Red Robin
Red Robin
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Portrayed by
Statistics
Full Name Timothy Jackson "Tim" Drake (Wayne)
Age 20
Height 6'
Build Athletic
Eyes Blue
Hair Black
Skin Caucasian
Factions Bat-Family, Titans

Quoted!

Robin (III), graduate of Batman's School of Hard Knocks

Reputation

Red Robin is another of Gotham's masked protectors, seemingly a fairly recent addition to that particular menagerie. His costume definitely does not look like Doctor Mid-Nite's.

Biography

The only son of Jack Drake - a wealthy businessman and archaeologist from Gotham City - and his wife Janet, Tim as a child wanted for very little, except for his parents' attention. It wasn't that they were cold or unloving, but the Drakes travelled frequently for business, leaving Tim at home with the housekeeper or in boarding school, leaving the bright boy constantly searching for something, whether to create or replace the connection he wanted with his parents.

It was a rare night out with his parents that, perhaps, set Tim on the path he would end up walking: As a small boy, he was present at the final performance of the Flying Graysons, even having the opportunity to meet the family of acrobats thanks to his father's connections. He was there to see the disaster caused by the tampering of a vengeful mob boss, the memory of that night burned into his young mind in a way that would, inevitably, bring him back into contact with young Dick Grayson in a completely different way.

His mind uncannily keen even at a young age, Tim - who, like most young people in Gotham, was fascinated with the quasi-mythical Batman - was able to deduce a secret that few in the world were privy to. He voraciously devoured any footage of or information about the Batman and his sidekick, leading to recognising the Boy Wonder's acrobatics as those of the Flying Graysons… And from there, it was a short leap to connect the dots to Grayson's new guardian being the Bat. Prudently, and not without a certain thrill at knowing something nobody else did, he kept the secret to himself.

Until he needed it.

Years later, after the death of the second Robin, Tim knew Batman was taking a darker turn. Reasoning that Batman needed a Robin to keep him in check, and with the kind of supreme confidence that only a fourteen year old can manage, he exploited what he'd figured out all those years ago to get in contact with Dick Grayson, now Nightwing, and with the veiled encouragement of Alfred Pennyworth he ended up taking up the mantle of Robin himself.

Though he brought a more than capable mind to the table, Tim was not the physical presence Dick or Jason were as the Boy Wonder; it was only after his parents were kidnapped by Obeah Man, resulting in the tragic death of his mother and his father's paralysis, that Batman sent Tim on a journey, an echo of the steps he himself had taken on the path to becoming the Bat. Training with Henri Ducard and Rahul Lama, and rather inadvertently the deadly Lady Shiva, Tim gained more of the skills he'd need to work alongside the Batman in his neverending quest to protect Gotham.

For all that Tim tried to maintain a normal life alongside his 'part time job' of being Robin, being in Batman's orbit exacted its price on him. He gained and lost friends and allies, and eventually his father - who had learned what Tim was doing and why he kept looking like he'd been in a war zone - was killed by a villain, making him an orphan in truth, dragging him fully into the Batman's world, another of the adopted family of Bruce Wayne.

When Batman disappeared, Tim naturally tried to take everything on his own shoulders: Shedding the identity of the Boy Wonder as his predecessors had, Tim took on a new guise, knowing that he'd never really be able to go back to a normal life like he'd always sworn he would.

Older, more serious and dedicated, he sought to forge his own path as Red Robin.

Character Details

Tim Drake used to be a pretty normal kid. Being Robin wasn't exactly a game, but he didn't view it as the whole of his existence, and he tried - and usually failed - to leave it behind when he wasn't on the clock. The years since then have changed him. Made him harder, more focused, more serious. There's a quiet arrogance to his self-assurance, something about him that says that he thinks he's the smartest person in the room, without him having to speak a word… That he knows best, but doesn't feel the need to crow about it.

Like his older 'brother' Dick, though, there's a conscious rejection of the way Bruce Wayne lives his ascetic, lonesome life - he compartmentalises the darker and more serious persona he uses as Red Robin, because unlike Batman, he 'has friends'; he might secretly manipulate those friends as part of some elaborate scheme, but still - and an attempt to still form genuine connections with other people.

