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Robin
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Biographical information
Full Name Timothy Drake
Occupation Student
Base of Operations Gotham City
Affiliations Batman
Oracle
Nightwing
Alfred Pennyworth
Physical description
Hair Brown (Shaved)
Eyes Blue
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)- Arkham City

6ft 0in (1.83m)- Arkham Knight

Game Information
Voice Actor Troy Baker (Arkham City)

Matthew Mercer (Arkham Knight)

First Appearance Batman #436 (August 1989)



Tim Drake was in the audience the night that the Flying Graysons were murdered, where he witnessed Batman leap to the scene. Inspired by Batman's heroics, Tim had closely followed the chronicles of Batman and Robin.

Eventually deducing their secret identities by using self-taught detective skills, Tim had convinced Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson - now Nightwing - that a new Robin was needed in the the never-ending battle for justice.

Tested by the Dark Knight himself with a grueling training regiment, Tim had earned the right to become Robin, and had since lived up to the name.


Incident ReportsEdit

Before Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit

Tim Drake was in the audience the night that the Flying Graysons were murdered, where he witnessed Batman leap to the scene. Inspired by Batman's heroics, Tim closely followed the chronicles of Batman and Robin. Some time after Jason Todd's death and his later exile from his family, Tim Drake deduced Batman's secret identity as Bruce Wayne and instead of wanting to reveal Wayne's secret, he wished to fight alongside the Dark Knight. After years of intense training in the martial arts and stealth, Tim had proven himself more than worthy of the role as Robin.

Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit

Although mentioned a couple of times, Robin was not directly involved in this incident.

After Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit

After his mentor's horrific night at Arkham Asylum, Robin alongside Alfred continued to help with uncovering dirt on Hugo Strange, although Batman had said that it was too late and knew that Strange probably had a back-up plan. Tim also entered Arkham City himself a couple of times.

The first time, he ended up jumping into a fight with Harley Quinn after seeing them jump some inmates for their medicine. After easily defeating her henchmen, he faced off against Harley and easily defeated her, and then quickly rushed back to the Batcave and thought that no one had noticed.

After Robin had surfaced to Wayne Manor, Bruce asked him about his patrol to which Tim nodded and said that everything was good, only for Bruce to throw his Shuriken on the table and he told him to be more careful where he had left them. Not wanting Strange's men to bust down their door, he implied that he should keep going.

Later, while Batman was on a stake-out mission in Arkham City, Robin posed as a street crook to investigate a new fight club in the prison. After seeing how all the other criminals had set up their base of operations, he was quickly approached and attacked by some crooks who he defeated and interrogated and pointed to the Cyrus Pinkney National History Museum. After entering and exploring the museum's attractions, he was knocked out by Sickle.

Later, after Robin had awoke, Penguin revealed himself and claimed that they were in a fight to the death and whoever won would join his gang. The battle started and Robin noticed that most of the inmates were brawlers with no previous experience. As the fight continued, Penguin decided to speed things up by adding a Titan henchman. After slaughtering the remaining contestants, the TITAN henchman turned his eye on Robin, who he brutally beat and nearly choked to death, and was only saved by Bane who had come to get the Penguin's TITAN formula.

Tim then quickly escaped back to the manor while Alfred had tended to Tim's wounds. Alfred warned him to keep his exploits to a minimum.

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Robin controlled by Poison Ivy at the Courthouse in Batman: Arkham City Lockdown

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown IncidentEdit

In Batman: Arkham City Lockdown, Robin was hypnotized and put under the control of Poison Ivy to take down Batman.

Trapped within his own body, the mind-controlled Tim was forced to fight for Poison Ivy. During the resulting battle with Batman, Robin was defeated and sprayed with an antidote that knocked him out.

Arkham City IncidentEdit

As Batman was looking for Ra's al Ghul by following one of his Assassin's blood trails, he was ambushed by three of the Assassins. Just as things were looking dire for Batman, Robin whistled, caught the Assassins off-guard, and floored them with a few quick swipes of his Bo Staff. The lead Assassin, who had a sword to Batman's throat, told him to get Robin to stand down, even though Robin said that he could take her. As the Assassins vanished, Batman chastised Robin for getting involved, and insisted that he had it under control. He then asked why Alfred had sent him, to which Robin explained that he was worried about him. Robin then gave Batman the Line Launcher as he was given a vial of Batman's Titan-infected blood. He went to the rooftop and leapt off.

