Tim Drake

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===Origin===
 
===Origin===
 
[[File:RobinV1-1.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Drake adopts the mantle in Robin v1 #1.]]
 
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'''Timothy Drake'''
  
 
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[[File:RedRobinV1-19Textless.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Adopting a new mantle in Red Robin v1 #19.]]
 
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===The New 52===
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Following the Flashpoint, a new version of history was created with a different timeline of events.
 
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*In The New 52: Future's End (2015), an alternate timeline version of Tim Drake was shown who survived a brutal war on his Earth when the refugees from Earth-2 arrived on his world. During this time, a battle occurred in Paris with the Teen Titans being killed and Drake the only survivor though he was presumed dead in the fighting. Tim then abandoned the life of a superhero and adopted an alias named '''Cal Corcoran''' where he opened up a bar in New York City as he became an adult. Around this time, a time displaced Terry McGinnis arrived to this era where he wanted to stop a future where Brother Eye had controlled the world. He was pursued by a cyborg assassin sent by Brother Eye to protect its past self and during this engagement he was killed. The Batsuit was then passed to Tim Drake where he used it to stop Brother Eye by going back in time even further to prevent the war. After completing the task, Tim was sent into another alternate timeline where Brother Eye was in control of Earth. In Batman Beyond v5 (2015), he remained trapped in an alternate version of Batman Beyond where he operated as Batman in a world that had been ravaged by Brother Eye.
 
*In The New 52: Future's End (2015), an alternate timeline version of Tim Drake was shown who survived a brutal war on his Earth when the refugees from Earth-2 arrived on his world. During this time, a battle occurred in Paris with the Teen Titans being killed and Drake the only survivor though he was presumed dead in the fighting. Tim then abandoned the life of a superhero and adopted an alias named '''Cal Corcoran''' where he opened up a bar in New York City as he became an adult. Around this time, a time displaced Terry McGinnis arrived to this era where he wanted to stop a future where Brother Eye had controlled the world. He was pursued by a cyborg assassin sent by Brother Eye to protect its past self and during this engagement he was killed. The Batsuit was then passed to Tim Drake where he used it to stop Brother Eye by going back in time even further to prevent the war. After completing the task, Tim was sent into another alternate timeline where Brother Eye was in control of Earth. In Batman Beyond v5 (2015), he remained trapped in an alternate version of Batman Beyond where he operated as Batman in a world that had been ravaged by Brother Eye.
 
*In Nightwing: The New Order v1 (2017), an alternate version of Tim Drake was shown in this world. In this future, Metahumans were illegal and arrested by the '''Crusaders''' that were formed by Dick Grayson who by 2028 managed to neutralise 90% of the worlds super-powered population. Grayson approached him after the Crusaders took his son '''Jake Grayson''' when the boy was discovered to be a Metahuman with Tim tracking the location of the prison facility.
 
*In Nightwing: The New Order v1 (2017), an alternate version of Tim Drake was shown in this world. In this future, Metahumans were illegal and arrested by the '''Crusaders''' that were formed by Dick Grayson who by 2028 managed to neutralise 90% of the worlds super-powered population. Grayson approached him after the Crusaders took his son '''Jake Grayson''' when the boy was discovered to be a Metahuman with Tim tracking the location of the prison facility.
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*In Young Justice v3 #8 (2019), an alternate version of Robin was shown to exist in the Multiverse on [[Earth-3]]. On that world, the blonde haired villain originally operated as '''Robin''' before taking the name of '''Drake'''. He came to work for '''Amaxon Thunder''' where he and his rival '''Luthor-El''' were in love with her. This saw them working to fulfil her wishes as their gang operated on Earth-3 after the disappearance of the [[Crime Syndicate of America]].
  
 
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''Teen Titans'':
 
*''Teen Titans'':
 
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==

Latest revision as of 07:55, 12 September 2019

Red Robin Tim Drake in Teen Titans v4 #3.

Tim Drake is a male comic superhero that features in DC Comics.