Underneath the more aloof determined shell life has created, though, Tim is still that dorky kid who regretted having to skip playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends to go fight Two-Face or Penguin. Still the person who lept heedlessly into danger whenever it was required of him, even as the personal costs mounted. He'd rather not go it alone, but he will, if he has to.

Relationships

Image Name Relation Information
MY1jyd8.jpg Alfred Pennyworth Friend Alfred is one of the main reasons Tim is still sane, since he found his way into the orbit of the Batman. Especially since the death of Tim's father, Alfred has been a source of stability in a tumultuous world for Tim.
3h0GsdB.jpg Bart Allen Best Friend #2 It would be tough for Tim and Bart's temperaments to be more different, but the carefree speedster is still one of his oldest friends, part of a close-knit group along with Conner Kent and Cassie Sandsmark. Tim trusts Bart with his life, just not with anything expensive and breakable.
S4cKFU3.jpg Bruce Wayne Foster Father Though he and Bruce don't always see eye to eye, Tim still deeply respects and cares for his adoptive father, looking up to him as a role model, though he's realised he would never want to BE the Batman himself. As the man who took him in after the death of Jack Drake, Tim feels he owes Bruce a debt he can never repay, but he hopes to at least make his adoptive father proud with his own quest to become the 'World's Greatest Detective.'
Dg8DTJR.jpg Caitlin Fairchild Teammate Part of the new Titans recruitment drive. Fairchild brings a useful exuberance to the team. A bit more of a hugger than Tim is entirely comfortable with.
4os4z29.png Cassandra Sandsmark Best Friend #3 Cassandra is one of Tim's oldest friends among the superheroic crowd, and one of the few outside of the Family who know his real identity. Her more boisterous nature seems at odds with the somber and withdrawn Tim Drake of modern days, but she's one of the people who never fails to remind him of simpler, happier days.
XvsolJn.jpg Conner Kent Best Friend #1 Tim's first and best friend in the superhero business, outside of the Family. The friendship between the Next Detective and the Clone of Steel is kind of a funhouse mirror version of the one between their respective mentors, and there are few people Tim counts on as much as he does Conner. Like Cassie and Bart, the other members of their little crew, Conner is one of the people who can get past Tim's more grim mien these days and drag the person he used to be back out, kicking and screaming.
jqq6dji.jpg Dick Grayson Foster Brother Having been a fan of the Flying Graysons as a small child, and later a follower of the exploits of the original Boy Wonder, Tim used to be starstruck when it came to Grayson. Now, he views Dick as his older brother, something Tim had never had before; Nightwing is someone Tim relies on more easily than almost any other.
R6K38wy.jpg Iso Teammate A new recruit to the Titans. Iso has a keen and inquisitive mind to match Tim's own, combined with a powerful metahuman ability and a deep-seated desire to be strong enough to avoid being victimised again… A mix which could lead her down a dark path. Tim has promised to teach her to be dangerous. He also intends to keep her from being the wrong kind of dangerous.
aTx7fzx.jpg Jason Todd Predecessor Probably crazy, but he *is* Family.
EPv8fRG.jpg Jane Foster Ally A brilliant scientist. Resilient despite horrific trauma. Not allowed to drive.
KH7XnDk.jpg Jessica Jones Ally Having worked with Jessica on several occasions now, Tim has developed a respect for her determination and 'in the trenches' investigative style. Helping to keep the PI from backsliding into her self-destructive behaviours has become one of Tim's many projects… And if he has to endure her being all big sister-y at him to do it, well, we all make sacrifices.
iRgAJOL.jpg John Constantine Ally Through a variety of events, Tim has developed a deep respect for Constantine, and has even grown to like the often caustic British magus. That Tim feels a certain envy towards Constantine only complicates, rather than diminishes, his admiration.
D4jDXP6.jpg Spider-Man Ally Unusually for Tim, he only knows Spider-Man by his costumed identity - having met Peter Parker only once and briefly before things went sideways - and hasn't made an effort to find out who's behind the mask, yet. The talkative, constantly-moving metahuman makes for a stark contrast with the more taciturn persona Tim puts on as Red Robin, but he can tell that the wall-crawler is highly intelligent, and there's something strangely comforting about the way their very different outward manners intersect.
tfXV9nr.jpg Starfire Teammate One of the original Titans. Tim reached out to her for a kind of approval of his revival of the team. She hugged him and took up her old room in the Tower. Why does he keep getting hugged?!
elJASis.jpg Stephanie Brown Friend (Ex-Girlfriend) Tim and Stephanie have had a weird and tumultuous relationship ever since they were young teens and she hit him in the face with a brick. Once a couple, and almost always allies, Tim would tell you that he has no lingering, unresolved feelings where Steph is concerned. Tim is a liar.
cd4HoCD.jpg The Winter Soldier ??? Briefly an ally, the Winter Soldier's unexpected and unwilling treachery was a fount of trauma for a number of people, including someone who had become extremely important to Tim. He knows the man is himself a victim, a weapon wielded by sinister hands, but a stranger's suffering seems tiny beside the pain of friends that he's caused.
oBye2PE.jpg Zatanna Zatara Friend? Zatanna sauntered into Tim's life in both his civilian and costumed identities, creating a place for herself there with ruthless - and unintentional - precision. She represents a constant complication, but the thought of not having her around is intolerable; Zatanna has become one of the few people outside of the Family who knows Tim's secret, one of his closest friends, and someone whom he has tried (and failed) to keep from developing deeper feelings for, knowing they would never be requited. Tim would go to war for Zatanna - indeed, he already has.