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Robin in Batman: Arkham City

Later in Wonder City, Robin could be heard via the comm network. He said that the Titan-blood could be in at least 2,000 people by the morning, with the first fatalities expected to be soon after.

After Protocol 10 was stopped, Robin went back into Arkham City to look into Black Mask's activities. He then found out that he was trying escape again, so he stopped his thugs and Mr. Hammer in his factory and his freight train, destroyed the control box that was controlling the train, and stopped Black Mask and his plans.

Harley Quinn's Revenge IncidentEdit

Shortly after the events of Arkham City, Robin was told by Oracle that Batman went missing two days earlier in Arkham City in an attempt to foil a revenge plot from Harley Quinn. After infiltrating Batman's last known location, Robin quickly encountered Harley's thugs. After dispatching them, Robin discovered Batman's belt. Continuing his search, Robin encountered a gigantic Joker Statue, which was made out of scrap metal with a glass holding bubble that had Batman meditating inside of it. After examining the device, Robin learned that the bubble was quickly running out of oxygen and learned that Harley Quinn had the only override to release the ball. Robin encountered Harley and several more of her thugs in a dry dock not far away, along with three other cops that she had taken hostage.

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Robin saves Batman from Harley Quinn with a Shuriken in Harley Quinn's Revenge

After dispatching the thugs and Harley and saving the cops, Robin returned to Batman's prison and was attacked by several waves of thugs, which included one Titan Henchmen. After beating all of the thugs into submission, and even the Titan henchmen, Robin freed Batman and returned his utility belt to him. Harley then revealed on the speakers that she had planted bombs in the building. Batman ordered Robin to get the cops to safety and that he would deal with the bombs. After he had successfully defused the bombs, Batman encountered Harley and several Mechanical Guardians of Wonder City that were painted to look like Joker. After Batman had destroyed the robots, Harley revealed the Giant Joker Statue had housed a large bomb and was going to go off any second.

After escaping with Harley, Batman couldn't find Robin and frantically asked Gordon, who was outside Harley's hideout; If he had seen him, to which Gordon said he thought he was with Batman. Fearing that Robin was killed in the blast, Batman let his guard down and began to mourn. Harley pulled a knife and prepared to kill Batman, however, she was stopped by Robin, who had not only survived the blast, but managed to rescue all of the cops. After he realized that Robin was safe (and secretly hiding his relief that his adopted son was okay), Batman told Robin that he was done there and left the area. Gordon then asked Robin if Batman was ok, and Robin told Gordon that he would be fine, but in reality, knew that Batman was not fine as a worried expression had appeared on his face.

Before Arkham Knight IncidentEdit

Tim was in the Batcave training however he found this difficult because Bruce kept ponting out his mistakes the two along with Alfred discussed fixing up the Batmobile.

Arkham Knight IncidentEdit

Batman has Tim working on a cure for the "Joker Disease" and monitoring the ones who have symptoms. During the night Harley Quinn attacks the Quarantine zone to free the new Jokers, with Robin successfully holding them off until Batman arrives and together they clear the area. Together Batman and Robin take down the Joker clones and Harley, however before any of them can be locked back up, Henry Adams, the one Joker victim whom was believed to be immune to the disease, begins to show the symptoms and murders the other three before killing himself. Robin locks Harley in one of the quarantine chambers and realizes that Batman is the final Joker and appears to throw Batman into one of the chambers and appears to take over the fight for Batman. However Joker appears in Batman's head and makes Batman watch Jason Todd's "death." When Batman snaps back to reality he is standing in front of the chamber with Robin still present asking him to get in. Instead Batman realizes what he needs to do and throws Tim inside and tells him he is safe in there and that he doesn't want to lose anyone else and informs him of Oracle's supposed death, which devastates Tim, who then rejects Batman and screams at him to stay away from him. Scarecrow takes the opportunity to capture him after Batman leaves, keeping Tim and Commissioner Gordon hostage in Arkham Asylum. Upon learning Tim was taken, Batman decides to surrender to Scarecrow in order to save him and Gordon.