Contents

Biography

Origin

Drake adopts the mantle in Robin v1 #1.

Timothy Drake

Robin

Red Robin

Adopting a new mantle in Red Robin v1 #19.

Post-Flashpoint

Following the Flashpoint, a new version of history was created with a different timeline of events.

He had a last stand against the swarm of Colony drones that targeted him where he said his goodbye to his loved ones over the comms whereupon weapon fire was released on him. It was believed that Tim was killed by the drones with his death mourned by those close to him. In reality, just prior to the weapon fire he was saved by the mysterious Mister Oz who claimed that Drake was close to uncovering his plans which was why he was teleporter and kept in a prison cell. (Detective Comics v1 #940)

The future version of himself intended to kill Batwoman to avert the path whereby Tim became Batman. This led to him using Brother Eye in his suit that infiltrated the computer systems of the Colony's drone fleet and dispatched it to target Kate Kane. This led to the Batfamily looking to stop the future version of Tim Drake where they delayed him long enough until Hypertime erased him from this point in the timeline. (Detective Comics v1 #968)

Overview

Personality and attributes

Powers and abilities

A key advantage of Drake was his intelligence which gave him an advantage over the other Robin's as Tim could not never be as skilled a fighter as them. However, he could fight smart allowing him to outthink his foes through careful planning allowing him to create shortcuts or cheats to victory. (Detective Comics v1 #966)

He established the Gotham Knights Protocol to provide a self-perpetuating cycle and support network for Batman to keep him grounded. This was to allow Drake to continue with a normal life without anyone having to be reliant on his management and leadership. (Detective Comics v1 #966)

Notes

  • Tim Drake was created by Marv Wolfman and Pat Broderick where he made his first appearance in Batman v1 #436 (August 1989).
  • Writer Fabian Nicieza during his tenure writing Red Robin commented on the character, "He is "the smart one" of the Bat-family, the thinker and planner. I mean, of course Bruce Wayne/Batman is what he is, and Tim isn’t quite there yet, but Tim at 17 has a more developed intellect than Bruce at 17 did. That’s not to say Dick Grayson or Barbara Gordon are dumb, of course they’re not, but Tim’s level of thinking is a bit... thicker... than theirs. For me, Dick is about superior reflexive thinking, Barbara about superior operational thinking and Tim is about superior comprehensive, or all-encompassing, thinking. What I love about Tim is that he shares some of the strongest traits of various Bat-family members. The intellect and detective skills of Bruce, the ability to lead others and be a friend to others like Dick has and even the ability to make cold, harsh decisions like Jason does."

Alternate Versions

'Cal Corcoran' in The New 52: Future's End v1 #13.
  • In the Titans Tomorrow storyline in Teen Titans v3 #17 (2004), a dark timeline was shown ten years in the future where the Teen Titans adopted a more ruthless authoritarian streak in eliminating the villains from the world. It was mentioned that events began to change following the Crisis where Batman was killed. This saw Tim becoming the new Batman and he was romantically involved with Bette Kane who became Batwoman. At some point, Duela Dent went mad with anger after being rejected by her father whereupon she killed Bette Kane, Cassandra Cain and Alfred Pennyworth. Drake as a result took the gun that Joe Chill used to kill the Wayne's and executed Duela Dent. Afterwards, he began systematically eliminating the other rogues in Gotham and made a deal with Ra's al Ghul to resurrect Bette Kane. In Teen Titans v6 #15 (2017), this version targeted Jon Kent and when his suit was damaged he established a new identity for himself on Prime Earth as Savior.
  • In The New 52: Future's End (2015), an alternate timeline version of Tim Drake was shown who survived a brutal war on his Earth when the refugees from Earth-2 arrived on his world. During this time, a battle occurred in Paris with the Teen Titans being killed and Drake the only survivor though he was presumed dead in the fighting. Tim then abandoned the life of a superhero and adopted an alias named Cal Corcoran where he opened up a bar in New York City as he became an adult. Around this time, a time displaced Terry McGinnis arrived to this era where he wanted to stop a future where Brother Eye had controlled the world. He was pursued by a cyborg assassin sent by Brother Eye to protect its past self and during this engagement he was killed. The Batsuit was then passed to Tim Drake where he used it to stop Brother Eye by going back in time even further to prevent the war. After completing the task, Tim was sent into another alternate timeline where Brother Eye was in control of Earth. In Batman Beyond v5 (2015), he remained trapped in an alternate version of Batman Beyond where he operated as Batman in a world that had been ravaged by Brother Eye.
  • In Nightwing: The New Order v1 (2017), an alternate version of Tim Drake was shown in this world. In this future, Metahumans were illegal and arrested by the Crusaders that were formed by Dick Grayson who by 2028 managed to neutralise 90% of the worlds super-powered population. Grayson approached him after the Crusaders took his son Jake Grayson when the boy was discovered to be a Metahuman with Tim tracking the location of the prison facility.
  • In Young Justice v3 #8 (2019), an alternate version of Robin was shown to exist in the Multiverse on Earth-3. On that world, the blonde haired villain originally operated as Robin before taking the name of Drake. He came to work for Amaxon Thunder where he and his rival Luthor-El were in love with her. This saw them working to fulfil her wishes as their gang operated on Earth-3 after the disappearance of the Crime Syndicate of America.

