|Real name:||Timothy "Tim" Jackson Drake|
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|Height:||5ft 10in / 1.79 meters|
|First Appearance:||Batman #436 (August 1989)|
Tim Drake was in the audience the night 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.
Eventually deducing their secret identities using self-taught detective skills, Tim 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 regimen, Tim earned the right to become Robin, and has since lived up to the name.
Before Arkham AsylumEdit
Tim Drake was in the audience the night 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 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 martial arts and stealth, Tim proved himself more than worthy of the role as Robin.
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 said it was too late knowing 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 meds. After easily defeating her henchmen, he faced off against Harley and easily defeated her, then quickly rushed back to the Batcave thinking that no one noticed.
After surfacing to the manor, Bruce asked him about his patrol to which Tim nodded and said everything was good, only for Bruce to throw his shuriken on the table and while he told him to be more careful where he 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 set up their base of operations, he was quickly approached and attacked by some crooks who he defeated and interrogated pointing to the Pinkly National Museum. After entering and exploring the museum's attractions, he was knocked out by Sickle.
Later, after awakening, Penguin revealed himself and claims that they are in a fight to the death and whoever wins will join his gang. The battle starts and Robin notices that most of the inmates are brawlers with no previous experience. As the fight continues, Penguin decides to speed things up by adding a Titan henchman. After slaughtering the remaining contestants, the TITAN henchman turns his eye on Robin, who he brutally beats and nearly chokes to death, only to be saved by Bane who had come to gather the Penguin's TITAN formula.
Tim then quickly escaped back at the manor while Alfred tended to Tim's wounds. Alfred warned him to keep his exploits to a minimum.
Batman: Arkham City LockdownEdit
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 is forced to fight for Poison Ivy. During the resulting battle, Robin is defeated and sprayed with an antidote that knocks him out.
Arkham City IncidentEdit
As Batman is looking for Ra's al Ghul by following one of his Assassin's blood trails, he is ambushed by three of the Assassins. Just as things are looking dire for Batman, Robin whistles, catching the Assassins off-guard and flooring them with a few quick swipes of his staff. The lead Assassin, who has a sword at Batman's throat, tells him to get Robin to stand down, even though Robin says he can take her. As the Assassins vanish, Batman chastises Robin for getting involved, insisting he had it under control. He then asks why Alfred sent him, to which Robin explains that he was worried about him. Robin then gives Batman the Line Launcher as he is given a vial of Batman's Titan-infected blood. He goes to the rooftop and leaps off.
Later in Wonder City, Robin can be heard via the comm network. He says that the Titan-blood could be in at least 2000 people by the morning, with the first fatalities expected soon after.
After Protocol 10 was stopped, Robin went back in to Arkham City to look in to Black Mask activity. He then found out he was trying escape again so he stopped his thugs and Mr. Hammer in his factory and train, then destroyed the control box controlling the train, stopping Black Mask and his plans.
After Arkham City IncidentEdit
Shortly after the events of Arkham City, Robin was told by Oracle that Batman went missing two days earlier in Arkham City attempting to foil a revenge plot from Harley Quinn. After infiltrating Batman's last known location, Robin quickly encounters Harley's thugs. After dispatching them, Robin discovers Batman's belt. Continuing his search, Robin encounters a giant Joker Statue, made of scrap metal holding a bubble with Batman meditating inside. After examining the device, Robin learns that the bubble is quickly running out of oxygen and learns that Harley Quinn has the only override to release the ball. Robin encounters Harley and several more of her thugs in a dry dock not far away, along with several cops whom were taken hostage.
After dispatching the thugs and Harley and saving the cops, Robin returns to Batman's prison and is attacked by several waves of thugs, including one Titan thug. After beating all of the thugs into submission, even the Titan henchmen, Robin frees Batman and returns his belt. Harley then reveals on the speakers that she has planted bombs in the building. Batman orders Robin to get the cops to safety and he will deal with the bombs. After successfully defusing the bombs, Batman encounters Harley and several Guardians of Wonder City painted to look like Joker. After destroying the robots, Harley reveals the Giant Joker Scrap Statue was housing a large bomb and was going to go off any second.
After escaping with Harley, Batman can't find Robin and frantically asks Gordon, whom was outside Harley's hideout; If he has seen Robin, to which Gordon thought he was with Batman. Fearing Robin was killed in the blast, Batman lets his guard down and begins to mourn. Harley pulls a knife and prepares to kill Batman, however she is stopped by Robin, who not only survived the blast but managed to rescue all of the officers. Realizing Robin is safe (and secretly hiding his relief that his adopted son is okay), Batman tells Robin he is done here and leaves the area. Gordon asks Robin if he is ok, Robin tells Gordon that he will be fine, but in reality knows that Batman is not fine as a worried expression appears on his face.
Arkham Knight IncidentEdit
Robin has been confirmed to appear in Batman: Arkham Knight via action figures at SDCC 2014 as well as a figure designed by Mattel.
- Like Batman, he has a gliding cape and Glide Kick (but cannot dive bomb).
- Grapple Hook/Gun - Used in the same way Batman uses it, only to grapple to Vantage Points and ledges.
- Zip-Kick - Item similar to the Batclaw, but Robin uses to hook on to enemies and it propells him over to the enemy.
- Bo Staff - Used for offensive and defensive purposes, easily knocking out an average thug and can transform into a ballistic shield.
- Shuriken - Is a boomerang-shaped throwing weapon that is a non-lethal ranged attack alternative to firearms.
- Explosive Gel - Used to break structures and can 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.
- Snap Flash - Non-lethal explosives that can be placed on enemies and detonate on command. It also counts towards your combo.
Real Name: Tim Drake
Dr. Hugo StrangeEdit
Robin a.k.a Tim Drake
- 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)
- Master Acrobat
- Genius Level Intellect
- Tactical Analysis
- "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."
- Strangely no mention of Tim's family is ever made, given the importance his father, Jack Drake, had in the Comics.
- Robin's DLC Pack comes with two extra Challenge Maps; "Black Mask Predator Challenge Map" and "Freight Train Combat Challenge Map". It also comes with two alternate suits; Batman: The Animated Series Robin and the Red Robin suit.
- The Robin DLC pack was released on November 22nd, 2011.
- Robin is a playable character in the DLC, Harley Quinn's Revenge.
- Interestingly, the Batman: The Animated Series Robin skin is the Dick Grayson Robin, not the Tim Drake Robin. This is likely due to the fact that Tim Drake in the Animated Series is 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's mostly due to the fact as Dick's actual original Robin suit was too ridiculous for the more modern T.V. at the time.
- Another note on the costumes, the default costume for Tim resembles Damian Wayne's costume, with a hood.
- As he is Batman's partner, many thugs consider him "some kind of joke" and they think taking him down will be easy.
- Robin has been confirmed to be in Batman: Arkham Knight, and will likely be heavily involved as he would never stand aside and allow his mentor to handle all of his enemies alone.
- Unlike Batman, when Robin sprays his explosive gel, it's in the shape of an R, the symbol on his suit. Also, while he sprays the gel, he moves his hand in a different way than Batman since they're spraying different symbols, yet it has the same audio cue.
- After Bruce Wayne's son, Damian Wayne becomes Robin, Tim Drake then takes on the role of a new hero known as Red Robin. Red Robin's suit comes with the Robin DLC pack.
- For reasons not quite explained, Tim's costume in the games bears a hood. Which was something only Damien used in his costume.