OOC Notes

  • New player as of November 25, 2016.

Character Trivia

  • Tim's birthday is July 19th

Current Mood

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Playlist

TIM DRAKE

I'm not speakin' under my breath
'Cause the harder you push, the rougher I get
'Cause I’m not shakin', when the earth starts quakin'
Got my own foundation with no hesitation and the

Oh, my eyes are seein' red
Double vision from the blood we've shed
The only way I'm leavin' is dead

There was truth
There was consequence
Against you, a weak defense

All my life, I was never there
Just a ghost, running scared
Here our dreams aren't made
They're won

You know the truth can be a weapon
to fight this world of ill intentions
a new answer to the same question
how many times will you learn the same lesson?

I think they got it all wrong
we just need to hold on
and on, and on, and on

'cause we're gonna be legends
gonna get their attention
what we're doing here ain't just scary
it's about to be legendary

I've been tried, and you know I've been tested
But I won't back down, no I'll never surrender
I've seen the proof, I know the truth
This is what I was made to do

I was born for this
I was born for this

I get hit, and I might start bleeding
But I'm not on the floor staring at the ceiling
I'll give you something to believe in
About to show you now that it’s more than just a feeling

DEDICATIONS

So maybe you can help me clear this up
'cause me myself, I just can't tell
are you some kind of dark sorcerer
am I under some kind of spell?

Cause I could go on for days
Just crazy about it, oh
You're so respectable
A little animal

It's like a skydive
Or getting high
The kinda thrill that could just kill you
It's like I'm eye-to-eye
With a wild lion
Oh
I don't know what to tell you

There's just this thing about you

RP Logs & Journals

June 16, 2018: Call the HOA

Nico Minoru's new hideout in Gotham isn't perfect: No running water, way too many demon-worshipping neighbours. Things take a turn when the Titans (coincidentally) show up.

(permalink: log:7542 | tags: nico_minoru raven red_robin spider-man | posted: 18 Jun 2018 01:44)

June 11, 2018: Back to the Tower

After months away in Smallville, the Clone of Steel returns to Titans Tower. Krypto the Superdog becomes Zatanna's new favourite.

(permalink: log:7532 | tags: red_robin superboy zatanna_zatara | posted: 15 Jun 2018 00:14)

June 01, 2018: The Rule

Harley Quinn gets an unlikely save from Red Robin through no deserving of her own.

(permalink: log:7504 | tags: harley red_robin | posted: 08 Jun 2018 21:14)

May 30, 2018: Catching Up

Tim and Barbara, both taking brief breaks from their night jobs, finally have the chance to catch up.

(permalink: log:7453 | tags: oracle red_robin | posted: 30 May 2018 18:49)

May 23, 2018: Team Players

It turns out growing up as vigilante crime fighters instills unhealthy behaviours in people.

(permalink: log:7431 | tags: nightwing red_robin | posted: 24 May 2018 05:48)

May 07, 2018: What Would John Constantine Do?