In other media

Television

  • In the DC Animated Universe, Tim Drake made a number of appearances in the shared continuity setting.
    • In The New Batman Adventure, Tim Drake featured as a main cast member in the animated series were he was voiced by actor Mathew Valencia.
    • In Superman: The Animated Series, Tim Drake had a guest appearance in the animated series where he was once again voiced by actor Mathew Valencia.
    • In Static Shock, Tim Drake made a guest appearance in the animated series where he was voiced by actors Eli Marienthal and Shane Sweet.
  • In Young Justice, Tim Drake appeared in the second season of the animated series of Young Justice: Invasion where he was voiced by actor Cameron Bowen. He was introduced in "Happy New Year" as the third version of Robin after it was shown that Jason Todd as Robin had died.

Films

  • In Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, the character featured heavily in the future set in the DC Animated Universe where he was portrayed by actor Dean Stockwell. Actor Drake Mathew Valencia played the younger Tim Drake when he was Robin and Andrea Romano portrayed the character briefly as as Joker, Jr. (laughing boy). It was shown that during his career as Robin that he was captured by Harley Quinn under the direction of the Joker who proceeded with torturing and brainwashing him. In the process, Tim was mentally broken and he revealed Batman's secret identity to the Joker in the process whilst being dressed as the supervillain's sidekick. During the fight, the Joker attempted to get Drake to kill Batman but Tim shot the villain instead leading to his mental breakdown. Thirty five years later, it was shown that he had abandoned his life of a vigilante and became an IT technician who showed a resentment towards Bruce. Unknown to anyone, during his time with the Joker - the supervillain had placed a microchip that had his mental patterns onto Tim allowing him to be reborn in the future. The chip was destroyed in a fight with Batman Terry McGinnins allowing Tim Drake to turn back to normal.

Video games

  • In Young Justice: Legacy, Tim Drake as the new Robin appeared in the video game tie-in to the animated series where he was voiced again by actor Cameron Bowen.
  • In Infinite Crisis, the character made an appearance as a playable Protector with him from the main Earth and was voiced by actor Cameron Bowen.
  • In the Arkhamverse, Tim Drake made a number of appearances in the shared continuity setting.
    • In Batman: Arkham City, Tim Drake as Robin made his first appearance in the video game series where he was voiced by actor Troy Baker.
    • In Batman: Arkham Knight, Tim Drake as Robin appeared in the video game sequel where he was voiced by actor Matthew Mercer.
    • In Batman: Arkham VR, Tim Drake appeared in the video game where he was voiced by actor Tom Austen.

Appearances

  • Young Justice v1:
  • Red Robin v1:
  • Teen Titans:
  • Batman Beyond:
  • Detective Comics v1:
  • Young Justice v3:

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