kissmejasontodd said: Hi!! You seem to know a lot about Tim Drake, and I'm seriously lacking in the Red Robin department, so can you totally just go nuts and tell me everything you know about Tim?? :D
I’m a strictly pre-52 Timmy Drake gal so that’s all I can share… this’ll be a john green-esque crash course:
Timothy Jackson Drake came from a fairly wealthy home. Mom and dad were researchers/ diggers that made good money. His parents were barely home an due was an inquisitive kid. He figured out who Batman was, tracked down Dick Grayson, saved Batman and Nightwing (with the help of Mr. Pennyworth) and became Robin. His mother died shortly after while her and his father were on an archeological dig in Haiti— we didn’t really see this affect him that much though.
His dad came home and Tim snuck out of the house for superheroing until one day, his dad finds out. Timmy, to appease his father, quit as being Robin *cue Batman fist clench. At this time, the beautiful Stephanie Brown became Robin the Girl Wonder. Then, the huge gang war broke out and Timmy dawned the Robin costumer one more time to help save the city (read the TPB War Games). During the gang war, Stephanie (Tim’s sort of girlfriend) was killed by Black Mask. Shortly after that, Tim’s father was killed by Captain Boomerang and Captain Boomerang was killed by Tim’s father (HOLY DOUBLE HOMICIDE BATMAN). It was a sad time for Timmy and shit got worse.
He moved to Bludhaven to escape the ghosts of gotham and then Superboy Prime fsu and Tim and the Teen Titan tried to help save the world from the Infinite Crisis (of infinite earths). Superboy, Tim’s best friend died, and Nightwing (Dick Grayson) nearly died. The Batboys went on vacation but actually it was Bruce trying to find himself again through near-death spiritual revival and Tim and Dick just went on yachts and stuff.
Tim returned to Gotham to figure out some Cassandra Cain stuff (UGH) and then Bruce and Dick followed. They had a year of sort-of normalcy; deaths to a min., Bruce adopted Tim, etc. etc. . Then, Damian, the son Bruce never knew he had, showed up and fsu. Bruce was sort of killed and Tim couldn’t take it anymore. my bby left Gotham without telling anyone where he was going to find Bruce— he believed he was still alive. Tim became Red Robin and did some questionable stuff that none of us are totally proud of but then he kicked Ra’s Al Ghul’s ass and Bruce came back and everything was kind of back to normal again. Tim rejoined the Teen Titans, had a plan of what he was doing, headed Wayne Enterprises and life was great— he even had a girlfriend (sort of). Tim tried to kill Captain Boomerang who somehow came back to life but didn’t. Bruce gave him a disappointed glare and then DC started to fsu and Timmy became a swan queen and I stopped reading.
If you have any questions holla atcho girl!