Raven takes Red Robin up on his earlier invitation, and visits Titans Tower. But Zatanna knows when she's face to face with the daughter of a demon…

(permalink: log:7365 | tags: raven red_robin zatanna_zatara | posted: 08 May 2018 05:54)

April 30, 2018: Blood Isn't Everything

Bart confides in Red Robin, seeking advice on how to handle having a new family member.

(permalink: log:7327 | tags: impulse red_robin | posted: 01 May 2018 07:43)

April 25, 2018: Wonder Waffle Wednesday: The Wevenge

Or is it Cyborg Croissant Crednesday?

(permalink: log:7307 | tags: cyborg impulse red_robin spider-man wonder_girl zatanna_zatara | posted: 26 Apr 2018 06:03)

April 06, 2018: Two's Company

Three's a crowd. Raven and Red Robin perch above the streets below, sizing each other up.

(permalink: log:7225 | tags: raven red_robin | posted: 07 Apr 2018 08:56)

March 28, 2018: Saving a Superman

Superman "drops in" to Titan's Tower

(permalink: log:7171 | tags: black_bolt impulse red_robin spider-man superman zatanna_zatara | posted: 28 Mar 2018 15:58)

March 22, 2018: Birdies, Baddies, and Gotham Tourism

Owen and Harley get up to some light vandalism in Gotham as part of their ongoing commitment to truth in the tourism industry, but Tim Drake is a total party pooper.

(permalink: log:7176 | tags: boomerang harley red_robin | posted: 29 Mar 2018 04:55)

March 21, 2018: Détente

Nobody takes cheap shots like exes do.

(permalink: log:7134 | tags: red_robin spoiler | posted: 22 Mar 2018 03:35)

March 15, 2018: Best Laid Plans

The Titans find a young meta in trouble and put their foot in more mystery than they bargained for. Also melt their house a little.

(permalink: log:7107 | tags: ms._marvel pthe red_robin silk spider-man wonder_girl zatanna_zatara | posted: 17 Mar 2018 05:04)

February 22, 2018: Mad Ninja Skills, Man

With Spider-Man's recommendation, Red Robin seeks out a certain stretchy superheroine to talk about becoming a Titan.

(permalink: log:6998 | tags: ms._marvel red_robin | posted: 23 Feb 2018 08:11)

February 21, 2018: The Dane Cook of Martial Arts

Tim Drake copes with the reminder of his father's death in extremely healthy ways. Zatanna, bearer of cronuts, is going to learn Krav Maga.

(permalink: log:7000 | tags: red_robin zatanna_zatara | posted: 23 Feb 2018 08:26)

February 17, 2018: No More Treadmills!

Impulse, Red Robin and a somewhat recovered Owen all show up at Stark towers to discuss Professor Zoom with Tony and Pepper.

(permalink: log:6953 | tags: boomerang breaking_the_universe impulse iron_man pepper_potts red_robin | posted: 18 Feb 2018 13:23)

January 26, 2018: What Could Go Wrong?

Tony Stark wants to borrow the Titans' Speedster for a bit. Red Robin tags along to provide technical feedback.

(permalink: log:6842 | tags: impulse iron_man red_robin | posted: 27 Jan 2018 09:09)

January 18, 2018: All The King's Men

SHIELD with the Teen Titans as backup has a plan to capture the corrupted JARVIS. Phil Coulson has a plan. Which naturally falls apart as soon as everyone starts shooting

(permalink: log:6816 | tags: agent-13 atli coulson hulk impulse iron_man merrow red_robin rodb rusalka_stojespal static_shock zatanna_zatara | posted: 23 Jan 2018 02:33)

January 17, 2018: The Magic Word

An impromptu meeting at Titans Tower about the current situation in New York results in some mild bullying, a possibly terrible plan, and a cat licking its butt on the meeting table.

(permalink: log:6798 | tags: fairchild impulse red_robin static_shock wonder_girl zatanna_zatara | posted: 18 Jan 2018 07:48)

January 11, 2018: The Things He Cannot Say

Backscene to December. Tim Drake and Zatanna Zatara catch up on latest case developments as well as revisit lingering personal issues that will probably not go away any time soon.

(permalink: log:6779 | tags: red_robin rotdb vexed zatanna_zatara | posted: 12 Jan 2018 21:51)


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