|Bios - Tim Drake / Robin
Matthew Valencia (TNBA)
Eli Marienthal (SS, MOTB)
First Appearance: "Holiday Knights"
Position: Hero of Gotham
Bio: Robin is now Tim Drake, a thirteen year-old street kid
adopted by Bruce Wayne. Tim's real father was a small-time hood (Stephen
"Shifty" Drake) who stole money from Two-Face and then skipped town to
escape the villain's wrath. Abandoned by his callous parent, Tim was
forced to live on his own. A great admirer of Batman and Robin, Tim
tried to act as brave and tough as his heroes, and successfully eluded
Two-Face's year-long efforts to capture him and force him to reveal his
father's whereabouts. Eventually Two-Face did catch Tim, only to later
receive word through the underworld that Drake Sr. had fatally run afoul
of gangsters in Central City. Furious, Two-Face ordered his men to kill
Tim, but Batman caught up with the villain and rescued the boy. Admiring
Tim's courage and fighting skills, Batman took him under his wing and a
new Robin was born.
Owing to his years of parental neglect, Tim has grown up very "street"
with a tough exterior and a chip on his shoulder. His new life as Bruce
Wayne's ward has softened him a little, but he's still all sass and
attitude when he goes into action as Robin. Much greener than Dick
Grayson was at his age, Tim sometimes bites off more than he can chew
when he rushes into danger. To a degree Tim feels he has to "earn his
place" at Batman's side and he wants to prove he's all the hero the old
Robin was and then some.
Bio (Cartoon Network): When the original Robin, Dick Grayson, abandons
his role as Batman's partner to become Nightwing, Bruce Wayne is forced
to find a new ward. He finds one in 13-year-old Tim Drake. Tim is the
son of a two-bit gangster named Shifty Drake. When Tim's father falls
out of favor with the notorious Two-Face, he leaves his son behind to
save himself. Deserted, Tim is forced to grow up on his own, and he's
only the tougher for it. After Batman witnesses Tim's ability to stand
up to Two-Face's villainy, he knows that he's found his new Robin.
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