After capturing Batman, Scarecrow orders Gordon to unmask him for the whole world to see. When he refuses, Scarecrow shoots Tim in the abdomen and threatens to shoot to kill should Gordon not comply. Bruce is unmasked and humiliated, but, just as Scarecrow prepares to kill him, Jason Todd arrives and rescues his mentor, allowing him to defeat Scarecrow once and for all. Bruce and Gordon tend to Tim, with the latter saying he will be fine. Bruce asks Gordon to take care of Tim and the others when he's gone.

In the future, following the Knightfall protocol removing Batman and as such the Robin position, it is revealed that Tim is to marry Barbara Gordon.

GameplayEdit

CombatEdit

  • Like Batman, he had a gliding cape and Glide Kick (but could not Dive Bomb).

GadgetsEdit

  • Grapple Hook/Gun - Used in the same way that Batman used it, only to grapple to Vantage Points and ledges.
  • Zip-Kick - Similar to the Batclaw, but Robin used to hook onto enemies and it propelled him over to the enemy.
  • Bo Staff - Used for offensive and defensive purposes, easily knocked out an average thug and could transform into a ballistic shield.
  • Shuriken - Was a boomerang-shaped throwing weapon that was a non-lethal ranged attack alternative to firearms.
  • Explosive Gel - Used to break down structures and could take down armed and unarmed thugs when used in collaboration with a structurally unsound wall.
  • Smoke Pellet - Used to escape from armed henchmen when under fire or to distract enemies and beat them up or take them down.
  • Snap-Flash - Non-lethal explosives that could be placed on enemies and detonated on command. It also counted towards your combo in combat.

Psychological ProfileEdit

RobinEdit

Real Name: Tim Drake

Dr. Hugo StrangeEdit

Robin a.k.a Tim Drake

AttributesEdit

  • Expert Detective Skills
  • Master Martial Artist
  • Master Escape Artist
  • Arsenal of Gadgets and Advanced Technology
  • Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant
  • Weapon Master (Stick Fighting Expert)
  • Marksmanship
  • Master Acrobat
  • Genius Level Intellect
  • Tactical Analysis
  • Charisma

QuotesEdit

Arkham CityEdit

  • "I can take her."
  • "Really? That's not what it looked like from where I was standing."
  • "He was worried about you."
  • "Whose blood is it? Oh... it's yours, isn't it?"
  • "I'll get it to the hospitals and come back. You need my help here."
  • "You think? If Strange really knows who you are, what happens if he tells everyone? How will you.."
  • "If you need me, you know where I am."

Harley Quinn's RevengeEdit

  • "I'm in. Any news, Barb?"
  • "Harley Quinn's preparing for some kind of siege, what's she planning?"
  • "Don't worry, Barb, It's me, remember?"
  • "Barb, I've found the missing cops. Quinn's got 'em."
  • "What's she planning..."
  • "I'll be fine."
  • "Ever heard of "thank you?""
  • "So, you miss me?"
  • "They're safe."
  • "Yeah, sure... of course he is."

Arkham KnightEdit

GalleryEdit

Batman:Arkham CityEdit

Batman:Arkham KnightEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Strangely, no mention of Tim's family was ever made, given the importance that his father, Jack Drake, had in the Comics.
  • Tim Drake appeared older than his teenage comic counterpart. This might be because of the games timeline or he may have been Robin for longer.
  • Robin's DLC Pack came with two extra Challenge Maps; "Black Mask Predator Challenge Map" and "Freight Train Combat Challenge Map". It also came with two alternate suits; Batman: The Animated Series Robin and the Red Robin suit.
  • Interestingly, the Batman: The Animated Series Robin skin was the Dick Grayson Robin, not the Tim Drake Robin. This was likely due to the fact that Tim Drake in the Animated Series was literally half the size of Dick Grayson and Bruce Wayne. Furthermore, Dick Grayson's Animated Series Robin design, was greatly influenced by the Robin costume that Tim Drake had been wearing during and prior to the Animated Series going into production. It was mostly due to the fact as Dick's actual original Robin suit was too ridiculous for the more modern TV at the time.
  • Another note on the costumes, the default costume for Tim had resembled Damian Wayne's costume, with a hood.
  • As he was Batman's partner, many thugs had considered him as "some kind of joke" and they thought taking him down would be easy..
  • Unlike Batman, when Robin sprayed his Explosive Gel, it was in the shape of an R, the symbol that was on his suit.

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