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"You need help. I want to be the next Robin."
—Tim Drake to Dick Grayson[src]

Timothy S. "Tim" Drake is a resident of Gotham City. He is a delivery boy and a Batman fan who wishes to become the third Robin.

Biography[]

Early life[]

"I was there. At the beginning. At the end."
—Tim Drake to Dick Grayson[src]

Tim witnessed the deaths of John and Mary Grayson.[1]

Death of Robin and Red Hood[]

Tim was reading a book about Batman who is his idol. Then officers were patrolling the streets and interrogated him regarding what he is doing at the moment. Then he went back to the restaurant which is run by his family and discovers in the news that Robin is dead, much to his sadness.[2]

Tim was at the restaurant, video calling with Stephen Chen, when an unknown man arrived at the the store and shot his dad, leaving him bleeding as Tim urged Stevey to call the police.[3]

Meeting Dick Grayson and Death[]

"I want... to be Robin."
—Tim Drake to Jason Todd[src]

At some point, Tim discovered who Dick Grayson identity and found him at Wayne Manor, asking him to be the next robin but is turned down and takes Tim home.

As they arrive at Tim's home, Tim reveals that he saw Jason the night his father was shot; prompting Barbara and Dick to track Jason down. Tim eventually followed Dick to help, but is turned down. Attempting to follow Jason, Crane spots him and shoots him as he runs away. The Titans discover him and call an ambulance.[1]

Afterlife and Resurrection[]

Tim succumbed to his gunshot wound. He later found himself in the afterlife aboard a train. He soon found himself refusing to stay aboard and quickly made his way to the back to jump from the train. On his way, he encountered Donna Troy, who informed him that he had died. In denial, Tim leapt from the train, with Donna following after him. After their escape, the two were chased down by ghouls, who intended to take their souls.[4]

They were quickly cornered, but soon saved by Hank Hall, who arrived in a car to save them. Tim and Donna entered the vehicle and the three made their way to safety. On the road, Hank explained to them that he had heard about a bridge that led back to Earth. Hank explained to them his plan to return to the land of the living and the three made their journey to Hank's safe house. Soon after they were attacked, with Hank's friend Malcolm being taken by the ghouls. In a panic, Hank managed to summon two pistols and kill the ghouls.[4]

Tim, Hank and Donna arrive at the bridge.

The three then made their way for the bridge. Upon their arrival, the three were attacked by more ghouls. As the bridge broke apart, Donna and Tim managed to escape as Hank held off the remaining ghouls, telling them to tell Dawn that he loves her. Hank defeated the ghouls and returned to the bridge's entrance, processing his failure to escape. Moments later, Hank was greeted by his brother Don, who had been helping souls as Dove. Don and Hank discussed the necessity of a Hawk and Dove reunion to help souls in the afterlife and walked away smiling as they discussed which name would come first.[4]

Reunion with Donna Troy[]

After his return to Earth, Tim found Gotham City to be consumed by chaos caused by Jonathan Crane and Jason Todd.[5]

Personality[]

"All I ever wanted was to be a hero. Like you. Instead I froze. And then I ran. I died a coward. That's why I have to go back. What happened down there, that can't be my story."
—Tim Drake[src]

To be added

Abilities[]

"I'm from Gotham. And when I was alive, I spent a lot of time thinking about you. Researching, finding out everything I could."
—Tim Drake[src]
  • High-level intelligence: Tim is a streetwise kid who has managed to grow up on the toughest streets without losing his indelible belief in heroism. His easy-going demeanor is backed up by a near-genius mind, a natural detective with a perception of detail far beyond his years.
    • Expert detective: Tim's father taught him how to investigate. He figured out Dick Grayson was Robin, then Nightwing, Bruce Wayne is Batman, Jason Todd was the second Robin, Donna Troy was Wonder Girl, and Hank Hall was Hawk. When he saw Batman and the first Robin on the news chasing Penguin, Tim realized Robin did a one-handed meat-hook to scale a rain gutter, a trapeze move only two people in the world could do: Grayson and his father. When he kept tabs on the Titans, he noticed Nightwing also uses the same technique. Tim was smart enough to have copies of the evidence he presented to Grayson. He is also aware of the existence of the Batcave. Tim recognized Todd from across the street by his gait because he studied him, and he also knows about the tunnels used by Batman. He later found Red Hood and Scarecrow. He also knows about Starfire, Beast Boy and Superboy.
    • Bilingualism: Tim is capable of fluently speaking English and Cantonese.
    • Eidetic memory: Tim remembers every trapeze move Dick Grayson performed and recognized Jason Todd from across the street based on the way he walked. Though he struggled at first, he also remembered how he died.
  • Skilled Combatant: He seem to possess some skills in combat due to watching online videos, as he was able to kick an armed GCPD soldier to the ground and knocked Scarecrow unconscious with one blow. [6]
  • Skilled marksman: Tim's father taught him how to handle and discharge a gun.
  • Skilled cyclist: Tim tends to ride his delivery bicycle during orders.
  • Indomitable will: Tim is a persistent young man who desires to be Robin. He refused to accept his death and was brave enough to jump from a moving train as well as jump across a broken bridge, despite his fear. His courage was noted by Hank.

Equipment[]

  • Delivery bike: Tim rides a delivery bicycle which has two baskets: the yellow one on the front and the other on the back. The yellow one has a Batman sign on it.

Appearances[]

Season 3[]

Trivia[]

  • In DC comics, Tim Drake is the third character to take the mantle of Robin. He later takes up the name Red Robin.
    • The Robin identity is mainly known to be associated with Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Damian Wayne.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pabst, Tom (writer) & Stovall, Larnell (director) (September 16, 2021). "Home". Titans. Season 3. Episode 8. HBO Max.
  2. Hatem, Richard, Johns, Geoff (writers) & Banker, Carol (director) (August 12, 2021). "Barbara Gordon". Titans. Season 3. Episode 1. HBO Max.
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  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Hatem, Richard (writer) & Mojsovski, Boris (director) (September 23, 2021). "Souls". Titans. Season 3. Episode 9. HBO Max.
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