dire situation against Two-Face, Tim was of vital help. Bruce then agreed to train him as the new Robin.
Tim, in his retirement, preferred to do his crime fighting over the internet, fighting cyber crime. However, after being attacked by agents from the shadowy organization N.O.W.H.E.R.E., Tim donned a new Red Robin suit and returned to the world of crime fighting, forming the new Teen Titans to combat N.O.W.H.E.R.E.
When all of Earth's greatest heroes were gone and the Crime Syndicate of America had taken over the world, Red Robin decided to take the the fight to the Crime Syndicate but the Teen Titans were easily overpowered by Johnny Quick and Atomica and flung into the timestream.
Death of the Family
Despite the Titans' efforts, he was captured by the Joker.
When a group of rag-tag vigilante's called We Are Robin were setup in a war against the Gotham City police, Tim was among the former Robins (Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, and Damian Wayne) that attempted to control the situation. The four Robins set out to train the We Are Robin movement and lead them on several missions, all of which turned out to be Dick's plan to have the authorities capture all of the Robins except himself to keep them safe. Tim and the others were taken to a secret prison facility nicknamed "The Cage", soon learning that the Court of Owls had orchestrated the whole war.
After being forced to fight Red Hood in a match that was supposed to be to the death, Tim and the other Robins managed to fend off the Court of Owls and their army of Talons, clearing their names and allowing the We Are Robin movement to return to the streets. Though Tim expressed disappointment that Dick had kept the secret of his plan from the rest of them, Dick apologized, emphasizing the lengths he went through to protect his Robin family.
Batman and Robin Eternal
Tim Drake would team up with his fellow Robins again when Dick was on an assignment for Spyral and to stop a cyborg cyclist. After Dick encounters a group of children and a mysterious silent women who tipped him off to a conspiracy around a woman named Mother.
Later, Tim's witness-protection-program parents would turn out to be Dick's lead. Tim and Jason follow a strange electronic signal tied to the mystery and find Bane attempting to take back his former country from the mysterious Order of St. Dumas. Working together with the villain, Jason and Tim stumble upon and fight Azrael, one of Mother's children loaned to the Order of St. Dumas as their assassin.
Detective Comics Rebirth
Tim was one of Batman's many allies who had been recruited to join his and Batwoman's crime fighting team in Gotham. The team was a sort of vigilante-training group, consisted of himself, Orphan, Spoiler, and Clayface. On his way out, so to speak, Tim had plans to retire entirely as Red Robin, getting a huge scholarship from Ivy University and making plans with his new girlfriend and teammate Stephanie Brown.
While on a mission, Tim hacked into the database of their latest target the Colonists to discover their plans. Realizing a swarm of the Colonists drones was sent out to execute dozens of innocent lives, Tim hacked the drone's mission directive to make himself the sole target. While Tim managed to take down the first wave of drones, he was apparently killed by the second wave, devastating the Bat family and his former Teen Titans teammates. However, unknown to his allies, Tim was actually teleported to an unknown location by the mysterious Mister Oz and kept prisoner.
- Computer Hacking
- Computer Operation
- Genius Level Intellect: Tim possesses an IQ of 142.
- Investigation: Tim Drake is often cited as the most analytic of Batman's proteges, as his detective skills are on par with Batman himself.
- Martial Arts: Tim Drake is trained in hand-to-hand combat by Batman himself. After years of training and experience, Tim has been able to fight off the likes of super villains as well as his own teammates sometimes. He has even been able to strike harder than Red Hood.
- Peak Human Condition
- Tactical Analysis: While simple and complex investigation is Tim's forte, even in stressful situations Tim can analyze an issue and come up with a plan almost immediately.
- Glider Cape (Formerly)
- Tim Drake was created by Marv Wolfman and Pat Broderick, first appearing in Batman #436. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Tim Drake first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Teen Titans (Volume 4) #1 by Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth.
- According to the New 52 history revealed in Teen Titans (Volume 4) #0 and other sources, this incarnation of Tim Drake was never Robin, instead taking the name Red Robin from the beginning of his career. This was due to him finding it disrespectful to cast himself as Robin so soon after Jason Todd's death. However, as seen in Detective Comics #965 as part of the DC Rebirth storyline, Tim's origin has since been revised to more closely resemble that of his New Earth counterpart, A Lonely Place of Dying.
- As of Batman & Robin Eternal #1, Tim is 16 years old and has an IQ of 142.
- Tim is dating Spoiler (Stephanie Brown).
- 250 Appearances of Timothy Drake (Prime Earth)
- 110 Images featuring Timothy Drake (Prime Earth)
- 15 Quotations by or about Timothy Drake (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Timothy Drake (Prime Earth)
- ↑ Deathstroke (Volume 4) #35
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Batman Character Encyclopedia
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Teen Titans (Volume 4) #0
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Detective Comics #965
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Teen Titans (Volume 4) #1
- ↑ Young Justice (Volume 3) #1
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Detective Comics #936
- ↑ Teen Titans (Volume 4) #3
- ↑ Batman & Robin Eternal #1
- ↑ Teen Titans (Volume 4) #0
- ↑ Teen Titans (Volume 4) #5
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Teen Titans (Volume 4) #16
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Detective Comics #934
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